Mia Grace is a four-year-old who knows a thing or two about Marvel superheroes. This is the proud future of America.
For part of his college thesis, student Jiho Jang created the GIFTY, an instant camera that captures up to five seconds of video. It then will spit out a number of frames that can be assembled into a flipbook for a hand-held GIF. At the moment, Jang's prototype is the only one in existence. Jang, if you're listening, we would totally back your Kickstarter.
Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is back in public arena and he's running for mayor of New York City. The 48-year-old Democrat made headlines two years ago when he was forced to resign after accidentally tweeting a sexually suggestive photograph of his bulging manhood to one of his Twitter followers in May of 2011. In his latest campaign ad released yesterday, Weiner addresses his scandal by acknowledging that he "made some big mistakes" but claims he's the right man to fight for the city's "middle class." Let's hope Mr. Weiner keeps it in his pants this time, or at least, learns how to send a direct message.
It appears that Samy Bouzaglo, the Israeli-born co-owner of the now infamous Amy's Baking Company, may be facing deportation from the United States in a two-year-long immigration case. According to local news reports, the restauranteur's legal woes may possibly be linked to his past criminal history involving drug distribution, threats and extortion and he even managed to get himself banned from entering both France and Germany, according to an anonymous source who spoke to NBC. His wife and business partner Amy has previously had legal troubles as well, having plead guilty to the misusing a Social Security number when she applied for a $15,000 bank loan back in 2003.
Beginning in June, fanfiction authors will be able to self-publish their works from selected partner franchises via Kindle Worlds. Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars are already on board with the project and more are expected to be announced the official launch. However, authors aren't exactly jumping at the chance to turn their works into cash: by using the platform, authors give all rights to the work to Amazon, who can then license your elements to other authors with no compensation to the original poster. The platform also will not publish stories containing pornography, excessive use of brand names or crossovers, so your "Superwholock" mpreg (male pregnancy) stories will just have to stay on Tumblr.