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Our first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman

Zack Snyder is currently filming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has Henry Cavill starring once again as the Man of Steel, Ben Affleck don the Batman suit, and up and coming star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

 

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At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, we got our first look at Gadot in the Wonder Woman outfit for the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Gadot is someone you might not have heard of, but she starred in the last few Fast & Furious movies. The first look at Wonder Woman shows us that the new outfit doesn't feature the usual red, white, blue and gold, but a more muted look.

 

On her right hip, we can see the Lasso of Truth, and in her right hand her magical sword. This is Zack Snyder's take on Wonder Woman for the big screen, and I'm loving what I'm seeing so far.

Game of Thrones star could end up in the 'The Last of Us' movie

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's mega hit Game of Thrones, is in talks to star in the movie version of the PlayStation exclusive 'The Last of Us'.

 

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Buzzfeed's Senior Film Reporter, Adam B. Vary, tweeted directly from San Diego Comic-Con: "The Last of Us movie team had meeting with Game of Throne's Maisie Williams for lead role of Ellie. Nothing signed yet at all". The problem is, Maisie is 17 years old, while Ellie in the game world of The Last of Us is 14.

 

Naughty Dog has the last say of the casting of the roles within the movie, so we might see Williams star in the movie after all, even with her being a few years older than Ellie. I think Williams would be great for the role of Ellie, especially considering how her character has evolved in the world of Game of Thrones over the last four seasons.

Uncharted movie slated for June 10, 2016 release

Deadline is reporting that the Uncharted movie from Sony Pictures will be hitting theaters on June 10, 2016. The June 10, 2016 date opened up because it was originally held for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but the studio has delayed that movie until 2018.

 

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Doug Belgrad, President of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group said: "June 10 is a great date for Uncharted. It's just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film". It's unknown who will play Drake, but there are rumors that Mark Wahlberg will step into the shoes. There were previous rumors of Nathan Fillion playing Drake, but I'm sure we'll hear more about the Uncharted movie as we jump into 2015.

Slingbox M1 lands July 20, smallest and cheapest Sling device yet

Sling has been making set top boxes for a long time now that are able to shoot your favorite content at home to a portable device outside the home for viewing on the go. The company has announced a new set top box that will launch later this month that is its smallest and cheapest unit to date. The new set top box is called the M1 and it will sell for $149.99 when it launches July 20.

 

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That makes it about $30 cheaper than the old Slingbox 350 it replaces and the new M1 is considerably smaller. The smaller footprint of the new device makes it easier to find space for the M1 in your crowded entertainment center.

 

The M1 is designed to work with the Sling apps for iOS, Android, and desktop apps for Mac and Windows computers. Despite being smaller and cheaper than its predecessor, the M1 still has the component and composite connectivity that the larger and older box offered. Sling also fits the M1 with Wi-Fi connectivity and ditches the Ethernet cable needed for the older set top box.

Netflix to expand Down Under to Australia in 2015

Australians have been getting the blunt end of the TV and movie stick for decades now, but things are all about to change with Netflix announcing it will push out its subscription TV service Down Under in 2015.

 

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The co-CEO of Village Roadshow has confirmed that Netflix will be available in Australia in 2015, but there is no word on restrictions to Netflix's catalogue, or pricing. I think we'll see a restriction of content, as Foxtel has quite the monopoly in the country, so VPN and DNS providers will still continue to give Aussies the best deal.

 

Piracy numbers should shift a little with Netflix in Australia, but if major restrictions are placed on the service to keep Foxtel pumping along, I expect quite the vocal out roar in the country.

Logitech Harmony remotes get Sonos speaker control capability

Logitech has been cranking out Harmony universal remote controls for a long time. There are multiple versions of Harmony remotes available and they are all able to replace multiple remotes. The coolest part about Harmony product is that they can be set up to change inputs for different components using macros.

 

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That means you can change inputs for moving between TV and game consoles with the press of a single button. Logitech has upgraded some units in the Harmony remote line with the ability to control the Sonos wireless speakers.

 

The update to give Sonons control is only offered for the top of the line units in the Harmony family. Those units include the Smart Control and Ultimate. Harmony remotes also have the ability to control Philips Hue lighting as well.

Netflix expansion eyes Europe, spreading into France and Germany soon

Netflix is spreading its wings throughout Europe, where it has announced it is launching in six new countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg later this year.

 

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The company hasn't spilled the pricing, launch dates or content selections - something we should hear in the near future. Are you based in any of these countries? Excited to hear that Netflix is coming to you soon?

Vudu lets UltraViolet users share movies with up to five friends

Most of us are used to the movie and music industry trying to make us feel like criminals if we let a friend watch a movie or borrow an album. Vudu is changing that with UltraViolet users now being able to allow up to five friends to share their online movie collection. The new feature is called Share My Movie.

 

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Using that feature, flicks can be shared with up to five other people. To share the movies you will need to enter the email address of up to five people. If they already have a Vudu account, they will be instantly linked and able to see and share films they purchase.

 

Users who don't have accounts will be sent to sign up for one before they can view shared movies. The main goal is to use the sharing feature to woo new customers to sign up for Vudu and use the service.

LG expected to unveil new G3 smartphone May 27, media invites sent out

LG said earlier this month when it had its Q1 financial meeting that it expected to get a sales boost from the new LG G3 smartphone that would launch in Q2. April was the start of Q2 and it is over, so many expected the device to launch in May.

 

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LG has now sent invites out to publications in the tech world inviting them to an event to be held on May 27. This is most likely the event where the G3 will be unveiled to the public. That would give a full month for sales of the smartphone to happen in Q2.

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Hulu blocks foreign watchers trying to stream via VPNs

Hulu is a video streaming suite that is meant to be used by people in the US only. That fact hasn't stopped a bunch of people outside the US from using Hulu to watch shows they like before they air in their home countries. The way many people are able to access the site from outside the US is by using a VPN.

 

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Hulu knows this is going on and has taken steps to crack down on VPN users. Recently people who had been able to access Hulu via a VPN in the past have been greeted with a message rather than TV shows to watch when they reach Hulu.

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