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Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Are Magnetically Levitating 'Sky Pods' the Future of Travel?

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 06:20 PM PDT

As a society, we are increasingly interested in finding new ways of transportation that are cleaner for the environment. New concepts in mass transit seem to be one of the main ways to move toward this future. However, many people (especially in the U.S.) don't want to give up the privacy of individual travel.

NCAA BBall Conference Rankings: Big East Still On Top?

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 06:10 PM PDT

For the past few seasons, college basketball's best conference has been the Big East. Last season's NCAA Tournament had 3 Big East teams as #1 seeds(Louisville, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh), 4 teams make it to the Elite 8, and 2 teams in the Final Four. Are they still the best conference this season?

Microsoft may acquire Electronic Arts

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Find out key developments for Electronic Arts Inc ERTS.O at Reuters.com, including Analyst Research at Reuters.com.

WARNING: Twitter Worm Spreading via Direct Messages

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:50 PM PDT

We have received multiple reports that a new, convincing, and dangerous worm and phishing scam is making the rounds on Twitter. Hacked accounts are sending DMs.

Elegant Readings With Michael Ian Black: TACO PARTY explicit

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Author Michael Ian Black regales us with his whimsical essay entitled TACO PARTY taken from his new to paperback book MY CUSTOM VAN: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face.

The 20 Best Cartoons Of The 90's

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The 90's were a golden age of cartoons, here are the 20 best.

How Chad Ochocinco used Twittter to plot his Lambeau leap

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The promise seemed unwise, the attempt ill-advised. But Chad Ochocinco had a plan all along. The Bengals receiver announced last week that he hoped to do the Lambeau Leap if he scored in Cincinnati's game against the Green Bay Packers. And he did, and here's how it all went down

Dopest Rapper Ever (VIDEO)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Boostalk wants to let you know that 'We Gon Rock', but only until 9pm, that's his curfew.

Census Worker Hanged: Found With "Fed" On Body

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest.

The Most Expensive Cities (Graphic)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The current recession, in addition to shaking down the world economy, has also reshaped cost of living estimates.Many seasoned contenders - who had reigned supreme since the advent of capitalism, have seen a drop in status. Using pricing data for items of average household consumption, here is a graphic of the world's most expensive cities to live.

John Edwards Aide Finds Publisher for Book on Sex Scandal

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Edwards had an affair with videographer Rielle Hunter that culminated in her pregnancy. When the news got out, Young–who was Edwards' lackey–said he was the father of the baby. Now Young has found a publisher for a book on the scandal.

AT&T slips some iPhone MMS rollout details for Friday

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

We've just heard from AT&T that new carrier settings for the iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available "late morning" Pacific Time (which would be early afternoon Eastern) this Friday, September 25, which will finally enable MMS support.

OMG Obama Said 'World' and then 'Order'

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Matt Drudge's headline for Barack Obama's U.N. speech is ominous: "WORLD ORDER."

Man Jumps Off Building to Avoid Getting Caught by Cops (Vid)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Apparently his desire to avoid being caught was greater than any common sense he might have had.

Apple iPhone OS 3.1 Brings New Glitches

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Apple Support discussion boards are filling up with complaints of iPhones turning off, batteries quickly draining and other glitches. Apple is consequently enlisting users to answer a survey, which hints they may know what's causing the problems...

Core i7 CPUs Released For Gaming Laptops & Mobile Platforms

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Intel has launched the Core i7 CPUs, codenamed "Clarksfield". Their launch is focused primarily on high-end and gaming laptops that are also affordable. The big picture here is that these processors, especially the Core i7 820QM and 720QM, will begin to show up in hardcore gaming and very high-end multimedia systems.

Inside Denver's "Pit Bull Row" (13 Photos)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Here is Denver's "pit bull row," the home of the city's confiscated pit bulls (and the place where thousands have been euthanized over the years).

Sourdough Bread Starter Recipe: Starting a Starter

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Sourdough baking is one of the traditional breadmaking techniques which is disappearing from our kitchens, perhaps due to the aura of mystery surrounding it. While the baking of sourdough bread is a bit beyond the scope of this article...the very first step you need to take in your journey to learning sourdough bread baking is to start a starter

Yahoo Unleashes $100M Marketing Campaign

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Yahoo are set to relaunch with a $100 million global marketing campaign, designed to compete with Google, and place themselves at the centre of consumer's online lives.

Recycling Can Cut CO2 Emissions by 345 Million Tons a Year

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

If we were to reduce packaging in general by 50%, reduce non-packaging paper products by 50%, extend the life of computers by 25% we could cut US CO2 emissions by about 354 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2E).

FCC: Congress said we could spank Comcast for P2P blocking

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The FCC has told an appeals court that if the agency has the power to stop ISP application throttling, and acted legally last year when the Commission told Comcast to mend its ways.

Top 25 Soccer Websites for Fans (Must See)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Here are 25 best soccer websites for videos, pictures, statistics, news, blogs and gossip. This is a great list for true fans.

Time Spent at Work (Infographic)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Finally, an honest pie chart depicting the average work day.

Ron Paul to Appear on The Daily Show Tuesday

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Don't look now, but Ron Paul — Texas congressperson, former presidential candidate, libertarian about town — will be sitting down with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show next Tuesday, September 29th to discuss his new book "End the Fed."

Intelligent CCTV could prevent crimes before they happen

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A new generation of Minority Report-style security cameras that can detect criminals before they strike could be in operation across Britain within five years, scientists claim.

Study Says Drunk Sex Preferred by 50 Percent of Ladies

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The study, which was conducted by "female hygiene" company FemFresh (eek), questioned 3,000 British women and came up with some surprising results.

Short video messaging arrives on iPhone

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Application enables people to send 12-second video messages to iPhones, Facebook, and Twitter, though the video can only be created on a 3GS.

Bing gains more ground in search war with Google

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

ComScore today is set to release a report showing that Microsoft's new Bing search engine now holds about a 10% share of the lucrative market.

'Anonymous Digging'? What could go wrong?

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Among six new features being CONSIDERED for Digg is Anonymous Digging: "You can Digg and bury stories without logging in to a Digg account, so that it's as easy as 1-click to tell us when you like or dislike a story. (Don't worry, Digg has mechanisms in place to prevent a user from Digging the same story multiple times.)" Like? Dislike? Worried?

Top 14 Moments From "Dexter"

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Heads, headbutts and Harry. The best of The Dark Defender.

Reynolds sets a Baseball Record that no one wants: Twice

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

With a fourth-inning strikeout against San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner(notes), Reynolds did the walk of shame back to the dugout for the 205th time this season, surpassing the MLB-record 204 whiffs he set in 2008.

McDonald's fries the holy grail for potato farmers

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Since McDonald's buys more than 3.4 billion pounds of U.S. potatoes annually, it has the power to dictate whether a variety sprouts or winds up in the less-lucrative supermarket freezer's crinklecut bin -- or worse yet, banished to become dehydrated taters.

Inspector Gadget Theme Song Played on Beer Bottles

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Go go gadget street performer!

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Dead in the Water?

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

A few days ago, Dick Cook, Walt Disney Studios chairman (and close friend of Johnny Depp), announced that he was stepping down. With Cook gone, Depp says he now has doubts about the future of the franchise. Could this be the end of Jack Sparrow?

Best use of office monitors ever.

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Cooling Breakthrough For Computers, Car Electronics

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Researchers at Purdue University have had a breakthrough that may completely change how engineers design cooling systems in everything from computers to electric and hybrid cars.

10 Overwhelmingly Claustrophobic Movies

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Movies that may cause non-claustrophobic people to be scared of small spaces...just breathe and it will all be OK.

Electric Mountain Bike Gets the Equivalent of 2,287 MPG

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Ever wonder what happens when you cross the finest mountain bike components money can buy, an 850w brushless DC motor and a 20ah lithium-ion battery with motocross styling and sensibilities? You get the Optibike OB1, an electric bike that can get up to 45 miles on a nine-cent charge, and what is arguably the finest electric bicycle in the world.

Jon Stewart Celebrates The Daily Show's 7th Straight Emmy

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

"It's an unusual feeling. I believe people refer to it as 'pride' and 'satisfaction' and 'accomplishment.'"

Crashing Bus Misses Lucky Guy by Inches [Video]

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A bus in Dublin, Ireland nearly crushes a man walking between another vehicle and a telephone post that the bus crashes into. One of the closest escapes I've seen in a long time.

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