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Saturday, November 28, 2009



Out-of-Control Wrecking Ball Smashes Into Passing Car (VID)

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

A demolition crew loses control of a wrecking ball and it swings back into the street and smashes into a passing car.

Top 10 Cross-Platform Apps that Run on Windows, OS X, Linux

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Whether your must-have data lives in the cloud, on your laptop, or just on a different operating system, you shouldn't have to use sub-par tools to get at it. These downloads work where you do, and they also just work

Steve Wozniak: How I Invented the Personal Computer

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak, the mastermind behind Apple, casts off his low profile and steps forward to tell his story for the first time. His new book, iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way, provides a firsthand account of the humanist inventor who ignited the computer revolution...

The High Rise Urban Farms of the Future

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Imagine a full-scale farm right in the heart of New York City, in the deserts of Darfur or on the moon. While you might have to wait some time for your lunar lettuce, vertical farming technologies are increasing the possibilities of cultivating crops much more efficiently here on earth.

Hulkamania (Tilt Shift Video)

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Watch as the action figures come to life when miniature Hulk Hogan & other tiny friends duke it out at the Hulkamania tour in Melbourne, Australia. Shot on Nikon D3 and D3s, by Keith Loutit.

Palin's fake "Bus Roadshow" moves her around in Airplanes

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

It's [roven that her big "bus roadshow" is just a fake. Sarah Palin is in fact being carried around with her family on a luxury plane. Sarah, why are we not surprised?

Dubai bankruptcy is a taste of things to come

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

The next few hours are vital to understanding whether tremors in Dubai will trigger the next round of global financial panic.

New Banking Trojan: A Nasty And Formidable Foe

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

Malware is getting more and more sophisticated. Bent on destruction, it is seemingly immune to modern weapons. One such Trojan horse program is very sophisticated and it keeps reinventing itself in its greedy quest to empty bank accounts.

Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

Ronnie James Dio has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. The singer is set to undergo treatment immediately according to his wife and manager.

KLM Claims First Biofuel Airline Passenger Flight

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

Dutch airline KLM has made the latest step in what appears to be a rush by airlines to demonstrate the use of alternative fuels. The airline made what it is calling the first passenger flight using biofuel.

Self-Taught Inventer Creates Homemade Electric Wheelchair

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Li Rongbiao, a 67 year old pensioner and inventer, is making headlines in China because of his handmade electric chairs. Also known as the Walking Chair, it is assembled from spare parts and consists of spare wheels that ease stairway access for wheelchairs.

Black Friday Wuat?

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST


The Snuggie v2.0! ***NEW*** (pic)

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST


Russia investigates train derailment as terror act

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 12:29 PM PST

Rescue workers sorted through the wreckage of a high-speed Russian train to search for more victims Saturday while investigators considered whether the derailment that killed at least 26 people was caused by a bomb on the tracks.

Black Friday: Crowds gather at the a$$crack of dawn [PICS]

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

The nation's retailers ushered in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts on everything from toys to TVs in hopes of getting consumers, many of whom have slashed spending to focus on basics amid high unemployment and tight credit, to open their wallets. (21 images)

The Billion-Year Technology Gap: Could One Exist?

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

Experts believe that there could be advanced civilizations out there that have existed for 1.8 gigayears.

The Plot of 'New Moon' Summarized in Three Panels

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 11:50 AM PST

'Twilight: New Moon' made more money than 'Dark Freaking Knight.' To help sane people better understand the film, we bring you a storyboard summarizing the nuances of the film's plot.

Apple releases iTunes LP and Extras specs, TuneKit SDK

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

Everything needed for nearly anyone handy with web standards to create an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras package is now available from Apple, all free of charge.

Man Apparently Tried To Haul Away ATM In Colorado

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

Authorities say a man in Colorado apparently tried to steal an ATM by hauling it away with a truck.

Brodeur sets NHL record for minutes played

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur became the NHL's all-time minutes leader during his team's 2-1 shootout win against the Boston Bruins on Friday.

Robotic hamsters are holidays' unlikely new craze

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 10:40 AM PST

When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying "Please! Please! Can we buy them?"

Pacific Northwest Earthquakes Could Strike Closer to Home

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 10:20 AM PST

GPS data gathered at dozens of sites throughout western Washington hint that slippage along the Cascadia subduction zone between the North American and Juan de Fuca tectonic plates could strike closer to the state's urban areas than some models have suggested.

New Freddy Krueger Pic + New Jonah Hex Pic = Lots of Scars

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 10:00 AM PST

A new photo has been released for Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin as a disfigured gunslinger, while figurine photos have been leaked for the dour new remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.

PICS: Moment a Whale Delivers Deadly 'Karate Chop' to Shark

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 09:50 AM PST

Pics illustrate how orca whales use a 'karate chop' to stun and then finish off killer sharks...Using a combination of superior brain power and brute force, highly-intelligent orcas are able to catch and eat what many think of as the ocean's top predators.

360-Degree Loop-the-Loop Car World Record [FULL Video]

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 09:30 AM PST

Here's the Channel Five version of the loop-the-loop world record challenge.

Mercedes-Benz Showcases "Splitview" Technology for U.S.

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 09:30 AM PST

Co-developed between Mercedes-Benz and Bosch, the Splitview technology allows for dual-use of the S-Class' center-mounted LCD screen. The system allows the driver to have access to the vehicle's navigation system while the front seat passenger can watch a DVD on the very same screen.

Watch Out, Gordon Gekko!

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 09:20 AM PST

With their combed-back greying hair, matching scowls, smart suits and overcoats, they could be brothers. But while actor Michael Douglas is simply playing a ruthless corporate banker, businessman Donald Trump is the real deal.

Peacock Spider Rainbow Mating Ritual (PICS)

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 09:10 AM PST

While it may be eight-legged like every other spider, this one has an impressive mating ritual to attract a partner. It shows off a rainbow of colours to impress nearby females by fanning out two brightly patterned flaps at the back of his body.

iPhone Apps Apple Didn't Want you to Use Revealed on Site

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 08:30 AM PST

A new website aims to publicize the details surrounding the much-maligned iPhone application review process - Apple's secretive procedures that have been under heavy scrutiny this year, especially ... According to the site's About page, Martin writes that "it's now gone from 'easy' to 'tricky' to avoid getting your app rejected by Apple."

Where Green Technology Clashes with Culture

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 08:10 AM PST

In Yemen, traditions and chaotic governance block efforts to build a sustainable water supply. Experts say that within 15 years, Sanaa could be the first capital city in the world to run out of groundwater. The rest of the country will not be far behind.

A Day in the Life of the Washed-Up Vanilla Ice of Today

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 07:50 AM PST

"On this typical busy day, Rob will star in a photo shoot, go to his mechanic's shop to check on his vintage '67 Cadillac, feed his pet wallaroo, and take his wife and daughters up to a weekly car show. But before all that, he must jump a motorcycle over a monster truck full of people รข�� part of a morning-radio stunt."

Special Report: The Dog Meat Mafia

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 07:30 AM PST

The Dog Meat Mafia is a four-part special report on Southeast Asia's booming dog meat trade - a crime-ridden, multi-million dollar industry that stretches from upcountry Thailand, through Laos and into Vietnam. The series examines the economic, cultural and illicit aspects of the controversial business.

Leeds University advertises for lap dance research officer

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 07:10 AM PST

Leeds University is seeking someone to research erotic dancing. The advertisement stipulates that "prior experience of conducting research in the female sex industry" is essential.

New Research Shows That Dirty Pigs Are Healthy Pigs

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 06:40 AM PST

Living like a pig could be good for you. Research has shown how dirty piglets obtain 'friendly' bacteria that help them to develop healthy immune systems later in life.

Crude Oil Prices Tumble Below $75 Per Barrel

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:51 AM PST

Crude oil prices tumbled Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, falling to nearly $74 per barrel on doubts of a strong economic recovery...

The hormones, my friends, are blowing in the wind

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:30 AM PST

On any given day, some 750K U.S feedlots are beefing up between 11 million and 14 million head of cattle. The vast majority of these animals will receive muscle-building steroids, hormones they will eventually excrete into the environment. But traditional notions about where those biologically active pollutants end up may need substantial revising.

Microsoft: Project Natal Could Replace Your TV Remote

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:00 AM PST

SAN JOSE - It's entirely possible, and reasonable, that the controllerless Project Natal technology Microsoft is developing will replace a remote control on Xbox 360-powered TVs, Marc Whitten, the general manager responsible for Microsoft's Xbox Live service, told attendees at the Streaming Media West show.

Uganda proposes death penalty for HIV positive gays

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 04:30 AM PST

Britain and Canada protested yesterday over a proposed law that would result in gays in Uganda being imprisoned for life or even executed.

Meteor lights up sky in South Africa

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 04:10 AM PST

Obviously optimus prime has arrived

How to Sell Detergent to Dudes (Pic)

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 03:50 AM PST

OM NOM NOM...Mountain Fresh with Bacon.

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