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Lost your Android device? Google ‘Find my phone’

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Finding your lost phone just got easier — as long as it’s an Android device.

Searching Google for the words “Find my phone” will call up the Android Device Manager tool that shows where your phone is on a map. From there, you can tell the phone to ring, lock, or have it wiped completely.

On Chrome, calling up the tool is as easy as speaking. Since Chrome accepts voice searches, all you need to do is say the words, “Find my phone,” and…

Ask him (almost) anything: Putin on Ukraine, murder and milk

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In what has become a yearly tradition, Vladimir Putin took questions from Russians in an hours-long, wide-ranging call-in show that touched on the conflict in Ukraine, the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, Russia’s sale of missiles to Iran and the price of milk.

Putin flatly denied that there are Russian soldiers fighting covertly in Ukraine, despite numerous eyewitness reports to the contrary.

“There are no Russia troops fighting in…

Game (theory) of Thrones

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Note: this article contains TV show plot spoilers up to the start of series five of Game of Thrones. It also features detail from the books (though no plot spoilers).

It’s that time of year when everyone and their dog takes a view on the most important political question of our times: who will sit the Iron Throne of Westeros?

Recently, journalist Paul Mason used Marxism to explain the game, and others have looked at George R. R. Martin’s work through all kinds of lenses. But funnily…

Godzilla, king of …. a city in Tokyo?!

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The one and only king of the monsters, Godzilla, is now a special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward

During a celebratory ceremony Thursday, a 171-foot Godzilla head was unveiled at a Toho office, the production company responsible for the 1954 original movie, and an actor in a rubber suit met the mayor of Shinjuku, Kenichi Yoshizumi. He received a sash and all — but don’t call him Miss Tokyo just yet.

“I hear that any town Godzilla destroys on-screen will become…

Say goodbye to US Airways’ call sign as operations combine with American

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The American Airlines merger that began in December 2013 became one step closer to completion on Wednesday, as US Airways goes the way of TWA and PanAm before it.

The Federal Aviation Administration now recognizes a single call sign for the American Airlines Group Inc., and US Airways’ “Cactus” sign — adopted by the airline in 2005 after merging with America West — has been retired, replaced instead by “American.”

‘Better Call Saul’ season finale recap: Play it again, Miles Davis

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For better or for worse, do all characters eventually come full circle? For many, there is a return to something pure, something fundamental. But for Jimmy McGill, that purity — that fundamental authenticity — appears to exist in a haze of dishonesty and con-man ways.

Or, at least for Jimmy, it does after his brother Chuck broke his heart and derided his attempts an an honest, clean life.

SEE ALSO: ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 9: Jimmy’s devastating betraya

Jimmy McGill returns to his…

Chelsea Manning is officially on Twitter

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Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is officially on Twitter…kind of.

Since opening on Friday, Manning’s Twitter account has already attracted more than 18,000 followers at the time of this writing. Manning’s profile photo features a black-and-white drawing of her with long hair

Since she is currently behind bars and does not have Internet access, however, that means Manning must call someone from Fort Leavenworth military prison to dictate her tweets. Communications firm Fitzgibbon…

‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 9: Jimmy’s devastating betrayal

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In “Pimento,” the ninth episode in Better Call Saul‘s first season, we learn that the source of Jimmy McGill’s professional strife actually resides far, far too close to home, and that Mike’s savviness in the criminal realm is not to be messed with.

With Chuck on the slow but steady electromagnetic mend, he and Jimmy are formulating their next steps when it comes to their class action lawsuit against Sandpiper, a retirement facility chain. Jimmy manages to dodge a restraining order thrown at…

Tesla is unveiling a new product soon — but it’s not a car

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Elon Musk is getting ready to make Tesla Motors more than just an electric car company

The serial entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he plans to showcase a new Tesla product at the company’s Hawthorne Design Studio in California on April 30.

Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015

The tweet offers no clue…

Tesla is unveiling a new product soon — but it’s not a car

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Elon Musk is getting ready to make Tesla Motors more than just an electric car company

The serial entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he plans to showcase a new Tesla product at the company’s Hawthorne Design Studio in California on April 30.

Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015

The tweet offers no clue…