Throwback Of The Week: Steve Jobs Introduces The First iPhone In 2007!

On January 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to his revolutionary smartphone. Among its many breakthrough features, the widescreen iPhone, one of Jobs’ great visions, combined mobile phone function with the music app technology of the iPod, included a 2-megapixel camera and internet access. It also featured a slick scrollable touchscreen, immediately making the tactile number key buttons of cellphones seem outdated. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

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Steve Irwin’s Son Is An Award Winning Photographer And These Photos Show Why

People often say ‘like father, like son,’ and it is so unbelievably true in this case. Robert Irwin, the son of Steve Irwin, is following in his late father’s footsteps and is helping the world to fall in love with nature. Since a very young age, Robert was fascinated with the natural world. Now, together […]
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Wrong Steve Smith gets nominated for Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 108 nominees that will be considered for the 2018 induction class – with one name that seemed to be amiss.

Among the names listed was receiver Steve Smith. The problem is that the Steve Smith that most would assume will eventually be enshrined in Canton (Steve Smith Sr.) only retired last season, so he can’t be eligible.

There is, however, a Steve Smith who is technically eligible after retiring in 2013. A former second-round pick by the New York Giants, the lesser-known Smith played six seasons between the Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and St. Louis Rams, making 245 catches for 2,641 yards in his career – which certainly isn't Hall of Fame-worthy.

Some debate as to how the name got on the list was quickly sparked among NFL media and a handful of theories have come up.

Perhaps the Hall just saw Smith’s name and got excited?

Or perhaps a passionate fan submitted an entry of their own?

There will be at least one Steve Smith in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done – but not in this class.

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Go Awf Then: George Clooney Says Steve Bannon Would Be Licking His Azz If He Was Still In Hollywood

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George Clooney Slays Steve Bannon At Toronto Film Festival

George Clooney isn’t just a fine distinguished actor, he’s also accomplished at reading a racist Republican for filth. While promoting his new film “Suburbicon” at the Toronto Film Fest Friday, Clooney talked about his role as a social disruptor and revealed how much he revels in irking Steve Bannon and his ilk.

Via Daily Mail:

‘I like that Breitbart News wants to have my head. I’d be ashamed 10 years from now if those weaselly little putzes, whose voices are getting a lot higher every week as this presidency starts to look worse and worse weren’t still [after me],’ he said.

‘Steve Bannon is a failed f***ing screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable. Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my a** to get me to do one of his stupid-a** screenplays.’

PURE COMEDY… Clooney just flamed Bannon.

Besides politics, Bannon’s background includes a history of producing and financing Hollywood films and documentaries, but the former White House chief strategist also tried his hand at screenwriting with a project described by Entertainment Weekly as “a hip-hop musical based on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus that takes place in early 1990s Los Angeles.”

Crazy right. If it was Spike Lee writing then maybe, but this had to have been trash coming from Bannon.

In any case, Clooney is confident that he’s doing the right part by speaking out. He added,

‘Hollywood is being quite well represented right now in the West Wing somehow,’ Clooney said.

‘You know, they say I’m out of touch. You want to call me a Hollywood liberal? Come at me. I sold ladies shoes, I sold insurance door to door, I worked at an all-night liquor store, I cut tobacco for a living.

‘I can change the fan belt on my car. I grew up in that world in Kentucky. I know every bit of that world, and I know my friends and what they believe. And I know this is not a moment in our history that we’ll look back and be proud of. So if I’m not standing on the side I believe to be right, I’d be ashamed,’ he added.


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Steve Harvey Regrets Tap-Dancing For Cheeto Trump, Says Obama Egged Him On

Steve Harvey is 60 years of age, and clearly astute enough to know that a Black person meeting with a man that has proven himself to be an enemy of the people would cause an uproar. Apparently, the comedian and budding media mogul was taken aback at the backlash for meeting with President Donald Trump and now regrets it all of a sudden.

Harvey sat down for a profile with The Hollywood Reporter which examined his rise to now manning six television shows as part of his growing empire. Naturally, the conversation turned to the Trump meeting in 2016 which Harvey says was sparked as a result of President Barack Obama’s urging.

From THR:

Earlier this year, you met with then President-elect Donald Trump. (Contorts his face.) Why are you making that face?
I didn’t see that coming. Jesus.

See what coming?

The backlash. It was so vicious that it really threw me. I was being called names that I’ve never been called: Uncle Tom. A coon. A sellout. Because I went to see this man?! Which only happened because my business partner got a call from the Obama transition team, who said that the Trump transition team would like to set up a meeting. The Obama team said they thought it would be a good idea because the president is encouraging dialogue. And I have a relationship with Obama. We’re friends. So I say, “OK, cool.” Now, here’s the crazy thing: I’m supposed to be on a boat for my 60th birthday, so my wife says, “Steve, just take off [and skip the meeting]. You’ll meet with him some other time.” God, I should’ve listened.

Harvey continued and said that he was hoping to support the president on the basis he was sincere about sparking a conversation between different communities who shared varying political opinions.

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LaVar says Steve Nash not working out with Lonzo, calls him ‘short and slow’

It had been a while since LaVar Ball threw shade on a retired NBA superstar, so he caught up on that this past week.

When asked if there was any truth to a rumor that future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash was working out with his son Lonzo, LaVar said he didn’t think so.

“I’d say no,” Ball told ClutchPoints’ Ryan Ward. “The reason I say no because if he was, my son would’ve said, ‘You know what I’m working out with Steve Nash’. What Steve Nash going to teach my boy? He’s short and slow, man. Come on.”

Nash is a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, although that wouldn't preclude him from unofficially working out with a player. And as far as the senior Ball's shot at the third-leading assist man in NBA history goes, consider the source. Ball, who averaged 2.2 points in 26 college games at Washington State in 1987-88, has also once opined he would've beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in his prime.

This may be another bad omen for the Balls. On Saturday, Lil B threatened to place the Based God Curse on Lonzo for perceived disrespect of rap pioneer Nas, while these Nash comments could unleash the wrath of Canada on LaVar.

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Steve Bannon: Booted from The White House!

Steve Bannon has been ousted from his role as chief strategist for Donald Trump.

Or Steve Bannon has resigned from his role as chief strategist for Donald Trump.

It depends on who you ask, but either way, the result of the same:

One less racist in the White House!

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news in a statement to CNN on Friday, a couple hours after word started buzzing around Twitter.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Sanders said, adding:

“We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

Bannon was a controversial figure from the moment he became associated with Trump about a year ago.

The editor-in-chief of Breitbart, a website dedicated to the “alt-right” movement, Bannon’s views on race, ethnicity and America’s place in the world have been clouded in controversy for years.

In addition to often clashing with several other senior officials, he was widely believed to be the driving force behind the president’s “nationalist” ideology.

This ideology was on full display this week following protests in Charlottesville that featured one woman being run over by a car and hundreds of neo-Nazis chanting racial epithets in the street.

The President has been criticized for a response that did NOT include direct condemnation of the White Supremacy groups at the center of these protests, while Bannon gave an interview afterward that in which he seemed to encourage such civil unrest.

“The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em,” Bannon told The American Prospect.

“I want them to talk about racism every day.

“If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.”

Trump stayed quiet about Bannon’s future during a chaotic press conference at Trump Tower in New York City this past Tuesday.

“We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” he told reporters at the time, yet defended Bannon as “not a racist” and a “friend.”

There’s been chatter for several weeks, however, that Trump was unhappy with all the attention Bannon has been receiving.

He’s especially been displeased with the credit Bannon has received for getting Trump elected after he came on board the Presidential campaign last year.

For those unfamiliar with Steve Bannon, we posted the following bio breakdown many months ago.

It’s scary to read. But at least you can take comfort in knowing he’s no longer advising the President of the United States:

(Editor’s Note: We know this is a small comfort, considering Donald Trump is still the President of the United States. But still.)

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Meek Mill Ft. Young Thug “We Ball,” Steve Aoki ft. Migos & Lil Yachty “Night Call” & More | Daily Visuals 7.27.17

After a hard few years Meek Mill really seems to be trying to live by phrase “life goes on” and his new clip seems to embody that very feeling.

In the Young Thug assisted “We Ball” Meek complies footage of his travels in life from the luxurious settings of high-end automobiles to the somberness of cemeteries, Meek reminds everyone that he has indeed come a long way.

Someone get Joe Budden on the horn for the rappers of his favorite genre have come together for the clip to Steve Aoki’s “Night Call” which features Migos and Lil Yachty in all their mumble glory. We kid we kid.

Check out the rest of today’s releases including work from Vado, Z-Ro, and more.

MEEK MILL FT. YOUNG THUG – “WE BALL”

STEVE AOKI FT. LIL YACHTY & MIGOS – “NIGHT CALL”

VADO – “V.A.D.O”

FIGG PANAMERA FT. KEVIN GATES – “PHONE RINGING”

ILL CAMILLE – “BLACK GOLD”

Z-RO – “HE’S NOT DONE YET”

FAMOUS DEX – “ON GOLD”

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Steve Mills: Knicks had to be ‘aggressive’ to sign Hardaway Jr.

The New York Knicks went above and beyond what they had to in order to secure the services of restricted free-agent Tim Hardaway Jr., giving the 25-year-old a four-year offer sheet worth $ 71 million.

The Atlanta Hawks were reportedly willing to go in the ballpark of $ 48 million to keep him, begging the question why the Knicks felt so inclined to pay over $ 20 million more than they probably had to.

“We watched him, in our opinion, grow over his time in the player development program that they had in Atlanta,” Knicks president Steve Mills said Monday, according to News Day’s Al Iannazzone. “So we decided he was a target.

“We felt like there are not that many opportunities in free agency that you have the opportunity to go after a 25 year old. We made the decision that if you want to pry a restricted free agent away from the incumbent team you have to be aggressive. So we made a decision to be aggressive.”

Mills also mentioned he reached out to Hardaway Jr. a little after midnight on the eve of free agency, although the four-year guard said he didn't hear from the Knicks until a few days later.

It had previously been reported that the contract offer came as a huge shock to many within the organization, and rightfully so. Hardaway Jr. had been a Knick to begin his career, and wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire last season with the Hawks, even with a career-best 14.5 points per game.

Nonetheless, Hardaway Jr. steps into a larger role now for a rebuilding Knicks squad, which could blow up even more so if All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is moved. Mills is sticking to his guns on not feeling he and the team overpaid, having the utmost confidence his new talent will deliver the goods and justify his salary.

“As we look at the numbers we believe Tim is a starting two guard in this league,” Mills added. “Our trajectory for him is to be a starting two guard, the capability of being a starting two guard for the rest of his career. And those guys average 16, 16.5 million dollars today. So that’s how we came to the decision.”

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Knicks officially name Steve Mills president, Scott Perry GM

The New York Knicks‘ front office is now set in stone, with the franchise officially naming Steve Mills as its president, and former Sacramento Kings VP Scott Perry – who comes aboard on a reported five-year contract – as its general manager on Friday.

“Today marks a culture change for our organization where we reestablish the pride, work ethic and responsibility that comes with playing for the Knicks and representing New York,” owner James Dolan said in an official statement. “I’m confident that Steve is the right person to take on this role, and ensure that we return to one of the elite teams of the NBA. He’s got an ambitious plan that centers on building a young team focused on player development, communication and teamwork.

“His decision to bring Scott on as general manager is a critical first step in transforming this franchise. Scott brings tremendous skill and experience in helping to build winning basketball teams. He’ll immediately get to work adjusting our basketball operations department to make sure we have one of the most effective front office staffs in the NBA. As Steve and Scott move forward, I will continue to not be involved in the operations of the team.”

As pointed out by The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Mills and Perry become the only African-American, president-GM combination in the NBA today.

In exchange for Perry's services, New York has sent Sacramento a 2019 second-round draft pick, as well as cash considerations.

“It is an honor to be joining Steve, Jeff (Hornacek), and the New York Knicks as we begin a new chapter for this beloved franchise. I am excited for the opportunity and the responsibility bestowed upon me,” Perry said. “As general manager, I will work tirelessly to develop a culture that demands results, commitment and pride from everyone fortunate enough to be associated with our team – from our staff to our players. Nothing comes close to Madison Square Garden for basketball and it is our right and responsibility to showcase that tradition of excellence, day and night. I can’t wait to get started.”

New York is coming off a 2016-17 campaign that ended without a berth in the playoffs for a fourth straight year. They finished with an overall record of 31-51, eventually leading to former president Phil Jackson mutually parting ways with the Knicks.

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