The Sky is Falling ... For Reals
Okay … I don’t want to panic anyone but … the now defunct, 12,500-pound NASA Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is expected to crash to Earth sometime today … this afternoon, in fact … and scientists are ALMOST POSITIVE that it will NOT crash in a populated area. For a couple of days now, I’ve been hearing about this satellite that is expected to fall back to Earth this weekend and for the most part, reports have maintained that the satellite is not expected to hit a populated area. But early this morning, on the local LA news, a scientist in El Segundo, CA made the claim that it is possible that pieces of the satellite might hit populated areas. HMMMM. Keep your heads up, y’all … cuz as Chicken Little warned us, the sky is falling. More »
Rumor Has It ...
A couple of weeks ago we learned that Apple is REPORTEDLY releasing the iPhone 5 in October and today we get to see a piece of evidence that seems to confirm that report. According to a leaked internal memo from Best Buy (provided by Boy Genius Report), Sprint will be releasing the iPhone 5 on October 5 … which means, if true, then AT&T and Verizon will also be releasing the iPhone 5 on the same date. Again, none of this news has officially been confirmed by Apple but I’m of the mind that this Best Buy memo is the real deal. Check it out below. More »
Posted under: iPhone 5
Pink reader Stefanie altered me to the launch of a new website at http://thecapitol.pn that seems to be attached to the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games. The site shows what looks to be the seal of the Capitol City of Panem and you are asked to login with your Twitter account to gain access to the site … and then you will find out what District you are from! More »
Posted under: 'The Hunger Games'
apple + Q
Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs shocked the tech world yesterday by announcing to the Apple board of directors and the world that he is retiring as CEO of the company. As you may recall, Jobs took a medical leave of absence back in January of this year — his second medical leave in 2 years. Yesterday’s announcement was not about a short-term leave of absence … he will NO LONGER be the chief executive officer at Apple. Click below for some deets about his announcement and read the resignation letter Jobs issued to the Apple board of directors. More »
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Sources Say ...
Back in April we heard a rumor from Reuters that claimed that the next generation iPhone will be released sometime in September. Today we are hearing from Boy Genius Report that the rumored iPhone 5 release date will actually happen in early October, following an announcement in late September. This new rumor kinda fits in with the Reuters report but, as always, things like this should be taken with a grain of salt until they are officially confirmed. Read on for the new rumored deets and … mebbe start planning your next iPhone purchase? More »
Posted under: iPhone 5
NASA's Space Mission Program Comes to An End
He's Not Gay, He Says
Visitors to Zach Braff‘s official website this morning were greeted by a message that made the claim that he was coming out of the closet as a gay man. This would, normally, be totally fine … except for the fact that Braff didn’t write the message. His website was apparently hacked by a prankster. Zach Braff‘s spokesman wants you to know that he is not gay. Click below to check out a screencap of the hacked message as captured by TMZ below. More »
Posted under: Zach Braff
Live Stream NASA's Final Space Mission Launch
At approximately 11:26 AM ET / 8:26 AM PT, NASA will launch the last space shuttle into space for the last space mission … ever? The Space Shuttle Atlantis is, for the foreseeable future, the last manned shuttle to be launched into space and you can watch take-off happen LIVE below. While I don’t believe that today’s launch will be NASA‘s final mission forever, it is very possible that it will be the last mission for many, many years. If you don’t want to miss witnessing the launch of the NASA‘s final mission … check out the Live Stream below. More »
The TV Guide
The 4th of July is a day filled with fireworks, BBQs and the general outdoors … none of which I partook in at all yesterday. I got wrapped up in computer work yesterday, which got stretched out by my spending an inordinate amount of time DJing the I ♥ The 80′s room on turntable.fm, and … well … that was my day. On the plus side I managed to get a lot of work done but on the down side, I sat in front of my computer all day/afternoon/night long. More »
Posted under: Turntable
The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon, Darion and I made our way downtown to attend the 2011 Anime Expo going on at the Convention Center this weekend so that we could attend the Hatsune Miku concert. Hatsune Miku, you ask? Well, she is the world’s first hologram popstar. She is a computer generated singer who has been all the rage in Japan for the past few years. Last night’s concert was her first ever here in the US. As a big Jem and the Holograms fan from back in the day, there was no way I was gonna miss seeing this real life hologram concert. More »