Netflix's 'The Witcher' Series Gets A Teaser Trailer

This is the just-released-at-Comic-Con teaser trailer for Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series. Now I’ll admit I haven’t read the books and my only experience with The Witcher is playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but I did play the game and the Hearts Of Stone and Blood And Wine DLCs to completion and collected every trophy, so I did spend something like 160+ hours in Geralt’s world. I guess what I’m saying is I’m at least a little invested. How does the trailer look? Promising, and the production value seems high. Still, just like they say about nudie magazines and their covers — you can’t judge a show by its trailer. So, fingers crossed it’s a banger, but even if it isn’t I still have literally hundreds of hours of other shows I’ve been meaning to watch.

Keep going for the teaser. SPOILER: Lots of grey hair.

Source: Geekologie – Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Series Gets A Teaser Trailer

Unnatural Disasters: SYFY Releasing 'Zombie Tidal Wave', A B-Movie About A Tidal Wave Full Of Zombies

Because apparently some people still know how to make a decent movie, actor/producer Ian Ziering (Steve from 90210) and his director from all those Sharknado movies are premiering Zombie Tidal Wave on the SYFY channel August 17th. In case you couldn’t tell from the title, it’s about zombies rising from the sea floor and culminating in its namesake zombie tidal wave. Is it gonna be a movie you could Netflix and chill to? No, I already told you — it’s coming out on the SYFY channel. But is it a movie you could make out to? Depends on who you’re trying to make out with, but I’d recommend somebody you only plan on seeing once, or every day for the rest of your lives together.

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Source: Geekologie – Unnatural Disasters: SYFY Releasing ‘Zombie Tidal Wave’, A B-Movie About A Tidal Wave Full Of Zombies

7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO'ed openSUSE Tumbleweed

As it’s been a few weeks since last hosting any Linux distribution comparison and now with the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed enabling LTO by default, here are some fresh Linux distribution comparison results plus tossing the newly-released Debian 10.0 into the mix as well. This round of testing included Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04, Fedora Workstation 30, openSUSE Leap 15.1, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Clear Linux 30450, and Debian 10.0.

Source: Phoronix – 7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO’ed openSUSE Tumbleweed

Apple's 2020 iPhone Rumored To Adopt 120Hz ProMotion Display

Apple's 2020 iPhone Rumored To Adopt 120Hz ProMotion Display
It is never too early for rumors of the next iPhone iteration, right? So it goes in the land of smartphones—leaks, rumors, and speculation constantly abound. As it pertains to Apple’s bread and butter device, there is talk of a 2020 model iPhone getting a display upgrade with a refresh rate than can be switched from 60Hz to 120Hz.

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Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s 2020 iPhone Rumored To Adopt 120Hz ProMotion Display

Huawei allegedly developed a spy-friendly phone network for North Korea

If Huawei was hoping to mend its reputation in the wake of the de facto US ban, it’s about to be disappointed. The Washington Post and 38 North have published joint reports indicating that Huawei helped build Koryolink, North Korea’s highly restrict…

Source: Engadget – Huawei allegedly developed a spy-friendly phone network for North Korea

Huawei Reportedly Helped North Korea Build Its 3G Wireless Network in Violation of Sanctions

The U.S. government has imposed strict sanctions against doing business with the North Korean government. But Huawei, a giant telecom company at the center of a new Cold War between the U.S. and China, may have violated those sanctions by helping to build a 3G wireless network for North Korea, according to a new…

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Source: Gizmodo – Huawei Reportedly Helped North Korea Build Its 3G Wireless Network in Violation of Sanctions

Before You Travel Overseas, Make Sure Your Passport Has Blank Pages

Before you travel overseas, don’t forget to pack the essentials like a proper visa, if it’s necessary, and your passport. And while this tip may seem obvious, you should also make sure your passport has blank pages when traveling internationally as some countries require them for you to enter the country.

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Source: LifeHacker – Before You Travel Overseas, Make Sure Your Passport Has Blank Pages

Anthony Mackie Teases Getting Suited Up as Captain America

Superman: Red Son is getting the animated treatment. Get a first look at Zack Snyder’s new zombie movie. Caity Lotz will step behind the camera on the next season of Legends of Tomorrow. Plus, a creepy new Scary Stories poster, the return of Wynonna Earp, and a look at the return of The Terror. Wash away those post-

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Source: Gizmodo – Anthony Mackie Teases Getting Suited Up as Captain America

India has launched an ambitious mission to the Moon

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Source: Ars Technica – India has launched an ambitious mission to the Moon

Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay on business trips

Airbnb wants to make it easier to find work-friendly listings, and its solution is fairly simple. Before, the company would ask if you were traveling for business at checkout. Now, it’s offering an Airbnb for Work toggle that you can select at the be…

Source: Engadget – Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay on business trips

What's the Most Important Local Law in Your City?

You can’t turn right on red in New York City (or smoke in parks—but good luck getting that enforced). In the French Quarter of New Orleans, you can carry your drink around on the street, as long as it isn’t in a glass container. It pays to know the local laws: when the liquor stores are allowed to open, how much…

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s the Most Important Local Law in Your City?

A New Set Of Pre-Cataclysm Challenges Is Live In Anthem

Over the weekend BioWare’s loot shooter received a new set of challenges called “The Oncoming Storm.” The appear to be a precursor to the game’s big upcoming Cataclysm event which will introduce a new limited time mode, but players have already run into some difficulty trying to complete them, with bugs and crashes…

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Source: Kotaku – A New Set Of Pre-Cataclysm Challenges Is Live In Anthem

Tinder Reaches Around Google, Stiffs App Store Payment System

Tinder Reaches Around Google, Stiffs App Store Payment System
Many app makers are growing tired of paying the relatively high fees that the Apple App Store and Google Play are demanding. Google Play and the Apple App Store each take 30% of the revenue an app generates, leaving many developers looking for ways to maximize their revenue. Some have moved to take payments directly, and others, like Fortnite,

Source: Hot Hardware – Tinder Reaches Around Google, Stiffs App Store Payment System

What Technology Is Most Likely to Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?

Certain Boomer basements are little shrines to obsolescence, untidy stockrooms of the one-time cutting-edge: VCRs, corded telephones, immense beige PC monitors, etc. Way fewer Millennials will have basements to store trash in (‘home ownership’ itself quickly verging on obsolete), but presumably, once climate change…

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Source: Gizmodo – What Technology Is Most Likely to Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?

The Kingston KC2000 SSD Review: Bringing BiCS4 To Retail

The Kingston KC2000 is a new high-end consumer M.2 NVMe SSD. Kingston had been neglecting this market segment for a while, but the two year old KC1000 has finally been replaced by a proper successor using the latest flash memory and controllers..The company’s latest flagship consumer SSD is a better contender than they’ve had in a long time, but despite its use of the latest 96-layer 3D NAND it comes up short when compared to more reasonably priced drives that are still using 64-layer NAND.



Source: AnandTech – The Kingston KC2000 SSD Review: Bringing BiCS4 To Retail