Archive | January 2016

‘The Good Wife’ just staged its latest major elevator moment


After 11 episodes of build-up, it finally happened: Alicia and Jason kissed — in an elevator, because this is The Good Wife and elevators are where some of the most personal, emotional, timing dependent moments happen on this show

The kiss, along with several other things that happen in Sunday’s episode, “Judged,” is part of the series’ attempt to tighten its storytelling up and to start bringing it’s many threads closer together. With its eye toward moving on, “Judged” shakes off some of the cobwebs

When the episode opens, Alicia is still unable to focus on work because she’s so focused on that deleted voicemail. She decides to pay Eli a visit and demands to hear everything Will said in the voicemail. As Eli points out, this is an exercise in torture that will do very little to ease Alicia’s hurt …

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Berlin teen recants rape claim that stoked migrant fears


A thirteen-year-old Berlin girl has recanted her claim that she was kidnapped and raped by a group of migrants, an incident that stoked migrant fears in Germany that were already heightened due to assaults on New Years Eve in Cologne.

The girl, known only by the name Lisa, went missing for approximately 30 hours on January 11. When she reappeared, she told her parents she had been kidnapped and raped by men of North African or Middle Eastern descent

It was three days later, though, under official questioning, that Lisa admitted to having lied about the kidnapping and rape, telling officials that she had been scared to go home after the school contacted her parents over an unnamed incident …

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Dog saves owner from deadly brown snake slithering under his feet


A quiet Sunday afternoon quickly became frightening for a man on Australia’s Gold Coast, when a deadly eastern brown snake slithered up behind him, while he was relaxing in his backyard.

Fortunately for the man, his dog chased the snake, alerting him to its presence and allowing for a super-speed escape. Deadly crisis averted.

The eastern brown snake is currently the leading cause of snakebite deaths in Australia, which is why it’s probably a smart idea to keep a worthy canine companion by you side, just like this guy.

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016, in Mashable.

MIT team wins Hyperloop competition, Elon Musk predicts global transportation network


The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition crowned a winner on Sunday, naming the MIT Hyperloop Team as the group with the best look at what the Hyperloop transportation pod system might look like in the future

First conceived by SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk back in 2013, the concept transportation system would transport riders in sealed tubes to different cities at speeds of over 700 mph, reducing a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to just 30 minutes

In addition to …

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ had a record-breaking $57M opening in China, passing U.S.


Kung Fu Panda 3” had a huge opening weekend in China, both setting the record for the nation’s best-opening animated film and surpassing the movie’s U.S. opening that same weekend.

The third installment in the blockbuster franchise from DreamWorks Animation drew $57 million in China, unseating Minions — which previously took in $50 million in its first eight days.

At the U.S. box office, the movie showed plenty of punch as well, earning $41 million — a total that means it was nearly as well-received as Kung Fu Panda 2, which made $47.7 million its first weekend in 2011, according to Reuters. …

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45 questions we all had while watching ‘Grease: Live’


Grease: Live was a rip-roaring good time, and a heck of a way to spend your Sunday night

But like most people watching, we had questions about the show.

Here are a few thoughts that struck us while watching the east coast broadcast of this not-soon-forgotten moment in live TV musical history.

1. So Danny and Sandy met on the set of The Young and the Restless?
2. Is Jessie J. part of the Grease cannon?
3. Is this the most impressive golf cart choreography in the history of TV?
4. What are the odds that Droughtland, California would get intense storms the one day someone set a live production outside?
5. How many heads of normal hair are hiding inside Aaron Tveit’s Grease hair?
6. What is Patty Simcox on?
7. Is she willing to share?
8. Is Ana Gasteyer’s principal character giving anyone else SNL feels? #WemissyouAna

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Meet Samsung’s Galaxy S7 on February 21st

Waiting to see if Samsung can rekindle its smartphone sales streak with Galaxy S number seven? You won’t be waiting long: media invites, as well as a tease-next-to-nothing teaser video have both surfaced, with the most salient points being that the n… …read more      

Dog playfully spars with owner, gets KO’d


Ding, ding!

If anyone paid for tickets to see this main-event brawl, they would be very disappointed. Come on dog, act like you’ve been here before — get in there! Use your doggie spunk. I’m starting to suspect you’re trying to throw the fight for cash.

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Your high school dance was probably not on the level of ‘Grease: Live’


Nothing gets out a little teen angst like a good dance-off. Unfortunately, this is probably not a coping mechanism you were equipped with in high school.

But there’s no reason you can’t pretend that you and your classmates, somehow, did an ultra-coordinated hand jive. Just take some tips from Grease: Live and pretend you’re cool enough to run with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.

Who is Cha-Cha if not the human form of the dancing woman emoji, and therefore your life inspiration?

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2016, in Mashable.