20th August 2014

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Everything You Thought You Knew is Wrong (about CRT’s and LCD’s) | GEGATT

Everything You Thought You Knew is Wrong (about CRT’s and LCD’s) | GEGATT

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One of the most interesting bits of trivia I know and like to share is the inventor of the television. He was not Thomas Edison. He was a lax-Mormon named Philo T. Pharnsworth. When I brought up his name to my mother, she said, “I knew the Pharnsworth’s.” Both Philo and my mother were from Provo, UT.

Philo is that rare kind of genius that sees things and then…

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15th August 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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“Heroes In A Hack-Shell”

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec

And Evan Daugherty

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              You know your reboot/revamp is in trouble when a secondary character has to tell the audience not once, not twice, but three times to just enjoy what’s on the screen.  Will Arnett’s neurotic Vernon Fenwick (a carry-over from the original cartoon – kind of) tells…

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13th August 2014

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If you thought the iPad and iPhone were market changers, keep reading | GEGATT

If you thought the iPad and iPhone were market changers, keep reading | GEGATT

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If you are both old enough and had enough money (or at least wanted to have enough money) then you remember the Palm Pilot. This was a handheld organizer along the lines of the iPhone or the Newton, but worse and better or different or something. It was the digital equivalent of the Franklin Planner with a touch of awesomeness and innovation mixed in.…

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12th August 2014

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The CosView at Boston Comic Con

The CosView at Boston Comic Con

Hey guys! We are here to catch you up with the interviews at Boston Comic Con, as well as photos from around the con. It was crazy packed and I have to say, the mini-line con works as a good name. We were able to meet with great people and talk to them about what they do in life, including Ivy Doomkitty, Bellechere, and Bethany Maddock. We also had to forego some interviews too because BCC did…

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7th August 2014

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Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods: Fanservice and So Much More

Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods: Fanservice and So Much More

DBZ_01To say I raised my oldest child on anime wouldn’t be too far from the truth. He was roughly 4-5 when I introduced him to Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon thanks to Cartoon Network and a nifty little program called Toonami. Dragon Ball Z became his gateway anime. We spent many hours sitting side by side on the couch watching Goku and friends.

Fast forward twelve years later and he is now as big an…

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6th August 2014

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IBM is Here to Stay and We Think You Don’t Know Why | GEGATT

IBM is Here to Stay and We Think You Don’t Know Why | GEGATT

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There are very few companies on the planet as important to computers or computer input as IBM. Once known as International Business Machines and the maker of typewriters, IBM, like Ma Bell (AT&T) had to adapt to a new way of producing products. Without IBM and its willingness to freely license the PC hardware, the computer market today wouldn’t by where it is.

Don’t get me wrong, there were…

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5th August 2014

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The CosView - Protect Yourself at a Con

The CosView – Protect Yourself at a Con

There have been many articles running around the internet about cosplayers being the subject of touching/groping/inexcusable questions/requests/etc. Here at The CosView, I’ve seen and heard many stories about what has been happening and I am astounded by what is happening in our community.

First and foremost….

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I fear that with the coming of the next year, we will see many more articles or…

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5th August 2014

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Spider-Women - The Bad that Sony’s Done

Spider-Women – The Bad that Sony’s Done

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And just like that, after several articles about Kevin Feige and his comments about a female-led film, Deadline.com has dropped the knowledge that Sony is planning on using one of the ladies from the Spider-Man Universe in a standalone film. The film is rumored to have a 2017 release date following the November 11, 2016  release of the Sinister Six.

While the news definitely gives hope of seeing…

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4th August 2014

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Time For Answers Marvel - The Female Lead and the Superhero

Time For Answers Marvel – The Female Lead and the Superhero

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In a recent interview, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, was asked how close Marvel was to making a film with a female lead. His answer was:

“I think you’re right about that, and I think it comes down to timing, which is what I’ve sort of always said, and it comes down to us being able to tell the right story. I very much believe in doing it. I very much believe that it’s unfair to say,…

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4th August 2014

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Studio Ghibli Might Stop Making Films

Studio Ghibli Might Stop Making Films

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After 29 highly successful years, Studio Ghibli is shuttering its doors. At least, that’s the latest rumor to come from the internet.

Coming off the heels of Miyazaki’s retirement last year and the film releases of The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There, this is an emotional statement that has sent many fans (myself included) into a tizzy.

The…

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