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  2. Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Mashup of the Day: This fan-made trailer for La La Land 2049 mashes two Ryan Gosling movies perfectly (via ScreenCrush): Easter Eggs of the Day: We got a new Black Panther trailer, so here's Mr. Sunday Movies with a funny look at its Easter eggs and other things you might have missed: High School Assembly of the Day: An Arizona high school's dance team performs the greatest homecoming assembly routines ever. Following last year's Pixar-themed pep rally comes this year's The Wizard of Oz extravaganza (via Geekologies): Vintage Image of the Day: George C. Scott, who was born on this day in 1927, with co-star... Read More View the full article
  3. Not just a Looney Tune, Tasmanian devils are some of Australia's most unique little creatures, at risk of extinction from disease and dwindling in numbers. But there's adorably good news afoot. Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed the arrival of not one but two litters of Tasmanian devil joeys, the first with three joeys and the second with four. SEE ALSO: These baby meerkats are here to steal your jaded, jaded heart First-time mums Lana and Pooki have done bloody great work bringing seven little devils into the world. Lana's (two male, one female) arrived on March 19 and are currently exploring outside the den, while Pooki's only showed up on June 19 and are yet to emerge from the pouch. Read more... More about Australia, Animals, Conservation, Baby Animals, and ZooView the full article
  4. MongoDB has finished up what is essentially the final step in going public, pricing its IPO at $24 and raising $192 million in the process. The company will debut on the public markets tomorrow and will once again test the waters for companies that are looking to build full-fledged businesses on the back of open-sourced software. MongoDB provides open-sourced database software that can be… Read More View the full article
  5. Thouxanbandfauni comes through with his latest mixtape, "The EXFILES." https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/thouxanbandfauni-drops-his-latest-mixtape-the-exfiles-new-mixtape.117542.htmlView the full article
  6. Another year, another super impressive bunch of photos from the Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners of the competition, which will go on display at London's Natural History Museum later this the month, were announced on Wednesday. The 15 photos below are all winners of their respective categories. Some are dark, some are amusing, and they're all incredibly visually arresting in their own way ... Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, Grand Title Winner A black rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 24 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Black rhino are the most endangered rhino, with less than 3000 left in the wild today Read more... More about Photography, Wildlife, Gorilla, Whales, and RhinocerosView the full article
  7. Survivors of three recent disasters — the northern California fires, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and Hurricane Maria — used social media and texting as lifelines to connect with loved ones, seek aid, and search for the latest developments. A new study, however, suggests that people who get updates during a major crisis from unofficial channels like random social media accounts are most exposed to conflicting information and experience the most psychological distress. SEE ALSO: Kate Middleton explains in simple terms what mental health means in candid video The study, published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, surveyed 3,890 students whose campus was locked down after a shooter fired on people. Since it's difficult, if not impossible, to begin a scientific study during a life-threatening disaster or crisis, the researchers asked students about their experience a week after the incident and analyzed five hours of Twitter data about the shooting. (Details about what happened were anonymized at the university's request.) Read more... More about Twitter, Science, Social Good, Mental Health, and Social Media View the full article
  8. The wait is almost over — on Oct. 22, Outlander's Claire and Jamie Fraser will reunite after 20 years (a.k.a. five episodes) apart, and the anticipation is killing us. Starz has already debuted a photo and teaser trailer for the reunion (emphasis on the tease), but we'd all like to see a little more, right? SEE ALSO: 'Outlander' episode 5 finally gives us the moment we've been waiting for... with a twist Five new images from the extended episode 6 (or, as we're calling it, the "sextended sexisode"), titled "A. Malcolm," have been released ahead of the main event. We're not sure that our screens can handle the pure, unadulterated longing that's radiating from our starcrossed couple now that they've finally found their way back together. Read more... More about Outlander, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Outlander Season 3, and Claire FraserView the full article
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  10. Ford has issued a recall of approximately 1.3 million of its vehicles. The recall concerns pickup trucks, specifically the full-sized F-150 and the heavy-duty Super Duty vehicles. SEE ALSO: A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn’t real about AI in movies Ford announced today that the recalled models lack a shield to protect their side doors' latches from water. This is a problem because water can severely damage a door's latch or actuation cable, the cable that facilitates the opening and closing of the door. If a cable or latch is damaged by water or freezes, it can stop the door from being able to open or close. This could literally trap you in your car. Read more... More about Ford, Tech, Transportation, and Consumer Tech View the full article
  11. Atlas Informatics, whose Atlas Recall promised an intuitive and powerful way to index all your information across many services, is shutting down less than a year after launch. There will be no long sunset period: all user data will be deleted next Friday, the 27th. Read More View the full article
  12. Perhaps no politician is as compelled to cram his foot into his own mouth as President Donald Trump. Two judges recently issued temporary blocks of the White House's third attempt to ban travel from several majority-Muslim nations, and one cited Trump's tweets as part of the reason the ban should not go forward. SEE ALSO: How Trump’s four hours in Puerto Rico revealed his Achilles' heel Had it proceeded apace, the ban would have gone into effect Wednesday, when it would have prevented many citizens of majority-Muslim Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen from coming to the United States. It will still effect citizens of North Korea and Venezuela, both of which were mentioned in the ban but unaffected by the rulings of Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii and Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland. Read more... More about Donald Trump, Tech, and PoliticsView the full article
  13. Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs will develop a futuristic, billion-dollar community along a sizable swathe of Toronto's waterfront. On Wednesday, the City of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs — which is the urban innovation arm of Google's parent company Alphabet — announced a partnership to radically re-imagine 800 acres of the city's largely vacant, post-industrial Eastern Waterfront, and turn it into a tech-integrated neighborhood called Quayside. SEE ALSO: Balloons may be Puerto Rico's best chance for communication Sidewalk Labs released a 196-page document brimming with the company's extensive ideas, including high-speed ferries, parks that can be adapted to the seasons, and robotic waste removal vehicles. Read more... More about Tech, Transportation, Urban Life, Alphabet, and Urban Planning View the full article
  14. Does anyone out there still use an email other than Gmail? Google announced today that it's testing a new feature that will allow select users to check their emails on the Gmail iOS app. It's compatible with email addresses from services such as Yahoo, Live, and Outlook (yes, that's still a thing). SEE ALSO: Google adds stronger security features for hacking targets Anyone who has a non-Google email can apply to join the beta program: You just need to have an iPhone, and to make sure you're using iOS 10 or later. It's an exciting opportunity, but remember that as with any beta feature, there's a chance it won't work as well as you'd like. Read more... More about Google, Apple, Iphone, Ipad, and IosView the full article
  15. For anyone who's ever dreamed about using The Force to clean their house, here's some exciting news. Samsung has just released a pair of Star WarsPOWERbot™ vacuums that are available for pre-order starting Oct. 10. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Star Wars, Darth Vader, Roomba, and Stormtroopers View the full article
  16. Forget 2049. Los Angeles' Blade Runner-esque future of a world watched by robots is here. On Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel gave the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) the OK to begin a year-long drone trial, primarily for reconnaissance in "tactical missions" conducted by SWAT. The decision came after a contentious meeting and protest by privacy advocates who oppose the use of drones by law enforcement. SEE ALSO: Only in Dubai—police now have hovercrafts As the third largest police force in the nation behind New York and Chicago, the trial makes the LAPD the largest police force in the nation to use drones. The Chicago PD and New York PD confirmed in official statements to Mashable that neither police force deploys drones. Read more... More about Privacy, Drones, Police, Surveillance, and Los AngelesView the full article
  17. Ty Dolla $ign, Swae Lee and Future link up for a cut off of "Beach House 3." https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ty-dolla-sign-recruits-swae-lee-and-future-for-dont-judge-me-new-song.1975984.htmlView the full article
  18. If one thing is for certain when it comes to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's that everything will change upon the release of both Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled follow-up, currently known as Avengers 4. What the Marvel roster will look like once those films roll out is an uncertainty. Will they kill off beloved characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, or will they instead allow other characters to become, say, the new Captain America, and kill off the personality who originated them. So maybe Cap sticks around, but is no longer played by Chris Evans. Or maybe Captain America dies and is absent from the films for three or four years, and then surprises everyone by making a triumphant return. We've seen both varations play out in... Read More View the full article
  19. Young Scooter confirmed the news earlier. https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-scooter-future-and-young-thug-are-releasing-a-mixtape-together-news.38554.htmlView the full article
  20. Four Tet will be playing shows in Brooklyn, L.A., and London View the full article
  21. While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know. A new update should make that sharing even easier. The big addition is an iMessage app, which means (you guessed it) that Truffle is now integrated with iMessage. Read More View the full article
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  23. Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist. Specifically, Willerer is joining Venrock, a venture firm founded nearly 50 years ago to build off the successful investing activities of the Rockefeller family. Read More View the full article
  24. Chris Long kicks off "Pledge 10" campaign. https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/eagles-chris-long-donating-entire-2017-salary-to-youth-education-news.38553.htmlView the full article
  25. A few months ago, there was a scandal in experimental music, when streaming service Spotify was accused of packing its popular ambient playlists with anonymous artists who had millions of plays but no apparent fanbase. Some suspected a royalty-skirting ruse; others decried the cheapening of experimental... View the full article
  26. As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.” Blue Apron was one of the big — and most anticipated — consumer IPOs of the year, but it’s also now one of the companies that… Read More View the full article
  27. Kaya Jones details "how bad" it was during her time with The Pussycat Dolls. https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-pussycat-dolls-deny-prostitution-ring-allegations-news.38552.htmlView the full article
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