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Win A $10,000 iTunes Gift Card

In: Donovan, Gadgets & Tech, Random Reads

Last year at this time, 3 billion apps had been download from Apple’s App Store. In just a year, the number has almost tripled and on the cusp of breaking the 10 billion mark, thanks to the iPad, iPhone and iPod trifecta. Without a doubt the huge success of the iPad is responsible for the exponential growth.

To celebrate this milestone, Apple is giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who downloads the 10 billionth app. There is no stipulation that it has to be a paid app. How awesome is that? Downloading free apps qualify you for the big prize. To check out the full rules & regulations, click here.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the Apple’s App Store and start downloading up a storm right away.

For those of you that care (and according to thousands of Facebook statuses and Twitter tweets yesterday, a lot of people do), your zodiac sign has not changed. I’m still a Pisces, and you’re still, whatever you were before yesterday.

People were going crazy, spazzing out about how much they weren’t their new sign – it was quite humorous. “If my zodiac symbol has been changed to a Libra, what am I supposed to do with my Scorpio tattoo?!?!.” Hilarious.Then there were the people who were assigned a new sign: Ophiuchus. Well, here’s what Jeff Jawer of Tarot.com has to say to CNN about the whole thing:

“When we look at the astrology used in the Western world, the seasonally based astrology has not changed, was never oriented to the constellations, and stands as … has been stated for two millenniums….Astrology is geocentric. It relates life on Earth to the Earth’s environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac.”

Check out the CNN report after the jump…

Have A Sinfully Good Time At Taboo Sex Show

In: Donovan, Random Reads

Attention Vancouverites. If you’re in the mood for a devilishly good time this weekend, you have to check out the The Taboo Naughty But Nice Show. The national upscale consumer trade show is dedicated to romance and self-improvement. On an annual basis, the Taboo Sex Show tours eight Canadian cities and from Thursday, January 13 til Sunday, January 16, 2011, they’re at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre to entertain the crowds.

Considering this is the trade show’s tenth year, it promises to be bigger and better than before. A bunch of us from Homorazzi.com will be heading to the show on Saturday afternoon to check out the exhibits, shows and vendors. More importantly, we’re looking forward to having a lot of fun. Come drop by and enjoy the festivities. You never know, you might learn a thing or two. For more info or to purchase tickets, head over to http://taboosexshow.com/

read a few of the exhibitors showing up at the trade show after the jump

Nothin’ But a Glee Thang On Funny or Die

In: Random Reads, Tyrell, Videos

Funny Or Die’s newest video is one of my favorites. This time, their target is none other than popular hit show, Glee. Well, not Glee specifically, but more the hardcore gleeks that obsess over the characters and the people that play them.

The video has some pretty awesome cameos from Glee kids Cory Monteith, Harry Shum Jr., Naya Rivera and Matthew Morrison. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is even in the video. The clip starts off with four girls having a slumber party and after watching Glee, discuss who their favorite characters and actors are on the show. Heather Morris happens to be at the party but the girls tell her she isn’t allowed to pick herself.

After much discussion, the girls break into a song about Glee, rapped to the tune of Nothin’ But a G Thang by Snoop Dogg. Make sure you check out this video. Its not one to be skimmed over.

Check out the video after the jump…

iPhone App: Instagram

In: Gadgets & Tech, Random Reads, Redd

I downloaded the free app “Instagram” from the app store a few months ago and I’ve been hooked since. I love taking photos around the city at any given point in my day. It’s like a photo journal of my life. You can post the pic as you took it or you can choose from 12 awesome filters with more being added with every app update. Check out more of my photos taken using Instagram on the next part of the post and the download link for the app.

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Kelly Rowland’s Awesome “Hangover”

In: Donovan, Random Reads

While everyone was busy checking out Britney Spear’s newest track, another pop diva’s new song leaked on the internet. Just like Britney’s unmastered demo, Kelly Rowland’s latest is also not completely ready for public consumption but it doesn’t matter, because it’s amazing. The “Commander” singer’s new track is entitled “Hangover” and features singer/songwriter Andree Merritt on vocals. This isn’t he first time Merritt has collaborated with Rowland. He co-penned Kelly’s last international single, “Forever and a Day“.

I’m a huge Kelly Rowland fan, so you’ll have to take my praise with a grain of salt. But after checking out the track, you’ll see my glowing review is completely warranted. “Hangover” is an electro-pop tune recently recorded during studio sessions for Kelly’s long-awaited upcoming album. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, that it’ll hopefully see the light of day in 2011. I think I’ll get my wish, when the polished version of “Hangover” is officially released and becomes a smash hit for the other DC member not named Beyonce. Check out the track below and get ready to ooh and aah.

listen to Kelly Rowland’s Hangover after the jump

Wine 101: Colome, Argentina

In: Charge It, Nic, Random Reads

Just a quick disclaimer. Due to last weeks comments on Wine 101, I thought it necessary to let the general wine drinking public know that I’m not getting endorsement for any wine promoted in this column. Hell, if someone wants to make a deal, bring it on. Until then, being in the wine industry for quite a few years now has helped expose me to some pretty cool varietals, regions, and wines. Be assured, that I am only writing about a wine because I enjoy it, and for no other reason. Hopefully you are getting a good wine from my recommendations, and not a bottle of questionable quality due to endorsement of any kind. ON WITH THE WINE!

Argentinian wine has become really popular in the last five or so years. Well, South American wine in general thanks to the influx of interest in Malbec, an easy drinking, fruit-forward red wine. Although Chile was the first country to really take off with this varietal in North America here, Argentinian wines have become a close second in popularity now, and are continuing to gain notoriety.

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NFL Play-Offs: Wildcard Weekend

In: Dan, Random Reads, Sports & Health

Holy insane Batman! A weekend of history making marked this year’s NFL Wildcard Weekend as one of the best sporting weekends on TV (and a great way to kick off the 2010/2011 play-off season). To be honest, my following of the NFL season has been spotty at best, as my mind is usually tuned in to the CFL until the end of November. Once the Grey Cup wrapped up (and I got over my devastation for a second year running) I switched gears and started paying more attention to the NFL, and my favorite (underdog) team, the Seattle Seahawks.

Four games were played this weekend, including the Seahawks, and if you paid attention at all you’ll be well aware of just how truly fantastic some of these games were.

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