Comic-Con International is a convention dedicated to comic books, movies, TV shows and video games, the largest of its kind in North America. The event will take place in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016.

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Comic-Con International is a convention dedicated to comic books, movies, TV shows and video games, the largest of its kind in North America. The event will take place in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016.

‘The Revenant’ bear mauls Comic-Con: Adam Savage's latest costume includes dead DiCaprio

What was the trickiest part?  I don’t want the bear’s face to look like taxidermy. I want tit to look more furry and less fuzzy. This was a real departure for me because I’m not trying to copy something somebody else designed, I’m making this from scratch. This feels like a whole different skill set to bring to bear, so to speak. And I like where it moves the discussion about costuming. This bear is from such a totally different place — it’s not a high quality replica, it’s a costume I felt the need to make and put on. I love that it’s so weird and different it gives it a different kind of permission. Some of my favorite costumes are the ones made by people without a lot of money. I want people to be inspired.


Comic-Con International is a convention dedicated to comic books, movies, TV shows and video games, the largest of its kind in North America. The event will take place in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016.

The Second Doctor Strange Trailer Finally Shows Us Some Real Magic

The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed, and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains—both literal and figurative—as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

iPhone 7 Gets Compared to iPhone 6s in New Leaked Video

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have leaked numerous times in the last couple of weeks, and today, we get to see the handsets up close in yet another leak. The leaked photo and video highlight the changes design changes of the phone and show the larger camera hump present on the rear of both devices.

The Killing Joke Movie Is a Disaster, Right Down to Its Comic-Con Panel

We thought if we were going to expand this to feature length, we didn’t want to just pad out the original story... So we took that opportunity to basically tell a Batgirl story, which we don’t often get a chance to do these days. And it was great, because we could spend more time with her as a character and get to understand what she’s all about and how she’s similar to Batman in some ways, and really different in others. .... The good side of that is we get to spend more time with her and learn that she’s an interesting character. The bad side of that is that we get to like her so much that when The Killing Joke part of the story happens, it’s, like, “Oh, no!”, because we really like her.

Seagate Reveals 10TB Hard Drive for Your Home Desktop

"Whether it's dominating in the latest game, producing compelling multimedia content, mining data to help create new apps and business services, helping to protect people and places around the world against new threats, and more, the Seagate Guardian Series is designed to preserve your most critical data and move it where it's needed fast so you can make the most of it," Rutledge said.

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Miss the most important AI conference this year? Don't worry, here's video -  #EmTechDigital

Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

Boomerang has been one of our favorite apps for powering up your email for a while. You can schedule messages, snooze them for later, and even set up recurring messages. Google also offers a similar app that works directly with your Gmail account called Inbox. This app allows you to bundle related emails together, snooze emails, or pin them as to-dos. It also surfaces important information in your emails like links to package tracking info, reservations, and more. Inbox also plugs into your Google account to show you your Google Now reminders directly in the app. Inbox is an entirely different way to approach email .

Report: Verizon is buying Yahoo for $5 billion

And there’s Tumblr and Flickr to consider as well. It’s not clear what Verizon’s plans are for Yahoo yet — it could operate it as a subsidiary, or wrap it all under the Verizon cloak — so there’s reason to be concerned your favorite service may vanish or change drastically.

26 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

These numbers are based on visitors to W3's site, so they aren't a definitive representation of the greater population; Net Applications gave Chrome about 35 percent of the global browser market share in January, for example. But numbers aside, Chrome is a popular browser, and if you're not using it, you should at least consider checking it out.

13 Yahoo and Verizon are due to announce $5 billion deal by Monday

But Yahoo's fortunes began to fade during the past decade, as younger rivals such as Google and Facebook attracted more consumers and advertisers. Marissa Mayer, one of Google's first engineers, joined Yahoo as CEO in 2012 in hopes of reviving its fortunes. But the effort has failed to deliver the hoped-for payoff and a growing group of investors, led by activist firm Starboard, pressured the company to sell itself.

Pokemon Go Isn't The Solution to Nintendo's Problems

Also of note is the much-ballyhooed “ NES Classic ,” a tiny version of the original 8-bit Nintendo console. It will feature 30 megahit games of the 1980s and cost 60 bucks. Tiny, plug-and-play, idiot-proof consoles packed with games have been around for more than a decade, but Nintendo is only now figuring it out. The company has so far preferred so far to keep its classic titles as premium content sold for $5 through its own consoles.

Space Emerging from Quantum Mechanics

No only do “We human beings, even those who have been studying quantum mechanics for a long time, still think in terms of a classical concepts.” but we tend to concretize things. Not only are wave functions mathematical abstractions, but they are one or more steps removed from any kind of reality at all. Using wave forms to describe electromagnetic waves has lead people to think the “waves” are objects rather than the fluctuations between two kinds of charges. I tried with college freshmen to do a thought experiment in which they were an electron and they would be grazed by EMR, being attracted and repelled in quick succession but even that got concretized. The waves were real to them as if the ether were back somehow and the idea of a supportive abstraction not connected to reality hadn’t yet become possible for them. It’s true for the gen pop, too I am afraid.

The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey

So while it’s no direct threat to the Osprey, the Marines might soon envy their colleagues. For less than a third the price of each $70 million Osprey, the Army will get nearly the same performance, along with a slew of benefits any military operation would savor.

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns after email leak

Just days after  WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned. Since the leak, the comittee has come under intense criticism over the contents of those e-mails, which have suggested an organizational bias against the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders during this year’s primary season.

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The New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming to Netflix

It actually happened. The Kickstarter not only resurrected the show, but there was o much support (and cash!) for the beloved puppets-makin’-fun-of-cheesy-movies that Netflix has acquired the new series. But that may not be all.

US 'Pokemon Go' Player Caught 'Em All

Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson collected each of the 142 characters in the North American Pokedex. As head of platform at start-up Applico, 28-year-old Johnson works 50-plus-hour weeks. But after a long day at the office, instead of going home or meeting friends for happy hour, he took eight-hour walks around New York City, according to Business Insider .

5 old school social media tactics that are no longer effective

With this in mind, we wanted to take a look back at tactics that may have worked in 2012 or 2013, but aren’t quite so effective nowadays.

There Will Be No Blanket Ban on Russian Athletes at the Rio Olympics

On Monday, the Worldwide Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released an independent study that supported the Russian doping claims and called for a blanket ban of all Russian athletes. But with the Olympics less than two weeks away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled that it wouldn’t be imposing the ban, mostly due to the time constraints.

Prisma is now publicly available on Android

The app has only been available in beta form on Android for about 5 days, so this is a surprisingly quick turnaround. Then again, Prisma probably wants to take advantage of its current momentum as much as possible – especially amid rumors it might be acquired .

List of Jailbreak Tweaks Compatible with iOS 9.3.3

Pangu team released a jailbreak today for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. If you have already followed our jailbreak guide and got your iOS devices successfuly jailbroken then it’s time to get your favorite tweaks installed from Cydia. However, it’s important to note that not all the tweaks are compatible with iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 yet. Installing them can result in reboot loops or cause your device to become bricked so be very careful with the tweaks you install.

A California Brush Fire Made The L.A. Sky Look Like It Was The End of Days

If you were in the Los Angeles area on Saturday and looked up into the sky, you might have thought there was a storm rolling in, or that the bright, glowing red sun was an omen for Armageddon. The brown, smoky sky apparent throughout the county and in surrounding areas was the direct result of a brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, which was first reported on Friday.

'Game of Thrones' announces big changes for Season 7

“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones , executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming said in a release. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule."

Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming

I’ve been programming in Object Oriented languages for decades. The first OO language I used was C++ and then Smalltalk and finally .NET and Java.

Use This Predictive Text Generator To Write The Best Internet Fanfiction

It uses a Markov chain-like algorithm, which is a random mathematical system that offers a next step only based on the current state a system is in, and not the one that came before it. Basically, the predictive text generator will only offer suggestions based on the last two words entered. Unlike most Markov chains, it’s not automatic, so it’s not exactly a proper chain. The user has to then choose a word, and the chain continues.

30 King Kong is bigger than ever in the first 'Kong Skull Island' trailer

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island on Saturday, following its panel presentation in Comic-Con Hall H with stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. Suffice it to say, no King Kong, cinematic or otherwise, has ever been quite as large as this one, in a movie from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation prototype teardown, part 1

It was originally thought to be a rumor: a games console that combined Sony and Nintendo hardware. Now Ben Heck proves it does exist. Thanks to Terry and Dan Diebold, who approached The Ben Heck Show team with the console, Ben was able to give you an exclusive teardown of the elusive Super Nintendo / Famicom and Sony PlayStation hybrid console. While taking apart the device, called the SFX-100, Ben guides us through the post-production alterations made to fix the prototype and gives us a tour of all the components on the board, including a custom audio chip and standard Sony integrated circuits. We also compare the system to similar consoles at the time, such as the PC Engine / TurboGRAFX-16 and the Sega MegaCD. The real question is, can we get it working? Let us know what you think of the teardown over at the element14 Community , where you can also interact with The Ben Heck Show team and learn more about Nintendo and Sony's history .

Microsoft's Xbox One S will launch on August 2nd

The slimmer, sleeker Xbox One S is coming on August 2nd. Today Microsoft announced that the $399 2TB launch edition will arrive in "select regions" on that date, though consoles with smaller hard drives (1TB and 500GB) won't be hitting stores just yet. It's still possible to get the redesigned Xbox One in time for launch by  preordering from Microsoft directly or the big retailers you'd expect,  like Amazon . Microsoft released another teaser video for the S along with today's news. Look closely and you'll notice a quote from The Verge's Vlad Savov.

DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death

Now two forensic geneticists have conclusively shown that the blood is indeed that of the late beloved king. They compared DNA from the blood on the leaves with that of two of Albert I’s living distant relatives: the last tsar and former prime minister of Bulgaria, Simeon II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and a German baroness, Anna Maria Freifrau von Haxthausen.

Suicide Squad Finally Gives Us a Glimpse of Harley Quinn's Classic Outfit

It’s the jumpsuit that started it all. We’ve been hearing rumors that Harley Quinn’s classic jester outfit had been made for the Suicide Squad film, but we didn’t know whether they actually used it. Well, B-roll footage released at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday has given us the answer, and it’s a resounding “Hell yes!”

Pangu Team: iOS 9.2 - iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Tool 'Coming Soon' [Update: Released]

The Pangu jailbreak team have just updated their website teasing a jailbreak tool release for iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3. Interestingly, the website’s tagline — “Jailbreak, or not jailbreak, that is NOT a question any more” —  suggests that we are looking at something completely new, and that this is likely not just a new jailbreak process from the team.

36 Twitter gives internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos the axe, bans him permanently – as it should

People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.

Judge Orders Yahoo to Explain How It Recovered ‘Deleted’ Emails in Drugs Case

As part of the operation, a collaborator in Colombia would log into the email account “” and write a draft email. An accomplice based in Europe would then read the message, delete it from both the “draft” and “trash” folders, and write his own draft, in an effort not to leave behind any messages that could later be read by law enforcement.

Weekly Roundup: 4 New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (July 24)

These are all the new tweaks that were released in the week. If there’s anything that’s missing from the list, make sure to let us know in the comments section below.

MFi-Certified, Virtually Indestructible & Conveniently Fun-Sized

Too long? Too short? Try the perfect charging cord length. This keychain cable is long enough to extend to your power source, but short enough to fold in half and attach to your keychain or belt loop. Wrapped in industrial-strength steel, not only is the Titan Loop virtually indestructible, but essential for your on-the-go charging needs. Loop in half & attach to your keychain, belt loop, bag, etc. Easily extend to your USB port & plug in Enjoy durability of industrial strength steel Avoid dealing w/ easily frayed & damaged cables Keep your devices safe w/ MFi certification Always have a handy iPhone charger within reach

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Google wants to make sure its autonomous car is mindful of bikes on the road:  #IoT #Tech

Fare Hacking on BART - Stephen Brennan

I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a couple weeks. Thursday and Friday were Hackathon days at Yelp, which gave me the perfect opportunity to take a shot at making this app. I successfully implemented what I think is a pretty neat algorithm and API, and then ran it on some real BART data. My results indicate that an app like this could save its users between 20 and 40% on BART fares, depending on time of day. Read on for all the gory details—I think it’s pretty fascinating!

4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take

These are probably the most prevalent of potential meetings and, therefore, you must pay particular attention to them. The story goes like this: You’re at a friendly gathering, chatting with a few friends about business and enjoying a nice cold one when someone says to you, “Hey, I have a good friend that you should really meet. I think you guys would hit it off.” Your natural response should be, “great, thanks,” but in reality you should never take such a meeting, as the likelihood of it resulting in anything productive is almost zero.

CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success - BBC News

Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

Amazing Job Opportunity: Be Hillary's Security Engineer!

If the Democratic party needs two things right now: to up their email game—seriously, how are there zero results for “ harambe ”—and better cybersecurity. Now you, dear reader, have the opportunity to guard the secrets of our potential next president by applying to be Hillary’s new Security Engineer !!

New Thor: Ragnarok Villains Revealed - IGN Video

Jim and Scott on everything shown at Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok panel, including Thor's new look, Cate Blanchett as Hela, some iconic villains and more.

5 Creative Ways to Use Snapchat Geofilters for Business : Social Media Examiner

Social media marketers want to engage, inform, and excite their audiences. By using Snapchat geofilters, a small investment can go far. These five examples show the variety of ways you can use Snapchat geofilters to expand your brand and inspire your community.

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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

Don’t make founders’ equity even

Sometimes I think about replacing the table in my office with a sofa and a box of tissues. I’m a lawyer, but sometimes I feel like a therapist. When startup founders sit down with me to hash out equity splits and trust and commitment issues, their tempers sometimes flare. Uncomfortable silences ensue. Feelings get hurt, and tears sometimes fall.


There is, of course, no guarantee that you’ll become the best at what you choose to do, or that even if you do you’ll find practical ways to extend your reach enough to earn a big paycheck. But by choosing to concentrate on a task you love, you’ll enjoy the considerable proportion of your life that you spend at work, which is much more than billions of others can say.

Facebook Audience Optimization: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

With Audience Optimization, Facebook may be more inclined to show your post on a specific topic to 5% of your fans who are interested in that topic, based on your specifications. This would ideally result in better engagement.

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52 Maybe It's Time To Actually Digitize That NASA Viking Data
53 Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
54 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
55 Weebly shows us how Web design has changed over a decade
56 James Cameron Thinks Neill Blomkamp's Aliens Sequel Script Is 'Gangbusters'
57 This simple tool tells you if Amazon Prime is worth it (or not)
58 Add me on Snapchat! Username: gizmododotcom
59 Google Fiber may never come to Portland
60 When social goes wrong: My Vine feed is shockingly racist
61 Brie Larson to star as Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel'
62 Watch 'South Park' creators explain why their next game is better
63 More official Star Wars drones are flying in soon
64 Mozilla will block Flash in Firefox starting next month
65 Android avoids 'bullet in the head' as Cyanogen lays off staffers
66 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' TV-movie trailer debuts at Comic-Con
67 Twitter's new verification scheme feels desperate
68 Video: Pokemon Go on HoloLens is amazing
69 One nonprofit's surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan
70 Tourist told us he wants a world with no emoji at Panorama
71 Original Xbox One drops to $249
72 Facebook Chases Post-App Prize with 1 Billion Messenger Users
73 Clinton camp accuses Russians of releasing DNC emails to help Trump
74 Pokémon Go and Snapchat prove the iPhone is perfect for augmented reality
75 How To Create Perfect Posts on Social Platforms [Infographic]
76 Sous Vide Showdown: The Anova vs. The Joule
77 Pokémon GO Is Finally Available for Download in Japan
78 How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?
79 PonoMusic goes dark for several weeks as the company switches providers
80 hackaday on Twitter
81 Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants
82 Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store
83 Pokemon Go gets big Comic-Con stage, creator talks success and future
84 How to pay for everything with your smartphone
85 Pokemon Go: How to Get Started and Catch 'Em All
86 Solar Impulse 2 takes off on final flight
87 Adam Savage on Twitter
89 Adam Savage on Twitter
90 Verizon 'agrees $5bn Yahoo deal' - BBC News
91 Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall
92 Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos
93 Raging 'Sand Fire' casts apocalyptic glow over Los Angeles
94 'Sherlock' Comic-Con panel teases 'darkest' season ever, 3 names to know
95 'Fantastic Beasts' trailer tears up old New York with 'Harry Potter' magic at Comic-Con
96 Instagram gives celebrities power to block internet trolls
97 Verizon closes in on Yahoo deal: Report
98 Pokémon Go quiz – can you catch the fake news story?
99 Instagram photo by Dan Patterson • Jul 24, 2016 at 5:55pm UTC
100 Designer creates ingenious iPhone case for catching Pokemon