Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Ban: Dutch Finds Some Products Infringe Apple Patent

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that some of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones and tablets infringe an Apple patent in the latest round of the two firms' worldwide battle.

The court ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple damages, determined by how much profit it has made from the sales.

The patent dispute concerns the Android operating system versions 2.2.1 to 3.0 used on Samsung's Galaxy tablets and smartphones, the court said.

Samsung and Apple, the world's top two smartphone makers, are locked in patent disputes in at least ten countries as they vie to dominate the lucrative mobile market and win over customers with their latest gadgets.

Samsung, the world's top maker of smartphones, infringed Apple patents to make its smartphones and tablets, a U.S. trade panel judge said in a preliminary decision issued last month.

Samsung won a court case last month in the Netherlands, when a Dutch court ruled the company did not infringe an Apple patent by using certain multi-touch techniques on some of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Luxurious Perfumes

Globally, the flavors and fragrances form a $17.8-billion industry of which the top five players are Givaudan, International Flavors & Fragrances, Firmenich, Symrise and Quest International.
These five companies have a substantial presence in the Indian market, along with competition from Indian F&F houses like SH Kelkar, Sachee Aromatics and Oriental Flavors & Fragrances. The Indian F&F market is estimated at around $225 million.
“The word ‘perfume’ comes from the Latin per fume ‘through smoke’. One of the oldest uses of perfumes was in the form the burning of incense and aromatic herbs used in religious services, often the aromatic gums, frankincense and myrrh, gathered from trees.
The Egyptians were the first clan to use perfume followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Israelites, Carthaginians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans.
The Egyptians invented glass and perfume bottles were one of the first common uses for glass.
So which is the most expensive perfume brand available in the market? Which perfume bottle is adorned with a five-carat diamond? Read on to find out. . .
(These perfumes have been ranked by

1. Clive Christian’s Imperial MajestyPrice $215,000
British designer Clive Christian’s creation has recently been voted in the Guiness Book of World Records the most expensive perfume in the world. The 16.9-ounce perfume bottle is stuck into the 18-carat gold collar that is adorned with a five-carat diamond. Only five bottles are made annually, justifying the eye-popping price.
Clive Christian No. 1
2. Clive Christian No. 1Price $2,150 (2 oz.)
This perfume is an extravagant combination of Indian jasmine, mandarin and sandalwood. Its bottle is handmade from lead crystal, while the neck is 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver, set with a solitaire.
The stopper is designed after the original pattern granted by Queen Victoria.
Caron's Poivre
3. Caron’s Poivre: $2,000
The peppery unisex fragrance of Caron Poivre is a snip at $2,000 (for 2 oz).
This perfume is a concoction of lavender, jasmine, rose, Lily of the valley, carnation, cedar, sandalwood, Tonka and musk.
The maker of this perfume, Caron, is one of the last perfume houses to still have an in-house ‘nose’ (Monsieur Fraysse) — also called a master perfumer.
Chanel No 5
4. Chanel No 5: Price $1,850
One of the world’s most famous perfumes relies heavily on jasmine. It was the first fragrance from Parisian couturier, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.
History has it that Chanel commissioned renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to make six perfumes. They were labelled No. 1, No. 2, etc. through No. 6. Chanel liked No. 5 the most and that became the chosen formula.
Initially, this perfume was given to some of Chanel’s clients for free at her boutique.
Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe
5. Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe: Price $1,700
Baccarat, better known as the maker of high-quality crystal, entered the fragrance business in the late 1990s with three limited-edition fragrances of its own.
Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe combines frankincense and myrrh. The perfume comes in exquisite Baccarat crystal bottles.
Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien
6. Annick Goutal’s Eau d’Hadrien: Price $1,500
Annick Goutal is a European perfumer, former model and prize-winning pianist. Her Eau d’Hadrien is a fresh, citrus blend of Sicilian lemons, grapefruit and cypress.
Hermes' 24 Faubourg
7. Hermes’ 24 Faubourg: Price $1,500
This women’s perfume, which comes in 1-oz bottles, is made by French fashion house Hermes International.
Hermes started its fragrance line in 1951. Over the past 57 years, the company has created several fragrances for both men and women.
Jean Patou's Joy
8. Jean Patou’s Joy: Price $800
This is quite a popular fragrance among Hollywood stars. It comes in 1-oz bottles and is a heavy floral scent, based on the most precious rose and jasmine, created by French fashion designer Jean Patou.
Other Patou perfumes are Amour Amour, Adieu Sagesse and Que Sais Je.
But ‘Joy’ is the most well known one.
Ever used any of these expensive perfumes? Share your experience with us.

The Perfect Gift For Your Woman

It’s quite apparent that all ladies will have a soft corner for the Accessories MP3 Player. Honestly, how many MP3 players can be as subtle and discreet as this! Fashion statement, jewelry, bling…you name it, and it’s there! I adore the little loop earring that goes into the ear as headphones, now only if Cartier or Tiffany can get a whiff of this…

Action-based video games get players on their feet

New video games mixing music with real-world action promise to get players off the couch, turning basketball dribblers into “true ballers” and helping new moms tighten their tummies.
“NBA Baller Beats” laid claim to being the first videogame to incorporate basketballs into the action, challenging players to dribble in time with high-energy music in order to score points.
The videogame taps into movement-sensing abilities of Kinect accessories for Xbox 360 controllers to challenge players to bounce balls in synch with on-screen cues and even do stunts like passing behind backs or between legs.
“Kinect knows everything you are doing so you can’t fake it out,” a spokesman for Majesco Entertainment said while demonstrating ‘Baller Beats’ at the E3 videogame industry extravaganza in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Copies of the game will be bundled with basketballs when they are released in September at a price of $60 each, according to Majesco.
“Even though the game comes with a full-size basketball you can use any rubber ball, even a swimming pool ball,” Majesco’s Liz Buckley told. “That may be a little less intimidating for moms in the living room.”
The ball cannot be black because it would be too difficult to track properly, according to Buckley.
Majesco also showed off a “Zumba Fitness Core” videogame that combined the Columbian dance exercise craze with Kinect for Xbox.
“Core” will be released later this year as a new installment in a franchise that has sold more than seven million videogames since it was launched in November 2010.

Actress Jolie donates $100,000 to Syrian refugees

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has donated $100,000 to aid Syrian refugees, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.
The Oscar-winning actress is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and made the donation on World Refugee Day.
In a statement marking the occasion Jolie said the solutions to the world’s growing number of displaced people were political as well as humanitarian.
“The international community should rededicate itself to preventing conflict, addressing it when it erupts, and solving it more quickly,” she said.
“For that is the only way to create durable solutions for the refugees whose strength inspires us on this World Refugee Day.”
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled their country amid a bloody crackdown on dissent by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, with most going to Turkey and Lebanon.
Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the agency since 2001, was promoted to special envoy earlier this yea

Sunday, November 25, 2012

sanath jayasuriya got married

Sanath weds for the third time with Maleeka , also incidentally  an Air Hostess

For the third time the legendary cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya once more tied the ‘Nuptial’ knot with a new bride yesterday a very simple and secretly conducted ceremony. This time Sanath has chosen another by profession another an Air hostess Maleeka. But she is also a film actress. She had portrayed roles in ‘Super Six’ film along side with popular actresses like Pabhoda Sandeepani , Aruni and a few other popular film actresses.
Yesterday morning her weeding registration took place on a very low and subdued profile in a secret manner at a Buddhist temple in Mt.Lavinia’s, ‘Wale Pansala’ amidst a small gathering, which was not covered officially by the media. Subsequently a few guests who were present were invited for a grand lunch at the Mt Lavinia hotel. This was to celebrate Maleeka’s birthday.
Sanath Jayasuriya wanted to have this function in a very small scale by extending invitations for a few people only as he wanted to have this function to be held rather secretly. However it is learnt that a larger celebration of this even is to be planned to be held next week. It is reliably reported.
Sanath in his previous marriage to Sandra was also an ex Air hostess have three children. He had legally separated from this marriage. This case was file a few months back. The legal proceedings of this case are however are not yet over. Sanath’s initial marriage was also to an Air Hostess, which too ended in a divorce.
Some photographs of Maleeka shown BELOW:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Robert Pattinson: Kristen Stewart Is ‘Perfect’

Rob calls Kristen ‘perfect’ in a new interview while promoting ‘Breaking Dawn: Part 2′ — Do YOU think he’s forgiven her for cheating? 

Robert Pattinson was reportedly devastated and humiliated when Kristen Stewart was photographed having an affair with her SWATH director Rupert Sanders. But just a couple months later, while promoting Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Rob called her “perfect.” Is all forgiven?

 When the cheating photos went viral on July 24, Rob was heartbroken. But just months later, on Nov. 12, the two stars appeared on the Breaking Dawn red carpet together, looking more in love than ever. So has Rob totally forgiven Kristen for cheating? As we recently told you, Rob’s sisters “are disgusted by Kristen.” A source told Life & Style, 

“They saw how hurt Rob was after the affair, and that anger hasn’t washed away yet. They feel Kristen embarrassed the entire family by cheating on Rob so publicly.” Guess he’s ignoring his family and listening to his heart! In the new interview, Kristen also admits that Bella & Edward’s love “presents a really perfect idea of what a relationship could be” and that true love is worth fighting for… even in real life! Watch the new interview below:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Is this The End for Mr. Bean?

Is one of the world's most celebrated man-children finally growing up ... and saying goodbye?
It looks like Mr. Bean fans may soon have to indulge their love of hijinks, pratfalls and shenanigans elsewhere, as Rowan Atkinson has announced that the time to retire the comedy character is nigh.
It's somewhat ironic that, for Atkinson, playing a role that brings a smile to so many faces has actually become "a little sad."
"The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me —- basically quite physical, quite childish —- I increasingly feel I'm going to do a lot less of," he told the Daily Telegraph's Review. "Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful."
Mr. Bean, a character whom Atkinson developed while studying for his master's degree at Oxford University, made his debut in the eponymous television series that ran for 14 episodes from 1990-1995. He was also the star of his own animated series that ran from 2002-2004 and two feature films, "Bean" (1997) and "(2007).
Mr. Bean was initially described by Atkinson as being a "child in a man's body," a gleefully oblivious buffoon who somehow managed to navigate and overcome everyday (and sometimes more outrageous) challenges and obstacles through a mix of innocence and general cluelessness. The character, who rarely speaks, has been compared to roles played by Charlie Chaplin and those of other silent actors known for physical comedy and theatricality.
Atkinson admits that playing the well-meaning but bumbling clown has kept him from scoring more serious roles. He hopes to finally be seen in a different light as he prepares to make his "straight play" debut in a revival of Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" in London's West End.
Well, at least we still have Pee-wee Herman, as Paul Reubens doesn't seem to think there's anything sad about an older man acting like a big kid.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kristen Stewart Topless Photos From 'On The Road' Leak Online

By now you've likely heard that Kristen Stewart appears nude multiple times throughout the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." She also engages in a threesome and masturbates two male characters.
The actress recently brushed the nude and sex scenes off as "no big deal", and boasted that getting naked for the film was something she wanted to do because she loves pushing and scaring herself.
Nude scenes are challenge for any actor, and in the age of the internet, screenshots of these scenes are preserved for everyone's viewing -- even those who opt to skip out on the movie.
Those photos have leaked, giving the masses the first look at what all the hype has been about, and a number of websites are hosting photos of the 22-year-old actress lying in bed wearing nothing but a smile.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The World’s Largest Ever Firework Display Take Place In Kuwait

November 10, 2012 marked the golden jubilee of Kuwait’s constitution and the country celebrated it with a spectacular $15-million fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates filled the seaside Arabian Gulf Road to watch the dazzling display of colors and light that saw a staggering 77,282 fireworks launched over a period of one hour. The visual presentation marked 50 years to the day since the late emir Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah announced that Kuwait had become the first Arab state in the Gulf to issue a constitution and have a parliament.

During the past 50 years, parliament was dissolved nine times, six of them since mid-2006, while some articles of the constitution itself were frozen twice to suspend parliament for a total of 11 years in the 1970s and 1980s.

The celebration came as the government and opposition are locked in one of the worst showdowns in the OPEC member's history, amid accusations by the opposition that the government has staged a coup against the constitution.More than 150 people and 24 policemen were slightly hurt during three massive demonstrations held by the opposition to protest against the amendment of the electoral law ordered by the emir last month.

The opposition claims the amendment is in breach of the constitution and allows the government to influence the outcome of parliamentary polls slated for December 1.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



 A famous French shipbuilder ship company and one from Monaco joined hands together to build this yacht with enormous dimensions... Its 58 meters long and 38 meters wide. 
The yacht... with a floor area of 3400 M 2 (36600 Sq. feet.) 
with accommodation for 12 passengers and 20 crew members. 
This is a " green " yacht. 
It use green energy for 20-30% fuel savings and 40-50% electricity consumption on board. 
Therefore it has 900M 2 (9700 Sq. feet.) equipped with solar panels, producing a daily output of 500 kW. 
Three decks, a 25 meter pool, a spa, a heli-pad, a 100M 2 (1080 Sq. feet.) sauna, gym and massage room, a promenade of 130M 2 (1400 Sq. feet.), a music room, a dining room, a cinema, sun decks, suites, terraces and a lounge. The luxury is at the ultimate level. 
The decks are connected by stairs but there is also an elevator. 
The Owner's Suite..!!!! 
With an area of 200M 2 (2150 Sq. feet.) it completely covers the third deck. This is the view of the bedroom and bathroom. The sea view is great and there is a private terrace of 25 meters length. 
The yacht has the shape of a horseshoe and has a retracting glass solar panel roof... so everything is bathed in a sea of light 
The spacious lounge. 
On the lower deck are the common premises, such as lounge, piano bar and dining area. 
The Dining Room 
The dining room opens onto the sea view. 
Suites for the guests 
For the guests.. 5 suites with sea views situated on the middle deck. 
There is also a reading room/lounge. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

For my daughter, I was Aamir Khan, says Shah Rukh

He is one of India's biggest superstars but Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan says it is lonely at the top and he is constantly fighting with the "feeling of emptiness".
"There is something wrong in me. I sense it. I feel it but I don't know what it is," Shah Rukh said during the ThinkFest conclave, an annual event, in Goa.

"I have a beautiful family. I have a few friends with whom I spend lot of time. I don't want to die like my father. I don't want to be unknown. I would like to be just successful. Believe me it is lonely at the top."

Shah Rukh, who turned 47 recently, is in the process of giving final touches to his autobiography.
"Somehow there is this feeling of emptiness. I have this restlessness, strangeness, which I fill up with my acting."

The actor, who lost his father at the age of 15, recalled how his family was always short of money in his childhood.
"Once, my father took me to show a cinema in Delhi. He did not have enough money. We sat near Kamani auditorium and he told me that it is wonderful to see the vehicles passing.
"When I want to take my son out for a movie I should be able to show him the movie and not the cars," said Shah Rukh.

He has been ruling the film industry since his successful debut with 1992 film 'Deewana' but Shah Rukh says he always had a fear of failure that his father went through.
"I think my father was most successful failure in the world and I am proud of him," the actor said, adding that his father was a "handsome pathan".

Shah Rukh also got nostalgic about the moment when his father died and his body was brought home.
"My sister just collapsed and for the next two years she did not recover from the shock. She didn't cry but she could not face the reality of our father's death," he said.
"A lot of things which are Bollywood-like or flamboyant in me are actually to cover up my emotions. I don't have guts to be so simple. To avoid depression I act."
Shah Rukh said that 90 per cent of the things which he depicts in the films are experiences of his life.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh ruled out that he was going through a midlife crisis and termed some instances of his arrogance as being a typical "Delhi boy."

"I am a Delhi boy...," he said, during an interview at ThinkFest conclave that concluded in Goa yesterday.

Shah Rukh, who allegedly slapped director Shirish Kunder during a party and was involved in a brawl with the policemen at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during an IPL match, said, "I am not going through midlife crisis. I am going through Delhi phases."
The actor also remembered how during his initial days in Mumbai when he was shooting for 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na', he landed in trouble for threatening a journalist over an article that linked him to an actress.

"I went to the house of that journalist and threatened him," Shah Rukh said, adding that "next day this act of mine landed me in jail. I was allowed to make only one phone call from the police station. Instead of making a call to my wife or my lawyer, I called the same journalist and threatened him again." He termed his act as "foolishness."
Shah Rukh also said that till some time back, his daughter used to think that he was Aamir Khan.
"Four years back, my daughter used to think that I am Aamir Khan and for my son I am always a hero," the superstar said.

On the occasion, Shah Rukh read out some excerpts from his autobiography, to which he is giving final touches. It sketches his life from childhood to stardom.