February 2018

Entertainment

Trailer for ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 5 drops, minus TJ Miller of course

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What’s life going to be like for the Silicon Valley gang, sans Erlich Bachman?

Following last season’s departure of TJ Miller, who plays Bachman, fans have likely wondered what Season 5 will look like — especially without that priceless tension between him and Jian Yang.

HBO dropped a trailer for the upcoming season on Tuesday, and well, it’d certainly appear the rivalries are staying the same. Pied Piper is still butting heads with Hooli, and its founder Richard Hendricks, played by Thomas Middleditch, is still trying to prove himself as a competent leader.

Same old, maybe, but we shall see. Season 5 of Silicon Valley debuts on Mar. 25. Read more…

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Architecture

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir watch a montage of themselves, and it’s too much

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With sultry routines that’ve long threatened to melt the ice, people can’t help but egg on figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to requite their apparent love.

Following their Winter Olympics gold medal win, Virtue and Moir sat down with CBC to watch a montage of their 20-year career together on the ice. 

The pair shed tears as grabs of them talking about how proud they were of one another and images — so many images — of them embracing each other played out on screen.

C’mon and just date each other already, you guys.

It’s not just us either — Adam Rippon and Leslie Jones thought so too. When asked about what’s the deal with their relationship by TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, Virtue gave a rather diplomatic answer to the prodding. Read more…

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Business

This Is Why Experts Advise Against Wiping Out Your CPF to Buy Your First Home

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin Buying one’s own home is one of the most monumental moments in anyone’s life. While Singapore’s HDB has kept housing prices relatively affordable compared to other urban areas around the world, it’s still very difficult for most people to shell out tens of thousands dollars (if not hundreds of […]

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Business

These are the first cities to get AT&T’s mobile 5G

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Internet speeds are about to get way faster in many U.S. cities.

AT&T announced on Wednesday the first locations that will receive its new mobile 5G network. The company says a dozen cities will receive the new, lightning-fast internet including parts of Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco, Texas. 

The company will announce additional cities in the coming months. 

Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless provider, plans to roll out 5G home internet by the end of the year, but  AT&T claims it will be the first to deliver standalone mobile 5G.

AT&T’s senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design Igal Elbaz told Mashable in a phone interview that the company hoped to begin the rollout in major metropolitan areas. “It has to do with how we think about the infrastructure,” he said. Elbaz declined to comment on the specific criteria that led AT&T to choose these cities.  Read more…

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Business

iMessage and FaceTime goes down for users on Australian carrier

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Well, this is odd.

Some customers of Australian carrier Telstra were unable to use iMessage and FaceTime on Wednesday morning, as technicians worked to fix the issue with the two Apple services.

The carrier’s outages page confirmed the problem. In a tweet, Telstra said customers could continue to send and receive SMS messages, but later stated those services were coming back to normal.

“Earlier today some customers experienced a disruption to Apple iMessage and FaceTime services. We worked with Apple to resolve this issue. Services are now being progressively being restored. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” a Telstra spokesperson said via email. Read more…

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Tech

Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, adds game sales

 Twitch has long since allowed its streamers to generate revenue from their channels through things like subscriptions, virtual tipping, and game sales. Today, Microsoft is adopting one of those features for its own game streaming service, Mixer, with today’s launch of “Direct Purchase.” The addition will allow streamers to promote purchases – including game titles and… Read More

Business

Kids who dab on Snapchat aren’t actually helping cure cancer

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“Dab if you hate cancer” is the latest ~trend~ making it’s way around Snapchat, but the Bitmoji-loving kids sharing these chain snaps aren’t actually making a charitable impact.

Participating in Snapchat’s “screenshot and dab” trend is simple. Users screenshot an image, add their own dabbing Bitmoji, and forward it along to friends requesting they do the same. It’s essentially the modern-day version of those obnoxious spam chain emails that told you you’d die unless you forwarded them to 15 people in the next 10 minutes.

But now, young Snapchat users are using their dabbing Bitmoji’s to prove they hate cancer. Read more…

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Business

6 Steps in Planning and Hosting a Successful Networking Event

For business owners and professionals, a networking event provides the avenue to connect with each other and talk about business or career opportunities. It allows them to establish partnerships with industry peers, share insights and experiences, and create new opportunities for business expansion. Planning and holding a successful networking event is hard work. Here are […]

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