Gadgets – TechCrunch Romain Dillet

Tim Cook at Apple event standing in front of big sign: "The Future of TV is apps." After teasing the feature back in September, Apple is adding support for live news in the TV app on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV — 9to5mac first spotted the new section. For now, it’s quite limited as it only supports a handful of channels for American users. If you’re running the most recent versions of iOS and tvOS, the feature should now be live. I’m running iOS… Read More

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Top 10 Celebrities with Troubled Kids

Money can buy a lot of things, but not necessarily a smooth life for your children. From Jackie Chan to Tom Hanks and Laurence Fishburne, many celebrities have offspring who have led difficult lives, including addiction and criminal behaviour. WatchMojo is counting down most troubled celebrity children. #10: Jackie Chan #9: Michael Douglas #8: James Brown #7: Tom Hanks #6: Hulk Hogan #5: Laurence Fishburne #4: Farrah Fawcett & Ryan O’Neal #3, #2 & #1???




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Gadgets – TechCrunch Devin Coldewey

 Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they’re blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG’s otherwise unremarkable press conference this morning, the company also announced it was applying AI in a way that’s both unexpected and smart: intelligently enhancing TV images using computer vision. Read More

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Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech

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Below is a full transcript of Winfrey’s acceptance speech. (via CNN )
In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”:
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor — it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sophia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle who has been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman who has been my rock — just a few to name.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.
And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.

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The Most Terrible Movies Of 2017


2017 was filled with cinematic wins, from horror hits like Get Out and It to the continued superhero domination of Logan, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok to indie favorites like Baby Driver and The Big Sick. But not every movie that made way to the silver screen this year has seen such success. Here are just some of the biggest stinkers Hollywood produced in 2017…


The Book of Henry | 0:22 Wish Upon | 1:18 The House | 1:57 A Family Man | 2:45 The Emoji Movie | 3:19 The Last Face | 3:48 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature | 4:24 The Dark Tower | 4:58 Flatliners | 5:34 Geostorm | 6:19 The Snowman | 6:54

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All The Best Marvel Characters Disney Will Get From Fox

It was announced in December 2017 that Disney would be acquiring a large portion of Fox – including the movie rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. With the dream of the a unified MCU finally on the verge of becoming reality, here’s a look at all the best Marvel characters Disney is getting from Fox…


Wolverine and The X-Men | 0:22 The Fantastic Four | 1:04 Galactus | 1:47 Silver Surfer | 2:40 Deadpool | 3:02 Legion | 3:32 The New Mutants | 4:02 Alpha Flight | 4:39 Dr. Doom | 5:18 Kang the Conqueror | 5:57

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