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Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

A new comic called Silver Surfer: Black #5 was released this week with new insight into the origins of the Marvel Universe. At this moment in time it's important to note that the following article requires a SPOILER ALERT for the comics in the "Silver Surfer: Black" series. Once you read this article, there's no going back to a time when you didn't know the deal. The details of this series are too important to not report on here - or at least they're important if you're the sort of person who enjoys knowing the most KEY details of the history of Marvel Comics.

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A vital Game of Thrones vs ASOIAF fan theory says Greyjoys will change all

A vital Game of Thrones vs ASOIAF fan theory says Greyjoys will change all

As George R.R. Martin said multiple times in the past, television and novels are two very different mediums. Game of Thrones the television series followed the books pretty spot-on to start - and stuck with a lot of the eventual deaths and lives of the characters in a very general way. Now that we've reached the end of the television series and have two more novels in the Game of Ice and Fire left, what's left to change? And what's changed already? Also note: This post is absolutely riddled with spoilers, so watch out!

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Brave New World predictions are coming true with hyphens

Brave New World predictions are coming true with hyphens

The amount of hyphens in the title of a research paper has a direct effect on the number of times it's cited. The more hyphens in the title, the less likely it was to be cited. Our fears were wrong - we're not living in the future described by the book "1984" (from George Orwell). Instead we're living in "Brave New World", and Aldous Huxley's dystopia is made real.

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Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

We live in a cruel world, a world where people find joy in spoiling story endings for others on the internet. They see a movie on release day (or worse yet, pirate a movie), turn around and spew the ending of said movie on the web. Today I've been shown a tool that could mitigate internet-based spoilers in a big way. Let me turn your attention toward Redact It.

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Game of Thrones: the ‘real’ ending, via George RR Martin

Game of Thrones: the ‘real’ ending, via George RR Martin

On May 20th, 2019, George RR Martin made an entry into his "Not a Blog" blog about the current state of Game of Thrones. The television series final episode, Season 8, Episode 6: The Iron Throne just popped up, and it was time for the original author to have his say. Not that he had a lot to say about the ending of this particular interpretation of the content. He confirmed that he's still working on additional material for his written ending(s) to A Song of Ice and Fire - and that his ending WILL be different. Or it won't - so he says.

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Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

The folks at Audible have teamed up with the official Choose Your Own Adventure brand to pair with Amazon's Alexa. The company that made Choose Your Own Adventure goes by the name Chooseco. They've been so wildly successful with the Choose Your Own Adventure brand and series of books that they've got their own company. Now they're bringing a skill, with Audible, to Amazon's Alexa system.

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The Elder Scrolls official cookbook arrives with 60+ recipes in March

The Elder Scrolls official cookbook arrives with 60+ recipes in March

Bethesda will release an official Elder Scrolls cookbook next year, the company has revealed. The cookbook will be written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, who previously authored cookbooks related to Warcraft and Game of Thrones, and it'll feature a variety of dishes from Skyrim, Morrowind, and more. The cookbook is available to preorder now.

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Google $0.99 movie rentals offer Thanksgiving distraction

Google $0.99 movie rentals offer Thanksgiving distraction

If spending Thanksgiving watching football and parades doesn't really sound like your kind of fun, Google Play will have you covered. Google is once again putting movie rentals on sale for Thanksgiving, giving users the opportunity to catch some entertainment on the cheap. Throughout Thanksgiving, rentals for Google Play's entire library of movies will be down to 99 cents each.

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The best gifts for the person who has everything: 2018 Edition

The best gifts for the person who has everything: 2018 Edition

Today we've got a gift guide for the holiday season of the year 2018 packed full of awesome oddities. This gift guide is not relegated to any gender or age group (for the most part), and instead is meant for the person for whom you're never sure what to get. Note that this is not the only gift guide we've got for the season - it is but one of a larger collection.

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Google Play Halloween sale guide: What’s worth it

Google Play Halloween sale guide: What’s worth it

Today we're having a peek at the latest Google Play holiday sale on media - movies and audiobooks, mostly. These include audiobook deals and Google Play Movie discounts from October 24th until November 1st - the whole Halloween Week! Yesterday was the official Halloween 3 day, aka Silver Shamrock's "8 more days til Halloween," but right now's the time to get digital price-cuts on movies and books.

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Amazon Prime Book Box now available to all Prime customers in the US

Amazon Prime Book Box now available to all Prime customers in the US

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced Prime Book Box, a box of curated books targeted at young children. The new offering was only available through an invitation at the time, but the company has officially opened it up to all Prime customers located in the United States. Buyers can choose to receive a box every month or only a few times a year, depending on their needs.

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Tesmo Universe Book Review

Tesmo Universe Book Review

The Tesmo Universe Book is one of the strangest devices I've ever reviewed here with SlashGear. It's one of the strangest devices I've ever come in contact with, come to think of it. Not because it's particularly strange in its abilities, but because of the unique nature in which it's presented.

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