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Parkland Survivors, Parents of Victims Challenge…

One of the highlights of CNN’s Wednesday town hall on guns came when Cameron Kasky, a student survivor of the Florida school shooting, stood several feet away from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and asked him, “Can you tell me you won’t take a single donation from the NRA?” Cheers erupted in the crowd, a gathering […]

Why Apple Is Reportedly Looking Into Mining…

Apple might have a battery problem on its hands. No, not that one . Apple needs cobalt for its iPhone batteries, but experts fear a potential shortage of the metal with the proliferation of electric vehicles, which require over 1,000 times more cobalt for their batteries than do smartphones. Bloomberg...

White nationalist is latest to sue over social…

A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive

Bigelow Aerospace Is Looking To Launch Its Own…

Bigelow Aerospace has announced that it intends to populate space with inflatable space capsules.

What Can 'Star Wars' Droids Teach Us About…

They might be fictional characters, but the droids of "Star Wars" are already informing the design of real robots here on Earth.

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats…

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

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These are the secrets behind Black Panther’s…

Wakanda just made the entire Marvel Universe interesting again. Going into Black Panther and not knowing too many details about this particular superhero, who I largely ignored in Civil War, I did not expect the movie to be so revolutionary for the Marvel Universe. Without spoiling anything — go watch Black Panther as soon as you can because it’s that good — I can tell you that Wakanda is a game-changer for humanity, and will completely alter the way the Avengers defend the planet. That said, I’m about to spoil the post-credits scenes you’ll see at the end, and reveal all the secrets. So close this window right now if you haven’t already seen Disney’s blockbuster. The first scene pops up rather quickly once the credits begin rolling. In it, we have King T’Challa coming out at the United Nations. That’s where he tells the world what Wakanda really is, and what it can do for the world. And Wakanda just happens to be the most sophisticated country on Marvel’s Earth when it comes to technology. It's beyond even Tony Stark’s wildest dreams, and he’s the tech guru on the planet. But Wakanda has been a secret place for years, and nobody really knew what it hides. This first credits scene was supposed to be part of the first Avengers: Infinity War film that launches in May, but Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole told io9 they decided to move it. If the scene looks familiar that’s because it mimics Iron Man’s own press conference from the first movie. It turns out, co-writer and director Ryan Coogler is a real fan of that flick. “I saw Iron Man the first day it opened,” he said. “I was at film school the day it came out. I was in Los Angeles. Iron Man is the first movie I saw at the Arclight, which is like my favorite theater in Los Angeles. What I thought was great about Iron Man, which [Marvel does] a great job of in their movies, is that it feels like it’s happening in our world even though it’s not. Los Angeles looks like Los Angeles. Iron Man flies around and it feels like he lives in New York. The Iron Man press conference looks like our press conference. It feels tactile. I wanted to do that with Wakanda.” The second scene is a bit more complex. We’ve got the Winter Soldier resting in Wakanda. Apparently, T’Challa’s sister Shuri, who appears to be the Tony Stark of this country, was able to use technology to heal his mind. He’s Bucky again, but the children in the scene don’t call him by that name. Instead, they refer to him as White Wolf. Now, White Wolf is a white man who was raised in Wakanda as T’Challa’s brother after he and his family crashed near Wakanda. io9 explains that White Wolf was an “amoral, Machiavellian spy and enforcer and long had an antagonistic relationship with T’Challa.” Does that mean Bucky will replace White Wolf? We have no idea. “We did that [scene] in reshoots,” Cole told io9. “But we always had conversations about what that final end scene could be and that version of that. We talked about different things and that was one of things we talked about.”

Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest…

Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify privacy concerns

Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president says

Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risk to soldiers in combat

Concert Venues Are Beginning to Ban Cell Phone…

Live shows are beginning to take steps to keep you from recording the show. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.

These Are The First 3 Cities Where AT&T Will Roll…

AT&T plans to introduce mobile 5G in a dozen cities by the end of 2018.

SpaceX postpones California satellite launch due to winds

SpaceX postpones satellite launch from California due to winds, reschedules for Thursday

HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Crashing’ for…

The laughs will keep on coming at HBO. The cabler has renewed two of its half-hour comedies, “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” for third seasons. “High Maintenance,” which is created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returned for its 10-episode second season run on January 19. Providing a peek into the cramped apartments, grinding routines and urban […]

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than…

Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DC

Elon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to dig at an...

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Women Showing Love To Their Large Noses In New…

In twitter’s latest trend, women are sharing their side profiles in a selfie to show love to their large noses. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.

Broadcom is adjusting its buyout offer for Qualcomm

Broadcom is adjusting its buyout offer for Qualcomm, a day after the chipmaker boosted its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors

Steven Seagal completes 7th step of celebrity…

Steven Seagal, former Hollywood star and current dubious brand for hire, has sold off his last remaining dollop of credibility to a crypto-currency venture called Bitcoiin. The company -- which yes, has two 'i's and is apparently not a bad phishing email -- is a run-of-the-mill crypto company that's using celebrity endorsements and all of 2018's hottest buzzwords to hide the fact that there's nothing original whatsoever. The company is currently raising funds for an Initial Coin Offering, a kind of shady fundraiser that's become particularly popular. Bitcoiin's currency is based on the Ethereum blockchain, and relies on a mining partnership with a crypto hardware company. So far, so much like the rest of the other scams. Bitcoiin's sole claim to fame is that someone persuaded Mr Seagal (presumably, with plenty of non-fake money) to endorse the platform. And endorse he did. "ZEN MASTER STEVEN SEAGAL HAS BECOME THE BRAND AMBASSADOR OF BITCOIIN2GEN," the press release screams -- and that's just the headline. "Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has become a believer of Bitcoiin2Gen, the Hollywood action star will be representing the leading cryptocurrency organization, Bitcoiin2Gen, as brand ambassador." What words of wisdom does Zen Master Brand Ambassador Seagal have for us? "As a Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer, Steven lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man. He believes that what he does in his life is about leading people into contemplation to wake them up and enlighten them in some manner. These are precisely the objectives of the Bitcoiin2Gen to empower the community by providing a decentralized P2P payment system with its own wallet, mining ecosystem and robust blockchain platform without the need of any third party." The white paper that Bitcoiin2Gen published alongside the press release doesn't do much to dispel the notion that this is a scam. The slides avoid any of the technical details that you typically find in a white paper, instead promising things like "better scaling" and "variety of unique features" without providing any details to back those statements up. Then, there's the details about the funding plan, which definitely doesn't remind you of a pyramid scheme at all: Just make sure you hurry -- there's only a limited time left to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime moneymaking opportunity!

Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead…

An Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through the...

After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun…

For Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with...

Stop Blaming Social Media For Feeling Lonely

Researchers found social media isn't causing social displacement, so critics can stop bashing it. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

He Saves Our Electronics From the Dump, Now Faces Prison

Eric Lundgren is known for impressive and admirable feats, with his e-waste recycling company putting 14,000 cellphones in the hands of US soldiers abroad; the 33-year-old's company handles 41 million pounds of e-waste annually. Now, he's fighting a 15-month sentence. The Washington Post explains the jargony situation, which involves...

You can get all 5 of these Apple Watch bands for…

The Apple Watch is the most popular watch model on the planet. In fact, Apple even outsold Rolex during the holiday quarter to become the #1 watch company in the world. Of course, that means if you own an Apple Watch, you have the same watch as millions and millions of other people. If you want to set yourself apart from the crowd a bit, a new band is the way to do it. In this post, you’ll find five options that are all stylish and affordable. In fact, you can buy all five of them for less than the cost of one Apple Watch band from Apple, which can cost hundreds of dollars for no real reason. 42mm Marge Plus Genuine LeatherBand Fit Size: Fits 6.3"-7.9" (160mm-200mm) wrist, it can be men's or women's, comfortable touch feeling on your wrist, simple but attractive, look fantastic and giving a nice professional look on any occasion.If you are looking for a 38mm version, please search B01EY9TWV0 on Amazon. Notice: Please ensure you choose “Sold by Marge Plus” for guaranteed quality. We are the ONLY authorized retailer of our brand. If you have any problems with your order please contact us for prompt and courteous service. Our contact information can be found on the every genuine Marge Plus box. Superior Quality: 100% Genuine Leather Band – Premium soft top genuine leather with fashionable craftsmanship, New stylish design, comes with stainless steel polished silver-coloured Classic buckle, anti-slip & sweat-absorbent. 18 Month Warranty: Our warranty time is longer than others as our quality is guaranteed, unconditionally refund or resend with any quality problems, life time friendly customer service, ONLY offered by Marge Plus store. Warm Tips: The Real Color of this item may be slightly different from the pictures shown on the website caused by many factors. Such as brightness of your monitor and light brightness. And because of the natural variability of the Crazy Horse leather used in this band, the color may vary somewhat. However the style, quality and the everything else are all the same. eLander Apple Watch Band Perfect replacement metal watch band for Apple Watch & Sport & Edition (ONLY FOR All 42mm Versions) Premium stainless steel metal features luxury, nobility, elegance & durability High-tech surface finish watch strap fits your device and feels comfortable on your wrist Come with a watch link removal kit, a screwdriver & several spare screws! Woven Nylon Replacement Band for the Apple Watch PERFECT FIT AND FEEL: The Pantheon Apple Watch replacement bands are made from a woven nylon material that will not irritate your wrist while wearing it. PANTHEON WARRANTY INCLUDED: Buy with confidence. If at any time your band fades or breaks within the first 18 months, you can contact us for a replacement or full refund. ATTENTION: If you have any issues with your band, please contact us directly, and we will provide you with excellent customer service. WATER AND SWEAT PROOF: Made of high quality materials that will not fade or become affected by exposure to sweat, showers, pools, or water. These multi-colored nylon bands are waterproof and perfect for the active Apple Watch user! WASHABLE AND EASY TO INSTALL: If your band is every dirty or needs washing, you can easily remove your band and clean with non-bleach cleaners. NOTICE: This product is not manufactured or endorsed by APPLE (Alphabet, Inc). We are a third party company and manufacturer of high quality Apple certified products (like battery cases). These bands are not apple certified (MFI). Fullmosa Apple Watch Bands Superior Quality: Fullmosa® 100% Genuine Full Grain Calf Leather Band – soft and comfortable to the touch. No plastics or cheap fillers. Certified RoHS compliant – free of hazardous and toxic substances.For more product options, please visit our store by clicking the blue Fullmosa logo above the product title. Sizing: 42mm band for wrist size 6.0 – 8.5 inches. Designed for use with Apple Watch Series 1&2&3 Sport & Edition (2015, 2016,2017). For 38mm band search ASIN: B015WKAR00 Easy installation: Our newly designed connector with micro-bounce technology makes installing and changing bands simple. Simply slide the spring loaded metal lugs into your Apple Watch and your watch is ready to wear. The included Assistant Tool makes changing bands easy. Insert the tool to remove the current band and slide in the new one. Appearance: Stainless Steel C-shaped clasp and buckle,and black adapters provide a simple yet elegant look. Our cross stitched collars ensure durability and reliability to keep your ban strap secure and tucked in. The unfixed collars make size adjustment a breeze and allow you to customize the band for a perfect comfortable fit. Notice: Please ensure you choose “Sold by Fullmosa®” for guaranteed quality. We are the ONLY authorized retailer of our brand. If you have any problems with your order please contact us for prompt and courteous service. Our contact information can be found on the every genuine Fullmosa® box. OUHENG Retro Vintage Genuine Leather Band Fit Size: Compatible with Apple Watch 42mm ALL Models, including: Apple Watch Series 3 / Series 2 / Series 1 / Edition / Nike+ / Hermes. Fit for 6.30"-7.92"(160mm-201mm) wrist. Genuine Leather: Crafted from genuine cowhide leather with fashionable craftsmanship, luxury style and personalize your Apple Watch. Note:The color may vary somewhat because the natural variability of the leather, it is normal appearance. Upgraded Connector: Metal connector are included for easy installation. We use upgrade screws to lock the band tightly. Screws will NEVER FALL OFF like other sellers. Security: Band comes with stainless steel connectors on both ends, which lock onto apple watch precisely, it is easy to clip on and remove. 18-Month Warranty: We promise unconditionally refund or resend with any quality problems, lifetime friendly customer service.

Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

Israel says it's successfully tested system capable of defending against ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere

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Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cua…

“The Flash’s” Kiersey Clemons will star in Jonás Cuarón’s “Zorro” film “Z” opposite Gael Garcia Bernal. The film will be written and directed by Cuarón and financed by Lantica Media. Set in the near future, “Z” reimagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler. The movie is a co-production between Lantica Pictures and […]

TV News Roundup: ‘Scandal’ Books Michael O’Neill…

In today’s roundup,  ABC casts Michael O’Neill in a recurring guest star role in the final season of “Scandal” and released a promo trailer for the finale of “The Bachelor Winter Games.” CASTING Michael O’Neill will be a recurring guest star on the final season of “Scandal.” He makes his return to ABC & Shondaland […]

Kid Rock, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan Sign…

Kid Rock and Vector Management founder Ken Levitan have signed country newcomers Sweet Tea Trio via a joint venture. Levitan and Robert Ritchie (Rock) will manage the group, comprised of singers Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon. The band was first discovered by Ritchie on YouTube. Sweet Tea Trio was invited to perform on Kid Rock’s […]