Star Wars: The Clone Wars – What to Expect from the New Season

Thursday, July 20 will be a day long remembered for Star Wars fans. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, during the tenth anniversary Clone Wars panel, producer Dave Filoni calmly told a room full of breathless fans that he had a present. As the lights dimmed, those in the room became cautiously enraptured as we were treated to the voice of Captain Rex (voiced by Dee Bradley-Baker), and suddenly the hashtag appeared… #CloneWarsSaved! The atmosphere was electric, and fans roared with excitement, tears, and unabashed jubilation as the all new trailer debuted.
The twelve-episode season will presumably pick up where the series ended in March of 2014, and will run on the upcoming Disney streaming service. And for fans of the Emmy-award winning show, who have lamented its cancelation for years, there is cause for speculation in addition to celebration. What are we going to see? There are a number of threads left out there in the galaxy far, far away that deserve to be untangled, so let’s explore a few.
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The Best Security Cameras

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The rise of internet-connected “smart home” devices has made it easier than ever to keep an eye on your home while you’re out and about. Whether you’re keeping an eye on your cats from work, or checking for burglars while you’re out for the night, a Wi-Fi enabled security camera is an affordable way to keep an eye on your crib.
For this list I’ll be focusing on plug-and-play, cloud-connected security cameras. There are other types of security systems out there—like Ethernet-connected CCTV cameras—but putting together a CCTV system is more complex, especially since you’ll be mixing and matching cameras with DVR units, across a wide range of budgets (from the super cheap EZVIZ systems to the more expensive Hikvision cameras). They’re great if you want to wire up and manage your own system rather than relying on someone else’s “cloud,” but for the sake of this guide, I’m going to keep it simple since most people just want a few cameras for their house or apartment.
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$200 Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector's Edition Includes Leon Kennedy Figure, RPD Blueprints

Revealed today at the Resident Evil panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Resident Evil 2 will be receiving a Collector’s Edition in North America that includes a 12″ Leon S. Kennedy figure, blueprints of the Racoon Police Department renovation, and more.
For $199.99 USD / $239.99 CAD exclusively at GameStop and EB Games, the Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition includes, according to the PlayStation Blog;

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Spock Will Return in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Pike: The skipper of the USS Enterprise in the unaired first pilot for Star Trek, “The Cage,” the character was replaced/redesigned as Kirk when Pike actor Jeffrey Hunter jumped the starship and William Shatner signed on. But now Star Trek: Discovery’s second season will re-introduce Captain Pike in the person of actor Anson Mount as he teams up with Michael Burnham and the rest of the Discovery crew.
And not just that, but Pike’s science officer, Mister Spock himself, will also return. Though the circumstances surround that iconic character in Disco Season 2 are less clear.
Sonequa Martin-Green (Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Shazad Latif (Tyler/Voq), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Wilson Cruz (Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Anson Mount (Pike) took to San Diego Comic-Con today along with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin to discuss the new season of the newest Trek show. Also along for the ride in the massive Hall H was Tig Notaro, who guest stars this season as Chief Engineer Reno and moderated the panel.
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Ultrasound used to treat dementia in mice

Scientists are reporting success in using ultrasound to treat cognitive dysfunction in mice with simulated vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which are the two most common forms of dementia. Applied to the whole brain, the ultrasound improved both the formation of blood vessels and the regeneration of nerve cells…
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Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor

I’ve been working with an ugly but functional lopsided two-monitor setup for years, and while it has served me well, I can’t say the new generation of ultra-wide monitors hasn’t tempted me. But the truth is they just aren’t wide enough. Or rather, they weren’t.
Samsung has just blown my mind with a monitor so wide it will serve as a ramp that you can trick off of in the summer. It’s so wide that when it puts on a pair of BVDs they read BOULEVARD. It’s so wide that the Bayeux Tapestry got jealous.
Actually it’s a little less wide than a couple of the monitors Samsung announced at CES — but those had two problems. First, they were 3840×1080. And I just need more vertical pixels than that. Second, they were 49 inches wide. That’s a BIG monitor! Not just big, but with those pixels spread out that far, it’s not going to be sharp at all.
On the other hand, this new one not only adds an extra 120 pixels, bringing it to the far superior 1200 vertical (for a total of 3840×1200), but it is 43 inches corner to corner. Forty-three inches… would that be too big, too small, or would it be…
Just right?!
(Yes, my left monitor is a bit warmer than my right, but it’s not as bad as it looks — that’s a viewing angle issue.)
One of the downsides of a giant monitor is that it can be a pain to separate workspaces or, say, have a movie playing “full screen” on one half while you browse Etsy for vintage kettles on the other. But Samsung has a “picture-by-picture” mode and some other useful features that help with this. So I’m going to give it a shot.
It’s also got 120Hz refresh (though no word on sync tech), a bunch of USB ports, and even a headphone jack. I don’t know why you would want built-in sound on a thing like this, since you clearly are a media freak if you buy it, but they felt the need to add in speakers.
The Samsung C43J89 monitor will cost $900 when it comes out, which admittedly is two or three times what I would normally pay for a monitor — I’m more of a Dell Ultrasharp guy, IPS all the way. But my whole workflow could change when this thing goes on sale.


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Wilson is like Longreads for podcasts

Meet Wilson, a new iPhone app that plans to change the way you discover and listen to podcasts. The company describes the app as a podcast magazine. It has the same vibe as Longreads, the curated selection of longform articles.
With its minimalistic design and opinionated typography, Wilson looks like no other podcasting app. On an iPhone X, the black background looks perfectly black thanks to the OLED display. It feels like an intimate experience.
Every week, the team selects a handful of podcast episodes all tied together by the same topic. Those topics can be the Supreme Court, the LGBTQ community, loneliness, dads, the World Cup…
Each issue has a cover art and a short description. And the team also tells you why each specific podcast episode is interesting. In other words, Wilson isn’t just an audio experience. You can listen to episodes in the app or open them in Apple Podcasts.
Navigating in the app is all based on swipes. You can scroll through past editions by swiping left and right. You can open an edition by swiping up, and go back to the list by swiping down. This feels much more natural than putting buttons everywhere.
Wilson also feels like tuning in to the radio. Podcasts are great because they let you learn everything there’s to learn about any interest you can have. But it also narrows your interests in a way. Podcast apps are too focused on top lists and “you might also like” recommendations.
Gone are the days when you would switch on the radio and listen to a few people talk about something you didn’t know you cared about. Human editors can change that. That’s why Wilson can be a nice addition to your podcasting routine.


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