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What We Learned Watching ‘Hard Times,’ A Non-Porn Sitcom About Porn (The Adult Film Minute)

<b>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE</b><i>: Once per month, except occasionally when it’s twice,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Imagine – a sitcom about a family’s daily life, set in the contextually ordinary, yet …

Scientology retaliates against filmmaker investigating church by making a documentary about him

But this time, Scientology is actively striking back.<p>British documentary filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux, who is known for his funny TV series on off-beat cultural subjects like "America's Most Medicated Kids" and "Twilight of the Porn Stars," is working with the BBC on his first theatrical …

Xiaomi Unveils the $205 Mi 4i, Launching in India Next Week

At its event in India today, Xiaomi announced the Mi 4i. It’s the first Xiaomi phone to see its initial release outside of China, and it costs only $200.<p>It packs an impressive amount of features into its affordable frame: a 5-inch 1080p IPS display coming at 44i ppi, a 13MP megapixel main camera …

French dating site taken to court for promoting adultery

An internet dating site for married people is being taken to court in France, accused of promoting adultery.<p>The website is Gleeden, which began in France five years ago and now has branches around the world.<p>Conservative groups argue its business model of specifically targeting married women is a …

A Pooping, Vomiting Drunk Lady Evacuated A Sold-Out Screening Of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ In England

A pooping, vomiting drunk lady caused the evacuation of a sold-out, Valentine’s Day screening of <i>Fifty Shades Of Grey</i> in Milton Keynes, England recently. To clarify, this was a <i>different</i> screening than the Scottish showing of <i>Fifty Shades</i> where women vomited in the aisles and a man got “glassed.” This …

Steven Spielberg hopes to direct Chris Pratt in next Indiana Jones movie

Latest Indiana Jones film is in early stages of production, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Pratt is expected to replace Harrison Ford<p>Steven Spielberg hopes to direct the next Indiana Jones film if Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt signs on to replace Harrison Ford as the whip-cracking …

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This Guy Cut Off His Nose And Tattooed His Face To Look Like Marvel’s Red Skull

Maybe you consider yourself a dedicated comic book fan, but there is another level to fandom that some of us could never dream of touching, and that is where Henry Damon lives.<p>Inspired by the Red Skull’s appearances in the comics and Hugo Weaving’s performance in <i>Captain America: The First Avenger</i>, …

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Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652882_4421679d2e7e6e63f8fe39b555c1fdb6<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Controversial Christmas Day Tweet

The message racked up thousands of retweets and made it his most popular, and seemingly most controversial, tweet yet.<p>Some thought his sentiment was anti-Christian. Many agreed he was trolling (with a twinkle in his eye).<p>The day after Christmas, Tyson turned to Facebook to flesh out an explanation …

The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

There's something romantic about the etymology of the word "planet". It's from the Ancient Greek, "planḗtēs" -- meaning "wanderer" -- referring to the way planets "wander" about the sky in their orbits around the sun, as opposed to stars, which have fixed positions.<p>What we often infer from that in …

Apple admits it deleted songs purchased through competing stores from iPods without warning

Today’s continuing testimony in the iTunes antitrust lawsuit has revealed that the company added changes to iTunes that deleted music that had been purchased through competing stores like Real Player from iPods. Users would not be notified that any music would be deleted by updating their music …

SwiftKey enables Stephen Hawking to communicate twice as fast

SwiftKey announced on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Intel on an ambitious project for the past two years: improving the communication system of Stephen Hawking. The custom keyboard maker makes it easier for the well-known scientist, who has motor neurone disease, to predict full words, …

Earth has its own 'Star Trek'-like force field, study suggests

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

Man versus myth: does it matter if the Moses story is based on fact?

The actor Christian Bale has said that Moses was “likely schizophrenic and one of the most barbaric characters I ever read about in my life”, which may illuminate the way he plays the character in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film <i>Exodus: Gods and Kings</i>. But what light does it cast on the historical …

Oops: Ridley Scott’s Explanation Of Why ‘Exodus’ Isn’t Racist Sounded Pretty Racist

At this point, only the most historical context ignorant Logic Bro could fail to understand the implications of whitewashing and blackface, which is why it’s weird to see trailers for <i>Exodus: Gods And King</i>s, a story about Biblical Egypt, with two of the whitest actors ever playing the leads. …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Taking apart Google's modular smartphone

What do you want to know about Project Ara? Does a modular smartphone actually work? Yes. Is it very different from Android phones? In a basic how-a-phone-all-works, yes indeed. Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead on Google's modular phone project just called in at Expand NY, and he brought along …

Move over, Samsung: Lenovo takes the prize for most shameless Apple ripoff

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the designers at Lenovo must adore the iPhone 6.<p>Samsung has caught a lot of flak for—and been taken to court over—some of its iPhone-like smartphone design choices, but nothing the Korean company has ever produced comes close to the …

UK's First Frank Lloyd Wright House Blocked by Planning Inspector

A plan by Stephen Brooks Architects to build the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the UK has been blocked at the appeal stage by a planning …

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Google’s upcoming Copresence feature lets iOS & Android users share via AirDrop-like functionality

In June a report detailed a feature in development by Google that would reportedly allow Android devices to alert “people, places, and things” to the presence of nearby users. At the time, reports referred to the feature as “Nearby” and described it as a location-based feature for Android devices …

Google Wallet now alerts you when your balance is low

You can't exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the amount and the schedule (say, once a month or so) you …

North Korea executes members of Workers' Party for watching South Korean soap operas

Allies of Kim Jong-un's ousted uncle among the victims of firing squads, some for watching South Korean television<p>As many as 50 senior members of the North Korean government and military have been publicly executed so far this year, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.<p>The victims of the …

Israeli MP proposes banning Islamic prayer call

New legislation by coalition partner could silence the muezzin's call to prayer from mosques on the grounds of "noise pollution"<p>Israeli Right-wingers have revived highly contentious plans that could effectively silence the Muslim call to prayer, known as the adhan.<p>In a move that risks stoking …

Bangladesh deploys thousands of police after war crimes death sentence

Authorities in Bangladesh have deployed thousands of police in the event of violence after the leader of the country’s biggest Islamist party was sentenced to death for crimes committed more than 40 years ago.<p>Motiur Rahman Nizami, a senior member of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), was given the death …

Porn As Art: The 10 Best Porn Films Since 2010 (Part One)

<i><br>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE: Once per month,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Guess what? In no particular order, except for the #1 Best Ever, here are my Top 10 Favorite Pornos since 2010!<p>I’m basing my …

Panasonic Announces An Epic Cameraphone

Meet the Panasonic DMC-CM1 cameraphone. Inside is a massive image sensor on par with top-tier pocket cameras, yet the whole package is still rather svelte. With the DMC-CM1 Panasonic is returning to the smartphone market in an important way.<p>Two years ago Panasonic pulled the plug on its smartphones …

Intel's RealSense 3D tech offers glimpse at future of mobile cameras

SAN FRANCISCO--Snapping touristy shots with a tablet is a modern day taboo, but that may change for users of Dell's Venue 8 7000 series. The device -- the thinnest tablet in the world at 6 millimeters -- is fast and flashy and feels great running the latest version of Google's Android mobile …

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