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Blackface Controversy Splits Cosplay Scene Over League Of Legends Outfit

For the upcoming EuroCosplay Championships, taking place in London later this month, French cosplayer Livanart decided to create an elaborate costume based on Pyke from League of Legends. Livanart is a white French woman, while Pyke is “a black guy from Bilgewater”.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Turns Out A Road Made Of Solar Panels Was, In Fact, A Bad Idea

There will be some hiccups on our path to a more environmentally-friendly future. Some hiccups, like exploding electric cars, will be bigger than others. So, I’m willing to excuse France for the very, very predictable failure of their solar panel road.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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French EV Retrofit Start-Up Transition-ONE Wants to Future-Proof Your Hatchback

New electric vehicles are coming, but if the goal is to get the general population driving emission free as soon as possible, we’re going to need to get moving a little quicker than that. A French company called Transition-One thinks they have a good solution. Rather than force everyone to get rid of their late-model…Read […]

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Meet Colossus: The French Firefighting Robot That Helped Save Notre-Dame

Containing the Notre-Dame Cathedral conflagration in Paris was a heroic effort by dozens of people. While invaluable parts of the 856-year-old cathedral were destroyed yesterday, it was thankfully not a complete loss, and something of a miracle nobody died. Part of the credit goes to Colossus—an 1,100-pound…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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French Man Sentenced To Four Months In Prison For Replacing PS4 Price Tag With $10 Fruit Sticker

Sometimes, it is better to let dreams be dreams. A 19-year-old man from Nice, France learned that the hard way when he got the wild idea to take a PlayStation 4 off the shelf of a supermarket, walk to the fruit section, weigh it, print out a price tag sticker, put it on the box, […]

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Jewish Professor’s Office Vandalized By Anti-Semites

Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky had her office at New York’s Columbia Teachers’ College vandalized with Nazi swastikas this week. She also found the Jewish slur “Yid” painted on her office door.  Midlarsky, who has applied her training as a clinical psychologist to the field of Holocaust … Continue reading

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DJs chime in on France’s World Cup win

France defeated Croatia in the World Cup finals on Sunday by a score of 4-2, marking their 2nd ever world cup victory. Countless French DJs took to social media to share their support and excitement. Below are reactions from some of them. DJ SNAKE With the Wolrd Cup trophy and FIFA’s Young Player Award winner, Kylian […]

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The French presidential palace is hosting its first ever rave later this month

With a storied list of legendary electronic musicians that includes Jean-Michel Jarre, Air, Daft Punk, Justice, and M83, to mention just a few, it comes as a surprise that the French presidential palace has yet to pay its respect to the country’s great talent. Later this month France will celebrate its electronic masterminds, as on June […]

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Air-To-Air Helicopter Refueling Stills Gives Me The Willies

I know that it’s “normal.” I know that it’s something military aviators do every day. Air-to-air refueling, even with helicopters, is vital and necessary and even routine for a lot of operations. But all of those whirling blades and fuel hoses still gives me the heebie-jeebies. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal

President Trump announced yesterday that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the so-called Iran Deal, an international agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But now that the sanctions are being reinstated, some American companies stand to lose…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Developers At One French Game Studio Have Been On Strike For A Month

Félix Habert is a game designer and staff representative at Eugen Systems, a small French studio behind several well-received strategy games, including the recent Steel Division: Normandy 44. He joined the company as an intern five years ago, but walked out last month alongside 20 other employees because of unpaid…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tomorrowland to host first-ever Tomorrowland Winter in French Alps

Tomorrowland, the world’s hottest electronic music festival, will freeze over in 2019. From March 9th-16th, up to 30,000 people from around the globe will flood the Tomorrowland Winter festival grounds: Alpe d’Huez, one of Europe’s top-tier ski resorts–tucked away in the French Alps. The “Hymn of the Frozen Lotus”-themed festival will be held on d’Huez’s Grand Domain Ski area.  […]

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