When your relationship with someone is going well, you’re often liable to send photos that may be a bit, err, compromising. That’s all well and good, until things turn south and your relationship comes to an end. In the moment, it’s not always easy to think about that uncomfortable possibility, but the fact of the matter is that no matter how close you might feel to your partner now, romantic relationships begin and end all the time. And if and when your current relationship does end, you’re left in the compromising position of having an ex out there who is armed with plenty of photos that you would rather keep private.
Well, now there’s a free app that helps you plan ahead. It’s not foolproof by any means, but it sports a nifty feature that allows you to grant and revoke access to any photos you share easily remotely, in real time.
Oreos are great for so many things — dunking in milk, recreating in weird flavors, just plain eating. But it turns out Oreos also make a great canvas. Tisha Cherry is a full-time occupational therapist. But one look at her Instagram and its clear she is also using food to make art in a way that no one else is, especially when it comes to the simple Oreo.
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“Three years ago I twisted open an Oreo and thought the cream looked like a Nike Dunk. I immediately became obsessed with trying to see how many different things I could create out of them,” Tisha told Mashable. “Now I feel like I’m looking at the world through some sort of Oreo crème lens and it’s become my favorite medium to express my creativity through.”
Several years ago, we discovered what some had known for decades: That George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy had borrowed, rather liberally and without giving credit, from a French comic series called Valérian and Laureline. Talented illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières and writer Pierre Christin had produced the wildly popular sci-fi comic starting in the 1960s. Here are some of the most egregious examples of shots and concepts that sprang from Mézières’ pen and wound up, uncredited, in George Lucas’ films:
Mézières was reportedly incensed at the time of the original trilogy’s release. (Read the story, and our write-up of him and his excellent work, here.) But now Mézières and Christin, both 78 years old, have had some fantastic news: Valérian has finally been made into a live-action movie directed by fan Luc Besson! (Besson had previously used Mézières concept work for The Fifth Element.)
Here’s the trailer, which looks pretty fantastic:
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be released this summer.
In other Star Wars “borrowing” news, here’s a side-by-side look at the first movie’s climax and TheDam Busters, a 1955 British movie depicting a real-life World War II mission to destroy a German dam:
The thing about computer hacking is that it’s such a general, far-reaching term that it’s almost impossible to explain to someone who isn’t already familiar with it. So, news networks who need b-roll footage to show while they’re talking about hacking usually just show keyboards or random strings of letters and numbers, while the audience stares blindly at the screen, assuming that whatever they’re looking at is somehow related to the topic. Or, if you’re CNN, you steal footage from one of the most popular video games of the year and hope that nobody watching will recognize it.