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Finally! ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ shows off some big upgrades.

Marvel vs Capcom holds a special place in the heart of many fighting game enthusiasts.  And after six long years, we're finally getting another entry in the series.  The execution-heavy, fast-paced fighter combing the Marvel and Capcom flavor has been a staple at major tournaments. After six years and few (if any) balance tweaks, though, the game was starting to show its age. With Infinite, it looks like Capcom has made some big changes. We recently got to play an early build, and it feels like a much improved fighting game that still retains the complex execution system hardcore players are accustomed to.   Read more...More about Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, Gaming, Entertainment, Entertainment, and Gaming

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Flying cars aren’t real yet, but these supersonic vehicles already exist

Self-driving vehicles are passé in Silicon Valley. Now it's all about flying transportation. This week, Google co-founder Larry Page unveiled his plans for a Kitty Hawk Flyer that can hover above the water. Sergey Brin, the other Google co-founder, is reportedly building a giant dirigible inside a NASA hangar.  Uber, naturally, has its own plans for flying cars, which it touted earlier this week at its Elevate Summit in Texas. And a German aircraft builder says it's planning to create an Uber-style self-driving system with its own passenger "vehicle," which is really a small, ultra-light jet. Read more... More about Within, Fastest Car, Motor Sports, Racecars, and Car Racing

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Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Based on estimated user data, surveys, and Twitter, it already seemed like Lyft benefitted from #DeleteUber.  Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side.  The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors. Lyft reportedly expected $800 million in bookings in the first three months of the year, double its bookings a year ago. Those expectations appear to be achievable. In February, at the height of #DeleteUber, Lyft completed 22.8 million rides — up 137 percent from February 2016.  Read more...More about Uber, Ride Hailing Apps, Delete Uber, Lyft, and Business

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The sly bird meme is the latest thing you have to know about

Another day another meme, my friends.  The internet never takes an off day and is a fickle beast when it comes to its memes. Today's meme is an image of a mischievous looking duck that looks like it knows something you don't. The origin of said image is already lost to history, of course, but needless to say the internet has had a great time with it over the past couple of days.  SEE ALSO: The universe reached down and blessed us all with a new Meryl Streep meme Why does this bird look like she has the tea on EVERYBODY I'm crying pic.twitter.com/mmhSUjhmzp — tiredt (@whomstami) April 25, 2017 Read more... More about Meme, Memes, Twitter, Watercooler, and Watercooler

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The best one-liners in ‘Star Fox 64,’ which is 20 years old today

Well, Cornerians, it’s Star Fox 64’s 20th Anniversary.  Somehow we’ve made it this far with our literal fox-faced friend, through dinosaur planets, clunky third-person shooters, the Wii U one, and a pretty good couple of handheld games (one was more or less a port of SF64). But this day isn’t about those games. It’s about Star Fox 64, and it’s about Star Fox 64’s amazing dialogue and voice over.   Yes, yes “Do a Barrel Roll” and all that, but what really makes the voice acting so special in Star Fox 64 is it’s supreme self-awareness and campy fun. With this personality in place, Nintendo crafted a rail-shooter that had that fun Nintendo feel, without sacrificing its sly sophistication.  Read more...More about Nintendo, Anniversary, Star Fox, Star Fox 64, and Video Games

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Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle’s homeless

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city's homeless families and children, announced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday. In addition to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's $30 million, the City of Seattle will pledge $5 million to the multi-family complex. SEE ALSO: 8 innovations helping homeless populations around the world Read more...More about Homelessness, Microsoft, Vulcan, Paul Allen, and Business

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Emma Watson’s ‘The Circle’ is so busy railing against technology, it forgets to be a movie

There's rich material to be mined from the premise of The Circle, a new thriller set in the offices of a tech giant that's like Google, Facebook, and Apple all rolled into one.  Unfortunately, the film has neither the patience nor the insight to dig very deeply at all. Instead, it blows the whole concept to rubble and pats itself on the back for having the insight to drop such truth bombs. SEE ALSO: Watch 'The Circle' cast awkwardly roast Twitter's CEO on his own site Directed by James Ponsoldt and based on a novel by Dave Eggers, The Circle stars Emma Watson as Mae Holland, a bright young woman who's hired to work at The Circle. The company has just come out with a revolutionary new technology: a camera called SeeChange that's so tiny, versatile, and cheap that it promises to bring about an era of (even more) constant surveillance.  Read more...More about James Ponsoldt, John Boyega, Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and The Circle

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The White House press corps takes Bring Your Child to Work Day very seriously

It's Take Your Child To Work Day and the White House is maybe the only workplace that wouldn't be cuter if it was Take Your Dog To Work Day.  Case in point: today's "press briefing" for kids held by Sean Spicer.  SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert lampoons Trump for the new 'Coke button' in the Oval Office I hope @PressSec brings his A game today. 📸 via @danmericaCNN pic.twitter.com/5GWX1mXEvR — Allie Malloy (@AlliemalCNN) April 27, 2017 Kids filled the seats typically occupied by reporters and Sean Spicer came out to address them. A kid named Max came with a hard hitting question about Trump's NAFTA renegotiations with all the confidence of a kid who's parent prepped them on the car ride over. Read more...More about Kids, Sean Spicer, Watercooler, and Watercooler

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Kim Kardashian spill details about Paris robbery and why she is estranged from Caitlyn Jenner

Kim Kardashian is back to regular her scheduled programming, promoting lip kits, and chatting away on talk shows. Only this time, things feel different.  Kim shared a lot about family—good and bad—on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, discussing everything from a strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner to life after the Paris robbery.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone “My heart breaks for my mom, you know, because I feel like she’s been through so much and there’s, you know," Kim explained, referencing details in Jenner's new book The Secrets of My Life and Jenner's current media blitz.  Read more...More about Ellen Degeneres Show, Conversations, Kim Kardashian West, Kim Kardashian, and Caitlyn Jenner

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Kim Kardashian’s Lip Kit swatches look an awful lot like bacon

Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has finally partnered with older sister Kim for the Lip Kit collaboration we've all been waiting for. KKW X KYLIE liquid creme lip kits now available at https://t.co/CIEp69AbyG pic.twitter.com/jJc9pKjLvk — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2017 The four shades in this coveted kit are peachy, nude colors that bear the names Kimberly, Kim, Kiki, and Kimmie.  SEE ALSO: Kylie Jenner is probably dating Travis Scott now, so unfollow Tyga Kim tweeted this pic to promote the kit and the "many variations" it has to offer: My 4 fave shades of nude! It's pretty much all I wear & there's so many variations so this collab is truly a collection of faves! #KKWXKYLIE pic.twitter.com/P8R1ncmAwU — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2017 Read more... More about Bacon, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Lip Kit, and Makeup

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