Happy Birthday to LeVar Burton!!! @levarburton

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Actor, philanthropist, director, producer and author LeVar Burton first jumped into the spotlight in 1977 when he portrayed young Kunta Kinte on the revolutionary and award-winning ABC miniseries Roots. Nailing his first audition ever, Burton was given his first professional role — by portraying this Alex Haley hero he became a part of a national and generational consciousness.

In 1983, Burton became host and executive producer of PBS’ Reading Rainbow, kicking off the show’s impressive 23-year run and setting the standards that would eventually lead to over 200 broadcast awards. Accolades forReading Rainbow include a Peabody Award and 26 Emmys, a dozen of which Burton won as host and producer.

In 1987, Burton took on the role of Geordi La Forge for Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation which ran until 1994 and basically restarted theStar Trek franchise as a going concern on television. He…

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Brilliant lifehack: Video shows how to shovel snow in seconds… without a shovel

Yeah, I don’t think this is something that will work in NYC….but if you guys try it…LEMME KNOW!

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This winter started out pretty tame, but now many areas of the country are getting slammed by winter storms. Sure, the crazy East Coast “snowpocalypse” never happened, but we’ve gotten plenty of snow so far this season. To make matters even worse, northern states on the East Coast are about to get hit hard once again as Winter Storm Neptune batters New England this weekend with as much as 20 inches of additional snow in some areas.

Shoveling snow can be a huge pain. In fact, it can even be deadly; dozens of people across the country die each winter after suffering heart attacks while shoveling.

Now, however, there’s a new snow removal lifehack that could literally save your life.

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Video: Japanese Googlers make a choir of 300 Android phones sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

This. Is. DOPE.

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If you think American Google engineers are wacky, just wait until you see what Googlers in Japan come up with. Google Japan has posted a new video made by Japanese Google employees in which they set up more than 300 different Android devices as a virtual choir to sing the “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

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You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die

Wow….I was JUST talking about this the other day. I guess that’s a good thing though, the sad part of this is that you have to make sure that you’re leaving THE RIGHT person in charge…cuz it could get MESSSYYYY!

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Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature for its social network, the addition of a Legacy Contact, or a person who will be allowed to control your account after you pass away — certainly, that must have been a problem for various Facebook users who might not have been able to access accounts of deceased relatives or close friends after their passing.

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