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Cyberbullying nets ’13 Reasons Why’ mature rating in New Zealand


New Zealand has come out hard in its opposition to Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why. The high-school-focused show centering on a girl’s suicide and its aftermath already has content warnings ahead of certain episodes, but a recent edict by New Zealand’s Office of Film & Literature Classification rules that Netflix “will now be required to display a clear warning in …

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Apple Music redesign will put video in the spotlight

We know all about Apple’s plans for Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, but it looks like the company has bigger things in mind for its music-focused series.  Apple Music redesign will accompany the next version of iOS we’re likely to hear about at WWDC in June. The new look is said to do a better job of showing …

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Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film


Robots are slowly taking more and more jobs — and soon, they’ll come for the writers (gulp). That’s the pitch behind director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin’s short film It’s No Game, in which an artificial intelligence swoops in during a Hollywood writer’s strike to pen a script for the immortal David Hasselhoff. But the video is something …

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‘The Protectors’ shows how VR can help save African elephants


At first, the elephant looks like it’s asleep. But then you notice it has stumps where there should be feet. Its tusks have been sawed off. And there are countless maggots crawling along a gaping hole in its face. It’s a horrifying image as I describe it — but when viewed as a 360-degree video in a VR headset, it’s …

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Google Trips is now more helpful for anyone afraid to fly


Last year, Google released Trips, an app for iOS and Android that helps you keep track of your itinerary while traveling. It automatically collects information from your Gmail inbox, organizes it and makes it available offline. It even offers suggestions on things to see and do. Now, it’s getting some new features that will make it an even better vacation …

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Google turns ‘Hamilton’ hype into a VR history lesson


We’re all a bit more versed in American history these days, thanks in great part to playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his award-winning hip-hop-infused musical, Hamilton. The Hamilton Education Program will bring 5,000 disadvantaged students from Title I schools in New York and the Bay Area to see the musical today as the culmination of a six-week curriculum to …

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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson who in March 2017 was appointed as the senior special assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, attended the first Stakeholders Summit on Entertainment, Art and Culture in Collaboration with Kogi Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the 26th of April. The event gathered special dignitaries including the governor …

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Miss Tourism Nigeria final audition is this weekend in Lagos


Ladies get in here! The Grand Final Auditions of the 2017 Miss Tourism Nigeria Pageant is this weekend and you surely dont want to miss out on this years edition cos I can tell you for free its going to be epic. *wink… So, If you are beautiful, Intelligent, fluent in English, 5ft” tall and above, ages between 17 – …

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Taye Diggs dons a corset and wig as he channels his inner Madonna


The Hollywood actor embraced his feminine side as he donned a Jean Paul Gaultier corset featuring a cone bra and blonde wig while performing Madonna’s 1990 hit song, Vogue, on America’s Lip Sync Battle . The 46yr old had the audience in fits with his performance that saw him mimicking the pop star’s moves and poise. More photos after the …

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Nick Cannon spotted on dinner date with another ex, Christina Milian


Last week Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey sparked rumors they were back together after they were spotted having dinner together three nights in a row. Maybe that is not happening as Nick was spotted with another one of his exes, Christina Millian. The two were spotted leaving Sugarfish in LA. Nick and Christina dated for nearly two years after meeting …

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Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves is having eye implants next


Rodrigo Alves who is famous for his many cosmetic surgeries in a bid to transform himself into a human version of popular toy, Ken Doll was rushed to emergencies after his drink was spiked in New York. The 33yr old said: ‘I had been out for dinner at Catch with my friend Diane, who is a socialite, and we headed …

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The Moto Z2 Play looks very familiar


You probably picked up the Moto Z Play for its long battery life, mid-range price and compatibility with Motrola’s flagship modular backs. If you were worried that those components wouldn’t work on the next version of the handset, don’t — leaked images of the Moto Z2 Play from TechnoBuffalo suggest that the device will be almost visually identical to the original. …

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How Gorillaz brought a global listening party to your phone


Gorillaz are having a house party at 500 locations around the globe. The animated band — brainchild of musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) — is hosting the unusual audio soirée for its upcoming album launch for Humanz. Just streaming the new music to its recently launched app isn’t Gorillaz’s style, so instead it’s created a …

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Twitch can finally sort top-ranked ‘League of Legends’ streamers

In terms of sheer minutes watched, League of Legends has been the most popular game on Twitch ever since the livestreaming platform launched in 2011. In fact, there are so many channels for the game, Twitch had to build out a special interface just so users could navigate them all. As of today, users jumping into the League of Legends …

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Facebook’s new 360 cameras bring multiple perspectives to live videos


Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn’t for sale. Instead, the company used it as a reference design for others to create 3D 360 content, even going so far as to open source it on Github later that summer. …

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