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 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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25¢ promotion successfully expands readership, pre-orders exceed 730,000

Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to reveal a very special limited variant cover for Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s THE WALKING DEAD #163. -

Image Comics partner and pop culture phenomenon Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard’s THE WALKING DEAD #163 is the Direct Market’s highest ordered comic in nearly 20 years.

As final orders rolled in this week from Diamond Comic Distributors, THE WALKING DEAD #163 pre-orders exceeded 730,000 copies—without the aid of subscription box numbers to bolster the overall total—making the goal of expanding readership through a promotional 25¢ price point an overwhelming success.


Six hit shows won’t return until 2018

Six very popular genre shows are sitting out 2017.

Six hit shows won't return until 2018

And that’s rather unusual. Often, shows are like sharks — they keep moving forward or die, producing new content every year lest their talent deals lapse. Plus networks love consistency, where a known show reliably fills a certain slot. But for these six titles, we’re not getting any new episodes until 2018, and all for different reasons:

FX’s Atlanta. The acclaimed freshman drama delivered strong ratings plus picked up two Golden Globe awards this week (for best comedy and best actor for creator Donald Glover). But in a way Atlanta was a victim of its own success. After the show premiered, Glover was cast as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars movie, which started production this month. Usually, actors are forbidden from taking on any commitments which interfere with their show’s production schedule but FX must have agreed to accommodate Glover’s huge opportunity (wisely too, as appearing in a Star Wars film will only help bring more attention to Atlanta). “It’s an amazing opportunity for him, we try to be as accommodating to the talent as we can,” said FX executive Eric Schrier.

HBO’s Westworld. The breakout sci-fi drama took a couple years to make it to air, so it’s perhaps not surprising it will take awhile for another round. The densely plotted, special-effects-filled series is labor intensive, and showrunner Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy want to have all 10 episodes written before starting filming. So we’re going to have to wait awhile before we find out what “SW” is all about.

FX’s American Crime Story. Another huge freshman title from the fall, American Crime Story riveted with its tale of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, plus swept up some Emmy and Golden Globes. But FX’s follow-up in the anthology series, Katrina, has taken awhile to get underway as the writers have taken some time to figure out the story. “It’s taken us time to get material we’re happy with,” FX CEO John Landgraf said. Plus, FX has another limited series from executive producer Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan, coming in March. But FX will more than make up for it in 2018, because there will be two installments of ACS, as the third edition, Versace, will debut within six months of Katrina.

Netflix’s Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones: Netflix now has so many Marvel series that they’re not all airing each year. So while 2017 will have plenty of Netflix-Marvel shows, the first three titles the streaming service launched — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage — are all benched this year. Instead, 2017 will have the limited series The Defenders (which includes characters from all the network’s Marvel shows) and the series premiere of Iron Fist. This year will likely also see the premiere of Daredevil spin-off The Punisher, though no date has been set.

And this doesn’t include certain zombie titles — shows that are off the air, yet not canceled, and are expected to come back at some point. They’re like the walking dead (just not including The Walking Dead). Examples include HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is working on a ninth season after five years off the air and could very well return this year; FX’s Louie, which has Louis C.K. taking a break for an indeterminant amount of time; Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, which has the comedian taking a protracted hiatus from making another season; And PBS’ Sherlock, which is airing this year, but isn’t expected next year (and may or may not ever come back).

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Justice League / Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 (@DCComics)(@boomstudios)

The Justice League meet the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers !

Art by: Stephen Byrne
Cover by: Karl Kerschl
Variant cover by: Marcus To, Chris Sprouse, Marguerite Sauvage, Yasmine Putri, Dustin Nguyen, Daniel Hipp
Written by: Tom Taylor

Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

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Kodak Digital Super 8 Camera Set To Ship Out Limited Edition Models In May 2017

The Kodak Super 8 camera is back with a digital twist at CES 2017


he Kodak Super 8 digital camera has been one of the most awaited tech releases in fall 2016. Many fans were disappointed after Kodak failed to launch the device a year ago. However, the company assured its fans that the camera is going to be launched this year.

During the CES 2017 show, Kodak reassured the public that it is still pushing through with the camera. The company even prepared prototypes to make people see its efforts. Kodak also revealed that the plans to ship limited editions of the camera by May this year.

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[Technology] Acer Predator 21 X

Acer Predator 21 X

Acer unveils Predator 21 X, a gaming laptop with curved display and dual GTX 1080s


Acer’s new Predator 21 X is the world’s first fierce curved display gaming laptop that weighs 17 pounds, or around 8 kilograms and measures 568 x 314.5 x 83.25mm (WxDxH). It comes with an amazing range of superlative specs in a not so entirely-portable package.

“With unlocked potential follows unrivaled evolution. A new era of curved has begun and the Predator 21 X leads the way,” notes the company.

The most obvious feature of the Predator 21 X is its monstrous 21-inch IPS curved display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels and LED illumination. For gamers looking to spend hours in front of their laptop, the Predator 21 X is the perfect option.

It’s the world’s first laptop with a curved screen…not to mention two (2) GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and a built-in mechanical keyboard.

It requires two (2) power supplies to run, and needs five (5) system fans and eight (8) heatpipes to stay cool. It holds up to 64GB of memory and five (5) storage drives at a time.

It will fetch a price north of $5,000 (£3,820 or AU£6,661).

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