Two months ago, Paramount and the folks behind the "Transformers" franchise: Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura chose Akiva Goldsman to "incubate ideas" for spinoff films and a multi-part sequel for the "Transformers." They have assembled their "writers room."
The idea is that this "writers room" together with Goldsman will brainstorm and put together ideas for the sequels and spinoffs, much like how James Cameron is putting together the "Avatar" series of sequels.
According to Deadline, big names in science fiction are being considered to be part of the team. These include "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway of "Iron Man," "Pacific Rim 2's" Zak Penn and lastly, Jeff Pinkner of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Lost." The report also says that the deals are yet to be sealed but considering the background of these writers, this is a ''major-league lineup" to join Goldsman as he takes the lead. more >>
This week saw Google pushing out the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to a slew of Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LTE version of Nexus 9.
A report from Phone Arena said that some of the stock Android Nexus devices had already received an Over-The-Air update. For those who can't wait for the OTA to arrive to their units, they can check on the factory images provided below.
Meanwhile, the new mobile operating system update is expected to bring a score of bug fixes that will "hopefully" improve the problems brought by the earlier 5.1.0 patch. more >>
Peer-to-peer file sharing site The Pirate Bay flew a fierce new logo on its site after a Swedish court ordered the seizure of its popular domains.
The Pirate Bay flew a different logo on its torrent site in response to Swedish authorities shutting down its most recent servers.
The logo contained the iconic TPB black and white pirate ship sporting a new look – a four-headed fang-mouthed hydra towering over the ship's black flags, with six new domain names circling its four heads. more >>
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is the first high-end device to be announced this year, though the device has not yet been released in markets outside of China.
While non-Chinese Xiaomi and Android fans are waiting for the Mi Note Pro, there is a report claiming that the successor to the high-end phablet would get a deca-core CPU.
According to a report by Phone Arena, MediaTek has just unveiled the Helio X20 chipset that is composed of 10 cores running at the same time. more >>
Even after the launch of the current flagships from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Asus, LG, Xiaomi and other brands, the Motorola Droid Turbo remains as one of the best smartphones today.
While the device is only available in Verizon in the U.S., and in very limited quantities in other countries and other a different brand name, there are still people who would prefer buying the device instead of the newer releases in the market.
Currently, the Motorola Droid Turbo only costs $499.99 off-contract, or subscribers may even get the device via the Edge plan, with 24 monthly payments of $20.83. more >>
The iOS and Android mobile version of Wargaming's popular online multiplayer game, "World of Tanks Blitz," is now getting an update which saw the release of new tank models, bug fixes and several other performance tweaks.
The game's official website, WOTBlitz (via Game & Guide) shared some details about the content additions and fixes coming along with the update 1.9.
To mention a few, there's the second branch of the German Medium tank models added to the Tech Tree. This includes: more >>