Sunday, February 28, 2010
Worry no more, business travelers. HNHSoft's Talking Dictionary and Talking Phrase Book download in minutes onto mobile Apple iPhone and iPod Touch handhelds. This is the first product of its kind developed for use on Apple platforms. These innovative language tools contain over 90,000 entries and over 120,000 translations. Travelers can learn the pronunciation of words or phrases phonetically, see them written in the appropriate alphabet, and hear them pronounced in the natural voices of real people. Travelers can choose to turn on the setting that Romanizes Chinese characters (the so-called Pinyin in the official Chinese language), and view the Chinese characters in Simplified or Traditional form.
The translation tool can translate from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English. Travelers love the "study" feature, which allows a user to build and save a customized list of words and return to this list later. This feature comes in handy when a traveler wants to save frequently used words in one place.
For those not traveling as far as China, HNHSoft will release its Talking Dictionaries and Talking Phrase Books in five European languages that support Apple iPhone and iPod Touch platforms in late spring 2009. HNHSoft licenses the European language data and brand from the 157-year-old Larousse Publishing House.
Note: HNHSoft's Talking Dictionaries and Talking Phrase Books already support Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Java enabled smart phones, Palm OS.
Check out the HNHSoft website at http://www.hnhsoft.com for more information.
HNHSoft was co-founded by Song Han and Wei Huang, both of Burlington, Mass., and Jian Zhang, Ph.D. Mr. Zhang is chief technology officer and general manger of HNHSoft's R&D center in Beijing, China. The United Nations Chinese Language Program (UNCLP) adopted the HNHSoft Talking Dictionary as its official teaching tool in 2008, bringing cutting-edge voice and mobile technologies to UNCLP's language teaching programs. "Our Program chose HNHSoft's product over others after extensive research.", Dr. Yong Ho, director of UNCLP said, "We found that the Dictionary's contents are comprehensive and authoritative."
Hey guys! Welcome to Monday. I wish I had something more substantial for you today, but sadly this weekend was a bit of a shit-show. Not as in "it was shitty, I hate my life, I'm so emo, wah wah wah" but that it was super-dupes busy. I actually capped off my weekend by seeing It's Complicated with my 80-year-old Aunt. That's not a punchline, people, that actually happened (and, dare I say it, it was actually really fucking funny). Anyways, you know that when I get lazy/tired I sort of pass off my blogging duties to the internets and let them raise you. Alright, strap on your jam-jams, you're going to Daycare! Enjoy the following links that I really like this week, and I'll see y'all tomorry!
Cracked: New Jersey: New York City's trash can
The Onion: Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian
Shiba Inu Puppies!!!!
An awesome gallery of cupcakes from Montreal (love the Teletoon Retro ones).
My favourite song right now.
"Will you be here tomorrow?" (WARNING: There are some pretty graphic shots of workplace accidents. While both hilarious and terribly fake, they could make some people feel womp-womp in their tumtums).
This will definitely end with a very strong antibiotic prescription.
This will be the second time I mention this in a public forum, but I really want the Hugh Grant one.
It's no secret that I LOVE The Family Circus, but I also love Scott Meets Family Circus, so it's a dilemma for me.
You'd think the whole bible done in LEGO would be cool, but...here were are (jk - it's actually pretty sweet. And in case you have ever sat there thinking 'I wonder what The Mayor's favourite bible story is?' well, it's this one. You're welcome).
The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time.
A bit of beauty-related history on this President's day:
A: The wig for men started when King Louis XIII was loosing his hair and started wearing one. By the 1660s, it was the court of Versailles where fashion followed the elaborate stylings of architecture and manners. Louis XIV the "Sun King" loved large well groomed hair that represented strength power and status. Wigs were easier to maintain than trying these styles with your natural hair, and as the 18th century rolled around the styles changed but were just as elaborate. The short answer is, Wigs were easier to accomplish the styles that men and women wanted then. The myths about lice being the motivator because they were filthy and never took baths then is just that a myth. source
with one of my favorite makeup artists!
Even though the political thriller has Katrina giving long speeches and monologues in chaste Hindi, the gorgeous actress reportedly prodded Jha to add more dramatic and challenging scenes for her.
Sources from the film’s sets in Bhopal are quoted as saying that given the film’s intense, serious and socio-political subject, it stands a good chance of getting some recognition at the National Awards. And Katrina, being the only leading female actor in the movie, has her hopes pinned on bagging one for herself.
Ever since she stepped into tinsel town, Kat has been labeled as an alabaster beauty who can’t emote well in front of cameras. But the actress, it seems, is hell-bent on proving her detractors wrong.
Katrina, however, denies having influenced Jha to make her role weightier.
Will she win the National Award? The self-effacing beauty is certainly not fancying much of a chance, but we’ll wait for the film to release and judge for ourselves.
This one word will describe the fall trend for 2009 shoes and handbags...WILD!! Leopard print is everywhere this '09 fall season..direct from the fashion magazines..straight to the designers like Jimmy Choo! This print is perfect for anyone..any age regardless of body type,skin color, shoes size! Anyone can rock this look! With just a dash of it your whole look can become very chic and will put you right on top of the fashion radar! I have a few pairs of flats, heels and even a scarf! If your new to the pattern start small, accessorize with a leopard print clutch or a scarf.
It started with Balmain's fabulous crystal studded sandals (who could forget those?), and now we have belts, boots, jackets, and handbags all covered in studs.
Check out the wide assortment of studded bags , there are lots to choose from!
As for styling, you should consider the studded handbag your statement accessory - there's no need to go overboard with studs, stick to one item at a time.
The look is more rock chic than high glam, so combine this item with your fav denim jacket & skinny black pants. Or take a casual black shift dress and give it a kick with a bright studded tote.
From a wholesome show like 7th Heaven to allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Andrew Keegan won't be making any friends at the pearly gates.
The actor, who you also may recognize from the�cute movie 10 Things I Hate About You (he was also in a bunch of�episodes�of Party of�Five in the 90s)�has been slapped with a restraining order by his former girlfriend.
According to E! Online, model Kristi Parrales�alleges that Andrew "physically attacked" her�twice, and "threw me across the living room in front of witnesses." She also claims that her former love stalks her at work, "calling her names and giving her evil looks."�
We agree -- that does sound creepy.
What is it with all of these young guys getting violent with their girlfriends? Where are they learning that this is�okay?
Their dance is over!
Dancing With the Stars lovebirds Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have called off their wedding, E! Online's Marc Malkin reports.
"I am confirming that they did indeed break up," Karina's rep said.
The couple, who got engaged�this�past New Year's Eve in Las Vegas,�recently postponed their wedding due to the fact that they have been starring in Broadway's Burn the Floor together -- which supposedly�had been taking up all of their wedding planning time.
Weren't we just talking about office romances? And how sticky they can be if they don't work out? Looks like Maks and Karina might need to find some new partners.
There is love running through the veins of the cast of True Blood!
A source on the set of Alex's new movie, Straw Dogs, says that Evan flew to Shreveport, La (where the movie is filming) to hang with her beau.�Rumor has it they have been hooking up all along!
Let's hope these two get as lucky as Anna and Stephen or else is real blood could be drawn. It's such a sticky situation when�you get romantic with a coworker and it doesn't work out. Ever�been down that road? Do tell.