• Vine videos go HD in latest app update

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Vines you see looping on the Web and your mobile devices are about to start looking a lot better: The app has begun rolling out support for 720p high-definition video. It means clearer and crisper clips for users, and should make the service more appealing to companies, brands, and other organizations that use it in a professional capacity. A bit of low-grade blur might not matter when you’re sharing your breakfast with a small circle of friends, but if you’re Coca-Cola or the New York Yankees, then you want your official clips looking as sharp and eye-catching as possible. High-quality source material — like action camera footage — won’t have to be downgraded as much in the future.

  • Katy Perry Explains Why Pop Stars Should Always Play Their Hits

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Katy Perry premiered her new two-hour Epix special, Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, at the Ace Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 26) evening, offering fans a chance to see the concert film before its airs on Saturday, March 28. The singer, who arrived in L.A. earlier this week after completing the European leg of the ongoing tour, introduced the screening alongside Epix president and CEO Mark Greenberg. "I'm very proud of this tour, but I'm due for a nap," Perry told the cheering crowd. "We've done 129 shows. We've gone all over the world. I'm still going. I've got Asia to do and I've got South America to go to. I'm proud of it."

  • Thunder's Enes Kanter: 'Never liked playing' in Utah

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Returning to play against his former team Saturday, Thunder center Enes Kanter claimed to have plenty more he could say about his tumultuous tenure with the Utah Jazz, but didn't hold back all that much. "I love it," Kanter said of his change of...

  • Thousands protest 'religious freedom' law in Indiana

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday to protest the passage this week of a controversial "religious freedom" law that critics say could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. The protesters chanted and held signs as they marched from Monument Circle to the Indiana Statehouse to express their displeasure with Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who signed the legislation Thursday. "No hate in our state," "Who's State? Our State!" and "Fix the bill" were some of the chants heard in the background at the rally.

  • How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Great news for the lovelorn: our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.

  • Sand Springs seeking volunteers to help with park cleanup Saturday morning

    Staff reports, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAND SPRINGS — The City of Sand Springs is inviting volunteers to join city crews to pick up debris and trash on Saturday at River City Park beginning at 8 a.m. “The outpouring of requests to volunteer has been enormous,” Parks Director Grant Gerondale said in a news release. “We would like to invite those community members out to River City Park and show it some love.” Volunteers are required to check in at the soccer parking lot in River City Park between 8 and 9 a.m. Volunteers will be required to sign a release waiver before they begin working, the release said. Read more from Tulsa World.com.

  • Mother of local man who committed suicide says marijuana candy in Colorado led to his death

    Staff reports, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The mother of a 22-year-old Tulsa area man believes the ingestion of marijuana candies led to his apparent suicide in Colorado. Luke Gregory Goodman, a recent graduate of Oral Roberts University, died Monday after shooting himself Saturday at a ski resort in Keystone, Colorado, authorities said. A toxicology test could determine whether the drug factored into his death. “It was 100 percent the drugs,” Kim Goodman, Luke’s mother, told Denver TV station CBS-4, noting that her son was well-adjusted. “It was completely because of the drugs — he had consumed so much of it.” See this story on Tulsa World.com.

  • 10 Simple Tips To Guarantee More Reading Time In Your Day

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    I don’t think I need to tell you that reading is good for you—great for you. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater the grasp you have on how the world ticks. Reading expands your life perspective and fine tunes your life filter. You understand life more, and in turn, can deal with it better. Unfortunately, most people don’t read. Sometimes, people do want to read—they’ve got a book at home sitting on the shelf that they fancy—but can never seem to find the time. Well my friends, this post is for you:

  • 12 Reasons Not to #BoycottIndiana

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    There's more to the state than one terrible law

  • Attempted murder charge in Colorado fetal abduction

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Dynel Lane, 34, a former nurse's aide arrested in an attack on a pregnant woman in Colorado, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, unlawful termination of pregnancy, and seven other counts for allegedly cutting the fetus from the womb of Michelle Wilkins, 26, Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett said Friday.

  • Dad eats daughter's pot brownies, thought he had stroke

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A dad thought he was having a stroke after eating several brownies that his teenage daughter had baked the previous night.

  • Examining The Often Overlooked Art Of The Lost Pet Poster

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    It's not all that often that regular folks -- read: non-artists -- decide to draw, photograph or even collage an impromptu art piece, reaching into the depths of their souls for inspiration, and plaster them throughout the public realm for all to see, interpret and act on. We're talking about lost pet posters, the peculiar breed of artwork that turns the most non-artistic of pet owners into creative adventurers almost instantaneously. The genre obviously arises only in the most heartbreaking of circumstances, thus prompting unlikely pet owners into some spontaneous soul searching and creative expression. They're bizarre, handmade forms of public communication, intensely personal and yet all so alike. See

  • Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict in a lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Jurors heard conflicting portraits of Pao during closing arguments. Her attorneys said she was an accomplished junior partner who was passed over for a promotion and fired because the firm used different standards to judge men and women. Read more from The Associated Press.

  • 10 things to know about Selena, the Queen of Tejano, on the 20th anniversary of her death | GuideLive

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Madonna was Head Boss In Charge. Mariah was wailing notes some human ears couldn't even register. It was the early '90s, and it didn't seem like there was room for another superstar female pop vocalist. Especially not a poor, unknown girl from South Texas. Enter: Selena, the Queen of Tejano. Read more from GuideLive.com.

  • Periscope v. Meerkat: Our Initial Reaction

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A month ago, that question didn’t make any sense, but boy what a difference a month can make. On Thursday,  Twitter launched Periscope , its standalone livestreaming app, to rival the incumbent industry leader, four-week-old Meerkat, a similar app that took off at the recent South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. In many ways, the two apps operate the same. Users can stream live video and audio from their smartphones and share a link to the broadcast on Twitter. People can follow along to watch the stream, comment on what’s happening and pass the link along to others in order to build an audience.

  • Google bringing sci-fi game to TV

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Google is boldly going where it hasn’t gone before, Yahoo Finance reports. The tech giant is reportedly bringing its augmented reality sci-fi game, "Ingress," to TV. Tech news website, The Information, reports that the TV show would influence the game and add "another layer of the game's world." The geo-location game, developed by Google's Niantic Labs, has soared in popularity since its release in 2012.

  • McDonald's gets into fashion

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Thanks to McDonald’s (MCD) you can now have your burger and wear it, too. McDonald’s has revealed a Big Mac clothing and lifestyle line in Sweden that includes raincoats, wallpaper, sheets, and even dog coats, Yahoo Finance reports. The items range from $40 to $45 and are available for purchase online. The stunt is part of McDonald’s “Imlovinit24” marketing campaign which produced events in 24 cities over the course of 24 hours. Other promotions included a Ne-Yo concert in Los Angeles and a giant coffee cup ball pit in Sydney, Australia.

  • What is Periscope?

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The revolution will be … live-streamed.  Twitter’s new Periscope app is now available for iOS (an Android version is in the works). Like the similarly buzzy app Meerkat, it lets you live-stream video of your life from your smartphone to anyone in the world. The app is just a day old, but people are already streaming everything from lunches to commutes to breaking news. In the long run, it could be a hit or it could be a fad; either way, it’s sure got people’s attention, and you should know about it, Yahoo Tech reports.

  • 'The Walking Dead' spin-off gets a title

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The highly anticipated companion series to AMC's ratings hit "The Walking Dead" officially has a title, USA TODAY reports. The new show will be called "Fear the Walking Dead," executive producer Robert Kirkman tweeted Friday.

  • Michael Sam says he isn't the only gay player in the NFL

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Michael Sam is still waiting for a third chance to play in the NFL after the Dallas Cowboys released him in October of last year. But while he waits, Sam is letting people know that even though he might be the only publicly out player competing for a spot, he isn’t the only gay man in the league, USA TODAY Sports reports. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL,” Sam said Thursday. “I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.”




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