Monday 5 March 2012

News: News Digest (5th March)

Hello everyone, sorry I have missed one entry last week, have been working my head off with various projects, so I hope I can compensate my readers for the missing entry.

Image from arstechnica
First of all, iPad 3 is to be announced on the 7th March, much earlier than many have expected, my guess is that because the competitors are doing too well and if Apple doesn't launch iPad 3 earlier, it will soon be way behind in terms of hardware specifications. For me, and even many Apple fans, they are expecting no surprises:   "Retina" display, higher megapixel cameras, faster processors, LTE support (may not even have this).
Samsung bendable OLED
Image from slashgear.
As for me, I'll be truly excited when Samsung launches its bendable smartphone.

Then, not much of exciting news in business or politics, so none will be recommended.

Onto entertainment, just-18-I-want-to-be-a-young-dad Justin Bieber Punk'd his good friend Taylor Swift.
Bieber Punk'd Swift
Image from popbytes
For those of you wondering what it means by the word Punk'd, Wikipedia has all you want to know,

"Punk'd is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, and produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher."

So punking someone will mean playing jokes on someone with a hidden camera filming their reactions.

How did Bieber punk Swift? You have to watch the show, or maybe there will be clips on YouTube later.

Under-fire Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri
Image from Soccernet
Moving onto sports, my favourite team Inter Milan has not won a single game in 9 matches after they have sold Thiago Motta to PSG, in fact, they lost 5 in 9 games. The recent 2-2 draw against Catania is already their best. I'm totally disappointed and I can only say, "there is always next year". But there may not be next year for current under-fire club manager Claudio Ranieri, and we might be seeing yet another manager change after the huge success of Jose Mourinho brought to Inter Milan.

The good old days with Jose Mourinho
Image from zimbio
I really missed the good old days, which was just 2 years ago actually.

Huge success Real Madrid wins 5-0 against Espanyol
In another competition, Inter's ex-boss Jose Mourinho continues his incredible managing adventure, guiding Real Madrid to score an unbelievable 85 goals in 25 games, that is more than 3 goals per game!!!! Man, a big difference between the two in fate.

That's it for today, have to get back to work!!!

compensate -- [T] to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem

Punking -- (n) [U] the act of playing jokes on someone with a hidden camera filming their reactions.
under-fire -- (adj) from come under fire -- to be criticized


iPad 3 rumor roundup: everything we think we know @ Arstechnica

Samsung flexible OLED gadgets incoming this year @ Slash Gear

Punk'd @ Wikipedia'd

Justin Bieber: "I Want To Be A Young Dad" @ celebritybabyscoop

Justin Bieber punk’d Taylor Swift @ Popbytes

Inter show fight to end losing streak @ ESPN Soccernet

Sports & People: Inter Milan wins UEFA Champions League!! @ Locky's English Playground