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,
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.
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:
RadioShack has been reinventing itself a lot this year. It started with a
brand change - The Shack, continued into the introduction of T-Mobile into their mobile line up and is completing with another major announcement: the iPhone.
This marks the last major wireless retailer carrying the iPhone. Now Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Wal Mart and RadioShack all will have the iPhone. What does this mean for consumers? Choice. Not because of price, because Apple sees to that with price fixing. Instead, it will be a race for customer service.
Multitasking sure is popular these days. But has it gone too far? Some companies are trying too hard to combine products, that a honestly, just shouldn't be put together.
Maybe I'm just crazy, but a hamburger USB warmer mouse pad? Really? Has society become so lazy that we can't get up and turn the thermostat up, or grab our Snuggie off the couch? Along with the warmer, many other crazy, pointless inventions have be released recently. Another is the chocolate iPhone case, and I don't mean just a brown case. It looks like an actually Hershey bar! Also, a four port USB hub that looks like an airplane. What happened to the normal rectangular case? Don't get me wrong, I'm not discouraging creativity, but is there really any use for an model airplane that doubles as a USB hub? I don't think so. The one that really made me chuckle, the fine-toothed comb USB drive. Wow! Just wow. Sure, some people need a comb while working on their computer, but it really isn't too much more trouble to just stick it in your pocket. A comb that sticks out of the side of your Macbook is ridiculous. Period. If you have a friend who is looking to buy one of these products, I think it's time to find new friends.
We brought you this story a while back, an
Internet rehab clinic in China was using unconventional methods, to say the least, and one of the patients wound up dead. Well, after this tragic incident, China has decided to ban corporal punishment in Internet rehab. They are no longer permitted to beat and confine patients, which are mere children.
This past week, the Chinese government posted the new regulations, stating,
The concept of 'Internet addiction' has not been fully defined. Parents and teachers must analyse the causes and not arbitrarily condemn, hit or scold youths.