Light Start - Star Wars (animated), printing PewDiePie, Gogeta returns, but Hangouts may not - Stuff

Light Start – Star Wars (animated), printing PewDiePie, Gogeta returns, but Hangouts may not

A new way to watch the original trilogy — Meet Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures

Man, Disney really is looking for ways to cash in on the Star Wars series of films (and other related properties). The newest plan? Recreating the original series of films (and what looks like some of the prequel trilogy) as animated shorts designed to appeal to kids. Based on the trailer, the audio from the live-action films is being preserved but the presentation has been changed for a younger audience. A much younger audience. And, we daresay, a few older viewers who will watch anything with the words Star Wars in the title. Watch the trailer for the old-new series — Star Wars Galaxy Adventures — at the link below. If you’re keen on getting your watch on, the animated shorts should be appearing here soon.

Source: Disney

Still use Google’s Hangouts? Those days may be coming to an end

So you have stayed true to Google’s messaging platform, through the days when it was everywhere and up to the present day, where folks use it when they have to? Those days may be coming to a close. Sources speaking to 9to5Google claim that Google is looking at shuttering Hangouts for consumers by 2020 — a date that isn’t terribly far in the future at all. Google, though… isn’t having that. The company claims that there’s no timeline for Hangouts to close down, but it has confirmed that eventually users will be moved over to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet — both of which are enterprise-based versions of Hangouts. The company said, “We have not announced an official timeline for transitioning users from classic Hangouts to Chat and Meet. We are fully committed to supporting classic Hangouts users until everyone is successfully migrated to Chat and Meet.”

Source: 9to5Google

Do you really need a reason to watch Gogeta in this short Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie trailer?

If you’ve been keeping up with your Dragon Ball Z studies, you’ll know that the best transformation ever was a one-off, seen in a film and then never repeated. (No, Dragon Ball GT does not exist — you’re imagining things.) We’re talking about the mad Fusion Dance Gogeta (not the first squishy one) from the Fusion Reborn film. Yeah, that one’s coming back and taking on the Legendary Super Saiyan when Dragon Ball Super: Broly launches at the end of this year (in early 2019 for Western countries). What we don’t know is whether the transformation is going to be the form that takes down Broly or whether we’re just looking at arrogance-fuelled playtime before something else takes down the big bad monster. Whatever, Gogeta’s back (for a while). Watch the very short and possibly incomprehensible clip below.

Source: Namco Bandai

If your printer told you to subscribe to PewDiePie, that was completely intentional

No, you don’t have a demonic printer — some enterprising hacker decided to use unsecured printers to ask folks all over the world to subscribe to Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie’s YouTube channel. If you’re unaware, there has been a fight going on between PewDiePie and an Indian music production YouTube channel to see who can hold the title of most YouTube subscribers. PewDiePie (otherwise known as Felix Kjellberg) is, so far, winning. Just. And fans are campaigning in all sorts of ways to keep him there, including hacking printers. A hacker has claimed responsibility for a series of printouts appearing all over the place, asking recipients to subscribe to Kjellberg’s channel — a move that is also supposed to call attention to printer security. Or the lack thereof, since the hacker claims to have hit 50,000 out of some 800,000 open and accessible printers in order to pull this little stunt. As for the PewDiePie/T-Series YouTube battle? That one’s your call.

Source: The Verge

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