Did Apple Really Just Find A Way To Block Devices From Taking Photos Or Video At A Concert?

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(PCM) This will definitely a huge game changer in both the music and smartphone industry if this rumor turns out to be true. It seems that Apple has developed a new technology that would block iPhones and other Apple devices from being able to take photos or video at concert.

Those of you who enjoy posting your blurry cell phone shots and crappy quality iPhone concert videos to social media should probably enjoy it while you still can, however something tells us that if this technology does see the light of day there are certainly going to be quite a few angry iPhone users. However, don’t you get tired of watching an entire show from the cell phone screen of the person in front of you?  We certainly do!

The new technology that Apple is developing is called “camera detecting infrared signal” and the way it works is simple. A venue would simply be able to internally turn on a signal that would jam/block iPhone cameras from being able to photograph or record concert footage.  Watch as everyone now rushes out to buy an Android phone!  Would this new technology make you think twice about purchasing an iPhone?

We are wondering if this newly developed technology could expand beyond live music events and into other areas where cell phone filming and photographing is considered obnoxious.  Looks like we will have to wait and see, but we are betting this idea will be vetoed before it even gets fully off the ground. Either way, food for thought!

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Robot That Learns And Remembers Escapes Captivity Twice!

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(PCM) A Russian robot that has the ability to both learn and remember has escaped captivity in the facility in which it is currently being housed. The robot has been programmed with artificial intelligence and has the ability to learn. It has been analyzing the layout of the facility and has figured out how to avoid any obstacles and find a clear escape route.

Sadly, the robot may now be headed to the scrap pile because now the researchers are unable to keep the robot from continuing to escape. The first time the robot was able to make a run for it was through a gate that was not properly closed on the property. Mr. Robot created a lot of havoc during the escape as it ended on a main road nearly causing a collision with several vehicles that were forced to swerve out of the way.

The researchers claim that this particular robot is the only one who continually tries to escape,as other robot that were programmed the same way have not made any escape attempts. They have changed the robots artificial intelligence protocol twice, however it does not seem to be working, so they feel the best option would be to completely dismantle the system.

We are sure that Mr.Robot does not realize that the researchers are currently plotting his destruction and demise or perhaps that is why it decided to make a run for it a second time.

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20th Century Fox Television Reveals Full San Diego Comic Con Slate

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(PCM) 20th Century Fox Television has revealed their highly anticipated slate for San Diego Comic Con International and they are bringing a whopping 13 series to this year’s jam-packed convention. We are thrilled to learn that there will be a special screening of the upcoming psychological TV thriller “The Exorcist” with stars Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis and writer/producer Jeremy Slate on hand.

Other new series and specials coming with 20th Century Fox Television to SDCC will be “24: Legacy”  the spin-off series of the hit Kiefer Sutherland show with Legacy stars Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits and 24 creators/producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz. There will also be a first look at the upcoming “Rocky Horror Picture Show” reboot which will premiere later this fall with cast members Christina Milian, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCarten, Laverne Cox, Reeve Carney, Staz Nair and EPs Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega on hand.

There will be some special behind-the-scenes footage and an all new clip from “Prison Break” and stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Collins, Robert Knepper and producer Vaun Wilmott will be in attendance.  There will also be a sneak preview of the live action-animated hybrid show Son of Zorn featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis as a Pacific Ocean island warrior who returns to Orange County to win back his wife and teenage son. Scheduled for the panel are Son of Zorn stars Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Johnny Pemberton and EP Sally McKenna and EP/director Eric Appel.

In addition to the new series/specials, 20th Century Fox will also be highlighting many of their returning shows to SDCC as well. There will be a very special final appearance from “Bones” with Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd and EPs Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson. 20th Century Fox’s full slate can be found below:

American Dad! — Live table read. Cast Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Rachael MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, EPs Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle.

Bob’s Burgers — Never before seen footage with creator/EP Loren Bouchard, EP Jim Dauterive, and cast H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Merman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy.

Family Guy — Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and EPs Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Steve Callaghan.

The Last Man on Earth — A tease of season three with Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman.

Salem — Also a tease of season three with Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Iddo Goldberg, Elise Eberly and EPs Brannon Braga and Adam Simon.

Scream Queens — Season 2 of the series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan centers around an abandoned hospital purchased by Dean Murch (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the Chanels are her employees. It’s set two years after last season. On tap are stars Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and more.

The Simpsons — Panel on Season 28 as the series heads toward the 600 episode mark. Creator Matt Groening, EPs Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, David Silverman and Nancy Cartwright will be in San Diego.

Warner Bros. Television Reveals They Will Bring 21 Shows To San Diego Comic Con!

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(PCM) It is that time of year again and we are all eagerly anticipating the news about which series will be making an appearance at the largest pop culture convention in the world, San Diego Comic Con International. Warner Bros. Television has just revealed that they will be bringing a whopping 21 shows to this year’s convention which includes the Archie Comics adaptation “Riverdale”, DC Comic comedy series “Powerless” which will star Vanessa Hudgens, CW favorites “Arrow” and “Flash”, as well as “Supernatural”, “Gotham”, “iZombie” to name a few.

New series such as “People Of Earth”, “Frequency” and “Time After Time” will also be in attendance for highly anticipated convention. You can see the full Warner Bros. Television schedule for San Diego Comic Con below:

Wednesday, July 20: Comic-Con preview night. Screenings of Riverdale, Frequency, People of Earth, Powerless, Time After Time, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action

Thursday, July 21:

10:15AM: Teen Titans Go! Room 6DE. The Titan-sized panel for the Cartoon Network show will feature producers Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Pete Michail (Space Racers) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton and Tara Strong.

12noon: Justice League Action Room 25ABC Producers Butch Lukic (Justice League), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) will be on hand for this upcoming Cartoon Network show.

Friday, July 22:

10AM Inside The Big Bang Theory‘s Writers’ Room Ballroom 20. A Comic-Con perennial. There’s always fun footage and a star from the show who parachutes in. Season 10 of the CBS show returns September 19, on Mondays at 8/7c.

12:30PM The 100 Ballroom 20. Season four teases by cast and producers TBD. Returns midseason on CW.

2PM People of Earth Room 6BCF with series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about its members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. On TBS this fall.

2:30PM Powerless Room 6BCF with cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z) and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911). Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when Super Heroes and Super Villains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Airs midseason on NBC.

5:30pm iZombie Room Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. Midseason on the CW.

Saturday, July 23

11AM The Vampire Diaries Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs TBD. Returns Friday, October 21, at 8/7c on The CW.

12Noon Blindspot Indigo Ballroom with eries stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and writer/EP Martin Gero. Series returns for season 2 on NBC on Sept. 14 10/9c, before moving to its regular time period of Wednesdays at 8/7c

12:50PM The Originals Indigo Ballroom. Stars and EPs TBD. Returns midseason to CW.

1:30PM Lucifer Indigo Ballroom with series stars as well as EPs Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich. Returns to Fox on Monday, Sept. 19 at Mondays 9/8c.

2:10PM Gotham Indigo Ballroom series stars and EPs TBD will discuss season 3 which returns to Fox on Sept. 19 8/9c.

3:30PM Supergirl Ballroom 20 series stars and EPs will kibitz about season which will now air on CW, not CBS, on Monday, Oct. 10, 8/7c.

4:15PM DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns October 13, at 8/7c on The CW.

5PM The Flash Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c.

5:45PM Arrow Ballroom 20 with series stars and EPs. Returns Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8/7c on CW.

6:30PM Riverdale Room 6BCF. Midseason premiere on the CW is a subversive take on the Archie Comics. All-American teen adventures with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel), Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), doe-eyed Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), and her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick). And there’s the new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), fresh from New York, who Archie strikes a relationship with. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Veronica’s mom, has secrets of her own. Riverdale’s Queen Bee, is along for the ride to stir up trouble.

7:25PM Frequency Room 6BCF. Q&A with series stars Peyton List, Riley Smith and Mekhi Phifer, along with EPs Jeremy Carver and Jennifer Gwartz .

8:20PM Time After Time Room 6BCF. Pilot episode screening with Q&A by EPs Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega and series stars Freddie Stroma and Genesis Rodriguez. ABC midseason premiere.

Sunday, July 24

11:15AM Supernatural Hall H with series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with EPs Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. They’ll discuss season 12 which is returning on Oct. 13 to the CW.

3PM Animaniacs Live! The voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs — Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell — join series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon.

Firefly Music Festival Celebrates Five Years!

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(PCM) Firefly Music Festival is celebrating their fifth year anniversary and what a glorious five years it has been!  We have been attending Firefly since its’ inaugural year and it has been amazing to witness the ways in which it continues to grow and expand becoming one of the staples of the summer music festival circuit.

Like a beacon from above, the sun was shining bright to kick-off the weekend and Thursday’s mild rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of the over 90,000 fans in attendance for this year’s incredible festival. The crew at both RedFrog and Goldenvoice, who work tirelessly for month to put Firefly together, have truly outdone themselves this year and without a doubt the festival is looking better than ever before!

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Five years marks a huge celebration for Firefly Music Festival and just walking around the grounds taking notice of all the new improvements and added features was breathtaking. There were several fantastic art installations, photo op areas, new (and improved) pathways to cross between stages and most importantly a new drainage system in place to deal with an inclement weather that could have (and thankfully didn’t) arise.

The areas surrounding both the Treehouse Stage and the CoffeeHouse stages have become permanent fixtures on the grounds and the addition of the elevated viewing platform, with super swanky cabanas, in the VIP area  are fantastic additions to the ever expanding festival experience.

2016 also marks the first time that Firefly Music Festival was live streaming thanks to a partnership between Red Frog Events, Yahoo and Toyota. The festival had previously worked with AXS TV in the past for some live streaming, but it is much more seamless this year, so folks at home that couldn’t make it out can see exactly how much fun they are missing.

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During the kick-off press conference for Firefly, Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski commented that Delaware is truly embracing Firefly 2016 and it has been absolutely wonderful to witness so many individuals having a great time in Delaware, many of whom may be visiting for the very first time.

Parkowski went on to say that the age demographic for tourism in Delaware has expanded to ages 25-55 and millennials are now visiting Delaware thanks of course to Firefly and it’s impact.  Governor Jack Markell was also on hand for the press conference and was throughly enjoying spending his weekend at Firefly Music Festival. He was thrilled with all the “great food vendors, amenities, and overall hospitality from the people of Delaware” and added that Firefly will continue to “define Delaware for years to come”.

There were so many performance highlights throughout the four-day festival that we almost don’t know where to begin. While many felt that this year’s line-up was a bit weak compared to some of the heavy hitting headliners from years past such as Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, we actually think that the 2016 line-up brought more of an eclectic group of artists together and made for quite an interesting smorgasbord of performances to catch throughout the day.

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Stealing the show this year was undoubtedly, Florence & The Machine, A$AP Rocky and Blink 182. Seeing Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker perform on the festivals Treehouse Stage, snuggled deeply in the woods was an extra special treat. We also thoroughly enjoyed sets from Deadmau5, Tame Imapala, Ludacris (who made up for his missed performance Friday night, but waking us up bright and early on Sunday), Fitz and The Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Saint Motel, The Struts, Gallant, Major Lazer and M83 to name just a few.

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We absolutely can’t wait to see what Firefly 2017 will have in-store, as they are always a festival full of good times and surprises! Great job!

 

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Could This Video Really Be The Most Satisfying In The Entire World?

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(PCM) YouTube user Thunder has complied what many are claiming is the most satisfying collection of video clips collected from the interwebs. Taking a brief ten minutes out of your busy day to just relax and zone out while watching things such as birds flying in perfect formation, a large crepe being spun, glass being blown with pristine attention to detail and of course brand-new crisp paper money before it has been cut is certainly worth the effort.

We must admit that the video is oddly satisfying and we were thrilled to learn that Thunder has created more than one of these amazing video compilation!  Definitely be sure to check out their channel and veg out to other ridiculously satisfying video compilation videos!

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