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J.J. Abrams confirms a ‘tiny’ Star Wars trailer is coming this weekend

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UPDATE, 12:45 p.m. PT: StarWars.com has confirmed what an industry source told Mashable (see below) earlier Monday — that the 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not just be in nine Regal Cinemas theaters, but will debut in front of films in 30 locations across several theater chains.

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LOS ANGELES — Despite the great disturbance in the Force on Monday morning, no one knows exactly when or where the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer…

Cecily Strong announced as White House Correspondents’ Dinner host

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The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party will soon mingle with the president, members of the press and other Washington movers and shakers.

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong is scheduled to host the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 25.

Strong is only the fourth woman to host the dinner since the tradition began in 1920. Wanda Sykes, Aretha Franklin and Paula Poundstone previously hosted

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CNN pulls out of Russia, citing new media laws

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American news giant CNN will cease broadcasting on cable networks in Russia at the end of the year, Turner International told Mashable in an emailed statement on Monday.

A Turner spokesperson said the decision was made following the passage of new media laws in Russia.

“Turner International is assessing its distribution options for CNN in Russia in light of recent changes in Russian media legislation,” the statement said. “We are bringing our…

Drone Beat: Robot porn, feds ground high school drone program and more

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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The Lego Senate is the only Senate election tracker you need

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Behold, the Lego Senate.

As we cover the 2014 midterm elections live, and keep you updated on the results, we’re also tracking the balance of power in the clearest way possible: with Lego bricks.

Democrats started the night with 45 seats safely in their column (represented in blue). Republicans had 42. That left 13 seats up for grabs — the coveted yellow bricks. Republicans have defended one and picked up three, and are certain to grab a few more — but can they win enough seats to cross over…

You can get Gmail 5.0 for Android before it comes to Google Play

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Gmail wants to be your one-stop shop for all your email accounts on Android. Gmail 5.0 adds support for Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com and corporate Exchange accounts. The new version also features Material design, Google’s new software aesthetic.

Details about the update leaked a couple of weeks ago, and now the actual update appears to have leaked; Android Police posted links to download the .apk files. So far the update hasn’t appeared in Google Play, and it’s unclear if it’ll come to iOS.

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Drone Beat: No more flying near stadiums, studying whale health and more

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and…

Apple iPad Air 2: Thin, Beautiful and Powerful

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Holding the original iPad in one hand and Apple’s new iPad Air 2 in the other, one can only marvel at the tablet progress Apple has made in a little more than four years.

The first iPad was a sturdily built, half-inch-thick, 1.5-pound device. In 2010, I thought it was remarkable. Today’s flagship iPad, the iPad Air 2, is smaller, lighter and much more powerful.

Apple’s tablet has been shedding weight and packing in components…

iOS 8.1 Available for Download: Apple Pay Launches, Camera Roll Returns

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Apple users can now download the latest version of iOS 8, and with it comes a handful of new features, including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, device continuity (accessing whatever you need on every device) and the return of the Camera Roll.

iOS 8.1 comes just a few weeks after the launch of the first iteration of iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as the aborted release of iOS 8.0.1, the update that locked cellular service and Touch ID functionality for many iPhone users before it was…