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Marvel and Fox Haggle over Rights to Daredevil and Silver Surfer

Marvel and Fox Haggle over Rights to Daredevil and Silver Surfer
I think we can be honest in that one of the worst superhero flicks to be based on a comic book hero ever was Daredevil. As cool as the movie could’ve been, the finished product we saw in the 2003 film was rather cheesy.

DirecTV and Viacom Finally Come to an Agreement, Nick Returns

DirecTV and Viacom Finally Come to an Agreement, Nick Returns
DirecTV and Viacom have been battling over contract negotiations for over a week now. Viacom had forced DirecTV to pull all of its networks including Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central from its satellite TV service.
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Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically

Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically
Not too long ago Dish Network announced that it had a new, and very also feature, called Auto Hop on its Hopper DVRs. This cool feature would go in after recording your favorite primetime television programs and delete all the commercials so you could watch without having to be bothered to fast-forward. 

Transformers 3 Extra Awarded $18.5 Million after On-Set Injury

Transformers 3 Extra Awarded $18.5 Million after On-Set Injury
Back in September of 2010, when the Michael Bay helmed Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie was filming, a 26-year-old woman who was hired as an extra was severely injured during a scene. The woman’s name is Gabriela Cedillo, and she was injured when a cable snapped that was towing a stunt vehicle that had no one inside.

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when astronauts tried to sell off what they believed to be their personal belongings.

In Icons Cancels Steve Jobs Action Figure Plans

In Icons Cancels Steve Jobs Action Figure Plans
You might remember that we mentioned a company wanted got make an action figure of Steve Jobs. That company killed plans, but then another one popped up a few months back with an even more detailed Jobs collectible figure.

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell
Back in December, we talked about the checklist that was put up for auction by Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell. The checklist was the item that Lovell used to make calculations needed to get his spacecraft home after an explosion ended the trip to the moon.

Transformers v. Transformers: Hasbro Sues Asus Over Transformer Prime Name

Transformers v. Transformers: Hasbro Sues Asus Over Transformer Prime Name
Hasbro owns the Transformers brand, and they are now suing Asus over the name of its latest tablet, the Transformer Prime, which clearly has nothing to do with the franchise. Crappy movies are okay, just don’t use two words in the English dictionary that we have previously used, because we own those words.

Apple Doesn’t Own iPad Trademark in China

Apple Doesn’t Own iPad Trademark in China
It must really suck to be the person in charge of securing trademarks for Apple right now. Apparently, Apple thought that it had the trademark for the iPad name in China. Or at least it thought its team of legal ninjas could beat down the Chinese opposition that owned the trademark.

Samsung Trademarks Next Smartphone Name: Galaxy Sleek

Samsung Trademarks Next Smartphone Name: Galaxy Sleek
While most of us are still content to be looking forward to the Galaxy Nexus or continuing to use the Galaxy S or S II from Samsung, the company is always looking down the road. Samsung has recently filed a trademark application that seeks to get dibs on the name “Samsung Galaxy Sleek.”

Modern Warfare 3 Pirated, Could Cost You $5,000

Modern Warfare 3 Pirated, Could Cost You $5,000
If you pirate Modern Warfare 3, it could cost you $5,000 (USD). That’s one expensive shooter. Even though the game isn’t expected to be released until the 8th of November, there are some reports that discs have been stolen from a shipping warehouse in California and that they are making their way around the Internet and into homes as pirated discs.

Sony Says Agree to New PSN Terms or Face Being Banned

Sony Says Agree to New PSN Terms or Face Being Banned
We all know that the Sony PlayStation Network was hacked into a while back and hoards of user data was stolen. That theft turned into a class-action suit and Sony wants to be sure that doesn’t happen again.

Prosecution Drops Case Against Xbox 360 Modder

Prosecution Drops Case Against Xbox 360 Modder
I think once you buy something you should be able to change it and modify it all you want. That means if you want to hack your Xbox to run homebrew software you should be able to.

Verizon Busted Overcharging for Data, Will Refund $90m to Customers

Verizon Busted Overcharging for Data, Will Refund $90m to Customers
I have spend my fare share of time expressing how much I dislike AT&T’s quality of service in my area. Apparently, AT&T isn’t the only company to take advantage of its customers and provide poor service.

Nvidia Settles Faulty Gpu Class Action, Admits No Wrong

Nvidia Settles Faulty Gpu Class Action, Admits No Wrong
I always get a kick out of companies that realize they can’t defend themselves in court and end up settling without admitting guilt. If they weren’t guilty, I hardly think most companies would offer to pay out.

Wicked Lasers Offers Lucasfilm Cease and Desist on Ebay

Wicked Lasers Offers Lucasfilm Cease and Desist on Ebay
If you like toys that can put an eye out and singe the butt hairs of the neighbor’s dog as it tries to drop a load in your yard, you probably remember that Wicked Lasers Spyder III laser I talked about a few weeks ago.
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