Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

… McGinley / @ryanmcginleystudios #Ctrl On Repeat @sza @ryanmcginleystudios A post shared by m c g i n l e y s t u d i o (@ryanmcginleystudios) on Jun 9, 2017 at 1:59pm PDT McGinley has photographed your favorite celebrities, but beyond that, he has an incredible series of folks that he displays on the ‘gram and is definitely worth following. 7. Favianna / @favianna1 A post shared by Favianna Rodriguez (@favianna1) on May 4, 2017 at 5:14pm PDT With messages of global …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for photographers at Getty Images. For the Getty Images team, photography is the …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… said the company assessed the level risk for each affected moderator, and the company contacted each of them individually to offer support, which didn’t end after the investigation wrapped. “We have continued to share details with them about a series of technical and process improvements we’ve made to our internal tools to better detect and prevent these types of issues from occurring,” they wrote. Facebook also said that the there was never any evidence that the six …

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Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… as the next storytelling medium with dedicated VR projects and studio ventures. The producers of The Walking Dead just announced a series of VR games based on the hit TV series. And according to some estimates, about $2.3 billion was invested in VR and augmented realty (AR) in 2016 alone. What all this Hollywood, TV, and investment activity means is that you’ll soon be deluged with VR marketing campaigns everywhere you look, even if you currently have zero interest in VR and have never …

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 14, 2017

… a $64 million series C round, led by UK-based Atomico and with GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Fifth Wall as first-time investors as well. Sequoia Capital, which led the series A and series B round, participated again. The new financing will be put toward hiring more employees, growing in more markets, and improving the technology, according to Ari Mir, cofounder and chief marketing officer of Clutter. “It takes a lot of software to find a Beanie Baby,” Mir said. Like many …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …

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Pinterest raises $150 million as it builds out ads business

June 8, 2017

… engine as a potential challenger to Google’s supremacy along with Amazon. And Pinterest has aimed to live up to that prediction, with a series of recent ad rollouts, including promoted posts and autoplay videos interspersed with search results. All those new ad slots have apparently paid off. A spokesperson said revenue per search query has doubled since the beginning of the year. But those changes are only the beginning of the company’s lofty dreams for its search engine. …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday into a complex and escalating dispute between the state of Qatar and several of its Middle Eastern neighbors. Trump tweeted his support for the decision by Saudi Arabia and several other Persian Gulf nations to cut ties with Qatar, accusing the longtime U.S. ally and host to an instrumental U.S. military base of funding extremists. Trumps brazen comments Tuesday were the latest in a series of diplomatic moves that have antagonized foreign governments and …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… Superman. Even though she was immediately popular, it took her a while to cross over into other media. 1967: Wonder Woman tries to transition to TV. The first attempted Wonder Woman TV series, Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince? only ever got as far as a five-minute pilot presentation. Ellie Wood Walker played Diana Prince as a frumpy young woman who, when no one is looking, transforms into the beautiful Wonder Woman (played by Linda Harrison) and admires her reflection in the mirror. 1972: …

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Ariana Grande’s mom shares heartwarming message in aftermath of the terror attack

May 30, 2017

Joan Grande at the "Today Show" Toyota Concert series in New York.Image: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock Ariana Grande’s mom has a few words of support for fans and victim’s of last week’s terror attack. The explosion outside of the pop star’s concert in Manchester, England, killed 22 people and injured more than 60. Afterwards, Ariana tweeted out that she would return to Manchester to put on a benefit concert for those affected by the attack. On Monday, her …

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If MacGyver lived today this is probably how he’d survive in the wild

Image: discovery channel We all use tech to get through the day. Whether its replying to messages on Slack or email for work, or using map apps to get us from place to place, our gadgets are often our lifeline to the world. But imagine having to use your gadgets to survive, literally. SEE ALSO: This tiny iPhone gadget can help you detect hazards lurking in the air That’s exactly what adventurer Andy Quitmeyer does in his new series Hacking the Wild. In the show, Quitmeyer, whose day …

May 27, 2017
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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… Star Wars, they’d have to also screen The Other Side of Midnight. So as you celebrate the auspicious 40th birthday of the most legendary movie series in history, don’t forget what Day One was actually like. Remember that phenomenons are born in darkness, and its distributors don’t even really know what they’re detonating just like an underground nuke. WATCH: Homemade Star Wars affordably reenacts the Battle of Hoth More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

May 26, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

Midway through the second season of Silicon Valley, the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the plot turns to porn. Inside the offices of Pied Piper, the fictional startup at the heart of the show, a shaggy-haired coder hacks into a rival company. The rival, he discovers, has landed a $15 million contract with a porn outfit called Intersite, also fictional, agreeing to build software that will compress Intersite’s videos and send them across the ‘net. Pied …

May 23, 2017
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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

… reassured the public when something, tragically, did happen. Indeed, certain swaths of the American public appeared to react to the horrific events in San Bernardino and later Orlando less in post-9/11 fashion and more in line with the type of grim stoicism reminiscent of British and Israeli societies that have suffered longer series of terrorist attacks. But other loud voices — including, of course, the candidate who became our current President — continued to call for extreme …

May 22, 2017
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LGBTQ Africans celebrate identity and community in this powerful photo series

Image: Mikael Owunna An ongoing photo series tells the complex stories of LGBTQ Africans, encouraging the celebration of two identities too many believe are at odds with each other. Queer Nigerian-American photographer Mikael Owunna created Limit(less) to debunk the myth that it’s “un-African” to be LGBTQ. The photographs also highlight queer African style, an essential point of self-expression for the community, according to Owunna. SEE ALSO: 6 ways allies still marginalize …

May 21, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

May 21, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… acting just like Russia. Hes also called on the Justice Department to investigate criminal leaks and accused former President Barack Obama, without any evidence, of leaking information. Mondays report is the latest in a series of revelations detailing Trumps unpredictable style while interacting with foreign counterparts. Those unscripted responses, in some cases even when dealing with longtime U.S. allies, have raised questions in foreign capitals about how reliable an ally the U.S. might …

May 16, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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