The $3000.00 iPhone 4

“I wonder if I can hold this one in my left hand.” Luxurious Apple iPhone in a case made of 200-year-old African Blackwood Gresso presents design modification of Apple iPhone 3GS and Apple iPhone 4. It’s the first time that 200-year-old African Blackwood is used in conjunction with 18-karat gold in classical iPhone design. High technologies in combination with rare materials Case of the model is produced from African Blackwood which has become a flagship…

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Donny Hathaway: Neglected Heart Of Soul

Singer-composer-arranger Donny Hathaway is perhaps best known for his duets with singer Roberta Flack, but the body of solo work he left behind when he died 30 years ago is part of the foundation of American soul music. His songs have influenced performers from R&B singer Alicia Keys to rapper Common to singer-guitarist George Benson. Hathaway’s voice was clear and powerful, and his piano-playing was remarkable in its own right. He exercised uncanny control over…

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The Roots: How I Got Over

  Questlove, Black Thought, and the rest of The Roots gang are back on How I Got Over ($9), the hip-hop troupe’s ninth studio album. With a title that references the gospel song of the same name, How I Got Over isn’t overly spiritual, but does find the band — many of whom are heading into their 40s — reflecting on the events of the past few years with the help of a slew of…

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Exhibitions: Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

June 18–September 12, 2010 Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is the first U.S. museum survey to examine the late work of American artist Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Encompassing nearly fifty works, the exhibition reveals the artist’s vitality, energy, and renewed spirit of experimentation. During this time Warhol produced more works, in a considerable number of series and on a vastly larger scale,…

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International Space Station “Sex Ban”

International Space Station sex ban Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed. Published: 9:52AM BST 28 Jun 2010 Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station Photo: PHOTOLIBRARY “We are a group of professionals,” said Alan Poindexter, a NASA commander, during a visit to Tokyo, when asked about the consequences if astronauts boldly went where no others have been. “We treat each other with…

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Greece “Selling” Islands to Help the Economy

Greece “Selling” Islands to Help the Economy

  In an desperate attempt to repay debts also driven by inability to find funds to develop infrastructure on islands. Greece is raising cash by selling off an area of state-owned land on Mykonos for luxury tourism. There’s little that shouts”seriously rich” as much as a little island in the sun to call your own. For Sir Richard Branson it is Neckar in the Caribbean, the billionaire Barclay brothers prefer Brecqhou in the Channel Islands,…

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Steve Jobs offers “fix” for lefties using iPhone 4

Have you been having trouble with your iPhone 4’s reception? We told you about it yesterday, and even tried to replicate the problem ourselves. While we indeed saw bars drop when we held the iPhone 4 naturally in our left hand, we could still make calls. Steve Jobs has acknowledged the issue, and he’s got a “fix” for you. From Apple’s head honcho himself (or, at least, from someone using his email account): “Gripping any…

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Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859–May 25, 1937) was an African American artist best known for his style of painting. He was the first African American painter to gain international acclaim. After an unsuccessful attempt at opening a photography studio in Atlanta and teaching drawing at Clark Atlanta University Tanner traveled to France in 1891, to the Academie Julian, and joined the American Art Students Club of Paris. Paris was a welcome escape for Tanner;…

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Gen. McChrystal is “Dismissed” by Obama

President Obama dismissed Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on Wednesday after concluding that his military chief in Afghanistan had badly damaged the chain of command and could no longer work effectively with the civilian leadership at a crucial moment in the war. White House officials said Obama’s decision, made over a tense 40 hours, pitted his desire to retain a talented general who designed the Afghan strategy against the importance of preserving the authority of the…

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Mercedes New “Electric Supercar”

Who says electric cars are for wusses? This Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-cell prototype cranks up its neck-snapping torque with four electric motors — two on each axle. Hold onto your lunch, because its 526hp is about to rock your world from 0 to 60 in about the amount of time it takes for you to begin comprehending the word fahrvergnügen, or about four seconds. Don’t be thinking about practicality here — although it has energy-saving…

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Cops tailed ‘Dudus’ for hours before his capture

CHRISTOPHER ‘Dudus’ Coke — Jamaica’s most wanted fugitive — was captured yesterday afternoon in a police dragnet along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. The capture of Coke, who is wanted by United States authorities to answer drug-trafficking and gun-running charges, comes just short of a month after he escaped from his former stronghold of Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston when the security forces stormed the community to execute an arrest warrant on him and…

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Wright’s “A Private Paris Collection” Auction

On June 24, 2010, Wright 20 brings a special sale of contemporary art and design to the auction block. Drawn from a single private collection, formed by a Parisian real estate developer, the 100 lot sale of modern and contemporary masterpieces in art, decorative art, and design breaks new ground for Wright. For the first time, Wright is selling a complete collection – from the rugs to prominent contemporary art. Michael Jefferson, Specialist in Design,…

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Apple collecting, sharing iPhone users locations

Apple Inc. is now collecting the “precise,” “real-time geographic location” of its users’ iPhones, iPads and computers. In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree, Apple and unspecified “partners and licensees” may collect and store user location data. When users attempt to download apps or media from the iTunes store, they are prompted to agree to the new terms and conditions. Until they agree, they…

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The Rape-aXe anti rape condom

“This device has teeth like hooks. Sounds like an excellent form of birth control. This would have been a great Fathers Day gift from our daughters.” The Rape-aXe anti rape condom was developed by a South African woman ,Sonnet Ehlers, after witnessing first hand the horrific aftermath of an sexual assault. She felt that something had to be done to stop this growing thread against woman. and start to work on the anti rape condom…

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