For those of you who don’t know, every weekend we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. The last week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from The Walking Dead season 8 official trailer to the first reactions to Destiny 2 Beta. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (254) – The Destiny 2 Beta Edition.
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Is Dead at 41 (The New York Times)
Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.
Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, confirmed the death, in Palos Verdes Estates, and said it was being investigated as a possible suicide after (click on the image to read the full article).
The Walking Dead Season 8 Official Comic-Con Trailer
Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter (The Guardian)
A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 caused a global outcry.
Xanda was six years old and had fathered a number of cubs himself. He was shot on 7 July just outside the Hwange national park, not far from where Cecil died, but news of the death only (Click on the image to read the full article).
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'Pokémon GO' Update: Yes, It Looks Like Legendary Pokémon Are Coming To The Game This Weekend (Forbes)
Pokémon GO got a new update last night, and there’s more to it than meets the eye here. On the surface, it revolves around the continual effort to streamline the gym system, in this case by adding the ability to feed berries to defending Pokémon remotely, as well as to feed berries to allied Pokémon even if they’re already sated, tired (click the image to read the full article).
First Impressions Of The Short But Sweet 'Destiny 2' Beta On PS4 (Forbes)
This is it, the first time I’ve gotten my hands on Destiny 2, having not played the game at the reveal or E3 previously. That puts me in the same category as a whole lot of other people who are starting up the early access PS4 beta today, the Xbox One equivalent tomorrow or the open console beta the day after.
I will have full, in-depth thoughts on the beta in the next day or two, but the first two hours was enough to run through all of the offered beta content, given how much Bungie has scaled the size of this beta back after the sprawling Destiny 1 alphas and betas. But for now I’m content to give at least some first impressions of what I’ve played so far. (Click on the image to read the full article).
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First Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Merman Fairy Tale ‘The Shape of Water’ Debuts (Variety)
Sally Hawkins is at the center of the otherworldly first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” portraying a lonely janitor at a government laboratory who befriends an aquatic man in a tank played by Doug Jones.
Set in 1963, the trailer portrays Hawkins’ Elisa as a mute woman — trapped in a life of silence and isolation — whose life is changed forever when she and co-worker (Click on the image to read the full article).
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Who Invented The Slurpee? (Today I Found Out)
The Slurpee was invented as a commercial product more or less by accident by a Dairy Queen franchisee Omar Knedlik in Kansas City in the late 1950s.
Born in 1915 and having grown up relatively poor, after WWII Knedlik used his pay from his time serving in the war to open a small ice cream shop. After rinsing and (click on the image to read the full article).
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Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act (Wired)
Don’t call Heather Erickson a glasshole.
Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, Glass is not a hip way to hang apps in front of her eyeballs, but a tool—as much a tool as her power wrenches. It walks her through her shifts at Station 50 on the factory floor, where she builds (click on the image to read the full article).