Monday 17 August 2015

Morgan Freeman mourns granddaughter found stabbed to death in New York City

Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter was stabbed to death Sunday morning in New York.

New York police found Freeman’s granddaughter by marriage, 33-year-old E’dena Hines, lying in the street outside her apartment in Washington Heights with some 16 stab wounds to her body, police said. She was taken to Harlem Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” Freeman said in a statement. “Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.”

Authorities found a 30-year-old male suspect, whom police described as her boyfriend, standing over her body and shouting out Bible versus, police told Newsday. He was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for a psychological evaluation.

Police have not released his name.
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One witness said he appeared to be trying to exorcise her from demons.
“Get out devils! I cast you out Devils in the name of Jesus Christ! I cast you out!” the suspect screamed, witness George Hudacko, 65, told the New York Daily News.

Hines, an actress, recently returned to New York from Memphis to film an independent movie called “Landing Up,” which was shot in Bushwick, Brooklyn. “My dream has come true and its just beginning,” she wrote on her blog in July. “Life can make you want to give up or walk away; sometimes it gives you the strength to appreciate when you do get your happy ending.”

“We’re just in shock, we’re in total grief,” Stacey Maltin, 30, an actress and screenwriter who wrote the script, told Newsday. “We really just can’t believe that anyone would want to do this to her, that she was taken from the world in this way.”

“She’s so talented, so genuine, and in the moment, raw,” she added. “She just gave everything when she was on set. She was never half there, she was always all there.”

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Why Microsoft Corporation Is Streaming Xbox One Games to Windows 10

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently enabled local streaming of Xbox One games to Windows 10 computers or tablets. This move, which it announced back in January, could have huge implications for both the PC and console gaming markets. Let's focus on how this feature fits into Microsoft's "One Windows" strategy, and how it could impact other streaming players like Sony (NYSE:SNE), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), and Valve.
Source: Microsoft.
Gaming, "One Windows"-styleUnlike its predecessors, Windows 10 was designed to be a "scalable" operating system that could be installed across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Xbox One consoles. Cross-platform software like universal apps, Cortana, and Edge can then synchronize data across all those platforms.
Last year, Microsoft demonstrated how "universal" games, like Halo: Spartan Assault, could be "cross-bought" on one platform -- Windows Phone, Windows 8, or Windows RT -- and played across all those other devices. That move was intended to encourage app developers, who shunned Windows Phone's tiny user base, to develop cross-platform apps which could also attract a larger PC user base.
Halo: Spartan Assault. Source: Microsoft.
However, that system didn't include the Xbox 360 or Xbox One versions, which had to be purchased separately from the Xbox Store. Windows 10 fixes that issue by giving the Xbox One access to the Windows Store, and enabling complete cross-purchases across all of Microsoft's platforms.