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NEW YORK — The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.

Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four’s first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert.”

Recorded at Washington Coliseum on February 1964 to an overbooked teenage audience of 8,000 screaming fans, the 12-song set included “She Loves You” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” The show came just two days after the group’s landmark appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The documentary covers the band’s historic arrival in America and includes new interviews with Steven Tyler, Chuck Berry, Mark Ronson, and others.

The film’s world premiere is scheduled at New York’s Ziegfield Theatre on May 6, and will be in 450 theaters nationwide on May 17 and 22.

 

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The Internet Society in Geneva, Switzerland has announced its inaugural list of “Pioneers, Innovators and Global Connectors.”

While the roll call includes brilliant people who made vital contributions to the Internet that remain largely unknown to a public that takes daily advantage of their work (like the guy who put the “@” in e-mail addresses) some critics are raising questions about who was included — and excluded — from the list.

Criticism has ranged from whimsical to well-deserved.

An alternative Gizmodo list, posted in response to that of the ISHOF, pegs Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning and Christopher Poole (“moot”) of “lawless web bulletin board” and meme incubator 4chan as deserving inductees, while some Twitter users wondered why Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were snubbed. AWired tweet announcing their coverage of the awards bemoaned the exclusion of Internet memes Dancing Baby and “Hampster.”

“The inductees were selected from those people who were nominated,” a spokesperson from the Internet Society told The Huffington Post in an e-mail.

The spokesperson would not indicate who is responsible for nominating individuals for consideration. The criteria for nomination outlined on the ISHOF website sayscandidates are judged by impact, influence, innovation and reach, and prescribes “no requirement for the period of time the nominee has worked in or contributed to the industry.”

Al Gore, long the butt of jokes stemming from a 1999 CNN interview in which he stated that he “took.. initiative in creating the Internet” while in Congress, is an inductee for “sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet,” according to the Internet Society Hall of Fame website.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is an inductee for “[changing] the way people used classifieds [and] transforming it into a largely Internet-based industry,” according to the site.

Gore was inducted as a “Global Connector,” and Newmark is an “Innovator.”

 

Apple said Tuesday that soaring sales of its iPhone, especially in Asia, nearly doubled its profit in the company’s fiscal second quarter.

Apple said it sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, an 88 percent increase from the period a year ago. It sold 11.8 million iPads, more than double the number it sold in the quarter last year.

For the quarter that ended March 31, the company reported net income of $11.62 billion, or $12.30 a share, compared with $5.99 billion, or $6.40 a share, in the period a year earlier.

Apple’s revenue was $39.19 billion, up from $24.67 billion a year ago.

Apple previously told Wall Street to expect earnings of $8.50 a share and revenue of $32.5 billion for the quarter. But as they do nearly every quarter, analysts viewed Apple’s official figures as low-ball estimates and came up with their own more bullish forecasts. On average, analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected Apple to report earnings of $10.06 a share and revenue of $36.81 billion for the quarter.

Investors in Apple had grown increasingly skittish about Apple’s performance in the weeks before the earnings report, sending its shares down from a high of $644 to $560.28 at the close of regular trading on Tuesday. Among their chief concerns were research data showing weak sales of the Macintosh computer and worries about whether iPhone sales could keep up their momentum.

But immediately after the results from Apple came out, its shares shot up nearly 7.5 percent in extended trading. Even after the jitters of the last several weeks, Apple’s shares are up 37 percent for the year and the company remains the world’s most highly valued company.

One fear had been a repeat of a pattern from last year, when Apple said it lost some sales of the iPhone because of a steady escalation of rumors about the release of a new model. Those rumors were accurate, as Apple showed when it announced the iPhone 4S in early October.

There is wide speculation that Apple will again introduce a new iPhone in the fall and that consumers might simply wait for its release so they can get the latest gadget. The iPhone has become an engine of Apple’s growth over the last two years , accounting for almost 40 percent of the company’s revenue during the quarter.

Apple, which has its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., benefited strongly from international sales during the quarter, which accounted for 64 percent of total company revenue. Apple executives have repeatedly identified overseas markets as one of the company’s most promising growth opportunities. The iPhone 4S went on sale in China on Jan. 13, near the beginning of the last quarter.

Of all its overseas market, the company said revenue from the Asia-Pacific region grew the most, more than doubling to $10.15 billion. Sales in the region now account for more than a quarter of total Apple revenue, compared with 19 percent a year ago.

 

The Kardashian family will continue living life on TV for the next three years.

The E! Entertainment network said Tuesday it had reached a deal with its most bankable franchise to make three more seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Terms were not disclosed.

The sixth season of the show averaged 3 million viewers on Sunday nights, the cable networks’ top series. Five of the 10 most-watched shows in the network’s history, in fact, involved the Kardashians. The 18-episode seventh season begins on May 20.

E! said the entire family is covered by the deal: Kim, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, and Bruce, Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. E! will continue to have the first crack at any spinoff projects.

E! has turned the Kardashians into a mini-empire, with spinoff series like “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” and “Khloe and Lamar.” Although E! retains the first right to these spinoffs, Tuesday’s deal does not specify how many more will be made.

The network would also not say whether musician Kanye West would be included in the series. West and Kim Kardashian have been seen together lately amid reports that they are a new couple.

Kim’s elaborate wedding — and brief marriage to — basketball player Kris Humphries was a highlight of E!’s programming last fall. The network had to put out a statement denying rumors that the wedding was orchestrated for TV.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner,http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they’re infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won’t be able to connect to the Internet.

Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

Last November, the FBI and other authorities were preparing to take down a hacker ring that had been running an Internet ad scam on a massive network of infected computers.

“We started to realize that we might have a little bit of a problem on our hands because … if we just pulled the plug on their criminal infrastructure and threw everybody in jail, the victims of this were going to be without Internet service,” said Tom Grasso, an FBI supervisory special agent. “The average user would open up Internet Explorer and get ‘page not found’ and think the Internet is broken.”

On the night of the arrests, the agency brought in Paul Vixie, chairman and founder of Internet Systems Consortium, to install two Internet servers to take the place of the truckload of impounded rogue servers that infected computers were using. Federal officials planned to keep their servers online until March, giving everyone opportunity to clean their computers. But it wasn’t enough time. A federal judge in New York extended the deadline until July.

Now, said Grasso, “the full court press is on to get people to address this problem.” And it’s up to computer users to check their PCs.

This is what happened:

Hackers infected a network of probably more than 570,000 computers worldwide. They took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system to install malicious software on the victim computers. This turned off antivirus updates and changed the way the computers reconcile website addresses behind the scenes on the Internet’s domain name system.

The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address – such as http://www.ap.org – into the numerical addresses that computers use. Victim computers were reprogrammed to use rogue DNS servers owned by the attackers. This allowed the attackers to redirect computers to fraudulent versions of any website.

The hackers earned profits from advertisements that appeared on websites that victims were tricked into visiting. The scam netted the hackers at least $14 million, according to the FBI. It also made thousands of computers reliant on the rogue servers for their Internet browsing.

When the FBI and others arrested six Estonians last November, the agency replaced the rogue servers with Vixie’s clean ones. Installing and running the two substitute servers for eight months is costing the federal government about $87,000.

The number of victims is hard to pinpoint, but the FBI believes that on the day of the arrests, at least 568,000 unique Internet addresses were using the rogue servers. Five months later, FBI estimates that the number is down to at least 360,000. The U.S. has the most, about 85,000, federal authorities said. Other countries with more than 20,000 each include Italy, India, England and Germany. Smaller numbers are online in Spain, France, Canada, China and Mexico.

Vixie said most of the victims are probably individual home users, rather than corporations that have technology staffs who routinely check the computers.

FBI officials said they organized an unusual system to avoid any appearance of government intrusion into the Internet or private computers. And while this is the first time the FBI used it, it won’t be the last.

“This is the future of what we will be doing,” said Eric Strom, a unit chief in the FBI’s Cyber Division. “Until there is a change in legal system, both inside and outside the United States, to get up to speed with the cyber problem, we will have to go down these paths, trail-blazing if you will, on these types of investigations.”

Now, he said, every time the agency gets near the end of a cyber case, “we get to the point where we say, how are we going to do this, how are we going to clean the system” without creating a bigger mess than before.

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Online:

To check and clean computers: http://www.dcwg.org

Android users got Instagram and like Oliver Twist, they also want Tweegram which is only available on the Apple App Store for now.

Good news is Android now has its own version called Textgram which also allows you to Create beautiful graffitis and share them with your friends on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and More. Not sure if it is run by Tweegram but it does the same job.

Its really Android World versus Apple World right now.

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Does the vaginal orgasm exist? For years, scientists — and women themselves — have grappled with this question. According to new research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, they do, and past studies that concluded otherwise are suspect.

Experts (Mostly) Agree: There’s More Than One Type Of Orgasm
In a series of essays published, experts examine past and current data about the female orgasm. Their overarching conclusion is that the clitoral orgasm (whose existence no one seems to dispute) is aseparate phenomenon from vaginal orgasm (VO). “We have plenty of evidence regarding the difference between the two main orgasms, clitoral and vaginally activated orgasm,” Emmanuele Jannini, a professor of endocrinology at the University of Aquila who organized the series, told LiveScience.

Not all of the contributing experts agree. French gynecologist Odile Buisson argues that the internal parts of the clitoris can’t be separated from the vagina, so therefore neither can the two types of orgasm. Essentially, she believes that a vaginal orgasm is just a clitoral orgasm achieved through slightly different means. However, other researchers — including Jannini — make the case for a greater distinction between the two as well as the existence of other types of orgasm. (Remember those exercise-induced “coregasms” that made headlines a few weeks ago?)

One of the series’ contributors, Barry Komisaruk, a professor at Rutgers University, is the man behind the now-famous video of a woman’s brain during orgasm. Komisaruk and his colleagues have conducted a number of studies examining the way that women’s brains respond to orgasm during masturbation using an fMRI machine. He found that different areas of the brain are activated depending on where a woman is stimulating herself. And Rutgers professor emeritus, Beverly Whipple, writes in the series that the “G-region” (since the G-spot is no longer considered to be a distinct spot) is different in each woman. “[O]rgasm in women is in the brain, it is felt in many body regions, and it can be stimulated from many body regions as well as from imagery alone,” she wrote.

What This Could Mean For Women
While it’s important to understand the physiological aspects of orgasm — and to constantly challenge the research around it — the reality is that we’ll never arrive at a “how-to” for the “big O” that works for every woman. However you get there, it’s different for everyone.

The kind of prescriptives we read in women’s magazines all the time — follow these 10 steps to a climax so good they’ll hear you in Guam — can obscure that fact, and cause many women more anxiety than pleasure.

Even if vaginal orgasm is more available to women than previously thought, it doesn’t work for everyone, or even most women. ABC News reported that up to 75 percent of women have trouble having orgasms from vaginal penetration alone, and that 10 to 15 percent have trouble having an orgasm at all, and yet many women still feel they’re doing something wrong if they can’t “achieve” the ecstasy that seems to come so easily to porn stars and models in perfume ads during intercourse. A simple Google search turns up hundreds of postings on Yahoo message boards from women who feel inadequate because they can’t achieve a specific type of orgasm — or any orgasm. These posts have titles like “I can’t have a vaginal orgasm…and it’s affecting my relationship?” “I have never had an orgasm through penetrative sex, am I normal?” and “Is it normal that I have never had an orgasm?!?”

The new data isn’t problematic in and of itself, but when women feel that they should be having a specific type of orgasm and then don’t, they can end up blaming themselves for a “problem” that isn’t necessarily a problem. Leonore Tiefer, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, spoke to The Huffington Post on this subject last October. “The crucial thing is not to overvalue [the orgasm] or make it sound as though it’s essential for normalcy or enjoyment or intimacy or maturity or femininity,” Tiefer said. “People agonize over it.”

Jannini expressed the hope that women stop judging their bodies based on how they experience sexual pleasure. “A woman should have an understanding — who is she, how is her body composed, what is the possibility of her body, but she should not be looking for something like a race, like a game, like a duty,” Jannini told LiveScience. “Looking for the G-spot orgasm or the vaginal orgasm as a need, as a duty, is the best way to lose the happiness of sex.” So sex should be fun, pleasurable and make you happy? Amen to that. Because at the end of the day, as long as you’re enjoying yourself, who cares what body part that enjoyment comes from.

 

NEW YORK — Google Inc. reported a 61 percent increase in its net income for the first three months of the year and announced plans to split its stock 2-for-1 to preserve its leadership’s control over the company in the long term.

The online search leader said Thursday that it wants to issue a new class of stock to shareholders, but the new shares won’t have any voting power. Under the plan, all current stockholders would get one share of the new Class C stock for each share they now own. This effectively splits Google’s stock price in half.

Google said the split is something investors have been asking for. In addition, employees given Google stock in the future will get the non-voting stock, allowing voting power to remain with existing shareholders. The same will hold true for stock-based acquisitions that Google makes.

In a letter, CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin that without change, senior leaders would eventually lose their voting power. That, they said, would undermine “our aspirations for Google over the very long term.”

Since it went public in 2004, Google’s founders have emphasized a need to insulate management from short-term pressures.

The new stock plan came as Google said that it earned $2.89 billion, or $8.75 per share, in the first quarter. That’s up from $1.8 billion, or $5.51 per share, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, Google earned $10.08 per share, higher than the $9.66 that analysts polled by FactSet had expected.

Total revenue was $10.65 billion, up 24 percent from $8.58 billion.

After subtracting ad commissions, Google’s revenue totaled $8.14 billion in the latest quarter. Analysts were expecting revenue of $8.09 billion on this basis.

Google’s revenue was helped by a 39 percent increase in “paid clicks,” but the prices of its search-driven text ads continued to decline. The so-called “cost-per-click” for these ads declined 12 percent from the same time a year earlier.

Google’s report for the October-December quarter had been a disappointment, with earnings and revenue below analysts’ expectations. A drop in search ad prices also spooked investors, who sent the stock down 8 percent after the company issued its report in January. Thursday’s stronger results seemed to reassure investors that the prior report was something of an exception.

In a conference call with analysts, Page called the first quarter “very strong,” but acknowledged there’s more work to do.

“Google is a large company now so we’ll achieve more and do it faster if we approach life with the passion and the soul of a startup,” he said. “This (will) involve a lot of cleanup.”

Expenses rose 16 percent to $7.3 billion, and Google’s employee base grew 2 percent to 33,077 full-time workers.

Google did not say when the stock split will occur. It first needs shareholder approval in June, though that’s expected because Google’s senior leaders have most of the voting power.

When the split happens, the value of existing shares will be split into two, so half remains with the existing Class A shares and the remainder will be with the new Class C shares. Investors will have twice the number of shares than before, but the total value and voting power won’t change.

“It’s important to bear in mind that this proposal will only have an effect on governance over the very long term,” Page and Brin wrote in a letter to investors. “It’s just that since we know what we want to do, there’s no reason to delay the decision.”

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google’s stock climbed $3.09, or about 0.5 percent, to $654.10 in after-hours trading. The stock had closed up $15.05, or 2.4 percent, to $651.01.

Samsung Electronics Co., Apple’s biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment center.

The storage space on the new Galaxy Tab 2 will also be expandable with small memory cards.

The tablets will come in two sizes. The 7-inch version will cost $250 and goes on sale April 22. The 10-inch version will cost $400 and goes on sale May 13.

Apple Inc.’s competitors are experimenting with different tablet sizes and features as they try to come up with a way to challenge the iPad’s commanding lead in sales. Toshiba Corp. this week revealed a tablet with a 13-inch screen, essentially putting a laptop-sized screen in a tablet. The iPad has a screen that measures 9.7 inches diagonally.

IPads accounted for nearly 60 percent of the tablet computers sold last year, according to research firm IDC.

Apple’s closest competitor in the overall tablet market is Amazon.com Inc., but its Kindle Fire is half the size of the iPad and less than half the price, putting it in a somewhat different category. Of the manufacturers that make tablets in the same size range as the iPad, Samsung has the largest share.

The iPad doesn’t have expandable memory or the infrared diode that will let the Samsung’s models control a TV set or cable box. Instead, the chief new feature of Apple’s new iPad, released last month, is an ultra-high-resolution screen.

The updated Samsung models won’t have higher-resolution screens, even though analysts believe Samsung is one of the sources for the new iPad screen.

HBO announced on April 12 that it would be sharing the pilots for two of its newest original comedy series, “Girls” (starring Lena Dunham) and “Veep” (starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus), to all audiences — including non-subscribers — for free.

One day after the exclusive April 15 and April 22 HBO network premieres of “Girls” and “Veep,” respectively, these first episodes will be available for viewing on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com, and various Free On Demand platforms. In addition, viewers will be able to download the episode of “Veep” for free on iTunes.

Unfortunately, this offer will only last from April 16 through May 14 for “Girls” and from April 23 through May 21 for “Veep.” And, if you end up liking the shows after watching the first episodes, it looks like you’ll have to subscribe to HBO to continue viewing them.

While this move is sure to bring HBO some new subscribers (if the shows end up being good, that is), it’s likely YouTube will benefit in a similar way, as this offer is simply another incentive to users to view more than just funny videos of animals playing with tech gadgets, for instance.

Last month, Disney began offering free full-length episodes of some of its most popular shows on its YouTube channel, and YouTube even acquired its own live comedy show, “My Damn Channel Live.” More recently, YouTube scored a deal with Paramount, which will soon allow it to offer online rentals of close to 500 feature-length Paramount films.