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New USENET Reader from Forte

Over the years we have checked out Usenet groups and found tons of information and tech from Newsgroups.

Geared at the more Tech Saavy especially with the ease of use from the Internet it can be pretty useful when sharing information on projects, fan-groups, tech startups or trends in everything from music to graphic design.

There is certainly a hush hush when it comes to the binaries groups however even still,  some binaries groups can provide a useful means to share files to collaborate with on work projects or hobbies.

To access Usenet and Newsgroups a good reader program can help take the pain of figuring out how to discover a particular group.

Forte which has recently announced it’s new Usenet reader to coincide with its 20th Anniversary Agent 8. The folks over at Forte have created a video to share the highlights

Star Wars Digital Downloads – Just what are the Extras?

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Banner for the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection

There is going to be a great deal of complaints from some of the fans of the Star Wars franchise who would love to see the Original Star Wars films released “As Is”

This would include the 1977 Era capabilities of visual effects which even for its time were handled so perfectly. I have already read some twitter post and facebook comments that the “Originals” should be released and even though the story itself doesn’t change some would like to relive the experience of sitting in the theaters back from 1977 through Return of the Jedi with the films as they saw it.

For me, it was Star Wars, it was the Edwards Newport Theater on a Sunday Afternoon. I didn’t even want to see this movie! My parents dropped me off  and made me see it. For everybody, that same description came from that opening sequence, the jaw dropping Star Destroyer flying over head and the complete confusion of not knowing what was happening. Later I would learn from a TED Talk with JJ Abrams – This is what “That Box” is all about. Another reason I am so excited JJ is shooting the latest film.

Some will still want that original experience, an argument that will probably continue for years to come.

When George Lucas set out for the first Star Wars film, there were limitations as to what could be done. It was a huge undertaking that almost cause the halt in production of the film due to its budget. I’ve heard stories of the power struggle at Fox during the production and the story behind the scenes is equally as interesting as the tale of Luke Skywalker in a galaxy far far away.

I have always wanted to see the Star Wars films at home in the High Definition technology of today. I am very happy that Fox, Disney and Lucasfilm have agreed to partner and make these remastered Digital Downloads available and from what I have seen preview wise, it is amazing!

Another nice feature of these Digital Downloads will be the extra’s that come with it.

BONUS

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer          

STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace

  • Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
  • Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
  • Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit;plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE II:  Attack of the Clones

  • Conversations: Sounds In Space
  • Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
  • Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
  • Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
  • Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope (20th Century Fox)

  • Conversations: Creating A Universe
  • Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
  • Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Conversations: The Lost Interviews
  • Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
  • Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Conversations: The Effects
  • Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
  • Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.

I am looking forward to seeing them all again, even updated – its the story the films tell that will continue to entertain for years to come.

Andy Taylor

Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare GAMEPLAY Trailer

Our friends over at Activision wanted us to share this with you!

For us, we really have wanted to get a look at how the gameplay will pan out and how fresh it will look. From what we can see, certainly integrates some new weapons, effects and intense action. One of the Quotes in the trailer about that line between film and game is even more evident with the standout of Kevin Spacey!

Actor Kevin Spacey - Digitized featured in the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Title
Actor Kevin Spacey – Digitized featured in the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Title

According to Activision, the story line “takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.”

The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.

Pre-order the Day Zero Edition now and get up to 24 hours early access!
http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/buy

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KMSB Fox 11 09/08/2014

Thanks for checking out our most recent KMSB Fox 11 Segment! In this weeks segment we take a look at the DXG IronX Action Camera. This Sturdy small action camera is packed with features for the Action Enthusiast. 1920×1280 HD Capture at 60fps and for those in intense action, 120fps at 1280×780! Capture High definition stills and video and easily controlled through a Wi-Fi Connection to the Phone or paired with the included Watch which allows for easy capturing of video in action with a simple press of a record button.

The IronX Action Camera
A Photo of the IronX Action Camera from DXG

Waterproof to a depth of about 60 meters, the IronX is an affordable solution with high quality. See more at http://www.ironxcam.com 

Also featured is the Muvee Reveal 11 Software program for creating stunning montages and video presentations easily. No heavy video editing experience required and with many options for output, the Reveal 11 program is a must have for anybody looking to create videos! Try it with a Demo at http://www.muvee.com 

For More Reviews and Interviews – Be sure to Check out http://www.techtalkradio.com 

 

No – Say it Isn’t So!

A Big Moment on The Feud!
A Big Moment on The Feud!

I always like to check out what some of the Top Trending Videos are on YouTube so I have an idea of what people might be talking about at the office. For many many years, the idea of “Water Cooler Talk” came from some wacky comment a morning radio DJ made on his morning show. I was one of those Radio DJ’s that constantly hoped to deliver the “Water Cooler Talk”

It seems safe to say that Water Cooler Talk now comes from Social Networking such as Facebook, Tumblr or YouTube. This Water Cooler feature you are about to see is courtesy of The Family Feud.

I am a huge watcher of the show and can only cringe when I see this fast money challenge segment!