Other formats, like at the lightweight People's Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards and a few others, use fan voting to pick winners. But the problem there is that superfans engage in organized ballot-box stuffing, which is why relatively crummy shows and movies with rabid fanbases always seem to win (ahem, Twilight.) Read more...
The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland continues to show signs of stirring, but it's unclear what type of eruption, if any occurs at all, will take place. According to the latest information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office and other Icelandic government agencies, more than 700 earthquakes were recorded from midnight through 10 a.m. local time, indicating that hot magma was moving within the volcano, which lies beneath a glacier
Most of the new earthquakes have centered along the tip of a dike of newly formed rock that the magma is creating as it flows northeastward, approaching the edge of the Vatnajokull (Dyngjujökull) glacier, which is the largest glacier in Europe. According to the statement on the Met Office website, the dike beneath the glacier, like a freshly laid magma pipeline, is now about 22 miles long and contains a whopping 300 million cubic meters of magma, or about 79 billion gallons. Read more...
Mad Men was on a roll going into the 2012 Emmy Awards. For the previous four years, the period drama had beat out, among others, the final season of Lost, the final season of Friday Night Lights and the debut season of HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones and walked away with arguably the prize of the night, Outstanding Drama Series.
But 2012 proved to be the upset — Homeland scored the trophy, breaking the streak that still has yet to start again. (Breaking Bad won in 2013.)
Moreover, Mad Men has not won any Emmy since 2011.
Frustrated Game of Thrones fans must face the fact: There's little chance the show will win the major award it so deserves at Monday night's Emmys. Sorry to behead your dreams.
Not since Peter Dinklage's 2011 win for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama has the show — a bonafide ratings and cultural hit — won a Primetime Emmy. Nothing for writing, nothing for directing and nothing for the show's actors.
And considering this year's crop of competition — the show is up against Breaking Bad in all five major categories its up for, including Outstanding Drama Series — that's not likely to change Monday night. Read more...
If you happen to’re bored with headlines declaring that “you’ll by no means consider what took place subsequent!”, it looks as if Fb feels your ache. The corporate stated in a weblog submit these days that it’s looking to reduce on “click on-baiting headlines”, which it defines as “a headline that encourages folks to click on to peer extra, with out telling them a lot details about… Read More
Google is closing the loop on bringing strengthen for natively enhancing Microsoft Place of job recordsdata to all of productiveness apps these days. The corporate’s iOS apps for Medical doctors and Sheets have become a few minor new options and design updates lately, however most significantly, these apps will now additionally be capable to natively open, edit and keep recordsdata from Microsoft’s Administrative center suite.
After launching the… Read More
Wearable tech and fashion are about to collide on one of the world’s most-watched tennis courts. At this year’s U.S. Open, the tennis-watching world will get its first glimpse of the Polo Tech smart shirt, new wearable technology brought to you by one of the world’s leading fashion designers: Ralph Lauren.
The compression shirt, which will be worn by ball boys during the tournament, features biometric technology from OMSignal and the signature design of Ralph Lauren. Put it on and it reads activity (steps, how long you’re active), breathing and heart rate and delivers it all in real-time to your Bluetooth-connected smartphone. Read more...
No longer content material to cede the struggle for TV’s “2nd monitor” to Twitter, at tonight’s Emmy’s, Fb in partnership with “Get entry to Hollywood,” is unleashing one thing it known as the “Mentions Field” on the stars strolling down the pink carpet. This field is in reality simply an outsized Fb-branded pill, which celebrities will shake to expose a… Read More