Friday, April 11, 2014

Idina Menzel admits to being rattled by Adele Dazeem intro

March 2, 2014. Idina Menzel performs nominated original song "Let it Go" by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, for the film "Frozen" at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.REUTERS
Idina Menzel admits that John Travolta’s mangling of her name momentarily “threw” her. The 42-year-old actress was set to sing the blockbuster song “Let It Go” from “Frozen” at this year's Oscar ceremony when Travolta now-infamously introduced her as Adele Dazeem.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What You Need to Know About Heartbleed, the New Security Bug Scaring the Internet

What should you know about Heartbleed, a recently uncovered security bug? The shortest version: You'll have to change all of your passwords, and temporarily avoid any site that is known to be vulnerable. That sounds a bit alarmist, we know, but now that internet and security experts know a little more about the security vulnerability, it's becoming more and more clear that Heartbleed is nothing to mess with.

Tumblr users recently heard about Heartbleed thanks to a note sent out by the blogging service encouraging all of its users to change their passwords, immediately. So here's the rundown on what you need to know, and what you can do to protect yourself as much as possible from the fall-out.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting at US Army's Fort Hood base in Texas

Lt Gen Mark Milley describes the final moments
before the gunman shot himself 
Photograph: Erich Schlegel/Reuters
A soldier shot dead four colleagues and injured 16 others at the US Army's Fort Hood base in Texas before killing himself, the military says.

US media named the suspect as Ivan Lopez, 34, although his identity has not been officially confirmed.

The gunman had served in Iraq and had mental health problems, officials said.

President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" over the attack. A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead and 32 wounded.

Maj Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for that attack.