Sorry, Delta flyers. Regardless of the suddenly lax stance from the airlines and the FCC on tablets and mobile devices, Delta is one airline that will not allow in-flight voice calls. Play Angry Birds to your heart’s content, but you can’t call grandma. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Delta CEO Richard Anderson says they won’t allow voice calls during flights, saying customer research and direct feedback from frequent fliers suggested allowing passengers to make voice calls during flights would be “a disruption to the travel experience.”
The penthouse at the distinctive top of the Pierre Hotel, owned by the late investor Martin Zweig, is on the market for the stunning price of $125 million. Offering beautiful 360-degree views of Manhattan, Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, the sprawling penthouse encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors.
Inspired by Versailles, the opulent triplex penthouse features four adjoining terraces, five master bedrooms, 6 full baths and three half-baths, five working fireplaces and separate guest suites plus accommodations for the staff. Off of the main entrance are the penthouse’s secondary interior stairs, private elevator, main kitchen and a staff bedroom with bath.
Caesar tries to maintain dominance over a growing nation of genetically evolved apes who are threatened by a band of humans in San Francisco, survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade and a half earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
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The McIntosh MT5 Turntable ($6,500) is the pinnacle of musical performance, with perfectly-engineered components that let you hear your albums, not the player. It features the distinct neon green display that has come to represent McIntosh, while a luminous platter invites attention every time you place a record on it. The precise belt-drive motor operates at three speeds, spinning the platter quietly, while a magnetic tone arm is completely stable, and resists skips and scratches.
Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) presents the sequel to the surprise hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: