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Every once in a while Hollywood produces a movie so compelling that it almost becomes necessary viewing.
For 13-year-old aspiring astronaut Taylor Richardson that was the case with Hidden Figures — a film that shines the spotlight on three brilliant black women at NASA who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
After having the opportunity to attend a Hidden Figures event at The White House in December and view a special screening of the film, Richardson decided to raise money to send other young girls to see it.
Lithium-ion batteries power most of the portable devices we carry with us every day. The vast majority are designed safely, but occasionally there can be a problem that makes the batteries overheat. If that happens, there's a chance the battery can catch fire.
The potential volatility of lithium-ion batteries received unprecedented attention this past fall because of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco (a design flaw in the battery appears to have been the issue). In response, a group of researchers at Stanford University have designed a battery with a built-in safety feature for when it gets too heated. Read more...
Things are stirring up in the DC universe with the latest Injustice 2 trailer revealing some of the story behind the superhero fighting game coming in March.
After the world-changing events of the first Injustice game, Tuesday's trailer gives players some nuggets to look forward to, including the introduction of the supervillain Brainiac into the series. Brainiac is an android from another planet and has advanced mental capabilities that allow him to manipulate individuals and machines, and it looks like he'll be one of the the main antagonists in Injustice 2.
Injustice 2 is set to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16. Read more...
About 90 people are now stationed on the research platform located on the floating Brunt ice shelf, including 16 people who were scheduled to stay over winter to monitor scientific experiments, the U.K. science office said Monday in a news release. Read more...
Every time you think it can't get any worse, Trump's Twitter strikes again.
Last night on Late Night, Seth Meyers took "A Closer Look" at the series of tweets President-elect Trump directed at civil rights icon John Lewis, James Comey's unbelievable irony at a senate hearing last week, and Ben Carson's possible mission statement for the Trump presidency.
Find out what the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate has in store for us all above.
Everyone knows cats rule the internet. This just proves the point.
Youtuber Pasdidée wrangled up their pet cats in order to performa great service to the galaxy, by recreating on of Star Wars's most iconic scene, shot for shot. The two precious felines, with some help from their human, performed the scene in Empire Strikes Back, where Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker that he is Luke's father. The moment is dramatic, pivotal and thrilling.
If you didn't know any better, it sure looks like North Korea is home to the best online Street Fighter V player in the world.
A SFV player that goes by the name Best_Korea somehow manipulated the game to take the coveted first place ranking on the online leaderboard, where they have continued to sit for four days. Best_Korea, whose home country is listed as North Korea, is beating the rightful no. 1 player Wolfkrone by over 20,000 league points as of Tuesday.
Instead of manipulating the leaderboard itself, Best_Korea appears to be hacking their match results and turning losses against opponents into wins without even trying. Here's a look at one of Best_Korea's recent matches. Read more...
If you haven't done so already, Tuesday is your last day to download your Vines before they're gone forever.
As laid out last year, Vine's shutting down and Twitter is paring the app down to just its camera. Yes, we know, it's sad, but what can you do? Vine's biggest stars have moved on to Snapchat and YouTube.
However, not all is lost. There are two ways to download your Vines: through the website using a computer or the mobile app.
To download your Vines from a computer:
Log into your account.
Click on the "Download Your Vines" button in the upper right.
Wait for the "Download Archive" button to appear in the "Download your Vines" section.
Click the "Download Archive" button and open the zip file to see all your saved Vines! (You'll also receive an email with a link to download your archive within 72 hours if you can't be bothered to wait.) Read more...
"It’s an honor [to have one of our docs premiere at Sundance]," said YouTube Chief Marketing Officer Danielle Tiedt in an email interview with Mashable. "And shows how YouTube has evolved from being known only for short form videos to a platform where some of today’s most innovative and risk-taking storytellers live." Read more...
"I just felt the character resonated with me so much more than Cinderella did," Watson told Total Film, explaining she was offered the role of Cinderella in last year's live-action remake, but turned down the part that eventually went to Lily James. "I don't feel like I particularly fitted in when I was younger. There's this kind of outsider quality that Belle had, and the fact she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her. In a strange way, she challenges the status quo of the place she lives in, and I found that really inspiring." Read more...
Today, one of the great stars of our time, Betty White, turns the tender age of 95.
Given that 2016 packed in a number of unexpected celebrity deaths such as Prince, George Michael, Alan Thicke, David Bowie and Carrie Fisher, some of the internet was shocked to learn that White was still alive and kicking.
"While the past two years have been a time of significant innovation, the pace must accelerate," the authors wrote in the opening of the report. "Too often, digital progress has been accomplished through workarounds; now we must tear apart the barriers. We must differentiate between mission and tradition: what we do because it’s essential to our values and what we do because we’ve always done it." Read more...
Microsoft teased last week that they'd be making the Xbox One's dashboard just a little bit faster. And in a gameplay stream of Telltale's The Wolf Among Us, we got a really quick look at it.
Ten minutes into his stream on Beam, Microsoft's head of platform engineering Mike Ybarra quickly clicked into the new Guide overlay so his viewers could get a sneak peek at it.
"Through one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you’ll be able to pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen no matter what you’re doing," Ybarra said in a blog post last week.
The new Guide should streamline access to some of your most-used games, apps and console features. The Guide should also make a few other features more easily accessible. Read more...