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SpaceX Capsule Dragon Successfully Docks At The International Space Station

"Looks like we've got a Dragon by the tail"

On Tuesday we learned that Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched the first privately owned rocket into space. The SpaceX mission is to launch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into space so that Space Capsule Dragon could be delivered to the International Space Station currently orbiting Earth. So far, the mission has been a rousing success. Space Capsule Dragon successfully “landed” at the ISS and just completed docking. History, folks, was made again today. Click below to see photos and videos of this latest stage of the SpaceX mission. More »

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Watch: SpaceX Launches The First Privately Owned Spacecraft Into Space

Another Giant Leap for Mankind

Back in July we watched live as Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth from outer space for the last time ever as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration brought to an end (at least for the foreseeable future) to the US space program. Today, the private sector picks up where NASA left off with the launch of the first privately owned spacecraft into space. Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this morning that will transport Space Capsule Dragon into space for docking with the International Space Station currently orbiting Earth. Click below to watch video of the launch and read more deets about this bold new step forward in space exploration. More »

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Apple Reveals The iPad 3

Some Upgrades, Nothing Earth Shattering

Right on schedule, Apple held it’s annual iPad event in San Francisco, CA today and as anticipated announced the forthcoming release of the latest generation iPad — the iPad 3. Faster processor, high-resolution retina display screen, new camera and more! The capacity of the new iPad will be the same as the iPad 2 (16Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb) but it will also cost the same … that means, no higher prices for more capability. The big bummer, I think, is the news that the new iPad will not offer Siri voice commands. Click below for a run down of what the iPad 3 will offer when it goes on sale on March 16. More »

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Garbage Reveals The Title Of Their New Album

The Album will Be Released on the Band's Own 'StunVolume' Label

Last month Garbage announced their first concert dates of 2012. Today they have updated their official website at Garbage.com with a whole new look, a bit of new information and the revelation of the band’s upcoming new album. Now, the album title reveal is a bit of a game … if you head over to Garbage.com, you will see the album title in scrambled letters. The band wants you to decipher the album title and enter for a chance to win free concert tickets to the band’s upcoming tour. If you click below, you will see the album title deciphered along with a very cool new promo image, message from the band and information about the band’s own record label. More »

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Kylie Minogue Launches K25

Celebrating A Quarter Century of Kylie

Kylie Minogue is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of her debut album Kylie this year and to get the party started, her official website Kylie.com has been completely overhauled with an entirely new look — celebrating K25. For the past few months, we’ve been hearing exciting things about how Kylie plans to celebrate her 25th anniversary in music (from intimate concerts to orchestral re-releases of her music) and the new Kylie.com will be the hub for all of that information. Click below to check out video of Kylie introducing the launch of K25 and check out her orchestral recording of her classic song Finer Feelings. K25 is upon us, y’all … are YOU ready? More »

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The Capitol Couture Website For ‘The Hunger Games’ Goes Online

Open For Business

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that promotion for the upcoming theatrical release of The Hunger Games would include a curious new website called Capitol Couture. Today we learn that Capitol Couture has officially opened for business and that the site is set up as a webzine for the stylish side of The Hunger Games. The fictional character Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) is featured on the just launched site and if you click below, you’ll get a taste of what the site has in store for Hunger Games fans. More »

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Australian Scientists Name A Rare Fly Species After Beyoncé

BEEyoncé is a FLY Girl

Ever since her birth last weekend, Blue Ivy Carter (the firstborn child of music royalty Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z) has been getting ALL of the attention from pretty much EVERYONE on Earth (for example, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE). Today, Blue‘s famous mama Beyoncé is getting some attention of her very own again. Scientists in Australia have decided to name a rare new species of fly after Beyoncé because it was first discovered back in 1981 … the same year that Beyoncé was born. Makes sense, right? More »

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‘The Hunger Games’ Launches The ‘Capitol Couture’ Website

#LookYourBest

Last month we learned that promotion for the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games would include a line of cosmetics called Capitol Colours that will be made available for sale to fans. As you may recall, the fictional character Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) is the official face of Capitol Colours. Today we learn that a website called Capitol Couture has been launched … and altho there aren’t many details about the site itself, it seems to me that it has much to do with the Capitol Colours line of cosmetic products. More »

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SIRI Phones Home

The TV Guide

The Apple iPhone 4S was released last month but I had to wait an EXCRUCIATING 2 1/2 weeks after its release to place my order for the phone. Thankfully, after all that painful waiting, I was able to order my phone from Apple. I was expecting a long wait for it to arrive but, surprisingly, the phone traveled from China to Hong Kong to Alaska to Tennessee (??) to LA to my doorstep. Yes, folks, it was a good day yesterday to finally welcome SIRI into my home. More »

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TMZ Turns 6 Years Old

Birthday Lurve

Birthday lurve and congrats goes out to the folks at TMZ because today they are celebrating their 6 year birthday/anniversary. That’s right, 6 years ago a little funny-named website (TMZ is an acronym for Thirty Mile Zone, btw) launched and very quickly made a huge splash in the celebrity gossip scene. I have many great friends who have worked and/or still work at TMZ and I couldn’t be happier for their success! Let’s send them our love and congrats today!! More »

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