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Transformers 4: Michael Bay Says It Will Be His Last

In what may sound like a bit of "I've heard this before" news, director, Michael Bay has announced that the upcoming fourth film he's helming in the Transformers franchise will indeed be his last.

While discussing the new $100 million Transformers-themed 3D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, Bay briefly touched on some tidbits for the fourth film. In an interview with the LA Times' Hero Complex, Bay reveals that part 4 will "include some redesign of the robots and an entirely new cast."

Just as he did during the promotional phase for last year's Dark of the Moon, Bay states that this will be his last film in the franchise. However, this time, he also implies that with this film, he will be setting the franchise up "for the next guy."

It certainly opens a lot of possibilities to see Bay hand-off the baton of the Transformers franchise with an all-new cast and redesigned bots to someone else.

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X-Men: First Class Sequel Is Days Of Future Past?

Possible news regarding the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel may have surfaced. Could the film be ready to tackle one of the X-Men mythos' most iconic stories involving alternate timelines?

According to a report from Ain't It Cool News, the MPAA Title Registration Bureau just registered the title, Days of Future Past; a name that will ring familiar with anyone who's acquainted with X-Men comics from the early 80's during the magical Chris Claremont/John Byrne era.

While nothing has been confirmed, the possibility does exist that the First Class sequel could be tackling the storyline in which the assassination of anti-mutant senator, Robert Kelly (who some may remember was played by Bruce Davison in the 2000 X-Men film,) sets off a chain reaction that leads to a dystopian future in which mutants are hunted to near extinction by the giant robot Sentinels.

Could this be in store for director Matthew Vaughn's next entry into the mutant movieverse?

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Nowadays, you can't swing a dead cat without mincing a bird in its propellers.

Some people just bury or cremate their beloved pets. This guy, however, decided to do the next best thing: Turn it into a freaking helicopter!

The late cat, Orville, (named, appropriately enough, after one of the Wright brothers,) would become the Orvillecopter! Scourge of the skies...and cows everywhere.

Tonight On AOTS: Piranha 3DD's Danielle Panabaker & Octocopter Demo!

On tonight's Attack of the Show, we're all about hungry piranhas and robots! Danielle Panabaker returns to the studio for Piranha 3DD, the horror comedy sequel to the 2010 Piranha 3D. We also check out the Cinestar 8 Octocopter by Quadrocopter on Robot News, which promises to set new standards in filmmaking with its ability to soar up to 1,500 feet in the air! Tune in tonight 7/6c for the live in-studio demo of the Cinestar 8--and also for Jessica Chobot's trip to the 2012 Maker Faire!

Little Robot Jumps Up Buildings

Posted March 28, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

If you thought that Superman was the only individual able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, then think again.

This little robot, called the Sand Flea, is here to slap us out of our fixation on the zombie apocalypse and remind us that in the year 2012, robots remain the safest bet for our imminent destruction.

Potential Names For Android's Next OS

In the wake of the Apple iOS5 release, Android has announced news of their own: Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest OS version that offers a range of cool features like flexible widgets, data usage management, the People App and so much more. But hold on. Is this OS really called "Ice Cream Sandwich"?

It's true! Google is known for naming their Android products after desserts in alphabetical order--which explains where the ice cream sandwich comes in--but they won't say why. Who cares "why" because isn't the answer obvious? Desserts are the best thing ever. So we want to ask, WHAT'S NEXT? 

We thought we'd let our mouths water by coming up with the names for Android's future OS releases. Check it out after the jump.

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Creepy Robot Mouth Sings Song

Posted July 14, 2011 - By Moye Ishimoto

Is this what The Voice is going to be like in the future when the robots take over?

While tihs creepy robot video made our #2 spot on today's Around the Net, you can always catch more viral videos every weeknight at 7PM on Attack of the Show.

Superman: Man Of Steel: NO Viggo Mortensen As Zod; Who's The Villain, Then?

The idea of Viggo Mortensen being lined-up for the role of General Zod in 2012's Superman: Man of Steel has been verified as false. In an interview with Latino Review, essentially hitting the rumor with a proverbial giant translucent Superman "S" symbol, director Zack Snyder (normally mum on most aspects of this project,) declared with definitive certainty that "Viggo is not going to be in the movie let’s say that right now. I can clear that up."

So, the much-discussed pool of candidates for the villain's slot to face new Superman Henry Cavill may still be open, and the speculation will likely return to full swing. While Snyder, who is currently preoccupied with this weekend's release of Sucker Punch, has been pretty frugal with details, conversely, he's been very open about his broader ambitions for the film. Take a look below to see his latest pitch to the fans.

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Tags: Comics, Movies

Forget CES, Sagging Pants Invention Will Revolutionize Universe

Let's face it. As youths of the 21st Century, we like to wear our pants around our ankles. It's just a fact of life. However, unless you're a homeless person or a pop star, it can be unseemly to be walking the streets with your pants on the ground. That's what makes Andrew Lewis, an inventor from Harlem, the odds-on favorite to take the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, with his invention that allows you to wear the fashionable sag, without looking like an idiot.

The invention, called "Subs," functions a little like suspenders and a garter belt combined, allowing you to show the world your boxers without having to keep pulling them up. "What?" I can year you saying right now, "don't they have a belt for just such a purpose?" Silly, silly reader. Belts keep your pants around your waist. What is this, the 1890's? Get with the times, satchmo. You're no one who's anyone without showing everyone what choice you make in underwear on a daily basis!

So, we might be looking toward the future with this week's CES 2011 coverage, with talk of robots and lasers and all of that useless crap, but this, friends, this invention is the real news of the new decade, and we're going to have to go a long way to top it.

Tags: Comedy

The CES 2011 Rundown

Posted January 6, 2011 - By Eugene Morton
3D is officially here, thanks to these cameras and camcorders unveiled at CES 2011. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a look at some of the models the showroom floor has to offer, like the DXG-5F9V 3D camcorder, the Viewsonic 3D camera and more.
Candace Bailey and Chris Hardwick report live from the floor at CES '11 in Las Vegas, covering over two million square feet of the coolest and hottest electronics like a digital credit card and a 3D pocket camcorder.
Candace Bailey
Candace Bailey, the new co-host of 'Attack of the Show,' gives her thoughts about the enormity of the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, discusses her favorite CES gadgets, and hints at the surprises we can expect on 'AOTS' when she takes over as host.
Candace Bailey takes in the full Digital Experience at CES 2011 where she checks out the Blackberry Playbook tablet, as well as a cool app that controls a Lazy Boy chair and a sleek Fujitsu tablet.
The future is wireless, and that's why Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a moment to preview some of the coolest AirPlay devices being unveiled at CES 2011. See what they discover with the Denon N7 system and the iHome iW1 for music streaming.
3D cameras may be cool but everyone's hankering to learn about all the latest smartphones that CES 2011 has to offer. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb get their hands on the LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung 4G LTE.
You can't have 21st century tech without robots. Kevin Pereira talks to Dave Mathews about the latest robotic tech to emerge from CES 2011--and hopefully not take over the world. Check out the new iRobot Scooba 230 and the Sphero from Orbotix.
You can't have tech without robots, and you can't have robots without Japan. Morgan Webb visits the mecca of all robot stores in Tokyo: the VStone Robot Center, where visitors can buy the robot of their dreams. She also gets a look at robot legs!
Take your video conference meetings to a whole new robotic level with the AnyBots QB! Morgan Webb demonstrates the wi-fi enabled telepresence robot that allows users to control and conduct meetings through its 5 mega pixel cameras.
Microsoft and Verizon announced a slew of news at CES 2011! Morgan Webb and Kevin Pereira bring you the latest announcements from the two keynote speeches, including updates for the Kinect and Verizon's 4G service.
Chris Hardwick visits the Digital Experience at CES 2011 where he checks out some out of this world cell phones, like the Motorola Cliq 2 and ATRIX 4G, the GE PJ1 digital camera and the new Ford Sync.
The LG Cinema LW5600 3D LED TV utilizes the same technology used in movie theaters, which Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a first look at on the CES 2011 floor, from its passive polarized 3D glasses, its 3D technology and more.
Think your smartphone has cutting edge technology? Think again with Morgan Webb, who reports from Tokyo on the latest in cell phone tech available all over Japan. The future in tech is here... if you live in Japan, that is.
3D news at CES 2011 doesn't always meaning wearing bulky glasses. The Toshiba No-Glasses 3D laptop offers just that, using innovative eye tracking technology to create their 3D effects. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a close look at the new device.
The ORIGIN Big O gaming PC is as impressive as it looks. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a look at the gadget chock full of new features at CES 2011.
Move over, 3D because Morgan Webb and Dave Mathews check out the range of standard cameras unveiled at CES 2011, like the Canon HF G10 HD camcorder with the new HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, the compact Olympus E-PL2 DSLR and the rotating Casio Tryx.
Morgan Webb is in Tokyo, which means a trip to the Panasonic showroom for a preview of their gadgets and tech, like an interactive Life Wall, a 3D HD camera and more.
Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a look at the LG ST600 Smart TV upgrader with a motion control remote, the waterproof Magellan Explorist 310 GPS, and the Asus Eee Slate EP 121 tablet!
It's time for the odd tech to come out of CES 2011. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb take a glimpse into the future of weird electronics, like the Parrot DIA Digital photo frame, the vibrating Zikmu iPod dock and the iGrill.
CES picks
After two hours of live coverage from CES 2011, Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb discuss their favorite gadgets and tech seen at the world's largest consumer technology trade show.
Morgan Webb checks out some of the coolest 3D technology yet with the laser plasma emission 3D image display in Japan.
Candace Bailey gets a sneak peek at Lady Gaga's collaboration with Polaroid to launch their Grey Label line like the GL30 camera, GL10 portable printer and GL20 camera glasses.
The Green Hornet First Look - CES '11
Candace Bailey checks out the Black Beauty from The Green Hornet at CES 2011 with an exclusive first look at the action packed film starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou.
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