Day: April 16, 2017

Fans adequately recreate Darth Vader's 'Rogue One' scene at Star Wars Celebration

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If you’re going to re-enact Darth Vader’s big Rogue One moment, you won’t find a more appreciative audience than the one at Star Wars Celebration.

Spoilers, I guess?

There’s a big scene at the end of Rogue One where a datachip containing the Death Star plans are ferried by Rebel forces to Princess Leia’s ship, the same one she’s aboard at the start of A New Hope. As the datachip passes from soldier to soldier in an extended sequence, we see Darth Vader wrecking everyone with his lightsaber… and drawing ever-closer.

This fan version nails the vibe of that scene. It even corrects Rogue One most horrifying misstep: it doesn’t end with a CG Carrie Fisher. Read more…

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WTF is zero rating?

 Whenever you watch a video, post a picture, or send a message, those bytes are analyzed and tallied by your internet provider. But what if some of those data-heavy services just didn’t count towards the cap? That’s what’s called “zero rating,” and while it sounds good in theory, it’s rather problematic in practice. How does it work, who does it, and why… Read More

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Create a personal surveillance state!

Home security is important, but installing a full-scale security system can be some expensive overkill. For apartment dwellers, especially, that’s a complete non-starter. However, if you’re looking for a versatile home security solution or just need a simple way to make sure your dog (or teenager) isn’t wreaking havoc while you’re gone, the Oco camera offers excellent utility with minimal setup.

This HD, WiFi security camera is easily installed with a screw-in magnetic mount, and can be up and running in under a minute. With real-time streaming via the free app, you can keep constant tabs on what’s going on at home or the office. Not going to be near the app for awhile? Oco’s free cloud service stores footage automatically for remote access, or you can also add an SD card for local storage in case of network failure.

Its 140-degree wide-angle view can capture most of a room in crisp, 1080p resolution, day or night so you’re always in the know. The Oco WiFi Security Camera is currently available in the Boing Boing Store.

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LOL Melissa McCarthy just destroyed Sean Spicer again on 'SNL'

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Melissa McCarthy made another surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live
tonight, delivering a special message from the White House Easter Bunny

But hey! That’s not the Easter Bunny! It’s Sean “Spicy” Spicer — and he’s very, very sorry.

“You all got your wish: Spicy finally made a mistake,” McCarthy said, offering a mea culpa for the time the White House Press Secretary actually, really, in real life said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is worse than Hitler

But that was just the tip of the slip-up iceberg

“Yeah, I know they’re not really called Holocaust centers,” McCarthy said.

“I clearly meant to say concentration clubs,” she added. Read more…

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Strollers suck so these designers made their own amazing, lightweight, compact marvel

Tim from Windfire Designs writes, “We got excited about making our own stroller after getting sick of trying to choose between really giant expensive and clunky strollers, or putting up with cheap, throw away strollers. We made our own — which is always great — because we could decide what was cool, rather than being told and sold. This thing goes everywhere, and the kiddo loves it. This video should show others the path to not accepting the de facto standards in stroller design.”

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