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The full 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' finale trailer arrives

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Last month, Lionsgate film gave fans their first brief look at footage from the final film in the 'Hunger Games' franchise, the second part to last year's 'Mockingjay' and today they studio has released an expanded look at the film in the first full length trailer.

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth all return to play their parts, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman who tragically passed away half way through filming last year. With last year's film ending on somewhat of a cliffhanger, it will be good to see if the filmmakers can turn the tragedy around and give a fitting goodbye to not just Hoffman, but the franchise at large.

 

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" will be released worldwide from November 10th 2015.

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Win Disney's classic 'Snow White' on Blu-ray HD in our latest promo

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

To celebrate the release of Walt Disney's original animated classic 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' from the Disney Vault for a limited time, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to five readers.

 

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No Film in history has captured the world's imagination like Walt Disney's first full-length animated masterpiece. The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one -- her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs -- Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her! Share this beloved classic with your family and celebrate Snow White's happily ever after again and again!

 

To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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eSports league wants to drug test pro gamers

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Amid reports that professional eSports players were abusing Adderall during sanctioned tournaments, the Electronic Sports League (ESL), is taking steps crack down on performance-enhancing drugs in the world of pro gaming.

 

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The Daily Dot reports that ESL is working alongside the World Anti-Doping Agency and the National Anti-Doping Agency to institute random drug screens for tournament participants. "We have known for some time that [performance enhancing drugs] would be a challenge at some point and we need to face that," the ESL stated. "As the stakes rise (we issue $500k per season of the Pro League alone) the athletes will push for whatever edge they can, however they can."

 

Due to the ramifications the ESL is hard-pressed to take action to put out the PR fire as soon as possible. Many key hardware titans have put their might under the banner of pro gaming, and these reports could very well blemish companies like AMD, NVIDIA, and Microsoft.

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Next 'Jurassic Park' film coming in 2018

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Just 24 hours from the news that 'Jurassic World' had rocketed past 'The Avengers' to become the third highest grossing film of all time, comes confirmation from Universal that the fifth film in the 'Jurassic Park' franchise is on the way. You didn't really think they'd replicate the 14 year wait between 'Jurassic Park III' and this year's film?

 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio isn't wasting anytime on developing the next film, and having already signed multi-film contracts, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard from 'Terminator: Salvation' will be back. Sadly, 'Jurassic World' co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow will return, but not in a directorial capacity - that search continues, but I'm sure Universal are lobbying very, very hard to retain him.

 

Ready or not, 'Jurassic World 2' (or 'Jurassic Park 5' for that matter) is coming on June 22, 2018.

Lenovo has faith in PC market, especially with Windows 10 coming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The PC market has been all over the place in recent years, with vendors struggling to sell PCs and devices pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 8. Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is the No. 1 largest PC manufacturer with around 20 percent of global market share, according to the IDC research group.

 

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However, Lenovo is aware that the PC market faces problems - with the company noting a Q2 7.5 percent year-over-year drop, while the PC market dropped almost 12 percent.

 

"We are starting to see a big consolidation in the market... we think that probably within the next 24 months, maybe four to five players will leave," said Gianfranco Lanci, COO at Lenovo, in a statement to CNBC.

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5 Reasons to Switch from a Regular Lock to a Quicklock

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

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Whether you're locking up your bike or putting away valuables in your gym locker, you want a lock that's sturdy and secure. The Quicklock is both...and wireless to boot. Get it at TweakTown Deals for $48.99.

 

Why's the Quicklock better than what you currently have? That one's easy:

 

  • It's wireless, so you don't have to remember any codes.
  • Three easy ways to open it-a phone, a card, or a keyring.
  • You can share it. The Quicklock works with an unlimited number of phones.
  • It lasts for up to two years on a single charge.
  • It's virtually indestructible. The Quicklock is made of die cast zinc alloy, so it's tough without being bulky-weighing in at just .5 oz, it's easy to carry it around wherever you need it.

 

Get the Quicklock and two wireless-enabled cards for just $48.99 now. Add it to your cart!

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NPR: US National Guard wants more drones for domestic use

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The National Guard has even more drones available for flights in the United States, and it looks like there is increased interest to use military drones in American airspace.

 

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Of specific note, there is interest in using drones for unclassified missions, such as surveillance after natural disasters, fugitive manhunts, and specific police scenarios.

 

"There's no iron, there's no aircraft here in Tennessee. I will say we are working to get iron in the state so they're available for the governor to use in a state of emergency," Said Keith Albritten from the Tennessee Air Guard, in a statement to NPR.

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Microsoft sold 1.4 million Xbox 360, Xbox One game consoles during Q4

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The Microsoft Xbox One may not be able to steal all momentum from the Sony PlayStation 4, but is giving Microsoft plenty of reasons to celebrate. During Q4, Microsoft sold 1.4 million Xbox 360/Xbox One systems, a massive increase from the 1.1 million sold year-over-year - but Microsoft declined to break down sales for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

 

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It looks like the Xbox business is giving Microsoft increased optimism with the looming launch of Windows 10, with Xbox console sales, revenue, and Xbox Live transactions all increasing. In addition, the company's gaming division saw 27 percent year-over-year growth, and plenty of upcoming video games look appealing.

 

"Xbox platform revenue increased $86 million or 10 percent," according to a Microsoft report. "[That was] driven by higher volumes of consoles sold, offset in part by lower prices of Xbox Ones sold. Xbox Live transactions revenue increased $205 million or 58 percent, reflecting increased users and revenue per user."

Repetitive motion injuries disrupting eSports careers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

When people think of eSports, they likely don't think of physical injuries that could keep gamers out of major tournaments and high-profile events. However, it looks like repetitive motion injuries are taking their toll, with players reporting tendinitis, tennis elbow, trigger finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome as some of the injuries they're facing.

 

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Many professional eSports players spend the majority of their day practicing, both in teams and individually, and hours of continued gaming can pose major health risks. It's not uncommon for professional gamers to spend at least half the day gaming, with another couple hours invested in replay analysis and film study.

 

"If you don't rest the body doesn't have a chance to heal itself, to go into a homeostatic state and say okay, now I can repair myself," said Dr. Levi Harrison, a hand and arm surgeon, in a statement to Motherboard. "Whether it's non-stop gaming or non-stop MMA training, the body doesn't like that, and there's a price."

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Risk of connected car threats growing, and public should demand change

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The growth of infotainment and other connected features in vehicles are designed to provide drivers with more control - but there is growing risk of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It's not a new discussion, but one that drivers should be paying more attention to, cybersecurity researchers warn.

 

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"If consumers don't realize this is an issue, they should, and they should start complaining to carmakers. This might be the kind of software bug most likely to kill someone," said Charlie Miller, after demonstrating how a Jeep can be remotely hacked.

 

The Senate Commerce Committee hearing related to the Internet of Things (IoT) yielded new interest in legislation designed to keep vehicle and driver data secure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should be responsible for leading this effort.

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