Monday, July 27, 2009

New movie District 9 trailers

Today I saw previews on television for the new District 9 movie coming out this summer and it got me saying "I want to see this movie." From the previews it seems to be about insect-looking like aliens being forced to stay in a certain area on Earth, closed off from humans. Then one day something happens and all hell breaks loose. I've included a better movie description below which was from the YouTube video I included below. The movie looks like an action sci-fi type of movie with no big stars that I could tell from the previews. Watch the trailer below.

District 9 trailer, movie description:

28 years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africas District 9 as the worlds nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United, a private company uninterested in the aliens welfare they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.

*The video on YouTube has been removed. So check out this District 9 trailer on YouTube instead.

There's another good District 9 trailer on YouTube you can watch here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is available

On Tuesday Mozilla released Firefox 3.5 which is said to have many changes over the last version. I listed some of the changes below, but you can read them all on the Firefox 3.5 release notes page. Make sure you download Firefox 3.5 today.

  • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
  • Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, canvas text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.