S.Morris

24
Jan
Hobbyists pilot small drones for dogfights, photography

Marque Cornblatt's interest in drones began with a bit of playful drone-on-drone violence. He began attending "Fight Club"-like meetups in the Bay Area where enthusiasts pit the amateur flying machines against each other in bloodless battles of strength and flying technique. "We were beginners, so just getting off the ground caused damage," Cornblatt said of the dogfights, which were won by whichever drone lasted the longest and got back... [read news]

28
Dec
‘Battlefield 4’ banned in China

  Not long ago we reported that the People’s Republic of China took issue with the game Battlefield 4, which depicts the Chinese as the bad guys. An editorial in the Chinese military paper Zhongguo Guofangbao claimed that the game was part of an “ongoing cultural war” intended to mislead the impressionable youths around the world, while “discrediting China’s image abroad and distorting the truth.” According to a new report from... [read news]

23
Dec
Rise of Snapchat: Do you want an erasable Internet?

As Google’s share price soars beyond $1,100, it seems like nothing can stop the Internet juggernaut as its land grab strategies continue to win over the eyes of its users and the wallets of its advertising clients. But an analysis published over the weekend by The Wall Street Journal’s Farhad Manjoo raises an interesting question surrounding a new business model that could someday lead to Google’s downfall. Do we want an erasable... [read news]

12
Dec
'Saving Mr. Banks' review: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks perfect in year's best film

“Saving Mr. Banks” is just about as perfect as they come. A spoonful of sugar, a dazzling ensemble led by Emma Thompson’s brilliant performance, a story that captures the joy and heartache of creation, memory and preservation boosted by gorgeous cinematography, the nostalgia of the wonderful Sherman brothers’ classic songs, combined with Thomas Newman’s bittersweet original score, makes this a sweetheart of a picture.  It’s... [read news]

10
Dec
Grand Theft Auto V to see story-based DLC and content creator added to game in 2014

The three main characters - Michael, Trevor and Franklin - will return to GTA5 in the new year for new adventures and crime sprees Grand Theft Auto V will be seeing new story content added in the new year. Rockstar have announced that its first story-centric add-on will arrive in 2014. It will star the original cast of criminals Michael, Trevor and Franklin. The developer said: "We have big plans for substantial additions in 2014... [read news]

09
Dec
'Cherry Pie' girl Bobbi Brown: 'I wanted to shoot myself'

She was the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl in hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video. Bobbi Brown became an overnight pinup when the video went into heavy rotation on MTV. She even married Jani Lane, lead singer of Warrant but the union unraveled quickly. Next came an engagement to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee who married Pamela Anderson less than a week after they split. In a thoroughly candid and uncensored memoir, "Dirty Rocker... [read news]

03
Dec
Lindsay Lohan allegedly plans to sue Rockstar Games for ‘GTA V’ likeness

Lindsay Lohan’s lawyers are reportedly preparing to file a lawsuit against Rockstar Games for the unauthorized use of the bad girl celeb’s likeness in Grand Theft Auto V, according to TMZ. The allegations seem to stem from three specific, unrelated elements in the game: a bikini-clad woman holding a cellphone on the game’s cover; a random event mission in which you help Los Santos celebutard Lacey Jonas get back home while... [read news]

02
Dec
Barcelona not worried despite two losses - Sergio Busquets

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says the club are not alarmed despite suffering a second consecutive defeat. Following Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at 10-man Ajax, they lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao in the league on Sunday. Those were Gerardo Martino's first two losses as Barcelona boss following his summer appointment. "There's no need to be alarmed, we just have to carry on. We have to learn both from our errors and the... [read news]

25
Nov
Ashes 2013-14: Michael Clarke fined for 'broken arm' comment

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20% of his match fee for warning England's James Anderson to expect a broken arm. He was found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct for using language or a gesture that is obscene or insulting. Continue reading the main story “All the England players know we certainly respect them” Michael Clarke Australia captain Clarke, 32, used an... [read news]

24
Nov
Nice v St Etienne: Nine supporters injured after crowd trouble

The French league warned it could ban away supporters from matches after nine fans were injured before Nice's Ligue 1 game against St Etienne on Sunday. The injuries occurred when St Etienne fans threw seats at home supporters in Nice's Allianz Arena, the French interior and sports ministries said. "If we don't succeed in resolving this problem it will end with a systematic ban on trips," said Frederic Thiriez, president of the French... [read news]


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