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Sony Pictures reboots 'Dragon Tattoo' franchise

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:00 pm

Director David Fincher's spectacular Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series is finally set to continue nearly a decade from the release of the last film, albeit in a full reboot minus Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and David Fincher.




According to The Wrap, Sony Pictures has hired 'Don't Breathe' director Fede Alvarez to take the helm of the fourth book in the series; 'The Girl in the Spider's Web', which has locked in a late 2018 release date. The 2009 adaptation grossed $232 million worldwide, but was seen as a disappointment based on the strong cultural awareness, coupled with the budget excesses for the r-rated film incurred by the infamously fussy director.


'The Girl in the Spider's Web' is set to hit cinemas in October 2018.

Huawei to launch Honor V9 globally as Honor 8 Pro

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Huawei unveiled the Honor V9 back in February, and on April 5th the company will launch the global version of the device under a name Honor 8 Pro.




According to the rumors, the specs of the phone will remain the same as the device that was already announced in China meaning we are looking at a 5.7-inch QHD display, dual 12MP+12MP camera, and Kirin 960 processor.


There should also be 6GB of RAM on board if the specs of the Honor 8 Pro remain the same as the ones of the Honor V9. You can also choose between 64GB and 128GB of internal storage with the V9, so the same is expected with the Honor 8 Pro.

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PS4 games coming to PC...via PlayStation Now

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 8:29 pm

Sony today announced that PS4 games will soon be playable on the company's PlayStation Now games-streaming service, effectively bringing PS4 games to PC for the first time.




Soon gamers will be able to stream PS4 games to their PC with a PlayStation Now paid subscription. The service, which streams games over Sony's cloud infrastructure, will also act as a rental service for PS4 owners who will get to sample the available console titles. On top of the $20 a month subscription fee, users will also need a $25 DualShock wireless dongle to use console controllers on PC via PS Now.


"As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games - currently 483 to be exact - to your PS4 and Windows PC. We're excited to announce that PS Now's catalog is set to grow even further, as we'll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We'll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned," Sony said in a recent blog post.

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Turkish businessman in exile buys Vertu for $61 million

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 7:55 pm

Vertu, a manufacturer, and retailer of luxury phones was established back in 1998 by Nokia. However, the company has changed hands a couple of times by now.




First, the company was sold to EQT VI in 2012, and their most recent owner, a Hong Kong-based holding company Godin Holdings, bought the company in 2015.


Now, Vertu once again has a new owner - a Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan, who is currently in exile. Uzan reportedly bought Vertu for $61 million.

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Project Scorpio Game DVR records native 4K 60FPS

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 6:14 pm

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio console may be the real deal when it comes to native 4K gaming, despite having only a scaled, console-grade 6TFLOP GPU. Reports indicate that Microsoft's "monster" 4K console could record gameplay footage at native 2160p 60FPS as well as stream 4K content.




Windows Central received another tip from its Xbox sources that Project Scorpio will be capable of streaming and recording gameplay footage at 4K 60FPS. The outlet reports that Project Scorpio will leverage HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K video streams, as well as HEVC encoding for 3840 x 2160 resolution 60FPS Game DVR captures.


"Microsoft's Beam streaming service has been running public 4K stream tests for some time, and it's now fair to assume it will not only be PC streamers who will benefit. Project Scorpio's Game DVR will allow you to stream and record clips in 4K resolution with 60FPS, according to our sources, which is a massive, massive step up from the 720p, 30FPS you get on the current Xbox One," Windows Central's Jez Corden reports.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 concept shows curved design

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Back in October, Xiaomi announced their most ambitious phone so far - the Mi MIX. The device comes with an incredible 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, which the company says is the world's 1st.




Less than a four months after the launch, the company has confirmed that they are working on the Mi MIX successor. The news was confirmed by the company's CEO Lei Jun.


The company is reportedly aiming for 93 percent screen-to-body ratio this time, and it has been confirmed that Xiaomi is developing the phone with the help of French designer Philippe Starck, who worked on the design of the original Mi MIX.

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LG G6 arrives in the US on April 7th

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 1:29 pm

LG G6 was recently announced in Barcelona during MWC, and the phone is already selling in the company's home country. However, the device has yet to hit global markets as well.


According to famous leaker Evan Blass, the G6 will be launched in the US on April 7th. Blass posted the date on his Twitter along with the photo of the phones which show that date on their display.



Unfortunately, the Mystic White color won't be available in the US, just the Ice Platinum and Astro Black versions of the phone.

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Third 'Wonder Woman' trailer unveils origins

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 6:23 am

Despite terrible reviews, the last DC comics big screen adventure 'Suicide Squad' ended up a big financial surprise for the studio, but it looks that this time around with 'Wonder Woman', Warner Bros are actually attempting to make a half way decent film. The studio has just released its latest look at the film, which seems to be shaping up confidently.



Starring Gal Gadot who reprises her role first seen in 'Batman v Superman', the first stand-alone 'Wonder Woman' film is set to delve deeper into the mythology of the Amazonian warrior, which weaves in and out of 20th century history. 'Star Trek' star Chris Pine also joins the film as the rogueish WW1 fighter pilot Steve Trevor. Wonder Woman is also set to again join Batman and Superman for the upcoming 'Justice League' feature, which launches in November.


'Wonder Woman' is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide on June 2nd.

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Ridley Scott thinks a 'Gladiator' sequel could work

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 6:04 am

As the famed British director puts the finishing touches on the next 'Alien' sequel 'Covenant', Ridley Scott is apparently re-considering a sequel to the 2000 historical drama 'Gladiator', which starred Russell Crowe.




The film, which bagged an Oscar for Best Picture , was once mooted for a sequel and is said to have had a screenplay actually written by Nick Cave (yes, that Nick Cave), however production didn't move forward. But speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director confirmed that he's still thinking about the project. No, you're not the only person thinking, but wasn't Maxmimus killed? It seems Scott knows how. "I was having this talk with the studio - 'but he's dead.' But there is a way of bringing him back. Whether it will happen I don't know. 'Gladiator' was 2000, so Russell's changed a little bit. He's doing something right now but I'm trying to get him back down here."


For now, 'Alien Covenant'; the sixth film in the franchise hit 3D and 2D cinemas on May 19 2017.

Mass Effect Andromeda footage appears at PAX East 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 13, 2017 2:15 am

BioWare took advantage of PAX East 2017 to give one last massive marketing push for Mass Effect Andromeda, which is just around the corner - showing off some new gameplay footage during the PAX East 2017 livestream.



EA also unleashed the official trailer to Mass Effect Andromeda, which is available in the gorgeous 4K resolution - with 16 different visual settings for you to tweak for the ultimate mix of graphics and performance. The team also revealed system requirements for 720p and 1080p:



Mass Effect: Andromeda Minimum System Requirements For 1280×720


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD FX 6350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11


Mass Effect: Andromeda Recommended System Requirements For 1920×1080


  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX 8350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, or GeForce GTX 970
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

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