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Amazon is resurrecting Patrick Warburton as 'The Tick' for new pilot

The verge - zo, 08/31/2014 - 02:01

In 2002, Fox cancelled superhero TV show The Tick just eight episodes in. Now, over a decade later, Amazon Studios is giving the show a second chance. According to The Wrap and People, star Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Ted, Seinfeld) has made a deal with rights holders Sony Television to produce a pilot for a rebooted version of The Tick.

In the original show, Warburton played the Tick — a big, blue, and clumsy parody of a superhero. The series was based on a comic of the same name, and a successful ‘90s animated kids show featuring the hero pre-dated the failed live-action effort on Fox. The show was favorably received by critics at the time — and has since garnered a bit of a cult following — but was cancelled before...

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'Dungeons & Dragons' mobile game may let you create a world to battle in

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 23:30

Here's the thing: you can't really make Dungeons & Dragons into a video game. It's a game that lets players do basically anything that they want to, and that's not something that can be translated to a digital world. That hasn't stopped a lot of people from trying, though, and we're about to see another attempt at it.

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Apple reportedly planning multiple wearables, most expensive model might cost $400

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 22:57

We're little over a week from Apple's biggest press conference of the year, and rumors surrounding the company's widely-expected entry into the wearable market are reaching fever pitch. Unidentified sources now tell Recode that there won't be a single Apple wearable device — or "iWatch" as many observers have decided to call it — but rather multiple models at different price points. According to the report, executives have discussed offering a model for as much as $400 — significantly more than the competition. LG's and Samsung's Android Wear-powered models cost $199.99 and $229 respectively. Samsung's Gear 2 costs $299.99.

It's not clear how many models will be available, but it wouldn't be surprising to see less expensive versions of...

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These Pizza Hut cats want to serve and entertain you

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 21:45
Pizza Hut Japan has a new Web series -- "Pizza Cat" -- about cats running one of its restaurants. We'll take extra mozzarella with that meow, thanks.






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Obama: Social media makes us see how messy the world is

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 20:47
Speaking at a Democratic Party fund-raiser, the president says social media lets us see the minute details of the world's hardships.






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Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 20:28

Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, hexagonal machine. Similar to Apple, Alienware claims the design for its new desktop has some practical benefits beyond just looking insane. Since the back of the desktop isn't perpendicular with the floor, the company says you can push the unit up against the wall without blocking its all-important ventilation. Hardcore gamers should take note that the Area-51 will ship with Intel's newest 6- and 8-core Haswell-E processors, and it can handle up to three monster, double-wide graphics cards. Just what you...

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Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.
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See the special effects that bring 'Game of Thrones' to life

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 18:41

Game of Thrones didn't get much love from the Emmys last week — it only won just four technical awards out of 19 nominations — but there's no denying what an impressive achievement the series is. Its creators have brought a massive, fantastic world to life on TV in a way that only film has in the past, and much of the credit goes to the special effects companies that make it all possible.

Montreal-based visual effects studio Rodeo was among those honored on Monday, and now it's released a video showing off its work for season four of the show. Its work includes bringing Meereen to life, as well as filling in crowds for some of the more stunning battle scenes in the show, but the way its work transforms serene locales into magnificent...

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Super-sized Rocket and Groot re-created in Lego

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 17:10
Rocket Raccoon and Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" look even cooler when made out of hundreds of Lego bricks.






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The Weekender: Labor Day Weekend edition

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 16:30

And just like that, summer ended. We hope you had a good one. Welcome back to the Weekender, a place where you can wring out that last few drops of the season before we buckle down for months of iPhones, smartwatches, and conferences as far as the eye can see. Think of it as an oasis before we all head to Thunderdome.

We're not sure if you've been on vacation all this time, but this week was an incredible one in tech news. Scroll down for more. But there's no rush. There's plenty of other...

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Filling the palmtop void

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 16:00
The palmtop has gone away, but some people could still use an integrated pocketable typing device.






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In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 13:52
ALS patient and advocate Eric Valor is part of an experimental project to test out a brain-wave-reading headset, technology that could one day give paralyzed people more independence.






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Mind control making life with ALS better (pictures)

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 13:45
Using cutting-edge technology that reads brain waves, patients with ALS are regaining some control of their lives.






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6 reasons why you'll eventually want voice over LTE

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 13:00
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.






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Hackers besmetten computers van luchthaven Charleroi

Knack - za, 08/30/2014 - 10:14
Kwaadaardige software heeft verschillende netwerkcomputers van de luchthaven van Charleroi geïnfecteerd. Het luchtverkeer kwam nooit in gevaar.
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ALS Association abandons its effort to trademark the 'ice bucket challenge'

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 05:03

Following backlash, the ALS Association says it's given up on its attempt to trademark both "ice bucket challenge," and the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." In a note on its Facebook page today, the ALS Association said it understood people's concerns over any one group owning those phrases, adding that it planned to withdraw both applications, which were filed earlier this week.

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See the gorgeous luxury submarine made by a former James Bond villain

The verge - za, 08/30/2014 - 02:33

It turns out that James Cameron is far from the only wealthy individual who likes exploring the oceans. For the past 18 years, a company called DeepFlight has specialized in creating high-end, recreational submarines for well-off aquatic adventurers. As the company proudly notes on its website: "DeepFlight personal submarines are ideal toys for superyachts, resorts, and tour operators because of their capability to open up the undersea world in three dimensions."

In an added twist that...

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Netflix says it lost customers thanks to slow streaming on Comcast

BGR - za, 08/30/2014 - 02:15

Why did Netflix decide to cave in and pay Comcast for a better direct connection to its network? Because apparently slow Netflix streaming on Comcast was costing the company customers. CNN reports that Netflix this week explained to the Federal Communications Commission that the quality of Netflix streams on Comcast had become so poor that the company had no choice but to pay up for a better connection.

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Drone tours Napa earthquake damage

cnet - za, 08/30/2014 - 01:57
A quadcopter's close aerial footage of the destruction caused by this week's 6.0 California earthquake in wine country shows the potential of drones in disaster areas.






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Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

BGR - za, 08/30/2014 - 01:30

It's been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony.

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