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Conlangio, free web-based application for constructed languages.

There is often a secret ingredient that draws us into powerful performances on our television, captivates us with storytelling in our favorite books and has us hooked on to the latest video game. That secret ingredient is a constructed language and there is a Denver startup focused on creating a platform for language creators around the world and promoting the art, science, and craft of inventing languages.

That company is Conlangio, an innovative language-construction software company with a free web-based constructed language application. This startup – not even a year old and still in its early phases – already has over 400 language creators and over 400 languages created using their software. It has created quite a buzz in this niche community and is planning to expand to content-creation and educational material in the near future.

The founder of Conlangio, Patrick Gaston, is a classically trained linguist, U.S. Army veteran, and software engineer living in Denver, CO.

“Language is my absolute passion. After getting my degree in Linguistics and becoming a software engineer, I really made it a mission to use this unique skill set to create language applications for underrepresented language communities. I started creating my own language in 2016 as a way to deal with some issues transitioning from military to university so this is where I wanted to start my journey,” says Patrick Gaston

One of the most amazing things about this startup is that it was created on nights and weekends as a side project – and still is!

“I’m kind of just riding this wave right now. Conlangio has definitely grown to a point that makes it hard to do part-time but I am loving every minute of it. This whole journey has already been so surreal and if I get to work on Conlangio full-time, it will be amazing,” says Gaston.

In the past year, Conlangio has grown to a diverse team of 4, including 2 military veterans.

Want to know more? So do we!

What is a constructed language? 
Constructed languages, or conlangs for short, are languages that have been created artificially, by an individual or a group, with the intent of being used for communication by a group of speakers, to enhance art, entertainment and more.

You may be more familiar than you think! If you’re one of the millions that tuned into HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, you’ve heard of Dothraki, which is a fictional language constructed by David J. Peterson – an American language creator. That’s not all. Some other places you can find constructed languages are James Cameron’s Avatar, The 100, and the Lord of the Rings to name a few. That list is only getting bigger.

Why create a language?

People create languages for all kinds of reasons, some of these might include own personal use, video games, films or TV shows.

Stay tuned…
Be sure to keep an eye on this startup, as they may be responsible for your next favorite hit series.

To contact Conlangio or find out more, check out https://conlang.io/

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Problems With iPhone X You Need to Know

Apple’s changed the entire dynamics of the smartphone industry with its launch of iPhone X back in 2017, taking over the tech markets by storm. In fact, it was one of the most awaited releases of the year by iPhone as it was the first device in the iPhone range to get rid of the iconic home button and come with a new and innovative organic LED (OLED) screen. However, this high-priced iPhone X comes with quite a few faults, ranging from fast battery drainage and fragile back glass, that are hard to ignore especially when you’re spending a fortune to buy the device. 

Being an iPhone X owner, you must be aware of these issues so that you can take the necessary steps to overcome them and ensure that your device performs optimally. In case the problems persist, you can visit the Apple Store to have them sorted out. However, having your iPhone X repaired through the Apple Store can burn a hole through your pockets so we suggest that you visit a reliable repairing service like BREAKFIXNOW to get the work done at affordable prices. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the most persistent and prominent issues you’re likely to face in an iPhone X. 

Short Battery Life 

Although Apple claims that the battery of its iPhones can last all day long, it’s no secret that they have very unreliable battery life. In fact, if you ask any iPhone user what feature of their device they would want to be improved, we are sure that 80% of them will answer battery life and performance. iPhone X is no different and while Apple has taken many measures to improve the batteries used in iPhone X, it still has a lot of shortcomings. You can, however, take certain measures to improve battery life and make it last longer. Some of these include regulating the temperature of your iPhone X, managing background app activity and turning off unnecessary features that you don’t need.

Slow Charging

Another issue that most iPhone X users complain about is the slow charging of the device. Not only that but people also face issues around wireless charging as there have been reports that it doesn’t work properly or the phone doesn’t charge at all in some cases. This may be a result of a software fault in the system or a hardware fault in the charging port or the battery but no matter what the reason is, you should first ensure that the charging cable and adapter are not damaged. After ruling that out, we recommend that you have your phone checked by a professional. 

Freezing Screen

Although Apple came with a lot of advancements in the touchscreen technology by introducing an OLED in iPhone X, these advancements were accompanied by a fair share of issues as well. Screen freezing is referred to as the frustrating occurrence of unresponsive display when you’re using the device and unfortunately, you may have to deal with a lot of screen freezing in iPhone X. There may be times when you need to use your device urgently and its screen freezes so under such circumstances, you can try force restarting your iPhone. This, however, is a temporary fix so there are chances that you will still be facing screen freezing issues unless you opt for a permanent solution by going to a professional repairing service. 

Screen Burn-Ins

Another display related issue that most people face in iPhone X is of screen burn-ins where an image or its outline is embedded into the display (sometimes permanently) when it is viewed for a long period. Even Apple acknowledged this issue and officially stated that it is possible to experience image persistence and burn-ins in iPhone X. To prevent this, keep your screen brightness at a lower level and turn on display auto-locking. Keep in mind that screen burn-ins can permanently damage the display of your device so it’s important to take the precautionary steps to prevent them from happening.

Dysfunctional Face ID 

A prominent issue in iPhone x that has been reported time and again is that its Face ID does not work properly and in some cases completely fails to work and unlock the phone at all times. If the Face ID does not work at all, you may need to get your camera unit replaced so that it is able to recognize your appearance. Otherwise, make sure to keep the notch at the top of the screen clean at all times and scan your face under good lighting to ensure that the sensors and camera are working properly to recognize your appearance. 

These are only some of the major issues you’re expected to face in an iPhone X. Other problems that you may notice are speaker crackling at high volumes, call dropping, fragile back glass, and unresponsive touch screen. However, remember that iPhone X comes with an array of impressive features ad benefits too which neutralize the shortcomings and make it worth every penny.

Bear in mind that these are only some of the problems you might face with your iPhone X. Other issues include, but are not limited to, call dropping, GPS not working properly and touchscreen being unresponsive so you should brace yourself for those too. 

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CES: THE GLOBAL STAGE FOR INNOVATION

CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

Watch HERE.

New War of the Realms Cover Art

Marvel Releases New WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Cover Art from John Tyler Christopher!

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel is excited to release a new stunning variant cover by superstar artist John Tyler Christopher.

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

For more information on WAR OF THE REALMS, visit Marvel.com.
WAR OF THE REALMS #1 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN198216)

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About War of the Realms
This April, Marvel’s WAR OF THE REALMS commences, brought to you by the superstar team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman and featuring Marvel’s greatest heroes such as Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel! The dark sorcerer Malekith wages a war that has spread from one otherworldly realm to the next, razing each one to the ground as his armies move from conquest to conquest. Now there’s only one realm left standing: ours. Nightmarish creatures and wicked warriors from across the Ten Realms are all converging on Midgard, and it will take the combined might of the Marvel Universe’s greatest defenders to prevent them from conquering Earth! Jason Aaron has been setting the stage for this story for more than half a decade, and the ramifications will reverberate throughout the Marvel Universe for years to come! And don’t miss a special midnight release for WAR OF THE REALMS #1 in April!

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com.

TYLER JACOB

East coast born and bred, Tyler Jacob is a singer/songwriter who got his start in the industry after being discovered singing on the trains of NYC.

At the age of 5 years old, Tyler Jacob started singing and performing in school plays. Tyler says that “I’ve always wanted to sing. It was a natural thing for me.” His family recalls little Tyler putting on shows in the family living room.

“I don’t come from a family of singers. I’m the only one.” 

But it wasn’t until his freshmen year in high school did he realize others thought he had a gift, when he was accidentally placed in a choir class. “The choir teacher asked me to sing, so she could classify my voice.” The rest is history. After the choir teacher heard Tyler’s voice, she had him transferred to Creative Arts High School (CAHS) in Camden, New Jersey.

Tyler’s passion to sing, write and perform his own music, in English and Spanish, pushed him after he graduated from CAHS to move to the big Apple to pursue his singing career. Since then he has gone on to win numerous talent shows , performed on many stages across the US, opened up for Grammy Award winner, Brandy Norwood, and logged studio time with Carvin & Ivan (Chris Brown, Musiq Soulchild, Mario), and Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, Monica, Mary J. Blige).  

Tyler credits artists like Brandy, Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah, Jon B, Marc Anthony, Tank, Maxwell, as some of his influences.

N.E.R.D.’s new single “Lemon” with ROLI’s new Studiopack

Remix N.E.R.D.’s new single “Lemon” with ROLI’s groundbreaking new Studiopack

Anyone can now make their own songs with the featured content of “Lemon,” the hit song from N.E.R.D. that features Rihanna rapping

The beats of “Lemon,” the surprising new single from Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D. band, are now freely available for all music-makers to play and adapt in ROLI’s NOISE app.

Breaking the mold of the traditional soundpack, “Lemon by N.E.R.D” is a “Studiopack” that deconstructs the song into easy-to-use sonic elements that anyone can build back up and take in their own creative direction. Simply touching the screen of a smartphone or tablet brings the song’s sounds to life. Explore the pack today in NOISE, the free music creation app from ROLI.

ROLI’s collection of innovative NOISE Studiopacks is growing quickly. The recently released “Happy by Pharrell” — also free in NOISE — breaks down the beats, basslines, and Pharrell’s own vocals in “Happy,” the chart-smashing global hit.

Studiopacks offer an exciting new way into music for fans, who can move from listening to their favorite songs to actively creating music based on those songs. The packs also offer artists a way to reach new audiences. In coming months ROLI will release more Studiopacks to complement the world-class collection of sounds already available in NOISE.

“Lemon” is the first song since 2010 from N.E.R.D., the legendary group that includes singer-producer Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Hayley. Featuring Rihanna, it marks the first time that superstars Pharrell and Rihanna have performed together in a song. “Lemon” released on November 1 with an electrifying video starring Rihanna and the dancer Mette Towley.

The Studiopack release follows Pharrell’s appointment as ROLI’s Chief Creative Officer on October 28. Over the course of a long-term partnership, he will work with the ROLI team to develop revolutionary musical instruments that are iconic, digitally connected, and accessible to all. Their collaboration will accelerate the arc of innovation that began with ROLI’s award-winning Seaboard and BLOCKS, which have been called “two of the most compelling music-making devices in recent memory.”

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, said: “The ‘Happy by Pharrell’ and ‘Lemon by N.E.R.D.’ Studiopacks are just the beginning of our exciting work with Pharrell and other artists.” “Lemon by N.E.R.D.” is now available to download for free in ROLI’s NOISE app. ROLI founder Roland Lamb and Pharrell Williams, ROLI’s new Chief Creative Officer, discuss music creation at ROLI’s East London headquarters. Rihanna and the dancer Mette Towley feature in the hit music video for “Lemon.” The song marks the first time that superstars Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have produced a song together. © N.E.R.D Music, LLC under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

About NOISE

Released in 2016, the NOISE app is a powerful and free music creation app. It contains hundreds of sounds from melodic strings to thumping basses. Multi-touch technology lets you play with amazingly deep expression just by sliding and pressing your fingers on the screen. NOISE transforms smartphone and tablets into powerful, portable music-making devices at the center of a creative lifestyle. NOISE is now available on iOS and select Android devices.

About ROLI

ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments. From next-generation keyboards like the Seaboard to the modular music-making devices of BLOCKS, ROLI instruments are deeply expressive, intuitive to play, and so versatile that they can sound like anything and be played anywhere. Their expressiveness comes alive through touch. Visit ROLI.com to learn more about the Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE,Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block,NOISE app, and other ROLI products. They are available worldwide at Apple Stores and leading musical instrument retailers.

DUCKWRTH

DUCKWRTH PREMIERES “MICHUUL” MUSIC VIDEO TODAY

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AN XXTRA UGLY MIXTAPE RELEASING THIS FALL


“If there is anyone who truly doesn’t give a fuck, it’s LA’s newest, and arguably soon to be best export, DUCKWRTH.” – Paper 

Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH shares the music video for his new single “Michuul.” 

Watch it HERE.

Paper praised him writing, “The rapper, for lack of a better descriptor expertly blends hip hop, funk and rock to create a truly eccentric and undisputedly unique sound (think Outkast meets N.E.R.D. meets something entirely out of this world.”

The clip strikes the balance between kinetic energy and gonzo artistry, speaking to DUCKWRTH’s innate inimitability.

His debut EP, AN XXTRA UGLY MIXTAPE arrives very soon via Republic Records.

DUCKWRTH started igniting waves with the release of his 2016 independent album I’M UUGLY. The standout “I’M DEAD” [feat. Sabrina Claudio] cumulatively racked up over 1.3 million Spotify streams as he averages over 203K plays per month in addition to garnering acclaim from XXL, Vibe, Respect Mag, Fact, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Infusing an old-school twist into decidedly forward-thinking rap, DUCKWRTH arrives as a real game-changer.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

THE COCKTAIL GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

For the first time ever comes a book that unites two of the best things in the world: nerd culture, and booze. Because if anything is true, it’s that nerds are awesome, and many of us like to throw back an adult beverage or two while re-watching Firefly for the seventeenth time. The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy, by Andy Heidel, the notable owner of The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY; will be on-sale September 26, 2017. A true mecca for nerd culture, The Way Station has found its way on to numerous lists of the best sci-fi bars and is even complete with a TARDIS themed bathroom.

Including over 100 fun and easy to make recipes – these cocktails are simple to make with no crazy ingredients – The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy features more of the themed cocktails Heidel’s patrons know and love and is filled with pop culture references from Metropolis, to Guardians of the Galaxy, to Star Wars, and everything in between. Some of the recipes include:

·         Doc B’s Wakeup Juice (Back to the Future)

·         Sonic Screwdrivers (Doctor Who)

·         Shirley Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones)

·         Jameson T. Kirk (Star Trek)

·         Blue Milk (Star Wars)

We’re currently at the height of nerd culture! This year alone, we’ll see new Star WarsTransformersMarvelAlien, and Planet of the Apesmovies – all which have at least one cocktail featured in this book.

About the Author

Andy Heidel is the owner of The Way Station, a bar and music venue in Brooklyn, NY. As R. Andrew Heidel he is the author of the short story collection “Desperate Moon” which features an introduction by Harlan Ellison and praise from Ray Bradbury. As a book publicist, he launched the Eos imprint and helped make Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Neal Stephenson bestselling authors while with Avon Books and HarperCollins. He turned to bar ownership when he was downsized, and hasn’t looked back since.

MARVEL LEGACY Unveils New Series: MAKE MINE MARVEL!

Your first look at Avengers, Champions, Spider-Gwen and Luke Cage!

 This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event! Today, Marvel is excited to announce the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

 AVENGERS #672: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 1

Written by MARK WAID

Art by JESUS SAIZ

CHAMPIONS #13: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 2

Written by MARK WAID

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS

SPIDER-GWEN #25: GWENOM PART 1

Written by JASON LATOUR

Art by ROBBIE RODRUGUEZ

LUKE CAGE #166: CAGED!

Written by DAVID F. WALKER

Art by NELSON BLAKE

For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with our Legacy content! Featuring new adventures and dozens of exciting returns, look for more interviews and updates with artists, writers, and editors of these series.  

For more information on AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, SPIDER-GWEN and LUKE CAGE, including interviews with their creators, visit Newsarama.com.

Expect announcements daily! And be prepared to MAKE MINE MARVEL with MARVEL LEGACY this fall!

                  

MAKE MINE MARVEL!

MARVEL LEGACY Unveils New Series: MAKE MINE MARVEL!

Your first look at Falcon, X-Men Blue and Gold, and Incredible Hulk

                                                                                                              

This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!

 

Today, Marvel is excited to announce the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

 

 

FALCON #1: TAKE FLIGHT! PART 1

Written by RODNEY BARNES

Art by JOHN CASSARA

 

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #709: RETURN TO PLANET HULK PART 1

Written by GREG PAK

Art by GREG LAND

 

X-MEN GOLD #13: MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 1

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by MIKE MAYHEW

 

X-MEN BLUE #13: MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 2

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by JORGE MOLINA

 

 

For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with our Legacy content! Featuring new adventures and dozens of exciting returns, look for more interviews and updates with artists, writers, and editors of these series. 

 

For more information on FALCON, X-MEN BLUE and GOLD, and INCREDIBLE HULK, including interviews with their creators, visit Comicbook.com.

 

Expect announcements daily! And be prepared to MAKE MINE MARVEL with MARVEL LEGACY this fall!

 

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. 

For more information visit marvel.com

© 2017 MARVEL