Amazon is slaying brick-and-mortar stores in holiday gadget sales

Originally posted on BGR:

Brick-and-mortar retail chains did not seem to have a great Thanksgiving week. But the latest comScore numbers show that online shopping not only had a terrific Thanksgiving but that sales growth is actually accelerating into December at a breakneck speed. This Christmas is particularly interesting for consumer electronics, because Apple has widened its smartphone selection, two new home game consoles have just launched and non-Apple tablet selection is unusually broad with Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft and a host of Asian vendors promoting their new lineups aggressively.

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Bluetooth 4.1 will bring more reliable, automatic connections, multiple roles, & more via software update

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that it has updated its Bluetooth specification to 4.1 with new features for both developers and users of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices. The update brings coexistence support for LTE, better connections, and improved data transfer, all of which lets you connect, stay connected, and interact with your Bluetooth 4.1 devices faster and more reliably. The improved connections, for example, means developers can control reconnection intervals so your devices will automatically disconnect when you leave the room and then reconnect when in close proximity. That in return could also bring better battery life:

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New Images From “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”

Originally posted on Confessions of a Nerf Herder:

With the trailer due to hit next week, Empire have managed to get hold of seven new images from Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Whilst there’s nothing massively spectacular, they are rather cool. Personally, I’m digging the Logan picture, and also the fact that we get a look at Bobby freakin’ Drake! I’m an Iceman fan, deal with it.

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The Days of Future Past comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan.

Forming quite the ensemble…

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“Robocop” Remake Pushed Back

Originally posted on Confessions of a Nerf Herder:

Joel Kinnaman Normally when a film’s pushed back, it’s not a good sign. So, with that in mind, Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake has had its release date pushed back. Instead of the planning 7th February, 2014 release, the film will now hits screens on 12th February, 2014. I really wouldn’t read too much into this, as it seems to be just a case of Sony moving the date to accommodate the 7th February release of George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, which is also a Sony production.

The official blurb for Robocop reads:

In the film, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of…

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Is Idris Elba starring in Jurassic World?

Originally posted on Metro:

Idris Elba at Pacific Rim premiere

Idris Elba could soon find himself battling CGI dinosaurs (Picture: PA)

A rumour is brewing that Idris Elba has been cast in Jurassic Park 4 ‘Jurassic World’, after his name appeared on a casting notice and was reported in connection with the film on a movie news website concurrently.

The reports are far from concrete but conspicuous in their similarity.

Jurassic World Movie News were the first to report that Elba is in the frame, saying that a source ‘fairly close to Jurassic World’s development’ said The Wire actor’s name was in the running.

Now a casting notice has gone up on Acting Auditions calling for crew and extras in Louisiana, where much of the filming will take place, that states twice that Elba is part of the cast.

Jurassic Park 4 was recently renamed Jurassic World (Picture: File)

Jurassic Park 4 was recently renamed Jurassic World (Picture: File)

‘Also starring in “Jurassic World” is teen actor Ty Simpkins, who…

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