'La La Land': Emma Stone, Director Damien Chazelle Talk Bringing Back Hope in Films

'La La Land': Emma Stone, Director Damien Chazelle Talk Bringing Back Hope in Films

The actress who appears opposite Ryan Gosling in the musical, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, said the point of the film is to “let go of cynicism.” read more
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Insidious: Chapter 4 Casts Walking Dead, X-Men and Resident Evil Actors

Insidious: Chapter 4 Casts Walking Dead, X-Men and Resident Evil Actors

Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, and Caitlin Gerard have joined the cast of Insidious: Chapter 4. This news comes via Deadline, which reports that the actors’ characters are being kept secret for now. The horror movie is currently filming, and is scheduled to hit theaters on October 20, 2017. Avecedo played Mitch Dolgen in Season 4 of The Walking Dead, and has also appeared in the likes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Band of Brothers. Caitlin Gerard most recently played Aubry Taylor in American Prime, and has appeared in movies like The Social Network and Magic Mike. Continue reading…
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Battlefield 1 Open Beta Now Available for All

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Now Available for All

After a day of exclusive access for those in the Battlefield Insider program, the Battlefield 1 open beta is now available to download free on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin. Featuring the Sinai Desert map (horses! An armored train! Miles of sand!), the beta offers the ever-present Conquest mode, and the first taste of Battlefield 1’s take on Rush mode. PS4 owners won’t require a PS Plus subscription to play, but Xbox One-rs will need a Gold account. Progress in the beta won’t be saved, although players who play on four different days and reach level 15 will earn an exclusive dog tag in the full game. Continue reading…
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Watch Rogue One Toys Make Their Own Version of the Film

Watch Rogue One Toys Make Their Own Version of the Film

Disney has revealed Go Rogue, a series of fan films about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring the film’s tie-in toys. Featuring Star Wars Lego, Funko Pops and more complex action figures alike, Go Rogue will be a multi-part series retelling the events of the film in slightly… sillier fashion. The first episode is below: Written by Kevin Ulrich and animated by Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie, the series sees a group of well-articulated fighters going up against the plasticky ranks of the Empire in search of the plans for the Death Star (which, in this case, are Lego building instructions). It’s pretty much worth it for this shot alone: Continue reading…
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ZeroBorg review

ZeroBorg review

Raspberry Pi robotics specialists PiBorg have turned their attention to the Pi Zero and the possibilities of using it to make very small robots. The result is the ZeroBorg, a diminutive motor controller board that’s only marginally wider than the Zero itself. When mounted to the rear of the Pi Zero, the whole setup (including optional 9V battery) weighs a mere 65g. It’s so lightweight and nifty that PiBorg are using it to control the YetiBorg racing robots in their upcoming Formula Pi series: see this issue’s news section for more details. The inclusion of four H-bridges means that the ZeroBorg can control four standard DC motors independently. Add some special Mecanum wheels and you can get your robot to scuttle sideways like a crab! Even when using standard wheels, the ZeroBorg offers extra control since the bidirectional PWM (pulse-width modulation) signal sent to each of the four wheels can be varied precisely. Each H-bridge can deliver 2A peak or 1.5A RMS current, so it should work with most small motors. Alternatively, the board can be used to run two four-, five-, or six‑wire stepper motors. The ZeroBorg uses the same form factor as the Pi Zero Stacks of fun One curious aspect of the ZeroBorg is that it’s designed to be connected to a Pi Zero that has an unpopulated GPIO header. Instead, it’s supplied with a small female header to fit to the rear of the Zero, at the 3V3 end of the GPIO header; into this you slot the ZeroBorg’s six pins, two of which connect to SDA and SCL for I2C communication. Now, while it’s possible to do this without soldering the small header to the Pi Zero, and instead simply holding the two units together firmly using the supplied standoff screws, we were unable to get this method to provide a reliable enough connection. Once we’d soldered the header to the Pi Zero, however, everything worked absolutely fine, so we’d strongly advise doing this. Alternatively, if your Zero already has a full GPIO male header attached, you could always use two 3-pin female-to-female connectors to connect it; this method would also enable you to use the ZeroBorg with any other Raspberry Pi model. It’s important to note that the ZeroBorg comes in three main versions. While the basic KS1 model comes pre-assembled, the KS2 adds a DC/DC regulator and battery clip (supplied loose or pre-soldered)…
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