Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… relationships. WATCH: Time-lapse shows huge rainbow flag being unfurled at Mexico City’s Pride parade More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP FanMachine PRO 2.0 – Unlimited Sites License FanMachine 2 PROLetClicks PRO (Gold) LetClicks – Facebook Image Posts for One Click ProfitsBleuPage Pro -> Content Fetcher Like a blog in your niche? Want to repost from that blog to your social media networks? Content Fetcher is made exactly for this purpose, just put the FEED URL of …

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These AI-generated people will haunt you forever

June 25, 2017

Image: Mike Tyka When technology is used to make art, sometimes it produces beautiful results. And other times things get a little … strange. A new video going around Twitter shows an eerie girl moving her eyes as a cursor moves around on the screen. The thing is … it’s not a real person in the video. SEE ALSO: The creepiest videos from the robotics company Google just sold These beautiful and unsettling videos (okay, they’re more than a little creepy) were made by …

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows youa longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing. The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… “They’re looking to create something broad, and they haven’t been able to sustain that.” Far-right responses Multiple members of the Muslim community that spoke with CNN in the hours after Monday’s attack talked of living with the constant fear of reprisal attacks in the wake of ISIS-inspired terror attacks on London Bridge and in Manchester. Research shows after jihadist terror attacks, hate crimes against Muslim communities often spike. That was the case …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… person in the Trump orbit to enter the spotlight as, over the weekend, he appeared on several Sunday morning news shows to defend Trump over the ongoing Russia investigation, including one on Fox News which didn’t go so well. Sekulow has his own unique history as a conservative pundit and an attorney who may be out of his depth defending a sitting president, as this great Washington Post profile notes. And he’s also in a suburban dad cover band. There was a bit of a kerfuffle on …

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

Image: hbo Snapchat has many more shows, created by some of the top TV channels, coming over the next two years. SEE ALSO: TV networks: Television is still the best, but here’s our exclusive Snapchat shows Time Warner which owns HBO, Turner’s cable channels, and Warner Bros. signed a two-year deal, worth $100 million, with the disappearing messaging app, the companies announced Monday. The media conglomerate will create around 10 original shows for Snapchat, including scripted …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… missions in the Mediterranean. Migrant deaths declined after the NGO ships deployed and rose again when the search and rescue missions decreased. There is thus a striking negative correlation between the decreasing mortality rate and the rising number of SAR NGO vessels, which shows that the latter made the crossing safer, the researchers wrote. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFan Marketer Agency License 10 Users WPDigiPro (Agency License) WPDigiPro Handles Your Entire …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

… rethink that decision, because those are the downloads that appear to be limited, Android Police reported. Android Police points out that rights holders to the movies and shows have the ability to put a limit on how many times content can be downloaded, and since Netflix doesn’t own most of the shows and movies it provides, they really can’t bear all the blame here. The company does state on its site that there may be a limit on the number of times a title can be renewed. However, …

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Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

… since its inception, even as critics have used the phrase ironically thanks to personalities (like Sean Hannity) and shows (like Fox & Friends) that hardly follow that rule. An insider close to the matter told Mashable that while the slogan was no longer being used for on-air promotions and other external marketing, the phrase is still something of an editorial mantrahost Bret Baier still closes his show with it. According to Sherman, the network will be pushing another slogan Most Watched. …

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

Image: YONHAP/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When Kelsang Dolma began sending in her college applications, the first thing she did was lock down her Twitter account. “I was applying to about 10 schools and I knew that every bit of information could be crucial,” said Dolma, now a junior at Yale University. “My Twitter by no means was offensive, but I worried that any little joke could be a deal breaker. Most of the schools I applied to had razor thin admission rates, so I wanted to be …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… Prime sign-ups. The exclusive placements double as a more focused testing ground for new items, since Kantar’s research shows that Prime members are more willing to take a chance on items found on the site than the average shopper. Cheap but classy Amazon’s private label brands might be dirt cheap, but the company has made clear that it doesn’t want its new apparel and food lines to be seen as run-of-the-mill generics. On the food front, Amazon looks to be modeling some of its …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… “Labour’s surge shows that progressive populism is a powerful political response to a global economy dominated by bankers and billionaires,” Cohen wrote in an email. “Bernie 2016 and Our Revolution have proven that this model is just as important here as it is in the UK.” After a bruising primary campaign that exposed rifts among Democrats that deepened in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November, many of Sanders supporters have also taken the …

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 9, 2017

… commission of sortsthat retailers pay for those items as compensation for their time. Packagd doesn’t see a dime from those deals. Instead, the company plans to make its money through original video content sponsored by a brand. For instance, Best Buy, one of the app’s initial sponsors, might host a showcase with one of its floor managers. Packagd will also sometimes sell its own strategically selected products if its data shows there’s an opportunity in a space. Kleiner …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

… “State of the internet” report for the first quarter of 2017. Americans enjoyed an average of 10.7 megabits per second (Mbps). That’s not terrible, necessarily, but is far slower than countries like the United Kingdom (a blazing 26 Mbps) and Germany (24.1 Mbps). Of the 74 countries in the study, the U.S. came in 32nd, just behind Estonia but ahead of Luxembourg. On the upside, the U.S. came in first in North and South America. The chart below shows where the U.S. stacks up …

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

… apple If you’ve got HomeKit devices connected to it, you can also use Siri voice commands to control them as well. For example, “Hey Siri, turn up the temperature.” The speaker is one of the most significant new pieces of hardware to make its debut at WWDC in recent memory. At its annual developer conference, Apple typically shows off new software releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS not new hardware, though it has introduced new Macs at the show in the past. The …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

… trailer is even worse Red Shoes drew major scrutiny earlier this week when a new poster asked “What if Snow White was no longer beautiful?” and next to a plus-size depiction of the main character. The teaser trailer shows Snow White undressing (while two hidden dwarfs watch from a hiding place) and reveals that the shoes are what make her appear thin and tall. I have now fully reviewed the mkting for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… Woman movie, but did get to direct two Avengers films. Image: Masatoshi Okauchi / REX During and after her show’s run, Wonder Woman continued to pop up in animated projects like Super Friends. She still regularly appears in animated shows (like the web series DC Super Hero Girls) and direct-to-video movies (like Justice League Dark). However, the big screen remained elusive for a long time. 1996: Ivan Reitman joins Wonder Woman. Yes, that Ivan Reitman, as in the director of …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… watching everything else.” CCTV shows bomber before arena blast Hate crimes ‘double’ after arena attack Defiant attack poem to become book Others undoubtedly stayed away, but it was hard to tell how many. There was a huge crowd, though, and those that did attend were determined to enjoy it and let off steam as well as showing solidarity and respect. The best gigs are the ones where you lose yourself in the music and retreat from reality for a couple of hours. Despite the …

May 28, 2017
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Sprig is closing, showing just how hard it is to be a farm-to-doorstep food startup

… out, it’s very difficult and very expensive. Food delivery is also an almost-comically crowded market, dominated by platforms like Grubhub and Uber Eats, which offer more options and only serve to connect customers with restaurants. And then there’s the Blue Aprons of the world. As well as calling Domino’s. Don’t forget Soylent. This image from CB Insights shows just how many food startups have come (and gone) since 2011. There will be more food startups. There will …

May 27, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

Image: Warner Bros. PICTURES Wonder Woman has long been a pillar of feminine strength. She stands alongside Rosie the Riveter as an icon of female empowerment, and of women getting things done. But she’s more than that. In comics, she often shows kindness and compassion, even to those who oppose her. She fights for what is right, even when the odds are stacked against her. With the release of the Wonder Woman film on June 2, Diana Prince will also be the first female superhero to star …

May 26, 2017
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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… sleazy soap opera of a movie called The Other Side of Midnight. If you had your ear to the ground, you could hear the rumble approaching. The Star Wars novelization, released in late 1976, had been a bestseller. The Marvel comic book version of the movie had started flying off newsstands in March. Star Trek was one of the hottest TV shows in syndication, not to mention merchandising; there was clearly an appetite for space stuff. But not even the most wild-eyed science fiction fan predicted that …

May 26, 2017
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Donald Trump had a Make America Great time during the NATO summit

… another foreign leader in his latest big boy diplomacy move No awkward small talk here. Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Side eye is a sign of affection in Europe. Image: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/AFP/Getty Images Here Trump shows off his pearly whites with a smile. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock This is fine. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Admiring one’s own shoes is essential for establishing diplomatic relationships. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Here Trump is very pleased that he …

May 26, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… data on how people in 29 countries would feel about living next to someone of a different race (roughly 60 percent of the worlds countries). As Kennynotes, progress is far from universal, as 12 countries (seven of them in Europe) have seen an increase in racism in this regard. But, overall, 16 countries saw a decline in racism based on this measure and, overall, the data shows approximately 23 percent of the world would have reported being uncomfortable living next to someone of a different race …

May 25, 2017
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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… exhorted them to DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship. DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH, capitalized as per the White House transcript of the speech. The hodgepodge nature of the remarks shows Trump is still trying to feed his base, but also understands hes got major fence-mending to do with the Arab allies Trump needs to prosecute the war on terrorism. It appears that Trump, or possibly his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has …

May 24, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… this kind of thing is more acceptable, where we’re more open about it. As much as the big corporations bar porn from their services, it still shows up, thanks in part to the people and companies who don’t call themselves porn vendors. If all this true, then the stuff coming from the adult industry means less. As O’Connell explains, much the same thing is happening on today’s 2D Internet. If we have Snapchat and Twitter and Tumblr, we don’t need the porn …

May 23, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

… day, The Washington Post reported that the FBI is also investigating a current White House official in connection with the Russia probe, in addition to several former campaign officials. I believe it hurts our country terribly because it shows were a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country, Trump said Thursday.And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether its trade deals, whether its military, whether its stopping nuclear all of the things that we discussed today. And I …

May 23, 2017
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