Ivan’s first brush with tech was as a little baby mashing the keys of his dad’s ZX Spectrum. He got his first PC in 1993 and has been an avid gamer and tech nerd ever since. After earning cool-sounding and possibly useful degrees in music and management, he worked as an itinerant English professor, piano teacher, translator, and proofreader. He kept writing and talking tech along the way. His favorite subjects include video games, software, and new gadgets.
‘Joker’ director’s back-end deal could be worth $150 million
“Joker” director Todd Phillips was sufficiently confident in the film to turn down an upfront salary, sources say, opting instead for a percentage of the film’s “back end” reportedly 10 to 13%. “Joker” is the most successful superhero movie ever to hit the theaters, so Phillips’s
FX prepares creepy new take on ‘A Christmas Carol’
A hot new interpretation of a classic like Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” seems unlikely, but “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight (Locke, Serenity), and director Nick Murphy (The Awakening) intend to give it a shot. “Tonight you will not sleep,” says Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Ch
RoboCop Returns, gets gore-friendly new director
Abe Forsythe, the Australian director of 2018’s Halloween, is on tap to direct RoboCop Returns, a direct sequel to 1987’s original RoboCop. Forsythe replaces Neill Blomkamp, who was originally slated to direct the new feature. Forsythe’s blood-gushing horror-comedy Little Monsters rates 81%
Fox files application to trademark ‘OK boomer’
“OK boomer,” the condescending comeback a member of Gen-Z might throw at an unsuspecting baby boomer is trending. It might become even more popular upon resolution of a current trademark battle.  The short comment dismisses “typical boomer” behaviors and viewpoints as outdated, rooted in
China’s Xiaomi Demos Ultra-Fast Mobile Charging
Faster recharges are in the cards for users of mobile devices from China’s Xiaomi. The Beijing-based mobile manufacturer has unveiled plans to bring 100 watt charging to at least one mobile device in 2020. Attendees at Xiaomi’s annual user conference learned that the company’s future phones
50+ Titles Coming to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft has announced that more than 50 new games will be added to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service in the near future.  The company announced the new titles at X019, its annual event for Xbox enthusiasts, held in London November 14-16. The first batch of games is available now, Micr
Sony Watcher predicts PlayStation 5 price, release date
The next generation of the Sony PlayStation gaming console, the PlayStation 5, will hit retail shelves on November 20, 2020, with a suggested retail price of $499. That’s the prediction of a Twitter user and Sony-watcher who goes by the handle @PSErebus. The prediction is consistent with Son
Halo: Reach Coming to PC, Entire Franchise to Follow
Halo: Reach will herald the return of the Halo franchise to the PC platform. It is the first Halo game to run on PCs in more than a decade. The entire Halo Master Chief collection will also be available on Microsoft’s subscription platform, Xbox Game Pass for PC. The news was announced by Halo
Phil Harrison announces new games for Google Stadia
Google has added 10 games to the dozen previously announced as part of its cloud-based game streaming service, Stadia. The news was announced by vice president Phil Harrison in a tweet that also thanked the developers and publishers who made it possible.  The updated list for Google Stadia in