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Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Android - G1 - CyanogenMod - v4.0.1 Stable for G1/myTouch

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Thats right kiddos, The marvelous Cyanogen has released his latest Stable build of his simply amazing Android ROM for the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) and the HTC Magic/Sapphire (T-Mobile myTouch). This is probably the fastest and most stable custom ROM build to date and is gaining popularity every minute. See his post for features and changes.

3 militants die on eve of Afghan presidential vote

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Police stormed a bank in Kabul on Wednesday and killed three insurgents who had taken it over, while a wave of attacks killed at least six election workers around the country on the eve of the presidential election, officials said.

Whats going on here? [PIC]

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT


New Privacy Lawsuit Throws The Kitchen Sink At Facebook

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

A new lawsuit filed against Facebook in the Superior Court of California in Orange County is one of the more entertaining documents we've had the pleasure of reading recently.

Hands on: TomTom for iPhone Review

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

TomTom for iPhone is here, even if it's a little earlier than expected. We thought the company would release it in September, alongside its much talked about iPhone cradle, but it seems the advent of other sat-nav apps onto the market has forced TomTom's hand.

Incense use during X-Box play may have started fire

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Looking for a TV in the basement, two teen boys apparently took incense to the downstairs garage, and set it on a table next to the television. When they moved the TV, the table apparently collapsed and the incense fell into some stored fireworks, causing an explosion and fire.

$2 million payout after dentitht taketh out thixteen teeth

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Thouth Carolina woman thues after her dentitht mithtakenly taketh out thixteen teeth (Fark headline)

Holy Cow! [PICS]

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Tens of thousands throng the streets in the town of Alanganallur, and the hush that falls signals something is happening. Suddenly, a path is ripped through the sea of people by the beast – the juggernaut – all have come to see.

Bruce Willis Makes Expendables Cast Rule Even More

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Oh my lord, my head just exploded. As if Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables didn't already sound awesome to begin with. I mean, Sly's got Mickey Rourke on board, Jason Statham, Jet Li. He's playing a part himself. He even somehow got the good old Governor of the place I call home to come back

Amazing Accident Around the World!

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT


March on Washington in support of public option: Reich

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

"Very few things happen in Washington that are in the public's interest when corporations have huge financial stakes in the game, as they obviously do with health care — unless the public is actively involved, engaged and organized," Reich wrote. Be very loud. Be very vocal. Make a racket. Get others to do the same. Make a hell of a fuss.

Cash machine issues double money

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Queues formed at the machine as the mistake became evident on 13 August.

N.B.A. Could Be Model for a New MLB Draft

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The N.B.A. model, in place since 1995, is the most appealing because it eliminates negotiating and controls costs. Therefore, teams are not afraid to take the best available player for fear they will not be able to sign him.

Breakthrough uses light to manipulate cell movement

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 03:11 PM PDT

A new technique developed by Klaus Hahn, Ph.D. and his colleagues uses light to manipulate the activity of a protein at precise times and places within a living cell, providing a new tool for scientists who study the fundamentals of protein function.

U2 & The Environment: Practicing What They Preach? (Graphic)

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Since U2 formed, they have addressed global issues ranging from poverty to climate change. However, on their current album tour, they have been accused of hypocrisy by environmental groups as they transport their masses of equipment around the world.

NTSB changes key point in Hudson collision report

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:51 PM PDT

Federal safety officials investigating a midair collision over the Hudson River changed their account of the accident on a key point Monday, saying an air tour helicopter struck by a small plane wasn't initially visible on radar to an air traffic controller handling the plane.

CBS to run video ads in print magazines this fall

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

A September issue of Entertainment Weekly will feature a video chip ad that can handle 40 minutes of fall TV previews--but only for subscribers in New York and L.A.

8 of the World's Most Unique Gadgets

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Check out these amazing, sometimes bizarre, foreign gadgets that aren't available in the U.S.

10 Surprising Cars that Celebrities Actually Drive

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

#6 - Jeremy Piven: 1977 Ford Bronco -- Who knew Ari Gold rocks a Jeep in real life? The classic truck has been restored to its former glory with a few extra tweaks, including larger wheels and tires.

How to Crack an Egg with One Hand

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Have a lot going on in your kitchen? Master the art of the one-handed egg crack to save time, avoid messes, and increase your culinary cred. Most of us have the two-handed egg crack down pat. Tap the egg gently on the egg of the bowl, use the tips of the thumbs as slight leverage to widen the gap, and dump the contents of the egg into the bowl.

Baby boomers still getting high, report shows

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Baby boomers, now well into middle age, are still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation, according to U.S. government statistics.

Court offers guidelines on when to unmask anonymous posters

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

A company that was accused of software piracy has turned around and sued the anonymous tipster that first leveled the accusation, accusing the John Doe of defamation. An appeals court has ruled the case may go forward, with firm guidelines on determining whether or not to unmask the tipster.

Suicide Bomber Killed En Route By Car Bomb

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Terrorist cells in Baghdad are in mourning for suicide bomber Ahmed al-Khalaf, 19, who was killed by a car bomb Monday, 200 yards from an Iraqi police station, his intended target.

She was perfectly capable of walking (PIC)

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

We saw her walking. She was perfectly capable of walking. WTF is wrong with America?

Letterman's Top Ten Favorite Numbers with Casey Kasem

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT


Meteorite Proves Mars Had Thicker Atmosphere

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

A huge iron-nickel meteorite discovered on the surface of Mars by one of NASA's robotic geology stations is giving scientists unexpected insights into the planet's past.Among the questions scientists are scrambling to answer is how the watermelon-sized metallic rock managed to make it to surface of Mars intact. Computer models show that the plane

Mike Tyson's 10 Most Brutal KO's (1 page)

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Long before he began biting off body parts and using his face as a canvas for tattoos, Iron Mike was the world's most punishing pugilist. Get ready to rumble as we proudly present our top 10 Mike Tyson KO's.

2 Girls, 1 Bike = Amazing

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

European Junior Championships Indoorcycling 2009 Carla Hochdorfer Henriette Hochdorfer Artistic Cycling Juniores Women Pair, European Champions 2009

Zero Punctuation: Silent Hill 2

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Silent Hill 2.

Forged Letters: Astroturf Firm Invoked Struggling Seniors

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

We're now getting a look at some more of those forged letters sent to members of Congress by D.C.-based astroturf specialists Bonner & Associates. And these new letters plumb the depths of sleaziness.

Invisibility Cloak Disengaged

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT


Microsoft Reveals Fable 3

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 12:51 PM PDT

To start off Microsoft's GamesCom press conference, Peter Molyneux took to the stage to reveal none other than Fable 3. Before Molyneux talked about how Lionhead Studios could surprise gamers with the game's story and provide something "new, fresh, and different," he made a curious comment about something wrong with Fable-like RPGs.........

First Gran Turismo 5 Gameplay Video Revealed!

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Gameplay has finally been revealed for Gran Turismo 5, and it looks amazing!

The Best And Worst Cities To Look For A Job

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The unemployment rate in the U.S. was still 9.4 percent in July, but some cities are better than others to look for a job. Of the top 50 metro areas, Washington, D.C., is the easiest for unemployed workers to find a job, while Detroit is the hardest

Amateur Captures Solar Eclipse, By Io… On Ganymede

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Of all the amazing things I plan to look at through my future telescope (yes, I'm still saving), this event didn't even cross my mind. Not surprising really, it's probably never been observed before: Io's whole shadow transiting across the large Jovian moon, Ganymede.

Gov. informant called kingpin of massive data breach

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A government informant who helped put away nearly 30 fellow hackers five years ago, is considered by U.S. law enforcement officials to be the kingpin of the biggest data breaches in U.S. history.

Rogue Pharmacies Still A Problem For Search Engines

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

A recent report on sponsored search ads on Bing highlights the ongoing challenges posed by shady drug vendors to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Health Tech.

Third Largest T-Rex to Be Auctioned in Vegas

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons ever discovered is set to go on the auction block in Las Vegas in October.

Astronaut Mom Hauling COLBERT Treadmill Into Space!

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Nicole Passonno Stott, who's son just turned 7, is aboard the International Space Station for a four-month stint on NASA's STS-128 mission. Among her duties is assembling the COLBERT treadmill, named for comic Stephen Colbert. "The highlight will be when we actually get to run on it," she said.

Titanic Storm, Nanoflares, More [5 Pics]

Posted: 19 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

A storm brews on a Saturn moon, gullies drape a Martian crater, tiny bursts of extraordinary energy heat the sun's atmosphere, and more in the week's best space pictures.

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