Ric Flair claims on Instagram that he busted his hand fighting a Warriors fan

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Retired WWE star Ric Flair, a noted fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, apparently found occasion to combine his past career with his current fandom by pummeling a Golden State Warriors supporter.

Then he gave Rihanna shout-out on Instagram, as one does in such situations.

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Flair on Monday posted an Instagram photo in which his nose appears cut and he wears a cast on his right hand and wrist. 

One Warrior Fan down! Left hand still good…Be in the Land on Wednesday! Rihanna, Move over and Let the Naitch show you how it is done! No Pain No Gain! Lets do it Cavs…..WOOOOO! @cavs

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First look at ARKit, Apple’s big jump into augmented reality

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Apple just jumped head-first into augmented reality.

Following months of speculation about what exactly the nature of its ambitions for augmented reality are, the company announced it’s building an AR platform directly into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a suite of tools to make dedicated augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads.

SEE ALSO: Apple announces iOS 11 and… we hope you like Siri

Like other new iOS 11 features, it will be some time before we see ARKit’s full potential, but Apple demoed a couple AR experiences created with the tech to show a bit of what’s possible. Read more…

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Apple HomePod first listen: This is what a $349 speaker sounds like

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Apple’s brand new HomePod sounds good. I know. I heard it. Or rather should i say I experienced it and, in my limited acoustic opinion, the sound the 7-inch capsule-shaped speaker produces is best described as stirring.

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Apple gave what might charitably be called a very brief, canned demo of the brand new speaker/home assistant during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on Monday. From my vantage point in the middle of the cavernous McEnery Convention Hall in San Jose, California, it was impossible to draw any conclusions. I thought its sounded okay, but mainly recall being thankful it’s not called the Siri Speaker. Read more…

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Aly Raisman shares beautiful message about self-love on Instagram

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is known as a strident supporter of body positivity. When she received sexist comments from a TSA employee recently, Raisman called him out on Twitter.

Thankfully, Raisman has an Instagram that can help you forget the haters and focus on what’s real.

SEE ALSO: The tear-filled moment Aly Raisman knew she NAILED it

Raisman posted this photo with a strong message that reminds her fans about the importance of self-love.

Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want. Females do not have to dress modest to be respected. Be proud of your body. It’s never about the number on the scale it’s about the way you feel. You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect. AND no matter who you are, male or female, we all have those days of insecurity. We are all human. Everyone’s story is important. EVERYONE. You never know what someone is going through. Thank you all for continuing to inspire me each and everyday. Spread the love guys and enjoy your Monday 💗✨👙#IGotItFromMyMomma #GIRLPOWER Read more…

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Elon Musk has a ‘Zootopia’ moment at the DMV

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Billionaire tech CEOs—they’re just like us! They have to deal with meetings, paperwork, and the dreaded DMV.

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a moment from his morning trip to the DMV—but it seemed like he was having a good time at the bureaucratic hellhole.

SEE ALSO: Why Elon Musk, not Donald Trump, is the most important person on Twitter

He posted a photo of “Window 7” at a nondescript DMV cubicle and spotted the stuffed animal version of the sloth from the animated film Zootopia. 

‪Was just at the DMV & dude had the actual sloth from Zootopia on his desk‬

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Snapchat buys a company to help it better track your whereabouts

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Snap may have lost a bunch of money last quarter, and by a bunch we mean $2.2 billion. But it’s just a young company trying to build a sustainable business model—and that means adding some “creepy” advertising. 

SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new ‘limitless’ snaps will change everything

Placed, its latest acquisition first reported by GeekWire Monday and confirmed to Mashable by Snap, may help on that mission. 

The Seattle-based startup is focused on tracking and measuring consumers locations via their smartphones and using those insights to empower mobile advertising. 

Snapchat already offers a “Snap to Store” product that helps advertisers track sales from online to in-store, but that product is limited to only Snapchat and snap data. For example, 80 percent of Snapchat users take snaps in restaurants, according to a study by Greenberg Strategy that Snap commissioned.  Read more…

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Someone’s already been arrested for allegedly leaking an NSA report to The Intercept

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The story of a leaked NSA report detailing Russia’s alleged attempts to infiltrate US voting infrastructure ahead of the 2016 presidential election just took a sharply unexpected turn. 

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, has been arrested and is in custody, with officials saying they have identified her as the source of the documents leaked to The Intercept.

SEE ALSO: New leaked NSA hacking report is ‘House of Cards’ IRL

The Intercept broke the story of the National Security Agency report on June 5, noting that it “indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood.”  Read more…

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Chill bear breaks into family home to play their piano

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A black bear broke into a Colorado home and used the opportunity to play the family’s piano.

After coming home to a trashed kitchen, a family in Vail, Colorado, suspected that a burglar broke into their house. After checking their security footage, they discovered it was actually a bear and not a robber, Fox 5 reports. 

According to the family, the bear broke into the home through an open window, and fortunately, it left before anyone arrived home. Read more…

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Apple’s macOS update finally opens up VR, HTC Vive to Mac developers

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With all the recent talk from Tim Cook about Apple’s focus on augmented reality, it came as a bit of a surprise on Monday at WWDC when the company unveiled new support for virtual reality content creation. 

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Along with the new High Sierra version of the macOS, Apple introduced Metal 2, the company’s advanced graphics technology that will support VR rendering and external GPUs (Apple’s new 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro will support VR right out of the box).

And this wasn’t a mere “hat tip” to VR at the event, Apple actually gave a full demonstration of VR creation using a Mac live on stage. Led by John Knoll of Industrial Light and Magic, we got to see an HTC Vive user dive into a demo of a Star Wars experience (the title wasn’t identified, but it appears to be ILMxLab immersive content the team has been working on) that was developed using the Unreal engine.  Read more…

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Daenerys will have a ‘frightening’ journey in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, and she’s not alone

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There’s only room for one Mad Queen on Game of Thrones, and currently, Cersei Lannister seems to fit that description perfectly — right down to her penchant for burning her political opponents with wildfire. 

SEE ALSO: Sansa Stark is ‘hungry for revenge’ in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, so Cersei better watch out

But no House produces crazy monarchs like the Targaryens, and Daenerys is finally heading to Westeros in Season 7. Some fans have speculated that — despite her desire to “break the wheel” and stop the endless war between the Great Houses —  she might follow in her father’s footsteps and go a little power-mad once she gets a taste for battle.  Read more…

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