Windows 10’s weirdly disjointed music, video, and store apps


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Windows 8 was the first Windows to include a Store, along with a pair of new apps: Music and Video. While those apps had some nice features, they were both designed for the hard sell, better suited to being storefronts than media players.

Windows 8.1 shook up the store and included brand new Music and Video apps. Store features weren’t gone, but they were no longer the priority.

Windows 10 shakes up the store again. The Music and Video apps have shed the Xbox branding that they used in Windows 8 and are now “Groove Music” and “Movies and TV.” If we thought the effort to sell was a little too overwhelming in the Windows 8 apps, the Windows 10 ones swing too far in the other direction.


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3-day Newport Jazz Festival kicks off; Miles Davis honored


#AceMediaNews – July.31: NEWPORT, R.I.Rhode Island’s Newport Jazz Festival has kicked off its three-day celebration of all things jazz, including a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis.

Original Article: http://news.yahoo.com/3-day-newport-jazz-festival-kicks-off-miles-210024919.html

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Empire State Building Brings Endangered Animals To New York For #RacingExtinction


#AceNewsDesk – Feature: July.31: Lions and rhinos and pandas — oh, my! The Empire State Building will be showing some new skin Saturday when it debuts its first projection decoration.

The famed building will be showing images of endangered animals as part of an information campaign and promotion for the upcoming documentary “Racing Extinction,” by Louie Psihoyos. Watch endangered animals take over ESB this Saturday—our 1st-ever projection:

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Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) July 30, 2015 The display will be accomplished by stacking 40 large projectors on the roof of a building on 31st Street, according to the New York Times. The projections will feature leopards, lions, snakes, birds and sea creatures, between 9 p.m. and midnight. The projection will cover 33 floors of the southern wall of the Empire State Building and cost more than $1 million. Viewers will be able to be see the project clearly as far south as 14th Street and farther south, but with less clarity. The project has been in the works for a number of years due to New York City’s restrictive projection laws. Images of endangered species will be projected on the Empire State Building on Saturday

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The New York Times (@nytimes) July 30, 2015 The Empire State Building has been lighting up to celebrate special events for years, but after the lights got an upgrade in 2012, their displays have been getting more intricate. Last year, the building displayed a number 2 in honor of retiring Derek Jeter and this spring they marked the Whitney Museum of American Art’s relocation with interpretations of famous paintings.

The projection of endangered wildlife comes within a week of two notable animal deaths. Nabire, previously one of five remaining northern white rhinos, died in a Czech zoo on Wednesday. That followed news of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

A dentist from Minneapolis, Walter Palmer, has been accused of Cecil’s killing, and two men in Zimbabwe have also been charged in the death. Zimbabwe has asked the U.S. to extradite Palmer to be charged, but such a process would be a lengthy and expensive undertaking. The display comes as Psihoyos is trying to draw attention to what he deems the sixth mass extinction through a partnership between his Oceanic Preservation Society and Obscura Digital. Psihoyos’ film, “Racing Extinction” promises to illuminate the world around us looking at both the international wildlife trade and the industry pollutants that threaten the environment.

It is scheduled to be air December 2 on Discovery. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping our eyes on the Empire State Building. How often can you see a 33-story tall leopard? e.lascityYesEmpire State Building’s First Projection Display: Endangered Animalsempire state building, empire state building #racingextinction, racing extinction, #racingextinction esb, #racingextinction projection, projection empire state building, empire state building light, lights on empire state building, ESB lights,IBTimes

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Bono and Yoko Ono dedicate Ellis Island tapestry to honor John Lennon – video


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#AceMediaNews – July.30: U2’s Bono and The Edge along with Yoko Ono unveiled the tapestry inside the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Thursday.

Commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder and chair Bill Shipsey in appreciation for giving Amnesty the rights to record cover versions of Lennon’s post-Beatles songs, it shows Manhattan as a submarine with Lennon as its pilot, holding up a peace sign.

Original Article: http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2015/jul/30/bono-yoko-ono-john-lennon-ellis-island-tapestry-video

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Iowa’s outdoor wrestling meet set to shatter attendance record


#AceSocialNews – July.30: Iowa’s outdoor wrestling meet set to shatter attendance record

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  • Hawkeyes likely to hold meet at 70,585-seat football stadium
  • Event would almost certainly shatter NCAA attendance record
  • School spokesperson says official announcement is imminent

The University of Iowa is expected to announce a wrestling dual meet to be held at the school’s outdoor football stadium that will almost certainly shatter the NCAA attendance mark.

Rumors of the meet to be held at Kinnick Stadium before the football team’s 14 November game have reached a fever pitch since Tuesday, when the wrestling team’s official Twitter account posted the date of the prospective dual overlaid on hashmarks.

Original Article: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/30/iowa-expected-to-announce-outdoor-wrestling-meet-at-football-stadium

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Lollapalooza 2015 Survival Guide: Ticket Information, Must See Acts And Festival Tips VIDEO


#AceEventsNews – July.30: Lollapalooza 2015 Survival Guide: Ticket Information, Must See Acts And Festival Tips [VIDEO]

Thousands of music fans will descend on Grant Park in Chicago this weekend for the annual Lollapalooza music festival.

The three day event begins Friday and features some of the biggest names in music, from Paul McCartney to Metallica. Music festivals can be overwhelming – braving the heat and agonizing over which bands to see – but fear not!

Here’s everything you need to know before Lollapalooza 2015: Tickets

Original Article: http://www.ibtimes.com/lollapalooza-2015-survival-guide-ticket-information-must-see-acts-festival-tips-video-2032079

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Thunderbirds ‘return’ for anniversary


#AceMediaNews – July.30: Thunderbirds ‘return’ for anniversary
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Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds are set to return to the site where they were originally created to mark the show’s 50th anniversary.

Original Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33706610#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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Triple Croatian Delight At 2015 Emmy Awards


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Voiced by Emmy®-winning actress Blythe Danner, “Mia, a dancer’s journey” tells the story of an immigrant ballerina who inspired generations. Mia Slavenska was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Croatia’s greatest dancer, and a pioneer in American ballet. Caught in the maelstrom of 20th century political events, she was forced to leave her native Croatia at age twenty in order to continue to dance. At age twenty-one, she was celebrated in Western Europe as the likely successor to prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova; and, at age twenty-three, she was emigrating to the United States with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo to escape a looming world war.

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Otis College of Arts and Design says that “when Mia arrived in the late…

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