Look, we already apologized for calling Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ boring. The company was said to be working on a bold new design for the Galaxy S9 duo that offered even larger displays with screen-to-body ratios that reached up above 90%, which would have given them the most impressive "all-screen" design of the year among widely available flagship phones. But Samsung decided to cancel that new design and instead release Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models that look just like their predecessors. It remains unclear why Samsung opted to cancel the redesign and stick with last year's look, but we finally came to our senses earlier this month: Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are still two of the best-looking phones the world has ever seen, so why not use the design for a second straight year? Heck, if Apple can use the same phone design for four consecutive years, we shouldn't give Samsung any grief over reusing its sleek Galaxy S8 design for a second year. And the good news is even if you do find the look to be boring, leak after leak has shown that Samsung has packed plenty of excitement into this year's flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones. The camera is among the most important parts of any smartphone experience, and we already know from countless leaks that Samsung's upgraded cameras on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be impressive. In fact, the new camera is shaping up to be the best camera ever seen on any smartphone, Pixel 2 and iPhone X included. The smaller Galaxy S9 will get a new single-lens camera on the back, while Galaxy S9+ phablet users will enjoy even more new features courtesy of a dual-lens setup. We can't wait to put the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ cameras through the paces, but it turns out that the cameras might not even be the most exciting thing about Samsung's upcoming new flagship phones. Last week we told you about a Reddit user who got his hands on a Galaxy S9 and hosted an AMA session. Tons of details were spilled in that Reddit thread, which has since been deleted from the site. Now, it looks like someone else has followed this user's lead, except he supposedly has both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in his possession. This user tried to host a few different AMA threads on Reddit, but none of them got any traction so there isn't much information contained within them. There is one juicy morsel though, and it's found right within the user's intro. "I got the S9 and S9+ rev 1.1 so it’s very close to the final product and I would say if you are going to buy the S9 it looks on par with the S8 and performs like with normal use but if your going with the plus it has dual lens camera and about a 1.5 day battery life," Reddit user BihPandamonium wrote. "If your currently on the S8 I wouldn’t upgrade unless you find a really good deal and I do not know anything about pricing or release date. The phones are also thicker and heavier and they don’t feel as glossy as the S8 the S9 has a much better grip. If you have any questions about this device I will try to answer it." Wait, what was that? According to this Redditor, the larger Galaxy S9+ can deliver about a day and a half of battery life. We could barely squeeze a full day out of the Galaxy S8+, so this would be a tremendous improvement. Add to that the fact that Samsung's new phones will support the latest and greatest fast charging technologies, and the Galaxy S9+ could be the most impressive flagship handset we've ever seen when it comes to battery performance. Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ during a press conference this coming Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. The phones are expected to be made available for preorder on March 1st, and the release date is said to be set for March 16th.
Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he...
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Inasmuch as there could ever be a good time to premiere a film about the 2011 Utøya massacre, “U – July 22” arrives at a particularly tender, difficult moment. Unspooling at the Berlin Film Festival five days after the Parkland mass shooting in Florida, Erik Poppe’s appropriately agonizing single-take reconstruction of the right-wing terrorist attack […]
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Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply
The J.M. Smucker Company announced last week that it was recalling a number of popular pet food products after it was revealed that they may contain traces of a drug that is often used to euthanize animals. The drug, pentobarbital, does "not pose a threat to pet safety" in extremely low doses, but its mere presence is obviously a huge cause for concern. The company has published a list of all the dog food products affected by the recall, including varieties of wet canned dog food sold under a number of different brand names. The brands, which include Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol' Roy, and Skippy, are sold in a number of different can sizes and flavors. You can read the full list below. These are the brands, styles, and sizes of the dog food affected by the recall: Item Name UPC Item Code(s) Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks 7910052541 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips 7910052542 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks 7910052543 Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks 7910051645 Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks 7910051647 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks 7910034417 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks 7910034418 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew 7910051933 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley 7910051934 Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks 7910034417 Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack 7910010377 7910010378 Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety Pack 7910010382 7910048367 7910010378 Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack 7910010380 7910010377 7910010375 Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack 7910010375 7910048367 Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy 7910010375 Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetable in Gravy 7910010378 Kibbles ‘N Bits Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy 7910010380 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef & Bone Marrow 7910071860 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts with Burgers & Cheese Bits 7910050243 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Smoky Turkey & Bacon 7910050246 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef & Chicken 7910050247 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy 3 in 1 Chicken, Beef & Liver 7910050248 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew 7910050249 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Chicken 7910050244 Skippy 13.2 oz, Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef 7910050250 Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef 7910050245 Ol’ Roy 13.2 oz Turkey Bacon Strips 8113117570 As the company notes, the recall is voluntary on its part. That said, the FDA is reportedly looking into the testing and findings that prompted the withdraw of the products, though it has yet to make any official statement on the matter.
Team Lebron rallied late in the game on Sunday night to topple Team Stephen in an action packed NBA All-Star game that ended 148 - 145. Much of the meeting was basically a highlight reel as the best in the business took to the court to have some fun and give the fans a good show. Of course, amid all those highlights there was also a lowlight, and may very well have been the lowest lowlight to have ever taken place at an NBA All-Star game. That's right, we're talking about Fergie's performance of the National Anthem during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game. It was horrendous... it was horrific... it was haunting... and the internet can't stop talking about it. With Team Stephen up 78 - 76 over Team Lebron at halftime, the excitement in the crowd at the Staples Center turned to silence as NBA All-Star Game attendees prepared to honor the United States during the traditional singing of the National Anthem. What they would witness can be described plenty of different ways, but it was anything but traditional. Pop singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas fame was given the honors last night, and she bombed. Hard. In an original rendition of the Anthem that looked like it was supposed to be inspired by Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday," Fergie apparently decided it would be a good idea to sex up the National Anthem mere days after the 18th school shooting of the year in the US. The result was anything but sexy. Instead, it was tasteless and cringeworthy — not to mention off-key. Here are some reactions: https://twitter.com/WorldofIsaac/status/965406424946921472 https://twitter.com/hipsterocracy/status/965403833626062848 https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/965407246669811712 https://twitter.com/donnovanbennett/status/965399275801739264 https://twitter.com/NBABeLike/status/965399986576879617 Here's a video of Fergie's performance. Watch at your own risk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5cOvyDpWfM So, who did it worse, Fergie or Roseanne?
Two out of three prestigious monetary prizes, given each year at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, have been awarded to a co-production from producers in Poland, Germany and Israel. Hagar Ben Asher’s “The War Has Ended” was awarded with both the Eurimage Co-Production Development Award and the Arte International Prize. Chinese project “Tropical Memories” received the […]
If you think you love your Roku Streaming Stick or Fire TV/Fire TV Stick now, just wait until you see this. What’s the one thing you wish your Fire TV or Roku remote could do? That’s right, you wish it could control your TV so that you could do everything you need to do with a single remote. Well guess what: now it can. The Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment for Roku (on sale for $19.99) and the Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment for Amazon Fire TV (on sale for $24.99) attach to your remote and add programmable controls for your TV. Trust us, you’re going to love it. Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment for Roku Slim universal remote attachment for Roku streaming player Control the basic functions of your tv, receiver, sound bar, blu ray and Roku device all-in-one Easy to program using ir learning technology, Also compatible with Roku enabled TVs (Insignia, LG, Sharp, TCL, Hisense, Haier) Sideclick's patent pending clip-on design allows you to maintain Roku voice search Sideclick will cover the headphone jack on the Roku remotes Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment for Amazon Fire TV Slim universal remote attachment for Amazon fire TV streaming player Control the basic functions of your tv, receiver, sound bar, blu ray and Amazon fire TV all-in-one Easy to program using ir learning technology (learns from your existing device's remote) Sideclick's patent pending clip-on design allows you to maintain fire tv's voice search Amazon fire TV player remote not included
Strong Galaxy S9 vibes are in the air, with just a few days left until Samsung unpacks its next big thing. The phone is, of course, not a secret. A large number of leaks revealed all of the Galaxy S9’s secrets in previous weeks. On top of that, a huge leak dropped earlier today, detailing the specs of both handsets, as well as Samsung’s launch plans. The same report also featured a large number of press renders that show the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in all their glory — and in almost all of their colors. We have already looked at WinFuture’s exhaustive take on the phone, so let’s check out more press images for the handset, as posted by the same site. WinFuture only posted images for three of the four Galaxy S9 launch colors, including Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple, which will be available in Europe. Evan Blass, meanwhile, shared online the press render for the fourth option (Titanium Gray) in response to WinFuture’s leak. Let’s check out all these color options as well as other marketing images that were just leaked. We've only selected a few images from Win Future's gallery, which will show you both the design differences between the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and the color options. You should know that all phones will be available at launch in the four colors mentions above. Down the road, Samsung is likely to come up with various other colors for the Galaxy S9, as it did for its predecessors. Galaxy S9+ Coral Blue Galaxy S9+ Lilac Purple Galaxy S9 Midnight Black Galaxy S9 Titanium Gray Other marketing images
“The Greatest Showman,” the Michael Gracey musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum, bowed atop the Japanese box office for the Feb. 17-18 weekend. It was also the only new entry to the top ten. With Fox distributing, the film scored $4.8 million on 355,000 admissions in its first three days of release. It […]
“Game of Thrones” producer Frank Doelger will head a new Berlin-based joint venture launched by Munich-based Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises. The new company, Intaglio Films, will develop, finance and produce English-language scripted content for the international market. Doelger will oversee Intaglio’s development and production slate and leverage “his expertise and long-running creative relationships with […]
Production has begun in Melbourne, Australia on BBC psychological drama “The Cry,” starring “Victoria” actress Jenna Coleman. The BBC also released first look images for the four-part drama which is produced by Synchronicity Films for BBC One. Co-starring Ewen Leslie, the new drama sees Coleman star as a woman travelling with her husband and baby […]
Disney’s “Black Panther” became the first non-Korean film for nearly a decade to top the Lunar New Year box office in Korea. Opening on Wednesday, the film earned $25.3 million from 3.1 million admissions over four days. Partly shot in Busan, the film enjoyed a 51% share of the weekend box office and claimed the […]
Chicago-based Music Box Films has nabbed U.S. rights for German helmer Thomas Stuber’s much anticipated sophomore feature “In the Aisles.” The pic, which is screening in competition in Berlin, stars Franz Rogowski, who also appears in Christian Petzold’s fellow competition entry “Transit,” and European Film Award winner Sandra Hüller (“Toni Erdmann”). The romantic drama revolves […]
Italian director Laura Bispuri made a splash in the 2015 Berlin Film Festival competition with her first feature, transgender-themed “Sworn Virgin.” She’s back at the Berlinale this year with “Daughter of Mine,” about a 10-year-old girl’s rapport with her adoptive and biological mothers. She spoke to Variety about tackling the theme of maternity from three […]
BERLIN — The Indigenous People from Brazil released a manifesto to coincide with the world premiere of Luiz Bolognesi’s “Ex Shaman” at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Sub-headed “More Shamans, Less Intolerance,” the manifesto, included signatures from multiple indigenous people’s organizations and a number of leaders from within those communities. The authors call for an […]
While entertainment news headlines in the United States have been dominated for the past few months by stories of misconduct against women within the Hollywood studio system, many international studios and production companies are using the opportunity at Berlinale’s Drama Series Days to debut projects that put female characters front and center in the narrative. […]