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BrailleNote: Salvation From Sony!

posted Sunday Nov 15, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

BrailleNote: Salvation From Sony!

Hey, B Cole, the Sony might be hating on your inability to fully appreciate 1080p on their PS3, but the good folks over at HumanWare have got your back!

HumanWare has been helping those who are blind with digital technology since 2000, when a device called BrailleNote was first introduced. Today, "the new BrailleNote Apex puts success at your fingertips. Whether you are a busy professional or a hardworking student, today's connected, digital world is all yours with the sleek and powerful BrailleNote Apex."

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Google to Launch Chrome OS in a Week?

posted Sunday Nov 15, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Google to Launch Chrome OS in a Week?

When the Google Chrome OS project was announced in July, they claimed it would be available in the fall. With winter coming in roughly 4 weeks, a "reliable source" has said to look for an unpolished version of the OS within a week.

What wonderful features do we have to look forward to? Probably not driver support. In fact, word on the street is that Google engineers are still developing an initial set of hardware drivers. Adversely, we've also heard that Google is depending on the manufacturers themselves to build them. In either case, in order to gain even a sliver of the market share, Chrome OS is going to have to come through on a diverse list of working drivers. Most of the users are going to download this OS and want it to work with whatever computer they have.

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MGS: The Movie

posted Sunday Nov 15, 2009 by Scott Ertz

We have all expected this since the beginning of games-become-films - a Metal Gear Solid film. Well, we might just get to see that reality care of the new "I'll make every game into a movie" director, Paul W.S. Anderson (that title used to belong to Uwe Boll, but he was a twit).

Anderson has directed the Resident Evil series of films, the first Mortal Kombat film and is working on a Castlevania adaptation. So far, all of his game-based films have been very watchable, but the franchises he was working with were pretty high-profile. If he were to take on Metal Gear, my fear is he might make another "very watchable" film, which is far less than the MG series deserves.

Of course, this information is all speculative and comes to us third hand. Jeremy Bolt, who is producing the new Resident Evil: Afterlife film, off handedly mentioned something about MGS and Anderson in a single sentence to the guys from ShockTillYouDrop in an interview about their current film. My guess is this is all rumor that will pan out to be irrelevant. We'll see.

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Murdoch Will Make Us Pay

posted Sunday Nov 15, 2009 by Jon Wurm

Murdoch Will Make Us Pay

It seems that Murdoch and some international news execs have gone on quite the rampage against news aggregation sites, especially Google News, accusing them of "acting as a parasite." Murdoch also believes that aggregation sites and search engines do not fall under fair use rules. Making this statement,

There's a doctrine called fair use, which we believe to be challenged in the courts and would bar it altogether, but we'll take that slowly. The people who simply just pick up everything and run with it - steal our stories, we say they steal our stories - they just take them.

I suppose this means that News Corp. has pulled their stories from Google's news index among other indexes right? No and here's why,

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Thor Films Soon

posted Sunday Nov 15, 2009 by Scott Ertz

<i>Thor</i> Films Soon

Production Weekly recently reported that our favorite Norse god will soon begin filming his big screen debut in LA sometime mid-January. In March, they pick up production and move to Santa Fe, New Mexico to finish up the principal photography.

Thor is the second of three major films to be released in preparation for The Avengers on May 4, 2012. We start with the much anticipated Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010, then Thor on May 20, 2011 and finally First Avenger: Captain America on July 22, 2011.

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The Micronauts Might be Lost

posted Sunday Nov 8, 2009 by Scott Ertz

<i>The Micronauts</i> Might be <i>Lost</i>

We all remember the Micronauts, right? The little action figures that inspired a monthly Marvel print advertisement comic book. Well, the nearly dead franchise might be getting a good old new millennium rebirth in the form of, what else, but a big screen film.

Now, to complicate this in your minds even more, the source of the strangest information about the film comes from The Wall Street Journal, the most trusted source in movie news. Wait, what? Yeah, the Journal was doing a story about how all of the mostly dead franchises of the 70s and 80s have been coming back (such as Transformers) in the form of movies. We knew that. But then they said this:

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