Archive | August 2017

We finally know what ‘True Detective’ Season 3 is about, and who’s directing


HBO has finally pulled the trigger on True Detective Season 3, with Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier on board to helm multiple installments alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.

Pizzolatto once again penned the entirety of the season, with the exception of episode 4, which he co-wrote with Deadwood creator David Milch.

The next installment of True Detective sounds like a return to the anthology show’s Season 1 roots, telling the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

The Southern Lights are back, and will make you want to move to Tasmania


Australia’s own version of the Northern Lights has been cranking this week, with the Aurora Australis weaving its way across skies in Tasmania.

The Southern Lights, as they’re more commonly known, have been appearing in the sky over Hobart for the past week, prompting a significant amount of Instagram posts and well-deserved smuggery from Tasmanians and New Zealanders.

It’s a good time to live in Tasmania if you’re into highly Instagrammable light phenomena — the Southern Lights …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Facebook is working on a way to fix your janky 360-degree photos


Facebook wants you to post more 360-degree photos. Earlier this week, the company announced it would allow people to capture the spherical shots and set them as their cover photo right from the app.

Problem is, 360-degree photos are a lot trickier to capture than a regular photo. Because it can difficult to keep the camera straight while you capture the image, the photos often look crooked, which, well, doesn’t look great on Facebook.

That’s why the social network’s researchers are working on a way to use Facebook’s AI tech to automatically fix 360-degree photos. It’s still in a research phase for now, but, judging by some of their early results the method looks pretty promising. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

‘Game of Thrones’ star reveals the moment that broke Jaime and Cersei forever


“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says, when asked how it felt portray Jaime Lannister finally abandoning his sister (and lover) in the Season 7 finale.

“I think that he’s seen her do crazy things before, but this is lying to everyone, and lying to him. You’ve got to go, ‘How much can this guy take before it becomes too much?’ It was a great scene to shoot,” he reveals in a new interview with Making Game of Thrones, the show’s behind-the-scenes production blog.

Jaime had a rough season. He was belittled by Cersei, …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Man trolls girlfriend with poem that’s actually lyrics to ‘King of Queens’ theme song


Dating a comedian can come with some challenges. What may seem like a heartfelt gesture may eventually lead to a troll for all to see.

Comedian Mike Recine texted his girlfriend earlier this week, telling her that he had written her a poem. It was a little cheesy, sure, but heartfelt nonetheless.

Turns out the poem was actually just the lyrics to the theme song from the sitcom King of Queens.

I told my girlfriend I wrote her a poem but it was just the theme song to King of

— Mike Recine (@mikerecine) …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

In the chaos of Harvey, brave people rescue Houston’s pets


After Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week it wasn’t just the people scrambling to safety and away from rising flood waters — pets, farm animals, and wildlife needed help, too.

Stories and heartwarming images keep coming in of dogs gathered onto boats, horses freed from flooded paddocks, and pets reunited with their families. Good Samaritans are all about saving the furry creatures of Houston.

Save the mutts

A load of 35 shelter dogs were …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.

The Apple event invite TOTALLY contains hidden iPhone 8 secrets


Do you see it? Just below the surface, hiding in plain sight?

That’s right: The invitation for the Sept. 12 Apple event contains 100 percent real and genuine clues about what is going to be revealed that day at the Steve Jobs Theater. And, if you only know how to look, it’s beautiful.

First, let’s cover what we already think we know about the big day. The company will likely unveil three new iPhones, including the much-hyped iPhone 8. Pretty amazing, right?

OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to dive into the kind of super secret shit disguised in the above tricolor Apple logo that only your friends who live and breathe that #AppleLife will have been able to spot. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Mashable.