Items tagged with James-Bond

It looks like the constant pain Sony's feeling isn't going to be seeing relief anytime soon. In late November, we learned of an unparalleled breach that affected the company, which unfortunately not only leaked lots of corporate info, but also sensitive information for thousands of its employees. Since word of the breach came down, we've learned more and more about how it played out, including the fact that undetectable malware was the root cause. We also know that a group that calls itself Guardians of Peace is claiming responsibility. Normal 0 false false false... Read more...
The follow-up to the hugely successful Skyfall (the film raked in $1.1 billion worldwide) has received an official name: Spectre. Spectre will focus on the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the global terror organization that James Bond has battled in previous films including Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Daniel Craig is of course reprising his role as James Bond (007) and we shall see the return of other characters introduced in Skyfall including Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny), and Ben Wishaw... Read more...
That cool, creepy abandoned island fortress from the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall”? That wasn’t a movie set. It’s a real place called Battleship Island, and it’s located off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. And Google sent a couple of employees (who we presume have nerves of steel) to the uninhabited island to map it for Google Maps Street View. Battleship Island (real name: “Hashima”) was once a busy coal mining facility and housed some 5,000 people. When the coal mining industry struggled in the 1970s, the island was abandoned, only opening... Read more...
This guy, Elon Musk. He’s eccentric in all the right ways, such as when he dreams up moonshot-style ideas, throws money at the projects, and insists that he can pull them off in absurdly brief timelines. His latest rich-guy romp pertains to the iconic Lotus Esprit that James Bond drove in The Spy Who Loved Me, which doubled in the film as a submarine when 007 drove it off a pier. Musk, founder of Tesla motors, snapped up the carmarine (submarcar?) for $866,000 at an auction. The identity of the buyer was unknown until Jalopnik learned about it from a “credible source”. Credit:... Read more...