By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator
In shocking anime and manga news, Eiichiro Oda has decided to end his long running manga One Piece
next week. The abrupt news coincides with the announcement that Shonen Jump has decided to shut down permanently due to a paper shortage. Japanese fans are shocked to say the least.
When asked why, Oda has just stated that he has made too much money, and not been able to buy any real Devil Fruit. Apparently the skilled mangaka believed that if he made enough money he wold be able to grow his own Devil Fruit and eat the mysterious Manga-Manga Fruit, gaining the ability to grow manga from his own hands. In possibly unrelated news, he recently announced his upcoming engagement to internet sensation Grump Cat.
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Starscream韋 on weibo, we now have a few in-hand images of the highly-anticipated Generations Combiner Wars Leader Class Ultra Magnus figure, based on the character's appearance in IDW's popular More than Meets the Eye comic series.
What we see here is Magnus in some robot mode poses, both armed and unarmed. Unfortunately though, we have no in-hand looks at the toy's other features just yet, such as his vehicle mode or the inner Minimus Ambus figure. But keep an eye out, as we should be seeing more soon!
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Starscream韋 on weibo, we now have some in-hand images of the highly-anticipated Combiner Wars Leader Class Ultra Magnus figure, based on the character's appearance on IDW's popular More than Meets the Eye comic series.
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By Soulskill from Slashdot's ignore-the-next-group-of-stories-if-you-hate-fun department
writes: While the rest of the nation's solar power generation hovers around 1%, California clocked in with a record 5% of power coming from utility-grade (1MW or more) solar power sources, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group and the Energy Information Administration. That's three times the next closest state, Arizona. At the same time, 22 states have yet to deploy even one utility-grade solar power plant, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. Meanwhile, the rest of the world saw a 14% uptick in solar power installations in 2014 for a total of 54.5GW of capacity, and that figure is expected to grow even faster in 2015. While China still leads the world in new solar capacity, Japan and the U.S. come in as a close second and third, respectively. In the U.S. distributed solar and utility-grade solar installations are soaring as the solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to expire next year. The U.S. is expected to deploy 8.5GW of new solar capacity in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group.Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Amazon has been updated with three new Transformers related books and all three of them targeted towards the younger readers.
First is the 3rd Chapter Book for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise series. We've revealed the first two books few months ago, but we are yet to see their finalized cover art as well.
The other two books are based on the Rescue Bots series. New characters including High Tide is introduced to the readers.
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By Soulskill from Slashdot's fear-trumps-common-sense department
writes: Lots of studies have shown that assertiveness works in the professional sphere as well as the personal one. It turns out to work pretty well in the cyber criminal sphere, also. Websense Labs has posted a blog warning of a new round of spear phishing attacks that rely on e-mail messages posing as urgent communications from senior officers to lower level employees. The messages demand that the employees wire funds to a destination account provided in the message.
According to Websense, these attacks are low tech. The fraudsters register "typo squatting" domains that look like the target company's domain, but are subtly different. They then set up e-mails at the typo squatted domain designed to mirror legitimate executive email accounts. Like many phishing scams, these attacks rely on the similarities of the domains and often extensive knowledge of key players within the company, creating e-mails that are highly convincing to recipients.
The key element of their attack is – simply – "obeisance," Websense notes. "When the CEO or CFO tells you to do something, you do it." The messages were brief and urgent, included (phony) threads involving other company executives and demanded updates on the progress of the transfer, making the request seem more authentic. Rather than ask the executive for clarification (or scrutinize the FROM line), the employees found it easier to just wire the money to the specified account, Websense reports.
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By ORIO from TFW2005
Facebook Transformers group, TransformersCars
, has posted a new interview with Transformers film actor Tyreese Gibson. Tyreese touches upon the Fast and the Furious franchise, his new album and briefly on how he would love to return to the Transformers films. In the interview he says:"I was just with Michael Bay a couple of weeks ago. I said Mike I am ready baby. If there is anyway to reprise my role and bring back Epps, I would love to do it."
Could we potentially see the character of Epps appear in the possible expanded Transformers film universe
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By ORIO from TFW2005
A pair of new listings
for the upcoming wave 4 of one-step changers has revealed a pair of potential new figures for the Robots In Disguise toyline. While no pictures just yet, the listings reveal the following:
Ninja Mode Sideswipe
Bumblebee (Possible redeco, the product number differs from previous wave's Bumblebee figures)
The remaining figures for this wave of One-Changers also includes Fixit, Fracture, Steeljaw and Thunderhoof. Speculate on these figures potential paint jobs or mold changes after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Thanks to Zap2it
, we have a new episode description for one of the upcoming new episodes of Rescue Bots. This news comes in on the heels of the news of Rescue Bots being renewed for a 4th season
. Check out the description below, but beware of potential spoilers!
A New Hero:A solar flare knocks out power in Griffin Rock; Blurr deserts the Rescue Bots and steals the ship.
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By Soulskill from Slashdot's go-big-or-go-home department
An anonymous reader writes: The Airlander 10 is significantly larger than a 747. It's an airship that incorporates elements of blimps, planes, and hovercraft. Buoyed by a vast volume of helium, it's capable of cruising at a speed of 80 knots. It was built as a military venture, intended to be used for surveillance tasks. But as the war in Afghanistan wound down, government officials found they had no use for the airship. They ended up selling it back to the company who made it for $300,000 — after paying them $90 million to build it. Now, a small group of investors are trying to get it operational, in part to show people how safe the technology can be, and to hopefully spur construction of more airships. They say the Airlander 10 is capable of surviving a missile strike, but visions of the Hindenburg still loom large in our cultural memory.Read Replies (0)