The Coolest Places You Can Visit On Google Street View 

 

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You could shell out the cash for a plane ticket and a hotel near any of these places, but it would be far cheaper to take a virtual tour with Google.

Thanks to Street View and Business View, some pretty interesting places are just a click away.

Here are some of the coolest trips you can tour from the comfort of your desk chair.

 

 

Pagani Automobili


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Want to take a look at some of the nicest Italian sports cars made in the last few decades? Google lets you take a stroll around Pagani and even hop behind the wheel of some of the cars in the building.

 

CERN


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We probably wouldn’t plan a trip around checking out the Large Hadron Collider or some of the other things going on at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (probably wouldn’t let us go pushing buttons anyway), but we’d gladly do it from our computer chair. Google will let you don a hard hat and lab coat to take a look around CERN.

Lamborghini Museum


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If the Pagani tour left you wanting more cars, make your next stop the Lamborghini Museum in Italy. Full of classic Lamborghini models you can virtually get up close and personal with.

 

Ducati Museum


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Four-wheeled vehicles not your cup of tea? Google also allows you to take a quick tour of the Ducati Museum and peruse some of their bikes.

 

The White House


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No need to win any elections to tour 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, you can browse the halls of The White House from home.

 Emirates A380


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It’s not a place you’d go on a trip, but it is one of the sweetest ways you could take said one. The plane has a bar, shower spas, and makes your standard first class seat feel like crap.

Source: The Coolest Places You Can Visit On Google Street View | Cool Material

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Shower Beer

Yeah, yeah, we know any beer can “technically” be a shower beer, but that beer you’re about to enjoy wasn’t designed specifically for the bathroom like Shower Beer. The collaboration between renowned design firm Snask and Sweden’s #1 micro brewery PangPang is a sweet but strong pale ale in an 18cl (roughly 6oz) brown bottle with pink branding. The thought process behind the project—outside of having their own beer, which everyone wants—was to make a beer that could be gulped in 3 sips while getting ready for a night out. We like giant beers as much as the next guy, but showers involving beer always seem to result in either warm beer or bright red skin. The smaller size makes any male grooming ritual an occasion for a Shower Beer.

 

 

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The Cast of ‘The Sopranos’ Then and Now

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Back in 1999, the world was introduced to arguably the best TV show ever created. Set primarily in New Jersey, ‘The Sopranos’ explored the story of mobster Tony Soprano, a man attempting to keep his home life, as well as his mental state, intact in a profession where a bullet could come flying around any corner.

The series was a win in all forms, with the acting, writing, dialogue and overall believability holding us captivated with each episode that aired (yes, even the finale). With that in mind, let’s take a look at where the cast of ‘The Sopranos’ is today.

Tony Soprano — James Gandolfini

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Then: Back when ‘The Sopranos’ was killing it in the ratings, James Gandolfini became not only a star, but also known for his brute onscreen personality. Much to everyone’s surprise, Gandolfini’s true persona was that of a pacifist. Before ‘The Sopranos’ took to HBO, Gandolfini had played memorable tough guys in films such as ‘Get Shorty’ and ‘True Romance.’

Now: Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack in 2013 at the age of 51 while vacationing in Rome. His death rocked Hollywood and led to scores of tributes. Before he passed away, he had appeared in acclaimed films like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Enough Said.’ His last credit is for a film called ‘The Drop,’ slated to open later in 2014.

Carmela Soprano — Edie Falco

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Then: The role of Tony’s wife, Carmela Soprano, wasn’t the first time Edie Falco worked with HBO — she was already known for her role as Diane Whittlesey on the network’s prison drama ‘Oz.’ A struggling actress at the age of 30, she was given small breaks with roles in ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Laws of Gravity,’ and a big break with Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway.’ Yet among them all, her Emmy-winning portrayal of Carmela would be one that would change her life.

Now: Since her ‘Sopranos’ days, Falco’s career has been a continued success, earning another Emmy Award for her title role on the Showtime series ‘Nurse Jackie.’ Falco has also found herself appearing in numerous Broadway plays that have won high praise from critics and audiences alike.

Dr. Jennifer Melfi — Lorraine Bracco

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Then: Certainly no stranger to the mob motif (Bracco co-starred in the Martin Scorsese classic ‘Goodfellas’), the actress known Dr. Melfi was originally offered the role of Carmela Soprano. Thinking it was too close to her ‘Goodfellas’ role, Bracco instead asked to play Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist. The choice turned out to be the right one.

Now: Today, Bracco went on to play Angela Rizzoli on TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles.’ Outside of acting, she owns Bracco Wines, a line of wines that was featured on the season one finale of ‘Top Chef.’

Christopher Moltisanti — Michael Imperioli

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Then: Another ‘Goodfellas’ cast member, Michael Imperioli played Christopher Moltisanti, Tony’s nephew who constantly struggled with drugs and alcohol. His character dreamed of being a Hollywood screenwriter, which is the exact path Imperioli took, directing and writing a few ‘Sopranos’ episodes himself.

Now: Since his ‘Sopranos’ fame, Imperioli’s credits have continued, starring in the now defunct ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ and appearing in various films. He’s also appeared on the Showtime series ‘Californication.’ However, perhaps his most notable performance since ‘The Sopranos’ is the popular 1800 Tequila commercials in which he ruggedly mocks a bottle of Petron while “his” tequila pours him a shot. Yes, it’s very intimidating.

Paulie ‘Walnuts’ Gualtieri — Tony Sirico

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Then: Before his acting career took off, Sirico, aka Paulie Walnuts, was an actual mobster, having served two different stints in the big house in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Since then, it was goodbye crime and hello Hollywood. Oddly enough, despite his lengthy list of credits, Sirico is mainly known for playing… you guessed it, mobsters! Word has it that he agreed to play Paulie on one condition, that his character would not be a ‘rat.’

Now: Sirico seems to have slowed down since ‘The Sopranos’ ended, making appearances on shows such as ‘Chuck’ and ‘Medium.’ Lately, he’s transitioned from mobsters to cops, donning badges in films like ‘Zarra’s Law’ and the awesomely named ‘Jersey Shore Shark Attack.’ He’s also logged a guest role on the acclaimed Netflix series ‘Lilyhammer’ and done some voicework on ‘Family Guy.’

Silvio Dante — Steven Van Zandt

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Then: Before ‘The Sopranos’ began Van Zandt was a struggling musician in some musical combo called The E Street Band headed by a guy from Jersey named Bruce Springsteen. Already having the world in the palm of his hands, Little Steven’s career hit a new high when he took on the role of Silvio Dante.

Now: Age means nothing to this guy, who consistently tours with Springsteen and the E Street Band. Aside from his first love, Van Zandt starred in ‘Lilyhammer’ and served as an executive producer on the 2013 film ‘Not Fade Away,’ which was written and directed by ‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase.

Meadow Soprano — Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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Then: Beginning her acting and singing career at the age of seven, Jamie-Lynn Sigler was cast as Meadow Soprano at just 18. In the earlier seasons, Meadow was intelligent yet somewhat troubled. However, as the show rolled on she grew into a young woman who learned the consequences of life — often firsthand, given her father’s “business.”

Now: Life post-‘Sopranos’ has been rather bright for Sigler, who guest starred on 13 episodes of HBO’s ‘Entourage’ and five episodes of ‘Ugly Betty.’ She also starred on the short-lived TV series ‘Guys with Kids.’ In August 2013, she and husband Cutter Dykstra welcomed a baby boy.

A.J. Soprano — Robert Iler

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Then: Iler played Anthony Soprano, Jr., or A.J., the youngest Soprano child. His character could be seen as that of a slacker, often lazy and finding various hardships during his adolescence. Iler didn’t do much television acting before ‘The Sopranos,’ mainly appearing in commercials. However, once HBO cast him it was smooth sailing…sort of.

Now: With just one television credit post-Sopranos (he appeared on ‘Law & Order’ in 2009), Iler doesn’t seem to be doing much acting today. But he did show up on the ‘2010 World Series of Poker.’ Acting aside, Iler’s had multiple run-ins with the law for cases ranging from marijuana possession to larceny.

Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccalieri — Steve Schirripa

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Then: Back in the early ’90s, Schirripa was working in Las Vegas when he got a part as an extra in the Martin  Scorsese film, ‘Casino.’ It seems quick, but it was just five years after his ‘Casino’ role that he was cast in ‘The Sopranos’ as Bobby Baccalieri.

Now: Today, Schirripa is doing just fine, with minor appearances on shows such as ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘Brothers’ to more prominent television roles like ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ He also serves as the host and narrator of ‘Nothing Personal,’ a true-crime series on Investigation Discovery.

Ralph Cifaretto — Joe Pantoliano

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Then: Having already racked up an impressive acting resume before joining ‘The Sopranos’ — appearing everywhere from ‘The Goonies’ to ‘The Matrix’ — Pantoliano’s character Ralph Cifaretto pushed him to new heights. Playing a largely unlikable mobster, his character held an immense presence from the day he stepped foot on set to the very moment of his death — which was certainly a gruesome one.

Now: Even today, ‘Joey Pants’ pops up everywhere, having appeared in everything from ‘How to Make it In America’ to ‘The Simpsons.’ Aside from Hollywood, he is an author, having penned two memoirs titled ‘Who’s Sorry Now’ and the more recent, ‘Asylum,’ in which he discusses his diagnosis with clinical depression.

Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano — Dominic Chianese

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Then: Starting his career in Off-Broadway plays and cabarets way back in 1952, Chianese got his first televised role in 1974’s ‘East Side/West Side.’ He would then go on to appear in ‘The Godfather: Part II,’ which sparked a friendship with fellow actor Al Pacino. However, among his lengthy list of accomplishments, his portrayal of Junior Soprano garnered him arguably the most attention.

Now: Life post-‘Sopranos’ is rather busy for Chianese,  even in his 80s. A celebrated musician, he’s also been featured on HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ (created by ‘Sopranos’ writer Terrance Winter), ‘Damages,’ ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’

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Conor McGregor Lashes Out At Fan Trying To Film Him

When a fan spotted Conor McGregor chilling in his car and went in for a selfie the MMA fighter was far from happy about it…

The brave fan crept up beside the UFC champion and attempted to film himself next to the pro-fighter, but according to the Mirror, McGregor wasn’t having any of it.

It probably could have been predicted that the cage warrior was never going to take this lying down, so the next bit might not come as that much of a shock…

It started off looking like McGregor was just going to ignore his irritating follower, but then it seemed he could tolerate it no more…

In true McGregor style, he went for the guy’s phone, swiping it out of the way before winding the window up again and continuing to look pissed off at the whole thing.

The guy however looked ecstatic that the Crumlin man had just launched a swipe at him, as he turned back to the camera beaming before sending out a Snapchat of his footage.

He captioned it: 

” Just met Conor McGregor and he went for me. “

World famous pro-fighter McGregor has been seen out and about in his hometown of Dublin a lot recently, as he’s been taking some time out before UFC starts up again.

He’s also become a new dad recently so perhaps the lack of sleep from a newborn has started to take its toll…

Would you expect anything less from the extravagant pro-fighter though?

And to be fair on him, he did put up with the guy for a bit to start with and it almost looked like he was going to ignore him completely…

However, it seemed the persistent fan was determined to get a selfie with the UFC legend at whatever the cost…

Here’s the full version of the brush-up:

Regardless of the blunt interruption, I don’t think McGregor’s fanboy will be forgetting his little ‘run-in’ anytime soon…

After all, it’s not everyday you almost get into a showdown with an International fighting superstar is it?

 

Source: Conor McGregor Lashes Out At Fan Trying To Film Him

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More Leaked Info About The iPhone 8 Revealed

MORE LEAKED INFO ABOUT THE IPHONE 8 REVEALEDToday at 7:12 pmBy Nick DimengoShare! It has been 10 years since Apple unveiled the very first iPhone. Since then, we’ve seen a number of design and stylistic changes, as well as innovation that progresses the tech industry like no other product in history—think wireless earbuds.And with the iPhone 8 set to release in 2017, there seems to be an abundance of rumours and information that everyone is wondering about, unsure of their validity.Well, another one’s here, and it’s pretty interesting, as a concept from designer Imran Taylor showcases some of the rumours that have been swirling around the iPhone 8.

Of course, these rumors can’t be verified by Apple—what would be the fun in that?—but Taylor’s design shows a functionality that supports many of the previous claims made.Here’s a look at some of them—which are then conceptualized in Taylor’s design.

1. An embedded “Home” button, where a fingerprint sensor on the LED screen.

2. A slim, stainless steel body, connecting tapered glass edges on both the front and back of the handset.

3. An all-glass back for a sleeker design.

4. A Smart Connector on the back of the phone, which would allow users to connect to keyboards and other accessories without a physical adapter.

5. Stacked cameras to allow users to two options for photos—which, ideally, would be for wide-angle as well as 3-D imagery.

6. Wireless charging. Reports claim that Apple have filed numerous patents for wireless charging capabilities. A recent article questions that—saying it would be too dangerous—yet, Taylor’s design shows what it may look like if it’s a reality.

Until the iPhone 8 is actually unveiled, no one will know for sure what it will really look like or how it will function. But, between now and that time, it sure is fun to imagine what it could become, isn’t it?

Source: More Leaked Info About The iPhone 8 Revealed – FHM

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth Jumps $5 Billion In First Weeks Of 2017

Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth has risen by nearly $5 billion in the first two weeks of 2017. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Happy New Year, Mark Zuckerberg.

In the first two weeks of 2017, the Facebook founder’s net worth has soared by nearly $5 billion, by far the biggest gain of any person in the world. Bolstered by climbing revenues and a series of bullish analyst reports, Facebook’s shares are inching closer to October’s all-time high.

As a result, Zuckerberg, who owns 410 million company shares, has more than recouped the losses he suffered in the weeks following Donald Trump’s election, when his net worth fell 7% to $49 billion. He is now worth an estimated $53.8 billion, according to FORBES’ real-time rankings of the world’s billionaires, and clocks in as the planet’s fifth-richest person; Zuckerberg trails only Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Amancio Ortega of Spain, each of whom holds a fortune of more than $70 billion.

Zuckerberg’s $5 billion surge vastly outpaces the gains of any other individual on the FORBES billionaires list, based on data compiled between the start of normal trading hours on January 3 and the end of normal trading at 4:00 P.M. EST on Friday, January 13.

Of course, Facebook’s spiking share price cannot be attributed to any single event, but the company has received a string of positive press as of late for its efforts to tackle the proliferation of fake news content on its site. On Wednesday it unveiled a new “journalism project,” with the goal of improving its relationship with the media and increasing “news literacy.” The initiative follows a previously announced plan to “[disrupt] fake news economics” by preventing abusive media outlets from using Facebook’s ad-placing technology.

Zuckerberg, who famously founded the social media giant as a 19-year-old Harvard undergrad, has watched his personal fortune consistently rise year after year. In 2016 he cracked the top five on The Forbes 400 for the first time, placing fourth behind Gates, Buffett and Bezos. If Facebook maintains its current trajectory, he may soon place even higher.

Source: Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth Jumps $5 Billion In First Weeks Of 2017

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