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21 Nov 19:53

Newswire: Serial: The Movie isn’t happening—for now

by Katie Rife

[f] Não tem importância. Já está na melhor mídia que poderia ter. É chato que tanta gente não saiba nem do que se trata.

Serial. If you are on the Internet, you’ve probably heard of it, and unless you are a contrarian type who refuses to do things simply because they are popular—or you have a rare and medically unprecedented allergy to anything Ira Glass-related—you may very well have heard an episode or nine. Serial’s exceptional popularity (it set a record for the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads earlier this week) has naturally caught the attention of Hollywood producers, who have been courting agents for Serial’s parent podcast This American Life with offers to produce a movie version of the nonfiction crime drama.

But fans afraid of a Hollywood whitewash of the story have little to fear (yet) as producers of the show say they aren’t returning the film industry’s affection for their podcast, at least right now. Serial co-creator Julie Snyder tells Entertainment Weekly ...

21 Nov 23:35

Warren Ellis' Global Frequency Is Getting A TV Pilot—Once Again

by Lauren Davis

[f] Demorou. É o quadrinho mais adaptável que já foi feito.

Warren Ellis' Global Frequency Is Getting A TV Pilot—Once Again

Back in 2005, Warren Ellis' comic book series Global Frequency was adapted as a television pilot, but wasn't picked up for a full series. Now the tale of crowdsourced covert intelligence is getting a second shot at the small screen, with the creator of Farscape and Defiance behind the wheel.


21 Nov 21:20

Here’s how to run homebrew on your 3DS

by Kyle Orland

[f] Se eu puder dar um conselho nesse momento seria: Não atualizem seus 3ds nos próximos quatro meses. Vamos ver como isso progride.

A video showing off Smealum's Ninjhax homebrew exploit in action.

Earlier this week, hacker Jordan "Smealum" Rabet announced that obscure 2011 3DS platformer Cubic Ninja held the key to unlocking the 3DS hardware to run homebrew code, causing an immediate run on the hard-to-find game. Now, Smealum has published the details of his hack, along with the instructions and tools needed to unlock the system.

What Smealum is calling "Ninjhax" exploits an error in Cubic Ninja's level creation and sharing function, which passes created level data via generated QR codes. Scanning a specifically manufactured QR code, generated by a tool on Smealum's site to match any current 3DS hardware/firmware combination, causes the game to run a boot file loaded on the SD card.

At that point, the bootloader downloads additional code over Wi-Fi and installs and runs a front-end channel that can run other homebrew software stored on the SD card. After that initial QR code scan, the homebrew menu can be loaded simply by accessing the save game file through Cubic Ninja.

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21 Nov 11:52

Russian YouTubers call out Daily Mail in ‘Liquid Nitrogen Challenge’ copyright spat

by RT


Someone finally took the ‘meanwhile in Russia’ trope too far. The Daily Mail is being charged with misrepresenting a scientific YouTube video… and now also has to dump liquid nitrogen over itself in -15-degree Siberian cold.
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20 Nov 19:00

Watch the first trailer for Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' video game

by Andrew Webster

[f] Não estou jogando dinheiro na tela porque a tela não é dispositivo de entrada.

Telltale's Game of Thrones video game is almost here, and the Walking Dead developer has just released the very first trailer showing the title in action. The game sports a similar visual style as past Telltale games like The Wolf Among Us, but with a painterly style that seems to fit in well with the fantasy setting.

The six episode-long game series will be set towards the end of season three of the HBO series initially, ending just before the events of season five. It will be focused on House Forrester, a little known house from the north of Westeros that's historically been fiercely loyal to the Starks, and will take place in Ironrath, a stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees.

In a first for the developer, Game of...

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05 Nov 18:40

Interstellar Is the Best and Worst Space Opera You'll Ever See

by Annalee Newitz

Interstellar Is the Best and Worst Space Opera You'll Ever See

If you love epic space opera, you shouldn't miss Interstellar. But before you go, you need to be prepared to overlook its major flaws.


06 Nov 14:40

Physics students have calculated that the physical impact of being rescued by the Flash is, in fact,

by Mark Strauss

[f] Esse pessoal não manja nada. Nem descobriram ainda o Campo da Velocidade.

Physics students have calculated that the physical impact of being rescued by the Flash is, in fact, more damaging than being hit by a car. Based upon footage from the new TV show, they say that increasing the area over which the superhero makes contact with a person would lower the pressure and likelihood of injury.


07 Nov 16:56

Biorobotic Roaches Can Use Microphones To Search Rubble For Survivors

by John Biggs

[f] Não tem nenhum ativista interessado em salvar essa baratas?

Bozkurt-Roach-HEADER-848x477 Another day, another insectobot connected to a small, audio-sensing cyborg harness. Two researchers at the North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Matt Shipman, have mounted a small circuit board to a live cockroach and connected leads to the bug’s brain. By playing special tones, the board can trick the cockroach into moving left or right, essentially turning the bug into… Read More
07 Nov 13:31

'World's poorest president' gets $1mn offer for old VW Beetle

by RT

"The pot-smoking leader"

An Arab sheikh seems to think the 'world’s poorest president,' Uruguay’s Jose Mujica, is in dire need of cash. He’s offered $1 million for Mujica’s iconic 1987 VW Beetle – but the pot-smoking leader says he will donate the money to the homeless instead.
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04 Nov 22:57

EFF wants to legalize bringing 'abandoned' games back online

by Jacob Kastrenakes

[f] Melhor empresa

Some video games become totally impossible to play when their developer shuts down their servers, so the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants everyone to have the right to tweak their games to get them running again. It's filed a petition with the Library of Congress and the US Copyright Office asking that modifying a game be considered fair use when it's done so that a game can be made playable again after a developer has "abandoned" it and stopped running servers needed to allow gameplay. That would allow gamers to continue playing games longer after their release and for archivists and researchers to work with games far in the future without worrying about running afoul of copyright laws.

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31 Oct 19:15

Telltale's Game of Thrones will feature five playable characters from the same family

by Colin Campbell

[f] Ansiosamente esperando.

Telltale Games' forthcoming episodic Game of Thrones series will feature five playable characters from the same family. A company executive revealed the plan in an interview with International Business Times earlier today.

"We always will evolve our story-telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we've made," said Telltale Games' senior vice president of publishing Steve Allison, referencing earlier games from the company. "For example, Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters.

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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.

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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