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The designers can set their own prices, and theyll typically split the revenues 50/50 with FilterPop. However, we can adjust this, if needed, Kehr said. The startup founder added, Once a person buys a design, there is an additional fee that they pay for us to activate their design within the Snapchat app. For example, he theorized, a movie such as Star Wars could create Star Wars designs on FilterPop and send traffic to the landing page. From there, Star Wars fans can pay to launch their own designs where they want them. This accomplishes something pretty amazingit crowdsources media buying. It crowdsources media buying since fans of a brand decide where the geofilter ad can be foundthey put the geofilter design where they want to use them or think others will enjoy them, too. Additionally, this allows brands to generate revenue when their fans buy their geofilter designs.
France 24
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Ma is careful to steer clear of China's communist politics, but did suggest the US might have avoided the anti-globalisation backlash if it had spent less on foreign wars and more on helping the average Joe at home. "What if they had spent part of that money on building up the infrastructure, helping the white-collars and the blue-collars?" he said.
The Huffington Post
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R2D2 is undoubtedly one of the most beloved Star Wars characters. How could you not love him?? He's lovable but snarky; he battles droids; and is the holder of the map of the Jedi temples. If you love R2D2 as much as I do, you'll want to make these R2D2 cupcakes. With these super easy instructions from JK of the Koalipops Youtube channel, you too can have your very own R2D2 cupcakes. Here's a list of all the things you need: Your favorite cupcakes with white frosting Gold sprinkles Twinkies Pretzel sticks Candy melts (white and grey) Icing (Blue, red and black) First you're going to work with the Twinkies! Cover two-thirds of the Twinkie with white candy melt, and let dry for about five minutes and then cover the tip in the grey candy melt. Let the Twinkie dry for an hour so that it is completely dry when you work with it. Once the Twinkie is dry, decorate! Use the blue, black and red icing to create the R2D2 detail and cut off the bottom of the Twinkie.
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Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche , who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audience’s reaction to the original Star Wars . Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals from the Star Wars climax, which provides a much better sense of what the audience is responding to. Han’s appearance gets the most applause, although the audience is pretty jazzed about the Death Star’s destruction too. The whole thing is a reminder of just how mindblowing the original Star Wars was when it first came out.
Den of Geek
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What has a scaly-looking head of gold? Well, Donald Trump , of course... but also this moth. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a new species of tiny moth, has been named after the president-elect due to the striking physical resemblance between the moth's yellow and white scales and Trump's hair. * giggles* SEE ALSO: New species of gibbon named after Star Wars character, and Twitter can't cope The centimeter-wide moth discovered by Canadian biologist and researcher, Vazrick Nazari may have been named after Trump "to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the U.S.," but we have a feeling he might not be too happy about his new namesake. Read more... More about Animals , Nature , Conversations , Moth , and Insects
Design Milk - Tech
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One wonders how many of those first adopters still keep and use their domestic robots. In hindsight Sony was ahead of the curve and onto something with the AIBO. As one 90s coffeeshop philosopher once remarked, Personality goes a long way , and the AIBO revealed a portion of the population desired robots not just as a physical extension of utility, but one simply charged for companionship. Mayfield Robotics , a start-up offshoot of German engineering giant Bosch, recognizes domestic robot companionship is all but a foregone conclusion. The challenge they've taken on is attemoting to cross the chasm between existing individual smart technologies and integrating it into a recognizable anthropomorphized robot users will feel comfortable permitting into their homes. Whereas companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon have decided to go the route of incorporeal agents with everywhere/nowhere HAL-like manner, Mayfield Robotics imagines a robot more akin to Star Wars' BB-8 – a diminutive mobile robot pal that listen, looks – even feigning curiosity – and acts according to its owner's needs and emotions.
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Watch as the Star Wars actor is handed his Luke Skywalker prop lightsaber from the original trilogy for the first time in years.
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It was the last full week before the Dark Times. Before the Trumpire. But as the world held its breath, thousands of Star Wars fans from around the world had paid top dollar months ago to book a weeklong Star Wars -themed Caribbean cruise aboard Disney's equivalent of a Star Destroyer, the Fantasy and they were going to have their fantasy vacation, dammit, even if many of them had a Very Bad Feeling About This. SEE ALSO: Star Wars is political, and it always has been The cruise in question only had one official "Star Wars Day at Sea." But it was greatly expanded from an experimental sailing in January 2016 this time with more characters, more activities, more Star Wars themes on the ship's horn. Fans and Disney cast members alike were decked out in their Star Wars finery every day of the week. Read more... More about Cruises , Travel , Star Wars , Entertainment , and Travel Leisure
Beijing Bulletin
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According to Frank Lehman , an assistant professor of music theory at Tufts University, the Imperial March might be more of a citation due to the themes iconic nature in the films an
Deadline
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UPDATE Writethru Wednesday AM with Sun/Mon actuals : As it closes in on $1B worldwide, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was nevertheless edged out of the No. 1 spot at the international box office for the first time this past frame. The 5th session on the Disney/Lucasfilm franchise spinoff saw the Rebel Alliance gather $21.1M to lift the offshore cume to $480.4M through Sunday. With a $984.8M global total through Monday, Jyn Erso and her crew are expected to bridge the gap to...
Techradar
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But, as an inside source speaking to Game Informer recently suggested, what would that Half-Life game even look like? Like the Star Wars sequels, surely not the mythical beast gamers have pre-fabricated in their heads over the past 12 years. With so many of the original Half-Life teams moved on to pastures new, the head crabs may be the same, but the spirit of the series would have been shot into the distance from the barrel of a Gravity Gun. Valve is a very different company now to when Half-Life 2 was conceived - its easy to forget but Steam, so ubiquitous to PC gamers these days, had to be coaxed onto computers initially by being the only way to (legally) play Half-Life 2. Its now the money-spinning go-to digital gaming platform that all others strive to be. In IP terms, the company seems far more interested in mainlining addictive multiplayer titles into the veins of its fans.
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Rogue One was the second Star Wars movie in as many years to boast a female lead. Jyn Erso, leader of the team that stole the Death Star plans, and Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebel Alliance, gave hope to anyone who believes in gender equality even in a galaxy far, far away. But according to one data scientist's analysis, there isn't all that much for feminists to cheer in the film. In fact, it turns out that Rogue One had fewer female characters (as a percentage of the total) than any other of the top 10 U.S. box office hits of 2016. SEE ALSO: Diego Luna shares touching story of why representation in film matters Read more... More about Gender Equality , Female Empowerment , Rogue One A Star Wars Story , Rogue One , and Star Wars
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Mix two things the Internet loves most of all, and you will get a perfect masterpiece.
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Sea lions fanatics everywhere want to know: What makes them tick? Are there secret movement-animal-body part combinations that unlock weird animal behaviors? Well, in this brief 43 second video, a sea lion frantically follows the movements of some dude's hand. Just some dude! Not even a trainer! He handles this unexpected power with such grace. Perhaps if your heart is kind, there's a little bit of a sea lion whisperer in all of us. Seth Meyers takes 'A Closer Look' at Trump's groundless attacks on John Lewis Brainiac is pulling superheroes' strings in new 'Injustice 2' trailer This musical robot can play the bagpipes better than you The force is strong with this homemade 'Star Wars' cat parody Read more... More about Hand , Sea Lion , Animals , Viral Video , and Watercooler
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