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Why Nexus devices have no Sdcard.

The online world is hard at work debating the merits from the Nexus 7 tablet, and the biggest arguments are about the possible lack of expandable storage, or an Sdcard, as you likely know the item. It seems like everyone and their brother carries a theory about why the hottest tablet going to Android so far will always be shipping without one. The most popular reason revolves around some conspiracy that Google would be to forcing you to use the cloud services. While I'm sure Google would love only users depending on Google Drive or Google Music -- and there's certainly a huge push for it -- that isn't the reason devices have been trending far from expandable storage.

Wanna know just what it is? Sure you do.

The possible lack of an SD card in Nexus equipment is nothing new, and we have been over this issue already if the Galaxy Nexus first appeared.

We got sick and tired with seeing OEMs include many GB connected with internal storage for music, while users were still running from space for apps and files. This approach lets us merge everything on one volume, which is way much better.

-- Dan Morrill, Android professional at Google

Google still sustains removable storage in Android, but it is leading by example in addition to providing phones (and now a new tablet) with one big prevent of storage that users may use for anything they like -- whether it be media, documents, or apps. There are a couple of side benefits to this approach as well. The first one is a bit geeky -- it allows it to use ext file systems instead of a mixture of ext and FAT. This is faster and safer -- both for your data on the device and also the way it's handled, and entry to our own personal data. Any journalized file system means a lesser number of file errors, and ext preserves file system permissions so randomly code can't find your photos or documents folder.

Another benefit is how the host machine (when your device is linked with a computer) can't muck factors up and molest the data file system, as it doesn't have block-level entry to the files. Instead, a proxy FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) file system is utilized to mount a psuedo-SD card folder so that your computer can read and write into it via MTP. This means you simply won't get errors from incorrectly unmounting the phone, and the device still has entry to all the data even while connected to a PC.

Does Google want that you use Google Play and the cloud services? Of course it will. But there is no technique evil cabal in Mountain Check out that held back the Sdcard slot to force it on you. In fact, you're still free to use other cloud solutions including Amazon, Dropbox, or even a shared drive with your desktop PC. Nobody has to like the truth that Nexus devices ship with no Sdcard slot, but let's stop looking for conspiracies when we already know the answer.

Hong Kong billionaire's daughter Gigi Chao bombarded with marriage offers and nude photos

Gigi Chao, the daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire says she had been bombarded with marriage proposals – and even nude photographs – from as far as Nigeria after her father offered £40 million to the man who could woo her.

Gigi Chao, daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao, entered a civil partnership with her girlfriend of seven years in a ceremony in Paris five months ago.
But Mr Chao, 76, has told the South China Morning Post that reports of his daughter's civil ceremony were "false". He announced the HK$500 million dowry earlier this week.
It has sparked a deluge of offers. Speaking on Thursday Ms Chao, 33, said she had received about 200 proposals and that the number of people following her on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook had jumped by 1,500 since her father's announcement.
"People are contacting me on Facebook, by email, on Twitter. It's ridiculous. I can't sort out the serious proposals from the half-hearted ones. I can't make head or tail of it," she told The Daily Telegraph.
Ms Chao, an executive director of her father's company, Cheuk Nang, said that in addition to receiving enquiries from gentlemen who say they are looking for love and ask her out on a date, she has received some introductions that are less conventional.
Some hopefuls have attached nude photos of themselves or provided information about their financial situations. She has received proposals from all over the world, including Oklahoma, Nigeria, India, Turkey and Bulgaria. Numerous bankers have contacted her.
"Some of them had obviously done their research, you know, gone on my Facebook and looked at my background," she said. "Some of them are quite poetic."
But far from getting angry at her father, she said she was "touched".
"At first I was entertained by it, and then that entertainment turned into the realisation and conviction that I am a really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy, because it's really sweet of him to do something like this as an expression of his fatherly love," she said.
While Ms Chao knew that her father would go public denying the union, she did not know he would offer the reward. "I think the HK$500 million really came as an afterthought."
Even though Mr Chao has not accepted the union, Ms Chao said she loved her father and that they had a good relationship. "It's not that he can't accept me," she said. "It's that he can't accept how society would view me and the status that it would incur. Marriage is still a form of social status. I do understand him. I understand why he's doing this."
She added: "But I don't appreciate getting 1,500 emails."
Ms Chao, who also runs Haut Monde Talent, a model management and PR firm, met her partner, Sean Yeung, who also goes by Sean Eav, while they were working together.
Ms Chao she was drawn to Ms Yeung because she was straightforward, not manipulative, honest, had strong family values and cared about her friends deeply. "I'm very happy when I'm with her," she said.
Ms Chao, who has dated men and women, said she has always been open and honest about her relationships to her family.
However her mother has not accepted her sexuality. Ms Chao recalled that when she told her mother about a relationship with a girl when she was 16 years old, her mother "banged her head against the wall, literally".
Although they have become more visible in recent years, members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Hong Kong are still largely not accepted by the vast majority of the population.
Ms Chao believes gay rights are picking up, but said work was still needed on the social mentality.
Mr Chao is not so conventional himself. He made headlines in 2003 when his Rolls-Royce caught fire while he and his girlfriend were inside.
The tycoon has never married and once claimed to have had "intimate relations" with about 10,000 women.

Chelsea stay unbeaten

CHELSEA remained on top of the Premier League as Juan Mata inspired them to a 2-1 win over London rivals Arsenal yesterday.
Roberto di Matteo’s side are three points clear of second-placed Everton, who maintained their promising form with a 3-1 home win over Southampton.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea captain John Terry endured taunts from Arsenal fans after this week’s Football Association verdict he was guilty of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match last October.
But Terry had the last laugh as visitors Chelsea, unbeaten in the league this season, handed the Gunners their first league defeat of the campaign.
Chelsea took the lead in the 20th minute at the Emirates Stadium when Spain forward Fernando Torres volleyed in Mata’s free-kick.
Arsenal equalised in the 42nd minute when Ivory Coast forward Gervinho turned in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross.
But Mata put the European champions back in front as the Spanish midfielder’s 53rd-minute curling free-kick glanced in off Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
“It was a big challenge to play against a quality side like Arsenal,” said Chelsea manager di Matteo.
“Fernando Torres was excellent. It was right to pick John Terry, he showed his leadership again today.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed a poor defensive display that will raise fresh questions about whether the Gunners, without a major trophy in seven years, are genuine title contenders.
“I am deeply disappointed,” the Frenchman said. We gave two cheap goals away. It is unacceptable to give goals like that away in the big games.”
Brendan Rodgers enjoyed his first Premier League win as Liverpool manager, with Luis Suarez scoring his second hat-trick in as many seasons at Carrow Road during a 5-2 win away to Norwich that took the Reds out of the bottom three.
Uruguay striker Suarez needed just two minutes to score and he made it 2-0 in the 38th minute.
Turkey international Nuri Sahin added a third goal early in the second half before Suarez completed his treble with a curling shot in the 57th minute.
Norwich’s Steve Morison scored four minutes later before Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made it 5-1 with a deflected shot.
Grant Holt pulled a second goal back for the Canaries.
Everton remained the top team on Merseyside after Nikica Jelavic scored twice in a 3-1 home win over Southampton.
Saints’ 12 million (RM60 million) record signing Gaston Ramirez gave the visitors the lead, the Uruguayan striker scoring his first goal for the club with a header before Leon Osman equalised for Everton.
Croatia striker Jelavic then made it 11 goals in 13 matches before half-time with a shot and a header.
Reigning champions Manchester City came from behind to win 2-1 away to Fulham with substitute Edin Dzeko scoring the winner three minutes from time moments after being brought on by Roberto Mancini.
Mladen Petric gave Fulham a 10th minute lead from the penalty spot after Pablo Zabaleta fouled John Arne Riise before Sergio Aguero drew City level in the 43rd minute. AFP

Application website will close in 5 days: GATE 2013

The GATE aspiring students will have just five days left to apply online for one of the prestigious examinations in the country.

The online registration for the GATE 2013, which was opened on September 1, will close on September 30.

The Receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at  respective GATE Offices will be available from October 8.

The GATE 2013 results will be announced on March 15, 2013.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology.

The GATE 2013 is jointly conducted by IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee.

Google to restrict access to a YouTube video that had attacked a mayoral candidate in Brazi

Google today bowed to demands from Brazil to restrict access to a YouTube video that had attacked a mayoral candidate.

"Late last night, we learned that our final legal appeal has been denied and so now we have no choice but to block the video in Brazil," Fabio Coelho, head of Google's Brazil operations, said in a post today. "We are deeply disappointed that we have never had the full opportunity to argue in court that these were legitimate free speech videos and should remain available in Brazil."

The move came a day after Brazilian police arrested Coelho, who was released after agreeing to appear in court at an undetermined date. He was detained after the company declined to remove two videos that a judge said violated laws that limit public criticism of political candidates.

Coelho's post (here's the Portuguese version) said the company had received many complaints and court orders "as usual during an election season," and had "pushed back" on the ones it believed to be invalid under Brazilian law. The arrest warrant was issued, he said, "while we were waiting for that appeal to be heard."

A search on YouTube shows several videos of Alcides Bernal, who is running for mayor of Campo Grande, a city with a population of about 800,000, including one alleging he's hiding documents and another accusing him of money laundering.

Jose Zagallo, head of the Brazilian bar association's commission focusing on information technology law, told the Associated Press that Brazil's laws unfairly hold services like Google liable for content they cannot control.

Coelho said: "Despite all this, we will continue to campaign for free expression globally--not just because it's a key tenet of free societies, but also because more information generally means more choice, more power, more economic opportunity and more freedom for people."

Meanwhile, another Brazilian court is asking Google to remove the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" trailer that has sparked demonstrations across the Middle East. In that case, Google has 10 days to remove the video or face a fine of $5,000 per day.

Google has blocked the poorly made anti-Islam video in Egypt, Libya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and India. Pakistan's government has banned YouTube altogether because of its refusal to block the clip.

The film's creator, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was arrested today on charges stemming from an earlier 2010 conviction for check fraud. Under the terms of his probation, Nakoula was prohibited from using computers or the Internet.

HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S III

99 Problems, by President Obama

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The BBC is pretty blatant about suggesting that Amy and Rory are going to die in tonight's episode

The BBC is pretty blatant about suggesting that Amy and Rory are going to die in tonight's episode of "Doctor Who".  Since very few fans of the show actually know much about "Doctor Who" history, here is a list of other Companions who've died on-screen:

* During "The Daleks' Master Plan" (1965-1966), two Companions die.  Long-time Companion Katarina is taken hostage and trapped in an airlock with her captor. To prevent the Doctor from giving in to his demands, Katarina triggers the controls -- expelling herself and her captor into space.  The other Companion to die during that episode was Sara Kingdom, who had joined the Doctor during that episode.  The Doctor is forced to activate a device known as the Time Destructor. It accelerates time.  Sara stays behind to ensure that the device works. She is killed as the Time Destructor ages her and she dies.

* During the episode "Earthshock" (1982), long-time Companion Adric dies while aboard a spaceship. The Cybermen had gone deep into Earth's past and rigged the ship to detonate in the Earth's atmosphere -- destroying humanity long before it ever evolved. Adric managed to get aboard the ship and reprogram it so that it did not explode. But he died in the crash as the ship plowed into the Yucatan Peninsula (killing all the dinosaurs).  As the Fifth Doctor transforms into the Sixth Doctor, he whispers Adric's name -- the only time the Doctor mentioned anyone during a transformation.

* In the episode "Voyage of the Damned" (2008), spaceship waitress Astrid Peth sacrifices herself to stop a robot from killing the Doctor.  It's not clear whether Peth should be considered a Companion, as she never traveled in the TARDIS.

Minecraft creator attacks Microsoft's Windows 8 plan

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has become the latest developer to attack Microsoft's Windows 8 games strategy.

He claimed that the software firm risked ruining its gaming ecosystem.

His comments follow similar criticism from executives at the video games company Valve and publisher Activision Blizzard.
However, others in the industry said the new operating system could be beneficial.

Mr Persson revealed his views in two tweets.

"Got an email from Microsoft, wanting to help 'certify' minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform," he wrote.

"I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way," he added in the second message.

The success of Minecraft - a game in which users use blocks to create their ennvironment - has made Mr Persson one of the sector's most closely watched players.

More than 7.5 million copies of the title have been sold, and earlier this year Mr Persson was singled out for a special award by Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), which described the 33-year-old as "an inspiration for all games developers".

Islamic hacktivists disrupt PNC Bank

PNC Bank's website was disrupted on Thursday by a group of Islamic hactivists who have also claimed responsibility for downing the sites this week of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank.

The latest attack is identical to the other two in that hundreds of thousands of computers are used to overwhelm the sites' bandwidth, said Atif Mushtaq, a security researcher for FireEye who has been monitoring the attacks.

The hactivists also claim to be behind the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks last week against Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, as well as U.S. bank yesterday.

PNC has confirmed the attack. Spokesman Fred Solomon told The Chicago Tribune  that the disruption affected some online customers. "We are working to restore full service to everyone," he said.

Based on the kind of traffic Mushtaq has seen, the banks' sites are being overwhelmed by requests from the computers of supporters of the hacktivists. The group, which calls itself "Mrt. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters," has used social networks, including Goolge+; underground sites, and their own website to recruit sympathizers.

"I'm not surprised that there are thousands and thousands of people performing this type of DDoS," Mushtaq said.

The hactivists have said that the attacks are in retaliation for a video trailer denigrating the Prophet Muhammad. The amateurish YouTube video made in the U.S. has sparked violent protests in the Middle East and other regions.

To participate in the hactivists' campaign, a supporter goes to one of two file-sharing sites and downloads a program written in a scripting language that runs in a web browser.

Once the program is running, a person only has to click on a "start attack" button to send continuous requests to the target's website. All of the traffic seen by FireEye has come from Web browsers, an indication that the attackers are not using a network of compromised machines, called a botnet. Such networks are also a popular method for launching distributed denial of service attacks, which are said to be crude but still effectve.

"The bad part about this attack is it's so simple," Mushtaq said. "They're not using any botnet. They're using browsers."

Rob Rachwald, director of security for Imperva, said an all-volunteer army launching such an attack is in unusual. Hacktivists often use a combination of supporters and botnets, he said. In addition, rather than try to overwhelm the bandwidth of a large bank, attackers often find a vulnerable component in the site first and target traffic to just that area.

While he hasn't monitored the recent attacks, Rachwald said he believes the attackers are much more sophisticated. An indication of that is the fact that the hactivists posted warnings in advance, naming the targeted banks. Nevertheless, the banks were unable to prevent disruption.

"It tells you that more than likely the attackers were pretty sophisticated," he said. "They're using some new technique, or variation of older techniques to bring the sites down."

None of the banks have given details of the attacks.

Ideologically motivated hacktivism was the primary motivation behind DDoS attacks last year, according to Arbor Networks' annual survey of Internet Service Providers . The number of high-bandwidth DDoS attacks increased significantly, with 25% exceeding the total bandwidth into a data center.

At the same time, there are a variety of DDoS attack tools  and services available in the underground, Arbor said.

Last Resort' premiere review

Tense and well-acted by stars Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman, Last Resort is one of the most promising new shows of the fall season, as well as being one that carries a big risk of dropping in quality: It’s an absorbing curiosity.
The pilot that aired on Thursday night told a complex tale with swift efficiency. Braugher and Speedman head up a Navy ballistic missle submarine, the USS Colorado. As Captain Marcus Chaplin and XO Lt. Commander Sam Kendal, respectively, the ship receives an order to launch a missle at Pakistan. Something’s fishy about this drastic directive, however, and when Chaplin balks at firing, he’s relieved of command and his second in command (the “XO”) is put in charge.
Last Resort is co-created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit) and Karl Gajdusek, and many of the submarine scenes achieved a kind of Das Boot-style feeling of simultaneous claustrophobia and non-stop activity. When the Colorado takes aboard some surly Navy SEALs who seem instantly bent on questioning, disobeying, and generally out-machoing any Colorado officer they encounter, things got excitingly crowded; there was barely enough room for Robert Patrick to find enough scenery to chew as the excessively-steamed Chief of the Boat Joseph Prosser.
You have to give the producers credit for trying to grapple with real politick on a broadcast network — no show this side of Homeland is taking the risk of dealing with actual geopolitical hot-spots. As Braugher’s Chaplin notes, “annihilating 4.3 million Pakistanis” is no small gesture. On dry land, we see on TV screens over other characters’ shoulders that the government is in tumult — something to do with an impeachment vote on the President. It’s also on dry land that we get the most damp subplots, such as a flirty Washington, D.C., designer of submarine cloaking systems (Autumn Reeser) tumbling to the Colorado’s disobeyed order before any of her colleagues, most of the government, and the entire media.
It’s all shaping up to being ascribed to a conspiracy, a governmental putsch, that could either prove Last Resort‘s triumph or undoing as an ongoing compelling drama. That, and the fact that the place the Colorado chooses to surfaces looks like the most gorgeous tropical paradise ABC has aired since Fantasy Island.
If you want to have someone sell a slightly wobbly story with vehement conviction, you can’t do better than Andre Braugher. The surprise of the series, however, may be how well he works with Scott Speedman. I wouldn’t have thought the mumble-proneFelicity vet would have meshed well with Braugher, but the two display convincing mentor-mentee chemistry.
I’ve seen next week’s episode as well, and I’m a little worried that Last Resort is going to take on too much melodramatic bilge in the D.C. scenes to maintain momentum, but I’m rooting for the show. How about you?

Google’s Maps So Good. Thanks For The Citizens Corrections

 Google allows average citizens make corrections to Google’s maps as they find them.
Wow. Nothing makes you appreciate something like losing it.
Nobody ever raved about Google’s mapping app for phones until they saw how hard it was for Apple to come up with a rival. In my Times column today , I wrote about the challenges Apple has faced in replacing its iPhone GPS/mapping app, substituting its own data sources for Google’s. I noted that the new app is beautiful and will be really terrific someday — once it does a better job of incorporating all of its various data sources. 
In researching the story, I interviewed representatives from Apple and Google. At Google, I spoke with Manik Gupta, senior product manager for Google Maps, and Daniel Graf, director of Google Maps for Mobile.
What I realized is that mapping the world is a staggering, gigantic, vast, inconceivably huge and ambitious project. It represents years and years of hand-tuning and manual effort.
I was surprised to learn that, like Apple, Google began its efforts by licensing petabytes of data from outside geodata companies.
They include TomTom, the same company that Apple’s using. (The other big map vendor is NavTeq, which Nokia bought a few years ago; I guess that explains why Apple and Google aren’t using NavTeq’s data. Too bad — by all accounts, the map app on Nokia’s Windows Phone is pretty great; I’ll be trying it out shortly.)
But that’s just the basic data. “We start with licensed stuff, then expand and enhance it,” Mr. Gupta said. Google has supplemented it with years of additional data gathering, involving its Street View cars, satellite data and human labor.
And it shows. As of 2008, for example, onto those digital maps of the world Google had overlaid 13 million miles of turn-by-turn directions in 22 countries; today, it has 26 million miles of guidance in 187 countries.
“It’s fair to say that in the mapping world, you can’t just throw money at it and then you have it the next day. This takes time,” Mr. Gupta said. “It took a lot of time to get where we’re at.” He said that even now, Google is far from done; error reports still flow in by the thousands.
Many of them come from Google Map Maker , a Web site that is live in 200 countries (and just started in the United States) that lets average citizens make corrections to Google’s maps as they find them. You can, for example, draw a line to represent a new road.
Like Apple, Google also collects location and movement data (anonymously) from millions of smartphones as they’re driven around; from this information, Apple and Google can determine when, for example, a one-way street has been mislabeled in its data.
You may be familiar with Street View, a Google exclusive that lets you stand at a certain spot on the map and “look around.” You can see a photo of the address you seek, and use your mouse to turn right or left and actually move through the still photos. It’s an amazing way to see what it’s like to be at that spot.
Street View isn’t available for the entire world, but you’d be surprised at how many inhabited areas are covered: Google’s GPS- and camera-equipped Street View cars have, so far, driven five million miles through 3,000 cities in 40 countries.
What you may not realize, however, is that those photos are far more than just helpful references for you, the viewer. Google’s software analyzes what’s in those photos. Its image-recognition software can read the text on street signs, storefront signs, hotel names and so on. It can tell a major road from a minor one, a single-lane road from multilane and one-way streets from two-way streets. Street View, in other words, generates still more useful data for Google’s maps.
I asked Google why its satellite photos don’t seem to display the same jarring seams that are showing up on Apple’s — obvious borders between side-by-side tiles that were taken at different times of the year or in different weather.
“When you look at Google Earth,” I was told, “you can see that the globe is made from a mosaic of aerial and satellite photos, often taken in different lighting and weather. We license these photos from multiple providers, possibly the same ones that Apple uses; but we’ve had the time to come up with a smoothing algorithm. In January, we introduced a new way to render them, smooth them out, make them seamless. But by no means have we perfected this.”
On this call, Google pointed out a new feature that I hadn’t seen before: compass mode. On an Android phone, you can call up a location like Trafalgar Square in London. You hold the phone in front of you to see a Street View-like photo of the scene — and as you look left, right, up, down, or behind you, the view changes, as though you’re looking through a magic window at another place in the world. You can even use Compass mode to look around inside places — I tried Delfina, the San Francisco restaurant — to get a feel of the décor before you go there.
Can you imagine how powerful Compass mode will be once it covers most of the earth’s developed areas? It will give you a sort of instant teleportation, a way to travel without travel, a sense of a place without having to go there.
What I’ve learned from this deep dive into the making of map apps is that you can’t just license a bunch of data, bake at 350 degrees and come up with a useful tool. Gathering the data is only the starting point; from there, it takes years to reconcile it, correct it and make it useful. (This Atlantic article  offers a good look at the kind of hand-tuning that Google’s minions do constantly.)
By the way, let me be clear: I have no doubt that Apple’s Maps app will get there. We’ve seen this movie before — remember MobileMe? It, too, was very rough when it made its debut. Today, its successor, iCloud, is smooth and sensationally useful. Maps will be, too.
But I suspect that Apple has just realized the same thing I have: that we may live on a small blue planet, but digitally representing every road, building and point of interest is a task of almost unimaginable difficulty. Let’s be grateful that another major player has just joined the attempt.

Fox News Airs Live Suicide of Carjacker [Video]

                                  Warning: The video below is graphic and disturbing.

As the man puts the gun to his head and pulls the trigger, you can hear someone in the control room yell “Oh! Whoa!” before the screen cuts back to Mr. Smith, screaming to the crew, “Get off it! Get off it! GET OFF IT!!” The segment then cut to commercial.
After coming back from break, Mr. Smith apologized to viewers, saying that even though there was a five-second delay, they weren’t able to cut away in time from the horrific scene. “We really messed up,” Mr. Smith said. “And we are all very sorry.”

Fox News Showed a Suicide

YouTube A screen shot of Fox News’s coverage of a car chase that ended in an apparent suicide, posted to YouTube by BuzzFeed.
6:16 p.m. | Updated The Fox News Channel, in the course of  following a car chase live in Arizona, on Friday broadcast the suicide of  the man who was being pursued by the authorities.
The network anchor at the time, Shepard Smith, apologized to viewers after returning from a sudden commercial break. “That won’t happen again on my watch, and I’m sorry,” Mr. Smith said, clearly shaken by the circumstances.
The broadcast immediately spurred scrutiny about the network’s tendency to take car chases live during its daytime newscasts. Mr. Smith, in particular, has developed a reputation for his colorful play-by-play coverage of such scenes.
Mr. Smith had been following the chase, then switched to other news, including the violence in Syria, before returning to Arizona as the man being pursued pulled his car over. “Looks like he’s a little disoriented or something,” Mr. Smith said as the man ran down a path.
The Associated Press reported that the chase may have been provoked by a carjacking, adding that the police said the man was found dead at the scene.
The man left the car, then stepped a few feet off the path into a grassy area and pulled a gun out of his right pocket. He pulled the trigger and fell face-first to the ground before Fox cut to Mr. Smith, who was leaning forward and saying to his producers, “Get off, get off, get off, get off it.” He raised his voice and said again: “Get off it. Get off it.”
A Fox spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether the network would continue to show such chases.
Car chases, captured by local news helicopters in some major cities, are frequently shown on a 5- to 10-second delay because of the possibility of violence. Fox and, to a lesser extent, several other national cable news networks, like HLN and MSNBC, sometimes pick up the local feeds, especially on relatively slow news days.
Mr. Smith said on the air afterward: “When the guy pulled over and got out of the vehicle, we went on delay. So that’s why I didn’t talk for about 10 seconds. We created a five-second delay, as if you were to bleep back your DVR five seconds. That’s what we did with the picture we were showing you, so we would see in the studio what was happening five seconds before you did, so that if anything went horribly wrong, we’d be able to cut away from it without subjecting you to it.”
But the Fox control room did not cut away in time. Then, Mr. Smith realized, it was too late.
He leaned back in his chair, disgusted, and the network cut to a commercial break.
After the break, Mr. Smith apologized at length. “We really messed up,” he said. “And we’re all very sorry. That didn’t belong on TV.”
The case called to mind a televised suicide in Los Angeles in 1998, when a man unfurled a banner that read “HMO’s are in it for the money. Live free, love safe or die,” then set his truck on fire and shot himself with a shotgun. The scene was broadcast live by several Los Angeles television stations, including two that had been running children’s programming beforehand. One of the stations’ feeds was repeated by the cable news channel MSNBC.
After that incident, some local stations apologized, put time delays on future live coverage and instructed aerial cameramen during to send back wide shots rather than close-ups during chases.

No More new nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge From SE og HØR

Bottomless photos of Kate Middleton have been circulating around the internet this week courtesy of a Danish Magazine. This, however, is old news. The editor-in-chief of SE og HØR said today that the magazine has not published any new nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge.
The images that appear in SE og HØR appear to be from the same collection of images that have already been published in various magazines from FranceItaly, Sweden, and Ireland.
The magazine wrote in an email:
“Apparently there has been rumors in several international Media that weekly magazine SE og HØR this week (September 27th) has published new topless and nude pictures of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. This is not correct.”
According to CNNSE og HØR published several photos of Kate Middleton topless over a 16-page spread on September 20th. Those images came from the same set of photos that were originally published in the French Magazine CloserThe magazine has not published any additional photos.
Before publishing the photos on September 20th, Editor-In-Chief Kim Henningsen said:
“It’s a set of unique photos from an A-class celebrity. We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them. If the British royal family want to sue us, then it will happen then and we’ll deal with it.”
The rumors of new bottomless photos of Kate Middleton were started earlier this week when scans of SE og HØR made their way onto the internet courtesy of sites like EgotasticThe photos were a week old at the time and were identical to the photos published in other magazines.
But since the words “bottomless” were used instead of “topless,” and since the internet apparently only needs a tiny little push to look at naked photos of Kate Middleton, the photo scandal went viral once again.

Rumors of bottomless photos of Kate Middleton persist despite Danish magazine's denial it won't publish racy pics

The bottom line on Kate Middleton might be a bum-mer: There may be more photos of her — this time without the rest of her bikini.
The Danish gossip magazine Se og Hør was rumored Saturday to be publishing photos of Middleton changing her bathing suit bottoms.  The pictures were apparently taken during the same sunbathing session in France as topless photos published earlier this month.
But Se og Hør editor Kim Henningsen told  CNN Saturday it had no intention of publishing fresh photos.  Henningsen said only pictures the magazine featured of Middleton were in a 16-page spread on Sept. 20.
But the spread also promised more photos in the future, The Huffington Post reported. 
Henningsen defended the decision to run the topless photos, even as the royals took legal action against French magazine Closer. 
“We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them," he told  the Belfast Telegraph.
Rumors of new, bottomless photos are bound to rile the royals, whose representatives refused to comment.
"Our stance is the same as before — we aren't commenting on any further legal action save to say all proportionate responses will be kept under review,” a spokesperson told  E! News.
Middleton and Prince William are suing Closer for publishing the topless photos, declaring it a gross invasion of privacy.  Italian gossip magazine Chi also published photos from the same holiday.

Galaxy Note 2′s Multi-Window Feature is Impressive

The Galaxy Note 2 will arrive at a carrier near you by mid-November. We know this because Samsung announced that all of the major U.S. carriers will have it by then, plus they have a press event scheduled for October 24 to hopefully make dates official. As we inch closer to that date though, we are starting to learn more about the software customizations that have been made to make this possibly, Samsung’s most impressive smartphone to date.

The new version of Pop-up Play, and some of the added features in the gallery. was this new multi-window functionality.

You may recall a similar feature on the Galaxy Note 10.1, however, the multi-window feature on that tablet was incredibly limited. In fact, only 6 apps could take advantage of it. With this new version on the Note 2, it appears as if any app on your phone can work with it, but you can also resize the areas that you are using, and hot swap different apps between them.

To access this new feature, all you need to do is long press on the Back button and a semi-hidden menu will appear on the display. From there, you can use the S Pen to grab the menu, move it around until you find a preferred location, and then open it to decide which app you would like to use and in which space.

Samsung is quickly showing how far ahead of the competition they are when it comes to custom software that is actually useful.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms Brigitte Nielson affair (video)

“We both knew that it wouldn't last beyond the movie, we didn't hold back. We wanted to try everything and so we did. There were no restrictions, no promises, nothing, and it was a great time in my life,” Nielsen described the affair in an interview with the Herald Sun.
Nielsen stated the affair took place when they appeared in the 1985 film “Red Sonja.” She described the attraction as instant but stated she had no misconceptions regarding the nature of the relationship. She had no fanciful ideas of marrying Schwarzenegger and said they both knew it was a temporal affair.
Though Schwarzenegger wasn’t married to Shriver at the time, they were engaged and living together. Nielson spoke of how Schwarzenegger’s and Shriver’s 25-year marriage may have impacted her decision to have an affair with him.
She stated, “Maybe I wouldn't have got into it if he said 'I'm going to marry Maria' and this is dead serious, but he didn't, and our affair carried on.
Schwarzenegger will appear in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, September 30, 2012. In a video clip, Schwarzenegger described his affair with Baena as the “stupidest thing” he ever did. He also stated that Shriver has not read his autobiography “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”
He stated to the L.A. Times, “She knows that it's about my whole life and that I would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like, 'Well, wait a minute. Are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures? I wanted to write a book about me.’”
Speaking about the affair with Baena, Schwarzenegger said, “I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.”

Ann Romney worries about Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ if he wins election

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told a Nevada television station her main concern if her husband wins the upcoming election would be over his state of mind.
“I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being,” she told KTVN-TV Thursday. “I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what’s missing right now in the economy – you know, pieces that are missing to get this jump-started. So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”
Romney was in Reno Thursday campaigning on behalf of her husband, the former governor of Massachusetts, and addressing accusations that he has dismissed middle-class Americans.
“Mitt is a person who cares,” she said. “That’s why we are running, because we care … he does not fail. As president of the United States, he will not fail.”
She also told the stations all Americans should be concerned about the prospect of Obama being re-elected.
“This economy has been under his control for the last four years, and we have seen no jobs,” Romney said. “It’s been a jobless recovery.”
Revised data by the U.S. Labor Department released Thursday suggests that 125,000 additional non-farm payroll jobs have been created since Obama took office in January 2009.
Romney’s interview with KTVN begins around the 6:30 mark of the station’s report, aired Thursday evening, and can be seen below.

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