Captain America: Steve Rogers #2
(Note: Here be spoilers, naturally. You’ve been warned.) After one issue, Captain America is no longer a Nazi. The only surprising thing here is how quickly Marvel backtracked on their initial choice, though it was clear Captain America would not actually be a Hydra agent forever. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said that in Captain America: Steve Rogers #2, it will be revealed that Captain America just thinks he’s a Nazi, err, I mean, Hydra agent, because he had false memories implanted by “Kobik, the sentient Cosmic Cube who became a girl.”
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This August, it’s a double dose of trouble as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert battles to save her life…and her secret identity!
Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #2 – the next breathtaking chapter of Faith’s first history-making ongoing series from rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Orphan Black) and stratospheric artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! On August 24th, the most talked-about character of 2016 gets a super-powered plot twist of her very own as her first arch-nemesis stands revealed…and you won’t believe who’s behind the mask!
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Activision has announced a new bundle full of Ghostbusters goodness. For $64.99, players will be able to get the new standalone Ghostbusters game, DLC with classic suits and trap art from the original film, a code for a digital copy of the Ghostbusters reboot, and two new dashboard themes. Those wanting to just get the base game can do so for $44.99 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC when it launches on July 12. The DLC will be available for standalone game owners if they pre-order the game, but the other bonus content is console-only as it stands. Everything ties into the new Ghostbusters film coming out on July 15 in theaters.
Ghostbusters (PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One) — Brought to you by California-based FireForge Games, Ghostbusters will feature an all-new cast, but not the cast from the new movie premiering on July 15.
The Moto G4 has a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, a 5 MP selfie shooter, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC at the helm, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of expandable storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The G4 Plus only differs from the G4 in a few things. For one, it’s got a fingerprint scanner. It also comes with a 16 MP rear camera, and either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal space (in both cases with added microSD expansion).
Wileyfox are known – or rather, unknown – for their cheap, but well-specced smartphones. The Swift and Storm launched last year to generally good reviews, praising the affordability, performance, and design of the two phones, while criticising cameras and the occasional build quality issue. Today, the British company is announcing a range of phones, named Spark, Spark +, and Spark X.
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Google is planning a shake-up of the smartphone market by releasing its own handset, a move that would tighten its grip on mobile software and see it compete directly with the iPhone.
The technology giant is in discussions with mobile operators about releasing a Google-branded phone that will extend the company’s move into hardware, sources familiar with the discussions told The Telegraph.
Google already develops the Android operating system that runs on four in five smartphones sold around the world, and endorses a range of phones made by partners such as LG and Huawei under the Google Nexus brand. But unlike Apple, it leaves manufacturing to other companies such as Samsung, with the company concentrating on developing the free software that runs on its phones.
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Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday.
Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday. He was 82.
Ryan, who was outspoken and coached in the NFL for 26 seasons, was known for building some of football’s top defenses with a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the field.
Microsoft has signed an Android patent deal with Luna Mobile, even though its announcement of the arrangement never mentions the word ‘Android.’
Microsoft announced on June 28 that it had signed a patent deal with Tampa, Fla.-based Luna Mobile. As usual with Microsoft Android patent licensing deals, the exact terms of the deal weren’t disclosed — except for the fact that “Microsoft will receive royalties from Luna under the agreement.”
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed when I asked that this is an Android patent licensing arrangement, even though the word Android isn’t in the June 28 press release announcing the deal.
Lately, many of Microsoft’s new and renewed patent-licensing deals with Android vendors highlight the fact that those vendors will be bundling Microsoft apps and services on their Android tablets and smartphones. They downplay any kind of patent-licensing arrangement between Microsoft and the Android vendors. Today’s Luna Mobile deal doesn’t include any such app/service-bundling relationship with Microsoft, however.
Luna Mobile offers a line of mobile phones, accessories and other mobile devices and services it sells under the Luna brand.
“This patent collaboration comes as Luna Mobile prepares to release a new line of smartphones and telecommunication services later this year,” says the Microsoft press release.
Microsoft has not decided to stop collecting patent royalties from Android vendors. But today’s Microsoft is less intent on proclaiming that it is using its Windows patents as a weapon against Android vendors.
The Last Crusade picks up some years before Bruce Wayne originally hung up his cowl and sunk into a 10-year-long, alcohol-soaked retirement. While this Batman is younger and healthier than the one seen in The Dark Knight Returns, he’s beginning to feel the aches and pains of an aging body and fret about Jason’s readiness to take up the mantle. This is where The Last Crusade succeeds best. It shows us a more vulnerable Bruce, one who’s forced to confront his legacy and the knowledge that his days as Batman are numbered. Compared to Miller’s normally psychopathic interpretation of Batman, this is a far more evenhanded and introspective take on the character. And nowhere does this take work better than in the scenes between Bruce and Selina Kyle, the latter of whom has already gladly left the vigilante lifestyle behind.
Unique take on Batman notwithstanding, the whole appeal of The Last Crusade is seeing the last hurrah of Jason Todd and the Joker’s final rampage before the events of DKR. Unfortunately, neither character is really exploited to their fullest here. The comic spends far too little time trying to get inside Jason’s head or exploring the relationship between the Dynamic Duo. Other than the general idea that Jason is too violent and headstrong for his own good, there’s little insight into personality. As for Joker, the script certainly succeeds in tapping into the villain’s surreal, mercurial side. Co-writer Brian Azzarello’s voice is most readily apparent during Joker’s frequent monologues. But as for what the villain is actually trying to accomplish in this issue, that’s never really made clear. Joker’s character arc is obtuse at best, with the villain spending most of his page time waxing philosophical while chaos unfolds around him.
Bernie Sanders has admitted his campaign has lost to front runner Hillary Clinton in a C-SPAN interview today [June 22]. Senator Sanders stated, “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee.” He also added he had a meeting with Hillary Clinton in recent weeks and it was “very good.” The Senator continued with the following statement:
“Well, you know it’s hard to say, it doesn’t appear that I’m gonna be the nominee, so I’m not gonna be determining the scope of the convention,” admitted the Vermont senator, two weeks after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was projected to be the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee.
It’s the closest Sanders has come to conceding the prolonged Democratic primary race to his opponent.