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Sony Next Generation Portable (NGP) video

Sony officially unveiled their next handheld video game system, the Sony Next Generation Portable, codenamed NGP at a press event in Tokyo on Thursday, January 27th. Sony's Next Generation Portable which will be released before the end of 2011 features a load of impressive technology, including two analog sticks, a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a second touch pad on the back of the device, a new flash-card media format, as well as 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, front and rear cameras, an electronic compass, and six-axis motion-sensing capability.

Watch this video of the unveiling of the new Sony Next Generation Portable in Tokyo.

So would you sell your current PSP now and grab this awesome Sony New Generation Portable?

Image credit: engadget.com

Burj Khalifa Opens At.Mosphere: World's Highest Restaurant

At.Mosphere-World's Highest Restaurant

Care to dine at the world's highest restaurant? Dubai opens At.Mosphere, the world's highest restaurant soaring 442 metres (1,350 feet) up in the sky on Sunday January 23, 2011. The restaurant is situated on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Located two levels below the tower's observation deck, the "world's highest restaurant" can host "over 210 guests and features a spacious arrival lobby, a main dining floor, private dining rooms and display cooking stations," according to AP.

Armani Hotel Dubai
You can also find in the Burj Khalifa the Italian designer Giorgio Armani's signature hotel. Armani Hotel Dubai is the world’s first hotel designed and developed by Giorgio Armani. It has eight restaurants offering a wide choice of world cuisines ranging from Japanese and Indian to Mediterranean and authentic fine-dining Italian. The hotel also features:
  • 24 Armani Studio rooms
  • 54 Armani Classic rooms
  • 26 Armani Premiere rooms
  • 4 Armani Premiere rooms with Balcony
  • 26 Armani Suites
  • 2 Armani Suites with Balcony
  • 12 Armani Executive Suites
  • 3 Armani Ambassador Suites
  • 3 Armani Ambassador Suites with Balcony
  • 5 Armani Signature Suites
  • 1 Armani Dubai Suite
Burj Khalifa has an observation deck on the 124th floor, open to visitors for an hour at an entrance fee of at least 100 dirhams (27 dollars) per adult and at least 75 dirhams per child. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket office near the entrance to At the Top on the lower ground of The Dubai Mall.

Burj Khalifa is formerly known as Burj Dubai with a towering height of 828-metre (2,716.5-feet). It was later named after United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan. The world's tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options.

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

Nokia has announced the availability of its latest Nokia X3-02 touch and type handset. It has a unique combination of a resistive touchscreen and traditional 12-button phone keypad. Nokia’s affordable “Touch and Type” phones allow users to tap quickly on the touchscreen, as well as enjoy the familiarity of the full keypad for quickfire text messages and phone calls.

According to Engadget's review, the beauty of the Nokia X3-02 is that touch comes as essentially a free extra rather than the fundamental navigation paradigm. It's augmented with 3G, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, and the whole thing is wrapped within a 9.6mm-thin brushed aluminum shell.

Here's the Nokia X3-02 features and specifications:
  • Standby 408 hrs
  • 5 mega pixel camera with zoom
  • Screen resolutions of 240 x 320 pixels
  • WAP 2.0/ xHTML/HTML
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Network: Quad band GSM/3G HSDPA
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • USB v2.0 connectivity
  • Dimensions 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight 78 gm
  • 2.4-inch TFT touch screen 256K colors display
  • Video player with HD video recording
  • Talk time 5 hrs
  • JAVA MIDP 2.1
  • Camera resolutions of 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • BL-4S Li-ion battery
  • Music player with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Up to 16GB microSD card support
  • Windows Live Messenger/Yahoo Messenger/G-talk/Facebook/Twitter

Ford Supermodel of the World 2011: Filipina Won Ford Supermodel of the World 2011

Ford Supermodel of the World 2011, Filipina Won Ford Supermodel of the World 2011

The Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 title goes to Danica Flores Magpantay, a 17-year-old Filipina Fine Arts student from University of the Philippines, who stands 5’9" and weighs 109 lbs. From among the many models from over 50 countries who joined this international modeling contest, Danica is named Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 on Saturday in New York, thus bagging a $250,000.00 modeling contract.

Danica's mother Milagros ‘Lala’ Flores was once named Ford Supermodel of the World-Philippines 1980. Last October 2010, Danica won the same title her mother got 20 years ago.

Congratulations, Danica!

Vandenberg Launch Schedule 2011

Delta IV Heavy SLC-6 launch video, Vandenberg Launch Schedule 2011

Here's the unclassified Vandenberg launch schedule 2011 for the rocket and missile launches of Vandenberg Air Force Base for the next six months as posted by dailypostal.com.
JAN 20 at 13:08
Delta IV Heavy - SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-49 payload

FEB 5 – Time To be announced
Minotaur I - SLC-8
Vehicle will launch the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-66 payload

FEB 23 at 02:09:43
Taurus XL - 576E
Payload is the Glory scientific satellite. Vehicle will carry three small satellites as secondary payloads: Explorer 1 Prime (Montana State University), Hermes (University of Colorado), and KySat-1 (Kentucky space consortium).

MAR 31 – Time To be announced
Atlas V - SLC-3E
Vehicle will launch the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-34 payload

JUN 9 - Unknown
Delta II - SLC-2W
Vehicle will launch Argentina’s SAC-D scientific satellite carrying NASA’s Aquarius instrument
And for the first of Vandenberg Launch Schedule 2011, here's the Delta IV Heavy SLC-6 launch video. Accordingly, it is the largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast.

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address full video, John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address full text

Today is the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. John Fitzgerald Kennedy often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. To celebrate his anniversary, let's recall his stirring words:
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
To watch John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address video, just click on the link.

You can also find John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address in full text below. Just copy the link and paste it on your browser.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Martin Luther King Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Martin Luther King Quotes

New Jersey celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day today January 17. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Martin Luther King Jr. led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King delivered his seventeen minute public speech "I Have a Dream" from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

Here's a full video of the famous Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream Speech":

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. In 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

As for the famous Martin Luther King quotes, I like this one most:
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Blood Libel definition | Sarah Palin blood libel video

Blood libel definition is setting the web on fire up until now, as search trends on blood libel definition continue to rise. So what does these two words mean? According to Zionism and Israel-Encyclopedic Dictionary, blood libel is a false accusation that Jews sacrifice Christian children either to use the blood for various "medicinal" purposes or to prepare Passover Matzoth (unleavened bread) or for vengeance and mock crucifixions.

In her speech, Sarah Palin ignited a new controversy when she used the term "blood libel" to describe the actions of the press:
"Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible," Palin said.
Here's Sarah Palin blood libel video. Check it out as the words spilled out of her mouth starting at 3:23 below:

Dentist's Drill Terror: A Thing in the Past

dentist's drill | dental drill | Dentist's Drill Terror: A Thing in the Past

Yes, it's possible. The so-called dentist's drill terror could be a thing in the past as new gadgets are coming out to help patients get over with their fear of the dentist's drill whirring sound. AP reported that researchers at King's College London had come up with device which not only filters out the sound but allows people to listen to their own music, too.
The gadget contains a microphone and a chip which analyses the incoming sound wave and then produces an inverted wave to cancel out the unwanted noise. Patients hook up their MP3 player to the device, then plug their headphones into the gadget. They can still hear the dentist talking to them, as the device locks on to the sound waves, removing them even if the pitch changes as it bores into teeth.
That's a very good news for people like me who always have second thoughts in going to the dentist. I just hope that there would be investors who would finance for the development of this product. It would be of great benefit for those who are concerned about their oral health.

BCS Championship Game Time Live Updates: Auburn vs Oregon

BCS Championship Game Time Live Updates, Auburn Tigers vs Oregon Ducks 2011, BCS National Championship 2011

BCS Championship Game Time Live Updates: Auburn vs Oregon - The 2011 BCS Championship game between the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers is being played tonight in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glenadale, Arizona. Both teams had perfect 12-0 seasons and both are making their BCS title game debuts.

Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton and head coach Gene Chizik led the No. 1 ranked Tigers and Oregon is led by running back LaMichael James. Both squads won their conferences and each has a very high-scoring offense.

Catch the live updates from here. Just click on the link.

Britney Spears 'Hold It Against Me'

Britney Spears Hold It Against Me

Britney Spears' brand new single Hold It Against Me is available Tuesday January 11th at Midnight on iTunes and Radio. According to those who have a sneak of the video, the song perfectly previews what's to come on Britney's as-yet-untitled seventh studio album due this March. Go Britney!

We're still waiting for the official Britney Spears 'Hold It Against Me' music video to come out. For now, just listen to the track. It's awesome Britney.

Hold It Against Me Lyrics

Hey, over there, please forgive me
If I'm coming on too strong
here to stare, but you're winning
and they play my favourite song

So come near, little closer
Wanna whisper in your ear
Say it clear, little question
Wanna know just how you feel

If I said my heart was beating loud
If we could scape the crowd somehow
If I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me?

Cuz you feel like paradise
and I need a vacation tonight
So if I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me?

Hey, you might think, that I'm crazy
But I think you're just my type
I might be, little hazy
But you just cannot deny

There's a spark in between us
when we're dancing on the floor
I want more, wanna see it
So I'm asking you tonight

If I said my heart was beating loud
If we could scape the crowd somehow
If I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me?

Cuz you feel like paradise
and I need a vacation tonight
So if I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me?


Jim Carrey's "Black Swan" SNL Skit January 2011

Laugh your heart out at this Jim Carrey's "Black Swan" SNL Skit January 2011. I love this guy - hilariously funny. Only Jim Carrey has that facial expression. Watch Jim Carrey's "Black Swan" SNL Skit January 2011 below:

Facebook Shutting Down: Hoax or Joke?

Facebook Shutting Down: Hoax or Joke? Buzzes on Facebook shutting down on March 15 is not a hoax as reported by some publications but rather a joke. The notion that Facebook is shutting down came from a fake news website Weekly World News (WWN) which posted the announcement January 9th. WWN is known for covering events that seems to happen in parallel world. To make the Facebook shutting down "news" believable, WWN even posted a fictitious quote from Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg:
"Facebook has gotten out of control...the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness... I don't care about the money... I just want my old life back."
Here's a screenshot of WWN's Facebook Shutting Down headline:

Facebook Shutting Down
WWN, which started out in 1979 as a tabloid, clearly states on its website: "The reader should suspend disbelief for the sake of enjoyment."
Other amusing headlines include "Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2011," "George Clooney to Run for President" and "MEGAN FOX IS A MAN!"

Read the whole story from weeklyworldnews.com.

Homeless Man with Golden Radio Voice

Ted Williams - homeless man with golden radio voice

God will never leave a man hopeless. Take for example this homeless man with golden radio voice. Despite all he has gone through with his life, he's moving on. Ted Williams is a homeless man along Ohio's I-71 discovered by the Columbus Dispatch. Ted Williams who is claiming to have "the God-given gift of voice" is an ex-radio announcer according to the note he scrawled on a piece of cardboard that he uses to solicit change from drivers. Watch this video clip of the homeless man with golden radio voice below. He sure got a talent.

Wow, thanks a lot to ritchey who posted his video in YouTube. I hope it will serve as a new start for Ted.