23 Feb

Hello, excellent news: AJ from 'Queer Eye' got engaged

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One of the greatest things about the reboot of Queer Eye is the numerous, heartwarming tales of self-acceptance.

It’s especially apparent in episode four’s AJ, a gay black man who was struggling to come out to his family. Of course, there was a happy ending: AJ came out to his stepmother in a moment that made us bawl.

Well, we hope you’ve saved some tears, because it’s been announced that AJ got engaged to his partner Drey, as per Queer Eye’s tweet on Thursday. Yesssssss.

It seriously is the best news we’ve heard all week. Here’s how people reacted to it, and by reacted we mean seriously cried. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

23 Feb

Someone added googly eyes to illustrations of dinosaurs, and they look a lot better

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Googly eyes make everything better. 

Artist and cosplayer Hattie Grace jazzed up a book of dinosaur illustrations with a classic arts and craft supply.

”Googly eyes add so much to dinosaur history,” they tweeted. 

Googly eyes add so much to dinosaur history pic.twitter.com/lgsyyfJQtl

— Hattie Grace Illustration (@hattedhedgehog) February 20, 2018

Psittacosaurus looks a lot less threatening with big, glossy eyeballs. Hattie even added eyebrows to make a very concerned-looking triceratops. 

Ok sorry there’s more pic.twitter.com/6p7C1f2Rio

— Hattie Grace Illustration (@hattedhedgehog) February 20, 2018 Read more…

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Source: Mashable

23 Feb

Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space

After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space.

Redditor tKMagus shared a video of the rocket from his window seat of the plane, which gave a unique perspective we can’t see back on Earth. 

In the comment section, tKMagus said the pilot was aware of the rocket and notified the cabin of its whereabouts.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

23 Feb

Here’s why a movie about Flamin' Hot Cheetos is actually kind of awesome

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McDonald’s isn’t the only junk food company that has a story bigger than its product.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is getting its own movie, one that won’t focus on spicy mascot Chester Cheetah. Instead, Flamin’ Hot will focus on the story of the snack’s creator, Richard Montañez, the son of an immigrant who found his way into the snack business as a janitor.

First reported by Variety, the film is set for production by Fox Searchlight and producer DeVon Franklin. Like 2016’s The Founder, the film will focus on Montañez’s life story and his path to corporate food mogul, according to the publisher.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

23 Feb

Will Smith tries an Australian meat pie, wonders why it has be so scalding hot

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You know Will Smith is rather good at Instagram, but you might not know he’s doing the vlog thing now.

In his latest video, which covers his recent fun-looking trip to Australia, Smith reviews the Australian meat pie (1:10 in the video) — a national icon and a source of criticism when Americans don’t eat it correctly.

Fortunately, Smith eats the Four ‘N Twenty pie properly with some guidance (with your hands, always) and seems to be a fan, but wonders why Aussies always scald their mouths while eating it.

”It’s really, really good. But why don’t y’all wait until it gets cool?” Smith asks.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

23 Feb

Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

 Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and new investor Harmony Partners. Split has now raised a total of $26.8 million. The startup allows companies to test out new features and deliver them in a targeted way to select groups of users. Co-founder and CEO… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Startups

22 Feb

Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

 As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K. and now part of Y Combinator’s Winter ’18 batch, the startup already has more than 200,000 users. Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Startups

22 Feb

MyBagCheck lets you drop off your bags anywhere

 MyBagCheck is a clever system that ensures you’ll be able to spend those extra few hours in a foreign city without having to lug around 50 pounds of Samsonite. The founder, Micah B. Lewis, created the app to allow people who have bags to get those bags picked up and stored during the day, something every traveler would love. The app is self-funded and Lewis spent $60,000 of his own money… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Startups

22 Feb

Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS

 Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone — unless, of course, you are an Apple and iMessage user. Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Mobile