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Lindsay Lohan Denies Assault Charge

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Parties,

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan claims she was at home last week when she allegedly assaulted a woman at a West Hollywood nightclub.

The actress was allegedly involved in an altercation with another female during a night out last Thursday, and although the woman filed a battery complaint on Saturday, Lindsay's representative claims she wasn't present.

"Lindsay was at home when this supposedly happened. There are so many holes in this story. At this point it's not a question of 'Did it happen?' because we know it didn't," Lindsay's representative, Steve Honig, told E! News.

Steve has previously questioned why the woman waited until Saturday to go to the sheriff department's at West Hollywood Station to file a complaint: "You have to wonder about someone who calls the media before the police."

The incident allegedly occurred at the Standard Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.


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Lindsay Lohan Hit with Battery Complaint

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Parties,

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has been accused of shoving a woman at a West Hollywood nightclub.

The actress - who, last month, successfully completed the terms of her probation, which was initially set as punishment for a 2007 driving under the influence (DUI) conviction - was allegedly involved in an altercation with another female during a night out last week and on Saturday, the woman filed a battery complaint against Lindsay.

"It's just an allegation. It's been received by our detectives," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's official Sergeant Chris Bowman. Bowman said a detective will check the validity of the complaint but Lindsay's publicist has questioned why the woman waited until Saturday to go to the sheriff department's at West Hollywood Station to file a complaint.

"You have to wonder about someone who calls the media before the police," said Steve Honig, Lindsay's publicist.


Adam Lambert Accused of Assaulting Photographer

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Television, Legal Issues,

Adam LambertAmerican Idol 9 runner up is facing battery charges following an altercation with a photographer in Miami Beach on Thursday.

Photog Victor Eras says Glambert charged toward him and attacked him. Although the 38-year-old did file a report, police say Eras did not sustain any injuries. It’s not known what, if anything, precipitated the scuffle.

According to the Associated Press, the state attorney’s office will decide if any charges should be filed against the singer.

Adam addressed the story via Twitter: “Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground…. It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I’m guilty of.”

It’s actually one of the most lucid Twitter posts we’ve read all week.

Read More | Vote For the Worst

Nicollette Sheridan Files Lawsuit Against Former ABC Bosses

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Legal Issues,

Marc Cherry and Nicollette Sheridan

Was really assaulted by her former Desperate Housewives boss…or is she simply desperate for attention?

In a new lawsuit filed Monday, the former ABC actress claims a September 2008 incident between herself and writer was the reason she was let go from the hit show.

According to the papers, Nicollette was pulled aside and struck in her head and face after she “questioned Cherry about something that was in the script.” Although she supposedly reported the incident to ABC, she was later written out of the program.

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AtoD Battery - Form Fitting Rechargeable Concept

AtoD Battery

For those who have been clamoring, nay, shouting for rechargeable batteries to be made more user-friendly and versatile, your day is close at hand.  Enter the AtoD Battery, a brand new memory-foam encased Nickel Hydroxide Rechargeable.  At 1.5 Volts it packs the same power as a AA, but with one substantial difference: its memory-foam casing allows you to shape it to match any size battery from AAA to D.  The starting size is that of a standard D battery, so while it may prove versatile it does present one small drawback: lag time in re-inflation.  Just make sure that you have the size right before you impress your friends by smashing a battery with your bare hands only to discover that your their Wii remotes take AA’s and not AAA’s. 

No release date has been named as of yet, but you can expect plenty of memory-foam laced witticisms from your local newscast (“Remember Memory-foam?”, etc.) when it is.  If nothing else, this may portend the re-introduction of ‘D-Battery Night’ at your local ballpark - not even Phillies fans could turn these into weapons.

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HP Recalls Laptop Batteries

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, PC / Laptop,

HP Battery Chart

It’s HP’s turn to issue a battery alert. If you have a one of these laptops and purchased it between August 2007 and March 2008, HP has issued a recall. Approximately 70,000 have overheating issues. If you think yours might be one of them, head over to the HP site and check your product number on the service tag on the bottom. Not all of them listed have problems but ‘tis better to be safe than sorry.

 

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Retro MP3/Cassette Player

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Portable Audio / Video,

MP3/Cassette PlayerCombine retro with modern by using this as an MP3 or Cassette Player that you load with an SD/MMC card (max.2GB.) At a size of 63 x 102 x 11.5mm, it runs on a built-in 450mAh lithium battery rechargeable by USB and is compatible with Windows 2000/XP. The player also has repeat/playback mode and a 7 button interface. The device comes with ear plugs and USB adapter at a price of $36.82.

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MIT Creates Super Battery

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Storage,

ElectrodeImagine charging your self phone in seconds instead of hours. Professor Gerbrand Ceder from MIT has devised a new lithium-ion battery electrode that is many times faster than its predecessors. While most discharge at a rate of a minute and a half with the best high powered batteries, this one works in only 10 to 20 seconds. That rate will allow a 1 liter battery to deliver about 25,000W, enough power for about 20 vacuum cleaners. Ceder and his team modified lithium iron phosphate, an electrode material, so that electrons and ions could move more quickly.

Current lithium rechargeable batteries can store large amounts of energy but don’t have the acceleration speed. Professor Cedar claims that because the material is not new, but simply remade, scientists could conceivably market it in the next couple of years.

Read More | MIT via Technology Review


Bike Crash Camera

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Transportation,

Bike Crash CamInstall the Bike Crash Camera on your bicycle, car or motorcycle and you can capture that bus that almost hit you or the kid that tried to steal your bike. The camera has a high res 1280x1024 picture, a 2.0mm wide angle lens, and a rechargeable battery. The 7.0 x 4.7 x 2.0 camera has a view range of 105º range and comes with mount, AC and car adapters and USB cable for PC connection at a price of $266.00.

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Laptop Power Meter Plus

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop,

Power Meter ScreenshotMatt Collinge wasn’t satisfied with the small icon to show how much power his battery had left so he came up with his own power meter for Windows 9x/XP/2003. The meter appears as your battery winds down. The lower the power, the more pronounced the meter appears. Charge your laptop and the meter goes away. You can place it on either the bottom left or right on your display and it will run from your Start menu or create a shortcut. The Power Meter Plus is free for home use while businesses get a free trial of 10 days and then must pay a minor fee of $10.00 per installation.

Read More | Matt Collinge

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