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Tech News: Keep Your Working Hands Warm in These Gloves

News Shooter   Monday January 30, 2017

If you shoot video or photos in cold environments, you’re probably aware of how hard it is to operate equipment while wearing gloves. A solution is Bright Tangerine’s new  ExoSkin Leather Armour Gloves, which feature touchscreen-sensitive fingertips. The gloves are made out of polyester fabric, synthetic rubber and double-layered, puncture-resistant leather, and the back portion of the thumb features terrycloth for wicking moisture and liquid, notes News Shooter.   Read the full Story >>

Animation Showcase: Danger Lurks In "NSFWHale"

Vimeo   Monday January 30, 2017

If you think being chased by an angry whale is frightening, wait until you get aboard a party boat with a bunch of saggy senior citizens who like to flash their flesh. The animated short NSFWhale is a blast of color and offensive material that is perfectly delightful. It comes from San Francisco-based filmmakers Nathan Campbell and Alec Cummings, who note at Vimeo that they started a creative collaboration  last year “with the goal of taking a break to make cool shit.” Mission accomplished.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: Netflix CEO Calls Trump Ban "Un-American"

THE VERGE   Monday January 30, 2017

World leaders  and Hollywood celebrities  alike reacted strongly to Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. So did Silicon Valley: Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a memo to employees stating the Apple did not support Trump’s policy, noted BuzzFeed. The strongest denunciation of the Trump’s order came from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who said Trump’s actions “are so un-American it pains us all.” See his statement at the Verge.  Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Trump Ban May Keep Nominated Iranian Director From Attending Oscars

The New York Times   Monday January 30, 2017

The ability of an Oscar-nominated Iranian director to attend the Academy Awards ceremony next month has been thrown into question by President Trump’s order temporarily banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, notes the New York Times. Director Asghar Farhadi’s film The Salesman is nominated in the best foreign-language film category. “The clarification of the law made it very clear that he can’t come, whether a green card holder or an Iranian citizen,” said Trita Parsi, director of the National Iranian American Council. Other artists  were also left in limbo, noted the Times.   Read the full Story >>

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