Samsung Intros $152,000 110-inch 4K TV

Samsung has a new 110-inch 4K television thats priced at around 152,000, and you can only buy it if youre in South Korea, China or the middle East. This exists on a plane of such excess that is hard to comprehend. The Korean company paraded a number of awfully expensive TVs around CES earlier this year, but it saved the best worst for last. This is well over what most humans make after years of work. This exists because it can. While theres a severe lack of content for 4K sets, the ultra-HD market will supposedly take off in 2014, according to industry watchers. As if cable providers will be icy with consumers suddenly streaming content with four times the resolution of 1080p. Cant afford something so incredibly decedent Many Amazon buyers have come up with some very creative ways of acquiring such cutting edge technologyand that was for the 85-inch model. But why settle for an 85-inch set when you can profit one thats 110 inches Exactly. I can’t wait until someone records a YouTube drop test video.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Trailer – Deformed Demon Hunters

The stars of Persona 3 and Persona 4 have quite a serious problem upon their hands in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Not only must they contend with demons spawning from a clock tower in the centre of their schoolyard, but they must also retrieve their former bodies in desperate hope of resembling something human again. Well, the latter I don’t think will actually be a part of the story. The Etrian Odyssey team has taken control of this entry, and the team’s art style has been determined ever since it formed. The deformed and kawaii style perfectly fits the feeling of this being just a fun and lighthearted spin-off. This new trailer shows off more of the story and gameplay that the teams will arrive across when exploring the depths of the mysterious towers. Tough monsters, new faces, its nothing that they haven’t faced before in their own games. This time around, the Etrian Odyssey team is bringing some summit of the line animation to gain its scheme across. hurry up and translate this one Atlus, and take my money.Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan this year where it is destined to be a summit seller. We’ll just have to wait and see how American Nintendo 3DS enthusiasts react. Via all Games Beta

Hello Games Not Insured for Flood Damage

Last week, the developer behind No Man’s Sky, Hello Games, suffered a sudden flood in the aftermath of a storm that rolled through the U.K. and took to Twitter to let everyone know. This weekend the developer posted another update: BAD NEWS! Had a ‘funny’ call with insurer yesterday. small print is if you are in a flood risk zone, you are not insured for flooding Hello Games hellogames December 28, 2013 They followed that tweet with another, attempting to look on the shining side, saying that no insurance means no red tape to receive things started again. According to Joystiq, Phil Spencer – Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios – responded to a follow demand on Twitter and said that he is “going to look into it.” Hello Games hasn’t said that they even need help, but the studio is very small. It’s possible that the awesome VGX trailer under helped them pull in some funding that’ll receive them through this. They could also be in very dire straits, and help from Microsoft might be just what they need.

New Samsung Chromebook Expected in 2014 With Exynos 5420 Processor

Samsung’sChromebook was one of Amazon’s three top-selling laptops this holiday season, but after over a full year on the market the South Korean company may be preparing to release a redesigned model in 2014. A report fromBusiness Korea claims the Samsung will release a new Chrome OS laptop next year with improved specs. Citing anonymous insiders, the report says Samsung’s new Chromebook will come equipped with anExynos 5420 octa-core processor, aMali-T628 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, a display “of 12 inches or less” with an improved resolution of2560 1600 pixels, and a battery capable of providing 7 hours of life. There’s no word when Samsung will unveil its beefed up Chromebook, though the company denied any plans to show a new laptop during CES 2014. Considering the current Series 3′s lasting popularity, there’s clearly no rush to unveil a new model. nevertheless, we bet the new Samsung Chromebook will launch sometime next year.

Mighty No. 9 Finalizes Female Sidekick Design Through Fan Vote

The developers behind mighty No. 9, Comcept and Inticreates, have finalized the design for protagonist Beck’s female sidekick, Call. The final three designs were put to a vote of the Kickstarter backers, and the winner, Call F, was decided by less than 3 percent of the final vote. all I have to tell is that I am bad luck in these Kickstarter backer polls. I failed to pick any of the playable Shovel Knight villains, and I also ended up upon the losing end of this one. I voted for Call E, the second place finalist. What is wrong with my taste, Kickstarter backers still, I wasn’t overly passionate about any choice in this vote. all three could have been the winner, and I would have been fine with it. I’m not amazed the fans decided to go with the one who most resembles Mega Man’s sister, Roll. There is comfort in familiarity, so why stray too far from the beaten path Check out he finalists below. Do you think the backers got it right upon this one

Download Evasi0n7 1.0.2 To Fix iPad 2 Boot Loop Issue

If you’ve been holding off jailbreaking your iPad 2 on iOS 7 because of boot loop issues with that particular device and the latest Evasi0n7 jailbreak from Evad3rs then we have some good news; today’s your lucky day. Moments ago the jailbreak team behind Evasi0n7 released a new version of their well-liked iOS 7 jailbreak, with beta 1.0.2 bringing with it one particularly important fix. People with WiFi-only iPad 2s in particular have been reporting that Evasi0n7 had been leaving their tablet in a state of boot-looping, leaving their device unusable until it is restored. According to Evad3rs though, that should be an issue no more, leaving those with the older iPad offering able to jailbreak their install of iOS 7 in piece. It’s worth pointing out that while this update does quash at least one rather sizeable bug, this is still very much a work in progress for Evad3rs. As more and more fixes are built into the tool we’re certain it will be a much stronger solution for those jailbreaking iOS 7. For now though, it’s worth remembering that we need to give the team a tiny time to iron out the rest of the kinks. You can download the latest version 1.0.2 of Evasi0n7 from the download links given under. If you are already jailbroken on iOS 7 on any of the supported device with no issues, you dont need to redo the jailbreak. Download Evasi0n7 1.0.2 for Windows Download Evasi0n7 1.0.2 for Mac For tutorials on how-to jailbreak, check out: iOS 7 7.0.4 Jailbreak: Download Evasi0n 7 For iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod touch Windows / Mac Jailbreak iOS 7 7.0.4 Untethered on iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s And More With Evasi0n 7 Video Tutorial You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to preserve yourself updated on every the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.

How To Fix Evasi0n7 Configuring System 2/2 Error During Jailbreak

It’s certainly been a day for jailbreak news today, and it shows no sign of slowing down after jailbreak supremo Pod2g announced that a new version of Evasi0n7 had been released with the aim of fixing some important bugs. There’s one bug that it doesn’t repair though, and it’s a bug that we’ve been getting asked about quite a bit here at Redmond Pie. It seems that quite a few people have been hitting roadblocks when trying to jailbreak their iOS device using Evasi0n7 from Evad3rs, with one particular step causing some problems for those using the tool. We’ve seen countless screenshots which show Evasi0n stuck on step 2/2, which is apparently the Configuring System 2/2 Evasi0n error. If left, the system simply sits there and nothing happens. Which, you know, isn’t conducive to a good jailbreak. When asked the question on Twitter, Pod2g suggested that the repair for this is to try the jailbreak on a faster PC or Mac. According to him, this step uses a race condition’ and speed is required here. A faster machine, so the story goes, should repair the problem. Pod2g: brittagus told us that some people were stuck on the ‘configuring system 2/2′ step. It’s possibly because of a slow machine. try on another Image credit: Xavier Unfortunately, people appear to be replying to Pod2g suggesting that they already have machines that should be more than capable of getting the job done. We suspect that the genuine truth is somewhere in the middle. Is it possible that those who are seeing issues have low amounts of free RAM, possibly running in a VM Virtual Machine, or most likely their machines are also running apps that are using considerable system resources at the same time most likely. most likely not. What we would recommend is this though. Before trying to jailbreak

Verizon Might Offer Off-Contract Moto G for $100

A leaked image suggests Verizon might begin offering the Moto G for an even cheaper off-contract price, at 100 instead of the current 179 for the 8GB model. However, theres a catch: while you wont be chained down by a two-year agreement or everything like that, you will be confined to Verizon, which is why the price is being taken down to an even hundred. The bubble packaging clearly states users can take advantage of unlimited speak and text, and choose a data plan. Not a bad offer if you ask me, especially considering how terrific the Moto G is without being super cheap. Nothing has been made official nevertheless, and its unclear when the device will begin hitting Verizon stores. Seems to me the timing would have been better before the holidays, but I digress. The news comes by way of Google user Josue Joseph, who provided the photo above along with some unconfirmed information. It definite looks authentic to us, so perhaps well see a quiet rollout over the next week or so. If you pick to stay away from Verizons shining red clutches, you can nevertheless choose the device up in 8GB and 16GB variations for 179 and 199, respectively.

Best Buy Offering Nexus 7 for $199 With $25 Google Play Credit

Best buy is currently offering the Nexus 7 2013 for 30 off the suggested retail price, with a few enticing bonuses, too. As if getting a discount upon the device wasnt enough, the huge bin retailer is also giving buyers 25 Play store credit, and free shipping as well. The typical retail price of the tablet is 229, so youre getting a beautiful solid deal. Over the past month or so, the Nexus 7 has been at the center of a lot of discountsthis one is a nice way to capitalize upon some of that holiday money you got from family. Its unclear how long the sale will last, so you better hop upon it now if the Nexus 7 is the device for you. While the slate isnt particularly costly to begin with, were certainly not opposed to seeing some money being slashed off the summit. The price of the 32GB model is still firm at 269. As a quick refresher, the newest Nexus 7 comes with a 7-inch LCD 1920×1200 display, Android 4.4, 16GB of internal storage an a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

Nexus 10 Pulled From As Supplies Dwindle

The Nexus 10 is in desperate need of a redesign after launching back in November 2012, but with no update in sight Staples has pulled the device from its online store. Visiting the product’s former page now brings you to’s main tablets webpage, and it won’t show up in a search. The device is nevertheless available from Amazon, though supplies are limited. The 32GB model is nevertheless available from Google Play, though the 16GB model is not available. Considering that the 16GB Nexus 10 hasn’t been available through Google Play since October, it’s tempting to think the news could mean an updated 10-inch Google tablet is in the works. Unfortunately, we don’t look many current leaks suggesting we’ll look any update any time soon. Earlier this year we saw a good number of leaks suggesting the new Nexus 10 was being developed by either Samsung or ASUS, but with 2013 coming to an end it seems unlikely we’ll look the new 10-inch tablet any time soon. If we look any rumors about a new Nexus tablet or even an upcoming Android 4.5 update that could coincide with a new product release, we’ll let you know, though it’s more likely we’ll look some sort of 10.1-inch slate launch as a Google Play Edition device instead.

Here’s How Apple Could Do Interactive Notifications In iOS 8 [VIDEO]

As Apple has grown iOS into the thing we all use on our iPhones, iPads and iPod touches today, therAs Apple has grown iOS into the thing we all use on our iPhones, iPads and iPod touches today, there’s one problem that the software engineers in Cupertino have yet been either unable, or unwilling to tackle. It’s a problem that we’ve all been screaming about for far too long, and one that plenty of jailbreak tweaks have already fixed in their own, special way. We are, of course, talking about notifications. The way iOS handles notifications has changed quite a bit over the seven versions that have been released, but there is yet one glaring omission from the way we interact with notifications on Apple’s mobile devices. Put simply, we don’t interact with them at all. The way notifications currently work in iOS is rather simple. If the screen is unlocked, we acquire a banner that scrolls down from the top of the screen that tells us something has happened. Be it an incoming email, a new iMessage or a push notification from an app, all notifications are basically the similar. Graphic Designer Sam Beckett thinks there is a better way, and he has put together a concept video of what notifications should, or at least could be like in iOS 8 during 2014. The change that Beckett proposes is a subtle one. Notifications would essentially be the similar as they are in iOS 7, but with the addition of a context-sensitive button. on an incoming iMessage for example, the button to the right of the notification would say ‘reply.’ and tapping it would cause a further shade to fall down where a reply can then be composed. Sending that reply would see the shade close, and the user being returned to what they were doing. Currently, tapping the notification will launch the app it came from, but after it’s been dealt with there is no mechanism for the user to be returned to whence they came. Proper interactive notifications would remove the need for any user input in this regard, and is something that jailbreak tweaks such as biteSMS have been offering for years. We’ve no idea whether Apple has something like this planned for iOS 8, and frankly we’re flabbergasted that it’s not already in the version we’re using now. all we can do is hope that the people in Cupertino come to their senses, and the sooner the better. You may also like to check out: New iOS 8 Concept Is What iOS 7 Should Have Been From The Very begin IMAGES You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to save yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.

LG’s Octa-Core Odin Processor Leaks in New Benchmark

Heading into 2014, we’re expecting to see a lot more octa-core processors powering the best new smartphones. Samsung already released its first 8-core smartphonesearlier this year with plans to continue the trend next year, and now it looks like LG will follow suit with its own Odin CPU. The LG Odin made an appearance earlier this week inAnTuTubenchmarks, aead of an expected official launch early next year. Going up against a handful of other high-powered processors, the LG Odin faired decently even beating out the Exynos 5410 found in international versions of the Galaxy S4 but falling behind the Exynos 5420 and the Tegra 4 in tests running up to 1GHz. Going up against the LG G2′s Snapdragon 800 the Odin was a positive winner in almost all category. There’s no word on when this octa-core processor will get an official launch, though we wouldn’t be amazed to see it featured in the LG G3 early next year. Recent rumors recommend LG’s next flagship handset will launch as early as MWC 2014 with a new processor. For now this is still largely speculation, though the fact that LG is already benchmarking its Odin chip suggests a new product launch may be fast approaching.

Apple Hires Lead Designer Behind The New York Times Magazine

Apples internal marketing team will be adding some important new talent early next year, tapping Arem Duplessis, who previously acted as the designer for The New York Times Magazineas its new creative director. The Cupertino company is reportedly looking to expand the size of its department, and is currently on the prowl for experienced designers and advertisers. Duplessis held his previous position for ten years, and will begin his tenure at Apple next February. According to reports, Apples bolstered marketing team might soon begin working on its own branding efforts, and will end relying on outside agencies. Additionally, Duplessiss arrival might have an effect on Apples website design and even its iAd service. Its not entirely positive what Duplessis will do, but he clearly has the talent and experience, and has remained with a respected magazine for a decade, which shows dedication. With the possibility of Apple gearing up for an exciting 2014maybe some new products categories here and therethe company could be preparing for an entire marketing blitz to allow consumers know about its iWatch or iTV if those do indeed come to market. If that’s the case, Duplessis will have plenty of work to do throughout the upcoming year. Above are a few examples of his work.

DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra, DROID Mini KitKat Update Pulled After Bricking Reports

The last thing you desire to do when installing a fresh version of Android on your phone is to accidentally brick the device. That’s apparently exactly what’s happening to owners of Verizon’s Motorola DROID Maxx, DROID Mini and Motorola DROID Ultra who are trying to install Android 4.4 KitKat. According to new reports fromDroid-Life, Verizon and Motorola are reportedly stopping the rollout. Though several people are left high and dry for now. Droid-Life said that the first signs of concern started when readers started to email in claiming that their DROID Maxx or DROID Ultra smartphones completely stopped working after they tried to install the update. Motorola’s forums have 17 pages discussing the topic. Here’s one comment: phone failed to update. got an error. now stuck at motorola screen. seems bricked!!!! can not factory reset. Can not do anything. HELP! Another: yea im a teacher at work and i dont have a phone to call out. I have the tech maintain waiting on the computer. theres no way their going to repair this one without going to verizon for a new phone. I dont think they have an installer through a computer like samsung does. Apparently Motorola and Verizon have both since pulled the update. TechnoBuffalo attempted to accomplish out to both firms for a comment though a spokesperson was not immediately available.

Fitbit App Update Turns iPhone 5s Into A Fitness Tracking Device, Fitbit Hardware Not Required

Motion tracking technology has seen something of a boom in the consumer market in recent times, and not only have we seen products like the Nike FuelBand take the market by storm, but mobile devices have also proven themselves to be worthy accompaniments to the fitness-conscious. With the right app and solid hardware, a smartphone can make for a very useful activity-tracker, and Fitbit for iOS latest app update aims to accomplish exactly that with your iPhone 5s. Announced in September, Apple’s latest gadget has sold in record-breaking numbers in just three short months, but while we did acquire a bit carried away with the glamor of gold and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it was the internal hardware that really set the device apart from both its predecessor and its 5c incarnate. As well as being the first smartphone to boast a 64-bit processor, Apple also threw in an M7 motion coprocessor to accompany the A7 SoC. While many quad-core-and-beyond fans baulked at the idea of the Cupertino yet opting for a dual-core chip, the motion coprocessor helps to make a more efficient system of divided tasks, and with fitness tracking apps heavily reliant on motion sensing, the makers of said utilities have been swift to capitalize on the newly-upgraded innards. Like Nike FuelBand, Fitbit has its own hardware and supplementary iOS app, with the idea being that you buy their wearable gadget first and then download said software companion from the App Store. But in an overt try to increase interest in its services, the app has been given a rather handsome update that adds a feature called MobileTrack — essentially bringing base-level tracking right to your iPhone 5s. Thanks to that motion coprocessor, you can yield some of the benefits of a Fitbit device without actually going out and stumping up for one, and with no additional battery life being drained, you can save tabs on how many calories you’re burning without the worry of running your device — as well as your energy — into the ground. The app is fairly bog-standard, and will not offer all of the features of a Fitbit tracker. But it does provide a taster, and since it’s absolutely free, is well worth checking out via the link under. Oh, and yes — it does also work with the new iPads and their M7 motion coprocessors. Download Fitbit for iOS on App Store You may also like to check out: Nike Move App For iPhone 5s Released, FuelBand App Updated With New UI And SE Features Be certain to check out our iPhone Apps Gallery and iPad Apps Gallery to explore more apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to save yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.

iFile 2.0 For iOS 7 Released With An All New Design For iPhone And iPad

The holiday season is almost through, and this year, the jailbreak community has been treated to the best gift imaginable by way of untethered jailbreaks for both iOS 7 and the latter versions of iOS 6.1.x. With many of you having already opened up your device to the world of tweaks and apps otherwise unobtainable at stock level, the updates are arriving thick and quick, and in the latest, iFile version 2.0.0-1 has been pushed. For those unaware, iFile is arguably the most important app for any seasoned or aspiring jailbreaker. The process of jailbreaking your device unlocks access to every of the system files that Apple likes to withhold under lock-and-key, but by safely altering them, you can greatly manipulate the way iOS behaves. iFile is the most popular app for navigating, moving and editing these files — allowing you to install apps and tweaks with relative ease, and if you’ve just jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, iFile should be your first buy. What with the recent jailbreak for iOS 7 devices, many of the changes found in the new iFile are related to the Cupertino’s latest and greatest mobile OS release. As well as a flattened out icon, the general look and feel of the app has been dragged up to speed, and once installed, will be very much in-keeping with the iOS 7 user interface as a whole. As well as bringing that contemporary look, there are also quite a few bug fixes. Notably, the new release amends the situation concerning crashes when users attempted to enter their PayPal registration email address credentials. Additionally, if you found that iFile wouldn’t close using the App Switcher, this issue has also been rectified, although as per the release notes, it will remain active for 180 seconds after backgrounding. iFile 2.0 can be found over at the BigBoss repository in Cydia, and you can test it out by means of a free trial before making a buy. It is also fully compatible to work with latest devices such as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. As I mentioned earlier, this is a must-download, and with Cydia suddenly thriving once again with new and exciting tweaks, iFile will be central to almost

12.2-Inch Galaxy Note Pro May be Headed to AT&T

Samsung is expected to flood the market with new tablets early next year with a fresh army of new Android slates ranging from entry-level to high-end models. Trusted tipster evleaks has chimed in, revealing that one new Galaxy Note Pro device will land on AT&T. While evleaks doesn’t offer any more details on theSM-P907A, we have to assume he’s referring to the rumored Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet we’ve heard so much about in the past few months. The new device’s model number is an obvious follow-up to the redesigned Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600 as opposed to the Note 3 phablet SM-N900. Then again, the Note 12.2′s model number was previously leaked as eitherSM-P900 orSM-P901, suggesting this could be an entirely new device, though it seems more likely Samsung is simply experimenting with several different variations. Samsung has nevertheless to confirm any of the rumors surrounding the alleged Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, leaving us with a handful of alleged specs for the moment. The device is expected to pack a 2,560 x 1600-pixel display, 3GB of RAM, a 9500mAh battery, and run Android 4.4 KitKat. We won’t know everything about the rumored tablet for positive until Samsung makes an official announcement, either next month at CES or in February during the MWC trade show in Barcelona.

LG Bringing “Knock” Feature to L Series II Smartphones and Future Devices

recall LG’s “Knock” feature If you don’t actually own the LG G2 orG Pad 8.3the solution is probably “no,” but the South Korean company hopes to change that by expanding the tap-to-turn-on setting to future devices as well as its current line of Optimus L Series II smartphones. Knock was one of several unique features introduced with the G2, but unlike those bizarre buttons on the back, the ability to turn the device on or off by simply tapping on the screen was actually a useful improvement. Now, LG says it plans to make the feature a defining part of its future lineup. Knockis distinctively an LG UX and a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights, said LG Mobile’s president and CEOJong-seok Park, No one ever thought that a power button needed to be improved until our engineers wondered why they couldnt turn the entire screen into a power button. The Knock rollout will start in Jan. 2014 with an update for the company’s L Series II smartphones, while definite upcoming device will also offer the similar feature. With rumors of an LG G3 already surfacing we bet the company’s next flagship handset will make the clip, though we also expect to look Knock feature in some upcoming mid and entry-level devices starting early next year.

BlackBerry CEO Says Company Will Be Profitable “in the Coming Years”

BlackBerry didn’t have the best of luck in 2013, from several failed product launches to rolling layoffs the company struggled to create it through the year while competitors like Samsung, Apple and even Microsoft saw strong mobile sales. With just a few days left before the new year begins, newly-appointed CEO John Chen took toCNBC’swebsite to outline the company’s strategy for 2014 and beyond. According to Chen, BlackBerry has already bounced backat least strategicallytaking on a new outlook that focuses on the traits it was once known for: security and enterprise. He also promises to create several new hires in 2014, marking the first time in recent memory the Waterloo company will bring in new employees instead of shedding old ones. BlackBerry’s strategy for the future is also clearly focused on services, including its messaging app BBM and the QNX operating system it acquired back in 2010. Chen boasts 40 million iOS and Android users already registered with the BBM app, and promises to turn the once-popular messaging platform into a future revenue stream. He also notes that QNX, which formed the backbone of BlackBerry 10, is already a leader in the auto industry, and teases new QNX-based cloud services coming next month at CES 2014. Despite a year full of blunders, Chen believes BlackBerry nevertheless stands a chance in 2014, pointing to a new deal with Foxconn, 3 billion in the bank and a slimmed down company which he refers to multiple times as “nimble.” While many predicted BlackBerry would be torn apart and sold for scraps in 2013, the company appears to have made it through the year alive. Whether we’ll be able to tell the same thing by the end of 2014 is unclear, but for now things may actually be looking up in Waterloo.

Battlefield 4 Banned in China

The Chinese Government is not too thrilled about being made the villains of the latest Battlefield 4 expansion, China Rising. As a result, the game has been banned in China. The storyline of the latest downloadable chapter revolves around a rogue Chinese military leader who attacks American soldiers as part of a military coup in the People’s Republic. The game takes place upon mainland China as American soldiers aim to take down the troublemaker. The translation of Chinese government’s ban points to “national security” as a reason to instate the ban, as well as a perceived attack upon Chinese culture.EA declined to comment upon the ban. This might have seemed like a enormous problem for EA losing out upon the millions of Chinese gamers, but the only problem with that logic is that the game was never planned for a release in China anyways. The biggest game it has upon the line-up for China is Plants vs Zombies 2 upon the booming Android market. That means no sweat upon EA’s brow, but what about others with more stakes From here upon out, it would seem that portraying China in an antagonistic view in any form of entertainment will be totally taboo, even rogue military generals in works of pure fiction. Where will the ban hammer drop next