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

May 28, 2017

… reminders of the recent events, this was no different. So while the armed guards kept watch outside and the flags flew at half mast, fans inside sat on their friends’ shoulders, put their arms around their neighbours’ necks, drank lots, moshed, laughed, took off their T-shirts and whirled them above their heads, and sang at the tops of their voices. Just like they always have done, and hopefully always will. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at …


Apple reportedly solved the biggest challenge facing the iPhone 8

May 27, 2017

… from within the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), an Apple supplier. Previous reports suggested the iPhone 8 would be delayed beyond its expected September unveiling and release because of difficulty with an embedded fingerprint sensor. But EDN‘s sources claim that Apple will be ready for rollout in the second half of 2017, right on schedule. SEE ALSO: Apple asks if the iPhone believes in reincarnation The report also claims the new iPhone will also feature …


11 ‘Star Wars’ gadgets that seemed groovy in ’77, but we’re way beyond now

May 26, 2017

… special effect in 1977. Chunky buttons and manual switches everywhere looks cool and vintage on camera (and was probably very much an aesthetic choice), but nowadays your standard command center would be a sea of keyboards and touchscreens. 4. The half-assed surveillance Image: An escape pod jettisons and there’s no surveillance footage? Who is in charge of security on this ship? Do you have any idea how much one of those things costs to replace? That is a planetary landing module …


Irans Islamic Evolution

May 26, 2017

… learned a lot from them, but I missed out on other things,” she says. “Like, I didn’t know how to dance. I still don’t.” Nightclubs, like alcohol, are banned in Iran, yet private dance parties are now ubiquitous. The revolution was quickly followed by an eight-year war with Iraq, in which at least half a million Iranians died. It was a time of sacrifice and privation, Maryam recalls, in which the only clothes available for women were dark, full-length robes. …


Terror Returns to Englands Home of Music and Marxism

May 24, 2017

… a country where intelligence services say the threat of terrorism is now “critical.” Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday night’s suicide attack. At least half a dozen armed police were still patrolling Piccadilly railway station Tuesday, with one officer explaining that they’d been drafted in from a region 100 miles away and were equipped with light-weight rifles. Manchester’s second terminus, the Manchester Arena and Victoria Station, is …


Beyonc prepares for birth of twins with celeb-packed party and amazing Instagram photo

May 23, 2017

… Williams (also an expecting mother), La La Anthony, former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, as well as Vanessa Bryant (one of half of the NBA power couple that includes the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant). Fun fun fun Angie, Serena, lala, Vanessa Kelly, Lorraine A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on May 21, 2017 at 8:06am PDT All theses beautiful ladies at The Carter Push party! A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on May 20, …


Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …


LeBron James puts the Boston Celtics over his knee while making NBA history

May 21, 2017

… Celtics who were still recovering from the previous series. The Celtics just needed a game to acclimate themselves and prove to everyone they were as legit as their Eastern Conference No. 1 seed ranking indicated, right? Oh Oh dear. Here comes LeBron James literally crip walking into the arena. NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 20, 2017 But this time, the usual heroic second half efforts of Isaiah Thomas wouldnt be there to save the Celtics, as Thomas was pulled from …


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

May 20, 2017

… when its crackdown on unsavory ad placements led to drops in ad revenue across the board. Instagram and Snapchat don’t offer creators any cut of the advertising income they generate, and Facebook only recently started granting select video makers a share of a little more than half. Patreon, on the other hand, skims up to one tenth of income generated on the site, depending on the size of a given creator’s audience. YouTube personality Phillip DeFranco said last fall that he was …


Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

… movement into the mainstream. A helpful analog: the environmental movement in the second half of the 20th century. The ideas of conservation and sustainability existed long before the 1960s and 1970s. But those two decades with the publication of Silent Spring, the creation of the EPA and the founding of Greenpeace launched the movement into the mainstream. It enabled real, positive reforms and a whole era of green environmental consciousness and green business. As just one example, 85% of …


Freida Pinto sees ‘Guerrilla’ as a timely story about racial strife

May 16, 2017

(CNN)“Guerrilla” may have wrapped up Sunday night on Showtime, but Freida Pinto sees endless life in the tale it tells. Pinto plays one half of that couple — a woman named Jas who is overcome with anger and frustration by the racial and social injustices of the time. She stars alongside Babou Ceesay, who plays Jas’s boyfriend Marcus, and Idris Elba, who as Jas’s ex Kent. “In playing [Jas], you ask yourself this question over and over again, …


United Airlines accused of freezing, then burning, the giant rabbit that died during a flight

May 10, 2017

… “The assertion that Simon died in a freezer is completely false.” According to United’s version of the story, Simon was alive and well as recently as half an hour after landing in Chicago, but, a short time later, was found motionless in his crate by an employee. The airline has yet to comment on Simon’s cremation, however, and Mashable has reached out to the airline about that allegation. And so the airline’s long, embattled spring spirals on, getting more and …


Norway’s Slow TV hits roadblock after migrating reindeer stop migrating

May 8, 2017

… produced content, while the remaining eight hours showed a fireplace live. “National Knitting Night,” a 13-hour broadcast, opened with scenes of shearing sheep and closed with people knitting sweaters. An 18-hour long broadcasted called “Salmon Swimming Upstream” featured precisely what the title promised. Then there’s a five-and-a-half-day-long cruise along Norway’s coast. At one point, almost half of the Scandinavian country was watching. Hellum, an NRK …


‘Second Wives Club’ star Shiva Safai talks 33-year age gap with her man, dishes on Gigi and Bella Hadid

May 5, 2017

… you just because of your age gap, so I just felt that this will give the viewers a different picture. They can see how our relationship really is and how truly committed we are towards one another. Fox News: Did Mohamed finally set the date?Safai: Well, for that youve gotta wait and see the show! I cant tell you that. Happy birthday to my better half, the man who captured my heart and soul. A man with so much love, respect and passion. I love you with all my heart A post shared by …


’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

… have underestimated their audience. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Julie Cerel, a clinical psychologist and president-elect of the American Association of Suicidology, says there’s nationally representative data showing that more than half of Americans know someone who has died by suicide. Many of the young people watching the series probably have encountered or heard about the suicide of a loved one, and don’t need to relive it to …


This country’s most expensive film of all time costs $150 million

April 20, 2017

… Shetty reckons that film would reach 3 billion people that’s a little less than half the world’s population. That’s quite ambitious. Since ‘Mahabharata’ is an epic, literally, one telling might not do justice to the subject. Hence, the film will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floors by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part will be released within 90 days of the first. We’re waiting! WATCH: If ‘La La Land’ …


Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

… consider the fact that the average snapchatter spends around half an hour on the app per day and 60% of users create content. Instagram is primarily used for browsing and the average user spends just 15 minutes per day within the app. Its highly unlikely that all 15 of those minutes are spent engaging with Instagram Stories. Assuming that Instagram has grown from the 400M DAUs it had in February, that means that under 50% of Instagram’s total daily user base engages with a feature that …


A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

… to me, about me, probably in the last half hour! Hannah I feel like my bandana collection is my most developed collection. I mean my array of bandanas is insane. Shoshanna ** I am 13 pounds overweight and it has been so awful for me my whole life. Hannah Ive been known to dabble in the Macintosh arts. Ray Its a Wednesday night baby and Im alive! Hannah ** I will never be bored as long as theres Halloween. Shoshanna Its really liberating to say …


Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

The survey found: 98% of teachers said they had come into contact with pupils who were experiencing mental health issues. They were most likely to be teenagers, with more than half of teachers saying they had seen issues in 14 to 16-year-olds. But nearly a fifth (18%) of those surveyed by the union said they had been in contact with four to seven-year-olds showing mental health issues while more than a third (35%) had seen problems in youngsters aged seven to 11. Nine in 10 said they …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… half a million dollars. Its influences are everything from classic arcades to VR entertainment. And where else can you watch an SUV go bungee jumping? Amazing what people come up with off the big top of their heads. It might not be the greatest show on earth, but though the Two Bit costs more than two bits, it buys more than a shave and a haircut. And even if it follow circuitous logic, it puts new ideas in entertainment to the tech and the story brings us full circus on CNN 10. I’m Carl …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… bringing hail, high winds and soaking rains. In southwestern Georgia, a tornado up to a mile and a half wide was seen. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Atlanta, quarter size hail was reported in Alabama and Kentucky, and flooding was seen throughout Columbia, South Carolina. As the storms barreled through, several states were given tornado watches or warnings. Is that the same thing? (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JENNIFER GRAY, CNN METEOROLOGIST: When severe weather strikes, one of the most common …


Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

… ‘capitalist West’ as it were.” In addition to his five Ladas, Mr Hughes’ collection of “Eastern European motoring delicacies” includes three Wartburgs and a Trabant from former East Germany; a Moskvich from Russia; and a Zaporozhets and a Tavria from Ukraine. He also has “a half-share” in a Izh Oda, also from Russia. Mr Hughes says he wouldn’t swap his collection for a Ferrari, because he argues that anyone with a “big enough …


Why women are taking to YouTube in Saudi Arabia

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Al-Juhara Sajer is a 25-year-old lifestyle and makeup vlogger from Saudi Arabia. With nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube, Sajer (pictured below) is part of a media revolution that has seen the Kingdom achieve the highest YouTube watch time per capita of any country in the world, according to analytics agency Tubular Labs. In a country where movie theaters are illegal and music concerts are seldom permitted, young Saudis are increasingly relying on social media for …


Twitter kills the egg avatar, replaces it with something worse and doesn’t it have more important things to do?

April 2, 2017

… a bot or troll account and often associated with harrassment, has been transformed into a new design that’s meant to resemble the outline of a human’s head and shoulders. But instead, it kind of just looks like one tiny, deformed egg hovering above one half of a slightly larger egg. Twitter announced the change in an overly detailed blog post on Friday. Though Twitter has recently taken steps to fight back against abuse on the platform such as making it easier to report abusive …


Indian bride’s dance performance at her wedding goes massively viral

April 1, 2017

We know Indian weddings are a lavish affair. But this is intense. Really. A 17-minute-long dance act by an Indian bride has gone viral. Though the video is two months old, netizens woke up to it yesterday and have viewed it 7 million times already. SEE ALSO: Bhangra takes on hip hop for a truly viral NBA half-time dance The bride is seen performing to a medley of popular Bollywood songs at her sangeet (a pre-nuptial ceremony) first with her besties and then with her big family, all the …