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Geek Round Up: X-files & Planet of the Apes

Geek Up for your monthly dose of comics, movies and tech with Planet of the Apes news and more.

MOVIE NEWs: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

This month’s triple A geek-fest movie is the latest installment to the rebooted ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

With Andy Serkis taking the lead role as Caeser and Matt Reeves at the directorship helm, this movie may just be the biggest summer box office hit! Check out more post-apocalyptic background to this movie at the official site: www.dawnofapes.co.uk

GEEKY GADGETS:

Windows phone 8.1 due to roll out in July. Originally code named ‘Blue’ the latest software update to Microsofts phone software is about to go live. It’s a huge update. There will be a new user front end and theming experience. Take a hike ‘Siri’, Windows phones have Cortana to whisper to you. You geeks will know that Cortana is the AI from the flagship MS game ‘Halo’. From all accounts, her voice recognition is far better than the competition. Microsoft tout Cortana as ‘a more PERSONAL personal assistant’.

COMICS:

X - Files Year Zero
X – Files Year Zero

IDW publishing launch an X-Files spin off comic. This mini series switches between modern day investigations by Mulder and Scully and back to the 1940’s to follow their predecessors Bing Ellison and Millie Ohio. The series is titled ‘Year Zero’. With a bunch of new characters and a possible reboot of the series somewhere down the line… could this title launch a new series for television?

WEB GEMS:

Want to Geek it up? Head over to ‘How to Geek’ at www.howtogeek.com and discover how to access your PC’s files over the internet or upgrading your laptops hardware. ‘How to Geek’ serves up a wealth of information from gaming, programming, how hardware works to installing Linux and much much more. A truly amazing website with a huge amount of engaging and insightful information. This geek is on their site a few times a week, catching up on news and ace guides.

GEEK LEXICON:

Geek Dice
Geek Dice

Chiliahedron – a one thousand sided geeky die (dice) for role playing or when you need to generate a random number from 1 to 1000. Does it physically exist? Who knows, but the word is cool. Here’s in an image of standard roleplaying dice. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 sided.

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