Archive for January, 2017


Several Facebook accounts belonging to CNN were hacked by the now well known group known as OurMine. SEE ALSO: Sundance hacked! Cyberattack shuts down box office in Park City In addition to the main CNN Facebook account, which was hit just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, the group also hacked the official CNN International and…

via Multiple CNN accounts on Facebook hacked by OurMine — Mashable

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Gigantesque déploiement policier devant la Grande mosquée de Québec sur le chemin Saint-Foy. Ambulance vient quitter. #rcqc #mosqueequebec pic.twitter.com/ilD3A7DSnE — Alexandre Duval (@alexduval88) January 30, 2017 At least five people were shot dead in a “barbaric” attack on a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, Reuters reports. It is not known if anyone else was wounded.…

via Quebec City Mosque Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — Heavy.com

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Now that it’s tax season, many are wondering if they need help or should attempt to file on their own. You need to decide if you should tackle the numbers on your own. Jacquelyn Basso a CPA in Downingtown said first figure out if its too complicated. “If you’ve had a significant…

via Should You Do Your Own Taxes? Expert Says It Depends — CBS Philly

Elon Musk says he wants to help. On Saturday, the famous entrepreneur tweeted a mild rebuke of a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump that temporarily blocked immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries before part of the order itself was blocked by a federal judge. On Sunday, Musk tweeted an offer to bring specific…

via Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban — Mashable

Netflix has closed on multi-territory rights to “Mudbound,” a drama about life in the segregated South starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Mitchell and Mary J. Blige. The film premiered to an enthusiastic standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend. But the movie’s substantial budget (north of $10 million) made a sale close slowly, after……

via Netflix Buys Sundance Drama ‘Mudbound’ for $12.5 Million — Variety

For the authorities, encryption is a calamity. Where once they could pry open drawers to find incriminating letters, or force a company to reveal private records, now everything depends on the owner’s willingness to allow their data to be decrypted. So since they can’t go through the front door, they have asked repeatedly for a…

via WTF is a backdoor? — TechCrunch

In early January 2017, secret space program whistleblower Corey Goode says he was taken to Antarctica to witness the first scientific excavations of ruins from an ancient flash frozen civilization buried under two miles of ice. While the discovery of the ruins date back to the first Nazi German expedition in 1939 according to Goode, […]

via Visit to Antarctica Confirms Discovery of Flash Frozen Alien Civilization — Exopolitics

Good God Taylor Swift. The country girl turned pop mega-superstar has unleashed a dark and stormy video with Zayn Malik for the Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack. The sultry first single, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” has been out since December with an official lyric video but the “official” video is about to go bonkers online.…

via WATCH: Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik in Video from Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack — Heavy.com

If there’s one truth that the tech revolution has proven itself repeatedly, it’s this: just because we can build something doesn’t mean we should. Take, for instance, Google Glass, iTunes Ping, and Clippy (to say nothing of the smart fork.) Likewise, imagine an app that can take a snapshot of a student’s homework assignment, chew…

via This iPhone App Can Do Your Kid’s Homework — Fortune

Whether you first experienced the Harry Potter story in print or on the screen, you’ll never forget the moment when Harry finally had his showdown with Lord Voldemort. Now, a new poster captures that moment in all his glory.Read more…

via Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort Showdown in This Magical Poster — io9

So President Donald Trump is still planning to build that wall, it’s going to be a big wall, and he’s going to make Mexico pay for it even if he has to pass the consequences on to you, the American consumer. The proposed wall, which started as a giant insult but will now be a…

via Trump is going to build that damn wall and all people can talk about is avocados — Mashable

Overwatch, Blizzard’s fastest-growing gaming property, has just notched another milestone: 25 million registered players. The company’s official Overwatch Twitter account made the announcement earlier this afternoon. Just last October, the competitive first-person team shooter reached 20 million registered players, the fastest any Blizzard game had achieved that milestone. That means the game has grown 25…

via Overwatch now has more than 25 million registered players — The Verge – All Posts

From reality star to video vixen?

via Kylie Jenner Working ‘All Night’ On Tyga & Kanye West’s Music Video? — See The Evidence — Hollywood Life

Sleep? Sleep is for the weak. There’s an entire continuous day of racing to enjoy known as the 24 Hours of Daytona, and we at Jalopnik are going to be around to soak in as much of it as humanly possible. We can all sleep when we’re dead. There’s 55 cars set to start, including…

via We’re Here At The 24 Hours Of Daytona Because Race Cars Are More Fun Than Sleep — Jalopnik

How can there be a Selena Gomez project we know so little about?

via ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’: Everything You Need To Know About Selena Gomez’s TV Show — Hollywood Life

Some T-Mobile customers will be receiving one full free year of the streaming TV service Hulu–a service worth nearly $100–thanks to a bizarre new offer from the wireless provider. T-Mobile says the deal is a way to make good to new customers who switched from AT&T to take advantage of a recent special promotion offering…

via T-Mobile Adds Free Hulu to Its Bizarre Strategy of Luring AT&T Customers With DirecTV Now — Fortune

Lionsgate is in talks to sell its 31% stake in the premium cable channel Epix to its partners in the venture, MGM and Viacom. Lionsgate had previously signaled its intention to divest its stake in Epix, which launched as a joint venture of the three studios in 2008, following its acquisition last month of premium……

via Lionsgate in Talks to Sell Epix Stake to MGM, Viacom — Variety

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A Lackawanna County priest is apologizing after sharing a meme mocking “fat women,” who participated in Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington D.C. Trump Wants 20% Tax On Imports From Mexico To Pay For Wall Reverend Patrick McDowell said that he impulsively shared the meme showing overweight marchers with the caption…

via Lackawanna County Priest Apologizes For ‘Fat Women’ Meme — CBS Philly

Mindy Kaling‘s got another project on her hands. NBC has ordered a single-camera comedy from the Mindy Project star/creator and Charlie Grandy (The Mindy Project, Saturday Night Live), TVLine has learned. The as-yet-untitled potential series follows Vince, “a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot,” per the official synopsis.…

via Mindy Kaling to Co-Star in, Produce Comedy Pilot for NBC — TVLine

Ten days into his new job as CEO of telecom equipment maker Ericsson, Borje Ekholm on Thursday faced the difficult task of explaining the company’s tough fourth quarter results and outlining a vision for the future. The Swedish businessman and board member took over the top job six months after the ousting of his predecessor…

via New Ericsson CEO Says Tough Decisions Lie Ahead — Fortune

Apple’s “single sign-on” feature has only been live since mid-December but it’s already attracted some impressive services. In addition to A&E, Bravo, NBC, Syfy and USA, which launched with the feature, WatchESPN added the functionality in Januar…

via Apple’s ‘single sign-on’ feature now works with HBO Go — Engadget RSS Feed

If you’re one of those people dying to watch the incredible SAG Awards on Jan.

via SAG Awards 2017: When & How You Can Watch The Major Award Show — Hollywood Life

(LONDON) — It took more than a year’s worth of beatings, sleep deprivation, psychological abuse and threats to his family before former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg said he cracked and confessed to being a member of the al-Qaeda terror network. The only problem, he said, was that it was a lie. It was only…

via Rights Advocates Warn of Backlash if President Trump Pursues Torture — TIME

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Three men were arrested in Paramus, New Jersey this week following two unrelated police pursuits. The first pursuit began around 2:12 p.m. Wednesday, when Paramus police Officer Donald Liu tried to pull over a 2000 blue Audi model A with New York license plates for having a defective brake light. This…

via 3 Arrested After 2 Separate Police Chases, Crashes In Paramus — CBS New York

This article originally appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. If Cisco’s last-minute buyout of AppDynamics is any indication, 2017 could be less about the return of big IPOs and more about the continuation of big, brazen M&A. That’s bad news for IPO bankers, public market investors, the open…

via Why the M&A Boom Is Bad for Private Equity Firms — Fortune

A key product from business software giant VMware is on track to bring in $1 billion this fiscal year, chief executive Pat Gelsinger said on Thursday. The product, NSX announced three years ago, pools networking hardware like routers and switches and allows them to be reconfigured and managed via software. Customers who use the product…

via This Is VMware’s Next Billion Dollar Business — Fortune

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who has been breaking into cars in strip mall parking lots on Staten Island, and stealing purses. The suspect struck five times beginning at 9 a.m. on December 9, when he took a Galaxy S7 and a Michael Kors purse from a 2010 Audi parked…

via Purses, Cash Removed From Cars During String Of Staten Island Break-Ins — CBS New York

‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Bambi Benson was recently hospitalized, taking to social media on Jan.

via ‘L&HH’ Bambi Benson Hospitalized After Lil Scrappy Split? See Her Confession — Hollywood Life

By Amanda Wicks Church means different things to different people, but it took a drive down the coastal highway in Los Angeles for Maren Morris to figure out exactly how music held a special, almost reverent, place in her heart. Although she can’t pinpoint the song she heard at the time, she told Radio.com, “I…

via Maren Morris’ ‘My Church’ – Behind the Song — Radio.com

by Molly Daly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two Philadelphia animal rescue groups have been chosen to take part in a special positive-reinforcement training program aimed at making shelter cats more adoptable. Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” developed the program with a team of animal behavior experts. The Animal Care and Control…

via TV Cat Whisperer Helps Philly Cats Put Their Best Paw Forward — CBS Philly

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watch the Season 13 midseason premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which aired on Thursday, Jan. 26. The Season 13 midseason finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” left viewers with a slew of cliffhangers, but the premiere on Thursday night only answered one of the questions posed in November when the show……

via ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 13 Midseason Premiere: Does Karev Go To Jail? (SPOILERS) — Variety

(TORONTO) — The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline submitted on Thursday a new presidential permit application to the U.S. Department of State for approval. The project would move 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The application by TransCanada comes after U.S. President Donald Trump signed…

via TransCanada Pushes Forward on Keystone XL Pipeline — TIME

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Millions of Americans struggle with their weight. It’s known to increase the risk of things like diabetes and heart disease. New research says that fat shaming can also increase those same risks. Researchers from Penn Medicine say obese people are often stereotyped as being lazy, unattractive and to blame for their excess…

via Report States ‘Fat Shaming’ May Lead To Greater Risks Than Obesity — CBS Philly

NBC is ramping up its comedy slate, picking up three pilots from a slew of sitcom A-listers, Variety has learned. The network has picked up a comedy from Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy; another from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock; and another from Adam Sztykiel and Bill Lawrence. Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy‘s untitled single-camera comedy centers on……

via NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Bill Lawrence — Variety

People hoping for a rebound in personal computer sales saw a glimmer of hope in Microsoft’s latest earnings. Microsoft msft CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday during a call with analysts that the consumer PC market, long in decline, is finally stabilizing. Nadella’s statement echoes a recent report by International Data Corporation in which the market…

via Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says PC Market Is Finally Stabilizing — Fortune

When Jordan Peele first described Get Out, his pitch was: “So here’s a movie that’s never going to get made.” Thank the movie gods it was. The thriller-comedy that premiered as a surprise midnight show at Sundance Film Festival is a freaky, entertaining ride that calls out post-racial delusions. Don’t like horror movies? See this…

via Jordan Peele’s chilling new thriller ‘Get Out’ is the ‘Stepford Wives’ of racism — Mashable

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Do you feel like you’ve been Peak TV’d? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems amid the current embarrassment of small-screen riches. SERIES | Search Party NETWORK | TBS CREATED BY | Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer), Sarah-Violet…

via Peak TV Treasure: Search Party — TVLine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is updating its “trending” feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by…

via Facebook Takes Aim At Fake News With New ‘Trending’ Formula — CBS Denver

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Cable business news host Maria Bartiromo believes Donald Trump is responsible for the Dow Jones Industrial Average cresting 20,000 for the first time in history, telling Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that businesses are eager see him cut the amount of bureaucracy they must deal with. “A Trump bump means…

via Maria Bartiromo: ‘Trump Bump’ Pushed Dow Over 20,000 — CBS Philly

This ought to shake things up.

via Kirk Frost & Rasheeda: First Photo Of His Alleged Side Chick & Baby Mama Surfaces — Pic — Hollywood Life

Uh oh!

via Mariah Carey Flashes Crotch In Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunction Leaving Car — Hollywood Life

When it rains it pours!

via Jennifer Lopez Getting Super Close With World Of Dance Co-Star Derek Hough — Hollywood Life

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Crowds of people filled a New York City park to rally against President Donald Trump’s executive orders on the building of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and another upcoming one expected to halt refugees and people from certain countries from coming to America. Protesters chanted “Resist” and “No ban, no wall, this is…

via Crowds Rally In Washington Square Park To Oppose Trump Executive Orders — CBS New York

via ‘Salem’ Series Finale Spoilers — Heavy.com

Everyone’s hopping on the bandwagon of roasting the Trump White House’s ham-fisted public-facing staff—even German Formula One drivers. Current Renault F1 driver and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Nico Hülkenberg is the latest to leak some “alternative facts” about his new race car. Read more…

via Even Formula One Drivers Are Now Mocking The Thought Of ‘Alternative Facts’ — Black Flag

Maybe money can buy happiness.

via Tarek El Moussa’s Secret Extravagant Lifestyle Revealed: Mansions, Lambos, Trips & More — Hollywood Life

MOBILE, Ala. – Redskins team president Bruce Allen knows speculation is running rampant about his organization’s plans for quarterback Kirk Cousins. Allen said on Wednesday at the Senior Bowl that talks between the two sides will resume soon. “We will. Shortly,” Allen said in a brief chat with reporters. “But it’s nothing to hurry into…

via Bruce Allen: Goal Remains to Sign Cousins Long Term — CBS DC

Selena Gomez is stepping behind the camera for her next project, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” and the superstar took to social media on Wednesday to share the first trailer for the upcoming series. Gomez — who is the most-followed person on Instagram with 108 million followers — posted a teaser for the show on which……

via Selena Gomez Shares First Teaser Trailer of Netflix Series ‘13 Reasons Why’ (Watch) — Variety

We are now in a day and age where cyborg insects no longer even raise an eyebrow. Hell, you can order kits! But this particular cyborg insect is especially interesting: a dragonfly that has been modified inside and out to follow the path programmed into a solar-powered electronic backpack the size of a fingernail. Read…

via These genetically modified cyborg dragonflies could perform ‘guided pollination’ — TechCrunch

The fighting games genre was quite healthy last year, wasn’t it? But it’s looking even bolder and way more impactful in 2017. The usual suspects are returning for another round of powerful projectiles and climatic finishers. Fighters that have already been released are getting fresh content in the form of new characters, stages, modes and…

via The Upcoming Fighting Games of 2017 — Heavy.com

Syfy’s fantasy show The Magicians kicks off its second season tonight, but New York City residents also have a chance to explore a real-world installation tied to the show for the next few days. I got a chance to stop by the Hall of Magic last week, where each room offered a different type of…

via Inside Syfy’s Magician-promoting Hall of Magic — TechCrunch

via Renee Young & Boyfriend Dean Ambrose on ‘Total Divas’ — Heavy.com

Wednesday night, a number of Twitter aficionados noted that when you search “asshole”—as well as “fascist,” “bigot,” and “racist”—on Twitter, the first result is the account of none other than our president, Donald J. Trump. Sad!Read more…

via When You Search ‘Asshole’ on Twitter, President Trump’s Profile Is the First Result — Gizmodo

This week on The CW’s Arrow, Oliver & Co. reunited with dearly departed Laurel, before getting the full story on her improbable resurrection. Elsewhere, imprisoned Diggle got an unexpected lifeline and a familiar cry was heard at episode’s end. Picking up where the fall finale left off, Oliver had so many questions for alive-and-well Laurel,…

via Arrow Recap: Double Trouble — Plus, the Hunt for a New Canary Is Underway — TVLine

Facebook today announced that it has begun testing ads in the Messenger app. The test will be limited to users in Australia and Thailand and will allow businesses to place ads on the Messenger home screen below favorite users and most recent conversations. The company says that “no one will see an ad in a…

via Facebook Begins Testing Ads in Messenger App — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

BOSTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that paves the way to strip so-called “sanctuary cities” of federal funding. These cities protect undocumented immigrants by not reporting them to federal authorities for violations of immigration laws. Somerville is one of those cities. It stands to lose out on at least $6…

via Somerville Mayor Responds To Trump’s Immigration Plan — CBS Boston

The EIU argues that Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of a huge decline in trust in political institutions in the United States.

via The US has been downgraded to a ‘flawed democracy’ — Feedburner

It’s only been five days since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and it’s been a week filled with executive actions and demonstrations. In the CNN series “The Messy Truth,” airing Wednesday night, host Van Jones asks whether it’s week one of a Trump presidency or week one of anti-Trump resistance.

via Van Jones: We need to try to understand President Trump — CNN.com – RSS Channel – Mobile App Manual

Reddit user Stupot McDoodle made clever software that could turn any GIF into a flip book by turning the frames of a GIF into easy-to-put-together squares that could be printed on paper. It’s a fun project—I mean, turning a bit of the internet into a physical object is weird and silly, but what’s even more…

via Making a Flip Book of a GIF of a Guy Flipping Through a Flip Book of Another GIF Is Genius — Sploid

Tired of conventional passwords? So is Nuance Communications, a tech firm that is promoting the human voice as a way to secure user accounts.The company’s voice biometric product is among the technologies that promise to replace traditional — and often vulnerable — password authentication systems, which can be easy to hack. That isn’t the case…

via Password-free security uses voice, user behavior to verify identity — PCWorld

Seems like Freeform has a hankering for more Young & Hungry. The cable network has ordered additional episodes of the romantic comedy’s fifth season, it announced Wednesday. Season 5 will get underway on Monday, March 13 (8/7c); the back half of the season will air at a date to be determined. The network recently renewed Beyond and The Fosters. Last spring,…

via Young & Hungry: Freeform Orders Additional Season 5 Episodes — TVLine

“Young & Hungry’s” fifth season will be supersized. Freeform has given a back order to the comedy, well ahead of its Season 5 premiere, bringing the season to a total of 20 episodes, a source tells Variety. The season will be split into two parts with the first half debuting on Monday, Mar. 13 at 8:00 p.m, and……

via ‘Young & Hungry’ Season 5 Gets Supersized With 20 Episodes — Variety

Enlarge / Connected cars aren’t going away, so at least we can try and make them secure. (credit: Getty Images | Artur Debat) A bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with a major focus on automotive cybersecurity. The Security and Privacy in Your Car Study Act of 2017 (SPY Car Study Act,…

via Worried about cybersecurity and the connected car? There’s a bill for that — Ars Technica

The checkered flag pedestrian crosswalks by the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte can make for some pretty cool street-shooting opportunities. Yes, you won. Everyone’s a winner.Read more…

via   — Jalopnik

Not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but the world isn’t looking so great right now. People are scared. There’s no easy way to make yourself feel better in these trying times, but here’s something good—zoos around the globe are having a #CuteAnimalTweetOff.Read more…

via We All Need This Cute Animal ‘Tweet-Off’ Right Now — Gizmodo

Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson have become the first actors signed on for Lionsgate’s “Saw: Legacy,” the eighth film in the horror franchise. The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan,……

via Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson Join ‘Saw: Legacy’ (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

The letters spelling Google were rendered in the vapor trails of swooping, looping biplanes in a Doodle marking what would be the 125th birthday of aviator Bessie Coleman, Thursday. Coleman became the first female pilot of African-American descent, and also the first woman of Native American descent, to hold a pilot’s license. And she soared…

via Google Doodle Celebrates the Legacy of Pioneering Aviator Bessie Coleman — TIME

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn residents were wondering when they would be able to get back inside their homes on Wednesday. Excavation has been going on next door to the building for weeks, but this thud was different. “Yeah it did shake. It felt like a bomb, like ‘boom,” Mel Willingham told 1010 WINS’ Al…

via ‘It Felt Like A Bomb, Like Boom,’ Residents Homeless After Payloader Hits Brooklyn Building — CBS New York

After three seasons of sexy supernatural chicanery, Salem on Wednesday wrapped up its run, leaving in its wake not only a conclusion that was as surprising as it was satisfying but also the corpses of more than half a dozen major characters. Who got a happy ending, and who was merely… ended? Read on and find…

via Salem Series Finale Recap: Were You Bewitched, Bothered or Bewildered? — TVLine

Leonardo DiCaprio is one LUCKY guy!

via Leonardo DiCaprio’s Model Girlfriend Nina Agdal Goes Topless In Sexy Photoshoot — Pics — Hollywood Life

A police officer stops a motorist, bullets fly — and almost everything that follows from that moment is contradictory, challenging and influenced by competing agendas. That’s the premise of “Shots Fired,” a worthy and excellent new series that works as both a television drama and an interlocking array of engagements with some of the most……

via TV Review: ‘Shots Fired’ on Fox — Variety

NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY Putting the “fun” in fundraising while bringing awareness to a cause close to many hearts, National Big Wig Day™! on the last Friday in January gives everyone an opportunity to play an important role, the role of the Big Wig. National Big Wig Day™! is both an expression of the potential…

via NEW DAY PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY – Last Friday in January — National Day Calendar

33 points from center Brook Lopez wasn’t enough to hold off Miami Wednesday.

via Heat Roar Back In The Fourth To Beat Nets — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a surprise of sorts, members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board voted Wednesday to keep base MetroCard fares at $2.75 while decreasing rider bonuses, rejecting an alternative plan that would have raised the base fare to $3. But as CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, commuters will likely feel the impact of…

via MTA Hikes Monthly Metrocard Price To $121, Keeps Base Fare At $2.75 — CBS New York