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Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout leaps into 8bit Claymation and more

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first_img Tags 3:41 TV and Movies The Guardians of the Galaxy are moving into a retro-inspired art style. Disney XD Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is using 8-bit, Claymation, 3D and more styles of experimental animation in an upcoming episode.As part of a four-episode storyline, the group will jump into a Black Vortex Mirror, finding themselves in brand new worlds and brand new looks.PETER QUILLPeter Quill is getting a Claymation-style makeover. Disney XD This will allow the show to bring the Guardians into art styles such as CG-stop motion, book illustration, motion comic and the previously mentioned 8-bit video game style.There will also be a Golden Age animation style, which makes Rocket look a bit more like Mickey Mouse, and traditional CG. The claymation-style in particular gives Star-Lord a whole new look, complete with a pointy hairstyle.ROCKET RACCOONRocket Racoon goes vintage in this black-and-white animation style. Disney XD The first two Black Vortex episodes will debut on May 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The third and fourth parts will debut on May 12 at the same time on the Disney XD network and the DisneyNow website. Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: 0 How to watch every Marvel movie in the perfect order Marvellast_img read more

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Best DVRs for cord cutters

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first_img Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV Recast Read CNET’s review Now playing: Watch this: Josh Goldman/CNET Though the Roamio OTA Vox is discontinued, you can still find it on sale. It’s not as fast as the Bolt but works in the same way. Try to get the lifetime option and you won’t have to pay ongoing fees. Read CNET’s review 38 The Tablo Quad is the latest version of the popular cord-cutting DVR and goes all-in on features. There’s room for an internal drive and the inclusion of four tuners should cater for even the most demanding users. It’s not the easiest device to setup though, and its device compatibility doesn’t live up to the same power-user expectations. AirTV: Best supplement for Sling TV Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $229 Types of OTA DVR: Set top vs. network streamer? Sarah Tew/CNET The are two main types of DVR: a traditional set top, which connects directly to a single TV via an HDMI output, or a network streamer, which connects to your home network and streams to your TVs (via streamer like a Roku or, in the case of Recast, Amazon Fire TV) and other devices (phones and tablets) in the home or on the go. The TiVo Bolt OTA is a traditional set-top (which also has in-home streaming) while the AirTV and Amazon Fire TV Recast are straight network streamers. A set-top is best for people who usually watch on one TV, while a network device is for people who want to watch on multiple devices — say a tablet, phone and a living room TV. In general a network streamer is the more flexible option, and can better complement live TV streaming apps or services like Netflix. Other features to look for Regardless of which style of DVR you choose, there are some features common to both that you should look for. Two or more HD tuners — When it comes to HD tuners, the more your device has the merrier. The bare minimum is two so you can record two channels at the same time, or watch one while you record another, but heavy antenna heads might appreciate even more. 1TB or more of storage — Depending on the device you have, a terabyte of storage space should offer about 150 hours of programs. But if you choose a device such as the TiVo which automatically records shows it “thinks you like,” you could run out very quickly. Which is why you also need… The ability to add extra storage via USB or SD card — An external hard drive is an excellent option, providing your DVR doesn’t need a proprietary model. Generally, a 1TB external hard drive is cheap at about 50 bucks. 02-amazon-fire-tv-recastA 14-day program guide is essential on a modern DVR. Sarah Tew/CNET 14 days of guide data — While seven days is really the minimum useful amount, two weeks gives you more flexibility. No ongoing fees — Most people cut the cord to save money, so paying yet another monthly fee doesn’t make a ton of sense. TiVo does offer a lifetime service option so you pay for the device and guide data upfront. DirecTV Now, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu and more: Live TV channels compared: Here’s how the top 100 channels stack up.Amazon Fire TV Recast review: One of the best cord-cutter companions yet. See at TiVo Sarah Tew/CNET Is it a streamer or is it a DVR? While the Stream plus is not quite there yet, some upcoming improvements — the ability to watch a still-recording program from the start and a full 14-day guide — should make this little streaming box more attractive. Amazon Fire TV Recast: Best DVR for cord cutters 17 Photos Share your voice Review • Amazon Fire TV Recast review: One of the best cord-cutter companions yet See it The AirTV has its pluses, and it is the cheapest of the three, but it’s really designed to complement a Sling TV subscription by adding local channels. So that’s an extra $25 a month on top.When paired with a Sling TV subscription, the AirTV provides the local channels that the service lacks. While you can use it on its own without paying extra money per month, the Amazon Fire TV Recast offers a better overall experience. And you need to add an external hard drive (not included) to make the AirTV function as a true DVR. Read CNET’s review See at Amazon Amazon Fire TV Recast Read CNET’s review Channel Master Stream Plus See at Amazon See at Channel Master 2:14 Read CNET’s hands-on Read CNET’s review There are currently three standout products to consider when buying a cord cutting DVR: the Amazon Fire TV Recast, the AirTV and the TiVo Bolt OTA. Each has its own unique features and capabilities, but there’s one I’d recommend to beginners and old hands alike. Let’s dive in.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.My top three picks TiVo Bolt OTA: Best set-top DVR Dan Ackerman/CNET Comments Sarah Tew/CNET If you want a traditional set-top DVR, the TiVo Bolt OTA is your best option. While it’s pricier than the other products here (with service included), it also offers a ton of features including streaming apps, packaged with TiVo’s superb interface. While TiVo has the best name recognition of the three devices, the Bolt is not the “gotcha” you would expect from a company that basically invented the modern DVR. The Bolt relies a little too heavily on streaming apps and it’s twice as expensive — or more — than the other two.  See at Tablo Three more optionsNone of those top three appeal to you? I’ve also reviewed a trio of other OTA DVRs that I didn’t like as much. They still have appeal for certain users, however. If you live in an area with good access to TV broadcast channels, putting up an antenna is an easy and inexpensive (read: free) way to get the shows you want without paying for cable. And hooking a DVR to that antenna enables you to unlock the full potential of those broadcasts: saving them to watch later, skipping commercials and even, in some cases, streaming them to watch on multiple TVs or outside the home.The downside, of course, is that “free” turns into, well, not free, especially with DVRs that charge a monthly service fee. A bare-bones DVR like the Channel Master Stream Plus starts at about $150 while a TiVo with all the bells and whistles is about $500 after you pay the lifetime service fee. But compared to the cost of a live TV streaming services like DirecTV Now or YouTube TV, even the most expensive antenna DVR will pay for itself eventually. TiVo Roamio OTA Vox See at Amazon Preview • Amazon Fire TV Recast: The antenna DVR with Alexa starts at $230 10 old cables you should keep around (and 6 to toss) Cord Cutters (OTT) News • The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR is back on sale for $190 TiVo Bolt OTA vs Amazon Fire TV Recast: which DVR should… Nuvyyo Tablo Quad: Best DVR for tweakers CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags The Amazon Fire TV Recast is my pick for most people looking to cut the cord.It’s not perfect — it really needs a Fire TV stick to work (and a Prime membership is also helpful) — but its combination of features and flexibility put it over the top. At $220-plus it’s not cheap, but at least it comes with an onboard hard drive. And there’s no monthly fee.While you’ll need a Fire TV Stick to watch on a TV, the lack of any ongoing fees makes the Recast very attractive. Amazon says it is also working to improve the visibility of live TV within its interface, which will make it even more easy to use. 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Bengaluru woman constable assaults colleague at Majestic bus depot probe ordered

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first_imgMajestic bus stand, Bengaluru, KarnatakaTwitter [Representational Image]A stenographer working at the Deputy Commissioner of Police office (west division) in Bengaluru was allegedly physically assaulted by a woman police constable at KSRTC’s Majestic bus depot late on Monday, May 20. A complaint about the incident has now been filed with Upparpet police station.The woman police constable reportedly works under the south-east division.The initial probe has revealed that they used to work at the south division a few months back and used to quarrel over petty issues. They had also complained against each other several times. Hence, the man was transferred to the west division a few months ago, reports Deccan Herald.In his complaint, the man claims that he had taken a bus from the Majestic bus depot to go to his native place – Pavagada in Tumkur district – at around 9.15 pm. The woman was also on the same bus and allegedly started abusing him.Embarrassed by the incident, the man got down from the bus and boarded another one. But the woman allegedly had no plans of letting him go as she also followed him to the bus and dragged him out by catching his collar and slapped him in front of other passengers at the platform.The man tried to avoid further humiliation and tried to get away from her grasp, but she allegedly punched him and knocked him down. She also tried to strangle him. By then, some of the passengers came to his rescue and he was freed.He immediately informed Upparpet police station but the woman had allegedly fled from the scene. Upparpet police have charged the woman constable for assault and criminal intimidation. They have also summoned her for questioning.last_img read more

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Sources deny LufthansaEtihad stake deal Report

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first_imgGerman carrier Lufthansa is not in talks with Etihad Airways for a stake sale, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, denying rumoured media reports that stated otherwise.”A financial stake is out of question for the moment,” a source, who was familiar with the airliner’s plans was quoted as saying by Reuters. Another source said the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will not be willing to pay for a stake in the German carrier.Also read: Lufthansa pilots resume strike; more than 800 flights cancelledAn Italian media report had earlier said that managers from the two airlines were reportedly holding talks and vetting the possibility of Etihad acquiring 30-40 percent stake in Lufthansa as a pre-cursor to a merger. Following the news, shares of Lufthansa went up by six percent on Tuesday. In December 2016, Lufthansa and Etihad had inked a code-sharing agreement to link their route networks. The two airlines said they would look at further cooperation. The first source quoted by the agency said Lufthansa was indeed in talks with Etihad over code-sharing and catering cooperation, but not merger. However, analysts quoted by the agency questioned the benefits of the deal. They also cited foreign ownership rules with regard to international traffic lights and called the rumoured deal as “implausible.”69 percent of the German-based carrier is owned by German investors, 13 percent by US investors and 9 percent by other nationalities.last_img read more

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The conscience call

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first_imgThe book will be launched by chief guest Member of Parliament LK Advani and and Guest of Honor Jawed Naqvi.Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience makes a case for keeping ancient emblems of faith alive and for pluralism in a land of irony that has been home to multiple ancient faiths yet stands besieged by unpalatable extremism. It also aspires to enshrine the ideal of liberty. By framing an all-inclusive piety, this book sets out to ignite a discourse and the collective conscience of a nation numbed into silence, fear or the false conviction of the supremacy of a singular religion – to institutionalise the fundamental right of will.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Elaborately embellished with evocative photographs of antiquated and exquisite Hindu shrines, opulent rituals and festivals and regional populace, the chronicle has extensive research and exceptional pilgrimage sites – Hinglaj, Katas Raj, Kalka Cave Temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir and Shivala Mandir, to name a few. While vivid introductions and sweeping images present the landscape and the social fabric of a territory, the redolence of celebrations spread passion and fervour. A special article introduces the extraordinary Fakira, last of the human hands behind idols in Pakistan. Humanity is cast as the oldest of creeds and as the reason for faiths. Therefore, devotion cannot be reserved for a sole call to prayer.WHEN:  23 July, 6:30 pmWHERE: India International Centre Seminar Hall 1, 2 & 3last_img read more

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