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Saturday, January 9, 2010



US Officials Hid Truth About Immigrant Deaths in Jail

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Silence has long shrouded the men and women who die in the nation's immigration jails. For years, they went uncounted and unnamed in the public record. Even in 2008, when The New York Times obtained and published a federal government list of such deaths, few facts were available about who these people were and how they died.

Components of Google's Nexus One Cost $174

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Analysis by iSuppli suggests that parts for the Android-based smartphone made by HTC may be less expensive than those in Motorola's Droid

Colts' Manning corrals NFL-record fourth MVP in landslide

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Peyton Manning has become the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award four times.

East Boston Cat Called to Jury Duty

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Someone is getting called for jury duty...but it's no human. A family is trying to figure out how their pet cat was summonsed for jury duty.

Top 10 Winter Survival Tools and Tactics

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

No matter how many times we go through it, winter always seems to catch us by surprise - a chilly, costly, inconvenient surprise. Prepare yourself for the rest of this season with helpful and healthy projects, clever tricks, and energy savers.

NFL Star Accused of Stealing $20 at TGI Fridays

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch took $20 from a Southtowns woman at a Hamburg restaurant last month, according to information received by The Buffalo News.

Xbox Live Through The Years (Pics)

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

From humble beginnings to social networking, we trace the evolution.

U.S. Navy Brings Solar Power to Pearl Harbor

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Catch an aerial view of Pearl Harbor and it's easy to see the potential for rooftop solar energy. Parts of the U.S. Navy base in Hawaii are open space but much of it is a dense conglomeration of buildings and facilities, and every roof could be a potential sustainable energy generator. The Navy is turning the potential into reality by...

Best Hockey Fan Video Of 2010

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST


Tuberville set to replace Mike Leach as Texas Tech coach

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

A source close to the search says former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville will become the next coach at Texas Tech, replacing Mike Leach.

Germans trace Hezbollah coke smuggling profits

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

German investigators are uncovering the drug-smuggling business of Hezbollah. Millions of Euros raised in European cocaine trade are transferred from Frankfurt to Beirut. The receiving party of the money in Lebanon are said to be members of a family with contacts with the highest levels of Hezbollah command.

The Real Facts Behind 'Census 2010'

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Every ten years, the U.S. government essentially takes attendance, using results to distribute seats in the House of Representatives and $400 billion in federal aid. Will this year's census make some people angry? We can count on it.....

Reid apologies for 'no Negro dialect' comment

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 03:25 PM PST

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.

Girl 'Gymnast' Backflips on Bed. Not an Ideal Outcome...

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

First effort OK. Second, not so much...

The One Thing Internet Cant "Ignoere"

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST


Top 10: Most Anticipated Games Of 2010 (videos)

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

From Alan Wake to BioShock, here are the games to look out for.

Cell Phones: The 7th Form of Mass Media [VIDEO]

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

With as many as 4 billion in use, mobile phones are truly the 7th mass medium. Combining many of the 6 media before them -- including the Internet, television, cinema and radio/audio -- and being always on and with their owners 24/7, their impact is huge and growing.

How to always win at battleship [PIC]

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST


Facebook Just Got Its Own VitaminWater Flavor... Seriously.

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Here's a first. VitaminWater has just announced that its newest flavor will be called "Connect", complete with a Facebook logo and a full paragraph description loaded with references to untagging, friend requests, and photo stalking.

Pete Carroll Accepts Offer To Coach Seattle Seahawks

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Sources close to the University of Southern California and Pete Carroll are now saying that the coach has accepted an offer to become head coach of the Seahawks. It will be a five-year deal, and could be the biggest coaching contract in NFL history.

How Fish Punish Each Other

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

The researchers believe the results are relevant to humans because it may offer clues to how humans evolved their own uniquely complex system of punishment.

So Dad, why IS the sea salty.and where do babies come from?

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Are you stumped when your child asks: 'Why is the sky blue?' 'What is time?' and - worst of all - 'Where do babies come from?'

Nigeria: Chevron pipeline attacked in Niger Delta

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Gunmen attacked a Chevron Corp. oil pipeline in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta, causing an unknown amount of damage, a government spokesman said Saturday.

World first heart op for UK boy

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

A six-year-old boy has become the first person to have a heart valve widened using an MRI scan rather than X-ray imaging.

What a Country! Just Probation For Rampage's Rampage

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

From the "It Must Be Nice to Have Money and/or Be Famous" file: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was sentenced to just 3 years probation for 'misdemeanor' reckless driving because he has successfully completed more than 200 hours of community service.

File under "duh": Big bonuses killed Bear, Lehman

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

The debate on Wall Street compensation continues. Main Street investors will not let go of this hot button issue, nor should they. Granting huge bonuses at a time of deep pain for much of the country is insidious. It's ever worse when these bonuses are allocated by firms propped up by the financial might of the federal government.

Rudy Giuliani: Okay, Fine! 9/11 Happened Under Bush ...

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNN this afternoon in an attempt to explain what he meant when he claimed that no domestic terrorist attacks happened under President George W. Bush.

How to live to be 100+ - TED.com

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100

What Did The Simpsons Ever Do For Video Games?

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Since the Simpsons' TV showed launched in 1989, more video games have been made about them than just about any non-game franchise this side of Star Wars and Dragonball Z. Unfortunately, the medium doesn't have much to show for it.

Your Argument is Invalid [Pic]

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST


Rare US Coin fetches $3,737,500

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:26 PM PST

A rare 1913 U.S. coin once owned by an Egyptian king and later featured in a famous U.S. TV detective series was sold for more than $3.7 million (2.3 million pounds) in a public auction in Florida, the auctioneers said on Friday.

Whole Foods Really Is Bad for the Planet

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

A new study shows that Whole Foods, in reality, is far from the green grocer many customers imagine it to be. Kooky, libertarian, climate-change-denying CEO aside, the company just isn't making the grade when it comes to climate change.

Electronic Liquid Crystal States in IronBased Superconductor

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

Scientists discover evidence for 'electronic liquid crystal'; states within the parent compound of one type of iron-based, high-temperature superconductor.

Bioshock 2: Finally Multiplayer And It Kicks Ass!

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

At CES 2010, the 2k crew brought with them the new online multiplayer mode that will be an integral part of the Bioshock 2 experience, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

3D TV experience is overhyped

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

So far the big story at CES 2010 is the seemingly inevitable march toward 3D TV. Nearly every major manufacturer is announcing a high-end 3D HDTV at the show. There's just one little problem, 3D TV just doesn't look very good.

Five-Time "World's Strongest Man" Winner Is Poland's Fedor

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

Mariusz Pudzianowski, aka "Puddin," is a big deal in Poland, but is he ready for legitimate MMA competition?

Quanta Tegra 2 prototype hands-on

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST

Quanta, the company that produces plenty of the hardware you know, love and fantasize about today, is showing off a new tablet prototype at NVIDIA's booth.

How Tough are NES Games?

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST

Through a series of experiments, we see what kinds of abuse NES cartridges can take.

Top Ten Worst Photoshop Disasters in Game Cover Art

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST

A look at some pretty 'special' pieces of videogame cover art.

GM winding down Saab operations

Posted: 09 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

General Motors begins the process to close Swedish carmaker Saab, but says it is continuing efforts to find a buyer.

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