The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1 [DC Comics]

The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1

 

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: “It Doesn’t Appear I’m Going To Be The Nominee”

Bernie Sanders: “It Doesn’t Appear I’m Going To Be The Nominee”

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.

Huawei Mate 8 review: probably the best all-round Android phone you can buy

Huawei Mate 8 review: probably the best all-round Android phone you can buy

The Huawei Mate 8

The Huawei Mate 7 was arguably the best phone of 2014 – it offered more features and, in some instances, better performance than every other flagship phone on the market while costing hundreds of dollars less. It also came to Australian shores early although its successor has come very late (it was launched in November 2015). It’s still relatively cheap… ish. But is it worth buying?

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[DC Comics] Green Arrow #1

[DC Comics] Green Arrow #1

[DC Comics] Green Arrow #1

Green Arrow #1 is one of the few “Rebirth” titles that maintains its regular series writer, and — while that made me a little hesitant at first — I’ll give Benjamin Percy and new series artist Otto Schmidt credit where it’s due. Not only is “Green Arrow” #1 new-reader friendly, but they pack a few big hooks into this issue to keep readers coming back for more.

Most of “Green Arrow” #1 is devoted to Green Arrow and Black Canary working together, having finally teamed up in “Green Arrow: Rebirth” #1 earlier this month. Percy isn’t afraid to use the opportunity to let Black Canary show Green Arrow how off-track his mission — or at least his methods — has become, as he bribes police, pays criminals and lets Queen Industries run rampant without his paying attention; as she points out, he only has one relationship that isn’t based on money. In short, Percy uses Black Canary’s voice for more than just her sonic powers; it’s a call to get Oliver to stop and reevaluate his life.

Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Otto Schmidt
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: June 15, 2016

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice edition which was announced by the company will be available for sale on June 17. The company claims that there are only 500 units of this special edition. The device will be available in different countries and they include China, Singapore, Korea, Russia, and some countries in Latin America.

Earlier, the price of this special edition device was not known, recently the price was revealed in Russia. The device will cost $1220 which is comparatively much higher than the Galaxy S7 edge. This edition of the device comes with a different look.

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Nike Air Huarache “Night Maroon”

Nike Air Huarache “Night Maroon” Nike’s classic Air Huarache is back in a fresh new colorway, dubbed “Night Maroon”. It sports dark purple and black across its mesh and synthetic leather upper, while tonal laces and a white midsole complete the look.

The Nike Air Huarache “Night Maroon” is available now at select retailers, including Sneak Avenue.

Netflix orders up ‘Punisher’ series, more pain and vengeance

Marvel’s Punisher is rising from guest-star status and taking a lead role in his own Netflix series.

Marvel's Punisher

Actor Jon Bernthal’s tortured vision for Marvel’s Punisher anti-hero captured a lot of audience love in the second season of “Daredevil” on Netflix. Soon he will get top billing in a streaming series of his very own as Netflix announced Friday it is creating “Marvel’s The Punisher” as a standalone show.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the news. Netflix confirmed the move on its Facebook page with this message: “Target acquired. Marvel’s The Punisher returns to Netflix.” The post included a teaser that ends with Punisher saying, “Pain time.” We already know to expect a fair amount of pain infliction in the upcoming series.

“The Punisher” will join a long list of Marvel-related Netflix shows, including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and the upcoming “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.” As with Punisher, Luke Cage started out as a guest star on “Jessica Jones,” but his standalone series will debut this fall. Netflix has not announced a release date for “The Punisher.”

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

Remember BlackBerry and its QWERTY keyboard-loving ways? Yeah, well, BlackBerry’s still a thing – just about – and the company’s set to launch its first ever Android phone, the BlackBerry Priv. Pairing high-end specs with a hearty dollop of smartphone nostalgia, the Priv is official and heading to UK stores in the coming weeks.

Set to go head-to-head with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6S, the Google-powered handset isn’t just BlackBerry’s latest phone – it could well be its last. So, with the fate of the ailing one-time giant resting on its boxy shoulders, here’s everything you need to know about the firm’s would-be saviour – or coffin nail.

The BlackBerry Priv release date has been confirmed, and you won’t have to wait long to snap up the follow-on to the company’s desperately dire last effort, the BlackBerry Passport. Set to be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse here in the UK – at least on day one – the BlackBerry Priv has been pencilled in for a November 6 launch. That means there’s less than 3 weeks separating you from a return to physical smartphone keyboards – who’s excited? Oh, that few.

For those who simply can’t wait to snap up BlackBerry’s Android convert, BlackBerry Priv pre-orders have already kicked off. Those desperate to secure the handset can drop their cash now, with the phone coming on contract plans starting at a lofty £49 per month – ouch.

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Keen to scream that a BlackBerry is no longer just for fuddy-duddies in suits, the 5.4-inch Priv is very much a case of old meets new. It pairs the maker’s trademark physical QWERTY keyboard with the cutting-edge in smartphone design, a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge-inspired dual-side encompassing display. Keeping things as refined and compact as possible, the handset’s keyboard is a slide out affair, dropping down from behind its stunning display.

Despite the phone’s double layer, it’s not particularly obese. Yes, sat next to the iPhone 6S or Sony Xperia Z5 it will look positively portly, but at 9.4mm thick and 192g in weight, it’s not too large. Heck, even the Moto X Play is chunkier and that doesn’t host a physical input option. It’s not quite a classic BlackBerry look, but in 2015 that’s a good thing. Like its recent siblings, however, the Priv features a soft-touch, carbon fibre-effect rear.

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Nexus 5X release date, news and features

Nexus 5X release date, news and features

Nexus 5X

Google has announced the Nexus 5X, its smaller, LG-designed Android phone with a one-hand-friendly display and much better camera.

For those non-giants out there who literally can’t handle the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X dimensions are 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm and weighs just 136g. It sports a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display that you can actually hold and use without resorting to two hands.

  • What is it? Google’s smaller Android flagship phone
  • When is it out? Ships this October
  • What will it cost? $379 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB option

    New design, new camera

    The most exciting part of the Nexus 5X might be the camera. It has the best camera Google has ever put into a Nexus device thanks to its 1.55 micron pixels. Sure, it’s just 12.3MP, which at first seems like a low number compared to its Android rivals. However, the Nexus 5X’s extra microns allow it to capture extra light for superior low-light photos. That’s important for all indoor photos.

    This rear ultrapixels-like camera has a f/2.0 aperture, IR laser-assisted autofocus and shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second. The front-facing camera is 5MP with the normal 1.4 microns and the same f/2.0 aperture.

    While the camera is different, the internal specs don’t stray too far from the LG G4. After all, LG is behind this smartphone design. It has the same Snapdragon 808 processor with a 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU and Adreno 418 GPU. However, there’s 2GB of RAM here instead of the LG G4’s 3GB.

    The Nexus 5X fast charges via USB-C in half the time it takes to rejuice an iPhone. In fact, Google says that 10 minutes of charging the new phone can get you nearly four hours of battery life.

    More iPhone-rivaling specs are part of the new Nexus 5X, including the Android Sensor Hub, which seems to be an activity recognition chip to challenge the Apple’s motion processor.

    Talking about the Nexus 5X imprint sensor, Google says it unlocks in less than 600 milliseconds and has a “incredibly low false reject rate.” It gets better over time with each use, too. The company is betting heavily on Android Pay, where Apple Pay have cornered the digital wallet market.

    Release date and price

    Google says that you can buy the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P through the Google Store starting today via a pre-order in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan, with more countries coming in the coming weeks. It’ll partner with leading retailers and partners in other countries.

    The confirmed Nexus 5X price will be $379, with a 90-day Google Play Music and, in the US at least, a $50 Play credit with all pre-orders. In addition to the normal manufacturer warranty, it’ll tack on an extra year. If something does happen to your phone, you can get a new holdover device as early as the next business day. It’ll be $69 for this Nexus 5X service. Want to save more money? The phone will support Google’s Project Fi service, too.

    In the UK, the Nexus 5X starts at £339 for the 16GB version and the 32GB costs £379.

    Source @ Tech Radar