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Twenty years ago, Bill Barker's Schwa artwork revealed a world of alien abductions, stick figure insanity, conspiratorial crazy, and a hyper-branded surveillance state. It's now more relevant than ever. Read the rest
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The San Diego Comic Con is in full swing, and the first cool bit we have for you is actually shots of a full-size ship on the show floor. Those of you with a keen eye will recall Rocket riding this bad boy directly into the camera for a lot of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TV spots that have been airing lately.



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"Save! on" malware removal

Jul. 24th, 2014 04:14 pm
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Posted by AaronLaub

This program called "Save! on" has showed up on my computer. It creates an extension in my Google Chrome browser that places ads on every website that I visit. Disabling/deleting the extension doesn't solve the problem. I've also tried uninstalling the "Save! on" software from my computer, but the problem still persists. I ran a FRST scan on my computer and have attached the logs. Someone please help! Thanks sooo much.
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"Judge Dredd: Trifecta" writers Al Ewing & Rob Williams tell CBR about bringing Matt Smith back for Titan's ongoing "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor."
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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

Comic-Con hype is starting now, and we have the first look at Agent 47 in Hitman: Agent 47. The official Hitman Facebook page has posted the image featuring actor Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the silent assassin sitting down with his hands in chains.

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Hitman: Agent 47, set for a February 2015 release, is the second Hitman movie that’s based on the stealth video game series and is being directed by Aleksander Bach. This will be his first feature film.

Paul Walker was originally set to play Agent 47, but he was killed in a fatal car accident.

“The story is focused a young woman named Katia van Dees who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. They both discover that Katia is a genetically engineered assassin just like 47. Together, they fight the Syndicate to find Katia’s father.”

So what do you guys think of Rupert as Agent 47?

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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

Disney Infinity Marvel heroes 2

Disney Interactive has announced today that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be available in North America on September 23, 2014. It’s the sequel to Disney Infinity, a game that allows you to transport Disney Infinity Disney figures into a virtual world. With Marvel Super Heroes, you’ll be able to do that with Disney Infinity Marvel figures. These include Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom and more.

Disney Infinity Marvel Heroes

You can now pre-order the game, with consumers getting a free Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figure from big retailers nationwide. If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con, you can pre-order at the Disney Infinity Pop-up Shop (343 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101) and at the Marvel booth (#2329) inside the San Diego Convention Center. Attendees will also get a chance to demo the game at both locations.

The best thing about this release is that characters and power discs from Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.

Checkout out the gameplay trailer featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set, with playable characters including Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora and Groot.

Daily Deals 07/24

Jul. 24th, 2014 04:15 pm
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Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 50% off on a Polk Audio N1 39″ Bluetooth Soundbar. Looks like it would be nice in an RV and not just for gamers (although those headed back to College may want one for their dorms).

If you are a Settlers of Catan fan, be sure to check back on the Lightning Deals this evening, when a Hardcover, Deluxe Collector’s Edition of the original novel goes on sale (or, pick up the Kindle edition for $4.99)

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is The Absence of Mercy ($1.99), by John Burley [HarperCollins].

Book Description
John Burley’s The Absence of Mercy is a harrowing tale of suspense involving a brutal murder and dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit Midwestern town.

When a brutally murdered teenager is discovered in the woods surrounding a small Ohio town, Dr. Ben Stevenson—the town’s medical examiner—must decide if he’s willing to put his family’s life in danger to uncover the truth. Finding himself pulled deeper into an investigation with devastating consequences, he discovers shocking information that will shatter his quiet community, and force him to confront a haunting truth.

With its eerie portrait of suburban life and nerve-fraying plot twists, The Absence of Mercy is domestic drama at its best for fans of Harlan Coben, Laura Lippman, Jennifer McMahon, and Lisa Gardner.

More Kindle Deals of the Day for those in the US
Romance Midsummer Moon ($1.99) by Laura Kinsale [Open Road] – Historical Romance
SciFi & Fantasy The Shockwave Rider ($1.99) by John Brunner [Open Road] – Post-Apocalyptic
History The Trojan War: A New History ($2.99) by Barry Strauss [Simon and Schuster]
Kids The Odd Squad: Zero Tolerance ($1.99) by Michael Fry [Disney Hyperion] – Age Level: 8 – 12 | Grade Level: 3 – 7
More Daily Deals
Audible Daily Deal The Demon Under The Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the World’s First Miracle Drug ($9.99 Kindle; $26.59 $3.95 Audible) by Thomas Hager, read by Stephen Hoye [Tantor Audio] – History
Nook Daily Find
and Kobo Daily Deal
Attachments ($1.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo; $4.49 companion audiobook) by Rainbow Rowell [Plume / Penguin] – Contemporary Romance

        

ORPHAN BLACK Cloned to Comics at IDW

Jul. 24th, 2014 04:15 pm
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Posted by Charles Webb

The process of Orphan Black media domination begins.

IDW announced that they would be bringing the BBC America series to comics next year in a series of all-new stories. Right now it’s just a done deal between IDW and Temple Street Productions, the company behind Orphan Black. What that means (for now) is that IDW hasn’t attached a creative team to the book, but we should expect to hear more about it in the coming months.

IDW says that they went after the license after seeing fan response to the series at last year’s Comic-Con, so good on you, fans.

In the meantime, the publisher has released this first cover image from artist Nick Runge, who I would be completely cool with handling interiors should IDW just decide to tap him for the book.

In the press release, IDW was careful to note that the series wouldn’t simply reproduce the stories from the series, meaning we’ll likely see even more clones of Sarah Manning than we’ve seen up to this point.

But if you’d like a bit of background for the storytelling process of Orphan Black, series creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett sat down with the Nerdist Writers Panel to chat about the series, where it’s coming from, and a little about where it’s going. While the new season of Orphan Black hasn’t been officially dated, we can probably expect it sometime next spring on BBC America.

The Orphan Black comic will be out in 2015.

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Posted by Merrill Barr

On the eve of Comic-Con, Marvel made sure that no one else was going drop the good stuff ahead of their Saturday panel (moderated by the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick) and released two major bombshells for both their present and future endeavors last night.

The first was this tweet sent out yesterday afternoon revealing something very interesting about the future of the MCU:

 

There have been rumors for a while now that Marvel was going to start expanding and releasing more than two films a year, given their box office success. Considering the rumors they want enter into a model that would see one sequel and one new property launch per year, our best guess (given the May 4th date) is that the third film exists so the company can still do that while keeping Avengers 3 in play in the same year. So – in theory – things could go sequel-Avengers 3-new property.

In addition to the announcement of a new phase three (or maybe even phase four) film, the company also unveiled – via Entertainment Weekly – their first official concept-art poster for the upcoming Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. Check it out:

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A little old school, a little new school, all awesome. With the film officially a year away, this year’s convention will really be Marvel’s first chance to get ahead of all the ups-and-downs they’ve had in the press lately and sell people on this movie, which is finally on track for principle photography.

What do you think of the new poster? What film do you think is coming out in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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Posted by Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The stellar rise of Karen Gillan continues unabated as LA played host to The Guardians of the Galaxy premiere – the latest potential mega-hit from Marvel Studios – where the girl formerly known as Pond stunned onlookers in a sheer purple dress and cute, newly regrown do.

Gillan, who has been taking on the big time with a series of eye-catching roles, plays Nebula, daughter of the death-obsessed, world conqueror Thanos (Josh Brolin) and sister to the green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and just so happens to be a blue, bad ass alien-killing machine.

The role presented numerous challenges: not only did she study Spartan history, train  for two months and endure hours in the make-up chair as assistants turned her a deeper shade of blue; she also completely shaved her head bald.

It’s that level of commitment to the role that impressed Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige: ”She was willing to shave her head and she not only ended up shaving her head, but at Comic Con last year she came out on the panel in a wig and dramatically revealed it – it was so ballsy and it was so awesome,” he told TV3. “And she did all of her behind-the-scenes interviews completely bald and she is beautiful with hair and without hair, so it was really, really cool that she was willing to do that.”

I’ll say.

In fact, it’s the first question put to her on the red carpet in this clip from Marvel Entertainment; where in the endearingly-geeky Karen discusses everything from the make-up process, meditation, and Nebula’s ‘interesting’ relationship with Gamora.

With all this attention from the glitterati, it’s humbling to hear that Gillan is still as a down to Earth as ever – she even went to In & Out burger after the premiere! And then Tweeted about it!

As if appearing in summer super smashes and mingling with the A- List wasn’t enough, Gillan can also be seen in the latest trailer for the third series of Charlie Brooker’s spoof cop show – A Touch of Cloth reports Wales Online.

The show, which sees John Hannah play the grizzled, damaged cop Jack Cloth solving outlandish crimes in a hilarious Naked Gun style romp through cop drama clichés, sees Gillan join the team as Kerry Newblood – a rookie totally unprepared for random Gorilla attacks.

You can watch the trailer above – A Touch of Cloth returns to Sky 1 on the 8th August.

For more about The Guardians of the Galaxy premiere, check out The Mirror.

The post Karen Gillan Mini Blast: Guardians Premiere appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews.

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As rumors swirl of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII's plotline, we have some concrete bit of news regarding the production. The cast and crew will be heading off the coast of County Kerry in Ireland for some shooting. In case you're feeling stalkery, they'll be shooting somewhere around Skellig Michael, which is an island in the Atlantic. They may or may not be taking advantage of the ruins there, no doubt...
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New beta build: 14.0.6.552 (Update 6)

Jul. 24th, 2014 03:55 pm
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Posted by Petrovic

New fixes and changes in build 14.0.6.552 (Update 6)
Bugfixes of the latest build:

  • Internal WebGuard improvement
  • Avira Launcher for all Avira Free Antivirus installations.
With this update all Avira Free Antivirus beta installations will get an update windows where you can install the Avira Launcher with the new mini-gui and the possibility to install additional Avira services like Avira Browser Safety.

https://betacenter.avira.com
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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

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Mary Poppins is a beauty, and she’s practically perfect in every way. Except there’s one small issue…she’s getting underpaid. Check out this Funny or Die parody as she talks about wanting a comfortable living wage.

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Posted by James Martinez

San-Diego-Comic-Con-LogoComic-Con starts today. For a lot of us it will be just a normal work day as we’re wishing we were there to see panels and buy collectables. While they can’t help you with collectables, MTV can help with some killer interviews with some of your favorite celebrities.

Starting today, MTV.com will air live-stream interviews with stars from extremely popular movies and TV shows you may already be addicted to and cosplaying from. The live streams will go on from July 24 – 26. Josh Horowitz will be hosting and getting stars to dish out as much as possible about new projects and maybe some spoiler.

This is just a short list of starts that will be appearing:

Jack Black
He stars in “Goosebumps” as a heightened version of real-life author R.L. Stine.

Benedict Cumberbatch
The “Sherlock” and “The Hobbit” actor lends his voice talents to the upcoming “Penguins of Madagascar.”

Evangeline Lilly
MTV will be chatting with Cumberbatch’s “Hobbit” pal, also known as Kate Austen of “Lost” fame, about her new children’s book “The Squickerwonkers.”

The “Expendables 3″ Cast
Including Kellan Lutz, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren and more.

Zachary Quinto
The once and future Mr. Spock expands his geek cred with an upcoming role in “Agent 47.”

Daniel Radcliffe
The Boy Who Lived comes to Comic-Con for the first time, in support of his new movie, “Horns.”

Kevin Smith
The man who cried on the “Star Wars” set is in town for his new directorial effort, “Tusk.”

“Teen Wolf”
The cast of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” will be on hand to break down all the wolfish shenanigans on the hit show!

“The Maze Runner”
The box has opened! Dylan O’Brien and the cast of “The Maze Runner” join us, assuming they actually remember to show up. That’s a joke about the characters losing their memories, by the way, the cast are very responsible young adults.

Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury himself will be lending us both of his good eyes, talking with us all about his work in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the secret agent comic book movie starring Colin Firth, who will also be with us at the convention.

Channing Tatum
The “22 Jump Street” and “Jupiter Ascending” star will be with us alongside Christina Applegate, the co-star of his upcoming “The Book of Life.”

“The Walking Dead” Cast
They’re free from Terminus! For now, anyway. We’ll have the cast of AMC’s zombie drama on hand to talk about what’s coming up in season five.

Superheroes Galore
We’ll chat with cast members from “The Flash,” “Gotham” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” three of the hot new comic book TV shows premiering this fall.

Guillermo del Toro
The man who smashed Jaegers into Kaiju in “Pacific Rim” (and its upcoming sequel) will join us to talk about his upcoming horror movie “Crimson Peak.”

And Mike Tyson
Because that’s awesome.

Source: MTV

UK Kindle Daily Deal 07/24

Jul. 24th, 2014 03:01 pm
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The Kindle Deals of the Day for those in the UK:

  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking (£0.99 UK; $8.89 US; $3.99 companion audiobook) by Oliver Burkeman [Canongate Books]; An Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2012
    For a civilisation so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task. Self-help books don’t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth – even if you can get it – doesn’t lead to happiness. Romance, family life and work often seem to bring stress as much as joy. We can’t even agree on what ‘happiness’ means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? What if it’s our constant efforts to feel happy that are making us miserable? In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual collection of people – experimental psychologists and Buddhists, terrorism experts, spiritual teachers, business consultants, philosophers – who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. They argue that in our personal lives, and in society at large, it’s our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. And that there is an alternative, ‘negative path’ to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity and uncertainty – the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.
  • After the Execution (£0.99 UK; $5.79 US) by James Raven [Robert Hale]
    Lee Jordan has spent ten years on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s lost everything – his wife, his dreams, his future. He finally enters the death chamber at the famous ‘Walls’ prison in Texas. He’s strapped to a gurney and given an injection of lethal drugs in front of witnesses. Minutes later he’s pronounced dead. But that’s not the end of it. After the execution comes the shocking revelation – Jordan is still alive. And to stop him talking he has to die all over again – before he brings down the entire American justice system. Video trailer at YouTube.
  • Dancing with Paris (£0.99 UK; $3.99 US; $1.99 companion audiobook), a Paris Time Travel Romance by Juliette Sobanet [Montlake Romance]
    In Paris, a past life promises a second chance at love.

    Straitlaced marriage therapist Claudia Davis had a plan—and it definitely did not involve getting pregnant from a one-night stand or falling for a gorgeous French actor. She thinks her life can’t possibly get more complicated. But when Claudia takes a tumble in her grandmother’s San Diego dance studio, she awakens in 1950s Paris in the body of Ruby Kerrigan, the glamorous star of a risqué cabaret—and the number-one suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow dancer. As past lives go, it’s a doozy…especially when an encounter with a handsome and mysterious French doctor ignites a fire in Claudia’s sinfully beautiful new body.

    But time, for all its twists and turns, is not on her side: Claudia has just five days to unmask the true killer, clear Ruby’s name, and return to the twenty-first century. To do so, she must make an impossible choice, one that will change the course of both of her lives forever.

        
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Posted by Xeni Jardin

A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a map displaying AH5017's last contact zone, July 24, 2014.


A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a map displaying AH5017's last contact zone, July 24, 2014.

A Boeing MD-83 passenger jet carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew people disappeared while flying over the Sahara from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Reports from aviation officials in the region confirm the plane has crashed, though the site of the crash and the fate of the people on board are yet to be confirmed.

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