Samsung and LEGO unveil the obsolete, overpriced NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet for kids


Not all tablets launched in the US are meant to compete with Apple’s iPad (regardless of the model). As a matter fact, any Android tablet that’s priced to sell for less than $300 will surely have a much easier time avoiding any competition from Apple.

Still, launching a tablet with specs that make it look like a three-year-old product is not alright, even if it’s positioned in the low-end tier price-wise. That being said, it appears that Samsung and LEGO have teamed up to launch a tablet aimed at kids.

The so-called NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet can now be pre-ordered in the US via …


‘The Florida Project’ is the best 2017 movie that you haven’t heard of

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This world has never suffered from an overabundance of empathy. Even when we’re trying to be kind, we have a bad habit of falling back on judgment and condescension, of projecting our own issues and beliefs onto the decisions of others. 

So when something like The Florida Project comes along, it feels all the more remarkable. 

In his last film, Tangerine, director Sean Baker chronicled a night in the life of two trans sex workers, just blocks away but a world removed from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. 

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Eddy Cue steps away as head of Siri to help Apple buy a movie studio

Eddie Cue, who had been running Apple’s internet services and software, is about to give up the reins on some of the businesses he watched over for Apple, and focus instead on growing a media empire for Cupertino. An updated leadership page reveals that Cue is no longer in charge of virtual assistant Siri. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, will take over responsibility for the virtual personal assistant.

Turning over responsibility of Siri to Federighi could be an indication of the growing importance of Siri to Apple. The executive already is in charge …

It's not a Vin Diesel movie: iPhones worth more than half a million stolen from a moving truck

Dutch police have arrested five men suspected in the theft of iPhones worth more than half a million US dollars, but it’s not just the sheer amount of iPhones stolen: the men have allegedly pulled off a Fast and Furious stunt to make it happen. Driving a modified van near the truck loaded with the iPhones, one of the men broke into the truck while it was moving and started throwing boxes with iPhones into the van.
The five man, all with their origins in the Eastern European country of Romania, were arrested at a holiday park in central Netherlands …

The Rock stars with Siri in new iTunes movie that launches July 24th

In his career as a movie star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson never worked with a co-star as unique as the one he acts with in a new iTunes movie that debuts tomorrow, July 24th. The film is called The Rock x Siri, and yes that is Apple’s voice activated personal assistant sharing top billing with one of the world’s biggest movie stars. Johnson disseminated a tweet earlier today in which he called the picture the “biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever.”

This year has become the year of the personal assistant as Amazon’s Alexa has come out of obscurity to become one …

The Rock just revealed his latest action movie, co-starring Siri

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says a lot of things on social media, including the occasional dad joke, but unless he’s pranking us this time, we’re about to see him star in a film with none other than Apple’s digital assistant, Siri. 

“I partnered with #Apple to make the biggest, coolest, craziest, dopest, most over the top, funnest (is that even a word?) movie ever,” wrote Johnson on his official Facebook page. “And I have the greatest co-star of all time – #SIRI.” 

It’s unclear what the nature of the film is, but since it’s unlikely that a full-length feature from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars would just get dropped on us with one day’s notice, it’s more likely a promotion of some sort to show off some of Siri’s features. And since Apple has also been touting the iPhone as a filmmaking tool, it’s likely the “film” will be shot on an iPhone.  Read more…

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Sci-fi movie Valerian gets its official mobile game for Android and iOS

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is set to debut in movie theaters on July 21. The film inspired by the French comics is directed by Luc Besson, known for another sci-fi masterpiece, The Fifth Element.

If you’re not necessarily a fan of sci-fi movies, but own an Android or iOS smartphone, you might want to try out the Valerian official mobile game, which has just been released in the App Store and Google Play.

Although the game is available for free, you’ll notice it features in-app purchases. Since this is a single player title, you’ll pay for …

You can buy some very fancy Wonder Woman china to celebrate the new movie

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Wonder Woman is here. And what better way to celebrate than with some fancy china? 

The latest movie from DC Comics comes with the usual merch — and adorable DIY outfits from kids at home

But Wonder Woman paraphernalia is getting a fancy twist with dishware sets featuring a muted, but still clear, white-and-gold Wonder Woman logo. 

It’s really pretty! Like actually put-it-on-your-wedding-registry pretty. 

Image: screenshot/boxlunch

 

Image: screenshot/boxlunch

The set is available from BoxLunch, which donates a meal through Feeding America for every $10 spent. Happy Wonder Woman weekend!  Read more…

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Man sues his date for texting during a movie


We’ve all been angered at the movies by the guy or gal who is so selfish that he/she starts calling someone or texting while the movie is playing. There are so many ways how that can be annoying. First, there is the light from the screen, not to mention both sides of the conversation that can be heard. And the clacking of the keyboard created by texting can be a huge distraction to movie goers. That is why Theater Mode on the Apple Watch is so useful. It keeps the screen dark until you tap a button or press on the screen. The raise-to-wake feature is disabled, and sound is muted. Hopefully, …

Star Wars: Force Arena gets Replay feature and four new characters from the Rogue One movie

The folks over at Netmarble have just announced Star Wars: Force Arena is getting a major update on both the Android and iOS platforms. The main highlights of the update include four new character cards, new features in Guild, Replays, and a newly balanced 2vs2 play.

The four new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are now available in the game including the Imperial Death Trooper and the TX-225 Assault Tank from the Galactic Empire, as well as Keredian Partisans and Rebel Demolitionists from the Rebel Alliance.

Developers have also added a new …