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Friday, September 11, 2009



Apple fixes Flash snafu in Snow Leopard

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Less than two weeks after Apple launched Snow Leopard, the company today issued the new operating system's first security update. In a separate upgrade, Apple patched 33 vulnerabilities in 2007's Leopard, and about half as many in the even older Tiger.

9 Websites Not Worth Visiting Since the '90s

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

As we near the end of a decade, we wanted to take a look back at what websites haven't been worth visiting in the past 10 years, so that we may never forget that today's Twitter could be tomorrow's Pets.com.

Erin Andrews Tells Oprah Winfrey: 'It's Been a Nightmare'

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Making what she vowed would be her first and last public comments about an Internet video showing her naked in a hotel room, ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews said today that she was devastated by the invasion of her privacy and is still feeling the effects of it.

9 Rules For Great Post-Apocalyptic Movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Shane Acker's animated movie 9 features nine plucky ragdolls facing an army of beast machines after the human race has died off. We talked to Acker a while back, and he told us nine rules for great post-apocalyptic films.

Eight Years After 9/11: Why Osama bin Laden is a Failure

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The 9/11 attacks killed hundreds of Americans, but failed to launch al-Qaeda's anticipated revolution anticipated. The movement remained on the margins even as the Iraq invasion fueled growing anti-American feeling in the Muslim world

22 brilliant Dreamcast games doomed to die

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

With the end it sight, these ingenious efforts didn't stand a chance

7 Ultimate American Sandwiches [Pictures]

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Makes me hungry!

Blur & Radiohead join to battle Government over Piracy Laws

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Blur and Radiohead are among a host of bands calling on the Government to abandon proposals to cut off the internet connections of people who illegally download music.

18 Rare And Unseen Star Wars Shots

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Film features and in depth reports from Total Film. 18 Rare And Unseen Star Wars Shots

Moon landings:1959-2009 (Graphic)

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 03:31 PM PDT

The graphic shows all the missions that have successfully landed on the moon to date.

AT&T consumer perception drops during summer '09

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Despite rumors that Apple may be looking into extending its contract with AT&T, consumer perception for the carrier has dropped lower than it has all year.In a comparison of Verizon Wireless and AT&T consumer perception among adults 18 and older, goodwill toward AT&T has dropped precipitously compared to rival Verizon...

Google Plans New Mirror For Cheaper Solar Power

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by a quarter or more.

Big Food vs. Big Insurance

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care.

The Masturbation Double Standard

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Masturbation. Masturbation is the most widely used cure for boredom among males. For every woman masturbating right now, there is a guy masturbating while imagining that woman masturbate.

Top 10 Problems with MMOs

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Love them or hate them, here are ten problems that the genre needs to address.

Top 10 Eighties Computer Games Worth Playing (Again)

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

There was a time when even the best computer graphics available were lousy. In this ancient time, called the Eighties, graphics were cool for computer games

Where Does Sex Live in the Brain?

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Sexual stimulation doesn't go straight from the body to centers of emotion and finally to lofty regions of self-awareness. Sometimes the higher brain regions tell the eyes what sexy traits to look out for.

Trekkie Heaven: 129 Star Trek Sound Bites

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Classic sound bites and audio quotes of Star Trek.

What Would 9-11 Be Like in the Age of Social Media?

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 01:41 PM PDT

We would be faced with a avalanche of videos/tweets/pics from office workers still trying to figure out what was going on. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Taiwan ex-leader jailed for life

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on corruption charges.

Bad News For NASA Is Good News For Space Tourism

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

There wasn't much joy to be found in the summary report the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee released Tuesday, but as people continue poring over the details some in the industry see a bright side.

Ohio Cheetah Breaks Speed Record

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

An 8-year-old female named Sarah ran 100 meters in just over 6 seconds. That breaks the old record set in 2001 by a cheetah in South Africa by a few hundredths of a second. The human 100-meters record holder is Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt of Jamaica. He's a relative slowpoke at over 9 seconds.

Twitter's New Terms of Service

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Now that we know more about how Twitter is being used, we've made changes to our Terms of Service—these are the basic rules that go along with using Twitter. The revisions more appropriately reflect the nature of Twitter and convey key issues such as ownership. For example, your tweets belong to you, not to Twitter.

New Microsoft-backed open source foundation faces questions

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:51 PM PDT

Microsoft has launched the CodePlex Foundation, a nonprofit organization tasked with getting commercial software vendors to invest time on open source development. It has $1 million in seed money and some questions about how neutral it will be.

My hair is Batman, your argument is invalid

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT


Lots of Hippos. Taking a Nap, in Tanzania 'Hippo Pool' [PIC]

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Beautiful image. Apparently hippos don't have closeness issues... [Enlargeable, wallpaper.]

Toothpick City: Amazing Art from Stan Munro

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Six years, six million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue: it's Toothpick City.

Why NASA Should Bomb the Moon to Find Water

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Today, NASA announced the crater on the moon where LCROSS will land, but the mission continues to be controversial. Is crash-landing on the moon necessary for science? Will it be worth the damage done to the moon? To both questions, PM answers a resounding "yes." Here's why we're rooting for NASA's mission to bombard the moon.

Ancient Chinese Remedy May Work for Flu

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Roots of a plant produces natural antiviral compounds that kill the swine flu virus, H1N1.

If Reality TV Featured Gaming Characters [Images]

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT


Sinner or Winner (pic)

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT


New Push To Outlaw Germany's Neo-Nazi Party

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Right wing extremist political party, the NPD, was re-elected in Saxony two weeks ago. Now a leading politician in Bavaria wants to seek a national ban on them. But his push is causing political conflict. Because while most German politicians want to stop the NPD, they can't decide how best to do so.

Tick Saliva Holds Key to Cancer Cure

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Useful Little Blood Suckers: While studying the Amblyomma cajennense tick, Brazilian researchers discovered an interesting protein in its spit. After some testing on rats with cancer, it looks like tick saliva might hold the key to cure cancers of the skin, liver and pancreas!

Building the Twin Towers: A Tribute

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

When terrorists brought down the World Trade Center towers on a crystal clear September day in 2001, horror mingled with disbelief and rage. No one who saw the towers fall will ever forget it. But as time passed, the sight of a skyline without the Twin Towers became more than a reminder of an inconceivably savage attack and the loss of thousands of

GM Launches 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 10:50 AM PDT

In an effort to boost consumer confidence in its products, General Motors has announced a 60-day satisfaction guarantee* on most 2009 and 2010 models** from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac...will this help? (yes notice all of the *s and fine print)

2012 London Olympics has created £159m financial black hole

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT

The project to buy up land for the London 2012 Olympics has created a £159 million financial black hole, new papers published today state. The London Development Agency (LDA), the mayor's business and economic agency, called on accountants KPMG to investigate spending.

How to short-circuit the US power grid

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Attackers could cause a cascade of failures in the US west-coast electricity grid by targeting seemingly unimportant substations. The latest findings are likely to spark worries in the US: attackers could cause a cascade of network failures in the US's west-coast electricity grid - cutting power to economic powerhouses Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

10 TechCrunch50 Grads: Where Are They Now?

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 09:30 AM PDT

One of the newest entrants to the tech conference scene, the TechCrunch50 is now an annual occurrence. What's happened to some of the products and services that have made their debut there?

Alzheimer's Gene Alters Brain Function in Young Adults

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 08:51 AM PDT

The gene most closely linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease affects brain activity in young adults -- much earlier in life than previously reported -- according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center and The Pennsylvania State University.

How A College Library Is Used [Graphic]

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 08:40 AM PDT

If you've been inside one, you know studying is the last thing that would happen there.

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