‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ unveils three more Spider-People, including Spider-Ham

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not done adding Spider-People.

At Comic-Con’s Hall H Friday, Sony unveiled dazzling new footage that included our first glimpses at three new Spider-Folks: Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage; Peni Parker, voiced by Kimiko Glenn; and, last but not least, Spider-Ham, voiced by John Mulaney.

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In the footage, which was screened exclusively for Comic-Con, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) arrive at a mysterious building, where a smiling woman hands them “Hello my name is” stickers. Read more…

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Facebook confirms it’s building an internet satellite

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It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite. 

The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband internet connections to “unserved and underserved areas,” according to FCC documents uncovered by Wired.

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The documents, produced by a Freedom of Information Act request, detail several email exchanges between FCC officials and Facebook representatives from 2016 and 2018. In the 2018 messages, Facebook reps refer to a “small satellite experimental application for the Athena satellite.” Read more…

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M. Night Shyamalan drops extremely creepy ‘Glass’ trailer at Comic-Con

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M. Night Shyamalan’s latest brings together the stories of two of his movies —2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split.

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Following the events of Split, Glass picks up in a mental hospital with a woman (Sarah Paulson) treating Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and The Horde (McAvoy). Given the title and his eponymous character, it’s safe to infer that Jackson will play a bigger role in this as his alias Mr. Glass. Anya Taylor-Joy will reprise her role as Casey Cooke, who was abducted in Split. Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard also star. Read more…

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Another effort in the fight against fake news: WhatsApp tries to stop messages from going viral

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WhatsApp is taking its most dramatic step yet to cut down on fake news.

The app is testing a new feature that places limits on how many times a single message can be forwarded, WhatsApp announced Thursday. The update comes as Facebook scrambles to fight the messaging app’s fake news epidemic, which has lead to a number of violent incidents in India.

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With the change, WhatsApp will restrict the number of times you can forward a single message. In India, the limit will be five chats; it will be 20 in other countries. The app will also remove the “quick forward” shortcut that appears alongside media messages. Read more…

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Facebook suspends yet another analytics company

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook allows a third-party analytics company access to user data, conducts poor oversight of said company, and then is caught flat-footed when asked about the situation by a journalist. 

Yeah, it’s happened again. And no, you’re not crazy for getting that Cambridge Analytica déjà vu. Facebook was forced to suspend Boston-based Crimson Hexagon today after the Wall Street Journal reported on the company’s contracts with a Kremlin-tied Russian nonprofit and the U.S. government. 

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Spock is coming to Star Trek TV for the first time this century

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It’s official: For the first time this century, Lieutenant Spock will appear in a new episode of a Star Trek TV show.

Spock appears in the second season of Star Trek Discovery, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed at San Diego Comic Con. 

Is Spock coming? 🖖 “I can tell you that, yes, you will be seeing Spock this season.” -Alex Kurtzman #SDCC2018 #StarTrekDiscovery

— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 20, 2018

A question mark had hung over Spock’s potential appearance in the show since the end of Season 1. In its final minutes, out of nowhere, the Discovery comes across a distress signal from the USS Enterprise — commanded by Christopher Pike, the predecessor to Captain James T. Kirk. Read more…

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20 things you need to survive life in a college dorm

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Whether you’re a wide-eyed freshman or an experienced senior, moving into a residence hall is stressful. No matter how many times our parents reminded us to pack more than one towel, we still always managed to forget.

Since no one wants to admit to mom or dad that they were right all along (because you’re an adult and you can do adult things by yourself!), these are the essentials you’ll need to reassure them that you’ll be just fine on your own.

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Welcome to almost-adulthood.

1. A shower caddy

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No one wants to have to carry all of their hair care products, soaps, and razors from one room to another without the help of a bag to store it all in. Save yourself the inconvenience and grab a mesh caddy like the Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy. If you’re feeling colorful you can get a set of 3 Plastic Tote Caddie Baskets in red, blue, and green. Read more…

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Dad with diarrhea gets wholesome pep talk from 4-year-old daughter in public restroom

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It’s not everyday (or ever) that you hear a charming and wholesome diarrhea story, but one man’s tale about having diarrhea in front of his 4-year-old is sure to put a smile on your face.

Chris Edwards shared his unfortunate but surprisingly adorable experience on his No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

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Edwards explained in his post that he and his family were driving to a funeral when they stopped at a gas station with his daughter. He was suddenly struck with the need to go to the bathroom while in the station, so he rushed to the lavatory with his daughter Aspen while his wife and two older kids stayed in the car.  Read more…

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Andrew Lincoln confirms he’s leaving ‘The Walking Dead’: ‘ I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen’

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It’s official: Season 9 will be Andrew Lincoln’s last season on The Walking Dead.

Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, confirmed at Comic-Con Friday that he will be leaving the series after more than eight years as the show’s lead.

“This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes,” Lincoln said at Friday’s Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con. “I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who made this show. I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen.”

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Rumors began swirling about Lincoln’s departure back in May when Collider reported that Lincoln would only be around for six episodes of Season 9, which is set to premiere in October. The news of Lincoln’s departure comes not long after series mainstay Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) left the series during Season 8 in February.  Read more…

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