mom-tech-360x235A band of thieves jumped a 16-year-old boy in Seattle, stole his cell phone, then used it to text “I’m gay” to his mother.

According to the police report, the teenager was sitting at a bus stop last week minding his own business. He reached into his backpack to pull out his phone. All of a sudden, four young men approached. After they punched the kid in the nose they proceeded to continue roughing him up. While fighting them off, the boy dropped his backpack and phone.

“Hey!” a bystander yelled. “Break it up!”

That’s when the suspects reportedly fled, but not before snatching the victim’s phone and backpack.

“Give that back!” the kid yelled after them. But the suspects were already gone.

When the 16-year-old returned home, his mother was waiting for him, her eyes filled with concern. When the teen asked what was wrong, she held up her cellphone to display the text message she had just received from him. It read: I’m gay. You know that.

As far as we know, the kid is not actually gay. He explained to his mother what happened and she contacted police.

The teen told authorities he believes one of the suspects might be a former schoolmate, who he identified by his lip ring. The other three suspects, he said, he didn’t recognize. Police have yet to announce any arrests in the case.

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ezraflashDC hasn’t had the best of luck recently when it comes to big screen superhero adaptations. (To wit, the sh*tshow that was Man of Steel). The prospect of a Zack Snyder-helmed sequel with Ben Affleck guest starring as Batman doesn’t sound too promising either. But Warner Bros. might just turn things around with a couple other DC comics projects in the pipeline: It was already announced that Jason Momoa would play Aquaman in a 2018 film. Today via Variety comes word that Warner Bros. is planning a movie based on The Flash.

Maybe they were inspired by the popularity of the new TV show?

At any rate, The Flash movie will also arrive in 2018 and no director or writer has been attached yet – but they already have their eye on an actor to fill out the red spandex– Ezra Miller!

Miller is probably best known for his mesmerizing turns in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin.  He also self-identifies as “queer”, which makes this pretty interesting casting.

As Miller once told OUT magazine, “The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love wherever it can be”

Can’t wait to see Miller outfitted as The Flash. Now if they can just get an equally promising director and screenwriter on board!

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Vlnts_F3_El_A13798_SL (1)Google kicks off its Lollipop revolution

Google is opening up the floodgates today with news releases; one of which is a new mobile operating system and two of which are new mobile hardware products. Together, all three products represent Google’s vision for the future of mobile computing.

The first announcement involves an operating system that has already been discussed in detail: Android L. The operating system now has an official release number and name: Android 5.0 Lollipop. Lollipop brings with it a new “Material Design” language for the UI and accompanying apps along with 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop even includes a new battery save mode which will supposedly boost battery life by 90 minutes when users find themselves close to running out of juice.

You can read more about Android 5.0 Lollipop in our previous article, or head on over to Google’s official blog to get their take on the new operating system.

As for the hardware, there are two new Nexus devices to speak of today. The first is the Nexus 9, which as has been widely reported, is made by HTC. The tablet features a brushed aluminum body, an 8.9” 2048×1536 display (4:3), and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor paired with 2GB of RAM.

It will be priced at $399 for the 16GB model and $479 for the $32GB model. If you’d like an LTE modem on your Nexus 9, it will set you back $599 for a device equipped with 32GB of storage space.

The Nexus 6, on the other hand, is manufactured by Motorola (surprise, surprise). It features a 5.96” QHD display, 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, an aluminum frame, front-mounted stereo speakers, and a 13MP camera. Like the upcoming Droid Turbo, it will come with a Motorola Turbo Charger, which will provide 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes (the battery’s capacity is listed at 3220 mAh). Wireless charging is also supported.

The Nexus 6 will be available on- or off-contract. Off-contract pricing is listed at $649 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model.

The Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on October 17, and will hit retail store on November 3. Pre-orders for the Nexus 6 are said to occur in “late October” with retail availability landing in November. In addition the Nexus 6 will be available on all four major U.S. wireless carriers plus U.S. Cellular. – See more at: http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Announces+Android+50+Lollipop+Nexus+9+Tablet+and+Nexus+6+Phablet/article36723.htm#sthash.cVWDd1qp.dpuf

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