Monday, September 27, 2010

Taliban kidnap British aid worker and demanding prisoner swap for Aafia Siddiqui

Taliban kidnap British aid worker and demanding prisoner swap for Aafia Siddiqui
Taliban kidnap British aid worker, demand prisoner swap for Aafia Siddiqui
The Taliban have reportedly claimed responsibility for kidnapping a British aid worker Sunday. They are demanding a prisoner exchange for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman sentenced in New York last week for attacking US soldiers.
The Taliban reportedly claimed responsibility for Sunday's kidnapping of one British aid worker and three Afghan colleagues in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, and have proposed a prisoner exchange for the Pakistani woman sentenced to 86 years in prison in the

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Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer gets priced at $799, can't hold out on us much longer

Not since the debut of the Tenori-On have we seen so much buzz surrounding a niche music maker, and Teenage Engineering's OP-1 might just be the most anticipated synthesizer in the history of mankind. We've already seen just what it's capable of, and now it's starring in its very own music video. Better still, it's inching ever closer to shipping, with a recent newsletter affirming that it's 90 percent complete with respect to functionality. We're also told that it'll ship with a half dozen synthesizer engines and two sampler types, and a beta test is said to be "approaching." The outfit has just received its "golden sample" for the keyboard module, and it's waiting for a few more component suppliers to come through before belting out a final ship date. But hey -- at least you know it'll run $799 / €799, eventually. No time like the

Raytheon revamps Sarcos exoskeleton, creates better, faster and stronger XOS 2 (video)

When we first laid eyes on the Sarcos XOS military exoskeleton three years ago, its sheer power and dexterity left us in awe... but as you can see immediately above, that wasn't enough for Raytheon. Today, the defense contractor's unveiling the XOS 2, a lighter, stronger robotic suit that uses 50 percent less power, and more importantly doesn't need to be tethered to a generator to drop and give us several hundred pushups. Video and a press release after the break doesn't specify the suit's military duties (they're focused on instilling the notion that the XOS 2 is a real-life Iron Man) but we can definitely imagine these causing some serious damage if Hammer Industries decided to weaponize that

Motorola's ridiculously comfortable Oasis headset announced: October 3rd for $80

If you don't actually want to be able to feel that you've got a Bluetooth earbud hanging off the side of your head, you might want to take a look at the Motorola Oasis, a new boom-style headset announced today. Though it lacks the HX1's so-called "stealth mode" that uses bone conduction to practically eliminate every sound other than your voice, the Oasis is still rated for 12mph of wind resistance and uses dual mics to cancel spurious noise. It'll be available starting October 3 (as an AT&T store exclusive initially) for $79.99, positioning it toward the upper end of the

Segway Inc. owner rides over cliff to his death

UK businessman Jimi Heselden, the man who believed in the Segway so much that he went ahead and bought the company, has died after reportedly driving a ruggedized version of the scooter off a cliff and into a river. He was found early on Sunday morning in the River Wharfe, having earlier been touring his estate in the personal transporter. The cause of the accident is not yet known. Mr. Heselden was 62 years old and, true to our geeky hearts, generated his fortune by coming up with an innovative design for wire cage walls that has since become standard equipment for NATO, American, and British forces. Our thoughts are with the good gent's family, and please, behave yourselves in

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Massive crowds greet iPhone 4 in China: Iphone4 SOLD OUT even before it launches.

Over 200,000 pre-orders and a queue more than 1,000 customers long

The scene Saturday morning outside one of Apple's Beijing stores. Photo: AFP

What a difference a year makes.

Last November, when Apple (AAPL) first starting selling the iPhone in China -- the world's largest cell phone market with nearly 800 million subscribers -- analysts termed the launch a "disappointment." The queues of customers were underwhelming, and after four days of sales, China Unicom (CHU) had reportedly managed to sign up only 5,000 subscribers.

Contrast that with Saturday's launch of the iPhone 4. More than 200,000 Chinese customers had pre-ordered this model, according to China Unicom, and by 8 a.m., when the doors opened at Apple's new store in Beijing's Joy City shopping mall, the queue was more than 1,000 customers long.

"It's like waiting in line to see a movie star," Sun Jian Kuan, 26, told a

Call’s 2nd Album “Dhoom” will be released with the video of “Main Aisa Hi Hun”

Call the band (who released its debut album back in 2005 called “Jilawatan”) is finally ready to release its 2nd and most awaited album “Dhoom” very soon after a long-span of 5 years.
The latest from Call Band is that their 2nd album called “Dhoom” is scheduled to release this October (probably in the first week). Unlike Call band’s bollywood ventures & pop song releases for Corporates , this album will be Rock Oriented and bring their old fans & Rock Lovers back (as claimed by the band).
Another news is that, the album “Dhoom” will be released with a Video of “Main Aisa Hi Hun – a track full of energy falling under the punk genre” . Do you understand what punk is ? Watch any video of Green Day and you will learn. The tag line of the

Aamir hopes for third time lucky at 2011 Oscars

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will be hoping for third time lucky at next year’s Oscars, after the latest movie he produced was chosen as India’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category.
“Peepli Live” — a biting satire about the divide between rural and urban India and the problem of farmer suicides — beat 26 other films to be submitted for the longlist, Film Federation of India secretary general Supran Sen said.
Khan, who produced the film, welcomed the nomination and said it stood a “very good chance” of success.
Two other films he has produced have previously been selected as India’s official Oscar entry.
“Lagaan” (Tax) — a period drama about a group of Indian villagers who challenge their British colonial masters to a cricket match — made the

Commonwealth Games India – another Cobra found in stadium

Another snake, a 4-foot (1-meter) -long cobra, was reportedly found at the tennis stadium in India on Monday.
India has come under harsh criticism for the state of the athletes’ village — including complaints about filthy conditions — infrastructure problems and even a snake found in the room of a South African competitor over the weekend.
The games village was supposed to be ready last week, but many teams have delayed moving in because cleaning and repair work have not been finished.
Indian workers raced to finish preparations on Monday for the Commonwealth Games as hundreds of athletes and team officials arrived in on New Delhi.
The city’s chief minister said she was confident they would complete the job ahead of the event’s opening on Sunday.
Members of the English team, who had been forced to check themselves into a hotel because preparations were so far behind schedule, moved into the games village Monday.
“The facilities are fine, and right now they are enjoying their lunch,” said Caroline Searle, spokeswoman for the England team.
New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who took charge of the work last week, has been seen traveling around the village in a golf cart in recent days to personally inspect the work.
“We inherited a very difficult situation, but it’s improving almost by the

Deepika Padukone opens up about being cheated upon

Verve magazine Sept issue, has Deepika revealing a lot of stuff about her life and relationships. Taking about relationships, she says when she commits to a relationship, she’s fully into it.

For me, sex is not just about physicality; there are emotions involved. I have never cheated or strayed when I’m in a relationship. If I’m going to be fooling around, why would I be in a relationship? Deepika said.

Talking about infidelity she’s faced in her relationships, Deepika said she’s caught her boyfriend cheating on her red-handed.

The first time he cheated on me, I thought there was something wrong with me or the relationship, but when someone makes a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him. Yet I was foolish enough to give him a second chance because he begged and

Petition in SC against Abdul Qayyum Jatoi

Qayyum Jatoi tendered resignation for his controversial remarks against Justice Iftikhar and the army. — 
LAHORE: A Contempt of Court petition has been filed against former federal minister Abdul Qayyum Jatoi in the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry. The petitioner has requested the apex court to declare Mr Jatoi ineligible for holding the position of MNA.
The petition was filed regarding Jatoi’s remarks against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and the Pakistan Army. Later on, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani summoned Jatoi at his residence and received his resignation.
Petitioner Safdar Shaheen said that Jatoi should be tried for contempt of court and under Article 6 of the constitution.
The petitioner also said that the federal minister blamed the

MQM leader's murder linked to rows within party: report

MQM senior party leader Dr. Imran Farooq –
KARACHI: MQM senior party leader, Dr. Imran Farooq may have been killed due to conflicts in his own party, a report in the Guardian stated on Sunday.
The report said that Farooq, who was stabbed to death in London earlier this month, may have been about to join a new political party set up by former president Pervez Musharraf and his assassination could have been linked to that.
Farooq’s assassination is being investigated by the Scotland Yard.
Also on Sunday, MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain said that the “international establishment” and a few powerful countries had planned a conspiracy to eliminate him and

Akram Butt Tortured to Death By Police – DSP Beaten Badly

GQ Men/Woman of the Year 2010 Awards - Priyanka, Ranbir, Aamir, Abhay, Aish

Sony updates VAIO F, E, and L with shiny new silicon, a pinch of Blu-ray and some denser screens

Fall is fully upon us and winter around the bend, which can only mean one thing -- time for Sony to refresh its alphabet soup of Vaio laptops with some seasonal upgrades. First and foremost, the 16.4-inch VAIO F is getting a kick in the graphical department -- just as expected, you can grab a GeForce GT 425M 1GB for a nominal $50 fee -- and there's a pair of standard-issue USB 3.0 ports to power some potent peripherals. The Vaio L touchscreen all-in-one, meanwhile, is getting a Blu-ray burner at the $2,199 level, and both the VAIO EA and VAIO EB have access to 2.53GHz Core i5-460M and 2.66GHz Core i5-580M processors for $130 and $230 premiums, respectively, as well as ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics for a mere $100. Last but not least, the EB and EC can trade in

Sony's boom beverage speaker now available as American cup holder surrogate

Were you jealous of Japanese commuters getting to ignore their car's multichannel audio system in favor of a bright, 16-watt thermos of beats in their cup holder? Then today's your lucky day, because has brought Sony Japan's SRS-V500IP -- which is the iPod friendly version of the RDP-NWV500 sound mug -- state-side. Like the NWV500, it's also available in colors of black, orange, and happiness-inspiring pink, and packs the same Circle Sound Stage speaker system for a full 360 degrees of tuneage. If you don't own an iPod, a 3.5mm audio jack is thrown in to connect other devices like Sony's S740 Walkmen -- double the imported Japanese audio gear, double the Cool Person Points, right? Currently priced at $240, its U.S. availability still doesn't really clarify its practicality. Especially when you consider that

Govt seeks Implement NRO case adjournment

Govt seeks Implement NRO case adjournment

  ISLAMABAD: Government of Pakistan has filed a petition at Supreme Court (SC) to adjourn the case regarding implementation of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), Geo News reported Monday.

The petition said Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will take stock of various legal aspects of the summary sent by the Law Ministry.

Attorney General of Pakistan filed the petition that the Premier is busy with certain affairs of the state in the perspective of flood situation in the

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Zardari, Gilani met Kayani Saturday night

  ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani met with Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Kayani on Saturday night amid concerns that the clash between the government and the judiciary could suck the military into the fray, Geo News reported Monday.