A $50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea's oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films.
Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3-D comes out today, but he's already planning his next project: the roguish Space Pirate Cobra. A precursor of Han Solo and Mal Reynolds, the anime character became huge in Europe, but now he's coming for us.
Yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and observers worldwide spent it elongating their "Arrs" and referring to each other as "matey" and "landlubber." But why focus on the seafaring brand of pirate, when the entire galaxy is packed with raiders and smugglers? Our handy guide will illustrate the numerous…