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Take your revenge with our 'Green Dragons' Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of the Hong Kong action thriller 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' on Blu-ray HD and DVD, we have copies of the film to give away to ten lucky readers, thanks to our friends at eOne Home Entertainment.

 

From acclaimed director Andrew Lau (A Beautiful Life) and Andrew Loo, and legendary executive producer Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas), comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of The Green Dragons.

 

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To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply answer the following question in no more than 50 words:

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Destiny's House of Wolves DLC arrives on May 19

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

Destiny players will have something to celebrate next month, with Bungie and Activision set to launch the game's second expansion pack: House of Wolves.

 

 

Activision announced the news with a note to the world this morning, showing off a new trailer to the House of Wolves expansion, which we've embedded above.

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Pedophiles using 'dark net' to avoid police detection with success

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

Pedophiles are adapting their habits and using the so-called "dark net" to find children to exploit, while creating new business opportunities.

 

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Even though most people use the dark net to avoid government detection, 80 percent of traffic to dark net sites were believed to be related to child pornography, according to a recent British research study. There is an increased effort to prevent this type of dark net use, but cybersecurity experts believe the problem is just getting worse.

 

"It was just an awful realization, discovering there were tens of thousands of people who are not only trading child pornography, but planning to exploit children," said Greg Virgin, a cybersecurity consultant, in a statement published by CBS News. "We found one site where users openly advertised the ages of the children they were interested in. The average youngest age they were seeking for girls was zero years old. And the average age for boys was one."

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Mobile games are spending more on TV advertisements than console games

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

Mobile game publishers are breaking out their checkbooks to invest in expensive TV advertisements, outpacing console game publishers, according to the iSpot.tv advertising tracking firm. Companies such as Machine Zone, Supercell and King want to attract more mobile gamers to their products, and don't have the name recognition as larger, traditional game studios.

 

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Thirty percent of the overall TV advertising revenue spent during Q1 was dedicated to King, Machine Zone and Supercell, with mobile game companies spending $130 million so far in 2015. Companies such as Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, 2K Games, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft all trail the mobile gamers - and it looks like gamers are paying attention.

 

"These spending patterns may merely indicate that mobile games are taking advantage of the relative lull in major game console advertising," said Sean Muller, CEO of iSpot.tv, in a guest post on Venture Beat. "But so long as this TV ad push results in more app downloads, we may likely be seeing a new long-term competitor to the mix."

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New Marvel 'Ant-Man' trailer impresses on a small scale

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

With not one, but two big summer blockbusters on the way, Marvel will be counting the dough from the one-two punch of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'Ant-Man' if the latest trailer for the film is anything to go by.

 

 

Starring Paul Rudd as reformed thief turned miniature superhero Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as benefactor Hank Pym, much like last year's 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Ant-Man' needs to overcome low awareness for the film to become a huge international success - although the interaction with the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe (and requisite cameos) might just assist, not to mention the incredibly powerful brand recognition of Marvel itself.

 

'Ant-Man' is released in Australia on July 16th and in the United States on July 17th.

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Full 'Terminator: Genisys' trailer reveals evil John Connor!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 9 hours ago

With so many blockbusters vying for attention this U.S. summer, studios are pulling out all the stops to promote their latest pictures, with eye popping visual effects and the promise of more bang for buck. With all this and more, the latest trailer for 'Terminator: Genisys' has now instantly jumped to my must-see list.

 

 

Playing with the timeline established by the original 'Terminator' and 'Terminator 2', 'Genisys' has some shocks in store for audiences when an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline results in a new mission: to reset the future.

 

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clark and helmed by 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor, 'Terminator: Genisys' hits screens worldwide on July 1st - for the first time in 3D.

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US looking to re-establish technological edge, focus on cybersecurity

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 days, 9 hours ago

As part of the US Defense Department's "Better Buying Power 3.0" initiative, the government wants to see closer relationships forged with the private sector. The main goal of the program is to make sure the US doesn't lose a technological edge over foreign adversaries, as the DoD dumps money into new R&D efforts.

 

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A major effort will focus on keeping next-generation weapons technology and defense systems secure from cyberattacks - something that is of major concern, especially from China, Russia, and other countries with sophisticated cyber militaries.

 

"It includes the industrial base that supports us and their databases and their information," said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, in a statement. "It includes what we hold in government. It includes the logistics support information, the sustainment information, the design information, the tactical information. Everything associated with the product is a potential point of attack. And we are under attack in the cyber world, and we've got to do a better job protecting our things."

Get 'Spirited Away' in our Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Madman

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 days, 10 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of the classic Studio Ghibli animated film 'Spirited Away' for the first time on Blu-ray HD, we have copies of the film to give away to five lucky readers.

 

In a place that doesn't exist - something impossible happens. From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, 'Spirited Away' - the wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

 

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Price of electric vehicles sliding, increasing interest among buyers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 5 days, 10 hours ago

It wasn't too long ago when electric vehicles were seen as niche products for more affluent car buyers, but auto manufacturers want to make EV more affordable for everyone.

 

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Price of batteries used in EVs has decreased, helping generate more sales, with a 14 percent annual drop from 2007 to 2014, according to a recent study. Manufacturers choose to keep the cost of lithium-ion battery production relatively secret, but mile ranges are increasing - which is another appealing aspect to drivers.

 

It looks like "events" are "moving quicker than expected in lithium-ion battery technology," though the price tags often could be misconstrued, according to Luis Munuera, energy analyst for the International Energy Agency, in a statement to the MIT Technology Review.

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Hillary Clinton wins praise for using social media to launch 2016 bid

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 5 days, 12 hours ago

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has won over support after turning to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to make an announcement of her upcoming presidential campaign. Even though Clinton is a well recognized name in politics, it's expected she will try to use social media to promote a clear message in an effort to win over voters.

 

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The following Tweet has garnered more than 100,000 retweets and has been favorited more than 97,000 times:

 

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