‘Star Wars’ diamond encrusted Yoda brings The Force to your wallet

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There’s a limit to the level of Star Wars fan obsession we can accept before we are forced to question whether or not you’re missing a few midi-chlorians. 

Such is the case with the latest piece of Star Wars fan swag that comes to us in the form of a gold, diamond encrusted pendant currently up for auction online. 

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Heritage Auctions, the site offering the piece for sale, is looking for up to $3,500 for the sci-fi bling. 

What you get for your movie geek dollars is a gold, Yoda-shaped pendant (described as “a delightful interpretation of Star Wars legendary Jedi Master, Yoda”) laced with over 100 diamonds, colored diamonds, and sapphires.  Read more…

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People are mad at Twitter for promoting the Obamacare repeal hashtag #HellerVoteYes

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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller became the first Republican on Friday to say he wouldn’t vote for the Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act because of its cuts to healthcare benefits for low-income Americans. 

Naturally, a conservative, pro-Trump interest group is lobbying the senator to change his mind about the GOP effort to replace Obamacare. One of them promoted a trending hashtag on Twitter: “HellerVoteYes.” 

Well, since the Republicans’ bill would eliminate most health services provided to the poor through Medicaid and raise costs for millions of Americans, people quickly seized on the hashtag to lobby Heller in the other direction—and criticize Twitter for promoting the pro-repeal hashtag in the first place.  Read more…

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Drone footage shows Apple’s nearly finished spaceship campus against stunning sunset

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Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting.

The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired by iPhones, patented pizza boxes that prevent pizza from getting soggy, and over 9,000 trees in the quad.

Just outside of the campus is the Steve Jobs Theater. The mini flying saucer-like auditorium will play stage to all future Apple product unveilings. It features 20-foot-tall glass panes (the world’s largest glass panels) and has room to seat 1,000 people. Read more…

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Divers use custom Snapchat Spectacles to explore deep underwater

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Jennifer Lopez calls out commenters who accused her of Photoshopping her abs

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To be a female celebrity means that you cannot even Instagram your perfect abs without being attacked by trolls. Luckily, Jennifer Lopez knows how to keep the peace.

Because the internet is both a wonderful and a terrible place, J.Lo’s delightful Instagram mirror selfie was instantly met with comments accusing her of Photoshopping the image.

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Most detractors focused on the little smudge on the right side of the photo (just under the bottom of J.Lo’s sweatshirt). 

Ayyyyy… 😂

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Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

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Someone actually created a live feed of Trump’s tweets as artwork for his living room

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Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app — or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall.  

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Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. But for one man from Sweden, it’s a long-term project that’s finally come to fruition.

Tech enthusiast Peder Dinkelspiel has created a screen that can display a live feed of Trump’s tweets right on his living room wall with the help of Visionect, a digital sign company, and E Ink technology.  Read more…

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Instagram is actively ruining my life with its inhumane algorithm

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As a rule, social networks are terrible at understanding their human users — no matter the ooey-gooey platitudes about bringing us “closer together” their executives piece together. 

Never has this been more clear than over the past few days, when Instagram’s algorithm continually shoved well-meaning but emotionally ruinous “happy Father’s Day!” garbage down my throat.

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Quick background: A brain tumor put my dad six feet under close to 11 years ago, when I was still a teenager. It was, I’d say, pretty traumatic: he spent close to two years incredibly sick, confused, and weak.  Read more…

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Nike tries out AR for limited-edition sneakers on its SNKRS app

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Nike’s SNKRS app will soon move shopping for sneakers on the app partly into the real world. 

The app is adding augmented reality technology for the drop of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku.” 

App users have to find a copy of the menu for the New York restaurant Fuku, part of David Chang’s Momofuku empire, online or even on the street in New York. Then, SNKRS will overlay an interactive 3D model of the limited-edition sneakers. Tapping to unlock will reveal the new sneaker and invite app users to purchase it. 

Nike introduced its SNKRS app in 2015, but its new AR tech is a nice twist. Right now, it’s just being used for these limited-edition sneakers, but maybe the whole app will get an AR component soon.  Read more…

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Trust the reviews: Toilet seat covers are a great skincare product

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Despite the general vibe of a trip to Sephora, good skincare products do not need to be expensive. In fact, your office bathroom might already have them … just above the place dozens of people poop!

Yes, wax paper toilet seat covers currently have a score of 4.6/5 on the “Misc Beauty Tools” section of MakeupAlley, the mother of all beauty review websites. Why? People use them as blotting papers for oily skin — and love them. 

If your office is blessed with toilet seat covers (despite evidence that they’re useless to stave off disease), you can even get them for free.

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