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5TIP: 5 more uses for your phone: Pages you’ve not yet turned!

5TIP: 5 more uses for your phone: Pages you’ve not yet turned!

The second in a line of ways and means with which you'll be able to unlock the full use of your smartphone is here today. The first of these came earlier this week, on the 11th of July, when we looked over some of the basics. There we activated the hidden developers menu in Android, took note of the Gyro Sensor, started to hit that Airplane Mode toggle, recorded a bit of audio, and were reminded of one of the most under-utilized apps in the world: Google Translate.

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Walmart exclusive DC “giant” comic anthologies kick off next month

Walmart exclusive DC “giant” comic anthologies kick off next month

DC has announced plans to launch exclusive "giant" comic books in Walmart retail stores on a monthly basis. These ultra-sized books will be anthologies containing both new and existing content, according to DC, which will deliver its first Walmart exclusive in July. More than 3,000 Walmart stores across the nation are participating in this exclusive delivery, the company says.

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GameStop comic book sales plan tipped to start this month

GameStop comic book sales plan tipped to start this month

GameStop, the video game retailer, will start testing the sale of comic books later this month, according to a new report. The retailer already sells physical and digital video games, gaming consoles and accessories, as well as game-related toys and trinkets. The leak suggests GameStop will offer comic books from Marvel, DC, Image, and Oni Press.

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Marvel reveals Create Your Own comics app with strict content rules

Marvel reveals Create Your Own comics app with strict content rules

Fans of the Marvel universe that want to create their own comics but lack the skill or technical abilities will soon have a new option. The company has announced it's collaborating with Tap Tap Comics to release a new app called Marvel: Create Your Own, which will let users choose a superhero, pose them, and add their own text and dialog. The app isn't available just yet, but is promised to be "coming soon."

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Hoopla Marvel deal brings digital comics to public library users

Hoopla Marvel deal brings digital comics to public library users

Hoopla has finally struck a deal that brings Marvel graphic novels and other published content to the public library app. This announcement comes a couple years after Hoopla made similar deals with Dark Horse, Image Comics, and DC Comics; it greatly expands the app's comics offerings, adding some of the most coveted content for anyone to access. All you need is a public library card.

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Netflix shows are about to get comic-book crazy

Netflix shows are about to get comic-book crazy

You always remember your first, and in Netflix's case that's probably going to be your first acquisition. Hard to believe, but that's only just happened now, almost two decades after Netflix was first founded back in 1997. The lucky acquisition? It's not what you might expect.

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Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 release date official with Gal Gadot in tow

Wonder Woman 2 is officially on the books and dated - just as the first film passed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this past weekend. This next film will be released after the next installment in the DC Comics superhero universe (aka DC Extended Universe) - that'll take its next form in Justice League, a film that'll be released around the world on November 17th, 2017. Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman in Justice League first, then again in Wonder Woman 2 (or whatever it'll be called) soon thereafter.

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Wonder Woman Warrior Battle LEGO Review : Mega Movie Miniatures!

Wonder Woman Warrior Battle LEGO Review : Mega Movie Miniatures!

The LEGO DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (set 76075) ticks all the boxes for essential and classic LEGO set. While there's not really a BAD set of LEGO bricks for the first Wonder Woman movie as yet - this is the only one out in stores so far, as it were. Cross your fingers for a whole lot more down the line - especially in the form of Justice League action.

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There is an honest to goodness Batman, Justice League manga

There is an honest to goodness Batman, Justice League manga

The runaway box office success of Wonder Woman has redeemed DC in the eyes of fans and the rest of the world. It has also seemed to have emboldened the comics giant to strike out new partnerships and collaborations across the world in an attempt to capitalize on that success. Taking a somewhat risky move, DC has partnered with Japanese creators to bring an original manga about these spandex-clad superheroes to life, in a series titled "Batman and the Justice League."

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Lord’s Jacket Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Lord’s Jacket Review

Every good modern superhero needs a great jacket. For Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hero Star Lord (AKA Peter Quill), that means a red ravager jacket. The jacket we're taking a peek at today is a replica made by the folks at Film Jackets, and for lack of a better term to describe a piece of clothing such as this, this jacket is completely radical.

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X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

The film Logan (2017) features several vintage-looking X-Men comic books that play a key role in the playing out of the film's plot. This week we got the opportunity to pose a number of questions to the creator of those comic illustrations and designs, Dan Panosian. This illustrator is wildly talented in creating a wide variety of looks in his drawings and comic book designs and is also - importantly - able to illustrate, ink, and letter pages and covers for comics. WARNING: The following may have SPOILERS for the film Logan (2017).

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Comic Book and Sci-fi Movies 2017: listed and ranked with trailers

Comic Book and Sci-fi Movies 2017: listed and ranked with trailers

The year 2017 is set to be a monumental period for comic book movies - both for key moments in timelines and for finales. For moviegoers that love either the Marvel Comics various movie universes or DC Comics movie universe, things are about to come to a head. For those that love the movies-made-comics-made-movie universe of ALIEN, one of the most major films in the series approaches. Then there's Star Wars - always with the Star Wars.

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