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Nokia 8110 4G reboots the ’90s phone from ‘The Matrix’ at MWC – CNETThe classic ’90s “banana phone” is back with 4G and apps on board. Keanu would be proud. Welcome back, then, the Nokia 8110 4G, a new, updated version of the classic 20-year-old phone.
“There have been at least 19 big-screen adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol since 1901. Nearly every one has bombed. A fable this individual and homey doesn’t fit the scale of old-time movie palaces or megaplex cinemas with stadium seats. But on 10-inch screens, the Dickens classic knits an alternately cozy and terrifying magic.”
Claremont McKenna College is home to many talented artists. In the past years, it has been renowned for its alumni’s exceptional work, many of which have been displayed in its very halls and exhibits. The latest alumnus to be featured is Lawrence Beall, whose new piece is entitled “Digital Odyssey”. The piece uses what the artist calls neo-origami sculpture, and aims to retell the classic tale of Odysseus’ twelve-year journey, but in a more contemporary manner. The piece was placed at the Roberts Pavilion and was funded by the Dean of Students Office and the CMC Student Art Council.
He wants to create and spread awareness to the students using his work, representing the classic concepts of wandering but interpreted in a digital world. Beall also has upcoming works to be featured at the Riverside Art Museum, where he will participate in the artist residence. While waiting for his future exhibit, take a peek at his Digital Odyssey.
If the passport is a symbol of national identity, then the new design for Norway’s travel documents has undoubtedly cemented the country’s reputation as a land of sleek, minimalist beauty.
The winning entry, by Oslo design studio Neue, features beautifully simplified depictions of Norway’s natural landscapes drawn with fine lines in pastel shades. The cover features a modernised version of the national crest, stamped in gold on unusually bold colours: either white, turquoise or red for immigrant, diplomat and standard passports respectively.
It’s been a long wait since 1982, but now we have our first real tantalizing look at Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott — adapted from Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — about Rick Deckard, a “blade runner,” who must hunt down rogue replicants (human-seeming androids). The film will arrive in theaters on October 6, 2017. [by Sara Vilkomerson @ Entertainment Weekly]
From Star Wars Rogue One to quote-along screenings of Elf
Christmas and movies go together like new toys and unsupplied batteries. Whether it’s the annual viewing of a festive classic you could recite in your sleep, or escaping the Christmas madness in a darkened room for a few hours, it’s a highlight for many. But which to choose? Coach is here to save Christmas with the 10 best films you can see in the cinema over the next month.