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Archie Dies As Battlestar Goes Reboot City

I’m gonna admit, I haven’t picked up a copy of ‘Archie’ comics in years. Just the fact that he is still in high school, when I left 29 years ago, and has been since 1941, kind of weirds me out. So, it’s a bit comforting to me that mortality seems to be in his future. When “Life With Archie” #36 hits shops on July 16, Archie will sacrifice his own life to save a pal. “Life With Archie” has spelled out possible future scenarios for the lovable Archie for several years, and #37 will close out the series. Now, just...

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iPad Register Lazy Susan is Portable and Functional

While at Downtown Las Vegas for NAB, I make time to stop in the Beat – a coffee house with a retro feel. Vinyl on the PA, a back room full of artwork, burlesque hall of fame to the side and some great coffee. While I was here for my visit, I noticed their new cash register stand. The Beat uses Square on an iPad, but now they had it within this wood stand. The stand could swivel around and was light enough to bring to the customer if needed. The barista sets it down, rings up the order and...

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Building Blocks To the Stars

So, I get a message from my bro, straight outa SXSW, tellin’ me to get on this story. He shoots me some copy and a few pics, and I am off to hunt this thing. The story is about a guy who’s started a campaign for a Dr Who Lego line. It’s a fun idea, and, as he states in his plea, ‘Doctor Who fits in every theme Lego has ever produced. It is like the grand unification theory. City, Castle, Space, Miners, Agents, Underwater, even Chima…’ Character Building, a toy company straight outa Briton, has several sets of toys...

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Flying the Coop

Flappy Bird. It’s the newest must-have app that’s been booming and causing non-Flappy Bird folks who hear about this thing on Facebook to say…. But wait. Flappy Bird is now gone. The Android and iPhone game has been pulled by it’s creator, Dong Nguyen, who said that the game’s success had become it’s Albatross. The game had players steer a tiny bird through an obstacle course of Mario-like metal pipes. It’s shooting to the top of the most downloaded charts was a mystery to all. Originally released for the iPhone in May, the app didn’t become the top free iPhone app...

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A Whole New World

Facebook. The land of inspirational misquotes, tagged photos of your youth and virtual life on a farm. Born in a dorm room on February 4th, 2004, Facebook has become the go-to for social media and losing jobs. Two years after Friendster, 6 months after MySpace, and only weeks after Google’s Orkut was born, ‘theFacebook’ was launched from a Harvard dorm room. It was originally created for Harvard students to get to know one another. By December the site had 1 million users, and you couldn’t even put photos on it yet. Also yet to come was pokes, likes and hey!...

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Batman VS Superman VS Hollywood

For years people have wished that Hollywood would get The Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight together for a film. You know how you have been told ‘be careful what you wish for’? Here is why you are told that. It has been announced that Jessie Eisenberg, (who the kids refer to as ‘Not Micheal Cera’), has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming ‘Batman VS Superman’ movie. That’s right, the guy who followed Woody Harrelson around Zombieland is going sans hair to play one of the most iconic villains in comic book history. Oh, and Jeremy Irons is...

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RIP Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack died yesterday at the age of 69, from Pancreatic Cancer. Mr Lloyd-Pack was a well known british actor, but to those who are fans of both Harry Potter and Doctor Who, he holds a special place in pop culture. That’s because he played opposite David Tennant in two different mediums. In ‘The Goblet of Fire’ he was Barty Crouch Sr., father to Tennant’s Barty Crouch Jr. Then, after Tennant took over the role of The Doctor, Mr. Lloyd-Pack appeared in the episodes ‘Rise Of the Cyberman’ and ‘The Age Of Steel’ as John Lumic, the father of the Cybermen...

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WILHELM or not WILHELM

The Wilhelm scream. If you don’t know what it is, click the prtevious link, and you will go ‘Oh! That!’ It’s a film and television stock sound effect that has been used in more than 200 movies. In 1951 the film Distant Drums was the first to employ the sound. The scream is often used when someone is shot, falls from a great height, or is thrown from an explosion. Most likely voiced by actor and singer Sheb Wooley, the sound is named after Private Wilhelm, a character in The Charge at Feather River, a 1953 western in which the character is shot with an arrow, though it was actually the third...

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2013 Geek Roundup and Awards!

MMXIII-  This was a year of good and bad in the world of Dorkdom. From the Awesomeness of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, to the Crappiness of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, 2013 was a Dork roller-coaster. Speaking of Doctor Who, The newest prince, George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, was born in London, and The Doctor didn’t even pay a courtesy visit. He also didn’t pay his respects to Margaret Thatcher. Many places around the world legalized same sex marriage, paving the way for many more to follow, and the possibility of John Barrowman wedding news to overtake the interwebz....

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Numbering the Doctors- A Headache’s Tale

Life depends on change and renewal… The First Doctor regenerated into the Second (1 regen) Second into Third (2nd regen) Third into Fourth (3rd regen) Fourth to Fifth (4th regen) Fifth to Sixth (5th regen) Sixth to Seventh (6th regen) Seventh to Eighth (7th regen) Eighth to War Doctor (8th regen) War to Ninth (9th regen) Ninth to Tenth (10th regen) Tenth used up a regen to heal himself (11th regen) Tenth to Eleventh (12th regen) The Doctor has used up all his 12 regenerations. The Eleventh Doctor is The 13th Doctor. Make Sense? Timey Wimey. Yes, for those of...

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What To Get the Whovian’s Whovian

Just in time for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary… a lawsuit! Giant Freaking Robot reported that Stef Coburn, the son of Anthony Coburn, is suing the BBC over breach of contract. He claims that his father invented the TARDIS, and they owe him money, Han Solo! Anthony Coburn was a screenwriter, who wrote the first four episodes of the first season of Doctor Who. Stef claims his father conceived of the TARDIS while walking through London, and noticing the Police Boxes. Stef says that upon his father’s death in 1977, the BBC first breached contract. Stef is demanding that his father’s estate be paid for...

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Bitstrips Rules Facebook

Suddenly, you are seeing it all over Facebook. This app that lets your friends make cartoon updates. You find the third person narrative creepy, but soon, you are compelled to check out the FB app, and then download the phone/ tablet version. This wildly popular ‘new’ thing has actually been around for a few years. Now, with it’s boom in the app world, it has left the members of it’s original world reeling, and those who are discovering it intrigued. So, what the heck is this Bitstrips thing? Five years ago, my brother introduced me to a website called ‘Bitstrips’,...