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‘Game of Thrones‘ showrunners give us the series about slavery no one asked for

What‘s a logical followup to Game of Thrones? Loads of spinoffs, but series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have more on their plate. The showrunners will write and executive produce Confederate, a series in which the slaveholding South won the Civil War and slavery still exists in the United States. Yup, you read that right. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran fans were treated to a painfully awkward moment on ‘Game of Thrones‘ We have

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White House press briefings have been off camera for weeks. Then a rogue reporter turned on Periscope.

The White House has banned live audio, cameras, and streams at press briefings consistently since the end of June, leaving some outlets hamstrung and raising questions about the administration‘s commitment to transparency. Wednesday‘s briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders was yet again an "off-camera" affair But one reporter has apparently had enough with the arbitrary media stifling. SEE ALSO: Sean Spicer tries to defend camera ban,

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This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech

It‘s no secret that tech has a diversity problem. The big-name Silicon Valley companies that release their staffing figures every year often seem embarrassed to do so, because their workplaces are not inclusive or representative of the larger population even after those companies vocally commit to changing the status quo. SEE ALSO: We can finally destroy the myth that having a period makes you less competent And every year, we argue over t

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‘Game of Thrones‘ showrunners give us the show about slavery no one asked for

What‘s a logical followup to Game of Thrones? Loads of spinoffs, but series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have more on their plate. The showrunners will write and executive produce Confederate, a series in which the slaveholding South won the Civil War and slavery still exists in the United States. Yup, you read that right. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran fans were treated to a painfully awkward moment on ‘Game of Thrones‘ We have

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Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with Mars

There‘s been a significant amount of mystery and speculation around Elon Musk‘s Boring Companyhis effort to bore tunnels under LA to bypass trafficand its possible connection to SpaceX. On Wednesday, Musk removed some of that mystery. SEE ALSO: What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for X.com? Appearing as a guest at the International Space Station Research and Development (ISSRD) Conference in Washington, D.C., Musk spent most of h

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It‘s Shep Smith versus Sean Hannity for the soul of Fox News

The war is on for the soul of Fox News in the Donald Trump era. In one corner, Sean Hannity, heir apparent to Bill O‘Reilly and the undisputed champion of President Donald Trump. In the other, Shep Smith, among a select few voices willing to occasionally puncture the Fox News bubble. SEE ALSO: Shep Smith gets so riled up by Donald Trump Jr. revelation he basically word vomits The two have coexisted rather peacefully for years, but with Fox

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The military is shelling out 130,000 a month to rent some space at Trump Tower

The White House Military Office is reportedly shelling out 130,000 a month to rent some space at Trump Tower in New York City, which should raise a few eyebrows since that property belongs to a company the president used to control and has not divested from. Though The Wall Street Journal reports that the military is renting the space from a private owner likely to be the president‘s NYC neighbor, the fee is more than double what such a spa

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Never do this on a plane. Just ... never.

Anyone who‘s had the pleasure of flying in the last few years knows that although it‘s generally the fastest way to get somewhere far away, air travel can easily turn into a terrible experience. Horror stories range from unruly passengers to mistreatment from airlines. But what you‘re about to see may scar you for life, so please proceed with caution. Self-described "regular person" Jessica Char was expecting to take a regular J

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Apple is secretly funding a legal battle against a rival

Suits, countersuits, and everything in between. When Apple and billions of dollars are involved, you know things are going to get messy. Well, messy and interesting. Because, in what can only be read as a "don‘t mess with us" play from Apple CEO Tim Cook, it turns out that the Cupertino-based behemoth is financially backing the legal defense of four iPhone manufacturers in their battle with Qualcomm a company that just so happens to own th

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‘Despacito‘ is officially the song of summer, and here‘s why

"Despacito" is a lot of things: it‘s the song you can‘t get stuck out of your head, the one playing from every car or set of headphones, and thanks to it‘s new global streaming record of 4.6 billion streams in only six months, "Despacito" has officially been declared the official song of the summer (sorry, DJ Khaled and Ashad). The infectious song from Puerto Rico‘s Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee features a remix from global

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100 people share their favorite sex position and some are inspiringly creative

Time to try out some new moves. In WatchCut‘s latest video, they asked 100 people to share their favorite way to get down. While many people went with classics like missionary and doggy style, others had more exotic faves you might not have heard of, like Edward scissor-legs and under-roundhouse-kick. One of the best answers, though, is the guy who confidently exclaims, "wearing a mask." Which is not really a position...but we will let

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The cast of ‘Game of Thrones‘ rest their fates on a dragon egg-shaped Magic 8-Ball

We presented the Game of Thrones cast members with our very own dragon egg Magic 8 Ball and let them ask about the fates of their characters, among other things. Read more... More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Hbo, Interview, and Game Of Thrones

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For some reason BBC dignifies whiney ‘Doctor Who‘ casting complaints with a response

Hell hath no fury like an internet man-baby scorned. After BBC‘s brilliant decision to cast Broadchurch‘s Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor on Doctor Who, fans are upset that the time-traveling regenerative alien could possibly take the form of a human woman. So many have had the audacity to complain, in fact, that BBC issued a statement Wednesday in response to the absurdity. SEE ALSO: The next ‘Doctor Who‘ had

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Fans come to Pink‘s aid after she got mom-shamed on Instagram

People can never let Pink live. After Pink received backlash for a simple family photo, fans came out to defend the musician from unwarranted mom-shaming. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian got mommy-shamed for dressing North in something slightly resembling a ‘corset‘ On Monday, Pink posted a photo of her and her children spending time together in their kitchen. In the image Pink is cooking while cradling her infant in a hands-free baby carrie

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Esports moving to TV means more video games have to reckon with themselves

As esports make their way onto mainstream TV, they‘re going to have to play by mainstream TV rules. ESPN made that evident this weekend when they broadcast a portion of the Street Fighter V tournament from Evo 2017 one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year. During a match on Sunday, word came down from ESPN to the main stage that one of the players needed to choose a different costume for their character, ESPN confirmed via

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Bran may have already doomed Westeros in the most boring way possible

Remember how riveting it was to watch Bran hang out in a tree for pretty much all of Season 6? Remember how that was somehow more interesting than his interminable journey into Nowhere, Westeros for about two entire seasons before that? Well true to form, Bran might have found the most boring way possible to move forward a critical piece of Game of Thrones‘ plot. It is known that Bran is not the first Bran Stark to have been at the center o

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Jennifer Lawrence barfed at Olivia Wilde‘s Broadway play

Jennifer Lawrence makes headlines for all sorts of things. JLaw makes headlines when she trips. She makes headlines when she trips again, over a traffic cone on the Oscars red carpet. She makes headlines when she jetskis, when she eats and, most recently, when she barfs during a Broadway performance. Per Page Six, the actress excused herself midway through a Monday night performance of 1984 to throw up. But although this particular show starring

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MTV is already discussing a future ‘Teen Wolf‘ reboot before the current ‘Teen Wolf‘ even says goodbye

If your favorite television show comes to an end, have no fear with our new obsession over reboots, that baby will probably get a redo not too long after going off the air. Need proof? Just look at Teen Wolf, which is reportedly being discussed for a revival before the current series even closes. Seriously. SEE ALSO: Dylan O‘Brien is the new Taylor Kitsch in the ‘American Assassin‘ trailer The Hollywood Reporter shared on Wedne

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The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on with ... Trainy McTrainface

"Don‘t let the public vote to name things" is probably a lesson we should have learned by now, but apparently Sweden didn‘t get the memo. SEE ALSO: Horsey McHorseface isn‘t just a joke name, it‘s a winning horse too Remember Boaty McBoatface, the name chosen by the public for Britain‘s new polar research vessel? Now, the Swedes have decided to name one of the four trains that travels between the cities of Stockholm a

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A melty duck is the biggest internet mystery of our time

The internet is no stranger to liars, cheats, and thieves, which causes everyone to question the authenticity of every little thing they see. Melty ducks are no exception. High temperatures in Japan have apparently caused a cute little plastic duck to melt on a man‘s dashboard. But when the tweet blew up, some users questioned the legitimacy of the melty duck it just looked too ridiculous and too good to be true. SEE ALSO: This video of a

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Kids narrate the tough parts of growing up in cheeky animated videos

Animated cartoons aren‘t just for mindless Saturday morning binging. They‘re also empowering children to share stories about the toughest moments of their lives. Children from around the world are recording and submitting their real stories to Storybooth, a digital platform collecting kids‘ first-person narratives. The submitted stories are then turned into short animated cartoons narrated by the children who experienced the

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100 people shares their favorite sex position and some are inspiringly creative

Time to try out some new moves. In WatchCut‘s latest video, they asked 100 people to share their favorite way to get down. While many people went with classics like missionary and doggy style, others had more exotic faves you might not have heard of, like Edward scissor-legs and under-roundhouse-kick. One of the best answers, though, is the guy who confidently exclaims, "wearing a mask." Which is not really a position...but we will let

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Ed Sheeran says he did not delete his Twitter account because of ‘Game of Thrones‘

Many internet denizens weren‘t so pleased with Ed Sheeran‘s musical cameo in Game of Thrones so much so that when he deleted his Twitter account the next day, people assumed he‘d been driven away by critics. But Ed Sheeran says that is not the case. In fact, Ed Sheeran is pleased with his Game of Thrones performance, and no one can take that away from him. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran doesn‘t need Twitter, but Twitter needs him "

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Become your own barista with this portable espresso maker

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Paying 4 for your daily dose of espresso each morning is fun, but you might want to save your money and purchase one of these bad boys instead. Say goodbye to that clunky machine in your kitchen and hello to this portable one instead. Weighing in at under 1lb and measuring about 7 long, it can fit in your bag, the drawer of your desk, and just a

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