Star Wars Did Han Shoot First

The guy who played Greedo just ended one of the biggest ‘Star Wars’ debates

By on May 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM.

The guy who played Greedo just ended one of the biggest ‘Star Wars’ debates

One of the most controversial decisions that Star Wars creator George Lucas has made over the years was to change the sequence of events that happened when Han Solo was accosted by bounty hunter Greedo in the cantina. In the original cut of the film, Han Solo shot first at Greedo and easily killed him before the inept bounty hunter could get a shot off. In the 1997 “special edition” of the movie, Lucas re-edited the scene to make it look as though Greedo had actually shot at Han first.

Why did he change this? It doesn’t really matter since it was one of many questionable decisions Lucas made in the late ’90s and early 2000s. The point is that most fans believe that Han should have been the one to shoot first and now they have no less of an authority than the actor who played Greedo backing them up. More →

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Tesla Executive Departures Model 3 Production

Two major Tesla departures raise red flags about Model 3 production

By on May 4, 2016 at 1:40 PM.

Two major Tesla departures raise red flags about Model 3 production

Tesla has always had the vision to deliver the car of the future, but does it have the production chops? Bloomberg is reporting that two major Tesla executives — vice president of production Greg Reichow and vice president of manufacturing Josh Ensign — will be leaving the company. This is not a good look for Tesla, which has had to deal with an unprecedented number of reservations for its potentially game-changing Model 3 car that it unveiled last month. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps May 4 2016

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on May 4, 2016 at 11:35 AM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Whether you’re celebrating or mourning last night’s election results in Indiana, you could always use some more paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today’s list is heavy on games but there are lots of other great apps for things like productivity and photography as well. Let’s check them out! More →

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Ghostbusters Trailer Melissa McCarthy Reaction

Even Melissa McCarthy didn’t like the first ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer

By on May 4, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Even Melissa McCarthy didn’t like the first ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer

The first trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie was not well received, and it wasn’t just because a bunch of nerdy 30-something man-children couldn’t stand the thought of women playing their childhood heroes. No, the trailer was poorly received because it just looked bad. So bad, in fact, that it’s become the most disliked video in the history of YouTube, with a whopping 684,000 “thumbs down” votes as of this writing.

The Guardian brings us word that Melissa McCarthy, one of the movie’s stars, recently explained why she thought the trailer didn’t work, although she insists the real movie is better than what we’ve seen so far. More →

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Windows Vs iOS Vs Android

Longtime Microsoft blogger: Windows is facing a ‘potential extinction moment’

By on May 3, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Longtime Microsoft blogger: Windows is facing a ‘potential extinction moment’

Windows 10 has been a welcome hit for Microsoft, especially after the massive debacle that was Windows 8. Despite this, it’s an open question of whether Microsoft is set up over the long haul to do well as a platform provider. Longtime Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott writes that iOS and Android have been improving to such an extent as computing platforms that Windows may be a dead platform walking. More →

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When Will Uber End Surge Pricing

Uber surge pricing may soon be a thing of the past

By on May 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Uber surge pricing may soon be a thing of the past

Great news for Uber passengers — a new report from NPR is claiming that the company is working to end the practice of surge pricing. Specifically, the report claims that Uber sees surge pricing as “a market failure” and “a problem to be solved” if it’s going to continue growing at its current torrid pace. More →

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Apple iPhone Q3 2016 Sales Analysis

Top Apple observer warns of ‘alarming’ signs for iPhone sales

By on May 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Top Apple observer warns of ‘alarming’ signs for iPhone sales

Although countless analysts have incorrectly predicted Apple’s impending demise for years now, the company’s most recent guidance was enough to give one of the top Apple observers around some real reasons to pause. Neal Cybart writes at Above Avalon that there is reason to worry that Apple has been caught off guard by recent trends in the smartphone market and that the iPhone 7 might not be enough to turn things around. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps May 3 2016

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

By on May 3, 2016 at 12:06 PM.

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

Good morning, everyone! It’s time again to learn about today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today we’ve brought you 10 paid apps that would normally cost a total of $31 but are all completely free if you act right now. Let’s check them out! More →

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Radiohead New Album Burn The Witch Video

Radiohead end the suspense, release an intensely spooky video for new song ‘Burn the Witch’

By on May 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

Radiohead end the suspense, release an intensely spooky video for new song ‘Burn the Witch’

Radiohead have kept their fans in suspense for the past few days and now they’ve finally delivered something. A couple of days after the band erased itself from all its social media accounts, it has now released a video on YouTube for a new track called “Burn the Witch” that will appear on its highly anticipated ninth studio album. More →

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Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Mode Test

Tesla says Model X will let you ‘literally survive a military grade bio attack’

By on May 2, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

Tesla says Model X will let you ‘literally survive a military grade bio attack’

Is the Tesla Model X’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” just a cheesy gimmick feature that the company added to the car to make it sound more futuristic? Tesla swears it isn’t, and it’s got some new data to prove it. In a blog post on Monday, Tesla said that it had recently conducted some tests on the Model X’s air filtration system and said the results show that “you can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car.” More →

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Radiohead Erases Its Online Presence

Why did Radiohead erase itself from the internet?

By on May 2, 2016 at 8:25 PM.

Why did Radiohead erase itself from the internet?

U.K. band Radiohead are known for doing things unconventionally, but they’re also incredibly shrewd marketers who know how to build up hype for themselves and their music. Roughly nine years ago, for example, the bank shocked the world by announcing that fans could pay whatever they wanted for the album In Rainbows that was released directly over the band’s website. Now it seems Radiohead is engaging in another zany stunt to promote its upcoming ninth studio album by completely erasing its presence online. More →

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