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Celebrities Come Together in a Public Call to "Save The Day" & Motivate The Masses to Vote

Posted On: September 22, 2016

In an effort, (let's just be honest and keep it gully) to prevent Donald Trump from the presidency as the next U.S President, celebrities and citizens rallied together for a public service announcement called, "Save The Day."

The three minute clip video features celebrities such as: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Jesse Williams, Rosie Perez, Scarlett Johansson, Martin Sheen, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key and more; including some citizens to motivate the masses in exercising their right to vote.


Save The Day was created from the brainchild of Avengers' writer and director, Joss Whedon reported by Complex below.

"Avengers director/writer Joss Whedon has a pro-Hillary super PAC called Save the Day, and he assembled some of his superhero friends to film the PSA above. The video encourages people to get out and vote on Nov. 8, strongly advising against a certain candidate whose name rhymes with “dump."

Although Donald Trump's name is not mentioned, a review of his racist, out of control antics are referenced. From targeting of Mexican and Muslim people, as well as his ignorance towards African-American people who were harassed and endured mob like behaviors at some of Trump's rallies; and his stereotype views about immigration during his presidential run .

The video also has some comedy in it, to lighten up the mood but remained on point with its message. Check it out below.



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New Movie Teaser Trailer: "Ghost In The Shell"

Posted On: September 22, 2016

In a rather interesting cinematographic and digital effect clips, Paramount Pictures released a teaser trailer for their upcoming 2017 movie, "Ghost In The Shell." The trailer will keep movie goers and consumers on their toes for the time being.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson as the lead character, a Japanese cyborg policewoman called, The Major. Its teaser trailer does not give away too much about the movie, but puzzling glitches of certain scenes flashing across the screen. Ghost In The Shell was inspired by the Japanese published seinen manga series, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. And later adapted in 1995 as a cartoon movie.

Check it out below.



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Jimmy Kimmel in Hot Water with Civil Rights Leaders over Johnnie Cochran Joke

Posted On: September 22, 2016

I love telling jokes because laughter is healing. It's the type of medicine you can't manufacture and it also, generates joy from within. If a person can bottle up laughter and sell it, they would be the wealthiest person in the universe. And anybody that can make you laugh brings the gift of happiness.

But when does telling a joke goes too far? Where it becomes harmful and offensive, at that point it's not a joke anymore and turns to somebody being sarcastic. Well, this is the case with Jimmy Kimmel, who routinely starts off his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" with a series of jokes to get the right energy flowing and stimulate a feel good mood in the audience. But this past Sunday (Sept. 18th) not everybody was laughing, Kimmel told a joke which made some of his audiences and viewers feel some type of way.

Let's get to it.

Courtney B. Vance won the Emmy this past Sunday night for outstanding lead actor for his role as O.J. Simpson's defense attorney, in the biographical television series, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" on FX. Despite his honor, recognition and salutations, Jimmy Kimmel was not impressed. And expressed it in a joke later on during a live taping of his show. Kimmel took a direct shot at the late Johnnie Cochran, who passed away in 2005 below, with his joke and eyebrows were raised after that.

"He played Johnnie Cochran in the series," Jimmy Kimmel begin his joke

"I have to believe Johnnie Cochran is smiling up at us tonight."

Notice Kimmel didn't say smiling down, he said "smiling up," basically implying Cochran was in hell and indirectly calling him a devil for representing O.J Simpson during his trial. 

Jimmy Kimmel might of been laughing at the time he told his joke but many found it offensive and the next day was not a laughing matter, as things got serious.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, who is a Civil Rights leader and the president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, issued a statement below and demanded an apology from Jimmy Kimmel and his whole show.

"Kimmel, shamelessly and disgracefully used his popular TV show host platform to slander famed late civil rights attorney Johnnie Cochran, " Hutchinson asserted in his statement.

And continued his statement standing up for Johnnie Cochran, who is not here to defend himself.

"Cochran’s sin to Kimmel was that he was part of the Simpson’s defense team, a cherished constitutional right of all criminal defendants."

Earl O. Hutchinson concluded his statement, conveying the offensive manner of Jimmy Kimmel's joke, his lack of professionalism towards a man who fought for people's civil rights, how Kimmel insulted Johnnie Cochran's legacy; and asserted an apology was deemed necessary.

"Kimmel disgraced himself and insulted those who regard Cochran as a champion of civil rights and constitutional protections with this slur. We call for a prompt apology to Cochran’s family and the public."

Hutchinson was backed by other organizations of Civil Rights leaders that contested to the statement such as: Lita Herron, President Youth Advocacy Coalition, Dwayne Wyatt, L.A Black Employees for Fairness, Pedro Baez, Founder Voice of the People and more.

It didn't stop there.

Johnnie Cochran's former associate, Carl Douglas was not laughing either at Jimmy Kimmel's joke and took to his Twitter account to express his disappointment. In a series of tweets, Carl Douglas felt it was right to honor the memory of Johnnie Cochran and how he was a mentor and hero to him. Douglas spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the situation and expressed that Kimmel cross the line with his joke.

In his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas vented his frustration and why he took offense to the joke.

"I understand it was a joke, I get it. But I have a right to be offended, particularly because Johnnie has done so much in his life separate from representing a former Heisman Trophy winner accused of a gruesome double murder."

And spoke about the insensitive manner of Jimmy Kimmel's joke.

"And for anyone to suggest that, on a moral level, that act, as a lawyer, could cause him to spend his afterlife in hell, offended me. And I am sure offended other fair-minded people across the country."

Carl Douglas took a stance and duty in standing up for his former mentor, Johnnie Cochran and defended his honor.

"It was visceral for me, so I had to use any platform I had available to express my outrage just so the record would be clear that not everyone agreed with the heinousness of that joke."

Douglas communicated, the success and accomplishments Cochran fulfilled while he was here on earth, would not entrap his soul in a hellish form, but elevate him in a heavenly manner.

"I am sure they are also offended by the very suggestion that this man who accomplished so much in his life could be anywhere other than smiling down on all of us, as opposed to the other way around."

Carl Douglas also, spoke about Courtney B. Vance's Emmy award and felt is was well earned. And was amazed by his performance of Cochran.

"I thought Courtney did a marvelous job reflecting Johnnie's spirit and his essence."

Carl Douglas finalized his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, reflecting on Courtney B. Vance's performance of Johnnie Cochran in the FX television series and the magnitude of it bringing Cochran's essence to life.

"I would close my eyes and hear the reflection of Johnnie Cochran coming through the television screen. It was eerie. His winning the Emmy award was much deserved."

So far, Jimmy Kimmel has not issued an apology nor released a statement about the controversy surrounding his Johnnie Cochran joke.

Do you think Jimmy Kimmel's Johnnie Cochran joke was just that, a joke and nothing more? Or, was there some underlying issue in it and more like, Jimmy Kimmel feeling some type of way towards the late Johnnie Cochran.

Things that make you go hmmm.

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Getty Images Photograph of Johnnie Cochran and O.J Simpson by: Pool



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New Apple Commercial Starring: James Corden and Pharrell Williams

Posted On: September 21, 2016

Apple Music took a more comedic approach to market and advertise their music streaming service. For their new advertising commercial, Apple recruited English actor and comedian James Corden and multi-talented musician and music producer, Pharrell Williams.

The Apple Music commercial opens up with James Corden trying to pitch his visions and creative concepts for an Apple commercial. He comes up with an idea of acting out every iconic musician in history and starts to envision it. When James Corden starts acting as if he is Pharrell Williams, the organic Pharrell pops up and is not trying to hear it.

Corden snaps back to reality, tries to pitch more ideas and gets dramatic, but the people at the table can't seem to plug into his imagination.

Check it out below.



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Bluetooth Launches 'Tile Slim,' a Tiny Tracker to Locate Items Such as Wallets, Purses & Etc.

Posted On: September 21, 2016

Ever misplaced your phone, laptop or lost your wallet, phone, purse and etc.; well worry no more!

Bluetooth developed and launched a tracker called the "Tile Slim" to help you locate all those items with ease. The tracker is as slim as a credit card and small enough to fit in any wallets, purses, luggage; and etc. It can be attached to any laptop and programmed to find your mobile phone.

Documented as the world's smallest and tiniest tracker, the Tile Slim along with the app can help you locate anything you misplaced or lost. No matter the range or location, the app will track it down for you and notify you when your item (s) has been found.

Check out the video below of how the Tile Slim works.


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World's First Self Driving Ubers Launched in Pittsburgh

Posted On: September 21, 2016

In an effort to increase the revenue of their company, Uber has incorporated self driving, robotic cars into their system. Uber currently has 1.5 million drivers employed with them and with their new self driving cars, they will be able to pocket half of those fares. This will lead to a decrease of their drivers. Uber's increase revenue plans are to generate $68 billion dollars for their company.

Uber is not the first company to employ robotics, therefore, passing out pink slips to human employees. When you go to any grocery stores and even department stores, over the years there has been a drastic decrease of human cashiers, that have been replaced by self serving registers which are engineered robotics. I had a conversation about this, how robotics are taking over certain jobs. What's happening is a company is looking at how much they pay a human employee per year, the average cost of medical insurance for that employee, overtime, vacation, personal and sick pay; aside from other costs the company might have to come out of pocket. It's much cheaper to employ a method of robotics into a company, where maintenance of it won't cost as much as it would to have a full time human employee, a company has to pay insurance, overtime and etc. as mentioned.

As time progresses, we will continue to witness an increase of robotics being employed into companies and a decrease of human workers. Robotics won't work for every company but they will try several methods to save money and in Uber's case, to increase their revenues. With this occurrence, I see a positive outlook of an increase of entrepreneurs, people opening up their own businesses and etc.  Also, an increase of businesses and employment in robotics.

But that's another article on it's own, now let's back to Uber.

Last week, Uber launched their world's first Ford Fusion self driving vehicles in Pittsburgh. Uber released four autonomous robotic self driving cars, stationed in downtown Pittsburgh. The vehicles are built with GPS, 3D cameras, a technology called "lidar" that utilizes lasers to assess shapes and distance of objects mounted on the roof of the car.

Uber's self driving vehicle are in pilot mode for now, as testing of it continues. Two human drivers have been assigned to each vehicles, to sit in the front, observe; and when the car is not to par, to grasp the wheel and manually drive the car. While the other person monitors the computer software and when the car is in autonomous mode.

The Uber's self driving vehicles are programmed to certain destinations and surrounding areas of where they are are stationed at. Uber released a video depicting their self driving vehicles on the road and to give consumers a preview of what to expect. 

Check it out below.


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A Look Into Mercedes Benz's 'Mercedes-AMG GT/GT C Roadster'

Posted On: September 21, 2016

Like Funkmaster Flex would say, "car talk!"

This past summer Mercedes Benz revealed their new 2018 model, the "Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster." The car looked like one of those joints from a James Bond movie. Dubbed at 585-horsepower engine and can reached a maximum of 198mph in speed, the car is the roadrunner on wheels.

Let's take a closer look at it though.

The Mercedes- AMG GT Roadster comes in two editions, the GT and the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster variant. The C Roadster pumps more horsepower at 549 and has a 4.0 litre twin-turbo motor, where it can go 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds. Its top speed is 196 miles per hour and almost as fast as the GT Roadster.

Both Mercedes Roadster, the GT and GT C are designed with suede and leather interior, ranging in colors from black, beige, red and etc. Buyers have an option of choosing their colors, to make it more personal to suit their needs of 11 exterior and 10 interior colors. The cars are able to transform from a coupe to a drop top sports car.

Mercedes Benz has yet to release the pricing of the vehicles, which will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in the weeks that follow.

For more information, click on the following link:

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT/GT C Roadster


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Case Studyo x James Jarvis 'Amphora' Vase

Posted On: September 21, 2016

Case Studyo designs and sculpts out of the ordinary ceramics, figurine ceramics and home furnishings. Their artistic creative concepts and direction are usually out of this world. Case Studyo art pieces, from canvas to sculptors are rare and unique in their designs. They have collaborated with an endless list of artists and continue to push the envelope when it comes to creativity.

The Belguim based sculpture's recent collaboration involves James Jarvis and a limited edition vase called "amphora."

James Jarvis is a toy designer and illustrator from Britain, who created a playful cartoon caricature/character and gave it a comic strip storyline. Jarvis took his creation, linked up with Case Studyo and applied it towards designing these signature vases. The vases are sculpted in the likeness of the caricature and doesn't really display much of a facial expression.

The amphora vases are cute and adorable,  they can fit or be put anywhere around a house, even in children's room to brighten it up with some flowers. They're different and stand out from traditional designed vases. For anybody who wants to add an edge to their interior designs and want to take a risk of how they furnish their homes, the amphora vases brings the right touch to it.

As mentioned, the amphora vases are limited editions and only 100 of them will be released on the market. Case Studyo nor James Jarvis has yet to reveal when or where these vases will be available for sale, the vases will come with several documents of authenticity and autographed.

For more information, click on the following link:

Case Studyo

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GoPro to Release Foldable Drone Cameras Called "Karma" and Waterproof "Hero5" Cameras

Posted On: September 21, 2016

GoPro announced and revealed two years ago that they were developing a line of drone cameras. Based on their blueprints, GoPro assembled and mass produced their own drone camera, which was initially scheduled this past summer for release but was delayed.

Nonetheless, GoPro introduced its architectural quad-copter and foldable drone camera called, "Karma." The drone helicopter styled camera is designed to deploy and fly in the air as such. With a polished exterior and compact size, the Karma drone camera can fit into a backpack or any medium luggage. It also comes with a gaming inspired controller and a touchscreen to give users flexibility.

Upon the release of the GoPro Karma drone camera, two other cameras will also be introduced to the market called "Hero5." The camera is branded and manufactured into "Hero 5 Black" and "Hero5 Session" to be sold. Hero 5 Black is constructed with a 2-inch touchscreen, GPS, voice control, 12-megapixel photos, 4K speeds of 30 fps, and 1080p video at up to 120 fps, RAW support and more. The Hero5 Session dubs most of the specs already mentioned but it's much smaller and lighter in size, has a 10 megapixel photos instead and slower in speeds of 4K. Both cameras are waterproof and provides maximum exposure of images for consumers to film.


Drone cameras are definitely the next big thing and most likely, they already are. When it comes to directors, producers, photographers, camera-men and any eye behind the camera; film makers and photographers will be able to capture images that's only been dreamed of. Helicopters have been and are utilized to capture and film certain images for TV shows and movies, but with these drone cameras, depending on their constructions as far as the height and distance they can be deployed; directors and producers are going to and will be able to capture incredible images that will catapult TV shows and movies. A camera-man can even use a drone camera to fly above audiences at a show or concert, to apprehend images of the audience from all angles and get a real feel of their energy.

Until then, the GoPro Karma will be released on October 23rd, with a market value of $799 USD. Hero5 Black and Session will drop on the same day, for $999 USD to $1,099 USD.


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New Video GameTrailer: X-Box One - 'Gears of War 4'

Posted On: September 21, 2016

Nowadays, video games are cinematic and has evolved with digital effects, added storyline, settings; and etc. It makes it interesting for gamers and keeps them plugged in. Especially with installments, a gamer will wait on line the night before for a game to be released. The video gaming business has tremendously expanded and grown into a billion dollar industry. 

With that said, let's get into this new video game trailer.

The Coalition and Microsoft Studios presents "Gears of War 4," the latest installment to Gears of War. New characters are presented in the trailer and a futuristic storyline about humanities survival.

Gears of War 4 trailer is sponsored and broadcast by X-Box and the video game will be released on its gaming system, X-Box One. JD Fenix is introduced as one of the new characters, who links up with Kait and Del to fight against gruesome Locust Horde and Lambent enemies, in a battle for humanity. The new video game is engineered with 3D visual effects and multiplayer gameplay.

Gears of War 4 is scheduled for release on October 11th for X-Box One as stated and PC use. The game is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Check out the new trailer below.


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