Monday, May 2, 2011

The room where bin Laden was killed, messy and full of blood

The ABC News has published some pictures from her home in the city Abbotaba Pakistan, where al-Qaida terrorist network leader Osama bin Laden, was killed.

Images by ABC News show room where he was killed , which is messy and full of blood stains.

The American President, Barack Obama, announced that al-Qaida terrorist network leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a shootout, and the forces U.S. over the corpse.

The clashes have killed three men and one woman used as human shield, but there were no casualties among the Americans on the ground, said sources cited.

Among the victims is also one of bin Laden’s sons, two other men, probably messengers used by al-Qaida leader, and a woman who is protecting one of the men, said sources cited.

Two other women were injured in the attack on the residence where he harbored bin Laden and where there were more women and children.

PS3 online services slowly being restored

The huge, long-running outage to the Playstation Network may be coming to an end.

But the damage control is only just beginning. After cutting off its users for more than a week, Sony is now ready to start rolling out restoration to the PSN, following an attack that compromised user security and private data.

"The company has implemented a variety of new security measures to provide greater protection of personal information. SNEI and its third-party experts have conducted extensive tests to verify the security strength of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services," Sony wrote in a statement.

As part of the initial restoration, users can now play online PS3 games, access the console's Music Unlimited streaming music service, log onto Playstation Home, see their friend list, and engage in text and video chats.

Still unavailable is the Playstation Store, which is significant. The reason the digital download store is still not accessible is likely because there is still concern that the hackers who compromised PSN access have access to credit card data from anyone who has ever made a purchase on the Playstation Store.

Nevertheless, it seems like Sony has sealed off the back-door access obtained by hackers, and to thank users for their patience, Sony is going to offer a "Welcome Back" promotion, offering some free content:

* Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.
* All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
* Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.

Playbook update to bring video chat this month

Blackberry's tablet is slated to get its own Facetime-like application.

Research in Motion announced it will be bringing video chat functionality to the Playbook later this month, utilizing the gadget's front-facing camera and allowing users to chat with one another. The proprietary app will let users add friends, view video call history, and offer voice chatting as well, all over a Wi-Fi connection. There is no 3G or 4G version of the Playbook yet available.

RIM also noted it will be releasing a Facebook app this month as well. Currently, the pre-loaded Facebook "app" is nothing more than a shortcut to the browser app, with loaded up.

The new dedicated application will let users more easily upload photos and video, and connect with the social networking site without disrupting their current browser activity.

These upcoming additions will hopefully make the Playbook a more attractive device, but they also underscore one of the biggest complaints about the device - many have criticized it as an unfinished product. That is, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that a true iPad competitor should have.

It looks like RIM will incrementally roll those out over time, but clearly it could have taken a bit longer to have them available from day one.

We're also still waiting for the Playbook models with mobile network connectivity, as portability is one of the defining ideas of the Blackberry brand.

The Playbook has received mixed reviews, but according to analysts it likely sold very well in its initial launch, giving RIM a much needed boost. It's up to the company to keep the newfound momentum going.

US hit squad swooped on Bin Laden villa in pre-dawn strike

Osama bin Laden was hiding in a two-storey villa 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy when four helicopters carrying US anti-terror forces swooped in the early morning hours.

Flames rose from the building that was the apparent target of the raid as it was confirmed that the world's most wanted fugitive died not in a cave, but in a town best known as a garrison for the Pakistani military.

A US official said one of bin Laden's sons was also killed in the raid along with three others, but the official did not name the son or the others killed.

Pakistani officials and a witness said bin Laden's guards opened fire from the roof of the building and one of the choppers crashed.

The sound of at least two explosions rocked the small north-western town of Abbottabad where the al Qaida chief made his last stand. The US said no Americans were harmed in the raid.

Abbottabad, home to at least one regiment of the Pakistani army, is dotted with military buildings and home to thousands of army personnel. Surrounded by hills and with mountains in the distance, it is less than half a days drive from the border region with Afghanistan, where most intelligence assessments believed bin Laden was hiding.

The news that he was killed in an army town in Pakistan will raise more pointed questions about how he managed to evade capture and whether Pakistan's military and intelligence leadership knew of his whereabouts and sheltered him.

Critics have long accused elements of Pakistan's security establishment of protecting bin Laden, though Islamabad has always denied this.

Abbotabad resident Mohammad Haroon Rasheed said the raid happened at about 1.15am local time.

"I heard a thundering sound, followed by heavy firing. Then firing suddenly stopped. Then more thundering, then a big blast," he said. "In the morning when we went out to see what happened, some helicopter wreckage was lying in an open field."

He said the house was 100 yards away from the gate of the academy.

A Pakistani official in the town said fighters on the roof opened fire on the choppers as they came close to the building with rocket propelled grenades. Another official said four helicopters took off from the Ghazi air base in north-west Pakistan.

Last summer, the US army was based in Ghazi to help out in the aftermath of the floods.

Women and children were taken into custody during the raid, he said.

Osama bin Laden Shot in the Head

United States President Barack Obama make sure that the leader of Al Qaeda network, Osama bin Laden, was killed last week. The leader of the attack the twin towers and the Pentagon, America, on September 11, 2001, killed in a joint special operations United States and Pakistan.

As reported by, NBC journalist, Jim Miklaszewski, reported that Osama bin Laden had at least one gunshot wound in the head. No mention, how many gunshot wounds that killed Osama bin Laden.

Osama 's death from gunshot wounds was also confirmed in a press conference ahead of a midnight surprise by the American President, Barack Obama, at the White House, Washington DC.

According to Obama, Osama killed in a special operation. " After the firefight, Osama 's body was taken to the American authorities in Afghanistan, " Obama said.

Obama gave a special message to the victims of the twin towers dead. " Justice has been done, " Obama said.

Osama hunted since about 10 years. He called the actor of the attack the twin towers and the Pentagon that killed about 3,000 people. " The death of bin Laden is the most significant achievements of this nation to defeat the Al Qaeda network, "said Obama.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

Osama Bin Laden Dead Photo

Al Qaeda Leaders: If Bin Laden is killed, nuclear hell fire

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the brain attempts autodescris being ten years ago was with the organization’s other key leaders on the tragic events in New York and Washington on the small screen.

Nearby Riduan Isamuddin, the alleged organizer of the 2002 bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, was shopping for a laboratory equipped to manufacture biological weapons. And at the city hospital, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the man accused of being co-ordinated bombing the USS Cole, who is recovering after an illness. On some days, almost all traveled to Afghanistan, with plans for a long war.

These disclosures provisioning of a classified U.S. documents released by WikiLeaks. According to them, more than 200 international terrorists detained in Guantanamo, but 150 others were innocent. Some of the leaders of Al Qaeda prisoners in Cuba, told investigators that if Osama Bin Laden will be captured or killed, are ready to unleash a nuclear hell and there are plans to attack Britain.

But the documents reveal that farmers in the area of ​​charity workers and drivers were among those suspected of terrorist. Part of the innocent had been put there just for that wore a Casio in 1980, which was used as a timer for terrorists.

Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan Obama says

Osama bin Laden, the Saudi extremist whose al-Qaida terrorist organization killed more than 3,000 people in coordinated attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, is dead following a military operation in Pakistan and the U.S. has recovered his body, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night.

"Justice has been done," the president declared as crowds formed outside the White House to celebrate, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "We Are the Champions," NBC News reported.

Obama said bin Laden, whom he called a terrorist "responsible for the murder of thousands of American men, women and children," was killed in Pakistan earlier in the day after a firefight in a military operation that was based on U.S. intelligence.

Charles Wolf of New York, whose wife, Katherine, died on Sept, 11, 2001, rejoiced at the news, which he called "wonderful."

"I am really glad that man's evil is off this earth forever," Wolf said. "I am just very glad that they got him."

Former President George W. Bush said in a statement that he had personally been informed by Obama of the death of the terrorist leader whose attacks forever defined his eight years in office.

"This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001," the former president said.

"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

Obama echoed his predecessor, declaring that "the death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's struggle to defeat al-Qaida."

But he stressed that the effort against the organization continues.

"We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad," he said, while emphasizing that "the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam."

Bin Laden shot in the head, U.S. says
Officials had long believed that bin Laden was hiding a mountainous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. In August, U.S. intelligence officials got a tip on his whereabouts, which led to the operation that culminated Sunday, Obama said.

U.S. officials told NBC News that U.S. Special Operations forces carried out the attack on the al-Qaida compound, killing bin Laden when they shot him in the head during a firefight.

The special operations forces returned with the body to Afghanistan, the sources said.

Reaction to the news was swift.

Bonnie McEneaney, 57, whose husband, Eamon, died in the 9/11 attacks, said the death of bin Laden was "long overdue."

"It doesn't bring back all the wonderful people who were killed 10 years ago," McEneaney told by phone from her home in New Canaan, Conn.

"I'm completely numb. I'm stunned," she said.

"The first thought I had in my mind was that it didn't bring my son back," Jack Lynch, who lost his son, New York City firefighter Michael Francis Lynch, on Sept. 11, 2001, told

"You cut the head off a snake, you'd think it would kill the snake. But someone will take his place," Lynch said. "But people like him still exist. The fact that he's gone is not going to stop terrorism."

Lynch, 75, is a retired transit worker. His family's charity, the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation, has made grants to send dozens of students to college. He said he would not celebrate bin Laden's death.

"I understand that bin Laden was an evil person. He may have believed in what he was doing. I'm not going to judge him," Lynch said. "I'm sure some people will look at this and they'll be gratified that he's dead, but me personally, I'm going to leave his fate in God's hands."

Reaction from U.S. officials who have been entrenched in the battle against al-Qaida for years were more jubilant.

'The world is a better place'
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Obama's opponent in the 2008 election, said he was "overjoyed that we finally got the world's top terrorist."

"The world is a better and more just place now that Osama bin Laden is no longer in it," McCain said in a statement. "I hope the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight and every night hence knowing that justice has been done.

"I commend the President and his team, as well as our men and women in uniform and our intelligence professionals, for this superb achievement," McCain continued. "But while we take heart in the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, we must be mindful that al-Qaida and its terrorist allies are still lethal and determined enemies, and we must remain vigilant to defeat them."

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said that "today, the American people have seen justice."

"In 2001, President Bush said 'we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.' President Bush deserves great credit for putting action behind those words," King said in a statement. "President Obama deserves equal credit for his resolve in this long war against al-Qaida."

But the development also raised concerns that reprisal attacks from al-Qaida and other Islamist extremist groups could follow soon.

A U.S. official said there were no immediate plans to urge state and local officials to change their security posture in response, but police in New York, site of the deadliest attack on Sept. 11, said they had already begun "ramp up" their security on their own, strictly as a precaution.

Is there a tablet or an iPad market?

Is there really a tablet market out there?

Obviously this question doesn't apply to Apple's wildy successful iPad. Yes, the numbers speak for themselves - there is a huge market, with almost every quantitative statistic on iPad sales being calibrated in the millions.

Is it a tablet or an iPad market?

Interestingly enough, Apple was not the first to develop and market a tablet computer.

However, the success of the iPad has predictably spurred other PC makers into trying their hand at various tablet form factors.

The problem?

The competition has thus far have been rather lackluster: unimpressive at best and disastrous at worst.

Microsoft’s dabbling with slate PCs is virtually DOA, with logic dictating Redmond may want to watch from the sidelines for a while before trying its hand again.

Then there is the Android Galaxy Tab - probably one of the most anticipated and talked about tablet PC after the iPad and to rival the iPad. After getting off the blocks at a blistering pace and chalking up a million sales in no time, the Galaxy’s sales have more or less leveled out. Market exhaustion? Unclear.

Motorolla’s Xoom, running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, is not selling as well as initially anticipated. Another usual suspect - RIM - has not been spared. The Blackberry PlayBook has been a punching bag for tablet reviewers.

Yes, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer may have sold out on, but that is probably due to a (severe) lack of stock more than anything else.

HP's TouchPad fhas not arrived in the market yet. But with the number of casualties from other tech companies piling up fast, the TouchPad will need to fare a lot better if it is to make any impact worth talking about.

As if things were not bad enough for the competition, Apple has gone for the jugular of what is its closest competitor - Samsung.

Apple’s charge that Samsung's Galaxy "borrowed" a tad too much from the iPad will not make developers of future tablets any less nervous - because it is difficult to develop a tablet PC that does not at least have at least some semblance to the iPad.

Clearly, the iPad has been a resounding success and the competition has barely managed to keep its head above water – at least so far.

As such, the iPad has become the de facto market standard, with competitors struggling to answer a single question: why would anyone want to buy a non-Apple tablet?

Unless Apple makes a huge blunder, the question will likely remain unanswered for the forseeable future.