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Snapchat “Snaps” The Best Techies In Vegas At CES

If you happened to be on Twitter Wednesday night, you may have noticed the trending topic “Techies in Vegas”. This phrase exploded on the social media network thanks to Snapchat, the disposable digital photo/quickie video app. Here are some of the items they found worth "snapping".

Southeast Comic Book Dealers Face A Heroic Challenge Thanks To Hollywood

I grew up in the Silver and Bronze ages, which has absolutely nothing to do with Greek or Roman mythology. It does, however, pertain to gods and heroes - as in Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and the Justice League.

It's Mark Zuckerberg's World, Chapter 134: Facebook At Work

You really should be wrapping up those TPS reports at work. (And don't forget the coversheets - didn't you get the memo?) But you can't resist updating your Facebook status, which of course leads to checking out what your friends are saying, which of course leads to another morning of obliterated productivity courtesy of the Godzilla of social networks.

"Interstellar" Touches "2001"-Style Greatness, Then Flames Out

Even after 46 years, Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" remains the gold standard for sci-fi cinema. The then-groundbreaking special effects may have been eclipsed by Lucasfilm's digital miracles, but it still has the ability to dazzle and puzzle. So if you've seen the film, it should come as no surprise that it's the first comparison you'll make when you strap yourself in for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar."

"The Force Awakens" Is The Name Of The New "Star Wars" Movie

The new “Star Wars” movie has a name. It’s called “The Force Awakens.” Disney announced the new title on Twitter along with news that principal shooting has wrapped on the movie.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” takes place 30 years after “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Mark Hamill reprises his role as the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, as well as original cast members Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Anthony Daniels.

Green Lantern And Other Halloween Worthy Costumes From Dragon Con

Back in August, we did a profile of Cliff Tunnell , the patent law attorney and Dragon Con enthusiast. He was creating an elaborate Green Lantern costume for a contest at the convention and we followed him as he cut and glued his costume together. Listen to the audio profile.

Agnes Scott Writer's Festival Call for Submissions

This March, Agnes Scott College will host the 44th Annual Writer’s Festival on its campus in Decatur, GA. Every year the college brings in three guest writers for two days of readings, Q&A’s, workshops and a celebration of Georgia writers. Long before March, the Festival opens a call for submissions from anyone currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree across the state of Georgia.

Music Midtown Set to Rock Atlanta

Even after DragonCon and the Decatur Book Festival , Atlanta continues to be a cultural hub with Music Midtown. This two day music festival blasts out at Piedmont Park Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th.

Our Thoughts on the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch

As the resident gadget afficionados at GPB, we of course had our browsers locked onto the live event link to watch Apple’s new product announcement yesterday.

The glitch laden livestream production aside (stream crashing and rebooting, voice of a Chinese or Korean translator heard loudly ) - we were impressed with what we saw.

Our Best Pictures From Dragon Con 2014

When you go to Dragon Con, be prepared to take tons of photos. The Daily Jog’s Jeremiah Bratton, Victoria Bostic and Patrick Edmond had their cameras on the ready to capture the costumed wonders marching in Saturday’s parade and on the streets throughout the weekend. These are some of our best pictures from Dragon Con 2014. (I say "some" because this is just one photo gallery. More of them are coming!)