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X-Men Apocalypse

David and Jeff discuss how the newest X-Men film measures up to the rest of the franchise.

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Posted by Rich Johnston

STL014676You get to see a bit more of his arm. Is that worth an extra $3 to you? The $2.99 DC Universe: Rebirth #1 comic has got a second printing, now for $5.99, out on June 8th…

Titan’s Dark Souls #2 has also gone to second print… no change in price there though…

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DC Universe Rebirth #1 Gets A Second Print – For $5.99

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Posted by Erik Amaya

If there’s anything we now know about The Flash, it’s that even goodbyes can be short lived thanks to multiple Earths, time travel and plentiful bus lines between Central City, Keystone and Opal — to say nothing of the ease with which one can get to Nanda Parbat from just about anywhere in time or space.

And while the recently aired second season finale suggested we may have seen the last of Dr. Harrison Wells, nothing is ever so simple in the Multiverse. Entertainment Weekly reports actor Tom Cavanagh, who has played Wells in all his manifestations, will continue into season three as a regular.

They also suggest he may play the Earth-1 Wells at last. Cavanagh played him for a few brief scenes before being killed and replaced by Eobard Thawne. The site supposes Barry’s alteration of the future may prevent Thawne from seeking the scientist out, but with the Reverse-Flash still presumably stuck in his own past, his encounter with Wells may yet occur.

Personally, I’d want the Earth-2 Wells to return. I really enjoyed the character and his growth over the season. At times, it was more interesting than what was going on in the main story. But then again, letting Cavanagh find another persona for Wells may also prove rewarding.

The Flash returns in the Fall.

Tom Cavanagh Still A Flash Series Regular

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Posted by Ars Staff

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Annette Hurst is an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe who represented Oracle in the recent Oracle v. Google trial. This op-ed represents her own views and is not intended to represent those of her client or Ars Technica.

The Oracle v. Google trial concluded yesterday when a jury returned a verdict in Google's favor. The litigation began in 2010, when Oracle sued Google, saying that the use of Java APIs in Android violated copyright law. After a 2012 trial, a judge held that APIs can't be copyrighted at all, but that ruling was overturned on appeal. In the trial this month, Google successfully argued that its use of Java APIs, about 11,500 lines of code in all, was protected by "fair use."

The developer community may be celebrating today what it perceives as a victory in Oracle v. Google. Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a closer look. Not only will creators everywhere suffer from this decision if it remains intact, but the free software movement itself now faces substantial jeopardy.

While we don't know what ultimately swayed the jury, Google's narrative boiled down to this: because the Java APIs have been open, any use of them was justified and all licensing restrictions should be disregarded. In other words, if you offer your software on an open and free basis, any use is fair use.

If that narrative becomes the law of the land, you can kiss GPL (general public license) goodbye.

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Posted by John Timmer

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Yesterday, in a press conference and speech in North Dakota, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced what some are terming his energy policy. His announcement was extremely short on specifics, included factual inaccuracies, and in some cases contained obvious internal contradictions. As such, what he said might better be termed "energy aspirations." We'll have to wait for the details to see how these aspirations might eventually lead to policy.

What were those aspirations? There were two related themes in the announcements: extraction is good, and regulations are bad because they tend to limit extraction. So Trump will get rid of a lot of the latter in order to boost the former. But, at the same time, he'll preserve our air, water, and natural resources.

At one point, Trump estimated that "75 percent of our rules and regulations are bad for us." So he'd get rid of most of them: "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers, or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped, and scrapped completely." Lest there be any confusion about whose rules were problematic, he went on to accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of using "totalitarian tactics" and accused the Obama administration of blocking extraction.

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Posted by Jon Brodkin

Verizon workers rallying in July 2015, just before their contract expired. (credit: Communications Workers of America)

Thirty-six thousand Verizon employees are close to going back to work because of an agreement struck by the company and union representatives.

The workers went on strike on April 13 after working without a contract for 10 months. The union said Verizon was seeking to move jobs offshore, outsource work to low-wage contractors, close call centers, and force technicians to go on months-long assignments away from home. Union reps also accused Verizon of cutting staff instead of living up to promises to install more FiOS fiber lines.

But there is now an agreement in principle to end the strike and sign a new four-year contract, US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced today.

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Bakula & More Added to Trek Las Vegas

May. 27th, 2016 01:41 pm
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Creation Entertainment is aiming to lock in 100 celebrity guests for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and they've just revealed the latest batch of stars, bringing the total to 90. Star Trek Las Vegas will be held at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from August 3-7.

Here are the new additions:

Scott Bakula

John Billingsley

Go to www.Creationent.com for additional details. 

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Posted by Alex Cranz on Gizmodo, shared by Katharine Trendacosta to io9

Earlier this week The Information reported that Apple is making a smart hub to compete with the very cool Amazon Echo and recently announced Google Home. This is not shocking . Consumer technology companies’ new favorite thing is to get their remarkably well-designed talons into every aspect of our lives. If we want the convenience they promise then we have to sell a little bit of our digital soul.

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Posted by Gordon Jackson on io9, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo

Are you pondering what I’m pondering? No, it has nothing to do with monkeys and dental floss. We’re ranking every single one of Brain’s schemes—both from the Pinky and the Brain series and their shorts on Animaniacs—and thereby take over the internet! (Enh, we’ll figure that part out later.)

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Now that Nvidia has launched its Pascal graphics architecture, all of its board partners are scrambling to get new high-end GPUs out the door. MSI has a total of six of these cards to do battle against the likes of Asus, EVGA and Zotac.
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Today is Nvidia GTX 1080 day. The Founder’s Edition cards are now available, and Nvidia’s partners have been revealing their own GTX 1080. Gigabyte revealed its upcoming GTX 1080 G1 Gaming card, but we don't have many details yet.
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Posted by Blair Marnell

Earlier this week, NBC aired its annual Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for underprivileged children. The stars of The Walking Dead contributed to the event with a quick comedy sketch that featured our very own Chris Hardwick as Han Solo, and Dax Shepard… also as Han Solo!

What’s with the unexpected crossover? It was all a mental exercise of Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln, both of whom played themselves as extremely pretentious actors. Lincoln even used an exaggerated accent to further the effect as he and Reedus wished for a version of their show that didn’t have so much horror, blood, guts, and horror. That’s right, they said horror twice.

That was immediately followed by a the fake opening credit sequence for the “lighter” and “sweeter” Walking Dead that featured a cameo from Jeff Goldblum and Yvette Nicole Brown as Daryl’s never-before-mentioned family, the return of Merle Dixon’s hand, David Morrissey as the Governor doing an Elvis impression, and Lincoln as a clumsy Rick Grimes who looked and acted like he escaped from Mayberry.

The Walking Dead fans probably looked at this video with an eye towards figuring out who survived the events of the sixth season finale. For the record, this video featured Sonequa Martin-Green, Steven Yeun, Christian Serratos, Melissa McBride, Ross Marquand, and Josh McDermitt. But since we only saw Lincoln, Reedus, and McDermitt on the set of the seventh season, the other performers could have taped their sequences at different times. So we probably shouldn’t make too much of the fact that we don’t see Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, or Michael Cudlitz in this video.

What did you think about The Walking Dead cast’s Red Nose Day cameos? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Posted by Kevin Fitzpatrick

The reception of this weekend’s X-Men: Apocalypse will surely have a hand in deciding the future of the franchise, but leave it to TV to explore the decidedly weirder corners of the X-universe. Take FX’s Noah Hawley-drawn Legion, which the Fargo showrunner claims will deliver “something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected,” rather than punching and kicking.

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Space Camp

May. 27th, 2016 08:40 pm
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They were never meant to go to space, but they weren't given a choice. Five teens and an unproven astronaut find themselves alone, with no communications and little hope of returning home. But don't count them out yet as these kids went to Space Camp! Did they learn what they needed to save themselves? And does this movie achieve liftoff, or crash on the launchpad?

Now Playing Podcast needs your help to keep operating!  If you donate and support our show, you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob to find out.  Listen to the preview now, and then find out all the details about our donation drive.

Note: This podcast is not available for general download. The Sci-Fi Summer of 1986 Review Series was made as a special "Thank you" for those Now Playing Supporters who donate between April 1 and July 31, 2016.

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Obedience

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Posted by Holde_Maid

by

Herculaneum, circa 60 BC ...

Actually, you wouldn't HAVE to consider this within the Highlander universe(s); Iit was conceived within it, with Methos in mind. The female could perhaps be my character Diana from the Friend Trilogy. However, this would also work within the universe of the BBC series "ROME" (at least the historically fairly sound first season), hence the addition of said fandom.

Words: 556, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Posted by Debi Moore

As you’re probably well aware, “Scream” Season 2 kicks off on Monday night, but maybe you’re a little hazy on what transpired during Season 1.  Or maybe you want to dive into the new episodes without having watched last year.

In either case, this story’s for you as MTV has released a new Season 1 catch-up video, which you can check out right here! The new season starts on Monday, May 30th.

“Scream” Season 2 picks up with Emma’s (Willa Fitzgerald) return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) is hiding her connection to the Killer but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke (Carlson Young) and Jake (Tom Maden) are also keeping secrets—they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox (Bryan Batt). And Noah (John Karna) is getting closer and closer to the truth about the Season 1 murders.

Lakewood’s murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought to focus – with this Killer’s psychotic mind-game intent on bringing Lakewood’s heroes down in a storm of betrayal and bloodshed.

scream-s2premiere

The post Catch Up on Scream Season 1 Before Season 2 Premieres appeared first on Dread Central.

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Posted by Mark Wilson

To say that Windows 10 has been controversial for Microsoft would be something of an understatement. The most recent cause for complaint has been a deceptive upgrade popup, described by many as a "nasty trick", which fooled users into installing the upgrade. The company has since said that it will change the behavior of the upgrade notification, but this is not enough to silence hundreds of thousands of users in China. Microsoft stands accused of abusing its market position to force unwanted upgrades on people. Speaking to the Xinhua news agency, Zhao Zhanling from the Internet Society of China said:… [Continue Reading]


Beta updates – 2016-05-27

May. 27th, 2016 08:55 pm
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Posted by Frank

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.8.0.6451 – with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.

  • Improved: Behavior blocker default actions.
  • Improved: Ransomware detection.
  • Fixed: Factory defaults did not clear logfiles and ‘Malware objects detected so far’ counter.
  • Fixed: Automatic updates were logged as manual updates.
  • Fixed: Double log record added after a file restore from quarantine.
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Posted by Jason Fitzpatrick

Ever since Vista, Windows’ Control Panel has been a little difficult to navigate. Windows 10’s new Settings app is better, but not as feature filled. Here’s an easier way to get to the page you want: Use these shortcuts and the Windows Run menu.

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Posted by Teresa Jusino

Sure, there were plenty of comics fans who weren’t happy about recent developments in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t joke about it. That’s right. HYDRA Cap has been meme-ified.

They did a great round-up of these fan responses over at io9, and I’d love to share some of my favorites! Some fans used memes to underscore how upset they were about Captain America going over to the dark side:

Others used memes to rationally argue for any silver lining on this cloud:

Still others were just in it for the LOLZ:

Though I have to say, my favorite thing I’ve seen on the subject has been this breakdown of what other Marvel heroes might say if faced with a similar character reversal:

I love that chimichangas are such a part of Deadpool’s core essence and story that the fact that he doesn’t love them trumps anything else in his story as the thing he’d go back on.

Whatever your feelings on the Captain America matter, let’s all be glad for the fact there there will always be Internet memes to help us process our emotions.

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Posted by Ethan Anderton

Walking Dead Red Nose Day

Yesterday, NBC followed through with their latest tradition of an annual Red Nose Day special, a star-studded fundraiser that helps support projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. All of your favorite stars turned out for this event last night including Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Jeff Goldblum, Margot Robbie and literally dozens more.

Not all of the fun from last night’s show is worth highlighting, but there were two segments that we just couldn’t pass up. One features the return of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to TV sketch comedy while the other has Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln from The Walking Dead imagining their own Red Nose Day special akin to the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Watch both the Key & Peele and Walking Dead Red Nose Day video after the jump.

First, here’s the sketch with Key and Peele straight from NBC:

You know, even if Key and Peele did end up donating all the money they made from Keanu, they’d probably still be all right. Keanu didn’t make a ton of money at the box office anyway. Plus, they’ve got plenty of projects coming down the pipeline, such as a stop-motion animated movie that teams them up with the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus, there’s supposed to be a movie based on their Substitute Teacher sketch in the works.

Individually, Key is coming off a voice role in The Angry Birds Movie and Peele has his own horror movie that he’ll be directing. So even after Key and Peele ended last year, the comedy duo will be all right.

Speaking of duos, Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln teamed up for this Red Nose Day segment:

Even though I know Andrew Lincoln is British and we’ve seen a whole different side of him in Love Actually, ever since The Walking Dead began, it’s been weird hearing his native accent, especially when he has that beard. It’s nice to know that he dreams of such wonderful specials while he’s not shooting scenes from the AMC show.

Clearly the crew of The Walking Dead makes the most out of their cast too, because Josh McDermitt also appears to be a production assistant who bugs the hell out of Reedus and Lincoln. Hollywood is a tough business.

If you’d like to donate to the Red Nose Day cause and help out some needy people, you can head over here.

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