New report says Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will have smaller battery than the S8+

June 25, 2017

… if not expected, but now for some features that might disappoint fans. One thing Samsung won’t reportedly be repeating: cramming in a larger capacity. The report claims Samsung’s going with a 3,300 mAh battery, which would be smaller than the S8+’s 3,500 mAh battery. Last year Samsung gave the Note 7 its largest battery in a flagship ever, and well, that ended up with the phones exploding everywhere, and its eventual discontinuation. …

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

… which is trapped in traditional television. Facebook declined to say how many creators are in their paid program or in conversation with their partnerships team. Making fans… and money Unlike many in Hollywood, Clery isn’t complaining about making money, at least not now. Her first year on Facebook she was living off of her savings, and it took awhile before her first brand deal on Instagram and later Facebook. Now, she’s part of Facebook’s exclusive monetization program, …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… take action against those responsible. The CPS is currently considering criminal charges against a range of people and organisations following the finding last year that 96 fans were unlawfully killed at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. Public Inquiry Public inquiries are designed to establish what happened, learn from events, prevent any recurrence, and reassure. Unlike inquests they do hold people to account. However, public inquiries are set up by the government. It appoints the chair who …

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Fitbit will bring wearables to the NBA with brand new sponsorship deal

June 21, 2017

… recovery is really exciting for the athletes, trainers, and our research teams.” Minnesota’s fans will have a shot to get in on some new fit tracking opportunities, too. “The fan experience is going to be a big focus for us, and we’re going to try a lot of different things,” Casson said. That experience will start at the Timberwolves’ home arena, the Target Center, during games. Fitbit is working to integrate its tech into the concession stands. When fans …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 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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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 19, 2017

… Boomer’s here “It took on a life of its own that I dont think either of us really expected,” Nicole said about the account. When Michael decided to do the first post as a way for family, friends, and fans to follow Boomer, he had nearly 2,000 followers. After the 2016 Olympic trials he surpassed 100,000 followers and kept going, leaving his own mother and Olympic athletes in his wake. “We always joke that were going to take this account away from him when he’s older …

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The gender of Beyonc’s twins might have been revealed by Barack Obama himself

June 17, 2017

Image: Isa Foltin/Getty Images Former president Barack Obama might be getting a little too comfortable outside of the office. He’s out here doing good work, sure, but he’s also possibly leaking some seriously classified information without a care in the world. At least that’s what some fans of Beyonc and Jay-Z think. Many have noticed that during the beautiful introduction Obama made for Jay-Z’s induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the politician may have …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

… broken. Winner already has some high-profile fans. Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, said Winner must be supported. Talk show host and frequent Trump critic Rosie ODonnell donated money to her legal defense. Its easier than ever for prosecutors to go after leakers. Computer records show which files employees access and whom they emailed or called. The Obama administration used the Espionage Act to target leakersmore than all previous presidents combined. If Winner acknowledges being …

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

June 1, 2017

… experience that adult fans like me would love,” he said. Key fob technology will be used to make magic wands in the pub. Image: matthew cortland Touch sensitive technology would then mean pint taps could be wand-activated. Image: matthew cortland Voice- and touch-activated wands, touch sensitive technology and magnetism will be used to make things like magic wands, refilling pints, and floating candles for the pub. There will also be moving photos, which Kickstarter backers can …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… pilot from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley. Adrianne Palicki was cast in the lead, which proved to be one of the few good decisions made by the show. fans ripped apart her hideous costume and the changes to her origin story, and test audiences weren’t impressed with the results either. NBC, probably wisely, decided not to move forward with a series. 2012-2013: The CW eyes a Wonder Woman origin story. The CW, which was not yet the superhero powerhouse it would become, announced …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… management system, as well as update and keep track of the services they offer. The app began as Taylor’s passion project in early 2016. It’s an offshoot of her company Trellyz, formerly known as Digital Fan Clubs, which launched four years ago to help people manage their brands and monetize their fans on Facebook. But about 18 months ago, Taylor, who has lived in Europe on and off for the last 25 years, felt compelled to do something a bit different. Image: RefAid / Trellyz …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

May 27, 2017

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

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Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing – BBC News

May 24, 2017

… “If people here don’t have children the age of Laura and Eilidh they will certainly know their families,” he said. “They are feeling the pain of the families. “This does seem a very different place to the world of international terrorism on the news.” The teenagers, pupils at the island’s Castlebay Community School, were among thousands of young music fans who had watched a performance by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena before the attack. …

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Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

… Renaissance artists has attracted a growing community of podcasters, artists, writers, and game developers looking for an alternative to the scale-hungry world of advertising-supported media. SEE ALSO: New Adblock Plus service lets you pay websites after removing ads There, popular creators can replace the nickel-and-dime trickle of cheap ads with donations from fans who are happy to shell out the cost of a cup of coffee each month to fund their work. Unlike crowdfunding rivals like Indiegogo, …

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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

May 20, 2017

… can rely on Snapchat and Snapchat Discover to generate all of their advertising needs. But, as Snap and Snapchat chase their goals of growing, this comes at a cost. The platforms are also expecting publishers to adapt and make changes. In particular, the social media brand is now chasing television fans by adapting Snapchat Discover to be more like the tube. As it does so, Snapchat expects – nay, demands – that long term media partners follow suit and keep up. Essentially, Snaps …

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Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

May 20, 2017

… its biggest addition yet. SEE ALSO: George W. Bush, unconcerned with politics, photobombs a sports reporter “Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond,” said Dan Reed, Facebooks Head of Global Sports Partnerships, in a statement. By distributing a live game per week on Facebook, Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale. Tech …

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Reactions to the death of a Fox News titan vary wildly

May 19, 2017

Roger Ailes speaks at the Hollywood Reporter celebration of "The 35 Most Powerful People in Media," in 2012.Image: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images The past two decades saw Roger Ailes rise from obscurity into perhaps the most influential and allegedly abusive person at the intersection of American politics and media. That rise earned him rabidly loyal fans, begrudging respect from others, and an army of detractors, which is easy to see in the comments that flooded Twitter after his death …

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