Archive for month: February, 2015

As Spock, Leonard Nimoy gave a character enduring life

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's no exaggeration to say Leonard Nimoy was perfect for the role that defined his career. His lean, almost sepulchral frame seemed otherworldly. His long, solemn face reflected wisdom summoned from somewhere deep within. Calm reassurance, devotion to cool logic, a can-do guy who could cut through the clutter - that was Mr. Spock, the Vulcan half-breed Nimoy played so indelibly on "Star Trek." And it seemed to come naturally. The message Nimoy and his character delivered Read more [...]

Dress that ‘greatly resembles’ stolen Nyong’o gown recovered

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said. The dress found at a West Hollywood hotel "greatly resembles" the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress the actress wore to Sunday's Academy Awards, sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Detectives were trying to verify whether Read more [...]

Spock’s ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears: --- AURAL HISTORY "Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry was determined to have Nimoy don pointed ears as the Enterprise's chief science officer. It was easier said than done. Before the first episode Read more [...]

Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month, though the service has continued to operate normally. The newspaper Folha de S. Paulo said that is because lawyers appealed the ruling. The judge would not comment on details of his decision because it is an ongoing case, but a Read more [...]

IBM outlines plan to revamp business for investors

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up 40 percent of IBM's business, or $40 billion, in the next 4 years. That's up from 13 percent five years ago and 27 percent by the end of this Read more [...]

Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet’s vulnerability

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology. It raised questions about the vulnerability of the nation's Internet Read more [...]

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, `No, the car is gone.'" The No. 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup car owned by small-budget Team XTREME was stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway, police said, forcing Kvapil to withdraw from this weekend's race before he even got Read more [...]

Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Sen. Eric Brakey told lawmakers on Friday that it's too bad they're considering his bill so close to Wednesday's crash on Interstate 95, which is thought to be largest in Maine history but had no fatalities. "It's Read more [...]

Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

28 Feb 2015 0 Comments
It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process contrast in dramatically different ways. "This photo provides the best test I've ever seen for how the process of Read more [...]

Johansson: Nothing ‘creepy or inappropriate’ about Travolta

Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter. In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press, Johansson said "there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta." Travolta greeted Johansson at Sunday's Oscars with a kiss and his arm around her waist. The photo has since Read more [...]
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