Thursday, November 11, 2010

Facebook's new Rutherford Data Center gets underway!

CCTV footage recorded in an office showing intensity of Bomb Blast CID center

Deadliest places to swim

If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon, enclosed by rocks, on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. Set on Livingstone Island, at a height of 103 meters, Devil’s Pool is definitely one of the most surreal locations on Earth.

Russia world’s most smoking nation

Russia world’s most smoking nation MOSCOW: Russia’s Health and Social Development Ministry has described Russia as the most smoking nation in the world. The Ministry has come to this conclusion on the basis of a survey of the adult population, which was conducted with support from the WHO. The findings were made public on Tuesday.

It has turned out that in Russia 43.9 million adults smoke and a very large share of Russian tobacco users are in the economically and demographically active age group - from 19 to 44 years. At this age, 7 in 10 men and 4 in 10 women smoke.

Specialists of the Health and Social Development Ministry and the WHO experts have been working on various proposals and measures that may affect the ‘tobacco epidemic.’ For example, economists estimate that an increase in excise duties on tobacco to 70 percent of the

Nostalgic Boomboxes

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Gowri Munjal

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2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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Shameless Veena Malik Swimming With Boys in un-proper Cloths

India Tv Views on Veena Malik .... Calling her Beghairat

Sexiest Kim Kardashian Giving A Naughty Look

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Riya Sen Unveils Nokia N8 Phone

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Bollywood actress Riya Sen poses with the newly launched Nokia N8 mobile phone in Hyderabad, India. Riya Sen poses with the newly launched Nokia N8 mobile phone with the Ovi service during its launch. The N8 is considered to be a crucial development in Nokia?s product line as it is a competitor to the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android-platform smart-phones that have been chipping away at the

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Ranbir Kapoor in his Audi R8

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How much is one Trillion Dollars ?

Coach section laptop looks cool and useful


Samsung 7-inch Super AMOLED panel showcased on 'next gen' Galaxy Tab

We were promised a 7-inch Super AMOLED display at FPD 2010 and Samsung has duly delivered. What's less predictable about this yummy new hardware's debut, however, is the fact that it was built right into a Galaxy Tab. Yes, our postulations that Samsung intends to spruce up its "pocket-friendly" slate with a 1200 x 600 resolution and an extra lick of hyper-advanced screen technology seem to have been spot on, as OLED-Display reports the device on show was indeed the company's "next generation" Tab. We only wish there was more than just that one image -- we'll be hounding the internet for more, rest assured!

Update: Samsung's official note on the matter lists a WSVGA resolution (i.e. 1024 x 600 as on the current Tab) and some amateur geometry applied to the image does indeed show the

BIAC's C71 EV has hot-swappable battery packs and a questionable sense of style

Electric cars hold the potential to eliminate your monthly gasoline bill, but if you want to go more than 100 miles or so at this point you'd better plan to make a bunch of lengthy pit-stops along the way. There are various solutions, like the Volt's on-board generator or Nissan's offer to replace your Leaf with something a little more traditional for long weekend trips into the country. But, to us, battery swapping seems like the best plan. Better Place is the leader in this space but BAIC, the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company, is showing off its own solution, the charmingly named C71 EV that looks like what might happen if a SAAB and a Toyota spent a crazy night together in Shanghai. It's a $45,000 car with a 60Ah floor-mounted battery pack that can be swapped in just five minutes, each delivering 150km (93 miles) of range and can naturally be charged by more traditional means (a plug) should you not be in

Sony shrinks Vaio Y series to 11.6 inches, threatens to cut you if you call it a netbook

Sony shrinks Vaio Y series to 11.6 inches, threatens to cut you if you call it a netbook
Sony's little mid-range Vaio just got a little more little. The Y series, launched back in January, is shrinking from 13.3 to 11.6 inches with the new VPCYA19FJ/B model, but still offers a perfectly respectable resolution of 1366 x 768. The CPU is an Intel Core i3-380UM processor running at 1.33GHz, storage is provided by a 320GB disk, between 2 and 8GB of memory is available, and connectivity is provided by Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, and the ever-popular HDMI port. All that will supposedly still net you six hours of battery life when it ships to lucky Japanese shoppers with

SRI's electroadhesion tech enables new army of wall-climbing robots

When the inevitable Robot Apocalypse goes down, you can credit SRI International for helping the forces assimilate. The aforesaid entity has apparently been toiling around the clock on a technology it's calling compliant electroadhesion, and to put things simply, it gives robotic climbers the ability to scale all sorts of walls made of all sorts of materials. Tests have shown wall-gripping robots climb surfaces made of steel, brick, concrete, glass, wood and drywall, which effectively eliminates any hope of you surviving the fallout based on the construction choice of your bunker. Thankfully, it does seems as if this could also be applied to human footwear, giving Earthlings at least a fighting chance of

Mac OS X 10.6.5 update available now

And look at what we have here! That's right, the rumored Mac OS X 10.6.5 update is dropping as we speak. What this will mean for the impending iOS release (and the whole AirPrint thing) remains to be seen, but in the meantime you can get started now if you want to ooh and ahh at the various implemented fixes, including improved Microsoft Exchange server reliability, improved MainStage performance ("on certain Macs"), and various security improvements. For

Study finds that text message-addicted teens more likely to have a life

According to a recent study lead by Dr. Scott Frank, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, kids in Cleveland who text over 120 times a day are more likely than to have had sex or to have used drugs or alcohol than kids who don't send as many massages. We're guessing it's because it takes in excess of 120 text messages for kids to line up their drugs, alcohol, or sex partners. To explain the findings, Frank puts it this way: "If parents are monitoring their kids' texting and social networking, they're probably monitoring other activities as well." The study, based on a survey of 4,200 students, is one of the first to look at the

7 Million Copies Of Call of Duty: Black Ops Sold Within 24 Hours

Earlier this week it was reported that over 4.5 million preorders were placed for Black Ops and now upon its release COD 7 has shattered all previous success records.
Call of Duty: Black Ops has opened to the largest opening day in video gaming history, beating lasts year’s Modern Warfare 2 record sales figure of 4.7 million units, within 24-hours of its launch. It has become the fastest-selling game of all time with over 7 million units sold in a single day.
Further, XBox Live has seen a reported 2.5 to 3 million players logged on at any given moment since yesterday evening.  PlayStation 3 online play is reportedly half of the

Eminem too famous to go out on dates

Rapper Eminem has revealed he doesn't go out on dates because he is too famous and finds it difficult to trust people.

The hip-hop superstar, who has been single since splitting from wife Kimberley Scott, wants to be in a relationship but struggles to meet people because of his celebrity status, reports

Asked if he goes out for dates, he said: "Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie - I just can't. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I'd like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn't? It's just hard to meet new people, in my

Jackson Five to launch their own clothing range

The Jackson brothers are set to launch their own clothing collection to pay tribute to their late brother and original band member Michael Jackson.

The siblings - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy have been working on the collection since the legendary singer's funeral in July 2009 and will release the fashion range next year to pray tribute to MJ's iconic style, Contactmusic reported.

"The jackets are incredible. They are the real thing. I didn't really think of them as tributes to Michael in the beginning, but that's what they are. They represent everything he stood for and everything he's done in this industry, 100 per cent," said Jackie.

Items include men's and women's T-shirts, footwear, eyewear and replicas of the jackets which the King of Pop donned in the 'Thriller' and 'Beat It' videos.

The Jacksons are the latest to launch their own clothing collection and follow the footsteps of pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus.

I love being married: Russell Brand

British funnyman Russell Brand insists he is leading a blissful married life with wife Katy Perry saying all they do is laugh.

The 'Get Him to the Greek' star who wed the pop star in India last month, said that he is smitten with his new wife and hasn't stop smiling since the day both tied the knot, Contactmusic reported.

"I love being married. Katy and I, all we do is laugh. That's all I want to do, have a giggle," Brand said. Meanwhile, the couple has started discussing about starting a family and

Katrina, Barbara's films have similar titles

The title of Mexican beauty Barbara Mori's film is similar to Yash Raj Films project and Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan starrer Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

Barbara's Spanish film My Brother's Wife releases in India this month with the titles A Beautiful Wife in English and Spanish Beauty in Hindi.  Sources also reveal that both the projects have similar story lines.

While My Brother's Wife has an adulterous theme dealing with the affair of a woman with her husband's brother, the Yash Raj film is a toned down version of the same. It tells the story of a guy (Imran) falling for his brother's (Ali Zafar) fiance (Katrina). Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is still in production, while

President Obama unites Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir

The recent visit of American President Barack Obama seems to have left no Indian untouched - not even Bollywood superstars. While Aamir Khan waxed eloquent after meeting Obama at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's dinner, Shah Rukh and Salman were content to tweet about the most powerful man in the world.

Salman, still riding high on the success of Dabangg, could not resist a wisecrack that would have done Chulbul Pandey proud. "U think Mr. Rajnikanth will give Obama his darshan???" he asked his fans on the micro blogging site. In his tweet, Shah Rukh made a reference to his character Rizwan in the film My Name is Khan who is determined to

I love Farah Khan to death: Akshaye Khanna

I love Farah Khan to death: Akshaye KhannaBollywood actor Akshaye Khanna revealed that he doesn't have a full fledged role in Farah Khan's next directorial venture "Tees Maar Khan".

"I'm just making a guest appearance in 'Tees Maar Khan'. I just had to work for 10-11 days. I've known Farah for years now and I love her to death. She is mad, completely cranked, her films are also cranked, so it was great fun working with her, " Akshaye told.

"Tees Maar Khan", slated to hit screens Dec 24, is an action comedy starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.

I don't do films just to make money: Emraan Hashmi

I don`t do films just to make money: Emraan HashmiBollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, known for doing roles with grey shades, said he doesn't do films to make money.

"I don't make films to make money, I make films to be able to make more films, so when a film of mine is a hit, it buys me more time in the industry, that's how I look at it. All of us just try to stay afloat in the industry, " the actor told.

After starting his career with "Footpath" in 2003, Emraan went on to be part of hit films like "Murder", "Gangster - A Love Story", "Jannat", "Raaz 2" and "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai".

Akshay and Bobby have reason to rejoice

Akshay and Bobby have reason to rejoiceBuddies Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol have reason to rejoice.

Audiences are loving the recently aired promos of their upcoming releases Tees Maar Khan and Yamla Pagla Deewana (also starring Bhaiyya Sunny and Papa Dharmendra).

While the trailers of Farah Khan's TMK have been edited by Shirish Kunder, the Deol one has been cut by Sunny.

Are Dev Patel and Freida Pinto secretly engaged?

Are Dev Patel and Freida Pinto secretly engaged?Buzz is that Slumdog Millionaire couple Dev Patel and Freida Pinto recently exchanged rings and got engaged in a secret ceremony in US.

Why so coy? However, Freida won't confirm whether she and boyfriend Dev are engaged. "Dev had such a problem trying to tell people that was not true, " the actress, 26, tells BlackBook of their nearly two-year relationship.

"I've decided not to answer stupidity with more stupidity."

I would love be Draupadi: Bipasha Basu

I would love be Draupadi: Bipasha BasuBipasha Basu, who has essayed different roles, is now keen to play mythological character Draupadi.

"I would love to play the character of Draupadi. In fact, I got an offer but right now it's hanging in the air somewhere. I think it's a very dynamic mythological character and I think I'll do it well, " Bipasha told.

In the epic Mahabharata, Draupadi was the daughter of King Drupada, and became wife of the five Pandava brothers.

Where will Sara and Ali spend their first wedding night?

Where will Sara and Ali spend their first wedding night?Now that the publicity crazy love birds Sara Khan and Ali Merchant who could fake affairs and relationships for TRPs, have decided to get married on national television in the Bigg Boss house allegedly for a price of Rs 50 lakh for TV rights, the question remains as to where will the couple spend their first night or the wedding night as it's normally referred to.

Irrespective of the fact whether the couple has lived together in the past or not, the first night or the wedding night, followed by the honeymoon is sacrosanct for couples all over the world.

Will Sara Khan and Ali Merchant forfeit that privacy and personal space for the Rs 50-lakh payment or will Bigg Boss provide them a 'special marital chamber' without cameras?

If Colors and Endemol make this exception, they would be setting a precedent, paving a way for many such future Bigg Boss celebrity weddings. Besides Bigg Boss would be breaking his own rules.

The million dollar question is – How will the conservative Indian TV viewer accept this situation – a young couple spending the wedding night either seperately or

I am scared even now for playing a gay lover

I am scared even now for playing a gay loverRookie actor Kapil Sharma, who plays a gay character in the film Dunno Y.. Na Jaane Kyon, says he is still scared of violence during the release of his film in India.

Following screenings at international film festivals in the US, UK and Australia,Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon had been due to release in India last month.

A combination of censor board delays and protests against the Sanjay Sharma-directed production however, pushed back the film until November 12.

Kapil Sharma, who (opposite Yuvraaj Parashar) plays the lead role in the first Indian movie to show a gay screen kiss, shares his thoughts on how he is feeling 48 hours before the first day, first show of his debut.

"The feeling before the release is mixed. I am excited, nervous, anxious and happy. The film has faced many controversies, from the censors taking three months, to getting distributors for an

No Religion: Imran, Avantika to have court marriage

No Religion: Imran, Avantika to have court marriageBollywood heart-throb Imran Khan has revealed that he will have a court marriage with fiancee Avantika Malik to avoid committing his big day to any particular religion.

The actor, 27, has taken inspiration from Danish Aslam, the director of his upcoming movie "Break Ke Baad". Aslam opted for the same procedure to tie the knot with his actress wife Shruti Seth to avoid any religious clash.

"I am from a Muslim family and Avantika belongs to a Hindu family. I personally didn't want to commit our wedding to one religion or another. We felt the best way for us was that we would keep it neutral and have a court marriage, " Imran said in a statement.

"Even Danish my director of 'Break Ke Baad' was in the same situation and had a court marriage, " he added.

Imran and Avantika, both childhood sweethearts, got engaged in January this year at a farmhouse owned by the latter's family in Karjat. The marriage is scheduled to take place in the

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Kareena Kapoor is 'Red' hot again

Kareena Kapoor is `Red` hot againKareena Kapoor and her fascination for the 'Red' color is known by anyone who is an ardent follower of her fashion trends. This year, on the festive occasion of Diwali, the star had a touch of the color on her. Bebo had turned up in a bright crimson suit which gave her an edge over everyone in tinsel town.

Amongst the most admired tinsel town beauties in their elegant attires this Diwali, it was Kareena Kapoor who turned up at the festive bash thrown by Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor at their residence in Mumbai in this traditional attire that stole all hearts.

Reports are that Saif was not in town and could not attend the get-together at the Kapoor residence. However, just to be with the group of Golmaal 3 cast, Kareena attended the bash all alone looking strikingly beautiful in her red kurti with contrasting electric blue fitted churidar making her distinctly elegant and stylish as she made her way inside the Kapoor residence.

Now since Kareena has many a times revealed her

Sonam doesn't want to fall behind Biapsha

Sonam doesn`t want to fall behind BiapshaAnil Kapoor and daughter Sonam preparing to shoot thrilling action scenes for the first time
PS: For two different films

If Anil Kapoor is shooting for high-voltage action sequences in Tezz, then daughter Sonam Kapoor is not far behind with her own action film Players (remake of The Italian Job) Players, directed by the director duo Abbas-Mastan, is an action thriller with some hi-voltag

e action scenes designed by action director Allan Amin. It's not just the guys Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol and Nitin Neil Mukesh who will be performing stunts.

Yesterday, Sonam shot a song for the film but in the coming weeks she's expected to shoot for some action sequences in speeding boats and cars.

This is the first time that the Kapoor lass is doing an action film, so she's been rigorously training to look and act the part. She has been training in pilates from Yasmin Karachiwala for the

Wardrobe malfunction. Veena Malik nude in Bigg Boss?

Wardrobe malfunction. Veena Malik nude in Bigg Boss?Pakistani wannabe and starlet Veena Malik definitely knows how to stay in the news. She has mastered the art of hitting the headlines and can definitely be called Pakistan's version of our very own Rakhi Sawant.

We had already told you how we have our top-secret source right inside the Bigg Boss house. Someone who has direct access to the unedited, uncensored feed from all the cameras in the house 24×7.

Someone who sees the feed, before it hits the FCP editing machines. Before it's cropped and censored and trimmed. Someone who sees what even Bigg Boss himself doesn't. Well don't believe us, then continue to read on.

Yesterday we told you about how Veena Malik was caught in a compromising position 'almost in a sexual act' with one of the male inmates. The two were in a dark spot in the house, where the cameras couldn't reach. They probably felt there was nobody watching them and got real cozy.

Then suddenly one of them noticed a hidden camera and

Kareena is far better actress than Katrina: Farah

Kareena is far better actress than Katrina: FarahDirector Farah Khan has been heard going around the town singing praises about Katrina Kaif, who will be seen in her upcoming flick, Tees Maar Khan. Her dancing skills as well as her flawless, well almost flawless Hindi diction seemed to have taken the lady director in, who cannot stop referring to Kat as a surprise package to all and sundry.

The item song 'Sheela Ki Jaawani' picturized on the hot Kat is bound to be a runaway hit, feels Farah. In fact, she has even gone to the extent of saying that Katrina is likely to rake in lots of moolah simply by dancing to that particular tune at concerts all the year round.

The viewers were in for a surprise though! Farah nonchalantly mentioned that she considered Bebo to be a far better actress than Kat. She was speaking on 'Koffee with Karan' which debuted this week for yet another season.

Katrina, sensible girl that she is, might not be terribly upset at this. She knows that she is still not fit to hold a candle to Kareena Kapoor when it comes to the acting department. But then, hearing it

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