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Thursday, September 17, 2009



Obama Needs an Olympic Mind

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

The 2016 Olympics will be awarded in two weeks. Chicago's chances may well hinge on whether Obama shows up in Copenhagen to make the sales pitch...

Washington D.C. Claims Top Spot For Wealthy Young

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation's highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year, according to a new analysis.

George Brett Auto-Tuned...

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The legendary Hall-Of-Famer makes use of a little down time on the field to discuss some personal issues with the boys.

Why You Can't Get a Good Phone With Verizon

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Why does the U.S. carrier known for the best network have the worst smartphones? Verizon gets plaudits for its coverage and call quality, but consistently loses out to AT&T, T-Mobile and even Sprint when it comes to getting the newest high-end handsets.

The 10 Worst Movies to Open at #1

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The thing about all these movies is that they're passively bad. Everybody already knew they would suck, and they're quickly forgotten. Sometimes, however, a movie opens at #1 that is really bad. Offensively bad. Beg-for-your-money-back, sign-of-the-impending-apocalypse bad. Here are the 10 Worst Movies to Open at #1.

Can You Live Without a Car?

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

I'll spare you the environmental lecture—Just imagine your life with out a car payment. Sounds pretty nice, right? Read on to see how you can make it a reality. Even better: you don't have to wear spandex biking shorts.

Handle With Care: 9 Potentially Harmful House Plants

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

They're beautiful to look at and can help improve air quality, but some of the most prized house plants harbor some potentially harmful toxins. Here are nine plants to handle with care.

Why Patrick Swayze Was The Second Best Movie Star Ever

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

On September 14th, 2009, the world lost Patrick Swayze. During his 30-year acting career, he played the role of a Commie-killing high school football player, dancer, Civil War soldier, bouncer, surfing bank robber, ghost, transvestite, trucker, Allan Quartermain, singing cartoon dog, and pedophile.

Cops find a roach hiding in a suspect's dreadlocks

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

From the moment Palo Alto police pulled over a driver for speeding Monday night, the list of charges against him began piling up. They didn't stop until the suspect was back at the police station, where a tall sergeant looked down at his head and saw a marijuana cigarette stashed in his dreadlocked hair.

Hilarious New Steve Nash Vitaminwater Informercial

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Steve Nash just gets funnier and funnier. I have to admit one of my all-time favorite commercials by a basketball player was this Vitaminwater spot last year. But this new one has got to be rivaling it.

China Can Generate All Electricity from Wind Power by 2030

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

China is on a roll. The country has doubled its installed wind power every year for the past five years and a new study shows the country should keep it up. Researchers from Harvard and Beijing Tsinghua University have found that China could meet all of their electricity demands from wind power through 2030.

iPhone users stingy with their ad clicks, says study

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Individuals betting on mobile advertising being the next frontier may want to back their covered wagon up- a new report says that mobile users, and particularly iPhone users, are not very generous with their clicks.

World’s tallest man Sultan Kösen seeks love — and a big car

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

When you are the tallest man in the world, some family chores are easier than others.

JSNES: A NES emulator written entirely in Javascript

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Play Mario at work without Flash! Incredibly, runs at full speed on Google Chrome.

UFC's Dana White Destroys Boxing & Floyd Mayweather

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

"Boxing fans show up to see Floyd Mayweather not fight," UFC president Dana White said. "This guy will run around in circles … you're going to pay $55, $60 to see 'Dancing With the Stars' with Mayweather again."

How GNOME and KDE spend their money

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

If you have been assuming, as I have, that GNOME has more corporate support than KDE, and a larger budget, a look at the latest report for GNOME and KDE may surprise you. Together, the two reports give an entirely different impression than you might assume.

Couple Robbed During Dumpster Sex by Egg Wielding Assailants

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

An intimate romp in a trash bin in Wichita, Kansas is interrupted by robbers.

Woman's Letters to Troops Span Six Wars

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Barbara Spanier has been sending letters from home to troops since 1944.

Jon Stewart Nails Congress for Jackass Apology Carousel

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

It's truly shameful, so I hereby demand that all legislation be put on hold until the entire United States Congress personally apologizes to each American citizen one at a time.

Skeleton Found at Roman Site In Brit. Stumps Archaeologists

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

A skeleton, found at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham.

Meat chocolate leaves salami aftertaste!

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

MEAT-FLAVOURED CHOCOLATE might not be everyone's idea of delicious, but a Kiwi chocolatier claims her new salami-tinged treats are just that.

The 15 most toxic places to live

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

It's becoming more and more difficult to find anywhere on Earth unaffected by man-made pollution and development. Here's the 15 most polluted places in the world.

Iceland Switching Gears from Hydrogen to Electric Cars

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Fresh buzz from the Driving Sustainability '09 conference and an intimate conversation with Icelandic President Olafur Grimsson.

You're not doing it right [Pic]

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT


The REAL Reasons We Eat Too Much

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

We all know that we are supposed to eat healthy portions … so why do we cram grub down our foodholes in excess?

Top 10 Doctored Photos

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Photographers have been manipulating imagery since the medium was invented!

Panda Party!!! [PIC]

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

OMG (did I use that right?) how much fun does this look?!? This is my list of favorite things: 1. Pandas, 2. Playing on a rocking horse in a little pool. And this is both things!!!

Man Accused Of Trading Dad's Car For $50 In Crack

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Authorities arrested a man they said tried to trade his father's car for $50 worth of crack cocaine. Deputies arrested the 39-year-old man around 4 a.m. Wednesday after his 74-year-old father reported that his Lincoln had been stolen.

Skateboarder Chaz Ortiz is young, wealthy, 'unbreakable' and

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

What were YOU doing at 15? Chances are, you weren't having as much fun (or making as much money) as Chaz Ortiz is. Amazing story & video fo...........................

Outrageous! Over $60 Billion is Lost per Year on Health Care

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Who's to blame? Look to the Phony patients, podiatry bills for footless amputees, and zombie doctors that slide by.

The hunt for dark matter

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

MIT physicists are working on new detectors that may, at last, help them find the elusive particles thought to constitute up to a quarter of the universe.

Phone calling coming to Twitter

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

A beta service expected to launch Thursday will allow Twitter users to make voice calls to each other without needing to know someone's phone number.

Music publishers: iTunes not paying fair share

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Songwriters, composers, and music publishers are making preparations to one day collect performance fees from Apple and other e-tailers for not just traditional music downloads but for downloads of films and TV shows as well. They contain music after all.

Ready... FIGHT!!!

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT


Zune HD review

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

So the time has come for the Engadget review. Does the Zune HD finally match up with Microsoft's ambition, and can it stand up to the heat and ubiquity of the competition?

Bram Cohen To Deliver BitTorrent Live Streaming

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Bram Cohen, the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol that revolutionized file-sharing, is working on BitTorrent-based live streaming. With his efforts he aims to develop a piece of code that is superior to all the other P2P-based streaming solutions on the market today.

Hipsters cry; PBR more expensive than Busch, Keystone

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Pabst Blue Ribbon is doing better than ever, but NOT because it's a cheap beer in the midst of a recession.

4 Pugs Tilting Their Heads at the Same Time

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Warning: Animals in this video might be severely adorable.

Senate Votes to Restore Gun Rights on Amtrak

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The proposal, approved by a 68-30 vote, seeks to give Amtrak riders the same rights as airline passengers, who can transport firearms in checked luggage. Amtrak could lose a $1.6B subsidy if it fails to comply.

Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma Ad Shows Motion-Controlled Breasts!

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Team Ninja demonstrates the 'unique addition' to the upcoming PlayStation 3 version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Safe For Work (just about)!

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