The Surprising Evolutions of eight Iconic Feminine Gaming Characters

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Makeovers aren't only for actuality TV.

Most video game redesigns incorporate new characters, together with detailed costumes and evolving physiques. Simply ask Lara Croft, the titular character of the profitable Tomb Raider collection. Since 1996, she's been nipped and tucked throughout, always various her unique outfit.

She's not the one one — from the women of Road Fighter, to the timeless Princess Zelda, many an iconic feminine character has been the product of a brand new program design. Typically the modifications are extreme and sexual, and typically they're close to insignificant, signaling a semblance of continuity. Read more...

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Nasty iOS eight Bug Might Reportedly Erase Your iCloud Drive Paperwork

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After a disastrous iOS eight.zero.1 rollout and a ton of publicity surrounding Bendgate, saying that Apple had a nasty week is an understatement

Sadly for Apple, issues aren't wanting a lot better this week, as MacRumors reviews on a very nasty iOS eight bug, which might probably erase the iWork paperwork saved in your iCloud drive

In line with the report, the choice to "Reset All Settings," discovered underneath Settings — Common — Reset in iOS eight, additionally deletes paperwork from the iCloud Drive — completely Read more...

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Apple to Convey iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to China on October 17

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Apple has introduced the supply date for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in China: October 17

The units will probably be out there at Apple's retail shops, Apple approved resellers and with all three main carriers: China Cellular, China Telecom and China Unicom

Each the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will help China's TD-LTE and FDD-LTE excessive-velocity knowledge networks

The advised retail costs are 5,288 Chinese language yuan ($860) for the 16GB iPhone 6, whereas the 64GB and the 128GB variations will value 6,088 yuan ($991) and 6,888 yuan ($1121), respectively Read more...

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Native Advert Firm Sharethrough Raises $10M From British Sky Broadcasting And Others

sharethrough1 Earlier this month, Sharethrough introduced its European enlargement, and it jumpstarted these efforts by buying London-based mostly competitor VAN. Now it seems like the corporate may also be getting assist from one of many area’s huge media corporations — British Sky Broadcasting. Particularly, Sharethrough is saying a $5 million strategic funding from BSkyB. With the participation… Read More

Ladies Are Vastly Underrepresented in On-Display Workforce, Research Finds

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Hopefully you've got already heard of the Bechdel check, which asks if a movie (or, actually, any work of fiction) meets three standards: There are two or extra feminine characters with names, they speak to one another and the subject of dialog is about one thing aside from a person

It appears easy sufficient, however as of June, half of 2014's movies failed the test. Now, in response to a brand new U.N.-backed report from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, we see that ladies aren't equally represented of their on-display professions, both.

The primary-ever worldwide report on gender photographs in international movies, which analyzed one hundred twenty movies in probably the most worthwhile film markets worldwide between 2010 and 2013, discovered that solely 22.5% of working movie characters (with names and talking roles) have been ladies. Read more...

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Hong Kong Protesters Set Deadline for Authorities to Meet Calls for

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HONG KONG — Professional-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the federal government to satisfy their calls for for reforms after spending one other night time blocking streets in an unprecedented present of civil disobedience.

A quick assertion from the Occupy Central civil disobedience motion stated it had set an Oct. 1 deadline for the town's unpopular Chief Government Leung Chun-ying to satisfy their calls for for real democracy and for him to step down as chief of Hong Kong.

It stated they might "announce new civil disobedience plans similar day."

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Hem, Fab’s Pivot Into House Furnishings, Goes Reside In forty Markets

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 23.49.14 Three months after Fab.com, the New York-based mostly design/style market, acquired Helsinki’s One Nordic and introduced its intention to pivot its European enterprise to focus solely on unique house furnishings, the corporate is placing its eggs into a brand new basket — or basket chair, because the case could also be. In the present day it's launching Hem, promoting Scandinavian-fashion tables, cabinets and… Read More

5 Roadblocks to Digital Actuality Turning into Mainstream

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For greater than 25 years, one iteration or the subsequent of digital actuality has been touted as a life-altering technological breakthrough. On the first Oculus Rift builders convention, attendees noticed how far its creators have are available pursuit of an outstanding virtual reality platform.

However digital actuality nonetheless has an extended option to go earlier than it is prepared for shoppers, and its largest proponents realize it, too. Throughout Oculus Join, the corporate's prime brass talked concerning the points digital actuality nonetheless struggles with, and the way they could be solvable. Whereas there might probably be options for every drawback, they will not be tackled in a single day. Read more...

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Man Jailed for Tweeting Rape Threats

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In a landmark determination at Westminster Magistrates' Courtroom in London, a person was sentenced to 18 weeks of jail time Monday for having tweeted (and retweeted) a collection of rape threats at a British member of parliament.

Peter Nunn, a Bristol-based mostly blogger, launched his tirade at Stella Creasy, Labor MP for Walthamstow. Creasy backed a marketing campaign to place preeminent novelist Jane Austen on the British £10 banknote

That marketing campaign lastly succeeded in July 2013 — which is when Nunn began sending abusive tweets directed at Creasy from quite a few totally different accounts. Creasy felt threatened sufficient to put in a panic button in her home, prosecutors stated Read more...

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