Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1 – On Sale March 22nd! 

As revealed at Mashable, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today, including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

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Microsoft shows off its new Xbox One dashboard

Microsoft revealed last week that it’s planning to rebuild the Xbox One dashboard with a focus on speed.

Microsoft shows off its new Xbox One dashboard

While the software giant revealed common tasks will be faster, Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox, has now teased exactly what the new dashboard will look like. Microsoft is adding a new Xbox button part of the guide that slides into view, with the ability to quickly switch between recent apps or games without having to navigate back to the home of the dashboard.

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Samsung releases Galaxy J3 Emerge in the US through Boost Mobile

Samsung’s website listing reveals that the Galaxy J3 Emerge will be available for three U.S. carriers namely – Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Samsung releases Galaxy J3 Emerge in the US through Boost Mobile

It’s not a major release so there was no hoopla from Samsung regarding the official announcement of a new smartphone. The OEM quietly listed the Galaxy J3 Emerge on their US website and that it will be available through prepaid carrier Boost Mobile. This new device is supposedly a tweaked version of the Galaxy J3 (2017) for the US market, although the latter, which will be available in the international market, is actually still not officially announced.

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The world’s most popular password is depressingly easy to guess

It’s official: People are dreadful at picking passwords.

The world's most popular password is depressingly easy to guess

The world’s most popular password is the depressingly easy-to-guess 123456, according to a massive analysis of 10 million leaked passwords.

Throughout 2016, we saw numerous major data breaches leaking people’s login details online. Some were new — like the hack of adult dating site AdultFriendFinder — while others, like LinkedIn, were years-old, but the data only recently surfaced online.

In both cases, these breaches have provided researchers with an unparalleled look at the security habits of millions of people — and it’s not pretty.

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Apple increases App Store prices by 25% following Brexit vote

Price rises for iOS and Mac users announced in an email to developers, following a 19% fall in the value of the pound

Apple increases App Store prices by 25% following Brexit vote
App Store prices will rise significantly following the depreciation of the pound.

Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25% to reflect the sharp depreciation of the pound following June’s vote to leave the European Union.

The new prices enshrine parity between the dollar and the pound, at least for apps on the iOS and Mac app stores. An app that costs $0.99 in the US, and used to cost £0.79, will now cost £0.99.

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‘Blackberry Mercury’, Other Blackberry Products, To Be Released At MWC 2017

BlackBerry kicked its own BlackBerry Operating System to the curb last year in favor of the more popular Android OS, and no longer manufactures its own phones, but that doesn’t mean they’re dead.

"Blackberry Mercury" had long been discussed by tech experts after it got leaked late last year. It added excitement to the rejuvenated Blackberry crew wishing to return to the top of the Smartphone industry. Last week at CES 2017, a glimpse of the latest phone from Blackberry was revealed by TCL. But now, more and more information have been announced by TCL Communication Technology Holdings (TCT) and here are some of the things to know about the new Blackberry handset.

Rather, BlackBerry has partnered with TCL to release Android phones under the BlackBerry brand name. The latest device, revealed behind closed doors at CES 2017, doesn’t have a name yet, so we’ll rely on its internet codename — which BlackBerry suggested — as “Mercury.”

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Xbox One was the top-selling console in the second half of 2016, Microsoft says

Microsoft has issued a statement that Xbox One had its highest sales numbers ever in December and the console is the best selling console of the second half of 2016.

Xbox One has been gaining momentum ever since the launch of Xbox One S in August 2016. However, the console has a huge gap between its competitor, PlayStation 4, in terms of install base. Now Microsoft as revealed that Xbox has broken a record in December 2016.

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HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display

HTC is getting smarter – well, its phones are. The HTC U Ultra, which alongside the HTC U Play is another new line of handsets to wrap your head around, is a phablet that’s packing in some high-end specs and an all-new AI companion… and for something below a flagship price.

Meet HTC U Ultra, the big 5.7” phone that reflects the best U with a new beautifully contoured, symmetrical, liquid surface. Hold it up and you’ll see that the phone transforms light as you turn it – adding brilliance and depth from every angle. It’s the result of a new process where colors bond to the glass in multiple layers; while the glass itself is carefully moulded, bent, and folded to mimic the natural surface tension of liquid.

HTC U Ultra

The HTC U Ultra has a 5.7-inch 1440p LCD display, but right above the display is yet another feature borrowed from the competition: The U Ultra has a secondary ticker display just like the LG V20. This may actually be the most blatant example of copying in the U Ultra. The secondary display has a resolution of 160×1040, exactly the same as the V20. It’s also shifted off to the right with the front-facing camera on the left. This strip shows notification text, shortcuts, and some basic stats while the main screen is asleep.

The U Ultra is now available for pre-order from htc.com for $750, in an unlocked version that will work with the LTE networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. It will ship in early March.

Image Comics reveals 11 jaw-dropping 25th anniversary variant covers (@ImageComics)

Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the first 11 of 15 homage variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month—“tribute covers” celebrating iconic cover images from throughout the company’s history.

February’s variants will pay tribute to iconic Image covers
Image Comics reveals 11 jaw-dropping 25th anniversary variant covers

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

“One of the great things about celebrating our 25th anniversary is that it creates an opportunity for us to look back at over two decades of history-making comics and showcase some of the wonderful work that made Image what it is today,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Everyone in the Image family is a fan at heart, and this month’s tribute variants give the participating creators a chance to show their admiration for some of comics’ greatest creator-owned triumphs by putting their own unique spin on classic images from that rich and varied past for a collection of covers as fun as they are stunning.”

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Nintendo Switch games are $60

Nintendo Switch games are $60, here’s what the boxes look like

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art for Nintendo Switch. Nin

Nintendo Switch games will retail for $60, ending months of questions over how Nintendo intended to frame its new console / handheld hybrid at retailers. Nintendo 3DS games, for example, retail for $30 to $40 — the same price as PlayStation Vita titles — while Nintendo Wii U titles retail for $60 — the same price as retail Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles. If you weren’t convinced of the Nintendo Switch being positioned as a home console, this pricing should put that doubt to rest.

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