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Wednesday, July 29, 2009



Sharks and Outer Space? Really?

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Yes, really. To be honest, I'm shocked by how many links there are between sharks and space. From satellite tracking to rocket face painting, this is one unique Discovery Space feature you won't forget! I sure won't!

Apple Wins Right To Say Its Apps Are 'Only On The iPhone'

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Apple has won the right to say that its apps are available 'only on the iPhone' in the UK despite complaints that other handsets such as Google's G1 phone also offer similar ranges of software.

Iron Man 2 Set Visit & Brand New Pic!

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Now that Comic-Con has come and gone and all of the panels and interviews are over, it's time to finish up on some stuff that had been on the backburner for a while. Like getting a Brazilian wax, killing a sheep and writing up this Iron Man 2 set visit piece. So far I've gotten two out of the three done already. Man, I am so silky smooth down ther

How to: Destroy a Subaru Impreza in a Second

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

We have seen why Rally Car Racing can be a frightening sport at times. Whether the drivers are coming inches away from having their head decapitated by a tree, or falling hundreds of feet down a mountain, there is no shortage of terrifying events that may occur during these races.

iPhone App Lets You Nap At Work

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A new iPhone app lets you nap at work in your cubicle without fear of being caught. The iNap@Work app ...

NYC Buys Homeless One-Way Tickets Out of Town

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Bloomberg Administration Buys One-Way Airfares to Alleviate Strain on Shelters

Noted Security Pros Hacked

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The two pros, security researcher Dan Kaminsky and former hacker Kevin Mitnick, were targeted because of their high profiles and because the hackers considered the two notables posers who hype themselves and do little to increase security, according to a note the hackers posted in a file left on Kaminsky's site.

10 Adobe AIR apps that make you more productive

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Adobe AIR apps are some of the best designed, most useful applications you can have on your desktop.


Posted: 29 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The Fightins bring us this video of a guy that fully extends for a foul ball with his left arm while keeping his offspring tucked under in his right...

Sprint-Virgin: More Wireless M&A to Come?

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Consolidation in the mobile-phone industry may not be over as smaller carriers look for ways to contend with leaders AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Monotony was 'most difficult part' of simulated Mars trip

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

A group of volunteers that spent 105 days locked up in a mock spaceship simulating a trip to Mars is finishing up their final tests this week. The programme, which was used to test the psychological and physiological effects of isolation, will pave the way for a longer 520-day mission that will take place in the first half of 2010.

How The Change in Seasons Affect Your Sex-Drive

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Why your sex forecast might be ruled by the weather forecast.

Spinal Tap on the Daily Show: Uncut, Extended and Throbbing

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Jon Stewart interviews Spinal Tap and the band performs Sex Farm and Gimme Some Money.

What if Ghostbusters was shot in 1954 instead of 1984?

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Who should be part of the cast? Would they have the same equipment? Who would they battle? Considering Dan Aykroyd's concept owes a lot to Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, and Lewis and Martin comedies of the 40s and 50s, it is not that big of a stretch to speculate.

Europe's First Floating Apartment Complex

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The Dutch have been fighting the rising and falling tides for centuries, building dikes and pumping water out of areas that are below sea level. Now, rather than fight the water infiltrating their land, the Dutch will use it as part of a new development called 'New Water', which will feature the world's first floating apartment complex,

Russia sweating bullets over U.S. supercomputer advancement

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Russia's President, Dmitry Medvedev criticized his country's IT industry almost to the point of sarcasm for failing to develop supercomputing technology, and urged a dramatic change in Russia's use of high-performance computing.

Colbert Is a Proud Member of the Birther Movement (Video)

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Stephen Colbert lays out the evidence against Barack Obama and interviews Olry Taitz, the brains behind the birther movement. Orly? Yarly!

Hubble Space Telescope: Dominating Since 1990! (Pics)

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The famous Hubble telescope has been orbiting Earth for 19 years, 3 months, and 5 days old. To celebrate we take a look at some of the wondrous pictures it has brought us since 1990...

How Fat is Your State? (MAP)

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Plenty of factors contribute to your life expectancy, including your family medical history, habits, and even your race.

Text-Message Exploit Can Hijack Every iPhone

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Security researchers plan to reveal a security hole that would enable hackers to take complete control of an iPhone with a text-messaging attack.

Homeless Man Leaves Behind Surprise: $4 Million

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

An article in the online newsletter of a Catholic mission in Phoenix revealed that Walters died two years ago at the age of 76. He left an estate worth about $4 million. Along with the money he left for NPR, Walters also left money for the mission.

Internet filter blocks education sites, but not porn

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

AN education department internet filter gave students access to pornographic material - but blocked educational sites.

Zero Punctuation - Wii Sports Resort

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Wii Sports Resort.

Iron Maiden Meets Hamlet: The Metal Shakespeare Company

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

One MSC song, 'To Bleed or Not to Bleed,' enacts the gravedigger's scene from 'Hamlet' -- in the style of Iron Maiden. Other titles, like 'The Caliban Stomp' or 'The Ballad of Isabella,' reflect popular Shakespeare characters.

iPhone Jailbreaking Could Crash Cell Towers, Apple Claims

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

The nation's cell phone networks could suffer potentially catastrophic cyber attacks by iPhone-wielding hackers at home and abroad if iPhone owners are legally permitted to jailbreak their shiny wireless devices, Apple is claiming.

Beyond Comic-Con: The Rise of the Modern Geek in All of Us

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Apparently even cool kids are fanboys of something or other -- be it Mad Men or Sex and the City -- even if they haven't watched the Comic-Con trailers we've been watching for the last week. Once again, Diggers are ahead of the curve...

As a gamer, moving forward feels much like falling backwards

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT


50 Percent of Doctors Use Wikipedia

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A survey in April found that 50 percent of doctors turn to Wikipedia for medical info.

'Brain Carpet' Translates Thoughts Into Action

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Instead of violently shoving a giant needle into the brain a la "The Matrix," Utah scientists are reading thoughts by carpeting the brain with microelectrodes.

Barnes & Noble Launches Free WiFi

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Barnes & Noble hopes to sell more e-books to compete with Amazon.com's Kindle . . .

Slate Magazine - Spinning in the Grave

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

To the varied signs of the economic collapse we can now add a small but notable subspecies of urbanite: You'll recognize him (or her) by the ear buds burrowing into his head, the freebie SXSW tote bag slung over his shoulder, and the unintelligible mutteri

Why Olivia Munn is an Evil Genius

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Olivia Munn and I have sort of a love/hate relationship. On one hand, I feel like she's a complete attention slut (that's one step beyond whore), and will do anything to further her public profile. On the other hand, I have to respect her, as I think she's an absolute genius.

Obama Takes Health Care Pitch to People... Again!

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

His health care vision and political clout on the line, President Barack Obama is using virtually every tool available in a publicity campaign to pressure Congress for swift legislative approval and to rally a public wary of the ongoing Washington tussle over his top domestic priority.

Bangladesh medicine 'was toxic'

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Officials in Bangladesh find traces of a toxic chemical in a paracetamol syrup believed to have killed 24 children.

Shaq Makes Fun of Stephon Marbury on Sirius XM Radio

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Big Shaq yesterday called into "The All Out Show with Rude Jude and Lord Sear", heard nationwide on Eminem's radio station, Shade 45-Sirius XM radio. Listen as the diesel makes fun of Stephon Marbury's internet videos.

Nike & Timberland Stop Buying Leather from Deforested Amazon

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Weeks after a Greenpeace report demonstrated the destruction caused by Amazon cattle ranchers, two shoe companies say they will stop buying leather from unsustainable ranches in the region. Both companies will now require its suppliers to certify that leather is not coming from the Amazonian region.

Apple's AppStore Approval Process Has Gone Too Far

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The App Store approval process has always been mysterious, slightly ridiculous and mildly infuriating. But with the summary execution of Google Latitude as well as every Google Voice app, it's finally gone too far.

10 of the World's Worst Beaches (pics)

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

They're not the worst strips of ocean and sand the world's ever seen, but suffice it to say you don't want the kids coming home with dirty syringes, diarrhea and a sunburn.

12 Amazingly Unique Mona Lisa Reproductions

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

It is amazing how many creative artworks exist and we are totally unaware. Mona Lisa, a famous portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, is probably the richest in replicas and reproductions all over the world. This post lists the most creative ones – those depicted not on paper.

15 Creative Wordpress Footers

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Vimeo's is totally awesome.

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