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Sunday, July 12, 2009



China overtakes US to become world's largest auto market

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 05:40 PM PDT

China has for the first time overtaken the United States as the world's largest auto market with sales of locally-made vehicles surging 17.7 per cent to 6.1 million units in the first six months this year.

Gwar's Oderus Urungus Gets 'Cool Gig' on FOX News

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Fox News' 'Red Eye' recently gained a new correspondent on their show. An Interplanetary Correspondent, no less, in the guise of Oderus Urungus, frontman for shlock metalheads Gwar.

Screen Capture Tools and Techniques

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Screen capturing tools do what the basic tool don't. Make your screen capture and sharing experience more interesting, here's a showcase of 40+ Free Screen Capturing Tools and Related Techniques.

UFO over the Rocky Mountains

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Young boys used to find summertime trouble outside; now they go to YouTube.

Save the Planet. [pic]

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT


Mobile Mapping Services Hit Big Time

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Gartner Inc. predicts that the number of subscribers using location-based services (LBS) globally will double this year, even as mobile device sales decline by 4%.

Scrub tech causes major hepatitis scare in Colo. | Comcast.n

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Kimberly Spencer's 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to op | Comcast.net.

Is there a Zelda fan working at Google? TriForces everywhere

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

It's settled: There has to be at least one person working for Google who is either a fan of the triforce specifically or Zelda in general. They changed their typical logo image into a Tesla Coil to celebrate his birthday. But more important to Zelda fans is that deep in the picture is a hidden logo of the triforce. It was not the first time either.

Pocket God offers example of how to make a hit iPhone game

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Bolt Creative is one of the lucky iPhone app developers; it's a case study on how to create a hit without a lot of resources. The two-man team created Pocket God, a cartoon-style game where you play a god ruling over the pygmy natives on a remote island, and they've been very very successful.

Destructoid - Sony needs to just STFU

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Sony needs to shut the ***** up and leave the PS3 alone. Cancer comes from within, not without, and right now, Sony's the biggest tumor the PlayStation brand has ever seen.

Rise of the (ATM) Machines

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

You know things are bad in South Africa when even the ATM's are defending themselves.

Want your lost wallet returned? Carry a baby picture

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Hundreds of wallets were planted on the streets of Edinburgh by psychologists last year. Perhaps surprisingly, nearly half of the 240 wallets were returned. But there was a twist.

Human Hybrid Speed Machine - It is Eco-Friendly [Video]

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

This Bicycle which is powered by an electric motor can go up to 50mph and it is eco-friendly. The faster you pedal, the faster it charges up the motor and the faster you go.

Dead Celebrities Crazy People Say Are Still Alive & Hiding

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

When Michael Jackson died on June 25, it took about five minutes before some looney Internet junkie started blogging about how he's really not dead, he's just hiding. That's right, he faked his own death But, of course, as anyone (who's completely certifiably insane and has seen Death Becomes Her too many times) can tell you, MJ wasn't the first.

Young GOP Chooses Hate

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Audra Shay, the Young Republican leader accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, was elected head of the group for GOP members under 40 this afternoon.

Former CIGNA exec says Michael Moore was right all along

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Bill Moyers exposes for the first time the health insurance industry's secret campaign against Michael Moore and his film, "Sicko." It contains a stunning revelation and admission by a top health insurance executive. Video at the link...

Fiber Fabric Could Create Whole-Body Cameras

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Flexible translucent fibers woven into a fabric can capture light and turn it into images without a camera lens, researchers announced this week.

Pirate Bay Buyer’s Stock Back to Square One

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

After Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, shares in the company quickly doubled. The financial faith in the company's plans for the world's most prominent tracker were short lived though, as the share price is back to square one two weeks later.

Using electrical outlets and cheap lasers to steal data

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

If attackers intent on data theft can tap into an electrical socket near a computer or if they can draw a bead on the machine with a laser, they can steal whatever is being typed into it.

She Broke the G.O.P. and Now She Owns It

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

As the Republicans' lone charismatic performer, Sarah Palin has come to represent a dwindling white nonurban America that is aflame with grievances.

Wow really, Dairy Queen? [PIC]

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT


Moon landing

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon; 20th July 2009. Utilizing the classic 1978 Lego spaceman for the capture.

Science, religious beliefs conflict for 1 in 3 Americans

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Americans by-and-large admire scientists -- unless they get crosswise on issues with religious overtones such as evolution, global warming, embryonic stem cell research -- according to a new survey released today from the Pew Forum.

Giant Chewing Gum Sculptures in Venice

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Simone Decker, a talented artist that lives and works in Frankfurt, has created a series of unique sculptures that look like giant chewing gum wads.

Death of a Paper: NYTimes to Charge for Online Content

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

He is looking at the so-called "metered model", such as the Financial Times offers, where you have access without charge for a certain number of views. He is also mulling a "membership model", which could include a collection of different privileges and services unavailable to those who do not become paid members.

APOD: 2009 July 12 - A Cosmic Call to Nearby Stars

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

If Earth received this message from deep space, could we decode it? The people from the Cosmic Call project sent the above image as the first page of a longer message. The message was broadcast toward local stars by radio telescope during the summer of 1999. Another message was sent in 2003. The single-dish 70-meter diameter telescope that send...

Elvis Grbac: Not as sexy as initially indicated

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Yet People, being People, simply informed the photographer assigned to the piece that the Sexiest Athlete was the Chiefs' quarterback. Hence, he took pictures of the Chiefs' quarterback. Well, one of the Chiefs' quarterbacks: Elvis Grbac.

Kids Put Dad In Jail, 20 Yrs. Later Admit They Lied

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The two adult children of former Vancouver police officer Clyde Ray Spencer, who spent nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted of molesting them, testified in court Friday the abuse never happened.

31337 Vodka Shot Skills

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

It might be unwise to drop your jaw in amazement.

The Amazing South American Glass Frog [Pic]

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT


30 Light and Sleek Web Designs for Inspiration

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

This collection presents exemplary and gorgeous examples of light, bright and sleek web designs for your design inspiration.

Creationists Still Want to Give Master of Science Degrees

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

What has become of the Institute for Creation Research's federal lawsuit filed in April against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in which the Dallas-based organization claimed the THECB violated its constitutional rights when it refused to grant the ICR's request to dole out master's degrees in science?

To Run Better, Start by Ditching Your Nikes

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT

If running shoes were a drug, it would be yanked off the market. A small but growing body of research suggests that barefoot is the way adults should run.

How to get up, eat breakfast & get ready for work in 5 mins

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Hilarious and you even get the techniques explained in this fun video from a Japanese Game Show

Mud Fight! South Korea Hosts Massive Mud Festival -- PICS

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest -- What more could you want??

20 years of the World Wide Web (yep, it's been that long)

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Twenty years ago, in a research establishment in the Swiss Alps, a British-born computer scientist dreamt up a new way for academics to share information around the globe.

Six YouTube Videos That Went Seriously Viral

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 10:20 AM PDT

YouTube's unofficial mashup hall of fame.

Freeper in free speech flap after racial slurs.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 10:00 AM PDT

"A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion." Moderators of the blog left the comments - and commenters - in place until a complaint was lodged by a writer doing research on the conservative movement, almost a full day later.

Looks like "WeFound" a total Kindle ripoff

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Kindle doppelganger? The gang at Tech-On stumbled upon this little number at this week's Tokyo's Digital Publishing Fair, and unless our eyes deceive us, this snowflake's the spitting image of Amazon's e-book reader.

DIY Jailhouse Shotgun

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 09:40 AM PDT

DIY shotgun made in prison, using match-heads, AA batteries and broken light bulb.

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