How to Grow an Herbal Tea Garden

How to Grow an Herbal Tea Garden

Expert Reviewed A tea garden is a delightful hobby that can complement the rest of an herb garden.
You can drink a single herbal tea on its own, or you can try mixing together 2 or 3 different complementary herbal flavors.
If you already have a small herb garden, or even a large planter in which you’re growing herbs, set aside part of this as a tea garden.
You can grow herbs for tea in relatively little space.
If you have the time and inclination, you could grow tea herbs in an existing herb garden, and build a garden box on the side.
If this style of garden box doesn’t appeal to you, there are several other ways to build a small garden box.
Prepare the soil or pot as you would do normally for planting herbs or flowers.
Most types of tea herb will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil.
[2] As your tea herbs grow, fertilize them As your herbs grow and eventually mature or flower, you’ll need to keep the garden free of weeds.
If you notice any plants growing that are not your selected types of herb, pull them out and discard the weeds.

361 Golden Retrievers Gathered In Scotland To Celebrate The 150th Anniversary Of Their Breed

361 Golden Retrievers Gathered In Scotland To Celebrate The 150th Anniversary Of Their Breed

The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland hosted a “Guisachan Golden Gathering” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Golden Retriever breed.
It is believed that the breed was first created at the Guisachan House in 1868 after a breeding experiment by Lord Tweedmouth.
According to Friends of Guisachan, the breed began by breeding a Wavy-coated Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel.
The goldens getting counted doing “the duke of York” a new world record of 361 goldens counted!
Can you spot chewy and @buddy.scotland.golden 🐶🐶 #goldenretriever #guisachanhouse #guisachangathering2018 “Waiting for their grandma to drop some food – one of my fave pics from yesterday,” Ashleigh Baird wrote on Instagram. “Had a wonderful day yesterday and met so many people from all over the world with their beautiful goldens!”
Credit: Christopher Cornwall / Facebook It was just another day at the office for this guy, winning “Best Veteran In Show” and “Best In Show”.
Credit: Bill Reyna / Facebook Look at how happy they are! “Sincere thanks to the committee for making this whole experience possible and thanks also to so many people from far and wide for being such fun.
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15 People Share What Happened When They Found Their ‘Missed Connections’

15 People Share What Happened When They Found Their ‘Missed Connections’

They didn’t chat, but locked eyes a few times and as the guy got off, my friend said they smiled and laughed at each other.
They dated for a short while, but he then got back together with an ex he’d met through AA.” 2.
Friends “I met someone from a missed connection.
Once we met, I realized that I didn’t have any romantic interest in this person, and he didn’t have any in me.
Later, my friend was kicking himself for not asking the guy out for coffee or something and posted a missed connection about it.
We ended up talking and exchanging numbers and have been dating since.
It took me a while to find him because HE SHOWED UP WITH FOUR FRIENDS.
Sign girl “Not an actual missed connection, but I was well known in an area I lived in as the “At&t sign girl” A guy posted on missed connections looking for me and come to find out, he just wanted to give me free tickets to Busch Gardens that he got because he worked there.
He did end up meeting his wife on Craigslist a few months later, but just by posting a regular ad though.” 15.
My Co worker one day tells me that she saw her name on a weekly schedule and didn’t want to work one of the shifts so she just took a pen and scratched her name off.

9-Year-Old’s Twitter Account About Petting Dogs Is The Most Wholesome Thing Ever

9-Year-Old’s Twitter Account About Petting Dogs Is The Most Wholesome Thing Ever

At just nine years old, Gideon Kidd has already pet over 300 dogs, documenting all of them on his Twitter account, I’ve Pet That Dog.
Seriously, it’s kind of the greatest thing ever.
He’s really enjoying the newfound popularity, saying, “It feels amazing!” His mother added that the whole experience has been “really fun” for him.
Gideon records the name, age, background, and unique personality traits of every pup he pets.
Sometimes, however, his posts also deal with some of the deeper aspects of human-animal relationships.
Recently, he wrote about a dog named Stella, who helped her human cope with depression.
I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying.
Other encounters are more lighthearted, such as his review of this dog as “loyal and friendly.” He characterized another pup as being “bouncy and friendly.” What I love most is how he always tries to make sure the personality of the dog comes through in his posts.
Gideon actually has a special fondness for chihuahuas and even belongs to a chihuahua fan club.
On his site, Gideon says he’ll pet any dog unless their owner doesn’t want him to.

Chic-fil-A Gives Baby Free Food For Life After Couple Unexpectedly Delivers Her In Restaurant

Chic-fil-A Gives Baby Free Food For Life After Couple Unexpectedly Delivers Her In Restaurant

Chick-Fil-A has always been the Griffin family’s favorite restaurant, but it was not the place they planned to deliver their baby.
However, that’s exactly what happened.
Credit: KSAT 12 / ABC News In fact, Robert and his wife Falon bought Gracelyn a “Little Nugget” onesie three months ago, never knowing how appropriate it would be.
On Tuesday evening, Falon began intense contractions so she and her husband headed to the hospital.
They met in the parking lot of a local Chick-Fil-A.
Although the restaurant was closed, the staff let Falon in. “I looked at her and said, ‘We’re going to do it right here, right now’,” Robert Griffin said.
He managed to get it off, saving his daughter’s life.
Robert delivered his daughter at 10:30 p.m.
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Couples Are Sharing How Much They Look Like Each Other, and It’s Kind of Nuts

Couples Are Sharing How Much They Look Like Each Other, and It’s Kind of Nuts

He captioned it with “the loml [love of my life] is truly my doppelgänger.
#crazy” The resemblance definitely is pretty uncanny!
These selfies ignited a whole event on Twitter.
Initially, strangers couldn’t believe the similarity.
People also made plenty of jokes.
Eventually, however, it inspired a whole thread of couples sharing their own photos of how similar they look… … And it was kinda insane.
Desiree Domenici, the girl in the photo above, told Buzzfeed News that her family teases that she’s found her “long-lost brother.” She doesn’t mind, though, and says she and her boyfriend joke that it’ll be funny when they have kids and start to “argue about who the kid looks like more, because we look similar in the first place.” Couples who already had babies were able to take things even further.
It turns out there are a LOT of people who relate to looking similar to their significant other.
I have to admit, my wife and I definitely have some similar features too.
Are we all just closet narcissists who fall in love with people who look like us?

Five Tips and Tricks to Set Up In-Car Entertainment for Your Kids

Five Tips and Tricks to Set Up In-Car Entertainment for Your Kids

How many times do you hear this on a road trip with the kids?
Either gadget will keep them occupied for many hours, with plenty of options of things to do.
We’ve previously covered the best iPad mounts out there but you’d probably prefer one designed with car headrests specifically in mind.
In which case, the iKross Universal Tablet Mount is perfect for such an occasion (and was our top pick for automotive tablet mounts).
Download Content Ahead Of Time Your kids are desperate to watch Minions or Paw Patrol while on a long journey but oh no—there’s no signal.
Download content in advance.
It’s quick to set up, and you can use it to split audio between two sets of Bluetooth headphones simultaneously.
Finally, if you need to buy some new headphones anyhow, go with the Mixcder ShareMe 7 Over Ear Headphones.
Make A List (And Check It Twice) Remember to pack all the chargers, adaptors, and cables you could possibly need.
Whatever kind of cables you need—Lighting for the iPad, USB-C for the Switch—its a solid headache preventative to make sure you have all the cables (as well as all the accessories and downloaded media you need) ahead of time.

‘Homecoming’: Amazon Unveils Release Date for Julia Roberts Drama with Help from Radiohead — Watch

‘Homecoming’: Amazon Unveils Release Date for Julia Roberts Drama with Help from Radiohead — Watch

The podcast world is making its biggest leap yet into the land of TV.
And it’s bringing Sam Esmail and Julia Roberts with it.
Amazon released another look at its upcoming drama “Homecoming” on Friday, including Roberts’ lead role as Heidi Bergman, a psychologist looking to uncover the truth behind a top-secret veterans facility.
The story is adapted from the Gimlet podcast of the same name, which debuted in late 2016.
“Shots Fired” alum Stephan James co-stars as Walter Cruz, a soldier struggling with his memories of military service.
Bobby Cannavale (who also appeared on the most recent season of “Mr.
Robot”) is also set to play Colin Belfast, Heidi’s aggressive boss tasked with keeping her and Cruz’s potential reintroduction to civilian life on course.
Neither of these other characters appear in this teaser, but it does feature the filtered strains of Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place.” In the podcast version of the show, Heidi, Walter, and Colin were played by Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer, respectively.
(Fans of the podcast might notice some chopped pineapple on screen, a nod to an episode of the show we happened to name as one of the 50 Best of 2016.)
In addition to the three aforementioned on-screen performers, the cast of the Amazon version will also include Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Sydney Poitier, and Sissy Spacek.

Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Over Offensive Tweets

Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Over Offensive Tweets

James Gunn, who wrote and directed the Marvel superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy” in 2014 and delivered a smash sequel in 2017, wrote the bulk of the tweets that got him fired from 2009 to 2012.
Mr. Gunn apologized late Thursday.
“I used to make a lot of offensive jokes,” he said in a tweet on his account, which has since been deleted.
I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today.
Love you to you all.” But the consequences for offensive comments now come quickly in Hollywood, which has become hypersensitive to offensive behavior.
Disney fired Mr. Gunn midday on Friday.
“Last week, multiple individuals came to us to raise concerns around comments made by Amy Powell in a professional setting, which they believed were inconsistent with our company’s values,” James Gianopulos, Paramount’s chairman, wrote in an internal memo that was published online.
Although people on the call participated in the investigation, Ms. Powell denied that her language was inappropriate.
He apologized at the time for what he called a poor attempt at humor.
Disney has “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners

When Sony approached filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller about making an animated Spider-Man movie, they had one demand: It had to be about Miles Morales.
Most moviegoers know that Spider-Man’s alter ego is Peter Parker, a high-school nerd whose encounter with a radioactive spider turns him into a super-powered vigilante.
But Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager with uncanny abilities, became a fan favorite after he donned Spidey’s mask in a series of comics with a separate continuity from the mainstream Marvel Universe.
“He’s a black Spider-Man, black and Mexican,” Lord said during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.
“I think that’s very powerful and iconic.” The filmmaking duo was joined in Hall H by the film’s voice cast, which includes Shameik Moore (“Dope”) as Morales.
Moore said it had long been his dream to play the role.
I am Spider-Man.” But he’ll have to share the honor.
Footage screened for the geek-centric crowd boasted several wall-crawlers, including Parker (Jake Johnson), who in this version has gone to seed, gotten chubby, and is not so comfortably settling into middle age.
There’s also Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), and, in a bit of voice casting confirmation, Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker ( Kimiko Glenn), and Spider-Ham ( John Mulaney).
And yes, Spider-Ham is all pork.

‘Venom’ Unveils Villain at Comic-Con

‘Venom’ Unveils Villain at Comic-Con

For Tom Hardy, the impetus for playing Venom was to make a movie for his son.
Venom stars Hardy as the titular anti-hero, as well as Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Scott Haze.
The Hall H panel at Comic-Con showed off new footage, which director Ruben Fleischer stressed still had some VFX work to do.
The footage revealed that Venom will face off against another symbiote in the movie.
The footage also showed Venom’s head stretching out of Brock’s body to have a conversation with him, similar to what might happen in the comics.
Lungs, pancreas, so many snacks.
At one point, Venom is at his local market when he apparently eats someone (or perhaps just really, really hurts them).
Jared Leto is starring in a Morbius, The Living Vampire movie, while filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood is working on Silver & Black, about Silver Sable and Black Cat.
So far, there are no plans to have Venom face off against Spider-Man, who is played by Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fleicher noted he’d love to see Venom and Spider-Man in a movie together.

Comic-Con: Meet the Right Spider-Man for the Current Cultural Moment

Comic-Con: Meet the Right Spider-Man for the Current Cultural Moment

Coming out with the Miles Morales movie now, part of the task was to say, ‘OK, it’s not just that you’re plugging someone of a different background into the costume or into the movie.’ How do you really flesh out what being of a different background is?” “So there’s a lot of details of Miles’ life, where he grows up, what his family life is like, what school is like,” the director continues.
One of the other ideas is New York and its different boroughs being like really specific characters in the movie.
All those things to create a character who is not just ‘diverse.’ But feels real.” For Moore, 23, co-star of the Netflix series The Get Down and lead actor in the 2015 Sundance breakout Dope, the opportunity to portray Miles represented a kind of strange wish fulfillment.
“I wrote, ‘I am Miles Morales’ and, ‘I am Spider-Man’ in my journal two years ago when I was filming the movie Dope,” Moore says.
My cast mate Kiersey gave me a journal for whatever reason and I just started writing.
And, yeah, some things came to life.” Asked how he felt, embodying a character so long associated with movie #Caucasity, the actor spoke in emotional terms, expressing some shock at his luck.
I feel chosen,” Moore says.
I think all different types of people in power — showing that to young people is great.
I think this is a positive movie.” When I asked if the actors felt that Into the Spider Verse speaks to the current cultural moment — an era of inclusion riders and a marked uptick in TV and film projects plotted around and written and directed by people of color — Johnson cautioned against reading too much into it.
“This movie is not a political movie,” he says.

Good News in History, July 21

Good News in History, July 21

Happy 70th Birthday to British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens.
Two of his solo albums reached triple platinum in the U.S., with iconic hits that included Father and Son, Wild World, Peace Train, Moonshadow, and Morning Has Broken.
He also wrote “The First Cut Is the Deepest“, and credits West Side Story with giving him a new musical perspective.
He changed his name to Yusuf Islam in 1977 and dedicated his life to religious education and philanthropy, but in 2006 revived his music career with his first pop album in 28 years, An Other Cup—followed by several others.
HEAR about his near-death experience, and WATCH an excellent video… (1948) Born Steven Georgiou to a Greek Cypriot father and a Swedish mother in London, he taught himself piano on the family’s baby grand and asked for a guitar at age 15, inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
His artwork is also featured on several of his album covers.
His spiritual evolution was a gradual one: In 1976, Stevens nearly drowned off the California coast.
He said he shouted, “God, If you save me I will work for you,” and a wave appeared to carry him back to shore.
The brush with death intensified his life-long quest for spiritual truths.
He had been interested in “Buddhism, Zen, I Ching, numerology, tarot cards, and astrology”, but then, six months after his brush with death, his brother, who was a convert to Judaism, brought him a copy of the Qur’an as a birthday gift from a trip to Jerusalem and Stevens was quickly taken with its content, and he began his transition to Islam.

Italy’s first beer cheese gets coated in spent brewing grains and soaked in lager.

Italy’s first beer cheese gets coated in spent brewing grains and soaked in lager.

Beer cheeses are not new, but Sbirro is Italy’s first.
The lager-soaked cow’s milk cheese is from the foothills of the Alps in northwestern Italy.
It is the result of a collaboration between the Menabrea brewery and Botalla, a cheese producer, in the town of Biella.
Sbirro begins with a rare type of cow’s milk produced by two local breeds, Pizzetta Rossa and Bruna Alpina.
The high-quality milk is limited, as each of these small cows produces only 15 liters per day (compared to a typical 50 liters).
When their fresh product is ready, the cheesemakers run it over to Menabrea next door.
There, it gets washed in the brewery’s signature lager, which it has been making since 1846.
Cheesemakers add further flavor by coating the rounds in spent grains leftover from the brewing process.
After aging in the beer for 60 days, the resulting fully-flavored cheese has a milky creaminess and beer-y richness.
And, yes, it goes really well with a cold brew.

Comic-Con laments departure of ‘Walking Dead’ star

Comic-Con laments departure of ‘Walking Dead’ star

An extensive line-up of stars descended on the city’s sprawling convention center to whet appetites for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and its sister show “Fear the Walking Dead.”
But the official announcement was reserved for Comic-Con, an annual pop culture celebration that attracts more than 100,000 devotees to southern California, many in elaborate costumes, every July. “There seems to be an elephant in the room.
It means everything to me.
I love the people who make this show.
It’s been nine years of coming here,” Lincoln told reporters after what will be his last sojourn to San Diego on behalf of “The Walking Dead.”
The tone was lowered as Gimple mentioned in passing that James’s character Morgan, a crossover from the main show, is seen on the toilet in an upcoming episode and was asked if zombies “poop.”
grandstanded a faux-exasperated James.
Season four of “Fear The Walking Dead” resumes on August 12.
British actor Andrew Lincoln has appeared as Sheriff Rick Grimes in almost every episode since “The Walking Dead” first aired in 2010 Actors Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, at the Comic-Con International photo call for “The Walking Dead,” whose post-apocalyptic zombie-ridden vision of the United States has proved uniquely resonant Actor Norman Reedus at the “Fear the Walking Dead” panel during Comic-Con International, an annual pop culture celebratoin in San Diego

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Co-Host of ‘The Five,’ Is Leaving Fox News

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Co-Host of ‘The Five,’ Is Leaving Fox News

(Ms. Guilfoyle stoked talk of the potential role by giving an interview about it to a paper based near her native San Francisco.)
In the early 2000s, she was married to the liberal politician Gavin Newsom, now the lieutenant governor of California.
She recently revealed that she is dating the president’s son Donald J. Trump Jr., a relationship that had been a source of tension with some journalists in the network’s newsroom.
The cause of her departure, though, was not entirely clear.
Ms. Guilfoyle, who had not appeared on Fox News since last week, could not be reached for comment.
One person supportive of her, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of legal restrictions, disputed that any misconduct was involved.
She is considering a new role at America First, the political organization created by President Trump’s allies to support his agenda and the campaigns of candidates who share his worldview, the person said.
On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. reposted a tweet by his spokesman, Andrew Surabian, that praised Ms. Guilfoyle and her newfound role in the pro-Trump crowd.
She joined Fox News in 2006, and became a co-host of “The Five” in 2011.
Her relationship with Donald Trump Jr., which the couple have extensively chronicled on Instagram and other social media, has included recent trips to Montana and Monaco.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista “Not OK” With James Gunn’s Firing

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista “Not OK” With James Gunn’s Firing

On Friday evening, the actor tweeted that he’s “not ok” with the writer-director’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
3, which Disney announced earlier in the day.
“I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met,” tweeted Bautista.
I’m NOT ok with what’s happening to him.” Bautista, a wrestler-turned-actor, had his breakout role as Drax in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which became a surprise hit for Marvel and Disney.
“I’ve been saying this FOR YEARS!
@jamesgunn is one of the most amazing people i’ve ever known – both professionally & personally,” he wrote.
Gunn’s firing came after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophilia and rape.
Following the studio’s announcement, Gunn issued a statement saying that he “regretted” the tweets in question and stressed that “they don’t reflect” who he is today. “I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.”
Soon after, conservative personalities started demanding followers confront Gunn at San Diego Comic-Con, as he was expected to be at Sony’s presentation on Friday.

Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ villain revealed, but when will he face off against Spidey?

Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ villain revealed, but when will he face off against Spidey?

Sony’s “Venom” unveiled its villain Friday at Comic-Con, dropping an impressive trailer for the Oct. 5 action release that wowed Hall H as director Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed teased the studio’s next foray into the Marvel universe.
“It’s full of complicated and complex characters.” The trio took the stage as audience members chanted, “We are Venom,” which also happens to be the catchy line Hardy utters as the titular symbiote at the end of a crowd-pleasing extended trailer that premiered to the Comic-Con crowd.
The Marvel antihero gets his own standalone movie Oct. 5, with Hardy playing both disgraced journalist Eddie Brock and the alien parasite that bonds with him, lending him superhuman powers whenever he transforms into the slick-skinned, razor-toothed alter ego.
His adversary?
A fellow symbiote named Riot who is stronger and more powerful than Venom and, Fleischer added, has the ability to jump from host to host: “You never know quite where Riot’s going to show up.” Hardy pulled double duty recording lines in his Venom voice before playing scenes as the human Eddie Brock, acting against his own recording.
“I’m a bit of a geek about acting,” he said, referring to his 2015 film “Legend” in which he played real life identical twin criminals.
That experience, he said, gave him insight into playing two disparate characters sharing the same body.
But it was his son’s love for the Venom character that convinced Hardy to do the role.“I wanted to do something my son could watch.
Because a lot of the films I’ve done I’m pretty aggressive or violent, or I swear a lot… in this one, I bite people’s heads off,” he laughed.
Back on the “Venom” panel, further expansions into comics canon were also teased, hinting at the future Sony might be planning for its Marvel properties.

Offset Arrested Near Atlanta for Alleged Gun Possession: Report

Offset Arrested Near Atlanta for Alleged Gun Possession: Report

Rapper Offset was reportedly arrested just outside Atlanta Friday (July 20) after authorities allegedly discovered during a traffic stop for an improper lane change.
TMZ reports that the 26-year-old Migos member, who is a convicted felon currently on probation, is currently behind bars.
The publication also notes that Offset is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime, which are both felonies.
He also was charged with possession of marijuana (one ounce or less) and an improper lane change, both considered misdemeanors.
Billboard has reached out to law enforcement officials around Atlanta and Offset’s reps for comment.
The Atlanta Police Department could not confirm his arrest.
This is not Offset’s first battle with legal issues.
The rapper, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was arrested in 2016 for driving with a suspended license in Atlanta.
He also spent time behind bars in 2015 after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a concert at Georgia Southern University.
Offset recently welcomed his fourth child Kulture, his first child with wife and fellow rapper Cardi B.

Red-Eye Gravy

Red-Eye Gravy

The word sopped rarely sounds appealing.
But when it’s perched beside the words biscuit and red-eye gravy, magic happens.
Perhaps that’s why so many Southerners choose to eat their biscuits sopped, or dipped, in this reddish condiment made from country ham drippings and strong black coffee.
One legend features President Andrew Jackson reprimanding his hung-over cook by asking for a country ham with gravy as red as his eyes.
More likely is that the name refers to the gravy’s preparation and presentation.
After pan-frying a country ham, cooks deglaze their skillets using strong coffee.
The resulting mixture, which molecularly mimics oil and water, separates once poured into a bowl.
As the liquids settle, the dark coffee forms a “pupil” that the ham juice surrounds like a red, glassy cornea.
Red-eye gravy has as many origin stories as it has ways to serve it.
There are even some purists who swear that red-eye gravy should come solely from ham juice with no addition of coffee.

Jennifer Connelly Joins Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Jennifer Connelly Joins Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

is joining Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s sequel “Top Gun: Maverick.” “Oblivion” helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to the 1986 original.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first film with the late Don Simpson, will produce with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.
This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor.
In late May, Cruise posted a photo of himself in front of what appeared to be a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Variety reported on July 3 that “Only the Brave” star Miles Teller had been tapped to play the son of the Goose character and Maverick’s new protege.
Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the sequel, which is set to be released on July 12, 2019.
The original film was a massive success with more than $350 million in worldwide grosses on a $15 million budget.
Paramount confirmed the casting Friday but gave no details on Connelly’s role.
The part is believed to be that of a single mother who runs a bar near the air base.
The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Yellow Mask Revealed

‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Yellow Mask Revealed

One of the clips included a fight between Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Davos (Sacha Dhawan) in which both of them were wearing the iconic yellow mask worn by Iron Fist in the comics.
Now, a still of that shot has surfaced on Reddit and can be seen below.
ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis sat in on the panel and describes the clip showing footage of Danny fighting with another heir (Davos).
They will compete for the right to face Shou-Lao the Undying.
In the leaked still above, it Dhawan’s Davos rather than Danny Rand seen wearing the iconic mask.
Season 2 furthers the transformation of Danny​, a character with a fish out of water coming of age story making his way in a harsh new world, battling to work out who he is.
This season, Dann​y​ has promised that with Matt Murdock gone, he will step up and protect his city.
​But a sinister plot twist threatens his very identity ​and he must conquers his villains to protect the town and people he holds close to his heart.
What do you think of the mask, Iron Fist fans?
Let us know in the comments below.

SDCC 2018: ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Panel Recap

SDCC 2018: ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Panel Recap

Jeph Loeb introduces show runner Joe Pokaski and actors Ally Maki, Emma Lahana, Aubrey Joseph, and Olivia Holt.
Loeb asks Pokaski about the relationship between music and the show and he admits that he writes the soundtrack into the script most of the time.
Lahana is asked about the character of O’Reilly. “To be in the Marvel Universe and to be an original character as an Asian-American woman is just a dream come true.”
Loeb admits that you can’t “manufacture chemistry” and he says that the two lead characters hadn’t been cast when they were three days away from the start of shooting.
Joseph mentions that, after reading with Holt, they both knew that they should get the parts.
The actors are first asked what characters from other Marvel TV shows they want to see come to Cloak & Dagger.
Loeb introduces a blooper reel for the fans before tossing back to fan questions. “The stories that you’re seeing, unless otherwise noted, take place before the Thanos snap.
They will continue to take place then until the events of Avengers 4 and we find out what happens.

Sony avoids mentioning James Gunn at Comic-Con presentation

Sony avoids mentioning James Gunn at Comic-Con presentation

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hours after was fired from Walt Disney Studios, Sony remained tight-lipped about him on Friday evening during its San Diego Comic-Con presentation, despite the fact he was supposed to be part of the panel.
On Tuesday, Gunn tweeted out an ominous photo with a symbol and the words “Hall H Friday 6:15 P.M.” Many fans speculated the symbol in the photo was either from Grant Morrison’s comic “Nameless” or a Japanese manga series called “Berserk.” Sony began its presentation with the cast and crew of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and followed with Tom Hardy and the cast of “Venom,” but Gunn was nowhere to be seen.
Walt Disney Studios, which owns Marvel, announced it was cutting ties with Gunn, a vocal critic of President Trump, after a number of his offensive, years-old tweets began circulating among conservative writers and activists earlier in the week.
“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement.
In one of the more offensive tweets, Gunn wrote: “I’m doing a big Hollywood film adaptation of The Giving Tree with a happy ending – the tree grows back and gives the kid a b—job.” In another, he wrote, “The Expendables was so manly I f—ked the s—t out of the little p—y boy next to me!
“Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo.
He also stressed repeatedly that while he had in fact written the tweets, he did not actually mean them.
Although based on one of Marvel’s less recognizable properties, the movie was a massive financial success, making nearly $775 million at the box office.
Its sequel, released in May of last year, was even more successful, making over $860 million.
Gunn had been working on the script for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

How Jamie Lee Curtis Sort of Saved a Guy’s Life at Comic-Con

How Jamie Lee Curtis Sort of Saved a Guy’s Life at Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con presentation for the new Halloween was surprisingly emotional tonight, owing to its star’s passionate speech and an audience member’s surprising revelation.
“There comes a point where you say, I am not my trauma, the narrative of my life is that I am not a victim,” said Curtis.
And that, weirdly enough, seems to be a bit of a thing in the world today.” Curtis brought up this week’s ESPYs ceremony, where more than 100 survivors of abuse from former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stage together.
“Those women stood there and said, ‘You do not control our narrative anymore.’” That would have been a high note for the panel, but then a crying audience member in a Haddonfield High T-shirt walked up to the mic.
No, it was a literal case of life-saving, as the man went on to recount a mysterious night when his phone wires were cut, he found himself alone in his house with an intruder, and he wondered to himself, “What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?” That’s when he grabbed some nearby knitting needles and ran out of the house.
I’m a victor today instead of a victim, just like those people you were talking about.” Curtis went down into the audience to have a private conversation with the man, and then they took a selfie together.
“The gentleman that spoke earlier?
That kind of emotion is real,” she said.
“These are movies and we love to come to a movie and get scared, it’s exciting … but it all has to be based in a reality and something you can believe in.” Continued Curtis, “Laurie Strode is the greatest part I’ll ever get to play.
The idea that when I’m kissing 60 years old, that when I was 19 years old on the streets of Los Angeles we made this movie … and now 40 years later we’re at Comic-Con announcing a new movie in 2018, it is mind-blowing, and I am privileged.”

Migos’ Offset Arrested on Felony Gun Charges

Migos’ Offset Arrested on Felony Gun Charges

Migos’ Offset was arrested on a pair of felony weapons charges after the rapper’s vehicle was pulled over Friday outside Atlanta.
Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock Migos’ Offset was arrested on a pair of felony weapons charges Friday after the rapper’s vehicle was pulled over outside Atlanta.
TMZ first reported that Offset, born Kiari Cephus, was stopped by the Atlanta Police Airport Division for illegally tinted windows; a search of the SUV recovered at least one gun – a felony since Cephus is a convicted felon on probation – and marijuana.
Cephus was booked into Clayton County Jail at 6:42 pm EST and charged with two felonies, possession of a weapon during a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as misdemeanors for improper lane change and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, jail records confirmed.
A representative for Migos did not respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.
At press time, Cephus remained behind bars as bail had not been set.
Cephus’ probation stems from a 2015 incident where all three members of Migos were charged with felony possession of a schedule II narcotic and carrying a loaded gun on school property following a concert at Georgia Southern University.
TMZ added that Cephus’ wife Cardi B and their newborn daughter Kulture were not in the SUV at the time of his arrest Friday.

A Super Simple ESP8266 IOT Motion Sensor

A Super Simple ESP8266 IOT Motion Sensor

For literally a couple of dollars you can get a decently powerful Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller that has enough free digital pins to do some useful work.
As a perfect example, take a look at this stupendously simple Internet-connected motion detector that [Eric William] has come up with.
With just a Wemos D1 Mini, a standard PIR sensor, and some open source code, you can create a practical self-contained motion sensor module that can be placed anywhere you want to keep an eye on.
It only takes three wires to get the electronics connected, but [Eric] has still gone ahead and provided a wiring diagram so there’s no confusion for young players.
Add a 3D printed enclosure from Thingiverse and the hardware component of this project is done.
All that’s left to do is put this IoT motion sensor to work by mounting it in the area to be monitored.
Once the PIR sensor sees something moving, the ESP8266 will trigger IFTTT; what happens after that is up to you and your imagination.
In the video after the break, you can see an example usage that pops up a notification on your mobile device to let you know something is afoot.
With its low cost and connectivity options, the ESP8266 is really the perfect platform for remote sensing applications.
Though to give credit where credit’s due, this still isn’t the simplest motion sensor build we’ve seen.

Intel And Micron Call It Quits On Bleeding Edge Memory Development Collaboration

Intel And Micron Call It Quits On Bleeding Edge Memory Development Collaboration

Intel and Micron have been collaborating for years on various memory technologies, including NAND flash memory and the bleeding-edge 3D Xpoint memory currently used on Intel’s Optane-branded products.
A few months back, the companies jointly announced that their collaboration on NAND flash memory had come to an end, but that they would continue to work on 3D Xpoint memory, which many believe could have a major impact on PC and server architectures moving forward.
3D Xpoint is an interesting technology because it offers many of the benefits of both DRAM and NAND flash memory.
3D Xpoint is a non-volatile memory type, which can offer significantly better performance than NAND flash memory, but at access time closer to DRAM.
3D XPoint is also more durable than traditional NAND flash memory (i.e. it has better endurance), but with similar capability to scale in density.
A large pool of 3D Xpoint, for example, could replace both the DRAM and legacy storage hardware in a system and offer massive performance gains – if the system was architected to fully exploit the benefits of the technology.
When it was initially announced publicly in 2015, Intel and Micron claimed that 3D XPoint was 1000x faster than NAND, with 1000x the endurance, and 10x the density potential of DRAM.
The two companies have continued working on the technology, and are close to wrapping the development of the second generation, but the collaborative relationship will be coming to an end in 2019, when they’re projected to be done.
In two separate press releases, both Intel and Micron stated that 3D Xpoint technology development beyond the second generation of the technology will be performed independently.
By developing 3D XPoint technology independently, Micron can better optimize the technology for our product roadmap while maximizing the benefits for our customers and shareholders.” The two companies will continue to manufacture memory based on 3D XPoint technology at the Intel-Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) facility in Lehi, Utah, however.

Sharpies and Glue Sticks Fight the Gummy Metal Machining Blues

Sharpies and Glue Sticks Fight the Gummy Metal Machining Blues

“Gummy” might not be an adjective that springs to mind when describing metals, but anyone who has had the flutes of a drill bit or end mill jammed with aluminum will tell you that certain metals do indeed behave in unhelpful ways.
But a new research paper seeks to shed light on the gummy metal phenomenon, and may just have machinists stocking up on office supplies.
It’s a bit counterintuitive that harder metals like steel are often easier to cut than softer metals; especially aluminum but also copper, nickel alloys, and some stainless steel alloys.
But it happens, and [Srinivasan Chandrasekar] and his colleagues at Purdue University wanted to find out why, and what can be done about it.
So the first job was to get up close and personal with the interface between a cutting tool and metal stock, to observe the dynamics of cutting.
https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/video1.mp4 Source: American Physical Society.
Will Sharpies and glue sticks enter the book of old machinist’s tricks like gauge-block wringing?
Only time will tell.
Let us know what you find in the comments.
[via Phys.org] Thanks to [Qes], [Rob], and [Erin] for the near-simultaneous tips on this one.

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S10 Leaks, Expensive Note 9 Revealed, Google’s Massive Pixel 2 Mistake

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S10 Leaks, Expensive Note 9 Revealed, Google’s Massive Pixel 2 Mistake

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the three new Galaxy S10 handsets, the expensive price of the Note 9, camera problems on the Pixel 2 confirmed, OnePlus 6 camera reviewed, the latest OxygenOS updates, HMD Global announcing the Nokia X5, and how modern Android works on low-end hardware.
Meet Your Three Galaxy S10 Handsets As more details come out around Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 family, it’s becoming clear that the South Korean company is working on three models; the regular S10, the S10+, and a budget version of the flagship handset with minor feature changes.
As such it is hard to see Samsung not pushing the $950 Galaxy Note 8 launch price beyond $1,000 for the Galaxy Note 9 launch Stateside.
Pixel 2’s Serious Camera Problem Confirmed Google has acknowledged that there is a serious hardware problem with the Pixel 2’s camera.
Paul Monckton reports: If your phone is affected, and you take photos, then the problem will be painfully obvious.
OnePlus has also updated the various open betas of OxygenOS for the older handsets, including the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T.
Joe Maring has details of the changes: Google Lens comes to the OnePlus 5/5T… First off, this Open Beta adds a shortcut to Google Lens right in the main OnePlus Camera app.
The Nokia X5 continues the use of Nokia design cues, updated to allow the 5.9 inch screen to take up more of the front of the device thanks to a notched screen.
It’s a slimmed-down version of Android announced last year that Google claims takes up less space than the full version of its operating system and runs faster on low-end smartphones, and comes bundled with lite versions of most of Google’s own apps.
Android Circuit rounds up the news from the Android world every weekend here on Forbes.

How Financial Products Drive Today’s Art World

How Financial Products Drive Today’s Art World

It is why art funds were all the rage in the early 2000s, and why new variations continue to emerge.
At the same time, entrepreneurs are trying to iron out the archaic inefficiencies of the art world with new types of financial products, particularly the secure ledgers of blockchain.
According to Ms. Bracegirdle, blockchain’s decentralized record-keeping could create a “more welcoming art ecosystem” in which collectors and professionals routinely verify the authenticity, provenance and ownership of artworks on an industrywide registry securely situated in the cloud.
“We just need to educate people.” As the Christie’s event progressed, a clearer picture emerged of what blockchain could and could not (yet) do for the art world.
Blockchain’s proof-of-ownership technology, combined with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, have resulted in the “invention of scarcity” and a stronger market for digital art, he said.
For other art and technology experts, “tokenization” — using the value of an artwork to underpin tradable digital tokens — is the way forward.
“Blockchain represents a huge opportunity for the size of the market,” said Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia, founder of Look Lateral, a start-up looking to generate cryptocurrency trading in fractions of artworks.
But that’s what we have in the recently and very discreetly introduced UTA Brant Fine Art Fund, devised by the seasoned New York collector Peter Brant and the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles.
It has a target hold period of five to seven years, the prospectus says, and the minimum investment is $1 million.
Mr. Brant declined to comment on the fund, as did the United Talent Agency, citing Securities and Exchange Commission guidance regarding private offerings.

Facebook just suspended another analytics company

Facebook just suspended another analytics company

Yeah, it’s happened again.
Crimson Hexagon, which bills itself as having “instant access to the world’s largest volume of unstructured text and images across social, online public, and enterprise-held data sources,” apparently gathered and analyzed public Facebook data on behalf of clients.
At issue for Facebook, reports the Journal, is whether or not Crimson Hexagon’s government contracts are in violation of Facebook policy.
“Facebook has a responsibility to help protect people’s information,” Facebook vice president for product partnerships Ime Archibong told the Journal, “which is one of the reasons why we have tightened” access to user data.
Over at Crimson Hexagon, meanwhile, chief technology officer Chris Bingham insisted in a statement to the Journal that his company wasn’t doing anything untoward and that it was looking to regain its access to public Facebook data shortly.
Image: LLUIS GENE/getty Crimson Hexagon, of course, is not the first company to get in hot water for its use of Facebook user data.
Unlike Cambridge Analytica, however, this potential abuse doesn’t involve a potentially shady researcher selling data.
Rather, it was Crimson Hexagon taking public data from Facebook in a way that — as far as we can tell now — Facebook was designed to facilitate.
In other words, Facebook was OK with what Crimson Hexagon was grabbing, just potentially not who it was sharing it with.
There’s no clawing back user data that’s long since been spread around the digital universe — perhaps something to keep in mind the next time you consider hitting that “Post” button.

Learn to Count in Seximal, a Position Above the Rest

Learn to Count in Seximal, a Position Above the Rest

Simple Grouping’s Multiplicative Brother The multiplicative grouping system[1] does away with some of these inefficiencies.
By adding symbols for every positive integer less than the base number b, it dodges the sheer amount needed to represent numbers like 99.
Much like the simple grouping system, 99b could represent the same number, but you have to multiply b by 9 before adding them all up.
Thus something like 22222 in decimal would require a full nine characters in the Chinese system, nearly double the amount required in standard decimal.
However, in the positional system, we replace the powers of the base number b — also known as a radix in a positional system — with the position that they occupy.
For example, take the number 7b98b³ in our multiplicative system with base 10.
Stripping away the plus signs and spaces takes us back to the multiplicative system with 8b³7b9.
However, by restricting the powers of b to a certain position and requiring that they be represented at all times, the positional system does away with many of the inefficiencies of the past.
Positional systems remove the fun chaotic bits of the previous systems for a tiny number of symbols, requiring more characters to represent powers of b in the process.
However, have you ever seen the number six?

After a Fiasco, California Aims Again at Remaking the Power Grid

After a Fiasco, California Aims Again at Remaking the Power Grid

California already receives power produced in other states, but Mr. Brown wants to create a single authority that would manage the flow of electrons across the region.
“It makes us very nervous that regionalization is going to accelerate coal use,” said Matthew Freedman, the staff lawyer for the Utility Reform Network, a consumer-advocacy group based in San Francisco.
The state’s electricity grid is currently run by the California Independent System Operator.
Under the new proposal, which is subject to federal approval, those that opt into the regional system would all operate under one electric grid manager.
“To be able to address climate change, California can’t do it by itself,” Mr. Holden said.
“Any other state that would want to participate, states that share our green renewable strategies, are welcome.” Image It would be optional for utilities to turn their power management over to the new grid operator, but the prospect of efficiencies that could lower the cost of providing power — potentially reducing consumer rates and increasing profits — would be an incentive.
As for the potential for energy companies in coal states to send more power from fossil fuels to California customers, Mr. Cavanagh said market dynamics would preclude that, since the low cost of solar and wind energy is making other generation sources uncompetitive.
“The operating cost of renewables is zero,” he said.
California law mandates that at least 50 percent of the state’s electricity generation come from carbon-free sources by 2030.
PacifiCorp says it has no position on the legislation.

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

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

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.
In India, the limit will be five chats; it will be 20 in other countries.
In India, where WhatsApp is by far the most dominant messaging platform, false information has lead to violent outbursts, including several lynchings.
The Indian government has called on the company to address the issue, a plea the Facebook-owned service has apparently taken seriously.
The messaging app, which has historically made relatively infrequent updates to its core product, has now made three significant changes in the last three weeks alone.
These updates, along with the latest limits on forwarded content, are designed to discourage content from going viral in the app’s many group chats.
The company is also running a public ad campaign and paying researchers to study the problem.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg sparked outrage earlier this week when he appeared to defend the intentions of Holocaust deniers (he later tried to explain his comments), and the social network has been roundly criticized for not banning InfoWars even though the site regularly promotes false information.
With WhatsApp, the company appears to be taking a much more straightforward approach.

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