Connected cars are vulnerable to threats including being hacked, panelists agree

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DETROIT — Connected cars are ones that can talk with one another. Since they are sending and receiving data back and forth, they are vulnerable to threats including the possibility of getting hacked. That was the topic of discussion at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit inside Detroit’s Cobo Center on Friday. The conference brought together automotive thought leaders and government officials. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra offered the opening keynote in the morning and later welcomed U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in the afternoon. In addition, representatives fromRead More

WATCH: Interviews with Attendees at the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan central campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair. For the first time since its inception, this year’s art fair runs from Thursday-Sunday instead of its traditional Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The four separate, juried art fairs make up one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the United States. In this video, look with interviews with attendees from each of the four fairs: The Original Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The State Street Art Fair and the South University ArtRead More

Teaser trailer of Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ made its debut at the San Diego Comic-Con as Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ gets picked up for season three

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SAN DIEGO — Take a lone masked Man without Fear, a hard-drinking, short-tempered hot mess of a resourceful private investigator with a bad reputation and attitude, a man with unbreakable skin and superhuman strength, and a kung-fu master, you got yourself Marvel’s “The Defenders” coming to Netflix.  Starring Charlie Cox (Marvel’s “Daredevil”), Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s “Jessica Jones”), Mike Colter (Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) and Finn Jones (Marvel’s “Iron Fist”), the series is the formation of these four superheroes crossing over as a team in the war to protect the people ofRead More

PHOTOS: Metro Times Pig & Whiskey Festival — Part Two

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AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE in downtown Ferndale for the 2016 Pig & Whiskey Festival presented by Metro Times. It’s on! Feast on a steady diet of BBQ, whiskey and beer ­ and gorge yourself on a foot-stompin’ musical backdrop the likes of which comes along only once a year! A variety of Southeast Michigan’s best barbecue joints and restaurants will showcase unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes for purchase. Bring your appetite and leave your inhibitions at home! For more information about the Pig &Read More

WATCH: Exclusive Artist Interviews at the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan central campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair. For the first time since its inception, this year’s art fair runs from Thursday-Sunday instead of its traditional Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The four separate, juried art fairs make up one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the United States. In this video, look with interviews with multiple artists from each of the four fairs: The Original Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The State Street Art Fair and the South UniversityRead More

Flashback Friday: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

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On July 22, 2011, moviegoers saluted Chris Evans as Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” from director Joe Johnston, who directed “The Rocketeer” back in 1991. Though he was “a laboratory experiment” as the world’s first super-soldier, what Steve Rogers special was simple: he’s a kid from Brooklyn who don’t like bullies, no matter where they come from.  But before suiting up as Cap, Evans was on fire – but not as hot at the time – as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in two previous so-so-not-so-memorable “Fantastic Four” movies.  It wasRead More

2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair: Entertainment Schedule

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AmericaJR.com has complied the complete list of live entertainment for the four art fairs that make up the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair! This year’s theme is “Four Fairs. One Event.” We hope you’ll join us on the University of Michigan central campus: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24… The Art Fair Main Stage: South University The Art Fair Main Stage at Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair brings fun and excitement with every performance. Enjoy outstanding music in a variety of styles and relax with a cold refreshmentRead More

PHOTOS: “Next from Nashville” Artists @ Day One of 2016 Faster Horses Music Festival

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Michigan International Speedway for the 2016 Faster Horses Music Festival. In this gallery, look for photos of the “Next from Nashville” artists from Day One – Friday, July 15th. You’ll see Whiskey Myers, Aaron Watson, Brett Young, Ryan Hurd and Haley Georgia. A three-day, two stage country music and camping festival set among the rolling Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI and dubbed “The Party of The Summer,” Faster Horses has become known for the strong community vibe within the campsites as well as rapidlyRead More

Latest trailer of “The Magnificent Seven” has been released

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Take a bounty hunter, a gambler, an outlaw, a sharpshooter, an assassin, a warrior, and a tracker, you got yourself a gang of misfits that are about to do the impossible: take on an army as “The Magnificent Seven,” as the new trailer shows. A remake of the classic 1960 Western, the movie reunites Oscar winner Denzel Washington with his “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua and co-star Ethan Hawke, who received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in the 2001 film.  Not only that, #Mag7 is Denzel’s latestRead More

PHOTOS: 57th annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament

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AmericaJR’s Kelly Rosales was LIVE at the 57th annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament last weekend. It is the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball. When all was said and done, Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won in the men’s division on Sunday. As for the women, Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day won in the female division. Their plaques were cemented on the Manhattan Beach Pier a day later. Meanwhile, Kerri Walsh-Jennings and new partner April Ross skipped the tournament to prepare for the OlympicsRead More