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Charlize Theron’s daughter August, 7, leaves fans saying the same thing in rare photos from mother-daughter NYC trip

Charlize Theron’s daughter August, 7, leaves fans saying the same thing in rare photos from mother-daughter NYC trip

Charlize Theron loves being a mom and is incredibly private when it comes to her family life.  However, this week, the Mad Max actress delighted fans after sharing a series of rare photos featuring herself and her youngest daughter August, seven, from their recent trip to New York City.  The star and her little girl looked like they had the best time in the Big Apple, with pictures including one of them sharing a glass of coke with two straws, and one of August at the World Trade Center memorial.  You may also likeVIDEO: Charlize Theron shares rare footage of daughters Jackson and August Another joyful snapshot featured August beaming as she took a boat ride along the river, with the Statue of Liberty in the background.  They even enjoyed a trip to see MJ The Musical, and got to go backstage to see the actors. Fans were delighted to see photos of Charlize and August enjoying quality time together, and many took to the comments section to express this.  Charlize Theron’s daughter August had …

‘Eat the future, pay with your face’: my dystopian trip to an AI burger joint | Artificial intelligence (AI)

‘Eat the future, pay with your face’: my dystopian trip to an AI burger joint | Artificial intelligence (AI)

On 1 April, the same day California’s new $20 hourly minimum wage for fast-food workers went into effect, a new restaurant opened in north-east Los Angeles that was conspicuously light on human staff. CaliExpress by Flippy claims to be the world’s first fully autonomous restaurant, using a system of AI-powered robots to churn out fast-food burgers and fries. A small number of humans are still required to push the buttons on the machines and assemble the burgers and toppings, but the companies involved tout that using their technology could cut labor costs, perhaps dramatically. “Eat the future,” they offer. I visited CaliExpress last week to find out what an all-American lunch served with a side of existential dread tastes like. When I entered the restaurant, located near Caltech university in Pasadena, I was greeted with giant posters advertising the “frying AI robot marvel”, but few actual customers. Most of the people inside were other journalists. A television crew hovered over the grill machine. The space was decorated with early prototypes of robot arms, as well …

I commute 5 hours round trip. These tech accessories make the journey quicker

I commute 5 hours round trip. These tech accessories make the journey quicker

I test, review, and scout the best deals on tech for a living, from MagSafe accessories and iPhone battery packs, to iPad gear and beyond. I have the unique opportunity to try out new tech accessories everyday, and incorporate them into my daily routine and lifestyle. That includes taking them with me on my super commutes to the office.  Beyond this, I am constantly checking out ZDNET’s competition for the newest products, reading up and researching on customer reviews across Reddit, Best Buy, Amazon, and more, collaborating with our other experts to analyze what makes devices good or bad, and compiling all of that knowledge to share it directly with you.  For this particular article, if I hadn’t tested a product myself, I sought out a ZDNET expert who had. I considered price, quality, everyday function, practicality, and more to curate this list, and while my work bag is full of lots of interesting knick knacks and gadgets, these four remain steady, in some iteration. I’ll never be without earbuds, something to hold my transit …

A foodie guide: a road trip from southern Portugal to France’s Jura mountains

A foodie guide: a road trip from southern Portugal to France’s Jura mountains

The route was carefully planned to include stops in places that involved good food (the carrot to drive us on during long hours behind the wheel), were culturally interesting and, of course, accepted dogs. European hotels, in general, have always been less dog-friendly than in the UK, but with glorious ease our journey came together. It was in spite of setting off on day two in the pouring rain before dawn, guided by Google, and taking my husband into an incredibly narrow street which became impassable. As we, inch by painful inch, reversed our way up and out of the winding medieval alley, I did think of Hemmingway’s words ‘Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.’ But our marriage survived and road trips might just become ‘our thing’ for the feeling of freedom they engender. Source link

Biden and Xi Jinping hold phone call ahead of Yellen’s trip to China

Biden and Xi Jinping hold phone call ahead of Yellen’s trip to China

President Joe Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone Tuesday, a call the White House described as a way for the two leaders to “check in” and responsibly manage the strained U.S.-China relationship. “Intense competition requires intense diplomacy to manage tensions, address misperceptions and prevent unintended conflict,” a senior administration official said on a call with reporters on Monday. “This call is one way to do that.” During the call with Xi, the first such phone meeting since July 2022, Biden raised a host of U.S. concerns, according to a White House readout of the call. Specifically, Biden confronted Xi on China’s “unfair trade policies and non-market economic practices,” the White House said. The president also told Xi that he would continue to take “necessary actions” to block China’s access to U.S. technology if it poses a national security risk. In February, for example, Biden launched a probe into Chinese smart cars, prompted by concerns that they could undermine U.S. national security by connecting to American infrastructure and extracting driver data. Along …

‘Mary & George’ Is a Compelling Trip to the Gay 1600s

‘Mary & George’ Is a Compelling Trip to the Gay 1600s

History is so boring. At least, it can be when told in the stiff cadences of a traditional costume drama—all drab rooms and clopping hooves and loaded looks meant to stand in for heat and action. Thus our culture is littered with movies and TV series that have tried, to varying degrees of success, to liven up our ideas the past, to infuse things with grit and color and messy spurts of passion. We’ve seen it done to the Tudors, to the Borgias. And now we turn our hungry eyes to the Jacobeans in the series Mary & George (Starz, April 5), which finds a novel way to stimulate modern sensibilities.  The hook of the series—created by D.C. Moore, adapting from Benjamin Woolley’s book The King’s Assassin—is titillating. Mary & George casts us into the realm of ruffle collars and capotain hats and then says, But wait! What if everyone was gay? Or bisexual, or whatever? Even more compellingly, it’s based on what is, in fact, somewhat settled history: King James VI and I (so-called …

A car-free trip in the Scottish Highlands: I’d have missed so much if I’d driven | Scotland holidays

A car-free trip in the Scottish Highlands: I’d have missed so much if I’d driven | Scotland holidays

There’s a party atmosphere round the lighthouse on Chanonry Point near Inverness, the UK’s best place to see dolphins from land. It’s an hour after low tide and there are pipers, picnics and kids running barefoot over long, evening sands. Already in late spring, the sun barely seems to set in the Highlands. The kelp-strewn pebbles are glowing as I walk from the bus stop near Fortrose cathedral (bus 26/26A from Inverness) along one side of the promontory. The dolphins don’t show up. But, somehow, it’s fine – the first of many reasons to return. It’s still light as I walk back along the beach for a 9pm bus, past wild lupins and views of Fort George and pink clouds over the Moray Firth. I’m in Inverness at the start of a week exploring Scotland’s wild north coast by train and bus. Northern Scotland The North Coast 500 is a victim of its own success. Devised in 2015, in the style of America’s Route 66, this 516-mile circular road trip round northern Scotland draws thousands …

Prince Harry will have ‘explaining’ to do if he misses UK trip | Royal | News

Prince Harry will have ‘explaining’ to do if he misses UK trip | Royal | News

Prince Harry is expected to return to the UK soon, but if he doesn’t, one expert says he’ll have “some explaining” to do. The Duke of Sussex is due back in the UK next month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. He’s set to speak at a special service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on May 8 for the event. Royal writer Tom Quinn believes Harry will likely come back to the UK, as not attending the event could highlight his tense relationship with Prince William. Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “Barring a major upset, Harry will certainly return to the UK for the Invictus games in May it’s his baby. “If he decides not to come, it will take some explaining, because everyone will assume it’s because he doesn’t want the awkwardness of having to meet his brother or having to choose not to meet him.” READ MORE: Harry and Meghan ‘not trusted’ by royals and return unlikely as bridges ‘burnt’ “Harry and William have had a strained relationship for years, …

Carrie Johnson shares very candid insight into family ski trip with three children: ‘It’s not easy’

Carrie Johnson shares very candid insight into family ski trip with three children: ‘It’s not easy’

Carrie Johnson has shared a candid insight into parenting her three children Wilf, Romy and baby Frank whom she shares with her husband and former Prime Minister, Boris. Taking to Instagram at the weekend, the former media rep uploaded a series of video clips from her latest ski trip to La Rosiere in France, offering social media users a glimpse inside her lavish getaway. © InstagramRomy looked so sweet in her candyfloss pink ski suit Amongst the snippets and images, Carrie, 36, included adorable footage of her daughter Romy, two, dressed in candyfloss pink learning to navigate the slopes, a clip of Boris cradling baby “Frankie”, and a sweet video of her eldest child Wilf, three, stomping through the snow whilst holding a yellow sled board. In her caption, the doting mother-of-three shared a very realistic message, highlighting some of the challenges associated with family ski trips. Captioning her post, she wrote: “Skiing with three, three and under, is not for the faint-hearted and I did wonder if we were a bit crazy to attempt …

Carrie Johnson shares adorable video of son Wilfred from the mountains during ultra-luxe ski trip

Carrie Johnson shares adorable video of son Wilfred from the mountains during ultra-luxe ski trip

Carrie Johnson has been sharing updates from her latest family getaway – and it’s safe to say it’s left us with serious ski-trip envy. On Friday, the mother-of-three shared the most adorable video of her three-year-old son running along the snowy mountains, chasing his father Boris Johnson who is riding down the slopes on a sledge. See the adorable family video below. Carrie Johnson shares adorable video of son Wilfred from the mountains during ultra-luxe ski trip Wilfred and his two siblings, Romy, two, and baby Frank, appear to be thoroughly enjoying their first-ever ski trip and have been captured taking to the slopes in vibrant ski-wear. Little Romy looked so adorable in her ski suit Romy, who loves Peppa Pig, was pictured wearing bright pink skiing gear: salopets and a matching jacket, complete with a fur-lined hood. Meanwhile, Wilfred has opted for cherry red trousers and a blue jacket with red detailing.  Husband Boris pictured helping son Wilfred with his skis The Johnson’s snowy break away couldn’t be more idyllic. Carrie shared a glimpse of their lavish log …