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Thursday, September 3, 2009



Shift to Multi Carriers Could Be Apple's Smartest Next Move

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:10 PM PDT

News Analysis: Whether or not Apple will make its iPhone available to multiple carriers is currently unknown. But based on the iPhone's popularity, it seems like the smartest move that Apple could make. A carrier-agnostic iPhone would put new competitive pressure on all its smartphone competitors, especially RIM.

Ten Best On-Air Adult Swim Promos Picked by the Creator

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Watch ten of the greatest on-air Adult Swim promos ever, for shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies, as picked by the Adult Swim crew.

Dollarless Deals: Why Bartering Is Making a Comeback

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Business is booming in the barter economy. On craigslist, requests for bartered goods and services were up 125 percent in the past year, making it one of the site's most popular categories…

For Redskins Fans, Hard Luck Runs Into Team's Hard Line

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Some Redskins fans can no longer afford their tickets and want to cancel them. So what does the team do? Sue them!

KVM Is The Feather In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Red Hat has released RHEL 5.4, a major point update of its commercial Linux distribution. This version introduces support for KVM, a significant milestone in Red Hat's evolving virtualization strategy.

Sold! Mini-Golf With Rock Stars Fetches $20,000

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The one-of-a-kind experience includes a miniature golf session with Josh Freese,Tool's Maynard James Keenan and Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.

Japan's Obsession with Perfection Thwarting Sustainability?

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

I've never seen anything but perfect fruit for sale -- each neatly packaged one-by-one. So what happens to the produce that is misshapen or slightly bruised or marred by rubbing against the stem? Some of it goes into processed foods and juice. The rest is dumped -- and dumped all along the delivery chain.

Evolution: Has Human Culture Replaced Biology?

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

"Now, after some three billion years, the Darwinian era is over. The epoch of species competition came to an end about 10,000 years ago when a single species, ***** sapiens, began to dominate and reorganize the planet. Since that time, cultural evolution has replaced biological evolution as the driving force of change." -- Freeman Dyson, IAS

The 'telepathy' chip, turn on the TV using the only the mind

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A 'telepathy' chip that allows people to control computers, televisions and light switches by the power of thought is being developed by British scientists.

Privacy Advocates Want Regulation Of Behavioral Advertising

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A coalition of privacy and consumer rights groups have written an open letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce calling for the regulation of behavioral advertising.

Could Mass Scale Vertical Farming Actually Work?

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, what world-changing device would you invent? In the second installment of Babelgum and GOOD's new Big Ideas competition, Columbia professor Dickson Despommier imagines filling New York's skyscrapers with farms.

PS3 sales double in America following PS3 slim launch

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

PS3 slim boosts hardware sales above Xbox360 and Wii in America as Arkham Asylum has one of the biggest debuts of the year in the weekly charts for the 23rd - 29th August 2009

Starbucks Launches Anti-Starbucks

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

One day, many years ago, Starbucks was a little coffee shop tucked away in a corner of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Now, with more than 15,000 coffee shops around the world, the king of coffee is looking to recapture that 1971 feeling. But under a different name.

The 28 hidden characters in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Want Easter eggs? In this madhouse, they're everywhere you look

Living Architecture: Growing Your House One Chair at a Time

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Is It Ethical To Engineer Delicious Cows That Feel No Pain?

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Most people don't think too much about bovine hurt when they chow down on a Big Mac or Whopper. But for those with moral pangs, scientists say genetic engineering might provide a solution, by creating pain-free animals that can satiate the human appetite without suffering. Delicious.

The 6 Most Frequently Quoted ***** Animal Facts

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Remember all those cools facts you learned about animals when you were 10? Totally false.

5 Secrets Restaurants Don’t Want You to Know

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Some of the common practices of the food service industry might surprise the average customer.

Comedian Granted Dying Wish to Perform on Letterman

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Steve Mazan is a stand-up comic who has recently been diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. On Friday, September 4, 2009, he will realize his childhood dream: to perform a set on David Letterman.

San Francisco Residents Say Google Shuttles are Evil

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Google probably wasn't expecting its Earth-friendly overture to backfire so heavily in an environmentally conscious bastion like San Francisco.

5 Bizarre Things You Might Not Know: Pablo Escobar

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

You'll never believe how he transported his cash...

The Extraordinary Role of Women Throughout Modern China

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

While the West has commonly viewed the last one hundred years in China through the single narrative lens of Mao's rise & rule, the experience for the Chinese themselves has been infinitely more complex. Xinran a national celebrity & beloved figure in China presents The Extraordinary Role of Women Throughout Modern China.

The Daily Show's Most Godless Atheist Moments

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Before you head off to Osama's Homobortion Pot and Commie Jizzporium, take a look at these videos.

New $140K Hybrid School Bus Waits Silently For Children

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Within a week or two, Napa Valley Unified School District will premiere one of the first small hybrid buses in the nation, thanks to state grants aimed at curbing school bus emissions and a transportation manager's aggressive campaign to green his fleet.

Don't Worry, The Other Half Is Coming Soon (pic)

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT


BFG Phobos: Ferrari Of Gaming PCs

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

It's like a high-powered modern sports car. Don't even think of getting under the hood. It's 7-inch touchscreen lets you customize user interface for turning the system on, playing multimedia, system monitoring (temps, usage, etc.), and a performance screen. The front panel controls all of those myriad settings on the motherboard and BIOS.

Stoner Tries to Disable Security Camera with Face

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Have you seen this man? If so, slap him upside the head and tell him he needs to stop smoking his own product, or at least invest in a set of panty hose to wear over his face.

Eagles QB Michael Vick To Be Reinstated for Week 3

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

After two years out of the league, Michael Vick will be eligible for Philadelphia's Week 3 game at home against the Chiefs.

Big Momma's House 3!? Hollywood Officially Out Of New Ideas

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Fox may be ready for more Momma as the studio has tapped Randi Mayem Singer (The Tooth Fairy) to pen Big Momma's House 3. A cult of aspiring screenwriters just committed mass suicide.

Mike Judge Wants to Make the Boss Sympathetic in Extract

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Mike Judge's new movie, Extract, definitely shows the other side of the management experience that he lampooned so successfully in Office Space. Here, he talks about the pitfalls of being a "nice" boss, his fights with the studio over Office Space and Idiocracy, and his Beavis and Butthead movie idea that you'll never see. (Hint: It involves 9/11)

Patent Reveals Nintendo Developing a Wii Football Controller

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Nintendo has come up with yet another idea for an accessory to add to its list of Wii peripherals. This time it's a soft football-shaped controller that is said to simulate the feel and touch of a real ball when playing football simulation games such as the NFL game, Madden.

Political Parties Criticize Law Forcing Pirate Bay Blackout

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Last week a Swedish court ordered Black Internet, the bandwidth supplier to The Pirate Bay, to disconnect the site from the Internet under threat of large fines. The site was quickly back up with a new ISP but now several Swedish political parties are being openly critical of the law used to take the site down.

AT&T rolling out MMS to iPhone on September 25

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

AT&T has just announced that MMS -- a much-ballyhooed feature of iPhone OS 3.0 -- will finally be hitting AT&T on September 25.

This simplification of two remotes made me smile.....

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT


Solitaire is Just as Addictive as World of Warcraft

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Solitaire may be as sticky as World of Warcraft. According to new research from Nielsen, while users of casual games spend less time playing them than noncasual gamers, they are just as likely as the noncasual gamers to return to them months later. The study, "Insights on Casual Games," looks at data from over 800 casual games for PC computers...

Top 10: The Best Spike Jonze Directed Music Videos

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

With the release date for Where The Wild Things Are still a month away, we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and pick out some our favorite music videos directed by Spike Jonze.

Acoustic Barrel Grows Materials in Space

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

What grows in space, is about the size of a baseball and is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars? Jacques Guigne is waiting to find out. The research scientist and founder of Guigne International in Newfoundland owns a device, now aboard the International Space Station, that uses beams of sound to suspend materials as they're growing on the ISS.

The Internet's 40th Birthday: A Founding Scientist Remembers

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Leonard Kleinrock was one of the scientists who developed the principles behind packet-switching. It was 40 years ago Wednesday that he sent a message to a second node at Stanford Research Institute, setting up what has become today's Internet.

Telegraphs Ran on Electric Air in Crazy 1859 Magnetic Storm

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

On Sept. 2, 1859, at the telegraph office at No. 31 State Street in Boston at 9:30 a.m., the operators' lines were overflowing with current, so they unplugged the batteries connected to their machines, and kept working using just the electricity coursing through the air.

Ebay Acquisitions and Investments (Graphic)

Posted: 03 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

To survive in business, you must expand and diversify... sometimes, that just means buying out your rivals.It's no different for eBay. Despite starting as an simple online auction company in 1995, it is now a global icon with an estimated net income of USD $1.78 billion.

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