The Fast & Furious franchise has wasted no time in showing off its high-profile new star, Charlize Theron.The official Twitter account today shared the first photo of the Oscar-winning actress in character, less than two months her casting was announced.Although the image shows Theron with an assortment of firearms, the combination of her ponytail, Metallica T-shirt, and a motorcycle jacket doesn t quite scream lethal.Now, they meet Cipher, said the tweet that accompanied the photo.Jason Statham s rogue assassin Deckard Shaw definitely comes to mind.New additions over the years, such as Johnson and Statham, have kept things interesting, and Theron does the same.
Blood for the blood godsWe re less than two weeks out from more Witcher 3, so here s a grand ol Blood and Wine trailer to sate your thirst.The CompendiumIt s time for another iteration of Raise money for The International, with Valve s special guest: The Compendium.Last year s prize pool topped $18 million.pic.twitter.com/lAMXaMJk4s— Damir Đurović @DamirDurovic May 20, 2016Skeleton SnakeSure, we probably won t see Kojima s new game for like, a decade.Over-watch thisWould I take an animated Overwatch film?$120 gets you an Official Assassin s Creed Hoodie.
Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment s first new IP in almost twenty years is launching this week.From what we ve played, the team-based multiplayer shooter is an absolute blast, combining fun, addictive gameplay with gorgeous visuals.The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, so TrustedReviews has rounded up the best prices from around the web.Check out our video impressions of the Overwatch beta below:Overwatch price round-up - PCCDKeys - £37.90SimplyGames - £39.95Amazon - £37.99Argos - £36.49GAME - £37.99ShopTo - £39.85Battlenet - £29.99Overwatch price round-up - PS4/Xbox OneSimplyGames - £38.85TheGameCollection - £38.85Amazon - £42.00ShopTo - £39.85Tesco Direct with free t-shirt - £42.00GAME - £44.99Argos - £43.99Overwatch price round-up - Collector s EditionAmazon - £99.99GAME - £99.99Zavvi - £94.99The Hut - £94.99ShopTo - £98.85Will you be picking up Overwatch this week?Let us know in the comments.
While attending Google's developer conference, I/O, programmer Dan Kim noticed a booth selling a T-shirt with a popular saying: "Eat, sleep, code, repeat.I literally let out an 'ugh' when I saw it."Because, the truth is, the underlying idea of that phrase isn't so cute.It must be all consuming and the focus of your life.... a truly balanced lifestyle  —  one that gives your brain and your soul some space to breathe non-programming air  —  actually makes you a better programmer.To understand just how pervasive this indoctrination is, a couple of months ago, Alex St. John, a famous video game developer and exec, someone who has hired a lot of programmers over the years, caused an uproar when he published a controversial article in VentureBeat.St.St. John even wrote a recruiting slideshow filled with controversial and sexist ideas on how to find programmers preferably young and cultivate this idea in them.The sad thing is that for those that buy into this message, the stress of working like that has been known to literally drive some of them beyond burnout, even affecting mental health.For instance, some time ago a programmer named Kenneth Parker wrote a blog post about the hardest working programmer he ever knew.
For entrepreneurs, summer is the season of opportunity.Instead, consider smaller niche festivals, where you can offer a tailored experience at a fraction of the cost.August brings the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a three-day folk and dance festival in rural Hillsdale, New York.Related: Online Marketing Gets All the Buzz But Check Out the ROI for Live EventsThese and hundreds of other festivals offer the chance to bring your brand experience right to its target market.When we brought the t-shirt brand Life Is Good to Hangout Fest in 2015, for instance, it featured a simple concept: a sheltered phone-charging area, complete with hammocks and chairs.Candid shots and fun videos not only make attendees feel like VIPs but make for excellent marketing materials once it s over.
A few years ago, my husband bought a T-shirt that read, May your life someday be as awesome as you pretend it is on Facebook!I use my voice to show others how each challenge has been an opportunity to learn more about myself, and a chance to find strengths I never realized I possessed.We spend so much time telling one another to soldier on that we start to forget that it s perfectly acceptable to break down.I dropped the façade of the superhero mother who is completely at peace with her child s autism, and realized I was human.I became angry and judgmental — the very things I have consciously tried to overcome.What I gained from this experience was simple insight.
A woman wearing no makeup and dressed in a t-shirt and shorts saunters through her kitchen making hong shao rou, red-braised pork belly.In the new online world of video live streaming in China, it could be anyone.Instead, it s Chinese actress Yao Chen who agreed to live-stream from her home for local charity Free Lunch last Sunday, May 22.The fairly quotidian broadcast by Yao, who has more than 79 million followers on microblogging platform Weibo and starred in last year s mega-hit Monster Hunt China s No.Her haul of 920,000 diamonds puts her ahead of A-list celebrity and actress Zhou Xun, who lags behind in fifth place.Like many of their counterparts on Western social media platforms, a huge number of these Chinese Internet celebrities  use their platform to promote skincare and makeup products, a behavior they re likely to be getting paid for.The Internet celebrity economy has become so big that a report released this week by CBNData valued its current 2016 worth at more than the film industry s 2015 gross box office total.In the intense competition for eyeballs, content streamers have pushed the envelope, prompting media regulators to ban live-streamers from filming themselves eating bananas in a seductive fashion.In April, the Ministry of Culture announced it was investigating a number of popular live-streaming platforms for allegedly hosting pornographic or violent content that harms social morality.Up to 2.6 million viewers watched the stream, the app claims, which included the film s star Tong Dawei answering questions.And just days before streaming her cooking-at-home session, Yao Chen, voiced her support for 63-year-old film producer and screenwriter Fang Li who had taken to his knees pleading for more theaters to show the art house film Song of the Phoenix.Fang s emotional appeal, which went out to 45,000 viewers via Sina s own video live-streaming app at the time,  but subsequently went viral, helped rally support for the fledgling art house film and helped it reach third place at the box office earning $7 million.The technology is also enabling stars to give their fans a taste of the glamour behind international film events.At the Cannes Film Festival, A-list celebrity Li Bingbing live streamed herself in the makeup chair, applying makeup to a traveling reporter, eating, chatting in English to her European drivers as they take her to the next red carpet.French cosmetics company L Oreal used their own live-streaming accounts to broadcast questions they posed to their brand ambassadors at Cannes, including veteran actress Gong Li,  actress–singer Li Yuchun, and the star Jing Boran, best known for his role in Monster Hunt, in France to promote Time Raiders 盗墓笔记 .Competing for the attention of viewers was 24 year-old Huang Jingyu from the hit web series Addicted  that was banned by Chinese media regulators earlier this year.
The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways.IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways.Here are some IoT crowdfunding projects to watch this week:AiraWear – Massage HoodieHoodies are a cornerstone in Millennial fashion.Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, made his mark on the fashion world with his trademark hoodie-and-jeans combo which he donned at corporate meetings where billion-dollar deals were made, proving that a once decidedly casual garment was destined for more than after-gym attire.The AiraWear is an app-enabled hoodie that includes discreet inflatable posture-correcting modules that massage out key pain points along the back and shoulders to relieve tension brought on by poor posture.Enter Broadcast, a touch-enabled and app-controlled t-shirt that features a programmable digital LED panel that you can customize whenever you d like with text, icons, and/or your own design.
Gadgets What do you want written on your shirt today? It can be an everyday problems to think about in the not too distant future. Do you want to declare your love to someone? In a mobile app, you can design the pattern that the LEDs should light in. Text, figures, or a neat pattern, you can change your mind and change how much time. The sweater is water resistant and washable.
Even so, before you go buying pricey clothing with built-in insect repellent, you might want to consider cheaper, and possibly more effective, options.This video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel shows their tests conducted on two popular brands of permethrin-treated shirts, Insect Shield and Burlington.The results revealed that both brands were somewhat effective pre-washing, but neither were able to completely prevent bites from the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus pre or post-washing.Not exactly ideal, especially since these shirts can range anywhere from $20 for a t-shirt, to over $150 for a permethrin-treated button-up that is made of flame-resistant material.The shirt they treated themselves with DEET, however, performed great during their tests.Just hang your clothing up outdoors, spray it with your DEET repellent, and let it dry before wearing.
The rules for dressing for the office are completely different for men and women.Perhaps no two people better exemplify the double standard than the most well-known executives working at Facebook: cofounder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, known for wearing the same grey T-shirt and jeans every day, and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is typically seen perched atop towering high heels.Just look at them:Here s a closer look:Facebook/RecodeI couldn t help but marvel at the fact that while Zuckerberg slomps around in super-casual clothes every day, Sandberg is smartly decked out in full corporate power garb: towering, patent leather, red peep-toe heels.Sandberg, who holds an MBA from Harvard, is a seasoned executive and considered to be the adult in the room who brings balance to Zuckerberg s more introverted personality.In fact, women who spend more time grooming — including efforts like putting on makeup — are promoted more often and make more money than their bare-faced colleagues, according to one recent study.Although appearance and grooming have become increasingly important to men, beauty work continues to be more salient for women because of cultural double standards with very strict prescriptions for women, the paper says.
That figure soundly beats Bloomberg's estimate of Twitter's 136 million daily users derived from the service's publicly announced 310 monthly active users and Twitter's announced estimates of how many of those use the service on a daily basis .In recent years, Snapchat's basic functionality—of auto-deleting messages and posts while connecting friends to photo and video feeds—has expanded.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared at this week's Code Conference on Wednesday, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned in the phrase " keepwoke."He was asked about burgeoning services like Snapchat—particularly in the context of viral social movements such as Black Lives Matter."It's recognizing that we're going to press buttons less and gesture more."The executive said this setup paled compared to Snapchat's interface.
These are the most inventive and downright ridiculous limited edition smartphones ever released.If your friends are always hating on your affinity for all things Batman and refuse to go out with you in your fifth superhero-themed t-shirt of the week, you can express your love for Robin s boss in a more subtle, techy way.Samsung s Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge upgrades what s already arguably the best phone available now, building on the stunning 5.5-inch curved QHD display and low-light specialising 12-megapixel camera with a number of Batman themes and wallpapers.HTC X PHUNK ONE M8The HTC One M8 was, dodgy camera withstanding, one of the best smartphones available when it dropped back in 2014.Its impressive combination of oodles of power and sleek, Sense-skinned UI, put it up there as a true iPhone topper in a shaky year for Samsung.Built for a Chinese businessman to use as his standard handset seriously the phone features a 24ct gold body with a 24ct black diamond replacing the phone s home button.
Today you bought a T-shirt, a snack from a convenience store, and purchased a bottle of water.It seems simple and straightforward — you gave someone money, and you received the items you asked for.As these documentaries prove, there are entire worlds of complexity in the most basic activities.Water is scarce, not plentiful.And clothing, even a cheap shirt from the mall, has a devastating human cost.Six illuminating documentaries, all streaming on Netflix, will challenge how you think about water, clothing, food, and more.View As: One PageSlides
But now the bespectacled Verizon pitchman has switched to one of the carrier's biggest rivals.In a new spot, "Paul Switched," Marcarelli explains he's jumped ship to Sprint because its "reliability is now within 1% of Verizon."He also notes that Sprint saves you "50%" on "most" Verizon, AT, and T-Mobile rates.He signs off by saying: "So I switched to Sprint and millions more have too."In an interview with USA Today, where we first saw the ad, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the ads were "very factual."He added: "Our goal is basically to get people when they re watching our ads or watching social media to pay attention ...I think a lot of people are going to recognize Paul and see him in a Sprint-colored yellow t-shirt  and ask themselves, 'what happened?'The spot was created by ad agency Deutsch.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
Image Source: VerizonOn Sunday night, the unthinkable happened.It was when a commercial aired featuring Paul Marcarelli, best known as the Can you hear me now?DON T MISS: Wild rumors paint an unlikely picture for the iPhone 7 and 7 PlusUSA Today spoke with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure over the phone, and he told them that Paul is a free agent who is being very factual in the ad: Our goal is basically to get people when they re watching our ads or watching social media to pay attention….I think a lot of people are going to recognize Paul and see Paul in a yellow t-shirt and ask themselves, what happened?'The gist of the ad is that Sprint s reliability is now within 1% of Verizon s, despite that fact that the Sprint s rates are still 50% lower than most of the plans offered by not only Verizon, but AT and T-Mobile as well.You can watch the first of several ads featuring the former Verizon pitch man below:
To save money while still giving yourself some flexibility, use the capsule wardrobe strategy when choosing which clothes to buy.As personal finance site Money Ning explains, a capsule wardrobe is simply a very small collection of versatile items that you love—not like, not thought was cute at the time, love.First, you need to identify a base style that you like.Then, get rid of anything in your wardrobe that doesn t fit that style.You don t have to throw out your wedding gown, but that t-shirt you ve been holding on to just in case you ever need black tee that says I m not crazy, my parents had me tested ?If something you buy only really looks good with one thing, consider leaving it out.
Instagram is showcasing the photos, videos and interesting stories of women who share their everyday lives on the social platform.The mum who stays sane by being a little bit selfish"Mums are allowed to be selfish sometimes.Selfish Mums got a little bit of help from Leah Wood, daughter of Rolling Stones band member Ronnie Wood, who got everyone's attention when she wore a Selfish Mums T-shirt.Molly tells Newsbeat she hopes her account will help other mums feel that it is ok to be "a little bit selfish sometimes"."People that comment on my pics say 'you're doing my dream job'.Adwoa Aboah has spoken about overcoming addiction.
iPhone Theft Apple StoreApple stores are notorious targets for thieves, and as a result, they re heavily secured by many large men.But as it turns out, all you need to rob an Apple Store is a blue t-shirt and some serious confidence.The man grabbed 19 iPhones from a drawer inside the room, worth a total of $16,130, then handed them over to another thief.Dressing up as an employee and tailgaiting people into the secure back rooms is about the oldest ploy in the books.But in fairness to Apple, it s also a difficult ploy to counter.There s probably a joke here about not needing to be a Genius to steal from an Apple Store, but I m going to pass, and instead just remind the wannabe Catch Me If You Can impersonators how that movie ended.
All you have to do is dress the part, which is easy if you re targeting the Apple Store where employees are dressed in a plain blue t-shirt with a small Apple logo.Last week in New York City, a man entered the SoHo Apple Store wearing what was visually close enough to the Apple employee uniform, managed to go straight into the electronics repair room, and stole 19 iPhones from the drawer.It s not the first time a similar theft has happened either – earlier this year, NYC Apple Stores were also hit with the same kind of robbery where a band of thieves disguised as employees stole a total of 59 iPhones.Because the phones were taken out of the repair room, they were no longer tagged with sensors to alert security when they exited the store.While the uniforms are given to workers at the start of their employment, it s not hard to find copycats on eBay or attempt printing your own.Apple employee uniforms change seasonally, but it might soon be time for the company to either find a more complex look or increase security by the repair rooms.
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