All through this year, Disney has been upping the ante on Windows and Windows Phone. They’ve brought popular titles from other platforms, introduced new games, and offered great deals.
The company has now announced the Disney Infinity: Toy Box app that allows you to apply your imagination to a digital canvas. The app is also available for iPad. You can create your own worlds and games using favorite characters from popular Disney movies like ‘The Incredibles’, ‘Cars’, ‘Tangled’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Monsters University’, and more.
Last month, institutional investors in AT&T and Verizon asked the two companies begin to issue the kinds of transparency reports popularized by internet businesses like Twitter and Google. Today, AT&T is issuing its response to the request, reports the New York Times, and unsurprisingly, it’s not too excited about the idea. To AT&T, its response to law enforcement requests represent “ordinary business operations,” outside the purview of ordinary shareholders, so it’s excluding the request from the ballot for next spring’s annual shareholder meeting. The policy the company cites is designed to prevent shareholders from “probing too deeply into matters of a complex nature upon which [they]… would not be in a position to make an…
Do you have trouble keeping your kids or perhaps even your spouse from shaking and investigating the presents you buy them before they are supposed to be opened? Perhaps you have gone to great lengths to hide them, yet they manage to find them even though they are not supposed to. If […] ALSO SEE: ToeTunes: These Slippers With Speakers Challenge The iPod
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to treat hepatitis C with a daily pill instead of the more common weekly injection. The drug, called Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences, has been designed to block the protein hepatitis C uses to replicate itself. The treatment does not come cheap, though. According to The New York Times, a 12-week therapy — which is suggested for most patients — runs $84,000, or $1,000 per day, and can stretch to 24 weeks for more aggressive treatments.
Director Peter Jackson may have been able to recreate all of Middle-earth in New Zealand, but the land as described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels stretches across a wide variety of landscapes and climate types. A tongue-in-cheek study from the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol takes a look at those climates, and how they compare to some locales modern humans may be a little more familiar with.
Credited to Radagast the Brown — the eccentric wizard portrayed by Sylvester McCoy in Jackson’s recent films — it describes how a climate model simulation was run based upon the weather and topography described throughout Tolkien’s works. That was then compared to a prehistoric version of Earth, as well as a simulation based on our…
Outdated flood maps of New York City put in danger some 35,000 buildings, many of which later ended up being damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year, according to a new report. A new investigation by ProPublica says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ignored numerous pleas to update maps that dated back to the 1980s, resulting in surprise damage for city dwellers who unknowingly bought and lived in high risk flood areas that would have been identified using newer cartographic and scientific techniques.
Yesterday we told you gents and ladies about what’s probably going to be the deal of the year. This Monday, you can pick up the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 from the Microsoft Store. That deal is good for the first 20 folks in physical Microsoft Stores in the United States or Canada. After that, the price goes up to $199. To celebrate, Microsoft has produced one of their most seductive ads yet. Turn down the lights, turn up the music, light some candles and watch it.
A lot of products come out each week — we don’t highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.
Now days after the highly radioactive material cobalt-60 was stolen in a Mexican truck heist that put the UN on alert, six people have been hospitalized for possible radiation exposure. An unnamed Mexican official told the AP that the six were all suspects in Monday’s theft. However, despite previous claims that the thieves were doomed, none of those being tested appear to be in grave danger.
Halo creator Bungie’s new universe has a release date. Today, Bungie and Activision have announced that Destiny will launch worldwide on September 9th, 2014.
If you’ve been watching the epic sci-fi / fantasy shooter closely, you might note the new release date counts as a bit of a delay. Destiny was originally slated for next spring, and the company appears to explain the decision to push the game back in a blog post announcing the release date.
Apple today quietly switched on what many consider to be a secret weapon of iOS 7: iBeacons. The technology allows your iPhone to provide a location-aware shopping experience whenever you walk into any Apple Store in the US. It does this by communicating with tiny, low-power Bluetooth transmitters hidden above shelves and under product display tables. These transmitters reveal your precise location to the Apple Store app, enabling it to instantly ping you with notifications about hardware you’re toying with at any given moment. Perhaps more importantly, it also highlights features of the Apple Store app you may not have known about. For instance, approaching the iPhone section will result in a prompt asking if you’d like to check your…
As a geek, you know you can’t just have any kind of accessories at home. If you really want to express your geekiness you need to get the geekiest stuff, it’s just the way it is. Sometimes we all need a little help finding those things, and that is what this article […] ALSO SEE: 5 Bars Of Soap Designed To Keep Gaming Geeks Smelling Goooood
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"I am so excited about ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and now the newly announced ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ that I just had to take this time to announce the next films in the series. Coming in 2018, fans can see ‘X-Men: Post Apocalyptic Cleanup Time.’ This will of course be followed by back-to-back films in late 2019 and early 2020 called ‘X-Men: Can’t The Avengers Take This One?’ and ‘X-Men: If We Must.’ Finally, in 2024, the X-Men film everyone is waiting for will hit theaters. Get ready for ‘X-Men: Based on the Story Push By Sapphire.’ Wow, this is a long tw" —@BryanSinger http://dlvr.it/4SW8Pv
Disney now controls the future of the Indiana Jones franchise. Though Disney has owned the franchise’s rights since it purchased Lucasfilm last October, rights to distribute and market any new films remained with Paramount Pictures, which released the series’ first four installments. That could have been something of a hiccup when developing new films, but according to Variety, Disney and Paramount have now struck a deal that will give both distribution and marketing rights to Disney, while Paramount will retain rights to the first four pictures. There’s no word yet on if a fifth movie is in the works, but Disney has been more than eager to take advantage of Lucasfilm’s top property, and it would be no surprise to see it act similarly…
It seems like it was only two days ago that Oggl and Oggl Pro were updated on Windows Phone. That’s mostly because it was just two days ago. Here we are and see two updates for Hipstamatic’s apps in the Store. Let’s go check out what’s new in this quick update.