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The Avengers Revealed

posted Sunday Jan 31, 2010 by Scott Ertz

<i>The Avengers</i> Revealed

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, made some interesting announcements in an interview with SFX Magazine about the upcoming Avengers film. The most notable was the team itself.

We know Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man will be front and center, as well as Thor and Captain America, all coming to the team off of their self-titled films over the next 18 months. The hardest part will be maintaining the individual characters while still creating a team. On this, he said,

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iPad - Love It or Hate It?

posted Sunday Jan 31, 2010 by Scott Ertz

iPad - Love It or Hate It?

Since Apple finally announced the iPad (or TamPod as Colbert called it), everyone in every industry has had to make a statement. The reviews are, well, mixed, but so it the industry. If you are an iPhone app developer, you probably liked the processing power and big screen. If you are in the mainstream gaming community, you probably hate it because of its potetial threat.

Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, said to The New York Times "it was a bigger iPod Touch." What Iwata seems to have forgotten is that Nintendo made a big deal over the DSi, which is just a bigger DS. On the other hand, he did also say that 3D games were also no realistic because the glasses would make people think you were crazy. This sttement probably has little or nothing to do with the fact that the Wii platform cannot render true 3D graphics. Seems like Nintendo and Apple are more alike than we realised.

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Texting While Driving, No Big Deal?

posted Sunday Jan 31, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Texting While Driving, No Big Deal?

Texting while driving seems to be a controversial subject in the United States, and actually all over the world. We've all seen that horrific video released on YouTube with the gruesome reality of what can happen while texting, but according to a new study, banning the use of cell phones and other hand-held devices has NOT reduced the number of accidents in at least four states.

New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. all have laws restricting the use of cell phones while driving, but when compared to other states that do not have the ban, accident rates have remained the same. "The laws aren't reducing crashes," according to the president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, Adrian Lund. Even though cell phones have been known to increase the risk of an accident while operating a vehicle, the study did not agree.

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Google Gets Too Personal?

posted Saturday Jan 30, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Google Gets Too Personal?

For years Google has been the leading search engine out there. Just type in a fragment of the information you're looking for and bam! Well, Google may be getting "too good" at searching the web. I know, it doesn't seem possible for a search engine to be "too good" but now that Google searches will include social networking sites, it may be a bit too personal.

In the last year, some select Google users were introduced to a new way of searching the Internet, which allows you to link your social profile to Google and then gives your friends the ability to view information linked to your social networking page before all other web results.

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Apple vs. Google With Microsoft In The Middle

posted Sunday Jan 24, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Apple vs. Google With Microsoft In The Middle

In 2007 Apple eagerly made a deal with Google to make them the default search provider for the iPhone. The reasoning was that Google's growing popularity could help boost the popularity of an iPhone. That does make sense and Google certainly has the most revered search engine and they would benefit from the extra ad exposure. It's too bad for Apple that Google has also spent the last few years encroaching on their domain. With the Nexus One Google has certainly done that.

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Pirates Pay the Price...Petty Compared to Previous $2 Million

posted Sunday Jan 24, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Pirates Pay the Price...Petty Compared to Previous $2 Million

We all know someone who has downloaded music illegally before. Come on, you know you've done it. A few months ago, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was convicted of willful copyright infringement for illegally sharing music on the Internet. Because of the "crime," she was required to pay a whopping $2 million, that's more than $8,000 per song. Yes, it was only 24 songs!

Well, the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Michael Davis, has overturned the decision, slashing the fine to $54,000. While much less expensive than the original amount, it still comes out to an astounding $2,250 per song. That's a lot more than the iTunes price of $.99 per download! Davis went on to say that "the need for deterrence cannot justify a $2 million verdict for stealing and illegally distributing 24 songs for the sole purpose of obtaining free music."

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