Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blu-ray Players Starting To Look Reasonable

AT&T Finally Ready To Give iPhone Owners Free Wi-Fi At Starbucks

One extra perk for spending $70+ a month on AT&T (T) iPhone service: You'll now be able to get free wi-fi service at Starbucks (SBUX) stores. The instructions are a bit cumbersome -- you need to log in with your phone number and get a free text message with a secure link to get access -- but if it works, that's good enough for us.

AT&T also offers Apple (AAPL) iPhone owners free wifi access at some airports, hotels, restaurants, bookstores, etc. The telco also offers free wifi access to most of its residential broadband Internet subscribers.starbucks-iphone.jpg

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SEC Busts Steve Jobs Heart Attack Fraudster

jobsstorry.pngAs expected, the Feds have nailed the "citizen journalist" who posted the fake Steve Jobs heart attack report on CNN's iReport last month. He's 18, and it doesn't appear to have been a stock scam.


A fake Internet report that Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack was posted by a teenager, and investigators haven't found evidence he tried to profit from driving down the stock, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining the 18-year-old's motives after the article on CNN's sent Apple shares down as much as 5.4 percent Oct. 3, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the probe isn't public. While the investigation is continuing, the agency hasn't unearthed any trading records that show he benefited from the drop, one of them said.

Unless the SEC finds evidence of stock manipulation, the case is probably out of its jurisdiction. Another prosecutor could always argue it broke some other law, though.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama Girl As Sarah Palin on Fox News

Android and iPhone philosophies worlds apart

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Android and iPhone philosophies worlds apart

The objective of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating system may be similar--providing a rich mobile Internet experience--but the philosophy behind the two are just about as far apart as you can get in the technology realm.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008


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Brooklyn teacher's aide charged with groping and tickling Junior High School 126 cheerleaders

A teacher's aide was busted Tuesday for allegedly groping and tickling cheerleaders during games of tag inside a Brooklyn school, authorities said.

Johnathan Williams, 29, was arrested for allegedly groping, fondling and harassing at least nine girls and a boy at Junior High School 126, the special schools investigator said.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple to launch new Macbook

Apple to launch new MacBook laptops - 6 hours ago
It is also expected to drop the white and black casing used on its entry-level MacBook computers in favour of the aluminium chassis found on the MacBook Pro range of high-end laptops.

Manic Monday: Dow roars back from worst week ever

A Record Gain on Wall Street
Dow staged its biggest single point-gain ever after a massive
eight-session losing streak. Wall Street stormed back from last week's
losses, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly
inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the
global banking system reassured distraught investors.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Apple to unveil new laptop computers

Apple to unveil new laptop computers
AFP - 9 hours ago
While discussing earnings with investors earlier this year, Apple executives tempered profit expectations by saying it is investing in new designs but didn't give specifics.

Biden's XS BOTOX spending

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sex addict, Duchovny

New York Daily News
Sex addict David Duchovny out of rehab
New York Daily News - 3 hours ago
ELOISE PARKER David Duchovny is out of rehab and back in the arms of
his wife, Tea Leoni. The couple appeared to have put their troubles
behind them as they posed arm in arm for a photograph at the New York
Czech Festival on the Upper East Side on ...

Dow dips more than 500 on worries about financials

Stocks Take Another Beating
stock market continued to sink Tuesday even after the Federal Reserve
announced plans to buy massive amounts of corporate debt to encourage
lending. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508
points to 9,447, leaving it 1,400 points lower since last Tuesday's

Friday, October 03, 2008

Movie Premier " What Just Happened" at the MoMa, New York City

Show # 17, Tony takes you to New York City to the MOMA for the Premier of Robert DeNiro's lastest movie with Shots of John Turturro, Cybill Shepherd, Steve Buscemi, and Pink Floyd's, John Waters

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Walt Mossberg first impression of the G1....

Google’s G1: First Impressions

Google’s new G1 phone announced today
is the first real competitor to the iPhone. Like Apple’s product,
it’s a serious handheld computer with a powerful new operating
system (called Android) and a clever touch-based user interface. Like
the iPhone, it’s likely to be a major new platform for
third-party software. But it’s also very different, and may
appeal to different buyers.

The phone, expected to be the first of many to use the Android
operating system, was largely designed by Google, and was built by HTC
of Taiwan. It will be sold in the U.S. starting next month by T-Mobile,
for $179 with a two-year contract.

Here are some first impressions of the G1, based on some experience
with a prototype. This isn’t a full review; that will come later,
when I’ve had a chance to use a more finished device.

Bloomberg Announces Bid for 3rd Term

It's Official!
Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he will ask City Council to
change New York's term-limits law so he can run for another four years
in office to deal with the "unprecedented challenges'' brought on by
the financial meltdown.

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