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Lamar Odom collapses at Los Angeles nightclub

Lamar Odom suffered a health scare early Sunday morning when he collapsed to the ground at a Los Angeles nightclub.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. while the former NBA star — who was hospitalized for three months following an October 2015 overdose — was at a VIP booth at the celebrity hotspot Bootsy Bellows, according to TMZ, which obtained a video of Odom on the ground.

A rep for the ex-Laker attributed Odom’s collapse to dehydration and assured he is currently “doing well.”

“He was dehydrated and had been in an intense workout earlier in the day,” the rep told E! News in a statement. “It was also very hot in the club.”
Odom, 38, was drinking several hours before he collapsed, the man who videotaped the incident claimed to TMZ.

The video shows men helping Odom onto a couch after the collapse. The ex-Laker appears to be conscious throughout the video.

Odom’s past issues with substance abuse are well-documented. The latest incident comes a little over two years after he was discovered unconscious at a Nevada brothel in October 2015, prompting him to be rushed to the hospital.
He spent four days in a coma, and remained in the hospital until early 2016. His ex-wife Khloe Kardashian — whom he was still married to but estranged from at the time — was by his side for much of his recovery process.
Odom was removed from a Delta flight before takeoff last year after he vomited on the airplane. He had been seen drinking alcohol before he boarded the plane, TMZ reported at the time.

Odom spent 14 seasons in the NBA, including seven with the Lakers, and won a pair of championships with Los Angeles.

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Bandmates and friends of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington arrive at his LA home after singer’s shock ‘suicide’ which coincided with good friend Chris Cornell’s birthday

 

  • Chester Bennington, 41, hanged himself at his Palos Verdes home on Thursday
  • The Linkin Park frontman was alone at the time and he was found by an employee
  • Bennington, who had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, was married to his wife Talinda and is survived by his six children from his two marriages
  • The singer’s family were out of town when he killed himself
  • Family and friends said they are in absolute ‘shock’ over the singer’s death 
  • His suicide came on the day of his late friend Chris Cornell’s birthday 
  • He sang for the crowd of mourners at Cornell’s funeral after his suicide in May
  • Friend said Cornell’s death deeply affected singer who struggled with addiction
  • Linkin Park were in the middle of a tour when news broke of his death
  • His band released its new music video two hours before news of his death broke

Friends and family of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington are in absolute ‘shock’ over the rock star’s apparent suicide as it’s revealed they believed he ‘was in a good place in his life’.
The 41-year-old was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles shortly before 9am on Thursday.
A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed they were investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
Law enforcement officials say Bennington hanged himself from a door, in a similar manner to friend Chris Cornell, in his bedroom and he was home alone at the time, according to TMZ. He was found upstairs by his housekeeper.
Band-mate Joe Hahn arrived at his home on Thursday afternoon. Other friends and relatives flipped the finger to photographers gathered outside.
After news of his shock death emerged, friends said that while they never suspected he’d kill himself, Bennington was ‘never the same’ after the death of his close friend Chris Cornell.
His apparent suicide coincided with Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging.

 

 

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A.J. Green Chokes Jalen Ramsey, Throws Punches After Being Shoved; Both Ejected

Week 9 ended early for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey after they were ejected from Sunday’s game in the first half, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

On the next-to-last play of the first half, Ramsey shoved Green. Green responded by putting Ramsey in a headlock, pulling him down to the ground and punching him in the helmet. Players from both teams then got into a shoving match before referees restored order.

Ramsey “was informed that he was ejected because the referee thought he threw a punch,” per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The tension between Green and Ramsey had been building throughout the game:

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How to save all your data before updating your iOS SJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.SJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be a real iPain sometimes, especially when upgrading or switching devices forces you to leave some of your files behind. (To be fair, some of those photos from St. Patrick’s Day 2014 are probably better left in the past — but that’s besides the point.) As the self-proclaimed “Swiss Army Knife” of mobile data organization, iMazing 2 is set on putting an end to this struggle. Compatible with any Mac, PC, and iOS device, this all-purpose software lets you transfer documents, data, and media between your gadgets — without jailbreaking your device.   IMAGE: DIGIDNAFor less than $25, iMazing 2 apparently gives you the ability to manage your data in a way that makes sense to you. Whether you want to browse and manage your contacts, extract and print text messages, drag and drop music to your devices, export your photos and videos sans iCloud or iTunes, pull up your iPhone’s voicemail or notes, or even export and import files from iBooks, iMazing can help you do it all. Simply by installing the software, you can begin transferring any files between your devices wirelessly or with a USB connection and start using your devices with a newfound freedom.  Click here to head over to the Mashable Shop, where an iMazing 2 license for use on an unlimited number of iOS devices and up to two PC or Mac computers is on sale for only $24.99 — 68% off the original price of $79.98.

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Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be a real iPain sometimes, especially when upgrading or switching devices forces you to leave some of your files behind. (To be fair, some of those photos from St. Patrick’s Day 2014 are probably better left in the past — but that’s besides the point.)

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How to build one of Earth’s largest telescopes

Huge telescopes dot mountainsides around the world.

From Hawaii to Chile, scientists seek out the perfect site with fair weather and dark, clear skies to peer deeply into space, clocking the movements of distant stars, planets, and other objects far beyond what we can see with the naked eye.

 

A new observatory called the Giant Magellan Telescope, currently being built in Chile, should eventually be able to see far-off alien worlds and even take a look at their atmospheres.

But right now, the project is in a critical phase.

Scientists are in the process of casting the seven huge mirrors that will be used to allow the telescope to do its astronomical work.

The team is now casting the fifth mirror, a process that requires melting tons of glass in a furnace that spins five times per minute, according to the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO).

After cooling, the mirror will be polished down into an exact shape that will hopefully help make the telescope take even sharper images than large space-based observatories like the Hubble Telescope.

Once these mirrors are ready and the observatory site is completed, scientists will open another eye on the universe.

But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for this new project. Crafting these mirrors isn’t easy, though the reasons why are a bit technical.

“In making the first mirror we found that some basic old-world technical issues, such as hydroplaning, material creep and similar apparently simple issues that had been resolved for symmetric, on-axis, mirrors suddenly reared up as roadblocks to achieving the desired optical tolerances for the off-axis mirrors,” Patrick McCarthy, GMTO Vice President, said via email.

“These have been resolved, but we realize that other unexpected challenges will arise in the future.”

It took the GMTO a long time to get to this point, and it still has a ways to go before the telescope is operational. The observatory has been in the works for 14 years so far, and the telescope likely won’t be fully operational until 2025 or 2026.

Scientists first started putting the project together in 2003, with a design review occurring during the span of three years. Construction began in 2015, and “first light” — the moment when the telescope will start its preliminary test run — is expected in 2023.

While it may seem somewhat slow, this timeframe is about average, or even quick, for most large science projects of this kind.

“Megaprojects in science, as in other areas of society, often take 20 years from inception to completion,” McCarthy added.

“LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory) is a good example, as is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope have been very long-term projects — but they have all been, or promise to be, great successes,” he said.

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Download this: Rylo camera and app use 360-videos to create the perfect shot

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When two former Instagram engineers team up on a camera, unsurprisingly, it’s the app that really counts.

That’s the premise of Rylo, a new 360-degree camera created by two former Instagram engineers. It launched this week after two years in development.

At first glance, the pocket-sized camera doesn’t look too different from other 360-degree cameras. Capable of shooting 18 MP photos and 4K video at 30 fps, its specs are about what you’d expect from a $499 camera.

But the real magic happens when you pair Rylo with its accompanying iPhone app (the company says an Android version is also in the works). The app imports your footage and allows you control nearly every aspect of the video after you’ve shot it, directly from your phone.

Though the camera captures 360-degree video, that capability is meant more to provide added flexibility with the final product than it is to produce a fully immersive video. Anything you eventually create can be the same “flattened” videos you’d typically share to Facebook or Instagram.

Rylo's 'frontback' feature.
Rylo’s ‘frontback’ feature.

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A “follow” feature allows you to choose a part of the video you want to focus on, and Rylo’s app adjusts to focus on following the subject (this is similar to what GoPro’s 360-degree Fusion camera does). There’s also a “frontback” feature that captures a sort of picture-in-picture shot to show what’s behind and in front of the camera, simulataneously.

The best feature, however, is one called “points,” which lets you create the perfect shot by tapping on different areas of the video you want to focus on. The app works behind the scenes to stabilize the shot and change the perspective so that only the shots you want make it to the final cut.

Rylo's 'points' feature.
Rylo’s ‘points’ feature.

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You can also turn your raw footage into a stabilized, professional-looking time lapse video (not surprising, considering Rylo’s CEO Alex Karpenko created Instagram’s Hyperlapse app) or opt to share your full 360-degree clip.

I’ll have to wait for a full review to really put Rylo, and its app, through its paces, but I walked away from my first demo seriously impressed with the camera and its potential to make video-editing as easy as posting to Instagram.

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