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Friday, January 15, 2010



Cop Tases 12-Year-Old Boy

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

One mother says it took place in a special needs classroom.

First U.S. military aid reaches quake-stricken Haiti

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

With the first of its flights touching down in earthquake-devastated Haiti late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. began deploying military planes, ships and ground troops to the Caribbean nation.

Bangkok Sinking Into The Ocean

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Unless radical action is taken soon, experts say Bangkok will be underwater in less than 50 years.

U.S. to lodge formal protest with China over cyberattacks

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

More than 30 other companies appear to have been targeted in the same attacks prompting widespread concern over state-sponsored cyberattacks originating from China. The U.S. Department of State will issue an official demarche in Beijing early next week expressing U.S. concerns over the attacks and demanding an explanation.

Pepsi goes down with AMP on failed iPhone app

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

When it comes to dating, the difference between sucess and failure often comes down to delivery. And as PepsiCo. learned this week, even a good bit of self-deprecation can't fix a poorly executed pick up line.

Women Cussed Out School Principal, May Get 90 Days in Jail

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Forgive Cindy Schwalb for being a little pissed. Last May, a boy pulled down her 13-year-old daughter's sweatpants in front of other students at school. She didn't believe administrators at the Hasbrouck Heights School District in New Jersey were taking it seriously...

'The Book Of Eli': Armageddon Again, By Kurt Loder

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 04:31 PM PST

"The Book of Eli" is a movie that attains perfection, of a sort รข�� it's perfectly ridiculous. In the 30 years since the war that trashed the planet, Denzel Washington's enigmatic Eli has been making his way, on foot, toward the West Coast.

Conan's Old Time Baseball Skit [VID]

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Conan goes to an old-time restoration baseball game, circa 1864. Conan called it the "favorite thing" he ever did.

5 Reasons the Golden Globes Are Better Than the Oscars

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

The bastard stepchild of the Hollywood awards community needs some lovin' too...

Four Ways That Facebook is Slowly Destroying You

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Facebook has hundreds of millions of users, and it's put everyone from basement dwelling mouth breathers all the way to the coolest people you know on equal ground. It's become a social phenomenon, and it doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Attack of the Killer Asteroid, Apophis

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses Apophis, an asteroid that is supposed to fly so close to Earth, that it will dip underneath our satellites. Is it real? Will it hit? Should we be worried? Here's what he thinks...

Google Cuts Nexus One Upgrade Price by $100

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Angry T-Mobile customers have complained about the exorbitant $379 upgrade price for the Nexus One, and Google just responded by lowering that price by $100. Plus, they're sending out refunds to the poor souls who paid the higher price.

The Conan Channel: How Conan Could Change TV

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Imagine this: an on-demand all-Conan all the time online video database, a place where Conan can post skits, interviews, on-location pieces. He can stream live monologues and archive them for later viewing.

Avatar's Designers Speak: Floating Mountains, AMP Suits more

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

You may think you've been living inside Pandora, James Cameron's imaginary world, for a while after seeing Avatar. But just think what it's like for the designers and creators who spent years imagining every tiny detail of the place. here are the secrets of some of Avatar's unique designs from The Floating Mountains to the Bio Lab

TwitPic Worth More Than $10 Million?

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

We've seen a host of deals recently in the Twitter app space, but here's one that we now know didn't happen: TwitPic selling out for north of $10 million.

He's Back! Pee-Wee Herman's Live Show Gets a Standing O!

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Everyone likes a comeback. Reubens is picking up where he left off in 1990 with a new live stage show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show opened last night to a standing ovation.

Porn video shown on billboard shocks drivers

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Drivers in downtown Moscow squinted in disbelief as an electronic highway billboard blazed a two-minute pornographic video instead of its regular advertising clips.

Haiti from above [20 Images @ 982px by 655px]

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital. (20 images)

Team Conan Mobilizes. 'Tonight Show' Beats Leno In Ratings

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

"Jay Leno Show" has consistently drawn higher average ratings than "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien." But the winds are changing...

The 5 Creepiest Unexplained Broadcasts

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

As we speak, broadcast signals are moving invisibly through the air all around you, from millions of sources. And some of them are really, really freaking weird. Where do these signals come from? Who the hell knows?

Play First-Person Tetris, Get Vertigo

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST


College vs. World of Warcraft

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Normally reaching out to teenagers online gets you a subpoena for your laptop or face time with Chris Hanson. But I'm willing to risk those consequences to talk-- or rap, if you prefer-- with teens reading this about a very important issue: World of Warcraft is so addictive, it makes people drop out of college.

Battles of the Star Wars Universe part 2

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Slideshow of some of the greatest battles throughout the expanded Star Wars universe.

Akami: World's Internet Speeds Rising (US Declining)

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Reporting on the state of the Internet from 2009's third quarter, Akamai finds global speeds increasing, mobile connections rising, and cyberattacks from Russia and Brazil. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Wireless.

The Story Behind Earth's Coldest Temperature Ever

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

During the southern hemisphere winter of 1983, temperatures at Russia's Vostok research station in Antarctica plunged to a frighteningly cold minus 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 54 degrees colder than the winter average there and the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

New York from 1920-1960 Period (PICS)

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

The New York was worth watching between 1920 to 1960. A glimpse of the vintage pictures, take you down into an era that was classic and traditional.

Jimmy Kimmel DESTROYS Jay Leno as a guest on 10@10

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

"The best prank I ever pulled was I told a guy that—five years from now—I'm gonna give you my show.

How 3D Video Will Impact Storage

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

At the Storage Visions conference, we heard a number of interesting presentations on the future of storage, ranging from the storage and bandwidth requirements of 3D to issues in content distribution.

Dear Haiti: We All Hate Pat Robertson, Too

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Here's a rundown of the outrage that followed Pat Robertson's awful comments about Haiti deserving what it got.

Call for Questions: Digg is LIVE at the Golden Globes!

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Digg has been abuzz with excitement about the upcoming 2010 Golden Globe Awards, and we've loved being a part of the official coverage of the Golden Globes. But the fun doesn't stop there...we've got an All Access Pass to Sunday's ceremony, and want to know who you think we should talk to. Submit your questions & comments below!

29 Extremely Overloaded Vehicles (Pics)

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Man's ingenuity and need to push the limit knows no bounds. This is especially true when it comes to overloading his vehicle with as much ***** as humanly possible. Here's 29 of the best examples.

Conan O'Brien Leaving NBC WIth Large Payout

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

The Daily Beast's Kim Masters reports that Conan O'Brien will exit NBC with a large payout and no noncompete clause in a deal negotiated by Universal President Ron Meyer.

'Jesus makes things so difficult' (PIC)

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Have faith, brother, and Jesus will provide. Right now, Jesus is providing me with another margarita. He'll probably expect a tip.

JPMorgan Chase profit soars on market rally - Yahoo! News

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:54 PM PST

JPMorgan Chase has extended the winning streak for big U.S. banks.

How to rewire your brain to make more neurons

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Until just a few years ago we doctors believed that the brain stopped making new neural connections. It turns out we were wrong. In the past few years it has become clear that you can in fact make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age. You can literally rewire the brain with new parts as the older parts wear out. How?

Kodak sues Apple over iPhone-related patent infringement

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

The Eastman Kodak Company announced Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that the iPhone infringes a Kodak patent related to previewing images.

Derek Dooley Hired as Tennessee Football Coach (Wait, who?)

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Well, that coaching search wasn't painfully long, full of misplaced rumors or resolved with a painful ending at all. Yikes.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Playoff game lulls Packers Coach to sleep...literally

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

Dom Capers has been practicing that move since grade school.

The Average Football Game Averages 11 Minutes Of Football

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes. In fact, the average telecast devotes 56% more time to showing replays.

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