The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 22, 2017

… official partners. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Krzanich believes the Olympics are a perfect proving ground for 5G. “The Olympic games are great examples of connecting millions of fans at home with millions of things at the games,” he said. Drones will, naturally, also play a significant role at the games where they’ll be used for entertainment and to observe and measure athletic performance. Sports and drones don’t always mix. In 2015, a drone almost hit a World Cup …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… I knew I had to make a drastic change. So I took a hard look at my role and skillsand realized I could do the same job, at half the cost. It would be a win-win, as long as my employer was on board. During our touchbase, I informed my boss that I was overpaid. After the initial shock wore off, I made my offer. Im starting a social media consulting service, I began. Would you like to be my first client? I proposed that my employer agree to a one-year commitment and pay half of my salary, …

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Being handsome is one of life’s struggles for Jon Hamm

June 21, 2017

… he knows possess both beauty and humor, including his Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig and Master of None star Aziz Ansari. Plus Hamm isn’t shy about poking fun at his handsome looks. His guest-starring role on 30 Rock, in which he played Liz Lemon’s handsome but unknowingly incompetent boyfriend, is about just that. No matter what, Hamm (also known as “America’s Sexiest Comedy Nerd“) said he’s enjoying his success and he’s not ashamed of it. And we our …

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Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day tweet included an adorable throwback photo

June 20, 2017

… always be your little girls. We love you.” Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad. To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day! https://t.co/ya1YAJignC Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 18, 2017 Michelle wasn’t the only celebrity to give a shoutout to the former president for Father’s Day. Chance the Rapper, a fairly new dad himself, took the opportunity to let Barack know he’s had a role in …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… for the nickel and dime left over after that. Elbowing over that sliver of the market are hundreds of entitiespublishers ranging from the New York Times to BuzzFeed to a rogue’s gallery of fake news sites. Also in the mix are ad tech middlemen from targeters to re-targeters to robotic exchanges, and even mafia fraudsters. Just look at this mess. These are all the companies that are playing some role in this. The amount of money spent on digital ads is still growing quickly, but …

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

… busy up until the end, as he was almost as famous for his career’s second act poking fun of and referencing the persona he created with his most famous role but his final TV appearance, a cameo on NBC’s Powerless, never aired after the show was cancelled before it finished its first season. Now, the network has put the full episode up on YouTube in memoriam, giving everyone one last chance to see West do what he did best. SEE ALSO: Batman asks Catwoman to marry him but honestly she …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in …

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Melania Trump moves in

June 11, 2017

(CNN)The White House East Wing has thus far been functioning with a first lady in absentia — but soon, that will change. What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip Melania Trump’s role on first foreign trip What issues will the First Lady embrace? How Melania Trump met the 45th President …

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No wand? No problem. Anyone can apply to audition for roles in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

June 7, 2017

… The best part? It’s an open casting call. That means basically *anyone* can live out their childhood dreams and apply for an audition. The roles the company is trying to fill include young versions of Newt Scamander Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange and more. SEE ALSO: There are now Harry Potter books in Hogwarts House colors, because of course Now, there are *some* requirements when it comes to applying for a role. The spots need to be filled by teenagers. For the …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the government's commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online." London police haven't said what role, if any, social media or information from the internet factored into Saturday night's attack that killed seven people. ___ 5:20 p.m. Cricket rivals India and Pakistan have held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge attacks amid enhanced security at the …

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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

… statement.  Bosch said it’s working intensively with BMW to minimize the impact. The disruption was caused by a bottleneck at an Italian company that supplies the casings for Bosch’s electronic-steering systems, the Stuttgart, Germany-based firm said in an emailed statement. It dispatched employees to Italy to help solve the problem as soon as possible. The operational issue is the latest blow for Bosch. The closely held manufacturer, already under fire for its role in …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

May 28, 2017
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Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

… the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef, which he considered to be his greatest achievement,” they wrote. For 12 years, from “Live and Let Die” (1973) through “A View to a Kill” (1985), Moore owned the role of Agent 007, the martini-drinking, lady-loving British spy introduced in the novels of Ian Fleming. His take on the character was compared, inevitably, to that of Sean Connery, the original …

May 24, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

… animals to cope. Image: Songlin Fei Previous studies on how climate change affects trees have generally shown a strong correlation between changes in temperature and shifting tree ranges. But this new study revealed that precipitation also plays a significant role in tree movement. Fei said the westward shift of deciduous trees was among researchers’ most surprising findings. “When analyzing the impact of climate change, precipitation had a much stronger near-term impacts on …

May 20, 2017
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Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

Murals and sun-bleached images of Lopez Rivera plastered windows along the Paseo Boricua in Chicagos Puerto Rican enclave of Humboldt Park with messages that called for his freedom and hailed him as a hero for his controversial role in fighting for Puerto Rican independence. Lopez Rivera spent part of his boyhood in the neighborhood. Thursdays events included a march down the Paseo Boricua accompanied by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Latino politicians in Chicago, bands, a flotilla …

May 19, 2017
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