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Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Review: Firefox 3.6 RC Gives New Life To An Old Browser

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

The release candidate of Firefox 3.6 is out, and it's faster, more efficient, and uses less memory than its predecessor.

J.J. Abrams Hires Female Lead For New Show

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

The stunning British actress has had a successful run of plays on London's West End. Abrams is also set to direct...

Disgustingly Adorable Panda Photos

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Some estimates say there could be as few as 1,500 pandas left in the wild. How could we let such an adorable species become endangered?

Scientists create super-strong collagen

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Scientists have created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects.

Florida Deals With Devastating, Stealthy Predator: Moths

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

In the annals of worrisome pests, few have been alternately revered and feared by experts around the world like the cactus moth, a tiny insect with a devastating appetite.

So is Google.cn showing tienanmen pics now? Is this real?

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST


Hitler Weighs in on Conan, Leno, and Carson (Video)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

It was only a matter of time before the ruthless dictator made his opinion of The Tonight Show controversy known. He's clearly on Team O'Brien, and is infuriated that NBC ruined his vacation to sunny Southern California.

Ghosbusters 3 Script Is Done, Ivan Reitman Directing!

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Reitman said that the script from Year One writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky is in and that a second draft is currently in the works. He also confirmed that he will indeed be returning to direct the coming sequel, as had been previously speculated.

20 Real-World Uses for Google Wave

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

As soon as Google Wave was announced, the initial beta users jumped at the opportunity to invite their friends into the world of the "Wave." However, they soon discovered that they had no idea how to utilize Google's latest concoction, and abandoned the online collaboration client as soon as they jumped into it.

Driver Almost Crushed While Changing Tire (Video)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

A very lucky driver suffers only a bruised leg when a car slams into his truck as he tries to change its tire.

Chinese Internet Users Praise Google's Threat To Exit

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Bouquets of flowers were laid in front of Google Inc.'s headquarters in China today, a show of support for a company whose threat to exit China rather than tolerate more censorship is a dramatic shot across the bow of the Chinese Communist Party .

Detroit Auto Show:The Confusing Wrongness of Electric Avenue

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

Only four electric vehicles really matter at the Detroit Auto Show: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 Nissan Leaf, and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, plus the current 2010 Tesla Roadster.

Hershey prepares Cadbury counterbid

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

A Hershey bid would be welcomed by Cadbury, which is resisting Kraft's approach. Although Cadbury has not solicited a "white knight" bid from Hershey publicly, the confectioner has made clear that it would prefer Hershey to Kraft. Hershey, which owns the rights to the Cadbury brand in the US, is "more appealing" from a cultural view.

That's Really Powerful [PIC]

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST


25 Cute Animals In Casts (Pics)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Just like humans, animals are susceptible to injuries like broken bones, and they need to be treated in the exact same way to heal correctly — however, animals look way more adorable when they have casts on their legs, wings, and feet.

Unprecedented Images Show Betelgeuse Has Sunspots

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

An international team of astronomers has obtained an unprecedented image of the surface of the red supergiant Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion.

Finally. Arrested Development Movie Shooting This Year.

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Speaking at the press junket for When in Rome, Will Arnett confirmed that an Arrested Development feature film should go into production sometime this year.

Great New LEGO Universe Developer Walkthrough footage (Vids)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Check out these videos of the upcoming Lego Universe MMO game. It looks like it will be really kick-ass for both a younger and older gamer. Here are 4 video walk throughs from the developer to whet your appetite.

Don't Wear a High School Letter Jacket When Shooting Someone

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Your pride at making the varsity squad notwithstanding, if you're the type of person who might conceivably bust a cap in some fool's ass over a dispute at the corner store, you should probably leave your high school letter jacket in the closet.

Blake Lively Interview Made Interesting by Pantless PICs

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

This is a long interview with Blake Lively done by Esquire. She's in Gossip Girl, which is something I know but I'm not sure why. All of this isn't important at all. What is important is that this interview starts with 4 pictures of Blake not wearing pants. Why are you still reading this?

Classic PC Games That Should Get a Next-Gen Makeover

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

While a wearisome and troubling lack of creativity is a plague within the music, movie, and television industries, there is one medium that would actually benefit from an awakening, and reinvention, of forgotten and slumbering classics: the video game.

Reporter roughed up outside Coakley fund-raiser

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

A Weekly Standard reporter says he was roughed up last night outside a Washington, D.C. fund-raiser for Attorney General Martha Coakley by someone he believes is associated with her U.S. Senate campaign.

GM Publicly Drops Tiger Woods

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Since his Thanksgiving car crash and subsequent exposures of infidelity, Tiger Woods has been quickly dropped by longtime sponsors such as Accenture and Gatorade. Now, car company GM has announced they have officially cut ties with the pro golfer.

Is A Tablet In Your Future?

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

It seems the newest computer gadget threatening to invade the market is the tablet computer. This year�s CES showed many different models are slated to be launched in this year... But if these tablets do come on the market, will they catch on? And will you be getting one anytime soon?

Microsoft should follow Google and drop censorship in China

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Kudos to Google for finally standing up to the Chinese government, refusing to cooperate with Chinese censorship, and possibly pulling out of China altogether if it can't operate without censorship. Now it's time for Microsoft's Bing to follow suit.

Not Bush's war anymore

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:56 PM PST

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record $708 billion next year.

Pat Robertson: Haiti Earthquake Result of 'Pact With Devil'

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. Napoleon the Third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil...But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other."

Record Tied for Catching Monster Largemouth Bass (PIC)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

That's one big fish; 22 lb 4 oz caught in Japan.

Now Leno May Walk Away From NBC Too

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

This one's actually not about Conan for once. It's about Jay Leno and his scheisty ass going into damage control now that Conan has rejected NBC's plan to bump"The Tonight Show" to midnight. "Sources close to former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno tell me he is furious with the way NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien and is considering walking away

24 Incredible Unreleased Blockbusters & Crudclusters in 2010

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

A rundown month by month of the top must see movies of 2010, including Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, Tron Legacy and The A-Team, along with some of the movies you should definitely steer clear of.

The 15 Best Dead and Undead Comic Heroes and Villains

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Nit-pickers note: demons, angels, and spirits don't count. Vampires, zombies, and ghosts do.

TN Man Wants to Turn His Home Into a Jewish Sperm Bank

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

David Perkins is facing neighborhood opposition to his plans to use his home as a duplex and to run several businesses out of it, including music lessons, musical performances and operation of a Jewish sperm bank.

15 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Photoshop Disasters (Pics)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

With a team of Photoshopping professionals, a celebrity can go from drab to fab without even trying -- that is, if someone doesn't screw it up.

Mozart Effect Helps Premature Babies Get Stronger

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Playing Mozart music to premature babies seems to help them gain weight faster and become stronger, new research found.

Guerilla Marketing: 22 Ads from Bizarre to Brilliant (PICS)

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Guerilla marketing is about using a small budget for big results. Some guerilla ad campaigns are completely waged on the social media front. Others are creatively brilliant, while still others are simply strange. Here are guerilla marketing campaigns, 22 ads from bizarre to brilliant.

Curse of the Clippers: No. 1 Pick Griffin's Season Finished

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:58 PM PST

Blake Griffin won't even play in a single regular season game after injuring his knee on a dunk in the preseason.

Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion in Retail Sales

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Activision announces that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has surpassed $1 billion in retail sales.

Google's Nexus One phone sells a mere 20,000 in first week

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

The Google Nexus One sold an estimated 20,000 units in its first week, according to market analytics firm Flurry.

Real Life RPG [Comic]

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST


God & Videogames

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

Jesus died for our Sims.

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