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23rd May 2016 22:11
It's spring, which means the flowers are blooming, we've got our light jackets on (or no jackets), and most importantly: iPhone 7 rumors are leaking — pretty much every day. Apple's next flagship iPhone(s) aren't expected to be unveiled until September, but the Internet is already awash with lots and lots of purported specs and leaked photos of the devices. SEE ALSO: Why you shouldn't believe every single iPhone 'leak' and rumor Which ones are real and which ones are…
23rd May 2016 22:10
Imagine you're Oscar winner Helen Hunt. You go into Starbucks and order a drink. But before you can give the barista your name, she stops and shoots you a wink. "We gotcha," she says. And on your cup she writes ... "Jody." Because she thinks you're Jodie Foster, another blonde Oscar-winning actress. Well, all this actually happened to Helen Hunt, who tweeted about the hilarious mixup on Monday. That barista must be pretty embarrassed right about now. Though to be fair, Foster and…
23rd May 2016 21:55
Two experienced climbers have been sharing their ascent up Mount Everest via Snapchat, and right now, they are making their final push to the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. As an added challenge, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are going for the summit — which stretches 29,029 feet above sea level — Tuesday Everest time (Monday ET) without the assistance of supplemental oxygen. SEE ALSO: 2 mountaineers are climbing Everest, and you can watch it all unfold on Snapchat…
23rd May 2016 21:50
Why have a guitar solo when you can have a guitar duo? Or trio? YouTuber Rob Scallon pays tribute to Metallica's "One," and he doesn't need more than one instrument to do it. What he does need is a little help from his friends, though. Eagle-eyed viewers also spotted this flashy hand flip around 4:46. The drones awaken in a high-flying Star Wars dogfight Puppy dressed in bunny costume forgets how to function Mother obsessed with water safety puts child in grave…
23rd May 2016 21:47
In an effort to hold more efficient and productive meetings, our office has recently begun to employ the Kingsmoot, as opposed to a sit-down brainstorm or a conference call. Popularized by House Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, a Kingsmoot is like a regular meeting in several ways — the frequent interruptions, the roundtable arrangement and the way nepotism plays a major role in who gets to speak. SEE ALSO: Heirbnb is your new go-to site for affordable vacations in Westeros…
23rd May 2016 21:45
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Season 6, episode five of Game of Thrones. Summer is dead. Winter is officially coming. During Season 6, episode five of Game of Thrones we lost not just one fan favorite character but two adorable protectors of Bran. While Hodor's plight received most of the Internet's grief, the direwolf fandom has been up in arms over Summer's selfless act against the White Walkers that led to his brutal and untimely demise. SEE ALSO: A…
23rd May 2016 21:24
Get ready to see a lot more nature feeds popping up in your Facebook newsfeed. The social network is unveiling a new continuous video tool that lets publishers broadcast streams for hours on end, according to a report in TechCrunch on Monday. SEE ALSO: Facebook Live is the next big thing in media — after the last big thing (and the thing before that) That feature is particularly useful for capturing subject matter with no definitive start and end points…
23rd May 2016 21:20
Being a famous man — or a man at all — already gets you plenty in this world. Touching a woman without her permission is not one of those things. The Daily Show's Jessica Williams got real about the entitlement to women's bodies people feel during a Vulture Festival panel discussing her podcast, 2 Dope Queens. Just the night before at the Peabody Awards, a famous actor decided it was within his right to put his hands on her. SEE…
23rd May 2016 21:05
Warning: Contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 6, episode 5. Whether you watch Game of Thrones or simply saw the Internet's desperate cries of "Hodor," you've probably heard the sad news. Hodor "Hodors" no more. And importantly, the name Hodor was a mashup of "Hold the Door," the kind giant's final task to protect Bran from the White Walkers (an event Hodor's been talking about for six seasons). But while most fans are likely holding doors all day long, one…
23rd May 2016 21:00
It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed. With so much energy in being devoted to tell us how, when, where, what we can connect to each other, the “why” may be getting a little blurry. So we want to take a step back every now and... Read more » The post Calm, cruel and connected: May’s best and worst of IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.