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HBO's Watchmen: What We Know About the Plot So Far

The critically acclaimed comic series Watchmen is making the transition to live-action again. But this time, it’s being adapted as an HBO series, with Lost’s Damon Lindelof serving as showrunner – on August 17, HBO officially ordered Watchmen to series, to debut at some point in 2019. And while little is known about the series so far, it’s clear that the new project will seek to expand on the Watchmen universe rather than retread ground fans have already seen before.
Read on for everything we know so far about the Watchmen HBO show, along with some possible ideas for what the plot might involve based on how the comic ended and DC’s various offshoots.
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IT Chapter 2: James McAvoy Mildly Injured Fighting Pennywise

Actor James McAvoy seems to have sustained a double thigh injury while filming a fight scene against Pennywise the Clown in IT: Chapter 2, though it looks like he’ll make a speedy recovery.
McAvoy, who is playing Bill Denbrough in the horror sequel, took to Instagram to humorously display his (slight) injury while under a pair of cold compresses – or compresse froide, as they’re sometimes called in Toronto where filming is taking place.
Shortly after posting the image, he updated it with a message reading: “In the wake of underwhelming public concern but a couple of weirdly concerned internet celeb sites I’d like to let you all know that I’m Doing just fine. Slight double thigh strain, caught it early, no worries. Pennywise look out. #pennywiseburgersandfries #40yearoldclownfighter”
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Review: Hooke Verse headset gives you 3D audio with no extra steps

You don’t have to understand binaural 3D audio to instantly recognize how much better it is than standard iPhone mono sound. And with a set of Hooke Verse Bluetooth headphones, you can now have 3D sound on all your smartphone video. No extra gear, no extra steps, just a huge leap in the sound quality of your memories…
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Tiny Timberleaf Pika teardrop makes on- and off-road adventure nimbler

Teardrop trailers have been one of the more visible contributors to the flourishing motorhome and camper industry. Startup after startup has been reviving its own version of the simple, affordable and timelessly curvaceous camping trailer, and some have been going smaller and lighter. Colorado’s Timberleaf Trailers gets in on the miniaturization with its all-new Pika, a pint-sized teardrop that sizes in 1/3 smaller than its standard teardrop model. Tow the Pika down the highway or on the roughest of trails and enjoy solid walls around you, a clear view of the stars overhead, and a meal under the tailgate…
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Will Opportunity reawaken as Martian dust storm abates?

The global dust storm that has enveloped Mars since last May is beginning to die down and the question is, what’s happened to the Opportunity rover? The solar-powered robotic explorer has been silent since June 10 when dust made the air made so opaque that it blotted out the Sun. Now that energy-giving light is beginning to return, NASA is looking at whether the rover will be able to wake up again or if this is the final chapter in its 15-year career…
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It’s Friday so relax and watch a hard drive defrag forever on Twitch

It’s been a while since I defragged — years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don’t really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag. And what better way to defrag your brain after a long week than by watching the strangely satisfying defragmentation process taking place on a simulated DOS machine, complete with fan and HDD noise?
That’s what you can do with this Twitch stream, which has defrag.exe running 24/7 for your enjoyment.
I didn’t realize how much I missed the sights and sounds of this particular process. I’ve always found ASCII visuals soothing, and there was something satisfying about watching all those little blocks get moved around to form a uniform whole. What were they doing down there on the lower right hand side of the hard drive anyway? That’s what I’d like to know.
Afterwards I’d launch a state of the art game like Quake 2 just to convince myself it was loading faster.
There’s also that nice purring noise that a hard drive would make (and which is recreated here). At least, I thought of it as purring. For the drive, it’s probably like being waterboarded. But I did always enjoy having the program running while keeping everything else quiet, perhaps as I was going to bed, so I could listen to its little clicks and whirrs. Sometimes it would hit a particularly snarled sector and really go to town, grinding like crazy. That’s how you knew it was working.
The typo is, no doubt, deliberate.
The whole thing is simulated, of course. There isn’t really just an endless pile of hard drives waiting to be defragged on decades-old hardware for our enjoyment (except in my box of old computer things). But the simulation is wonderfully complete, although if you think about it you probably never used DOS on a 16:9 monitor, and probably not at 1080p. It’s okay. We can sacrifice authenticity so we don’t have to windowbox it.
The defragging will never stop at TwitchDefrags, and that’s comforting to me. It means I don’t have to build a 98SE rig and spend forever copying things around so I have a nicely fragmented volume. Honestly they should include this sound on those little white noise machines. For me this is definitely better than whale noises.


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New Super Mario Bros. U Is Reportedly Coming to Switch

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze have shown that Nintendo is more than willing to flesh out Switch’s library with Wii U ports. And if a new report is to be believed, the next Wii U game to make the jump could be New Super Mario Bros. U.
Comic Book reports multiple sources, who are purportedly “linked with Nintendo,” have suggested New Super Mario Bros. U will be updated and re-released for Switch “as early as this year.”
According to the site’s sources, Nintendo plans to package the New Super Luigi U DLC with the Switch port. While the DLC and base game were originally released separately — in 2013 and 2012, respectively — they were later sold together as part of the Nintendo Selects line of budget-priced Wii U games.Continue reading…
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No, Netflix Isn't Introducing Unskippable Ads During Shows

Despite what you may have heard, Netflix is not introducing unskippable ads during shows.
Although some Reddit users have claimed to be hit by unskippable ads while binging their favorite shows, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to IGN that the ads are actually personalized recommendations the company is currently testing, and users can skip them if they are not interested.
According to the spokesperson, the test is temporary and only affects a small subset of users. “At Netflix, we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch.”
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