Monday, November 23, 2009

Hot Chip - One Life Stand Tracklisting

Hot chip have announced the track listing for new album one life stand as follows...

01 Thieves in the Night
02 Hand Me Down Your Love
03 I Feel Better
04 One Life Stand
05 Brothers
06 Slush
07 Alley Cats
08 We Have Love
09 Keep Quiet
10 Take It In

Album will be released february 8th on Parlophone.


International Icon, Britney Spears, launches her own iPhone and iPod Touch app. The app, exclusive to the artist, is named "It's Britney!" and is currently available worldwide at the iTunes App Store for $1.99 ( With the "It's Britney!!" app, fans get to the front of the line with all things officially Britney. After purchasing the app, fans will receive official news first hand, get exclusive messages from Britney herself, be able to create and share images of themselves and friends on stage with Britney, have access to updated photo galleries which include real time photos, exclusive tour images as well as a photo gallery of over 100+ iconic images of Britney over the years. Additionally, the app features a "Shake Shake Shake" feature in which Britney says "It's Britney Bitch!" every time the user shakes their iPhone or iPod Touch.

A detailed explanation of each feature the app has to offer is below:

Be Britney's Dancer: All you need is a photo of yourself and within seconds you'll have a photo of you onstage with Britney. Users are able to upload their newly created photo to be featured on Britney's website,, and share with their friends or upload on Facebook, Twitter and more.

Messages From Britney: Britney will be communicating directly with users by dropping exclusive messages.

News: Users will be the first to receive official news.

Fresh Updated Photo Galleries: Users will have access to 100+ photos from Britney's archives as well as her recent "Circus" tour which include fans, dancers, behind the scenes and more. The photo galleries will be updates as new Britney images arrive. The photos can be saved to users' iPhoto library and can be used as wallpaper.

Home Screen: The home screen will frequently be updated and will feature the latest photos of Britney plus photos throughout her career and # 1 selling Circus tour.

Twitter: Users will be able to follow Britney directly and receive her latest tweets.

Sparkler: The Sparkler is the ultimate concert companion. Users will be able to hold up the Sparkler at her concert or keep as a souvenir of the closing finale on her Circus Tour.

To see a special message from Britney, fans can go to or

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ticket prices for Sentosa theme Park

UNIVERSAL Studios on Wednesday announced the long-awaited ticket prices for its theme park on Sentosa.

A one-day pass for weekdays will cost $66 for adults, $48 for children and $32 for senior citizens. For weekends, public holidays and eve of public holidays, a day-pass will cost $72, $52 and $36 respectively.

For those who want to beat the snaking queues which are expected at theme parks, they can buy an express pass, on top of the regular admission charge. The express pass is $30 for weekdays and non-school holidays, $48 for weekday rates during school holidays, and $68 for weekends and black-out dates. This express pass will give the ticket holder priority access to all the attractions and rides within the theme park. The number of such passes are limited daily.

Visitors to the park need pay only one price to get access to 24 attractions, 20 of which will be open when the park is ready for operations, along with 30 themed restaurants and food carts, as well as another 20 retail shops and kiosks.

The theme park is expected to greet its first visitors early next year when the $6.59 billion integrated resort, Resorts World at Sentosa, opens its doors. In the first phase of its opening, it will open the theme park, casino, four hotels, a theatre with a aerial circus show and a half-kilometre strip of restaurants, bars and retail outlets.

Rates for three of its hotels were also revealed on Wednesday, with rates at Festive Hotel starting at $400, Hard Rock Hotel rates going at $450 and Hotel Michael rooms going for at least $500.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hot Chip Live 2010, New Album & Tickets Pre-Order!

As events relentlessly continue to unfold inside the confines of Camp Hot Chip, we can reveal some diverting facts and interesting details of our plans for next year. There will be a new album, set for release in February, to warm the cockles of your soul right in the middle of the bleak mid-winter. We're just completing the finishing touches right now, and we're also gearing up for a return, possibly triumphant, to the live arena, as a UK tour is also in the offing for February.

If any of that information floats your boat, then you can sign up to pre-order the album, get tickets for the tour and receive a new track here...

All our kindest regards and fond wishes to our fans,

More news on the album, U.S. and European tour dates to follow soon...

Paolo Nutini to Perform for Children in Need

Paolo Nutini is proud to announce he'll be lending his support to this year's BBC Children in Need campaign by performing live on the show on Friday November 20th.

The extravaganza kicks-off at 7pm when a whole host of talented performers will step up to do their bit to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK.

For more info on Children in Need 2009, including how you can get involved and help out, click here:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Windows 7 ISO x86 and x64 Official Direct Download Links (Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium)

Many licenses of Windows 7 operating system is now been sold purely online, with the software product delivered entirely via Internet through electronic software distribution (ESD) channel. Customers can digitally download the Windows 7 installation files from online store from which they purchased Windows 7 to clean install on blank PC or upgrade existing installed OS.

Previously, the electronic downloads of Windows 7 setup files are available in a “box” format, which comprised of an starter executable, and (32-bit Windows 7 installation files and 64-bit Windows 7 installation files), which cannot be burned to DVD disc directly or mount to a virtual DVD-ROM drive. User must first goes through the process to create a bootable Windows 7 DVD ISO image from these downloaded Windows 7 installation files.
Microsoft has been providing Windows 7 ISO (disc image of Windows 7 DVD) to its customers with a time-limited ever-changing dynamic download links. And various online stores such as Amazon and Digital river have started to provide much sought after Windows 7 ISO downloads for their customers. The direct download links provided by various online stores are static, so it becomes the only publicly available official direct download links and sources for Windows 7 ISO which can be used to download by everybody.
Thanks to Ken and REZ, My Digital Life has complete listing of Windows 7 ISO direct download links, as listed below. The Windows 7 ISO image is of RTM build 6.1.7600.16385, and should be the same with leaked Windows 7 ISO image from MSDN/TechNet subscription download.
Hint: It’s recommended to use a download manager to download Windows 7 ISO as the file size typically more than 2GB and some download server terminates connection after a period of time. If you’re a customer, just login to your account to trigger the built-in download manager or file transfer manager.
Windows 7 ISO Direct Download Links
32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 ISO
64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ISO
32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO
Digital River:
64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ISO
Digital River:
32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 ISO
Digital River:
64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO
Digital River:
The ISO images above are in English language. Download Windows 7 MUI language packs (x86 or x64 versions) to convert and translate installed Windows 7 to another language.

Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2

Another new build of Microsoft Office 2010 from beta branch has been compiled by Microsoft mid October, and had since leaked to Internet. The Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2 with build version 14.0.4514.1009. The Office 2010 Beta 2 has changed the installation procedure. User is now required to enter the 25-digit license serial number or product key prior to setup of Office 2010 been started, whereas previously the information is only been asked after installation is initiated.

Office Home and Business 2010
Thus, without a valid product key, user will not be able to even start installing Office 2010 build 14.0.4514.1009, which is marked as beta 2 milestone. Users who are in the Office 2010 Technical Preview program can generate a product key in Microsoft Connect, which can work to start the setup installation of Office 2010 Beta 2 and properly activate the installed Office productivity suite. For user who without the access to Connect’s Office TP program, use the following product keys to install Office 2010 Build 14.0.4514.1009. However, the serial keys cannot be used to activate the product, so most functions are disabled.
x86 Office 2010 Beta 2: 774GJ-X3942-9GTKT-FWYJ9-KM77K
x64 Office 2010 Beta 2: 4F3B6-JTT3F-VDCD6-G7J4Q-74W3R or 2MHJR-V4MR2-V4W2Y-72MQ7-KC6XK or GFBFM-BX4DR-CK6PM-FY8YF-KBXFV
Visio 2010: 9BFP9-3QXV6-G7RHK-6WD2X-Y6G47
The new leaks also saw a new edition of Office Home and Business 2010, which is comprised of Microsoft Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The next edition of Office 2010, Office Professional Plus 2010, comprised of Microsoft Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher PowerPoint and Word.
Office 2010 Product Key
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 2 Build 14.0.4514.1009
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 Beta 2 Build 14.0.4514.1009
Language: English
Build: 32-bit and 64-bit
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_SingleImage_retail_ship_combo_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 1,436,096,512 byte
SHA1: 6BA868B79132790362DF452BBA92BA523A65FCCC
MD5: 2790D513D3EAF54F597A6CEBB47917AE
Torrent: MICROSOFT.OFFICE.2010.BETA.2.BUILD.14.0.4514.1009.X86-64.ENGLISH-WZT.torrent

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta 2 Build 14.0.4514.1009
Language: English
Build: x86
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_Professional_retail_ship_x86_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 677,103,616 byte
SHA1: 649738F89DBA79D5634DFAD4E62CB8D9E76AECD8
MD5: 884F04C61F026CC3515E991D60B16738
CRC: 09491067
Language: English
Build: x64
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_Professional_retail_ship_x64_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 744,433,664 byte
SHA1: EE663026BA3CB1A33A5EAD7D99D093E668FBEC91
MD5: EF68D5B4AA61EE5605E6339E4845A681

Microsoft Office Project Professional 2010 Beta 2
Language: English
Build: 32-bit
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_ProjectProfessional_retail_ship_x86_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 263,786,496 byte
SHA1: F147B8B1968BFA4841F2E5DA54059A2C39CCDB26
MD5: 71A29EFFBB922F7D313466EAEEC8825B
Language: English
Build: 64-bit
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_ProjectProfessional_retail_ship_x64_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 307,613,696 byte
SHA1: 1E061D6C1B54CB6F5221493B5A1ADD390311498E
MD5: 9346AE4DC74E276379E6AC150D85A3FB
CRC: 1E5017DF

Microsoft Office Visio 2010 Beta 2
Language: English
Build: x86 and x64
File Name: 14.0.4514.1009_VisioSingleImage_retail_ship_combo_en-us_dvd.iso
Size: 707,342,336 byte
SHA1: F81E04CC726B670DCFAC6676A30DF78BFA16D252
MD5: 1463252BD5D91E6AEE03DCA19E8C62E9
CRC: 3D5E566F
Microsoft is planning to release a public beta of Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010 and Visio 2010 in November, which should have a newer build version of 14.0.4622.1000. And, everyone can get Office Web Apps, web-based version of Office suite.

S'pore joins 'white list'

SINGAPORE has been taken off the 'grey list' and joined the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) 'white list' of financial jurisdictions.
This follows the signing of its 12th Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with France on Friday, which incorporates the new internationally agreed standard for the exchange of information for tax purposes upon request.
Singapore already has similar agreements with Belgium, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia, Austria, Norway, Qatar, Mexico and Bahrain.
Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam inked the protocol with French Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment Christine Lagarde in Singapore on Friday.
Singapore was earlier put on the grey list which groups jurisdictions that had committed to the globally-agreed standard for the exchange of tax information, but had not substantially implemented it. To be removed from the grey list, a country needs to sign at least 12 agreements that incorporates the new standard.
Singapore endorsed the OECD Standard for the exchange of tax information in March, which requires governments to disclose financial information when specific foreign requests are made to chase tax evaders. Since then, it has renegotiated existing agreements with various countries. Last month, the Singapore Parliament approved the legislative changes to implement the standard.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Get your free download of "Something Else" by The Automatic

Just in case you missed it on the page, you can grab an exclusive track - "Something Else" - from the new album out next year by simply visiting the link below.

Also new single "Interstate" is available from iTunes and everywhere digital from 6th December

Monday, November 2, 2009

Biblical scale locust

THESE are the plague locusts.
sent by Christle Sheppard

Sunday, November 1, 2009

How to cut onions without crying

While we've featured one or two ways to avoid crying while cutting onions in the past, this tip requires absolutely no preparation and should keep your eyes clear next time you're cooking.
Photo by Jennifer Dickert.
Instead of going through a lot of trouble to avoid the waterworks, weblog Daily DIY says you can stop tears by merely putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth while you're cutting. Whatever you do, though, don't breathe through your nose—breathe through your mouth. You may look a little silly, but it barely requires any work on your part, and it's sure to be a conversation starter with your dinner guests.
I couldn't find any definitive information about this one, but a quick Google search shows that quite a few people swear by this solution. If any of you cooks out there get a chance to chop up some onions—or you already do this—give it a try and let us know how it goes in the comments.