Tasha: Above all else, I’d like to see them veer away from the prequel plans. The MCU has so much momentum because it’s always moving forward. We’re never leaping back in time to fill in the blanks on how stories began after we’ve learned how they end. (The upcoming Captain Marvel will be a bit of an exception to that rule, but it’ll also introduce important new characters to the continuity. We’ll see whether fans take that bait.) The gripe I’ve heard over and over about Solo, in various ways, is that we know how Han Solo’s story ends — we don’t necessarily need every significant moment of his life filled in like a checklist. I don’t entirely ascribe to that philosophy myself — I mostly enjoyed Solo, and especially his first meeting with Chewbacca, and the process of that relationship building. But so often, these prequels are about laboriously explaining things the fans filled in for themselves decades ago, and … [Read more...] about Question Club: Where should Star Wars go after Solo’s box office disappointment?
Changing marketing strategies
Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Monday announced that it plans to acquire SD-WAN player Silver Peak for $925 million. HPE said Silver Peak will be combined with its Aruba business unit to bolster its position in the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market. … [Read more...] about HPE buys SD-WAN player Silver Peak for $925 million
Process, it seems, was on Torvalds' mind when announcing Linux 5.3 on Sunday. The delay to the new release wasn't all bad news because it allowed for some "good fixes" to come in, particularly one issue that wasn't in itself a bug but which illustrated the difficulties the project has with process and communication. … [Read more...] about Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.3: Kernel fixes are about user impact, nothing else
"Wi-fi Calling is automatically provisioned with VoLTE and makes staying connected easier when mobile signal is limited and there is an available WiFi service. It is particularly useful indoors and solves the problem of coverage holes in areas where mobile signals can struggle to penetrate." … [Read more...] about Optus hands unlimited data for 24 hours to customers who pay AU$5
A report out of South Korea had claimed last month that initial sales of Samsung's Galaxy S20 series phones were significantly lower than the company had expected. Now, a new report by Seoul Economic Daily suggests the Galaxy S20 trio has only sold roughly 60% as much as the Galaxy S10 series in the same amount of time on the market last year. … [Read more...] about Samsung is reportedly seeing ‘very disappointing’ sales of Galaxy S20 series phones