SmartyPig makes Saving Easier
SmartyPig is an online way to help you save money for your goals. It creates an online savings account to which you can transfer money to and then post a link onto Facebook or any other social media website so that your friends and family can then donate money to you as well.
App that Detects Potholes
Residents of Boston are going to start using a new app for their phones that detects potholes and reports them to the city. The user of the app just has to activate the app then set their phone in a cup holder or on their dashboard and every time they hit a pothole it sends the data to the city so they know where to fix it.
Food for Mars
A group of scientists are already planning the food that the astronauts will be eating on their mission to Mars planned for 2030. It’s a tall order to plan the meals that six to eight people will be eating for almost 3 years. Since there is some gravity on Mars as well it may be possible for the astronauts to grow some vegetables on the planet by using hydroponic technology. However the menu is all vegetarian to insure shelf life of all the food because dairy and meat wouldn’t keep for that long.
Lost Olympic Sports
If you’re a fan of the summer Olympics then you may know that some of your favorite sports may not always be around like these sports that have been lost through out the history of the games. Tug-of-war was around until 1920. Tandem Cycling was in the games until 1972. Baseball was taken out of the games four years ago after the Beijing games. Softball was removed as well when they got rid of baseball. Polo has been in the games since 1936 Cricket was only played in the 1900 games Lacrosse was only featured once in the 1904 Olympics.
Glitz and Glamour
Hollywood studios did not report box office figures over the weekend “out of respect for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shootings Friday. Box office numbers are expected later today.”Meanwhile Batman star Christian Bale released a statement saying “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, has been reported missing. Her nephew Trent, reported the 82 year old to be missing late Saturday night. Grand daughter Paris took to Twitter to share her concern, while so Jermaine claimed prior to the missing persons report that Katherine is fine and is resting in Arizona. The LA county sheriffs department tells E! News that Katherine is reportedly with family.
Condolences to Usher’s 11 year old stepson Kile, who was taken off life support after a jet ski accident earlier this month.
Congratulations to American Idol winner Lee Dewyze, who married his model/girlfriend Jonna Walsh on Saturday.
News From Nashville
Congratulations to Rascal Flatts Jay Demarcus and his wife Allison, who welcomed baby bot Dylon Jay, Friday morning.
Alan Jackson has to postpone his show in LA on Friday due to illness. The show has been rescheduled for this weekend.
Justin Moore and The Band Perry will perform at this weekend’s Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.
Taylor Swift picked up a couple of Teen Choice Awards over the weekend for best country song, movie voice and country artist.
Be Careful with Hotel Key Cards
A new scam using hotel key cards and gift cards has been uncovered recently. Scammers are stealing peoples credit and debit card numbers and using an encoding machine to encode gift cards with credit card and debit card numbers they can get off of hotel room key cards because that information is encoded on to them. Make sure that you destroy your hotel key card after you leave the room to make sure they can’t get your information.