Researchers believe smoke alarms may sound at too high a frequency to wake up children. They are testing a combination of a lower frequency and a female voice. The project is led by Dave Coss, a fire investigator whose local area covers a house where six children died in a fire despite an alarm sounding. […] The post Study: Smoke Alarm Pitch Too High For Kid […]
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For when you’re on the go, here’s a powerbank in the shape of a pokéball! Be the very best, like no one ever was with the Poké Ball Portable Disc Charger! Charge your tablets and phones with the power of a Poké Ball. You thought they were just for catching Pokémon? You thought wrong. Charger […] The post Officially Licensed Poké Ball Portable Power Bank appe […]
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: –3ft Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable Cables (4-Pack) – $35.99 $19.99 –AUKEY Smartphone/DSLR Photo/Video Tripod with Mount – $21.99 $8.96 (Use Promo Code AUKCPT22 at Checkout) –Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop […] The post Today’s Hottes […]
Please note that if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can pre-order Horizon Zero Dawn right now at 20% off and get it right away when it comes out in 3 days, on the 28th. In a world where Machines dominate the earth and mankind lives on in primitive tribal societies, one woman sets […] The post Horizon Zero Dawn – Launch Trailer (PS4) [Video] appeared […]
With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out in just a week, there’s no better time than now to take a look at the evolution of Zelda game! [Source: matinee.co.uk] The post The Legend of Zelda: A Look at Every Zelda on Every Nintendo appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
When Thinkgeek first released their first “Bag of Holding” many years ago, geeks felt instantly in love with it, and now, the company has released an updated, larger version of the messenger bag! While transdimensional space is, as yet, impossible in this plane of existence (Doctor Who fans, keep quiet for now), ThinkGeek’s development arm, […] The post Thin […]
Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is just one of those movies that remains great no matter how many years pass and its technical achievements are still a marvel. But why does it work so well?Read more...
Rhett Jones on Sploid, shared by Beth Elderkin to io9
If there’s anything Star Wars fans know about Gareth Edwards, it’s that he’s a very hands-on director. A recent demonstration shows how Industrial Light and Magic found a way to bring Edwards’ physical camerawork to the digital stage for Rogue One, using virtual reality.Read more...
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cleaned (some of the) house at this year’s Razzies, winning four awards and making us all a little more afraid that Ben Affleck really will end up dropping out of The Batman altogether.Read more...
Marvel Games isn’t forcing its developers to tie their video games into existing Marvel Cinematic Universe storylines. This might sound weird, given how interconnected the MCU has been over the past decade, but it’s actually a blessing in disguise.Read more...
The latest teaser for Doctor Who’s 10th season gives us an inside look at Bill, the Doctor’s latest companion. She knows he’s “the most dangerous man in the universe” and it could result in her demise, but she’s cool with it because fun times. It’s probably a good thing, because they might be hitting a hard restart on…Read more...
It looks like Hugh Jackman isn’t the only one hanging up his mutant hat after Logan. Patrick Stewart has announced that he’s officially retiring from the X-Men franchise, saying, “I’m done.”Read more...
Students at the Animation Workshop in Denmark collaborated on Dark Dark Woods, about a rambunctious young princess who slips away from her stuffy royal life to hang with the bug-eyed beasties that lurk in the forest outside her castle. The cute animation is an ideal match for this not-so-fractured fairy tale.Read more...
My mom loves mystery stories, but I’ve never really seen the appeal. While we both love reading, she likes to puzzle out the mystery as she reads along. I can’t help myself from flipping to the back of the book. Now that I’ve played Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, however, I finally understand the thrill of…Read more...
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Obviously, we all know that Gerard Butler has nothing but the best sense when it comes to picking projects. However, maybe his true talents lay in producing. He’ll soon team with mega-producer Neal Moritz to produce turn the awesome YA fantasy A Darker Shade of Magic into a movie.Read more...
Welcome to Episode 2 of my spinoff podcast Page 49. As for this podcast, I wanted Page 49 to reflect some great writers but more geared towards Young Adults. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy when she came to my library branch earlier this year. She was kind enough to share some time to talk to me about the book I read Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, her upcoming I Crawled Through It, and some Star Wars – how cool is that!!!
Amy’s new book is coming out in September 2015. Check out her site for more information about her, tour dates, and her amazing books – http://www.as-king.com/
“I regret to announce that — though, as I said, 12 years and 10 months is far too short a time to spend among you — this is the END! I am going. I am leaving NOW! GOODBYE!” [Slips ring on] – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (paraphrased) When we started SF Signal in 2003, it was because we loved speculative fiction. Having a blog a […]
Helen Lowe, is a novelist, poet, interviewer and blogger whose first novel, Thornspell (Knopf), was published to critical praise in 2008. Her second, The Heir of Night (The Wall Of Night Series, Book One) won the Gemmell Morningstar Award 2012. The sequel, The Gathering Of The Lost, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend Award in 2013 and Daughter Of Blood, […]
REVIEW SUMMARY: With a strong cast and genuine sense of fun, the latest entry in Marvel Studios’s superhero story engages and entertains, even if it never offers its audience anything new. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When an operation in Lagos results in the deaths of civilians, Iron Man and Captain America must decide their place in a world that has become i […]
Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. Her first nonfiction book, Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, was published in 2014 by Harvard University Press. She is also a composer of folk and Renaissance-tinged a capella music, most of which she performs wi […]
The finalists for the 2016 Locus Awards have been announced! SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor) FANTASY NOVEL Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear (Tor) The Hou […]
Who’s got time to go through all the monthly SF/F releases and pick the cream of the crop? I do! This week for the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at The Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books You’ll Want to Read in May. Check it out, won’t you? Related posts: The Best Speculative Fiction Reads for May 2014 Women in Spaaace! (Part 2) Captain Marvel – High […]
Favorite Weapons: Be it Excalibur or the Point of View Gun, Stormbringer or the BFG, weapons in Fantasy and Science Fiction often have a personality and charm all their own, and sometimes are even characters in their own right. Q: What are your favorite weapon, or weapons, in fantasy and science fiction. Here are a couple of additional late correspondents fr […]
In case you missed them, here are The Top SF Signal Posts for April 2016 (excluding the daily link posts and housekeeping posts): See the Ancient Horror of the Lovecraftian Short Film “The Mountains of Madness” How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction? Here’s a Cover Gallery of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books Out in April 200+ SF/F/H eBooks for […]
Interviews & Profiles Black Gate interviews James Stoddard, author of Evenmere. The Guardian interviews Martin Stewart, author of Riverkeep. LightSpeed interviews Tim Pratt, author of “North Over Empty Space” LightSpeed interviews An Owomoyela, author of “Three Points Masculine” The Qwillery interviews Anna Smaill, author of The Chimes. Reading And Writi […]
Doctor Strange is officially out of theaters, and it racked up an impressive $675.8 million at the worldwide box office. It’s going to make even more now that it’s available to download on Digital HD, and next week it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD too. Despite the film’s success though, Marvel Studios has […] The post Benedict Cumberbatch Wants ‘Docto […]
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise was one that families enjoyed for three years – there was Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 2010, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules in 2011 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in 2012. But it’s been five years since the last movie, so […] The post ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ Trailer: The Family Film Franchise Gets a N […]
Every week, we attempt to answer a new pop culture related question. This week’s edition of /Answers asks the following: Which is your favorite comic book movie adaptation? And when we say comic book movies, we don’t just mean superhero movies. Every movie based on a comic is up for grabs, including Scott Pilgrim, Persepolis, A History […] The post The Best […]
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Thi […]
The early buzz on Logan is not only is it the best solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (by leaps and bounds), but it’s one of the best X-Men movies ever made. Hugh Jackman was so dedicated to make this the Wolverine movie fans have wanted for years, he knew this had to be […] The post Patrick Stewart Is Retiring from X-Men Movies Because ‘Logan’ Is So […]
Why can’t Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart stop laughing on The Graham Norton Show? Why are there a bunch of YouTube videos involving Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen? Can a hydraulic press do damage to Wolverine‘s claws? Could Gambit start shooting early next year? Want a new tidbit about Star-Lord‘s father in Guardians of the […] The post Superhero Bits: Hy […]
Netflix subscribers love to binge watch new shows, and one of the more addicting additions to the streaming service’s library was the true crime docuseries Making a Murderer. It sparked endless debates, constant speculation, and the case has had several updates since the documentary sparked further examination into the story at the center of the […] The post […]
There are days when the nonsensical continuity of the X-Men movies makes me want to throw my hands up in the air and move into the desert and stop writing about comic book movies and there are days where I just shrug it all off because I’ll always take interesting experiments like Logan, Legion, and […] The post Nicholas Hoult is Pretty Sure He’s Coming Back […]
UPDATED: It seems that Joe Carnahan consulted with Amy Hennig (the head writer and creative director on the first three Uncharted games who is no longer with Naughty Dog) and Nolan North (the actor who plays Nathan Drake in the games) on the screenplay. Take from that what you will. Do not panic, folks, @carnojoe […] The post Developer Behind ‘Uncharted’ Has […]
Hart of Dixie actor Cress Williams has been cast as Black Lightning in the CW’s new DC superhero pilot. Learn more about the Cress Williams Black Lightning casting after the jump. Williams has been playing Lavon Hayes on the CW series Hart of Dixie, but has been acting for two decades, including appearances on Lois […] The post Cress Williams Cast as DC Comi […]