Kris Humphries seeks annulment, not divorce from Kim Kardashian

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Through his lawyer, Kris Humphries said he no longer wishes to divorce but to simply annul the marriage that lasted a mere 72 days.

“There’s a clear conflict if one spouse is seeking a divorce, but the other wants an annulment,” says family law attorney Scott Weston. “A judge will have to decide which to allow, which could take many months.”

Filing for an annulment of union, rather than a divorce, could mean that the marriage was never valid.

According to the documents filed by Humphries, if he is denied an annulment, he can go for a legal separation.

The papers also show that Kris marked the box reading “nullity of voidable marriage” and checked the box saying “fraud” as the basis.

TMZ reports that Kim initially wanted an annulment, but filed for divorce after being told it was her only legal option.

“She always wanted an annulment but attorneys were against it so she’s happy that both parties agree now,” a source tells People.

iOS 5.1 beta fails to resolve battery drain issues

Apple originally intended to address an apparent issue in connection with location based services that automatically check location without the user’s intention for them to do so and consequently lead to battery drain.

Apparently, the update did fix the battery problem but only for a small number of users.

However, since this is a beta release there are hopes that the final version of the software will be the one to fix the battery issue.

Did you update to iOS 5.1 beta? Are you still experiencing battery drain?

Michael Jackson trial: Conrad Murray sentenced to four years in prison

“He violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues and of his patient,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, “and he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault, and is and remains dangerous.”

Prosecutors also claimed $ 100 million in compensation for the Jackson family for the loss of income caused by the star’s death.

The judge established that Murray , 58, will have to pay MJ’s kids for the loss of their father, but the amount would be decided at a subsequent hearing, scheduled for January 23.

Cries of joy were heard from a few dozen Jackson fans who were present yesterday morning to hear the judge’s decision.

Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, and his siblings, Jermaine and LaToya, were present in court to hear the sentencing of Dr. Murray.

“We’re not here to seek revenge. There is nothing that you can do today that will bring back Michael,” Jackson family attorney Brian Panish told the court at a sentencing hearing.

Murray didn’t take the stand, but in a documentary interview conducted before the verdict he said, “I don’t feel guilty because I did not do anything wrong.”

iPhone 5 with 4-inch screen reportedly arriving in March

Latest reports say the upcoming device will have a 4-inch LCD touch screen, an increase of 0.5 inches on the current iPhone 4S, which confirms rumors that Steve Jobs was working on a “radical redesign” of the iPhone up until shortly before his death in October.

Citing reliable sources, Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Hitachi Displays and Sony Mobile Display will merge with Toshiba Mobile Display to form Japan Display in the spring of 2012.

The site also writes that the two companies have begun shipping the displays for a “new iOS device” and they are also said to be working on screens for the iPad 3.

Earlier this month, iLounge reported that the iPhone 5 will be 8mm longer and it will have an aluminium metal case.

Japanese publication Nikkei Business now writes that the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 will also feature LTE 4G technology.

LTE stands for “Long-Term Evolution” and it ensures higher download and upload speeds compared to 3G technologies. However, it currently causes short battery life, an issue Apple promised to address in the near future.

In addition, the Cupertino company is said to be adding NFC (Near Field Communications) to the device next year.

The current smartphone market only has about 10 percent adoption of NFC technology but Apple plans to increase the adoption from 10% to 50% in the span of a few years.

Reports also anticipate that the number of NFC-based mobile wallet users will grow to 594 million in 2016.

iOS 5.1 beta contains references to iPhone 5, iPad 3

Soon after its release, developers have found intriguing codenames suggesting that much-awaited Apple products will soon appear.

Thus, the iOS 5.1 code contains references to the iPhone 5 and 2 iPads, internally named iPhone 5,1, iPad 2,4 and iPad 3,3, respectively.

Given that the iPhone 4S was previously listed internally as iPhone 4,1, this reference to iPhone 5,1 could cite the next-generation iPhone model.

The code also lists a new device called J33, which many believe is the future Apple TV box that connects the TV set to the Internet.

The data doesn’t give precise details regarding new devices, but it can help form an idea of ​​Apple’s future release schedule.

Beyoncé responds to fake pregnancy rumors, fuels more controversy

The singer has recorded a 30-second video in which she denies the false pregnancy rumors. Beyoncé appears holding the Daily News in her hands and pointing to the front page title “Oh Baby.” She also shows off a side view of her baby bump.

However, it seems that instead of settling the facts, the clip actually casts more doubt on the pregnancy.

Beyoncé says the video is shot on September 23 and that she is 6 months pregnant. Now that would mean the 30-year-old should give birth in December and not February 2012 as she has stated so far.

The Beyoncé conspiracy theorists are fidgeting again.

Watch the clip below and tell us what you think:

iPhone 5 rumors: 4-inch screen reportedly being shipped to Apple

The iPhone 5 is said to feature a large 4-inch screen, finally breaking with the traditional 3.5-inch screen found on all generations of iPhone until the iPhone 4S.

According to Japanese site Macotakara, Hitachi Displays, Ltd. and Sony Mobile Display Corporation have begun shipping the first 4-inch LCDs from Apple.

Hitachi and Sony are expected to deliver 4-inch LCD 4 and the device will hit the market in 2012.

In addition, Sony and Hitachi ill merge with Toshiba Mobile Display Co. Ltd to become a new company called Japan Display next year, in the purpose of increasing their global market position.

These three Japanese companies have decided to strengthen their position to fight against Korean leaders such as LG and Samsung. Japan Display is expected to be the largest global supplier of screens.

Anne Hathaway announces her fairy-tale engagement

Hathaway confirmed the news after being spotted with a ring on her finger in a park in Brooklyn, while in the company of her fiancé.

Shulman reportedly collaborated with Kwiat Heritage Jewels to create the sparkler.

The pair quietly began dating in November 2008 after Anne’s separation from Raffaello Follieri, who pleaded guilty to 14 counts of money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud.

The 29-year-old actress gushed to Marie Claire U.K. last August: “I am very much in love with him, [only] Adam totally ruined my plan. I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!”

iOS 5 & 5.0.1 jailbreak: Ac1dSn0w jailbreak tool released online, removed shortly after

A new tool to jailbreak the iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch was released today. It’s called Ac1dsn0w and it allowed a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1.

Currently available on Mac OS and especially in beta, it promised to improve in the coming week according to PwnDevTeam, creator of the software.

This jailbreak tool featured Tethered Boot, Exit Recovery, Pwned DFU and it could also work on Snow Leopard.

Unfortunately, the software is no longer available to the public due to copyright issues.

Ac1dSn0w contains Apple’s copyrighted code and because of this PwnDevTeam has pulled the download until further notice.

The team promised to address these copyright issues.

Toyota GT 86: Toyota official reveals the final version of the FT-86 Concept

The Toyota GT 86 has been developed side-by-side with Subaru.

The sportscar outputs 197 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) at 6,600 rpm thanks to Subaru’s 2.0-liter Boxer four with a12.5:1 compression ratio and Toyota ’s D-4S injection technology.

Toyota claims the GT 86 has the “world’s most compact four-seat design” to create a car that “benefits from light weight, low inertia and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power-to-weight ratio.”

The GT 86 is 4,240 mm long, 1,285 mm high and 2,570 mm wide and prides itself in the 365mm-diameter steering wheel that Toyota claims is the smallest ever fitted to its road cars.

The name is inspired by the brand’s history and especially the 1980 model of Corolla GT AE86.

The model is expected to hit the market in June of 2012 beginning in the UK.