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-Chris are you picking up your iPhone on Thursday?
Oh look, what's this? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the iPad 2 has entered production --
which exactly lines up previously rumored manufacturing schedules. According to the WSJ, the new
edition of Apple's tablet will have a faster processor with a better GPU and more memory in a thinner,
lighter package. There's also said to be a front-facing camera for video conferencing, but the much-discussed
display resolution will remain "similar" to the current iPad -- Engadget sources say.
The higher-res display rumors we heard about earlier may have actually been for a future model.
-Faster and Thinner? Wow thanks WSJ I could have wrote that.
Grindr App Goes Strait
Grindr is going straight. The mobile app that helps gay men track their nearest potential date is
launching a new service that will allow women to turn their phones into GPS-powered dating tools.
Joel Simkhai, Grindr's 33-year-old founder said Grindr would work for straight men as it is, if it were
populated by straight women. "The way their minds work is pretty much the same," he said.
"For gay men just the fact that there is someone 400ft away and gay is interesting."
But the new app will incorporate specific features to appeal to women. "For a straight woman,
a guy who is 400ft away from her? So what. It happens all the time. We have got to provide more," he said.
"Grindr is very photo-centric. Women obviously want to see someone that they might find attractive,
but they need to know more than that."
Scott Valentine, a New York-based artist, has been using Grindr to find gay men for a portrait project,
Project Targeted. He said he was fascinated by the service. "It shows the whole range of gay men, from
70-year-olds to teenagers, muscle guys, really straight-looking guys, skinny, fat, tall, bald. It's all there."
But asking them to take their portraits has proved difficult. "They just want to hook up," said Valentine.
"I don't know that that's going to work for girls. They can walk into any bar and have that already."
Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration' App Game Creates Controversy
The topic of immigration is a controversial subject, and now a new app game for iPhone
and iPad users, called “Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration” is creating an uproar.
The game at first seems like a normal child's game, however, some people are against the
idea of a game that will have the player crossing a truck load of immigrants across border
lines into the United States. The object of “Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration” to keep
the truck filled with immigrants from falling off the truck. Barriers and obstacles are included
to make the game hard.
Ray Barrera, from the Humane Immigration Rights in L.A., is against the game. His group is
one of many across the nation that is speaking out against the game. He said an estimated
170 people died in 2010 from crossing the border, a number that to him is not a laughing
matter— especially when created in a video game.
The app game is scheduled to be released for iPhone users in March.
Cobie Smulders, best known as her Canadian news anchor alter ego Robin
Scherbatsky on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, joining the cast of Joss Whedon’s
“The Avengers” began flying earlier this week. In a quick transition from rumor to fact, Variety
right hand lady to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and second in command at S.H.I.E.L.D.
Smulders has appeared in small roles in a few films, and was linked to a proposed
rumor is that this could be a 9 picture deal.
At A Cookie Factory
He was on the hunt for pesky birds in the rafters. One landed on the floor. The plant manager allegedly got down
in the lay low posistion and fired bird shot from a rifle but missed the bird. However, according to a River Falls
police report and a criminal complaint, an employee was hit in the back of the head.
The alleged shooter, the plant manager, was unaware of what happened. He thought he’d just missed the stray bird and walked off.
The victim is a 28-year-old Baldwin man who had just started working at Best Maid.
He claimed he was about ready to toss some cookie dough into a bin when he felt something like a bee sting above his ear.
He also claimed to extract a tiny piece of lead from his head.
The injured employee said he remained at his post for almost another hour because he wasn’t allowed
to leave his cookie machine unattended. During break time he drove to the police station to report his
version of the incident. He later was checked out by a doctor at the Baldwin Medical Center.
Police say they got excellent cooperation from Best Maid Cookie officials during the shooting investigation.
'Diego' DVD contains pornographic film
NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) --
A New York woman said the "Go, Diego, Go!"
DVD she bought for her sons at Toys "R" Us turned out to contain a pornographic movie.
Candice Connor, 31,
said she bought two cartoon DVDs Friday at the Valley Stream store for her sons,
Logan, 3, and Nigel, 11, and the first played without incident, but the second,
"Nickelodeon All-Star Sports Day" featuring
"Go, Diego, Go!" instead played a pornographic movie titled,
"Bubble Butt Bonanza No. 17," the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
"I was disgusted," Connor said. "As a parent, my job is to make sure my children are safe."
Nigel Connor said he was shocked by the video.
"I saw a Caucasian lady and man and they were naked,"
"I was surprised. I was very disgusted."
Connor said she has not yet contacted the store because she wants to hire a lawyer.
A manager at the Toys "R" Us said no similar complaints have been lodged.
"I'm just very, very surprised," the manager said.
Teens fight using chains, kitchen sink
NORTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 8 (UPI) --
British police said no one was injured when a group of teenagers threw items,
including a kitchen sink, at one another during a street fight.
Northampton police said the brawl near the entrance to the Grosvenor Center
about 12:15 p.m. Monday involved about eight youths armed with chains,
a BMX bike, a shopping cart, a metal kitchen sink and other items,
the Northampton Chronicle and Echo reported Tuesday.
Police said there were no serious injuries and two people were arrested.