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Thursday, October 29, 2009



How Apple's Magic Mouse Works

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

As with so many spellbinding things these days, Apple's Magic Mouse sadly turned out to be science. iFixit took the Magic Mouse apart as quickly as you'd expect and left us with the below juicy pic of the sensors to mull over.

APOD: 2009 October 29 - Zodiacal Light Over Laguna Verde

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Tea Party Movement Returns, With Much More Dangerous Rhetor

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

It's not too hard to guess where talk of 'Judgement Day' can lead to in the context of a right-wing, gun-loving movement.

The 10 Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Is there anyone that doesn't enjoy a good zombie movie? What exactly are the best zombie movies? Can you include things like Frankenstein and comedy heavy pieces like Braindead, Zombieland, or Evil Dead, or do you stick with the classic George Romero zombies? This piece tries to flesh out the Ten Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made (So Far Anyway).

Amazing Landcsape Photos from 2010 Photographer Awards

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

A picture may be worth a thousand words but in monetary terms it's worth ten thousand pounds. winners of the landscape photographer awards

'Medicinal ice cream' to help fight cancer

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

New Zealand scientists are developing an ice cream that is so good for you, it could one day be prescribed to help treat cancer.

Chicago Researcher Invents Bra that Doubles as Face Mask

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

To you, that cute pink bra with black lace trim might conjure up thoughts of sexy lingerie. To Dr. Elena Bodnar, it represents a possible lifesaver.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Multiplayer Preview

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

New is old, and old is awesome.

Major Makeover at Netlog, growing at 500,000 users a week

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Today, Netlog - the 'European MySpace' as they're often referred to - is hosting a Partner Day at and around their global headquarters ...

Motorola Droid [Review]

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The Motorola Droid is the first truly lust-worthy smartphone from Verizon Wireless, and it puts all other Google Android phones to shame. The Droid is a big, industrial, even a little steampunk-looking contraption at 4.56 by 2.36 by .54 inches (HWD) and a hefty 5.96 ounces.

Cheap DIY Water Filter as Effective as a Brita

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

This filter effectively removes 96.4-99.8% of E. Coli in water. One of these filters can make a liter of drinkable water in only two hours.

Angelina Jolie’s Long Lost Teenage Modeling Photos

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Before Billy Bob Thornton, Brad Pitt or the adoption agency, Angelina Jolie posed for some racy, provocative photos at 16. The provocative pics, taken in 1991, show a tattoo-less Jolie mugging it up like a Los Angeles Lolita during a wild child, coming-of-age period of her youth.

Police Officers to Dress As Prostitutes At 2010 World Cup

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

And they are not doing so for the extra cash!

Snuggies & Twilight: Todd FTW [PIC]

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Living in a cage in Hong Kong

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

If you have ever complained that your apartment is the size of a shoebox, consider the living space of Hong Kong resident Chung For Lau.

What Stormtroopers Do on Their Day Off [Pics]

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Life ain't all "trekking through the desert looking for Luke" and "shooting laser guns" and whatnot. There's some free time too you know.

I'M Thirsty [Pic]

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

A Cleveland Fan's View of the World Series Game 1 Matchup

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

And boy is it angry, cynical and ugly. But rightfully so.

My god, it's full of stars

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:41 PM PDT

The Bad Astronomer waxes lyrical about a gorgeous pic of a star cluster from Hubble.

What's Your Dog Up To When It's Home Alone? (PIC)

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:31 PM PDT


Cartman Sings Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:31 PM PDT

Undeniably the best part of the most recent episode of South Park. It's unfortunate that Comedy Central recently made Matt and Trey keep full streaming episodes off of SouthParkStudios.com until a month after they air. :(

Beware: 5 Credit-Card Pitfalls to Avoid

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:02 PM PDT

Just when you thought new legislation meant plastic was safe. Credit card companies are finding loopholes in the new Credit Card Act of May 2009. Their motive: Making up for lost revenue and side-steeping the reform.

Write It Off: 11 Oddball Tax Deductions

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Over the years your fellow taxpayers have beaten the IRS in court on payments for many crazy things that most of us wouldn't even dream of claiming. We've uncovered what we think are the weirdest deductions allowed, ranging from pet food to free beer.

The case against the FCC's Net neutrality plan

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

I've managed to slog through the 107-page "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" (PDF) issued late last week by the Federal Communications Commission.Let me save you the trouble of reading the 185 numbered paragraphs, 310 footnotes, and three appendices, ...

The World's Largest Rubber Band Ball Hits South Florida

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The world's largest rubber band ball stands six-feet-seven-inches tall and has a circumference of 25 feet. It took five years for Joel Waul of Lauderhill to create, weighs more than 9,400 pounds and contains approximately 720,000 rubber bands. The outside layers consist of multi-colored industrial-sized bands that weigh several pounds each.

The Imminent Demise of Old Media

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

'Things only go forward. Technology has no feelings.'Do you have a hobby you wish you could do all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a 33-year-old self-trained wine and social media expert who has revolutionized the wine industry.

HTML 5: What Does It All Mean?

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A HTML page that has absolutely nothing wrong with it is taken, and improved. Parts of it become shorter. Some parts become longer. All of it become more semantic. It's awesome.

Sony Gadgets Teardown - Hardware Dissection

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Like humans, dead gadgets get autopsies, too — only we call such hardware dissection "teardowns." But why do we rip our beloved gadgets to pieces? To learn more about the nature of technology, engineering and industrial design, of course.

Pirate Bay Founders Banned From Running The Site

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The Stockholm District Court has taken action against two founder members of The Pirate Bay. Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij are now banned from operating the site and will have to pay fines of $71,000 each if they continue. This, despite the fact that they nor the site remain in Sweden.

Droid vs. iPhone: The Scorecard - Business Center - PC World

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

As an iPhone user who is more than a little interested in the Motorola's newest, I have compiled a personal scorecard comparing important features of the two phones.

The Growing Rift Between Libertarians and Republicans

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Although a temporary truce between Libertarians and Republicans has been in effect for the Tea Parties, divisions over legalizing marijuana, domestic espionage, abortion, torture, gay marriage, the separation of church/state, immigration, and de-militarization are starting to toll. The schism between Libertarians and Republicans is widening.

Chinese Paper Accuses Google Of Censoring its Website

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

"Google Inc. faces a new controversy in China after a Web site run by the Communist Party's main newspaper accused the U.S. search giant of trying to keep Internet users away following its reports on a copyright dispute."

Twenty Years Ago, One Hit Changed Two Lives Forever

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

After a collision on the field, Gaines, a tailback for Vanderbilt, got up and headed back to the huddle. Mullins, a safety for Mississippi, never moved again. Brad Gaines now makes a 175 mile trip 3 times a year to the tombstone of a man he never really knew.

Official Trailer For New Season of '24' (Video)

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Here it is...

This Approach Has Worked 7 Times?? (pic)

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT


What Does a Smart Brain Look Like?

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A new neuroscience of intelligence is revealing that not all brains work in the same way

Survey: Parents Would Rather Talk Drugs Than Science or Math

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Though most parents, having been through primary school themselves at some point, have a difficult time with this talk. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted through the Intel Corporation parents are more comfortable talking with their kids about drugs than about science and math.

Tesla gets creative $28 million tax incentive in California

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

While not every state offers as big a rebate on the Tesla Roadster as Colorado does, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 available to people who buy the electric sports car. Drivers aren't the only ones that various governments want to help in getting electric vehicles on the road. Tesla Motors itself will benefit from a favorable bit of tax...

A Day In the life of an ATF Agent

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Though I've been writing about law enforcement for years, I knew far less about the agency than I did its better known cousins, the FBI and DEA. The Citizens Academy was created to "let people know what we're doing and what we're about."

The Hardest Pop Warner Hit Ever (Video)

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

The camera man's reaction says it all. Some may think that when these little guys play football, the impact of their hits is nothing to be concerned about, but that was not the case here. Don't believe me? Just listen to the sounds made at impact of the hit.

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