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Speaking in Tech: Batman vs Superman... absolutely sucked

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's Ed, Greg and Sarah and no guests... just the gang discussing bad superhero movies, listener complaints, Oracle suing Google (again) and Australian bike bells –and taking people out to the woodshed... …
Team Register, 30 Mar 2016
The Batmobile

Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

Riddle me this: what has four wheels, a jet engine, and will get you an angry call from DC Comics' legal department if you try to rip it off? The Batmobile, of course. A US court has ruled [PDF] that Batman's iconic ride was covered by the publisher's copyright. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Central California …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Sep 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight

Gaming's favourite fly by night. Batman: Arkham Knight reviewed

Game Theory Rocksteady Studios has stated that Batman: Arkham Knight is the last game of the franchise. Fans are in for a real treat. I really enjoyed Batman: Arkham City (2011) with its sense of progression but then thought the shock gloves were excessively overpowered in Batman: Arkham Origins (2013), making combat heavy handed. Batman …
Lucy Orr, 22 Jun 2015

BATMAN LASER builds smaller, faster hard drives

Swiss boffins working at the Paul Scherrer Institute have explained a mechanism allowing magnetic bits to be switched using lasers, and have turned up an accidental nano-scale Batman logo. The boffins, as part of an international team with collaborators in Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, reckon their work could let storage …
A 1963 replica batmobile

Holy vintage vehicles! Earliest known official Batmobile goes on sale

A heavily-customised Oldsmobile said to be the first officially-licenced Batmobile will go to auction later in December. Created in 1963, three years before the infamously camp Batman TV show hit the airwaves, DC Comics allowed a US chap named Forrest Robinson to build a Batmobile, according to Heritage Auctions. The hammer- …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Nov 2014
Selena Kyle

Gotham gets the Smallville treatment with Jim Gordon in lead role

TV Review There’s something painfully earnest about American-made TV pilots, as they shoe-horn so many of the upcoming season’s characters into a meagre 40 or so minutes that hardly anyone gets to say a word. The whole process of basically begging one of the big TV houses to give you the money to craft the few nuggets of golden (or at …
Batman: Arkham Origins

HOLY how-did-we-get-here?: Batman Arkham Origins

Review It might be that I’m just a Batman fan, it might be that I’ve yet to be jaded by the Arkham series – certainly not to the extent that I am with the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed franchises – but I just can’t help but like Origins. Set on one particularly hectic Christmas Eve during the early days of Bruce Wayne’s caped …
Mike Plant, 30 Oct 2013
Sorcery!

Fighting Fantasy and fantastic fights in tights

Game Theory This month’s column has been unceremoniously cleft in twain. Why? Because, while May’s big news will undoubtedly revolve around Microsoft’s unveiling of its Xbox 360 successor, there are still a fine number of new releases to discuss. Expect the second part of this month’s Games Theory right after the dust has settled on all …
Mike Plant, 10 May 2013
1960s TV series Batmobile

Holy classic car auction, Batman! They sold THE Batmobile!

The original Batmobile has been snapped up at auction for $4.2m (£2.6m, €3.2m) by a fan of the 1960s television series. 1960s TV series Batmobile The 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was bought for just $1 in 1965 by customiser George Barris. He then spent $15,000 over 15 days turning it into the iconic vehicle for the Caped …
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Review The only Batman I have ever cared about is the cynical desperate anti-hero of Frank Miller's The Dark Night Returns but Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes may have just changed my mind. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes The fall of Superman Like the Batman franchise the Lego game series is prolific. Since 2005 we have Star Wars, …
Lucy Orr, 29 Jun 2012
Nokia Lumia 900 Dark Knight Rises edition

Nokia lights up Bat Signal for Lumia 900

Nokia has once again been inspired Gotham City, bringing its limited edition Batman casing to the Lumia 900 in time for this summer's blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises. The Lumia 900 follows its smaller sibling, the 800, in being recast as a Batman model, which comes in a matte black design with the famous caped crusader logo …
Caleb Cox, 30 May 2012
Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia lightens Dark Knight with Batman blower

Nokia has created a run of limited edition Lumia 800 handsets to tie in with Christopher Nolan's next Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises. Journalists were shown six minutes of the forthcoming Batman epic at a media event in London yesterday, where they were also given the chance to see Nokia's batphone in the flesh, Jon …
Caleb Cox, 15 Dec 2011
Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City

Review Hung upside down over a vat of acid or strapped to a conveyor belt inching towards a blast furnace, Batman could always rely on technology to help him pull off an unlikely escape. That is if he... could... just... reach... his... utility belt, of course. Batman: Arkham City 'If this is a consular ship, then where is the …
Andrew Bailey, 21 Oct 2011
Batmobile

World's first turbine powered Batmobile hits roads

When it comes to customisation, some people really push the boat car out. Batmobile Check out this homemade road-legal Batmobile, based on the caped crusader's motor from Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman. The 20ft long vehicle is powered by a Boeing turbine engine originally used on a Navy aircraft. Casey Putsch from …
Caleb Cox, 18 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

Anne Hathaway slips into catsuit

Anne Hathaway has seen off Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley to take the role of Catwoman in the forthcoming The Dark Knight Rises. The thesp will play the female lead opposite Christian Bale in the next outing of the Batman franchise, directed by Christopher Nolan and slated for release in July 2012. Hathaway's performance …
Lester Haines, 20 Jan 2011
The Register breaking news

Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel eye Batman

Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley are three of the star thesps in the frame to join Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, the Hollywood Reporter, er, reports. Helmsman Christopher Nolan is looking to fill two meaty female roles in the next Batman outing, one of those being the daughter of villain Ra's Al Ghul …
Lester Haines, 12 Jan 2011
Batmobile

Buy your own Batmobile

The original 1960s Batmobile was the dream car for a generation of superhero fans. Now for $150,000, American company Fiberglass Freaks will build you one. Officially licensed, the Batcar take six months to build and features a red flashing beacon, a radar screen, a retractable gold coloured Batbeam and a dashboard DVD player …
Caleb Cox, 30 Sep 2010

U2 song whacked my hard drive

We're not sure how seriously to take this. According to Mexican hardware hackers, Acer's hugely popular 8.9in Aspire One netbook will zap its own hard drive if you play music through it too loudly. According to a post on Spanish-language site HardwareCult, if you pump up the volume, your AA1's disk will quickly rebel. In …
Tony Smith, 27 Mar 2009

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