Mashable
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Another day another meme, my friends. The internet never takes an off day and is a fickle beast when it comes to its memes. Today's meme is an image of a mischievous looking duck that looks like it knows something you don't. The origin of said image is already lost to history, of course, but needless to say the internet has had a great time with it over the past couple of days. SEE ALSO: The universe reached down and blessed us all with a new Meryl Streep meme Why does this bird look like she has the tea on EVERYBODY I'm crying pic.twitter.com/mmhSUjhmzp tiredt (@whomstami) April 25, 2017 Read more... More about Meme , Memes , Twitter , Watercooler , and Watercooler
Mondoweiss
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One of the central lessons of Jewish existence is that powerlessness leads to catastrophe. A people can never put itself at the mercy of the marauding beast. It can never depend on outside protectors, they won't come. They won't come to save you. Powerlessness leads to more abuse, not less. It leads to the strong savaging the weak, especially in the Middle East. ...It's one reason that I'm a Zionist. Zionism is about empowerment to rewrite the Jewish story in the chapters of history, not as a victim, but as an agent of progress and social repair. It is far better to have power and to struggle with its proper use than to be powerless and at the mercy of the dark lords. Remember this at your Passover seder next week. The story is of God taking us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. A mighty hand that wielded power against tyranny.
OK!
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It was recently confirmed that Disney would be giving Winnie-the-Pooh the live action treatment and now Ewan McGregor is signing on. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Beauty and the Beast star is in talks to take on the role of Christopher Robin. Though in the animation, Christopher is a young boy, this live-action film will see Ewan play an adult version in a story that's rather reminiscent to Hook, which starred the late Robin Williams. Ewan McGregor is in talks to ...
Den of Geek
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This effectively rules out the suit being for the Deacon, the blue, odd-looking proto-alien we saw at the end of Prometheus , since that beast had a more mundane five fingers. While this may still be a form of alien we've never seen before, it's surely intended as a way of getting fans like us speculating that it'll look at least similar to the one that first menaced us all those years ago. Plus, isn't it a relief to note that the xenomorph will be brought to life with practical effects, at least in part? Priorly, the official Alien Anthology Twitter account tweeted a picture of Ridley Scott himself, calling the shots on set with Michael Fassbender and a handsome-looking space helmet. Take a look: There are a couple of things to note here. First, that the helmet in the mid-ground is far more like the ones we saw in 1979's Alien - a stark contrast to the glass bubbles worn by the crew in Prometheus , which had a more 1950s vibe.
TIME - Top Stories
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BMW Blog
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A more than noticeable rear spoiler was added to it, made entirely out of carbon fiber, which can apparently add no less than 117 lbs (53 kg) of downforce at 124 mph (200 km/h). Under the hood, the engine received a Stage 1 upgrade from Alpha-N Performance , making the BMW M4 CRT a 520 HP beast, more than enough for your daily adrenaline rush shots. To keep everything in check, a fully adjustable Ohlins R/T suspension was thrown into the mix along with unmistakable 20HRE wheels on Michelin PSS tires. Staying true to the weight-saving philosophy behind CRT products, inside the cabin the standard seats were exchanged for new Recaro Pole Position ones, saving yet another couple of pounds. Overall, this upgraded model should give the official BMW M4 CS a run for its money. The article Alpha-N Performance Introduces the BMW M4 CRT to the World appeared first on BMW BLOG
International Business Times - Science
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Earliest evidence of hunting and killing a massive beast has been pushed back to 130,000 years ago.
Daily Express - Nature
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A 507 MILLION-year-old sea monster with can-opener like pincers has been identified for the first time.
TYT YouTube
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The Week
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Credits Outnow.ch Alt Text Wonder Woman From war epics to sci-fi movies, and warrior princesses to thunder gods, Hollywood has plenty to tempt us to the big screen One-Minute Read Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:07pm It's already been a big year for blockbusters, with films like Beauty and the Beast, The Fate of the Furious and Logan pulling in major crowds, but it's not over yet. This year is shaping up to be a bumper year for movie fans, with a host of exciting films still to come. Wonder Woman DC Comic's superheroine is coming to the big screen with Israeli actor Gal Gadot (The Fast and the Furious) in the title role. The origins tale goes back to when Wonder Woman was actually Diana, a highly trained warrior princess of the Amazons. When an American pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on the sheltered island where she lives, Diana learns about a conflict destroying the outside world.
Cotswold Journal - Showbiz
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Den of Geek
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The film marks Devlin’s big screen feature directing debut, and hopefully it lives up to its B-movie presence, and gives us one of 2017’s most fun nights out at the pictures. We’ve got until October to wait for it, though. 34. Beauty And The Beast Having proven that it can make a success – both critically and commercially – of a live action take on The Jungle Book , Disney’s reworking of its animated hits in live action arrives at another cherished movie: Beauty And The Beast . The first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, the 1991 original is regarded as one of the very finest Disney animated features. For the live action take, Bill Condon (the last two Twilight movies, Dreamgirls , Gods And Monsters ) is directing, and quite an ensemble has been recruited. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are in the title roles, whilstdeep breathEwan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad head up the support.
Popular Science
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Technology A diesel sea beast. This engine is 44 feet tall and 87 feet long. Read on.
The Full Signal
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Richard Goodwin 26/04/2017 - 12:40pm It’s early in my review process, but the LG G6’s battery life seems a little, well… disappointing I was a huge fan of the divisive LG G5 . I loved the camera and the design of the phone, though the modular aspect of it was, admittedly, poorly executed. The handset did not sell well and this prompted a rethink inside LG’s HQ about where to go with its successor, the LG G6. The LG G6 is a markedly different beast to its predecessor. It shares zero design elements with the LG G5 and, for all intents and purposes, is a ground-up redesign of the handset. The LG G6 is LG starting a new course, one that it hopes will bring it into contention in 2017/18. LG G6 Key Specs: Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon821 Processor Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi) Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB or 64GB UFS 2.
Techradar
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So youve bought yourself a gaming PC or built one from scratch. Now its sitting in pride of place in your office, just waiting to be pushed to its limits. Whatever the origin, that humming mass of silicon and plastic is in need of superior software to take it to said limits. The catch? Youve blown all your cash on your rig and now your bank balance is looking decidedly depleted. The solution? Our carefully collated collection of complimentary curatives, of course. These 10 free Windows apps will help turn your burgeoning beast into a towering powerhouse, enabling you to track frame rates, voice chat with ease, and stream like a seasoned pro. 1. Open Broadcaster Software Youve got a PC, a stable internet connection and an unhealthy obsession with gaming. Theres only one way this is going to go: streaming.
Daily Mail - Australia
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The Full Signal
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Richard Goodwin 26/04/2017 - 8:52am It’s early in my review process, but the LG G6’s battery life seems a little, well… disappointing I was a huge fan of the divisive LG G5 . I loved the camera and the design of the phone, though the modular aspect of it was, admittedly, poorly executed. The handset did not sell well and this prompted a rethink inside LG’s HQ about where to go with its successor, the LG G6. The LG G6 is a markedly different beast to its predecessor. It shares zero design elements with the LG G5 and, for all intents and purposes, is a ground-up redesign of the handset. The LG G6 is LG starting a new course, one that it hopes will bring it into contention in 2017/18. I got my review unit through a couple of days ago and have been using the handset exclusively since. I wont go into too much detail here about the design, specs or performance of the handset, as that will be handled in my full review, but I do want to make some notes on the handset’s battery life.
PC Pro
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Vaughn Highfield 15 hours 21 min ago Games Sometimes, there’s no greater pleasure in life than destroying things with your own hands. Perhaps that says a lot more about me than I’d care to believeStill, the very act of toppling dominoes, crushing sand castles underfoot, or punching through a Barbie Dream house is a pleasure I can’t get enough of. It isn't every day that I actually get to don the Blood Raven Space Marines' weapon of choice, but in an effort to promote Dawn of War III , Sega offered me the opportunity to really feel the power that an inter-stellar army has at its disposal. Weighing over 10kg, with 6kg of that resting in the CNC-milled aerospace-grade aluminium knuckles, this punching machine is an absolute beast. Using two air canisters, the Power Fist can deliver 3,000 PSI of impact alongside my already impressive right hook*.
The Guardian
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US president’s daughter hears boos at W20 summit for calling him a ‘champion of supporting families’ as Angela Merkel tries hard to make her guest feel welcome One of the issues at the top of the agenda of the W20 summit in Berlin on Tuesday was how working women can better balance family and work. So perhaps it was inevitable that the first question for Ivanka Trump – a woman accused of mixing business interests and dynastic ambition in ways the White House has rarely seen – should have focused on alleged conflicts of interest. Related: Ivanka Trump: the president's moral compass or just another mouthpiece? Related: No, Ivanka Trump will not moderate her father. She will just strengthen him | Kate Aronoff Related: Ivanka Trump thinks she is in Beauty and the Beast: more like Macbeth | Jill Abramson Continue reading...
Daily Mail - Australia
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BMW Blog
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For those watching Formula Drift on the regular, the name Kristaps Bluss might sound familiar. He’s a Latvian veteran in the competition, a 36-year old adrenaline junkie who just so happens to be drifting what used to be a BMW E46 M3 in the famous competition. However, this M3 comes with a twist. While originally its German creators meant it to have close to 350 HP coming from a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter straight six engine , in the drifting world that figure isnt even close to what you need in order to keep up. Therefore, an LS7 V8 was thrown under the hood together with a Whipple supercharger. That sole move transformed the BMW so deeply, it would be hard to recognize it anymore. With anything between 900 and 1000 WHP, this beast was nearly ready to start tearing tires to bits. Of course, other changes had to be done to the car, in order to keep it sideways and the driver safe.
Politico
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S. determination that Russia sought to tilt the presidential election toward Trump. The committee is also hiring two more staffers for the investigation, bringing the total to nine. Warner’s remarks come as Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee grow increasingly dissatisfied with the pace of the investigation, which is being led by Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Warner. The last few weeks, things have moved very, very slowly under Chairman Burr’s leadership. And I’m a little troubled about it,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday. “I give Sen. Warner some time and credence to try and work those things out. But things have moved too slowly for my taste and a lot of the members of the committee’s taste. The dissatisfaction among committee Democrats was first reported last month by POLITICO and returned to the forefront this week with new revelations in The Daily Beast and Yahoo , which said that the probe had made little progress” and is “increasingly stymied by partisan divisions.
Mashable
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Disney just can't wait to be king of the box office again. The studio has announced a July 19, 2019 release date for their upcoming remake of The Lion King , to be directed by Jon Favreau. SEE ALSO: 'Beauty and the Beast' just put the big $B in box office Favreau announced the big news on social media: ! pic.twitter.com/A8razyqtK8 Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) April 25, 2017 Donald Glover is already set for the lead role of Simba. James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the 1994 animated original, will reprise the role for the remake. The new Lion King will be "live-action" in the same way that Favreau's The Jungle Book remake was "live-action" which is to say it'll be CG animation so hyper-realistic that it looks like live-action. Read more... More about Jon Favreau , The Lion King , Entertainment , and Film
Digital Trends
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The king of the phablet jungle is a powerful beast of a smartphone. Find out if you’re really taking full advantage of your feature-packed superphone, and teach it some new tricks with these handy Galaxy Note 4 tips. The post Lost in a sea of phablet features? Here are 15 tips to become a Galaxy Note 4 master appeared first on Digital Trends .