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Monday, October 5, 2009



Canon EOS Rebel T1i, 15MP DSLR Shoots 720/1080p HD Video FTW

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 06:00 PM PDT

: None of the DSLRs we've seen to date have fully rivaled video capabilities of a full-fledged HD camcorder, but cameras such as the Rebel T1i certainly are getting closer to combining an excellent still camera with very respectable video capabilities.

The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) David Tennant Doctor Who Episodes

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 06:00 PM PDT

As David Tennant prepares to exit the TARDIS for the final time, Topless Robot looks back at his finest (and less-than fine) moments.

Green roofs save on carbon overheads

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Green roofs are not just a load of greenwash. That's according to a new study which has measured the amount of carbon absorbed by 13 different green roofs.

The Big Surprise of "The Big Bang Theory"

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:50 PM PDT

The most vibrant buzz this summer around the Warner Brothers lot focused on the sudden emergence of a series that had been on the air for two seasons.

'Treason'? GOP accused of sabotaging US foreign policy

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:50 PM PDT

The amusement and glee many prominent conservatives displayed at the US's loss of the 2016 Olympics to Brazil may have seemed like a harmless bit of partisan bickering, but underlying that attitude is a dangerous attempt to subvert US foreign policy at a critical time, left-wing bloggers are saying.

The Daily Show's Bro-iest Bro Moments, Broseph

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Listen up, Broham. This week is the premiere of the new show Secret Girlfriend, Bromide. It's about some bros who go around being bros and trying to get laid, Brony Danza. It's going to be totally killer, Brohammed Ali! But this isn't the first time bros have been front and center on Comedy Central, Brol Pot.

Apple Joins Nike, Dumps US Chamber Over Climate Change

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

In what is rapidly becoming the trend of the moment, Apple has joined Nike and become the latest company to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber's opposition to climate change legislation.

Chris Rock To Star In Comedy - Will You Be My Black Friend?

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The project stems from a November GQ magazine article written by senior correspondent Devin Friedman, who began a self-conscious search for black friends on Craigslist. The white, married Manhattan journalist then pursued his quixotic quest to expand his social circle, with unexpected results.

"Ambush" - An Increadible video from Machinimator

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

This is a Halo 3 machinima created by Lost Studios called "Ambush". Lost uses the audio from a Battlefield Bad Company 2 trailer and cinematic filming with Halo 3 to create one amazing video.

The Most Used & Abused Web Design Trends of All Time

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Trend isn't a bad word. In fact, the items on this list inspired an entire generation of web designers. All of these ideas were so huge that they created a mass following. That's a good thing. The problem comes when we're happy to create a clone of a great design and let it rest at that.

U.S. Internet Ad Revenues Decline 5.3% In First Half 2009

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Search continues to take nearly half of all Internet advertising, with 47% of the total ($5.1 billion). Display ads, classified listings, lead generation and email took 34%, 10%, 7% and 1%, respectively. Search took just 44% of total advertising revenue in the first half of 2008.

Roller Thief: He Came, He Skated, He Got Busted

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

OK, so you're a thieving former prostitute breaking into a few cars. You smash some windows with your elbows and look for goodies you can flip quickly on the street -- a cell phone, a GPS, whatever.Question: What get-away vehicle do you choose if you want to create the biggest, most flaming parody of Miami and yourself?

25 Hilarious Defaced Dollar Bills (PICS)

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

This money is funny.

The Way We Eat - The Science of Appetite

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Nature prefers you fat, but you can take control. New research could explain better approaches to dieting and how to curb your appetite.

10 of the Most Disturbing Books of All Time

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst. I'd say enjoy, but that doesn't really seem appropriate …

An Elephant Enjoying Dirt. Beautiful PIC

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Actually, elephant taking dust bath. Tarangerie Nat'l Park, Tanzania. [Enlargeable, wallpaper]

Fat Guy Screams and Swears for McDonald's Chicken (Video)

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Hey, ever wanted to see all of the worst stereotypes about America in one internet video? Take it away, Screaming Fat Guy at a Walmart McDonald's!

"Last.fm for Movies" Now Public

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

If you're looking for something to watch tonight, here's a smart and slick way to find it.

Flash moves on to smart phones

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

One of the most common technologies for watching video on a computer will soon be available for smart phones.

6 Natural Disasters That Were Caused by Human Stupidity

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

This is by no means a final list. The world's still young.

What Does a Beer Taste Like After the Singularity?

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

When a kooky-sounding technology theory gains enough intellectual momentum to have its own conference, with smart people discussing it and venture capitalists talking about investing in it — it's worth stopping by to listen. Here's the latest word from the 2009 Singularity Summit.

Kids can be cruel

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT


10 Most Populated Cities in the World

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

We live in a big world with a lot of people. With global population racing upwards of 6.8 billion and environmental issues taking the lime...

The Polar Bear Who Invited Himself Around For Dinner (PICS)

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard. But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup.

Conservatives remove liberal passages from the Bible

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

"The eager young men at Conservapedia are p.o.'d that the Bible might be seen as too liberal. So they've come up with the Wiki-style Conservative Bible Project, to make sure the Lord doesn't go all wobbly on us."

10 useful video sites to teach you new tech skills

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Here are 10 video sites that will improve your tech knowledge, starting from amateur tips and tricks at the top, to more advanced techniques and tech skills towards the bottom of the list.

Master Chief, Saints Fan (PIC)

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Looks like he picked the winning team!

The World's First Image of an Entire Sunspot's Structure

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:21 PM PDT

The National Center for Atmospheric Research team created the first view of the activity of a hypothetical 1.9 billion-square-mile, 3,700-mile-deep sunspot.

Britain's new healthy eating guru: Homer Simpson

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:21 PM PDT

Forget all the pizza and doughnuts - the British government wants fans of ''The Simpsons'' to ditch junk food and eat more healthily. The Department of Health is spending nearly $1 million to sponsor episodes of the popular series.

Fashion Show + Tim Burton = SICK (PICS)

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

These are pictures from the "Tim Burton-inspired fashion editorial" in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar. Tim Burton himself even appears in one of them.

Microsoft Bing Slips Against Google,but Search Fight Continu

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 02:42 PM PDT

Microsoft's Bing search engine, after incremental gains in U.S. search engine market share throughout the summer, experienced a slight dip, according to a small number of research firms. Despite that one-month fall in its numbers, Bing has positioned itself for long-term competition with archrival Google, thanks in part to Microsoft�s...

Monty Python: 40 Years of Insanity

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 02:41 PM PDT

On October 5 1969 BBC One first broadcast a quirky little show called "Monty Python's Flying Circus." And now, for something completely different, the headlines in this gallery will have absolutely nothing to do with the photos and will instead be quotes from the show. Here's a shot of the boys imitating broadcaster Alan Whicker.

115,000 Albums Released in 2008, Only 115 'Hits'

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 02:21 PM PDT

More than 115,000 albums were released, but only 110 sold more than 250,000 copies, a mere 1,500 topped 10,000 sales, and fewer than 6,000 cracked the 1,000 barrier.

World's Best Countries to Live In

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Norway takes the number one spot in the annual United Nations human development index released Monday but China has made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of its citizens.

Superhero Facebook Status Updates

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

These days, everyone seems to be on Facebook. But what if superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man and Superman were updating their statuses like the rest of us?

11 Bloodiest MMA Fight Gashes

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Sometimes in MMA it's two warriors going to war. Elbows can gash skin down to the bone. Fights can get very bloody. Here are 11 of the biggest gashes and blood lettings and from MMA. That's right — this one goes up to 11.

Glow-in-the-Dark Mushrooms Discovered

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Like mushrooms needed to be any more psychedelic, a newly discovered species of mushrooms glow in the dark.

Seven Ways to Fix the U.S. Postal Service

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Since the late 19th century, the unofficial slogan of the U.S. Postal Service (it doesn't have an official one) has been guaranteed delivery through rain, sleet, or snow. Nowhere mentioned in that motto is a crippling economy or revenue and budget shortfalls.

Hong Man Choi Accepts Shaquille O'Neal's MMA Challenge

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Shaquille O'Neal has said on numerous occasions that he would like to fight 7-foot-2 Korean fighter, Hong Man Choi, in an MMA match...it's looking like it just might happen.

Mama? Are you in there?

Posted: 05 Oct 2009 12:41 PM PDT


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