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Random: The Internet Is Dunking On Space Jam 2’s Game Boy Cameo

LeBron plays Game Boy

Pedants and mega-nerds, look away now: Space Jam: A New Legacy had a lovely Game Boy cameo, and in a shocking turn of events, people on the internet are up in arms about it.

In the first five minutes of the movie, amid the usual setup of “young boy has a dream, but also, is sad”, a miniature version of LeBron James is given a Game Boy by a friend, who then walks off, apparently not worried about leaving an expensive console in the hands of another child, or hanging out with his friend.

*squints* Is there even a game cartridge in there?
*squints* Is there even a game cartridge in there?

Lebron’s friend says, as he hands the original DMG Game Boy over, “my dad got me the new color one,” and good lord, is the internet not happy about that. “That is not a f**king Game Boy Color,” says Fanbyte; over on Twitter, people are annoyed that Warner Brothers “couldn’t even bother actually making it a Game Boy Color”.

Now, we’re not averse to yelling at the screen when movies and TV get video games all wrong, because they certainly do it a lot, whether it’s not plugging the controller in or somehow playing a PS4 game on a NES. Hmm. But in our interpretation of the scene, the kid is saying that his dad got him a Game Boy Color, and therefore LeBron can have his old, crappy, non-color one. That’s still rather generous, but not the egregious error that it first seems.

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle label is white, not blue. CANCEL THIS MOVIE IMMEDIATELY
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle label is white, not blue. CANCEL THIS MOVIE IMMEDIATELY

Shortly after receiving the Game Boy gift, young LeBron starts playing the game that’s also apparently been gifted to him: The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which ties nicely back into Space Jam‘s Looney Tunes-heavy storytelling (LeBron also has a Looney Tunes backpack, because of course he does). As he plays, the game projected behind him slowly turns into full-color detail, which, of course, is way fancier than a Game Boy game would look.

Again, people seemed a little peeved at this, although mostly because the game doesn’t exist and they very much wish it did. Developer Kemco still exists, though; maybe this could become reality.

But don’t we all remember our childhood games through the hazy lens of nostalgia, just as people who grew up with black-and-white television imagined bright, vivid colours? In our interpretation, which is admittedly to be taken with a few grains of salt, little LeBron is seeing the game come alive in his imagination. We’ll give it a pass.

Somebody call the police! That child is using his imagination to create visual storytelling!
Somebody call the police! That child is using his imagination to create visual storytelling!

But the final straw that broke the bunny’s back is what happens to the Game Boy next. LeBron’s coach gets angry disappointed that LeBron’s head wasn’t in the game, and tells him that video games are but a distraction, something that will get in the way of him having a lucrative basketball career. The kid’s about ten, but sure, let’s make him feel guilty for not helping his single mother put food on the table and having one single hobby outside of basketball.

LeBron takes this to heart, of course, and puts the Game Boy in a desk drawer to keep safe THROWS IT IN THE BIN. LeBron! That was a gift! You awful, awful child.

You apologise to Gunpei Yokoi right now, young man
You apologise to Gunpei Yokoi right now, young man

We have to assume that the remaining 110 minutes of the film are dedicated to LeBron atoning for his crimes against video game preservation.

Did this scene bother you? Did you even watch Space Jam: A New Legacy? Are you just upset that the original Space Jam is 25 years old and time is slipping through your fingers? Let us know in the comments!

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This post originally posted here Nintendo Life | Latest News

Upstate New York Pre Med Student Becomes Internet Sensation and Business Mogul

Noah Mujalli on his internet/TV/Business successes

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Noah Mujalli is a Premed student at The University of San Francisco who got his start as an American-born actor at age 18 on reality TV in Albany, New York. Since his roles on HBO and Amazon Prime television series, he began to share his passion for streetwear fashion on social media. After becoming an internet sensation as a fashion influencer, Noah is launching his upcoming streetwear clothing line to his followers called “Common Standards” on July 19th, 2021.

In 2020, Noah has been proclaimed as an actor after appearing on the reality TV show, The Real Estate Commission in Albany, New York during his freshman year of college as a premed student at The University of San Francisco. After appearing on The Real Estate Commission Reality TV Show, Noah had developed several business ventures around his TV success. Noah Mujalli’s Pre Med work ethic has allowed him to venture onto social media and share his passion for streetwear fashion which he boasts over 400,000 likes across platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

While in school, Noah Mujalli spent his time becoming a successful model and actor for many TV shows and ad campaigns on social media including Macy’s, Gap, Mayfair, LiquidIV, and Target. Since January 2021, Noah has made substantial revenue from his social media ventures and is investing the funds towards his upcoming clothing line called “Common Standards”. Noah Mujalli’s clothing line is set to release on July 19th, 2021.

The Actor/Business mogul emphasizes his excitement for his upcoming streetwear clothing line “I can’t wait until the line is completely finished! I have worked hard on the designs and plan on donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity, and that is what encourages my dedication in developing this line.” – Noah Mujalli

About Noah Mujalli: Noah Mujalli has a starring role in the Amazon Prime television series, The Real Estate Commission as well as an upcoming HBO television series. As a fashion influencer, Noah has gained a combined 16k followers, 400k likes, and 1 Million+ views on Instagram and TikTok. Noah Mujalli has been announced as the 5th influencer in The Top 20 Men’s Streetwear Minimalist on Instagram.

Be one of the first to have an exclusive shopping experience at Noah Mujalli’s clothing line.

For updates on Noah Mujalli follow his Instagram and visit his website at http://www.noahmujalli.com/

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Upstate New York Pre Med Student Becomes Internet Sensation and Business Mogul

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Random: Internet Goes Wild Over One Incredibly Small Detail In Metroid Dread

Random: Internet Goes Wild Over One Incredibly Small Detail In Metroid Dread

Not only will we be seeing the return of Samus very soon but also MercurySteam – the same Spanish studio behind Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS. Metroid Dread Producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, recently noted how this team is “extremely talented”, technically skilled, and has an “incredible understanding” of Metroid games.

It seems the Spanish-based studio is also rather impressive when it comes to attention to detail – with eagle-eyed fans discovering how the famous intergalactic bounty hunter will hold onto a wall in Metroid Dread to help her balance while shooting her arm cannon:

The reaction to this eventually got the attention of one of the senior gameplay/player programmers at MercurySteam – who was glad to see fans had spotted the small detail. The developer’s post about this has since blown up – with over 18K Likes.

@MetanoKid: “They noticed…Okay, this blew up! Inmensely thankful for your kind words everyone! We’re feeling your love”

Will you be checking out Metroid Dread when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch this October? Leave a comment down below.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

One word can break ANY iPhone and stop it connecting to the internet

One word can break ANY iPhone and stop it connecting to the internet

If you own an iPhone, you need to be very careful what name you give your home Wi-Fi network. That’s because a security researcher has discovered that a bizarre bug inside iOS – the operating system that powers every iPhone model – can completely disable the smartphone’s ability to connect to Wi-Fi if the network has a certain name.

And when we say “completely disable”, we really mean it. If you use this name for your Wi-Fi network, your iPhone will reboot. When it’s turned back on, the Wi-Fi toggle in the Settings menu will be switched to “off” and you’ll be unable to switch it back on.

Not only will you be restricted to mobile internet, but since your Wi-Fi is disabled, you’ll lose a number of useful iPhone features, including AirDrop and AirPlay.

Security researcher Carl Schou was the first person to discover the quirky glitch. The name you can’t use for your Wi-Fi network is: %p%s%s%s%s%n.

Schuo has not revealed how he figured out the baffling bug. However, Apple-centric blog 9To5Mac claims that the string is causing a memory corruption – which triggers a safety procedure built into iOS to kill the entire process. Unfortunately, while that does end the memory corruption, it also disables Wi-Fi for good.

Unless you live with the sort of prankster who thinks this would be a fun thing to do… it does seem unlikely that you’ll run across this very often. We’re sure Apple will be working on a fix for this, but in the meantime, it’s worth swerving any Wi-Fi networks with % symbols in their name.

If you’ve already made the mistake, don’t worry, the bug doesn’t seem to permanently damage your iPhone. It is possible to bring back Wi-Fi on your handset, but you’ll need to reset all of your network settings, which means joining all of your Wi-Fi networks again (so you’ll need to remember those all-important passwords), changes cellular settings and VPN access settings. To do that, head to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Tech Feed

Have an Amazon device? Take action now or you may be sharing your internet with neighbors

Have an Amazon device? Take action now or you may be sharing your internet with neighbors
If you have an Amazon device in your home like an Echo, Alexa, or Ring doorbell or floodlight camera, Amazon wants to create a shared wireless network by using your internet.

If you don’t take action, Amazon is about to share your internet with your neighbors. It’s called Amazon Sidewalk, and the company says it’s supposed to help devices work better.

How it works is if one of your Amazon devices loses connectivity, your device would just switch to a neighbor’s internet signal so the service wouldn’t be disrupted.

“You’re donating a portion of your internet bandwidth to a pool for Amazon to use. So, you’re paying money for that internet, but now you’re getting this free service, and then now you’re giving some of it back for this pool,” said Craig Petronella, an IT Cybersecurity expert with Petronella Technology Group, INC in Raleigh.

Petronella says sharing your internet like this could slow down your connection. Amazon says the total monthly data used by sidewalk enabled devices is capped at 500 MB, about what it takes to stream ten minutes of high-definition video.

Petronella says the bigger concern is your privacy, and security.

“It should be an eye-opener any time you add a device to your network, don’t automatically opt-in until you study it and make sure that you’re comfortable with the risks and then you also know how to manage and update the thing to make sure that you’re taking the security seriously for that application or device,” he said.

Despite companies taking action to protect customer’s information, it can still get into the wrong hands.

“I still don’t want to trust any one company to do security right, I mean look at the headlines the breaches you know all big companies and small companies are getting hit with ransomware and all sorts of nasty threats.”

Amazon does go into detail about how it protects your privacy and security here.

Petronella suggests Amazon customers read exactly how Sidewalk will impact their security and privacy.

“If you’re quick to add those things to your network but don’t properly secure those devices, those are like Windows or doorways into your house that they have risks associated with them, and you need to manage those risks. And if you can’t manage those risks effectively then you shouldn’t use the service or the device,” he said.

If you have an Amazon device, it will automatically be included in the Sidewalk network on June 8.

You can opt-out, but you have to take action. You need to log into your Alexa or ring app, go to settings, select account settings and turn off Amazon Sidewalk.

For information on how to opt-out if you have a Ring device click here. For other Amazon devices like Alexa, click here.

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An FTC Lawsuit Says Frontier Lied About Internet Speeds

An FTC Lawsuit Says Frontier Lied About Internet Speeds

The Federal Trade Commission and officials from six states sued Frontier Communications Wednesday, alleging that the telecom provider misrepresented internet speeds and charged many customers for higher speeds than it actually provided or was capable of providing.

The complaint was filed in US District Court for the Central District of California by the FTC and attorneys general from Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. California-based customers are represented in the suit by the district attorneys of Los Angeles County and Riverside County.

The lawsuit concerns the advertised speeds of DSL, which Frontier offers over copper lines in places where it has not upgraded to fiber-to-the-home. Frontier’s failure to invest sufficiently in fiber was a major cause of its bankruptcy last year. Frontier provides residential DSL internet service to about 1.3 million consumers across 25 states.

The inherent limitations of copper-line DSL mean that speeds are slower for customers who live farther away from the nearest fiber node. A consultant’s study found that nearly 30 percent of Frontier’s DSL customers were likely to receive speeds slower than what they paid for, the lawsuit said:

In early 2019, a management consulting firm analyzed, at Frontier’s direction and with Frontier’s participation, Frontier’s proprietary network data and internal records for nearly 1.5 million then-current DSL subscribers. This analysis found that approximately 440,000 of Frontier’s DSL subscribers, or nearly 30 percent of the population analyzed, were “potentially” “oversold” on speed tiers that exceeded the actual speeds Frontier provided to them.

The FTC lawsuit alleged that Frontier often imposed speed caps that were lower than the speeds customers paid for, saying that the ISP “provisioned consumers for slower speeds than the tiers of DSL internet service to which they are subscribed.” Provisioning low speeds is often done because of real network limits. But provisioning sets an upper limit on speed, so customers can’t get more than what they’re provisioned, even in cases where the network is technically capable of providing the higher speeds an ISP claims to be selling them.

Frontier’s slow speeds led to many customer complaints. “Since at least January 2015, thousands of consumers complained to Frontier and government agencies that the company failed to provide DSL internet service at the speeds they were promised,” the FTC’s announcement of the lawsuit said. “Many consumers have complained that the slower speeds actually provided by Frontier failed to support the typical online activities they should have been able to perform at the speed tiers Frontier had sold to them.”

Frontier violated the FTC Act’s prohibitions on unfair and deceptive business practices by misrepresenting DSL internet speeds and by using unfair billing practices in which it charged “consumers for a higher and more costly level of internet service than Frontier actually provided or was capable of providing to these consumers,” the lawsuit said. The complaint also alleges violations of state consumer protection laws in Arizona, California, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

The FTC asked for a permanent injunction preventing future violations of the FTC act and for monetary relief. Officials from the six states asked for injunctions, civil penalties, and refunds for consumers. The FTC vote authorizing the lawsuit was 4 to 0; the FTC currently includes two Democrats and two Republicans serving as commissioners.

Frontier issued a statement calling the lawsuit “baseless,” saying that its “DSL internet speeds have been clearly and accurately articulated, defined and described in the company’s marketing materials and disclosures.”

“The plaintiffs’ complaint includes baseless allegations, overstates any possible monetary harm to Frontier’s customers and disregards important facts,” Frontier said. “Frontier offers internet service in some of the country’s most rural areas that often have challenging terrain, are more sparsely populated and are the most difficult to serve. Frontier’s rural DSL Internet service was enthusiastically welcomed when it was launched and has retained many satisfied customers over the years.”

The FTC lawsuit objects to Frontier’s advertised speed promises, in which the ISP “represented that consumers can receive DSL internet service ‘up to’ or ‘as fast as’ a particular speed quantified in Mbps,” with those advertised speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to 45 Mbps.

Author: Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
This post originally appeared on Business Latest

Crypto bounce sees Waves, Internet Computer gain 80–110% on rebound

Crypto bounce sees Waves, Internet Computer gain 80–110% on rebound

The ripples created by the cryptocurrency market crash which saw $ 1.1 trillion evacuate the global market cap in a matter of days continued to reverberate on Wednesday, as a majority of coins experienced notable rebounds.

After losing 64% of its value since May 12, when the coin price fell from $ 40.50 to $ 14.43, the multi-purpose blockchain project Waves (WAVES) experienced a 95% bounce early on Thursday morning. The coin price climbed to $ 28.09 shortly prior to publication, in effect paring the coin’s weekly losses to just over 25% for the time being.

Another strong bounce was witnessed with recent market cap top 10 entrant, Internet Computer (ICP). The ICP coin price soared to over $ 600 just after it commenced trading on May 10. By May 19 the coin price had fallen to $ 100 — a loss of 81%.

By Thursday morning Internet Computer had rebounded to the tune of 117%, climbing to a coin price of $ 217. The coin’s daily trade volume rose to its highest value to date, with over $ 1.6 billion worth of ICP changing hands on the day.

Bounces like these are not unexpected during tumultuous times in the cryptocurrency market, and many day-traders rejoice in the opportunities afforded them by such attractive, yet dangerous, volatility.

Bitcoin’s (BTC) bounce was less pronounced; the BTC coin price still managed to gain close to 30% on its then value of $ 31,000, as it climbed back to over $ 40,000.

The coin price of recent gainer Dogecoin (DOGE) sank 67% over the course of the previous seven days, dropping to the $ 0.23 range after peaking at $ 0.73 just days earlier. Dogecoin’s 78% rebound from $ 0.23 to $ 0.420 was notable on Thursday, as it saw the coin price return to a humorous peak previously set by traders on April 20, or 4/20 day.