Posted by Admin on December 8, 2010 ·
Black Swan — a thriller about two New York City ballet rivals who form a twisted friendship — promises plenty of pirouettes from Natalie Portman. Lets take a look at cinema’s most memorable dance scenes.
#10 ‘The Dance of the Hours’ inFantasia
Disney’s Fantasia may strike the modern viewer as a bit disconcerting at times — not least the bits suffused with themes of fascist [...]
Posted by Admin on December 2, 2010 ·
Not every gadget is destined for greatness. Despite the hype before launch, or the promise of how a shiny new device will change your life, there are some gizmos that just don’t cut it.
We’ve taken a look back at nine failed tech “innovations” that flopped fantastically in their time — in fact, one didn’t even make it to launch.
Have a look through our gallery, complete with archived video [...]
Posted by Admin on November 28, 2010 ·
Knowing what gifts to buy teens can be a tough call — after all, what was such a hit just a few months ago can become a big miss overnight.
A teen-friendly gadget is a good bet, though, as it’s a functional item that will prove useful, and if you’re lucky, even educational.
While we wouldn’t dare to suggest anything as personal as choice of phone, portable media player or even gaming device [...]
Posted by Admin on November 28, 2010 ·
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and nobody seems to enjoy getting on a plane anymore — at least not since we started paying those baggage fees, putting liquids in a baggie and getting intimate pat-downs at airport security. But it could be worse. Lets take a look at far poorer alternatives to getting on a plane.
Tales of heroic dolphin rescues [...]
Posted by Admin on November 27, 2010 ·
The iPhone boasts a pretty decent camera, backed up by a ton of really cool apps, but there’s no doubt there are a few specialized areas of photography — shooting video and still life, for example — where the iPhone could use a helping hand.
We’re not suggesting anyone buy the entire set of accessories we’ve listed below, but you may find one or two items could really improve the shooting [...]
Posted by Admin on November 22, 2010 ·
Despite a recession allegedly in our rear view mirror, frugality remains a hot, dare I say trendy topic. Nowhere is that more evident than in the often expensive world of consumer tech. Those of you currently debating that iPad purchase know just what I mean. But remember, a one-time splurge could pay dividends in the long run if you do your homework.
Take Steve Jobs’ previous technological wonder. [...]
Posted by Admin on November 13, 2010 ·
Unstoppable, a new movie starring Denzel Washington aboard an out-of-control train, opens this weekend. Trains — both deluxe and down-market — have often served as prime cinematic locales. Lets take a
look at other locomotive-heavy films.
#10 Throw Momma from the Train
In this dark 1987 comedy, Larry Donner (Billy Crystal) and Owen Lift (Danny DeVito) make a deathly pact: You kill my wife, I’ll [...]
Posted by Admin on November 4, 2010 ·
In the Christian tradition, the days that follow Halloween commemorate the souls of exalted martyrs of the Catholic Church as well as those of deceased family and friends. Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, melds Catholic practice with older indigenous Aztec and Mayan traditions, creating a macabre yet joyous occasion, made famous by the ubiquitous Mexican sugar skulls. TIME takes [...]
Posted by Admin on November 2, 2010 ·
This year’s 100 Most Creative People offers our own, idiosyncratic perspective on business. The selections reflect the breadth of news ideas and new pursuits at play in our business landscape. Here we present the top 10 from list of innovators.
#10 Qi Lu – President of Online Services, Bing; Microsoft
It’s hard to imagine software giant Microsoft in the role of David, but up against [...]
Posted by Admin on October 28, 2010 ·
You must have seen the convening of the 2010 European Rubik’s Cube Championship in Budapest, with skilled competitors solving the puzzle in a matter of seconds. Lets take a look at some of the world’s geekiest competitions.
#10 Magic: The Gathering Tournaments
Card-wielding national champions from 61 countries, along with assorted professionals and invited players, will convene at the [...]