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The Super Bowl gets voice-enabled

Amazon, Dish, Comcast and others are hoping to turn Super Bowl 2019 into a way to show off the potential for their voice technologies and TV integrations. The companies this week have been touting new features and a variety of voice commands that will allow viewers to get prepared for the big game, learn about players and teams, tune into NFL news and highlights, set their recordings and more. In some cases, this may be as simple as asking your TV to tune to the Super Bowl, record the event…

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Michelle Obama Made A Surprise Appearance At The Grammys And People Freaked

Alicia Keys began her opening monologue by bringing out an iconic cast of women, including former first lady Michelle Obama. Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez joined as well to share what music has done for them over the years.  Lopez added that music gave her “a reason to dance” and brought her the success she has today.  Pinkett Smith reminded the crowd that we “express our pain, power and progress through music.”  Keys closed out the historic moment, telling the crowd, “Tonight we celebrate the greatness in…

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Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dies

Jones was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1994 as a member of the Republican Party after a failed bid two years earlier as a conservative Democrat. He quickly became a reliable conservative vote in Congress and was an ardent supporter of President George W. Bush’s effort to invade Iraq in 2002. But he came to regret his vote, “Congressman Jones was a man of the people,” his office said in a statement. “With a kind heart and the courage of his convictions, he dedicated his life to…

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Bry Marie Paints on Tiny Affordable Canvases

Bry Marie is an artist and painter based in Tucson, Arizona. She says painting quickly became her passion from a young age and was drawn to the challenge of painting on smaller and smaller surfaces as it made her more carefully consider composition and color. Today, Marie primarily oil paints traditional landscapes onto pennies, striving to prove that small things can hold an abundance of wonder and beauty. For more, check out her work at the links below. BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram…

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Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ by 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump might be in jail by the time Election Day comes around, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on her first full day of campaigning as a declared presidential candidate. “Well come on. How many investigations are there now? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation,” Warren said. “They’re everywhere and these are serious investigations, so we’ll see what happens.” Asked whether she believes Trump should be impeached, the senator said it is important to first see Mueller’s findings. Warren, who has repeatedly said over the weekend that…

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The new Parsley Health Center in NYC doesnt feel like a doctors office

Parsley Health has just opened a new, fully redesigned space on Fifth Avenue in New York City, marking the first true Parsley Health Center. Since launch, the startup has been operating out of clinics in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But TechCrunch got the chance to check out Parsley’s new Fifth Avenue location, which marks the company’s first space designed from the ground up as Parsley Health. Founded by Dr. Robin Berzin, Parsley Health is a healthcare membership, where customers are offered a holistic approach to their health…

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Liam Neeson, Jeff Bezos and Virginia racism get the ‘SNL’ Weekend Update treatment

We’ve all lived through a decade worth of news cycles (and aged that much as well) in the two weeks since Saturday Night Live last aired. So as you might imagine, Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost had a field day when the show returned on Feb. 9. This Weekend Update clip hits all the big headlines of early February: Liam Neeson’s racist thoughts. The implosion of Virginia’s leadership around revelations of white men wearing blackface and sexual misconduct. Jeff Bezos and his dick pics. It’s all there.…

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