In one form or another, we are all likely familiar with liquid crystals, and whether we like it or not, we are also familiar with bacteria. Liquid crystals and bacteria however are not familiar with each other, but that has changed now. Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory and Kent State University have placed bacteria in a liquid crystal medium, creating living liquid crystals, and made some interesting discoveries.
Typically liquid crystals will align into long, rod-like structures along a single dimension, called a director. The researchers took a colony of Bacillussubtilis and transferred it to the liquid crystal solution, where at first the bacteria moved along with the director. As more bacteria were added however, they started to affect the liquid crystals. Like many other bacteria B.subtilis uses a long tail called a flagellum to propel itself, by spinning the tail like a corkscrew. This motion disrupted the director and started creating a wave-like pattern in the liquid crystal. As even more bacteria were added, the bacteria started forming stripes through the director, at different orientations, and by depriving the bacteria of oxygen, the stripes could be erased.
The hope for this study is that it will lead to a better understanding of active materials, which could potentially consume energy from the environment. Also this research could impact how bacteria are studied because while flagella are nanometers wide, requiring an electron microscope to see, the wake left in the liquid crystals is visible under an optical microscope.
The Lego Movie has been such an unbelievable hit for Warner Bros., it seems the studio is now looking toward another popular gaming franchise – Minecraft. With 100 million registered Minecraft users on PC and 10 million copies sold on Xbox 360, there is already quite the established fan base – though I'm not quite sure how a Minecraft movie would even work.
Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the game and has apparently already received "huge interest from writers and filmmakers," with Warner Bros. planning on making it a live-action film. Yes, you read that right – a live-action Minecraft movie. Do Warner Bros. or any of the interested writers and filmmakers actually understand the appeal of Minecraft?
In any case, Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson confirmed the news on Twitter, so yeah...I guess this is happening. That being said, just because there's interest now, doesn't mean a movie will ever come to fruition. At least, one can hope.
Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!
Google's Project Ara was announced late last year and it seems Google is just about ready to release the details this April. Project Ara "aims to reinvent the smartphone by breaking it down into modules that can be assembled and customized in a limitless number of configurations."
The Project Ara concept originated from the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Motorola. Despite selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo earlier this year, Google apparently held onto the ATAP group. Today, Google announced it will be holding three Ara Developers' Conferences throughout the year, with the first one taking place April 15-16. The event will take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, with tickets costing $100 ($25 for students), but it will also be streamed live online for no fee. This first event will focus on the alpha release of the Ara Module Developers' Kit (MDK), which is free for anyone to download.
Project Ara is exciting for a number of reasons. For one, Google is targeting a $50 price tag for the basic, Wi-Fi only model. From there, consumers will be able to purchase any number of modules to customize their phone to fit their needs, including the obvious "cellular connection" module. No longer would you be forced to pay for features you'd never use just because a manufacturer thinks they appeal to the masses. For example, you can choose the best camera module for your needs and budget. Or maybe you don't even need a camera at all and would rather put in a second battery? You can do that too. Many modules are hot-swappable, so you can actually keep a second battery connected and then swap in a camera module when needed.
The great thing about Project Ara is that you don't have to make those decisions right away – nor are you stuck with any decision you make. Maybe you go with a Tegra 4 chip now, but switch to Tegra K1 once that's released and/or after that drops in price. Project Ara basically provides the customization and upgradeability that PCs have enjoyed for years.
You'll also get to choose your size: "mini (rather basic), medium (mainstream) and jumbo (an oversized, phablet-style variant)." The endoskeleton, or endo for short, determines the size and is the one component that will be Google-branded. The endos are barebones aluminum frames that simply contain "a bit of networking circuitry so the modules can talk to each other, a tiny back-up battery and not much else." The modules you choose can be designed by any third-party manufacturer and each endo fits a certain amount – the medium endo has space for ten, while the other two were not mentioned. As you can see in the images below, modules come in different sizes, but as long as you select the correct size, almost anything can go anywhere.
The problem with going the modular route is of course the size. Modules are 4mm thick, with the current prototype coming in at 9.7mm when everything is assembled into the endo. That's markedly thicker than the 7.6mm iPhone 5S and 8.1mm Galaxy S5. There was also no mention on weight, though that would obviously depend on the components selected. And what if you drop the phone? Will the modules go flying in all different directions? Well, not all testing has been completed since it's only in the prototype phase, but the front modules are "secured with latches," while the back modules use "electropermanent magnets." Both front and back are locked in place via an app on the phone, so you would theoretically have to disengage the locking mechanism through the app to remove a module.
Of course, Google still needs third-party manufacturers to get on board with the idea, but the company is optimistic. In fact, it hopes to have the product on the market a year from now. 2015 could be a very interesting year in the mobile market.
Within the latest beta release for Google Chrome, the search engine giant has added voice recognition capbitlities. The introduction of the feature follows the same style of voice recognition that has been present within Android devices for some time now. The voice recognition feature allows users to speak various commands that Google recognizes, simply by starting off their request by voicing "Ok Google." Some examples of possible voice recognition abilities include searching the Internet, setting a timer, and even setting a reminder for Google Now.
Users of the latest Google Chrome beta can enable this new feature by going to the Google website, clicking on the mic icon within the search box, and selecting the button that reads "Enable Ok Google."
Intel has announced its latest line of solid state drives, the 730 series. These drives are offering an extra bit of power through a factory overclocked controller. The drives borrow technology from the "high-end data center solutions offering transfer speeds of up to 550MBps and IOPs random reads of 89,000." Intel believes the drives would be perfect for consumer systems where applications like gaming and video editing benefit from high speed data access. Intel claims that the drives will be able to write up to 50GB/s every day for five years, making the 730 series reliable as well as powerful. The 730 series will be available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB at a price that is expected to be around $1 per GB.
Game developers will now be able to offer discounts for games through the Steam service from Valve at their discretion, rather than depending on Valve to initiate the sales. Developers will have the freedom of "determining both the size of the discount and its duration," and will still be able to join in the very popular sale events that take place around Christmas and during the summer. Both gamers and developers should be able to benefit from the increased possibility of sales though it will require a bit more effort to stay on top of all the sales.
Last week, Tony Hawk announced he was working on a new game in the Tony Hawk franchise, which Activision confirmed. Speaking to Bloomberg, Hawk has revealed that the game is not coming to PC or consoles, but rather mobile devices. Explaining the move to mobile, Hawk said, "We've never gone exclusively in that direction yet so I'm excited because, with the amount of time people are spending on their phones and their tablets playing games, we've never had our own game in that space so I'm excited to provide on finally."
No details on the game were provided other than Hawk saying it'll arrive this year. Hopefully it's not yet another endless runner game. With the last few Tony Hawk games flopping hard, will this move to mobile give the series new life or be the final nail in the coffin? Time will tell.
Facebook has revealed to users that its Facebook Messenger application for Windows will cease to function come March 3, 2014. The service, which was originally introduced in March, 2012, allowed Facebook users to communicate with other Facebook contacts without having to go to the website through their Internet browser. The social networking site has stated that it is shutting down the standalone Messenger application for Windows because it is more focused around building the best mobile experience possible for its users.
While Facebook Messenger will no longer work for Windows starting early next week, it can still be installed and utilized on Android and iOS devices.
Thermaltake, which is a leading provider of power supply units, computer chassis, and thermal solutions, has announced its new line of power supplies known as the Toughpower Gold Series. The new power supplies are available in 550W, 650W, and 750W and feature strict 80 PLUS GOLD certification, which ensures exceptional efficiency. Thermaltake has incorporated an ultra-quite 140mm fan within the Toughpower Gold Series power supply units, featuring a noise level of just 18db. Flat cables are also provided, making the modular aspect of the new power supply series that much easier to work with when routing cables in a computer chassis. A large and dedicated +12V rail is featured with the Toughpower series, providing ultimate performance and compatibility.
Google has announced that its social networking service, Google+, now has more photo editing features than ever before on Android devices. Taking technology from Snapseed, which is a smartphone application that allows for quick photo editing, Google+ users will be able to edit their photos in a more advanced manner than ever before. Users of the Google social networking service will notice new photo editing features, such as the ability to crop, rotate, and apply filters with one touch. A new cloud feature has also been integrated within the latest Google+ update, which provides the ability to edit a photo on one device and pick up the editing on another support device.
The Wii U has only been out for a little over a year, yet Nintendo is pulling the plug on online play for its older sibling, the Wii, in addition to the DS and DSi. While originally reported by Nintendo of Australia, a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed to Polygon that "this is a global termination which will take place on 20th May 2014 Worldwide."
Nintendo then issued a statement that said, "As of May 20, 2014, certain online functionality, including online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for many Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, will no longer be accessible." More than 20 Wii titles and more than 40 DS/DSi titles will be affected, including popular titles like Mario Kart, Pokémon, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The full list of titles can be seen at the Nintendo site listed below. Of course, unsurprisingly, the Wii Shop and DSi Shop will continue to function because...money. Video-on-demand services such as "Wii's Delivery Channel, Hulu, Internet Channel and YouTube" will continue to function as well.
This news is yet another black mark against Nintendo, who has seemed out of touch with reality over the past year. While local co-op has always been a key aspect of Nintendo games, the company needs to realize that online play has become an essential part of any multiplayer game and start to embrace it – how Pikmin 3 does not have online play is beyond me. While its still early in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One life cycles, most people see Sony and Microsoft supporting the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, for many years to come, including keeping its online services running. In fact, Sony has a reputation for supporting its prior platforms several years into the life of new ones (PlayStation 2 games were still being released last year). This move by Nintendo just seems like a bit of a sleazy ploy to try to push Wii U sales.
What are your thoughts on this upcoming shutdown? Understandable or too soon?
If you never heard of the Heretic Kingdoms series, you'd be forgiven – there was only one game, entitled Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition in North America and Kult: Heretic Kingdoms elsewhere, and it was released way back in 2005. Nearly ten years later, publisher bitComposer Entertainment has announced the series' return with Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, developed by Slovakian indie studio Games Farm.
Shadows, like its predecessor, is a hack-and-slash action-RPG. Following the events of the original game, "a dark shadow has once again fallen over the world." Players assume the role of the Devourer, "a mighty demon who can travel back and forth between the human and shadow world, devouring souls of his enemies." One of the key features of the game is seamlessly switching between the two worlds, which allows you to outwit opponents, avoid traps, and of course, solve puzzles.
Aside from the Devourer, you can also control up to three other party members, each with their own special abilities. But this isn't a party-based action-RPG in the traditional sense – "everyone shares the same body." Each hero is a "captive soul" that levels up independently, from level 1 to level 30, based on how much said hero is used. As such, deciding whether to focus on a single character or several is just one of the many decisions players will be forced to make. In addition, "abilities that the Devourer unlocks can power up the captive souls, and certain abilities that the souls can unlock will power up the Devourer." The various characters and world-switching should provide a lot of strategic depth in battle.
Shadows also features a dynamic day and night cycle, a "gripping story in a world filled with myths, fates and legendary creatures," and freedom of choice to dictate the course of the game. So will you save the world from this dark, shadowy threat or leave it to its fate?
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms will be released on PC in Q4 2014.
Though I would never describe myself as a programmer, I do have some experience and know how irritating it can be to find I missed one section of code. To help with that, researchers at MIT developed Sketch, which has the ability to fill in missing could, in some situations. Now researchers at MIT have improved Sketch's efficiency, making tasks that were previously impossible for it take just milliseconds.
Sketch operates by treating the program it is analyzing as a search problem. When it comes to a spot missing code, it considers and tests the possible variations of what could fill the void. When the program is too complex though, the number of variations can grow too large for Sketch to handle. In these cases Sketch will eventually time out or give up on finding the solution. What the recent work adds is the ability for a developer to describe the criteria of the missing code. This way Sketch only has to find code that satisfies the criteria, and then move on without checking every possible variation.
By shrinking the number of variations to test, the researchers found Sketch was able to complete previously impossible analyses in milliseconds. As impressive as that sounds, it will be a long time before Sketch would be of great use to professional developers, but for some very specialized tasks, it could be very useful.
There's just one more day left in February, but before it ends we have some reviews for you to check out. CM Storm's unique Reaper mouse gets put to the test to see how the new features add to the package. For some cooling needs, there's the Antec KUHLER H20 1250 all-in-one liquid cooler, which features a 240mm radiator and support for all the latest Intel and AMD CPUs. If all you need is a new tablet, perhaps the Toshiba Encore running Windows 8.1 and an Intel Bay Trail processor is the one for you. We end today with a rather interesting look at ten rare and unreleased graphics cards.
As the online storage scene continues to see much competition from Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, and others, Microsoft is attempting to entice potential users with a new offer. By using the Bing search engine, users have been able to earn points that can be redeemed for rewards. Now, Microsoft has put in place a new reward, which offers Bing users 100GB of OneDrive storage for one year. The excellent part about the offer is that the reward costs 100 points, which can be earned in just a week of searching, or by inviting a friend to use the search engine rewards service. While the storage deal is only good for one year, Microsoft has stated that the files stored within OneDrive will remain while any unused storage space will disappear from the total allocated amount.
Ubisoft has announced today that Trials Fusion, the next game in the highly popular 2.5D platform racing series, will be arriving April 16, 2014. Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, "Trials Fusion builds off the same maddeningly addictive physics-based gameplay of its predecessors while incorporating brand-new features, including the FMX tricks system." As with the previous game, Trials Evolution, there's an extensive track editor that allows players to create and share their own creations, alongside solo and multiplayer for up to four players.
Trials Fusion will be available digitally for $19.99 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. A physical retail version that includes a Season Pass will be available for $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Available within the next few days as the rollout begins, Android 4.4 will soon be available on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones. The update, which ranges in size between 412MB and 842MB, will be available only through a Wi-Fi connection. The total size for the update is dependent on what version of Android the smartphone currently has before installation The Android KitKat update is meant to add changes and improvements, such as support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the ability to uninstall applications by using a drag and drop motion. AT&T has also noted that the update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 will bring improved call quality.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that have service through AT&T, and do not want to wait for the rollout, can begin checking for the approved update immediately through the settings pane within Android.
Skype, which is a Microsoft owned company, has revealed that it now fully supports Microsoft accounts. Users who do not currently have access to Skype can register for the service by using their credentials associated with a Microsoft account. This allows users to simplify their login process, as it is one less username and password to remember, while also providing users with notable features. Not only does signing in into Skype with a Microsoft account provide users with a seamless transfer of their personal settings and contacts, the account offers two-step verification for security as well as enhanced password recovery.
Users who do not have a Microsoft account can still register for Skype by using a Facebook account.
After poor earnings were reported by Sony earlier this month, the company is now announcing that it plans to undergo major restructuring within the United States. The plans involve closing one-third of the current Sony retail stores located in the United States, representing around 20 physical locations. Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics, noted that the closures will allow Sony to be in a prime position for future growth, even though the decision to close the majority of the stores was difficult to make.
This news comes just weeks after Sony Corporation reported that it was reducing its global employee pool by about 5,000.
Swedish competitive gaming powerhouse DreamHack has announced the inaugural season of a Dota 2 league, known as the ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 1. DreamHack has partnered with ASUS Republic of Gamers, ROCCAT, TV6, and the GD Studio to produce a tournament with a base prize pool of $100,000. Similar to many other Dota 2 events, the prize pool can be increased through ticket purchases in the Dota 2 store. It will also be the first event since The International 3 to offer a compendium for purchase along with multiple tiers of rewards to be unlocked. Twelve teams will be split into three divisions with the top six overall teams heading to the live LAN finals at DreamHack Summer and the bottom team in each division forced to fight for inclusion in the next season. Games will begin next Monday and they will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during most weeks through May. English casting will be provided by the GD Studio and a Swedish stream will be provided by TV6, with more languages to be announced shortly. For full details about the format of the tournament and match schedules follow the link below.
An attack demonstrated by security company CrowdStrike at the RSA Conference today in San Francisco is one that brings to mind the self-destructing electronics typically found in spy movies. By introducing a bogus firmware update to the APC embedded controller of an Apple computer running OS X the firm was able to bump the CPU frequency and turn off the fans. The company stopped short of setting the machine on fire, which it claims is possible, due to the public setting and settled for merely "frying the machine." CrowdStrike sees this type of attack as a real possibility going forward as data and hardware will be unrecoverable due to the physical destruction.
Many people will associate optical data transmission with the backbone of the Internet, but it is actually used in many, less grand situations, such as connecting servers and supercomputers within a single building. Like the Internet though, speed is very important and the equipment is approaching the limits of the optical technology. As reported by The Optical Society, IBM researchers have recently set a new data-rate record for multimode optical fiber of 64 Gb/s.
Multimode optical fiber is typically used to in those smaller situations mentioned above, and in this case was only 57 meters long. To achieve that record, the researchers employed a technique commonly used in electrical communication, but not in optical communication yet. This technique is called transmit equalization and works to widen the bandwidth of an optical link. Interestingly the researchers also used non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation, which is a standard in optical communication. What makes this interesting is that few believe such modulation can achieve transfer rates faster than 32 GB/s. Obviously that is not the case.
While the record-setting speed was only achieved with a 57 meter long multimode fiber that should suffice for many data centers where 80% of cables are less than 50 meters long, and supercomputers likewise do not require that long of cables. Also the new technology is ready right now for commercialization.
Are you sick of all the Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal teasers yet? Path of Exile's first mini-expansion is one week away, but developer Grinding Gear is apparently still keeping the details close to the chest. With the previous teaser screenshot coming from one of the new Challenge Leagues, Ambush, I guess it's only right that the other new Challenge League, Invasion, gets one as well.
As the name implies, it seems like there is some sort of scarab invasion occurring in the screenshot. Whereas each Act typically featured its own roster of enemies, when it comes to the Invasion Challenge League, it seems like enemies can "invade" Acts not their own. Hopefully there's a bit more to it than that, considering "maps" theoretically already do that.
Here is everything that has been teased an unveiled thus far:
Happen to have several hard drives and an empty 5.25" bay? Then the FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP by Icy Dock might be of interest. It's a space-efficient front bay adapter that converts a single 5.25" bay to a 3.5" bay with an additional two 2.5" bays. The one-piece plastic design allows for two 2.5" SATA or IDE HDDs/SDDs in height of 7mm to 9.5mm to be stored along with a 3.5" hard drive, or a 3.5" device such as a fan speed controller, or media card reader. The installation process is simple; just slide the parts into the appropriate bays and either the Smart-Tip or self-adjusting tab feature will lock the parts into place. This item may be particularly of interest to users with Mini-ITX or microATX computer cases where space is limited.
Developer Klei Entertainment announced Don't Starve's first DLC, Reign of Giants, last month, and has been releasing season-themed teasers every two weeks since. Today we get the last of the season-themed teasers, the Summer Teaser. Not much is shown, except what appears to be a fire-breathing fly. Hopefully the next Reign of Giants news actually contains details on the game and maybe even a gameplay trailer.
In November of last year, Team17 re-entered the third-party publishing arena, but the studio is best known for developing the turn-based strategy series, Worms. Since the series debut in 1995, Team17 has developed and released more than twenty Worms games and spin-offs; the most recent being Worms: Clan Wars. Though I'm sure the Worms franchise isn't dead, Team17 has finally announced its first new IP in over a decade, entitled Flockers.
The Flockers reveal came during today's PlayStation Open Day, with Team 17 Managing Director Debbie Bestwick calling it, "the most important game we've worked on in over a decade." Sadly, only the logo has been unveiled at this time, but an official announcement is expected to come next week.
For at least some people, we may never look at chickens the same way again, as it turns out their eyes are very different from our own and many other animals. Within eyes, human and avian, are a cells called cones that are sensitive to different colors of light, and layout of the cones impacts the creature's vision. Researchers at Princeton University have found that the layout of cones in a chicken's eyes follow a special pattern, which could lead to advanced optical devices.
When first looking at the placement of the different kind of cones in a chicken's eyes, researchers thought they were placed randomly. This would seem unlikely as randomness would impair vision, and birds are known to have good vision. The researchers got to work attempting to model the layout and found that there is indeed a pattern, called disordered hyperuniformity. What this means is that over a large distance, variations of the cones are suppressed, like in a crystal, but over short distances there is disorder, like in a fluid. The reason for this is the presence of exclusion zones around each cone, in which another cone, especially one of the same type, should not enter, as they will interfere with each other. Therefore to optimally pack the cones, the avian eye evolved this disordered hyperuniform design.
Potentially this information could be applied to create self-organizing optics that can transmit light as efficiently as a crystal, while being flexible like a fluid.
Despite South Park: The Stick of Truth being rated 18 in the UK – and presumably equivalent ratings in other countries – the game has apparently had seven scenes censored in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) release. Yes, even if you're an adult, apparently you're not capable of making your own purchase decision if questionable, mature content exists.
BT.com, a communications service company based in the UK, apparently received documentation with a review copy of the game that read: "Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth." The scenes in question include two mini-games involving an abortion, and "five 'anal probing' scenes in which characters are 'actively' being probed." In other words, typical South Park material. Instead of those scenes playing out, they have been "replaced with on-screen text describing the censored action." This is similar to the censoring that has been reported in the Australian version of the game, though Australia has always been notorious for its strict censorship of video games.
That being said, PC gamers may not have to worry about this. Aside from the documentation specifically stating "console versions," a quick peek at the Steam database reveals just four versions of the game: DE, AU, RU, and a non-designated one that typically means everyone else. So unless you're in Germany, Australia, or Russia, if you want the uncensored version of the game, go with PC rather than the consoles. The system requirements are fairly low.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to release on March 4 for Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. You can watch the first thirteen minutes of the game here.
Bitcoin's bad month continues. After two bitcoin exchanges were hit by denial-of-service attacks earlier in the month, halting withdrawals, one of those exchanges has completely shut down – Mt. Gox. According to Reuters, "the website of Mt. Gox suddenly went dark on Tuesday with no explanation, and the company's Tokyo office was empty." Hours after the site was taken offline, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles emailed Reuters, saying that an official announcement would be released "soon-ish," but that hasn't seemed to happen yet.
According to report, there is an unverified document that claims "more than 744,000 bitcoins were 'missing due to malleability-related theft', and noted Mt. Gox had $174 million in liabilities against $32.75 million assets." While that missing amount may only account for roughly six percent of the total bitcoins, it still amounts to around $350 million.
In a joint statement by various bitcoin sites, they state that "this tragic violation of the trust of users of Mt. Gox was the result of one company's abhorrent actions and does not reflect the resilience or value of bitcoin and the digital currency industry." Quite an interesting statement to make when Mt. Gox "handled more transactions than any other [site] in the past month, [amounting to] about 34 percent of activity, according to Bitcoincharts." So how can bitcoin users feel confident with other exchanges if the most active one was apparently a "bad actor that need[ed] to be weeded out"? Either way, this warning comes a bit late for (former) Mt. Gox users.
It'll be interesting to see how bitcoin sites and users react to this news. Bitcoins have already dropped significantly in value from a month ago.
The long-awaited and final piece of the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass has finally received a name and release date – the Cold, Cold Night DLC will be arriving April 22, 2014. As previously unveiled on New Year's Eve, Cold, Cold Night revolves around none other than Mr. Freeze.
The official unveil occurred during today's episode of DC All Access. Ames Kirshen, Vice President of Production at WB Games, showed off the official trailer for the DLC and shared a few tidbits of info, such as a new suit for batman. While the video below is just the Cold, Cold Night Teaser Trailer, if you want to see what Kirshen says, skip to about the 1:46 mark in the DC All Access video.