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Beauty and the Beast could make major strides in representation when it hits theaters in a few weeks, with one of the first known LGBTQ characters in a Disney princess film. In an exclusive with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon revealed that Le Fou (Josh Gad) is coming to terms with his sexuality and that the internal struggle has a payoff. LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston, Condon said in the interview. SEE ALSO: 'Beauty and the Beast' mashed up with 'Harry Potter' makes a bizarre love story He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings," he added. "And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that's what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie. Read more... More about Bill Condon , Disney , Beauty And The Beast , Movies , and Entertainment
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[Kerry Wong] had some extreme MOSFETs (IXTK90N25L2) and decided to create a high current electronic load. The result was a two-channel beast that can handle 50 A per channel . Together, they can sink 400 W and can handle a peak of 1 kW for brief periods. You can see a demo in the video below. An electronic load is essentially a load resistor you can connect to a source and the resistance is set by an input voltage. So if the load is set to 10 A and you connect it to a 12 V source, the MOSFET should look like a 1.2 ohm resistor. Keep in mind that's 120 wattsmore power than a common incandescent light bulb. So you are going to need to carry some heat away. The circuit is pretty simple. The FETs accept a voltage on their gates that sets them to look effectively like a resistor that varies with the voltage. A very small source resistor develops a voltage based on current (only 75 mV for a 50 A draw).
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Tilda Swinton's line "I took nature and science, and synthesised," is simple enough, but in the first teaser to director Bong Joon-ho's upcoming Netflix film, Okja, it carries a lot of meaning. The follow up to Snowpiercer, Bong's new movie explores the liminal state between animal and man. The film co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Lily Collins. It's central character, however, is Mija a young girl who seeks to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her friend. Her friend happens to be a massive "synthenised" beast called named Okja, that kind of looks like a pig-ish, elephant-skinned creature with very human eyes. Read more... More about Tilda Swinton , Netflix , Trailer , Okja , and Joon Ho Bong
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DS 7 Crossback The 7 Crossback has been revealed ahead of its Geneva debut next week, but can it help propel DS to the top in North America? It’s been a busy couple of weeks at PSArecord profits, a potential takeover of GM’s European arm and now the introduction of the DS7 Crossback SUV ahead of its Geneva unveiling next week. By the standards of mid-sized posh crossovers the Crossback a fine looking beast, and an obvious answer to the question of “how can we sell more cars in Europe?” DS 7 Crossback set to rival Audi Q5 But it’s outside Europe that DS has to succeed if it’s going to be taken seriously as PSA’s third division. Premium carmakers can only focus on a relatively small part of any given market, and therefore have to cast their nets wider to achieve sales volumes. DS is already doing respectable business in China; indeed it already has a local SUV out there in the form of the DS6, built by the Changan Automobile joint venture.
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This is the first official look at Boston Dynamics' new robot design , called Handle, and it's a doozy. They are a trusted source of cutting-edge real-world robotics, which is good. If this came from an unknown source we'd be scrambling to debunk it as fake. This robot shows incredible utility, the likes of which has been relegated to the computer graphics of the movie and video game industries. Impressive ability to keep hands' stationary in 3D space At the beginning of the month, we saw a demonstration of the robot but it was simply cellphone footage of a conference hall video. This is a crystal clear 60fps video from Boston Dynamics themselves with a few juicy details to go along with it. Chief among them (for us anyway) is that this prototype has a battery range of about 15 miles between charges. The efficiency is due in large part to the wheeled nature of the beast.
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The beast was taking a stroll just outside Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary in India's West Bengal state when he came across some train tracks blocked by a barrier.
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TIME - Top Stories
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Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast , one of the most-anticipated movies of 2017 , hits theaters March 17. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the premiere. The film has a star-studded cast . Emma Watson plays Belle and Dan Stevens inhabits the Beast. Luke Evans will fight like Gaston while Josh Gad portrays sidekick Le Fou. Kevin Kline will also appear as Belle's father, Maurice. Emma Watson is aware of the common critiques of the plot. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly , Watson defended Belle's relationship with the Beast, which some say encourages women to stay in abusive relationships. Its something I really grappled with at the beginning; the kind of Stockholm Syndrome question about this story, she said. Thats where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor.
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Are you a beast? Ed Moses, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, wants to be. The athlete was among the 108 competitors to tackle Netflix's first reality competition series Ultimate Beastmaster. Mashable got an exclusive look (above). The show launched across the globe on Friday. SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Mystery Science Theater' gets release date, perfect cast photo The show pits 108 competitors from the U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan (18 from each country) against one another. They each "take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, The Beast. Read more... More about Competition , Ed Moses , Tv , Reality Tv , and Ultimate Beastmaster
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Felix Sater has longstanding ties to the Trump Organization. In 2010 Sater carried a business card identifying him as a senior advisor to Trump. He's quite a colorful fellow. From today's article in The Daily Beast : Felix Sater is an immigrant who did prison time for stabbing a man in the face with the broken stem of a margarita glass, and he would surely qualify for the labelbad hombre” were he from Mexico instead of Russia. It was only by becoming a federal informant that Sater avoided an otherwise 20-year mandatory term for a $40 million fraud in which most of the victims were elderly, a number of them Holocaust survivors. The Russian-born Sater has popped up in the news again recently when the New York Times reported that Sater was involved in hand-delivering a sealed proposal to Michael T. Flynn (who has not yet resigned as national security adviser) "outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia.
Autocar
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These are the simple facts: 0-60 in 5.1sec. Fast, sure, but because the Carlton’s sloppy clutch and traction limitations meant its 0-30mph was pretty average, this time didnt really reveal its true majesty. No, you had to look at the 0-100mph time to discover where its true power lay: 11.1sec. Boom. That was faster than a Ferrari Testarossa and a Porsche 928 GT, and what of real-world flexibility? Well, it would hoon from 30-70mph in 3.8sec. To put that into context, how about I tell you that’s 0.4sec quicker than a 911 Turbo of similar vintage could manage, and a tenth quicker than a Lamborghini Countach. So here was a simple Vauxhall, with four doors and a big boot, that could genuinely slay supercars. I hope you can now see the magnitude of the beast, and why it was so special? I should also mention that it took nigh on ten years for a saloon car to appear with even more power and speed – the wonderful 394bhp E39 BMW M5 , itself another of the all-time greats.
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" It stars Hiddleston as an ex-British SAS tracker and Larson as a war photographer who venture to the island when a NASA-based world mapping program finds a mysterious island... Skull Island. “We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story,” Vogt-Roberts told EW. “From the size of the skull [in the photo above], you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.” How big, you may or may not ask? Vogt-Roberts insists that Skull Island 's Kong is the biggest in the history of cinema. While Peter Jackson's Kong was on the smaller side around 25 feet and the original Kong varied in size from 25 to 50 feet, depending on whether or not he was hanging off the Empire State Building, Skull Island's Kong is bigger than both of them.
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A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialistsPtonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities. Legion cast Crikey, this is a good cast. It’d be a good cast for a decent-sized movie, let alone a superhero TV series. Anyway, let’s get to the point – Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart have signed up for roles in Fox’s in-development X-Men TV show Legion . Dan Stevens of The Guest , Downton Abbey and soon-to-be-The-Beast-to-Emma-Watson’s-Belle fame will headline the series, portraying a schizophrenic mutant called David Haller, who has been lifted straight from the pages of Marvel’s X-Men comics.
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EVO Reviews
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For Staggering performance, technology, capability Against Some turbo lag noticeable McLaren has created another devastatingly fast performance car We've never been in a better era for supercars, despite fears the genre would diminish with environmental concerns. Instead, manufacturers like McLaren , with its staggeringly capable P1, have embraced hybrid technology to create vehicles capable of far more than we ever could have imagined. The P1 is a completely different beast to its iconic predecessor, the F1, but where the F1 shunned technology in pursuit of driving purity, the P1 uses it to its advantage. Hybrid power, turbocharging, active suspension and adjustable aerodynamics make it dramatic on the road and race-car fast on a circuit. Ultimately, the F1's genius means it can never be truly eclipsed, but the P1 is a bold, remarkable product in an era of equally brilliant vehicles.
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Bonjour! Welcome to Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast , where everything is live-action but also takes you back to your childhood and nothing hurts. A new clip from the film shows Emma Watson in full Belle glory, a "peculiar" girl in a simple town where no one can help but sing about it. SEE ALSO: 'Beauty and the Beast' mashed up with 'Harry Potter' makes a bizarre love story The full song will eventually introduce Gaston (Luke Evans) and Le Fou (Josh Gad), but this teaser is true to its name and cuts off with less than a minute of Belle and the townsfolk. We establish that Belle is a weirdo who likes to read (her material of choice may elicit more than one thinkpiece) and is kind but doesn't quite fit in. Read more... More about Emma Watson , Disney , Beauty And The Beast , Movies , and Entertainment