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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now


It's astounding that until this moment, three years after the iPhone, the biggest software company in the world basically didn't compete in mobile. Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we've been waiting for. Everything's different now.

Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft is publicly previewing Windows Phone 7 for the first time. The brand new, totally fresh operating system will appear in phones this year, but not until the holidays. All of the major wireless carriers and every likely hardware maker are backing it, and they'd be stupid not to. It's awesome. We've got a serious hands on for you to check out, but here is everything that you need to know:

The name—Windows Phone 7 Series—is a mouthful, and unfortunately, the epitome of Microsoft's worst naming instincts, belying the simple fact that it's the most groundbreaking phone since the iPhone. It's the phone Microsoft should've made three years ago. In the same way that the Windows 7 desktop OS was nearly everything people hoped it would be, Windows Phone 7 is almost everything anyone could've dreamed of in a phone, let alone a Microsoft phone. It changes everything. Why? Now that Microsoft has filled in its gaping chasm of suck with a meaningful phone effort, the three most significant companies in desktop computing—Apple, Google and Microsoft—now stand to occupy the same positions in mobile. Phones are officially computers that happen to fit in your pocket.

Windows Phone 7 is also something completely new for Microsoft: A total break from the past. Windows Mobile isn't just dead, the body's been dumped, buried and paved over by a rainbow brick road.

The Interface

It's different. The face of Windows Phone 7 is not a rectangular grid of thumbnail-sized glossy-looking icons, arranged in a pattern of 4x4 or so, like basically every other phone. No, instead, an oversized set of bright, superflat squares fill the screen. The pop of the primary colors and exaggerated flatness produces a kind of cutting-edge crispness that feels both incredibly modern and playful. Text is big, and beautiful. The result is a feat no phone has performed before: Making the iPhone's interface feel staid.


If you want to know what it feels like, the Zune HD provides a taste: Interface elements that run off the screen; beautiful, oversized text and graphics; flipping, panning, scrolling, zooming from screen to screen; broken hearts. Some people might think it's gratuitous, but I think it feels natural and just…fun. There's an incredible sense of joie de vivre that's just not in any other phone. It makes you wish that this was aesthetic direction all of Microsoft was going in. Another, sorta similar interface, in terms of data presentation, is this Android Slidescreen app, which gives you a bunch of info up top.


Windows Phone 7 is connected in the same sense as Palm's webOS and Android, with live, real-time data seamlessly integrated, though it's even smoother and more natural. Live tiles on the Start screen, which you can totally customize, are updated dynamically with fresh content, like weather, or if you've pinned a person to your Start screen, their latest status updates and photos.


The meat of the phone is organized around a set of hubs: People, Pictures, Games, Music + Video, Marketplace, and Office. They're kind of like uber-applications, in a sense. Massive panoramas with multiple screens that are each kind of like individual apps. People, for instance, isn't just your contacts, but it's also where social networking happens, with a real-time stream of updates pulled in from like Facebook and Windows Live. (No Twitter support announced yet, it appears—a kind of serious deficiency, but one we're sure will be remedied by ship date.)

As another example, Music + Video is essentially the entirety of Zune HD's software, tucked inside of Windows Phone 7.

A piece of interface that's shockingly not there: A desktop syncing app. If anyone would be expected to tie their phone to a desktop, you'd think it'd be Microsoft, but they're actually moving forward here. All of your contacts and info sync over the air. The only thing you'll be syncing through your computer is music and videos, which is mercifully done via the Zune desktop client.

Hello, Connected World

The People hub might be the best social networking implementation yet on a phone: It's a single place to see all of your friends' status updates from multiple services in a single stream, and to update your own Facebook and Windows Live status. Needs. Twitter support. Badly. But you have neat things going on, like the aforementioned Live tiles—if you really like someone or want to stalk them hardcore, you can make them a tile on your Start screen, which will update in realtime with whatever they're posting, and pull down their photos from whatever service. There's also your very own profile page, where you can scan your current social state and post updates to multiple services simultaneously.

All of your contacts are synced and backed up over-the-air, Android and webOS style, and can be pulled from multiple sources, like Windows Live, Exchange, etc. Makes certain other phones seem a little antiquated with their out-of-the-box Contacts situation.

Holy Crap! The Zune Phone!

Microsoft's vision of Zune is finally clear with Windows Phone 7. It's an app, just like iPod is on the iPhone, though the Zune Marketplace is integrated with it into the music + video hub, not separated into its own little application. It's just like the Zune HD, so you can check out our review of that to see what it's like. But you get third-party stuff like Pandora, too, built-in here. Oh, and worth mentioning, there will be an FM radio in every phone (more on that in a bit).


Pictures is a little different though, and gets its very own hub. That's because it's intensely connected—you can share photos and video with social networks straight from the hub, and via the cloud, they're kept in sync with your PC and web galleries. The latest photos your friends post also show up here. Of course, you get around with multitouch zoom and zip-zip scrolling stuff.

Xbox, on a Phone

I'll admit, I very nearly needed to change my pants when I saw the Xbox tile on the phone for the first time. Obviously, you're not going to be playing Halo 3 on your smartphone (at least not this year), but yes, Xbox Live on a phone! It's tied to your Live profile, and there are achievements and gamer points for the games you can play on your phone, which will be tied to games back on your Xbox 360.

If Microsoft's got an ace-in-hole with Windows Phone 7, it's Xbox Live. Gamers have talked about a portable Xbox for years—this is the most logical way to do it. The N-Gage was ahead of its time. (Okay, and it sucked.) The DS and PSP are the past. The iPhone showed us that the future of mobile gaming was going to be on your phone, and now that just got a lot more interesting. The potential's there, and hopefully the games will be plentiful and awesome enough to meet it.

Browser and Email

Yes, the browser is Internet Exploder. And yes, the rumor's true: It won't be as fast as Mobile Safari. Not to start. But it's not bad! Hey, least it's got multitouch powers right out of the box. Naturally, you've got multiple browser windows, and you can pin web pages to the Start screen, like any other decent mobile browser.

The Outlook email app makes me question how people read email on a BlackBerry. It is stunning. I never thought I'd call a mail app "stunning," but, well, it kind of is. It's the best looking mobile mail app around. Text is huge. Gorgeous. Ultrareadable. Of course, it's got Exchange support too.

Apps, Office and Marketplace

Remember what I said earlier about Windows Mobile being dead? So are all the apps. They won't work on WP7. Sorry Windows Mobile developers, it's for the best. Deep down, we all knew a clean break was the only way Windows Phone wasn't going to suck total balls.

Apps will have some standardized interface elements, like the app bar on the bottom for common commands. But here's a question: Will they multitask? Um, that depends on your definition of multitasking! When we asked Joe Belfiore, the guy running Windows Phone, he alluded to live tiles and feeds as some ofthe ways that third-parties will be able to "bring value to the user, even when their apps aren't running." Which sounds to us like a big ol' "shnope," but we'll see more next month at Microsoft's developer event MIX.

The Marketplace is where you'll buy apps. Since we've got like 6 months 'til Windows Phone 7 launches and people should be excited to develop for it, hopefully there'll be plenty of stuff to buy there on day one.


Naturally, Bing and Bing Maps are built into the phone as the default search and maps services. They're nice, smartly contextual, and very location-oriented. Bing's also used for universal search on the phone, via a dedicated Bing button. (There is no search but Bing search, BTW.) Bing Maps is multitouchable, with pinch-to-zoom. It's rich, with built-in listings with reviews and clever ways of searching for stuff. And yeah, Office! It's connected to that cloud thing, for OTA syncing and such. Business people should be happy.

Hardware and Partnahs

Another way the old Windows Mobile is dead is how Microsoft's handling partners and hardware situation. With Windows Mobile, a phonemaker handed Microsoft their monies, and Microsoft tossed them a software kit, and that was that. Which is why a lot of Windows Mobile phones felt and ran like crap. And why it took HTC like two years to produce the HD2, the most genuinely usable rendition of Windows Mobile ever.

Microsoft's not building their own phones, but they're going to be picky, to say the least, with Windows Phone 7. Ballmer phrases it as "taking more accountability" for people's experiences. There's a strict set of minimum hardware requirements: a capacitive, multitouchable screen with at least four points of touch; accelerometer; 5-megapixel camera; FM radio; and the like. There are serious benchmarks that have to be met. And only chosen OEMs get to build the phones now, not like before, when anybody with $20 could get a license. The OEMs that Microsoft's announcing they're working with at launch are: Qualcomm, LG, Samsung, Garmin Asus, HTC, HP, Dell, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba. AT&T's their "premiere partner" in the US (dammit). (Take note people! Premiere does not mean exclusive!)

Every phone will have a Bing (search) button and a Start button. Custom skins, like the minor miracles HTC worked, are now banned. The message to hardware makers is clear: It's a Windows Phone, you're just putting it together. Basically, phonemakers get to decide the shape of the phone, and whether or not there's a keyboard.

One other word on hardware, in a manner of speaking. Hardware it won't work with? Macs. Which is kind of stupid to us—a lot of the people Microsoft wants to use Windows Phone 7, like college students, have been going Mac in droves. You wanna lure them back Microsoft? Let them use your phone with any OS.

The Big Picture

Windows Phone 7 Series is, from what we've seen, exactly what Microsoft's phone should be. It's actually good. It brings together a bunch of different Microsoft services—Zune, Xbox, Bing—in a way that actually makes sense and just works. But there's a real, lingering question: Are they too late? The first Windows Phone 7 Series…phone—goddamn that is a stupid name—won't hit until the end of this year. That's more than three years after the iPhone, two years after Android, hell, even a year after Palm, the industry's sickly but persistent dwarf.

History is on Microsoft's side here—we know what happened the last time Apple had a massive head start. Microsoft is, if nothing else, incredibly patient. Remember the first Xbox? Back when it was crazy that Microsoft was getting into videogames? It's cost them about a billion dollars and taken nearly 10 years, but now, with Xbox Live, Project Natal and their massive software ecosystem, they arguably have the most impressive gaming console you can buy. That was a pet project. Now, mobile is the future of computing. What do you think Microsoft will sink into that?

The mobile picture is now officially a three-way dance: Apple, Google, and Microsoft. The same people who dominate desktop computing. Everybody else is screwed. Former Palm CEO Ed Colligan famously said a few years ago: "PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in." That's precisely what's just happened. Phones are the new PCs. PC guys are the new phone guys.

[Microsoft]

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1938 Dating Guide For Single Women

From: http://pbh3.tumblr.com/

Apparently, the only keys to successful dating in the 1930’s for ladies were don’t talk too much, wear a bra, and don’t pass out in the middle of your date because you’re drunk.

























The 11 hottest ladies competing in 2010 Winter Olympics

By DAVE CAREY
From: http://www.covers.com/

Have you ever seen the movie Shallow Hal?

It’s about a guy, played by Jack Black, who has a problem with judging women strictly on their physical appearances. Through a mind trick, he learns to see them for their inner beauty and begins to appreciate things like personality, heart and empathy.

I, however, have no such problem: I am perfectly fine with judging a woman on nothing other than her physical appearance.

And with the Winter Olympics now here, the good people at Covers asked me to do a little “research” to come up with a list of the 11 hottest women of these Olympics.

What better place to find a world class body than on a world class athlete? Just remember -- I don’t care if she runs an orphanage or nurses sick puppies. What really matters is how fast these hotties will melt the ice in Vancouver.

11. Andrea Henkel, Biathlon, German:

OK, I will be the first to admit, Henkel does look a little more like the girl next door than a super model, but part of her appeal is the fact that she seems almost attainable.

Even better, her event requires her to shoot a gun. If a loaded weapon doesn’t automatically make a woman 100 times sexier than I don’t know what does. To top it off, she’s German, which means she can hold her beer, too. Guns and booze? That’s a recipe for success with any girl.

10. Alexandra Jekova, Snowboarding, Bulgaria:

Some people from the western part of the world are a little skeptical of European women because of stereotypes of excessive body hair. Well let me be the first to tell you, that after ample evaluation of all of Ms. Jekova’s pictures I can find, she should have no such issues.

If she looks familiar, it's because she was Bulgaria's flag bearer for the opening ceremony for this year's Games.

This board bunny is one of the hottest things on the slopes and look for her to make headlines this year. Now if only we can get her to wear that headband during her runs…

9. Torah Bright, Snowboarding, Australia:

This master of the halfpipe makes you wonder what it really is like Down Under. Bright, who usually wears her hair darker, also is a ringer for Kate Beckinsale, one of my personal favorites and not a bad beauty to be compared with at all.

She finished sixth at the Winter Olympics in Torino and she's a medal threat in the superpipe in Vancouver.

8. Kim Yu-Na, Figure Skater, South Korea:

The 19-year-old beauty is a master on the ice and has the ability to hold the attention of both the women and the men in the room when she unveils her slick moves. Her slim frame helps enable her to pull off incredible combinations. She's the most accomplished hottie to make our list. I could list off all of her records but it'd take 500 words. Just check out her page on Wikipedia.

7. Katie Uhlaender, Skeleton, American:

Many more fans have been all over fellow American skeleton competitor Noelle Pikus-Pace, but let me stand up for the talented Uhlander. She certainly can fill out a skin-tight uniform, and who says blonds always get to have more fun? I may not know much about Skeleton, but I do know that I have a bone or two for her.

She got medical clearance to compete in the 2009-10 Skeleton World Cup after she shattered her kneecap in a snowmobile accident.

6. Isabelle Delobel, Couples Figure Skating, France:

The French may be known best for their cheese and wine, but Delobel has also aged perfectly. France has a history of quick surrender when it comes to conflict, but I would have no problem giving up without a fight if this fine female was the aggressor. Delobel and ice dance partner Olivier Schoenfelder have been competing for the better part of the last decade peaking with a gold medal in the 2008 World Championships.

5. Chemmy Alcott, Downhill Skiing, England:

Tea and crumpets in my busy schedule for this British tart would be a treat. Her main area of competition implies that she loves going down very fast, something I think the majority of fans have very little problem with. She's Britian's best all-around skier, competing in Downhill, Super G, Classic Combined/Super Combined and Giant Slalom events.

4. Irina Movchan, Figure Skating, Ukranian:

I am not a huge fan of Yoga, but I can’t think of many ways to get more limber than Movchan in this picture. This beauty is used to the cold weather, but with moves like that, I don’t think we would have any shortage of volunteers to help her stay warm all winter. She's a top skater in Ukraine but she hasn't faired well in international events so you might have to tune in for the early stages to catch her in action.

3. Lindsey Vonn, Skiing, America:

Two things hurt our girl Vonn. First, she has been so heavily photographed and followed that some of her mystique already is gone before the Games even started. Second, she has a bruised shin that may keep the face of Team USA from competing. Vonn received some good news when she learned that her first run, originally scheduled for last Saturday, was pushed to Thursday because of poor weather. Hopefully we get to see lots of Vonn for the remainder of the Games.

2. Kiira Korpi, Figure Skating, Finland:

Seriously, I know you are wondering where I keep coming up with these random figure skaters, but trust me, my never-ending search to find the hottest of the hot had its rewards. Korpi is a long-shot to medal, but with looks like hers, she will be hard to forget after the Games end. And if the picture is any indication about her thinking about making a transition to roller skating in the offseason, I’m all for it.

1. Tanith Belbin, Ice Dancing, America:

God hasn’t made too many this pretty, and when she wants out of Canada to come and become an American citizen, who are we to deny her? It even took a special session of Congress to grant her citizenship, and those guys certainly know a hot number when they see one. Belbin’s event is possibly the wimpiest – ice dancing – so guys, impress your ladies when you graciously “volunteer” to watch the ice queen compete.

This little black box cleans your hands with plasma gas

From: http://dvice.com/

This little black box cleans your hands with plasma gas

A technology being developed by a variety of laboratories utilizes plasma gas to clean hands and kill germs quickly and effectively — even drug-resistant strains, such as MRSA, or obnoxious repeat offenders such as Athlete's Foot. (Maybe you should get your own box if you're going to be doing that, though.)

The idea of plasma gas may have you thinking twice about sticking your hand in this box, but at room temperature and pressure and in the controlled environment its in, it can get your hand — from your skin to under your fingernails — entirely sterilized in under four seconds. It's so effective, in fact, that researchers found it could get rid of said Athlete's Foot without the patient ever having to remove a sock.

The technology is geared toward hospitals, hotels and the service industry, where cleanliness is key. Plasma-cleaning itself isn't new as it's been used to sterilize medical instruments for years, but to use it on human tissue several advancements in both the way plasma gas is handled and the technology behind industrial hand sanitizers had to be made.

In the future, the plasma gas sanitizer could open up new areas elsewhere, such as being used in air conditioners to purify air. In other words, get ready to see all those ion air purifiers at Sharper Image replaced by plasma ones.

Via NYT

Top “My Sharona” Moments In Pop Culture History

By Cindy Casares
From http://guanabee.com/


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The news that The Knack lead singer Doug Fieger, who sang, amongst other things, “My Sharona”, has died at age 57 from complications due to brain cancer, lead us to reminisce on all the great “My Sharona” moments in pop culture history. There’s a reason the song refuses to leave the pantheon. It’s a classic.

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “My Bologna”

“My Sharona” Spontaneous Dance Party Scene In Reality Bites

Filipino Prisoners Dance To “My Sharona”

The Simpsons Bullies Sing “My Sharona”

Cheech Sings “My Scrotum” In Cheech And Chong’s Next Movie

Funny or Die Hosts “My Toyota”

Original “My Sharona” Video

Of course, nothing beats the original jam. R.I.P., Doug.


Motorola Expands Android Portfolio With QUENCH

by Jennifer Johnson
from: http://hothardware.com/

Motorola announced its eighth Android-powered device today. Called the Motorola QUENCH, this new smartphone features a touch-screen design with navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad. The QUENCH also comes with Adobe Flash Lite and a 3.1-inch high-resolution display. In the U.S., the QUENCH will be known as the CLIQ XT. It will be available next month exclusively through T-Mobile.

Another key feature of the QUENCH is its MOTOBLUR technology. This Android-powered content delivery service can synchronize contacts, posts, messages, photos, and more from social networking sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, email accounts, and Last.FM and display them on the phone's home screen.

To help ensure the phone provides clear calls, the QUENCH offers dual microphones and noise cancellation technology. The phone also has a connected media player and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash. Other features include voice-activated search, 3G and Wi-Fi access, aGPS, and stereo Bluetooth.


Motorola Expands Android(TM) Portfolio: Introducing QUENCH(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM),
a New Touch-screen Smartphone

QUENCH with MOTOBLUR streams together messaging and contacts so you can tap into your
social scene using a full virtual QWERTY and front navigation touch pad

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile World Congress -- Today Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced QUENCH with MOTOBLUR, Motorola's Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and synchronizes contacts to keep conversations in constant motion. QUENCH's sleek touch-screen design, combined with great navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad, as well as the inclusion of Adobe Flash Lite, make browsing the web on its 3.1" high-resolution display a breeze. Motorola QUENCH™ will be available beginning in the first quarter of 2010. In the U.S., it will be called CLIQ XT™ and be available next month exclusively through T-Mobile USA. This is the eighth Android-powered device launched by Motorola around the globe.

"As we continue to expand Motorola's portfolio of Android-powered devices, we remain committed to delivering more of what people want from their handheld devices in easier ways," said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business. "QUENCH with MOTOBLUR showcases Motorola's design heritage by offering a compelling differentiation from the traditional Android experience, giving people an easier way to have more messaging, more Web and more music."

MOTOBLUR is Motorola's Android-powered content delivery service created to make phones more personal and socially smart. It is the first solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more — from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter®, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail and Last.FM — and automatically deliver them to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it.

Messaging is made easier on QUENCH with the combination of MOTOBLUR features, a palm and pocket-friendly design and Swype, a new feature that makes responding to messages and entering text easier than ever. MOTOBLUR keeps happenings, messages, news feeds and more readily available for browsing and responding on the customizable home screen. Contact information, such as email addresses, profile pictures and phone numbers, is automatically synced whenever the details change online, so there's no need to manually update.

QUENCH delivers a complete Web experience on a full touch-screen device with pinch and zoom capabilities. Navigation is enhanced with a front-facing, centrally-located touch pad, so it's easier and more intuitive to flick through the Web. Adobe Flash Lite enables rich media content such as banners and videos to be displayed and fully enjoyed on the 3.1" high-resolution display.

The innovative new connected media player on QUENCH is not only connected to the Internet but your social networks as well. QUENCH connects you to your music with a new style of media player that lets you buy and instantly download music from an MP3 store while integrating third-party apps such as TuneWiki, SoundHound, GoTV, and YouTube™. The music search feature makes finding your songs easy while synchronized lyrics in any language you choose make learning songs easier than before. Share your favorite tracks, discover new ones, find lyrics, watch videos, and stream FM radio.

QUENCH enables clear calls using dual microphones and noise cancellation technology, while crystal clear pictures are enabled by a 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Finding information online or within the device is made even easier with voice-activated search (English only). Simply say what you are looking for and QUENCH will find contacts, serve up Google™ Web search results based on location, or launch applications. Android Market™ provides fast access to more than 20,000 apps and widgets for limitless customizations and enhancements to QUENCH. Extras such as 3G and Wi-Fi® access, aGPS and stereo Bluetooth® make QUENCH a solid Android-powered device.

Finally, MOTOBLUR provides end-users with convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary. Then, one user name and password brings back your contacts, messages and connectivity to your previously configured networks and email providers. Plus, with over-the-air updates, Motorola has the ability to improve current features and add new ones to QUENCH, ensuring the overall experience is continually enhanced.

Availability

QUENCH with MOTOBLUR will be available in multiple regions around the globe beginning in Q1 2010. In the U.S., the device will be called CLIQ XT with MOTOBLUR and will be available exclusively through T-Mobile USA beginning next month.

QUENCH™ with MOTOBLUR™
Talk and Standby Time
6.5 hours / 13.5 days
Bands/Modes
WCDMA 850/1900/2100 (for Global) WCDMA 900/1700/2100 (for US), GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, AGPS
Weight
123.5g; 4.4 oz
Dimensions
59.4mm x 116.7mm x 12.3mm
Size
~ 790cc
OS
Android 1.5
Battery
1420 mAh
Connectivity
Bluetooth1 2.0, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, Over the Air Sync (OTA); Wi-Fi
Display
3.1 inch display 320 x 480 pixels (w x h), 65k TFT
Messaging/Web/Apps
MMS, SMS, Email (POP3/IMAP embedded) IM (Embedded),
Audio
AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v9
Video
Playback - H.264, H.263, MPEG at 24fps at HVGA resolution; Capture - H.263, MPEG at 24fps at HVGA resolution
Camera
5 megapixel, auto-focus, digital zoom, LED flash
Browser
Android HTML Webkit
Memory
Removable Micro SD card (included); Supports 32GB MicroSD (optional)
Form Factor
Touch screen smartphone
Antenna
Internal / Antenna diversity (2 antennas to enhance reception)
Address Book/Calendar
MOTOBLUR (content delivery service) aggregates Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Gmail; Syncs your work contacts, email and calendar
Location Services
aGPS, Turn by Turn directions, Google Maps, E-Compass

Tom Morello Delivers Raging Performance to Support Disney Protesters


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Johnny Buzzerio
Tom Morello, wielding an acoustic guitar and harmonica, performed for free Sat. Feb. 13, near the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim to show his support for the hospitality workers who have been fasting since Feb. 9 in an effort to receive better healthcare.

Morello dipped into the Rage Against the Machine songbook for "Guerrilla Radio," the fiery protest track off his band's 1999 album the Battle of Los Angeles.


The LA-based Harvard graduate also gave a speech about the "wheel of history" being in the hands of the people, joking that "the revolution will not be Twittered." On a somber note, Morello declared, "I'm directing this as well at the people in the corporate offices of Disney, because they have children, too, and you know what? The friendliest place on Earth should also be friendly to the children of the employees who work at the hotel."

The performer also known as the Nightwatchman then performed a variation of a controversial "lost" verse of Woody Guthrie's American working class anthem "This Land is Your Land," before leading the crowd through an exuberant singalong of the chorus.


Why It's Good to Be Leonardo DiCaprio (w/Pics)


Sports Illustrated..

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U.S. Olympians Could also be Models (Pics)

See the original image at nbcolympics.com

nbcolympics.com These Winter Olympics look good in their uniforms or their street clothes.

U.S. Olympians Could also be Models (Pics)

Carnival 2010 - The Big Picture - Boston.com


A young woman participates in the Red Cross Children's Carnival competition at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on February 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Andres De Silva)

A masked reveller poses in Piazza San Marco during the Venetian Carnival in Venice, Italy on February 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

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