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Month: October 2014

Christian Bale to Star as Steve Jobs in New Movie

Famous for his portrayal of Batman as well as a number of different roles, Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale is set to star as another icon – Steve Jobs. Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, “Steve Jobs,” the Sony biopic is set to be directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed Slumdog Millionaire, and penned by Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the scripts for The Social Network and Moneyball. Filming is likely to take place in the spring of next year as we eagerly await a proper tribute to the late Apple co-founder. Stay tuned for further details on the film’s production in the near future. Article source:...

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Apple Leaks The iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3

After months of speculation and rumors, Apple just released details about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Unintentionally. A day early. Someone is getting fired over this. The devices were supposed to be announced at an Apple event tomorrow, but Apple scoops mcgee Mark Gurman noticed the two devices listed in the iPad User Guide for iOS 8 within iBooks. Whoops. According the iBook, which is available here, the upcoming devices will sport a TouchID sensor and look identical to their current form. Of course pricing and availability wasn’t mentioned in the iBook. Those details will likely be revealed tomorrow. Apple is also expected to reveal new Mac hardware along with officially releasing OS X Yosemite at tomorrow’s event. Look for a new iMac and maybe a retina Macbook Air. Of course there will be two new iPads too. Strangely, this leak was discovered just minutes after Google’s big Nexus and Android 5.0 announcement. Coincidence? Maybe. But Apple generally doesn’t do coincidences. Article source:...

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ISIS Tactics Illustrate Social Media’s New Place In Modern War

Bahjat Majid, 33, sat anxiously in his family’s refugee camp in Ainkawa, Iraq, in late September. In just days, he said, he would leave them and return to the front line as a Kurdish peshmerga soldier to fight the self-declared Islamic State. During his last battle, in Aiyrash Village near Qaraqosh, Majid endured heavy fire from snipers and mortars, the combat continuing day and night, uninterrupted for nearly a week. The memory haunted him. More than combat kept Majid awake at night. He said his sleeping problems persisted because he couldn’t forget the graphic propaganda images posted and publicized online by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Iraqi men, women and even children — nearly everyone has seen the pictures of crucified enemies, the snapshot of the headless corpse of a little girl in a party dress, the videos of victims moments before a knife cuts through their necks. “Maybe the peshmerga are strong, but they’re also afraid,” Majid told me. “The strong media that the [ISIS] uses affects people.” Welcome to modern warfare, where online propaganda plays a central role. In the past year, ISIS has used social media and the web to control the narrative of the conflict in Iraq and Syria. And though it borrows some tactics from propagandists like Vladimir Putin, ISIS has also proven a macabre trailblazer. Despite its grand ambitions of establishing...

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Motorola Announces Which Of Its Phones Will Get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Given that Motorola is building Google’s just-announced Nexus 6, it’s probably also a given that Motorola knows their way around the latest version of Android, Lollipop. It makes sense, then, that they’re pretty much the first out of the gate to announce which of their phones are getting the update treatment. Though they’re mum on timing, Moto has just promised Lollipop updates for around half a dozen devices: Moto X (both the 2013 and 2014 models) Moto G (both the 2013 and 2014 models, and the LTE version) Moto E (their super budget-conscious phone) Verizon’s Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini Motorola is promising to announce more phones after they’ve worked with their “various partners” — which, in other words, means they’ve still got to figure out which carriers are willing to support which phones for a bit longer, and which will work with them on the update distribution process. No mention yet of what’ll come running on the Droid Turbo when it eventually ships — but given that the phone is kinda-sorta still unofficial (in that just about everything around it has already leaked, but nothing has been announced), we’ll forgive’m for now. Article source:...

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Converse Accuses 31 Companies of Trademark Infringement

For generations, the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette from Converse has remained at the forefront of style with its simple, yet versatile design. When something is that good however, it will surely bring about its own imitations. Tired of seeing core elements from its mainstay model being replicated by the likes of Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sketchers and many others, Converse filed 22 separate lawsuits this week with the United States District Court in Brooklyn, accusing 31 companies of trademark infringement. Although the century-old shoemaker is seeking monetary reparations, its main goal is getting these impostors off the shelves, which is why it filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission as well. Although it is quite difficult to prove trademark infringement in the world of fashion, it’s obvious Converse was the first on the scene with this design. Stay tuned for more information surrounding this story. Article source:...

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