Larry Turner

Larry Turner

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Keanu Reeves came out to a cheering crowd at Microsoft's E3 Press Conference, told us all we were breathtaking and then dropped some knowledge about CyberPunk 2077.As it happens though, Keanu Reeves have ended up on Sony's stage talking about Death Stranding.We found out at San Diego Comic-Con that Reeves was originally suggested to play a key character in Death Stranding, but director Hideo Kojima opted for Mads Mikkelsen instead."I originally was recommended Keanu Reeves but I wanted Mads," Kojima said during a panel on storytelling at Comic-Con, according to Twitter user Kalai Chik, a writer for Asia Pacific Arts.Mikkelsen is known for his roles in Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Hannibal TV series.Later, Kojima brought out a model of a baby in a little preservation tube, because Kojima.
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Simu Liu, the star of Marvel's newly announced film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, proves there's truth to the adage "Ask and you shall receive."The Disney-owned movie studio revealed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con that Liu would be one of its newest leading men, but turns out Liu asked for the job months ago on Twitter."OK @Marvel, are we gonna talk or what ShangChi," Liu tweeted in December.On Saturday after the announcement, he quoted the tweet and jokingly added, "Thanks for getting back to me."For good measure, he also replied to the tweet, "Well shit."Marvel on Saturday made a big splash at Comic-Con with a slew of announcements for upcoming projects, including new films for Thor and Dr.
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SpaceX hosted its fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition finals on Sunday at the test tube it built outside its Hawthorne HQ.We were on site for the competition, and watched as Team TUM, from the Technical University of Munich, took home the win thanks to achieving the top speed overall of any team to run in the finals.That’s the fastest overall for a Hyperloop pod thus far – it beat its own record from last year of 284 mph set during the third SpaceX student run-off.It wasn’t without incident, however – near the end of its run, there was a spark and some debris appeared to fly off the craft, but it still survived the run mostly intact and satisfied SpaceX judges to qualify for the win.TUM beat out three other finalist competitors, including Delft Hyperloop, EPFL Hyperloop, and Swissloop.Delft unfortunately had a communication error that cut their run short at just around 650 feet into the just over 3/4 mile SpaceX Hyperloop test track.
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After the shocking finale earlier this year, executive producer Alex Kurtzman was quick to explain that despite the series now being set further in the future than any other Trek series ever (1000 years!After all, they did choose to leave everything and everyone else behind.However, Kurtzman would not definitively say if the left-behind Spock, Pike and Number One would get their own spinoff show or who the new Captain of the Discovery is.After Discovery the panel pivoted to Lower Decks, a half-hour animated show from Mike McMahan about a group of four ensigns on what he described as “a not important ship in Starfleet”.The main characters are Ensign Beckett Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells), and Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero).And Rutherford was compared to Geordi La Forge... except that he can never get anything done or solved.
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When I decided to buy a four-year-old MacBook Pro rather than a new one, one of the things I deliberately gave up on was the Touch Bar.The functions Apple showed on stage, from quick-access palettes in Adobe Photoshop to scrubbing through a video in QuickTime, looked useful and well thought out.In the years since its debut, the Touch Bar has been stuck in a kind of development hell, never really taking off in the way we hoped it would.Instead of spreading its wings, it just kind of half-heartedly flapped them a bit, then gave up.But Apple needs to lead by example to show people how it should be done.Perhaps F10, AKA the mute key, when your neighbors start banging on the walls and telling you to stop playing the Spice Girls so loud.
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At AA Picks, we love finding career-enhancing offers.Today’s pick, the Cybersecurity Certification Mega Bundle, is a perfect example.Hacking has become rife in recent years, and no one is safe.For instance, earlier this month, the biggest provider of forensic services in the U.K. was forced to pay a ransom to cybercriminals.In these dark times, cybersecurity is worth big bucks, which means the experts are paid handsomely.If you want to get in on this action then you’re going to have to get certified.
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Memory cards, hard drives, even desktop programs can fail, so a cloud backup plan is always optimal.To make sure your photo collection is always safe, redundancy is the name of the game, and one of the best places for redundant photo storage in the mainstream consumer market is Google Photos.Output from most consumer smartphones, and even many digital cameras, will weigh in at that amount or lower.While you could certainly buy space on Apple’s iCloud or Flickr Pro, Google Photos will store your photos in the cloud automatically for free, and even throws in some extremely cool automated extras — all linked to your Google account.Install the Google Photos appTo use Google Photos on your iPhone or Android smartphone, you must first download the mobile app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
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The latest iPhone 11 rumors are coming to life with more details about the controversial camera bump, thanks to a new video from Unbox Therapy.An iPhone 11 clone in the fleshThe iPhone 11 mock-ups seem to be getting more realistic as we inch closer to Apple's next launch event in September.This week, Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy posted a video in which he shows a real-life representation of what the iPhone 11 will look like based on all the rumors we've seen so far: a three-camera array on the back and a similar design to the previous XS models.In the video he points out why this particular model is a more-accurate representation of the rumors.It looks slimmer than the bump on the existing XS.
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Imagine being in a situation where your car has gone off the road and into a lake or a pond, you're conscious, but the vehicle is going underwater.You stay calm, go to reach for your little neon-orange window hammer, and swing at the glass of your driver's side window.You swing again, but still, nothing shatters.It's too late to open the door, you're stuck.Part of the reason for that is that many cars on sale today no longer have tempered glass side windows, having switched to laminated glass for safety reasons (we'll explain more later).The other reason is that some of the glass-breaking tools being sold just don't work as advertised.
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FaceApp isn’t that funny anymore.In a span of weeks, the face-altering app has found itself at the top of the app store, with frightening amount of freedom and power over users’ data and information utilization.Back in 2017, it focused on transforming faces, adding a smile or cosmetics with uncanny realism.Its race-altering filters sparked a great deal of controversy as well, forcing the company to remove the feature completely.Today’s FaceApp controversy centers on the app’s privacy policy.While it’s been there since 2017, times have changed and its sudden rise to popularity has made users a little worried.
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Trucking has not flourished in 2019.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Fleming is an owner-operator, or a truck driver who owns his own truck and works on a freelance basis."My fuel costs have not gone down, nor my insurance costs," Fleming told Business Insider.The announcement led to a rally in trucking stocks, and Cowen's Jason Seidl called it a "glimmer of hope" in an analyst note.)Trucking is highly cyclical, and we're coming off from a massive uptick in the market
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He hit the stage at Marvel's panel in Hall, announcing a tantalizing suite of new superhero movies, set for release over the next two years.A list that included Black Widow, The Eternals, Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.He also teased the answer to the biggest lingering question since the merger of Disney and Fox.Here is Marvel's Phase 4 schedule:May 1, 2020: Black WidowNov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
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The larger Arrowverse is changing, and Kara Danvers along with it.In the first trailer for Supergirl’s upcoming fifth season that just dropped at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Girl of Steel is back and facing off against technology, a secret organization, and her own best friend.Last season Kara Danver’s best friend, Lena Luthor, learned she was Supergirl and that Kara and everyone else they know had hidden it from Lena.Naturally, the woman is mad, and when you’re a genius billionaire with all of the most incredible advances in science and technology at your disposal you’re going to perhaps express that anger a little differently than the rest of us.While the two women’s conflict takes center stage, and teases Lena’s possible descent into villainy, the trailer also takes pains to show just why Lena is upset and how desperately she doesn’t want to be a villain.Which is okay, because Leviathan, the shadowy organisation introduced in the season four finale, is waiting in the wings, eager to destroy... something.
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hurrah, to some idea of what actual movies will go with all those release dates Disney and Marvel already announced through 2022.Phase 3 of Marvel’s cinematic universe ended earlier this month with Spider-Man: Far From Home.Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff was last seen in Avengers: Endgame.There she sacrificed her life to help the Avengers secure the Soul Stone and finally stop Thanos for good.Chloé Zhao, who directed the American Indian western The Rider, is directing the film with Matthew and Ryan Firpo writing the script.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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After all, we’re dumping loads of cash into the hardware so we can get the most immersive experience possible.But there’s always some type of hiccup, whether it’s a fault in the game itself, issues stemming from hardware, and so on.You’ve seen a game setting called “Vsync” that supposedly fixes this issue.First, we will cover your monitor’s refresh rate followed by the output of your PC.Movies, TV shows, and games are nothing more than a sequence of images.James Cameron initially targeted 60Hz with Avatar 2 but dropped the rate down to 48Hz.
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Thor: Love and Thunder has just been announced at Comic-Con, along with a host of other Marvel movies at Comic-Con.It will the fourth movie in the series and, like a greatest hits album, will bring back Natalie Portman alongside Chris Hemsworth, plus Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi when it TH4R (as the internet has rightly deemed it) arrives in theaters Nov. 5, 2021.The film, Waititi says, is inspired by his recent readings of The Mighty Thor series and female Mighty Thor.Yes, that's right, Portman will BE LADY THOR.Once she appeared onstage, Waititi handed Portman Moljinir in the delightfully ceremonial way seen above, offering her the hammer on his knees.Portman did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but appears to be returning with a newfound sense of worthiness as Lady Thor.
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Several Black Mirror episodes focus on virtual reality and its implication for the future of society and technology.But what about an actual Black Mirror VR experience?The entire show is built on the idea of what negative (and sometimes positive) effects advanced technology, especially that of the simulation variety, could have on us as people and some of its best episodes are squarely focused on VR.In an interview with Deadline, series creator and writer Charlie Brooker mentioned the possibility of seeing future iterations of Bandersnatch and other Black Mirror episodes getting the VR treatment.“Going forward I hope you’ll find that interactive becomes another genre, or approach, or style [of storytelling] along the lines of a musical,” he said.“… “I actually had an idea for a VR port of ‘Bandersnatch,’ which you could do very easily,” Brooker hinted.
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(Disclosure: The CW is a joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS, parent company of CNET.)Following last season's introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke, this season we'll see John Diggle's other son -- JJ Diggle (Charlie Barnett) -- is the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.After years of denying himself a normal life to be the hero his community needed, Oliver decided to leave Starling City and made a home in suburbia.Two new characters will also be on the scene in National City this season -- Andrea Rojas/Acrata (played by Julie Gonzalo) and reporter William Dey (played by Staz Nair).He's a cynic who looks down on Kara's idealism.The Flash and his friends spent the last year dealing with Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris' daughter Nora West-Allen (aka XS).
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Thor: Love and Thunder will the fourth movie in the series, and like a greatest hits album will bring back actress Natalie Portman alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi when the film hits theaters Nov. 5, 2021.Portman did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but appears to be returning with a newfound sense of worthiness.Waititi announced that Portman's Jane Foster will get to adapt a version of the Lady Thor arc recently seen in Marvel Comics.Thor: Love and Thunder joins Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside Eternals, a Doctor Strange sequel and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.All the songs from Big Little Lies season 2 so far: Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Donna Summers and Patti Smith are among the artists underscoring the Monterey Five.Our biggest Stranger Things season 3 WTF questions: Hawkins is full of loose ends, but there are even more mysteries lurking far further from the city limits.
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Damon Lindelof, best known for creating The Leftovers, is the man lifting the mask off HBO's Watchmen.A new trailer for the writer's TV series sequel of sorts to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel snuck up on San Diego Comic-Con, despite the absence of a panel.The trailer opens with a vigilante crashing into a convenience store being robbed by a gunman, but this isn't your fun Shazam-type hero moment.For one, the vigilante wears a noose around his neck.We cut to a Rorschach-inspired mask-wearing vigilante, who says, "Soon they will shout, 'Save us.'He and his vigilante cohort then attack the homes of officers in the Tulsa Police Department.
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