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18 Nov 20:30

Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford Screw Up in Funny ‘Expendables 3′ Gag Reel

by Germain Lussier

expendables 3 gag reel

Despite being as good, if not better, than its previous two incarnations, The Expendables 3 didn’t light a fire at the domestic box office. After the first two films grossed $103 million and $85 million respectively, the third film only did $39 million (Internationally it did a respectable $206 million, but that was still a franchise low).

There are plenty of reasons why The Expendables 3 under-performed, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of star power. Original stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and others were joined by Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammar, Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes as well as a whole team of young soldiers, including Kellen Lutz and Ronda Rousey.

You can see all those stars and more on the Blu-ray, which is released November 25. One example of the extras on the disc are a funny Expendables 3 gag reel, which features Ford and Gibson hamming it up on set, cursing, it’s good stuff. Check out the Expendables 3 gag reel below.

Thanks to Collider for the video.

Expendables 3 gag reel

Here’s the press release with all the info on the Blu-ray.

The Expendables return tougher and faster than ever as old friends face off in the exclusive unrated edition of The Expendables 3, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) and On Demand November 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include the never-before-seen unrated edition of the film – featuring more action, more explosions, more fights – and a higher body count – everything fans have come to love in the franchise! And now, with the immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack experience, audiences will feel like they’re at the center of the action. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will also feature the original theatrical movie. Full of “testosterone-fueled fun” (IGN), both versions of the film will be available two weeks earlier on Digital HD November 11. Also available November 25, The Expendables 3 DVD (plus Digital) will include only the original theatrical version of the film.

The Expendables 3, “the best Expendables yet” (Crave Online), features an all-star cast of iconic action veterans and new recruits including Sylvester Stallone (Rocky franchise, Rambofranchise), Jason Statham (Crank, Snatch), Jet Li (Hero), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro), Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand), Wesley Snipes (Blade), Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier), Randy Couture (The Expendables franchise), Terry Crews (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules, The Twilight Saga franchise), Ronda Rousey (UFC Champion, Fast & Furious 7), Glen Powell (The Dark Knight Rises), Victor Ortiz (WBC World Welterweight Champion), Robert Davi (Die Hard, The Goonies), with Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Mad Max), with Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator franchise).

In the latest edition of the popular franchise, Barney (Stallone) faces off with an old enemy and must fight old blood with new blood, bringing in a new era of Expendables who are younger and faster. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise when The Expendables find themselves in their most personal battle yet.

The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with bonus material that includes The Expendables 3 documentary, two featurettes that delve deep behind-the-scenes with the incredible cast and crew, an extended scene and a gag reel. The Blu-ray features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack encoded with Dolby TrueHD for Dolby Atmos-enabled systems. Dolby Atmos provides captivating, multidimensional sound to bring consumers deeper into the story by delivering an experience that moves sound throughout the room with amazing clarity and true-to-life detail. The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

The Expendables 3 Documentary
“New Blood: Stacked and Jacked” Featurette
“The Total Action Package” Featurette
“Christmas Runs the Gauntlet” Extended Scene
Gag Reel

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20 Nov 19:00

See Patrick Stewart as a Skinhead Scumbag in ‘Green Room’

by Russ Fischer

Evil Patrick Stewart

Jeremy Saulnier, the cinematographer-turned-director, got our attention in a big way with Blue Ruin. (That thriller is on our list of 50 great films you should see in 2014.) Now he’s making his second feature as a director. The movie, Green Room, features Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist scumbag who leads a gang that ends up in conflict with a punk band that witnesses one of the gang’s violent acts.

(Seriously, this movie sounds like a deep-sleep dream hatched after a night pounding boilermakers and reading a vintage issue of Maximum RocknRoll. I can’t wait.)

The first image of skinhead Patrick Stewart and his Green Room gang is out now; see it below.

First look at me as a very bad guy in Jeremy Saulnier's @greenroomfilm to be released by @BroadGreen next year.

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) November 20, 2014

Here’s a high-res version of the image.

Patrick Stewart Skinhead

Here’s the press release, which offers more details on the film:

In the crime thriller GREEN ROOM, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.

Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.  Rounding out the cast is Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier’s BLUE RUIN star Macon Blair.

BGP is producing and financing the film and plans to release the movie in 2015.  The film is written by Jeremy Saulnier (BLUE RUIN), who will also direct.  Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp of filmscience will produce the film along with BGP’s Victor Moyers.  Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures and Vincent Savino of filmscience will be executive producing the project.

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21 Nov 14:00

‘Yucatan’ Being Developed From Steve McQueen Treatment Into Robert Downey Jr. Adventure

by Russ Fischer

Steve McQueen Treatment Yucatan

In the late ’60s, when Steve McQueen (the actor, not the current director) was one of the biggest stars in the world, McQueen outlined a treatment for an action/adventure movie. “Outlined” may be too simple a word; in fact, there’s a 1700-page document from McQueen setting up the film. Now that outline is being turned into a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) called Yucatan, which is now a potential starring vehicle for Robert Downey, Jr.

Deadline says that “McQueen’s detailed template for the movie was found in two leather-bound trunks after his death.”

Yucatan is being developed at Warner Bros., and sounds like it would be right up Downey’s alley. The treatment features “a renegade salvage expert’s search for Mayan treasure in the Yucatan Peninsula.” We don’t know too much more than that, and in fact we don’t know how closely Rossio will stick to McQueen’s original outline — clearly there’s a lot of material there, however, from which to work. But the idea of Downey playing a “renegade salvage expert” in an exotic locale sounds like something fans of the actor would readily embrace.

Downey is working with Rossio to develop the script, and producing with Susan Downey and David Gambino, along with Dan Lin from Lin Pictures.

Downey tweeted an image of the team at work on the Yucatan script:

Back on the boards! #TeamDowney #Yucatan

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) November 20, 2014

Downey is also developing another Sherlock Holmes movie for Warners, and his take on Pinocchio and Perry Mason, as well.

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21 Nov 14:00

The First Home Iris Scanner

by Popular Science Staff
Myris, a sleek handheld iris scanner, brings biometric security to home computers. The device plugs into a USB port and takes a split-second video of both eyes, scanning more than 240 points in each. Read the story here or dive into the full list of Best Of What's New winners
20 Nov 20:13

Telltale's Game of Thrones teaser begins the story of the House Forrester

by Ozzie Mejia

Telltale has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming Game of Thrones series. Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will feature many of the cast members of the HBO show, while also giving players a good chance to see the story from their point of view.

Game of Thrones will be played from five different perspectives, each from a member of the noble House Forrester. In fact, much of the story will unfold over the Forrester home of Ironrath. Players will bump into many of the book/show's characters, like Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Margaery Tyrell, and Ramsay Snow. Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, and Iwan Rheon will all return from the HBO series to reprise their respective roles. Other cast members are set to appear over the course of the game's six (one more than previous Telltale efforts) episodes.

No word on when the first episode 'Iron From Ice' will premiere, but it is scheduled to come to PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and other platforms to be named later. The full trailer can be seen below.

20 Nov 06:31

Jules Bianchi emerges from coma

by Daljinder Nagra

20 Nov 06:14

Michael Schumacher 'paralysed and in a wheelchair'

by Daljinder Nagra

20 Nov 18:55

How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins

by Andrew Rosenblum

A Texas supercomputer capable of 9.6 quadrillion operations per second has solved a thorny problem in genetics, by looking at the bones of a young boy who died 24,000 years

19 Nov 04:14


20 Nov 16:23

Britain's first 'poo bus' hits the streets

by Matt Brian
Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the brown stuff. That's why it's today put the UK's first...
19 Nov 20:32

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

by Sarah Fecht

After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to

20 Nov 06:15

Thor is the Sexiest Man Alive

by David Konow

We at TG find the whole Sexiest Man Alive list is pretty silly, and not just because I’ll never be in it in a million years. We’re not sure who came up with this idea, and normally we wouldn’t write about it in a million years, except this year a Marvel hero made the cover.

Yes, Chris Hemsworth, the man who is Thor, is this year’s sexiest guy in the world, according to People magazine, coming out head of Chris Pratt, Idris Elba, and Matthew McConaughey.

19 Nov 12:54

Fitbit data has been used as evidence in court for the first time

by Carly Page
Fitbit data has been used as evidence in court for the first time

Move criticised over data's reliability and possible manipulation

18 Nov 15:30

Microsoft accepts Opera Mobile Store as default for Nokia phones

Microsoft and Opera have signed a contract, which will make the Opera Mobile Store the default app store for Nokia feature phones, those running Symbian as well as Nokia X devices. The change will happen in the beginning of 2015 and people who are still using Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X devices will be redirected from the Nokia Store to the Opera Mobile Store. According to Microsoft, the change enables millions of people using classic Nokia phones to continue having a "trusted source for apps, games and content." Because the process includes changing the default app store of so many users, both companies estimate the change will take place over the good part of the first half of 2015. Then, the Nokia Store will close its doors. "We continue to sell and support classic Nokia devices, which remain popular in many parts of the world," said Rich Bernardo, Vice President, Phones, Microsoft. "We're delighted to partner with Opera Software and continue to provide a reliable app store experience for consumers and developers alike." Once the transition ends, the Opera Mobile Store will become the third largest app store in terms of downloads. Currently, the store boasts close to 300,000 apps and games with support for more than 7,500 devices ranging from feature phones to smartphones. 40,000 developers from around the world have contributed to the store's range of app...

18 Nov 16:30

Royal Caribbean's cruise of the future looks a lot like the present

by James Trew
When I think of the ultimate future cruise ship, many things come to mind. Most of them borrowed from Star Trek, I'll admit. Holodecks, food replicators, staff in tight-fitting onesies -- that kinda thing. I'd also be willing to throw in some robot...
18 Nov 22:10

EFF Launches Initiative To Encrypt The Web With Free HTTPS Certificates

EFF, Mozilla and others are working on a new initiative to provide free TLS certificates for websites servers in order to encrypt their connections at no additional cost.
19 Nov 07:04

One of music's big managers wants to pull 20,000 songs from YouTube

by Jon Fingas
You may not know who Irving Azoff is, but he's considered one of the most powerful managers in the music business... and right now, he's wielding that power against YouTube. The industry vet's recently established royalty group, Global Music Rights,...
19 Nov 09:33

Jolla wants you to fund and develop its new tablet (update: funded!)

by Steve Dent
Yesterday, Jolla teased "something big" and has just revealed what that is: the Jolla Tablet with Sailfish 2.0. There's just one caveat, however -- you'll have to design and fund it yourself. It's now up on Indiegogo with a $380,000 target, and Jolla...
18 Nov 14:23

Toyota’s Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Priced from $57,500 in the U.S.

by Brandon Hill
Vehicle will also be available via $499/month lease
18 Nov 11:30

Nokia Announces N1 Tablet: 7.9” & Powered By Android

by Ryan Smith

Since selling their mobile device division to Microsoft, much contemplation has been had over the future of Nokia. As it slowly turns out, their future is not all that different from the past. Except perhaps that there’s a lot more Android in Nokia’s future.

As part of the Slush 2014 conference, Nokia has announced their next consumer gadget, a new tablet going by the name Nokia N1. Measuring at 7.9” diagonal, powered by an Intel CPU, and running Android Lollipop, the N1 is Nokia’s first tablet since selling their mobile device division.

From a design perspective I’m not sure there’s anything to call the N1 other than an unabashed duplicate of the iPad Mini. Built out of a single piece of aluminum, the N1 incorporates the iPad’s 7.9” diagonal size and many of its stylings, including curves, button placements, and even the location of the headphone jack. Short of the iPad’s home button, at first glance you would be hard pressed to tell the N1 and iPad Mini apart.

In any case, while in many ways Nokia is looking to learn from the masters here, the N1’s design does have some elements that set it apart (and ahead) of the iPad Mini and similar tablets. Nokia has been able to drive the tablet to just 6.9mm thick and 318g heavy – thinner and lighter than any iPad Mini. Meanwhile the display has been fully laminated, with Nokia eliminating any kind of air gap between the display panel and the cover glass.

In terms of technical specifications Nokia is tapping Intel’s Atom Z3580 to power the device. Z3580 includes a quad-core Silvermont processor running at 2.3Ghz, along with an Imagination PowerVR G6430 running at 533MHz. Paired with the processor is 2GB of LPDDR3-1600, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11ac WiFi. Meanwhile the 7.9” 4:3 IPS display is 2048x1536 pixels, once again identical to the retina iPad Mini. Powering the device will be an 18.5Whr battery.

Tablet Specificaiton Comparison
  Nokia N1 iPad Mini 3 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet
SoC Intel Atom Z3580 Apple A7 Tegra K1
CPU 4x Silvermont @ 2.3Ghz 2x Cyclone @ 1.3GHz 4x Cortex A15r3 @ 2.2GHz
GPU PowerVR G6430 @ 533MHz PowerVR G6430 Kepler (1 SMX)
NAND 32GB NAND (eMMC 5.0) 16GB/64GB/128GB NAND 16GB/32GB NAND + microSD
Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD 7.9" 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD 8” 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD
Dimensions 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9mm, 318 grams 200 x 134.7 x 7.5mm, 331 grams 221 x 126 x 9.2mm, 390 grams
Camera 8MP Rear Camera
5MP Rear Camera
5MP Rear Camera
Battery 5300 mAh, 3.7V chemistry (19.61 Whr) 23.8Whr 5197 mAh, 3.8V chemistry (19.75 Whr)
OS Android 5.0 +
Nokia Z Launcher
iOS 8 Android 4.4.2
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.0, USB Type-C (USB 2.0) 802.11a/b/g/n + BT 4.0, Lightning (USB 2.0) 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n + BT 4.0, USB2.0, mini HDMI 1.4a
Price $249 (32GB) $399 (16GB)
$499 (64GB)
$299 (16GB/WiFi)
$399 (32GB/LTE)

One notable first here, Nokia is utilizing the new USB Type-C connector for the tablet, and not entirely in the way we’d expect. With the Type-C connector serving as Nokia’s analogue to Apple’s Lightning, Nokia is using what they call a “Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector” setup, which means that while this is a Type-C connector it is only wired up for USB 2.0 and not USB 3.0. Given the design goals of the Type-C connector, we expect this will be the first of many such mobile devices to make use of it in the coming months.

Vision for the N1 will be provided by a pair of cameras on the front and back. The rear camera is an 8MP camera with autofocus and is capable of recording video at 1080p. Meanwhile the smaller front camera is 5MP and utilizes fixed focus. Finally, the tablet comes in a single storage configuration of 32GB, with Nokia’s NAND driven through eMMC 5.0.

On the software side of matters, the N1 will run a semi-customized version of Android Loliipop. In this case Nokia has made only a handful of changes, primarily replacing the standard Android launcher with their newly released Z Launcher.

Finally, while the N1 is a Nokia branded product, Nokia is calling special attention to their manufacturing arrangement with tablet partner Foxconn. As part of Nokia’s development strategy, the industrial design, IP, and Z Launcher software are being licensed to Foxconn for the production of the tablet. Foxconn in turn basically assumes all further responsibilities for the product, including business execution, engineering, and support, in many ways making this a Foxconn tablet with Nokia software and branding.

No doubt due in part to this reason, the N1 will be launching first in China before coming to other regions. Nokia’s official announcement states that it will be launching in China in Q1’15 for the equivalent of $249 USD (before taxes) with no further markets announced at this time. Meanwhile BGR is reporting that it is expected to launch in China after Chinese New Year, with further releases in Russia and parts of Europe in the following months. To that end there are no currently announced plans to bring the N1 to North America, though at this stage by no means does it mean that the N1 won’t come at a later date.

Gallery: Nokia N1 Tablet
17 Nov 20:04

Blind Guardian - New Album Trailer Online

by Bad English
Power metallers <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=53&bandname=Blind+Guardian>Blind Guardian</a> have released the first taste of their new and anticipated album <i>Beyond The Red Mirror</i>. As they will release a new single on December 5th, 2014, you can now hear an excerpt from the tune "Twilight Of The Gods" below. Do you think it's promising? <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=25012>Read more...</a>
19 Nov 10:34

Sonata Arctica - Share New Video For Genesis Cover

by BloodTears
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=166&bandname=Sonata+Arctica>Sonata Arctica</a> have recently released a re-recorded version of their debut album <i>Ecliptica</i>, which originally came out 15 years ago entitled <i>Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition</i> via Nuclear Blast. Well, now the Finns unveil a special video clip for their cover version of the Genesis classic "I Can't Dance", which is available as a bonus track on this release, as you might have noticed. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=25023>Read more...</a>
15 Nov 19:44

Stunning Mosque In Iran Becomes A Magnificent Kaleidoscope When The Sun Rises

The exterior of the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, while decorative, hints only vaguely at the colorful splendour held within. When you step inside, especially if it’s early in the morning, the mosque truly becomes a vivid and glorious kaleidoscope.

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is heavily decorated with stained glass – something very rare in mosque architecture. It was built during the Qājār era by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk in 1888. The mosque is famous for its extensive usage of stained glass and the divine feast of colours that it casts with the help of the morning sun. The mosque is often referred to as the “Pink Mosque” due to the dominance of this colour in the intricate and colorful tiles decorating its arches and niches.

If you ever have a chance, go visit this majestic, one-of-a-kind mosque and don’t miss the earliest bus – you won’t regret it!


Image credits: Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

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17 Nov 22:00


16 Nov 21:11

We're Running Out of Chocolate

Not tech news per se but very relevant to all of us in some form: two of the largest chocolate makers say that the cocoa supply is running out. A combo of pod fungus and dry weather is causing supply issues and deficits are becoming the norm. There's also a slight demand problem. China's growing love for the stuff is of particular concern. The Chinese are buying more and more chocolate each year. Still, they only consume per capita about 5 percent of what the average Western European eats. There's also the rising popularity of dark chocolate, which contains a good deal more cocoa by volume than traditional chocolate bars (the average chocolate bar contains about 10 percent, while dark chocolate often contains upwards of 70 percent). Comments
17 Nov 15:00

‘The Imitation Game’ Trailer: Reaching New Heights

by Russ Fischer

Imitation Game trailer

Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as pioneering and unjustly prosecuted computer scientist Alan Turing, The Imitation Game has been squarely established as a key player in this year’s awards race. That means it can be easy to talk about Cumberbatch’s Oscar chances rather than the film itself. But set aside questions about awards for now. Focus instead on the fact that there’s a big movie about a man who has long been celebrated in scientific circles, and who is also known for his sexuality and the shameful way he was treated by his country because of it. See a final Imitation Game trailer below.

This is a minute-long trailer, so it hits the high beats, throws out some critical praise, and gets out. As I’ve said before I like this trend of one-minute trailers more and more. It’s a good way to remind audiences of the movie, but not badger us all with extensive plot details and big emotional moments.

The Imitation Game opens on November 28 in the US. Trailer via YouTube.

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

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17 Nov 11:45

Goat MMO Simulator will WoW fans for free later this week

by Sinan Kubba
If you're a MMO player LFG - Looking For Goats - then you're probably mad. You're also exactly the kind of oddball who'll be interested by Goat MMO Simulator, a free expansion for Goat Simulator that's releasing on Steam this Thursday, November...
16 Nov 05:43

Video: Father and son bond over a spot of drifting

by Daljinder Nagra

17 Nov 06:25

Manchester United launches branded tyre

by Daljinder Nagra

14 Nov 22:04