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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“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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[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.

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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[Sports] Warriors agree to deal with David West

Warriors, David West agree to 1-year, $1.55 million deal

[Sports] Warriors agree to deal with David West

The Golden State Warriors have reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.55 million contract with free agent forward David West, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. West was reported to have interest in signing with the Warriors this time last year after opting out of the final season of his contract with the Indiana Pacers, but decided to join the San Antonio Spurs.

West played for the Spurs last season, sacrificing a significant amount of money with the Pacers to play for a title contender. West seems to be making a similar move now, as the Warriors are Finals favorites after agreeing to a deal with former MVP Kevin Durant.

FBI: Hillary Clinton’s email mishandling doesn’t warrant criminal charges

But Clinton and her State Department colleagues were “extremely careless” in handling classified information in a personal email system, says FBI Director James Comey.

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The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said Tuesday that the bureau would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information while she was secretary of state, lifting an enormous legal cloud from her presidential campaign less than two hours before she boarded Air Force One for her first joint campaign appearance with President Obama.

“In looking back at our investigation into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges in these facts,” FBI Director James Comey said in a press conference Tuesday.

[Tech] Skype now allows for sharing of files, photos and videos of up to 300MB

Microsoft is allowing all users of its Skype VoIP service to share files, photos and videos of up to 300MB each with friends and groups.

Skype now allows for sharing of files, photos and videos of up to 300MB

In a blog post, Microsoft stated files that are shared on Skype can be accessed later if the person that is receiving the file is offline. They can also download the same file multiple times on different devices. Microsoft added:

Over the last few weeks we’ve tested a number of different file size limits for file sharing. Based on the results of these tests, we are setting a limit of 300MB per file as this accommodates almost all the file sizes shared over Skype, and has been working well for our millions of users since it started rolling out several weeks ago.

Microsoft recommends using its OneDrive cloud file storage service for users who want to share files that are larger than 300MB.