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Splitsville! Did Karrueche Tran Finally Dump Chris Brown?

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Looks like Karrueche Tran is finally over Chris Brown‘s antics with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Rumor has it that Chris and Rihanna hooked up yet AGAIN….this time at NYC hotspot Griffin, but what makes it even more scandalous, is the hookup continued in the bathroom with numerous onlookers watching it go down.

According to Media Take Out, Rihanna, walked into a private bathroom in the club and Chris followed right after. They reportedly locked themselves in the bathroom for “a long time” while their security guards stood outside the door. Finally, Chris left the bathroom first with Rihanna following looking clearly “disheveled.”

Karrueche took to Twitter, to let Chris and the world know that she’s OVER IT!!!

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

there’s a difference between a man and a boy.

I prefer men.

 At this point, I’m so tired of this love triangle, I wish Chris & Rihanna would just admit that they’re back together and let Karrueche stop pretending she’s in a relationship with Chris.
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Who controls your digital assets post-mortem?

A law professor says federal laws are needed to give people the right to control their digital afterlife.

Jason Mazzone

Just as you choose where your money goes after you die, you should be able to control your “digital assets” — your online data — when you pass away, according to a University of Illinois law professor.

Professor Jason Mazzone has written a paper titled “Facebook’s Afterlife,” which argues that federal agencies are responsible for safeguarding “digital afterlives” in the same manner that a bank has a duty to properly bequeath a deceased person’s assets.

Mazzone, an expert in intellectual property law, says the U.S. government should take a solid role in regulating social-networking sites by giving people the power to choose what happens to their digital information should the worst happen. The professor argues that current rules allow social networking sites to set their own individual policies and therefore do not adequately protect “individual or collective interests.” According to Mazzone:

Virtually no law regulates what happens to a person’s online existence after his or her death. This is true even though individuals have privacy and copyright interests in materials they post to social networking sites.

According to the recent paper, an absence of legal regulation gives sites too much power to distribute or store “copyright materials” — for example, photos or video — after death. However, a change in regulation could impose standards on social networking sites including Twitter or Facebook, giving users more control and reflecting protective copyright laws

“You only want the federal government involved if there’s some failure on the part of the states,” Mazzone said. “But it would be very difficult for any particular state to set up a legal regime that would adequately regulate Facebook, which not only operates all across the U.S. but also all over the world. Some states have enacted legislation in an effort to protect their own citizens, but it’s not at all clear how it would affect Facebook as a whole. In order for this type of law to be effective, we have to turn to the federal government.”

Mazzone says that the accumulation of digital assets is growing because so many people in the West use social networking on a daily basis. The information that is uploaded every day — Facebook alone supporting over 300 million photo uploads per month — should be protected, not only because it is important to family and friends, but because future historians will want to access such digital archives to reconstruct the past.

According to the professor, Facebook currently stores all a deceased person’s information on its servers. Instead, Mazzone said, all of the data should be accessible to family and friends. Mazzone believes Facebook is “hoarding” information because “there’s going to be some future value to having all of that content locked away.”

Currently, living users can request the removal of an account once someone has passed away by using a particular form, but there are no safeguards for users to choose their account’s fate while still living. Mazzone believes this does not go far enough, commenting:

Whoever uploaded the content has a property right that is protected – it’s not extinguished by anything that Facebook does. The trouble, though, is how you or your heirs get your hands on that content. The person who has inherited the copyright, who has the ability to control the uses of the work, can’t take advantage of it because it’s locked away in Facebook’s digital vault. That’s why we need to get to a place where we can require an entity like Facebook to give individual users at least some possibility of deciding while they’re still alive what’s going to happen to their content after they die.

The paper concludes that for the sake of privacy and intellectual property rights, sites should have to offer a way for people to choose what happens to their account after they die. Currently, there is no such option — but if the federal government became involved, social networks may be forced to rethink their data protection and storage practices.

Who controls your digital assets post-mortem?

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10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About

With educational technology, social networking and agile apps are all the rage. Whether it’s a group of students collaborating on a project or a research team seeking out resources around the globe, today’s EdTech essentials are all about keeping in touch. The emerging products, companies and high-tech tools on our list are all designed to make life easier for online teachers, students and researchers. Take a look.

  • Knowledge Transmission: This Cambridge-based team aims to deliver the best social learning experience in the world. To do that, its developers are hard at work on mobile products, like Kigo Apps, designed to prepare students for TOEIC practice tests. The company creates a number of digital products for online learning and boasts a powerful back-list conversion, which makes it simple for you to bring many of your low-tech tools into the digital age.
  • Scholrly: Where do you go when you’re looking for solid research? Scholrly founders hope you choose their brand-new search site. Co-founder Corbin Pon says, “When we talk about neighborhoods, we know that there are communities of related research that are not always easy to see and explore.” The creators of the engine, currently in beta, hopes to revolutionize the way scholars and garage inventors alike find data.
  • Instructure: Online learning veterans know that organizing a web-based classroom requires a complex system. That’s why Instructure created Canvas, a features-rich platform featuring a speed grader, an online testing manager and other simple-yet-powerful pedagogy tools. Based in Salt Lake City, this Learning Management System (LMS) newcomer is led by CEO Josh Coates and co-founders Brian Whitmer and Devlin Daley.
  • Skitch by Evernote: You already love the note-taking powerhouse. Now meet Skitch, the sketching tool that makes it simple to make your point using built-in arrows, shapes and quick sketches. The tool moves flawlessly from phone to desktop to tablet. Evernote’s team — including CEO Phil Libin and founder Stepan Pachikov — are banking that their products will help the world communicate easier.
  • Desire2Learn: Simple meets sophisticated; that’s the Desire2Learn philosophy. Their Learning Suite 10 offers an intuitive user interface, beautiful course homepages and an easy way to make podcasts and downloadable presentations. Desire2Learn was founded in 1999 and — through partnerships with companies like IBM and Adobe — aspires to stand at the forefront of advance educational technology for years to come.
  • Udacity: How many robotics engineers does it take to reinvent education? At Udacity, the answer is three: David Stavens, Mike Sokolsky and Sebastian Thrun, who use their unique backgrounds to think big with distance learning. (How big? Think 200,000 students per class.) The system includes Google’s moderator service, which allows students to vote on the best questions for instructors to answer.
  • The SNAC Project: Believe it or not, there were social networking sites before Facebook. Their remnants — newspapers, corporate publications and personal histories — are scattered across manuscript archives and libraries around the world. The Social Networks and Archival Context Project hopes to change that, creating methods and tools for matching and combining records, creating timeline-map histories, accommodating languages other than English and more. Before long, you could find the menu from a picnic in 1950s Idaho without leaving your deck chair.
  • Mendeley: Manage your research, collaborate with other academics and bring your bibliography online with the tool designed to make life easier for grad students and professors alike. The site, co-founded by Dr. Victor Henning, Jan Reichelt and Paul Föckler, already boasts over 1.7 million users and above 242 million documents. And, unlike EndNote and RefWorks, Mendeley’s basic software package is free.
  • Moodle: This user-friendly course management system from Australia is designed for both purely online schooling and blended courses. Moodle is open source, and volunteers take charge of much of the development process. The end product is easy to customize for large and small courses alike. Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, thinks of his LMS as an infinitely-customizable Lego-world for educators.
  • SlideShark: Love your iPad, but hate having to switch to a laptop in order to view presentations? SlideShark offers an elegant solution. The free app retains the fonts, colors and graphics of your PowerPoint presentations, allowing you to show on the go and work anywhere. The app is made by Brainshark, a company founded in 1999 by Joe Gustafson and designed to change the way students and businesses work on the road. SlideShark looks to be the perfect solution for online college presentations on mobile devices.

The tools above have one important thing in common: they’re all designed to evolve and adapt with emerging technology and shifting student and teacher need. You’ll find new innovations in the EdTech space every day, but it’s safe to say that the minds behind our list are a good place to watch for the next generation of smarter schools.

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MILEY CYRUS IN TALKS FOR ‘BONNIE AND CLYDE’ MINISERIES

by: Jessica Sager

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus seems to be enjoying her time on the small screen. The former ‘Hannah Montana’ starlet recently wrapped filming a guest arc on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and now she’s in talks to play a bank robber in ‘Bonnie and Clyde!’

Cyrus is currently meeting with directors to discuss taking on the role of Bonnie Parker in the upcoming Lifetime/History Channel dual project, per The Hollywood Reporter. The miniseries will be the first to air on both the History Channel and Lifetime (both of which are AETN networks) and will be helmed by ‘Smash‘ directors Neil Meron and Craig Zadan — does that mean it’s a musical?! (We sorta hope so!)

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ will be the next in a series of miniseries and cable movies featuring marquee names. Kevin Costner won an Emmy for his work in the History Channel miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys,’ while tabloid queen Lindsay Lohan got her first starring role in what seems like forever as Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Liz & Dick.’

It appears that television is a kinder medium to Cyrus than movies have been lately. Her last feature film, ‘LOL,’bombed following a limited release. We’re glad to see more of Cyrus — and we don’t mean that in terms of her leaked nude photos, either!

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Chris Brown Sacrifices Himself In ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Video

CHRIS BROWN “DON’T JUDGE ME” from Riveting Entertainment on Vimeo.

By Colin Greten

Chris Brown released the video for his latest single “Don’t Judge Me” on Thursday (September 27), and the clip finds him in the military, asking everyone listening to do exactly what the title says.

Brown is shown walking through the desert and sitting in front of a couch with a woman sleeping behind him. As the song continues he goes to a military base as he preps for a mission that is described as “suicide.” The singer has to do this “for his country and his planet” as he hops into a space shuttle that is then hurled towards a massive alien ship that is very close to earth.

He begins to weep and destroys the ship by crashing into it, incinerating himself in the process. He leaves behind the woman on the couch that could be seen as a symbol for his ex, Rihanna, as the song continually asks for forgiveness for his past indiscretions.

Whether this song is for Rihanna or his recent girlfriend Karrueche Tran is unknown, but the video has a futuristic look and feel and is sure to make his fans cry with him as he makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Chris Brown Sacrifices Himself In ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Video

AT&T Shoved a Touchscreen in Its Latest LTE MiFi Hotspot Because, Hey, Why Not!

by Adrian Covert 

 

 

 

Wanna know the quickest way to make any mobile product more tantalizing? Give it a touchscreen! And that’s exactly what AT&T and Novatel did with the 4G LTE MiFi Liberate, packing the finger-friendly tech into a form factor that looks like a Magic Trackpad.

Though its likely not the most desired or necessary of features, the better screen could mean that it’s easier to configure and manage the network directly from he device, instead of some crappy desktop software. Pricing and availability is still TBD, but it will be available only from AT&T. [AT&T]

AT&T Shoved a Touchscreen in Its Latest LTE MiFi Hotspot Because, Hey, Why Not!

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SNAPSHOT: Mariah Carey Hits The Studio With R. Kelly [PHOTO]

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Mariah Carey is having a less than “Triumphant” moment with her new song and is on the hunt for another hit. The songbird has enlisted none other than the Pied Piper, R. Kelly to help her achieve that goal. Mariah who is in Chicago for the “American Idol” auditions, was side by side with Kels in the lab.

Mariah tweeted:

Me and Kells in the lab in Chi town working on a new song!OMG-his voice sounds A++& pic.twitter.com/ZSjfzBjN

I’m hoping that it’s a collabo between the two rather than a produced by R.Kelly hit!

SNAPSHOT: Mariah Carey Hits The Studio With R. Kelly [PHOTO]
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Bad Hip-Hop Covers: 5 Terrible Renditions From Rednecks, Grannies & More — Watch

by Caitlin White

In an age when Youtube has actually become a platform to launch the careers for new artists, the number of people uploading videos to the site has spiked dramatically. Some artists have used the platform to successfully pursue their dream of becoming a musician. However, the number of those people who are actually good is relatively small. But this doesn’t stop the masses from covering their favorite songs and desperately posting their mediocre renditions in hopes of gaining recognition.

The bad videos become viral and the result is usually a laugh fest. Many of these visuals are a result of grannies trying their hand at rapping and rednecks doing the same. They love Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, too. Yes, hip-hop isn’t just for people in the Bronx where the genre originated. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at 10 of the most ridiculously terrible hip-hop covers below.

1. Watch Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” Covered on the Ukulele

Style is everything and certain messages usually work better with specific genres. That’s probably why Notorious B.I.G.‘s well-known pimp celebrating jam “Big Poppa” works really well with a smooth R&B beat and B.I.G.’s velvety vocals. Somehow a ukulele just doesn’t lend itself to discussions of “blunt passing” and which “honey B.I.G. is going to creep with.” However, technically, this guy isn’t actually bad at playing the ukulele or singing, so he’s got that going for him. Its just that a ukulele and Biggie are an even worse combination than the “cheese, egg and Welch’s grape” jelly he raps about.

2. Watch Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” Redneck Version

It’s practically a scientific fact that there is nothing more hilarious than making fun of rednecks. Therefore, taking a song from the suavest of them all, Snoop Dogg, and superimposing it with a country twang and a slideshow of extremely ridiculous backwoods photos is a perfect cover idea. The song is actually sung by country band the Gourds, straight out of Austin, Texas. Sometimes combining two things like this from completely opposite ends of the spectrum is so weird it almost becomes good again.

3. Watch Dynamite Hack Cover Eazy E’s “Boyz N The Hood”

This video features what could basically be described as the male counterparts to the characters in “Clueless.” Eazy-E would either be turning in his grave or laughing along with these cheesecloth preppies with their acoustic guitars and fake Greco-Roman mansions. Watching a guy in an argyle sweater banging a tambourine while a soft male voice croons on about a 12-gauge is an experience in itself.

4. Watch Brett Domino Cover Outkast’s “Hey Ya!”

First of all, this video makes use of the astonishing “instrument” called a skoog, which can be examined in detail here. Moving on from that bizarre instrument, the decision to re-make Outkast‘s hit “Hey Ya!” which is one of the most ear-worming tracks ever made could only have disastrous results. No one can pull off the role of MC like Andre 3000 does on this track, turning the repetitive chant of “Alright Alright” into something enjoyable to listen to, and working skits into the song with an ease that is downright uncanny. Watching these two British nerds botch the classic is pretty funny though.

5. Watch Bricka Bricka Cover “Hard in Da Paint”

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Apple Employees Freaking Out Over Release Of iPhone 5

Amazingly, this happens every time there’s a big new release. It’s like the nerdy gusto of Mars Curiosity’s landing team, but with a corporate mandate. (Again, they’re required to do this, so don’t judge them too harshly.)

By Jessica Testa

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Swedish fans didn’t really know how to react to the employees’ enthusiasm.

Apple Employees Freaking Out Over Release Of iPhone 5

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Lil Wayne Mocks Mitt Romney In New Song

Nicki Minaj got the headlines for saying she’d be “voting for Mitt Romney,” but another track on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 ridicules the GOP candidate, too. “Nigga call me Mitch Romney!”

By Michael Hastings

Nicki Minaj made headlines when she sort of endorsed Mitt Romney in a remix of the hit song “Mercy” on Lil Wayne’s new album Dedication 4, released earlier this month.

But another song on the album — called “Cashed Out” — also mocks Romney, taking shots at the GOP candidates strategy of stashing his money in off-shore bank accounts in Bermuda, the Caymans, and Switzerland, to name a few.

The song begins:

As another election year upon us. This last four years has been good to me. A couple of dollars in a couple different bank acccounts. Some here, some off shore. Nigga call me Mitch Romney!

In recent days, questions have been raised about whether the hip-hop community still supports Obama. The answer appears to be: yes.

President Obama with Jay-Z and Beyonce at a recent New York fundraiser.

Lil Wayne Mocks Mitt Romney In New Song

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