We get “confirmations” on who the villains that Benecio del Toro, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan are playing in Guardians of the Galaxy; Entertainment Weekly reveals what the villain Electro is going to look like in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Andrew Garfield talks about his dream casting of the MJ character; a recent Russian rocket launch goes awry thanks to an upside-down part; and Google decides to shut down more services in favour of Google+.
Katie and Mel lead such exciting lives that they spent their Saturday night watching the Tomb Raider movies. To their own surprise as much as anything, they found them to be good fun action movies that don’t take themselves too seriously. Here’s the story of how Mel and Katie became Angelina Jolie fans…
An explanation of Objective C++; what ARC is and the gotchas you need to look out for when using it; reasons why now is a great time to get into making apps for iDevices; Jake talks about his experiences trying out Windows Azure, and looks at what sort of uses it’s designed for; and MoodStocks, an image recognition API you can use in your apps.
Google Reader shuts down, with multiple services popping up to fill the void; the Xbox One is going to be able to read QR codes; a “Low Violence Version” of Saints Row surfaces on Steam; Neil Gaiman is returning to his popular Sandman comic series; a 15-year-old participant in Google’s science fair invents a torch powered by human body heat; and Ars Technica takes a look at the true worth of consoles when their costs are adjusted for inflation.
Superman has been rebooted once more, this time in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. It’s big, long, loud, bombastic, action-packed and a very different and ambitious take on Superman. Does it pull off a Dark Knight? Or is it more of an Amazing Spider-man?
Microsoft reverses some of their controversial Xbox One policies and reveals that the console will be region free; Saints Row IV gets refused classification in Australia; rumours surface that Vin Diesel is in talks with Marvel for an upcoming movie role; Sydney plays host to the annual popular culture convention, Supernova; and Jelly gives his thoughts and ratings on Monsters University and Man of Steel.
This week, the girls talk about Monsters University, in which Pixar mines one of its old properties for a prequel. The film tells the story of the beginning of Mike and Sully’s friendship in their college days. Thrown together with a team of ragtag misfits, the boys fight to keep their places in the prestigious scare program, and their dream of working at Monsters, Inc alive.
With WWDC over for another year, Ben and Jelly discuss some of the new technologies that you”ll be able to use with your apps and the sessions you should watch so you can make your apps shine on iOS7; and Jelly explains an app he recently discovered called Oyster, which is a tool for testing regular expressions and even writing the code to use them.
Man of Steel dropped and subsequently had the best June opening weekend ever; Google announces Project Loon, a crazy idea to provide internet via wifi hotspots using balloons; Adobe releases a big update for Creative Cloud, converting it’s products into subscription software in the process; and the first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie drops.
This week, Mel and Katie caught a preview screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Unlike ordinary folk, when Joss Whedon takes a holiday (during a break in the production of a small comic book flick about some superheroes), he makes a film. The result is this lighthearted romp through a classic Shakespeare play starring some familiar faces from the Joss Whedon Repertory Society.