Viber is launching Viber Communities, group chats for up to 1B users

Viber is launching Viber Communities, group chats for up to 1B users

 Messaging apps have seen a surge of popularity in recent years as people seek out ways to communicate more directly than on social networks. But they have also been adding large group chat options into the mix, to give a more social experience on those messaging platforms. Now messaging app Viber is introducing the biggest group chat of them all. In a bid to drive more usage and bring in… Read More Read full story

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The ice on Lake Michigan has turned blue. Here’s why.

The ice on Lake Michigan has turned blue. Here’s why.

The ice on portions of Michigan’s Great Lakes has turned blue, but don’t worry, there’s a perfectly good reason why.  The phenomenon is common on glaciers, but not so much on large swathes of lake ice. It’s happening where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron, at a place called the Straits of Mackinac. There, fat slabs and mounds of cracked blue ice have collected near the shorelines. Local photographer Tori Burley captured the image above.  SEE ALSO: Gas-filled vessel barrels solo through pathetic Arctic sea ice during dead of winter The…

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‘Dead Inside’: Freddie Stroma & Joey King To Topline the CW Drama Pilot

‘Dead Inside’: Freddie Stroma & Joey King To Topline the CW Drama Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Freddie Stroma (UnReal) and Joey King (Fargo) have been tapped as the leads in the CW supernatural cop drama pilot Dead Inside. Also cast in the project, from writer Katie Lovejoy and producer Bill Lawrence, is Hayley Marie Norman (Adam Ruins Everything). In Dead Inside, penned by Lovejoy and directed by Michael Patrick Jann, after surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, Zach Gates (Stroma), Emmy Gates (King), an underachieving…Read full story

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‘Westworld’ Creators Tease More Young Ford, Man in Black Backstory for Season 2

‘Westworld’ Creators Tease More Young Ford, Man in Black Backstory for Season 2

Be aware there are spoilers for Westworld Season 1 below. Westworld’s first season played out like a well-constructed puzzle; one that left plenty of mysteries for the hyper-attentive audience to ponder over the long wait for Season 2. Now, the wait is almost over, and while the HBO hit’s sophomore season has been shrouded in secrecy, new details have finally come to light thanks to series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The creative duo spoke with the folks over at EW and revealed the return of a few key characters — but…

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