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FANZ -- Dr. Who documentary.

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:00pm

"BBC Television's Doctor Who is the world's longest running science fiction TV series and over the years, has built up a loyal and passionate fanbase around the globe. This feature length movie documents the weird, wacky and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom. With the impact of the new series in 2005, it has never been a better time to embrace the affection this unique programme generates.

The film covers the vast spectrum of fandom including Conventions, Fan Fiction, Artwork, Merchandise, the Internet, Professional Fans and the dedicated following of Doctor Who.

FANZ - just what the Doctor ordered! ..."

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Wandering Gaia and the vibrating frogs.

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:54pm

" discovers how the red-eyed treefrog communicates with rivals using a vibratory dance that sends its booty pulsating 12 times a minute. With Michael Caldwell of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama."

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Google Helped Cause the Mysterious Increase In 911 Calls SF Asked It To Solve

/. - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:00pm
theodp writes: Android users have long complained publicly that it's way too easy to accidentally dial 911. So it's pretty astonishing that it took a team of Google Researchers and San Francisco Department of Emergency Management government employees to figure out that butt-dialing was increasing the number of 911 calls. The Google 9-1-1 Team presented its results in How Googlers helped San Francisco Use Data Science to Understand a Surge in 911 Calls , a Google-sponsored presentation at the Code for America Summit, and in San Francisco's 9-1-1 Call Volume Increase , an accompanying 26-page paper.

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Fallout 4 Specs

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm now offers a Fallout 4 release FAQ along with the minimum and recommended system requirements for Bethesda's upcoming RPG sequel. Word is the game requires 64-bit Windows and 8 GB of...

Armored Warfare Open Beta

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
The Armored Warfare website announces that open beta testing is now underway as planned in Armored Warfare, Obsidian's upcoming multiplayer vehicular combat game. Here's the explanation of what's...

Gary Grigsby's War in the West: Operation Torch Released

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Slitherine announces the release of Gary Grigsby's War in the West: Operation Torch, a new expansion for the World War II strategy game. This requires the base game, and enhances it with 10 new...

Street Fighter V Intros Laura

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Capcom Unity has the official introduction of Laura Matsuda, the Street Fighter V character previously revealed via an accidental leak. Here's a reveal trailer, and here's word: Another new...

Tales From the Borderlands Concludes This Month; First Chapter F2P

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Gearbox Software announces an October 20th release date for The Vault of the Traveler, the season finale for Tales of the Borderlands, Telltales episodic Borderlands game, adding that the debut...

Evening Patches

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Clandestine version 0.8 & 0.9 Rundown. Stronghold Kingdoms "Global Conflict" update now live.

On Sale

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Call to Arms on Steam. Save 33%. Darkest Dungeon on Steam. Save 40%. Depth on Steam. Save 66%. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on Steam. Save 10%. League of Legends Champion and skin sale- 10.09 -...

Op Ed

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Derek Smart: Star Citizen ? The End-Game. "Star Citizen is finished. THE END."

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
ESL join forces with Sportradar for e-sports betting integrity.

Evening Consolidation

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Star Wars Battlefront for PS4 runs at 900p. Star Wars Battlefront Beta Is Now Available For Xbox One.

Evening Mobilization

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Verizon customers with grandfathered unlimited data get $20 price hike. The Walking Dead: No Man's Land on the App Store.

Evening Metaverse

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Netflix, Windows 10 and Metered Network Connections. introduces Handmade Products. From sadness to wow, Facebook launches reaction buttons beyond like. Thanks HARDOCP. Gamasutra - Unity...

Evening Safety Dance

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
Thanks j.c.f. Winnti Spies Use Bootkit for Persistence, Distributing Backdoors. Remote code exec hijack hole found in Huawei 4G USB modems. Previously unknown Moker RAT is the latest APT threat....

Evening Legal Briefs

Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
From robotics to analytics, why NASA is offering startups over 1,000 patents for 'free.' Thanks HARDOCP. Gamer sent to prison for 'swatting' N.J. schools. Thanks HARDOCP. Uber hit with lawsuit over...

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Blue's News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:20pm
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"Avengers: Infinity War" To Cost One Billion?

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:18pm

The upcoming biggest event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like it will also have the biggest bill of any film ever made.

A new report at Bleeding Cool says that in talking with "very well sourced comic book film insiders in New York bars last night," they were told that the upcoming two-part "Avengers: Infinity War" saga will have one gigantic price tag - a combined production budget of one billion dollars.

The report claims around $400 million of that is for screenwriters, directors, producers and principal cast members, with Robert Downey Jr. to get essentially "half of the actor budget". The report comes as there is no script yet completed or even a finalized plot in place.

If correct, this would easily be the biggest budgeted production of all time - well ahead of "The Hobbit" trilogy at $745 million and the single most expensive film to date - "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at $378 million.

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