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The villains are a force to be reckoned with in the final Suicide Squad trailer

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:15

Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 5th, and during the mega film panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. released a new, slick trailer for the film.The action-packed trailer shows off the entire ensemble of destructive misfits as they’re assembled into their meta human task force for the really dangerous jobs — a movie about "bad vs. evil," according to Will Smith. We get to see everyone in their glory as they burn, slice, shoot, and destroy their way through their mission.

Kong: Skull Island gets its terrifying first trailer

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:09

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'Wonder Woman' gets a badass official trailer

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:58

Finally! Women are kicking ass and taking names in the first full-length trailer for the 2017 DC film.

The first Justice League trailer is here, and it actually looks great

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:49

Here at Comic-Con, director Zack Snyder debuted the first trailer for his upcoming film Justice League, and here's the shocker: it actually looks fantastic. The trailer starts with Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne, hunting down Aquaman, presumably putting together the team of warriors that Warner Bros. hopes will be its answer to The Avengers. While Man of Steel and its sequel have been largely criticized by their dour, dismal feel, Justice League seems to be taking a cue from Suicide Squad.

Here's the first image of the Justice League together at last

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:34

Zack Snyder surprised Hall H at Comic-Con today by announcing he had something special for fans chomping at the bit for Justice League, next year's crossover epic. That special something is the first hi-res image of the entire Justice League united. Here we have the Flash, a smiling Superman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Aquaman assembled and ready to take on all comers. Consider us impressed. Justice League hits theaters next year.

Watch the first trailer for Wonder Woman

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:10

Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for next year's Wonder Woman movie during its massive Hall H panel here at San Diego Comic-Con. Director Patty Jenkins took the stage to talk about the film, and how important Wonder Woman is as a character and as a superhero. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, follows Princess Diana of Themyscira as she joins the fight for global peace during World War I. Jenkins described Gadot as perfect for the role, proclaiming, "Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman." And... well, yeah! Gadot is joined by Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, Diana's lover during the conflict. Wonder Woman hits theaters next summer.

Zombies and tigers star in new 'The Walking Dead' season 7 trailer

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:04

The next season of "The Walking Dead" looks grrreat thanks to King Ezekiel and his tiger. See more in the Comic-Con 2016 official trailer for the AMC show.

Kaine you even? Tim Kaine could be the punniest VP pick ever

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:00

Puns fly on Twitter as Hillary Clinton names Kaine her vice presidential candidate of choice. Or is that Kaindidate?

Hillary Clinton announces VP pick Tim Kaine on Twitter

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:54

The Democratic party's presumptive nominee for president of the United States says via a tweet late Friday that she's picked Sen. Tim Kaine, underscoring the continued importance of social media in the campaign.

Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to U.S.

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:15

(Reuters) - Two youths unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokemon GO on their cell phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada into the United States in a remote part of Montana, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said. The two, who were not identified, were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Thursday, with their attention affixed to their phones as they were trying to hunt down cartoon characters on a journey that took them over the border. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon GO games that they lost track of where they were," said Michael Rappold, a spokesman for the agency.

Honoring Spock: Adam Nimoy on his father's legacy at Star Trek's 50th anniversary

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:00

Leonard Nimoy was so familiar that you’ve probably seen his legacy, even if you never watched an episode of the original Star Trek. In Spock, he created the prototypical Vulcan, logical and detached to a fault, but also full of deep and complex emotion — particularly toward his friend, Captain James T. Kirk. Filmmaker Adam Nimoy originally set out to make a documentary with his father about the importance of Spock in popular culture.

Chuck Wendig's final Aftermath novel will help set up The Force Awakens

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 13:57

Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig has been working to explore the post-Return of the Jedi era with his Aftermath trilogy. During the Star Wars publishing panel at San Diego Comic-Con, he dropped a few cryptic hints as to what we can expect in the trilogy's final installment, Aftermath: Empire’s End, and how it ties into the new films. Wendig's Aftermath trilogy is part of the new continuity that the Star Wars Story Group has been setting up in place of the franchise’s Expanded Universe.

ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 13:52
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new Illinois law limits how police can devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.

Cancel your weekend plans and go watch 'Stranger Things'

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 13:29

The new Netflix series blends classic King and Spielberg to create masterful contemporary television.

How to upgrade to Windows 10, while also getting heroically drunk

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 12:00
You know you should upgrade to Windows 10 this weekend. The latest version of Windows, which is faster, more secure and more useful than its predecessor, is only a free upgrade until next weekend. After that, you'll have to pay $120 for a piece of software, which is unconscionable. However, all the facts in the world don't disguise the truth that updating an operating system is always awful. Windows 10 promises you "all your stuff will be just where you left it!" which is basically a lie. Luckily there's a solution: alcohol. So sit back, crack a cold one (or 12), and get ready for a software update, adult-style. DON'T MISS: I'm doing this update on a Friday evening. Evenings are good if you have people relying on you to be a sober, functioning adult during regular times. If you're a pantsless work-from-homer like me, though, you can do whatever you want. The rules of this game: each Windows upgrade step is broken down, with each action assigned a number of drinks, based on the time/stress associated with the step. Use whatever drink you want, in whatever volume you want. Just please don't die. The first step, which should take you just two  sips , is to check your machine meets the requirements for upgrade. It needs at least a 1GHz CPU, 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit), 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB of open hard drive space (64-bit) and a DirectX 9-capable video card. You can check these by going to  Windows Explorer, right-click My Computer, and click Properties.  Once you've confirmed that your computer can handle Windows 10, you need to check you're eligible for a free upgrade. Anyone running a legitimate version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 gets a free upgrade. Microsoft provides a guide for checking your version of Windows. I'm not putting a sip quantity here, because everyone should know what version of Windows they're running. You also need to update your PC to the latest version, and back up your files. Both of these are stressful activities, so I'm allocating  one drink  to this process. Just in case something goes wrong, I would back up your files before updating. In theory, neither Windows Update nor the upgrade to Windows 10 should touch your stuff. In practice, well...let's just say there's a difference between what happens in Microsoft's lab, and what happened to my old Dell laptop. You can use all sorts of backup software to make a complete backup if you so choose (here are some good ones); at a bare minimum, use a flash drive, external hard drive or cloud service like Dropbox to copy essential files and photos. This can be as simple as drag-and-drop the files onto a storage device. Once you've tackled that, you can check for updates. On Windows 7, go to  Control Panel-->System and Security-->Windows Update . On Windows 8, you can just type  "Windows Update" into the Start Menu search . Next, you need to actually begin the update process. The easiest, most universal way is to head to the Windows 10 download page. This will prompt you to download the Windows 10 installer. The program will check what device you want to install 10 on, ensure you meet all the system parameters, and download the install package. This will take  not less than one drink , but depending on your internet connection, you might need an entire bottle of wine. Once Windows is downloaded, you're ready to pull the trigger. The first thing you'll be presented with are the Windows License terms. If you actually want to read this, I don't know how much alcohol you'll need. A lot, probably. Assuming, like me, you do the  one-sip process of clicking Accept, you'll click through to the only page that really matters. You'll have three choices: keep personal files and apps, keep personal files, or nothing. Personally, I prefer to keep all the personal files and apps. There's a small chance that some of your programs might not work (Photoshop didn't transfer well for me), but uninstalling and reinstalling the program should fix that. On the final screen, you'll have your last chance to turn back. Once you hit install, the process can't be stopped. Make sure your PC is plugged into a power source, settle down with  two entire drinks , and wait the 15-20 minutes the install process should take. Your PC will reboot several times. Please don't panic/press the power button/otherwise screw with things. Assuming everything goes well and you don't have a power outage during installation, you should have a freshly installed, totally free copy of Windows 10. If you don't, well: at least you're pleasantly drunk.

The Woods is really a stealth Blair Witch Project reboot

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:53

This is unexpected: The Woods, an upcoming found-footage horror film is going to be a direct sequel to the 1999 horror blockbuster The Blair Witch Project. The revelation was unveiled during the film's initial screening at San Diego Comic Con, which coincided with the film's real title: Blair Witch. Blair Witch picks up years after the events of the first film when one of its characters discovers footage that appears to show Heather Donahue, his long-lost sister and lead character of the original film.

Donuts in flight in first US-approved drone delivery

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:44

"We're absolutely thrilled to have 7-Eleven, the largest convenience chain in the world, embracing new technologies and working with us at Flirtey to make drone delivery a reality for customers all over the world," said Flirtey chief executive Matt Sweeny. "This is just the first step in our collaboration with 7-Eleven.