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These Are the 25 Most-Highlighted Game of Thrones Quotes

On Amazon's Kindle e-readers

While you await the Game of Thrones season five premiere on Sunday, take a look back at the five books by George R. R. Martin that inspired the HBO show. Amazon provided TIME with the 25 most highlighted quotes from the literary series on its Kindle e-readers to help you pass time as you count down to the simultaneous HBO and HBO Go broadcast at 9 p.m. E.T.:

From A Game of Thrones (Book 1):

  • “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
  • “Let them see that their words can cut you, and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”
  • “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
  • “’The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends,’ Ser Jorah told her. ‘It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.’ He gave a shrug. ‘They never are.’”
  • “If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”

From A Clash of Kings (Book 2):

  • “Sorcery is the sauce fools spoon over failure to hide the flavor of their own incompetence.”
  • “Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”
  • “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
  • “Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.”
  • “What good is this, I ask you? He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.”

From A Storm of Swords (Book 3):

  • “Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.”
  • “The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them,”
  • “Everyone wants something, Alayne. And when you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.”
  • “Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you.”
  • “One voice may speak you false, but in many there is always truth to be found.”

From A Feast for Crows (Book 4):

  • “History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging.”
  • “Knowledge is a weapon, Jon. Arm yourself well before you ride forth to battle.”
  • “I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”
  • “In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you’ve planned for them. Mark that well, Alayne. It’s a lesson that Cersei Lannister still has yet to learn.”
  • “Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”

From A Dance With Dragons (Book 5):

  • “’A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’”
  • “The fisherman drowned, but his daughter got Stark to the Sisters before the boat went down. They say he left her with a bag of silver and a bastard in her belly. Jon Snow, she named him, after Arryn.”
  • “You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.”
  • “Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.”
  • “No. Hear me, Daenerys Targaryen. The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal.”

Read next: Everything You Need to Know Before Game of Thrones Season 5 Starts

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Uber Launches Rickshaw Service in India

Uber Technologies Inc. car service application (app) is demonstrated for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in New York, U.S., on, Aug. 6, 2014
Bloomberg/Getty Images Uber Technologies Inc. car service application (app) is demonstrated for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in New York, U.S., on, Aug. 6, 2014

You'll have to pay in cash

Uber has unveiled a new ride-sharing service in the Indian capital: auto rickshaws.

The three-wheeled vehicles are popular in the country, so Uber announced Thursday that they would be available, for cash only, in the Indian capital:

Users can hail the autos via the Uber app and then pay with cash at the end of the ride.

“Autos are an iconic and ubiquitous part of the Delhi landscape and we are excited to have them as another option on the Uber platform,” the company posted on its website.

Uber has had trouble in India in the past, most notably for the alleged rape of a female passenger by her driver. The app has since installed a panic button.

TIME Video Games

The Next Call of Duty Is Apparently Black Ops III

We'll know for sure on April 26

Call of Duty: Black Ops III, anyone? That’s the presumptive punchline at the end of Activision’s trippy teaser for a new game, which not-so-cryptically sports the hashtag #backinblack, making this either the third installment in the mega-publisher’s storied spy-thriller shooter Call of Duty sub-series, or a really weird promo for a joint endeavor with AC/DC.

But surely the Roman numerology at the end (“III”) gives it away, if not the callout to “Mason” (as in Black Ops mainstay Alex Mason) at the beginning. And the line “Everything you know is wrong” makes it sound like the game’s going to be bouncing Mason off the whole introspective ret-con trope.

Symbols, GPS coordinates and looping lines of letters and numbers fill the screen as sinister Dr. Evil-ish voices threaten and goad. It’s an Internet sleuth’s dream come true, even if the end result of all the busywork’s something like “Mother may I have the next clue, please?” We should know more on April 26, the game’s official worldwide reveal.

As for the question “The numbers Mason, what do they mean?,” someone get Damon Lindelof or Carlton Cuse on the horn.

Update: Activision has now confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops III is happening, longtime developer Treyarch’s helming, and we’ll see it this year.

TIME viral

This is Edward Snowden’s Advice to John Oliver for an Unhackable Password

"Last Week Tonight" posted an extension of the Snowden interview

Edward Snowden has bad news for you: Your computer password is probably terrible.

In a web extension of his Sunday interview with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, Snowden laid out the bad news: “For somebody who has a very common 8-character password, it can literally take less than a second for a computer to go through possibilities and pull that password out.”

Less than one second.

“My password is five characters,” Oliver said. “That’s not a joke. That’s bad, right?”

Snowden agreed it is really bad.

So what should people do for their passwords? While Oliver’s suggestion of “limpbiscuit4eva” was a flop, Snowden had some helpful advice: Forget about passwords and go with “passphrases,” or phrases that are long, unique, and thus easy to remember. Like “margaretthatcheris110%SEXY”.

A computer would never get it, and you’d never forget it.

Read next: Watch John Oliver Tell Edward Snowden No One Knows Who He Is

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TIME Media

This Is When Game of Thrones Will Be Online Sunday

HBO

Assuming everything goes as promised

Wondering when you’ll be able to watch the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones Sunday night if you can’t flip to HBO on one of those old-fashioned television sets?

Not to worry–the cable network is promising to make the episode available to Internet users at 9 p.m. Eastern, the exact same time it debuts on TV.

Users of HBO Go and HBO Now, the network’s new standalone streaming service that doesn’t require a cable subscription, should be able to watch all of the channel’s original programming at the same time it appears on the traditional HBO channel.

“New episodes of original programming and theatrical films will become available on HBO NOW at the same time that they premiere on HBO,” the network says on its support website. Certain live programming, like sporting events, could be delayed a few hours, though.

Whether the new streaming service will live up to this promise remains to be seen. During last year’s Game of Thrones premiere, HBO Go suffered outages, causing many Internet users to complain when their streams were out of sync and spoilers flew around social media.

TIME Social Media

These Charts Prove Teens Still Love Facebook

But teens in rich families are less likely to use Facebook

Facebook is still the top social media platform among Americans aged 13 to 17, according to a survey about teens and social media published Thursday by Pew Research Center.

Though many recent reports have suggested teens are increasingly ditching the site for Twitter and Snapchat, Pew’s survey indicates that not only is Facebook the platform used by the most teens (71%), it’s also the platform teens say they use the most (41%).

Interestingly, Facebook isn’t the platform on which teens themselves are most popular. Pew surveyed teens on their numbers of friends or followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and found that the typical teen had the most followers on Instagram (145 followers). It’s also worth noting that over one-third of teens had no idea how many friends or followers they had, which pushes back against the stereotype of the “narcissistic millennial” who celebrates milestone follow-counts:

Still, Facebook’s lead over competing platforms gets smaller as teens’ household incomes increase, Pew’s survey said. Whereas Facebook was the most used platform for 51% of teens in homes with less than $30,000 of income, it was the most used platform for only 31% of teens in homes with over $100,000 of income. In the latter bracket, Instagram is a close second to Facebook at 25%, though they’re not exactly rivals—Facebook acquired the photo app back in 2012.

 

TIME Media

These Are the Cheapest Ways You Can Now Get HBO

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David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO, speaks during the Apple Spring Forward event in San Francisco, Calif. on March 9, 2015.

HBO's new streaming service isn't the only way to get Game of Thrones

At long last, TV lovers don’t have to buy a cable subscription with 100 other channels just to get HBO. The premium network has officially launched a new standalone streaming service, dubbed HBO Now, that lets users subscribe to HBO without any kind of cable plan.

Still, getting HBO remains a bit more complicated than signing up for Netflix. HBO is continuing to work with cable and tech companies to distribute its content, and everyone is offering up their own different bundle to try to entice customers. While a standalone HBO seems like a steal at first blush, it’s important to remember that HBO now customers still have to buy an Internet plan separately. Internet Service Providers will likely continue to try to keep customers buying HBO through them by offering up compelling bundles.

Here, we break down the myriad HBO deals currently on the market that allow you to subscribe to the network and receive a high-definition broadcast, either with an Internet plan or a small bundle of other channels. In order to make a fair price comparison for those offerings that include Internet service, we pegged the median price tag of standalone high-speed Internet at $41.95, based on price ranges gathered by the New America Foundation for plans with download speeds in the range of 15 to 20 Mbps.

It’s also worth noting that these prices are based on promotional rates that cable operators often offer for the first 12 months of service. Prices for television and Internet service can increase by $20 to $30 each in ensuing years, depending on the plan. Fees charged also vary slightly based on region.

HBO Now (No Contract)

What You Get: Stream HBO content live and access back catalogue of shows and movies

In the Fine Print: HBO Now is almost entirely exclusive to Apple devices like the Apple TV for the first three months. The Apple TV costs $69, though subscribers can also use an iPhone, iPad or PC. You’ll also have to pay for Internet separately.

Perfect For: Dorm-dwelling college students who don’t have to pay for their own Internet

Total Cost: HBO Now ($15) + Internet Access ($41.95) = $56.95 per month

HBO Now via Optimum (No Contract)

What You Get: High-speed Internet with 15 Mbps download speeds and HBO Now

In the Fine Print: HBO Now is available to Optimum Internet subscribers regardless of what device they’re using to access it. But there’s a $40 installation fee and it’s only available in a small part of the northeastern U.S.

Perfect for: People who just want to watch this season of Game of Thrones, then cancel HBO

Total Cost: Internet Access ($40) + HBO Now ($15) = $55 per month

Amazon Prime Instant Video (12-month contract)

What You Get: Access to thousands of movies and TV shows, including a large selection of HBO classics like The Sopranos and The Wire (to say nothing of the free 2-day shipping for Amazon products, the music streaming service and other perks)

In the Fine Print: HBO shows arrive to Amazon three years late and current mega-hits like Game of Thrones and True Detective aren’t part of the deal at all

Perfect For: A streaming novice who’s never watched HBO’s past content or the other popular shows available

Total Cost: Internet Access ($41.95) + Amazon Prime ($8.25) = $50.20 per month

Comcast (No Contract)

What You Get: High-speed Internet with 25 Mbps download speeds, HBO, local TV channels

In the Fine Print: A $32 installation fee

Perfect for: People who live in areas where an antenna won’t pick up the local networks

Total Cost: Bundle Cost ($40) + Modem fee ($10) + HD fee ($10) + broadcast fee (up to $3.50) = up to $63.50 per month

AT&T (12-month Contract)

What You Get: High-speed Internet with 18 Mbps download speeds, HBO, local TV channels and a year-long subscription to Amazon Prime

In the Fine Print: A $100 installation fee, as well as a $180 termination fee for ending the contract in less than a year

Perfect For: Game of Thrones fans who also love free shipping for their Amazon orders

Total Cost: Bundle cost ($49) + equipment fees (approximately $7 per month) + HD fee ($10 per month) + broadcast fee (approx. $3) = $69 per month

Sling TV (No Contract)

What You Get: HBO and 21 other channels streaming live, including ESPN, AMC and CNN. Sling’s streaming version of HBO will be available on many more platforms than HBO Now, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One.

In the Fine Print: Sling’s version of HBO doesn’t allow users to make use of either HBO Go or HBO Now, though subscribers will still be able to access HBO’s programming through Sling’s own video-on-demand interface

Perfect For: TV-lovers who are looking to trim down on their channels but not go totally cold turkey on cable

Total Cost: Sling TV basic package ($20) + HBO ($15) + Internet Access ($41.95) = $76.95 per month

Verizon (No Contract)

What You Get: High-speed Internet with 50 Mbps download speeds, HBO, local TV channels

In the Fine Print: An installation fee as high as $90

Perfect For: Power users who plan to be streaming lots of HD content at once, or fans of Showtime, since you can sign a 2-year contract and Verizon will throw that channel in for free

Total cost: Bundle cost ($60) + Equipment fees (up to $22) + broadcast fee ($2) = up to $84 per month

TIME Technology & Media

An Ad-Free Paid Version of YouTube Is Definitely Coming

An employee at the Google Inc.'s YouTube Space studio in Tokyo, Japan.
Bloomberg via Getty Images An employee holding recording equipment walks past Google Inc.'s YouTube logo displayed at the company's YouTube Space studio in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, March 30, 2013. In Japan, YouTube's biggest regional success story in Asia, the company is recruiting online stars to bolster its local-language channels with more-targeted original programming and higher production values. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The service is expected to launch by the end of the year

YouTube said Wednesday it will soon launch a new subscription-based service that will let users watch videos on the website without annoying ads interrupting the clips.

The streaming video website, which is owned by Google, reportedly disclosed the planned paid service in an e-mail sent to producers of top video content and obtained by various media outlets. The e-mail did not say how much the subscription would cost or when it would become available. However, Bloomberg cited an anonymous source who said the paid service would be available before the end of this year.

YouTube also reportedly plans to update its terms of service for video partners, effective in June, to give them a 55% cut of subscription revenues, according to TechCrunch. Current YouTube content creators — including social media stars like Michelle Phan — already get a similar share of ad revenues.

Last fall, reports surfaced claiming YouTube was considering an ad-free, paid service as part of its effort to boost revenue (and, eventually, turn a profit), but the company had offered no confirmation until now.

The subscription will be Google and YouTube’s latest attempt to diversify beyond the ad-based business model for the more than a billion users who visit the streaming video site monthly. In November, YouTube introduced a test version of Music Key, the website’s ad-free, subscription music service that will cost $9.99 a month. YouTube already offers top-flight videos on certain paid channels and users can also rent or buy moves through the site.

Wednesday’s disclosure comes at a time when Google and YouTube are facing stiffer competition than ever from rival online streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu. Netflix, in particular, has been adding original content including television series and movie deals with big names like Adam Sandler to better compete with more traditional media outlets. Amazon has followed suit, adding critically acclaimed original content to its own Prime Instant Video service.

Meanwhile, traditional media outlets like HBO and CBS are also building their own subscription-based services, while startups such as Vessel — a paid video site created by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar — are taking aim directly at YouTube’s users.

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com.

 

TIME Apple

Apple Exec: Apple Watch Demand ‘Will Exceed Our Supply’

You'll only be able to buy an Apple Watch online

Apple expects consumer demand for the upcoming Apple Watch to “exceed our supply at launch,” Apple Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts said in a press release Thursday, one day before pre-orders for the new device begin.

Ahrendts went on to say that shoppers interested in the Apple Watch will at first only be able to place orders for the device online. Still, shoppers can schedule Apple Store appointments to get hands-on time with the Apple Watch before deciding to buy the device, which marks Apple’s first wholly new product under the tenure of CEO Tim Cook.

Via Apple:

Customers interested in learning more about Apple Watch can visit their local Apple Store for a personalized session with a Specialist to try on, fit and size their band, and explore the amazing features of Apple Watch. Customers who want to try on an Apple Watch are encouraged to make an appointment by going to www.apple.com.

Apple Watch preorders will begin at exactly 12:01 a.m. Pacific time Friday, the company says. Shoppers who pre-order an Apple Watch can expect to have their device shipped April 24.

TIME Gadgets

This Is the Best Wi-Fi Hotspot You Can Buy

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Verizon's Jetpack MiFi 6620L runs on the fastest technology available

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If you regularly travel with devices needing Wi-Fi, get Verizon’s Jetpack MiFi 6620L. Its battery life is among the best we’ve seen in hotspots, it runs on the largest and fastest U.S. LTE network, and its pricing is competitive.

Is my smartphone enough?

Just about every smartphone can act as a hotspot, sharing its connection over Wi-Fi with tablets or laptop. But if you work on the road a lot, a hotspot offers a more reliable data connection than your phone and will run for much longer on a charge than a phone in tethering mode. Think two full days of work versus five hours.

How we picked and tested

We started with networks. Our best-wireless-carrier research and outside reports like PCMag’s “Fastest Mobile Networks” and RootMetrics’ testing all pointed to Verizon.

AT&T, however, isn’t far behind and in parts of the U.S. beats Verizon. It also ended an advertising scheme to track subscribers’ unencrypted Internet use, while Verizon took until January to announce an opt-out.

The LTE networks of T-Mobile and Sprint, even after recent progress, can’t match the big two’s rural coverage—important in a device used often on the road. (For more on this, check out our guide to the best wireless carriers.)

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The WirecutterThe AT&T Velocity (left) and the Verizon Jetpack (right) are the only hotspots currently worthy of serious consideration due to the reliability of their networks.

We spent a few months with AT&T’s Velocity and Verizon’s Jetpack 6620L, using loaner devices with a MacBook Air, an iPad mini, two Android phones and one Android tablet around Washington D.C., New York, the Bay Area, Las Vegas and a few spots in between.

Our pick for most people

The Verizon Jetpack 6620L—$50 on a two-year contract, $200 full price—offers long battery life, fast performance, and exceptional coverage.

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You’ll need to put the Jetpack on a More Everything plan, with or without a Verizon phone, where pay $20 for the hotspot’s monthly “line access” fee then buy data as needed. A hotspot by itself with 4 GB of data will cost $50 a month. If you already have a phone and 2 GB of data, adding the Jetpack and another 4 GB puts another $50 on your bill; adding the hotspot and 8 GB increases your total by $80.

The Jetpack supports 15 devices over either 2.4 or 5GHz Wi-Fi and allows USB tethering. Devices connected without a hitch and then stayed online.

The 16 hours and 8 minutes of LTE sharing we saw didn’t meet Verizon’s advertised 20-hour battery life but was still great. And the 6620L shares power via a USB port to charge other devices from its 4,000-mAh battery.

One gripe: its soft-touch buttons–there’s no touchscreen–often didn’t register a press. To edit the password and change other, advanced settings, connect to the hotspot and log into a “my.jetpack” site.

Runner up

AT&T’s ZTE Velocity—99 cents on a two-year contract, $149.99 full price—connects 10 devices via 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi. It can’t do USB tethering, but functions as a network drive if you insert a microSD card.

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The Velocity shared an LTE signal for 15 hours and 15 minutes, 5 hours longer than advertised. Devices connected to it reliably, save some hiccups in the noisy environment of CES.

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The WirecutterThe AT&T Velocity’s touchscreen beats the Verizon Jetpack’s buttons.

The Velocity’s 2.4-inch touchscreen was easier than the Jetpack’s buttons. But we couldn’t change advanced settings on its “attwifimanager” page, which demanded a separate password nowhere to be found on the device’s screen.

Standalone service consists of a $50 5 GB DataConnect plan. For more data, you’ll have to put the device on a a Mobile Share plan, with or without an AT&T phone, at $20 for the hotspot’s access fee plus data. If you already have a phone on a 3 GB plan, adding the hotspot and 3 GB of data increases your monthly bill by $50; adding the hotspot and 7 GB of data inflates your costs by $80.

AT&T’s new Rollover Data applies data unused last month to this month but probably won’t let you pick a cheaper rate.

Competition

T-Mobile’s network has improved; its hotspots have not. The ZTE HotSpot 915’s 17:09 observed battery life didn’t compensate for crude soft-touch-button controls and lack of 5 GHz Wi-Fi support.

Sprint’s ZTE Live Pro runs Android apps and projects them on a wall. But its network needs work and its pricing ($300 even on a two-year contract) is out of whack.

In pay-as-you-go, avoid anything using the slower WiMax 4G that Sprint is shutting down. Among LTE prepaid hotspots, the upcoming Karma Go’s non-expiring data ($14 for 1 GB, $59 for 5 GB, and up) might satisfy intermittent needs.

Wrapping it up

If you need a mobile hotspot, the Verizon Jetpack 6620L, crummy interface and all, should get you online and keep you there over more of the U.S. than its competitors.

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