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(Credit: Tumblr) Leaked from today's 404 episode: - Those mysterious NSA billboards were actually ads...for Bittorrent. - Tikker watch displays constant countdown to your death. - Google's next magic trick will split your restaurant ...
(Credit: Tumblr) Leaked from today's 404 episode: - Those mysterious NSA billboards were actually ads...for Bittorrent. - Tikker watch displays constant countdown to your death. - Google's next magic trick will split your restaurant bill for you . Episode 1,360 Listen Now: Download Today's Podcast Subscribe:iTunes (HD) |&... [Read more]Related Links:Tikker watch displays constant countdown to your deathDisabled gamer: The inspirational story of Keith 'Aieron' KnightSmartwatches: Staying power or fleeting technology?Episode 52: Unboxing the Martian Passport WatchSpectre of an iWatch looms over the smartwatch market
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As first reported by celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ, recently rehabbed teen and tween heartthrob Zac Efron bought himself a four million dollar sober house in L.A.'s Los Feliz area. The hillside clinging house, a so-called "Zen Contempo...
As first reported by celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ, recently rehabbed teen and tween heartthrob Zac Efron bought himself a four million dollar sober house in L.A.'s Los Feliz area. The hillside clinging house, a so-called "Zen Contemporary" at the tail end of a very long and gated driveway that ensures paps can't see him get in or out of his car, has 4 bedrooms and 45 bathrooms in 5,664 square feet plus a separate guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom. Digital listings still show the property as pending with an asking price of $3,995,000 but, oddly enough, records Your Mama peeped show the property last transferred in early October (2013) for $3,995,000.Not that what Your Mama thinks is worth dog poop but we think Mister Efron's old house, a very serious piece of contemporary architecture in the Hollywood Hills, is a much better house even if it's not quite so private and probably filled with memories of the sorts of things that sent the young A-lister to rehab.(listing photos: Coldwell Banker)
about 2 hours ago
I find a certain amount of comfort just knowing that De Bethune exists. I like that no matter how formulaic and PR driven the watch world may be, brands like De Bethune have found a foothold and are continuing to offer eccentric and exci...
I find a certain amount of comfort just knowing that De Bethune exists. I like that no matter how formulaic and PR driven the watch world may be, brands like De Bethune have found a foothold and are continuing to offer eccentric and exciting designs that help keep the often conservative luxury watch industry fresh.... read more »The article Hands On With The De Bethune DB25LT Tourbillon first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by James Stacey.
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Six weeks after its release, the Moto X is already half price. (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Now is the time for not-quite-so-early adopters to strike if you're looking for a top-flight Android smartphone, namely the Moto X or...
Six weeks after its release, the Moto X is already half price. (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Now is the time for not-quite-so-early adopters to strike if you're looking for a top-flight Android smartphone, namely the Moto X or LG G2. Both phones were first unveiled in August to hype and positive reviews, with at least one reporter traversing a continent and back in a day to get his hands on the Moto X. But the price of Motorola's first phone fully conceived as a Google company started to fall just a few weeks after its release, and now Amazon has taken the cost (with a new two-year contract or upgrade on AT&T or Verizon) all the way down to $99. Related stories... [Read more]Related Links:Motorola assembling 100k Moto X phones in Texas weeklyUnlocked Moto X Developer Edition already sold outMotorola's impressive new smartphonesMoto X's unlocked developer editions are back in stockNexus 5 due in October with Android 4.4 KitKat, says report
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Now that is futuristic. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel LIve/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Gadgets are sometimes substitutes for other sorts of stimulus. So when Jimmy Kimmel spotted the fairly vast, beautifully balanced new Windo...
Now that is futuristic. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel LIve/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Gadgets are sometimes substitutes for other sorts of stimulus. So when Jimmy Kimmel spotted the fairly vast, beautifully balanced new Windows tablets in Fox News' new so-called Deck of a newsroom, he was reminded of going where no man has gone before, into a stratosphere of exactitude, where truth defeats all. Um, no. I might have got my analogies in a twist there. What he actually said was: "It looks like what happens when a guy gets divorced and then goes nuts at Best Buy." More Technically Incorrect 75 percent of single men dating online looking for love, not sex Americans can't count, and not so good at tech -- report Exxon, National Enquirer more deeply loved than Apple? ... [Read more]Related Links:Jimmy Kimmel pitches solution for dizzy iOS 7 usersJimmy Kimmel: I'm behind 'twerking girl on fire' videoFox News' fairly vast, beautifully balanced new tabletsJimmy Kimmel pitches the iPad Mini as the new iPhoneiHeartRadio retunes iOS, Android apps for more talk radio
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The golden colour seems to has become the main this season. Beside Samsung’s and Apple’s gold variant of its smartphone, HTC is another brand who launches its flagship device. But this one’s a little different. HTC One ...
The golden colour seems to has become the main this season. Beside Samsung’s and Apple’s gold variant of its smartphone, HTC is another brand who launches its flagship device. But this one’s a little different. HTC One smartphone is made with REAL 18 carat gold and is limited to only five units, crafted to celebrate [...]
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Marni Kinrys is full of interesting answers. (Credit: Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Boys, you've been lying to me, haven't you? Not just to me, but to your friends too. You lurch onto Tinder with your egos and tongues hanging ...
Marni Kinrys is full of interesting answers. (Credit: Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Boys, you've been lying to me, haven't you? Not just to me, but to your friends too. You lurch onto Tinder with your egos and tongues hanging out, claiming you're looking to, as the vernacular has it, hook up. It's not true, is it? You're sitting at home watching reruns of "Pretty Woman," aren't you? You're sobbing into your hankies because, deep in your hearts, you really just wanted to be loved. Please don't snort in that annoyingly arrogant way you have. For I have, in my corner, relationship expert Marni Kinrys. She sees beyond your bullish demeanor. And she thinks you're full of it -- full of desperate longing, that is. She told me: "Nearly 75 percent of my male clients seek my help with the goal of a quality relationship rather than a hookup, which is surprising." Surprising? It's more shocking than if a Republican and a Democratic congressperson began dating. Men even know what a "quality relationship" is? Kinrys, who patented something called the "Wing Girl Method," insists that times have truly changed. She told me: "When I started this as a career, men were more concerned with getting laid. Now it seems that there is a shift toward commitment." Could this be because men... [Read more]Related Links:Star Apps: Joseph Gordon-LevittStar Apps: Margaret ChoStar Apps: Whitney CummingsHow Apple's iTunes Radio will rock the worldWhen Internet trolls attack: A view from the receiving end
about 4 hours ago
Nestled high in the mountains above Beverly Hills, Los Angeles's most famous, guard-gated enclave—that would be Beverly Park, children—is divided in two sections. In the larger and more well-known north section, the extra-wide streets ar...
Nestled high in the mountains above Beverly Hills, Los Angeles's most famous, guard-gated enclave—that would be Beverly Park, children—is divided in two sections. In the larger and more well-known north section, the extra-wide streets are pin drop silent and lined with walled, gated and heavily-fortified multi-acre estates anchored by positively steroidal mansions. In the smaller, lesser known southern section, accessible through a separate but also guard-gated security check point, the slightly less wide but no less silent streets are lined with walled, gated, and heavily-fortified multi-acre estates with, generally speaking, slightly less gargantuan mansions.Along with a couple Middle Eastern potentates, several billionaire financiers, and a handful of power house real estate developers, current residents of Beverly Park include a bevy of (clearly very rich) entertainment industry veterans like Reba McEntire, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Jami Gertz, Eddie Murphy, Sumner Redstone, Paul Resier, and—one of the community's newest—Mark Wahlberg. All those folk shack up in the northern section. Residents of the sixteen mansions that comprise the smaller and more sedate but still sensationally posh southern section include car-collecting financier David Sydorick, Alex von Furstenberg—he would be Diane's noble-born son, media-savvy Beverly Hills cosmetic dermatologist Simon Ourian, Oscar-nominated actor Samuel Jackson, and former professional basketballer Earvin "Magic" Johnson.Down in the south-most section of the south section, on a prominent yet private 6.28-acre promontory purchased sometime around 1987 for an unknown amount, enormously influential Oscar-winning producer Richard Zanuck—the son of pioneering producer Darryl F. Zanuck and an honest-to-goodness Hollywood royal—and his Oscar-winning third wife Lili Fini Zanuck hired mansion specialist Marc Appleton to design their empty-nester dream house. The result was a dignified and properly proportioned 10,000 square foot, quoin-cornered red-brick Georgian residence (below) with grand entertaining spaces, a magnificent double-height library, and just one bedroom. That's right, children, one bedroom. At first glance, it might seem idiosyncratic and impractical to build a one-bedroom mansion but, children, iffin y'all will think about it for a minute, you might also find it's wonderfully civilized in an ultra-patrician sort of way. People of this status and wealth do not just ring their friends and co-workers and ask if they can crash on the couch when they come to town. No, puppies. Anyways, two wisely incorporated one-bedroom guest houses were added to house over-night guests without the good sense (or disposable income) to book in to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Other features of note that we know about include a tennis court and swimming pool, a movie theater—natch, and a fitness center that, so the story goes, was designed by action flick actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.Mister Zanuck went to meet the great producer in the sky—or whatever—last July (2012), and almost immediately whispers began to circulate amongst the cream of the Platinum Triangle real estate crop about whether The Widda Zanuck would or would not sell her highly customized Beverly Park pad. It wasn't long before unsubstantiated rumors made their way in to Your Mama's inbox that said the house was quietly available with a $26 million dollar price tag. Then, last November, international property gossips when hog wild when it was reported by no less than the Wall Street Journal that the elegant estate was sold for $20.1 million to "a European businessman who specializes in real estate investment."In the days just after the property was sold, Your Mama heard word from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakktyyak who suggested we get a good hold of our real estate britches because, she hissed with wide-eyed flabbergast, the new owners plan to raze the Zanuck's mansion. Well, you could o
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After burning to the ground in a spectacular fire two years ago, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury Caribbean Necker Island hideaway has reopened for business.
After burning to the ground in a spectacular fire two years ago, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury Caribbean Necker Island hideaway has reopened for business.
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He is the foremost voice when it comes to wealth and opulence in America. Robert Frank was with the Wall Street Journal for over 18 years covering the ups and downs of Wall Street and Fortune 500 corporations. For 8 years he was the publ...
He is the foremost voice when it comes to wealth and opulence in America. Robert Frank was with the Wall Street Journal for over 18 years covering the ups and downs of Wall Street and Fortune 500 corporations. For 8 years he was the publications ...Continue Reading CNBC’s Robert Frank speaks on LuxurylaunchesSection: CelebritiesTags: Interview
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