This Awesome Week: March 30-April 5 2014


Photo courtesy of Instagram

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was (and will be).

Instagram girl of the week

I’m debuting a new segment this week, Instagram girl of the week. Every week I will showcase a lucky woman who caught our eye, makes some news, or just looks really hot.

This week we look at Lindsey Duke, girlfriend of soon-to-be NFL quarterback Blake Bortles. Lindsey enjoys dogs and the beach. Give her a follow: [Instagram]

This week in history

April 1st, 2004-Gmail is born.

April 4th, 1968- Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

April 4th, 1975- Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

April 5th, 1994- Kurt Cobain dies in Seattle, the victim of a self inflicted gunshot according to police who find him 3 days later.

April 5th, 2002-Layne Staley, lead singer of Alice in Chains and Mad season, dies of a heroin overdose.

In the news

The aftermath of the shooting at Fort Hood: [CNN.com] [Fox News.com]

The search for MA370 continues: [CBSnews.com] [WallStreetJournal.com]

Movies, apps, music and fun

A couple of new movies open this week, the big ones being Captain America: The Winter Soldier [Washington Post.com] and The Grand Budapest Hotel[Mashable.com], the latest from Wes Anderson.  Go out and get some tickets here.

For all you metalheads out there, grab the Ronnie James Dio tribute ablum featuring Anthrax, Tenacious D and others covering Dio. [Amazon.com]

Verizon is getting the new Samsung Galaxy S5: [Engadget.com]

Amazon has their own streaming media box: [Untiedmag.com-Marcello De Feo] [Gizmodo.com]

Best apps of the week for iOS: [Betanews.com]

Best apps of the week for Windows 8: [Betanews.com]

Best apps of the week for Android: [Android.gs]

That’s all for this week, check us out next Friday to see what you missed.