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What We Learned from Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s One-Year Wedding Anniversary

Over the weekend, social media blew up with posts of Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s one-year wedding anniversary. From their all-star wedding ceremony to their daily antics, one year of these two in marital bliss has taught a few of us what a marriage can be like. Tagged as #couplegoals, these two let us in […]

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Diddy unveils documentary trailer in tribute to Biggie Smalls

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After an emotional tribute to friend and mentor Biggie Smalls, Sean “Diddy” Combs unveiled the trailer for his upcoming musical documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story. The film tells the story of Combs’ record label, to which Biggie signed in 1992.

The film will release in conjunction with Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary and detail its origins from Harlem and Brooklyn in the early days. Smalls’ death in 1997 was a shocking and formative experience for Combs and his collaborators.

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story releases on Apple Music June 25. Read more…

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Miley Cyrus’ Billboard performance made everyone with the last name Cyrus cry

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Miley Cyrus performed her new single “Malibu” on television for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. 

Cyrus was introduced by introduced by sister Noah Cyrus and dad Billy Ray Cyrus (professionally just known as Cyrus now). Noah, who identified Miley as her favorite singer, introduced her big sis on stage, “for the first time in years with pants on.” 

Cyrus, in accordance with her new, stripped down era, belted her new single in a casual white outfit with the help of an orchestra in denim jackets.  Read more…

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Facebook’s been making it up all along and we’re left holding the bag

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On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian. It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral damage.

The leaked moderator documents cover how to deal with depictions of things like self-harm and animal cruelty in exceedingly detailed ways. A first read through suggests that the company attempted to create a rule for every conceivable situation, and if they missed one, well they’d write that guideline when it came up. It suggests they think that this is just a question of perfecting the rules, when they’ve been off-base from the outset. Read more…

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How to post Google Photos’ awesome animations to Instagram

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If you use Google Photos, you know the service is so much more than just the best way to store and back up all your photos and videos into the cloud.

Using advanced machine learning, Google Photos can intelligently identify people, places, and things — and it’s all easily searchable. One of the cooler things in Google Photos is the Assistant (not to be confused with Google’s other Assistant on Android and Google Home).

In the Google Photos app on iOS and Android, the Assistant is a card-based panel that does three things:

  1. Shows you the status of your backup.

  2. Automatically creates “movies” based on related video clips.

  3. Creates “animations” using batches of bursted photos. (You can also create your own animations by manually selecting between 2-50 photos, but the end result is the same — you still get a GIF file.) Read more…

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Schwarzenegger says he’ll be back for ‘Terminator’ sequel with James Cameron

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Heeeeeeeeee’s back.

Maybe.  

Arnold Schwarzenegger is expecting to return to play a role in yet another Terminator movie, according to a report coming from the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. 

With the mixed reactions to the latest Terminator film, some wondered if the franchise might be shuttered for good. 

Alas, that all changed back in January when news dropped that Terminator 2 director James Cameron is planning to jump back into the Terminator franchise (as producer) in 2019 when he regain some rights to the franchise. Given that change in direction, it’s no surprise that Schwarzenegger revealed to Screen Daily that he recently met Cameron about being involved in an upcoming Terminator movie.  Read more…

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This 25-second trailer of two boys falling in love is going to make you cry

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Get ready to feel a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings.

A 25-second trailer for the animated short film In A Heartbeat has social media users buzzing, particularly for its brief but beautiful portrayal of young love between two boys. 

In the trailer, no words are spoken. Viewers just see a sweet redheaded boy try to control his heart (literally) when he sees his crush — another boy.

The super short animation left many social media users with a whole lot of feelings. Clearly, because only a heartless person would not completely swoon over this trailer. Read more…

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Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren’t having it

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Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known.

Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the social media machine, the actual data Twitter has collected is giving many users pause. 

Notably, many trans and gender-nonconforming users are troubled that Twitter has been guessing the gender of users based on the gender most strongly associated with a user’s “profile and activity.”  Read more…

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Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature

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After WIRED offered us all a peek into Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie. 

Except this was no mistake. It was a big fat message to anyone who might be contemplating trying to balance family life with their obsessive devotion to their job. And that message reads, in the sleekest font imaginable, “nope.”

The 150-acre campus contains a huge fitness and wellness center and every other amenity you can possibly imagine. Basically everything you’d need to live your life at work. Unless, of course, your life includes children.

Kids are many things, but mostly they are messy. That goes against Apple’s whole vision of how the world should be — and it’s a vision that most of Silicon Valley shares. I’m not talking about being physically messy, though sticky children don’t exactly coordinate with Apple’s pristine white glass aesthetic.  Read more…

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Six Korean Artists You Need To Know That Aren’t K-Pop

Whenever I recommend music to my friends, they always have an instant aversion if it’s Korean. Right off the bat, they tell me they aren’t into K-pop. But K-pop is just a part of Korea’s complex music scene. It’s a great time to delve into Korea’s music scene these days since many indie artists have […]

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‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 aims for ‘bulletproof dopeness,’ says showrunner

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Getting secrets about a Marvel/Netflix series out of one of its creative forces can often be as tough as getting a bullet past Luke Cage’s invulnerable skin. 

But when a showrunner is as schooled in musical metaphors as Cheo Hodari Coker, a former music journalist, he can slip you some valuable clues in hip-hop analogies. And that’s what Coker did during a quick chat with Mashable at a recent For Your Consideration event to promote Luke Cage for Emmy nominations. Everything you need to know right now about Season 2 of Luke Cage — and its relationship to the upcoming crossover series The Defenders, uniting Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist — can be decoded in a quick study of the Wu-Tang Clan. Read more…

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