Christina Aguilera Arrested for “Public Drunkenness”

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

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Christina Aguilera’s boyfriend Matthew Rutler was booked for suspicion of drunk driving after he was pulled over earyl this morning near Sunset Blvd and Clark Street for “burning rubber” and speeding. Seputies soon determined he was under the influence of alcohol.

Aguilera, also in the car, was “very intoxicated” and was taken into custody on suspicion of public drunkenness, though it is reported that no criminal charges will be sought against the singer, as it was for her own safety. The arrest will be on her record though.

(via LATimes)


Pentagon Awards $35 Billion Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract to Boeing

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Beating out the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co, Boeing was awarded the $35 billion Pentagon aerial refueling tanker contract. The planes will be built in Kansas and in Washington State.

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Boeing president Kim McNerney said that they were ready “to apply our 60 years of tanker experience to develop and build an airplane that will serve the nation for decades to come”.

The contract could billow to $100 billion if the Air Force decides to have more made and it is expected to create approximately 48,000 jobs across the United States. The first 18 tankers (of 179) are to be delivered by 2017.

  • This artist's rendering shows Boeing's NewGen Tanker.The company will build the Air Force's next generation of air refueling tankers.


    This artist’s rendering shows Boeing’s NewGen Tanker.The company will build the Air Force’s next generation of air refueling tankers.





Hawaii Struck By 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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Hawaii was struck by a small earthquake, magnitude 3.6 on the Richter scale at 2:121pm today. Centered 22 miles ESE of Honolulu, 11.8 miles deep.

Luckily, there have been no reports of damage or injury and no tsunami has been warned.

(via theExaminer)


NASA Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch (pics)

February 24, 2011 Comments off

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In Cape Canaveral Florida, Discovery made it’s ascent for the last time today. Headed for the International Space Station, the space shuttle had six astronauts aboard, all anxious to be on their way after more than three months of fuel tank repair delays.

Discovery is the world’s most travelled spaceship and the oldest of NASA’s three space shuttles. and in 11 days, it will head to a museum, ending it’s long shuttle run.

Please visit Huffington Post for more information and pictures of today’s Discovery Shuttle launch.

YouTube to Stream Live NHL & NBA Games?

February 24, 2011 Comments off

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YouTube’s success in streaming the 2010 Cricket Indian Premier League, has led to the Google-owned company to negotiations with the NBA and the NHL to broadcast basketball and hockey games (Bloomberg). The success of last year’s IPL cricket matches shows the average time spent on YouTube per user increasing from 15 minutes to 40.

It’s not just North America that is in negotiations. Google is also courting pro soccer leagues in Europe. Though it will be costly, the ad revenue of an increase in viewership averages could make the venture quite profitable. More importantly, it would be another of the first nails in the cable TV experience’s coffin.

YouTube is also trying to augment other content such as longer clips of movies and TV shows in direct competition to the Hulu’s and Netflix or even live concert streams, such as the U2 concert in October 2009.

(via VentureBeat)

Deadliest Catch’s Justin Tennison Found Dead in Alaska Hotel Room

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

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33-year old Justin Tennison, crew member on reality television show “Dealiest Catch” was found dead in a hotel room in Alasks, on Tuesday.,

Lietenant Randy Rosencrans advised that the cause of death was unknown though an autopsy was to be performed this afternoon. Reportedly there was marijuana and a bottle of alcohol in the hotel room.

Deadliest Catch’s Captain Andy Hillstrand posted the following on Facebook:

“It is with great sadness that the Time Bandit family announces the death of crew member Justin Tennison. Justin died peacefully in his sleep the night of Feb. 21, 2011” and “Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand. The captains and crew appreciated his hard work and many contributions this past year. We will miss him terribly and wish his family all the best during this most difficult time.”

(via ABCNews)

Google Street View – Potential Opposition in Israel

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Google Street View may be an incredible step in the advancement of the technological wizardry of the 21st century. It has had it’s share of opponents.

A fresh example is in Israel where some government officials are concerned that Google Street View in Israel will arm terrorists with extra information to carry out attacks on public figures.

Some Israeli cabinet members want a safe way for Street View to exist as it will help with tourism.

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Read more about Street View in Israel at NerdChronicle.