Just like the characters in the series, I'd been caught unaware by a quick and unexpected weather change, and just for a minute, the show's events still fresh in my memory, I was as unbalanced as they were.It focuses on a random group of Maine grocery shoppers trapped together when a murderous mist rolls over their town.It's a fine reminder of the author's extraordinary skill -- he can create a terrifying menace out of dogs ("Cujo"), cars ("Christine"), clowns ("It") and yes, even weather (supernatural weather, but still).Anyone can invent a terrifying bogeyman -- King's work rises to the top because of the people he creates, real and flawed and relatable, sometimes jerks, sometimes heroes, always human.Spike's new series based on "The Mist" (which was made into a Frank Darabont film in 2007, with a controversial altered ending) wasn't written by King, but it does the author proud.Fans may see a throwback to King's "The Stand" when a uniformed soldier (Okezie Morro) wakes up in the woods, panicked and amnesiac.
After a 2014 streaming service boycott, Taylor Swift finally returned her back catalog to streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and Amazon on June 8.According to Billboard, the songs earned $412,000 in just under two weeks.Swift left most streaming platforms in 2014 over royalty rates for streaming songs.The disagreement centered on Spotify's ad-based rates (which paid artists $.0009 per stream) versus Premium rates (which paid $.0063).The artist pulled all five of her older albums from all streaming platforms as a result, with the exception of the subscription-only Apple Music.But now, nearly three years later, Taylor Swift seems to have shaken off the dispute -- and all parties seem to be profiting as a result.
Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trump ilmoitti tiistaina, että Kiinan yritykset saada Pohjois-Korea hillitsemään ydinohjelmaansa ovat epäonnistuneet, kertoo uutistoimisto Reuters.”Vaikka arvostan suuresti presidentti Xin ja Kiinan yrityksiä auttaa Pohjois-Korean kanssa, ei se ole onnistunut.Ainakin tiedän, että Kiina yritti!” Trump twiittasi.While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out.At least I know China tried!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 20. kesäkuuta 2017
But he didn’t just take the phones away; he took the extra steps of forming a nonprofit called “Parents Against Underage Smartphones,” or PAUS, and drafting the nation’s first proposed measure that would ban smartphone use among preteens.The proposed measure, ballot initiative No.29, would make it illegal in Colorado for mobile-phone retailers to sell smartphones to children under the age of 13 or to any person who intends to provide the phone (wholly or partially) to someone under the age of 13.Those who fail to adhere would face a warning, then a $500 fine, if the proposal passes.The proposed ballot measure’s language has been approved by state officials, but PAUS will have to get more than 100,000 signatures to get No.Farnum, a Denver-area anesthesiologist, told the Washington Post, that he had “overwhelming” support from parents.
Inc. FB 1.48% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL 1.73% Google tower so far above the rest of the digital advertising world that no company can claim the mantle of No.Snapchat parent Snap Inc. believes it has the young eyeballs advertisers crave.With the exception of Chinese internet giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Baidu Inc. BIDU 1.75% and Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCEHY 3.06% , which dominate their home market—where their Western rivals are restricted—none of the would-be challengers to the Google-Facebook “duopoly” even cracks a 3% share of global digital advertising.Google and Facebook together collect nearly half of global spending.For ad agencies, the matter is existential: Google and Facebook have the resources to deploy entire teams to work with marketers directly, cutting out the middleman.Wenda Harris Millard, vice chairman at advertising and media consulting firm MediaLink, said that to compete with Google and Facebook, other players will need to create premium content that appeals to advertisers or use new technologies that aren’t yet mainstream.
Many large retail chains — such as Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney — have been struggling.Just this week, children’s clothing retailer Gymboree declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to close hundreds of its stores.One factor fueling this retail trend is the rise in online shopping.While the ease of making a few clicks on your mouse or swipes on your phone compared to traveling to a physical location is a large part of the equation, there is another marketing technology practice supporting the shift: personalization.When shopping online, whether browsing on your mobile, going through emails or checking out your favorite blog on your laptop, the experience you have with ads and products is often dictated by your prior behavior.It is essentially a unique experience customized to you.
This GrowthHackers exclusive webinar is scheduled for Monday, June 19th at 1pm PT and is available to the first 100 attendees.Register now and be sure to show up on time to secure your spot.Webinar Summary: There are a few things undisputed when it comes to sustainably growing a company.If your product is providing value to customers and is considered a 'must-have', then the next step is laying the groundwork for sustainable growth.During this GrowthHackers original webinar, Sean Ellis of GrowthHackers and Chris More of Mozilla will help you build the foundations of:Identifying your company's North Star Metric
Are you constantly monitoring the battery on your devices, fearing it will lose power?Doing so is stressful and unnecessary, considering all you need to do to get some peace of mind is invest in a portable charger, such as this Anker PowerCore II 20000 Portable Charger, which is currently 60 percent off on Amazon.This Anker model was the first portable charger to be released as part of Anker’s all-new PowerCore II range line.The charger features three USB ports and delivers ultra-high power capacity, as well as super-fast charging and recharging.It has a massive seven-day charging capacity meaning it can recharge your iPhone 7 seven times on a single charge.It can recharge larger smartphones approximately six times.
During Microsoft's press conference unveiled the next part of the Metro-series – Exodus.It will be released in 2018, and Microsoft promises support for Xbox One X to give the game a resolution of 4k.from The gameplay trailer to judge the game will have the same steampunk-scented style of its predecessor, and it seems we will get to fight against monsters such as wolves and gorilla-like beasts.the Video from E3 can be seen above.
Apple is set to introduce its own screen repair machines into hundreds of third-party stores according to a new report.The company will make it easier for customers to get a reliable screen repair for broken or cracked iPhone screens by putting its "Horizon" machines in stores around the world, according to a Reuters report.Around 400 authorized repair centers in 25 countries are to be provided with the machines, following a move by eight US states to create legislation aimed at tackling tech companies' restrictive repair processes.Apple's rollout of the machines will be complete by the end of 2017 according to the report, with stores across the US said the be the first recipients.200 authorised service centres will get Horizon machines over the next "few months" according to the report, with Apple planning to double that figure by the end of 2017.The company previously used the Horizon machines exclusively in its own stores and mail-in repair centers, though it claims the latest move is not a reaction to the so-called 'right to repair' legislation.
A press ad for Arla organic farm milk has been hit with a ban after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) branded it misleading.The ad included text which claimed the milk was "good for the land," while smaller text below said the product was "helping support a more sustainable future".One member of the public complained on the basis they believed dairy farming was not particularly "good for the land," calling the claims made in the tagline unsubstantiated.The ASA agreed, hitting the dairy brand with a ban despite protests from Arla Foods that the ad referred to an organic product and organic farming methods.Arla stated that one of the key principles of organic farming was good treatment of the land and that sustainability was at the heart of organic farming, including the use of renewable and the protection of non-renewable energy sources.Although the brand stated that all its farms were certified as being organic by relevant organisations, the watchdog didn't budge.
Single sign-on (SSO) specialist OneLogin has warned users that it has suffered a data breach and that the attacker or attackers may have the ability to decrypt customer data as a result.Following a brief announcement on Wednesday, OneLogin's Alvaro Hoyos penned a slightly more detailed analysis of the attack which went live on the site late last night.'As we communicated yesterday, we recently detected that a malicious actor had obtained access to our US operating region,' Hoyos explains.'The threat actor was able to access database tables that contain information about users, apps, and various types of keys.While we encrypt certain sensitive data at rest, at this time we cannot rule out the possibility that the threat actor also obtained the ability to decrypt data.We are thus erring on the side of caution and recommending actions our customers should take, which we have already communicated to our customers.'
Walt Disney World has finally opened its Pandora – The World of Avatar attraction in Florida, so Universal Studios is doing what it can to keep tourists flocking to its theme parks.This past weekend Universal Studios Hollywood revealed an amazing nighttime light show at its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but you don't need to fly to California to see it.Using a series of powerful video projectors, the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show, which officially starts on June 23, bathes the replica of the famed wizarding school in colourful animations accompanied by John Williams' highly recognisable music from the films.A similar projection mapping show was used during the Wizarding World's grand opening in 2016, and it looks like the new version reuses a lot of the same animations since most park guests probably missed those opening festivities.
p Samsung conceded in early April that the English-language version of Bixby, its lauded personal digital assistant, wouldn’t be ready in time for the US launch of the Galaxy S8.The South Korean electronics giant didn’t give a specific reason for the delay but promised the voice control feature would eventually land on its flagship smartphone later in the spring.Now, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Bixby may miss its spring launch window entirely.Citing people familiar with the situation, the publication is reporting that the English version of the virtual assistant won’t debut until at least late June.Considering June 20 is the first official day of summer in the states, it’s entirely possible that Samsung will indeed miss the spring timeframe.One source said that in internal testing, Bixby is struggling to comprehend English syntax and grammar.
p President Donald Trump has made a very unique addition to the lexicon after posting a seemingly incomplete tweet that reads “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”.The post sparked confusion – and then ridicule – from social media users, including brands that were keen to get in on the trending action.Throughout the history of the office of the president of the United States of America, leaders have been known to coin a phrase or two in their time.George Washington is credited by the Oxford Dictionary as being the first president to use the term “administration” when referring to team Potus.Franklin D. Roosevelt was a champion of the word “iffy” and Thomas Jefferson has been credited with the introduction of some 110 words including “mammoth” and “aptly”.Now Trump’s "covfefe" has captured the imaginations of the public, tweeted to his 31 million followers in the dead of night.
p Computer Science students are constantly getting into trouble for lifting entire blocks of code from the Internet.Yesterday, the New York Times published a fascinating piece about academic dishonesty in the computer sience field, which it says is rampant.At UC Berkley, 100 out of a cohort of 700 computer science students were discovered to have used code that wasn’t entirely their own.It’s not a new phenomenon either.It’s safe to say that in the academic world, plagiarism is a cardinal sin.In practice, this means consulting sites like Stack Overflow and Reddit, in order to solve the problems you are unable to.
CrowdJustice wants to help democratize social justice by providing a donation-based litigation crowdfunding platform to assist individuals with their legal fees.The London-based startup today announced a seed round of $2 million co-led by Venrock and First Round Capital.Bessemer Venture Partners also joined.The CrowdJustice team then vets them by checking whether the lawyer is regulated and has agreed to take on the case.“There’s no limit to how much our users can raise,” wrote CrowdJustice founder and CEO Julia Salasky in an email to VentureBeat.“We’ve hosted cases that have raised as little as $300 and as much as $300,000, and I expect to see much larger raises than that in the future.” Salasky is a former lawyer at the United Nations (UN) and left what she calls a “cushy job” to experiment with a new type of legal aid via crowdfunding.
p This spot showcases a tremendously talented cast, off-the-wall action, and a refreshingly tongue-in-cheek approach.If the full-length film plays anything like the trailer, it could be one of this Summer's sleeper hits.While gritty, serious, Bourne-style action flicks seem to be the flavor du jour, there’s something to be said for a good ol’ fashioned, ’90s-style camp-fest.Let’s face it, most of the genre’s films are inherently ridiculous, so there’s nothing wrong with taking a more tongue-in-cheek approach.That being said, the latest trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, may just make you want to yippee-kai-yay all the way to your local theater.Here’s the gist: Ryan Reynolds is an elite bodyguard who is tasked with shepherding an infamous hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) to an international court, where he’s been summoned to testify.
p Nintendo is unleashing a monster title on the Switch — quite literally — after Capcom revealed plans to bring its Monster Hunter franchise to the console with the upcoming Monster Hunter XX title.(That’s “double cross” not “XX,” by the way.)While it might not be mainstream in the West, Monster Hunter is a huge franchise in Japan.Past games in the series have helped Nintendo sell millions of PSPs, millions of 3DSes and literally gotten top marks from the critics.The original game graced the PlayStation 2 in 2004, and newer additions have landed on the PS3, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 not to mention Windows and iOS.XX was actually first released for the 3DS in March and there’s plenty of anticipation for the Switch version.