Man of Steel dropped and subsequently had the best June opening weekend ever; Google announces Project Loon, a crazy idea to provide internet via wifi hotspots using balloons; Adobe releases a big update for Creative Cloud, converting it’s products into subscription software in the process; and the first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie drops.
Guardians of the Galaxy is probably part of the lead up to Marvel’s Phase 3; Apple announces iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and a new Mac Pro at this year’s WWDC; and E3 sees the announcement of new games for the Wii U, as well as more details about both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.
Podcasting is under threat from a patent troll, and you can help defend it; Karen Gillan and Benicio Del Toro both join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy; Matt Smith announces that he’s leaving Doctor Who and the world goes into a casting frenzy; Arrested Development returns with a new season of the beloved show; and DC’s Fables is heading to the movies.
News and rumours spread about the used game situations on the Xbox One and the PS4; the boys discuss the potential for having a single ecosystem of devices that all work together; Gillette releases several celebrities’ theories about how Superman shaves (because of the beard in the latest trailers for Man of Steel) and the boys take the opportunity to come up with their own theory.
ABC picks up Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and drops a trailer proving Agent Coulson is still alive and kicking butts; a new game is announced for Adventure Time and it’s coming to all of the major consoles; Yahoo! buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash; and Microsoft announces the Xbox One.
Some corrections for the discussion we had about the alternate NBN plan being offered by the Coalition; it turns out that the next Xbox is not going to require an always-on connection, at least according to a leaked memo from Microsoft; EA gets an exclusive deal to produce Star Wars games; David Tennant is rumoured to be playing Rocket Raccoon in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’; and the ‘Ender’s Game’ trailer drops.
Microsoft makes Skype available as part of Outlook.com; a new trailer for Pacific Rim drops at WonderCon that gives us new insights into the movie; IMAX announces that it’s getting into private theatre installations; a new video is released that demonstrates the full potential of Microsoft’s Illumiroom tech; Google Glass is rooted, and turned into a surveillance system, with some serious privacy consequences.
Microsoft announces the announcement date for the next generation Xbox; NBNCo announces gigabit plans that will drop around December; Razer accidentally offer 90% off and then honour it; the first trailer for Thor 2 hits the internet; and Iron Man 3 is released in Australia.
Raven takes back the source code for Jedi Knight II; Google adds a feature to help you delete your data when you die; the Google Glass specs are finally revealed; Funny or Die releases the first Steve Jobs movie: iSteve; new trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel drop; an Jelly gives his thoughts on Oblivion, the new Tom Cruise sci-fi movie.