Two Upcoming Bill Cosby Shows Canceled

Just a week after numerous sexual assault accusations against five-time Emmy – winner Bill Cosby, casinos in both Las Vegas and Arizona has canceled two of his upcoming stand-up shows.

Bill Cosby performingThe 77-year-old comedian was booked to perform at the Treasure Island hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 but that show has now been canceled, Variety has affirmed. Cosby was also booked to perform at the Desert Diamond in Tucson, Arizona for Feb. 15, 2015.

People who bought tickets with a credit card will automatically be repaid, and those who paid in cash will have to return to the casinos get a refund.

Still, on Thursday, the humorist, who became a cultural icon in the 1980s for NBC’s “Cosby Show,” took the stage in the Bahamas where he made no discuss of the sexual attack complaints.

Cosby has yet to personally respond to the allegations and went on to perform on Friday in Melbourne, Florida, and the show was sold-out.

Previously this week, NBC and Netflix pulled their future Cosby projects while TV Land yanked its Thanksgiving marathon of “The Cosby Show.”

This is not the first time the actor has experienced public accusations. In 2006, Cosby settled a civil suit with another woman who charged him of sexual attacks, according to the Associated Press, and the past supermodel Janice Dickinson charged him of drugging and raping her in a 2002 autobiography.

Smartclothes to be Bigger than Smartwatches?

With the ever growing popularity of smartwatches in the consumer market, wearable technology in clothing looks set to become the next big thing. As technology improves, so does the ability to record more extensive data, and the less equipment to hinder the wearer, the better.

Smartclothes, bigger than smartwatches?Apple and Android both look to release their entry in the wearable technology field with competing watches to be released in Spring 2015. Both of which aim to target the health and fitness market, with Apple planning their watch to tie in with the new health and fitness apps made available in iOS 8.  Smart phones have been able to link up with smartwatches and fitness-tracking wristbands to record various data for a while now, but smartclothes aim to take it a step further by allowing the user far more in-depth data collecting.

Athletes have always wanted to monitor their performance, and now with improved technology, no longer will they require wires or bulky equipment to do such tasks. As these items of clothing are close to the body more advanced readings are now possible, including measuring heart rate and respiration, all the while transmitting data to a smartphone. One such example was showcased recently at the US Open back in August where athletes wore the Polo Tech ‘smartshirt’ by Ralph Lauren, which was used to record far more in-depth data for fitness tracking.

The rise in popularity for fitness-tracking devices will enhance the need for more practical and accurate tools for consumers and athletes alike. As much as smartwatches and wearable technology are rising in popularity, it is said that the demand will slow down in favour of more advanced kit. Non-professional athletes are now given the chance to monitor their own performances in ways to improve themselves. It is only a matter of time before fitness-tracking devices will be replaced by an even easier way of recording data; straight from the workout clothes themselves.

The innovation in these devices will continue to grow and become more viable options for anyone who wants to track their own fitness easily and affordable. Soon, all the data you could possibly require about your own fitness and health will be readily available to you on your smartphone as it streams data from your inconspicuous looking t-shirt.

People Magazine Names Chris Hemsworth 2014’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

The People magazine’s contest “The Sexiest Man Alive” goes around the world, searching for just that guy, and according to the magazine the title in 2014 goes to the star of the Marvel Comics’ Thor, Chris Hemsvort (31).

Chris Hemsvort as ThorThe honor to deliver this announcement was placed in the hands of Jimmy Kimmel, Host of Jimmy Kimmel Live. When Kimmel spoke to Hemsvort, Kimmel did not miss the opportunity to ask for a message to his nemesis, Matt Damon, to which Hemsvort replied jokingly, “I learned everything there is about being sexy from Matt – pursing the lips, squinting at the right time,” he said. “Thank you Matt and all the other previous intelligent men.”.

Hemsworth is a bit of an intriguing pick for the sexiest man of 2014. The Aussie on-screen character hasn’t graced the wide screen since 2013, when he featured in Thor: The Dark World and Rush. So in spite of the fact that there’s no debating whether he’s a film star, there may be some verbal confrontation about whether this was his year.

The performing artist, thought it was “really interesting” when he first heard the news – as did his wife, the Spanish model Elsa Pataky(38), whom he marry in 2010.

“I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house”, he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I can just say to her, ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies. I’m above that. I’ve made it now.’ “

Last year for the title of sexiest man was voted Maroon 5 singer, Adam Levine, and also on the list are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, while the first winner in 1985 was Mel Gibson.

Finnish Rising Star Jolla Present Their New Tablet – And It Looks Great

Some of you may remember the smartphone from the Finnish manufacturer Jolla introduced in 2013. The smartphone, instead of using Android, used its own version of Linux called Sailfish. Now Jolla is once again on the market and looking for support with the Indiegogo campaign to bring its first tablet computer to the market, also running Sailfish.

The New Jolla TabletAn interesting thing is that it seems like the guys from the Finns company are not introduced to the fact how rough the tablet market is at the moment, and they still decided to launch their tablet after their rival Nokia announces that they are back on market with the Android based N1 tablet.

Jolla is a company founded by former employees of Nokia with its goal to find at least 2,000 people to show their desire to buy tablets. It already has over 2,500 people who supported the campaign.

The tablets will cost a little over $ 200 for the campaign. To be more precise, the campaign preorders started with the value beginning at $189 for the initial 2,000 requests and moving to $199 for the following 1,000. The goal is to go up to $380,000 in the following 21 days to make the Jolla Tablet see the light of day.

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Contributor By Google: An Experiment To Fund The Web

Contributor by Google is Google’s latest innovative experiment on whether websites can be supported by readers directly through small payments, moving away from the traditional source of income of advertising. This new service will allow users to pay a monthly fee on their browsers to avoid ads on websites hosting Google’s advertising services.

Google ContributorWhen a participating reader of Contributor visits a participating website, the service will pay a small amount of money extracted from the monthly fee, rather than the usual payment through advertising.

Following the launch style of previous innovative Google products like Gmail and the new Inbox app, the Contributor can be accessed by invitation only. One can sign up in the waiting list to score an invite. After seeing which websites are participating, invited users can choose whether they wish to join the program or not.

Since the entire system rests upon Google, subscribers need to be login in to their Google account to use Contributor services.

Space normally filled by Google ads will be replaced with a small thank you message. It will not be removed completely but display a pixelated pattern. However, publishers have the option to remove ad spaces entirely in mobile devices.

No exact details have been given by Google on how much money it will make in this service nor by publishers Neither on how it compares to revenue from display ads.

Users have the options to make a monthly payment of $1, $2 or $3 to their Google account, stating that “the more you contribute, the more you support the websites you visit”.

The experiment is so far covering only ten publishing websites. These include Imgur, WikiHow, Mashable and Science Daily. This number is expected to expand as more publishers sign up. For now, Contributor is only enlisting US based sites.

Similar services have also been experimented upon in recent years. Readability, like Contributor, allowed users to pay a monthly fee and distributed the amount to participating sites when visited. However, it was shut down in 2012.

Some websites and publishers, including the Next Web and the Guardian, grant reader-supported subscriptions to remove ads from their sites.

Buy A Chromebook – Get Two Years Of 1 TB Free Storage From Google

Are you searching the market looking for a new computer this holiday shopping period? If your answer is yes, Chromebooks may very well be on your quick-list of potential purchases.

Google ChromebookGoogle is going hard for the Christmas bargain shoppers. The company has offered 1 TB of free storage space for two years for anyone who buys a new Chromebook between now and the end of the year.

Normally, Google bills you $10 a month for 1 TB, which means that you’ll get a $240 benefit of storage space, and some of the eligible computers only cost $199. Not a bad offer, however, not the most generous one out there: Microsoft is already offering limitless storage if you buy an HP Stream 11 for $200.

Chromebooks run on Chrome OS, an operating system based on the Chrome web browser.
So, whatever you choose to do on your Chromebook, you do it online using the web browser. So instead of writing locally using something like Microsoft Word and saving it to your desktop, you can use Google Drive to store your Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides etc., in the cloud. For that factor, the cost-free data storage space is a big win.

In the end, we should declare that in the constant race for cloud storage costing, Google is a leader. Cost-free of charge will just put them through the top. The latest time Google gave a terabyte of storage with a Chromebook was the Pixel.