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Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Holderness family literally can't handle the snow right now



The winter struggle is real — even when the snow is already melting.

The Holderness family of North Carolina fully admits that winter may not be as rough as it is up north in this Zac Brown Band-inspired parody, but that doesn’t mean Southerners don’t get their share of winter struggles — they just don’t handle it as well.

If someone could please help them move that branch off the road, so they can buy some more milk and bread, the family would really appreciate it.

More about Viral Videos, Videos, Winter, Funny, and Watercooler

Leonard Nimoy's best moments as Spock on 'Star Trek'



The popularity of Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock is 100% thanks to Leonard Nimoy.

Nimoy made the role his own because he fully understood what it meant to play the alien — and seemingly emotionless — Vulcan character: Although he could often be coldly logical, his impenetrable exterior masked a tumult of feelings inside.

That duality came out in various ways, both subtle and fierce. In many cases, Nimoy would steal the scene, and connect with the audience in a revealing way.

Now that Nimoy is no longer with us, it’s worth remembering the moments that made Spock the outstanding character he is. Read more…

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Lupita Nyong'o's stolen dress returned – but thief cries fake



LOS ANGELES — The dress that was stolen from Lupita Nyong’o’s hotel room after she wore it to the Oscars has been returned, TMZ reported Friday night, and the person who stole it is claiming the garment’s pearls were fake.

The gown was reported missing from the London West Hollywood hotel on Wednesday, when investigators said it was taken between 8 and 9 p.m. The pearl-covered garment was designed by Francisco Costa for the Calvin Klein Collection, and said to be worth $150,000.

SEE ALSO: Oscars 2015: See every red carpet look

TMZ said the thief called Friday and said the dress would be in a bathroom next to a fitness center at the London — where authorities found it, or at least something resembling it, shortly thereafter Read more…

More about Movies, Oscars, Dress, Entertainment, and Film

Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?



Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding

Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year’s show, which starts March 12

“I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course of the years,” he says. “Which is fine and fun, but not necessarily the best use of my personal time.”

Murphy expresses the same misgivings that many others have about the event: Austin does a poor job accommodating attendees; there are more efficient ways to mingle with top ad industry or tech execs; and the show, once famous for hurtling services like Twitter into the spotlight, hasn’t really introduced a hot new app to the world since Foursquare in 2009 Read more…

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Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?



Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding

Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year’s show, which starts March 12

“I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course of the years,” he says. “Which is fine and fun, but not necessarily the best use of my personal time.”

Murphy expresses the same misgivings that many others have about the event: Austin does a poor job accommodating attendees; there are more efficient ways to mingle with top ad industry or tech execs; and the show, once famous for hurtling services like Twitter into the spotlight, hasn’t really introduced a hot new app to the world since Foursquare in 2009 Read more…

More about Sxsw, Business, Advertising, and Marketing


Parrot Zik 2.0: Beautiful but pricey noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones



If you only have a passing familiarity with Parrot, it’s probably thanks to the company’s slew of in-car Bluetooth products. Or maybe it’s the rapidly growing family of quirky robotics, from the mainstream consumer AR.Drone to the adorable jumping Sumo bot

If, however, you had the pleasure of spending a little time with the first-generation Zik, you’re likely of the opinion that the French company really ought to get more love when it comes to headphones.

Sure, Parrot’s got plenty of stiff competition in the land of high-end consumer headphones from better established names like Bose and Sennheiser, but the Zik 2.0 once again finds the company pulling out all the stops Read more…

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Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Raising $450M For New Fund, Filing Shows



 Social+Capital Partnership, the investment firm founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, is raising $450 million for its third fund, dubbed “Social Capital Partnership III, L.P.,” according to regulatory documents filed today. The new fund represents a significant boost in size from Social+Capital’s second fund, which targeted a $325 million raise beginning… Read More

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Dragons are coming! 'Game of Thrones' unveils new poster and Season 5 clips



Game of Thrones Season 5 is upon us and the wait is getting unbearable

Easing the pain of the wait? Juicy nuggets from HBO, like the poster below

Watch out, Tyrion.

Image: HBO

Yes, that’s a dragon

Yes, we’re excited, too

And if that’s not enough to get you pumped, HBO has also released two brand new clips, featuring Brienne and Podrick Payne and another with Jon Snow and Mance Rayde

They’re fuzzy because they’re supposed to be a sort of raven-vision.

Game of Thrones premieres April 12 on HBO. Read more…

More about Televison, Entertainment, Tv, Game Of Thrones, and Game Of Thrones Season 5

Dragons are coming! 'Game of Thrones' unveils new poster and Season 5 clips



Game of Thrones Season 5 is upon us and the wait is getting unbearable

Easing the pain of the wait? Juicy nuggets from HBO, like the poster below

Watch out, Tyrion.

Image: HBO

Yes, that’s a dragon

Yes, we’re excited, too

And if that’s not enough to get you pumped, HBO has also released two brand new clips, featuring Brienne and Podrick Payne and another with Jon Snow and Mance Rayde

They’re fuzzy because they’re supposed to be a sort of raven-vision.

Game of Thrones premieres April 12 on HBO. Read more…

More about Televison, Entertainment, Tv, Game Of Thrones, and Game Of Thrones Season 5

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