College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… Their fans who tune in to watch can buy them virtual gifts that can be redeemed for cash. For example, a virtual car bought by a fan could be cashed in for $20 with a share of the profits going to the live-streaming platform. Influencers can also monetise their video channels the conventional way through advertising. A series of icons at the bottom right of the screen show the different virtual gifts you can purchase Image: /douyu For Mengna Jiang, 30 minutes spent live-streaming to her …

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Kim Jong Un Pal Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading To North Korea

June 14, 2017

… President Trump. He would go back there in a second, if it ended up helping our nation, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. The flamboyant bad boy of the NBA first struck up a friendship with Kim in 2013, when he helped arrange an exhibition basketball game with the Harlem Globetrotters in North Korea for Kim, whos a fan of the sport. He returned the following year with a crew of ex-pros to arrange a historic game between the two countries to celebrate Kims 30th birthday. After …

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I came up with some GoT season 7 theories while drinking 19 cups of coffee

June 11, 2017

Image: mashable composite; hbo/shutterstock These days, it seems like everybody has the same old theories about Game Of Thrones. Jon Snow is Azor Ahai Daenerys is Azor Ahai Jon Snow is half Targaryan Jaime is going to kill Cersei. Can you say boring? How have fan theories about our favorite show become so dull when there are still so many avenues left unexplored? As a huge GoT geek, I really wanted to develop some new theories about Westeros. But I wanted to do it right. So, I decided to …

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Amanda Bynes gives her first interview in 4 years, and it’s everything we could have hoped for

June 11, 2017

… shows that I am a fan of, and maybe a TV show where I’m the star of it in the future. That’s what I hope.” While sipping on strawberry acai tea from Starbucks (her favorite), Bynes also dished on her infamous Drake tweet, drawing inspiration from Blac Chyna’s looks, and who inspires her most in the fashion world. “I actually wasn’t being insincere. I was serious but I was also on drugs. That was my way of saying, let’s do it man!,” she said, …

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The Saudi Prince, the Sheikh and a Gulf Renegade

June 9, 2017

… and Saudis in Libya and Syria. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, another Sandhurst graduate, became emir in 2013 after his father’s abdication. The appointment was seen as an attempt to demonstrate that Qatar was adjusting from its "aberrant" ways, said Peter Salisbury, senior research fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East & North Africa Program.  A sports fan whose father had won the right to host soccer's 2022 World Cup, he sought to enhance …

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Teen’s family recreates her mom’s special graduation photo

June 6, 2017

… OMG! Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) June 3, 2017 props to your dad too for aging backward and both parents for keeping their aesthetic 2000&fresh! Congratulations! Amy fan (@amyfanofficial) June 2, 2017 that’s your mom? sis out here looking like she drinks bottled water from the the fountain of youth daily. i need her regime pic.twitter.com/uFnJCp9dZQ black nirvana. (@_idktaryn) June 2, 2017 “People have overwhelming liked and retweeted my post,” she said. …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

… said to be the most powerful iMac yet. The display will be 43 percent brighter and can now support up to a billion colors, making it more true to real life than ever before. The desktop features monstrous processing power a Xeon processor with up to 18 cores and discrete Radeon Vega graphics. Image: apple The new iMac Pro will have twice the memory of the standard 27-inch iMac, built-in 10Gigabit Ethernet, and a dual fan to better air flow and cooling. It will be available in December …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

If youre a pro basketball fan, youre going to see something next fall you havent seen in ages. No, not an exciting, competitive New York Knick franchise. Youre going to see advertising on NBA uniforms. A small (2.5 x 3/5) patch on the chest of the Cleveland Cavaliers will feature the Goodyear name; the Boston Celtics will carry the logo of General Electric. If the three-year experiment is taken up by every team, it could mean as much as $100 million a year in added revenue. While a patch on an …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… from the can” to save time. Tim Farron likes curry but is a vegetarian, and his strict eating habits have led some of his colleagues to describe his campaign trail as a “rubber tofu circuit”. Caroline Lucas is also a vegetarian, while Nicola Sturgeon’s takeaway of choice is Indian. Paul Nuttall is a fan of “proper milk”. “Forget your Earth mother, lentil-loving, leftie alternatives like soya and almond milk. Give me the real stuff. I drink milk with …

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It’s ‘Wonder Woman’ weekend and Hollywood celebs are here for it, just like you

June 4, 2017

… Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:19pm PDT Ok ladies, now let’s get in formation #WONDERWOMEN @GalGadot @PattyJenks pic.twitter.com/Fp04ubfWmf Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) June 2, 2017 Barb, the fan favorite of Netflix’s breakout hit Stranger Things, also tweeted about how the film impacted her. Everyday people vote by spending money on things, people vote for companies by buying their wares today I’m buying a ticket to Wonder Woman Michelle …

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This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

… Mashable he’s been a fan of books like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings since childhood. He got the idea for The Cauldron while learning to program and design mobile apps on a master’s course. “I kept coming back to the idea of the Weasley Clock you know, the one that displays the location of the Weasley family members instead of the time,” Cortland told Mashable. “That clock is completely possible to make with our current technology, and after designing …

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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ found a fan in the IRL Queen, apparently

May 29, 2017

Image: netflix Netflix charts the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II in its biopic series The Crown… and the IRL queen is apparently a fan. Now, this might simply be wishful thinking brought to life by a welcome rumor. But we’ll take it, with an appropriately portioned helping of salt grains, of course. SEE ALSO: ‘The Crown’ could well cure your ‘Downton Abbey’ nostalgia A “senior royal source” told the U.K. tabloid Sunday Express that Her …

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

… an anthem of the city’s resilience. Fifty-thousand voices joined him and echoed around the ground. Image caption Most fans refused to let the week’s events dampen their spirits Another fan in the queue, Cliff Challenger from Stalybridge, said: “There’s more defiance, more than anything – just to show that you can’t scare us off. “Plus we’ve paid for the tickets,” he added with a laugh. “So you can’t not turn up, let’s …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

… friend, even though she was a huge Ed Sheeran fan. “We can’t wrap our children in cotton wool. She was so excited to go to her first pop concert. She was singing in the car, all the way there. “We have had a phenomenal response from everyone, Nell’s school, the police and the local community have been incredible. The response has really restored our faith in humanity. “Even though she has been taken from us we’ve had 14 lovely years with her and that makes …

May 28, 2017
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Meet the YouTube star behind Overly Attached Girlfriend

… Girlfriend 1) Morris was never really a Belieber According to Refinery29, Morris was more intrigued by the singers origin story how hed been accidentally discovered on YouTube and then mentored by Usher than she was his music. And she realized the comedic potential of filming a creepy fan video from the perspective of a 20-year-old college student. Screengrab via Layna Walker/YouTube 2) Overly Attached Girlfriend was created by a random Reddit user Reddits responsible for a significant …

May 23, 2017
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Ruby Rose disses Katy Perry’s new Taylor Swift diss track

… Swift. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry’s new songs have been pretty terrible, and that’s a problem Taymerican citizen Ruby Rose, who has stuck up for Swift on Twitter in the past, is not a fan. She said her song “Chained to the Rhythm” is “purposeful poop” which I think we can all agree is funny regardless of our pop star alliances and suggested Perry’s “woke” rebrand is insincere. I just think with everything going on in the world to go from …

May 20, 2017
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This is shaping up to be the bleakest season of ‘The Bachelorette’ yet

… “aspiring drummer” is not in the same league as an “aspiring dolphin trainer.” (Miss you every day, Alexis.) SEE ALSO: According to the preview of Kylie Jenner’s show, You! Don’t! Know! Kylie! Jenner! Lindsay entered the Bachelor universe vying for the heart of Viall, a man with a mysteriously smooth forehead who continues to fail upwards. She won the First Impression Rose and was quickly a fan favorite who most viewers could agree deserved better some dude …

May 19, 2017
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