Amazon Deal of the Day 67% Off Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery Portable Dual USB Charger Power Bank – $29.99

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery Portable Dual USB Charger Power Bank for just $29.99. That’s 67% off ont he power bank’s regular list price of $89.99.

  • PowerIQ™ technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple or other devices by enabling charge speeds of up to 3 amps.
  • Huge 13000mAh capacity charges an iPhone 5s almost 6 times, a Galaxy S5 over 3 times or an iPad Air once.
  • Compact profile, sleek gloss exterior and intuitive design combine for comfortable palm-held use, with one touch LED power meter and built-in LED flashlight.
  • LG Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability and safety, supplying 500+ recharge cycles over a lifetime. Use a 2 amp adapter (not included) and the included Micro USB cable for fastest charging (6.5 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro E4 External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, 18-month hassle-free warranty.

-Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery Portable Dual USB Charger Power Bank$89.99 $29.99 (67% Off)

Krispy Kreme Unveils Ghostbusters-Themed Doughnuts

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In honor of the 30th birthday of the franchise, Krispy Kreme has just unveiled their new Ghostbusters-themed doughnuts. Both come filled with a marshmallow creme, one featuring the Ghostbusters logo on top of a green splat, and the other one the Stay Puft marshmallow man. According to E! Online, they’re totally delicious.

Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters doughnuts will start being available for purchase in Canada and in the U.S. starting September 29th.

[Via TN]

Comcast: Using Tor Is Fine With Us

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Comcast has flatly denied it has ordered customers to stop using the Tor browser, or that it has taken any action to enforce such a ban.

The statement follows a report at DeepDotWeb, a site specializing in the darknet — a term that can cover both darknet filesharing (a form of peer-to-peer with a restricted audience) and the deep Internet (websites that aren’t indexed by mainstream search engines.)

DeepDotWeb cited two reports, one posted on Reddit (now deleted) and one submitted directly to it. The reports claimed Comcast agents have been contacting customers directly and ordering them to stop using Tor, which the agents (incorrectly) cited as an illegal service. Another agent allegedly said that sanctions could include a suspension or termination of the account, or even a fine.

Not surprisingly that kicked off a firestorm, not just because of the alleged threats and demands, but because for Comcast to know somebody was using Tor raised some questions about exactly how closely it monitors user activity.

Jason Livingood, Comcast’s VP of Internet Services, has now posted a statement saying:

Comcast is not asking customers to stop using Tor, or any other browser for that matter. We have no policy against Tor, or any other browser or software. Customers are free to use their Xfinity Internet service to visit any website, use any app, and so forth.

Livingood went on to say it does not monitor what sites customers visit or what browsers they uses; that it only hands over account activity information in response to a valid legal request; and that although it is part of the voluntary “six strikes” copyright alert system, it doesn’t terminate accounts. He also noted that “our customers can use Tor at any time, as I have myself.”

While that seems fairly conclusive, DeepDotWeb has seized on a line in the post stating “The anecdotal chat room evidence described in these reports is not accurate” and pointed out that Livingood doesn’t detail the inaccuracies. It’s not clear if or how “chat room” relates to the phone calls. That said, there doesn’t appear to be any conclusive evidence the phone calls ever happened.

Princess Robin and Batman [Pic]

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I’m dedicating a post to this picture because after featuring another photo of these guys in our second picture gallery for Montreal Comic con 2014, I got a few emails and Facebook comments asking if it would be possible to see these guys from head to toes. So here you go. You’re welcome. ;)

I was also planning to only feature part I and II of my photos (there’s over 400 of them), but plenty of people have asked me to post more since they didn’t see theirs, so I’ll be doing that later this week.

[Photo by Geeks are Sexy at Montreal Comic Con 2014.]

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Official Synopsis

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There’s still 8 months left before “Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes out, but in the meantime, you can always read the just released official synopsis:

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

[Via GT]

OMG THEY EXIST: Officially Licensed Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes

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Yep, these are totally real and they’re currently for sale right here. (size 6 to 14 available!)

The shoes you wear say a lot about who you are. Marty McFly’s shoes say, “I’m a time jumping adventurer with style that’s literally ahead of my time.” You used to have to borrow a DeLorean time machine from Doc Brown just to get a pair, since they’re only available to residents of the year 2015, but we pulled a few strings. (We may, or may not own a time machine ourselves after pulling said strings). Anyways, to make a long story short, we have them available now, and they have all the features and flair you’d expect from future shoes. You can use them while you foil Biff’s evil plans, or just while you head to Café 80’s for lunch!

[Back to the Future 2 Light Up Shoes]