Archive | May 2018

People are done with Disney remixer Pogo after a homophobic rant on YouTube

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Famed for his Disney-themed remixes, YouTuber Pogo has recently been under fire for making homophobic comments.

Real name Nick Bertke, the Australian producer has amassed millions of views with his sampling and electronic mashups of movies like Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story.

But in a video that has surfaced on Thursday, Bertke explained why he decided to name his channel after a homophobic slur.

“I’ve always had a very thorough dislike of homosexuals. I’ve never liked a grown man acting like a 12-year-old girl,” he said. …

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR

NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years, and now it’s going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated Nex… …read more      

A cheap VPN could be the only thing standing between you and internet freedom

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Signing up for a VPN (virtual private network) is important if you want to be able to browse the internet privately, as well as access streaming media services form around the world, but there’s a lot to consider.

When evaluating which service to sign up for, you need to consider how many VPN server locations it offers. For instance, does it have servers located in the UK and USA so you can watch Netflix services in either location? You also need to consider security protocols, speed restrictions, and whether the service allows torrenting or P2P file sharing.

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Roseanne Barr says she ‘begged’ ABC not to cancel her show

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She’s tweeting again.

Roseanne Barr has dominated the news cycle this week after tweeting a racist tirade early Tuesday morning, which quickly led ABC to cancel the reboot of her popular sitcom, Roseanne. Now, Barr has revealed that she “begged” Disney/ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood not to cancel the show.

“I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right,” Barr tweeted Thursday. After her show was canceled, she said she tweeted racist remarks about Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser for former President Barack Obama when he was in the White House, while on Ambien. …

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Even Facebook shareholders are sick of Mark Zuckerberg’s excuses

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Facebook’s own shareholders are losing patience for Mark Zuckerberg’s excuses.

At the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, attendees made it abundantly clear that they’re fed up with Facebook and the seemingly endless barrage of scandals.

One shareholder, voicing support for a proposal to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s control, urged the CEO to “emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin.” Another shareholder admonished the company for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying the company’s handling of users’ personal data was “tantamount to a human rights violation.” …

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2018, in Mashable.