6 innovations that help artists control their environment

6 innovations that help artists control their environment

Art and technology have a lot in common.    Both have a way of pushing boundaries, of helping us look at the world in new ways, and of generating the Next Big Thing.    Artists and creators alike – whether that means sculptors, animators, museum curators, illustrators, and everyone in between – are constantly looking to new technologies as a way to keep pushing beyond what’s been done before. But this level of innovation requires precise control, whether that’s through the environment or at artist’s tools.    Here are seven…

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Amazon begins offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases

Amazon begins offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases

 Were you one of the many parents surprised to find hundreds of dollars’ worth of Smurfberries charged to your card a few years back? Amazon’s lax in-app purchasing requirements let kids all over the country buy coins and crystals to their hearts’ content, something the FTC frowned on. News that refunds would be available soon broke in April, and the time has come at last. Read More Read full story

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‘American Crime’ EP On Social Issues It Tackled: “The Shock Is The Other Side Won” – The Contenders Emmys Video

‘American Crime’ EP On Social Issues It Tackled: “The Shock Is The Other Side Won” – The Contenders Emmys Video

Since its debut on ABC, American Crime has been a vehicle for spotlighting hot-bottom social issues, and the recently wrapped third season is no different, tacking subject matter including illegal immigration, economic slavery, and individual rights. “It was a conversation people were having about immigration and labor and the disparity in our country,” executive producer Michael J. McDonald told a packed DGA theater crowd made up of TV Academy and guild voters last month…Read full story

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People think Maya Angelou just died thanks to Facebook

People think Maya Angelou just died thanks to Facebook

Read the headline, share the article. This is how old news gets circulated as new. While it’s not necessarily #FakeNews, old articles recirculating on social media is a longtime problem that has yet to see a solid fix. The internet’s latest victim: author and poet Maya Angelou, who sadly passed on May 28, 2014.  An NPR article announcing the news of her death from 2014 resurfaced on Facebook this week. Given the three-year anniversary of her death was on Friday, it’s not surprising that people would share articles involving Angelou….

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Mom accidentally makes very inappropriate cookies for her son’s first birthday

Mom accidentally makes very inappropriate cookies for her son’s first birthday

Moms always go overboard for their kids’ birthday parties, especially for the first birthday.  So, when Jen from New Jersey was planning the greatest first birthday party for her son, she pulled out all the stops, including baking cookies shaped like “1”‘s, a family tradition.  Jen told BuzzFeed that because she was super busy with her husband and daughter’s birthdays, she had to make the cookies a whole month in advance and freeze them for the party. She used the “1” from an old set of cookie cutters and spent…

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Revenue, I choose you! The Pokémon Company’s profits jump by 2,500 percent

Revenue, I choose you! The Pokémon Company’s profits jump by 2,500 percent

 It’s been a banner year for The Pokémon Company: Pokémon GO was a global phenomenon and the latest full-on Pokégame for the 3DS sold very well indeed. One would expect the company to be doing well financially — perhaps even doubling or tripling last year’s profits. Well, apparently it quinvigintupled them, which is to say multiplied by 25 times. (I had to look it up.) Read More Read full story

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