How do you follow Jurassic Park, one of the greatest blockbusters ever made? It’s not easy. The original is such a self-contained adventure that sequels prove difficult, even for Spielberg. Jurassic World returns to the premise of the original, scales it up considerably, and along the way creates an experience which hews closely to the spirit of the 1993 classic without ever lapsing into sycophantic homage or a cheap retread.
22 years have passed since the disaster on Isla Nublar. The incident has been swept under the carpet, and the dream of enthusiastic billionaire John Hammond has been realised. Welcome to Jurassic World: a fully-operational theme park, full of dinosaurs and wonder, accessible to all.
General Motors announced today that 2016 model year products from its luxury car division Cadillac will feature enhanced connectivity and control thanks to the addition of CarPlay and Android Auto. The move is part of a broader enhancement to CUE, Cadillac’s infotainment/user experience portal.
GM says that CarPlay will debut in all 2016 Cadillac models that feature CUE’s 8-in multitouch screen expect the SRX Crossover vehicle. Production on 2016 models will begin this summer, except for the SRX, which is moving to an all-new generation in early 2016. Android Auto will debut in late 2016…. Read the rest of this post here
The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 reveals many of the big plot elements for the final Hunger Games film. IGN breaks down this first trailer to pinpoint some of the biggest scenes of the film without spoilers. Check out the video above for the rewind theater and the video below for the full trailer.
0:07 — Annie and Finnick’s wedding is filmed to put a more positive spin on District 13’s propaganda campaign. Until this point, most of the messaging has been very violent.
0:21 — Effie is dressing Katniss in her mockingjay armor for a big event. They’re a fancy room that’s full of light, so they’re definitely not in District 13.
Retro Studios, Inc., the development team behind the Metroid Prime series and last year’s Wii U exclusive Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, may have something special in store for Nintendo fans next week at E3.
On the studio’s official Twitter account, the developer posted the following tease:
When we spoke to Mark Ruffalo during the Avengers: Age of Ultron junket earlier this year, the actor told us that The Hulk would be headed to space when we half-jokingly speculated that’s where the big green stomping machine might go next.
Unfortunately, a solo Hulk movie is complicated by rights issues, so we can’t necessarily expect to see a Planet Hulk film in the near future. We theorize that elements of the Planet Hulk story – or simply Hulk in space – could play a role in a larger movie such as Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and/or 2, however.
With the release of iOS 9, Apple introduced a new standalone application called iCloud Drive. The app acts a document folder of sort, allowing you to access your document created from various applications and stored in iCloud. The iCloud Drive app isn’t installed by default, and you’ll have to enable it for it to show on your Home screen. Regardless of whether it is installed or not, as long as you use the iCloud Drive feature, you are now able to attach documents from iCloud Drive to emails…. Read the rest of this post here
Twitter updated its 6-second video sharing app Vine today, bringing the iOS client to version 3.4. The change log only includes a single item, but it’s a significant one for users who have ever had trouble tracking down a clip: proper search.
Since its inception, or close to it, users have been able to search Vine for users and hashtags, but this returned extremely limited results, and made it nearly impossible to discover or track down older, popular videos. But that changes today…. Read the rest of this post here
Apple seems to be paying keen attention to the wants and needs of its users. Take this “new” gesture select ability in the stock Photos app for example.
By entering select mode in the stock Photos app, you can now tap and drag on a group of photos to select multiple photos with ease.
Oddly enough, this was once a stock gesture in older versions of iOS. In fact, I did a post on the disappearance of this very gesture earlier this year, pleading with Apple to bring it back. You all can thank me later.
Want to see how it works? Watch our video walkthrough for a flashback to the same gesture in iOS 4, and the reimplemented gesture in iOS 9…. Read the rest of this post here