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I finally saw Mad Max: Fury Road last night, and all I could think about while leaving the theater was how the hell Avalanche Studios thinks it’s going to make a game out of that. Avalanche Studios, the team behind the enormous open world sandbox that is the Just Cause series, is releasing a Mad Max game this September, and I couldn’t imagine it living up to the movie…
…at least, until I saw the latest trailer.
Suicide Squad is one of the more highly anticipated superhero movies that will release next summer and Mashable directs our attention to some videos that have been popping up on the web that show the new version of the Batmobile in the film. Several different users on YouTube, Vine and Instagram all posted eye-witness videos of a car chase involving the Batmobile and the Joker inside a purplish car. More →
If you’ve ever wanted a smartphone that looks like a Marvel superhero, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition, which will go on sale on May 27th in Korea and will then launch in China and Hong Kong in June. The device will be much the same as the regular Galaxy S6 edge, only it will be colored red and gold and will feature an image of Iron Man on its rear panel. The device also comes with 64GB of storage, which makes it a step up from the basic 32GB tier of the original Galaxy S6 edge.
Every day, we try to bring you the best selection of free apps we can find on the App Store, but today we have the unique pleasure of being able to alert you to some free TV shows as well. For a limited time, Comedy Central is giving away an episode from 12 of its most popular shows as part of a huge sale on Google Play. More →
Gulp. This isn’t good. The Associated Press reports that the Internal Revenue Service admitted on Tuesday that thieves had hacked into one of its systems and had managed to swipe tax information from more than 100,000 American taxpayers. According to the AP, the IRS says that the thieves “used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.” More →
Not too long ago, Brian X. Chen of The New York Times wrote a piece arguing that traditional product reviews are broken insofar as they don’t often consider the varying levels of customer service different companies provide.
“The product evaluations neglect to mention the quality of a company’s customer service,” Chen writes, “which becomes the most important fact of of all when problems or questions related to the product come up.”
This is an astute point, and especially apt in regards to tech products. Not only are tech products pricey, but addressing tech oriented problems is usually beyond the expertise of most owners. As a result, if there’s any one industry where customer service should be afforded more weight when putting together a product review or stacking two rival products against one another, it’s the tech industry.
Samsung is the company that brought phablets into the mainstream and its Galaxy Note phablets are routinely among the best smartphones released every year. The South Korean giant is getting ready to unveil its Galaxy Note 5 this year, but the future of the Note family might be a lot more exciting than curved displays and high-resolution displays, a new Samsung invention seems to indicate. More →
It’s well established that anything one posts online these days remains permanently etched on the Internet. The moment a tweet or a photo goes up, it’s practically impossible to scrub it from its new-found digital existence. For most people, this is no big deal as the benefits to be gleaned from sharing items like photos with friends far outweigh any concerns about privacy. But once someone starts profiting from your personal photos, the dynamics of the equation completely change.
Meet Richard Prince, an “artist” whose skill set consists of photographing other people’s photographs, adjusting them slightly, and then selling them for enormous profit. It admittedly sounds bizarre, but Prince has been making a living doing just that for decades now.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone case and you don’t want to spend money, then you owe it to yourself to check out a huge sale going on at Amazon right now. Case maker Rearth is selling several of its Ringke smartphone cases for up to 68% off if you buy them through Amazon and enter in its special coupon codes. Among other devices, Rearth is selling smartphone cases for the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy Note 4, the LG G4 and the Nexus 5.
UPDATE: We’re getting word that many of these coupon codes are no longer working, which means the sale may have ended or that supplies have run out.