December 2017

Tech

New spacesuit ‘go home’ function could save astronaut lives

 New research from Draper into technology that could build a self-return system into spacesuits would produce a significant leap in astronaut safety during activities in outer space. Draper researchers filed a patent for an automated ‘take-me-home’ feature that would turn spacesuits from mostly manual affairs to something that could guide itself back to safe shelter in the case of… Read More

Entertainment

The Stages of Fangirling Over K-Pop According to Kris Aquino

Adding to the list of celebrities who love K-pop is no other than Kris Aquino. The queen of all media has been sharing her own musings about the boy group BTS and how she’s come to love them. She also noted that she feels like the “oldest fan” out of everyone. But you know what? […]

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Business

OnePlus is making a limited edition, Star Wars-themed version of the OnePlus 5T

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OnePlus is releasing a special edition, Star Wars-themed OnePlus 5T.

The device, which has so far only been listed one the company’s Indian site, will be available for purchase on December 14, one day before “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — the latest entry in Disney and Lucasfilm’s multibillion-dollar franchise — hits theaters.

The phone is a standard flagship OnePlus 5T, but with a couple of tweaks: The back is painted in white, and has a red Star Wars logo at the bottom.

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There’s also a nice touch on the phone’s mute switch, which has been repainted in a stark scarlet colour, and the phone will apparently ship with an exclusive low-poly First Order stormtrooper wallpaper, too.

OnePlus is hosting a special launch event in Mumbai, for which fans will be able to purchase tickets this Friday, December 7, at 10AM local time.

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The firm has hosted a number of these before for the launch of its new smartphones, and attendees typically have a chance to purchase the new gadgets at the venue; it looks like it will be no different this time around, but OnePlus is also teasing a “grand surprise” on its website.

You can watch the official introduction video below.

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Art

Someone Asked The Internet To Name A Badder Bitch Than Taylor Swift, And Here Are 36 Best Responses

Taylor Swift is trying to rebrand herself from an “innocent girl who cries while writing love songs” to a “heartless tyrant who sits on a golden throne surrounded by snakes,” but the internet isn’t buying it. When @xnulz posted a still from Swift’s music video “Look What You Made Me Do,” asking people to “Name a badder bitch than Taylor Swift,” they started an unstoppable storm of stories celebrating strong women throughout history.

Fashion

The Metallic Dress You Should Wear to Your Christmas Parties

The default fashion choice for the holidays is always something shiny. While over-the-top pieces seem to be the fun route to take, there are people who want something more low-key and less glittery. This is where metallic dresses come in, particularly the wrap style. Wrap dresses are cozy pieces that are like the robes you’d […]

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Travel

Top 10 affordable spas, bath houses and hammams in Europe

Plunge into a world of soothing saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms with our pick of hot spots with character but without the whopping spa resort prices

Rejuvenate before you de-juvenate in Europe’s clubbing capital with a trip to Liquidrom, a much-loved spa in the trendy Kreuzberg neighbourhood that offers a chic-luxury experience for a fraction of the price you’d expect. The centrepiece of this urban bath house is a large salt-water pool in a dimly lit room with a domed roof; the salt density is high enough to make floating easy, while piped chillout muzak encourages a total trance-out. Elsewhere, there’s a range of saunas and steam rooms – including a Himalayan salt sauna and an outdoor pool where you can enjoy a drink in the crisp Berlin air.
• From €19.50 for two hours’ sauna and thermal bath, liquidrom-berlin.de

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Entertainment

‘The Walking Dead’ really needs to stop acting like it’s going to kill Daryl when we know it won’t

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This post contains spoilers from The Walking Dead Season 8, episode 7, “Time for After.”

Comic fans got one hell of an unnecessary scare on the latest episode of The Walking Dead.

It really looked like fan favorite Daryl Dixon was about to find himself in a situation horrifyingly reminiscent of an infamous character death in the book.

In Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels, just like in the show, a group of people head to the Sanctuary to attack Negan and his Saviors once it’s surrounded by walkers. A character named Holly drives a truck into the Saviors’ base and is injured in the process. 

Afterwards, Holly is taken prisoner and suffers almost the same fate as Sasha did in the Season 7 finale — she is killed and taken back to Alexandria where she’s revealed as a walker. Read more…

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