Bring Thandie Newton back to 'Mission: Impossible,' you cowards

Some spoilers for Mission: Impossible – Fallout ahead.

The Mission: Impossible series is one of the rare cinematic universes that doesn’t put too much stock in its own continuity. 

The only common cast members in all six films are Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames. The movies rarely reference events that happened previously in the timeline. There are blessedly few Easter eggs sprinkled in. 

And it’s that previous lack of dedication to worldbuilding that makes Mission: Impossible – Fallout such a different and interesting installment in the franchise.

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Source: Mashable | Bring Thandie Newton back to 'Mission: Impossible,' you cowards

Leak provides early details for Trump's proposed Space Force

Congress is still a long way off from greenlighting Trump's proposed Space Force, but that isn't stopping the Pentagon from outlining plans for the new military branch. Defense One has obtained a leaked draft proposal that reveals some of the potent…
Source: Engadget | Leak provides early details for Trump's proposed Space Force

FBI, Iowa police tirelessly investigating disappearance of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

  1. FBI, Iowa police tirelessly investigating disappearance of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts  NBCNews.com
  2. The Latest: Missing Student Had Trip Planned for Wedding  U.S. News & World Report
  3. Full coverage

Source: Google News | FBI, Iowa police tirelessly investigating disappearance of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

The 'Dietland' finale doesn't say exactly what it (probably) means

When Dietland premiered on AMC, its cutting perspective on women’s media and the overarching violence of the patriarchy made for an off-kilter, important-seeming entry into the summer TV lineup. 

Over the course of the first season, protagonist Plum Kettle was truly put through the wringer as a plus-size woman whose desire to fit conventional beauty standards led her deeper down a rabbit hole of self-loathing, revelation, terrorism, murder, and yes, hallucinated bestiality in that one episode with the tiger-man.

But in the show’s season finale, which tries to tie Plum’s character development with the changes that have occurred in her world, the show’s message remains muddled and contradictory, with few heroes and even fewer reasons to believe that clarity is coming somewhere down the line.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | The 'Dietland' finale doesn't say exactly what it (probably) means

Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts

  1. Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts  New York Times
  2. Facebook’s new foreign influence report excluded most divisive rhetoric  NBCNews.com
  3. Facebook has detected a coordinated effort to influence US politics ahead of the 2018 midterm elections  Business Insider
  4. Facebook says it has uncovered a coordinated disinformation operation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections  Washington Post
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Source: Google News | Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts

Seattle judge blocks release of designs for 3D-printed guns

Today U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik granted a temporary restraining order sought by eight state attorneys general and the District of Columbia to block the sale of designs for 3D-printed guns. Based on a settlement between Defense Distributed and…
Source: Engadget | Seattle judge blocks release of designs for 3D-printed guns

DJI is planning not one but two successors to the Mavic Pro

The drone known as the DJI Mavic Pro has aged well since 2016 — but guess what: There are two successors on the horizon.

Argos UK, a British catalog retailer, recently published a listing revealing two unreleased DJI Mavic Pro successors: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. Twitter user @Chromonian found the advertisement and shared it. 

Of all places to confirm the Mavic 2 its Argos UK – 2 additions being released Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro (1” CMOS sensor) – both 31 mins of flight time, 8km range and 1080P live video transmission @OsitaLV @DroneDJ #mavic2 #djimavic2 #dji #mavic #news #dronedj #ositaLV #drone pic.twitter.com/uDY4luqP6n

— Brett Thake (@Chromonian) July 28, 2018 Read more…

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Source: Mashable | DJI is planning not one but two successors to the Mavic Pro

Apple Pay comes to 7-Eleven and CVS later in 2018

Apple Pay is making its way to two of its fiercest opponents. As part of Apple's financial results call, Tim Cook revealed that both 7-Eleven and CVS would introduce support for the tap-to-pay service (and, by extension, equivalents like Google Pay)…
Source: Engadget | Apple Pay comes to 7-Eleven and CVS later in 2018