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You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser

Last October, after hurting his knee playing hockey, Patrick Priebe was holed up in his apartment near Cologne, Germany, with nothing to do. He was sitting at his computer, staring at his keyboard, when the “Y” key caught h...
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DirecTV iPad app adds (some) TV and movie streaming ‘Everywhere’ (Update: beta)

After adding live TV streaming features to the DirecTV iPad app last fall, the company is expanding the feature today by pushing an upgrade that lets viewers watch video (but no live TV, yet) even when they’re away from h...
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Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app

ENGAGE ON THE GO WITH GAME OF THRONES® SEASON 2 GROUNDBREAKING INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO® LAUNCHES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE iPAD®, APRIL 1 New York, N.Y., March 29, 2012 – On April 1, ...
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Test Drive: The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat says its catchphrase “small but wicked,” applied frequently to the new 500 Abarth, was coined for the Abarths of the 1960s, and while we think that may be apocrypha, it definitely holds true for the 2012 model. This ca...
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G is for geek: kids get ABC for today’s world Alpha-beta learning

JESSICA SUTTON A Palmerston North couple’s “geeky” children’s alphabet book is getting international attention, with more than 1500 copies sold and 2000 iPad and iPhone apps downloaded. A for apple and B...
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Prometheus Blu-ray Details Revealed

Disc 4 (Alien): Audio commentary by Ridley Scott, Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett (prod. exec.), Terry Rawlings (assembly), Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt Audio commentary b...
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‘Cliffhanger,’ ‘Stargate’ Remakes Will Fail On Brand Awareness Alone – Forbes

Look alive, movie nerds, we’re getting a Cliffhanger remake!  As of yesterday, it was announced via Deadline that producer Neil Moretz and Studio Canal will be producing a remake of the 1993 Renny Harlin action picture. Bu...
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Guillermo del Toro Talks Pacific Rim 2 and More

Even though Pacific Rim will be Guillermo del Toro‘s first film in five years, he has attached himself to numerous projects both for movies and television.  Just to name a few that are still in development hell, he’s attac...
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The Greatest Heists In History [Infographic]

Well-executed heists make for good stories, but history’s greatest heists, as this infographic shows, are so unbelievable they’re almost art. Take, for example, this: a man on board a Portland-to-Seattle flight in 1...
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Sad news for geeky parents: Comic-Con introduces stroller ban

Dressed as Star Wars characters Thomas, left, and Tennille Kuhlman, right, prepare to push their son Matthew Kuhlman around the exhibit hall on the first day of Comic-Con 2008. (AP) Earlier this week the organizers of Comic-Con...
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Plastic-Eating Underwater Drone Could Swallow the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A new underwater drone concept could seek and destroy one of the ocean’s most insidious enemies, while earning a profit for plastics recyclers. This marine drone can siphon plastic garbage, swallowing bits of trash in a gapin...
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Video: William Shatner and Wil Wheaton Narrate Mars Rover Curiosity’s Landing

NASA is enlisting Hollywood to help promote its blockbuster new Mars rover, Curiosity, in a couple of new videos. Below you can watch both William Shatner and Wil Wheaton, vets of various “Star Trek” franchises, des...
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New Character Posters from Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE

Some new character posters from Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie, have gone online.  As we talked about in our Comic-Con panel recap, the film’s characters feature unique looks to differentiat...
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New Batch of Wrath of the Titans Images

Share Tweet Email Following up on that very cool new “Wrath of the Titans” trailer comes a new batch of images from the fantasy epic. Check them out, won’t you? A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Pe...
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Warface trailer showcases classes and massive mech suits

A free to play team shooter built in CryEngine 3 is actually a pretty exciting prospect, even before you factor in the giant mechs. If Warface is fast and accessible enough it could beat Call of Duty a its own game, providing a...
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Hack, slash, and kick it old-school with a free copy of Legend of Grimrock [Giveaway]

There’s been quite a kerfuffle as of late around Almost Human’s Legend of Grimrock, the traditional grid-based dungeon crawler that’s coming to Steam and GOG.com this April. Truth be told, we’re stoked to try out the ga...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets Arms Race mode and Aztec

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta keeps getting bigger. The latest patch has added a new Arms Race mode playable on Shoots and Baggage. In Arms Race, every player starts with the same weapon, and gains a new one with ev...
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MacGruber Director Jorma Taccone to Helm The Great Unknown

Duncan Rouleau’s 2009 Image Comics miniseries, The Great Unknown, is headed to the screen, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. New Line is developing the property with newcomer Michael Starrbury writing and MacGrub...
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GP2X Caanoo MAME/Console Emulator

Retro Gaming Emulation Juggernaut… Redux You may be familiar with the original GP2X Wiz gaming console that emulated over a dozen different gaming systems and made pocket size retro-gaming nostalgia a reality. Now GP2X ha...
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Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent Adds Seven More

Share Tweet Email Share Tweet Email After a long delay, looks like things are really rolling on the Angelina Jolie-fronted Sleeping Beauty movie “Maleficent” now. The film, set to be directed by Robert Stromberg, has now ad...
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Bradley Cooper is an American Sniper

Hollywood’s current run on all-things Navy SEALs-related continues, with Bradley Cooper acquiring the film rights to the non-fiction book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military Histor...
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A Preview of Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Finale, Valar Morghulis

Share Tweet Email Share Tweet Email Who lives and who dies in the Season 2 finale of “Game of Thrones”? Given that the season’s big battle already happened last week amongst the waves of Blackwater and the walls of King...
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Brittany Curran to Front Marcus Nispel’s Backmask

Email “Conan The Barbarian” and horror franchise reboot specialist Marcus Nispel has found the Final Girl for his new teen-centric horror movie “Backmask”. The lucky gal is Brittany Curran, who has been cast as Reign, t...
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