Stranger Things 3: Release Date, Cast, Trailers & Plot hints

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Stranger Thing Season 3

Well, how about that. Stranger Things Season 2 has only been out for a couple of months, we’re already chatting the breeze about Stranger Things 3. There’s a few hints out in the world already, so here’s what we know so far, including release date, plot hints, trailers and more.

When is Stranger Things Season 3 announced?

Netflix have now confirmed they have renewed the show for a third season, although they’ve yet to announce a release date. The Duffer Brothers had previously confirmed they were working on season three in interviews and it was only a matter of time before Netflix officially got on board. Speaking recently, the pair confirmed that work is in “very early days on season three and we’re still figuring it out.”

When is Stranger Things Season 3 released?

Judging by the time difference between Season 1 and 2, we can expect Stranger Things Season 3 at the end of 2018 at the earliest – and maybe even at the start of 2019.

In December 2017 David Harbour said fans “probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019” because the Duffer brothers “need time” to write it. “Those guys work so hard,” he said. “I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”

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How many episodes will there by in Stranger Things Season 3

Executive Producer Shawn Levy has revealed the episode count of the new series to Glamour. “We’re there. It’ll be an eight or nine-episode season. The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us. We now know what is going to happen in season three to every character.”

What’s going to happen in Stranger Things Season 3?

We have a lot of questions about Stranger Things 2 after that finale. But it seems pretty clear the show will extend past Hawkins. “They’re going to have to get the fuck out of this town” Ross told Vulture in an extensive interview. And we’ve already seen that happen. Divisive episode ‘The Lost Sister’ from Season 2, saw Eleven branch out and hang out with fellow telekinetic wonder Kali – aka Eight. Chances are this was an important step to establishing storylines outside of Hawkins.

But as the ominous final scene suggested, the Mind Flayer could still cause them hassle, according to The Duffer Brothers.”They’ve shut the door on the Mind Flayer, but not only is it still there in the Upside Down, it’s very much aware of the kids, and particularly Eleven. It had not encountered her and her powers until that final episode. Now, it knows that she’s out there. We wanted to end on a little bit of an ominous note.” Job done, then.

David Harbour, who played Jim Hopper, has suggested to Insider that a long-held theory that his daughter Sara died in Hawkins Lab could be true. When pointed the similarity between where Hopper was seen slumped in a stairwell in Season 1, and where Dr. Owens was found hiding in Season 2, Harbour responded, “it is the same location. So that’s interesting. Or it’s a similar location.”

Eleven’s controlling father Papa reared his head briefly, hinting that he could return as the show’s big baddie. Eight, meanwhile, also looks like she’s set herself up as the baddie – as she uses her power for not-so-wholesome endeavours.

After hyping up Stranger Things 2 as “bigger and darker”, The Duffer Brothers have promised no such extension.“It’s not necessarily going to be bigger in scale,” Matt Duffer told Indiewire. “What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on.”

Joe Keery, who plays Steve, is already thinking what his character’s role in the new episodes could comprise of. Speaking to Mashable, he said “he’s [Steve] definitely not the fastest guy. In a pinch, he can work himself out of some situations. With Hopper, they could lend to each other in that way. It could be like a buddy-cop movie or something.”

Shawn Levy said that we’ll see more of Steve and Dustin in the new series, for sure.| In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other,” Levy told Glamour. “I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers.”

Will, who was the focal point of Season 2, is unlikely to have such a pivotal role, according to Levy. “We’re going to give Will a break,” he told Glamour. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.”

When will Stranger Things 3 be set?

Speaking to Collider, producer Shawn Levy said that the show is likely to be set a year after Season 2’s conclusion, so 1985.

The Duffer Brothers also suggested that the new episodes will have to deal with the kids’ growing up and puberty.

“Even if we didn’t want to deal with [puberty], we have to deal with it because our real-life actors are going through it. I think that’s exciting because it forces the show to evolve and become something different every year,” they told Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s going to test their friendships. Obviously, like Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink) are together, but really, when you’re that age, how long do relationships last? They usually last about two weeks if you’re lucky. I think that’s going to be fun to explore.”

Will Stranger Things Season 3 be the final episodes?

Judging by the comments by The Duffer Brothers to Vulture, they’re “thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out”. So as Season 3 progresses, we’re likely to see some kind of end-game for the show starting to rear its head.

Speaking to NMELinnea Berthelsen – who plays Kali aka Eight – doesn’t think that Season 2 episode, ‘The Lost Sister’, is a set-up for a spin-off show. “I don’t think so. I love the rest of the gang, I think it would be so much fun to see more of them, but I honestly don’t think so.”

Will the whole cast be back for Stranger Things Season 3?

See here’s where it gets tricky. If you hadn’t noticed, the kids are pretty much everywhere right now – from talk shows, to playing guitar with Mac DeMarco. So as the kids turn into teens, there’s likely to be some kind of ambition beyond the Stranger Things comfort blanket.

Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, is already eyeing up some roles in Hollywood blockbusters. She’s confirmed to star in Godzilla: King of Monsters, which is already in its post-production stages. Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) is starring alongside Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams in 2018 film The New Mutants.

With those kind of scheduling conflicts likely to throw a spanner in the works, who knows which actors might end up ditching Hawkins to fry some bigger fish? Demand is going to be high for these stars, especially after Season 2.

Linnea Berthelsen, who plays Kali, revealed to NME that she “doesn’t know yet” if she will return for Season 3, but would “love to,” if asked.

“I have no idea, I’m really a big fan of Matt and Ross who create the show and I just really want to see what they do with this storyline,” she told NME. “If they’re gonna bring Kali back, I have no idea. I think we should just be excited for the show, for season 3, and see what they’re gonna bring.”

The Duffer Brothers seem keen for her to return. “I would say chances are very high she comes back” Matt told an audience at Vulture Festival LA.

One person we know we will be seeing more of his Lucas’ younger sister, Erica, who stole the show in Season 2. “I love Erica,” Matt Duffer told Yahoo. “Erica wasn’t even supposed to be in [Season 2] as much as she was. We fell in love with this girl.”

“There will definitely be more Erica in Season 3,” Ross Duffer said to Yahoo. “That is the fun thing about the show — you discover stuff as you’re filming. We were able to integrate more of her in, but not as much you want because the story [was] already going. ‘We got to use more Erica’ — that was one of the first things we said in the writers’ room.”

Priah Ferguson, who plays the character, seems well up for it, too. “I hope Erica could partner with Lucas and fight off the Demogorgan with Eleven, Mad Max, and the whole cast,” she told Teen Vogue. I feel like her just snooping around in Lucas’s room – I feel like that’s a little bit of a clue. But maybe not.

Levy has said that they’re not sure if Dr. Owens, played by Paul Reiser will be back just yet. “I don’t have a clear-cut answer for you yet” Levy said to Glamour in January 2018.

Has Stranger Things 3 started filming?

In January 2018, David Harbour suggested to Collider that filming on Stranger Things 3 would begin in “March or April, but I don’t have a confirmation.”

Who knows, Season 3 could be heavily influenced by Stephen King – as The Duffer Brothers revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that they regularly email the iconic horror author. “We spend a lot of time and make sure the grammar is right” they said. “We ran the first email by our writers just to make sure it was good – like, we were very, very particular about it.”

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Apple’s Hyped HomePod Finally Has An Official Release Date

Update: After almost two months of delays, Apple’s HomePod is finally almost here. Today, the company announced that its first smart speaker, which will challenge the likes of Google Home Max, Sonos One, and Amazon Echo, will arrive in stores on Friday, February 9. You can pre-order the Siri-enabled speaker, which retails for $349, starting this Friday, January 26. Stay tuned for more about how HomePod stacks up against the competition.

Update: November 17, 2017: If you were planning on gifting Apple’s first smart speaker, HomePod, this holiday season, you’ll have to leave an IOU under the tree. Although HomePod was scheduled for a December release, Apple issued a statement today, saying the speaker won’t arrive until early next year:

“We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”

This piece was originally published on June 5, 2017.

When it comes to product announcements, Apple tends to be a stickler for routine: The tech giant usually gives a look at the upcoming version of iOS during an industry event every June, but unveils new iPhones at a big September event. But this year, things are a bit different.

At today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, CA, Apple broke with convention and unveiled new devices in addition to its sneak peek at iOS 11. Settle down, iPhone lovers — these, unfortunately, aren’t new iPhones. However, one reveal is especially exciting, as it delves into a category where Apple (surprisingly) hasn’t gone before: A Siri-powered speaker à la Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Photo: Courtesy of Apple.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, referred to the new product as a “breakthrough home speaker.” Although both high-quality speakers (hey, Sonos) and smart speakers (lookin’ at you Echo) already exist, Schiller said that no smart home speaker “has nailed it yet.” The HomePod, as Apple is calling its new speaker in a throwback to the good ol’ iPod days, is apparently that. The merger of high quality sound and smart assistant in one device is meant to justify the high price tag: At $349, HomePod will be pricier than the Sonos PLAY:1 ($199), Google Home ($109), and Amazon Echo ($179.99).

HomePod looks similar in appearance to the popular Sonos PLAY:1. It’s small at just under seven inches tall, round, and comes in two colors (white and space gray). Anyone with an Apple Music subscription can use the speaker to access their playlists, as well as over 40 million songs. If you want to try something new, just tell Siri what you’re in the mood for or ask about a new band. According to Apple, she can hear you even when the bass is thumping. Like the Echo’s Alexa, Siri will also be able to provide answers to non-music questions, such as those about the news or nearby traffic.

HomePod won’t be available until December, so we’ll have to wait until closer to then to see if it lives up to its “breakthrough” claims.

Photo: Courtesy of Apple.

The other two devices that Apple unveiled aren’t as surprising, but still nice additions to its existing product lineup: The iMac Pro (scheduled for a December release) is a workstation that will appeal to designers, and the new iPad Pro in 10.5 and 12.9-inch models (out this fall) is a far more powerful tablet than its predecessors.

One announcement is following the annual Apple ritual: Fans will have to hang tight until later this year for a look at the new iPhones.

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Baby Formula 101: How to Know Which Formula Is Right For Your Family

If you’ve decided to formula feed your baby, either by preference or necessity, you know the decisions don’t stop there. There are seemingly endless options when it comes to which formula you can pick for your child, and it can be overwhelming to narrow it down to one, especially when you know that formula is the only thing your little one will be consuming for those first few precious months of life.

Generic versus brand name, organic versus regular, cow’s milk versus soy . . . here’s a breakdown of all the factors you should consider when deciding which formula is right for your baby and your family – and an explanation of why you should choose one option over another. Keep reading for our baby formula breakdown, and always remember that your doctor is a great resource if you’re still unsure about which formula to choose or if you’re thinking about switching formulas, something you should only consider after using a single formula for a minimum of a couple of weeks.

1. Which form works for you?

Formula comes in three forms: a ready-to-use liquid, a liquid concentrate that mixes with water, and powdered formula also designed to mix with water. While ready-to-use liquids are the most convenient, they’re also the most expensive, and many moms complain that their darker colors lead to clothing stains. Liquid-concentrate is slightly less expensive, but the most economical (and eco-friendly because of its smaller waste output and storage space requirements) is definitely powdered formula.

2. Which type of formula is right for your baby?

Most pediatricians will suggest you start with a cow’s milk formula. However, if your baby doesn’t seem to be responding to a standard cow’s milk formula, soy-milk-based formula and hydrolyzed formulas (in which protein molecules are broken down into small parts that are easier for your baby to digest) might be a better choice. Most babies will thrive on cow’s milk formula, but if the formula is causing a rash, extensive gassiness, or some other kind of allergic reaction, you’ll want to talk to your doctor about which alternative is the best for your baby. Your doctor also might recommend a special formula if your baby is premature, low-birth weight, or has specific metabolic needs.

3. Does organic matter?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is no research that shows organic milk to be healthier for children than regular milk, and that also holds true for formula. However, if eating organic is important to your family, you might be able to justify the higher price tag of organic formula.

4. What ingredients are included?

There are five major nutritional components to formula: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in both breast milk and formulas made from cow’s milk. Lactose-free, soy, and special formulas will contain sucrose, corn maltodextrin, modified cornstarch, or corn syrup solids. In terms of protein, breast milk contains about 60 percent whey and 40 percent casein. While most formulas have similar protein content, others have 100 percent whey. Similarly, the fats in most formulas are created to mirror those found in breast milk. Vitamins and minerals make up most of the ingredients you’ll read on the back of a jar of formula, and they can be hard to understand. However, be sure to check that your formula choice is iron fortified. Studies have shown that iron is important for brain development in your baby’s first year of life.

5. How old is your child?

Most formulas are designed for babies 0-12 months old, but some will specify that they’re designed just for newborns or for babies 6 months and older. Be sure to check the labels to make sure your baby is getting the right formula for their age and developmental stage.

Trends: all the ankle boots we’ll wear in 2018

This winter, ankle boots have been our real MVP. They’re comfy and perfect with every look, from jeans to maxi hoodie dresses. If you fear to leave them in your wardrobe for the upcoming spring-summer, no worries: ankle boots are made for walking with us even in the warm season!

How to wear them during spring? Runways suggest us so many styles: a big yes to texan boots, for the ultimate cowgirl look, but also to sparkling and glittered ones. There’s a plenty of edgy and streetwear styles, even pvc ankle boots for the very first rainy days in spring!

Velvet was one of the major trends this winter, and we surely don’t want to forget it! Especially on  Morobé x The Blonde Salad ankle boots: they’re gorgeous matched with casual outfits or romantic looks. Theyìre on sale, so you really can’t miss them!

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