A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… 1, which means a strike could begin as early as May 2. Negotiations between the two organizations resumed on Tuesday, but the signs are not great. What do the writers want? There are many issues up for negotiation in the contract talks with the AMPTP including boosting employer contributions to the guild’s health plan but the main source of contention is how much writers are earning. Since many writers are paid per episode, the guild is pushing to get scribes on cable and streaming shows …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… on April 21, 2017 in New York City. Image: Brad Barke/Getty Images for Kairos Society Hayden, the former CIA director, spoke about the importance of bringing together big data with historical knowledge. Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker and New York Times CEO Mark Thompson spoke on the issues facing todays media industry. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels pitched fellows on the need for computing systems that can handle all the 6,000+ languages spoken in the world not just the handful …

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Chris Pratt Says His Blue-Collar America Remark Was Pretty Stupid

April 25, 2017

Earlier in the week,Chris Pratttold Mens Fitness that Hollywood has a representation problem when it comes to blue-collar Americans, despite an Oscar season that highlighted the experience of working-class people(see: Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea or Fences). His comments immediately elicited a passionate response from tweeters who were quick to remind Pratt that not only are there a tons of movies about working-class white men, there are other and more pressing representational issues to …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… science and research. Organizers called it the March for Science and they said several hundred of these events took place around the globe. In the U.S., thousands were seen in places like Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Illinois. Speeches were made. Calling attention to environmental issues. There was live music. On his first Earth Day in the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his support for conservation and preservation, saying science is critical to his administration’s …

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Here are the 53 best photos from the March for Science

April 24, 2017

… Trump administration.While activists and critics both agree that science shouldn’t be a party issue, the crowdactivists, teachers, and yes, plenty of scientistsclearly took issue with the Trump administration’s policies and general attitude toward the environment and issues like climate change. Here was the scene in Washington on Saturday and the reasoningfrom some of the people who took part in trying to make their world a better place. Gilberto Giafalasof New Jersey …

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A Rickroll and a corporation-friendly change all in a day’s work at the FCC

April 21, 2017

… the one put in place by Barack Obama. That FCC (under Tom Wheeler) put in place strong net neutrality rules and a variety of other consumer-friendly protections just about all of which Pai loudly disagreed with. Most notable among those issues was net neutrality, which he is reportedly planning to gut. Aside from that and Thursday’s internet price cap, he also pushed for Congress to repeal broadband data privacy rules. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAzonAuthority – …

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Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

April 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. “We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid. But she told those gathered there to …

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Judge’s Anti-death Penalty Protest Riles Conservatives

April 17, 2017

… Republican lawmakers who described it as judicial misconduct and potential grounds for Griffen's removal from the bench. Griffen, a Pulaski County Circuit Judge, said he's morally opposed to the death penalty and that his personal beliefs alone shouldn't disqualify him from taking up certain cases. For years, he has been pushing the boundaries of how much a judge can speak out on controversial issues. "We have never, in my knowledge, been so afraid to admit that people can …

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Bill Nye’s new show is like ‘Science Guy’ for ‘grown up’ millennials

April 15, 2017

… been building its library of originals. Nye’s show became the perfect addition because it catered to the cord-cutting millennials who grew up watching the scientist. “As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not really making a kid show,” Nye says in the introduction to his first episode. “It’s for you grown up kids all over the world. We’re going to be talking about important, perhaps even controversial, issues from scientific points of view and …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… doctors about their health as they aren’t comfortable talking about it, not seeking help when the victims of abuse, and issues like consent and contraception,” says Schechter. Schechter is hosting events in an effort to raise funds as part of the initial stage of the museum’s development. The museum’s first event the Vagina Museum’s feminist comedy night will take place on 19 May and will feature comedy about vaginas, “the people who have them [and] “the …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… year’s Super Bowl when it seemed like every other ad was a lofty messages about immigration, gender equality or other hot-button issues. Saturday Night Live rightly skewered this trend: Detractors often see this practice as exploitative and disingenuous. But ad execs insist that there are ways for corporations to tackle social causes without making everyone gag. And somehow, amidst the hours of focus groups, sheaths of strategy notes and endless pitch decks that such multimillion-dollar …

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YouTube TV review: Live TV streaming has never looked so good

April 6, 2017

… the thing that really puts the YouTube in YouTube TV is search. It’s powerful and will get better over time. You can search by the usual title, genre, actor/actress, or fine-tune things to show content for things likes “puppies” or “coffee.” Image: lili sams/mashable Even on a strong Wi-Fi connection, I still have buffering and connection issues every now and then with Sling TV. I had no such problems while trying out YouTube TV over Wi-Fi and LTE at work and …

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Uh oh: The iPhone 8 launch may be delayed

April 6, 2017

Soon.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Do good things come to those who wait? If the rumors regarding production problems for Apple’s iPhone 8 are true, we may all be waiting a long time to find out. According to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News that was picked up by DigiTimes, the cause of the delay on the new phone is twofold: “Technical issues” involving the laminating of OLED panels and the implementation of a separate 3D-sensing system. SEE ALSO: The …

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Marvels The Defenders teaser had a big fat Easter egg did you find it?

April 5, 2017

… are a number of items that might be of interest to Marvel fans. So lets go through some of the most intriguing references and reveals. Is someone looking for Kun-Lun? Image: netflix Across the bottom of the Bulletin page are a selection of covers for five previous issues, with one each corresponding to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. The Defenders cover references the construction of the new Midland Circle building you know, the shadowy corporation behind …

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Why developers struggle to make video game cameras that don’t annoy you

April 4, 2017

… to move automatically without them constantly adjusting it. Balancing between the two can be a massive headache. Many games solution is to let players adjust the camera but impose a timer that automatically resets it behind the character again if the game doesnt detect any input from the player for a set amount of time. issues can arise when that timer is too short or too long, especially in games where you move at high speeds, like driving games. If the camera takes too long to reset, …

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Prominent governor says Trump’s climate order is a ‘colossal mistake’

March 31, 2017

A flooded vineyard in northern California in January, following a round of record storms.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images California Gov. Jerry Brown said the Trump administration has made a “colossal mistake” in unraveling federal policies to address climate change. Brown, who has frequently sparred with President Donald Trump over climate change and other issues, told the Los Angeles Timesthat the president’s executive order “defies science itself.” He said …

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The future of VR is here and Oculus Rift is one year old. So why isn’t it mainstream?

March 30, 2017

… the domain of gaming brands and movie studios, but could very well reach across the world as part of the vast social network ecosystem. The good news? While waging a major court battle, Oculus Story Studio won an Emmy for the VR experience Henry and its Dear Angelica short debuted at Sundance. Win: Despite exec shakeups, legal battles and doubters, Oculus remained focused on pushing out new titles and product improvements. Loss: The legal issues aren’t over, bad press still haunts …

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Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 29, 2017

… “uplifting” positive stories, real-time advice on where to go in cities around the world, info on the latest trends from people setting them, and first-person accounts of LGBTQ events and issues. “People hook up on Grindr, but its about more than that. Into focuses a lot on travel, since our users like to travel and go out,” Simkhai said inan interview with Forbes. “Into will help you navigate while travelling, as well share travel info relating to nightlife, …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… student’s teacher and the student’s friend.” However, Teacher 1 said she never witnessed anything inappropriate, and Cummins’ door was always open when students were in his classroom, according to the report. The report concluded the allegation the two had kissed could not be confirmed but recommended Elizabeth be taken out of Cummins’ class. Elizabeth should be told to bring anxiety issues to counselors and administration in the future, it said. Four days later, …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… conference – while hammering away at the Tories. This could have a knock-on effect in particular in the council elections – the Greens had been campaigning hard for that vote to be about local issues, but it’s hard to imagine constitutional issues won’t dominate on the doorsteps now. Measuring mandates Media captionBlocking a Scottish referendum ‘would be undemocratic’ Ms Sturgeon argues that she has a “cast iron mandate” to push for a referendum …

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10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Doctor During Your Annual Exam

March 17, 2017

Annual checkups are so important for your health, especially as you get on up in years. Being proactive and preventative about your healthcare can literally save your life. There is no reason not to go in for your annual checkup, really! Getting your vitals taken, like blood pressure, and possibly someblood work, can help detect early warning signs for potentially serious issues like kidney disease, diabetes, and cancer. Catching these indicators early and starting preventative treatment can …

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The ‘Ides of Trump’ will inundate Trump with a massive postcard campaign

March 16, 2017

… 2017 at 7:13am PDT It’s simple to participate in the Ides of Trump, all you need is something to say in your note. Organizers suggest unloading your frustration on a number of issues from immigration, the environment to conflicts of interest and even “the existence of facts.” Organizers don’t care what you have to say, as long as enough people put pen to paper and show Trump that they are not OK with his policies. Many people have shared their postcards online. …

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Zedd organizes concert to speak out against Trump’s travel ban

March 12, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Grammy-winning DJ Zedd says he does not consider himself “a political person,” but when President Donald Trump signed an immigration executive order that includes a travel ban, he could no longer stay silent. “I try to be somewhat quiet about political issues unless I think it gets out of hand,” Zedd told CNN. “I feel like if there’s a change I can make — there’s something I can do to help — that is when I decide to …

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals How She Really Feels About Being A Working Mom

March 8, 2017

… note that she is far, far from perfect. In fact, she’s more than happy to add thatnone of us are perfect. Instagram / Chrissy Teigen She might have a picture-perfect life on social media, but she does everything she can to remindfans that she’s just the same as all of them. She and her husband struggled for years with infertility issues before finally conceiving Luna via IVF. Chrissy is happy to acknowledge that motherhood is beautiful, but it’s no walk in …

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