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GE’s latest kitchen appliance is a 27-inch tablet

It’s been a while since the kitchen landscape changed — there’s the fridge, the stove, the microwave, and maybe a number of smaller gadgets to accompany them. But now, GE Appliances has a new idea: it wants to add in a huge, 27-inch touchscreen tablet that’ll sit right above the stove.

GE is calling this appliance the Family Hub, and it really does seem to work like a hub. The tablet’s main screen displays control options for other smart appliance and smart home gadgets as well as video feeds from any internet-connected cameras you have hooked up. GE wants people to be able to look up recipes on this thing too, of course, but also to be able to use it for making video calls, which actually seems like a fine idea since people spend a long…

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Green Lanterns #38 Review: Better Art and Heavy Narrative

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Writer: Tim Seeley,
Artist: German Peralta,
Color Artist: Ulises Arreola,
Letters: Dave Sharpe,
Cover by: Shane Davis and Jason Wright,
Variant Cover by: Brandon Peterson,
Editor: Mike Cotton,
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino,
Publisher: DC Comics,
Release Date: Out Now,
Price: $2.99



Chaos reigns on Ungara, as Regent Anthene Vok and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz work to uproot the Red Tide, an Ungaran supremacist group, from the planet.

Meanwhile, Green Lantern Simon Baz seeks to discover why the Molite leader, Podfather Vob, admitted to the assassination that kicked off this mayhem.

The Green Lanterns meet up later, and Jessica is unsure of their involvement in this conflict.

Green Lanterns #38 cover by: Shane Davis and Jason Wright
Green Lanterns #38 cover by: Shane Davis and Jason Wright

As my editor-in-chief Rich Johnston said in his article about Justice League #36, Tim Seeley’s Green Lanterns continues to deal with heavy and ripped-from-the-headlines topics in with #38.

The Red Tide is a nationalist and racist group named, in part, after the skin color of the dominant people on the planet. There is civil unrest over the influx of immigrants in the form of the refugee Molites.

It handles these topics quite well, too. Jessica does bring up the question as to whether or not the Green Lanterns should even be involved in what amounts to an Ungaran civil war. Simon ultimately pushes them forward by arguing that they’re working to bring peace and end a dire injustice in their own sector.

The finale is an epic siege against the Red Tide base of operations, which brings to the surface some uncomfortable truths about recent Ungaran history — as well as a betrayal. It also shows Kesh Cur to be quite the interesting antagonist for this arc.

The betrayal shows, whatever possibly rationale that goes into a movement like the Red Tide, it will always be ultimately overridden by fear, greed, and malice.

Green Lanterns #38 art by German Peralta and Ulises Arreola
Green Lanterns #38 art by German Peralta and Ulises Arreola

German Peralta joins up as the artist this issue, and it is definitely a visual upgrade. The detailing is more prominent, the action scenes look good, and the Green Lanterns’ costumes look fantastic. It’s a heavier style, too, which fits the tone of this arc.

Ulises Arreola’s color art continues to be quite strong, as well, and he leans heavier on the darker tones this time, which also fits the story.

Green Lanterns #38 is another very strong entry in what is still one of DC’s greatest titles of the moment. The story is visceral, the emotions are strong, and the art has improved. I definitely recommend this issue. Give it a read.

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Showtime Are Still Claiming That Their Steven Spielberg Halo TV Show Is Happening

Showtime boss David Nevins has reignited the fire for the long, long-gestating Halo show involving Steven Spielberg by saying it’s more than just happening still, it’s in active development.

Cast your mind back to the now infamous Xbox One reveal in 2013. That show was overshadowed by Microsoft’s always online PR nightmare that eventually got walked back, but if you remember, buried amongst the announcements at the briefing, Steven Spielberg announced that he would be taking on the Halo franchise with a new TV series. Fast forward nearly five years later and barely any movement has happened, to the point, well, I’m sure you are almost surprised to be hearing about it again.

Well, according to Nevins, it is still on. Speaking to TV Guide (via Eurogamer), the Showtime CEO he said:

[It’s] still in very active development.

Nevins added that he had seen the scripts for the show already too.

Even more enthusiastically, Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime said that:

[It] is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I’m encouraged by what we’ve seen so far. It’s still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime.

It’s been a long time coming for the show, and at this point, I am sceptical. TV shows don’t usually take five years to put together but channels also aren’t in the business of promoting TV shows if they aren’t looking like they are going to happen.  I don’t really know how to feel about all this. I’d love the show to happen, and of course for it to be good. Halo is a great series, and one that feels like it could use a widespread critical homerun right now. However, five years of waiting certainly will take it out of you.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Shows Off Goku Black In New Trailer

Goku Black is the focus of Dragon Ball FighterZ latest trailer, which shows off his moves as well as his dark demeanour.

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We’ve known about the inclusion of Goku Black in the game for a long while now, but Bandai Namco has today taken the time to introduce him in his own trailer. The dark mirror image of Goku is one of the villains of the series and he came into the show during Dragon Ball Super. He has a pretty confusing backstory that crosses differently alternate timelines, but all you need to know is… well, he is a bad Goku.

In the trailer, you can see his pretty aggressive style, where he can mirror himself and he loves to use mid to short range melee to really mess with his opponents. You can check out the trailer here.

Dragon Ball FighterZ has really been at the forefront of a lot of minds as we near the game’s full release. It’s undoubtedly one of the biggest this month, and it has caught a lot of people’s eyes, even those not necessarily into Dragon Ball or fighting games. It’s art style and blisteringly fast gameplay was always bound to get people excited, and I’m definitely one.  Dragon Ball FighterZ will be making its way to our hands on January 26. Mark it on your calendars.

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Total War: Warhammer 2 – Tomb Kings Gameplay
The Tomb Kings are the newest faction to be added into the world of Total War: Warhammer. Lead by the High Queen Khalida, these ancient warriors rise from the sand to face off against the Vampire Counts in this gameplay video.

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‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Becomes a Master of Deception

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The Black Widow origin movie you always wanted? It’s here, except it’s called Red Sparrow and it stars Jennifer Lawrence speaking in a Russian accent while donning an array of flattering outfits. Yes, Jennifer Lawrence speaks in this trailer! After curiously withholding the Hollywood star’s immediately recognizable voice for the entirety of the first trailer, Lawrence finally gets to speak her mind in the new official Red Sparrow trailer — and out comes a serviceable Russian accent.

It’s not a terrible accent, though it’s clear why the first trailer wanted to focus on the eerie visuals and the wordless chemistry between Lawrence and Joel Edgerton‘s American CIA agent. But the newest trailer is all about Lawrence’s Dominika Egorova, as she makes the painful journey from prima ballerina to ruthless Soviet secret agent.

Red Sparrow Trailer

While the first trailer was more akin to a cryptic tone poem (and an excuse to parade Lawrence around in tight, form-fitting outfits), the second Red Sparrow trailer threatens to reveal the entire plot to the spy thriller film. It follows Dominikia Egorova as she’s recruited into the Sparrow School after witnessing a heinous assassination of a Soviet political enemy, becoming their most dangerous and efficient asset yet. But the biggest danger she poses? Her “soul,” Jeremy Irons‘ General Vladimir Andreievich Korchnoi tells her, marking her compassion for others as her biggest weak link. It’s that compassion that makes her fall in love with her mark, Nathanial Nash (Edgerton), an American CIA agent acting as a mole in Russia.

Lawrence is a talented actress who can pull off a Russian accent, to an extent, but it seems like this role will demand more internality from her — something she’s struggled with recently in Darren Aronofsky’s mother! But there’s no denying that Lawrence has a great physicality to her acting that lends to the role of a seductive assassin, even if the character seems similar to Charlize Theron’s Lorraine in Atomic Blonde or Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in the Avengers movies. But there is room for all kinds of female characters, similar or not, and I look forward to seeing what Lawrence can do in Red Sparrow.

Here is the official synopsis for Red Sparrow:

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Red Sparrow is set to hit theaters on March 2, 2018.

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Uncle Wiggily’s Fortune by GARIS, Howard R.

Howard Garis, one of the most prolific children’s writers of the 20th century, is credited with writing over 1500 Uncle Wiggily stories, originally appearing in the Saturday Evening Post. In this collection, we have 31 more charming bedtime stories in which the loveable old gentleman rabbit and his woodland friends entertain us. – Summary by Lynne Thompson

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This $70 Harmony Remote Bundle Includes the $77 Harmony Hub

$70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Hub.

The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piece of home theater gear you can think of). So even when you inevitably lose the included remote behind the couch cushions, you’ll still have multiple ways to take control of all of your home theater gear.


Considering the hub alone sells for $77 right now, so you’re basically saving $7 here, and getting the remote for free.

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JLab Audio launches the third generation of its Epic Sport earbuds

Back in 2016, The Verge selected JLab Audio’s Epic2 as the best headphones for running, and now the company is back with a new version of the excellent earbuds. The Epic Sport comes with improved and customizable sound profiles, and better waterproofing.

One of our biggest complaints with the Epic2 was that sounds could get a little bright on certain tracks. In an attempt to fix that issue, JLab Audio will let you choose from three different EQ settings — Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost — directly from the in-line controls on the Epic Sport. The new earbuds also have an IPX6 rating, an improvement on the IPX5 rating of the Epic2. You still probably shouldn’t go swimming with them on, but they should be just fine during a run or if…

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