Tag Archives: 2010

Holleywood News: Splice – Guillermo Del Toro’s new masterpiece

Hold your breath for this movie release. It’s not yet released but they do have some interesting previews to keep us warm. Let’s see what they got!

Splice (2010)

Splice, another very strange/fantasy masterpiece from Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hobbit,…). It’s a horror film, well sci-fi horror. No movie with blood & slashing unlike many others in it’s genre, it seems to have a very original story.

Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named “Dren”, the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators – only to have that bond turn deadly.

You can watch the trailer at YouTube in HD here. Let’s keep an eye on this one… To be released around 29 july.
For those who like artwork, check this and this.

HP Slate, iPad killer?

This is how the HP Slate looks like.
This is how the HP Slate looks like.

Well it looks a lot smaller than the iPad which looks quite huge to me. The HP Slate runs a custom Windows 7 version which makes it capable of running all your favorite PC apps (well, don’t expect to play games like Crysis and such). Let’s take a look at it’s features.

The iPad has the most storage, cheap 3G, the time-tested iPhone OS and its mountain of apps, and a serious amount of Apple marketing juice behind it. But it’s also famously lacking features common to the other tablets, such as webcam and multitasking (only first party apps like music and email can multitask).

Comparing iPad – HP Slate (VS)
OS: Windows 7 VS iPhone OS
Browser: Whichever you want VS Safari
Adobe Flash: Yes VS No
Multitasking: Yes VS No
Camera: Yes VS No
Processor: Intel Atom 1.86Ghz VS 1Ghz ARM
Storage: 32-64GB VS Same, but doesn’t really matter anyway
Wireless: WiFi, Bluetooth VS Same, however the new iPad comes with 3G

See yourself, demonstration (YouTube)

What do you think about the HP Slate? Is it really an iPad killer?