Jacob Hillman

54 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | @JacobHillman | Keep up with Jacob Hillman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jacob Hillman”

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week 14th August

Simply Tilt Your Smartphone or Tablet to Fly This Epic Plane Through the Sky!<p>Get ready for less folding and more flying. This is a paper airplane …

Gear & Gadgets

Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2: Disney and Pixar announce new films

To a trilogy, and beyond: <i>Toy Story</i> is getting yet another sequel. That was the biggest news on the first day of Disney's bi-annual D23 Expo in …

Samsung made the world's largest hard drive, with nearly 16TB of storage

That's a lot of storage in a tiny space<p>There's a thing called the Flash Memory Summit in California, because of course there is. And there, <i>Golem.de</i> reports, Samsung has introduced the PM1633a. It's a terrible name for a wonderful thing: the world's largest hard drive, packed into a 2.5-inch case. …

Halo 5's Unprecedented Teen Rating Is Meaningless For Sales, Potentially Important For eSports

The ESRB has ruled, and somehow, some way, Microsoft’s <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> has landed itself a Teen rating. While it seems logical for the largely gore-free <i>Halo</i> series, it is the first <i>Halo</i> game ever to land itself a T-for-Teen instead of M-for-Mature from the ratings board.<p>What’s different this time …

Box Office

How Cloudhead Games 'fixed' VR movement, and created an adjustable-sized holodeck

Cloudhead Games has been working on <i>The Gallery: Six Elements</i> since 2013. The idea of working on a game built for virtual reality where you stood up and interacted with the world using your hands was certainly interested, but the company was investing in a future they were never sure was …

Parallels' remote PC access works with games and your Apple Watch

Parallels' Access app just became considerably more useful... even if you're bent on goofing off. The company has released version 3.0 of its remote access tool, which includes experimental support for playing your PC's games on your iOS device. If you're determined to play <i>League of Legends</i> or …

Here's why Zach Galifianakis' new crime comedy 'Masterminds' won’t be released anytime soon

With Relativity Media filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, they can't afford to market the movie and it has been pulled from their release schedule.<p>According to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for Relativity Media, which is currently bankrupt and up for sale, confirmed that they did indeed …

Film Industry

Google Launches First Beta Of Its Zync Visual Effects Renderer On Google Cloud Platform

Google, the largest subsidiary corporation of Alphabet, wants movie studios to use its cloud to render their special effects.<p>Last August, Google acquired Zync, a visual effects rendering service that allows studios and independent artists to render their works in the cloud. Today, the company …

Why The Empire Is Still Strong After Return Of The Jedi

When the second Death Star blows up at the end of <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, that’s a pretty decisive moment for the Rebel Alliance in their war with the …

Star Wars

4 murderers tried to dispose of a body using a method they learned on the TV show 'Breaking Bad'

The suspects planned to use corrosive acid to dissolve the dismembered corpse of their victim, as main characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman did with one of their victims in the show.<p>The body of 23-year-old Eva Bourseau was found by authorities dismembered inside a suitcase in her apartment …

The 50 Most Cringe-Worthy Moments In Comic Book Movie History

<i>Superman throws his "S" Shield in Superman II</i><p>Comic book movies are always going to be full of bad one liners and "WTF just happened?!" moments, but …

Microsoft has iOS devs building the 'bridge' for Windows 10 apps

It's no secret -- even with its fast start, Microsoft needs more apps on Windows 10, across PCs, tablets and phones. Many of the most popular ones are already built for Android, iOS or even older versions of Windows, but supporting another platform can be tricky. To solve that problem, in April …

22 Reasons Why You're A True "Firefly" Fan

You can't take my show from me!

Consciousness

This is how you'll customize the Xbox One 'Elite' controller

We got up close and personal with the Xbox One's <i>incredibly</i> expensive Elite controller at E3, but how do all those modular bits and bobs work? A new video from Microsoft out of Gamescom sheds some light on just that. The Elite's customization goes much deeper than just swapping out different lengths …

How to turn your iPhone into a hologram projector

We’re going to be waiting a few years (or decades?) before Apple gets around to adding holographic displays to the iPhone, but did you know there’s actually a wicked-simple trick that lets you turn your iPhone into a hologram machine?<p>This isn’t the work of crazy science fiction. It’s based on the …

Holograms

Here's a look at just how big a problem 'freebooting' is for Facebook

Green's main objections are Facebook's practice of counting a video that autoplays for at least three seconds as a "view" — which Facebook has long been open about and is a well-debated issue in the ad industry— and the rampant video freebooting that occurs on Facebook.<p>In this context, freebooting …

Internet

Literally why does this luxury watch have an Apple Watch attached to it?

Someone should check on the welfare of the designers at California-based luxury Swiss watchmaker Nico Gerard, because there seems to be some kind of serious huffing incidents over there. Or crack cocaine.<p>Otherwise, I can’t imagine why a sober adult person would create a watch with an Apple Watch …

Prometheus 2 rumoured to be shooting in January 2016

Ridley Scott is said to be returning to space next year for the sequel to his Alien prequel, with returning stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender<p>While the critical response might have been mixed (The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it “muddled”), the box office for Prometheus was a global …

Action Movies

Giant Minion stops traffic in Dublin

A 12 metre (40ft) Minion caused traffic chaos in Dublin after it escaped from a nearby fairground and landed on a busy road.<p>The Gardai – the Irish police – were called to the Santry area of Dublin at 3pm on Monday. With the help of passers-by they managed to let the air out of the yellow …

Animation

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm3 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts | Reuters

For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent and visible addition to a staircase, while traditional …

Star Trek

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

Should you grab an AMD FreeSync monitor? We’ll break it down for you

Immersion is important to PC gaming, and one of the easiest ways to break that immersion is with broken frames. This happens when the rendered frames …

Marvel Comics Wants Diversity, But Not in Terms of Hercules and His Bisexuality

Diversity is a reality, but we know that’s not the case for much of our fave pieces of media, including comics. So that’s why it’s easy to get super …

Graphic Novels

Microsoft Xbox 720 console enters production, says report

By Chris Smith<p>Reports from gaming site IGN claim that the Xbox 720 has entered production. With no launch in 2012, isn't this a bit early?<p>The …

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Clip - They Were Waiting for Me

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal …

Xbox Live Games with Gold program gives out Metal Gear, Metro and more in August

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get free access to <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i> and two Metro games in August, Microsoft announced today.<p>Xbox One owners can download <i>Ground Zeroes</i> from Aug. 1-31 and <i>How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition</i> from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, if they're Xbox Live Gold …

Matt Damon Will Face Off Against Tommy Lee Jones In The Next ‘Bourne’ Film

Because there are never enough old men behind a nasty government conspiracy, Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne will reportedly next take on Tommy Lee Jones. Sure, Damon left his amnesiac spy behind when he dove into the murky waters of the East River at the end of <i>The Bourne Ultimatum</i>, but no A-list …

The PS4/Xbox One Console War Has Taken A Decidedly Stupid Turn

The first real video game console war was detailed expertly in one of my favorite non-fiction books, aptly titled “Console Wars” by Blake J. Harris. It’s a story of drama, suspense, and even intrigue, and shows how Nintendo eventually bested SEGA to knock the rival company out of the console game. …

Call of Duty