Friday, November 8, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Pounds Central Philippines; 3 Dead

Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 7, 2013One of the strongest typhoons ever recorded is pounding the central Philippines, where it has caused landslides, destroyed buildings and killed at least three people.
Many parts of the archipelago nation were cut off from electricity and communications Friday, as Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on the islands of Leyte and Samar.

TEPCO Seeks to Reassure Public Over Nuclear Fuel Removal at Fukushima

Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk down the steps of a fuel handling machine on the spent fuel pool inside the No.4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi

Siberian Blast Points to More Destructive Meteors Ahead

A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk, February 15, 2013.

Asia Pacific Summit: PM Nawaz will visit Bangkok on Nov 18

File photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP/FILE
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Thailand later this month to participate in the ‘Connect Asia Pacific Summit’ scheduled to take place in Bangkok on November 18, according to a foreign ministry statement.
Nawaz will also undertake bilateral official visit to Thailand after the summit at the invitation of his Thai counterpart, Yingluck Shinawatra, it added.
Connect Asia Pacific Summit is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of Kingdom of Thailand and the International Telecommunication Union.
The summit will be attended by the presidents of Mongolia and Rwanda and prime ministers of New Zealand, Cambodia and Togo. The visit, which closely follows the visit of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Pakistan in August this year, foreign ministry spokesperson Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2013.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Verizon's Galaxy S4 sign-up page is finally live (

Big Red is on board for the fourth voyage to a magical Korean Galaxy.
(Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET)

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 page is finally live, giving America's largest wireless carrier a way for folks to get in line for what's been the most anticipated new phone of this year so far.

Earlier in the week, Verizon Wireless tweeted that the GS4 would be hitting its 4G LTE network in May and promised that more details would soon be forthcoming.

The sign up page that went live this week on the Verizon Wireless site doesn't offer any of those details, it's just a place to enter your e-mail and thereby consent to being spammed by the carrier about all things Samsung.

Being the big dog on the wireless block, Verizon apparently doesn't feel a need to be first with what's expected to be a pretty hot new phone. Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile will have the Galaxy S4 in stores later this month, and AT&T has already been taking pre-orders for a few days now.

No word yet on pricing from Verizon either, but it's likely to be in the range offered by its competitors, which includes a $149 promotion for some new Sprint customers that bring their old number over to the carrier, on up to the full retail price of $639.

Windows 8 'touch-ups,' please

Friday, March 15, 2013

2PM’s Taecyeon captured during a lecture

Having accepted at the prestigious Korea University’s Graduate School, 2PM’s Taecyeon has jumped back from a celebrity to a normal college student.

Recently, a photo titled “Ok Taecyeon during a lecture at Korea University Graduate School” was uploaded on an online community board.