SpiderMan fans want to storm Sony and bring our boy home to

first_img Marvel Sony TV and Movies 77 Photos Share your voice Comments 14 Tania González/CNET First the internet wanted to raid Area 51, now Sony is the target, with over 5,500 Spider-Man fans planning to storm its California offices and bring Spider-Man back to Marvel.A Facebook event, hosted by three fans, was set up on Tuesday. The event, according to its description, involves dressing up in Spider-Man costumes and bringing “our boy home!” (to the Marvel Cinematic Universe).The raid is planned for Oct. 31, aka Halloween. The perfect guise.This fan rage spawned from a report Deadline published Tuesday of a high-level dispute between Sony and Marvel. That dispute means Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige won’t produce any more Spider-Man films and Marvel will no longer be involved in the Spider-Man movie universe.Fan ire has been primarily targeted at Sony, but the company pointed to Marvel’s role in Feige stepping away. “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” a spokesperson told CNET. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”Stay hopeful, though. The Sony representative also stated they hoped things might “change in the future.”Sony and Marvel made a deal in 2015 to make Spider-Man movies together. The latest, Spider-Man: Far From Home, earned more than $1 billion at the box office, becoming Sony’s highest ever grossing film.Columbia Pictures, Sony’s primary film production holding, acquired the rights to movie Spider-Man in 2000. It made five Spider-Man movies before the deal with Marvel brought Spider-Man: Homecoming, then Far From Home. 2019 movies to geek out over Tagslast_img read more

Sensex down over 500 points on lowerthanexpected rate cut by RBI

first_imgIndian stock markets slumped by over 2 percent Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its decision to cut repo rate (key policy rate, or interest rate) by 25 basis points. The markets had expected the apex bank to cut the rate by about 50 basis points.The S&P BSE Sensex lost more than 560 points at the closing hours, but marginally trimmed losses to end at 24,883.59, down 516.06 points, or 2.03 percent. The NSE Nifty settled at 7,603.20, a loss of 155.60 points, or 2.01 percent.At its first bi-monthly monetary policy review meeting Tuesday in the new financial year, the RBI cut repo rate from 6.75 percent to 6.50 percent, which is now the lowest in over five years.However, even additional measures by the RBI to allay fears about cash deficit in the system — such as announcing a Rs. 15,000 crore open market operation this week and noting that the new regime of marginal cost of funds based lending rates will improve transmission of rate cuts — failed to lift the markets’ dampened sentiments. The markets’ expectations were based on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley affirming his commitment to rein in fiscal deficit at 3.5 percent of the GDP in financial year 2016-17, retail inflation at around five percent and hopes of a better monsoon this year. The fall on the Sensex was led by Adani Ports, which plunged by 6.23 percent. Most of the Sensex losers were bank stocks, including ICICI Bank (down 5.45 percent), State Bank of India (down 5.38 percent), Axis Bank 2.89 percent and HDFC Bank (down 1.03 percent).The BSE Bankex plunged 591 points, or 3.21 percent, to 17,858. Other Sensex stocks that closed in the red included Bharti Airtel, BHEL, Tata Motors,  Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel and Infosys.Besides banks, other sectoral BSE indices that slumped included realty, auto and FMCG.On the NSE, the Bank Nifty dropped 3.06 percent. The fall was sharp in NSE PSU Bank index that fell 5.13 percent. The RBI retained its FY2017 growth forecast at 7.6 percent, broadly in line with the government’s projection of 7 – 7.75 percent.last_img read more

Arrest warrant against UZ chairman over walking on humanbridge

first_imgA Chandpur court on Saturday issued a warrant for arresting Haimchar upazila chairman and local Awami League leader Nur Hossain Patowary in a case filed for walking over a ‘human-bridge” made by school children.Chandpur judicial magistrate issued the warrant as Nur Hossain failed to appear before the court in connection with the case.On 30 January, some students of Nilkamal Osmania High School made a symbolic ‘Padma bridge’ joining their hands on the occasion of the annual sports day of the school.Nur Hossain Patwari, also general secretary of upazila unit Awami League, who attended the programme as the chief guest, walked over the students’ bodies.The video footage and image of the incident went viral on Facebook which triggered a huge criticism across the country.Nur Hossain earlier secured bail from the High Court, later the Supreme Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to surrender before the lower court within four weeks.But Nur did not appear before the court, said officer-in-charge of Haimchar police station.last_img read more

Nokia prototype twist bend tap steal show w video

first_img The prototype has an OLED display. A user can get in and out by bending the handset back and forth. The user can manage menus by twisting and bending the device in different directions. In so many words, Nokia’s think squad has imagined a mobile device that can behave according to how it is flexed.The prototype demonstrated at Nokia World is from the Nokia Research Center (NRC). “The demo shows how intuitive and simple user interactions can be just by bending and twisting,” says the Center’s notes. The NRC also points out that Nokia is nowhere near the suggestion that the new screen invention is to replace the standard touchscreen. Instead, the concept is intended to suggest another option. As options go, the device is seen as useful for certain circumstances. Those include very cold climates where touchscreens may not be easily operated. The device can work even when a person is wearing gloves.Yet another talking point in this week’s reports on the prototype is that it is a potentially useful device for the blind. One can get the device to work without having to look at it. The bending properties don’t need vision. Citation: Nokia prototype: twist, bend, tap, steal show (w/ video) (2011, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-nokia-prototype-video.html This is not the last innovation we are likely to see in mobile device designs. The prototype is the latest in a succession of concepts that seek to enhance the mobile experience. As computing gets more mobile it clearly gets more inventively tactile. Innovative ways of handling smartphones, tablets, and other devices always draw crowds. Some observers at the London show noted the past interest in the introduction of the Synapse concept phone with squeeze sensors. This was demonstrated as a phone that the user can control by squeezing the sides or running a finger across a touchpad on the backside. Fuse was announced as a collaboration between Synaptics, Texas Instruments, Alloy, Immersion, and The Astonishing Tribe.The Nokia demo appears as something that could be applied to smartphones as well as tablets. The demo’s screen size was a little less than five inches.Asked when the device will be brought to market, the answer from the company representative was a vague, “Soon” but quickly followed by the comment, “It depends on how big the demand is in the market.” Still, those who have seen the device at the Nokia event or watched the videos generally agree that the time spent was fun and worthwhile, as the concept is a reminder of all the future innovations in mobile technology still in the wings. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Nokia N80 gets best in mobile image devicecenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — The talk of the Nokia Show in London this week was a demo that had admiring visitors wishing the little device was beyond Cool-Idea Prototype and instead a launch with dates in place for stores and online shopping sites. The mind-bender, though not fully baked, is a hand-bender, namely a flexible kinetic device. The Nokia prototype allows the user to do tasks like pan through photos, zoom in and out, select and pause music, all by twisting, bending, bowing, and tapping the corners of the device. The prototype is, for now, simply named Nokia kinetic device. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore furtherlast_img read more