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Rapper NBA Youngboy Arrested on Kidnapping Warrant

Rapper NBA Youngboy Arrested on Kidnapping Warrant 2/25/2018 7:08 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Rapper NBA YoungBoy was arrested Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida for a very serious outstanding felony warrant, including kidnapping. YoungBoy had a scheduled appearance at The Moon nightclub in Tallahassee, but there’s no evidence he ever showed.  Law enforcement sources tell us cops came in contact with YoungBoy on his tour bus– we don’t know why — and when they ran the rapper’s record and discovered he was a fugitive from Georgia for allegedly committing assault, weapons violations and kidnapping. The 18-year-old rapper has had lots of legal trouble … he wrecked a Lambo, among other things.  He was also arrested for a case connected to a series of shootings in Ba...

Samsung’s AR Emoji taps creepy avatars and Disney characters to compete with Animoji

We’ve known for a while that Samsung’s been planning an Animoji competitor for its latest handset. Now that we’ve actually seen (the admittedly clunkily named) AR Emoji in action, we can testify to the fact that it’s some combination of compelling and creepy. That last part first. Like the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9 takes advantage of its on-board face scanning technology to offer up an animated emoji that corresponds to the user’s facial movements, so you can send animated messages, sing cartoon character karaoke and the like. But, as is Samsung’s wont, the phone takes things an extra step, mapping more than 100 points in the user’s face and building a 3D avatar. Once the scan is complete, users can customize it from a selection of hair styles, clothes, glasses and the like, before firmly ta...

Chris Brown & Joyner Lucas Announce Collaborative Project “Angels & Demons”

Chris Brown and Joyner Lucas have decided to team up for an entire project titled Angels & Demons. The collaboration was teased earlier this year when Lucas tweeted about the two working together on January 4. “You ever heard Michael Jackson rap? Lol well Me and @chrisbrown got a lot of heat in the oven,” Lucas wrote. “No bullshit tho,, breezy mite be my new favorite rapper. you’ll see.” To kick off their collaborative relationship, the newly formed duo has released “Stranger Things” as the upcoming project’s first single. Brown sings on the track but as Lucas suggested, fans also get to the hear the singer rap on the song. [embedded content] Lucas’ new partnership with Brown comes on the heels of a breakthrough year in 2017. His Atlantic Records debut, 508-507-2209, earned a spot on H...

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Arrested For Outstanding Warrant

Tallahassee, FL – YoungBoy Never Broke Again aka NBA YoungBoy found himself on the wrong side of the law once again. The up-and-comer from Baton Rouge was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant on Saturday (February 24) in Tallahassee, Florida. YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was in Tallahassee to perform at The Moon nightclub. Police pulled over his tour bus for an unknown reason and realized he was a fugitive after running his name through their records, according to TMZ. According Leon County Sheriff’s Department inmate database, YoungBoy’s warrant comes from pending charges in Georgia. He is reportedly facing charges of assault, weapons violations and kidnapping. He is due in court on Monday (February 26). YoungBoy’s latest arrest comes at an inopportune time in his ...

A ‘Black Panther’ moment

This week we’re bringing you a special edition of CTRL+T, the podcast that examines TechCrunch stories through a cultural lens. You might have heard that Marvel released a film called Black Panther last week and it saw near-record crowds descend on theaters all over the world. The CTRL+T podcast team was among them. We headed to Oakland on an unseasonably cold-for-California evening and waited in line at the Grand Lake Theater for about 90 minutes. While in that line, we talked to a few people to see how they felt about this Black Panther moment in time — with the dulcet tones of a corner trumpeter playing in the background. We chat about the film, what it means and its impact on comic book audiences — an interesting conversation given the fact that my co-host, Megan Rose Dickey, and I don...

Samsung’s DeX docking station gets revamped, turning a smartphone into a trackpad

If you were having any doubts about Samsung’s commitment to its DeX, consider them assuaged. The company introduced its smartphone docking hardware with the Galaxy S8 and has talked up a new version for every big phone release since then — and today’s big Galaxy S9 reveal is no different. We were pretty lukewarm on the idea — or at least skeptical of how big a niche such a product really was. But to Samsung’s credit, the company been responding to user feedback and building it out since launch. This generation marks the biggest and most welcome change to the system thus far, including, notable a big shift in form factor. The update cleverly shifts the dock’s orientation from vertical to horizon, so the phone lays flat when it’s plugged in. That means the handset gets to do double duty, bot...

With the Galaxy S9, Samsung put the fingerprint sensor where it belongs

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone with a critical flaw. The fingerprint sensor is in the wrong damn spot. A phone is only as good as its usability and, to me, the S8 is crippled with its fingerprint sensor located off center. It drives me mad but Samsung finally righted the wrong with the S9. Samsung just announced the latest Galaxy phone and we spent some time with it. It’s very similar to the S8, which, to me, is just fine. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a lovely phone besides of course the aforementioned fingerprint sensor location. The S8’s fingerprint sensor is to the right of the camera lens instead centered on the phone. It’s a crazy location and I’ve yet to get used to it. My finger hits the camera lens every time. It took me sometime to get used to a back-mounted fingerprint se...

The Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives March 16 for $720, with AR emojis, real-time translation and a better camera

Samsung didn’t leave too much up to the imagination at Mobile World Congress this year. The hardware giant took a little wind out of its own sails back at CES when it announced it would be launching its latest flagship sometime this month. And then, of course, the invites went out, bearing a giant number “9” that was either some off-handed homage to The White Album’s most inscrutable track or a less than subtle indicator that the Galaxy S9 (and, for that, matter, S9+) was on its way. The handset was shown off in all its virtually bezel-free glory at tonight’s big press conference in Barcelona. It’s a rare turn for a company that’s grown accustomed to launching handsets on its own terms, but the stars aligned with Qualcomm’s latest super-powered chip, the Snapdragon 845, and Samsung clearly...

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 wants to turn the camera into a new home screen

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is an update that mostly sticks to the look and feel of the previous generation device, which is probably a big reason why the company is focusing specifically on the flagship smartphone’s camera for this reveal. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ already had one of the better smartphone cameras in the industry, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ both seem to be top contenders to secure Samsung a place among the best options out there in 2018, too. But the most interesting thing about the camera might just be how central it is to the S9 and its launch. A home away from home(screen) Samsung is fully aware that people spend a lot of time in the camera app, and it wants to provide users with even fewer reasons to ever leave. A Samsung rep actually described it as a kind of destination unto itse...

Harry Styles Smitten with Baby as He Pushes Stroller Down London Streets

Harry Styles First Comes Baby in a Carriage … What About Love and Marriage? 2/25/2018 7:53 AM PST Harry Styles looks like he’s in the market for a bambino, because he was totally smitten with someone else’s baby. Harry was out and about in London Saturday, pushing a stroller with a friend’s baby inside.  Harry was making faces and generally doing baby stuff with the woman’s kid. The 24-year-old and the infant braved the cold — 39 degrees was the high in London, with a low of 21. Harry’s dating Camille Rowe, a french model and actress. She’s also worked as a Victoria’s Secret model.  Check out his face as he pushes the baby down the street … and by the way, seems like no one is bothering the ex-One Direction singer. Camille was no ...

Stormy Daniels Says Donald Trump Parody Porn Off the Table

Stormy Daniels Donald Trump Parody Porn … Not Gonna Happen 2/25/2018 7:44 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Stormy Daniels is coy about writing her rumored tell-all about about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, but there’s one thing that will absolutely not happen … a parody porn. We got Stormy leaving Deja Vu Strip Club Saturday night in North Hollywood, her latest stop on her “Make America Horny Again” tour. Nothwithstanding her newfound fame, she’s sticking to her roots … porn.  Fun fact … she writes at least some of the scrips for the videos in which she’s featured.

Kim Kardashian Not Giving Up Who Won ‘Family Feud’

Kim Kardashian So Who Won ‘Family Feud’?!!? 2/25/2018 8:02 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Kim Kardashian was coy about her fam’s appearance on “Family Feud” … she won’t give up whether the Kardashian’s kicked the West’s asses or vice versa. Kim was leaving the Create & Cultivate Conference — which empowers women to launch their careers — Saturday in Downtown L.A. when we asked about the game show.  TMZ broke the story, the plan was for the Kardashians to square off against the Hiltons, and although Paris and Kathy were on board the other family members were not so they bailed. And check out the little girl who engages Kim, asking her to follow her on Instagram to support her pet project, Child Hunger Sucks. We check … so far, Ki...