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Frank Miller is writing a new sequel to The Dark Knight Returns

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:40

DC Entertainment announced today that comics legend Frank Miller is returning to Batman to write the next installment of what can now be regarded as comics' Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Due out this fall, the series will help mark the 30th anniversary of the classic The Dark Knight Returns, and will surely help set the stage for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters next March. The timing for the announcement couldn't be more perfect, since Frank Miller's importance to pop culture is seemingly on the rise. Netflix's new Daredevil series drew considerably from his run on the character, and earned critical acclaim in the process.


Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:40
So your Apple Watch just arrived in the mail. Now what? The first thing you’ll need to do with the device is to run through its initial setup with help of a compatible iPhone (at least iPhone 5 or later). DON’T MISS: Tidal is such a bomb that Kanye has already deleted any tweets mentioning it The process is rather simple and you should have it completed in no time, although it still might be problematic for some people. That’s why Apple is offering buyers the option of choosing a special online setup appointment for the Apple Watch right away. As 9to5Mac reports, customers who are receiving their Apple Watch units today are getting invites for such online personal setup appointments via

Xerox cuts 2015 profit forecast due to strong dollar

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:35

The company is focusing on its services business, which offers business process outsourcing and document outsourcing, as sales of printers and copiers, its mainstay for over half a century, fall for over three years. The company will take more than two years to reach its goal of getting three-quarters of its revenue from its services business, Chief Financial Officer Kathryn Mikells told Reuters. Xerox's services business accounted for 56 percent of its total revenue in the first quarter ended March 31, up from 54 percent a year earlier. Mikells said the company expected its services business to account for two-thirds of its revenue in "a couple of years," helped by acquisitions.


Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable merger

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:30

Scrutiny from regulators proves too much for a proposed $45 billion deal to combine the two biggest US cable operators. However, the merger frenzy may start back up, thanks to Charter Communications.


Don't let your improper handling of digital evidence sink a cybercrime investigation

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:29

Proper handling of digital (electronic) evidence is critical. Learn what to do and more importantly what not to do.


New Apple Watch ads: So cute, so cuddly, so get one (if you can)

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:19

Technically Incorrect: Apple releases some new ads for its timepiece. It's not a fashion item at all. It's all about love.


Startup Incubator Teaches Military Veterans in NYC

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:18
Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.For those not familiar, the Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by startup accelerator Techstars. Founded by entrepreneur Taylor...

The Apple Watch is much more durable than you think

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:16
Writing for iMore, Greg Koenig provides a fascinating and thorough look into the build quality of the recently released Apple Watch. As anyone who has ever seen an Apple product unveiling can attest, Apple takes a tremendous amount of pride in the materials it uses and the processes it employs to create its products. Indeed, some of Apple’s innovations extend beyond consumer electronics to include advanced manufacturing techniques as well. All that said, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the build quality and durability on the Apple Watch is quite high. Regarding the Apple Watch Sport collection, presumably poised to be the most popular, Koenig writes that Apple opted to go with a 7000 series aluminum alloy,

3D printing in brief: A few printers for your consideration

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:00

CNET editor Dong Ngo briefly explains 3D printing and lists a few recently reviewed printers for your consideration.


Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:51

The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: None of the smartwatches were available in Apple stores in New York or around the world, meaning no long queues. Some customers were expected to get delivery of the Apple Watch if they were among the first to pre-order when Apple opened online sales on April 10. At the Apple flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue, it was just another day.


Can the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley make Google Glass cool? We’re about to find out

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:51
Luxottica is well known as the company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and other popular eyewear brands. However, it’s about to take on its biggest challenge yet: Making Google Glass look cool. The Wall Street Journal reports that Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said on Friday that his company is working with Google to design the sequel to Google Glass and that the new device would be out soon. RELATED: Google admits its fatal mistake with Google Glass The status of where Google Glass stands has been in question ever since Google announced it was discontinuing sales of the first-generation device earlier this year. Google shifted responsibility for the computerized handset over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who is well known for his design chops. However,

Jony Ive: It’s not our intent to compete with luxury goods

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:49

There has to be irony in the fact that Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson — the minds behind the only credible threat to the watch-making world — are both avid mechanical watch collectors. At the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference earlier this week, Ive and Newson shared some of their thoughts on designing the Apple Watch and declared it shouldn't be compared to mechanical watches given the vast differences between the two products. "When we started work on the iPhone, the motivation there was we all pretty much couldn’t stand our phones, and we wanted a better phone," Ive said. Both Marc and I have collected mechanical watches for many years." Ive said that Apple didn't create the Watch because it believes it could do a better job than current watchmakers and instead pointed to the wrist as the next great spot for technology.


Bring diner food home with the Backyard Flat Top Grill

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:49

The Backyard Flat Top Grill offers a nice alternative to open-flame cooking. The flat cooking surface is designed to make everything from breakfast to dinner.


What Makes the Hubble Space Telescope So Special

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:33

Since its first day on the job, Hubble has made more than 1.2 million observations and its findings have been published in more than 12,800 scientific papers, according to NASA, making it one of the most successful scientific instruments ever built. Whizzing around Earth at 17,000 mph, Hubble has racked up more than 3 billion miles in flight, according to NASA.


Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warranty will cover

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:30
Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover

Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warrant will cover

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:30
Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover