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teamLab Unveils Permanent NYC Art That Transforms In Sync With Mother Nature

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The immersive magic of Japanese digital art collective teamLab blooms in New York City’s One Vanderbilt skyscraper with its latest public piece, Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, Grand Central Terminal.

In spite of being reputed for its fantastical and vibrant interpretations of nature, teamLab’s new flower artwork depicts flora that transforms in tandem with the clockwork of Mother Nature.

The digital flowers “are born, bloom, wither, and die all with the flow of real time,” the collective explains. The artwork is created in hopes of illustrating humankind’s role in preserving nature and, ultimately, civilization.

“Nature brings us both blessings and disaster, and with the progress of civilization, there are benefits and negative implications: nature and civilization are always connected…” the creators detail. “Nevertheless, we want to affirm that we are alive regardless of the situation. Life is beautiful.”

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teamLab’s new public artwork unveiled next to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. The permanent installation “Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, Grand Central Terminal” can be found in the newly-opened One Vanderbilt skyscraper. ・ ニューヨークのグランド・セントラル・ターミナルの隣に、新に開業した高層ビル「ワン・ヴァンダービルト」に、パブリックアート《Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, Grand Central Terminal》を常設展示。 ・ #teamLab #チームラボ ・ #art #exhibition #installation #artcollective #artinstallation #artlife #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorkart #onevanderbilt #nyc #ny #nycity #nycart #nycartscene #nyart #publicart #publicartnyc #grandcentralterminal #grandcentralstation #チームラボ展 #インスタレーションアート #ニューヨーク #ニューヨーク生活 #グランドセントラル駅

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AOC Plays ‘Among Us’ On Twitch To Get People To Vote

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US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got on Twitch to play one of the most popular video games in 2020, Among Us, to promote voting for the US elections this year.

She first went on Twitter and said that she was seeking players to join in on the famous game in a bid to encourage voting on Election Day.

Soon, famed Twitch streamer pokimane; HasanAbi, a political commentator on Twitch; US representative Ilhan Omar; and other top streamers like Toast and Septiceye decided to take part in the Among Us session with AOC.

In the first round, AOC took on the role of ‘imposter,’ which she had no desire in being at all. “I don’t like to kill,” she exclaimed at one point.

In the end, the stream saw over 700,000 viewers. AOC reminded them to plan out how they will be voting so that they can successfully enter their ballots for the elections this year.

Those interested to see AOC in action can watch the replay on her newly-created Twitch account.

Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun)

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020


— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 19, 2020

Let’s do it! I’ll set up and account and get some streaming equipment today

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020

highlights from the @AOC among us stream – my love for this woman knows no bounds 💖 https://t.co/aZErKVAlVw pic.twitter.com/OCa06KMuob

— lindsay (@levlinds) October 21, 2020

[via Happy Magazine, cover image via Twitch] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412012/AOC-Plays-Among-Us-On-Twitch-To-Get-People-To-Vote/

Rapper Ice Cube Snarkily Responds To Eric Trump Sharing Fake ‘Trump 2020’ Photo

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A manipulated photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in “Trump” hats has gone viral on social media.

Eric Trump tweeted the altered photo, writing, “Two great, courageous Americans.” The image, which has since been taken down, featured Ice Cube and 50 Cent sitting together, both wearing hats that read “Trump 2020.”

Ice Cube tweeted the original photo back in July, as part of a birthday message to 50 Cent. In the original snap, they both wore baseball caps with sports logo. 50 Cent’s cap featured the New York Yankees logo while Ice Cube’s hat was printed with the phrase “Big 3.”

Ice Cube has responded to Trump’s viral image, tweeting, “N***a please.” The rapper gained attention after Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson said he was working with the Trump administration on its platform for African Americans.

He later clarified on CNN that he has neither endorsed Trump nor Joe Biden. Biden and Trump, however, have reached out to him regarding his “Contract with Black Americans,” which aims to address racism and present “a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.”

Happy birthday to the homie ⁦@50centpic.twitter.com/mkv1WAF7FQ

— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 6, 2020

The picture that Eric Trump tweeted of 50 Cent and Ice Cube wearing Trump hats was EDITED and is not real 🤦‍♂️ peep the OG from July pic.twitter.com/vjnRHhwTxc

— SOHH (@sohh) October 20, 2020

Nigga please… https://t.co/1oPGAmzgvQ

— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 20, 2020

DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER #CWBA #ContractWithBlackAmerica pic.twitter.com/8NqthXp268

— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 11, 2020

[via Independent, cover image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com, mark reinstein / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412008/Rapper-Ice-Cube-Snarkily-Responds-To-Eric-Trump-Sharing-Fake-Trump-2020-Photo/

Irina Shayk Protects Her Modesty With Tiles In Nude Vogue Magazine Shoot

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Irina Shayk bared it all on the cover of Vogue Czechoslovakia magazine’s November issue.

The supermodel flaunted her physique on the cover, which was captured in Donatella Versace’s garden in Milan, Italy. She covered her intimate areas with two decorative tiles while looking glowing and tanned.

She stood inside a stone ornament in the garden while the backdrop saw a shot of a lush leafy trellis. “Just doing what I do at Donatella Versace’s garden… So happy to be at the very special Versace house I Milano for this. November issue,” she captioned the eye-popping image.

Many of Shayk’s fans and celebrity fans gushed over the stunning photo, including Dua Lipa, who thought Shayk looked “unreal” and praised her enviable figure.

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Just doing what I do at @donatella_versace’s garden.. So happy to be at the very special @Versace house in Milano for this 🔱🖤 November issue @vogueczechoslovakia by @morellibrothers @andreabehounkova @albamelendo @lucacianciolo @pierpaololaihair

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Ťuk, ťuk. Kdo klepe na dveře? Už zítra odhalíme #CoverStar listopadové #VogueCS. Půjdete dál? #PublicVersusPrivate — Knock Knock. Who is knocking on the door? We will reveal the #CoverStar of #NovemberIssue tomorrow. Will you come in? #PublicVersusPrivate — #VogueCS #OnlyInPrint #NovemberIssue #24thEdition #Teaser #StayTuned #ItsComing — Video: @_mtsse

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NASA Reveals Shimmering Hi-Res Pic Of A Celestial Region Where Stars Are Formed

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NASA has released a hi-res image from its Hubble Space Telescope showing a gaseous “stellar nursery,” where shimmering stars come to form..

The gorgeous image depicts the Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule (frEGGs), also known as compact pockets of dense gas, surrounded by a bubble of hot ionized gas, wherein low-mass stars are born.

The space agency noted that the purple and blue hues distinguish the cooler globules from the hotter gas bubble. There are also stars being formed inside the frEGGS, which is why it is termed as “stellar nursery.”

“When a massive new star starts to shine while still within the cool molecular cloud from which it formed, its energetic radiation can ionize the cloud’s hydrogen and create a large, hot bubble of ionized gas,” NASA explained.

View the stunning image below.

#HubbleFriday This Hubble image shows a special type of star-forming nursery, known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (or frEGGs for short).

FrEGGS are dark, compact globules of dust and gas, some of which create low-mass stars: https://t.co/9Vuh8Enn45 pic.twitter.com/XwstAEzrnZ

— Hubble (@NASAHubble) October 16, 2020

[via Mashable, cover image via ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Sahai] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412018/NASA-Reveals-Shimmering-Hi-Res-Pic-Of-A-Celestial-Region-Where-Stars-Are-Formed/

14-Year-Old Scientist Wins $25,000 For Discovering Potential COVID-19 Remedy

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A young scientist is paving the way towards a potential cure for COVID-19—and she is only 14 years old.

Anika Chebrolu won 3M’s Young Scientist Challenge after she discovered a drug that could provide a cure for the virus, per the competition’s website. Through in-silico methodology, a technique made via the use of a computer as explained on Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Safety and Pharmacokinetic Assays, Chebrolu found a molecule that can “selectively bind to the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” 3M explained.

Chebrolu’s discovery has led to a potential cure for the virus, earning her US$25,000 in prize money. “I saw that there is a lot of media hype about my project since it involves the SARS-CoV-2 virus and it reflects our collective hopes to end this pandemic as I, like everyone else, wish that we go back to our normal lives soon,” Chebrolu told CNN.

The eighth grader told the publication that she initially entered the competition with the aim of finding a remedy for the influenza virus using the same method after she was down with a severe case of the flu in 2019. She was fascinated to find it was helpful for the coronavirus, too.

Chebrolu hopes to become a medical researcher and medical professor 15 years down the line, she told 3M.

Congratulations to Anika Chebrolu, America's Top #YoungScientist of 2020! Learn more about her winning 3M @DiscoveryEd Young Scientist Challenge invention: https://t.co/Vgn7jgUO6Z 🧫🦠🧪 pic.twitter.com/uJ6bDKu0GI

— 3M (@3M) October 13, 2020

My effort to find a lead compound to bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus this summer may appear to be a drop in the ocean, but still adds to all these efforts.

— Anika Chebrolu (@ChebroluAnika) October 19, 2020

[via Fast Company, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412019/14-Year-Old-Scientist-Wins-25-000-For-Discovering-Potential-COVID-19-Remedy/

LG’s Rollable OLED TV Is Available To Purchase If You Have $87,000 To Spare

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The “world’s first rollable TV” is going on sale, thanks to LG.

The 65-inch Signature OLED R will be available to purchase at stores throughout South Korea and will cost 100 million won (US$87,000). The Signature OLED R has a flexible OLED panel that is able to roll up partially or fully into an aluminum base. It is able to adapt to different aspect ratios or hide the panel completely if the viewer isn’t using it.

Buyers can choose between four colors for the wool speaker cover, while the aluminum base can be personalized with an engraving.

“LG’s exquisite creation liberates users from the limitations of the wall, enabling owners to curate their living environment without having to permanently set aside space for a large, black screen that is only useful when turned on,” the company said in a statement.

There is no word for the launch outside of South Korea, but those interested should stay tune.

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LG has announced that its world-first rollable TV and it costs R1 439 593,35 😲😆📺 What would you rather do with that money? https://t.co/fr1A5Jbbma pic.twitter.com/HqMu2b1ICj

— Afrihost (@Afrihost) October 20, 2020

[via New York Post, cover image via LG Newsroom] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412016/LG-s-Rollable-OLED-TV-Is-Available-To-Purchase-If-You-Have-87-000-To-Spare/

Adobe Releases Illustrator On iPad So Designers Can Create Digital Art Anywhere

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Adobe has released Illustrator for iPad, a streamlined version of the industry-standard desktop vector graphics app redesigned to work with a stylus and touch controls.

Everything you would expect for the mobile version is here—from the pen, the brush tools to layers and properties. New features include radial and grid options, while basic tools include the type tool and path options.

The app also has over 18,000 fonts built in, including Variable Fonts and OpenType Color. You can also load your preferred licensed typefaces on the iPad.

The move is a big release for Adobe. With many creatives purchasing tablets and working on the go, Adobe has done a great job in making its apps transition across platforms without slowing users down. Reactions from creatives have been positive so far, with many announcing their excitement on Twitter.

Take a look at some responses below, or head to the Adobe blog to read more information on the new app.

That's right – Illustrator on the iPad has arrived. Draw on inspiration with the freedom to create anything…anywhere. Keep up with the #AdobeMAX Keynote, live now: https://t.co/zeAsAjZgik pic.twitter.com/piPCyPuDZO

— Adobe (@Adobe) October 20, 2020

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I’m so excited that illustrator is now on the iPad and it has the shape builder tool!!!

— Ryan Mitchell (@MotionMitchell) October 20, 2020

Illustrator on the iPad looks so good. Been waiting for this and can't wait to try it out. #AdobeMAX pic.twitter.com/5fycL1uddK

— Larry McAllister II (@LARRYTRON) October 20, 2020

Adobe illustrator on ipad might be app of the year

— Yt: Datboydoan 🐢🐢 (@datboydoan) October 20, 2020

[via Creative Bloq, cover image via Adobe] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412015/Adobe-Releases-Illustrator-On-iPad-So-Designers-Can-Create-Digital-Art-Anywhere/

Scientific Study Uncovers ‘Scariest’ Movie Of All Time And It May Surprise You

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What is the scariest movie of all time?

While you might get a variety of answers, a report by Forbes citing a scientific study called the ‘Science of Scare Project’ may have brought closure to the age-old question. The research, conducted by Broadband Choices, presents the heart rates of 50 people of different ages as they watched over 100 hours of horror films.

Based on the research, the team narrowed down the 35 most terrifying movies ever made, and it has ranked Scott Derrickson’s 2012 film Sinister as the “scariest” movie ever. During the film, the average heart rate of viewers rose to 86 BPM, which is a 32-percent increase from the average BPM.

Other movies that made the list were Insidious, The Conjuring and The Ring. Check out the infographic here for the full list.

[via Screen Rant, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412014/Scientific-Study-Uncovers-Scariest-Movie-Of-All-Time-And-It-May-Surprise-You/

Disney Drops ‘X-Men’ Collection With Custom Merch To Coincide With X-Men Day

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Disney is hosting a Marvel Mania event this October, and has recently unveiled an exclusive X-Men collection in its online store.

The X-Men series features T-shirts, hoodies, toys, ties, tote bags, and more. The tees also include designs based on the retro arcade game.

Fans can customize the merchandise to their preferences, as well. Some of the notable designs include hoodies and tote bags with famed characters like Wolverine, Jean Grey Rogue, Storm, Beast, Cyclops, and more.

While Marvel’s proclaimed X-Men Day on 20 October has just passed, the company will continue to drop new merchandise all through October as part of its Marvel Mania event.

Browse through some of the pieces below, and see the entire collection here.

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Image via Disney x Marvel

Image via Disney x Marvel

Image via Disney x Marvel

Image via Disney x Marvel

Image via Disney x Marvel

[via Comic Book, cover image via Disney x Marvel] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412009/Disney-Drops-X-Men-Collection-With-Custom-Merch-To-Coincide-With-X-Men-Day/

Adobe Photoshop Is Exposing Digitally-Altered Photos With New Retouch Checker

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Nowadays, it’s becoming harder to distinguish original from edited photos. Adobe is working on a new content authenticity tool to reveal photos that have been digitally altered through Photoshop.

The new tool is currently in the prototype phase. It will provide the credits to the image’s creator if they are included in the original image, as well as detail the history of edits that have been made to the content.

This will help users differentiate actual and modified images online. Adobe hopes to launch the new feature soon and extend the technology to work on deepfaked videos in the future.

Learn more in the video below.

[via Mashable, cover image via Adobe] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412011/Adobe-Photoshop-Is-Exposing-Digitally-Altered-Photos-With-New-Retouch-Checker/

Air New Zealand Launches ‘Mystery Breaks’ In Hopes Of Drawing In Crowds

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With COVID-19 throwing 2020 into a world of confusion, people could do with a series of pleasant surprises to offset the panic. Air New Zealand hopes to provide just that—the airline has reintroduced a program that doesn’t let passengers know where they’re headed until two days before departure.

With Mystery Breaks, travelers will simply pay a flat fee starting from A$599 (US$424) for a full vacation package which is available in three tiers: Great, Deluxe, and Luxury.

For an additional element of surprise, the air tickets require no name nor date, making for excellent gifts. “All you have to do is get on the plane,” describes Jeremy O’Brien, the company’s General Manager of Brand and Marketing, in a press release.

The only given factor is that the airline will take customers to one of 20 domestic destinations. The packages also entail accommodation and breakfast at an Accor Hotel, as well as airport transfers or the option to rent a car from Avis.

However, passengers can still ensure the mystery trips will be to their liking by naming one destination they do not wish to visit.

Those itching to experience a sense of wonder through travel can now book their flights on the Air New Zealand site.

[via CNN, video via CNBC, cover image via ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412017/Air-New-Zealand-Launches-Mystery-Breaks-In-Hopes-Of-Drawing-In-Crowds/

Archaeologists Spot An Adorable 2,000-Year-Old Cat Geoglyph On A Hillside

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The Government of Peru has announced the discovery of a 120-foot-wide etching of a cat on the side of the Mirador Natural Hill. The mark is noted to have been there for over 2,000 years.

The adorable feline design at the Nazca Lines site dates back to the Late Paracas period between 200-100 BC, known to be the oldest in the area. The massive etching has strokes ranging from 12 to 16 inches thick.

The furry creature’s geoglyphs now join the list of other renderings like a spider, monkey, whale, and fish.

“The figure was barely visible and was about to disappear due to its location on a fairly steep slope and the effects of natural erosion,” the Peruvian Ministry of Culture said in a statement.

Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines pic.twitter.com/ft9UgLQnaJ

— .Byron (@loBYRONrd) October 19, 2020

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Impossible Foods Tests Plant Milk That Tastes Like Cow’s Milk, Crackable ‘Eggs’

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Impossible Foods, the company reputed for developing plant-based meat alternatives that look, taste, and cook like the real deal, proves in its latest venture that it will continue innovating until the cows come home.

The firm announced in a press conference on Tuesday that it is currently working on Impossible Milk, a substitute for dairy milk with the flavor, creamy mouthfeel and behavior of the original animal byproduct.

Imagery from a demonstration involving cow-based milk and four other plant-derived options, including soy milk and almond milk, reveals Impossible Milk as the closest match to the dairy version in terms of appearance.

Unlike how many plant “mylks” function under heat, Impossible Milk is designed not to curdle when heated, and can even be frothed. Engadget reported that a researcher demonstrated the liquid’s texture by mixing the new vegan milk into hot coffee.

In addition to creating a milk option, Impossible Foods told the publication that it is also prototyping a vegan “egg” that can even be cracked.

Along with these projects, Impossible Foods shared that it intends to double its research and development team within the next 12 months in hopes of “turning plants into meat, fish and dairy foods.”

[via Engadget, video via CNBC, cover image via Impossible Foods] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412013/Impossible-Foods-Tests-Plant-Milk-That-Tastes-Like-Cow-s-Milk-Crackable-Eggs/

Skittles’ Zombie Costume Gives Off A Ghoulish Stench To Force Social Distancing

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Skittles has found a new way for people to celebrate the spooky festivities while staying safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Enter the ‘Zombie Skittles‘ costume. The six-foot-wide outfit lets you practice safe distancing with its size. If that is not enough, the ensemble also comes with a ‘Zombie Mode’ button hidden on the wrist.

When the button is activated, it will release “the smell of a rotten zombie” to keep both people and unearthly beings away from you during Halloween.

To get hold of this diabolical treat, you can enter the candy brand’s giveaway, which runs till 23 October 2020. Selected participants will be informed on 26 October 2020, and they will receive the costumes a day before Halloween.

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Image via Skittles

[cover image via Skittles] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412004/Skittles-Zombie-Costume-Gives-Off-A-Ghoulish-Stench-To-Force-Social-Distancing/

Adobe Photoshop’s New ‘Neural Filters’ Create Numerous Looks From A Single Photo

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Gone are the days when you’d require hundreds of photos from a shoot and hours of painstaking retouching work. Adobe introduced an entire bevy of Sensei AI-powered ‘Neural Filters’ that let you make the most out of one shot, including “altering” a subject’s emotions and changing a photo’s lighting angles in just a few clicks.

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Adobe teamed up with AI mammoth Nvidia to make these options possible. The company says most of the Neural Filters are still at beta quality, and by the looks of it, they appear to most benefit portraits at the moment.

Using a feature called Smart Portrait, users can instantly make a person look older or younger, thicken hair, tilt faces change expressions and poses, as well as alter lighting, simply by dragging a few sliders. There’s also an improved Skin Smoothing option that quickly and realistically erases blemishes in a single click.

Another notable addition is the ability to add brand new facial features to a photo, such as teeth.

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Elsewhere, users can now effortlessly replace background colors, perform style transfers, and colorize black and white imagery.

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Image courtesy of Adobe Creative Cloud

The features can be located under the Filter menu. From there, you’ll be able to find the ‘Neural Filters’ section.

The filters are now accessible in devices updated to Photoshop 22.0. You can find out more about the new Neural Filters here.

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[via Adobe Creative Cloud] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412010/Adobe-Photoshop-s-New-Neural-Filters-Create-Numerous-Looks-From-A-Single-Photo/

Apple To Unveil Its First Silicon Mac Processor At A Special November Event

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Apple is reportedly gearing up for a special event in November, according to prolific leaker Jon Prosser.

Prosser said Apple will hold this event on 17 November, and it will announce new Mac models—including the first Mac with the Apple Silicon chip processors.

Prosser added that Apple will confirm the event the week before, on 10 November. Prior to this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple plans to launch new Macs in November.

During the 2020 WWDC conference, Apple announced the transition of Intel processors to the Apple Silicon, which are the same ARM processors used in iPhone and iPad. HYPEBEAST also reported that Apple is expected to announce its lowest-cost MacBook during this event.

Speculation has it that the Apple Silicon Mac will be introduced in a 12-inch format, and computers running on ARM Mac processors will use TSMC 5 nanometer process technology. Through this, Apple will be able to keep the price of each processor at US$75—one-fourth of the processor prescribed by Intel.

It is still unclear as to which Mac model will be first to get the Apple silicon treatment. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo presented a timeline back in July, claiming both a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and revamped MacBook Air will be taking on Apple’s custom chips before the end of 2020.

Rumors in June stated that Apple plans to revive the 12-inch MacBook with an A14X processor. A report from China Times in August said the machine will boast a custom GPU, USB-C connectivity, weigh less than 1kg and net between 15 and 20 hours of battery life.

You should see this confirmed with an announcement on Tuesday, November 10th.

— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020

[via Mac Rumors, cover image via Art Silpakorn / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412007/Apple-To-Unveil-Its-First-Silicon-Mac-Processor-At-A-Special-November-Event/

Nike’s ‘Freddy Krueger’ Air Max Creeps In To Give You Nightmares This Halloween

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This Halloween, Nike is intertwining horror with fashion in its latest Nike Air Max 95 series dedicated to A Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger.

The Nike Air Max 95 ‘Freddy Krueger’ sports all things evil, from its red and brown colorway, noting the serial killer’s iconic striped sweater; to the bloody designs splattered across the sneakers. The label at the back of the shoe also features a dripping blood design on the Nike logo.

This isn’t the first time the brand has paid tribute to horror stars. Earlier this year, sneakerheads were treated to the Nike Dunk Low collection inspired by Freddy and Friday the 13th murderer Jason Voorhees.

Don’t sleep on the nightmarish Nike Air Max 95 ‘Freddy Krueger’ series releasing on Halloween.

Nike Air Max 95 "Freddy Krueger" releasing soon.

The details on this one 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PEyzyyP9B9

— SiteSupply (@TheSiteSupply) October 20, 2020

[via Input Magazine, cover image via IMDb] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412003/Nike-s-Freddy-Krueger-Air-Max-Creeps-In-To-Give-You-Nightmares-This-Halloween/

Trump & Biden Will Have Their Mics On Mute For Upcoming Presidential Debate

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This Thursday, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will go head-to-head for the second presidential debate, and this time around, each candidate will be placed on mute when the other has the floor.

During the first event, the candidates struggled to answer the questions given to them due to interruptions from the other party. This even led to Biden to tell Trump, “Will you shut up, man?”

To avoid such incidents in the second event, the Commission of Presidential Debates has announced that it will be muting the microphones of the candidates accordingly. 

During each segment, the participant that is being asked a question will have their two minutes of uninterrupted time, with the other candidate’s microphone placed on mute. 

“The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules,” the commission’s statement on Monday read, per CNN

The event will be streamed live via C-SPAN’s YouTube channel.

[via Boing Boing, cover image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com and lev radin / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/412006/Trump-Biden-Will-Have-Their-Mics-On-Mute-For-Upcoming-Presidential-Debate/

LOL: ‘Be Our Guest’ From ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Becomes An Epic COVID PSA

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To all the Gastons of the world: refusing to wear a mask in the middle of a pandemic isn’t attractive.

Singer-songwriter Noah Lindquist has rewritten the entire set of lyrics in Be Our Guest from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast into extraordinary messaging for the COVID-19 pandemic, creating the masterpiece, Wear A Mask.

Lindquist does a convincing job dubbing over the voices of Lumiere and Mrs. Potts, and the replaced lyrics just flow seamlessly into the tune. In place of the lines, “Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious / Don’t believe me, ask the dishes,” for example, are, “All these mandates are malicious / All your theories are fictitious!”

If this isn’t the most catchy mask-wearing PSA ever, what is? Needless to say, the video has enamored the internet, amassing nearly a million views on YouTube since surfacing over the weekend.

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Anne Hathaway Shows Off ‘The Witches’ Look Inspired By Gigi Hadid’s Vogue Shoot

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Anne Hathaway has taken to Instagram to share a BTS photo of the highly-anticipated Roald Dahl film adaptation, The Witches.

She showed off her Grand High Witch look from her makeup chair, which also revealed the inspiration behind some of the epic looks Hathaway will be rocking in the upcoming film.

Viewers got a glimpse of the mood board for many of the character’s looks—including an inspiration from Gigi Hadid’s shoot and other classic icons. A shot of Hadid rocking a blue wig on the cover of Vogue Italia magazine in 2015 happened to be a contributing factor to Hathaway’s bold look in the movie.

Another image that was an inspiration for the evil character was Mariyln Monroe, whose signature coiffed blonde hair seemed to be a strong thread to the Grand High Witch’s wardrobe. Other images included an old Vogue magazine cover to nail Hathaway’s look.

“Resting witch face,” Hathaway captioned her shot, with a beehive hairdo and dramatic makeup—including black lips and prosthetic scars on the corners of her mouth.

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Resting witch face. #TheWitchesMovie

A post shared by Anne Hathaway (@annehathaway) on Oct 18, 2020 at 2:12pm PDT

Gigi Hadid for Vogue Italia – November 2015 #editorial #GigiHadid pic.twitter.com/MqbgxBnXPO

— Magazine Covers (@_MagazineCovers) November 10, 2015

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Job Platform Exposes The Weirdest Things People Have Included In Their Résumés

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Job resource site Zippia has analyzed over three million
résumés to find the strangest things people have put in their applications in hopes of attracting the employers’ attention.

The site shares that those residing in New Jersey tend to list “Trump” in their résumés, likely because most people working for Trump-owned properties live in the state. Other terms more common in New Jersey résumés are “napping” and “husband.”

Marketing manager at Zippia Kathy Morris also reveals that pop culture terms such as “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Kardashian” were also found in people’s résumés. Strangely, the term “porn” has appeared in professional applications too.

Since many companies want to find a “cultural fit,” they would like job-seekers to tell more about themselves to see if they would vibe with the team. This has prompted people to quote hobbies they believe would impress prospective employers.

“The company may have specifically requested your hobbies and mentioned wanting to find a ‘culture fit’. You’ll hem and haw, and scramble before putting down some interests you’re hoping will intrigue the hiring manager,” Morris says.

Morris adds that job-seekers need to know their audiences. If someone is applying for a job that has board game gatherings, it might indeed be wise to add “Dungeons and Dragons” in the résumé as an interest. “I would recommend you look at the job posting and really look at what they’re looking for. Your résumé should be a response to the job posting and customize,” she explains.

Morris also advises not to create a mass résumé. Companies are going to value certain skills and experiences above others. Therefore, consider how to best present your skills for each role you apply for.

[via Zippia, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/411994/Job-Platform-Exposes-The-Weirdest-Things-People-Have-Included-In-Their-R-sum-s/

Hailey Bieber’s Fluffy Bottega Veneta Coat Has Been Likened To ‘Car Wash Rag’

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Hailey Bieber’s latest streetwear style has left her fans in stitches.

The supermodel wore a fluffy yellow Bottega Veneta shearling coat, the same jacket Rihanna wore on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She paired the outerwear, which had long tassels at the bottom, with a matching crop top, denim jeans and a Coors Light cap.

While several fans complimented her quirky look, others weren’t a huge fan of her furry outerwear, which they likened to a “mop” and a “car wash rag.”

“Hailey said I wanna be a mop today,” a Twitter user joked, posting the photo of Bieber in the getup next to the cleaning tool. “Hailey, girl. You know I love you. But honey, what the f**k is this car wash rag looking ass coat doing on you?” another user asked.

Others claimed that the floor-sweeping coat looked like “noodles” and “French fries.”

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Hailey said I wanna be a mop today pic.twitter.com/HIwBaA7c1s

— Mimis Reign Won’t Let Up (@mimisreign) October 17, 2020

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Even in quarantine, Rihanna’s style prevails. Here, the fashion icon models bold fringe pieces on a hillside peak in Los Angeles. The coat and dress are @bottegaveneta, the earring studs by @harrykotlar, and the sun-kissed glow is courtesy of @fentybeauty and @fentyskin, of course. But the rockstar swagger? That’s all her own. Head to the link in our bio to see Rihanna’s full cover shoot for our September issue.⁣ #BAZAARxRihanna ⁣ Photographer: @graysorrenti⁣ Creative Director: @jenbrillbrill Profile written by @kahlanabarfield Hair: @ursulastephen Makeup: @priscillaono Nails: @kimmiekyees

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hailey’s outfit is cute when you cut off them thick skipping ropes at the bottom of that coat pic.twitter.com/8cfzMiF7Hw

— tejal (@journalsweeknd) October 17, 2020

Hailey, girl. You know I love you. But honey, what the fuck is this car wash rag looking ass coat doing on you? pic.twitter.com/V2PvDvVDAS

— No Bad Days ❤️☁️ (@devonnexbizzle) October 17, 2020

My sincerest apologies to Hailey for dragging her yellow noodle coat….. this woman is fine as fuck

— CLB♛ (@kxngjbizzle) October 17, 2020

Hailey & Justin as french fries this halloween 🤩🤟🏻 pic.twitter.com/yiVSquHGW2

— Erika (@bieberstreamer) October 17, 2020

A walking car wash perhaps?

— Dan (@Dandubyadubya) October 19, 2020

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The New Yorker Suspends Writer For Allegedly Pleasuring Himself During Zoom Call

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New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended after he was caught allegedly masturbating during a Zoom work meeting.

He accidentally exposed himself while on a video call with other staff from the magazine and New York radio station WNYC last week. The Zoom call was reportedly an “election simulation” involving the magazine’s biggest names like Jane Mayer, Evan Osnos and Sue Halpern.

Toobin told VICE he thought he had turned his camera off at the time of the incident. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” he said.

“I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one of the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” he continued.

VICE reported that two people had witnessed Toobin masturbating. The pair said it happened after a break in the call. Toobin seemed to be on a separate call, and when the break was over, he could be seen touching his genitals. He then left the call, before logging back in shortly, unaware at what the others had seen.

A spokesperson for the New Yorker, Natalie Raabe, said Toobin is currently suspended pending an investigation into the incident. CNN also reported that Toobin has asked for personal time off. “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” the news network noted.

the new game is to replace every new yorker cartoon caption with "Jeffrey Toobin took his dick out on a Zoom call." pic.twitter.com/NkuxsTJtxs

— Ryan 'Follow @SecretBase' Simmons (@rysimmons) October 19, 2020

Jeffrey Toobin related New Yorker Cartoons.

“No kidding, right there in the zoom call!” pic.twitter.com/U4Q6Co6sUh

— Gomes (@GomesBolt) October 19, 2020

Cartoon preview:

“Jeffrey Toobin made me watch him jerk off.” pic.twitter.com/B4bT2Vvv8c

— Zach (@Zaaaaaaaaaaach_) October 20, 2020

“Sorry I’m late, I came as quickly as Jeffrey Toobin told me to.” pic.twitter.com/9TnyG6dvxR

— Adam Beck (@adamsbeck) October 19, 2020

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LEGO Builds Life-Sized Baby Yoda Sculpture Using Over 14,000 Bricks

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In celebration of the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian, LEGO has built a scale model of the Child, more iconically known as Baby Yoda.

The toy brick company has unveiled a short clip, which offers a look at the end product. Built out of 14,588 bricks, the Baby Yoda sculpture shows the character in his levitating pram. The life-sized model, standing at 57 centimeters (22 inches), took 119 hours and the effort of three LEGO Master Builders to complete.

Unfortunately, this particular model isn’t for sale, but LEGO has released a 1,037-piece edition of the model for consumers.

14,588 bricks + 119 hours + 3 builders = 1 Big Build of the Child. This is the way. To celebrate Season 2 of The Mandalorian we’ve built a scale model of ‘the Child’. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/L8pi1HfFva

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) October 17, 2020

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