Picture the scene. You’re a struggling actor in your twenties, auditioning for the role of a lifetime in a major Hollywood movie. You nailed the first audition, and the casting director has since summoned you back twice to audition again. At the last callback, Steven Spielberg — the movie’s director — was even in the room. Your agent tells you it’s come down to you and one other actor. Then you get the call. The news isn’t good. The other person got it. “Who did they give the role to?” you ask, trying to conceal your abject disappointment. “Let me check,” your agent says, putting you on hold. Her voice comes back on the line. “They gave it to 1955-era James Dean,” she tells you. Impossible, right? Only, it’s very much not. Anyone who has been keeping their eyes open at the movies for the past few years (and, frankly, why waste the price of a ticket by shutting them?) will have seen the resurgence of certain … [Read more...] about Meet the startup resurrecting dead celebrities and digitally cloning living ones
Fans of abandoned online games are close to bringing back certain “dead” titles — if the US Copyright Office doesn’t side with the studios, who this week began pushing back against their efforts. The US Copyright Office, which oversees the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), renews its provisions every three years. These provisions include the specific rules which criminalize any attempts to circumvent copyright protection, and the exemptions to those rules. During the renewal, it takes public comment and petitions on whether any new exemptions should be made. A new comment, submitted last October by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE), asked the Copyright Office to make an exemption to the DMCA for “abandoned” online games. If granted, it would mean that museums and archives would be able to run their own servers for these games, essentially resurrecting them for small-but-devoted fanbases. The MADE emphasized how important these … [Read more...] about Historians battle publishers for the right to resurrect dead MMOs
posted on 22 Jul 2016, 05:36 2 1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 344; Member since: 19 Sep 2014) MS is dead posted on 22 Jul 2016, 05:41 5 2. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016) Not gonna happen!! Not even in your dreams!! posted on 22 Jul 2016, 06:04 1 4. NoAllegiance (unregistered) You can only make that statement if there last hope and their most anticipated device, the Surface phone flops. Or the second iteration. posted on 22 Jul 2016, 06:43 2 5. sgodsell (Posts: 5810; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Let's get real. What is a Surface Phone going to bring to Windows Phone that will now make people buy them? Esp when Microsoft already has Continuum and has access to the Windows Phone app store, and can use Microsoft's Universal apps. Is it going to bring a stylus to their Surface Phone like the Galaxy Notes? Is it going to have an x86 class CPU? If it does use an x86 CPU, then it wouldn't be able to use the existing Windows Phone … [Read more...] about Comments for : Cancelled Lumia McLaren gets unearthed and resurrected for a formal review
So much noise for a phone that was considered dead, wouldn't you say? Yeah, we are talking about the Galaxy Note 7. A handset that tripped on launch not once but twice and Samsung pulled the plug on the entire thing before any more embarrassing situations occurred. However, in recent months, we've been hearing that the Note 7 is getting its 3rd stab at being a phone that actually exists. Now called the Note FE (fan edition), it comes with a slightly smaller battery, but every bit as much swag as before.Now, we've asked you this before, when not much was known about the device, and all we could do was speculate, especially when it comes to price. But recent events have caused the question to pop into our heads again. Namely — the Note FE has been doing amazingly well in Korea. The handset sells for about $608 over there, which is a bit more than we expected Sammy would go for, but apparently, it's good enough. Some industry insiders are claiming that Sammy has a stash of FE units … [Read more...] about So, given the chance, would you buy the resurrected Samsung Galaxy Note FE?
The Note 7 is the punchline to a joke that has been repeated so many times that it's only funny when compared to Amy Schumer's latest special. After two failed launches, Samsung chose to retire the phablet and try and repair whatever reputation it had with better products in the next generation. However, now, there is a “resurrected” Note 7 running amok — Sammy chose to refurbish a bunch of the yet-unburned units, rebrand them as Note Fan Edition, and sell them in the market where it has a steady fandom — South Korea.It seems that the Note FE will be the Note 7's swan song in this world — Samsung has officially announced that it will be green-lighting mission “recycle Note 7”. As a result of the operation, the manufacturer expects to recover 157 tons of rare metals, all of the OLED display panels, memory chips, and camera sensors, and use them for repairs or flat out recycle them.With the amount of smartphones that get manufactured and thrown … [Read more...] about The Lord of Light does not simply resurrect everyone: Samsung to recover tons of rare metals from the dead Note 7