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Bag of Doritos Can Play Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Soundtrack
Partnering with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doritos have released a set of limited edition bags that play the film's full soundtrack.

According to Billboard, the custom-designed bags are a part of the joint Rock Out Loud campaign and feature a music player that's inspired by a cassette deck to keep with the movie's retro music theme.

The soundtrack, dubbed Awesome Mix Vol. 2, features 14 tracks with a mix of 60's and 70's pop, R&B/funk, country and rock as well as a brand new track titled Guardians Inferno which was created for the movie.

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Hack Your Own Samsung TV With The CIA’s Weeping Angel Exploit
[Wikileaks]has just published the CIA’s engineering notes for Weeping Angel Samsung TV Exploit. This dump includes information for field agents on how to exploit the Samsung’s F-series TVs, turnin
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Hacker News is discussing a possible Zuckerberg run for office in 2020

I find that idea a little disconcerting.

Is Facebook capable of adapting to the world it created? | Hacker News

- Zuckerberg denied he is running for president in 2020. I wonder what is the reason of his postelection tour in America and his big PR team. [1]I don't think it's possible to be both Statesman Zuck and Silicon Valley engineer Zuck. As the article says, you cannot be concerned with only quantifiable outcomes and at the same time propagate fuzzy hu...

The article has an interesting premise, but I wonder how much could be solved with some discipline in a person's character.
Is Social Media Making Us Hate Each Other?

Is Social Media Making Us Hate Each Other? - Slashdot

Nicholas Carr's book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. Now an anonymous Slashdot reader reports on Carr's newest warning:
It seems obvious: The more we learn about other people, the more we'll come to like them. The assumption underp...


The story behind the release is pretty interesting

People opposed to the politics in the film had been filling review sites with negative reviews just a day or so after the film released. This was followed by people who agreed with the film's politics filling up the sites with positive reviews. If this is a trend that continues, review sites will have to find a way to deal with it or else become too unreliable to use.
Box Office: 'The Promise' Could Lose $80M Serving a Higher Purpose

The Armenian genocide drama — starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac — opened to just $4.1 million over the weekend in North America.
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This is brilliant.

#StarTrek #Fascism

YouTube: Film Theory: Why The Star Trek Federation is Fascist (The Film Theorists)

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Just in case anyone was thinking about it...

Robot Targets Eyeballs, Fires Lasers. OSHA’s Gonna Love this One
If you even think about hacking with lasers, you’re going to hear about eye safety. “Be careful” they’ll say. “Don’t look into laser with remaining eye” is a joke you’ll not be able to avoid. You’ll hear “Where are your goggles
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Why is this happening? Who needs this in their devices?

Bose Headphones Secretly Collected User Data, Lawsuit Reveals

Bose Headphones Secretly Collected User Data, Lawsuit Reveals - Slashdot

The audio maker Bose, whose wireless headphones sell for up to $350, uses an app to collect the listening habits of its customers and provide that information to third parties -- all without the knowledge and permission of the users, according to a lawsuit filed in Chicago. From a report: The compla...


Interesting vulnerability for AI

Not to say this particular style of attack is new, but knowledge-based vectors may be coming into their own.

The tiny changes that can cause AI to fail

Machines still have a long way to go before they learn like humans do – and that’s a potential danger to privacy, safety, and more.

Here's An Inside Look At Disney's New Immersive Experience 'Star Wars Land'

Here's An Inside Look At Disney's New Immersive Experience 'Star Wars Land'

You'll get to pilot the Millennium Falcon with your friends.


If the system is this easy to exploit, maybe it's time to come up with a new system

Hollywood Is Losing the Battle Against Online Trolls

So-called "downvoting" is haunting movie marketers, but new Armenian genocide film 'The Promise' is trying to "fight fire with fire."

It's an impressive list, if nothing else. I can only imagine the heads rolling over at the NSA.
NSA-Leaking Shadow Brokers Just Dumped Its Most Damaging Release Yet

NSA-Leaking Shadow Brokers Just Dumped Its Most Damaging Release Yet - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Shadow Brokers -- the mysterious person or group that over the past eight months has leaked a gigabyte worth of the National Security Agency's weaponized software exploits -- just published its most significant release yet. Friday's dump con...


Trump and Pirates of the Caribbean

Sometimes I wonder if Donald Trump is the political equivalent of Jack Sparrow. In one of the Pirates of the Caribbean films Jack Sparrow makes one of his signature escapes and one of his pursuers says, "Do you think he plans it out ahead of time or makes it up as he goes along?"

The reason I point this out is because Trump's dinner with Xi Jingping has been stuck in my mind. Analysts were talking about what a disadvantage Trump had. China had a full set of diplomatic analysts to prep him on what to say and how to deal and Trump had almost none of that. Chinese media was touting the visit not just as a meeting of equals, but as a meeting of an ascendant China. They were framing it as Xi Jingping making a visit of little consequence.

Then, after dinner, Trump says to Xi "I just ordered missiles into Syria". That one moment upends everything. Xi Jingping, in what was supposed to be proof of China's ascendency, is humiliated. In one fell swoop, Trump diminished China by doing something that China could never get away with. In addition, China is having elections soon and Xi... show more

On the one hand I'm glad Labyrinth is going to get another look and especially that it's being done as a spinoff rather than a remake. On the other hand, I'm worried due to the recent spate of low-quality remakes and attempts at mining nostalgia.
Evil Dead Director Boards Labyrinth Spinoff Movie
TriStar Pictures has found its director for the upcoming Labyrinth spinoff movie in Evil Dead filmmaker Fede Alvarez.

According to Deadline, Alvarez will direct the film from a script he'll co-write with Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider's Web). "I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth," Alvarez said.

The movie reportedly won't be a reboot, but instead will tell a new story set within the same universe as the 1986 original.

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Scientists Capture First Image of Dark Matter Web

Scientists Capture First Image of Dark Matter Web - Slashdot

Kristine Lofgren writes: Scientists have long suspected that the universe is woven together by a vast cosmic connector but, until now, they couldn't prove it. Now, for the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held togeth...


I wonder if this is an issue of monitoring and filtering.

AI Programs Exhibit Racial and Gender Biases, Research Reveals

AI Programs Exhibit Racial and Gender Biases, Research Reveals - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionized the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the specter of existing social inequalities and preju...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Luke Isn't What Rey Expects
Daisy Ridley shared very, very few details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi during the film's Star Wars Celebration panel, but it should be enough to get fans excited about the 2017 movie.

Ridley promised that the Rian Johnson movie will go "deeper into Rey's story," but also hinted that what comes after the end of The Force Awakens won't be exactly what her character expects.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Finn Needs to Choose His Path in The Last Jedi
During the panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Star Wars Celebration today, John Boyega discussed the evolution of Finn in the highly anticipated movie.

When last we saw Finn, he'd been badly injured by Kylo Ren, and Boyega said as the new movie begins, "It's been painful. It's been a process." He said he felt, Finn definitely stood up for himself," but the injury is something he had to deal with and "He's in recovery, but he will be back in The Last Jedi."

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