Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:29 Written by Sean
Ever since shrinking memory costs made online data storage all the rage, a lot of companies have staked their name on the promise of "cloud computing." A new startup called Cloud Girlfriend is taking that trend to new heights.
Cloud Girlfriend will offer users a "social network girlfriend" custom designed to meet their exact specifications. You just tell the service what you want, and Cloud Girlfriend will create the "perfect girlfriend" for you via a profile on Facebook and/or other social networks. Then someone hired by the company will interact with you on the social networks in public, making it look like you have a real-life amazing girlfriend who presumably lives somewhere out of reach.
In other news, there is no bottom to the depths of human loneliness. Cloud GF hasn't launched yet, and questions remain as to how the service will get around Facebook's still-standing ban of fake profiles. Maybe an appeal to the social network will help. Surely there are some Real Science fans on staff. [SAI]
If you were in the audience during Microsoft's ceBit show this year, chances are you got a peek at a very, very, big development from the company. No plans are known yet for further deployment of this 234 inch behemoth, and knowing Microsoft, it will probably be collecting dust in a warehouse-sized basement somewhere before you ever get a chance to put your grubby hands on it, but you can at least glimpse what future displays might be like in the nifty clip reel above.
Lu Hao is not your average sized three-year old. In fact, he's getting close to clocking in as the fattest kid in the world. We know it's all his parents fault, but fake BAPE? Come on guys, if he's going to be on the news, get him the real shit. [Daily Mail UK]
There have been murmurs as of late concerning what exactly Quentin Tarantino will do next, following 2009's Inglourious Basterds. But it seems that legitimate details are starting to materialize. Earlier this month, Deadline caught up with the director at The Weinstein Company's Oscar party, where he confirmed that he'd completed the first draft of a spaghetti Western script, set during slavery times in the South and with Academy Award-winning Basterds breakout Christoph Waltz attached to star.
It's a project that Tarantino has been discussing for some time now, dating back to his Basterds press rounds, when he expressed his desire to make a western, but, "Rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves. You could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time and I would call it 'A Southern'."
Today, one of his favorite actresses has revealed that, yes, the script does exist. Hollywood Outbreak chatted with Uma Thurman (Ceremony), who told the outlet, "I think it's really exciting. It's another new story and a fresh piece of material that he is channeling at the moment."
With this being the first somewhat official confirmation that the slavery-epic he's been working on is a reality, is a "post-racial" America ready to deal with its horrible past streamed through the nonlinear lens of Quentin Tarantino? Or are you just bloodthristy for Kill Bill 3?
The video for J. Cole's "In The Morning," featuring Drake, was released online last night. And while the song is great and the visuals are stellar, what really piqued our interest was homegirl in the video. The buzzed blonde hairdo, almond shaped eyes, thin neck and.... yeah, we've got something of a jones for Alexandra Joner.
There was speculation that she was actually his girl in real life, and while he may have hit it in the morning (you know these rapper guys), she isn't. Here are five things you didn't know about J. Cole's European crush. [See More]
Ryan Leslie premieres a new track, “Joan of Arc”, from his upcoming independent album Les Is More, slated for release July 4.The Grammy-nominated artist recently tweeted that the album would be available for pre-order at the end of May: “The ‘Les Is More’ album will be available for pre-order at the end of May. Being indie is awesome. I can do anything I want when I want. Ryan was signed to Universal Motown with a four-album deal, but parted ways last May.
Ryan Leslie - "Joan Of Arc"
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It's difficult for anyone to miss the fact that today is Lady Gaga's 25th birthday. Her own trending Twitter topic serves as a constant reminder. But who's actually surprised that the entire world keeps such a close eye on the Mother Monster?
Her Little Monsters, which have developed into somewhat of a cult group sure to go down in history, have already immortalized the biggest pop sensation in the world. So, today, we're not just celebrating another ho-hum celebrity's birthday—we're marking another milestone in the career of the most provocative women in music. With your attention all over her now, go gaga over these pics of the most celebrated birthday girl in the business. [See More]
Monday, 28 March 2011 17:14 Written by Sean
Entirely self taught as a photographer Mariel Clayton uses dolls to create imaginary fantasy worlds where there are no limits or creating sets that illustrate deeper meanings than the images. Incredibly detailed, she drescribes her work as ‘ not for everyone’. On the next page take a look at Barbie like you have never seen her before some imageswe’ll put in the NSFW category,via designboom. [See More]
Those who know Brabus, know the tuning house has a penchant for building balls-to-the wall Benzes. The brand's latest creation, dubbed "iBusiness 2.0", is no exception, though the real focus here isn't under the hood, but in the back seats. [See & Read More]