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  2. Star Trek: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, above) has always been happy to talk about possible future projects, though he's notorious for floating ideas that never come to fruition. Recently, however, he shared his idea for a Star Trek movie with producer J.J. Abrams. Now Paramount plans to assemble a so-called "writers room" to hear Tarantino's idea and begin to put things together for an installment that he might direct after his next movie is released in 2019. [Deadline] Bohemian Rhapsody: Director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse, above left) has been relieved of his duties on the Queen musical biography Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek (TV's Mr. Robot) stars as Freddie Mercury, the singer who led the popular British rock band... Read More View the full article
  3. Title: Foliage Artist: Groofeo Style: Dub Techno Label: Sanex Music Listen to the release here and get your own copy! Available Now From: Beatport Traxsource iTunes Amazon Maybe you will be interested our 12" EP release: Title: Places Artist: Kip5 Style: Dub Techno, Minimal, Deep Label: SM Records Format: 12" Release date: 15.06.2017 Catalog number: SMR001 This is the first release from the SM Records label which introduces you a great musical producer from Russia, Egor Zakharov creating his music under the name of Kip5. The Places release consists of 4 pieces of his own played in dub techno style. The release is opened by a mysterious piece charming in its serenity, Here which smoothly flows into a romantic, very gentle There track. At the other side of the release, you will continue your travelling to the Somewhere composition which has pronounced deep sounding. At last, your exciting travelling will finish to the atmospheric Nowhere track which can help you get rest, relax, have a cup of coffee. While listening, you’ll visit all those wonderful places and come back in great spirits. Our website: Facebook page: Twitter page: Thank you for your Support!
  4. Intuit, the company behind products like QuickBooks and TurboTax, today announced that it has acquired TSheets, a time-tracking service and employee scheduling app with over 35,000 customers. The $340 million acquisition price consists of both cash and other considerations and Intuit expects the acquisition to close in the second half of 2018. TSheets launched back in 2006 and now has offices… Read More View the full article
  5. Revolut is merging traditional banking and cryptocurrency to let you buy, sell, trade, and hold Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether alongside 25 world fiat currencies. The $90 million-funded mobile banking startup is trying to erase the divide between old and new money. Revolut‘s CEO Nikolay Storonsky announced on stage today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin conference that… Read More View the full article
  6. Coronet, a startup that launched as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in New York City in 2015, announced the release of the latest version of its cloud security product aimed at SMBs today. The new system introduces a layer of autonomy which lets IT or security personnel define a set of rules and the system takes care of the rest without any additional intervention.… Read More View the full article
  7. Ijad Madisch, co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate – the so-called Facebook for scientists – shot down an accusation about a questionable way it may have acquired users in the past. The question was raised by a panel moderator, TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher, at the Disrupt Berlin 2017 conference this morning. According to Butcher’s multiple sources, ResearchGate had… Read More View the full article
  8. Kespry, the industrial drone startup, announced a fresh infusion of cash today in the form of a $33M Series C. It brings the total raised to over $61M across the the three rounds. While today’s investment was led by G2VP, it also included some strategic investors with Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Ventures and ABB Ventures joining in. Shell comes on board as Kespry tries to expand… Read More View the full article
  9. What if your photos could move, like they do in Harry Potter? With augmented reality they can. Lifeprint got a head start wowing people with its augmented reality wizardry printer, but the 2x3 photos it spit out left a lot to be desired. People wanted bigger photos — shots they could really see — and now the company's launching a larger AR printer that prints out 3x4.5 photos. SEE ALSO: Portable device that prints moving photos looks straight out of 'Harry Potter' world The new Lifeprinter is physically bigger to accommodate the larger prints, but barely more expensive. It's priced at $150 (the original costs $130) and is available exclusively from Apple. Read more... More about Augmented Reality, Ar, Printers, Lifeprint, and Instant PhotographyView the full article
  10. 2018 could be the year of changeable emoji directions. This. Is. Huge. SEE ALSO: All women's shoe emoji have high heels. This striking campaign wants to change that Emojipedia reports that a just-published proposed update to Unicode's emoji documentation features a new recommendation about a "mechanism for providing emoji direction." "Emoji with glyphs that face to the right or left may face either direction, according to vendor preference," reads a new section of the document. "However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms." Now that might sound like a load of meaningless jargon. But, essentially it means we'll be able to choose an "explicit direction" for certain emoji. You'll be able to make your runner emoji run from left to right. Read more... More about Emoji, Unicode Consortium, Emoji Keyboard, Unicode, and EmojipediaView the full article
  11. In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its latest generation Power chip, the Power9. The company intends to sell the chips to third-party manufacturers and to cloud vendors including Google. Meanwhile, it’s releasing a new computer powered… Read More View the full article
  12. It’s no secret that the OpenStack Foundation has been looking to branch out beyond its eponymous cloud infrastructure project, which, until now, was always its sole focus. It’s also no surprise then that the Foundation today announced the launch of the Kata Containers project. Kata Containers is a new open source project that aims to bring the best of containers (speed,… Read More View the full article
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  14. The upcoming thriller is about estranged siblings in rural England reunited by their father’s death View the full article
  15. Beware of group-think. It can lead to bad choices and circular logic. The wisdom of the crowd might help you solve a difficult puzzle, but it won't necessarily lead to better choices or products. For EVE, the puzzle was how to build the Surface Pro-style 2-in-1 computer of their dreams, while undercutting Microsoft on price. EVE's team of just 8 employees tapped into a community of 1,000 developers around the world and a larger EVE community of over 6,000 members to decide each specification. The result is a solidly-built, attractive, and generally performant computer that packs impressive power and battery life into an extraordinarily affordable package. Read more... More about Reviews, Review, Computer, Laptop, and LaptopsView the full article
  16. Today the organisation is upping the stakes, kicking off a campaign to teach 20,000 young women in the U.K. and Ireland how to code for free by the end of 2020. To help achieve this, Code First: Girls is running a crowdfunding campaign, in addition to working with partners and backers from leading employers, including KKR and OVH, to train young women at the start of their careers. Read More View the full article
  17. Cats are rather fussy creatures when it comes to being petted. But, a little girl from Dublin, Ireland, has given her cat's petting preferences a great deal of close attention. Paul Duane, father of 10-year-old Gabi, tweeted his daughter's handwritten "interview" with Coco the cat. In the imagined interview, Gabi interrogates Coco's petting preferences, listing parts of her cat's body and asking Coco if she likes being petted there. SEE ALSO: Children's book illustrator accuses John Lewis of ripping off 'Mr Underbed' for Christmas ad "Gabi saw diagrams online people had drawn of where their cats like to be petted and where they don't like it," Duane told Mashable. Read more... More about Cats, Children, Pets, Cat, and Child View the full article
  18. This story teaches you at least two valuable life lessons. Never take a bet you might later regret. And never underestimate the power of social media. SEE ALSO: The internet is deathly afraid of this year's White House Christmas decorations Kelsey Hall, a 20-year-old student from the University of Alabama, posted on Twitter a pic of herself while wearing a Christmas tree costume and challenged Twitter to give her 1,000 retweets and she'd wear it for the rest of the semester: 1,000 retweets and I’ll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester — Kelsey Hall (@kelseyhall1313) December 3, 2017 Read more... More about Twitter, Challenge, Student, Christmas Tree, and CultureView the full article
  19. Here’s a surprise: at our Disrupt Berlin event, Ulrich Spiesshofer, the CEO of 125-year old automation giant ABB, argued that automation is nothing to fear. “I think we need to take this fear extremely seriously and get people out of this fear,” he said. In his view, automation and robotics has allowed millions of people to move beyond the extreme poverty line and it’s… Read More View the full article
  20. Marketing tech company Zeta Global is making good use of its recent $140 million Series F funding round. After acquiring Boomtrain, the company today announced it has acquired Disqus, a service you’re probably familiar with thanks to its ubiquitous online commenting service that powers the commenting sections of sites that range from TMZ to The Atlantic and Entertainment Weekly. Read More View the full article
  21. The magnitude of sexual harassment allegations rocking the film industry is fully revealed when an innocuous film screening in Manhattan turns into a heated discussion in zero time. SEE ALSO: People are appalled that Morrissey blames Kevin Spacey's and Harvey Weinstein's victims This is what happened at the 20th anniversary screening of Wag the Dog, when HBO host John Oliver questioned actor Dustin Hoffman over allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Early in November, Anna Graham Hunter, a writer in Los Angeles, said Hoffman sexually harassed and groped her on the set of Death of a Salesman, in 1985. At the time, Hunter was a 17-year-old intern. Read more... More about Sexual Harassment, John Oliver, Dustin Hoffman, Sexual Misconduct, and Entertainment View the full article
  22. It's been a while since Taylor Swift last appeared on the cover of a magazine. But, her first cover shoot of the Reputation era is here. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the British Vogue cover is all about reinvention. In addition to a high fashion—and kinda emo—photo shoot, Swift has also written a poem for Vogue on the topic of "reinvention and moving on." Quelle surprise! Sadly, we have to wait until Friday, when the magazine hits stands, to get our hands on Swift's poetry. SEE ALSO: This one lyric from 'Gorgeous' is proof that the old Taylor Swift is not dead "It’s been a while since I’ve done a magazine cover. I’m really happy my first one back was with such wonderful people," wrote Swift in an Instagram post about her cover shoot for the January issue of Vogue. Read more... More about Media, Taylor Swift, Vogue, Cover Story, and ReputationView the full article
  23. If you have a Twitter account, you know it's been a crazy year, from the political craziness to the celebrity clapbacks. Twitter sent us data on the most popular tweets of the year, as well as the most talked about people and subjects. Take a look and see if any of your favorite tweets and stars made the cut. SEE ALSO: 23 of the funniest British tweets from 2017 Most retweeted tweets: 1. The Wendy's chicken nugget challenge HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS — Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017 2. Barack Obama's Charlottesville response "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017 Read more... More about Twitter, Sports, Politics, Celebrities, and Donald Trump View the full article
  24. ISP blocking has become a prime measure for the entertainment industry to target pirate sites on the Internet. In recent years sites have been blocked throughout Europe, in Asia, and even Down Under. In most countries, these blockades are ordered by local courts, which compel Internet providers to restrict access to certain websites. In Canada, however, there’s a plan in the works to allow for website blockades without judicial oversight. A coalition of movie industry companies and ISPs, including Bell, Rogers, and Cineplex are discussing a proposal to implement such measures. The Canadian blocklist would be maintained by a new non-profit organization called “Internet Piracy Review Agency” (IPRA) and enforced through the CTRC, Canadaland reports. The plan doesn’t come as a total surprise as Bell alluded to a nationwide blocking mechanism during a recent Government hearing. What becomes clear from the new plans, however, is that the telco is not alone. The new proposal is being discussed by various stakeholders including ISPs and local movie companies. As in other countries, major American movie companies are also in the loop, but they will not be listed as official applicants when the plan is submitted to the CRTC. Canadian law professor Micheal Geist is very critical of the plans. Although the proposal would only cover sites that “blatantly, overwhelmingly or structurally” engage in or facilitate copyright infringement, this can be a blurry line. “Recent history suggests that the list will quickly grow to cover tougher judgment calls. For example, Bell has targeted TVAddons, a site that contains considerable non-infringing content,” Geist notes. “It can be expected that many other sites disliked by rights holders or broadcasters would find their way onto the block list,” he adds. While the full list of applicants is not ready yet, it is expected that the coalition will file its proposal to the CRTC before the end of the month. Thus far, the Government appears to be reluctant in its response. In comments to Canadaland spokesperson Karl Sasseville stressed that Canada maintains committed to an open Internet. “Our government supports an open internet where Canadians have the ability to access the content of their choice in accordance to Canadian laws,” Sasseville says. “While other parts of the world are focused on building walls, we’re focused on opening doors‎.” As we’ve seen in the past, “net neutrality” and website blocking are not mutually exclusive. Courts around the world, also in Canada, have ordered content to be blocked, open Internet or not. However, bypassing the judicial system may prove to be a problem. Professor Geist is happy with the Government’s comments and notes that legal basis for the proposal is thin. He stresses that the ISPs involved in these plans should seriously consider if they want to continue down this path, which isn’t necessarily in the best interest of their customers. “The government rightly seems dismissive of the proposal in the Canadaland report but as leading Internet providers, Bell and Rogers should be ashamed for leading the charge on such a dangerous, anti-speech and anti-consumer proposal,” Geist concludes. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons View the full article
  25. Narendra Modi is killing it on Twitter. Not only does the Indian prime minister have 37.5 million followers, he's also the most tweeted about world leader in the world — after Trump of course. SEE ALSO: Meet one of Indonesia's most unlikely YouTube celebrities: The president Modi is also the most followed head of state across the Asia-Pacific region by far, with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo coming in second with 9.1 million followers, according to a press release from Twitter. What does it take to amass such a huge following? For one, the Prime Minister tweets almost every other day, and he's not afraid of sending out numerous tweets on the same day. On Dec. 1 for example, he sent out a grand total of eight tweets. Read more... More about Twitter, India, Narendra Modi, Narendra Modi Twitter, and Narendra Modi Social MediaView the full article
  26. A Boogie reportedly helped his good friend, Don Q, get out of jail after getting arrested for drug & gun charges last week. the full article
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