Pete Souza's latest Instagram lets Trump know who the real 'Rocket Man' is

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If Pete Souza keeps it up with his Instagram responses to President Trump, we’re going to start thinking he doesn’t like the guy!

On the morning of Sept. 17, Trump referred to Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man” in a tweet (shortly before retweeting a video in which he hits Hillary Clinton with a golf ball — it’s been a big day for the president). While the taunting nickname is bizarre in the context of things American presidents have said throughout the nation’s history, it’s just another Sunday morning for Trump. 

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Apple ARKit app lets you record Mannequin Challenge style videos with virtual objects

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While some developers working with ARKit are trying to figure out how to make augmented reality apps for productivity, even more are using it to let us have fun in new ways. 

That’s definitely the idea behind a new app from Ataru Tou called MagicMovieCamera, which lets you place various virtual objects in real spaces and then record yourself reacting those objects. 

What is this good for? Why an enhanced version of the Mannequin Challenge, of course. Or maybe even pretending you’re Neo in The Matrix.

MagicMovieCamera with ARkit! Real time Time stop!!just like DIO’s THEWORLD!! #MagicMovieCamera #ARkit #jojo #Iphone8 #CG #vr #IOS11 #AR pic.twitter.com/7ynh5zgs8B

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T-Mobile lets you buy two Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones for the price of one

Confirming a recent rumor, T-Mobile today launched a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer, essentially allowing customers to get two high-end phones for the price of one.

The deal requires financing agreements for both smartphones, qualifying credit, and a new line of qualifying service. While the first phone you’re buying must be a Galaxy Note 8, you can choose your second handset between the Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+. The cost of the second device will be refunded via a Prepaid MasterCard Card in about 8 weeks from purchase.

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Spotlight: Adapticons is an exceptional Android app that lets you customize your own icons

Customization geeks, here’s a noteworthy app that will likely soothe the customization needs you didn’t know you had.
Adapticons is an Android app that lets you customize the icons of the apps you have installed on your phone to a certain extent. For example, you can take a ton of shapes and plaster them as backgrounds for the icons. This way, you can easily create a circular icon out of an otherwise square app icon, or even go for the trendier squircle, hexagon, roundy, and other shapes. You can also select a color for the background or let the app select …

Deal: Samsung lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $699.99 ($150 off)

Officially announced yesterday, the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active can be pre-ordered in the US as of today – only on AT&T for now. The smartphone can be purchased both from AT&T, and from Samsung’s website, and should start shipping later this week, on August 11.

If you’re getting the S8 Active from Samsung, you can save $150, as the company is offering the handset for $699.99 (instead of AT&T’s $849.99 outright price). Samsung also lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $29.17 per month for 24 months ($700.08 in total) with Samsung Financing – in …

Deal: T-Mobile lets you buy 2 Galaxy S8 phones for the price of 1

Back in May, shortly after it started selling the Galaxy S8 and S8+, T-Mobile ran a BOGO promotion allowing customers to buy 2 new Galaxy handsets for the price of 1. While that didn’t last long, T-Mobile is now back with a similar deal.

Starting today, July 28, you can purchase two Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ smartphones from T-Mobile and receive up to $800 back. The deal is available to both existing customers (who must add an additional line of service), and new customers (who must add a new line). You’ll have to get both devices on T-Mobile’s 24-month Equipment …

Google Street View now lets users take a trip into space aboard the ISS

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Earth from space? Not many people can make such a dream come true, which is why Google is lending a helping hand to those with near impossible dreams.

Starting today, Google Street View lets you explore the ISS (International Space Station) and have a peek at the Earth from the outer space. You’ll be able to “float” through all the modules that form up ISS while receiving detailed information about what you see directly from Google.

The imagery you see via Street View was gathered by astronauts when one of Space X’s …

How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course

When was the last time you felt like capturing an augmented reality GIF of yourself, all part and parcel with an animated disco ball and wacky rainbow-colored sunglasses? How about an RGB split, surely you can never have enough of those aesthetic RGB splits! You might as well just fire up the Facebook app on your phone right about now and do just that as Zuckerberg’s totally-not-creepy social network now lets you create GIFs (with a hard “G”) and share them with your buddies.
You can’t just shoot and save these to your device, however, so it’s either just …