You Know Nothing, ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan — So HBO Launches Interactive Guide

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A new interactive Game of Thrones guide from HBO has arrived to clear up any confusion you may have about Westeros, Essos, their inhabitants, their houses and more.

HBO launched the guide just days before the show’s April 6 season four premiere, and for those of you who aren’t completely caught up, the guide has nifty spoiler filters.

Point being: Study up before a Wilding says something like this to you:

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In all seriousness, though, the guide lets you explore maps, characters, specific episodes, videos and appendices full of facts about gods, rebellions and historical tidbits. Read more…

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Everyone Loves the Cloud Price Wars — For Now

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For consumers, the recent price war over storage has been a pleasant surprise. For Internet companies, though, it’s been a cause for an extended wave of high fives.

“One of my CEOs declared to me the other day that last week’s activity in the cloud may have been one of the most important weeks in technology history, but we won’t realize it for many years to come,” wrote Jeff Bussgang, a general partner at venture capital firm Flybridge Capital.

Why? Specialization is a powerful economic force. It fueled the Industrial Revolution, and it has quietly transformed the digital world. Read more…

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Control Your GE Oven via Smartphone — From Anywhere

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Baking can keep you tethered to the kitchen for a good few hours, but a new GE app upgrade lets you keep tabs on what’s cooking while you’re out running errands.

Four Wi-Fi-enabled GE wall ovens already allow users to control the temperature, set the timer and monitor the cooking status via an app. Now, a new app update lets users control the oven even when outside the house.

It is the company’s first available upgrade for existing wall ovens (models PT9050, PT9550, PK7000, PK7500). Previously, the app required you to be on the same Wi-Fi network connection as the oven, which restricted users to stay inside the house. Read more…

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