Techno Blender
Digitally Yours.
Browsing Tag

elaborate

An elaborate AI death hoax spread fake news about me online

(Photo illustration by Jim Cooke / Los Angeles Times; Photos via Getty Images) When I died the other day, no one really noticed. That is, aside from a few alarmed members of my family.“The event,” as I now call it, unfolded one morning last month as I was racing out the door to a meeting. My phone rang. “De-De-Debbie, hi,” my dad said, nearly out of breath. “Listen: please DO NOT BE ALARMED by what I am about to send you!”That got my attention.“It’s an” — he paused for dramatic effect — “an…

‘Lost luggage sale’ scam using elaborate tactics on Facebook prompts warning from Sydney Airport

Social media users have been warned about a scam pretending to have links to Sydney Airport.The scam, circulating on Facebook, offers “lost” suitcases filled with strangers’ possessions for just $3, with the proceeds going to charity.WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Alarming statistics expose increase in Australian scam victimsWatch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >>A network of fake profiles commenting on scam posts, and a fake Sydney Airport website, make the elaborate ruse all the more convincing, but a

Elaborate duct tape dress is a $10,000 winner for L.A. teen

A Los Angeles teen who designed and made a Marie Antoinette-style prom dress completely out of duct tape was named Wednesday as the winner of a national scholarship contest.Karla Torres, who graduated this spring from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in Boyle Heights, won a $10,000 scholarship after amassing the most votes for her dress in the competition’s online poll. Torres, 18, was named a finalist last month for the 23rd annual “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest sponsored by Duck Tape, a trademarked brand…

Millionaire businessman performs elaborate Pooja and rituals

The presence of supercars in India is undeniably increasing. New owners are embracing their foreign-made cars with a touch of Indian tradition, complete with rituals and prayers. Recently, a wealthy businessman from Mumbai took delivery of a brand-new McLaren 720S and ensured that the car received a customary welcome. Following the customs observed by many new car buyers in India, he took the car to a nearby temple to undergo an elaborate ritual. The video showcases the McLaren 720S driving on the public roads of…

New Species of Dome-Headed Dinosaurs May Have Had Elaborate Headgear

An artist’s depiction of a newly described species of pachycephalosaur that was named Platytholus clemensi, after the late UC Berkeley paleontologist William Clemens. The skull is dome-shaped, but UC Berkeley and Chapman University paleontologists believe it was covered with bristles of keratin (purple) that may have been even more elaborate than depicted here. The bony knobs and spikes (yellow) are characteristic of pachycephalosaurs and many other dinosaurs. Credit: Graphic courtesy of Jack HornerCT scans indicate that…

How feds choreographed an elaborate fake murder to stop L.A. developer’s alleged plot

Arthur Aslanian wasn’t taking any chances when he met his employee, Sesar Rivera, on the side of a road earlier this month.Only after patting Rivera down to check if he was wearing a wire and making him leave his phone in Aslanian’s pickup truck did he look at the photograph Rivera had brought. It was a gruesome image of a dead man who had been shot in the face.The real estate developer studied the photo to make sure it was the proof he wanted. “That’s him, man, that’s him,” he said.Rivera asked Aslanian what to do with…

New Black Panther 2 images reveal Namor’s elaborate costume and headgear | Hollywood

New images of the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have been published and they give a better and much clearer look at Namor, the Submariner, the new Marvel character being introduced in the film. The new images are part of a magazine cover released for the film, which includes interviews with cast members. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the sequel to the 2018 critical and commercial success Black Panther. Also read: Marvel artist slammed by fans for body shaming…

ASUS’ ROG Phone 6D Ultimate has an even more elaborate cooling system

After the launch of the ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming phone, some hardcore fans were left wondering what happened to the "Ultimate" variant. As it turns out, ASUS waited for over two months before unveiling its "one more thing": the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. It's identical to the 6 Pro in almost every way, except for four things: the new "space gray" color, the interesting choice of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor (which is what the "D" in "6D" stands for), the switch to the faster LPDDR5X RAM, and the new "AeroActive…

Automata’ church secret revealed to be an elaborate mod

The church mystery that gripped the Nier: Automata community for days has been revealed to be an elaborate hoax from a group of modders.  After footage of a secret room that led to a church was shared by Reddit user sadfutago on the game’s subreddit, the community was aflame with speculation as to whether or not this was a newly-discovered secret or some sort of elaborate hoax. It turned out to be the latter. The hoax was revealed in a recent Twitch stream (which currently doesn’t have a VOD) by the creators, with Lance…

A Nonsensically Beefy Actioner Plays Elaborate Tricks on Streaming

via 20th Century Fox Everyone has to start somewhere to break into the acting business, and for John Cena, his road to Hollywood stardom began with a pair of banal WWE-backed action movies. Three years after making his screen debut in The Marine, the full-time professional wrestler got bitten by the bug again when 12 Rounds came to theaters in March 2009. Directed by Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and The Long Kiss Goodnight‘s Renny Harlin, the low budget genre flick somewhat ironically drew most of its cues from Die…