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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".

Early CES 2015 Headlines Highlight Disruption

Yes, that's an astronaut taking a tiger for a walk on the moon. We're not sure what that has to do with the kinds of technology and gadgets on display at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas this week, but it certainly is a compelling image courtesy of the CES marketing folks. A few of the developments that have been announced so far at the event - which is staged for the media's benefit - could indeed prove to be as disruptive as the sight of a tiger strolling on the moon.

The Sony Hackers' Willing Accomplices

Thanks to the massive and unprecedented Sony hack, you can bet that I won't be taking my next film project to producer Scott Rudin. I mean, that guy is just nasty.

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.

Have A Holly, Jolly, Mobile, Wearable Holiday

First of all, an apology: Here we are, closing in on the holiday season, and I've yet to introduce my own line of fitness bands and/or smart watches.

Clearly, I'm a slacker.

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.

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