By Salvador GRodiles from Japanator
Digital Manga Inc. is ready to do another Kickstarter
to bring Tezuka's stories to the West. This time around, they're focusing on translating Ludwig B
, a manga about Beethoven's childhood. Since the manga is only two volumes, the people at Digital Manga managed to keep things simple in their latest recent goal.
While my only experience with Tezuka's work is Ayako and a few episodes of the 2003 Astro Boy anime, it's still cool to see someone try to bring the God of Manga's work's to West (such as Digital Manga and Vertical's great efforts). Perhaps the most interesting thing about Ludwig B is that we'll get to see Tezuka's take on the events that shaped Beethoven into the great musician that we know and love.
Since the company is planning to do a Kickstarter for each Tezuka manga that hasn't gone West, I wish them the best in releasing as many books as they can.Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's please-buy-our-phone department
points out that BlackBerry is hoping to get iPhone owners to switch to Passport smartphones
by promising up to $550 to trade in their phones. "The promotion, which starts Monday, promises as much as $550 to iPhone owners who trade in their handsets in favor of BlackBerry's Passport. The actual trade-in value depends on the iPhone, with the iPhone 4S worth up to $90 and the iPhone 6 worth up to $400. (The iPhone 6 Plus is not eligible.) BlackBerry then sweetens the deal by kicking in an additional $150 as a topper for each iPhone. The deal will run through February 13, but it's good only in North America. Customers must buy the $599 to $699 unlocked Passport phone through either BlackBerry's website or Amazon. The trade-in amount comes in the form of a Visa prepaid card."Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's it's-not-a-drone-it's-just-a-model-plane department
A bit of housing insulation material, a battery, a motor and propellor, a radio receiver and transmitter, and servos to control the motor and a pair of ailerons, and you're ready to fly the Brooklyn Aerodrome
way. This isn't a tiny radio-controlled paper airplane
, but a big bruiser with a 1:1 power to weight ratio (which means it can climb like a bat out of hell) and enough guts to fly in reasonably windy conditions while carrying a camera -- except we'd better not mention cameras, since Brooklyn Aerodrome creations, whether kits
, are obviously intended tohelp you build model airplanes, not drones. Timothy ran into project proponent Breck Baldwin at a maker faire near Atlanta, surrounded by a squadron of junior pilots who may someday become astronauts on the Moon - Mars run -- or at least delivery drone controllers for Amazon. (Alternate Video Link
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By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator
There's few things that I love more than anime and video games. One of them is unfortunately my unhealthy obsession with chowing down on snacks, particularly Japanese snacks! I live in Chicago right now, and actually have a lot of access to sweet and savory items from back home quite easily, but I know for some, the tastes of the east are not as easily aquired.
Here's where services like Taste Japan
come into play. In the UK you can pay a monthly subscription fee of £15, and they will deliver you an exciting box of treats to your doorstep. The fine people of Taste Japan sent us a box for free to review, and of course I did not refuse an opportunity to stuff my fat face.
In this first video we take a look at the contents of the shipment, in the follow up I'll be chowing down.Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
Bennett Haselton writes A judge rules that a county has to turn over the IP addresses that were used to
access a county mayor's Dropbox account, stating that there is no valid
security-related reason why the IP addresses should be exempt from a public
records request. I think the judge's conclusion about IP addresses was right,
but the reasoning was flawed; here is a technically more correct
argument that would have led to the same answer.
Keep Reading to see what Bennett has to say about the case.Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Pre-registration for the next Transformers: Legends event; Last Stand Of The Earth Defense Command is now live.
The event will begin in few hours."The DECEPTICONS attempt to get their hands on the plasma energy chamber, in order to further their goal of universal conquest. But HIGHBROW, CHROMEDOME, BRAINSTORM, and HARDHEAD recover the key and escape the depths of Cybertron in their overcharged ship. Sent spinning out of control, the ship ends up crash landing on Earth, leaving the AUTOBOTS badly in need of repair.
APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER, sent to retrieve the key so that the DECEPTICONS can use its power to destroy the Earth Defense Command and conquer the Earth, arrive shortly after the AUTOBOTS’ crash. Working together with some anti-Earth government forces, the duo prepare to ambush HIGHBROW and his allies.
Meanwhile, some agents of the Earth Defense Command have found the crashed Cybertonian ship and begin to render aid. Just as the AUTOBOTS are getting back on their feet, the DECEPTICONS and their partners begin their brutal assault.
Will HIGHBROW and the Earth Defense Command master their fighting abilities and prevail over the DECEPTICONS? Or will APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER crush the heads of their AUTOBOT foes and eliminate the E.D.F.? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS – “Last Stand of the Earth Defense Command”!"
APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER are available in the episode Space Bridge!
Top Reward Card: HIGHBROWRead Replies (0)