Few could have predicted the phenomenal success of Deadpool, the 2016 movie based on Marvel Comics’ mouthy mercenary, that turned some early positive buzz into the biggest opening weekend of all time for an R-rated film. The sequel to the second-highest-grossing R-rated movie ever hits theaters in 2018, and we now have our first teaser for the film — presented in just the sort of weird, irreverent way that Deadpool’s fans have come to expect.Set to be directed by John Wick co-director David Leitch, the Deadpool sequel will bring back Ryan Reynolds as iconic antihero Wade Wilson, alongside returning characters Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), and taxi driver Dopinder (Karan Soni). The film will also introduce mutants Cable and Domino to Deadpool’s live-action movie universe, with actors Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz, respectively, cast in the roles.The Deadpool sequel hits theaters … [Read more...] about Everything we know about the ‘Deadpool’ sequel
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The saga of The Interview continued over the holiday weekend, with Sony announcing that the online release netted more than $15 million in revenue through Saturday.After having its release canceled due to terrorist threats, The Interview eventually received an online release and screenings in a small number of theaters around the country beginning December 24. Along with the limited theater release, the film was made available on YouTube, Google Play Store, Microsoft’s Xbox Live network, and the standalone site SeeTheInterview.com.It was also made available on iTunes today (December 29).According to Sony, more than half the online revenue came from the Google Play Store and YouTube (both owned by Google), and after being limited to U.S. residents in its first few days, the online release was later expanded to Canada. Sony reports that the film has been downloaded or streamed more than 2 million times so far.The 331 theaters that screened … [Read more...] about The Interview generates more than $15 million in online sales
The Xbox One’s September 2014 update rolled out at the dawn of the holiday weekend with one of the most feature-packed enhancements to the console’s operating system that we’ve yet seen.For those that spend as much time using the Xbox One as a media device as they do a gaming machine, the marquee change is a new Media Player app that plays content off of USB-connected drives, with support for a range of file formats, including Mpeg 2 TS, animated GIFs, and MKVs. While it’s not added yet, Microsoft also notes that DLNA support for home media servers is coming soon.The Xbox One’s Party app also gets a makeover in the September update, with tweaks that bring the feature closer to what it was on the Xbox 360. Users now have the ability to designate a Party Leader, change party privacy (open to everyone vs. invite only), and kick party members. The updated app also better communicates what everyone in the party is doing and improves the accessibility … [Read more...] about Xbox One update improves media player, Party app, SmartGlass, and more
If you don't have to own the latest and greatest smartphone, right now is a good time to buy a new phone. With the holidays quickly approaching, some of the hottest smartphones of 2010 are starting to drop in price to make room for next year's inventory (check out PCWorld's Top 10 Cell Phones chart to see some of the best handsets of 2010). Before you hit the stores, however, do a bit of research and read our guide so you'll know exactly what to look for.Slideshow: Smartphones: 10 Groundbreaking Gadgets Slideshow: Smartphones: The 10 Hottest HandheldsFeatures to Consider When shopping for a phone, you can do some simple hands-on tests in the store to make sure the phone has everything you need.Call quality: What good is a phone if it can't make calls? Some of the most simple, bare-bones "feature" phones offer the best call quality--and on the flip side, some fancy smartphones have dismal calling. When evaluating phones, be sure to make a few test calls. In PCWorld's hands-on tests, we … [Read more...] about Buy a Cell Phone for the Holidays
Cyber Monday is a shopping "holiday" for people who prefer to purchase holiday gifts online. On the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, stores discount the prices of their online products to encourage online shopping. Image: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com Cyber Monday is similar to Black Friday, only without the long lines and pushy fellow shoppers. Online stores roll out deals at specific times on a first-come-first-served basis, and the best items generally sell out in seconds. MORE: Best Cyber Monday DealsIt's a less stressful environment in which to shop, because if one site runs out of an item you want, you don't have to sprint out to your car and drive to another location hoping to find that same item elsewhere. Simply navigate to another online store and try your luck there. The origins of Cyber Monday The term "Cyber Monday" was coined by Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, in a press release that … [Read more...] about What Is Cyber Monday?
Think working in the games industry would be an exciting career move? The spotlight on poor working conditions in the games industry - kicked off last month by a spate of online testimonials from disgruntled developers - has an all too familiar ring to it for local games developers.Bill Roper, former producer at Blizzard Entertainment (Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo), delivered a keynote to the Australian Gaming Developers Conference on the subject of staff morale, inspired by recent public debate about working conditions such as high pressure project crunch times and unpaid overtime, which have become standard procedure in the $40 billion game software market.Roper, now CEO of Flagship Studios, gave a speech at the conference titled -The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Shootout at the OK Morale" to a local industry that, while healthy - earning export revenue of $100 million in 2002 - is characterised by many of the poor working conditions being debated overseas.In Australia, developers … [Read more...] about Games development: a real career choice?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all set to make opening day records with estimated $120+ million. The Disney analysts also see The Force Awakens en route for an all-time opening of $244.8 million, according to Deadline. In the next 3 hours the figure could be completely revised. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Once the numbers from the midnight west coast screenings come the calculations could increase. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening weekend has only just begun.Yet the film by JJ Abrams has already broken many records. More than 14,000 RealD screens in the US/ Canada are currently playing The Force Awakens. According to Wired the box office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens matinees are huge. The film is likely to bring in more than $100 million in a single day. The report on The Force Awakens earnings was issued by Disney itself. The Force Awakens has already broken the previous $91.1 million record for opening day previews. The record … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks Record With $125 Million Friday Opening
After spending most of my career writing for print, I have had an epiphany since joining the staff of FORBES more than two years ago: I discovered that I was born to blog. During that time I have put up some 400 blog posts on a wide variety of subjects that together have gotten the eyeballs of more than 7.7 million visitors. I’m guessing that’s a larger audience than I reached in the previous 23 years as a journalist. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock For most of those years, I was happily self-employed. I was a syndicated columnist, newsletter editor and contributed articles to many national publications, including The New York Times, Bloomberg Wealth Manager and BusinessWeek. I also traveled all over the world and wrote about those journeys, for the travel sections of various newspapers.Still, I spent about one-third of my working hours writing query letters trying to persuade editors to assign me stories that I proposed. If I couldn’t … [Read more...] about Bloggers Bump Up Against Lingering Preference For Print
The Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday October 14. Sears has announced that they will host a Black Friday 2013 sale starting Friday. Now Canadians will have two Black Friday sales, as serveral retailers also host Black Friday saile in parallel to the US Black Friday sale at the end of November. "Our customers already participate in our Black Friday sale in November so we wanted to give them one that, in a similar style to the U.S., would accompany our own Thanksgiving Holiday," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada. "With the variety of sales being offered in stores and online they can pick up new home essentials or even get a head start on their Holiday shopping." Sears cites a study that says that seven out of ten consumers want a Canadian Black Friday. Consumers are splite wether the Canadian Black Friday sale should be in October or in November. The Sears Canada Black Friday, Canadian Thanksgiving Edition sale takes place from October 11 - 17. This … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2013 Happens In Canada Already This Weekend
Though we pretty much had some clues on the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 but considering the hype it had created and the sales rush which soon followed its official release, it is worth having a clearer image of the details and we finally have the sales statistics for the phone. The information comes in from iQmetrix which is the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry. The sales statistics take into account the information from the new Samsung Galaxy S5's launch weekend (Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13). Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock For the final statistics, the data was sampled from over 15,000 store locations across the North America and the findings gave away some pretty interesting results including the data related to the S5 launch, the launch of its number-one rival, the iPhone 5s (Sept. 20-22, 2013) and sales of Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 devices in the months preceding S5 and 5s launches … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S5 Outsells IPhone 5s Over Launch Weekend