Entertainment and media technology

May 05, 2018 - 9:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving the pope's army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time. The Swiss...
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May 03, 2018 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices, but aren't being considered when it's time for social media and technology companies to hire. The National Urban League is highlighting this new technology gap in its 2018 State of Black America report released Thursday...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010, file photo, a customer receives an order from the drive-through at an In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it. (AP Photo/Adam Lau, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it, claiming it was "garbage...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Patrick Stewart arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Stewart was so moved by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2018, that he offered a spontaneous recitation of a scene from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The venerable actor hosted the academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony, an untelevised dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and he closed the evening by going off-script with Puck’s plea in defense of art. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2018 - 2:58 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Stewart was so inspired by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night that he offered a spontaneous recitation of a scene from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The venerable actor hosted the academy's annual...
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In this undated photo provided by Deng Xichan, a statue of Confucius stands in a hallway at a female morality school in Changsha in southern China's Hunan Province. So-called "female morality schools" where women are taught to be subservient to men have sparked a storm of criticism in China. Such schools teach women not to fight back if their husbands beat them, avoid career aspirations and to do more housework. Deng said that every evening, she was required to bow in front of a statue of Confucius and participate in group confessions at the morality school she attended. (Deng Xichan via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The video shows students at the so-called "female morality school" in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if their husbands beat them. Shot with a hidden camera and posted on a popular Chinese video website, it sparked a storm...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:34 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March. A Disney spokesperson says it has become "increasingly difficult for them to avoid...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that it is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful.” The changes come as Facebook faces criticism that social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more "meaningful." By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, Logan Paul introduces a performance by Kyle & Lil Yachty and Rita Ora at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube says it has removed blogger Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of "Foursome." Paul's new video blogs also are on hold after he shared a video on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is said to be a suicide spot. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — YouTube has removed blogger Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of "Foursome." The company said in a statement Thursday that Paul's new video blogs also are on hold after he shared a video on YouTube that appeared to show a body...
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January 02, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company. Vice Media has suspended its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano, as it investigates allegations against them, according to a...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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