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'Jurassic World' director hints at open-source dino future

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 hour, 14 mins ago

On the eve of 'Jurassic World's Japanese domestic release, but already the third highest grossing film of all time, Universal has unsurprisingly moved fast to lock in a sequel for 2018, but where will they take the franchise next?

 

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'Jurassic World' director and screenwriter for 'Jurassic Park 5' (or 'Jurassic World 2' if you will) Colin Trevorrow spoke to Wired and shed some light on what we will, and won't see in the next film.

 

"[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That'll get old real fast. I feel like the idea that this isn't always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy... What if this went open source? It's almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?"

 

The next installment hits screens on on June 22, 2018.

'Tron' actor gives up on prospect of more films

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 hour, 50 mins ago

Original 'Tron' and 'Tron Legacy' actor Bruce Boxleitner has kept the franchise flame going for over 30 years now, but after Disney's cancellation of the second sequel in recent months, even he has sadly given up the faith.

 

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Speaking to SlashFilm on the prospect of further 'Tron' films, the actor said "I don't really care anymore. I'm done with it. I've moved on. I hate to say that but it's been too up and down for me. I would rather not just keep going. I don't want to repeat my career anymore."

 

Whilst it might sound a bit harsh, Boxleitner clearly understands the business rationale in not continuing the franchise. "It breaks my heart, but I understand the times move on. Disney, it's not in their [wheelhouse] anymore. The animated series a lot of promise, they didn't stick with that either. I don't think they really want it anymore. I think they've got Star Wars. They've got Marvel. Legacy was successful. I'm not sure that they really had that much interest anymore. I hate to say that because I think there's a lot more to go."

 

Still, its not game over for 'Tron' fans, with a new ride at DisneyLand Shanghai opening next year.

New mod transforms GTA V into a RPG, thanks to modder Logic Spawn

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 43 mins ago

Modders have been quite busy crafting a slew of additions and expansions for GTA V's PC port, leading to some pretty amazing things like playing as Iron Man, wreaking havoc with the game's physics with the car cannon mod, or even adding incredibly realistic visuals with the Project Realism script. Now one modder has made Los Santos into a sandbox for a chaotic RPG adventure.

 

 

With GTA: RPG, a modder by the handle of Logic Spawn has injected more RPG mechanics into Rockstar's heist caper by adding "typical RPG features such as leveling, questing, non-linear dialogue, skills, looting and more". Vanilla GTA V already had a light RPG system, but this particular script kicks things up a notch for some high-quality entertainment.

 

Each of the three main characters have designated classes--Time Master for Michael, Speedster for Tranklin and Berserker for Trevor--and players can create their very own character with a range of different customization options straight out of GTA: Online.

Continue reading 'New mod transforms GTA V into a RPG, thanks to modder Logic Spawn' (full post)

3 Reasons Your Car Needs This Essential Gadget

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 8 hours, 40 mins ago

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Whether you're in the car every day or a few times a year for road trips, you've probably found yourself with a low phone battery, counting the minutes to your destination so you can power up. Being able to charge your devices on the road is a must-and a potential lifesaver if you find yourself in an emergency situation. Enter the Mpow 3-port car charger. It's your last chance to get it at TweakTown Deals for 80% off, so there's no excuse not to add this to your glove compartment. Head over and grab it for just $13.99.

 

Here's why you'll be glad you did:

 

  • You can use it to charge up to three devices-two tablets and one smartphone-simultaneously.
  • It's speedy. The Mpow packs in 6.6 amps of power and has X-Smart technology that identifies your device to provide a super fast charge.
  • It'll keep your devices safe. The Mpow automatically stops charging if there's a danger of overcharging, overheating, or overcurrent.

 

Told you there's no excuse not to get it. Grab the Mpow 3-port car charger at TweakTown Deals.

 

Bonus Deal: Another powerful option? The $14.99 Exocharge 3-port car charger, for ultra-fast power in a sleek aluminum body.

Could social media eventually turn on the Islamic State?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

The Islamic State has had ups and downs while using social media, finding Twitter, YouTube, and other sites helpful in recruiting new members, sharing propaganda, and intimidating the public. Trying to fight the group has evolved into an international effort, with Europol and the US government looking for ways to crack down on the Islamic State.

 

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"Every targeted country that the Islamic State brags about becomes more resolved to take on the Islamic State," said Max Abrahms, a political science professor at Northeastern University and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, in a statement published by Voice of America.

 

"While it's true that bragging about the violence over social media can be beneficial in terms of having a recruitment affect, there's also a very substantial attrition effect."

Continue reading 'Could social media eventually turn on the Islamic State?' (full post)

The Arkansas Governor's URL now points to a LGBT forum

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 10 hours, 47 mins ago

Thanks to an expiring domain registration, someone has taken the Arkansas Governor's URL and ensured it redirects to a LGBT community focused chat room and forum.

 

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Expected to be in retaliation to Asa Hutchinson's harsh stance on the LGBT community, Hutchinson recently refused "to veto a bill which banned local governments in Arkansas from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect LGBT residents," as reported by Gizmodo.

 

According to Vocativ, this domain was taken over by a college student by the name of Dylan Hailey. In an interview with this news website, Hailey claims to currently own the domain registration details to 27 politicians now with no intentions to stop in the future.

Report: Konami exploits and "imprisons" employees

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

The public image of Japanese games publisher Konami continues to worsen as more news breaks on the company's controversial treatment of its own employees. Nikkei reports on the disdainful conditions that Konami employees are subject to on a regular basis, revealing things like invasive video monitoring and even reassigning key development talent to menial labor tasks.

 

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"Konami's internal culture sounds poisonous. For one, email with outsiders is done with a randomized email address changed regularly," freelance games localizer Thomas James said in a series of translations of the Nikkei article. "It does not stop with emails. Lunchtime leave is regulated with time cards. Those who exceed allotted time are outed within company."

 

"Employees deemed useless have been known to do assembly line work, security guard detail, cleanup at fitness clubs," James continues. "These are not nobodies being told to do this work either. Producers and other prominent creators have had this hoisted on them."

Continue reading 'Report: Konami exploits and "imprisons" employees' (full post)

Google pitches in $1m AU to help disadvantaged Aussies learn about IT

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 11 hours, 44 mins ago

With $1m AU set to be spread between three programs to assist disadvantaged and marginalized Aussies in gaining access to ICT services, the aim here is to promote these students to begin their own careers in IT.

 

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Sent to not-for-profit organizations, this donation will ensure hands-on training can be supplied to approximately 10,000 students in total. One of the organizations involved and highlighted is Engineers Without Borders Australia and its 'Regioneering Roadshow' program, set to train regionally-located school age students, focusing on promotion of women in IT.

 

The Engineers Without Borders Australia director, Jane Hadjion, told iTnews about the wide variety of children that will benefit from this service, stating: "We're putting on 65 workshops in 38 locations over 12 months. We're reaching 6500 students, 470 teachers and 1400 parents."

Continue reading 'Google pitches in $1m AU to help disadvantaged Aussies learn about IT' (full post)

OnePlus co-founder has big ambitions over the next five years

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 12 hours, 44 mins ago

Smartphone maker OnePlus is riding some strong marketing momentum after announcing the OnePlus 2 device in late July. The new flagship phone follows up the OnePlus One, as the company continues promoting powerful devices that don't have premium price tags.

 

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"In 5 years I think it will be Apple, OnePlus and Samsung because there's no more room in the market," said Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, in a statement to USA Today. "Everyone else would've died because they couldn't reach the scale they wanted fast enough or they couldn't have a margin to sustain their business. Look at the soft drink space: there are only two players, Pepsi and Coke."

 

Pei said the company broke even last year, and is looking to break even again in 2015, though admitted OnePlus has aggressively expanded its staff. If everything goes well, OnePlus hopes to sell 3-5 million units in 2015, but officials are more interested in what consumers think of its products.

Continue reading 'OnePlus co-founder has big ambitions over the next five years' (full post)

Seagate reports small drop in earnings amid anti-SSD claims

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 12 hours, 50 mins ago

Recently Steve Luczo, CEO of Seagate, told investors in a conference call that "There is no one that is using SSDs for storage," during talks about his companies fiscal third quarter earnings results.

 

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This statement followed reports of Seagate earning a fiscal third quarter revenue of $3.3 billion at a gross margin of 28.7%, while posting a $3.4 billion profit at 28.2% margin over the same period in 2014. As mentioned in the title, the drop is certainly small and provides nothing for this HDD producing company to worry about just yet. But it makes you think, will Luczo's and his companies stance change if or when SSDs become more utilized by all consumers?

 

Luczo is happy with these results, stating in a recent press release that "In light of dynamic market conditions this quarter we are quite satisfied with our operational performance and ability to return value to shareholders," continuing "Near-term macro uncertainty is affecting certain areas of our addressable market however we remain optimistic that market demand for exabytes of storage will continue to increase over the long-term."

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