(Source: Engadget) Wondering why you keep getting followed by shadowy figures in trenchcoats and fake moustaches? Worried that those snipers on the rooftops always seem to know exactly where you are? We think we know what’s going on: it’s the Pre in your pocket. Turns out that Palm has code tucked away in webOS that’s uploading your location periodically — once a day or so — along with a list of applications you’ve used and how long they’ve been open. Here’s our take on the situation:

(Source: ShootOnline) Mainstay post house FotoKem, headquartered in Burbank, Calif., has extended its geographic reach to the Bay Area, acquiring San Francisco-based postproduction/visual effects company Spy Post, launched 10-plus years ago by partners Eric Hanson and Darren Orr. The purchase price was not disclosed.

(Source: FilmMisery) Last night in his ‘Movies That Are Destroying America’ segment, Stephen Colbert rips into Roland Emmerich’s 2012 and the mindless CGI that has taken over popular movies. The segment starts with a kind of funny review of G.I. Joe, then an offensively hilarious Orphan-bashing piece, then he gets to his tongue-in-cheek praise of 2012. Best part of the clip: “As the ad campaign says: The Mayans Warned Us…assuming they warned us that one day computer graphics would strip movies of any plot or characterization and turn them into mindless orgies of destruction porn.”

Take a look here (embedding isn’t working properly for this clip):   Filmmisery.com



(Source: Variety) Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a movie around LEGO and its popular building blocks, reports Variety.

Dan and Kevin Hageman are writing the script for the family comedy that will mix live action and animation. The studio is keeping the plot tightly under wraps, but it’s described as an action adventure set in a LEGO world.

Dan Lin (upcoming Shorts and Sherlock Holmes) will produce the movie through his Lin Pictures, which is also behind a Tom and Jerry film that will put the feuding animated characters in a live-action setting.

Electronic Arts has released the Wolfenstein RPG for the iPhone and iPod touch — the game isavailable on the App Store for $4.99 right now. It’s based in the world of Wolfenstein, but it’s not your normal first-person shooter. Instead, it’s actually a mobile turn-based RPG, adapted from an older cellphone platform for Apple’s handheld. Considering its origins, the game looks pretty good, and it’s got a silly sense of humor as well — you can read books to gain abilities and power-ups, or play a chicken-kicking minigame. Reviews are pretty excellent on iTunes, so if you’re looking for something a little different to play as a role-playing game, it might be worth a look.

Even more anticipated than this game is the Doom RPG, with the same type of gameplay, but set in id software’s Doom universe (notable, among other things, for its BFG weapon). Odds are that if this game does well, the Doom RPG (and maybe even Orcs and Elves, originally seen on the DS) probably won’t be far behind.

    
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