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    There's An Anti-Beyonce Protest Planned, Because The Hate Is Real - Huffington Post 1 hour ago

        As is typical with Super Bowl halftime shows, Beyonce's Sunday performance inspired both lovers and haters -- except in Bey's case, the haters are planning to get up before 8 a.m. to keep hating. A daylong anti-Beyonce rally is planned for Tuesday outside the NFL's New York headquarters, according to the description of a public event recently organized online by an unnamed host. The event labels the "Formation" singer's halftime performance a "race-baiting stunt" and a "slap in the face to law enforcement." "Come and let's stand together. Let's tell the NFL we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!" the event description reads. Beyonce dropped her latest track and video one day before she joined Coldplay and Bruno Mars on stage at Super Bowl 50. The video, which unflinchingly tackles issues like the post-Hurricane Katrina response in New Orleans, police brutality and black womanhood, was a highly praised instant sensation. But the song and video's message -- coupled with Beyonce's halftime show that featured dancers fashioned after Black Panther members -- also drew sharp rebuke from critics in the "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter" camps, the latter referring to police officers. Hashtags of both slogans were used to promote the protest, in addition to #BoycottBeyonce.  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among the most prominent critics of the show. “I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” the Republican former mayor said on Fox News the morning after the performance. “What we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers."   Kevin Allred, an adjunct lecturer at Rutgers University who teaches a class on the politics of Beyonce, said the criticism of her was unsurprising but still woefully misguided. "I do think it’s a hateful action and a very privileged one," Allred said of the anti-Beyonce protest. He also noted her Super Bowl performance did not mention police. "It’s people who aren’t thinking critically. They’re getting mad at her calling out an injustice rather than being mad at the injustice itself." "She’s getting a pushback black women have been getting for years and years," Allred added.  In response to the protest event planned for Tuesday, a protest against the protest has cropped up -- at the same time and place. Organizers of neither event immediately responded to requests for comment.  A spokeswoman for Eventbrite, the event planning platform used by both groups, said the company is aware of both events. Spokeswoman Terrah Carmichael said the company was a "neutral self-service platform" for making events.  "That said, we recognize some of the content on Eventbrite might be controversial. But like many social platforms, we respect and honor free speech," Carmichael said, noting events are removed if they violate the terms of service agreement.   While Beyonce has always been political, Allred said her songs have typically had other elements for listeners to grab on to if they don't wan't to engage with her commentary on topics like female empowerment or sexuality.  "'Formation,' however, leaves no wiggle room," Allred said. "It explicitly brings to life issues around Black Lives Matter, police brutality, the aftermath of Katrina, the issues facing black LGBT communities. [Listeners] don’t have an out."    Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

    Oscarnomics 2016: The Brand Value of Awards - Huffington Post 2 hours ago

        Last month the Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood awards season. Even though Golden Globe winners have gone on to win the Oscar only 40% of the time, some believe that because of their Globe wins, The Revenant and The Martian have the inside track on winning the Oscar. What awards can do for the marketing of any products In addition to bringing in more revenue, there are many benefits to winning awards. The following are just some of them: Validation. Awards validate your brand and products. It gives buyers a reason to select yours over others. Credibility. The validation is credible because it comes from an independent, third party that has evaluated your product relative to your competitors. Brand. The brand equity of the award-giver is transferred to you. That is, the award has its own brand identity (Globes, Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and JD Power), and you benefit from its brand strength. Uniqueness. Since there is usually only one winner, the award gives you a unique distinction you can promote in your marketing. Trust. As a result of the above, your target audience will believe and trust that your product is better because it won the award. It lowers their risk, and increases the chance they will have a good experience. Promotion advantage. Once you are nominated or win, you have a tangible reason to promote your unique achievement to distinguish you from competitors. Promotion leverage. Award sources and the news media will also promote your winning to further their own agendas, which can give you more credibility and substantial promotion leverage (via social media and viral word-of-mouth pyramids). Oscars Since Oscar is the premiere entertainment award, it is useful to look at how being nominated and winning contributes to the success of all those involved in making and distributing the movies being awarded. 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Marketing the films When used in marketing campaigns, this validation stamp increases the desire of moviegoers to see the films and the talent being honored. It also keeps the movies in theaters longer - boosting box office receipts. And it substantially increases downstream revenues from DVD sales, streaming, downloads, and cable TV revenues. Advertising revenue from the broadcast Advertising on the Oscars broadcast brings in a big payday for the network that carries the show. For the February 28, 2016 telecast, ABC is selling a 30-second commercial spot for $1.8 to 2.2 million. Possible Oscar brand damage from boycott This year there has been talk of a boycott because it is the second year in a row that all 20 nominees in the actor category are white. Right or wrong, some believe this is likely to negatively impact the Oscar brand. In any case, many believe changes will be made in the awards process. There are so many points of view and issues wrapped up in this situation that it is hard for many to take a position one way or the other. Several have chosen to join the boycott so far. Payoff for winning According to IBISWorld, the best picture winners over five years (2008 through 2012) earned $13.8 million more after winning the award than nominated films that did not win. Winners earned 50.2% of box office revenue before being nominated, 31.8% after nominations and before winning, and 18.1% after winning. In Hollywood, talent agents and managers estimate that their clients will get a 20% boost in pay for their next film if they win the award for Best Actor or Actress. According to writer and producer Stephen Follows, best actor winners can expect a $3.9 million pay boost, whereas best actress winners average a $500,000 increase. Because she was relatively unknown, Jennifer Lawrence doubled her pay after winning her first Oscar and joining the A-list of movie stars. Nominations pay off too Even though winning the Oscar does wonders for movie careers and box office receipts, there is often considerable benefit in just being nominated. Nominated films earn an average of $12.7 million more than films that are not nominated. Per IBISWorld, movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar from the 2008 to 2012 awards seasons had an average production budget of $56.9 million and earned $127.7 million in box-office revenue for a profit margin of 55.7%. This is a significantly greater profit than the industry's average of 7.5%. Nominated films that did not win earned 83.1% before being nominated, 14.1% after their nomination, and 2.8% after the awards show. Turning nominations into profits Award nominations can also mean the difference between profits and bankruptcy for some movie productions. This is why marketers go to great lengths to promote their movies for the Oscars long before the nominations are announced in January -- spending from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. Studios spent between $5 and $15 million promoting their films over the past 18 years ever since many believe that the marketing spend by the Weinstein Company is largely responsible for securing an upset win for Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan in 1998. Marketing investment pay off In 2013, the Oscar marketing strategy paid off when Argo won best picture after Warner Brothers invested an estimated $10 million to promote the film. The previous two years, the Weinstein marketing magic is credited with securing a Best Picture win for The Artist in 2012 -- a silent, black & white, subtitled film and The King's Speech in 2011. Over the past 20 years, the film with the most nominations has won 15 times. This bodes well for the pictures with the most nominations this year - The Revenant (12 nominations) and Fury Road (10 nominations), followed by The Martian with 7, and Spotlight and Bridge of Spies tied with 6. The winner is... Whoever wins the Oscars during the 88th Oscar Awards broadcast on February 28th, one thing is certain - the Oscar brand is alive and well. Veteran movie marketers that know how to capitalize on the brand image of this famous statue can enhance their own brands as well as their bottom lines. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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    Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip - Huffington Post 3 hours ago

        Decades before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the current crop of Reality TV stars, an enterprising California girl could earn her fifteen minutes of fame on the Sunset Strip. Her options? A. billboard celebrity B. hooker C. rock & roll groupie Llana Lloyd chose groupie. And in 1974, that meant Glam Rock groupie. And partying with people like David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and members of The New York Dolls. "I had a fame addiction," says Lloyd. "And to be attractive enough, to have them choose you over all these other women... it's a crown on your head. And all these people who were just fans... they'll never know what it feels like." Lloyd shared her groupie experiences in the docu-drama Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip. And not only played herself and her mother, but incorporated home movie footage, and clips from talk shows (including an interview by a young Oprah Winfrey). And despite its low budget, this cult classic might come closer to portraying this era than anything Hollywood has yet to offer. "I saw The Banger Sisters a few years back. Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon were supposed to be ex-groupies. But I thought it was a poor portrayal of groupie-ism. I didn't see any true escapades. No competitiveness. It was like two groupies who talked like groupies, but never were groupies." One part of the movie that Lloyd can relate to, though, is how they depicted the gentrification of the Sunset Strip. In the movie, Hawn's character works at the Whisky A Go-Go, and gets fired for drinking on the job. Which wouldn't have been a deal breaker forty years ago. "All these places, Whiskey A Go-Go, The Roxy, The Rainbow Room... they're totally corporate now. Like the Hard Rock Cafe. But back then, the owners of the clubs allowed us to take drugs inside. I mean, the parking lots... a bunch of druggies waiting to get laid after closing time, or looking for the next party. We called it Sleaze & Disease on the Sunset Strip." And back then, the music meant something too. "Whiskey A Go-Go... a lot of the great bands got their start there. It was Iggy Pop slicing himself with broken glass. Everyone trying to create a new gimmick. That's also where I met the keyboardist from The Doors, Ray Manzarek." According to Lloyd, one person who did get it right is Pamela Des Barres, author of I'm With The Band. "Of course, I'm several years younger, but yeah, I have a lot of respect for her. She was a groupie addict. She was hardcore. And she puts the dirt in her books. She kept her diaries." Lloyd kept diaries too. And still has all but one of them. "I was making a call. In a phone booth. And got robbed. Some guys came in and took my purse. It contained the diary covering my time with John Lennon. Fortunately, it's all still in my mind. I remember everything." One night in the '70s, Lloyd went home with John Lennon, expecting a night of bliss. And while she did end up sleeping with his friend, Lennon himself watched from the sidelines. "He took my goddamn picture. Actually, he orchestrated the entire event. Told us what positions to get into. Posed us. But never laid a hand on me. The man turned out to be a real voyeur. Not that I was complaining. After all, I was still in a room with a Beatles superstar. But you'd think that the man who wrote and performed Jealous Guy would have wanted a bigger part of the bedroom action." That's not to say Lloyd never got to enjoy some hands-on action with the stars. "Killer Kane of the New York Dolls. In my opinion, they are the best glam rock band of all-time. But Killer Kane was a quiet man. An Aquarius. A passionate lover. One of my best memories of that time." After years of drug abuse, Killer Kane eventually became a Mormon. "Shit like that happens," says Lloyd. And a few years before his death, he ran into Lloyd. "I showed him my movie. There's a scene where I'm really excited because I just met 'Killer Kane of the New York Dolls!' He got a kick out of that." Kane was eventually the subject of his own documentary, and even participated in a New York Dolls reunion. "He never wrote a song about me. But his music was my coming-of-age soundtrack." Lloyd, a barely legal beauty back then, met many of her conquests as a regular on The Real Don Steele Show. "It was a local L.A. TV show. Like American Bandstand. I was one of the dancers. And most of the major bands of the time performed on the show. "That's where I met the love of my life, Alice Cooper. It was June of 1974. That's when Alice Cooper took me into his lion's den." Lloyd's mother was concerned that her daughter was with a maniac. "My whole family still doesn't like to talk about it. Jealousy maybe? My mother was a bull dyke, and hated just about all men. And maybe she didn't want to compete with a rock star. You know, my mom had her own band. And they played in Los Angeles lesbian bars in the '50s and '60s. And they could bust your balls as well as any men. So maybe Alice, despite all the makeup... I don't know. Maybe it was his codpiece. Maybe my mom had penis envy." Lloyd especially remembers how Cooper helped her out of her victim mode. "My mother trained me that men weren't worthy. I wanted to be feminine. But not a Stepford Wife. I liked mental men. And Alice Cooper was intensely mental. I love head-heavy people. That's very attractive to me. Alice and I would talk for hours. And he really listened. I mean, I grew up in the '50s and '60s with a lesbian mother and a schizophrenic father. We didn't have Facebook. People didn't talk about these things. So I grew up with a lot of shame. But that changed when I met Alice. He cast a spell over me. He understood me. You know, the actual physical sex is worthless to me. I'd rather have the mental. To have someone get into my head and understand me. And Alice did." "I truly had a girl crush on Angela Bowie. She was known as The Bisexual Butterfly and The Queen of Glam Rock. She was David Bowie's first wife. And in the '70s, I idolized her from afar." By the late '70s, Lloyd took advantage of her access to the glam set, and became a celebrity journalist. She interviewed everyone from Robert DeNiro to James Woods. But in 1983, a certain interview turned one of Lloyd's icons into a friend. "Angela Bowie worked hard to help catapult her husband to success. They were Glam Rock royalty. So I was excited to finally interview her. I wanted to find out how she was holding up after her divorce from David in 1980. We hit it off and became friends. She remarried an Englishman. Andrew Lipka. A punk rocker. And they had a beautiful daughter named Stasha. "I was also doing the talk show circuit as a child of a lesbian mother shortly after I organized a group called Children of Gays. I appeared on The Phil Donahue Show and was scared shitless. This new awareness was a mind blower at the time. And I received a call from a television researcher in Yorkshire. Michael Mitchell. He saw an article on me in the L.A. Times. And he invited me to England for New Year's. We fell in love. And when I returned to L.A., I gave birth to his child. But I didn't marry Michael because he was too young, too poor, too full of ambition. So I married my best friend from Germany. Andreas. And he was a wonderful daddy to my daughter Alana up until his early death. "Angie and I were like a surrogate family. And Stasha and Alana often spent the night together, and enjoyed making cupcakes with live ladybugs on top of the icing. "After her book came out in 1993, Backstage Passes, Alana and I stayed with Angie in her condo in Atlanta. She's a terrific chef, and a perfect hostess. She also appeared in my movie Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip playing herself. And although she's very flamboyant, she's also like a mother to me, and we always scratched each other's backs." Lloyd especially remembers the time she had Bowie's back at a club in L.A. "Angie would fuck anything. She is like a male rapist. Her sexuality is fierce. She will go for conquests with men and women. "So we were having drinks on the patio at the Coconut Teaser. And this rough looking guy came in. And Angie said, 'Oh my god, I fucked that thing. It wasn't good. Keep that thing away from me.' So we bodyguarded her." Today, Lloyd recognizes a similarity between her mother and Bowie. "My mom was a female prick. And Angela was a female prick. Angie is a beautiful woman. But she has a lot of testosterone in her. And she has a mothering part in her. "She could come up with all kinds of beautiful ideas to make you a star. Like Andy Warhol. "And she was definitely a drug consumer. She would stay up for days at a time. But she is ultimately a survivor. And I treasure the times I've shared with her." "My best buddy Lanier called me on Halloween in 1994, and invited me to a gay bar in Santa Monica called The Pink Elephant. There were a lot of drag queens. And they were all saying that David Bowie's second wife, Iman, was going to be there. She was working with Rosie O'Donnell on that big budget S&M movie based on the Anne Rice novel Exit To Eden. And they said she was coming directly from the set. So who knew what she would be wearing? And I'm not one to be upstaged, even by someone as gorgeous as Iman. So I decided to go dressed as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. "But when Iman arrived, the dance floor parted like the Red Sea. And amid all the towering drag queens in rhinestones and glitter, here stands Iman in a flaming red leather corset. She was breathtaking. And the drag queens just worshiped her. I complimented her on her flawless beauty--she even threw a compliment back! But I never dared to bring up Mrs. Bowie #1. Instead, we talked about our daughters, PTA meetings, and our careers. Although by the end of the night, she did say, 'I am so jealous of these classy drag queens. They look so much prettier than we are.' And we both cracked up and toasted all the beautiful men." Not that Lloyd wasn't used to seeing men in makeup. That was, after all, a defining part of a Glam Rocker's image. But by the late '70s, male rockers were keeping the longer hair, but not as much rouge and lipstick. And many Glam elements were absorbed by Disco. "Disco put you into dance floor action. And unlike Glam Rock, you had to go to classes to dance like Saturday Night Fever. And it was so competitive. That was serious dancing. But I loved Donna Summer. And Alicia Bridges--who reminded me so much of Angie Bowie. But in the disco era, you had to have your dance moves down." By then, something besides the dancing changed. "In the early '70s we did Quaaludes and booze. It wasn't until the later '70s that we snorted cocaine. That was more of a disco drug. And it sure did help us to boogie oogie oogie till we just couldn't boogie no more. And I did love dancing. Remember, I was a dancer on The Real Don Steele Show. But I remember more pretty boys during the Glam Rock Era. We all loved the pretty boys." These days, Lloyd is content to hang out in her home in Idaho. "I don't like small talk, or background noise. I would rather be myself, share my outlook on life. I'm in a small town now. I have sweet normal people here in town. I can be a nice neighbor. But my best friends are from L.A." To keep the Glam spirit alive, Lloyd has turned a room in her rural Idaho home into her Hollywood Memorabilia Museum. "It's not open to the public. Only special friends. It contains about forty years of press clippings, autographs, band posters, personal correspondence, photos, platform heels...it's like that show Hoarders. But much prettier. And without the dead cats." Lloyd occasionally samples the local nightlife. "I go to a little club in Pocatello sometimes. But now I dance like a black girl. And I don't want to be a play toy anymore. It's all confetti now. I've done everything I wanted to do in life. I've been able to stay healthy with exercise and nutrition. "And I have a lot of friends from the Rainbow era. A lot of them have become art directors, designers, that sort of thing. There was something special that the era gave us. A spark. I only know about three people who were fucked up. Who couldn't get over their self-destruction. Luckily, I grew out of my fame addiction. I realized Rock and Roll is a game. But back then, I knew just how to play it. And I was damn good." -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.


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    Babies' eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link - AP 6 hours ago

        CHICAGO (AP) -- The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests....

    Utah becomes latest place to debate ending tax on tampons - AP 8 hours ago

        SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The international debate over eliminating sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products that women must use has made its way to conservative Utah....

    Debate on whether tampons should be tax-free arrives in Utah - AP 11 hours ago

        SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- International debate over whether tampons and other feminine hygiene products should be tax-free has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made up of only men....


    Regional News
    How A Man's Message In A Bottle Met A Kindred Spirit Miles Away - WKMS 3 hours ago

        A few years ago, mysterious green bottles started washing up on the New England coast.Each one contained a message from Ken Baker, a crane operator who lives in the Scituate, Mass. So far, Baker has thrown 223 of these bottles into the Atlantic Ocean.The journey of Baker's bottles starts in his basement. They originally started in 2012 when his wife bought some bottles of San Pellegrino water."I used to clean 'em and wash 'em, and put 'em on my fence posts outside.

    Justice Department Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Mo. - WKMS 3 hours ago

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    Fed Chair Janet Yellen Warns Of Growing Risks To U.S. Economy - WKMS 3 hours ago

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    State GOP Chair: South Carolina Primary 'Feels Very Wide Open' - WKMS 3 hours ago

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    Bernie Sanders' Decisive Victory In New Hampshire Shakes Up Democratic... - WKMS 3 hours ago

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    Science News
    Reverse US funding freeze on research into gun violence, say experts - EurekaAlert 3 hours ago

        A ban on federal funding of research into gun violence initiated by Congress in 1997 must be overturned to improve understanding of gun use and how best to control it, argue experts in The BMJ today.

    New alcohol guidelines unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking - EurekaAlert 3 hours ago

        The UK's new alcohol guidelines are unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking, but they do raise awareness of harm and so may alter social attitudes towards alcohol, suggests an expert in The BMJ today.

    Should PCORI fund more primary care research? - EurekaAlert 3 hours ago

        The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Affordable Care Act, is charged with funding research that ultimately helps patients make better-informed health care decisions. But some at the forefront of such research -- primary care physicians -- say the grant money is not supporting the PCORI mission.

    Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade, not a simple spray - EurekaAlert 4 hours ago

        New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a spray of droplets, similar to paint that is flung through the air.

    Landmark study finds dementia risk varies significantly among racial a... - EurekaAlert 4 hours ago

        In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them. The results are published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.


    Sports News
    Report: Sixers talked about Teague, Schroder - CBS Sports NEW!

        Report: Sixers talked about Teague, Schroder

    Super Bowl 50 replay assistant reportedly hails from Denver - FOX Sports NEW!

        Super Bowl 50 replay assistant reportedly hails from Denver

    Rejuvenated Spieth switches focus back to PGA Tour - Yahoo Sports 1 hour ago

        (Reuters) - Refreshed after a globe-trotting run of tournaments that took him from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi and then Singapore, Jordan Spieth returns to the PGA Tour with high hopes for this week's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California. The American world number one has finished no worse than joint seventh in his last seven starts worldwide while winning twice, and relishes competing in the pro-am celebrity event on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. "My game feels good," Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth, 22, told Golf Channel on Wednesday while preparing for Thursday's opening round.

    Ingrid Williams, wife of Thunder assistant Monty Williams, dies after ... - FOX Sports 1 hour ago

        Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, has passed away after reportedly being involved in a car accident Tuesday night.

    Report: Brooks a Durant lure - CBS Sports 1 hour ago

        Report: Brooks a Durant lure


    Technology News
    Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says - PC World NEW!

        The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks.After oil prices and stock markets around the globe plunged during the first trading days of the year, there was a slowdown in spending that hurt Cisco Systems results and colored its forecast for the current quarter, CEO Chuck Robbins said Wednesday."You see customers say, 'I want to just wait, see what's going on,'" Robbins said on a conference call about Cisco's fiscal second quarter, which ended Jan. 23.The report was a reminder that what happens in financial markets can echo in IT departments if business management fears shrinking sales or a falling stock price ahead. Cisco has a different financial calendar than most other IT companies and is one of the first to report on a quarter that spilled over into this calendar year. It's the world's dominant supplier of networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con' - AP 1 hour ago

        SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley....

    Android root malware widespread in third-party app stores - PC World 3 hours ago

        Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to devices, according to Trend Micro.The security company found 1,163 Android application packages containing the malware, which it calls ANDROIDOS_ LIBSKIN.A, wrote Jordan Pan, a mobile threats analyst with Trend. The malware obtains root access to the phone, the highest level of access and privilege.The apps containing the component were downloaded across 169 countries between Jan. 29 and Feb. 1 from marketplaces called Aptoide, Mobogenie, mobile9 and 9apps.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth - AP 4 hours ago

        SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord....

    UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm - PC World 4 hours ago

        Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging from smartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains.The Phase Stretch Transform algorithm is a physics-inspired computational approach to processing images and information that can help computers "see" features of objects that aren't visible using standard imaging techniques. It could be used to detect an LED lamp's internal structure, for example -- something that would be obscured to conventional techniques by the brightness of its light. It can also distinguish distant stars that would normally be invisible in astronomical images, UCLA said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


    US News
    Lawsuit of man who questioned police shootings dismissed - Yahoo NEW!

        CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former investigator for Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police shootings.

    The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems - AP 1 hour ago

        COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:...

    2 deputies, suspect dead in suburban shopping area gunfire - AP 1 hour ago

        ABINGDON, Md. (AP) -- A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, authorities and witnesses said....

    Friend of Texas man shot by police wants public's attention - Yahoo 1 hour ago

        DALLAS (AP) — The friend of an unarmed man fatally shot by a San Antonio officer said he will try to keep a spotlight on a case that police are still investigating.

    Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy - AP 2 hours ago

        SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for Sirhan's release....


    World News
    Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed - AP NEW!

        SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption....

    Prosecutor requests life sentence for ex-Chad dictator - Fox News 3 hours ago

        The prosecution has requested that Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre be sentenced to life imprisonment if convicted of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes in an unprecedented trial in which one African country is prosecuting the former ruler of another.

    Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach - Fox News 3 hours ago

        Police say two female backpackers from Europe have been savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier.

    Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president - Fox News 3 hours ago

        El Salvador's Supreme Court has ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.

    APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery - AP 4 hours ago

        EMBU, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions....



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