Xbox 360 Slim
There is no denying how sleek the new Xbox 360 Slim is – although it is not actually called the slim. The name has stuck for most, but lets face it, it’s not as thin as we hoped. This certainly gave one modder a challenge, as he wanted to make it portable.
You can see from the video below that Ben Heck was able to produce a slimmer model than his previous version. What makes this portable Xbox 360 S so unique is the 17-inch Gateway LCD that forms part of the mod.
How many portable games consoles can you say offer 720p? Ben has made just one for the moment, but he is about to produce two more for a contest that he is running on The Ben Heck Show.
Most Powerful Women of 2010
1. Michelle Obama
As a wife of the 44th American President, Barrack Obama, Michelle plays other very important roles in her life. She is a forceful advocate of school nutrition standards and military families' affairs, she's more involved in policy than Laura Bush was. But unlike Hillary Clinton, who championed a secretive (and ultimately unsuccessful) health care reform, Obama has stayed away from hard policy. A fashion icon and an athletic mother of two, she's Jackie Kennedy with a law degree from Harvard and street sense from Chicago's South Side. She's also effective: In response to her Let's Move! campaign against childhood obesity, companies like Coca-Cola, Kellogg and General Mills have pledged to reduce the calorie content of their foods by 2012.
2. Irene Rosenfeld
Her $26.3 million compensation package in 2009 made Rosenfeld the nation's second-highest-paid female, after Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz. She earned it, drawing fire early this year after announcing plans to acquire British candymaker Cadbury. Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway owned 9.4% of Kraft, voted against the deal, calling it "dumb." When Rosenfeld refused to back down, Buffett retaliated by selling 33.1 million Kraft shares (one-third of Berkshire's stake). Who was right? Kraft's second-quarter revenues rose 25.3% to $12.3 billion, boosted largely by Cadbury's business in Europe and in developing markets. "Obviously I'm very pleased with the outcome," she says. On the home front, Kraft is spending more on ads to push core brands--Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Singles, Oreos and Mac & Cheese (her favorite).
by selling 33.1 million Kraft shares (one-third of Berkshire's stake).
3. Oprah Winfrey
The world's most successful female media exec--she earned $1.35 billion over the last five years--is making some big changes for 2010-11. Her 25th season of Oprah, the program that has launched multiple careers, spawned countless bestsellers and helped millions of women feel that someone, at last, understands them, will air its final show on Sept. 9, 2011. Next up? Winfrey is launching OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture of Discovery Channel and her own Harpo Productions, in January 2012.
Winfrey Network, a joint venture of Discovery Channel and her own Harpo Productions, in January 2012. Among its offerings: Rosie O'Donnell back in the host's chair, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson on a reality show and a new competition series produced by Survivor's Mark Burnett. Ending 2010 on an up note, she will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December for her 25 years in entertainment.hh
4. Angela Merkel
With a fragile coalition--and infighting between the FDP (liberals) and the Christian Social Union, with both of whom her party is allied--Merkel is trying to push through tax and education reforms before next spring's regional elections. With German business sentiment near all-time highs, she can afford to spend a little political capital. Germany's planned 4% cuts in the 2011 budget ($400 billion) may anger constituents, many of whom are looking for wage raises. Merkel is lobbying for a non-permanent seat for Germany on the U.N. Security Council; some believe she is angling for a permanent place.
5. Hilary Clinton
Diplomatic breakthroughs are rare. And while Clinton, a former first lady and U.S. senator, brings star power to the State Department, she has yet to notch a triumph beyond resetting the button in U.S.-Russian ties and the Turkey-Armenia treaty. She has put her skills on the line with an umpteenth attempt to broker Middle East peace. No one discounts her continuing contributions to the plight of women worldwide: victims of rape in Congo and of flooding in Pakistan and the millions of mothers exposed to dangerous cookstoves.