Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3, which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you're an action connoisseur There's something amusingly meta about the trailer's focus on "branding" and "legacy," considering this is the latest entry in a massively successful franchise. But by the end of the spot, McQueen's started to rediscover what it is he loves so much about the sport – and, spoiler alert, it's not all the "stuff" that comes with it. Read more... More about Pixar Animation Studios, Owen Wilson, Cars 3, Entertainment, and Film
Spotify announced Wednesday that it has acquired Mediachain Labs, a Brooklyn-based startup, to help better attribute songs on the music streaming platform to artists and rights holders. Mediachain Labs operates on the blockchain, a technology that offers a distributed database most often associated with Bitcoin. The hope is that this technology can be leveraged as a source for tracking music rights via a decentralized system. Mediachain will "help further Spotify’s journey towards a more fair, transparent and rewarding music industry for creators and rights owners," Spotify wrote in a blog post. Read more... More about Business, Tech, Apps And Software, Apple Music, and Music Streaming
Google partners with Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and others to bring millions of recipes to the Google Assistant. The post Google Home now helps you cook over 5 million recipes appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Got an app you'd like to promote? Columnist John Lincoln provides some basic tips for helping your app to appear in Google's "app pack" search results. The post Simple tips to get your app indexed, ranked & installed appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
How do I look? Just ask Amazon's new fashion-selfie-focused Amazon Echo Look. Amazon quietly unveiled the new voice-activated, hands-free camera on Wednesday that it's pitching as the first "artificially intelligent style assistant." SEE ALSO: Glimpse into Amazon's futuristic living spheres Like other Echo devices, the Echo Look is voice-activated, powered by the Alexa digital assistant, and it does everything the current Alexa can do, including controlling other smart home devices and answering questions about the weather, news, and your schedule. This Alexa, though, can also control the device's integrated camera with, "Alexa, take a photo." No more standing in front of the mirror and shooting a selfie or overextending your arm to capture an image of your blouse and skirt or pants and shirt. According to the Amazon's video, you just step back a few feet and tell Echo Look to take a full-length photo. Read more... More about Alexa, Fashion, Selfies, Echo L..
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Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, has a simple yet resounding message for Donald Trump: "The resistance is female and we're not going anywhere." On Tuesday, PEN America, which was a formal partner of the Women's March, awarded the organization with the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the 2017 PEN Literary Gala. SEE ALSO: A 'pussyhat' lands a spot on the cover of 'TIME' and 'The New Yorker' Bland, sporting a red pussyhat, accepted the award on behalf of the march. "[This award embodies] everything that we were trying to do with the march, which was to show women that their collective voice matters," Bland told Mashable. "[We wanted to show] that the Bill of Rights matters. And that it should be inclusive and intersectional and apply to all Americans, not just the Americans who voted for the current seated president." Read more... More about Womens March On Washington, Women S Mar..