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Friday, January 8, 2010



Amtrak Customers Rage About Train Ride From Hell (Video)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

Livid customers recount their experiences aboard an Amtrak train that was delayed almost 24 hours.

Retro XBox Live Arcade Not Supported By Game Room

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Microsoft's new retro game service competes against its old retro game service.

Activists urge legal action against Japan whalers

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Anti-whaling activists have asked the Dutch public prosecutor to launch a criminal investigation into a clash between protesters and Japanese whalers which led to the sinking of a

Size Does Matter: Pornography by Numbers (SFW Infographic)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Facts that reveal the ins and outs of the porn industry.

Cell Phone Mismanagement Costs Oregon Taxpayers $588,000

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

We know you're not surprised, but we thought you'd like to know.

Arenas Stars in ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Hibachi

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

The recent troubles of Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas over his drawing guns in the locker room in a dispute with a teammate over a card game, has led to this YouTube gem.

Japanese Scientists Invent Printable Lithium Battery

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

A group of scientists in Japan have invented a lithium polymer battery that can be manufactured using only printing technologies.

A Doctor, a Coma Patient, and the Media

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Late last year, the world was captivated by the story of Rom Houben, a Belgian man who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was misdiagnosed for 23 years as being in a vegetative state. The media frenzy would come to haunt the doctor who treated him.

Gaming addiction causes 'intimacy problems' for men

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Gaming addiction causes 'intimacy problems' for men. Can only handle their sexuality with online pornography | TechRadar

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 (Pic)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

People had high hopes back when it was called the Information Superhighway, but not in their wildest dreams did anyone envision what an awesomely efficient delivery system for pornography had been created.

First Look at Medieval Stoner Comedy 'Your Highness' (PIC)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Universal has released a picture of James Franco and Danny McBride in the medieval stoner comedy Your Highness. Not that genre again.

Court to FCC: You Don’t Have Power to Enforce Net Neutrality

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

A federal appeals court gave notice Friday it likely would reject the Federal Communications Commission's authority to sanction Comcast for throttling peer-to-peer applications.

MagicJack’s Making Cell Phone Fees Disappear

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget that's been heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home, in a fashion that's sure to draw protest from cellular carriers.

Top 10 Movies by Amy Adams (Videos)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Total Recall: Amy Adams' Best Movies

Dude Passes Out and Faceplants After 329 Pound Deadlift

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Ever wonder why personal trainers will always tell you that the most important thing to remember while working out is to breathe? This guy found out the hard way!

Looks like Murdoch’s just started blocking search engines

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Remember when Rupert Murdoch caused a stir by saying that he was going to start blocking news search services like Google News from carrying his sites' stories? Well, it looks like he's started.

My Date With Amanda - Poor Guy! [PIC]

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

when misfortune is constantly behind you

The Week in Bomb-Sniffing Dog FAILs

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Bomb-sniffing dogs are an impressive lot. No technology can compare to their skill, mobility, accuracy, or cute factor. But this week's headlines are hinting that some airport-based sniffers haven't been quite up to snuff recently.

Togo's soccer team bus 'machine gunned' in Angola

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:17 PM PST

Reports have emerged from Angola that a bus carrying the Togo national football team has been fired on after gunmen attacked with a machine-gun.

Sorry MILFs: Carnival Bans Cougar Cruises

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Miami-based Carnival Cruises has had about enough of the Cougar craze, and says it will no longer let tourist agents books Cougar-themed cruises. A Carnival cruise ship played host to the first such event, but no more.

ObamaCare vs. The Constitution

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

The health bills in Congress rob you of your constitutional rights. Here are five provisions (of many) that fail the constitutionality test and reveal Congress's disrespect for the public.....

Michael Cera Faces Dueling Interviewers

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Deadpan, intentionally awkward...pretty funny.

Tech Lust: Connected Lifestyle on Demand (Graphic)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

From the Kindle to the iPhone to the Wii, the hottest products in consumer electronics this season are those that connect consumers to a world in which everything; books, music, films, and games are available 24/7 on-demand.

Greenpeace ranks Apple as greenest electronic maker

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 03:03 PM PST

Apple is leading and HP is playing catch up, but the lack of action from other companies is ensuring that customers and the environment are still losing out

World's First Laser-Guided Wind Turbine Cuts CO2 by 25K Tons

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Scientists have successfully tested the world's first wind turbine with a built-in laser-based anemometer. This roughly translates to increased revenue of about $39,000 per year for a 4MW wind turbine. This advancement could cut CO2 emissions by 25,000 tons by 2025.

Five Exotic Yet Affordable Places to Live

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

As half the country stares into the bleak, unforgiving face of winter, we'll take some time to reflect on unusual, exotic places to live.

The Michael Cera Method: Make Awkward Face, Hold For 7 Years

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Micheal Cera is a Canadian actor who makes hilarious viral videos and was a part of one of the best TV shows to ever grace the medium. His movies have consisted of ... well, this.

Streaker at the BCS Title Game Dressed as an Insect (Pic)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Or maybe not an insect. But if you can come up with a better idea of WTF he was trying to dress as, I'll buy you a tiny black speedo.

Employers unexpectedly cut jobs in December

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

U.S. employers unexpectedly cut 85,000 jobs in December, government data showed on Friday, cooling optimism on the labor market's recovery and keeping pressure on President Barack Obama. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent in December.

The Scariest Looking Abandoned Theaters (Pics)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Here are 20 abandoned theaters that you probably wouldn't want to enter.

Twelve Memorable TV/Movie Clowns

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Clowns, clowns everywhere!

Those Crazy Packers Fans! [Pics]

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Introduce yourself to Frozen Booger Man, Unabomber, Math Fail Guy, The Crotchal Grabber and more!

Jim Mora Fired by Seahawks

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:24 PM PST

Jim Mora has been fired by the Seattle Seahawks, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, who announced the news on his Twitter feed. The report has since been confirmed -- and is not that surprising; FanHouse's Matt Snyder speculated last week that Mora seemed a likely candidate to be removed based on the Seahawks firing their GM a month ago.

Half-Life 2 - "Update Mod" Comparison Video (HD)

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

A side-by-side comparison of the original Half-Life 2 next to Filip Victor's "Update Mod" version, which vastly improves the graphics. The Update mod--which is available to download but requires you own Episode 2--converts Half-Life 2 to the Orange Box Engine, adds HDR lighting, 32 Steam achievements and also updates textures and models (720p).

The 12 sci-fi/fantasy movies you HAVE to see in 2010

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

There's absolutely no doubt that at least one of the best movies coming in 2010 is one that hasn't received any hype, that nobody's heard of yet, and that will hit your neighborhood multiplex without every detail of the plot already discussed at length by everybody with a keyboard and an Internet connection.

Scientologists Restore Hubbard Writings; Sell them for $7500

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

"It would be like discovering that Buddha, unbeknownst to anybody, had sat down and wrote down the entirety of his discoveries and it could be verified that he wrote it," said Tommy Davis, the church's top spokesman.

Study Says Unhappiest People Live in New York, New Jersey

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

A new study, published in the journal Science, says so. It says that Louisiana is the happiest, followed by Hawaii and Florida. The bottom three are New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

Sex twice a week 'reduces chance of heart attack by half

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Men who have sex at least twice a week can almost halve their risk of heart disease, according to new research.

Chess Boxing: Take Your Queen, Punch You In The Face

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

We watch boxers Hubert Van Malek and Hector Gomez fight it out at this new and exciting game of brawn and brain that's taking over Europe. Players play alternate rounds of chess and boxing - winners get the medal via either knock out or checkmate!

Why the White House is backing away from Net neutrality

Posted: 08 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

The Obama administration and its allies at the Federal Communications Commission are retreating from a militant version of Net neutrality regulations first outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in September.

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