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Barnes and Noble Partners with Samsung on Nook Tablet
Barnes and Noble is partnering with Samsung to distribute the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a unique version of the already popular line of tablets. The device is set to come in black or white and feature a 7-inch HD display, 8 GB of storage space, and will be lighter than previous Nook devices. It includes two cameras, a 3-megapixel on the back and a 1.3 megapixel on the front.
The new product will be the first Nook created by a third party.
Through “Barnes and Noble Advantage” users can get customer support at any store location similar to Amazon’s Mayday and Apple’s Genius Bar. Store reps can set up devices and troubleshoot technical problems.
With the “Nook Shop” app users can download books, TV shows, movies, and magazines. Barnes and Noble is providing “$200 in free content” with the purchase of the new device and 14-day free trial subscriptions for select magazines (Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly and more).
The new nook is available online and at store locations.…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 20, 2014 at 12:06pm
Sherry Dellaria-McGrath's Swept Up beautifully depicts an ocean wave, swirling clouds in the night sky, stones and shells on the coast, and a moon shining brightly. The various shades of yellow, blue, green and white collaborate seamlessly in the creation of a breathtaking visual perspective. Swept Up is an incredibly detailed work of art; there are many intricate visual techniques working together to present a piece of art that is nostalgic for audiences to observe. Some of these visual techniques are similar to design concepts present in Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Van Gogh's Starry Night (depicted above) is one of the artist's most popular works of art for its unique visual design. Similarly to Dellaria-McGrath's Swept Up, Starry Night posses a swirling night sky, a visually dominant moon that illuminates the night air and an overall expression of movement throughout the art.
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Posted by Online Art Gallery on November 4, 2013 at 9:17pm
Fox Introduces Fall 2014 Television Lineup
After achieving excellent ratings for its programs in the last year, Fox is letting its audience know its new television lineup for Fall 2014. The company will bring new programming to its lineup as well as feature some of the fan favorites in new time slots.
The first change will be including more news programs throughout each day of the week. This will take place even on Sundays which are currently considered to be the “Animation Domination” wing of the company’s lineup. Fox does however plan to use its animated shows to help promote its live action-comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which is shifting from its Tuesday comedy block) and the upcoming series Mulaney.
In order to expand the audience bases of each show, Fox is pairing the popular hit shows with news ones of a similar genre. For example, last year’s hit Sleepy Hollow with pair with the Batman prequel Gotham. The new murder mystery Gacepoint will follow the ever popular Bones on Thursday nights. According to CEO Kevin Reilly there are several other shows waiting for a time slot, many of which are already out of the pilot stage and ready for distribution through television or online channels.
Fox’s Fall 2014 television lineup will be:
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 19, 2014 at 4:00pm
First Screenshots of YouTube Music Key
YouTube plans to offer subscriptions to its new streaming music service-YouTube Music Key. A $10 monthly fee gives users access to ad-free songs on YouTube, storage space for videos (with an offline playback feature) and audio-only mode.
Over 20 million songs will be available on the service. YouTube is offering a 30 day-free trail to any user before purchasing a subscription. Technical specifications, capability and release dates have not yet been released by the company. Below are the earliest screenshots of Music Key running on an android smartphone.
Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 20, 2014 at 3:30pm
Debbie Reynolds to get Life Achievement Honor at 2014 SAG Awards
Legendary entertainer Debbie Reynolds will receive a special award by The Screen Actors Guild for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.
The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old star will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.
“I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records,” exclaimed SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard. “Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again. Congratulations, Debbie, on your life achievements.”
Reynolds’ credits include over 50 films, two Broadway shows and two television series. Her charity, The Thalians, has raised more than $30 million to fight the stigma of mental illness since 1955.
The 21st annual SAG Awards will be presented at the Shrine Exhibition Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 25.
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 19, 2014 at 9:00am
Dwayne Johnson Confirms New DC Comic Film
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comic film adaption and is deciding between superhero Shazam or the arch-nemesis Black Adam.
The actor told the Associated Press that he would be open to playing either character but is leaning toward the anti-hero.
Johnson announced the new project while promoting Hercules in Mexico City. “I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role,” he added.
There is also the chance the new character will appear in the upcoming Batman: Dawn of Justice film, which is scheduled to be released in 2016.
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am
Taylor Swift Releases “Shake It Off” from New Album
Country music superstar Taylor Swift is going in a new creative direction with her next release. The singer’s upcoming album entitled “1989” will be her first official pop album.
The new project is named after Swift’s birth year and will integrate the sounds present in pop music during the period.
The album releases on Oct. 27 and is available for pre-order at www.taylorswift.com.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo, Swift described her musical growth since her last album “Red.”
“I woke up every single day that I was making this record, not wanting but needing to make a new style of music than what I had ever made before,” she explained. “Essentially what ended up happening is we made the most sonically cohesive album I’ve ever made. I made my favorite album I’ve ever made.”
The singer’s inspiration came from “a lot of late ‘80s pop” because she appreciates “the chances they were taking” in that era.
“I loved how bold it was,” she added. “I loved how ahead of its time it was, so being inspired by that, I started delving into the late ‘80s and what that period of time actually meant.”
Swift declared the period was a time of “limitless potential and the idea that you can do what you want, be who you want, wear what you want and love who you want, and you get to decide where your life is going.”
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Posted by Internet Music Radio on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am
2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup Announced
The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival takes place live in Las Vegas on September 19 and 20. Live performers include Taylor Swift, Usher, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, One Direction, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Bastille and Steve Aoki. Clear Channel Communications plans to release the names of other artists in the days leading up to the show. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host the 2014 event.
“We want to continue to deliver the goods for artists and help their development, and to see more great music to keep the radio industry healthy,” Tom Poleman, president of Clear Channel’s national programming platforms, told Billboard. “It’s great to have the diversity of genres this year, too. We have Motley Crue, which is obviously very different from Train, Eric Church, or Ariana Grande, but that’s what makes it so special. You’ll often have people on the side of the stage watching other bands. It’s not unthinkable to see someone like Coldplay watching Zac Brown or One Direction because they’re already on-set and they never get to see them play themselves.”
The pre-show event, iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, is returning for a second year. It will include daytime performances from Kacey Musgraves, Neon Trees, Childish Gambino, MAGIC!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz, Lil Jon and Iggy Azalea.
Ryan Seacrest is returning as host of the festival. Fans can win a trip to attend the event by listening to Seacrest’s radio show on iHeartRadio app…
Posted by Internet Music Radio on August 18, 2014 at 12:30pm
Edward Jones Donates $800,000 to Arts and Education Council
According to the Arts and Education Council (A&E), Edward Jones donated over $800,000 this year to organizations supporting arts and arts education. The company raised funds through Workplace Giving Campaigns at its corporate headquarters.
“Giving back to the community where we live and work is important to our firm,” exclaimed Jim Weddle, Edward Jones managing partner. “For more than 20 years, Edward Jones has supported the Arts and Education Council through our Workplace Giving Campaign because we believe the arts are essential to the quality of life in our community and we want to ensure that St. Louis has a vibrant arts community for all to enjoy.”
Nearly 70% of employees contributed to the campaign. Since 1978, Edward Jones has contributed more than $7 million. At A&E’s 2014 St. Louis Arts Awards, the company was named “Corporate Champions of the Arts.”
“Edward Jones associates and partners recognize that arts and arts education enhance a region’s economic environment and greatly enrich our community,” claimed Cynthia A. Prost, president of the Arts and Education Council. “By enthusiastically supporting the Arts and Education Council, Edward Jones helps to ensure our area’s legacy of artistic excellence and provides greater opportunities for everyone in our community to experience art and culture.”
Posted by Gateway to Innovation on August 20, 2014 at 11:30am
Google Releases Custom Smartphone in 2015
While Google is known for developing the largest online search engine on the internet, the company is rapidly investing in research for hardware devices including wearable technology and now smart phones. Google does not want to create an alternative version of the current line of smartphones available on the market, they desire to change the way smartphones provide applications to its users. The search engine giant is introducing Project Ara, a customizable smartphone model with multiple individual pieces users can swap-in or out.
Google had the opportunity to show off a model of the device at a developer event in Santa Clara, California this week. Even though the product is currently in the early stages of design, Google is committed to releasing the product in 2015.
The company plans to release the smart phone in three sizes, each running a version of the Android
mobile operating system. Each device will have a built-in frame, or Endo, which holds the removable
components together with magnets.
Google wants the user to have the ability to choose the types of features to include within their smartphones. For example, a smartphone user who desires to have a better camera on their device could simply pop out the old one and insert a camera of choice. If a user desires to…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 17, 2014 at 12:00pm