Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election hacking probe

Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election hacking probe

 As congressional investigations into Russia’s role in manipulating the election for President deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year’s Presidential election. For Twitter, that means agreeing to a… Read More Read full story

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‘Star Wars’ Buzz: See Ron Howard’s Han Solo Images

‘Star Wars’ Buzz: See Ron Howard’s Han Solo Images

Back in June, we heard that there had been a changing of the guard in the world of new Star Wars movies. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the Han Solo spin-off movie and were replaced by Ron Howard. Actor turned filmmaker Howard directed his first movie, Grand Theft Auto, 40 years ago and he’s helmed more than three dozen titles since then. Even though he’s a member of an older generation than Lord and Miller, Howard has been quite adept at using social media to keep his fans…

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TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Downrange’ Shoots for Nihilism and Hits the Target

TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Downrange’ Shoots for Nihilism and Hits the Target

By Rob Hunter You’d be hard-pressed to find a film that jumps into its story faster than Ryûhei Kitamura‘s latest, Downrange. It opens with an SUV driving a remote road, and within seconds a tire blows and the vehicle swerves to a stop in the dust. Six young people — a mix of best friends and vague acquaintances — exit, banter, offer up some minor backstory, and begin changing the tire. And then one of them has his head caved in by a high-velocity bullet. And another has her eye shot…

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Frida the Mexican Labrador retriever helps rescue people during natural disasters

Frida the Mexican Labrador retriever helps rescue people during natural disasters

In the wake of two harrowing earthquakes in Mexico, the story of local rescuer — a Labrador retriever named Frida — serves as a small comfort.  A canine rescuer belonging to the Mexican navy (SEMAR), Frida recently made headlines for her recent contributions to search and rescue missions following natural disasters in her country.  SEE ALSO: Here’s how to help Mexico after another deadly earthquake A todos aquellos que lastiman, abandonan y explotan piénsalo dos veces, algún día te podrían salvar la vida ! #Frida ❤️ pic.twitter.com/x9oBGsgcDr — Rodriguez (@omarbamm)…

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The Cord Cutter Podcast #13: CBS All Access/Star Trek: Discovery Preview

The Cord Cutter Podcast #13: CBS All Access/Star Trek: Discovery Preview

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of The Cord Cutter Podcast! Today, our hosts bring on CinemaBlend’s own Kelly West to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of CBS All Access, the network’s streaming platform, and preview the first new Trek series in over a decade, Star Trek:… Read full story

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Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people

Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people

Welcome to 2017, where the American government has ceded its already crumbling moral authority to the former host of The Man Show. Don’t you miss the 2016 election now? Still, the last few days have produced some of the best material late night television has ever had to offer, and all it’s because of former Man Show star, Win Ben Stein’s Money co-host, and late night host, Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel has not only taken on the Senate’s practically homicidal Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, he’s done it without resorting to lies or…

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Meet the Ferrari of portable chargers

Meet the Ferrari of portable chargers

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your portable charger is a Toyota Camry. And that’s cool, no disrespect—we’re sure it gets the job done.  This portable charger, on the other hand, is a Ferrari. Alas, it leaves your Camry in the dust. The Anker PowerCore Portable Charger is one of the most high-powered battery packs on the market. It carries 26800mAh of power, which is enough to fully charge your iPhone up to ten times—and it comes with three…

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‘The Florida Project’ Review: Sean Baker Reclaims Hollywood’s Typical Childhood Narrative

‘The Florida Project’ Review: Sean Baker Reclaims Hollywood’s Typical Childhood Narrative

By Matthew Monagle In ‘The Florida Project,’ filmmaker Sean Baker has replaced the nostalgia of white picket fences with the carparks of Orlando. You might want to remind yourself that acting is an extremely difficult trade whenever you watch a Sean Baker film because you’ll have a hard time seeing any proof of that on the screen. Even as Baker’s movies have grown in prestige and star power, the filmmaker’s desire to find non-actors for his leading roles has not diminished. From the 85-year-old Besedka Johnson in Starlet to Mya Taylor in Tangerine, Baker and…

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