Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

Facebook May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages

Facebook, forever maligned for what it shows and doesn’t show people in their news feeds, might be moving to give users a bit more control. AdWeek’s SocialTimes spotted a new feature on mobile – a prompt that’s showing up atop users’ news feeds asking them to “pick friend and pages and see their posts at the top of News Feed.” …

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Tangerine, a Sundance Hit Shot with an iPhone 5s, Gets a Trailer

The red-band trailer has dropped for one of Sundance’s most talked-about features. It’s called Tangerine, and it’s about two transgender women in Hollywood. It was also shot with an iPhone 5s. Of course, it wasn’t just an iPhone. The iPhone was the only device filming, but filmmakers needed a handful of extras. According to The Verge, those included an app …

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Apple’s U2 Album Giveaway Turned Kids Gay, Say Russian Wingnuts

According to some right-wing Russians, this is probably going to turn your kid gay: That’s the cover of U2’s most recent album, Songs of Innocence. You might remember it as “that album my iPhone kept playing whenever I accidentally opened up iTunes.” The Guardian reports that a member of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) is raising hell over …

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Nina Simone: Netflix Documentary Gets an Official Trailer

Netflix has shared the official trailer to its upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? It’s directed by Liz Garbus, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World. It’ll hit Netflix on June 26. Without further ado: Here’s Netflix’s official description: Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and …

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Walking Dead Spinoff Will Land Exclusively on Hulu

When the first season of AMC’s upcoming Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead wraps up, the only place you’ll be able to stream it online is Hulu. Hulu has announced a major partnership with AMC Networks that will give it exclusive SVOD rights to “new and upcoming primetime scripted comedy and drama series” from networks like AMC, IFC, …

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Uber’s SOS Button Now Sends GPS Info to Police in India

In December of 2014, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Uber, already on he defensive over allegations of playing fast and loose with user safety in the US, stepped up to create tools that would help put Indian officials and customers at ease. One such tool was the SOS button, which …

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NBC Is Pulling a Netflix and Dropping All 13 Episodes of ‘Aquarius’ at Once

NBC has caught the binge-watching bug. The network had decided to take a page from Netflix’s book and just dump an entire season of a new show for viewers to stream at their pleasure. Following its May 28 premiere, the new David Duchovny – Charles Manson show Aquarius will land online. All of it. NBC says you’ll be able to …

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Netflix Is Adapting ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ into 13-episode Series

Green Eggs and Ham is pretty neat, but 13 episodes? Well that’s a treat! Dr. Seuss is coming to Netflix – rather, one of his most famous works is. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a children’s series based on the classic story Green Eggs and Ham. Here’s the plot, if you are wondering how they’re going to stretch Green …

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Secret Shuts Down: App Doesn’t Represent Original Vision, Says CEO

Anonymous messaging app Secret is shutting down. In a post on Medium, CEO David Byttow said it was the “hardest decision” of his life. “This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply. Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company, so I believe it’s the right decision for …

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Hillary Clinton: Body Cameras Should Be Worn by All Police Departments

Speaking at the David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for body cameras to become “the norm”, saying that all police departments in America should have access to the devices. “We should make sure every police department in the country has body cameras to record interactions between officers on patrol and suspects,” said Clinton. …

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The Entire First Season of The X-Files Is Now in HD on Netflix

Where I live, it’s a gorgeous day outside. I don’t know what the weather’s like where you live, but if it’s cloudy, rainy, or even remotely cold – I’d suggest a Netflix marathon. The entire first season of The X-Files is now streaming in HD widescreen. The show originally aired in 4:3, but as creator Chris Carter pointed out in …

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Uber Wants to Transport More Than Just People, Reportedly Planning Big Push into Goods Delivery

It’s becoming more and more clear that Uber is not satisfied with simply carting people around. The on-demand car service, which has been valued at over $40 billion, is gearing up to make a big push into the delivery game. TechCrunch is reporting that Uber is planning to launch a same-day delivery service with hundreds of merchants signed-on at kickoff. …

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