Create 12 different action-packed comic books with The Superhero Comic Kit

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See sample pages from this book at Wink.

Calling this book a “kit” might be an exaggeration, but The Superhero Comic Kit does pack a lot of fun into its inviting, oversized pages. The front section has instructions on how to draw various superheroes and villains, as well as how to draw sound effects (yes, there’s a way to draw the sounds that bring superhero comics to life!). Then comes the exciting part where you get to make your own 8-page comic books out of the characters you just learned how to draw, with some prompts to help get your creative fuel pumping. Once you’ve completed one of your stories (there are 12 in total), you can pull it out of the book, fold the pages along the fold lines, and assemble your unique comic book before showing it to the world. The back of the book has two pages of stickers – sound effects and superheroes/villains – to embellish your work. This is a great gift for any creative kid who likes to draw and make up stories.

The Superhero Comic Kit

by Jason Ford

Laurence King Publishing

2015, 60 pages, 11.5 x 16.8 x 0.5 inches (paperback)

From $14 Buy one on Amazon

Megachurch televangelists lay hands on Donald Trump, ask Jesus to vote for him

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GOP presidential candidate and noted scumbag Donald Trump met with a bunch of televangelists, Tea Party “teavangelicals,” and preacher profiteers at his Trump Tower office Monday afternoon.

The elite group, which included some megachurch chiefs who have previously been investigated by the federal government for misuse of donations, prayed while performing the “laying on of hands” to infuse him with the Holy Spirit. The goal: Jesus, get our man elected. (more…)

NVIDIA Launches GeForce NOW Game Streaming Service

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MojoKid writes: NVIDIA has championed game streaming for a number of years now. Whether it be from a GeForce GTX-equipped PC to one of its SHIELD devices or from its cloud-based GRID gaming beta service to a SHIELD, Today though, NVIDIA is kicking its game streaming business up a notch by launching a new service dubbed GeForce NOW. The service streams PC games from the cloud to SHIELD devices at up to full HD 1080p resolutions at 60 fps. It may be tempting to call GeForce NOW an official re-branding of its GRID game streaming beta but that is reportedly not the case. The GRID beta is going away with the launch of GeForce NOW (an update will replace the GRID app with GeForce NOW), but according to NVIDIA, GeForce NOW was re-architected from the ground up to provide a better overall experience. NVIDIA sees GeForce NOW as sort of a “Netflix for games.” There is a small monthly fee of $7.99 for a subscription, which gives customers access to a slew of games. There are too many to list but top notch titles like Batman: Arkham City, Ultra Street Fighter IV, GRID 2 and many others are included. In addition to the games included in the subscriptions price, NVIDIA will also be offering GeForce NOW users access to AAA-titles on the day of release, for a fee. The games will typically be sold at a regular retail prices but not only will users get to play those games via the GeForce NOW streaming service on SHIELD devices, they’ll also receive a key for playing the game on a PC as well. To use GeForce NOW you’ll need an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, SHIELD portable, or SHIELD tablet (with the latest software updates installed) and a SHIELD-approved 5GHz router. Your broadband connection must also offer download speeds of at least 12Mb/s. 20Mb/s is recommended for 720p / 60 FPS quality, and 50Mb/s is recommended for 1080p / 60 FPS.

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Announcing The Startups Pitching At The TC Meetup In Denver

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meetupsjordan TechCrunch is back on the road again with the upcoming Denver Meetup + Pitch-Off, and selections have finally been made over which startups will have a chance to hop on stage and pitch. Eight companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges and a ready-and-waiting audience in a fight to win the opportunity to attend the next TC Disrupt. We’ve… Read More

General Assembly Raises $70 Million, Closing In On 25,000 Alumni Worldwide

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General Assembly-09 Today, educational startup General Assembly announced a series D round of funding of $70M.
Here’s what CEO Jake Schwartz had to say about the news, including the addition of a new board member:
Today we are announcing a new round of funding for General Assembly, representing over $70 million in capital from a group of leading investors. Our new investors are Advance Publications and… Read More

Bazillion Dollar Club Is Looking For New Home After SyFy Cancellation

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daveandbradyonbdc There is hope for those saddened to hear Dave McClure’s new reality show Bazillion Dollar Club was yanked just one week after airing its first episode on SyFy. We hear Zero Point Zero, the production company behind the show, is looking for a new home. SyFy made the decision to pull the new Silicon Valley reality show last week after airing the pilot episode. “It just didn’t… Read More

Soon you can buy Pokemon butts

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Historically, the Pokemon franchise has focused its merchandising efforts on the parts of Pokemon characters that were not their butts. But that’s about to change, thanks to a new wave of toys, charms and other assorted swag from Japan that will finally allow you to catch them all. All of the butts.

There are so many, many ways that you can purchase these Pokemon butts: as cushions, magnets, folders, bags, coasters, coffee cups, and even tape.

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Nor are you restricted from merely admiring the butts of Pokemon; you can also turn your own butt into a Pokemon with the help of boxer briefs for men and women.

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The line will go on sale at the Pokemon Amazon.jp store on October 10. But be ready: Rocketnews24 (which also has an item-by-item breakdown in English) suggests that the line is “probably going to sell out pretty fast.”

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Sources: Jack Dorsey to be named permanent Twitter CEO

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Jack is back — for good this time.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who’s been serving as interim CEO the past three months, is expected be named the company’s new permanent CEO as early as tomorrow, according to sources. Dorsey will apparently continue to run Square, the payments company he founded where he’s also CEO.

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Apple’s OS X El Capitan is now available to download

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OS X El Capitan is now available to download in the App Store. The newest version of Apple’s desktop OS doesn’t include many major feature additions, but it does bring with it a number of important refinements. Those include the addition of Split View for apps, pinned tabs in Safari, public transit in Maps, as well as improvements to Spotlight, Notes, and Mail. There’s also a new font — San Francisco — used across the OS. If you’re already on iOS 9, you know what it looks like; it’s not going to be a huge change. El Capitan may not be the most exciting OS X update, but this iteration starts to make the OS a lot more powerful for a lot people. For more, you can read our full review.

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With The Success Of Wishbone App, Venture Studio Science Makes A Big Mobile Push

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tc_article_image_02 With the runaway success of its mobile app Wishbone, the Los Angeles-based venture studio, Science Inc. is making a hard push into mobile content to build what it believes will be the next big media company. Wishbone is the first mobile app to come from what is now Science Inc.’s fourth big, in-house business unit. The investment group and conglomerate, which made a name for itself… Read More

Google Brings HTTPS Support To Blogspot

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blogspot-https Over the last few years, Google brought support for encrypted HTTPS connections to almost all of its products, including search, Gmail and Google Drive. It’s now even using HTTPS support as a ranking signal in its search results. Starting today, the company is also bringing HTTPS support to its Blogspot blogging platform. Read More

OS X El Capitan Review: Apple Brings Welcome Snow To Yosemite

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OS X El Capitan Mac users fondly remember OS X Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. These two releases were the epitome of Apple’s best work on OS X. Two rock solid iterations that were all about refinements, performance updates and stability. While OS X El Capitan isn’t a true ‘Snow’ release, this year’s OS X follows the same tradition in many ways — and it’s a great thing. Read More

Twitter Will Reportedly Name Jack Dorsey As CEO, Bringing Back The Founder’s Instincts

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Jack-Dorsey-TechCrunch-Disrupt-SF-2012_pop_20294 The decisive leadership of a founder could be what’s necessary to bring Twitter’s value to the masses. And apparently that’s what it’s going to get, as Re/Code reports Twitter has made the decision to bring its co-founder and Square chief Jack Dorsey back as CEO. The announcement could be made as soon as tomorrow, and head of revenue Adam Bain reportedly refused the CEO… Read More

Facebook redesigns mobile profiles and begins testing video profile pictures

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Profiles, the original beating heart of Facebook, were pushed to the side in 2006 by the more addictive News Feed. But profiles remain a tremendously popular part of the social network — they are viewed a cumulative 4 billion times a day, the company says. In recent years, Facebook has been cautious about modifying the way they look and feel. But today profiles are getting a significant redesign — and the result is a page that’s less about what you want to share, and more about what your friends want to see.

The new profile, which was first spotted in the wild this summer, puts a large profile photo front and center. The biggest departure from the current product, which is now in testing: looping “profile videos” of up to seven seconds…

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Facebook Starts Letting You Add A 7-Second Looping Video As A Profile Pic

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Facebook Profile Video To keep its decade-old social network lively, Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, which are viewed 4 billion times per day: The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile Temporary profile pics Easier visibility controls for About info including a new 100 character Bio field A mobile-centric design with centered profile photos plus big sections for… Read More

TC Cribs: A Trip To TV Land With Hulu

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Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 9.56.35 AM Sit back, relax and don’t turn that dial, this week’s episode of Cribs takes us to the online television platform, Hulu. The company’s giant 90,000 square foot headquarters sit betwixt Hollywood and the tech world in Santa Monica, California, in the same building as HBO. And it has changed the way we watch television. Shows like the Mindy Project and the Last Man on Earth… Read More

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