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Star Citizen Now Selling $50 and $100 Land Grants in Further Feature Creep

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Roberts Space Industries, the developer behind the long-and-still-awaited Star Citizen, has announced it now offers players the opportunity to buy a land-claim license to help fund development. For $ 50 or $ 100, you can buy the rights to a 4km-by-4km lot or an 8km-by-8km estate, respectively. That’s enough to raise eyebrows, given Star Citizen has already raised $ 168 million since its Kickstarter campaign began. But the situation gets even stranger as you dig…

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Tinder tops Apple App Store with new feature

Dating platform Tinder became the most lucrative app on the Apple store after launching a new paid feature that lets users see who has liked them first. It beat Netflix and Candy Crush to the top grossing spot in the US, according to analyst App Annie. Until now, both users and subscribers could only see matches if both parties had “swiped right” to like each other. The Tinder Gold feature costs $ 4.99 (£4) a month on top of the $ 9.99 subscription but is not yet on Android. “Dating…

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FaceApp launches 'blackface' feature, then deletes it after social backlash

FaceApp has removed a feature which changed people’s ethnicity in selfies less than 24 hours after updating it. The app, which launched in early 2017, changes photos with filters to make users look older, younger or swap gender. But its newest feature was criticised for being racist within minutes of alerting users. It allowed people to change their faces to look more black, Asian, Indian or Caucasian in photos. FaceApp was criticised in April for its “hot” filter which lightened skin tones. Some users say they were shocked by the…

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Upcoming movie Shining Love will feature a new mural in Penang

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Have you heard of the upcoming film Shining Love? The romantic movie is currently being filmed in Penang and stars Thai heartthrob Yuke Songpaisarn and Chinese actress Sun Yao Qi. It follows the story of how a young man becomes enamoured with a woman after giving her a ride on his old bicycle. To woo […] Entertainment – Star2.com

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Culture 

Special exhibition to feature work of 20 artists

Ever since it was established in late 2010, the G13 Gallery in Selangor has hosted many fascinating art exhibitions and showcased a variety of artists, both local and international alike. To commemorate its seventh year, the Petaling Jaya-based gallery will be holding a special exhibition simply titled the G13 7th Anniversary Group Exhibition. “It’s a celebration. It’s going to be a very casual show, as in it’s not thematic, but mostly about the artist’s own expression,” says Kenny Teng, G13 Gallery director. This is G13’s second exhibition of the year,…

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Oscar de la Renta to feature on postage stamp

The late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is set to feature on a series of American postage stamps this year. The celebrity designer, who passed away in 2014, has been selected by the US Postal Service to appear on 11 different stamps designed by art director Derry Noyes. Ten of these will feature details of his famous gowns, while the eleventh will feature a black-and-white portrait of de la Renta himself. “The new year is shaping up to be exceptional as the Postal Service continues to produce stamps that celebrate…

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The Nintendo Switch won’t feature a user-replaceable battery

So far, confirmed news on Nintendo’s Switch is difficult to come by. We know the chip is based on Nvidia technology, we know it’s a hybrid console, and we know it’ll feature detachable controllers. Now, we have a bit more information from the FCC, and while we can’t put this in the 100% confirmed category, it’s a strong indication. Filings with that organization show that the Switch hardware Nintendo submitted for testing and verification — hardware that’s supposedly equivalent to the final shipping product — doesn’t contain a user-removable battery….

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