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Jay Pharoah, Fred Armisen, Reggie Brown a handful of comedians took a crack at impersonating Barack Obama during his eight years in office, but let's be clear: No one had him down quite as cold as Jordan Peele. In an interview with Fandango , Peele was asked to react to his own movie this weekend's critically lauded release Get Out as a handful of different celebrities. Considering how money he was as POTUS in the now defunct Key & Peele's "Obama's Anger Translator" sketches, of course he was asked to reprise his Obama. SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele's chilling new thriller 'Get Out' is the 'Stepford Wives' of racism Read more... More about Movie Trailers , Get Out , Jordan Peele , Barack Obama , and Movies
Ruptly TV
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There's nothing quite as heartwarming as watching a father dote on his child. SEE ALSO: Dads can legit carry their babies like kangaroos with this pouch shirt In the video above, Kevin Nadrowski captures the joy he experiences with his daughter, Bayleigh, while singing "If You're Happy and You Know It." Both he and Bayleigh are deaf, and Nadrowski is teaching the infant how to sign. The father-daughter duo is quite the adorable team. Read more... More about American Sign Language , Father , Cute Baby , Videos , and Uk
The Points Guy
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While still known for sporting some of the industry's top onboard bling, Emirates has been flying the Airbus A380 for roughly eight years, so the superjumbo is about due for a refresh. And now we have an idea of what to expect from the carrier's new latest and greatest. At next month's ITB travel trade show in Berlin, Emirates will show off some improvements to its wide-body fleet, including the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 . Given today's fairly quiet unveiling , I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more details pop up over the next few days, but we do know that the A380's onboard bar will be getting a major refresh, starting with a new A380 that'll begin service in July. First, here's a 360-degree view of the current bar: Emirates President Tim Clark explains the thinking behind the airline's new common area: In our latest revamp, we have taken inspiration from private yacht cabins, and amongst other thoughtful touches, we have increased the seating space, and also made it more intimate and conducive for our passengers to socialise or enjoy our lounge service.
Mashable
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Who needs to eat a burger IRL when you can just taste it virtually? McDonald's Japan has released a 4D "Star Trek" movie in promotion of its newest creation, the Yakki burger . SEE ALSO: McDonald's Japan takes burgers so seriously it's holding a full-blown election for them The Yakki burger is a pork-based burger with ginger and soy-sauce based Japanese sauce. Since audiences couldn't actually eat the burger during the film, they got the next best thing a virtual eating experience, or the fourth dimension in 4D. This included having water sprayed at their faces to signify the juicy pork patty popping out of the screen, and getting a whiff of its salt, ginger and black pepper seasoning in the cinema. Read more... More about Burger , Star Trek , Japan , Mcdonalds , and Business
Techradar
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Due to the low temperature of the star, all seven of the planets orbit closer to it than Mercury does to our Sun. As a result, if you stood on the surface of one of them, you'd see the others appearing larger than the Moon in our sky. Weather patterns could also be completely unlike those on Earth - the planets may be tidally locked to their star, meaning both sides will be permanently locked in either day or night. This would create strong winds blowing from one side to the other, and extreme temperature differences. Exciting Result This is the most exciting result I have seen in the 14 years of Spitzer operations," said Sean Carey, manager of NASA's Spitzer Science Center. "Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope can follow up. More observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.
Expert Reviews
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It captures 4K video files at 30fps and lets you choose frames to save as 8-megapixel JPEGs after the event. Unlike regular video modes, though, you’re not limited to a widescreen aspect ratio. Meanwhile, Post Focus records a short video of the scene while sweeping through the focus. On playback, you can tap anywhere in the frame to see a shot with that area in focus, and then choose that frame to save. I’m not sure how often it’s likely to come in useful but it’s a fun trick that works extremely well. The LX15 also includes time-lapse and stop-motion animation modes with the latter automatically converting a sequence of photos into a 4K or 1080p video. Panasonic LX15 review: Autofocus, performance and 4K video The large sensor and wide-aperture lens give a shallow depth of field that really flatters portrait subjects but it also means that focusing errors are more noticeable.
Mashable
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After the first poster and trailer for Alien:Covenant scared the bejeezus out of us, we expected something equally sinister from the new, four-minute prologue to the movie. But it's exactly the opposite: We get to meet the crew of the colony ship Covenant before things start going awry, and while there's a lot of uneasy looks and one pretty scary situation (especially if you've watched the original Alien), do not expect to see alien claws ripping through human flesh in this one. SEE ALSO: It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens. According to the YouTube clip's description, the prologue shows us the "main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep." That explains the clip's title: "Last Supper," but given how the original movie ends, we don't doubt that for many of these crew members, this was, in fact, their last supper. Read more... More about Ridley Scott , Prologue , Alien , Alien Covenant , and Entertainment
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Here's a request: Please stop posting videos of incredible encounters with wildlife in stunning locations while we're working 9 to 5. It's just cruel. Take Luke Taylor, who caught vision of these dolphins hanging out at Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay, Australia on Feb. 17. The creatures can be seen swimming and jumping alongside the surfers. SEE ALSO: Sir David Attenborough is back and 2017 is finally starting to look up "It was so magical to see them so calm & joyful in their own habitat with all the surfers around them," Taylor wrote in the video's description . Dare to dream. Over in Kaikoura, New Zealand, a group of jet skiers recently found themselves surrounded by a family of orcas while out on the water. Read more... More about Video , Animals , Orca Whale , Orca , and Orcas
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You have to love the story of an orphan made good, right? Dust the koala, who is under the care of a koala rescue service on Australia's east coast, was found injured and taken in by Port Stephens Koalas in January. Dust was roaming the streets without his mother, according to the shelter's Facebook post , weighing a measly 1.8 kilograms (3.96 pounds). SEE ALSO: Wild koala and dog hang out, proving that we really can all get along After a bit of TLC, Dust has become quite the curious and affectionate koala, giving its carer little sniffs and kisses. Image: facebook/port stephens koalas "Because he's still growing, he will now be on formula until he's around 2.5 [kilograms] at which point he will be released," the rescue service explained on Facebook when he was first found. Read more... More about Port Stephens , Koala , Australia , Watercooler , and Australia
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Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles? Nissan does, and it's enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco's Monte Carlo street circuit. SEE ALSO: Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep The BladeGlider is a two-seater which was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo motor show . It's loosely based off the company's DeltaWing racer, which debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2012. There are only two BladeGliders in the world, and the car hits 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in under five seconds. Read more... More about Ev , Evs , Electric Vehicles , Electric Cars , and Nissan
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Somewhere along the internet's path into content oblivion, Spiderman and Elsa videos on YouTube became a guaranteed and genuinely weird traffic winner. The premise is simple enough: Adults dress as characters from the Spiderman and Frozen franchise and act out wordless, often slightly violent skits to chirpy music. As TubeFilter noted in early February, these short films, ostensibly for children, have been racking up the views. Search Spiderman and Elsa" on YouTube and you get more than 6 million results. SEE ALSO: Runner loses race because apparently 'Spiderman attacked him' The videos are part of a surge of kid-friendly content on Youtube a trend the site itself has embraced via the Youtube Kids app (the main app is meant for people 13 and over). Videos of Kinder eggs being opened, toy reviews and yes, even Spiderman and Elsa skits aren't just niche, mind-melting internet fodder: they are a full-blown business. Read more... More about Frozen , Joker , Batman , Spiderman And Elsa , and Watercooler
Hackaday
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Building a crystal radio isn't exactly rocket science. Some people who build them go for pushing them technically as far as they can go. Others, like [Billy Cheung], go for style points. The modular radio and phone speaker looks like it came out of the movie Brazil. The metallic gramophone-like speaker horn adds to the appeal and mechanically amplifies the sound, too. The video (see below) isn't exactly a how-to, but if you watch to the end there is enough information that you could probably reproduce something at least similar. There are actually several horns. One is made from copper, another from paper, and one from a plastic bottle. There's also a socket to take different detectors. The radio appears to have a great frequency range, although you'll have to squint at the video to see the schematic. We are hoping [Billy] will have it posted on his blog , too, eventually.
Mind Shift
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“We have the luxury of having designed our entire program around the needs of this group that is often forgotten about or underserved in schools where multiple priorities exist.” Teachers tailor instruction to many different academic levels, but they also need to reach students who speak many different languages. In any given year at SFIHS, students speak between 17-24 different languages, which teachers see as an asset to their teaching. Almost all work is done in groups that are carefully crafted by teachers. “Where they sit in the classroom is super important,” said Heather Heistand, an English teacher at SFIHS. “My goal with heterogeneous groups is to make sure that there is at least one speaker of a different language in each group.” She also tries to make sure every group has a leader, someone whose academic and language skills are strong enough to direct the group through the task.
Mashable
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Imagine standing on a world 40 light-years from Earth. You look up, and see other planets slowing moving through the sky, sisters to the world you find yourself on. You notice that it's relatively dark, because the star you're orbiting is dim, and far smaller than the sun. But you're still warm, thanks to the infrared light emitted by the ultracool dwarf star. SEE ALSO: Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away This could be a vision of what we'd see if we traveled to one of the seven Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, a small, dim star about 235 trillion miles from our home. Read more... More about Space Exploration , Trappist 1 , Nasa , Planet Discoveries , and Exoplanets
Hackaday
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We might also suggest a strengthening agent like fiber reinforcement. The edges and surface can be sanded to the finish desired and in this case, attaching table legs was easy since the wooden underside of the mold remains on the bottom of the cement. The neon lighting adds a retro touch to this build. It's sad to see this technology dying away, so a resurgence of artisanal neon is great in our book. [Elliott] found a Bay Area arts collective called the Crucible which does a lot of art glass education to help him make two hoops of glass tube and fill them with the appropriate gasses. A capacitive touch sensor (once Atmel, now Microchip part) AT42QT2120 ( datasheet ) monitors the wire coming from the slab and switches the power supply for the tubes using a combination of relay board and Arduino Uno. We find the prospect of positional sensing in doped cement fascinating.
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Sometimes getting banned from a game is more fun than playing it. Such is the unsaid thesis behind a group of folks trying to get kicked off the child-friendly game Club Penguin. SEE ALSO: German zoo really wants its stolen penguin back, please The game's great at barring users who say stuff like "fuck," "shit" and "ass" on its servers, so you can get barred pretty quick. One person managed to do it in 39 seconds, as you can see in the video above. This person is the apparent world-record holder in getting banned from Club Penguin Such records exist . Second best currently sits at 41 seconds and, if you wanna make the podium, you'll have to do faster than 42 seconds. The top nine are all under a minute. Read more... More about Banned , Club Penguin , and Tech
Core77
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For their new EcoSport model, the designers of Ford have incorporated an adjustable rear cargo shelf that weighs just six pounds, yet can hold nearly 700. The combination of sturdiness and light weight is a result of it being made from a paper honeycomb structure, similar to what Ikea uses inside their Lack tables (see link below). Here's what it can do: Although it's not clear from the video, the shelf slides into brackets of differing heights. It can also be stored on the back of the seats. See Also: - A Look at Torsion Boxes - Look Inside Ikea's Lack Tabletops
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Finally some good news. NASA has found what pretty much appears to be a backup solar system a mere 40 light-years away. And not a moment too soon. SEE ALSO: NASA may put astronauts on the first flight of its new mega-rocket Scientists discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets circling a dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, and everyone on Earth is ready to sign up for a one-way ticket to the new system. (Using current technology, it would be nearly impossible for humans to get to the planetary system, however. #Thanks2017.) Image: NASA/JPL-CALTECH Everyone also immediately made the discovery about the 45th president. With seven new worlds suddenly available, the possibilities seemed endless. Earthlings could send Trump to the new system. He could mess up these exoplanets before destroying Earth. Or we could all flee to these new worlds and leave Trump behind. Read more... More about Nasa , Science , Space , Twitter , and Donald Trump
Universe Today
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On top of that, the TRAPPIST-1 system is rather unique. As Gillon explained, the planets are in close enough proximity that they gravitationally interact with one another. Their proximity would also make for some excellent viewing opportunities for a person standing on the surface of one of them. The planets are close enough to each other, he said, that if you were on the surface of one, you would have a wonderful view of the others. You would see them not as we see Venus or Mars from Earth (as bright stars), but as we see the Moon. They would be as large or larger than the Moon. In the coming weeks and months, NASA plans to follow-up on this system of planets even more. At the moment, the Kepler space telescope is studying the system, conducting measurements of minuscule changes in the star's brightness due to transiting planets.