Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch. There’ll be simultaneous viewing Watch Parties where fans can live-comment together for Buffy at 3 pm PT today, 

Where Facebook AI research moves next

Five years is an awful lot of time in the tech industry. Darling startups find ways to crash and burn. Trends that seem unstoppable sputter-out. In the field of artificial intelligence, the past five years have been nothing short of transformative. Facebook’s AI Research lab (FAIR) turns five years old this month, and just as the social media giant has left an indelible mark on the broader culture — for better or worse — the work coming out of FAIR …

Facebooks collections are becoming shareable, just in time for the holidays

This holiday season, Facebook is hoping you’ll use a relatively little-known feature to share your gift ideas. With collections, users can already save Facebook content — whether it’s a post, an ad, a video in Facebook Watch or a listing on the Marketplace. Now the company says that you’ll be able to share these collections with your Facebook friends. The idea is to turn collections into more of a collaborative tool. To do so, you’ll need to open up a …

Koo! is a social network for short-form podcasts

Alexandre Meregan says that music, and audio in general, has always been core to his life. But one day on his five-minute commute to work, trying to listen to a podcast for the first time, he realized that by the time he arrived at work he had only heard an introduction and a commercial jingle. He immediately went to work on Koo!, a short-form podcast app aimed at young people. Koo! lets users record up to one minute of audio, …

Reporter denies trying to enter Army base

He said: “I came to the checkpoint, introduced myself, that I was Timur Siraziev, a journalist for Channel One, said that we wanted to talk.” Russia ‘bigger threat than IS’ – Army chief Inside Army ‘psy-ops’ headquarters The MoD said Mr Siraziev’s “suspicious” behaviour was monitored by the base’s security systems throughout. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also urged the public to report suspicious activity near military sites. Mr Williamson said: “We take the security of our bases and personnel incredibly …

Bankruptcy filing provides rare window into diocese finances

Archbishop John Wester describes the filing as an equitable thing to do as church reserves dwindle. He says compensating the victims is a top priority. National watchdog groups and attorneys for victims of clergy sex abuse said Tuesday the archdiocese’s actions suggest otherwise. They point to the money spent by the archdiocese on lawyers over the last three months and the tens of millions of dollars in real estate that has been transferred to parishes in recent years, effectively reducing …

Airline agent mocked 5-year-old epileptic girls name, mother claims

The mother and daughter encountered the agent while traveling to El Paso, Texas, earlier in November. “The gate agent started laughing, pointing at me and my daughter, talking to other employees. So I turned around and said, ‘Hey if I can hear you, my daughter can hear you, so I’d appreciate if you’d just stop,’” Redford told ABC 7. “While I was sitting there, she took a picture of my boarding pass and chose to post it on social media, …

Man charged in death at Charlottesville rally ‘thought he was acting in self-defense,’ attorney says

(CNN)The trial of a man accused of killing Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will include evidence that the defendant believed he acted in self-defense, his attorney told prospective jurors this week, according to CNN affiliate WVIR. The defense team also have asked the jury candidates if they believe violence is justified when acting in self-defense, WVIR reported. CNN’s attempts to reach Fields’ attorneys for comment weren’t immediately successful. Jury selection is expected to take two or …

Cute Snow Boots That Actually Keep Your Feet Warm Betches

New York City may have only had one real snowfall so far, but it’s enough to get me to break out snow boots and dust them off for the freezing winter to come. The problem is though, they’re fugly. Like, Google cute snow boots and you’d think it’s an oxymoron. I legit always wait until they’re my last resort to wear them out in public. Honestly, a majority of snow boots are horrendous and not fashionable by any means. For the …

Old coal mines ‘perfect’ food farms

It could also breathe new life into many mines that have been closed since the decline of the UK coal industry in the late 1980s and offer a cheaper alternative to vertical farming in giant greenhouses. Image copyright Zero Carbon Food Image caption Richard Ballard (left) and Steven Dring grow food in a former air-raid tunnel in London Why tunnels? A former World War Two air-raid shelter 100ft (30.5m) under Clapham Common, London, is already being used to grow greens …

Think investing is all about personal gain? Think again.

Like so many immigrants, Leanna Wilson’s parents came to America following the “American Dream.” Her father owned a small bakery in his homeland of Jamaica, but when the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, their dream of a successful business didn’t pan out exactly as they had hoped. Leah Smith, Wilson’s cousin, also has small-business roots, although her parents chose to stay in Jamaica. And despite being gutsy entrepreneurs, they never managed to thrive financially either. But this didn’t stop Wilson …

What The Obamacare Fight Says About Nancy Pelosi

House Democrats will vote on next year’s speaker Wednesday, and House Minority Leader  (D-Calif.) appears poised to get majority support from her caucus, as centrists and alike have been dropping their objections to her candidacy in recent days. She might still be a few votes short of what she will ultimately need in January ― a majority of the entire House ― to become speaker. And at the moment, the biggest pocket of opposition comes from centrist Democrats and those …

Miley Cyrus Teases New Music With An Achy Breaky Disco Heart! – Perez Hilton

Well, your wishes have been granted: that someone is Miley Cyrus and that something extra special is brand new Miley music! Photo: Liam Hemsworth Wishes Miley A Happy Birthday! We’re going to assume that something big is new music, seeing as she tagged producer Mark Ronson in the Instagram post:  View this post on Instagram What’s that? A giant, achy breaky disco heart to signify a new era?

Aaron Rodgers and State Farm partner to donate $2 Million to Camp wildfire victims.

Aaron Rodgers and State Farm are tackling the needs of families and communities in the aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire on record. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was born and raised in northern California’s Butte County, where the recent Camp Fire devastated thousands. To date, that wildfire — the deadliest and most destructive in California history — has killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and ravaged 153,000 acres in Butte County alone. The entire town of Paradise, a town of …

Philadelphia Eagles Bailed 9 People From Jail Using Social Justice Funds

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Eagles posted $50,000 in bail ― $25,000 raised by the players and $25,000 matched by the team’s Eagles Social Justice Fund ― so that nine defendants in Philadelphia could spend Thanksgiving out of jail. highest incarceration rates in the U.S. Researchers at Princeton have also found that black defendants are After the Thanksgiving bailout, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and the Players Coalition, which he co-founded, hosted a services fair on Monday to connect the …

Flying Preacher Goes Viral With Dramatic Sermon Entrance

In a dramatic stunt apparently meant to illustrate the unexpected nature of the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Rev. Bartholomew Orr flew into the auditorium of Southaven’s Brown Missionary Baptist Church, preaching into a microphone the entire way down. “Are you ready for his return?” Orr asked during his airborne trip to the altar from the church auditorium mezzanine, eliciting laughter and scattered applause from people in the pews below. Videos of the stunt ― taken from multiple angles …