When the Avengers aren’t busy saving the world from dangerous aliens, their calendar is packed with plenty of things to do to keep equally dangerous humans in check. And even so, they do find the time to fight among themselves, if that’s required. In other words, get ready for a massive brawl between Captain America and Iron Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie.
There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind that the ISIS attacks on Paris were carefully planned and executed, with some degree of sophistication involved, at least when it comes to avoiding intelligence agencies. Immediately after the tragedy that hit France in mid-November, many speculated that terrorists relied on encrypted devices and apps to thwart detection, although that hasn’t been proved so far. Moreover, reports picked up by the media revealed that ISIS might have an advanced support team in place, that would offer its members round-the-clock guidance when it comes to the digital aspect of their operations.
Disney has done a solid job concealing the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Trailers and TV commercials revealed various tidbits about Episode VII’s characters and plot, but Luke was never really shown — or, at least, his face has yet to be seen. In interviews, Star Wars director J.J. Abrams remained mysterious about Luke. Similarly, Mark Hamill said he can’t reveal any information about Luke’s fate in the upcoming movie, which opens December 18th. Luke isn’t even on the film’s official poster.
But Hamill just confirmed that Luke will appear in the sequel. Planned for a summer 2017 launch, Episode VIII already has a first script draft ready. Attention, though, some huge spoilers are ahead! More →
Microsoft’s Black Friday offer includes discounts on several devices and also a special sale on digital products available from its content store. For a limited period – which, thankfully, extends well beyond Black Friday – Microsoft will heavily discount “the latest Hollywood movies, blockbuster music, must-have apps, and addictive games.” More →
After announcing a few days ago its Black Friday plans, including a special Wish Bigger Wishbone campaign that lets shoppers choose one of two discounted products, eBay on Tuesday revealed what products will be on sale on Thanksgiving Day. Potential deals offer savings of up to 70% off their regular prices, and buyers get to vote on what product will be discounted each hour from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Once a deal unlocks, the price lasts until that product is sold out. More →
Those of you who are looking to score Apple gear this week for significantly discounted prices shouldn’t visit Apple retail stores or go online to Apple.com. Instead, you really should check out the special Black Friday offers available from some major retailers that have plenty of deals on the iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for this year’s hottest shopping weekend.
Below, you’ll find some of the best sales on Apple products as advertised in the various Black Friday 2015 ads that were released in the weeks preceding Thanksgiving. More →
Cordero Caples, a 29-year-old college student from Colorado Springs, sustained heavy injuries after an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exploded in his face. The man was in surgery for most of the day Sunday, having suffered a fractured vertebrae, facial fractures, and teeth damage on Friday, during a smoke break. Apparently, the device he was using wasn’t properly configured, causing the explosion that might keep him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. More →
There’s one more episode left in the first half of season 6 of The Walking Dead, and it will air this coming Sunday. If you’ve been following the zombie show as closely as we have, then you already know that Rick’s crew and the people of Alexandria have had a terrible couple of days, having to fight both walkers and humans while making some bold decisions in the process. The makers of the popular TV show even managed to create a Jon Snow moment early in the series, giving viewers the impression that one of the main characters might be killed off faster and easier than expected.
If you care about midseason finale spoilers, then look away right now. Otherwise, you can watch a few videos below that reveal what we can expect in episode 8, the last one that will air this year. More →
Microsoft released its most significant update yet for Windows 10 update in November, but the software release isn’t bug-free. In fact, it seems that Microsoft pulled the November build due to various bugs, with one of them being particularly annoying: Windows 10 can apparently delete apps without asking the user. More →
Decorating a New York subway car with symbols from the second World War might be one of the best ways to promote The Man in the High Castle, a new Amazon TV show based on a book with the same title that imagines what the U.S. would be like had the Axis (Germany and Japan) won. But while Amazon’s marketing scheme might be brilliant, it’s also rather questionable, especially given the current events in the world, some backed by extreme political and religious views.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year, which shouldn’t be a surprise. The highly anticipated new episode of the Star Wars saga will premiere on December 18th around the world, with preorders having already smashed through existing records. Even so, Disney’s marketing team is heavily promoting the movie with new commercials being released on a regular basis. Furthermore, director J.J. Abrams and some of the cast have already appeared in various interviews detailing the making of the huge movie.
A brand new sketch for Saturday Night Live might be one of the best marketing stunts Abrams and Co. pulled off yet. In the short clip, the director shows some of the auditions for the movie featuring several different celebrities trying out for various roles. More →