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29 Oct 18:59

Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

by samzenpus

[f] A Stan Lee Media está para o Stan Lee como o Onslaught está para o Prof. Xavier.

An anonymous reader writes "Stan Lee Media and The Walt Disney Co. have taken their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals over who owns the rights (and profits) to Marvel characters. Though Disney bought Marvel in 2009, Stan Lee Media (no longer associated with Stan Lee, himself) still claims copyright of the characters."

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29 Oct 19:00

HP’s Sprout PC is like a real version of Iron Man’s JARVIS

by Peter Bright

[f] Poor Man's Jarvis, you mean.

You know in Iron Man 2 when Tony Stark has JARVIS scan the diorama of Stark Expo and then manipulates a computerized version of the model with his hands?

HP today unveiled the peculiarly named Sprout, a PC that will let creative professionals do the same... more or less.

The Sprout projector houses a DLP projector, 3D camera, and a light.

The all-in-one desktop PC has an integrated 3D scanner that can digitize physical objects and a projector with a 20-inch touch-sensitive mat. The 3D scanner uses Intel's RealSense 3D capture, which combines the images from multiple cameras to construct its 3D models; it can also capture 14 megapixel 2D images. Both the 3D scanner and the projector point at the touch mat, creating a workspace enabling the "physical" manipulation of digital objects.

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29 Oct 21:43

Twitch wants you to watch developers build their games

by Adi Robertson

[f] Se eles querem, não vai ser eu quem vai ser contra.

You can play games on Twitch. You can watch people play games on Twitch. You can watch fish play games on Twitch. You can watch people write news reports on Twitch. And now, there's a section where you can watch people make games on Twitch. A new "Game Development" category features people who are building or modding games, whether that's doing coding or drawing concept art. The options for picking what to stream on Twitch are already pretty open, but a dedicated way to find developers raises the visibility of anyone who wants to do it. Polygon reports that this went live on October 16th, after the idea was suggested at PAX Prime at the end of August.

Right now, the overall category has 17 channels with a total of about 700 viewers,...

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28 Oct 16:21

God behind Big Bang and evolution - Pope

by RT

[f] Vixi. É muita treta.

The Big Bang and evolution both happened, but at God’s impetus, according to new comments made by the Pope. He told a religious meeting that the Big Bang theory did not contradict the existence of God, but required it.
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29 Oct 16:19

Smog couture: Facemasks on catwalk at China’s fashion week

by RT

[f] O estilista foi pra casa pensando: "Deus; como eu sou subversivo".

China’s smog problem has infiltrated haute couture. One fashion designer has embraced the country’s ongoing problems with pollution, incorporating the need for face masks into their Spring/Summer 2015 sportswear collection.
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29 Oct 21:05

'Scream' or shaving machine? Internet reacts to Russia 2018 World Cup logo

by RT

[f] A internet é um ciclo de outro ciclo.

The logo for the 2018 World Cup, which was revealed by Russian organizers on Tuesday, went viral in an instant, fueling the imaginations of numerous internet users who tried to discover the true inspiration behind the emblem.
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28 Oct 18:22

Third 'Captain America' film gets a name: 'Serpent Society'

by Jacob Kastrenakes

[f] Incrível o que acontece quando clica nesse link.

Marvel is today unveiling the subtitle for its third Captain America movie: Serpent Society. It's a mysterious subtitle, especially given that many had expected the new movie to be named after the Civil War plot line that Marvel is introducing in this movie, which is supposed to kick off the conflict that'll propel its next round of superhero films.

Serpent Society film will pit Captain America against Iron Man, as the two battle over a law requiring superheroes to register with the government and serve their country. Captain America is opposed to the legislation and ends up having to face off with Iron Man, who is in favor of it. Robert Downey Jr. will once again reprise the role.

Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed Captain America:...

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27 Oct 18:32

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange

by Kwame Opam

[f] Called it.

Sherlock Holmes is becoming Doctor Strange. Deadline now reports and The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Marvel is in final negotiations to cast the Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star as their Sorcerer Supreme.

Cumberbatch was among a number of actors rumored for the role, including Jared Leto and Joaquin Phoenix. The film, which is due out July 8th, 2016, is being helmed by horror director Scott Derrickson, known for such films as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Strange is expected to be an major face in Marvel's Phase Three films going forward, which begins with the release of Ant-Man next year.

Plot details haven't yet been revealed, but Cumberbatch will play Dr. Stephen Strange, a former neurosurgeon who, after...

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27 Oct 14:35

IT is real: Viral evil clown attacks grip France

by RT

[f] Não sei como, não sei porque, mas sinto que isso só pode ser culpa do Alan Moore.

Freakish aggressive clowns, some allegedly armed with knives, pistols, and bats are driving French towns crazy, chasing down and attacking people.
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20 Oct 20:01

'Dead Rising' film has its lead: former 'Daily Show' war correspondent Rob Riggle

by Ross Miller

[f] Pô... Tem a ver.

Comedian Rob Riggle is probably best known for his work as a Daily Show correspondent through 2008, as well as his various film and TV cameos (21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, NTSF:SD:SUV). And now he's playing lead for the upcoming video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower. Here's the official synopsis:

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story's narrative.

Riggle will play photojournalist and...

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16 Oct 17:50

What Does Your Password Say About You?

by Amber Gott

[f] Popular Poop Passwords

A deeper dive into the passwords from the recent Gmail leak reveal some interesting psychology on why we choose the passwords we do. For one thing, the generated passwords are very easy to spot when you take a look at the data, because they’re so rare. That means most of us are still creating our own short passwords rather than using a password generator. And when we create those passwords, we default to words, phrases, or variations of familiar patterns, because they're easier to remember.

Check out what our follow-up analysis of the Gmail data reveals:

12 Oct 18:53

Newswire: Netflix shows off images from its Daredevil series, reveals who Rosario Dawson is playing

by Sam Barsanti

[f] No Brasil o nome será traduzido para "O Atrevido".

Apparently there’s more to New York Comic-Con than cartoon raccoons and people distancing themselves from terrorist organizations, as Marvel and Netflix also used the convention as an opportunity to promote the streaming service’s upcoming Daredevil show. A writer for io9 sat in on the panel and posted a good account of the clips that Marvel showed, which included Daredevil kicking some guy’s ass, Daredevil having a moment with Rosario Dawson’s character, Daredevil (as Matt Murdock) talking to future-love interest Karen Page, and a scene featuring Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin that was—in io9‘s words—“SENSATIONAL.”

It sounds like the show is going to stress that the Kingpin isn’t the outright villain he’s usually portrayed as, with him being more of a complicated man who sometimes does good things. Also, speaking of Rosario Dawson’s character, she won’t be playing Elektra—as ...

11 Oct 07:39

Now a brunette! Crimean prosecutor Poklonskaya parades new haircut & color

by RT

[f] \o/

Crimea’s prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya, whose anime-style images became an internet sensation, has caused a great stir among her fans as she appeared at the State Council meeting with a new haircut and her hair dyed dark.
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03 Oct 18:30

‘Life of Pi’ Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Shooting ‘Star Trek 3′

by Russ Fischer

Mandando bem Lord Raiden.

claudio miranda star trek 3

The Oscar win Claudio Miranda enjoyed for Life of Pi started some conversations, as that film was shot with a heavy blend of real and CG environments. But Miranda’s skill in leading a crew that works with such a combination of elements should serve him very well for his next gig. Miranda (above, center) has been hired to shoot Roberto Orci‘s Star Trek 3, which will also mark the current series’ transition from film to digital.

TrekMovie reports the Claudio Miranda Star Trek 3 hire. The two Star Trek films directed by J.J. Abrams utilized much of the same crew across the two pictures, led by cinematographer Daniel Mindel. But Mindel went with Abrams to make Star Wars Episode VII, and some of the other crew went with them.

So there are new faces behind the cameras for Star Trek 3. And while Abrams and Mindel shot the first two Trek films on actual film, in keeping with Miranda’s working methods Star Trek 3 will be shot digitally.

This won’t be the cinematographer’s first brush with sci-fi. In addition to Life of Pi, he has recently worked with Joseph Kosinski on Tron Legacy and Oblivion, and shot Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. He also shot The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for David Fincher. (Miranda has done a lot of work with Fincher, in fact. He was the gaffer on extra Se7en shoots, and on the main unit for The Game and Fight Club, and did some uncredited cinematography on Zodiac.)

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02 Oct 21:44

Leonardo DiCaprio won't play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

by Jacob Kastrenakes

[f] Todo mundo tá na lista de possibilidades, mas tá na cara que vai acabar sobrando para o Mark Walberg ou, no pior dos casos, Nic Cage.

Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorkin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This movie has been in the works for a while now, and this is the second big change that it's gone through this year: originally, David Fincher was in talks to direct it with Christian Bale as the star, but in April, the studio instead decided to put it in the hands of Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire, with DiCaprio as its lead.

The Reporter now says that Bale is back on the list of potential names to play Jobs. Alongside him is said to be Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper — though the Reporter suggests that Affleck is an unlikely choice due to scheduling conflicts. There's...

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02 Oct 15:57

Samsung puts the metal Galaxy Note 4 through its own bend test

by Chris Welch

[f] Melhor teste

Samsung wants to dismiss the idea that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be as "easy" to bend as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Looking to capitalize on the controversy that Apple and others say shouldn't really be a controversy, Samsung has released a new video meant to showcase the strength and resiliency of its latest phablet. The Note 4 features a metal band, remember, so this was always going to be a fairer fight than pitting the 6 Plus against the plastic Note 3.

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01 Oct 15:34

This bent iPhone 6 poster is perfect

by Vlad Savov

[f] Ecos de Microsoft essa Apple.

Billboards can be big and unwieldy things. Sometimes big things need to bend a little to fit into the limited space of our puny little planet. And sometimes the thing that's being advertised is so perfectly in sync with the billboard's shape as to require no further explanation.

The massive advert for the iPhone 6 above is purportedly from Berlin — a place where Samsung also maintains a big presence — while the promotional poster below comes from a store in the Netherlands. We can't yet verify the legitimacy of either image, but that's really beside the point. Either they're delightfully grand examples of self-sabotage or incredibly witty visual satire. Both work for us.

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04 Oct 16:38

Robert Downey Jr. Would Do Iron Man 4 If Mel Gibson Directs

by E. Alex Jung

[f] Successful troll is successful

The best-paid actor in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr. knows something about redemption, and he also thinks it's time for the industry to forgive Mel Gibson for his transgressions. In an interview with Deadline, Downey said, "Well, first off, he has changed so much" and went on to praise Gibson for ... More »

30 Sep 21:58

Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer

by Greg Kumparak

[f] Quero.

arduino printer There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers. Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them. But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard. A challenger approaches! Arduino, best known for building and shipping the absurd number of microcontrollers that power many a DIY project, is about to enter the 3D printing market. Read More
30 Sep 22:05

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

by Kyle Russell

[f] Vou te dizer que olhando assim parecem bem ruins.

iPhone 6 Plus gaming With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the six up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More
30 Sep 23:32

{youtube::h-DcUASffHU} Exagero ou não, o tal caso do "bendgate" tem dado o que falar para a Apple. Depois de vários usuários mostrarem o iPhone 6 Plus sendo dobrado em vídeos, da zoeira que algumas rivais fizeram e até da Apple mostrar seus testes de resistênci...


"De agora em diante vocês não vão mais receber nenhum dispositivo para testes e vocês não serão convidados para eventos da Apple no futuro."

{youtube::h-DcUASffHU} Exagero ou não, o tal caso do "bendgate" tem dado o que falar para a Apple. Depois de vários usuários mostrarem o iPhone 6 Plus sendo dobrado em vídeos, da zoeira que algumas rivais fizeram e até da Apple mostrar seus testes de resistênci...
29 Sep 17:59

'Y: The Last Man' movie is no longer happening

by Jacob Kastrenakes

[f] Esqueçam isso de cinema. O que liga hoje em dia é fazer versão em point and click pela Telltale.

The acclaimed comic series Y: The Last Man will be staying just that: a comic. New Line optioned rights for a film close to a decade ago, but after sitting around for so long, they recently reverted back to the series' creators — and there's no sign right now that they'll be going anywhere else. New Line had been attempting to get a film going as recently as last year, even bringing on commercial director Dan Trachtenberg to see it through, but Trachtenberg revealed on Twitter last week that the film is done for.

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27 Sep 17:13

Like Harry Potter’s? 3D 'invisibility cloak' unveiled by NY scientists (VIDEO)

by RT

[f] A demonstração é impressionante, mas os editores do site acharam que por via das dúvidas tinham de associar ao Harry Potter, Por causa das razões.

A news ‘invisibility’ cloaking device has been unveiled by US scientists – which they say can be constructed at home, causes no distortion of objects in the background, and can conceal objects in 3D from different angles.
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18 Sep 18:14

GTA-ISIS: Militants hooking youngsters with ‘Jihad video game’ trailer

by RT

De repente esse povo gosta da cultura americana. Hein?

Islamic State (IS) militants have released a jihadist video game trailer in which the aim is to destroy Iraqi and US forces, Arabic media report. The game, styling itself as a Grand Theft Auto adaptation, appears specifically aimed at young people.
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16 Sep 17:57

Are video games sexist?

by American Enterprise Institute

Boom Goes the Dynamite

Are video games rife with sexism? And have you heard that most video gamers are now adult women—not teenage boys in the basement? A new study says so. Feminist tech writers have seized on...
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16 Sep 19:40

We've Come a Long Way With Free Music and U2


[f] Esse mundo é uma piada

We've Come a Long Way With Free Music and U2

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13 Sep 20:20

Star Wars' Final Scene Is Ridiculously Awkward Without Music

by Robbie Gonzalez

Vou ter que dizer que é bem ridículo mesmo com música.

Take out the triumphant score from John Williams, throw in a little foley work, and the throne room scene from A New Hope becomes a steaming pile of uncomfortable silence. This is way funnier than it has any right to be.


13 Sep 22:50

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

by Soulskill

[f] Ponto de vista bastante válido.

New submitter anlashok writes: Atheism and science face a real challenge: To frame an account of science, or nature, that leaves room for meaning. According to this article, atheists have pinned their flag to Mr. Spock's mast. But they need Captain Kirk. Quoting: "I'm pro-science, but I'm against what I'll call "Spock-ism," after the character from the TV show Star Trek. I reject the idea that science is logical, purely rational, that it is detached and value-free, and that it is, for all these reasons, morally superior. Spock-ism gives us a false picture of science. It gives us a false picture of humankind's situation. We are not disinterested knowers. The natural world is not a puzzle. ... The big challenge for atheism is not God; it is that of providing an alternative to Spock-ism. We need an account of our place in the world that leaves room for value."

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11 Sep 10:08

What if the Apple Watch was round?

by Tom Warren


Apple’s Watch was unveiled to the world earlier this week as a rounded square timepiece. While Motorola has opted for a circular smartwatch with the Moto 360, Apple’s Watch will be available early next year in two square editions and a variety of finishes. Square might be the only option in Apple’s smartwatch portfolio right now, but what would a circular Apple Watch look like?

UX and UI designer Alcion has opened up Photoshop and some 3D rendering software to find out. In a series of...

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01 Sep 02:19

Massive privacy breach? Dozens of celebrities’ nude pics leaked online (NO PHOTOS)

by RT

Isso é muita honestidade.

​Dozens of celebrities could be affected by what appears to be the largest privacy breach in history in which the anonymous perpetrator released a handful of stars’ nude photos and shared a list of the alleged victims of the hack.
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