Playboy’s 1st Nudity-Free Issue

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So, they get rid of the nude 24+ year old women and go with the barely-clothed, barely-legal girls? Interesting tactic.~FIGJAM Adam Clark Estes

The new Playboy will appear on newsstands this weekend. Gone are its illicit ways. That saucier version of the magazine is now more toned down fully clothed PG-13 magazine. If you were one of the rare people that got the magzine for the “ahem” articles, you will be pleased to know that lengthy interviews and long essays by a famous writers will remain. This month will feature MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Norwegian memoirist and awkward-moment connoisseur Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Playboy's First Nudity-Free Issue Targets Teens With a Snapchat Selfie

For its first foray into the realm of PG-13, Playboy went with a picture that may not sit well with everyone. Sarah McDaniel, a 20-year-old Instagram celebrity is the first cover model. Although she is a legal 20 years of age and free to run through all male as well as female imaginations alike; she still looks like a minor. That said her heterochromia irdum eyes are amazing. Yes, that is a real word. It’s the medical term for her one brown eye and one blue eye. How did Sarah get this cover? Well McDaniel took the internet by storm a few months ago.

“The idea was to look at me from a boyfriend’s perspective.” ~ Sarah McDaniel

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How to Upgrade iPhone’s 16GB to 128GB for for Only $60

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What if instead of paying $200 for a phone that is identically the same except for memory size you could just pay $60? Well it turns out you can replace the 16GB flash memory on an iPhone with a 128GB module. That was the good news. The bad news is you will have to go to China to get this work done. The cost of the flight might make it not worth it. Yes, this does obviously void your warranty. Note this will not work with iPhone 6s it only works with iPhone 6 models and older. The whole thing looks simple enough but the skill required is beyond what I have seen at the local CPR store. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to have your iPhone’s memory upgraded all the way to 128GB for less than a third of the cost.

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Streaming Music now Counts Towards Platinum Certification

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 “Modernizing our Album Award to include music streaming is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Gold & Platinum Awards” said RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman.

We knew that this was going to happen sooner or later. We jus didn’t think it would be this soon. Going forward the RIAA will start taking counting music streaming numbers towards Gold and Platinum certification. That’s right the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) finally feels that streaming music merits a nod. RIAA will take into account not just audio but also video streaming numbers in when certifying an album gold or platinum. The writing was on the wall since 2013. Back then they began counting individual songs towards a Digital Single Award. This will the first time streaming music will be a factor when handing out Album Award process.

Before you run to your local streaming music site to try to boost your favorite artist. Keep in mind that it is not a 1 to 1 count. An album is streamed won’t count the same as a physical purchase. RIAA formula for including streaming numbers is as follows; 1,500 on-demand audio or video song streams will equal 10 track sales or 1 album sale. 150 on-demand streams will count as one download. What this means is that some folks just got a huge ego boost. There are now a few albums that have instantly gain platinum status.

  • The likes of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly > Certified Platinum
  • Hozier’s self-titled album > Certified Platinum
  • The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness > Certified Platinum
  • Michael Jackson’s Thriller is now 32-time Platinum Certified
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Special Events With @SuperStorrs

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From an events perspective, it’s not just about how to integrate social media into your event.

What is the motto of every one that works in the events world? Expect the unexpected. With constant deadlines, the world of special events is fast-paced and very demanding. A “typical day in the life” for an event planner, coriander, manager or director just does not exist. Just ask Sarah Storrs, former Sr. Special Events Director at Black Entertainment Television. Sarah Storrs or @SuperStorrs as she is known in the twitter world plans major tent pole events. Some of them are live like BET Awards others like BET Honors are pre recorded well ahead of time. Other still never get on the air. Internal events such as Up Front which caters to advertisers and are meant to secure funding dollars. Lots of planning is needed before the plans can be executed. There are just not enough hours in the day is not a just a phrase. One day Sarah could be at the White House working on logistics for the First Lady to attend an event. The next day she could be digging in a couch or under sofa cushions for a drunk guest’s lost phone. Between vendors, staff, executives and talent (also known as celebrities) it is a wonder she has time to breathe. When asked what is the most frustrating thing about her life in events she answers without hesitation, “expectations”.

The stress can be overwhelming at times.

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All 3 New Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailers

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Both Batman and Superman are just about tired with each other, and war is imminent.

To say that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is highly anticipated is a very big understatement. With Marvel hitting hard this super with its superhero movies. DC is stepping up to the plate with its own movies too. Aside from Suicide Squad new trailers, the folks at DC have shared some new Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailers. The teasing trailers have been going on for a while and they only serve to make us want more. Warner Bros. Pictures released two additional TV commercials for the movie on Sunday and one on Monday. All three are below. Enjoy!

 

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Top 10 Sites to Keep You Busy During a Blizzard

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Washington, D.C. is in the midst of a historic snowstorm one that will rank among the heaviest of all time. Below is the Washington, DC time-lapse of Snowzilla 2016 at night. However, first here are the Top 10 Sites to Keep You Busy During Snowzilla. Sometimes a heavy blanket of snow is all it takes to keep you safe indoors online until the storm eases up. We’ve compiled a list of 10 websites that are perfect for wasting your time on this snow day. Plus Bonus HTML5 games.

  1. GeoGuessr is a game where random photos show up and you have to guess where you are in the world.
  2. Play a virtual piano.
  3. Find recipes based off of the things in your kitchen. This is very very very helpful.
  4. Take a gander at what a live map of DDoS attacks looks like.
  5. Isidewith: This site will help you figure out which politician you actually side with.
  6. Play 2048 because why not workout your brain and have fun while snowed in?
  7. Why not just go on Netflix?
  8. Archive.org is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, and music.
  9. Go shopping for some weird stuff.
  10. This website figures out what old sites you have accounts with and delete them here.

 

Bonus: MAy nOt WOrk on MoBilE!!

  1. Create your own ambient sounds. Then relax.
  2. I’m running out of ideas.
  3. It’s a corgy orgy (It is safe for work, not that you should be working today)
  4. Maze It’s just how it sounds.
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All-Season Tires Vs. Winter Tires or Do I need Winter Tires?

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Jason Torchinsky from Jalopnik answered the question that should be on your mind if you live on the east coast, especially today. Do I need winter tires? Bridgestone and Tire Rack held an event to show what the difference between all-season and winter tires really are. They setup two bikes with car tires on them to help answer the question. One bike had All Season tires and the other one had Winter tires. You can clearly see contrast in traction and stopping power right away. Spoiler alert. You need winter tires. Check out the video below to see why.

 

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