FOR YEARS, CAR owners with keyless entry systems have reported thieves approaching their vehicles with mysterious devices and effortlessly opening them in seconds. After having his Prius burgled repeatedly outside his Los Angeles home, the New York Times‘ former tech columnist Nick Bilton came to the conclusion that the thieves must be amplifying the signal from the key fob in the house to trick his car’s keyless entry system into thinking the key was in the thieves’ hand. He eventually resorted to keeping his keys in the freezer.
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Kelsey Godlych‘s senior thesis film from SCAD is tailor-made made for the internet: brief, adorable, and about cats. While it’s not normally the type of film we’d feature on SotW (it’s perhaps too much of a “punchline” short), admittedly, it is a pretty damn good punchline. The film is bolstered by a fantastic art style and great sense of timing. We love the look of the lead character and her pastel colored environment. And, of course, make sure to stay through the end credits. It will only cost you a few minutes of your time.
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On top of all the incredible things Questlove is up to, his latest credit includes scoring a movie. According to Film Music Reporter, Questlove will create the sounds for the new indie thriller, Vincent N Roxxy. The movie revolves around Emile Hirsch as a small town loner who falls in love with a punk rocker played by musician and actress Zoë Kravitz as violence begins to follow the young couple. Kid Cudi also stars in the film directed by Gary Michael Schultz. Clearly, the film is in good hands with Questlove at the helm of the film’s suspenseful musical mood.
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Salim PK, a police officer in Delhi, India, was captured on video while allegedly drunk on a metro train. Video of him staggering and falling over went viral. But doctors have confirmed what he insisted all along: He was actually having a stroke.
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After serving as the backdrop for the 2007 film, “The Great Debaters,” Wiley College is set become home to the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama this fall.
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Apple opened its March 21 event with a strong statement on data privacy.
The iPhone “is a deeply personal device,” CEO Tim Cook said, taking the stage at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. “For many of us, the iPhone is an extension of ourselves.”
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