Dec 13

Sony Pictures Announces Spider-Man Spinoffs Venom and Sinister Six

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Commenting on the announcement, Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures said, "The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films."

Spider-man’s universe is certainly ripe for exploitation, let’s hope they do as well as the Marvel universe movies did.

via Superhero Hype.

Nov 15

After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica goes all digital

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"In spite of our long history with print, I would like to point out that no single medium, neither books nor bits, is at the core of our mission. That mission is to be a reliable, up-to-date, and scholarly source of knowledge and learning for the general public, and I believe that 200 years from now, this mission will continue to be vital and relevant and that the people of the future who are committed to it will use the best available technology to fulfill it."

I remember back in my youth that my parents bought a volume at a time so that we would be well educated. Then the internet came along and provided an education of another kind… I’m not going to shed a single tear for the fact that there will no longer be a Britannica book set to read from, but as the guy said, the information is still out there, ready to be used.

via DVICE.

Nov 15

Sam Flynn with Light Cycle Collectible Figure Set

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the 1/6th scale Sam Flynn Collectible Figure with Light Cycle from the TRON: Legacy movie. The set is specially equipped with the Light Cycle with LED light-up function, together with the highly detailed Sam Flynn collectible which is specially crafted based on the image of Garrett Hedlund in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted heads and light-up Tron Warrior suit.

**Battery included for Collectible Figure, button cells are required
**Battery not included for Light Cycle, 3A batteries are required

The Sam Flynn with Light Cycle Collectible Figure Set features:

Two (2) hand-painted, switch-out heads including:
One (1) with authentic likeness of Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn
One (1) with helmet
Body with partial articulation
Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed hair and skin texture
One (1) pair of gloved palms for driving Light Cycle
Switch-out legs including:
One (1) pair of bending legs for riding position
One (1) additional left leg for breaking position
One (1) black Tron Warrior suit with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated) with data disc at the back (not removable)*
One (1) pair of undetachable black-color boots
One (1) black helmet
One (1) 1/6th scale Light Cycle with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)**

*Battery included for Collectible Figure, button cells are required
**Battery not included for Light Cycle, 3A batteries are required

via Sam Flynn with Light Cycle Collectible Figure Set – Hot Toys – SideshowCollectibles.com.

Nov 15

This is a real, working, Star Trek-style Tricorder

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Upon holding the Tricorder near a power adapter plugged into the wall, you could see the oscillating magnetic fields on the magnetometer visualization. There they were, slowly bouncing back and forth, right in front of you… More educational discoveries came quickly — from finding all the heat leaks from different building materials in my graduate student apartment in a century home, to how much humidity is exhaled in a breath… And from that moment on, it seemed like much of the mystery of how they worked I now understood — I could think about what was going on inside them easier and more naturally, now that I had this visual grounding of the science going on inside. This is why I built the Tricorder.

via This is a real, working, Star Trek-style Tricorder | DVICE.