TYT YouTube
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Why is Mark Zuckerberg filing hundreds of lawsuits in Hawaii? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go “A few days after Christmas, Mark Zuckerberg shared a series of photographsof his family at their $100m, 700-acre property in Kauai. The Facebook CEO and his wifefell in love with the community and the cloudy green mountains”, he wrote, and decided to “plant roots and join the community ourselves”. Two days later, Zuckerberg’s lawyers filed lawsuits against hundreds of Hawaiians who may own an interest in small parcels within the boundaries of Zuckerberg’s estate. The “quiet titlesuits, first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, are used to clarify the often complicated history of land ownership in Hawaii and can result in owners being forced to sell their land at auction.
Daily Mail - Football
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The superstars of Manchester City have decided to mark the Chinese new year in bizarre fashion... by taking each other on in a series of rooster races!
Adweek
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Any fan of the popular podcast Serial is, by now, probably familiar with email marketing company MailChimp thanks to its now-famous ad that played each week on that program. For those not familiar with the ad, a girl mispronounces the name of the company, mistaking chimp for kimp. For its first major advertising campaign, via Droga5, MailChimp decided to say hello to the world by capitalizing on the success of that ad. Three new 60-second spots have titles that all sound kind of like MailChimp, but arent quite the samelike MailShrimp (more on that later). The unbranded spots are crafted as fake ads for weird movies. They point to websites for the movies at the end (like MailShrimpFilm.com). The three spots, produced by Riff Raff Films and directed by The Sacred Egg, are tied to a larger campaign for MailChimp, which will roll out over the next few weeks.
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Nicole Kidman has had contracts cancelled by two Hollywood studios and has been warned by famous liberal celebrities to steer clear of the Oscars, according to a source at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles. Kidman has also received threatening letters telling her to go back where you came from sent by intolerant liberals, despite the fact she was born in Hawaii and holds dual US-Australian citizenship. Why all the hate? Because on January 10th, Nicole Kidman, a Hollywood A-lister, dared to go against the Hollywood agenda and told an interviewer that “we need to support whoever is the president”. Sounds like a reasonable statement in a democracy. But then the backlash began. A few days later, mainstream media decided to mobilize against her and began reporting that Kidman exhibitedbizarre behavior” during the Golden Globes … despite the fact the awards show had taken place a week ago and was no longer in the news cycle.
Core77
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What do you do when you're bored? When a trio of Australian friends, Hoss Siegel, Josh Spiegel and Ross Koger, found that they "had a severe lack of creativity in our lives" they decided to do something about it. Their solution: Get a bunch of friends together, build cardboard suits of armor and get into a Braveheart- style battle. That was way back in 2002 and Boxwars , as it's come to be known, has exploded in popularity, featuring regular battles with ever-crazier constructions entering the fray. Here's what this lunacy looks like in action: There are only four rules in Boxwars: 1. "There are No Winners, Only Losers." "Boxwars is both art and destruction using the near perfect medium of cardboard. The point is to build something from cardboard, then destroy it, which destroys the point. The battlefield is a place of contradictions + borrowed originality which sets a perfect stage for war.
The Huffington Post
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The seeds of the new Indie Collaborative were sown. They started planning their first event, to be held on the stage at the Drama League in June 2015. With clever networking on Facebook, they packed the house in June and the event was a huge success. At the event folks took pictures and posted them on FB which instantly translated to the event going viral. Grant was inundated with requests to bring this event to Indies around the country and within a week they scheduled another Indie Collaborative in LA for September 2015. Right from the beginning, Grant and Eileen decided that there would be no requirement that a person be a voting member of NARAS, or belong to ASCAP or BMI or any other organization, but simply that talent, passion & persistence be the criteria for membership without any preferred art form. Or as The Outback Steakhouse likes to proclaim, "No rules, just right!! " Within weeks membership grew from 100 to over 1,000 and by January 2017 the number had grown to an impressive 2,000 with events scheduled from New York to Los Angeles.
Mashable
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Because the technology is so new to mainstream users, the benefits of virtual reality are still being discovered. But we're increasingly finding that VR can bring families together in new ways. The latest example comes from an HTC Vive user who decided to give his daughter a tour of her dollhouse in a way that's never been possible before. SEE ALSO: Yes, this detailed 3D-printed model was sculpted in VR, and it's just the start Using a Ricoh Theta SC 360-degree camera, Toby Newman captured all the rooms in his daughter's dollhouse and then gave her the unique opportunity to stroll around alongside her dolls inside the tiny structure. Read more... More about Family And Parenting , Children , 360 Photos , Ricoh , and Virtual Reality
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Theatre by it's very nature requires a lot more than a script, cast and stage. It is an art-form that largely depends on the right kind of crowd and atmosphere, so when the Durban based annual theatre festival called Musho decided to change its identity and among other things move to North Beach and become and open air theatre affair, we have to acknowledge that it was a risk. It looks like that risk is paying off because the festival now called Fresha which opened on Friday and enjoyed a response that can only take the craft, the city and all it's participants to new heights. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
TYT YouTube
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Hackaday
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[Imetomi] found himself salvaging a camera from a broken drone when he decided to use it in a new project, a tracked robot with a live video feed from the mounted camera. ... I had a cheap Chinese drone that was broken, but its camera seemed to be operating and when I took apart my drone I found a small WiFi chip with a video transmitter. I (decided) that I will use this little circuit for a project and I started to buy and salvage the parts. Being a tracked robot, it can negotiate most types of terrain and climb hills up to 40 degrees. It is powered by two 18650 lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 2600 mAh and the remote control is based on the HC-12 serial communication module. You can control it with a joystick and watch the camera's live-stream in a virtual reality glass. That's pretty neat but it's not all. [Imetomi] also used a hacked Nacomimi Brainwave Toy to make a brain controlled version of his robot.
PBS
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Former President Barack Obama gives a farewell speech to his staffers at Joint Base Andrews before departing with Michelle Obama on Air Force One. Obama said: "Some folks didn't think we could pull it off. There were those who felt that the institutions of power and privilege in this country were too deeply entrenched. And yet, all of you came together in small towns and big cities, a whole bunch of you really young, and you decided to believe."
Mashable
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Willem Den Toom, Overwatch player and contributor at Too Much Gaming, passed away Jan. 15 and his friends paid tribute to him in one of his favorite games. YouTube channel Too Much Gaming performed the Overwatch version of a 21-gun salute in "a tribute to a fallen gamer and friend." "We decided to do a gun salute in one of Will's favorite games featuring the characters he most frequently used (... and Hanzo)," Too Much Gaming said. Toom's friends also sent him off with some well wishes. "Wherever you are," they said, "may the payload be always moving, the point always contested, no one trickles out, and may there always be a healer on your team. We miss you, big guy. This play of the game is for you." Read more... More about Blizzard Entertainment , Tribute , Overwatch , Esports , and Gaming
Techradar
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As it's Inauguration Day here in the US, it's particularly fitting Netflix decided to drop its first teaser trailer for political drama House of Cards season 5 right before Donald Trump took the Oath of Office. In standard teaser fashion, there's not much to go by - some children recite the Pledge of Allegiance as an upside-down American flag billows before the Capitol building. The sky is black and foreboding, and the chanting children up the creepiness factor. Over on Twitter , the teaser was accompanied by the tagline, "We make the terror." That can't be good. House of Cards returns on May 30, later than its standard Q1 release date. It continues to be a Netflix darling as the streaming service makes a greater push into original content with the aim of growing memberships across the globe. Netflix released its Q4 2016 earnings earlier this week, revealing it added more new members during the quarter than at any time in its history.
The Huffington Post
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The Huffington Post
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Waiting for the U-Haul: While they were waiting for that U-Haul, the church they lived under decided to evict them. They had to put their things in storage and clear out until the U-Haul showed up, so the plan was to put their belongs in Manhattan Mini Storage every morning and take out necessities each night so they could sleep on the street. While they had some savings to pay for the storage unit for a while, they were $70 short on the deposit. Almost everyone in the neighborhood is at least vaguely aware of the "people who live in the green tent" and we wondered if we could raise the 70 bucks from them, one dollar at a time, to solve the ironic conundrum of two homeless people being evicted from a sidewalk by a church, where they lived because they were evicted from their home - because of a landlord who was stealing power from a nearby building.
Mashable
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One father is making all our childhood dreams come true. Isaac Bartley , a very handy dad from Canada, decided to turn a previously "wasted" space in his house into an enviable secret playroom for his 7-year-old son. Through his ingenuity, Bartley turned closed off an area under the stairs and provided a secret entrance. SEE ALSO: Artist father designs awesome lunch bags to help son make friends "I thought it would be a great surprise for my son," the doting father revealed to Mashable. "He was away for the entire build and only saw the finished product," the father said, "I wish i had something like this as a kid." Read more... More about Diy , Crafts , Conversations , Kids , and Play
Mashable
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The Chevy "real people, not actors" commercials always seem to find the most optimistic, down-for-anything people to come in and make little comments about their cars. YouTuber Zebra Corner decided to do a realistic version of one of these Chevy commercials, because people just aren't that chipper all the time. The commercial he chose was one in which the host asked the "real people" to comment on a Chevy car using emoji. That's right Emoji. Because it's well known in the car industry that the emoji technique sells cars. (No.) We are glad someone is taking the time to point out how ridiculous these commercials can be. Read more... More about Humor , Videos , Parody , Ads , and Watercooler
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Its hard to make weight loss testimonials feel like anything other than hackneyed or seedy, preying upon the audiences insecurities to shame them into looking a certain way. But a new six-minute documentary-style ad from Weight Watchers in the U.K. and filmmaker Gary Tarn manages to render the genre into something more beautiful and intimate, through a mix of gorgeous camera work and a focus on why people put on pounds in the first placeand naturally, what inspired them to get back in shape. Anabel Bonner started stress-eating as a child when her parents got divorced. As a young bride preparing for her wedding, she decided to pursue a particular aestheticfitting into the kind of dress she wanted became a guiding star for her weight loss program. Caroline Kulemeka found herself gaining pounds after eating junk food at her desk, and, unhappy with the scenario, used it to discover a love of running.
SABC Digital News
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The township of Tembisa has decided to celebrate storytelling, theatre and the culture of community arts, through the first ever Tembisa Theatre Week. During the week 13 new theatre productions will premiered. This will be running from the 21st January till the 29th January 2017. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news