Meet Google’s Smartphone Pixel XL

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Meet Google’s smartphone Pixel XL armored with an aluminum and glass body. Google also offers customizable Live Cases to go along with the Pixel. Live Cases can sync with the phone’s wallpaper to match the case’s artwork utilizing near-field communication technology when the Pixel is snapped into Live Case. The Pixel XL offers these impressive specs:

• 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture (great for low light photos)

• Video stabilization for steady 4K videos

• Quick charging with USB-C with up to 7 hours of power with 15 only minutes of charging

• 5-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED displays

• Runs on Android 7.0 Nougat

• Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor

• 4 GB RAM

• Fingerprint sensor on the backside

• Free unlimited storage for photos and videos in its original quality with Google Photos

• 32 or 128 GB internal storage options

• Headphone jack

• The Pixel is endowed with Google Assistant (a voice activated assistant) and supports Google’s Daydream VR

The Pixel XL starts at $750. Get yours at https://store.google.com/category/phones.

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The Humane Society of the United States 2017 To the Rescue! Gala

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The Humane Society of the United States raised $1.4 million at its annual To the Rescue! Gala at Paramount Studios on April 22, 2017. Pharrell Williams and Noah Cyrus gave musical performances. The fundraiser honored Senator Cory Booker and the late Christina Grimmie. The star packed fundraiser brought in Ashley Olsen, Daisy Fuentes, Diane Keaton, Jaime King, Jane Lynch, Melanie Griffith, Moby, Rooney Mara and several other celebs.

The Humane Society of the United States is a 60 year old animal protection organization. As the nation’s largest provider of hands- on services for animals, the organization’s mission is to protect of all animals from suffering any acts of cruelty. The HSUS has rescued over 150,000 animals each year. Learn how to help animals at http://www.humanesociety.org.

Lupus LA’s 2017 Orange Ball: Rocket To A Cure At The California Science Center

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Sharon Stone, Melissa Joan Hart, Gilles Marini and other fellow celebrities attended the Lupus LA’s 2017 Orange Ball: Rocket to a Cure at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2017. Guests enjoyed dinner, an awards ceremony and live music. Sharon Stone hosted the auction that will benefit the foundation. Lupus LA’s 2017 Orange Ball raised awareness and much-needed funds to find a cure for a disease affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. 

Adam Selkowitz received the Loop Award. Selkowitz is the founder of Waterfall Films and serves as Chairman of Lupus LA, he was diagnosed with Lupus at age 16. Adam Selkowitz lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laurie. Marta Bloom and Ron Bloom received the Daniel J. Wallace Founder’s Award, for their persistent efforts in helping medical research and those in need through philanthropy. Ron Bloom co-founded PervasiveTV in 2016, a new entertainment network which focuses on targeted news and entertainment content. Eli Lilly and Company were awarded with the Medical Visionary Award, which recognizes organizations that better the lives of lupus patients. Eli Lilly and Company’s greatest accomplishments are discovering medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. 

Lupus LA fulfills the needs of people suffering with lupus and their families in Los Angeles County and across Southern California. Lupus LA utilizes funds for patient programs, local rheumatology fellowships and research partners at the the Alliance for Lupus Research. Lupus LA has raised over $10,000,000 since 2000 for the cause. Although 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from lupus, research shows that almost two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about the disease. Lupus LA is a non-profit health organization that was founded in 2000 by a passionate group of lupus families along with Daniel J. Wallace, MD (physician in the Division of Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine). For more information please visit http://www.LupusLA.org.

2017 COACHELLA PARTY RECAP: The Lucky Lounge Presents Desert Jams

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During Coachella Weekend 1, guests indulged in the Lucky Lounge Presents Desert Jams festivities with musical performances by Noah Cyrus and pampering hosted by Homeaway. In addition to relaxing massages at the Homeaway tent, attendees received hair makeovers by Splat, magnetic eyelash applications from One Two Cosmetics and manicures. Guests were also spoiled with open bar, state-of-the-art photobooth and a VIP Lucky Brand gifting suite.