BUT after the online debut of pirated/studio-endorsed Dark Knight Rises trailers, general response has been pretty f*cking ecstatic, except for the fact that no one can understand what the f*ck that creepy looking masked guy in the prologue/trailer is saying.
That would be Tom Hardy playing Bane, and he kinda sounds like Dudley Moore if he were breathing through a resuscitator. But I understood Moore and I can for the most part understand Bane. About half of it. Sort of. The general consensus seems to be that surely Nolan will fix it with ADR or special post production vocal re-recording… Continue reading “Christopher Nolan: Can’t Hear Bane? Get a F*cking Hearing Aid!” »
Today Google has officially announced the first round of Chrome Web Store games to utilize Native Client, a technology that could enable console quality games to play directly through the Chrome web browser.
Google announced back in August that apps available in the Chrome Web Store would soon be able to take advantage of native code-execution, allowing game devs to “build web applications that seamlessly execute native compiled code inside the browser”. For the end user, this means web apps that run as if they were running natively on your system– the potential for console quality games in a browser. Continue reading “Google Brings Console Quality Games to the Browser with Native Client” »
A new app called Tactical Nav developed by U.S. Army captain Jonathan Springer was designed specifically to help soldiers in combat. Bloomberg interviewed Springer at his base at Fort Bragg in North Carolina:
“I wanted to give something back to soldiers that might help save their lives”
Taking advantage of the iPhone’s camera and built-in GPS, Tactical Nav has been downloaded by approximately 8,000 troops and hunters across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The app allows users to plot navigational waypoints on a map using the military grid reference system (MGRS) used by NATO Armed Forces and U.S. Military. Continue reading “U.S. Army Captain Develops iPhone App To Fight Taliban” »
There’s always that little warning at the beginning of our movies that tell us if we steal or illegally copyright this film, we could actually go to jail or pay something like 250 grand in penalties. In the case of Gilberto Sanchez, it turns out that’s actually true.
Sanchez was sentenced to a year in the boo-boo box for admitting to uploading an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the internet. Back in 2009, studios and fans alike went crazy when the film leaked early, and its been officially confirmed that Sanchez was the man behind it. Continue reading “Man Busted For Pirating “Wolverine” Gets a Year in Prison” »
Thanks to HDMI out, there are more than a few ways to get out smartphones to display content on the big screen. Apple is also making it even easier to wirelessly stream content to the living room with AirPlay, and there are a ton of different solutions for doing the same on Android. However, the LightPad from QP Optoelectronics aims to be more of a mobile solution, acting as a laptop sized display and projector for your smartphone.
Essentially the size and look of your average notebook, the LightPad has an 11″ 854×480 rear projection display built-in (the company is planning a 1280×720 res for the second gen). That same pico-projector also flips around and is capable of projecting up to a 60-inch display out front.
The accessory is compatible with pretty much any smartphone that supports HDMI/MHL out, offers up to 7 hours battery life and has a full-size keyboard. Continue reading “Project Your iPhone or Android Onto An 11″ or 60″ Screen with LightPad” »
The result is pretty fun to watch — hey who don’t like seein’ sh*t get blowed up good?! — but also pretty straightforward compared to the amazing Guns video from summer. So much so that one wonders who had more creative control, the company or the creative talent. Continue reading “EA Hires Out ‘Dubstep Guns’ Creators to Make Battlefield 3 Commercial” »
If by chance you’re in the neighborhood of Meridian, Idaho you’re probably very familiar with the Cadger Family’s Christmas Light display.
With over 35,000 LED lights and 64 Light O Rama channels (Light O Rama being the leading manufacturer and retailer of systems used to create animated shows involving lights, music and motion, of course), the family decided to spice things up this year with a dubstep re-mix of the Nutcracker. Continue reading “Idaho Family Celebrates Christmas With Dubstep (and 35,000 Lights)” »
Sure it may be missing some lag and also fails to bring up the obligatory sign in page where you originally enter your EA ID for seemingly no reason, but this re-creation by NoFrontier100 is one of the more realistic examples of video games IRL you’ll ever see. Even the most ardent and die-hard gamer has to give props to the video that blends elements of the game rather seamlessly. Continue reading “Viral Video: Battlefield 3 Real Life Battle, Re-Creates BF3 IRL” »
If the headline of ninjas unboxing a Galaxy Nexus took you by surprise, you’re probably not familiar with the original ninja unboxing videos that accompanied the release of the first two Google Nexus devices.
The first two videos (here and here) used some creative stop motion and animation techniques, but the new ninja unboxing video for the Galaxy Nexus is a full-fledged 8-bit arcade game available on YouTube. Continue reading “Galaxy Nexus Ninjas Unbox an 8-bit YouTube Arcade Game” »
Anime cult favorite Rurouni Kenshin is finally on its way to movie theaters (at least in Japan) with a live-action adaptation. While it’s being licensed by a Japanese film production company, call it a slim if somewhat delusional hope for worldwide release due to Warner Bros. backing it.
One has to at least be mildly surprised by the dark and somber tone of this. At least compared to the anime, which was, at times, appeared with plenty of fluff. Continue reading “Samurai Anime ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Gets Backing by Warner Bros., Set For Release Next Summer” »
At first glance, the commercial seems plain enough; equal parts annoying and over-expensive , the consumate staples of any commercial advertising a cell-phone and/or network plan. But listen closely and the latest Holiday commercial from T-Mobile has quite a “unique message” that goes way beyond making sure you don’t drop any calls this holiday. Is T-Mobile suggesting that we’re now living in a world “For The Gays?”
“Stream movies and shows, It’s Santa to go! Walking in a FORGY wonderland”
Google FORGY and you’ll find the acronym: “For the Gays.” Is T-Mobile trying to tell us something? Continue reading “Is T-Mobile Trying to Send a Message With Commercial ‘For The Gays?’” »
Today we get a story from NBC New York who profiles two thieves who not only reportedly went after iPhone users, but also declined to take Android devices from their victims.
A pair of would-be robbers targeting Columbia students in upper Manhattan seem to be rather picky as they prowl. Twice at 526 114th St., and once at 556 114th St., the suspects demanded the victims hand over their iPhones, police said. The first victim complied, but the second only had a Droid, according to police. The thieves apparently didn’t want a Droid — so they took cash instead.
Freddie Gibbs makes a lot of things look easy — could breaking the law be one of them? After finding two bags of weed in the rapper’s bags, TSA officials apparently let him off with a warning, via handwritten note that simply read “C’mon Son.”
Rumors abound as to whether the ‘note’ was an authentic warning, or just part of a quickly thought-up hoax by Gibbs, designed to get him some attention.
If anything’s for certain, it’s that the ‘Cmon Son’ note bears an uncanny resemblance to the note left behind by another TSA agent, who wrote “Get Your Freak On Girl” upon finding a passenger’s vibrator during a routine bag search. Said TSA-er was promptly fired; could it be said these guys have learned nothing since that debacle? Will this agent end up enduring a similar fate? Or did the vibrator incident inspire Gibbs to pull off his own stunt? Continue reading “Freddie Gibbs Avoids Massive #Fail, Gets Busted for Pot (Sort Of)” »
There are approximately 50 million millennials living in the United States and the infographic below lays out some of the most prominent traits of a millennial in all of its colorful, char-happy demographics. But for the impatient (and who isn’t amongst millennials with their all-time short attention spans) here’s the gist of it all, broken down with the most interesting stuff at the top of the pack: Continue reading “Why ‘Millennials’ May Have it Better Than Any Generation” »
We’ve been down this road before, first with Billionaire Alki David farting on the red carpet and all but high-fiving the girls flanking him. But Oscar Winning Acress and fan of spicy foods, Whoopi Goldberg may have just one upped David.
She let out a fart that was not only more pronounced than David’s, it was on live TV in front of viewers that may be more sensitive to farts than most crowds (now if she was on Hollywood Squares…)
It happened Friday Morning on The View (technically it began with whatever she ate on Thursday night) when Whoopi let one go while interviewing Claire Danes. The video speaks for itself, but pay close attention to Danes reaction to the fart, jumping up like the fire alarm went off (maybe it did?) Continue reading “Whoopi Goldberg Shows You How To Fart On Live TV” »
In a world where video games and movies IRL are becoming more popular than ever, we bring you this: Jedi, Ninjas, fight choreography, and if all that’s not enough, some pretty good VFX. In short, it’s what the Last Airbender was probably trying to be, but failed miserably.
According to the video-makers at Gas Attack: Continue reading “VIRAL VIDEO: Jedi vs. Ninjas Take Over Youtube” »
Google announced that they were celebrating the holidays by making a $40 million donation towards improving girls’ education, empowering technological innovation, and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
It’s no secret that the United States is falling behind in education and innovative new technology, but the donation by Google shines a light on the pandemic issue of global slavery.
Despite the passing of the 13th amendment, which prohibited involuntary solitude and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Equal Human Rights, the world has more slaves now than in any time in human history — 27 million. Google’s donation will help free over 12,000 people from modern-day slavery and prevent millions more from being victimized, all through support through organizations like:
- A site that measures “how many slaves work for you” Continue reading “Google Donates $40 Million Towards Tech Industry and Ending Slavery” »
According to the often reliable Asian trade publication DigiTimes, who relays information from various sources within the asian supply chain, Apple is prepping two new iPads for 2012. This probably isn’t reason to hold off from buying an iPad 2 as the most interesting upgrade will be coming in the later half of next year, but it does back up previous rumors of a new iPad in the 7-inch category…
The report says Apple is “likely to launch” a 7.85-inch iPad before the begininning of Q4 2012. In addition to that yet to be unveiled device, they also say a “new iPad” (fingers crossed for a full fledged iPad 3 upgrade) sometime towards the end of Q1. That puts us in a March timeframe for the iPad 3, which would lineup with previous releases and current rumors from other sources.
When it comes to the 7.85-inch model, which we’ve also heard various rumors about in the past, DigiTimes’ sources say Apple is particularly looking at taking on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and similar devices that might be stealing potential new iPad customers: Continue reading “New iPads: Apple to launch 7.85-inch iPad and iPad 3 in 2012” »