Half of Game of Thrones has Leaked and HBO isn’t Upset

Are the benefits of digital piracy finally starting to be recognized by big telecom companies? HBO and Time Warner are seeming to think so even after a major leak of the first half of season 5 of Game of Thrones.

The season premiers tonight and estimates put the number of downloads over 1 million prior to the airing. Traditional thought would be that this is bad for ratings, but HBO doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, many are starting to cite reduced marketing budgets and increased buzz as beneficial side effects of piracy. Continue reading Half of Game of Thrones has Leaked and HBO isn’t Upset

Egypt is Becoming the Hotbed of Islamic State Terrorist Attacks

A group affiliated with the Islamic State is pounding Egypt’s northern Sinai region with what officials are calling “complex and successful attacks” on police and citizens. The latest round of attacks today claimed 14 lives, most of whom were Egyptian police.

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Raw Video of California Sheriffs Beating Horseback Bandit Released

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are being investigated following the beating of a surrendering man captured on video by NBC Los Angeles. The “horseback bandit,” Francis Jared Pusok, was laying on his stomach when the deputies assaulted him.

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Dodge is Furious

Dodge’s lineup of cars has had an impressive film pedigree for decades, with both the muscle cars and heavy conversion vans making appearances in hundreds of different films. However, it was the final scene of The Fast and The Furious’ first offering that truly turned some heads. Featuring a maxed out Dodge Charger navigating the streets of California in a high speed pursuit, this movie brought the Dodge lineup to millions of viewers.

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There’s a ‘Blob’ of Warm Water that May be Exacerbating California’s Drought

California is in a drought. The Golden State has been in this state for several years, but it has only been big news recently with the Governor calling for a 25% reduction in water usage.

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