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Sunday, January 10, 2010



‘Cadillac Tax’ Has Obama Told a ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Lie? (video)

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

"I'm on record saying..." Listen to Obama in his own words and decide....

Egypt Tombs Suggest Pyramids Not Built by Slaves

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

New tombs found in Giza support the view that the Great Pyramids were built by free workers and not slaves, as widely believed, Egypt's chief archaeologist said on Sunday.

Google's Eric Schmidt on why bankers deserve little sympathy

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, tells Kamal Ahmed why America needs to take its share of the blame for the financial crisis and what 2010 holds for the world economy.

Obama Awards $2.3 Billion Clean Energy Tax Credits

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a $2.3 billion tax credit on Friday to boost jobs by promoting clean energy, as new data showed the country's unemployment rate remained stuck in the double digits.

Super Mario Galaxy rip-off

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

A fail at a Super Mario Galaxy clone.

"World's First Sex Robot" Debuts at AVN

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 04:41 PM PST

TrueCompanion helped kick off the Saturday session of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo with a press conference in which the site debuted "the world's first sex robot." Meet the Roxxxy TrueCompanion. This doll has an artificial intelligence engine programmed to learn your likes and dislikes. She can listen, feel, and speak to her owner.

Um, I don't remember this scene... [PIC]

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

"So either this is the world's greatest Photoshop, it's the work of some hardcore skateboarding replica costume enthusiasts, or it's for real. I choose to believe it really is that awesome."

The Worst Swingers Dating Video Ever made

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST


LaDanian Tomlinson Busts a Move

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

When you thought you could never loose respect for one of the NFL's best running backs, you see this video.

CES 10: Microsoft Defends Modern Warfare Content Deal

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Microsoft has done it again, delivering content on its platform before any else can receive it. However, unsurprisingly, there are two sides to this pandemic.

25-Year-Old Dumbass Caught Speeding With Head Out Sunroof

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Department of Public Safety officers nabbed 25-year-old Richard Anthony Flores Jr.on two counts of reckless driving and one count of criminal speeding after he had his photo snapped by several speed cameras. He was reportedly going over 90mph with his head out of the sunroof.

Beware of Nature! [PIC]

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST


Jason Bateman & Will Arnett Partner to Form DumbDumb

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Jason Bateman and Will Arnett are selling out-- if you can call it that anymore. The duo just announced a partnership with Ben Silverman to form a digital production company to produce shorts and commercials. Their label, ironically called DumbDumb looks doubly smart.

Illegal ivory trade thrives in Africa

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

The killing of Africa's elephants for their ivory tusks is an old problem that has escalated in recent years as China forges growing links with Africa. The Chinese who have come to the continent in skyrocketing numbers — as workers, entrepreneurs and tourists — are said to be fuelling the illegal trade.

The 9 Most Terrifying Attempts to Improve Popular Foods

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The future of food is here. The horrible, horrible future.

EA vs Relic [PIC]

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

R3LIC47W -> Relic FTW 3A5UX5 -> EA suxs

No Multiplayer, No Longevity

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Is multiplayer the answer to longevity?

10 Web Browsers You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

There are more than a dozen excellent alternative browsers out there if you're looking for something distinctive. Here are ten such web browsers, along with why you might want to consider using them.

Pink Technology Develops Augmented Reality Porn

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Adult entertainment company Pink Visual is developing augmented reality tech in order to let viewers pretend to be joining in its porn movies.

J.R. Smith Mistakes an Airball for a Made Basket

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Tyreke Evans launches a three-pointer that misses everything, a shot attempt that is so short that it barely grazes the bottom of the net. But from where J.R. Smith was standing, apparently the shot appeared to go through the net.

The Top 20 Internet Lists of 2009

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

The internet is awash in lists. We're sure that somewhere there's a few billion government dollars being spent on why we humans have such a limitless appetite for all things numbered, but it's no wonder we adore them

China 'overtakes Germany as world's largest exporter'

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

China's exports rose 17.7% in December, state media has reported, suggesting the country has overtaken Germany as the world's largest exporter.

Sources: Kurt Warner of Arizona Cardinals expected to retire

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Arizona's next loss could mark the last time that quarterback Kurt Warner plays in an NFL game.

Google Boss Warns UK Over Debt Mountain

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

The chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, has given warning to the UK and other western Governments that reducing their massive deficits will be far harder than in America because of the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency.

Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

You pay good money for your DVDs, but they're hardly the only format you need these days. These five ripping tools ensure you can back them up, keep them on your media server, and load them on your favorite portable player

A Detailed Look at Government Spending (Infographic)

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

For the fiscal year 2009, some states got a larger slice of available government money than others. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of which states got the most government money per capita and which states received the least.

Third-Party Publishers React To Deflating Wii Bubble

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

Tumbling Wii hardware sales and analysts' comments about whether the Wii bubble is deflating have some third-party publishers re-examining and re-jiggering their strategies.

America's Incredible Shrinking Car Population

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

Fewer Americans are buying or driving cars, which means trouble for the auto industry but good news for the environment, as other forms of transportation become more popular.

Private Space on Pace to Run NASA's Space Supply

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

Over the weekend, engineers at the private launch company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) ignited a rocket engine that sometime later this year will launch an unmanned capsule into space and rendezvous with the International Space Station.

China's Green Leap Forward

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 11:30 AM PST

Yes, climate change is a concern for Beijing, but more immediately China's leaders know that their country is in the midst of the biggest migration of people from the countryside to urban centers in the history of mankind. This is creating a surge in energy demand, which China is determined to meet with cleaner, homegrown sources.

Children As Young As Seven Being Groomed For Terrorism

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

Police have identified children in Britain as young as seven being groomed for terrorism, with some already talking about become suicide bombers.

The 31 Places to Go in 2010

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

From palm-fringed beaches in Bahia to the wilds of Norway, travel choices for nomads have never been more compelling.

Massively Magnificent!

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

"A gray whale decided to breach between two fishing boats out in Banderas Bay, off of Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico's coast," writes photographer Lea Wheeler. "We were told we might see some gray whales but did not expect to see one breach just a few yards from our boat. The winter and spring are good times to see the whales in this area."

A New Theory on Why the Sun Never Swallowed the Earth

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 10:20 AM PST

Astronomers may have figured out why small planets like Earth can survive.

Mathematicians' Algorithm So Complex No Computer Can Use It

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 10:00 AM PST

Quantum computers, which would rely on quantum mechanical concepts like superposition and entanglement to perform operations of unimaginable complexity, remain a pipe dream. But physicists have nevertheless come up with an algorithm that only quantum computers could use.

Political Apocalypse Coming; GOP Guns for Palin

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 09:40 AM PST

Palin's most powerful nemesis, McCain/Palin campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, will soon return the fire Palin unloaded on him from her book, %u201CGoing Rogue%u201D. Operation Palin Apocalypse officially commences Sunday night when Schmidt appears on 60 minutes. The only question remaining is how low will they go? This is the GOP after all. The pa

Intel Demos WiDi Tech: HD from notebook to TV, wireless

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 09:30 AM PST

Intel's new WiDi (Wireless Display Interface) technology will start to be bundled with various Core i5 and Core i3 notebooks later this month and it promises to address the Home Theater and Multimedia PC markets with a solution that will enable wireless connectivity of your notebook over HDMI to an HDTV.

Trampoline Dunk Shatters Kid’s Dignity (GIF)

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 08:50 AM PST

Trying to impress your friends with a slam dunk on a trampoline is not always the greatest idea.

Rumor Control On Iron Man 2, Avatar 2 And District 10.

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 08:40 AM PST

Are you ready to speculate about Avatar 2, Iron Man 3 and District 9's sequel? Also, what's the most ridiculous outfit Doctor Who's new companion wears? G.I. Joe 2 gets surprisingly decent writers. Plus Repo Men, Lost, V and Fringe.

Mirror testing breaks superstitious myths | R&D Mag

Posted: 10 Jan 2010 08:30 AM PST

Twenty-one 500-lb. hexagonal mirror blanks from beryllium, an extremely strong, lightweight metal. In ancient mythological times reflective surfaces like shiny metals and mirrors were thought to be magical and credited with the ability to look into the future. NASA is using mirrors to do just the opposite—look into the past.

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