‘Better Call Saul’ gets February premiere date and a new teaser

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The loveably sleazy Saul Goodman is almost back on the air. AMC has announced that Better Call Saul will premiere across two nights, Sunday, February 8th and Monday, February 9th at 10PM ET/PT. From there, AMC will continue to air one episode every Monday at 10. Alongside Bob Odenkirk, who’s returning as Saul, Jonathan Banks will be returning as his right-hand man, of sorts, Mike Ehrmantraut. The series takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad and will show Saul’s rise from a small-time lawyer to the successful and totally unethical one that we all already know. That’s about all of the details on the series’ plot so far, and its latest teaser doesn’t reveal much more — though it sure makes it look like the show could have…

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Newegg’s Black Friday deals include cheap hard drives and lots of laptops

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Black Friday deals are coming fast and early, and now Newegg is starting to roll its out as well. This is the best time of year to do everything from making an impulse tablet purchase to upgrading your PC’s motherboard, and we’ve got a list of almost twenty of the tech supplier’s best deals below to help you do all of those things. The Black Friday prices should be reflected in the next few hours, so if there’s something that doesn’t match up keep checking back.

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GoPro Craters 9.3% After Pricing Its Secondary Offering At A Discount

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screen-shot-2014-06-26-at-8-23-09-am GoPro fell more than 9 percent today, after it priced its secondary offering at $75 per share, a discount to its market price. The company ended regular trading today at $71.74 per share, or a several dollar negative delta to the proposed price. The company will sell 1,287,533 itself, while prior shareholders will sell 9,072,967. Underwriters of the sale may purchase 1,554,075 shares as… Read More

Comcast wants to let you track when your cable technician will arrive

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Comcast is trying to make waiting for the cable technician to arrive a less unbearable experience than what you’re used to. It’s beginning to start trials on a system that will allow technicians to update customers on their estimated arrival time through Comcast’s MyAccount app. The system is only going to be so useful, however. Comcast says that it already gives customers about a two-hour range for when their technician might arrive, and the app will only start updating customers on their technician’s ETA once they’re 30 minutes away. Technicians will also be able to inform customers if they’re running late, which may be even more helpful. The time estimates are beginning to be tested this week outside of Boston, and Comcast says that…

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The CIA’s Review Of Glenn Greenwald’s Snowden Book Is Hilarious

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GLENN Earlier this year, journalist Glenn Greenwald released a book titled No Place to Hide, chronicling the Snowden leaks, and breaking new ground on the NSA itself. The book garnered a grip of positive reviews upon publication, and has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Not bad, all told. But the most recent review of the book is by far the best. Hayden Peake, listed by the CIA’s website as… Read More

Square goes global, turns on its Register app for 130 currencies around the world

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Since it launched its Register app two and a half years ago, Square has noticed adoption all around the world. But until today, people using it outside the US had to find a way to access the US app store to get it. They also had to use the app in dollars and convert it to their local currency manually. Even with all that, the company saw thousands of merchants adopting Register. So they decided to expand it reach, announcing today that Register will be available worldwide in four languages and 130 currencies.

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Uber hires outside auditor to review privacy practices

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Uber has hired an outside auditor to review its current privacy policies amid growing concerns around how its customers’ personal data is being used. Uber announced that it would have Harriet Pearson, IBM’s former privacy chief, conduct the review and make recommendations for improvement. There’s no guaranteeing that Uber will act on those recommendations, however, and it’s unlikely that Uber will publish results of the audit — unless they are, somehow, surprisingly glowing. Nonetheless, it’s likely that Uber is hoping this move will quiet its critics for now, and there’s a good chance that we’ll hear about whatever recommendations it decides to put into place later.

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Watch the first trailer for Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ video game

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones video game is almost here, and the Walking Dead developer has just released the very first trailer showing the title in action. The game sports a similar visual style as past Telltale games like The Wolf Among Us, but with a painterly style that seems to fit in well with the fantasy setting.

The six episode-long game series will be set towards the end of season three of the HBO series initially, ending just before the events of season five. It will be focused on House Forrester, a little known house from the north of Westeros that’s historically been fiercely loyal to the Starks, and will take place in Ironrath, a stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees.

In a first for the developer, Game of…

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Today on The Vergecast: Uber, Apple Watch, and Nokia

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Thursday Vergeday. Is that a thing? No? Let’s make it a thing.

The Vergecast will be live today at 4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and Sam Sheffer aka Mr. #hypecheck. Join us live as we dive into all of the wild, weird, and crazy things that happened this week with Uber, the Apple Watch, Nokia’s new tablet, and more.

And if there’s something you want us to talk about, tweet using #vergecast.

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Batman and the Joker unite to fight NYC’s costume registration act

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New York City Councilmember Andy King wants to require costumed performers in Times Square (and other public places) to register with the city — $175 for a two-year license plus $75 for fingerprinting fees — in order to accept tips or donations. This week, the City Countil Consumer Affairs Committee heard testimony from many of the performers, who incidentally showed up in costume. Which is how we have Batman and the Joker on the same side fighting against a Registration Act, a term that has d…

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Twitter Now Lets You Share Public Tweets Via Direct Messages

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dm-tweets Earlier this month, Twitter gave the community a preview of upcoming features during its Analyst’s Day event where it discussed changes to the platform and revenue streams. One of those touted features – the ability to privately share (aka “direct message”) a tweet – has now gone live. Says Twitter, “with today’s update you’ll be able to share… Read More

Utah may cut off NSA’s water in protest of mass surveillance

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An aerial view of the NSA's Utah data center, taken by activists with the Electronic Frontier Foundation .

An aerial view of the NSA’s Utah data center, taken by activists with the Electronic Frontier Foundation .

In Utah, where the largest National Security Agency data center is located, a state legislative committee will soon consider a bill that could cut off millions of gallons of water for the NSA facility south of Salt Lake City. Read the rest

Blippy Returns With A Brand-New GIF Keyboard For iOS 8

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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 1.57.26 PM Ready for another GIF keyboard for iOS 8? Blippy has returned today with a new app that lets you create, save and discover new GIFs to use when messaging with your friends on your iPhone. The app serves to replace the earlier, also GIF-focused, Blippy iOS app, that was pulled from the App Store back in September. Those with long Internet memories may remember the name Blippy as being… Read More

Flickr Now Lets You Buy Wall Art From Professional Photographers And Creative Commons

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flickr-wall-art Flickr today is expanding its Wall Art print service to include access to images from Flickr’s licensed artists and Creative Commons. The expansion comes only a month after the launch of Flickr Wall Art, which initially allowed users to turn any of their personal photos into canvas prints. Flickr also previously launched a photo book service, again for personal photos. But this is… Read More

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