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Thursday, September 10, 2009



Ellen DeGeneres named 4th 'American Idol' judge

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no formal music experience, just a passion for tunes, will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season.

Robbers show up in hospital scrubs and sinks on their heads

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Detectives are searching for a group of robbers with a flair for costuming, according to a release from the Tampa Police Department. The men have stormed into three North Tampa pawnshops in the last three weeks with creative masks. In one case, one of them was wearing a child safety seat on his head. They've also donned hospital scrubs...

Drunk Sentenced For Life After 19th DUI Conviction

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

A Canadian man has been sentenced to life in prison for mowing down a woman in a wheel chair as he drove drunk. It was his 19th drunk driving conviction, the court said.

Risk Aversion and NASA Don't Mix

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

On Tuesday, the Augustine Commission released the review of NASA's human spaceflight objectives with conclusions that were no big surprise to industry insiders. Rand Simberg finds the report a little too innocuous. In this analysis, he asks, what happens when we take the risk out of space travel?

Jobs Makes It Clear He's Back In Charge at Apple

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

At Wednesday's iPod event, Steve Jobs appears onstage for the first time since returning to work from medical leave.

Tech Companies Push to Digitize Patients’ Records

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The economic crisis has opened the door for an ambitious step — $19 billion put into the recovery package to encourage doctors and hospitals to install and use electronic health records

iTunes 9 Tips and Tricks - Solve the Mysteries!

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The latest update to iTunes is such a drastic change that many users are scratching their heads trying to figure out where everything is and how to work it.

Church's Billboards Affirm Gay Love

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Four billboards along Interstate 30 between Fort Worth and Grand Prairie are likely sending some drivers into fits. What do you think about the billboards?

That's right, smile for the cameras... [PIC]

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Eighteen Awesome Animated Mad Scientists

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

There is but one archenemy-type that truly stands out as the most diabolical, most over-all aggravating, and all around completely exasperating: The Mad Scientist

Pigeon Vs Broadband - Who Will Win?

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Carrier pigeons are being used to transfer data between offices because bosses believe it is quicker than broadband.

Toys R Us rolls out national game trade-in program

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Toys R Us is rolling out its video game trade-in program nationwide today, allowing customers to sell games from as far back as the (OMG!) Intellivision.

FLASHBACK: You Lie! Yeller Smeared Strom's Illegit. Daughter

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) had to apologize last night after yelling "you lie!" at Obama during his nationally televised health care speech. It's not the first time Wilson's emotions got the best of him and he was forced to apologize. Wilson previously had to apologize to Sen. Strom Thurmond's illegitimate daughter after smearing her for speaking out.

The 11 Most Annoying Everyday Devices of Modern Civilization

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Not all gadgets provide an improvement, many gadgets serve to anger and annoy their users and others around them. Here's a list of gadgets and devices that have all undoubtedly found themselves at the wrong end of a mallet or strip of asphalt countless times.

Miami Beach’s Sea Turtles Threatened by Its People

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The sea turtles' way of life here is under increasing threat because they must share their breeding ground with throngs of beachgoers.

How Honey Curbs the MRSA Superbug

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

MRSA exposed to manuka honey loses the ability to reproduce, according to a new study that shows how the dark, bitter honey fights staph infections.

Condo owner finds out he's been living & renovating in the -

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

wrong unit. He bought his first home, poured $30,000.00 into it to fix up, now 6 months later Jonathon Kyte has learned his home doesn't belong to him.

10 Dreamcast Games Still Worth Playing Today

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

It was 128 bits of awesome and it broke the mold on online game play, offered memory cards with a screen, and had a slew of games that still rival some current releases when it comes to fun and playability.

Interactive Timeline: Michael Jordan's Life and Career

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A timeline of Michael Jordan's life, from his UNC days to basketball Hall of Fame Induction.

Is Google The World's Best Nation?

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Google was once happy to help us find things on the wild, wild web. The company has obviously grown past that point, but could it soon be savior of the entire world? Possibly and probably.

Pirate Bay Purchase Sinking

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The company planning to purchase The Pirate Bay was de-listed from its Swedish stock exchange after concluding Thursday it duped investors and regulators in the $8.5 million deal.

Ten Things I Hate About You, Gaming

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Spend too long staring at games and you'll see them staring back at you - with hate in their eyes. These are the things that get Christian Ward's goat about his supposed favorite hobby.

Demetri Martin's Smartest Moments (Videos)

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Demetri Martin is so smart, he could easily have a really prestigious job like an economist or a physicist or a bank teller. But lucky for us, he's chosen to put his mind into making us laugh. Of course, he also makes us think, so he's a 2-for-1 deal. Anyway, enjoy this collection of brainy Demetri Martin bits.

New Electric Motor is 50% Smaller with 2x More Torque

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The electric motor was first developed for a hydrogen car, but its characteristics - 50% of the volume giving 2x the torque for the same power output - mean it could be used in other things than electric cars

Lubuntu: Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Some complain that there is simply too much choice in the free software world and far too many Linux distributions. Well, now there's another called Lubuntu. A derivative of Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop, it's super light and very fast. Finally, there's an Ubuntu perfectly suited to those older, low end machines!

Microsoft's Strategy to Evict Engineers from Data Centers

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The company's new Redmond Ridge computing facility -- don't call it a data center -- signals a shift in how R&D happens in Redmond, and offers a look at green IT within the company.

10 People Who Won the Lottery Then Lost it All

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Ever dream of winning the lottery? The golden ticket holders on this list might convince you otherwise. Most of them either regret winning the jackpot, or admit it made their lives hell. Let them show you what the lottery could make you lose.

France Set To Impose Carbon Tax

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced plans for a new carbon tax aimed at combating global warming.

The 12 Most Awesomely Nerdy Breakfast Cereals of All Time

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

From Bill and Ted's less-than-Excellent part of a nutritious breakfast to the only cereal where you're eating with power.

99 Cents Only Store Marries Couples for Only 99 Cents (PICS)

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Who needs Vegas when you can get married in a 99 Cents Only store? Today, on 09-09-09, bargain shoppers added a ball and chain to their carts. The company married nine engaged couples in store for the cost of 99 cents. Stay classy, Los Angeles.

Beatlemania 2.0: Sales Projected To Top 500k In First Week

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Could a band that broke up in 1970 really become the best-selling act of the current decade?

10 Signs of the Post-Apocalypse [Pic]

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

A handy chart predicting what our post-apocalyptic future holds for us... if the movies have anything to say about it.

World Cup 2010: Top 50 World Cup moments

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Maradona, Pele, Cruyff... Celebrate the greatest moments and greatest players in World Cup history with our definitive list, complete with YouTube clips.

Animal Shelter Donating Dog Food Every Time Vick Is Tackled

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Main Line Animal Rescue, located near Philadelphia, paid for an ad in today's Washington Post and may place similar ads in newspapers in cities in which the Eagles will play this season. The ad in the Post pledges that Main Line Animal Rescue will donate five bags of dog food to a local Washington shelter for every time Vick is tackled.

5 Radical Retro Japanese Video Game Commercials [WTF?!]

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Your typical retro American video game commercial typically involved a few well-worn tropes -- live action buff guys, teenagers with attitude and pizza, dorky parents and exploding walls with lightning. However in the formative video game advertising years and on through to today ...

Obama speech disrupter a health industry darling: $240k

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

In fact, over his entire congressional career, health professionals represent Wilson's top industry contributors, donating a total of $244,196 to his campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org database. He received another $86,150 from pharmaceutical companies, $73,050 from insurance firms and $68,000 from hospitals.

Ganjapreneurs are cashing in on booming medical pot business

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Colorado voters legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 2000 with the passage of Amendment 20, but until recently, the state's medical marijuana community was small and fairly inconspicuous. As of January, 5,000 people had applied to the state registry, and there were less than two dozen dispensaries selling pot.

Top Eight 8-Bit Hotties Chosen by Legend of Neil Star

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

So when we recently found ourselves arguing over the best early video game hotties, we figured it best to consult Janning in hopes of settling the debate. He happily obliged with his top eight.

HS Football Coach Murder Trial...Players Testify

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Several current and former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football players testified Wednesday that they saw teammates vomiting, stumbling, crying - and even having trouble breathing - at the Aug. 20, 2008, practice where teammate Max Gilpin collapsed from heat stroke.

Scientists have now levitated mice using magnetic fields

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals.

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