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Filed under: Videos , Luxury , Performance , Racing , Supercars There's also a teaser for the DBX. Continue reading Watch $80M worth of Aston Martins tear around new factory Watch $80M worth of Aston Martins tear around new factory originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments
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Patrick O'Keefe , known to his colleagues as Senior Concept Artist on Battlefield Hardline , has also provided some brilliant artwork for Dead Space 3. In addition to cityscapes and game environments, he enjoys making up ad campaigns. He first started tagging when he was in primary school and was inspired by his brother's hip hop collection and his home town of Toronto, which he describes as "a great graffiti city." But, you don't have to go all the way to Canada to see his handwork, just take a stroll around Battlefield Hardline. Previously known as Relativity, this is a nod to M.C. Escher's famous optical illusion wherein people on steps appear to defy gravity. The original version featured garish colors and sharper edges. Now re-titled as Manifold Garden , it's easier to see the Escher influence. The palette has been softened, and the edges more pencil-like, but still defined.
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The termination of military and technical cooperation between Kiev and Moscow has contributed towards the growth of industry in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission in Rybinsk, Tuesday. Putin recalled that up until 2014 Russia had purchased gas turbine ship engines from Ukraine, stating that "it was not our fault that the cooperation disintegrated." He noted, "we were forced to deal with import substitution and, frankly speaking, it benefited us from a technological point of view." SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): "Interest in Russian arms in the world is growing, we can see this. We see it not only in public political statements, but also in the volume of contracts, those that have been executed and those being performed. This is also due to the effective use of our weapons in real, combat conditions, including the anti-terrorist operation in Syria.
Core77
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Last year John Heisz replaced his table saw blade with a paper disc, and discovered it could actually cut through wood . This month two different YouTube channels, "The Q" and "Mr. Hacker," put paper wheels into their angle grinders to see what other materials they could cut through: While the food stuff is a bit silly, I was surprised to see what clean cuts the paper discs made in the polycarbonate Coke bottle and the corrugated cardboard. I also didn't think it would penetrate the coconut shell. Obviously the big problem with a paper blade is blade wander. I was thinking that if they reinforced both sides of the blade with large arbors made of a stiff material, and with a smaller diameter that left just 1/2" of the blade exposed, that might keep the blade tracking straight; but then you'd lose depth-of-cut. Do you have any ideas for other ways to stiffen the blade?
Mashable
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Google's self-driving car company Waymo just opened up a pilot program in Phoenix, Arizona, letting people get free rides in its driverless minivans. The program, Waymo said in a blog post Tuesday, is open to "hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds and transportation needs." And those folks won't just get one or two rides. The program will give them access to Waymo's fleet of cars every day, at any time, as long as they keep their destinations in the Phoenix area. SEE ALSO: Google's driverless cars will now have to prove themselves as a real business More precisely, Waymo is looking for people in parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, which includes Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert. Only folks that are 18 years or older may apply, and only one per household. But once you're accepted, all eligible members of your family can take the rides. Check out the project's FAQ here for all the details. Read more... More about Google , Self Driving Cars , Waymo , Tech , and Transportation
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No, you will not one day take a flying car to work. Flying cars thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the unveiling of Larry Page's Kitty Hawk Flyer have long resided in the realm of science fiction. And, let's be real, will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. No matter what the latest and richest tech CEO claims, possessing a single device that functions as both a car and a plane will only serve to make you the proud owner of a bad automobile and a worse aircraft. SEE ALSO: This personal helicopter is the motorcycle of the sky Because while yes, the two types of vehicles are both designed to transport people, they do it in fundamentally different ways (duh). Being good at one sort of precludes you from being excelling at the other. And there's the rub who's going to buy a janky flying car when a perfectly safe self-driving car will do (as it soon will). Read more... More about Larry Page , Elon Musk , Flying Cars , and Tech
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Though it may recently have been burned by Netflix , Hulu still has an impressive movie and TV selection and is still the best destination for most new TV shows the day after they air. This month, that includes Bond movies (and a documentary), new shows, and a 2016 comedy in which Mila Kunis is a mom (a bad one, allegedly!). Here's what's coming to Hulu in May. SEE ALSO: 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a huge moment for Hulu that will hit you hard Top pick: Flubber Flubber embodies so much of the '90s: The ubiquity of Robin Williams, weird-ass ideas that got made into movies, and the inexplicable allure of green slime. It's surprisingly emotional in parts, showcasing Williams' careful balance of humor and heart, and worth a watch or rewatch any time. Read more... More about Lists , Hulu , Movies , Television , and Entertainment
Den of Geek
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Vaughn reunites with regular collaborator Jane Goldman for the screenplay, and the story is set to see the Kingsman team working side by side with their American equivalent, the Statesman. Expect mayhem. 9. Hidden Figures Hidden Figures brings to the screen a little-heard story from the history of NASA and the space race. The film stars Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spender, Janelle Monae and Kirsten Dunst, and it tells the tale of a team of women who provided the mathematical data behind the mission to launch John Glenn into space. Their story has – as the title of the film suggests – been tucked down the back of American history's sofa until now. It was brought to the screen by St Vincent director Theodore Melfi, who also recruited support from Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons. Review 8. Paddington 2 The gang returns for the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the delightful Paddington .
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Ryan Lambie Simon Brew Apr 25, 2017 Blade Runner 2049, It and Spider-Man: Homecoming are still to come this year, according to our annual list of anticipated flicks... We'll be the first to admit that drawing up a list of potentially great forthcoming movies is far from an exact science. But with 2017 so chock full of promising films both large and small, we've at least made an attempt to sort through the crowded schedule, pick out the ones we're looking forward to, and sort them into some kind of order. When the films are released we'll also add our reviews, so that you can find out if we hit the jackpot, or were left a little disappointed. With that in mind, then, here's our pick of the must-see movies of this year, which, as ever, run the gamut from expensive superhero flicks to smaller dramas to mid-budget, high-concept sci-fi pictures. Some of the following will almost certainly wind up falling short of our expectations, but there's also the fighting chance that one or two will turn out to be modern classics.
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Because of the terrorist affiliation of many of their alleged volunteers,' the White Helmets are now regarded by well-read and objective observers as al Qaeda's Civil Defense .' Founded in 1953 in Syria, and by Syrians, the REAL Syria Civil Defence wear red helmets. Beeley immediately recognized the importance of this story, and has been credited with bringing awareness of the real organization's existence to an international audience. Unlike the terrorist-linked US-UK clandestine creation the White Helmets, the REAL Syria Civil Defence is an actual member of the International Civil Defense Organisation (ICDO) based in Geneva. SEE ALSO: WHO ARE SYRIA’S WHITE HELMETS? After the ceremony, Beeley explained the significance of recognising the real organisation, as opposed to the cut-out creation: It has been an honour for me to be able to spend time with them and to get to know them as the brave, humble human beings they are.
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Ever wanted to know how it feels to be born into the world as a creature from 'Alien'? On April 26, you'll be able to if you own an Oculus VR setup. Besides setting the date for the virtual reality experience, called Alien: Covenant In Utero, 20th Century Fox has posted a teaser trailer that shows next to nothing but still somehow manages to be terrifying. SEE ALSO: Things get freaky real fast in the 'Alien: Covenant' official trailer According to Fox, this will be a "a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare and offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien neomorph at the time of its birth." Read more... More about Oculus Rift , Vr Experience , Vr , In Utero , and Alien Covenant
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Chris Pratt is truly a diverse actor. He's got comedy down, he's proved himself to be a first-class action star, and he has a flare for the dramatic. SEE ALSO: The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer gets an intergalactic homemade makeover In the video above, Pratt proves his range with an off the cuff improv starring opposite a bacon sandwich. During a BBC 1 Radio interview, Pratt acts out a love scene with the sandwich. The love in that room is genuinely tangible... until he murders his beloved sandwich in cold blood. Pratt's interaction with the sandwich coupled with the ridiculously dramatic music will truly make you feel something including hunger. Read more... More about Acting , Bacon Sandwich , Guardians Of The Galaxy , Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 , and Chris Pratt
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People get scared by lots of different things. The darkness. Heights. Tiny, cramped spaces. Oh, and pigeons. Sneaky, devious pigeons that explode out of small hiding spaces in a sudden whirlwind of screeching feathers. SEE ALSO: Wildly baffling video shows woman giving mouth-to-mouth to a pigeon If anything, the girl in the clip above was under -reacting. Read more... More about Funny , Uk , Terrified , Balcony , and Pigeon
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Popular Cartoon Network show We Bare Bears is the story of three bears living a modern human life in San Francisco. But at its heart, it's also a parable about the charms and perils of an increasingly connected society. The show's creator, Daniel Chong, said he tries to pick modern references for the show, to reflect his audiences. "We do like to make fun of trends, but we have to be very careful that they're not things that we know are going to go away quickly," he said, during a visit to Singapore. SEE ALSO: Disney XD sprinkles a same-sex kiss into a cartoon and it feels just right His three protagonists, Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear always seem to be chasing internet fame, and the script works in trendy references, often to hilarious effect: Read more... More about Asia , Cartoons , Cartoon Network , We Bare Bears , and Daniel Chong
Den of Geek
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Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Apr 25, 2017 Guy Ritchies King Arthur movie arrives next month - and a new poster has just landed... A brand new poster has just landed for Guy Ritchie's incoming King Arthur movie, and we thought you might like to see it. Thus, it is here... See related Kingsman: The Golden Circle adds Vinnie Jones You can see more images from the film by clicking on the advanced gallery button in the image at the top there. The latest trailer King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword also landed at the start of the month. Take a look right here... Meanwhile, from last week, this is the first glimpse of how David Beckham will look in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword , shared from the notorious footballer's Instagram. He plays a 'disgruntled knight' in the forthcoming flick, and the reveal was definitely worth the wait - he looks virtually unrecognisable.
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The plan would have shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants, stop new coal plants and replace them with wind and solar farms. “The policy reversals also signal that Mr Trump has no intention of following through on Mr Obama’s formal pledges under the Paris accord,” said Coral Davenport in the New York Times. Under the Paris agreement, the US pledged to reduce its greenhouse gases by about 26% from 2005 levels by 2025. “That can be achieved only if the US not only implements the Clean Power Plan and tailpipe pollution rules but also tightens them or adds more policies in future years,” says Davenport. She quotes Mario Molina, a Nobel prize-winning scientist from Mexico, as saying: “The message clearly is, we wont do what the United States has promised to do…They dont believe climate change is serious. It is shocking to see such a degree of ignorance from the US.
Den of Geek
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We very soon realise that his piercing stare is masking an insanity that you are just waiting to see bubble over. It’s perhaps though his chilling observation of a census taker that once tried to test him that hits hardest. His unapologetic comment “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chiantifollowed by that demented slurping noise, is the stuff of nightmares. Right away, Lecter is shown to be both fiercely intelligent and charming, but also utterly insane. A chilling combination. 2. Darth Vader ( Star Wars ) A character as iconic as Darth Vader deserves an equally iconic entrance. As a smoke-filled corridor lies in recovery following the shoot-out that just raged inside it, Stormtroopers flood in and promptly make way for the arrival of their apparent leader. When he does arrive, he makes quite the lasting impression. Head to toe in black and towering over his minions, this striking figure simply strides confidently down the hallway, his cape billowing behind him and a startling mask covering his face.
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Robert Keeling Apr 25, 2017 Saluting the movie characters who make an impression, the minute they appear on the screen... One thing that unites all of cinema’s most iconic characters is that they were able to make a memorable first impression. Whether it’s bursting onto the scene in a flurry of noise or slowly skulking their way into shot, there’s a fine art to ensuring a character makes an instant impact on screen. An iconic entrance is not just about a momentary impact however, it can also emphasise a character’s importance and help to cement their influence over the rest of the movie. See related Kingsman: The Golden Circle adds Vinnie Jones There are any number of contributory factors that can be blended together in order to make an entrance truly memorable. These include the accompanying music, the choice of camera shot, the pre-emptive build-up or even just the sheer charismatic power of the actor involved.
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