Ubisoft plans to drop online passes for their entire catalogue of games; Adobe is hacked, revealing their terrible encryption and publicising the passwords of 150 million of their customers; the next trailer for The Lego Movie drops; and Thor: The Dark World arrives in theatres.
Star Wars shuffles its writers, leaving the script in the capable hands of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan; the first trailers drop for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past, giving us our first peek into what the movies themselves are going to be like; the high concept Phonebloks system hits the internet promising a future where phones are completely customisable, including the hardware; and Amazon rolls out it’s Kindle Matchbook program.
Published 26 October 2013 • 59 minutes, 41 seconds
A trailer drops for the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Special, featuring lots of little hidden gems for you to find; Apple releases OS X Mavericks and new Macbook Pros, and announces the Mac Pro and iPad lineup at it’s October event; and Microsoft launches Windows 8.1, which is pretty much what Windows 8 should’ve been in the first place.
Published 19 October 2013 • 47 minutes, 34 seconds
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a full season order which spells good news for the other four shows Marvel has committed to; Apple announces an event on 22 October, and there’s little information on what we’ll see (but we’re hoping for iPads, Mavericks and new Macs); Google creepifies it’s advertising by linking your Google+ recommendations and reviews to ads; New York Comic Con tweets from attendees’ twitter accounts without their permission; and the BBC discover long lost episodes of Doctor Who in Nigeria of all places.
EA announces that it’s “looking into” offline mode for SimCity, and announces the first expansion pack, Cities of the Future featuring maglev trains… and drugs; Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Round, and they rip off Apple’s original iPhone ad in the process; and Nest announces the Nest Protect, a smart smoke and CO alarm that talks and responds to motion.
The ABC confirms that Doctor Who will air in Australia at the same time as the UK; Valve announces the Steam Controller, which is not like any controller you’ve seen before, but can a Steam console even succeed; Warner Brothers and Fox team up to bring us a TV show about Gotham City… without Batman; and now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has aired, does this new show from Whedon and Co. have any potential?
Published 28 September 2013 • 51 minutes, 46 seconds
Grand Theft Auto V makes $800 million on it’s first day of release; Apple sells 9 million iPhones on the launch weekend and a 35% device share for iOS7 within the first day; TouchID, the fingerprint system on the iPhone 5s, gets hacked within a week of the phone being released; iOS7 has a bug that allows you to access photos and contacts without unlocking the screen; Valve announces SteamOS and the Steam Machine, as an effort to bring their gaming system to the living room; Pixar announces that The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory are being delayed by a year; and Google decides to clean up the Youtube comments system by tying comments to your Google+ account.
Published 21 September 2013 • 59 minutes, 2 seconds
It looks like everyone wants to get in on the logo redesigns, as Bing announces their new look; Steam borrows the dead-in-the-water Xbox feature, Family Sharing; a quiet update to Apple’s App Store allows users to download older versions of Apps that are compatible with their iOS version; Riddick hits Australian cinemas and Jelly’s hoping it’s good, or at least better than Chronicles of Riddick; Roland Emmerich announces his plans to reboot Stargate; and Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling announce a spinoff to the Harry Potter franchise, based on a textbook from within the series’ universe.
Published 14 September 2013 • 54 minutes, 25 seconds
The BBC reveals some details about the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special; Ellen Page expresses interest in doing a Kitty Pryde solo movie; Sony announces the Vita TV microconsole; and Apple announces two new iPhones, the 5c and the 5s, surprising no one.
Published 7 September 2013 • 59 minutes, 17 seconds
Jelly’s thoughts on Jobs; Marvel announces that James Spader will be playing Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron; the Coalition announces it’s plans to filter the internet if it wins the election this Saturday; Microsoft buys the Nokia devices and services division; and as Apple’s announcement of the next iPhone looms, what are we likely to see announced?