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Monday, December 28, 2009



10 mobile phones that defined the decade

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 06:20 PM PST

Trend-defining mobiles that rang our bell in the noughties.

12 Highest Paid People of 2009

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 06:10 PM PST

From CEOs to athletes to Hollywood actors, even these recessionary times are brimming with high achievers who left the rest of the earning world in their dust.

Code That Encrypts GSM Mobile Calls Is Cracked

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 06:00 PM PST

A German computer engineer said that he had published the secret code used to encrypt most of the world's digital mobile phone calls, in what he called an attempt to expose security weaknesses.

World's Deadliest Gang Targets 21-Year-Old Mother

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:50 PM PST

Cops in Stafford County, Va., along with U.S. Marshals, are looking for Henry "Droopy" Menjivar, a man they say is a member of the deadly "MS-13" street gang. Menjivar is wanted for the execution-style killing of a 21-year-old mother of three in Virginia.

Why 2009 was Facebook's year

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

Even by Facebook's standards, the past 12 months have been remarkable. The site cemented its position as the world's favourite social network, reached the verge of profitability and even exerted its influence over the race for the Christmas No 1.

German Physicists Trash Global Warming Theory

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:30 PM PST

In a recently revised and re-published paper, Dr Gerlich debunks AGW and shows that the IPCC "consensus" atmospheric physics model tying CO2 to global warming is not only unverifiable, but actually violates basic laws of physics, i.e. the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics.

10 Worst Decisions of America's Worst Decade

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:20 PM PST

While it's always easy to see in hindsight, this disastrous decade could have turned out differently were it not for 10 horrible decisions that took place from 2000 to 2009.

Steve Wozniak: How I Invented the Personal Computer

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:10 PM PST

Authors Business Series Luncheon: Steve 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.

SMS on Wheels: CarPong Is Vehicle-to-Vehicle Messaging

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

Did you just get cut off? Is a professional driver behaving badly? Was your car towed? Or better, did you see a cute driver (or a really cool car) in the next lane? CarPong is a fun and innovative idea that allows users to send messages to other drivers by using their car's license plate number.

7 Supermodels Who Can't Act (w/Video)

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

In today's day and age, all the boobs you can handle are just a few keystrokes away, so there is no longer any justification for models making movies, especially when they are this bad.

Scaredy-Cat Tigers: An Anomaly of Nature

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

Is there any image more ferocious and fear provoking than a pouncing tiger? Known for its speed, the animal's name is believed to have derived from the Greek, tigris, meaning arrow, but is possibly even older and Persian in origin.

Fears over Carbon-dioxide Curbs Unfounded

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

A federal plan to limit carbon-dioxide emissions would cripple small business, subject Americans to "reckless taxes" and increase "wasteful Washington spending," contends House Minority Leader John Boehner. So far, it's costing families in pilot states maybe $1.50 a month more.

A Guy's Survival Guide for Christmas Leftovers [PICS]

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

Make grilled turkey dinner burritos with the leftover Christmas (or Thanksgiving) dinner with this easy step-by-step recipe.

Icy Road Car Pinball (Video)

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

Another reason why one man's winter misfortune is another man's sweet-ass video. Enjoy!

This was hung on the outside of a church [IMG]

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST


NY High Schoolers May Have Discovered New Cockroach Species

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:41 PM PST

In a project right out of CSI NY, Brenda Tan and Matt Cost, seniors at Manhattan's Trinity School, collected more than 200 samples of food and fauna for DNA truth-telling. The most intriguing was the DNA from a cockroach collected in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Who is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab? 13 Facts We Know So Far

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

How did the privileged youth once respected for his religious beliefs end up the extremist who bombed a Detroit-bound plane?

Ex-GOPer: Yep, We Were Trying to Kill Health Care from Day 1

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

During his appearance yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) appeared to give out some inside dirt from his days as a Republican -- alleging that the GOP plotted early to stop any bipartisan cooperation with President Obama, and to instead look towards the 2012 election.

Sugar Encrusted Holiday Polyps [comic]

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST


The Running to Become The World's Favourite Records [W/PICS]

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Having shortlisted a top 100 from the records set over the past 10 years, Guinness World Records now wants the globe to vote online for the best.

File Smart: 7 Tax Moves That Will Save You Thousands in 2010

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

Yes, it's stressful to think about, but tax season is right around the corner. One way to alleviate your stress? Find smart ways to save money on your return.

Suspects in Terror Plot Were Released from Gitmo in 2007

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents.

Palm Pre Users Rejoice: webOS 1.3.5 is Coming Today

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

Here's a nice Christmas present for Palm Pre users: according to Sprint's website, a new version of Pre's operating system, webOS 1.3.5, is due to go live today.

10 Things Parents Should Know about Sherlock Holmes

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

When Sherlock Holmes was first announced, I had mixed feelings: Guy Ritchie? Seriously? More reassuring was news of Robert Downey Jr.'s casting as Holmes,

Why do we eat even after we are full?

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

When hungry, the body produces a hormone called ghrelin. New research is now reporting that, ghrelin in turn is again triggering the brain to continue eating the most tasty food.

Damn, Avatar Already Made Its Money Back

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

Yes, even if it had that ludicrous rumored $500 million budget. It made it back. Madness.

Couple Stranded for Three Days After GPS Led Them Astray

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

A Nevada couple letting their SUV's navigation system guide them through the high desert of Eastern Oregon got stuck in snow for three days when the GPS unit sent them down a remote forest road.

Illegal And Controversial Food From Around The World

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

There\'s no question about it, we all enjoy a good taboo. We live for the thrill of breaking rules and experience a sudden rush of excitement whenever we come close to such illicit activities, because we know that we shouldn\'t be doing it. Let\'s face it, bad is good.

133,000 Member Facebook Group is One Big Scam

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

Facebook has always had a problem with scams, just as any massive social service will. There have been the classic 491 scams, and the ever popular hidden fee scams. This one however is new to us, and is quite unnerving.

Is Colleges in America Worth it?

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

A graphic that begs the question, is all that time and money really worth the degree?

Ten years of BlackBerry

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

If an electronic organizer does what it says it's going to do, keeps your information in sync with your PC, runs for forever and a day on a single set of batteries, and does it all with a minimum of fuss, people will buy. It's an exciting, challenging, and rapidly-changing era in the mobile business.

A Single Sheet of Paper

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:41 PM PST

Artist: Peter Callesen

Warming Heats Up Insect Breeding

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

Extra generations of insects are turning up as temperatures increase. As if we needed another reason to hate global warming.

Charlie Sheen's Wife's 911 Call - "I'm Scared For My Life"

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST

This is the 911 call made on Christmas morning following an alleged domestic violence incident between Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller.

Top 10 Editorial Cartoons of 2009

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST

TIME charts the top 10 editorial cartoons of 2009

Electric cinema celebrates centenary

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

The Electric cinema in Birmingham is celebrating its 100th birthday.

The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of the Decade

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

The 10 sports stories that most impacted the past decade

70 of the Worlds Largest Things (PICS)

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

Mmm, someone grab me that six pack, I'm getting ready for new year's.

The Sexiest Magazine Covers of 2009

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 01:41 PM PST

Enjoy these magazine covers while you can boys, chances are you're not going to get a best of 2010.

Cardinals Win 10 Games in a Season for First Time Since 1976

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

It used to be that winning 10 pro football games in two seasons was a milestone around here. This year, the Cardinals have won that many in just one season, making Arizona history. But the success hasn't come without problems.

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