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Galaxy phone blocks bullet after man brings knife to gun fight

Galaxy phone blocks bullet after man brings knife to gun fight

A Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 stopped a bullet this week as a man had a friendly disagreement with another citizen in the streets of Xinfeng Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan*. The altercation involved a wallet being dropped by the first man, the second man picking it up for him and joking about spending his cash, the first man pulling a gun, and the second man pulling a knife.

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Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

This week you’ll notice that the game Bulletstorm is no longer available on Valve’s gaming client Steam. While no explicit reason has been given, this is just one of a variety of games that will need (or will have needed) patching as Microsoft gets rid of Games for Windows Live on the first of July, 2014. Meanwhile, the Games for Windows Marketplace has been closed since August 22nd, 2013.

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“The Bent Bullet” weaves X-Men mutants into JFK conspiracy

“The Bent Bullet” weaves X-Men mutants into JFK conspiracy

X-Men: Days of Future Past has received a real-world tie-in via The Bent Bullet, a promotional website and video that weaves X-Men mutants in with a JFK conspiracy theory, blending the real and fictional in a quasi sort of alternative history genre getup. The video, which we have for you after the jump, summarizes the premise behind the mutant conspiracy, but for those who want to go elbow-deep in the story, there's a full write up that covers all the bases.

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HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

So you say you're a store clerk who was shot with a low-caliber pistol, but you didn't die because and HTC smartphone blocked the bullet? Lucky you, HTC is all about taking care of those that miraculously have their lives saved by an EVO. This week's incident happened in Florida where a Hess gas station clerk in Winter Garden, Florida, was assailed when he and his co-worker were unable to open a safe for a gun-wielding fellow who soon after fled the scene.

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Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

Bullet Time goes home-made with a ceiling fan and a rocket

The term "bullet time" has been loosely applied to camera-based projects that take on what's been made most famous back in the original Matrix movie and spread wide with film, television, and even advertisement spots before and since. What we're seeing this week as a Hack-a-day project that takes the concept and makes it a do-it-yourself project. All you need to DIY is a fan, a dimmer switch, a GoPro camera, and some fireworks!

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Bullet Time gains movement: fixed-camera limits no more

Bullet Time gains movement: fixed-camera limits no more

This week the team at NHK have shown off a method for expanding the world of "Bullet Time", a form of time-freezing video and photo capture made famous by the original "Matrix" movie. Having done a bit of a timeline exploration of Bullet-Time back a few months ago, we can confidently say that the art has come a long way since its "first appearance" in the intro to the Speed Racer cartoon. Here the system to capture such time-stopping images transforms with panning, tilting, and shared lens data between multiple cameras.

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