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Monday, August 31, 2009



I Love My Job. No, Seriously! (PIC)

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Although it's kinda stuffy in here.

McDonald's Fries Always Gets What They Want [Pic]

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT


Dutch teen develops pedal-powered plane to hit the skies

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

19 year old boy develops pedal-powered plane to conquer the skies.

Hyundai to Release $60,000 Luxury Sedan

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Hyundai is getting ready to roll out a luxurious sedan, dubbed Equus, which will target some of the toughest -- and highest-priced -- competitors in the automotive market, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Lexus.

Twittering Teens Add Hundreds of Words to Dictionary

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Teenagers are helping to introduce hundreds of new words into the language thanks to their use of social networking sites like Bebo, MySpace and Twitter.

Lori Drew Case Officially Dismissed for Vagueness

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 03:41 PM PDT

The judge who oversaw the Lori Drew cyberbullying case has released his final ruling explaining why he overturned her misdemeanor convictions.

Will Arnett/Andy Roddick vs. Will Ferrell/Andy Murray

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 03:31 PM PDT

Maybe Will Arnett's tennis career is making him too busy for the 'Arrested Development' movie. Andy Roddick and Arnett faced off against Andy Murray and Will Ferrell a charity match over the weekend at Flushing Meadows in NYC.

How Real is the Threat of Autonomous Technology?

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Hollywood has made at least half a dozen films based on Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein. What makes the tale such an enduring classic are the moral questions it raises about creation, responsibility and unintended consequences of machines in control.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Wisdom of Larry David (PICS)

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Larry David is one of our favorite angry old men.His combined neurosis and wit make for interesting on-screen situations for his characters, and of course genius writing.

The Four-Day Workweek Is Winning Fans: Report by @TIME

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Shifting to a four-day workweek could save energy, cut traffic and make you happier...

AMD Packs Six-Core Opteron Inside 40 Watts

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Advanced Micro Devices has launched a low-power version of its six-core Opteron processor in time for VMworld

Durex ads so clever they almost make you want to buy Condoms

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Whoever runs creative for Durex is the Don Draper of the prophylactic advertising community. No bones about it.

Aspirin May Harm Healthy People

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Millions of people who take a daily dose of aspirin might actually be harming their health. At a conference for leading doctors, British scientists said healthy people who take aspirin regularly double their risk of being admitted to the hospital for internal bleeding, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Fox teams with Twitter for promo

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Fox is teaming with Twitter to give repeats a 21st century twist. Cast members to tweet live during repeats of 'Fringe,' 'Glee'.

Uncharted waters for Captain Richard Phillips

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

...He has downplayed the heroism angle since coming home to Underhill, a town of 3,000 residents where he and his family have made their home for 20 years. What kept him alive in the end was patience, says Phillips, his Massachusetts accent as pronounced as his self-effacing sense of humor. Just before his rescue, he was blindfolded

I have a baaad feeling about this

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT


Australia's Next Top Model [pic]

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT


The Nine Achievements of Arkham Asylum

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Batman's latest game is his best. Is it also the most faithful Batman to hit screens, period?

Best Buy launching huge 360 game sale, PS3 next week

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:51 PM PDT

Best Buy has quite the deal on Xbox 360 games running at the moment: if you buy one game from a list you get the second one half-off. The surprise? The number of AAA games that qualify. Take a look at the list inside.

Todd Duffee KOs Tim Hague In Record Time 7 Seconds [Video]

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Don't blink because you'll miss it.

Oh, THIS is how bacon is made! [VIDEO]

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

From "How It's Made." Nom!


Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Vicki Walker, an Auckland (New Zealand) accountant, was sacked for sending supposedly confrontational emails with words in red, in bold and in CAPITAL LETTERS.

LA Fires Seen From Space

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Raging wildfires in Los Angeles County, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.

The Kitchen Scale, Unsung Hero of Great Cooking

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Food writer and culinary expert Michael Ruhlman didn't want us to get through a week of celebrating kitchen gadgetry without singing praise of the digital scale. Damn the cups and tablespoons, cooking by weight is the only path to awesomeness.

Five Things John McEnroe Wants to Change About Tennis

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Grunting, Court Size and Scheduling Top the Tennis Star's List. No one has ever accused John McEnroe of being quiet and, when it comes to his sport, he also has plenty to say.

Taliban: How Crime Pays for the Growing Insurgency

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:22 PM PDT

It isn't just drugs. Extortion, kidnapping for ransom, and protection rackets all help fund the growing Afghan insurgency. Why crime pays big-time for the Taliban.

US Military Stops Profiling Journalists

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The U.S. military is canceling a contract with a PR firm that rated journalists reporting on the Afghanistan war. The Rendon Group had provided profiles of journalists that rated their output as "positive," "neutral" or "negative," although the military said it didn't use the ratings to manipulate coverage or deny reporters access to cover the war.

Is Hulu Watched More Than Time Warner Cable?

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

According to a new survey, Hulu, the online video TV channel, just beat the viewing statistics of Time Warner Cable for July. Does that mean Hulu's now the second most important TV "channel" in the U.S.? Nearly... but not quite.

Virus Enzymes Could Promote Human, Animal Health

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Could viruses be good for you? Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have shown that enzymes from bacteria-infecting viruses known as phages could have beneficial applications for human and animal health.

Astronomy Picture of the Day 31 aug 2009

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 11:21 AM PDT


Time.com Sees 164% Jump in Traffic from Digg

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Time.com's traffic trajectory in 2009 has been skyward, thanks in no small part to a partnership with Digg. The venerable newsweekly's Web offshoot has seen its audience balloon by 41% versus last year, landing at 6.7MM unique users in July. According to John Cantarella, Time.com's general manager, Digg's traffic to Time is up 164%

How Science Publishing Works

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Red button for extra panel

Dr. Dre's The Chronic To Be Re-Released w/ DVD and New Songs

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

"Dr. Dre's The Chronic will be re-released on September 1 as The Chronic Re-Lit, according to MTV."

Bacteria Clean Sewage and Create Electricity

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 10:11 AM PDT

"It's kind of like the movie 'The Matrix,'" said environmental engineer Bruce Logan at Penn State University. "Instead of wiring people up to generate electricity, we are using bacteria to directly generate electricity."

It's true, he does exist! [PIC]

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Well no *****, captain.

Videos from an Animal's Perspective (Pig, Scorpion Version)

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT

The Museum of Animal Perspectives sticks cameras on the heads of animals and uploads the resulting videos to Flickr. I'm fond of the armadillocam, but wolfcam and cowcam are pretty cool too. Ooh! Pigcam! Goatcam!

25 High-Tech Gadgets from Days Gone By (PICS)

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Yesterday's gadgets look primitive - and yet look very familiar.

12 Deadly Diseases Cured in the 20th Century

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:30 AM PDT

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average life expectancy at the beginning of the 20th century was 47.3 years. A century later, that number had increased to 77.85 years, due largely to the development of vaccinations and other treatments for deadly diseases.

The Cat Elevator

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:11 AM PDT

Talk about a spoiled cat! This little contraption lifts up the cat like an elevator, making cats even lazier than they already are.

Open Letter To The RIAA:Illegal File Sharing Problem solved?

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 09:11 AM PDT

Dear the Recording Industry Association of America (the "RIAA"),I know I've said some harsh things before, and to be honest, I still stick by them. The Family Guy musical sketch describing the characters' opinions of the FCC could well be replicated here in view of your own organisation. [...]

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