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Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:22:29 +0000

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Johnny Depp would like to apologize for that 'bad joke' about Donald Trump's assassination

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:12:08 +0000

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Less than 24 hours since his foreboding question to a Glastonbury crowd, Johnny Depp has issued an apology.

During remarks that proceeded a film screening, Depp suggested Donald Trump should be in attendance before asking "when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" The uncomfortable joke sparked headlines and controversy, and now the actor is back-pedaling. 

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.” Read more...

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Peter Dinklage's new HBO role is about as far away from Tyrion Lannister as you can imagine

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:10:22 +0000

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In true Lannister fashion, Peter Dinklage is keeping it in the HBO family with his latest project. 

The Game of Thrones star will appear alongside 50 Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan in My Dinner with Hervé, and while we have no doubt that Tyrion would have the swagger to pull off a Hawaiian shirt if he was so inclined, his role seems pretty far removed from Dinklage's scene-stealing turn as the Imp. 

The film centers around an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), which results in life-changing consequences for both.  Read more...

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These headphones will put Alexa in your head at all times (if you're into that sort of thing)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:01:17 +0000

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Amazon's Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it's not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the past with OnVocal's new headphones, which allow you to give Alexa commands (plus a lot more) from wherever you are, right from your ear. 

"From easy access to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google to unmatched audio and vocal controls, OV enables users to stay in control and productive all day long, keeping their phone in their pocket and remaining ready for anything," said OnVocal CEO Stuart Nixdorff. Read more...

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Google promises to stop digging through your email inbox to target ads (which it was totally doing)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:37:59 +0000

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Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows you—a longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing.

The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google's office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene.

"This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products," Greene wrote in a blog postRead more...

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Conan O'Brien and Will Arnett fumble their way through Nintendo's 'ARMS'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:24:38 +0000

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In Conan O'Brien's latest segment of Clueless Gamer, the host welcomes special guest Will Arnett to battle in Nintendo's bizarre new fighting game called ARMS. The two of them should definitely stick to their day (and late night) jobs.

O'Brien and Arnett dish out a handful of jokes and burns to each other during their intense 1v1 battles, keeping the spirit of competition alive despite their lack of experience with ARMS. And they look pretty goofy while doing it.

At one point, Arnett gets so worked up and sweaty that they have to take a break so a makeup artist can come out and work on covering up his glistening forehead. By the end, these two aren't messing around. Read more...

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