CBS unveils Star Trek Discovery (@startrekcbs)

Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe

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And the name of the newest Star Trek television series is… Star Trek: Discovery, with the show’s main ship called the U.S.S. Discovery (NCC-1031). Executive Producer Bryan Fuller revealed the details and debuted the logo today during a standing-room-only “Star Trek 50th Anniversary” panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.
Fuller — who in the early morning served fans in line donuts and coffee — treated Hall H attendees to an exclusive first look video of the test flight of the U.S.S. Discovery, the newest Starfleet ship in the storied franchise’s return to television.
“It’s an incredible honor to have shared the stage with these representatives of all the Star Trek series that have ever been,” Bryan Fuller told StarTrek.com. “And it’s also an honor to have them be the launching pad for for a new series that has something we all relate to in Star Trek mythology, which is discovery.”

And the name of the newest Star Trek television series is… Star Trek: Discovery, with the show’s main ship called the U.S.S. Discovery (NCC-1031). Executive Producer Bryan Fuller revealed the details and debuted the logo today during a standing-room-only “Star Trek 50th Anniversary” panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Fuller — who in the early morning served fans in line donuts and coffee — treated Hall H attendees to an exclusive first look video of the test flight of the U.S.S. Discovery, the newest Starfleet ship in the storied franchise’s return to television.

“It’s an incredible honor to have shared the stage with these representatives of all the Star Trek series that have ever been,” Bryan Fuller told StarTrek.com. “And it’s also an honor to have them be the launching pad for for a new series that has something we all relate to in Star Trek mythology, which is discovery.”

Fuller smiled when asked how and why the upcoming show — and its central ship — will be called Discovery. “There are so many reasons why we settled on Discovery,” Fuller explained. “But the chief one amongst them was that I couldn’t think of a more Star Trek-themed name for a ship than Discovery.”

Star Trek: Discovery is coming to CBS All Access in January 2017, following the premiere on the CBS Television Network, and will be distributed concurrently on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media in Canada.

Doctor Strange Official Trailer 2 (@Marvel)

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange

[Marvel] Doctor Strange Official Trailer 2

This is Marvel’s first full trailer for Doctor Strange, following up a teaser it released in April. And the film continues to look every bit as interesting, like some weird, Marvel-ized Matrix. It’s certainly a new vibe for Marvel movies.

Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” in theaters November 4, 2016.

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[DC Comics] Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 – $2.99

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

“WHO IS ORACLE” Chapter One: Batgirl and Black Canary are together again, working a case that strikes right at the heart of their partnership! Someone’s uncovered the greatest secret Barbara Gordon ever kept: her time as Oracle, the most powerful hacker on the planet. And not only do they know her secret, they’re using her name to sell dangerous information to criminals! Now one of those deals has brought some major heat to Gotham City…Helena Bertinelli is out of Spyral, wearing the hood of the Huntress, and making mafia blood run in the streets! Everything you thought was hidden will be revealed if the Oracle has their way…

STORY BY
Julie Benson, Shawna Benson

ART BY
Claire Roe

COLORS BY
Allen Passalaqua

LETTERS BY
Steve Wands

COVER BY
Yanick Paquette, Nathan Fairbairn, Ben Caldwell

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Original Nintendo System Returning With Pre-Loaded Games

Nintendo resurrects the NES with new Nintendo Classic Mini

Nintendo resurrects the NES with new Nintendo Classic Mini

The Nintendo Classic Mini, as it’s known, looks just like a shrunken NES. But instead of using those fiddly cartridges, it comes with 30 games built in. Hook it up to your TV with an HDMI cable and enjoy the glory days of Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donky Kong and a whole load more besides.

It comes with one Mini NES controller, but you can buy a second one to play with your friends. You can also hook up a Wii controller instead.

It’s due to go on sale on 11 November in the UK and US, with US pricing pegged at $60. I’ve asked Nintendo to confirm UK pricing and Australian availability, but in the meantime, that US price converts to £45 or AU$80.

“The Flash” Debuts Second Photo of Wally West’s Kid Flash Suit

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During the final episodes of “The Flash’s” second season, Wally and Jesse Wells were both affected by a second particle accelerator explosion after Harrison Wells attempted to get Barry’s speed back. Both were knocked out by the force of the explosion, but neither showed any speedster abilities before the season ended. However, it seems that will change when the show returns this fall.

The major DC Comics event from 2011 of the same name saw Barry Allen trying to navigate a totally altered world — one wherein his mother Nora was alive. As such, it’s unclear if Lonsdale’s Kid Flash will be a fixture of the world as Barry Allen knows it, or a byproduct of this alternate timeline. Kid Flash will definitely appear in Season 3’s debut episode, but it’s another question entirely if he’ll continue to play the speedster for the rest of the season.

Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes and more, “The Flash” returns to The CW on October 4 at 8 pm EST.

 

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San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan of San Antonio Spurs announces retirement

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

 

After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career.

After 19 seasons and five rings with the Spurs, Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Marc Stein looks back at the Big Fundamental’s bond with his only NBA coach, Gregg Popovich.
Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.

The 40-year-old made 15 All-Star appearances, 15 All-NBA teams (including 10 appearances on the First Team) and 15 All-Defensive Teams (eight First Team) in his illustrious career; the All-NBA and All-Defensive berths are the most in league history. He retires in the top 10 in NBA history in regular-season games and minutes played, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, and blocked shots, and 14th on the all-time scoring list with 26,496 points. He is the Spurs’ record book, topping San Antonio’s franchise history in virtually every significant category.

He, along with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, created a dynasty in San Antonio, making it a fearful team for years in the NBA. The trio has the NBA record for most wins by three players in both the regular season (575) and postseason (126). Led by coach Gregg Popovich, Duncan also has the most wins for a player-coach duo in NBA history (1,001).

He’ll be remembered mostly for his playoff dominance, as he’s the only player to log 9,000 career minutes in the postseason.

[Marvel] The Unworthy Thor Comic Book Series

The Original God of Thunder Is Back and Ready to Prove Himself in The Unworthy Thor

[Marvel] The Unworthy Thor Comic Book Series

Coming this Fall, The Unworthy Thor, by Mighty Thor writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel, will follow the god’s escape and captivity—revealed to be at the hands of none other than cosmic archiver the Collector—and his journey to becoming a hero once more. But he’s not taking Jane’s place: Unworthy Thor is expressly a companion series to Mighty Thor. The Odinson is forging his own path, and will even wield his own hammer… one that actually has some pretty huge connections to the Pre-Secret Wars Marvel universe.

We sat down with Jason Aaron to discuss why now is the right time to give Thor Odinson his own series, what his re-appearance means for the Marvel universe, and just how the hell he’ll figure out referring to double the Thors in his work on Unworthy and Mighty Thor. (io9)

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Blackberry to ditch Classic keyboard smartphone

Blackberry says ‘change is only natural’ as it announces plans to discontinue the Blackberry Classic

Blackberry to ditch Classic keyboard smartphone

Fans of physical smartphone keyboards everywhere will be tapping out their sorrow as Blackberry has announced that it’s planning to discontinue its Classic model, the last Blackberry handset to feature the traditional keyboard and trackpad dominating the face of the phone.

The death of the BlackBerry smartphone as it once was has been a long time coming, but Pini’s blog post sounds the death knell for a formidable form factor dragged down by sluggish software and poor executive foresight from BlackBerry’s leadership. A market for phones with great QWERTY keyboards like the ones BlackBerry used to manufacturer still exists — Samsung makes a “keyboard case” for its flagship Galaxy S7 phones — and it may prove ill-advised for the company to move away from the one unique hardware component it ever made.

BlackBerry will probably continue to make Android phones with physical QWERTY keypads, with actual buttons, like the Passport and PRIV. However, these phones feel like novelties, throwbacks to a bygone era when keyboards ruled.

Sure, BlackBerry could eventually release an Android-powered, candy-bar style phone with a “real” BlackBerry keyboard. But that seems unlikely. The consumer masses flocked to all-touch devices, typing accuracy be damned, and BlackBerry’s just trying to lift itself out of the red, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for bold departures from the norm.

Dark Horse Teams For The College Football Playoff

Dark Horse Teams For The College Football Playoff

Most people will be looking at Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma to return to the College Football Playoff, but we’re looking for a team to crash the party. Campus Insiders’ Managing Editor Pete Fiutak gives his top 3 dark horse candidates who can break in to the top 4 by season’s end.

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Verizon adds data and hikes prices on its smartphone plans

Carryover data and throttling also debut for Verizon customers

Verizon adds data and hikes prices on its smartphone plans

Verizon is today announcing a suite of new data plans for smartphones. The new plans increase the data allotment at each tier, but also come with higher price tags. In addition, Verizon is introducing a feature that lets customers carry their unused data to the next month’s billing cycle and a way for customers to choose throttled connection speeds instead of overages when they go over their limits. Both features are similar to those already offered by other carriers.

Verizon notes that the new plans offer at least 30 percent more data than before, but the prices of each tier have gone up between 10 and 17 percent. The cheapest plan now runs $35 per month (up from $30) and offers 2GB of data. The most expensive option provides 24GB of data for $110 per month. Each plan includes unlimited talk and text, but requires an additional $20 per month access fee for each line of service in addition to any device payments. (Tablets and mobile hotspots carry a $10 per month access fee, while connected devices, such as smartwatches, have a $5 per month access fee.)

The new Carryover Data feature lets customers carry their unused data to the next month’s billing cycle. It’s very similar to AT&T’s Rollover Data and expires at the end of the next cycle, unlike T-Mobile’s plan, which lets you rollover data for up to 12 months.

 

Verizon adds data and hikes prices on its smartphone plans

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