Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen 'dwarf planet'
An artist's impression of the New Horizons spacecraft alongside the dwarf planet Pluto and one of its moons, Charon. Photograph: Walter Myers/Corbis. Joel Achenbach for the Washington Post. Saturday 4 July 2015 05.00 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on …
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New Horizons color images show two faces of Pluto – Orlando Sentinel
New Horizons Forges Tandem With Flying Telescope To Unveil Pluto's Mysteries
Russian ISS cargo ship successfully launched
An unmanned Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome Friday, following a string of failed resupply missions. Russian television broadcast the launch of the …
Reddit's Ellen Pao and Alexis Ohanian Explain Site Shut Down
Reddit moderators shut down hundreds of the online message board's most popular sections on Friday. The outages were part of an apparent protest by users after the surprisal removal of a popular employee, Victoria Taylor, Reddit's director of talent …
Major parts of Reddit are blacked out as users protest an alleged dismissal
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Country Singer Carrie Underwood performed at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Delaware last weekend, and decided to put her own twist on her 2012 hit single “See You Again.” Rather than singing the song, the former American Idol contestant remixed it with Wiz Khalifia’s “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth. Being that both songs have the same name, Underwood merged the two beautifully.
In the video above, Underwood starts by singing the chorus, followed by her rapping to the first verse of Khalifa’s hit song, which became the theme song for the blockbuster hit Furious 7. Because Underwood did an amazing job, the crowd went berserk as the new mom started spitting the verse, totally on beat.
After the show, the 32-year-old tweeted to her fans, “Thanks to all who came out to the @BigBarrelFest! You were such an amazing crowd! I’m so happy there’s no way I’m gonna to [sic] sleep tonight!”
With Sherley Boursiquot
Just when you thought the impossible could and would never happen, it does.
The news crews from two separate San Francisco television stations were robbed at gunpoint by three masked men during a live taping of a news piece about the shooting of a tourist at Pier 14 in the Bay Area metropolis.
The video above doesn’t show the masked men or the actual robbery, however, KTVU reporter Cara Liu can be heard saying, “Hold on, hold on, wait…”, which is apparently when the masked men jumped out of their BMW and began pistol whipping KNTV camera operator Alan Waples. The robbers made off with two television cameras and two tripods; all of this happening at the pier along the Embarcadero at 6 am.
-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)
DRAKE JUST BROUGHT OUT SKEPTA. pic.twitter.com/o1LXxbAKZZ
— GRM DAILY (@GRMDAILY) July 3, 2015
Drake treats the London crowd to their hometown favorite
For the past few months, Hip-Hop’s growing obsession with grime has been increasingly evident. Whether it’s Kanye West featuring Allan Kingdom on his latest single, “All Day,” and performing with him at the BRIT Awards, or Drake’s promotion of recent Skepta music on his Instagram, there’s no disputing the fact that grime is making a major dent in American Hip-Hop culture.
So, it’s only right that as Drake headlines Wireless Fest in London, he brings out Skepta to perform his biggest single, “Shutdown.” Catch some rough footage above.
Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality
See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI — that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created …
Japanese Scientists Create Holograms That You Can Actually Touch
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OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping
Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch its second-generation phone, and to get folks pumped …
Want Google's Cardboard VR Headset? OnePlus Is Giving Them Away For Free …
OnePlus has free Google Cardboard VR headsets for everyone!
OnePlus Cardboard VR headset goes on sale for Rs 99 on Amazon
Chris Brown is currently in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter, Nia Guzman, and the dispute is spilling over onto social media. Nia’s mother commented on a post that Brown’s one-year-old daughter Royalty needs more money to provide for “private school” and to “live in a gated community.” Breezy caught wind of the comment and posted a lengthy response saying “No kid needs 4k a week,” and that he has “filed for joint custody. ‘EQUAL’ custody.” Unfortunate that this has to play out on Instagram but these are the times we are living in.
Brown filed legal documents in Houston to establish paternity for Royalty earlier this week. Reports say that CB is currently paying $2,500 a month in child support but Nia is asking for $15,000 a month. The two eventually agreed on $10,000 but the deal blew up. Brown filed paternity papers after Guzman sent Royalty to stay with Brown’s mother in Virginia. Brown and his mother reportedly have a rocky relationship and this angered Breezy so much that he stopped paying the $10K and went to the court instead.
Coming up under fellow D.C. rapper and 2015 XXL Freshman GoldLink, Chaz French is a newcomer to pay attention to. Exhibiting ferocious yet fun stage presence and lyricism to back it up, the young upstart is the type of artist you can feel personally acquainted with right away.Having just dropped his debut EP, Happy Belated, last October, French’s music is just the right amount of adrenaline, charisma and intellect. Here’s why the sincere MC with a fun loving attitude should be added to your playlist.—Sidney Madden
Name: Chaz French
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
I grew up listening to: All Gospel and like, old Marvin Gaye. And I guess growing up with Gospel; it’s kind of hard to say I was influenced by what was around me. It’s hard to say I was influenced by Kirk Franklin when you making rap music at a young age. But when I did start listening to rap shit…I think the first album I bought was Kanye’s Late Registration. I bought Man on the Moon too and that was it. And then when I moved to Texas, that’s when I got into UGK, Pimp C and them just because the movement was crazy.
I first started taking [rap] seriously when my brother had a show and brought me out; that shit was packed. It was a party at the end of the school year with probably 400 people in there. This was in like ninth grade. So, we did this song and they went ham. And that was it. I was like “oh shit, I could do this, I’mma start taking it serious.”
Most people don’t know: I have a foot fetish [Laughs]. I have a foot fetish and I eat sunflower seeds everyday.
My style has been compared to: The man in the mirror, me. I don’t like comparisons. Of course when you first starting out people want to make comparisons, like you know just association, “Who does this guys sound like.” But naw, I don’t try to sound like anybody.
Standout records and/or moments to date: I think the whole GoldLink Tour was just fun. That was a standout and just this whole year. I never knew I would be sitting here talking to a writer of XXL or I never knew my shit would get premiered on some of the stuff it got premiered on. Or meeting Rick Rubin, that was definitely like, “What?” Like, I was at his house on his grass, drinking his water. Like this whole process is eye opening. Sometimes I wake up and I’m like, “Damn, I’m making something of myself.”
My goal in hip-hop is: To get Grammys and to show other people through music that anything is possible. I just want to help people.
I’m the next: Chaz French. I’m just the next rap superhero. I have a gift of freeing souls, touching souls. I’m not going to say the next big thing or the next Jay Z. Naw, the next rap superhero. I like that.
Standouts: “Primavera” featuring Eddie Vanz
“Before I Die”
“Aquafina” by GoldLink featuring Chaz French