Monthly Archives: November 2014

‘Back To The Future II’s Art Director Tells Us How They Developed The Film’s Somewhat Misguided Predictions

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‘Back To The Future II’s Art Director Tells Us How They Developed The Film’s Somewhat Misguided Predictions

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We have been waiting for 2015 since 1989, when Back to the Future Part II revealed to the world great expectations of our future. With 2015 just a month away, anticipation for a new year is at an all time high. In under a year will we have hoverboards? Canisters of fruit that can be called down from a ceiling? Houses that say, “Welcome home Jennifer”? Possibly.

I spoke with John Bell, the visual effects art director of the film, about BTTF’s predictions for the future that is now the present. Bell, who works for Industrial Light Magic, designed many aspects of our future, from the hoverboard to the nostalgic eatery — Cafe ’80s. When Bell was asked to work on the film, the producers, he said, presented it to him as such: “We don’t have a script. All we know is they go 30 years in the future…

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Introducing A New Optional Feature Called Nearby Friends

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Introducing A New Optional Feature Called Nearby Friends

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By Andrea Vaccari, Product Manager

Today we are beginning to roll out a new feature called Nearby Friends that you can choose to turn on. Nearby Friends helps you discover which friends are nearby or on the go.

If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward.

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Nearby Friends is an optional feature. You can choose who can see if you’re nearby (for example: your friends, close friends, or a specific friends list) and you can turn it on and off at any time.

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Sharing your location with Nearby Friends goes two ways — you and your friends both have to turn on Nearby Friends…

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