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Google Assistant ad syncs up a little too well with the 'Blade Runner 2049' trailer and now we're spooked

Mashable

The future Blade Runner warned us about might already be here. But there is definitely something uncanny about how well the new Google Assistant ad syncs up with the Blade Runner 2049 trailer – which, as a reminder, is the sequel to a movie about a dystopian future teeming with sentient A.I. SEE ALSO: Google's vision for AI is the right one I just laid the audio from the Blade Runner 2049 trailer to the new Google Assistant ad. Literally no extra editing involved pic.twitter.com/5lwUWqxFml Mashable actually checked to see if Spencer Chen was telling the truth, and he is. That really is the uncut footage from the Google Assistant ad, and that really is the unedited audio straight from the most recent Blade Runner 2049 trailer.


Richard Spencer Kicked Out Of CPAC: Republican Event Shuns Alt-Right Leader Often Compared To A Nazi

International Business Times

After briefly speaking to reporters at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, more commonly referred to as CPAC, alt-right leader and white supremacist Richard Spencer got the boot, joining fellow inflammatory speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on the event's sidelines. Referring to an incident on a street at the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington D.C., in which an unidentified assailant punched him in the side of the head mid-interview, Spencer said he felt "welcome" at the conservative conference held in National Harbor, Maryland, from Wednesday to Saturday, because "nobody's punching" him, according to reporters. As journalists covering the event engulfed Spencer, who heads the white nationalist National Policy Institute, based in Arlington, Virginia, he reportedly said President Donald Trump better represented his nationalist brand of Republican politics than the traditional views embraced by the conference. Then, as New York Magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi questioned Spencer just after 8 a.m. Thursday in what appeared to be a lobby, security guards escorted him out.


Anyone can turn their Xbox One into a software dev kit

Engadget

Speicher demoed a photo editing app where she was able to add a chat bubble and text to an adorable image of a thick-maned dog, simply using her voice and Kinect; it looked way easier than trying to use an onscreen keyboard. But given how temperamental Kinect is for voice recognition, how well that'll fare in the wild could be an absolutely different story. Bringing the developer kit to Xbox One "isn't just a hobby, it's a commitment to empower every developer on the planet," Spencer said. There's a preview version available starting today, but Microsoft's indie-developer-minded (who this update will benefit the most) Chris Charla told Polygon that you might run into some issues if you're playing around with it right now. Spencer also mentioned that the Windows Store and Xbox Store will merge bringing things like season passes together with Cortana running on Xbox One.


White nationalist leader Richard Spencer booted from Conservative Political Action Conference

Los Angeles Times

One of the country's most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then wavered on whether to let him stay. It was the second time in a week that the organizers of the annual conference have awkwardly pushed out a far-right supporter of President Trump. Last week, CPAC organizers who had invited the British provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to give a speech quickly disinvited him after footage emerged of Yiannopoulos appearing to promote pedophilia. The tentative purges are a sign of the challenges conservatives face in policing the outer boundaries of their movement as Trump takes the GOP in a more nationalist direction. The shift, while energizing many working-class voters, has also attracted the vocal support of white nationalists like Spencer, who coined the term "alternative right" to describe his far-right views on separating the races.


Florida governor declares state of emergency before white nationalist's campus speech

The Japan Times

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state's Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence in August. Scott's executive order will allow local law-enforcement authorities to partner with state and other law-enforcement agencies to provide security for the event. The university has already said it expects to spend $500,000 on security.