J.K. Rowling shares touching Mother's Day message, comforts fans

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The first thing to come to mind when you think of J.K. Rowling’s Twitter feed would probably be her impressive ability to call people out and shut down trolls.

But that’s not the only thing she uses Twitter for.

On Sunday, the Harry Potter author marked Mother’s Day in the UK by sharing a photo of herself as a little girl with her mum, Anne, and her sister.

Happy #MothersDay to mums everywhere & a special hug to all the people missing theirs today. Here’s mine, Anne, with my little sis and me 💞 pic.twitter.com/tmvLeBncMp

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 26, 2017 Read more…

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'Glitter booty' is the latest bizarre beauty trend you've secretly always wanted

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Glitter is all the rage. We’ve seen beards, roots, eyebrows and even armpits transformed into sparkly creations thanks to a series of glitter trends. 

But, the latest glitter trend involves rubbing glitter all over your derrière. Right…

The “glitter booty” is the brainchild of artist Mia Kennington, who was inspired by the sandy-butt look that goes hand in hand with spending too much time on the beach. Kennington is part of The Gypsy Shrine, a group of glitter artists who host body art pop-ups at festivals

Kennington has been posting photos of her glittery experiments on Instagram

There’s the classic gold glitter look… Read more…

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Alleged specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are right here


Time to grab that trusty salt shaker because you’re going to need a grain or two of the ol’ NaCl for this story. Out of Germany today comes the latest rumored specs for the two handsets that have been on your mind for some time. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. With both models due to be unveiled on March 29th, it is no surprise that the number of leaks has been picking up exponentially. We’ve seen plenty of images, including some live shots of the Galaxy S8+, and now it is time to pass along the latest rumored specs. 

The first thing you’ll …

Facebook to scrap support for Messenger on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 at the end of March

Following the demise of Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1 early this month, Microsoft is about to lose another messaging service at the end of March, Messenger.

Facebook recently started to send emails to those using Messenger on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices to let them know it will end support for its application at the end of this month.

The decision is not surprising considering Windows Phone market share had been shrinking to less than 1% worldwide in the last year or so. That’s one more way to say Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 doesn’t matter anymore, and if you’re still using a smartphone …

"Foldable" Sony Tablet P featured two screens that could be used as one large display

With Samsung expected to deliver prototypes for its “luxurious” Samsung X foldable phone by the third quarter of this year, we thought that now would be a good time to dust the cobwebs off of your memory by taking a look at 2011’s “foldable” Sony Tablet P. With its clamshell design, the real prize was inside where two individual 5.5-inch screens (each with a resolution of 1024 x 480) ran independently, or were used together to form one giant screen.

When running as two independent screens, Sony was able to optimize certain apps to take advantage of the extra real estate. For example, …

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 coming to the Unites States in April/June

Samsung silently unveiled the rugged Galaxy Xcover 4 in the first day of this month and said Europeans would be able to pick it up in April for €259.

However, we’re expecting the Galaxy Xcover 4 to arrive in the United States as well, even if Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed the information. As some of you might know, the predecessor rugged Galaxy Xcover phone made its debut in June, but none of the carriers in the U.S. offered it when it hit the shelves.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 was available in the U.S. exclusively through Amazon, and it looks like the retailer …

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0, no NFC support on board

Unveiled back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Misfit Vapor smartwatch was a bit of a mystery until now. Although we’ve been able to get our hands on one and provide you with some photos of the smartwatch, Misfit didn’t want to offer any details on the operating system powering the Vapor.

Well, it looks like the company couldn’t keep the secret anymore since the Vapor will be available for purchase in late summer. On top of that, the Misfit Vapor has been recently showcased at Baselworld, the place where some of the biggest watchmakers in the world …

Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories and their prices get leaked ahead of official reveal

We’re just a couple of days away from the official reveal of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, and it looks like we already know everything there is to know about the device.

Unfortunately, Samsung fans who like to be surprised at least once or twice per year must feel betrayed by the company’s inability to stop the sheer of leaks revealing important aspects about its upcoming flagships.

However, this time we won’t be talking about the Galaxy S8 per se, but about some of the official accessories that Samsung plans to launch alongside its top-tier …

Camera software used on Google Pixel/Pixel XL is the legacy of Google Glass

The cameras on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have received plenty of complements. Last year, DxOMark called the Pixel cameras “the best smartphone cameras ever made.” The 12MP rear camera uses a Sony IMX378 sensor, and the 8MP selfie snapping shooter sports a Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 sensor. In our review of the Pixel XL, we noted that Google is able to get the most out of these sensors by deploying special software. As it turns out, that special software might be a legacy of Google Glass.

Google’s issue with the Google Glass camera was its size. While the Search giant was …

We need more Islamophobia – not less. Islam is a death cult, not a religion

Cultural Marxists, a category whose members include most of the political elite, academia and the media, often descry and rage with populist affectation against ‘Islamophobia’. Cultural Marxists moralize that being offended by a pagan Arab fascism, one dedicated to submitting the individual into a collective communal in which the church and state are permanently commingled, is somehow an act of irrationality, almost racist in its scope, and unsophisticated in its approach. As with all matters to do with Cultural Marxism the opposite is of course true. What the vendors of cultural destruction are trying to sell you is the inversion of reality.

‘Islamophobia’ is another juvenile mindless label. We need more Islamophobes not less. We need more people who are educated about the real Islam, and the real nature of ‘Jihad’, not less. We need more realism in identifying the pagan fascist reality of a political theology centered around the racist Koran, founded by an Arab military adventurer who went mad at age 40, deifying the male moon deity of Mecca. Can there be anything more absurd than stating that a program of mindless ritualization, prayer, prostration, irrationality, and following laws emanating from a book which is worse than Mein Kampf, is a religion? Cultural Marxists, are ignorant. It is plainly insipid to criticize someone who understands and resists the evils of Islam.

As with most destructive cultural changes and posturing, the Marxist uses slander, accusing those who defend traditions, Western superiority, or the modern world with calumnies and distortions. So now we have abortion which is simply the killing of a human, turned into a ‘female right to choose’. How kind. Globaloney Warming fear-mongering is now defined as a ‘science’. Queer coupling and Gay culture is now recasted as normal, perhaps superior, in spite of psychological evidence, treatment and studies to the contrary. Misandry or man-hatred is promoted as female liberation. Anti-semitic racism and hating Jews is simply support for the underdog-Arab. Defaming Christianity and inventing lies about the theology which formed the modern world is repurposed as being progressive and ‘secular’. Slandering capitalism and industry is turned into ‘defending the poor and the minorities’. Those who protest against illegal immigration are racists, and are against all immigration. Anyone who disagrees with the Black Jesus obviously hates Blacks and probably all people of any color. When Muslims war that is okay, but if you defend yourself, you are a Bushitler goon. And so on…….

Islamophobia is thus a word like racism, which the Cultural Marxists will use to beat down anyone who opposes a fascist pagan moon cult from Mecca, responsible for some 300 million dead over 1400 years and the conquering via the sword, which still goes on today, of huge tracts of the planet. So how intelligent are these Cultural Marxists?

Anyone who uses Islamophobia is plainly a simpleton. First, most of the people against the theocratic fascism called ‘submission’, are not against individual Muslims. We know from Nazi records that only 2 million Germans were part of the official Nazi party. In Russia, the Communist party numbered no more than 8 million. This would indicate that superficially at least, most Germans and most Russians were not deployed inside non-Western organizations dedicated to the destruction of the modern world. Most likely, most citizens of Nazi Germany were not interested in Germanic race theory, nor in universalist ambition and supremacy. Same for the Russians of the Cold War. But that is immaterial. The cults which ruled these states, and their liturgy, philosophies, ideals and beliefs, certainly were interested in universal rule, and destroying the reality of the 5 senses. Islam is no different.


Source by: C. Read