A Decade of Awesome
10 years ago yesterday — October 23, 2011 — Steve Jobs announced to the world the creation of the Apple iPod … a portable MP3 player. At the time, not many people had much faith that the iPod would be a successful product … but Steve Jobs knew he had created a revolutionary device. Not only is the iPod responsible for the survival of Apple Computers but it is also, IMHO, largely responsible for the salvation of the music industry. Before the iPod was introduced, Apple was in danger of going under … and the music industry was largely being decimated by illegal downloading. Thanks to the popularity of the iPod (which led to the invention of the iPhone … and then the iPad), Apple not only survived … it thrived … and eventually grew to be one of the most successful companies in the world. And the music industry found new life with online digital sales And it all happened 10 years ago, with the introduction of a little device that put 1,000 songs in your pocket. More »
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No iPhone 5 Just Yet
So … while pretty much everyone was expecting Apple to announce the release of a new generation iPhone — the iPhone 5 — Apple, instead, had other plans. Much like they did with the release of the iPhone 3GS, Apple today announced the forthcoming release of the iPhone 4S. This new iPhone will look exactly like the previous generation iPhone but will come packed with new stuff inside … including an improved camera, a voice assisant and a larger harddrive. It may not be the announcement that most people were waiting for but I’m thinking Apple will still sell MILLIONS of these new devices now that they will be available for AT&T, Verizon AND Sprint. Click below to watch a couple of the demo videos that were shown at Apple‘s keynote event earlier today to see what YOU think of the new iPhone 4S. More »
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PLEASE PROCEED TO YOUR DISTRICT
Late last month the official website for the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games launched and provided an interactive element for fans of the book/movie to participate with. Users were asked to sign into the site and find out which District they belonged to. I registered and found out that I was assigned to District 8 — the Textiles District. Today, I received an email from The Capitol informing me that my Panem Citizen Identification Pass was ready for pickup …. and you can see my pass below. More »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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