John Rocker and girlfriend to compete on CBS' 'Survivor'
There will be another retired ballplayer competing on CBS' Survivor. The 29th season of the show -- titled, Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water -- will feature none other than former MLB hurler John Rocker. Rocker, now 39, spent parts of six big-league seasons with the Braves, Indians, Rangers and Devil Rays and over that span pitched to a 3.42 ERA (132 ERA+) while logging 88 saves. Of course, Rocker is most famous for the controversial comments he was reported to have made about New Yorkers in a Sports Illustrated profile that ran in 2000. Rocker will be competing on the show alongside his girlfriend, Julie McGee. The new season begins Sept. 24 on CBS.
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The Case for the Perfect Selfie
Are you one of those people that no matter how hard you try you can never master that perfect selfie? Somehow, regardless of the angle or the room, the lighting never quite works out right? Well, now a new iPhone case may be the answer to all your problems. A 57-year-old New Jersey man named Allan Shoemake has created the LuMee, an illuminated Smartphone case that will give you the perfect light no matter where you are. Allan says he came up with the idea after Skyping with his daughter who was studying in Italy. No matter what she did, or where she stood, he had trouble seeing her because of the lighting. “I said to my wife, ‘Why don’t they have a light out there to help light up cellphones or computers?,’” he told ABC News. That got Shoemake to start experimenting. He plugged in Christmas lights around his computer screen, and the next time he chatted with his daughter she totally noticed the difference. He then teamed with an electrical engineer to develop the LuMee, which is now sold for $39.95 through Amazon. So far it’s only available for iPhones, but cases for Samsung and Galaxy 6 models are expected in October. The LuMee has its own battery that takes up to 45 minutes to charge and can last between two and a half to 36 hours depending on the setting. And it’s not just great for selfies. The lights can stay on when you’re putting on makeup, or when you’re taking pictures of your food too. Because it wasn’t already annoying when people snapped food photos, now they’re going to do it with a spotlight. (Source: ABC News)