Stand Out And Be Yourself With A Wide Array Of Custom MacBook Skins

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With so many new, leading-edge laptops on the market and so many people embracing computer technology, it’s getting more difficult to differentiate one laptop from the next—especially if you’ve always stuck with one product and never worried about what else was out there. These days, everyone from eight-year-old kids to eighty-five-year-old grandmas own laptops that already put those released just a few years ago to shame. With this kind of saturation, how do you still retain your individuality and make a statement? In a sea of grey or white MacBooks, each with its little Apple logo and factory designspecs, how do you make your own an extension of your style, fashion, and philosophy?

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Movie Review: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Starring
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany
Director
Joss Whedon

Seconds into the film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is already overdoing it. It opens with an assault on a Hydra base, and the team is kicking ass, but with the exception of a fantastic shot straight out of “Kung Fu Panda 2,” it’s underwhelming, a more elaborately choreographed and at the same time less thrilling version of the battle sequence at the end of “The Avengers.” The ‘bigger is better’ mentality is to be expected, but what isn’t expected, or appreciated, is the “Transformers”-like fixation it has with breaking stuff (as in entire cities) for no reason, and worse, there are no consequences for doing so. On top of that, writer/director Joss Whedon’s normally snappy dialogue is woefully lacking. Whedon has said that he’s walking away from the Marvel universe after this (Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” are taking the reins on the next two “Avengers” movies), and after seeing “Ultron,” it makes sense; from the looks of things, this movie killed him.

Inside the aforementioned Hydra base is a gold mine of military weapons, both mechanical and human, created by Baron von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann). He’s used Loki’s scepter to give orphaned twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, respectively) superhuman powers, namely (and again, respectively) super speed and all sorts of telekinetic abilities. The Avengers do not get any of Hydra’s data, but they do acquire the scepter, and in studying it, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) gets the brilliantly stupid idea to convert the scepter’s alien power source into an artificial intelligence that will work to achieve world peace, an idea he’s had for years but has never been able to perfect. This time, it works, and the new consciousness, which he had nicknamed Ultron (James Spader), has a plan for peace on Earth. Unfortunately, his plan involves the extinction of mankind.

Wanda can get people to see things, namely their worst fears. We see the nightmares of everyone she touches, except for Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), who goes on to do the most damage: he terrorizes a large city, the very thing he spent years of his life in exile in order to prevent. Of all the nightmares that the audience absolutely has to see, this is the one. Instead, we get Hulk’s reaction to his visions without context, which culminates in a ridiculous street fight between Hulk and Iron Man that does tens of billions of dollars’ worth of damage (though it admittedly has a good laugh halfway through). Everything about this is wrong, and the opposite of what Whedon normally stands for as a storyteller. Just one line explaining that Stark will pay for everything, or that the Avengers are losing the people’s trust, would do. We get neither.

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Can Andy Murray regain the world number one spot?

Andy Murray has struggled with injuries over the last 18 months but the British number one has shown signs that he is returning to form. The Scot, who recently married long term partner Kim Sears, is looking to regain the world number one spot from Novak Djokovic but may need to win at least one of this year’s Grand Slams in order to achieve this goal. We take a look at Murray’s season so far and discuss whether or not he can win one of the upcoming majors and regain the world number one spot.

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Outfitting Your 4WD: Determining What You Need From What You Want

Outfitting Your 4WD

What should you take with you when travelling in the outback? That’s something almost every Aussie has asked, and there are a million different answers that all seem plausible. Here’s what to keep in mind. Everyone has different ideas about what “roughing it” means and what’s “necessary.” In truth, there are only a handful of things that are actually necessary and many things that are simply nice to have.

Bullbars and ‘Roo Bars

A bulbar is a bar that’s attached to the front of your truck that deflects objects, usually wild animals making a run at your vehicle, and pushes them either off to the side or underneath you. This preserves your windscreen and the engine bay, where a lot of delicate things live.

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UK Money Saving Website Releases Information on What People Would Do with a Lottery Win

pretty girl holding money

Everybody dreams of winning the lottery, hoping to hit the jackpot. Most people spend ages fantasising about what they would do with their winnings, calculating how many luxuries they can actually afford. UK money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has today released information on just what people have spent the money on.

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