Entertainment

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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Architecture

Microsoft Research shows off its augmented reality glasses

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Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps. 

However, a team at Microsoft Research is looking to speed up the progress on wearable AR devices and have introduced a prototype as proof. 

Before Snap can turn its Spectacles wearable camera into a vehicle for its augmented reality app filters, Microsoft’s team presented a pair of glasses on Friday that use near-eye displays to produce holograms to the wearer.  Read more…

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Entertainment

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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Tech

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

 The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, as this chart from Coindesk shows. Bitcoin first broke… Read More

Business

Drone law goes down, and now hobbyists don’t have to register

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Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated. 

A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their non-commercial drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of drone user John Taylor, who filed an initial petition challenging the drone registration rule back in 2015, just days after the FAA’s drone registry went live in December of that year. 

The rule required drone hobbyists to pay a $5 fee to register their drone with the FAA’s website.  Read more…

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Business

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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Business

Fat girls dance. This beautiful Dove video shows why that’s so radical

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Fat girls dance.

That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do.

Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called Dove Real Beauty Productions. The series spotlights real women redefining beauty — and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls DanceRead more…

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Business

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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Business

10 new Android O features that will make your phone better

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Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed  more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android.

Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, building on updates Google introduced last year with Nougat. (Yes, it’s another boring year for Android.)

Still, there are quite a few features to look forward to, here’s what’s caught our eye so far. Read more…

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