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Cult film 'Hawk the Slayer' gets a sequel with help from Rebellion

EngadgetHD - July 28, 2015 - 3:14pm

When Hawk the Slayer came out in 1980, Jason Kingsley became an instant fan. The film features magic swords, elven mindstones, giants, dwarves, sorcerers and a massive battle between pure evil and noble good. Think Dungeons & Dragons in real life, on the big screen. For weeks after Hawk the Slayer's release, Kingsley would borrow his dad's wind-up 8mm cine camera and attempt to recreate the movie in the woods of his hometown. Now, as CEO of UK video game company Rebellion, Kingsley has the opportunity to produce Hawk the Hunter, the official sequel to Slayer. If the movie's Kickstarter succeeds, Kingsley will be working with original director Terry Marcel and actor Ray Charleson (above). It's a fantasy come true.

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Tags: cult, CultFilms, CultMovies, DungeonsAndDragons, hawkthehunter, hawktheslayer, hdpostcross, JasonKingsley, rebellion

HBO Now comes to Verizon's internet customers

EngadgetHD - July 28, 2015 - 2:59pm

Cablevision isn't the only big US internet provider offering HBO Now -- Verizon* is also joining the fray. Anyone with broadband on Big Red can now use their existing account to sign up for the cord cutter service, complete with the usual 30-day trial run and $15 per month subscription. It's ultimately not much different than subscribing yourself, and you've probably already done that if you were determined to watch Game of Thrones or Veep without paying for traditional TV. Look it at this way, though: if nothing else, it's a token kindness from a telco that's known for trying to stifle net neutrality and otherwise limit the success of internet video services.

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Motorola wants to sell its next Moto X directly to you

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 12:21pm
The company will skip bringing its next flagship smartphone through carriers and go after consumers online. It has built a phone designed to work with every US carrier.

Heavy-metal band captchas will rock your face off

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
Turn your website security up to 11 with captchas that challenge you to identify heavy-metal band names based on their logos.

Facebook shares its diversity training course with all

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 11:48am
As the tech industry eyes ways to improve its diversity, the social network publishes an internal training course on "managing unconscious bias."

Intel, Micron debut 3D XPoint storage technology that's 1,000 times faster than current SSDs

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 11:48am
Intel and Micron announce the all-new 3D XPoint storage technology that promises to be a thousand time faster than existing NAND Flash memory.

Samsung Galaxy Note could sport Exynos CPU, 4G RAM

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 11:38am
A recent report from GSM Arena claims that Samsung's next big thing could include a homegrown processor and plenty of memory.

Diane Keaton to star with Jude Law in first Sky-HBO co-production, 'The Young Pope'

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 11:37am
Law plays a fictional pontiff as the broadcasters team up to take on global rivals such as Netflix and Amazon.

Musician creates catchy dance remix from 'Game of Thrones' clips

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 11:34am
Musician Chris Lohr used footage of random sounds and dialogue from the first two seasons of HBO's "Game of Thrones" to create a pretty catchy song that you just can't help but tap along with.

Candle power to charge smartphones

Reuters Technology - July 28, 2015 - 11:22am
A California start-up has developed a device that can charge smartphones with candles. Ben Gruber reports.

Indie developers out thousands of dollars in OUYA-Razer deal (update)

EngadgetHD - July 28, 2015 - 10:57am

Once upon a time, it looked like OUYA would be able to support itself as an independent gaming company focused on the Android-based, microconsole experience. In 2013, it even offered up $1 million to OUYA developers as part of an initiative called Free the Games Fund, which promised to match crowdfunded cash for certain OUYA projects. Dozens of developers got involved and were banking on OUYA's contributions to complete and ship their games, often tens of thousands of dollars per project. Now that Razer is officially purchasing OUYA, all of this cash is in question and the developers involved are not happy. "Razer/OUYA's insistence that these deals are gone is causing us to have to majorly restructure our plans leading up to release," one developer, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells Engadget.

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Reddit's revolving door swings again as head of community departs

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 10:40am
Jessica Moreno has become the latest in a growing number of women to leave Reddit in the last several weeks, as the company looks to pivot on its content policy.

OnePlus 2 debuts with metal frame and beautiful design (pictures)

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 10:39am
The sequel to last year's OnePlus One returns with a metal frame and a more polished design that impresses.

Moto Pulse and Moto Surround: Hands-on with Motorola's new wireless headphones

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 10:32am
As part of its new Moto X and Moto G launch event, Motorola also introduced two new affordable Bluetooth headphones. So, how do they sound?

Can OnePlus 2 equal success for a small smartphone startup?

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 10:25am
OnePlus, a small Chinese upstart, drew big hype after it released the OnePlus One -- a smartphone geek's smartphone. With its follow up device, the OnePlus 2, it looks to take the next step.

Surgical robot gets a bendable 'wrist' (Tomorrow Daily 215)

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 10:06am
Khail and Ashley check out a surgical robot with a "wrist" that can bend into tight spots, discuss an unauthorized (but very cool) demo for a "Star Wars" VR game and explain with a university in Singapore is deploying robot swans.

'Less is more': LinkedIn cuts emails to users by 40%

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 9:59am
LinkedIn says the simple change in its email policy has chopped member complaints in half.

Qualcomm invents way to wirelessly charge mobile devices with metal bodies

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 9:53am
The new technology will allow you to wirelessly charge a smartphone or other device with a metal exterior or case, a process that hasn't been possible with current charging systems.

Tablet Tuesday: Get a Google Nexus 9 for $287.40

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 9:49am
One of the "best tablets of 2014" is finally on sale -- but not for long. Plus, yesterday's movie-freebie deal: not dead yet?

Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA will let heavy users buy more data

CNET Media 2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 9:44am
The two prepaid wireless carriers are offering a 1-gigabyte option for $5, and 2GB for $10.

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