Rabu, 30 September 2015

Cate Blanchett: I was ready for marriage after 3 days

Cate Blanchett certainly has an unconventional love story.
The outspoken actress shared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that while her husband Andrew Upton waited just 21 days to propose, she knew almost instantly that they would wed.
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"He turned to me, we were in bed, as you are after three days, and he said. 'Cate.' And I thought, 'S--t, he’s gonna ask me to marry him and I’m gonna have to say yes,'" she recalled. "And then he said, 'No, I'm hungry. Do you want to go get something to eat?'"
It wasn't long after their three-day rendezvous that they did, in fact, get engaged.
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"But then he asked me after about 21 days and I said yes. I cooked him the worst meal," she told Ellen. "I somehow decided that to stuff a trout with walnuts and goat cheese would be a good idea. He ate it and then he asked me to marry him. So, clearly he was ...I don’t know, hallucinating. He realized I couldn’t cook."
Cate joked that, in her experience, the way to a man's heart is not through his stomach. "No, you give them food poisoning," she quipped. "They're delirious and then you've got them."
The 46-year-old actress also showed up on Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and made a surprising revelation about how she came up with her son's name, Roman Upton. Cate said she named her son after infamous director Roman Polanski.
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"Roman was, I don't know, Polanski," the Oscar winner told the late-night host, "But it's also the French word for book."

Selasa, 29 September 2015

Rose McGowan: Why I am posing nude

Rose McGowan can’t be accused of false modesty.
The “Charmed” actress is planning a nude photo shoot in a graveyard behind her new East Village apartment “because my breasts are really great,” she said at the opening of the Robert Wilson show at the National Arts Club.
McGowan pulled open her faux-fur jacket to show how well her bra fit under her sheer black top.
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Senin, 28 September 2015

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's adopted daughter secretly marries, report says

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s daughter Isabella Cruise has reportedly tied the knot.

According to Woman’s Day magazine, the 22-year-old married Max Parker in a secret ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in Central London on September 18.

The pair, who has been dating since the beginning of the year, said "I do" in front of a small group of their closest friends.

Kidman is said to have been present at the nuptials, however neither Bella’s dad Tom Cruise, 53, or her brother Connor Cruise, 20, were there.

The magazine reports the notoriously private adopted daughter of the ex-couple didn’t want to risk her wedding becoming public knowledge before the day.

Bella, a practicing Scientologist who recently graduated from a hair and make-up course, asked four fellow graduates from the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy to be her bridesmaids.
She wore a sleeved, thigh-length lace dress while her bridesmaids wore pale pink jumpsuits.
Parker, a British IT consultant, had five groomsmen, two of which were Scientologists.
According to one insider, Bella has already changed her name to Isabella Parker.
Kidman and Cruise adopted Bella in 1993 and Connor in 1995, but after they divorced in 2001, both children decided to live with their father.
“They are generous, kind and hardworking,” the "Moulin Rouge" star told Australian Woman’s Weekly of her eldest two children in 2014. “And these are traits that I love to see in my children.”
Kidman also has two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, with husband Keith Urban.

Minggu, 27 September 2015

Emily Blunt says she became U.S. citizen 'mainly for tax reasons'

Emily Blunt is talking about becoming a U.S. citizen again, and this time she says she did it for purely practical considerations.
"It's mainly for tax reasons," Blunt told the Sunday Times in England. "I didn't want to renounce my Queen." 
She also talked about the process of naturalization.
"You have to learn all about the Constitution.You can't be a habitual drunk, you can't be on a guerrilla squad and you can't be a prostitute, which is a shame," she said.
The British-born actress Emily Blunt became a naturalized U.S. citizen in August, and took heat when she said watching the first Republican Presidential debate had made her question her decision.
"I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate, and I thought, 'This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'" she told the Hollywood Reporter while promoting the movie "Sicario" at the Toronto Film Festival.
Blunt expressed additional reservations on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 
"I'm not sure I'm entirely thrilled about it," she said. "People ask me about the whole day. They were like, 'Oh, it must have been so emotional.' I was like, 'It wasn't! It was sad!' I like being British."
The reaction on Twitter was overwhelmingly anti-Blunt.

Sabtu, 26 September 2015

Lovelorn fan proposes to Keira Knightely during Broadway debut

Keira Knightley’s Broadway debut nearly derailed on her first night of previews when a lovelorn loon shouted from the audience that he wanted to marry her — and flung a bouquet of roses at her feet.
“Christ was born a virgin!” Landon Rust, 29, of Texas, hollered about 15 minutes into Thursday night’s performance, ¬according to witness accounts.
“Keira, none of this is real!” he shouted as he leaned over a mezzanine railing at the Studio 54 theater on West 54th Street.
“I love you! Keira, marry me!”
The British beauty gamely carried on with the opening scene of the play, “Thérèse Raquin,” based on a novel by Emile Zola, as Rust waited in vain for her response.|

“Five seconds is too long to wait for a response!” Rust then ranted. “Five seconds is a slow burn!”

Knightley and her co-stars kept on going while theater security converged on Rust and led him out. But not before he broke free, rushed to the mezzanine railing and hurled a huge bouquet of flowers over the orchestra seats.
Rust was taken from the theater in handcuffs, and driven to St. Luke’s Hospital after complaining of stomach pains, law-enforcement sources said. He was given a summons for misdemeanor harassment.

Kamis, 24 September 2015

Jim Carrey's ex reportedly committed suicide using pills prescribed to the comedian

Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, committed suicide last week using drugs prescribed to the troubled comedian, TMZ reported.

The 28-year-old Irish makeup artist, who split from Carrey, 53, shortly before her death, overdosed on three medications — the empty bottles of which were found at her bedside in her LA home.

The painkiller Percocet, sleep aid Ambien and blood-pressure medication Propranolol were all prescribed by one doctor to a fictitious male.

Authorities confirmed that the name is an alias of Carrey. It is unknown which alias was used.

On Thursday, journalist Tony Ortega wrote on his blog The Underground Bunkerthat White had been studying Scientology.

He claimed White had stalled in a course called the Survival Rundown that can take “hundreds of hours to complete,” and that it may have played a role in her death. A rep for the controversial church denied these claims.

Rabu, 23 September 2015

5 ways an Apple Ring could enhance your life

Move over, smartwatches: the ring's the thing.
newly revealed Apple patent suggests that the company may be in the process of expanding its smart wearables category beyond the Apple Watch by developing a piece of smart jewelry.
We’ve likely got a long wait for an Apple ring to find its way from the drawing board to your finger.  Even if some of these concepts one day surface in a future Apple device, whether that’s a ring, a phone or a watch, it’s worth remembering that many of the ideas that show up in patents -- Apple’s included -- never see the light of day. We'd also be remiss for not noting the date of this particular patent filing: April 1, 2015.
Still, it’s nice to dream about a ring that could make even Hal Jordan jealous. Here are the many ways a connected ring out of Cupertino could equip you with your own set of superpowers.

Gesture Control

Ever wanted to control your TV, iPhone, or personal computer with a mere wave of your hand? That's one potential application for a smart ring. Using motion sensors embedded in the ring, you might be able to turn your TV on with a flick, or even adjust the volume by making a knob-turning motion. Further fine controls could be accomplished via the ring's built-in touchscreen — yes, the patent suggests it would have a tiny touchscreen — using combinations of gestures and taps or swipes to trigger certain functions.

Facebook's first satellite will beam Internet to rural Africa starting in 2016

With the exception of a select few locations, most of Africa is is beyond the range of traditional fixed and mobile terrestrial network connections. As result, only about 20 percent of the population is able to connect to the Internet. Facebook hopes to change those statistics with a new project in its initiative. As part of this program, Facebook is partnering with French satellite communications provider Eutelsat to beam an Internet connection to remote parts of Africa. "I'm excited to announce our first project to deliver Internet from space," wrote Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook posting.
Facebook is working with Eutelsat to provide Internet access to sub-Saharan portions of Africa via Eutelsat's new AMOS-6 geostationary satellite, which will cover West, East and Southern Africa. Amazingly, the satellite will deliver affordable broadband Internet using off-the-shelf consumer equipment for connectivity -- so it'll be easy and cheap to build more of these satellites in the future. Eutelsat is setting up a new company in London to oversee its African broadband business, while Facebook will work locally in Africa to deliver Internet service to rural communities. The satellite-based service is expected to go online in mid-2016.
The African satellite project is part of Facebook's broader initiative which debuted in 2013. Through, Facebook wants to connect the world by providing internet access to developing countries worldwide. When it launched, was highly criticized for providing access only to Facebook and a handful of other web sites and services instead of the full, open internet. Available in countries such as India, Indonesia and Bolivia, responded to critics by recently expanding its service to include any sites that meet Facebook's development criteria.

Selasa, 22 September 2015

Microsoft launches Surface Book, its first laptop, debuts Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 phone

Microsoft didn’t disappoint on Tuesday at its highly-anticipated hardware event, announcing its first ever laptop and also unveiled its next Surface tablet and new flagship phones.
Surface Book
The biggest surprise was the debut of Microsoft’s first laptop, the 13.5-inchSurface Book.  In keeping with Microsoft’s hybrid device strategy, the display can disconnect from the keyboard base to become a tablet.  But this is definitely a laptop first, tablet second (unlike the Surface tablets) – and probably realizes Microsoft’s ultimate vision of a hybrid device that you can actually use on your lap.  To date, Surface products have had a built-in kickstand to prop up the device, which is not an elegant solution when typing on your lap. The Surface Book solves this problem because it has been designed as a lap-friendly laptop and eschews the kickstand.
At only 1.6 pounds, it’s easily one of the lightest laptops on the planet, even handily beating Apple’s 2-pound 12-inch Retina MacBook.  But the machined magnesium alloy laptop is also built to be fast and comes with a powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) from Nvidia (which is located separately in the keyboard base) and processors ranging up to Core i7 (located in the tablet) based on Intel’s just-released 6th Generation Core design.  
“Ounce for ounce, the fastest laptop every made,” said Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Surface Computing, during an event in New York City Tuesday.
Other Surface Book goodies include a high-resolution 3,000x2,000 display, 8GB of RAM, two full-size USB 3.0 ports, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a Surface Pen.   All of this technology packed into a very thin, light package is not cheap, however.  Pricing for the Surface Book starts at a whopping $1,499 with a 128GB solid-state drive. The device will begin shipping on Oct. 26.

Google forced to unbundle Android apps in Russia

Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has ordered Google to amend agreements with mobile operators in the country, which may let manufacturers preload third-party services instead of Google's own services.
It follows a landmark decision by the FAS into the forced preinstallation of several services on Android, in exchange for access to the Google Play store. Russian search provider Yandex originally filed the complaint after several manufacturers were blocked from preloading the search engine by Google, and said the agreement hurts its business on mobile. The manufacturers were forced to toe the line or use the AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which does not include the Google Play store.
Google has until Nov. 10 to change the way it offers Android in the country. It may also face a 1-15 percent revenue fine from the services where violations occurred.
Google Russia has not commented on the decision.
It is the first time Google has been found guilty in an antitrust case. The decision could put a lot of pressure on the other antitrust case in Europe, especially if the European Commission tags on Android violations to the growing list of markets under investigation.
Breaking up the preinstallation of Google services on Android could harm the company's market share on mobile. Android partners would be able to make deals with third-party app developers to swap out key services. Samsung already has an agreement with Microsoft, preinstalling Office onto the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but it also adds all of Google's required services, leaving the end user with limited space on devices.
Google has said in the past it is not worried about the European antitrust investigation, claiming everything it does is aboveboard. That might be true for Google's search, but Android is a grey area, especially since it is advertised as an "open-source" mobile operating system. When a manufacturer is forced to preinstall Search, Maps, Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Drive, YouTube, Play Music, Play Movies, Voice Search, Street View, and Calendar, it doesn't feel like an open-source platform. It feels like a Google platform with limited options for the manufacturer.

Senin, 21 September 2015

GPS app directs woman to her death

GPS directions might at times drive you insane, but one woman was actually driven to her death in Brazil. Travel agent Regina Murmura, 70, and her husband Francisco, 69, were aiming for a Niteroi beach on Avenue Quintino Bocaiuva on Saturday when their Waze GPS app directed them to Quintino Bocaiuva Street, home to one of the city's most notorious favelas or slums, Caramujo, where drug gangs run rampant, report the Telegraph and Sky News.
There, Regina Murmura was shot as someone fired 20 bullets into the couple's car, police say. At one point, Francisco Murmura got out of the car and "received a rifle butt," an official says.
"When I got out, and the guy came with a gun, the best thing he could have done, to me, would have been to put me out and end it," Francisco says.
He managed to drive his wife to a hospital, but she later died of a cardiac arrest. Police say they have a suspect in Murmura's death after exchanging gunfire with gang members in the area Monday, but no arrests were made, per CNN.
Waze says it's "incredibly saddened," but notes it's unrealistic for an app to take people only to safe areas. "Unfortunately it's hard to prevent drivers from navigating to a dangerous neighborhood if it's the destination they select," theGoogle-owned company says.
"Citizens who reside in these areas need to be able to get home." Still, Waze will meet with officials in Rio de Janeiro this week "to understand how the city is addressing the risk of driving" ahead of the next year's Olympics.
CNN reports a fifth of city residents lives in favelas, many of which are controlled by drug gangs. (A woman died when GPS took her and her husband off a bridge.)

Minggu, 20 September 2015

America’s Air Traffic Control System is Finally Going Digital

Imagine you're at the airport when a thunderstorm hits, only instead of hours of delays, and a messy overnight rerouting through Wichita, your plane is smoothly redirected on a minor detour and you arrive home in Cincinnati only 10 minutes behind schedule, greeting your bags on the carousel and your kids at the dinner table.
That's the dream of the Federal Aviation Administration, which is about a third of the way through a massive overhaul of America's air traffic control system. Instead of the cumbersome radar and radio system used to direct airplanes that's been in place for more than half a century, the FAA's NextGen control system relies on an array of digital technology linking satellite-based GPS systems directly to the cockpits of jets anywhere in the U.S.
With the FAA handling some 90,000 flights a day, and the number expected to grow to 125,000 by 2035, airlines and regulators want to move away from the current ground-based radar system as quickly as possible. Work on NextGen began in 2007 aiming for completion by 2030 at a total cost of $32 billion. Of that, $17 billion will come from the FAA via passenger ticket and other fees, with airlines and other plane owners spending about $15 billion to equip their aircraft with updated technology.
The FAA has already installed the first phase of NextGen, called ERAM, the En Route Automation Modernization system. It lets air traffic controllers track 1,900 aircraft at a time, up from 1,100, and lets all 20 flight control centers have access to all flight plans filed in the system. It gives controllers the exact position and altitude of each plane in the air literally every second, replacing radar updates that occurred only every seven to 12 seconds. That's saving airlines - and passengers - money by allowing planes to fly more direct routes, and fly closer together. Delays are reduced and the need for expensive new runways is also reduced - or at least postponed.

Sabtu, 19 September 2015

6 top features of the new Apple iPhone 6s

Apple has done it again. The iPhone 6s is a remarkable phone with several unique features. Some are designed to help you stay productive at work, others are just purely for fun. Here are my top picks.

1. 12 megapixel camera
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both let you snap photos using a new 12-megapixel camera. That’s 4 megapixels higher than the iPhone 6 and enough to make you question whether you can leave the pocket digital camera at home -- permanently. One huge benefit is that, if you don’t like the photo, you can crop it and resize it later and it won’t look fuzzy.
2. Much faster Wi-Fi
Apple claims the iPhone 6s can connect at up to 866 Mbps thanks to the new MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) support, a router technology that speeds up transmissions. Note that you need to connect to a Wi-Fi router that supports 802.11ac MIMO, such as the Netgear Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router AC2350.
3. Hey Siri without the cable charger
Previous iPhone models let you say “Hey Siri” to activate the voice assistant, but your phone had to be connected to a USB charging cable. The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus let you talk to your phone even when it isn’t charging. Just be sure to enable the feature under settings. You can say “Hey Siri” and ask about the weather at any time without touching the phone.
4. Magic photos
This feature is one you can use to impress friends. The iPhone 6s can automatically create an animated photo, which Apple calls a Live Photo. The phone captures some video right before and after you snap a photo (thankfully, most of us hold the camera still before we click to shoot). Note that if you want to see the animated photo, press and hold down on it in the Camera Roll.
5. Text message live links
Speaking of pressing and holding down - if you get a text message from a friend with a link to a site, press and hold down on the link to see a preview. It’s cool because you can decide if you really want to leave the messaging app and start your browser just to see a cat meme. This feature works because the iPhone 6s can tell how hard you are pressing on the screen thanks to its 3D Touch feature.
6. Wi-Fi offloading
This is a bit of a controversial feature, because the iPhone 6s can automatically detect a weak Wi-Fi signal and start using your data connection instead. Maybe that means you pay more in data fees, but if you have an unlimited plan, it’s a godsend. It means that YouTube video you are watching won’t stall out and your high-def audio stream won’t falter.