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The Avengers: Age of Ultron
"If you can't beat them, pound them." This appears to be the strategy of Disney and Marvel when they found out that there was a leak on the prior to the planned release of the "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" official trailer. The studios had planned on premiering the initial teaser on 28 Octover 2014 during an episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," but with the leak, they struck back.

The official full trailer was just released publicly (see it below) and it definitely packs a solid punch to the gut. It offered glimpses of new superheroes, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and even provides a first look at Andy Serkis' mystery character.

But what took everything a notch higher is this line from Ultron: "I'm going to show you something beautiful ..."

The line builds expectation that there is something ominous and outrageous as Disney and Marvel prepare to try to follow up the phenomenon of the first movie. Joss Wheadon appeared to have poured every bit of that considerable brain of his into making this chapter of the giant ongoing Marvel movie universe into the most painful, the most thrilling, and the most personal one so far.

Some of the highlights that we should to create ripples across the vast Marvel universe include the battle between Iron Man's Hulk Buster armor and, of course, The Hulk; Captain America's broken shield, the manner by which Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are being provoked and pushed to reach their maximum potential. Did we already mention the possibility of The Vision making an appearance as well?

The rest of the Avengers will be back, but the big takeaway is Ultron's killer closing line: "There are no strings on me."

Yes, we'll see you at the movies on 1 May 2015.


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What Happened to Renee Zellweger?

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Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger stirred up buzz when she hit the red carpet Monday looking dramatically different than usual. The "Bridget Jones" star, 45, appeared at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on 20 October 2014, and photos from the event raised eyebrows and set tongues wagging.

Though many speculate that Renee's new look is the result of plastic surgery - pointing to her completely wrinkle-free face - she has never addressed the reports.

She has, however, commented on the criticism that she's too thin.

"When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing," she told the U.K.'s Daily Express last November. "It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that. I have a lifestyle that involves keeping my sanity by going to the gym."

For some it was reminiscent of "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey, who a few years ago surprised fans with a new look. But in Grey's case, she said, it was a result of two plastic surgeries on her nose that left her appearance more changed than she had anticipated. The new look didn't help Grey's career.

Despite her new look, Zellweger probably doesn't have to worry about it interfering with her career.

Zellweger, who attended the Women in Hollywood event with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II, has kept a low profile in recent years but is due to appear opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming film "The Whole Truth" and, according to Deadline, is attached to star in "Same Kind of Different As Me." She also said recently that the prospect of returning for a third "Bridget Jones" film would be "really fun."


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Google Investing in Supercomputer

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Quantum Computing
Google was reported to be investing heavy on quantum computing which could bring about a new era in processing power that promises to revolutionize everything from artificial intelligence to high finance.

The tech giant announced in September that it is partnering with experts from the University of California Santa Barbara to develop quantum computing technology as part of its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab team. The project also sees Google pairing up with NASA and the Universities Space Research Association to create technology that could become the world's fastest supercomputer.

But what really is 'quantum computing?'

In a traditional computer, circuits are either on or off, and use binary code of ones and zeros for solving problems. A quantum computer uses quantum bits - called qubits - and has circuits which exist in all possible states at the same time - a one, a zero and everything in between. This ability to exist in various states greatly increases the processing power of quantum machines.

While the science behind quantum computing seems very technical, broken down in the simplest terms it amounts to a computer which could operate at breakneck speed in comparison to a traditional computer that uses a binary system, and would be especially useful for solving what are known as "optimization problems" - finding the best solution among huge numbers of possible options.

Currently, the world's fastest computer belongs to China, the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which can carry out about 34 quadrillion calculations per second. Experts say a quantum computer would ultimately far surpass this speed.

Google's Quantum Artificial Intelligence team has been working with scientists from Canadian company D-Wave Systems, which owns what has been called the first commercially viable quantum computer.

Some experts have cast doubt on whether D-Wave's computers are any faster than regular machines, but while D-Wave's CEO Vern Brownell concedes that it's early days for this technology, he sees a bright future. "We're at that stage of the very first days of microprocessors, when Paul Allen and Bill Gates built the first software for those," said Brownell.

A mature technology could have huge benefits in a variety of fields. The increased computing power could one day help run complex simulations, such as modeling climate change and helping to develop new drugs.

"It's not going to replace classical computing, but certain problem types fit quantum computing very well," said Brownell.


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GoPro Helmet
What cause the skiing accident involving Formula One driver Michael Schumacher? Was the GoPro camera party responsible for the helmet's failure to protect the seven-time world champion? These are just two of the questions that we may not be able to find answers in the immediate future, but whatever the answers will be it won't be enough to halt the plummeting shares of GoPro.

In early trade this week, shares of GoPro were down as much as 10 percent amid another day of broad market weakness, with the Nasdaq losing the most ground among the major averages.

According to Eurosport, French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet told radio station Europe 1 that the problem for Schumacher was not his fall but the GoPro camera he had mounted to his helmet.

Per Yahoo's report: "'The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain,' Moncet explained to the radio station."

This is not the first time that a mounted camera has been pegged as possibly increasing the severity of Schumacher's injury, but it appears to be the first time GoPro was mentioned by name.

A report in The Telegraph from back in February, shortly after Schumacher's accident, said that Schumacher's helmet smashed after his fall, but that the camera mounted to his helmet did not.

That report said experts were exploring whether "a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure."

Experts from ENSA, the world-renowned ski and climbing academy in the French ski resort of Chamonix, have conducted tests to determine whether the presence of a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure.

The helmet smashed – but the camera he had attached to it, in order to record him and his son skiing, was undamaged. The footage, audio and visual, has provided police with crucial information about the crash.

"The helmet completely broke. It was in at least two parts. ENSA analyzed the piece of the helmet to check the material, and all was OK," said a source close to the investigation.

"But why did it explode on impact? Here the camera comes into question. The laboratory has been testing to see if the camera weakened the structure."

Schumacher, is still recovering from his injuries, sustained in December. He emerged from a medically induced coma in June.


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Is the Translator Job a Scam?

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Translator Jamming
It appears that after initially trying to find out if they can use it to look for extra work and income, the Real Translator Jobs website may be a little bit disappointing to many. When you visit the site (realtranslatorjobs.com), the very first idea they present seemed promising.

With the current global economic outlook, it is not surprising that it continues to attract unsuspecting clients who want to get quick money online. However, it’s not as glamorous and profitable as one might think, especially if they consider what this particular site is offering or shall we say requiring.

One of the things that sparked a lot of people’s interest is the promotion of making US$ 100′s of dollars per day. I’m going to tell you right off the bat, your chances of making that kind of money through freelance translator work is slim to none.

Also, another thing that should raise the red flag is the screening process. There is none as far as weeding out capable prospects who are looking to get hired for translator jobs. That’s really fishy and I think I know why.

I figured out what’s really going on here. The way that you make money with this program is just reselling this program to other people looking at one. Get it? You can see that this is a Clickbank product. If you know anything about Clickbank, you know that it is an affiliate marketplace. In other words, people are selling this product all over the place and that’s really how you make money. In order to sell a product like this, you really have to know affiliate marketing skills and not translator job skills.

Here is also another Real Translator Jobs scam concern. When you visit the site, the security badges are not clickable. This means that they are not registered there for this is a fake image designed to give you comfort and a sense of security.

Another common complaint is contact support for refund. Usually companies will make it very difficult and inconvenient for you to submit a support ticket to get a refund. The good thing is that since this is dealt through Clickbank, you can use this third-party to get your money back. Also, there is a 60 day money back guarantee anyways so you have the right to.

In my opinion, the real reason why Real Translator Jobs was created was to build a list. More specifically an e-mail list that they can market future offers to and make a profit from. In other words, as the site draws in a lot of interest because of the whole idea of getting a translator job, the people that join go on this list. So you are more likely to get spammed very often with upsells and other products that the company is trying to promote you to make you more money off you.


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