In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker will definitely have his hands full, fighting the Rhino, Electro, and the Green Goblin. But can he handle the Sinister Six? There have been rumors that there will one day be a movie with the Sinister Six, and there’s apparently a hint of this in the trailer.
From the classroom to coffee shops, tablets are popping up everywhere. Now a new deal will put 100,000 of the devices on tabletops across Applebee’s restaurants in the United States, a record rollout for a business that continues the trend to gamify your dining experience and get you to spend more in your seat.
In what appears to be a cautionary tale about reading eBay auction bids very carefully, a teen dad has complained after he spent $750 (£458) on what he thought was an Xbox One console.
Acer has debuted a new AIO (all-in-one) PC just in time for the holiday season. Dubbed the Aspire Z3-600, the Windows 8 system is equipped with a 21.5 inch full HD display, an Intel (quad-core) Pentium processor and offers up to 2.5 hours of battery life.
He found that by adding organic layers between layers of zinc it is possible to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. The organic layers are also believed to have a major effect in reducing thermal conductivity, which would be very useful in thermoelectric materials.
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet outside of our solar system – discovered at the UA.
The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers. For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully realized, however, quantum computers will need fast and efficient multi-directional light sources.
Another day, another rumor about the latest fanboy whipping boy, Batman Vs Superman, except this story is true: Wonder Woman is indeed in the movie.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils.
ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
The Tokyo Motor Show, as we’ve been noticing from various stories of late, was a hotbed this year for electric vehicle ideas. Another one in this vein came from Kawasaki, which used the event to showcase its futuristic J concept personal transportation concept vehicle.
There’s no national renewable portfolio standard for the whole of the United States of America, but the U.S. government has one, sort of, and President Obama is upping the ante on it.
The resurrection of Veronica Mars was quite a story. The beloved show had been off the air forever, and Rob Thomas got things going with a Kickstarter campaign, which broke the record for most money raised for a project.
The full length trailer for Pompeii is out with the gorgeous bastard son of Ned Stark, the very real and six-pack-abs-erific Kit Harrington. From the man who sleeps with Milla Jovovich, his single redeeming act of artistic integrity, Paul WS Anderson. If you don't think you are watching a Roland Emmerich movie then you don't know your destruction porn cinema very well, do you.
Pundits are expecting that the US Christmas sensation will be a watch which allows parents to track their kids.
Chimpzilla's Radeon R9 290 and 290X review copies appear to be performing better than retail versions.
Eva Green is going to kick some Greek butt. Xerxes is still confused about his sexuality but is clear about not being a Persian Goldmember. Honest, he isn't. Meanwhile, the Spartans, who historically didn't give much of a thought about sea battles, are flying through the air for freedom, as long as it does not apply to Helots. It's camp, and butch, and all Lady Gaga, and Fascist, and stuff, all at the same time. Enjoy!
If you ever wondered why Uma Thurman wore a yellow and black striped track suit in Kill Bill, it was inspired by Bruce Lee. Lee wore the same outfit in Game of Death, his last film, that was pieced together from uncompleted footage, and padded with new scenes shot with an unconvincing looking double.
The big screen adaptation of World of Warcraft and Terminator 5 are on the fast track to get made, and casting for both movies is coming together fast. Both were set to come out in 2015, but now World of Warcraft has moved to early 2016 to get out of the way of Star Wars, as any movie would.
On December 3 came a day that even Ozzy himself probably never thought would come to pass: His 65th birthday. Yes, hard as it is to believe, Ozzy’s now officially a senior citizen, and he’s probably just as surprised as you are that he’s made it this far.
Okay, this is a joke and a half that only a fanboy can love. Peter Parker, Spider-Man, is one of those heroes that you want to punch in the face for being so angst ridden and annoying and whiny and just annoying. But, he has super powers. This sequel is going to make billions. We will see it. We will not be happy.
The Acer Iconia W4 tablet - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - is powered by Intel's Atom Z3740 (quad-core) Bay Trail processor.
Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified regions beneath the oceans where the igneous rocks of the upper ocean crust could safely store very large volumes of carbon dioxide.
Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property — sea-level rise — according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week.
A new study using observations from a novel instrument provides the best look to date at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe. An international team of astronomers from Britain, Slovenia and Italy has glimpsed the infrastructure of a burst's high-speed jet.
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed faint remnants of a supernova explosion and helped researchers determine Circinus X-1 -- an X-ray binary -- is the youngest of this class of astronomical objects found to date.
Hyundai and Honda are slightly divergent of one another at this point with regards to fuel cell vehicles.
Lexus chose an auto show in China to showcase the 2014 version of its sporty CT 200h hybrid. There’s a number of new features to take note of, including a new grille, better styling, an upgraded interior, better driving performance and, perhaps most appealing of all, a new trim level that aims to be even more impressive.
Apple and Amazon shouldn’t be competitors, as one is a retailer and the other a hardware manufacturer. In fact, they should be partners - with Amazon selling Apple products.
Apple just spent a bunch of money on social analytics company Topsy. And while everyone has good guesses on what Apple wants from Topsy, no one seems to know for sure. According to sources familiar with the matter, Twitter considered buying Topsy a number of times throughout the company’s six-year history.
Fox News, the unmitigated authority in open source technology, gave its viewers the gift of knowledge yesterday with its explanation of GitHub. Thanks Fox News!
We just reported on TGD that JJ Abrams has regretted keeping the identity of the Star Trek: Into Darkness villain a secret for so long. If you don’t know it’s Khan by now, sorry to spoil that one for ya, but where have you been, in a cave?
With the movie Dredd, Judge Dredd finally got a worthy movie, and fans have been hoping for a sequel, even though it wasn’t a big hit at the box office. If we don’t get a movie sequel, there’s a new Dredd comic called Underbelly that is a direct follow up to the movie.
For us geeks, we not only anticipate movies with great fervor, but we also can’t wait for the trailers either. It’s great to finally see scenes from movies we can’t wait for, and there may be two great trailers playing before The Hobbit when it comes out next week.
Okay, so Xbox One is the current leader in the console wars, but Xmas is just around the corner, and this should be the real test for who comes out the winner. In fact, Sony’s making a big push to try and bring PlayStation 4 up to speed.
Software king of the world Microsoft is about to release a wave of products next year under the code word "Threshold".
Hot Hardware has got its paws on leaked slides of AMD's next-generation Kaveri APU.
We just reported on TGD about the new Spike Jonze movie Her, which deals with technology, and it has already raised some Oscar buzz, as well as debate. Academy Awards pundits are wondering whether Scarlett Johansson is eligible for an Academy Award or not because she’s never seen in her latest movie, Her.
The Asus VivoPC mini-desktop - loaded with Windows 8 (64-bit) - is currently available in the US at a base price of $320.
Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy -- such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels -- can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency.
Understanding how bacteria adapt so quickly to changes in their external environment with continued high growth rates is one of the major research challenges in molecular microbiology. This is important not least for our understanding of resistance to antibiotics. A research study from Uppsala University is now presenting a model of how bacteria can rapidly adapt to environmental changes through smart regulation of their gene expression.
As a result of the fracking revolution, North America has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of oil and gas. This, despite endless protests from environmentalists. But does drilling for natural gas really cause pollution levels to skyrocket?
Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.
NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit.
It’s just one energy sector watcher weighing in, but Lux Research does have pretty good credentials, so we’ll run with it, leading with their headline: “Solar to Become Competitive with Natural Gas by 2025.”
Yamaha, besides showcasing at the recent Tokyo Motor Show five electric, two-wheeled vehicles described as reference/prototype models, also unveiled it is working with noted car designer Gordon Murray on an ultra compact electric vehicle concept known as MOTIV.e.
Frank Darabont had been around for quite some time before he created one of the greatest Stephen King adaptations ever, The Shawshank Redemption. Darabont also gave us The Green Mile, The Mist, and of course, The Walking Dead.