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Fast Connection
Google's ultra-high speed Internet service is expanding again and this time it's coming to Kansas, USA.

The immediate beneficiary of this breakthrough connection services is the city of Overland Park, Kansas, after they approved an agreement bring in Google Fiber. They followed the lead of several other cities in the Kansas City metro area.

Google said it was "thrilled to be working with Overland Park," and though the company still needs to conduct a feasibility study before moving ahead with construction.

Google Fiber delivers Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That's 100 times faster than most U.S. connections - this means one can download an entire music album in under six seconds at that speed, or a feature-length movie in 38 seconds.

Google Fiber came to Kansas City in 2012, and is now available in a handful of areas around the city. It's also available in Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah.

Internet service through Google Fiber costs US$ 70 a month, or US$ 120 with TV service. Google is also offering free slower Internet for at least seven years (after a one-time construction fee that ranges between US$ 30 and US$ 300).

The company said last February 2014 that it is also exploring plans to bring its network to nine other metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose.

However, laying down a fiber-optic network is expensive, requiring operators to dig up an area and lay the cable underground, so Google isn't likely to take the network nationwide any time soon. The search giant has been negotiating with cities on an individual basis to secure favorable terms and streamlined construction.


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The New Aquaman

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Jason Momoa Aquaman
It was not a long time ago when "Game of Thrones" alum Jason Momoa literally laughed at the idea of playing Aquaman in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice?" Well, it appears that he is indeed playing the role as King of Atlantis.

According to HitFix, he is "totally" playing Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, and will have an expanded role in the forthcoming Justice League film as well. Warner Bros. hasn’t made the announcement official just yet, but HitFix seems pretty confident in their report, saying that Snyder has “already finalized his designs for the character so shooting can take place soon.”

Momoa has long been rumored for the role, so this doesn’t come as a complete shock. One of the problems with bringing the King of Atlantis to life is having to compete with the negative assumptions that general audiences have about him. Bringing someone like Momoa into the role will surely keep any worries about Aquaman’s cheesier elements at bay, while allowing Snyder to show off the character’s badass edge that comic book readers have been enjoying for decades now.

HitFix also shed some light on how Aquaman may factor into the events of BVS. He reportedly won’t have a large role, but will contribute to how the movie shows the consequences of Superman’s battle with Zod in Man of Steel. Lex Luthor will likely use the destruction caused in Metropolis as a way to paint Superman as a monster and a dangerous threat, while Batman will probably confront Supes on a more philosophical level, questioning his decision to snap Zod’s neck.

Aquaman offers a through-line into another one of Man of Steel’s major set-pieces: Superman’s battle with the World Engine. As you may remember, it appears to have done some serious damage to the Indian Ocean, leaving our sea-bound superhero pretty upset about it.

Unfortunately, it will likely be some time before we hear concrete information about Snyder’s plan for the character, though recent reports suggest that big announcements await us at San Diego Comic-Con.


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New Features of Google Map

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Google Maps
If you are a regular Google Map User, then you should be aware that it was further improved to make it more user-friendly and practical.

Considered as the most popular online map to date, Google Map has utilized the expertise of thousands of people in all walks of life to make it better each year. This year is no different.

Some of the constant user of Google Maps has identified some of the latest updates as the most popular features that they cannot do without.

Saving Maps Offline

This is one feature applicable for people who are traveling in areas where they don’t have an LTE or Wi-Fi signal nearby. Essentially, users can now download very large maps onto their device that they can still use to track location as long as the GPS is still enabled. This feature is particularly handy for when one is in another country and they don’t want to pay international data roaming charges when they are looking up directions — they can basically just save all their maps beforehand and use GPS to help guide them. The maps themselves take up a tiny amount of space too — the map of the entire Paris metro area takes up only 6MB, for instance.

Alerts on When to Switch Lanes

One of the annoyances of highway driving comes when the driver in the left-hand side fast lane and they aren’t able to quickly switch over to the right lane for their exit because they are being blocked by other cars. Google Maps has now added a new feature that alerts drivers to when they should switch lanes in anticipation of their intended exit to make sure they have enough time to get over, thus ensuring that they won't miss an exit ever again.

Smarter Traffic Estimates Based on Historical Data

The shortest route isn’t always the fastest, especially if everyone takes it at the same time. With this in mind, Google has started using historical traffic data to give drivers estimates of how crowded certain routes will be at certain times of the day and will also tell them if they need to leave early to avoid getting caught in a traffic jam.

Quick Facts

Google Maps’ new quick facts feature will give users some basic information on nearby landmarks in their area such as some of their history, how to reach them, and also if or when they’ll be open for public viewing. This feature is a definite must to anyone traveling in a new city for the first time.

"Four dimensional" Street View

This feature will help take users into the past by giving them the ability to look at historical Street View pictures from the past several years to let them see how places have changed in recent history. So for example, they can watch the construction of the Freedom Tower in New York as it happened or they can see how communities have rebuilt themselves after being hit with an earthquake or other natural disasters. This feature only figures to get better and better as time goes by and we have more years to look back on.


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Sunset Overdrive
The trailer is impressive. Everyone who watched it were impressed. Resistance and Ratchet & Clank, developer of Insomniac Games, are expected to get large profit after they the released first gameplay trailer for their upcoming Xbox One-exclusive, Sunset Overdrive.

The trailer sets up what the mature-themed, third-person open-world game will deliver.

"It's high-action, fast-paced, and takes the concept of the boring copy/pasted shooter, flips it on its ugly head, and lets you do the impossible. In short, it kicks ass," Insomniac says.

The gameplay video also reveals some of the enemies that gamers will face in Sunset Overdrive, including the "blower," whose arm is made out of a leafblower. The game will also feature a handful of the guns and abilities for Sunset Overdrive.

Insomniac is well-known for its highly unique weapons, and it appears Sunset Overdrive will carry that trend forward. One of the weapons in the video lets gamers shoot teddy bears with dynamite strapped to them.

Alongside the gameplay trailer, Microsoft announced a special Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition, which features exclusive outfits and weapons. One of the weapons is a gun called "Nothin' but the Hits." It shoots multi-colored vinyls. Microsoft also released Day One Editions for Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3.

Sunset Overdrive launches this fall only for Xbox One.


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The Willis Clan
Known as the modern day Partridge Family, the Willis Clan is slowly taking the American music, arts and culture like a lingering storm.

A genuine Christian family, the Willis Clan sets the bar higher with their musical act of 12 siblings. Yup, that's a dozen sisters and brothers with names that start with the letter "J" and from the same father and mother. So far, there are no no queer and radical-thinkers in the family, thanks to the pure Christian upbringing.

Early in June 2014, Jessica, Jeremiah, Jenny, Jeanette, Jackson, Jedi, Jasmine, Juliette, Jamie, Joy, Jaeger and Jada Willis took the stage on "America's Got Talent" and performed their countrified rendition of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music." (And doing five better than the mere septet of von Trapps in the movie.)

Aside from the Osmonds, there are no American family who are as better looking, more talented in the history of families and has done something like this so far.

This is The Willis Clan! A family that enjoys the full spectrum of Christian life. They have done music, art, crafts, writing, as well as rode horses, joined wrestling competition, dabbled in homemade cooking, done swimming in the creek, and snuggle up before a fireplace warming their log cabin.

They just worked hard to become excellent at the things we do. And now they have decided to blow everyone their version of "Favorite Things". What is more impressive though is how their parents were able to follow their religious beliefs and instill these virtues in their children amidst the crazy world foll of hatred against straight Christian families.


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