Google Glasses – Welcome To The Future – Google is giving the world a glimpse of what life would look like through a pair of its futuristic augmented reality glasses. A video released by the company Wednesday shows how wearers of the high-tech specs can free their hands from technology — keeping everything at eye level. [nydailynews]
Here We Go: Malema’s lawyers say suspension violates his rights – Julius Malema’s lawyers are demanding the African National Congress (ANC ) disciplinary committee withdraw his suspension and are threatening to take the party to court. The party’s national disciplinary committee announced yesterday that Mr Malema was summarily suspended from the ANC with immediate effect. [businessday]
Wendy Appelbaum Discusses Fateful Auction – It was during her first experience of bidding at a property auction that prominent businessperson Wendy Appelbaum realised she was bidding against herself. “The lies being put out were extraordinary,” she said, reflecting on the events that followed. [mail&guardian]
Selfish Mega-Millions ‘Winner’ Says Ticket Is Still At McDonalds – A former McDonald’s employee who’s refusing to share the Mega Millions jackpot she supposedly won and that she allegedly promised to split with her co-workers has dropped a McBombshell: The ticket is hidden somewhere inside the restaurant. [msn]
Remember That Kid That Spent Massive Cash On That Bar Tab? – A self-proclaimed financial whizz-kid who shot to notoriety after spending more than £200,000 on drinks in one night has been arrested. Foreign currency trader Alex Hope, 23, is being held on suspicion of unauthorised trading after the City watchdog alerted police. [dailymail]
SAFA Demanding Millions To Host 2013 Cup Of Nations – The South African Football Association is allegedly demanding “tens of millions” from potential host cities for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Cities were invited to bid last week, but Cape Town and Polokwane have since been put off by Safa’s demand of R20 million, on the realisation that cities would run at a loss if they host the tournament. [kickoff]
Could Apple Stock Hit $1,000? – Two analysts have predicted that Apple‘s stock is headed to break the $1,000 barrier. What would Apple need to do to pull off this trick and become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. [forbes]
Kanye West’s New Song Talks About Kim Kardashian And Kris – Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has taken to the studio to unleash some bottled up emotions ranging from ex-girlfriend Amber Rose dating Wiz Khalifa to falling in love with reality star Kim Kardashian. [sohh]
Youssou N’Dour Becomes Culture And Tourism Minister For Senegal – Senegalese state television reports that world music icon Youssou N’Dour has been named the West African country’s minister for culture and tourism. The announcement of President Macky Sall’s new government was made late Wednesday, two days after his inauguration ceremony. [time]
Yahoo Cuts 2,000 Jobs To Save $375m – Yahoo’s latest turnaround attempt is going to be more jarring than the previous fine-tuning efforts that failed to repair the sputtering internet company. Recently hired CEO Scott Thompson delivered a painful jolt yesterday with the biggest payroll purge in Yahoo’s 17-year history. [theaustralian]
Spoon, White Powdery Substance Found In Whitney’s Room – Detective found white powdery substances and a spoon with white residue in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died, according to the final autopsy report released Wednesday. [dailytel]
Watch: Woman or Machine? Sophisticated Japanese She-Bot Blurs the Line – At Hong Kong’s “Robots in Motion 2012” Expo, one of the world’s most sophisticated (and beautiful) robots came to life. [time]
Bowl Sells For R210 Million – An extremely rare Chinese porcelain bowl fetched nearly $27 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates by about three times. The price sets a new record for a piece of ceramic from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), according to Sotheby’s. [luxuo]
Subject Of Adele’s Heartbreak Album Revealed – Alex Sturrock, a 31-year old photographer, is the muse behind Adele’s award winning, album, 21. The soul singer has notoriously remained tight lipped about the name of the ex who she sang about in such heartbreaking songs as “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” and “Set Fire To The Rain.” [ibtimes]
Madonna Just Behind Streisand With New Album – Madonna scored her eighth number-one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with her latest release, “MDNA.” According to Nielsen SoundScan, the 53-year-old pop icon sold 359,000 units, giving her the biggest album debut of 2012. [cnn]
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