Warner Bros. Damon Lindelof revealed the first details about the plot of HBO's "Watchmen" TV series in a letter to fans on Tuesday. Lindelof said that the series will be an original "contemporary" story with "unknown" characters. He implied it will be set in a post-Trump world. "Watchmen" is one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time. It was originally adapted as a film directed by Zack Snyder. Damon Lindelof revealed the first details about his upcoming "Watchmen" HBO TV series on Tuesday, and said it will be an original story with "unknown" characters. "Watchmen" is a 1986 limited comic book series that has since been collected into a graphic novel. It follows a group of masked antiheroes in the aftermath of one of them being murdered, and how their presence changes the course of history — including the outcome of the Vietnam War. It is one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time and is considered by many, including its writer Alan Moore, to … [Read more...] about HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ TV series will be an original ‘contemporary’ story with new characters
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Now TV may not be the best streaming service of the bunch, but it's a firm favourite because it brings us all the best bits of Sky TV, but without the big monthly bills. You can pick from a range of subscription choices, then stream TV shows and movies to your heart's content, just like you would with Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. Although the same streaming problems will crop up, mainly that there's just too much choice. With so many great movies and TV shows at your fingertips, where do you even begin? How do you find out which Now TV shows are worth hibernating for days and days watching and which movies will give you the sort of bang-for-your-buck action that’d put Steven Spielberg on the edge of his seat?That's why we're here to help. We’ve been busy handpicking a selection of top titles from Now TV’s newly-released TV and film line-up, guiding you through the best of what’s just arrived on the service.Whether you’re after a new series to binge … [Read more...] about What to watch on Now TV: your guide to the new TV shows and movies
Map of New Testament Social Networks The old understanding of what constitutes a small, medium or large business are getting very blurry indeed. An enterprise is typically thought of as a firm with over one hundred million in revenue in most western world business circles, but of course many of them are made up of dozens of smaller decentralized business units, creating lots of separate P&L centers, some connected together and some not. Add relationships with other businesses and the playing field is typically pretty complicated. Small business software is often used on a departmental level to solve specific business problems within large companies, but of course this doesn't usually scale or interoperate well with other business systems and software. A business colleague recently wrote within a social network about her current new job work coal face Officially feeling overwhelmed with the onslaught of social media/2.0 productivity tools….Google Docs, Google mail/Calendar … [Read more...] about Small, medium or large collaboration headache?
Now that invites for the October 27 Apple event have seen sent out, there's much speculation about what we will, and won't, see from a purported new generation of MacBook Pro laptops. Thus far, the generally agreed-upon predictions -- as rounded up by Macrumors -- are: New MacBook Pros with a thinner, lighter design and a secondary touchscreen at the top of the keyboard. That tiny screen is said to be replacing the function key row and providing context-based commands -- different "soft" buttons which would vary depending on the app in use. Possible minor updates to the MacBook Air, which is one of the longest-standing designs in the Apple universe. A minor spec bump may be in store for the iMac desktops.The elevated level of interest in new MacBooks, especially with an expected major redesign such as this, is reflected in many of the messages I receive from CNET readers. Among the most common email topics is a variation on: "When will product X get updated?" And, more often than … [Read more...] about Will new MacBooks finally make it easier to pick the perfect Apple laptop?
G01pack mounts a multi-stage attack after invading computers running unpatched versions of Oracle's Java 6Old dogs may not be taught new tricks, but the same isn't true for Java exploit kits.One of the top four exploit kits in the world, g01pack, has added a new wrinkle to its repertoire of tricks to evade detection, according to researchers at Trusteer. It now contains a new exploit that modifies how it delivers malware to an infected system.The kit is designed to attack a vulnerability that was patched in Java 6 by Oracle in 2012. Despite that -- and the fact that the latest version of Java is 7.x -- Trusteer estimates that the package is still infecting one out of every 3000 computers connected to the Internet a month.Oracle declined to comment for this story.With a typical exploit kit, a small patch of shell code is injected into a machine through a vulnerability. Once in memory, it sends for its payload.Payloads contain an smorgasbord of malware programs for working mischief on a … [Read more...] about Old Java exploit kit taught new tricks
Microsoft Surface line up has come a long way in not only design and performance, but also in public perception. When it launched in 2012, there was no device like it on the market and people weren't sure what to make of it. Was it a tablet or a notebook, and could you really have the best of both in one device? But now companies such as Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Asus, HP and even Apple have jumped on board with the tablet-as-a-notebook concept, reinforcing Microsoft's strategy.With each iteration, Microsoft has improved on the Surface, and the Surface Pro 4 is certainly no exception. With a brilliant display, impressive specs, enterprise-ready features and a sleek design, it's ready for work or play -- and it's the best Surface yet. Design: As slim as it can getEvery Surface design closely resembles the one that came before it, and that is true when you compare the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3. The Pro 4 is slightly thinner than the Pro 3, but only by .03 inches. and at 1.73 pounds, … [Read more...] about Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4
Not too long ago the job of a Web browser was simple: Get the text from the Internet and pour it into the window. If a tag like <strong> comes along, change the font. Now the challenges are greater because the browser is becoming the home for almost everything we do. Do you have documents to edit? There's a website for that. Did you miss a television show? There's a website for that. Do you want to announce your engagement? There's a website for that too. The Web browser handles all of that and more. Slideshow: The Web Browser Turns 15: A Look BackChoosing a best browser is an impossible job. On one hand, the programs are as close to commodities as there are in the computer industry. The core standards are pretty solid and the job of rendering the document is well understood. Most differences can be smoothed over when the Web designers use cross-platform libraries like jQuery. Many websites look the same in all of the major browsers, a testament to the hard work of the … [Read more...] about The Best Web Browser: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Or Safari?
What would you think if someone intimately familiar with the inner workings of digital networking begins a paper by pronouncing the Internet insecure, then asks, "Does this mean we have simply been lucky, or are the issues more theoretical than actual?"The "nonsecure" proclamation and evocative question were found in this ACM paper written by Chris Hall, senior engineer with Highwayman Associates and founding executive director of Communications Research Network at Cambridge University Computer Laboratory.Since the Internet consists of countless disparate networks, there has to be some way to figure out how traffic gets from point A to point B. For example, what tells the digital bits, making up an email from me, how to get to my friend in Sousse, Tunisia, some 8000 kilometers away.Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) does a "lion's share" of the figuring. It is the protocol Internet backbone devices use to make high-level routing decisions. And it is BGP that has Chris concerned.Way back in … [Read more...] about BGP and Internet security: Is it better to be lucky or good?
There’s no getting around it, so let’s start with the bad: Dishonored 2 is busted on many, many PCs.That said, it's lightly less busted after installing the new 1.2 patch that released on Tuesday. But things still aren’t great by any means. I’m still seeing wild frame rate swings, from 100+ down to 50 on Ultra settings with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 1080p, depending on where I am and what I’m looking at. Worse is that the settings still seem like window dressing. Frame rates stay almost exactly the same regardless of whether I’m on Ultra or Very Low, and the game relies on console-style upscaling as a crutch.Taking a look at Reddit and Steam reviews, it seems like some people are having zero issues after the 1.2 patch, while others say the game doesn’t even start anymore. It’s a mess, and so as we did with Batman: Arkham Knight not so very long ago, we’re throwing a provisional score on the game. When it’s fixed, … [Read more...] about Dishonored 2 review: New stealth highs hobbled by frustrating PC performance lows
With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have any time to speak about his evolving career. But in this exclusive interview, Joe took a moment to not only talk about his thriving career in film and television, but also where each of those systems might be headed in the future, and his own future within them. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock So Joe, you’ve done TV pilots in the past – around 2006 you were involved in something called Faceless - but The Blacklist is the first one you’ve done that went to series. You also have the other pilot Those Who Kill, and you’re supposedly attached to a CBS pilot this season. I’m curious: you have high profile films attached to your name: Narc, A-Team, The Grey, you’ve got Stretch upcoming this year, why come to TV?Carnahan: Because I find it a lot more creatively … [Read more...] about Joe Carnahan On Directing ‘The Blacklist’, Slowing Down His New Film ‘Stretch’, And His Future In Both Mediums