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Saturday, June 20, 2009



BREAKING: Kidnapped Times reporter escapes from Taliban

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 06:10 PM PDT

A New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban has escaped and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Giant Cowboys Stadium LED wall caught playing Xbox 360

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 06:10 PM PDT

The 72 x 160-foot LED wall at the center of the new Cowboys Stadium is certainly impressive enough when it's showing game highlights or concert footage, but no giant screen ever truly earns its credentials until it's been put to some real use: playing video games.

5 Most Bizarre Things You Didn't Know About Cheating

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 06:00 PM PDT

One in seven NEWLYWEDS will cheat in the very first year of marriage...

Fans Attack Rockets Mascot

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Houston, we have a problem!

Source code for Palm WebOS released

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Palm has released the source code for its Linux-based WebOS used by the new Palm Pre

Molson Brothers Buy Montreal Canadiens For $500M

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Montreal Canadiens owner George N. Gillett Jr. has reached an agreement in principle to sell the Habs and the Bell Centre to the Molson family.

7 Rich & Creative User Interfaces and How to Create Your Own

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

There are tons of great, creative user interface options featured here, from modal windows to live search to hover effects. Each one adds valuable functionality and improves the user experience of your site. And to help you try out each of these techniques, we've also included tutorials and plugins to get you on your way to creating your own dynami

Giants Stadium Demolition and the Hunt for Hoffa

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

With Giants Stadium scheduled to be torn down next year, authorities could have the opportunity to see if Jimmy Hoffa really is buried under the turf.

Iranian woman killed in protests [2 Videos NSFW]

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

GRAPHIC Two perspectives of a woman gunned down during protests in Iran. This is 2 video combined, Originals were http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmi-LePl894 & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlehNLfk90c WATCH SOON THESE ARE BEING BLOCKED & REMOVED to keep it quiet.

Smart Grid: The First Green Bubble?

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The Smart Grid is the hottest thing in Green IT these days, attracting not just lots of press, but attention from heavyweights like Cisco, IBM, Intel, and Google. There's also plenty of venture capital money chasing the Next Big Thing -- but there's some evidence that the Smart Grid may be the next tech bubble to burst.

Flying car coming sooner than you think

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The man behind the Terrafugia Transition, dubbed "The Flying Car," says you could see his vehicle on the road and in the skies as early as 2011. The two-seater vehicle completed its first flight last March and just recently completed 27 additional flights, wrapping up the first of a four stage process to bring the Transition into production.

Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 Months

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity.

Even planets can have fat days

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

HUMANS are not alone in struggling to stay slim. Some planets go through a "fat" stage that swells their waistlines temporarily, which possibly explains why some gas giants are unexpectedly large.

Why So Serious, Mister Gorilla? (PIC)

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The deep frown is a common "Kingo face," says author Mark Jenkins. The gorilla patriarch awaits the return of the females who are feeding elsewhere in the jungle. Click to enlarge... (Photo: Ian Nichols)

DIY Keyboard Cat Videos

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Keyboard Cat is a full-fledged phenomenon. Even my mom knows about it, and I wasn't the one to tell her (Stephen Colbert was). If you've been itching to create your own Keyboard Cat video, but don't have the software to do it, fear not, there's Webware for that. DIY meme...

Remote Himalayan Group Has No Dads, Never Did (with VIDEO)

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

What would Father's Day—and every other day—be like without fathers? Maybe not so bad, according to experts on the Mosuo culture of the Chinese Himalaya. The women of this matrilineal society shun marriage and raise their kids in homes with their entire extended families - but no dads.

Massive violence erupts in Iran on Saturday (video) - HuffPo

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Live-blogging the Iran uprising -- latest news, video, and pictures from Saturday.

The Importance of NOT Getting to Know Someone

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Wait for it. Waaait for it ... annnd Congrats! She's racist!

iPhone 3.0: All the Small Things

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Since Apple hasn't given us a comprehensive list of all the little changes in iPhone 3.0, users have taken it upon themselves to compile the treats they've found in the new software, some of which are actually quite nice.

Passenger says TSA agents harassed him

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Steve Bierfeldt says the Transportation Security Administration pulled him aside for extra questioning in March. He was carrying a pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution and an iPhone capable of making audio recordings. And he used them.

Hey, PhD, Want a Job in Academia? Get Your Passport Ready

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 01:51 PM PDT

It was brutal for PhDs (especially in humanities, social sciences) to find jobs before the recession. Now, it's next to impossible. But jobs in Asia & the Middle East are plentiful - and that's where American PhDs are heading.

Digg planning new communications tool

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Ever since Digg removed Shouts a few weeks ago, some users have complained that the company yanked the "social" out of the social news site. But company CEO Jay Adelson said they're brainstorming a new chat tool to fill the void.

Man devotes 34 years and 100,000 toothpicks to San Francisco

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Someday, Scott Weaver's living room will belong to his wife again. But for now, and the past several decades, it's living proof of what happens when toothpicks, pingpong balls and the imagination collide. 34 years ago, Weaver began gluing the tiny sticks together, eventually recreating a cityscape of San Francisco with 4 pingpong ball tracks.

New Tool Shows You How Much Pesticide Is On Your Food

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

A new Web tool lets you search your favorite foods -- from almonds to winter squash -- and see how often toxic pesticides have been detected on them.

How Iran's Internet works

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

An analysis of Iran's Internet reveals a deep level of diversity, with a level of surveillance (and surveillance-dodging) that goes just as deep. During this week's post-election crisis, so many reflections have been bouncing back and forth in this online hall of mirrors that it's sometimes hard to get a fix on where anyone stands...

The plant that pretends to be ill

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

A plant that pretends to be ill has been found growing in the rainforests of Ecuador.

U.S. House Votes Overwhelmingly For Iranian Resolution

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."

The Oregon Tax Travail

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Driving business away with billions in tax hikes... The Labor Department reported yesterday that Oregon's unemployment rate soared to 12.4% in May, the nation's second highest after Michigan's 14.1%. What to do? If you're the geniuses in the state legislature in Salem, you naturally raise taxes.

Seaside Moon Mirage

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 11:30 AM PDT


Moby: The RIAA Needs to be Disbanded

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 11:00 AM PDT

The two million dollar fine handed out to Jammie Thomas by a Minnesota jury this week hasn't done the music industry's image much good. While lawyers and high level managers at the major labels cracked open the Champagne, artists such as Moby and Radiohead shook their heads in shame at what the music world has become.

Wii Bowling Ball: The Most Dangerous Wii Accessory Yet

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Here's a surefire way to destroy your expensive TV or severely injure your loved ones: CTA Digital's Wii Bowling Ball, an accessory that'll give Wii Bowling that extra edge of realism that's acquired by nearly guaranteeing you'll break something while using it.

MPs Accused of a Massive Cover-up of Their Expenses [+audio]

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT

MPs were accused yesterday of a massive cover-up of their expenses after the Commons authorities released hundreds of thousands of claims documents and receipts with huge sections of detail blacked out.

Daisy De La Hoya 911 Call - 'There's An Exorcism Here!'

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 09:00 AM PDT

This is a first ... a 911 call asking for an exorcism specialist. The dude who made the 911 call for "Rock of Love 2" "star" Daisy de la Hoya said Daisy was making all sorts of Linda Blair moves. The fire department listed the call as "possible overdose," which Daisy later denied.

Barack Obama's Note Revealed

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 09:00 AM PDT


Bing to define Microsoft’s capability to innovate

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 08:40 AM PDT

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday gave a casual speech in front of more than 1500 members and guests of the Executives Club of Chicago, explaining the importance of innovation during a "reset" of the economy.

Twin thieves busted by Google Street View

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Dutch police have arrested twin brothers on suspicion of robbery after their alleged victim spotted a picture of them following him on Google's Street View map application, a spokesman said Friday.

Cancer: shock breakthrough

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 08:20 AM PDT

Two patients with inoperable prostate cancer have made dramatic recoveries after receiving one dose of an experimental drug that is creating excitement among cancer specialists.

Seven Total Badasses with Totally Wussy Hobbies

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 08:20 AM PDT

When a real man spends his days blowing stuff up, breaking wooden boards with his face, or turning other hard working guys into crumpled masses of flesh and whimpering, he needs equally manly ways to unwind. But these really wussy hobbies have us wondering why they don't go through constant bouts of nervous, fist-flying breakdowns.

The Evolution Of Space Cruiser Design: A Gallery

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Spaceship design has come a long way since the 1960s. Here's a gallery of five different eras in starships, battlecruisers and planet-destroyers, with 150+ images.

New Kids on the Block blame lousy ticket sales on recession

Posted: 20 Jun 2009 07:30 AM PDT

And I blame all my extra weight on restaurant reviews. Hey, NKOTB, how about blaming it on the fact that no one wants to see a crap-ass, washed-up boy band reuniting when all the members are nearing middle age? How 'bout them apples?

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