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Friday, January 22, 2010



The 7 biggest Facebook taboos

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

There are the people that make you want to get on Facebook everyday — aka the people you stalk daily. And then there are the people that make you want to get off Facebook, deactivate your account, and revive your old Myspace page (just kidding… unless your a pedophile).

Court Reduces ‘Shocking’ P2P File Sharing Award by 97%

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

A federal judge reduced a $1.92 million file sharing verdict to $54,000 after concluding the award for infringing 24 songs was "shocking."

Average Salaries of Video Game Industry Employees

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

MCV has surveyed its fellow video game professionals about their annual salaries in order to come up with an average wage for each facet of the industry in 2010. The median average for the US is approximately $51K. For a full breakdown of how much each individual profession will average this year in salary, check out the list by profession.

China condemns US call for unrestricted internet

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

China rejects US criticisms of its internet controls, saying it could harm relations between the two countries.

Officials Estimate Death Toll In Haiti | NEWS JUNKIE POST

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Officials say the disaster has killed between 100,000 to 200,000 people and the Red Cross estimates some 3 million people have been affected. To date, the United States has delivered 1.4 million bottles of water, 700,000 meals and 22,000 pounds of medical equipment, which are being disbursed among some 100 distribution sites

Queen's Cat Goddess Temple Found in Egypt

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

An ancient temple filled with about 600 cat statues was built for the goddess Bastet by Queen Berenike II, say archaeologists who found the ruins under modern-day Alexandria.........

A Secret Garage (pics)

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Creative garage.

Sexy sparrow exposed as world's most promiscuous bird

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

The highly sexed saltmarsh sparrow is the world's most promiscuous bird, say scientists.

The Scariest Places To Visit

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

On the heels of tiny Yemen becoming a feared nation, a look at other nearly instant menacing destinations, from Lebanon and Serbia to Yemen.

The 3 Ms to Paying Down Debt

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

You've resolved, yet again, to pay down some debt this year. Want to increase your odds of success? Then make sure your plan includes all three of these key ingredients: motivation, money and method.

The Time For Selling Jets Championship T-Shirts Is Not Here

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

The Jets might have let the merchandising genie out of the bottle way too soon.

Top 20 All-Time Best International NBA Players

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

In honor of Dirk Nowitzki becoming only the 34th player to pass the 20,000 point mark, let's count down the top international players to have played in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant Is NBA's Youngest Player To Reach 25,000 Points

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is the 15th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points and the youngest to hit the milestone.

Pirates Are The Music Industry's Most Valuable Customer

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Once again the music industry has come out with disappointing results for physical music sales, which they blame entirely on file-sharing. What they failed to mention though, is that their findings show that music pirates are buying more digital music than the average music consumer.

Mom Plans Meals for Entire Year

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Leslie Chisolm's family of six includes four boys, so careful meal planning is essential. The Friendswood, Texas, mom now makes meal plans for the entire year. Chisolm says having a plan has cut her grocery bill by more than half.

Could Microsoft Have Fixed "Google Hack" Prior to Attacks?

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Microsoft has admitted that it was aware of the flaw in Internet Explorer a few months before it was used against the 33 companies in the recent Chinese attacks. One security researcher believes that a faster patch turnaround may have prevented the particular attacks Google and others saw.

How Realistic is Gran Turismo 5? Very Realistic!

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Polyphony Digital just recently showed a video of the game's 'Data Logger Visualization Technology', which tracks a real life racer driving a lap and converts it to their video game 'Gan Turismo 5'.

Incredible Underground Residence in Switzerland (pics)

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Have you ever thought how it would be like to live in a bunker or an underground tunnel? Well, today we bring you the upgraded version of that, which is an all-equipped underground home.

Ruffin McNeil Announced as ECU Coach .. by Player on Twitter

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

The only media necessary to announce McNeil's hiring at ECU was social: one of his soon-to-be players dropped the news on his Twitter account before the school could announce it.

Fed Up Homeowner Graffitis His Own House to Spite Developer

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Paul Larson got screwed when a developer who promised to build a subdivision around his Everett home left a mess full of sinkholes and ruptured septic lines. So Larson took revenge by spray painting his home rather than take him to court.

Awesome Wireless Portable PS3 Mod [W/ PICS+VID]

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Portable PS3 Mod that allows gamers to roam around playing their PS3 games, probably the best thing since sliced bread.

9 Companies Who Are Closing Stores In 2010 (slideshow)

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

These companies closed a lot of outlets in 2009 and are likely to be closing more this year.

Fighting Words: Can Obama Profit from Wall Street Crackdow?

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:34 PM PST

Obama's proposals to crack down on Wall Street signal a somewhat new approach to financial reform -- and a very new approach to politics and governing: more populist, more confrontational, less deferential to Congress, less eager for common ground.

Senegal's colossal sexual statue stirs controversy

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

A muscled man emerges from a volcano. His right arm holds a baby aloft toward the West, his left arm pulls a scantily clad woman behind him. "This woman [in the statue], she is completely subjugated to man. It's the man making the decisions. It's the man as protector, and that doesn't fit with the African reality," said historian Penda Mbow.

Guns 'n Roses: Appetite for Destruction (Word Cloud)

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

So what's an Appetitie for Destruction cloud look like? We love the big NIGHTRAIN running straight through the middle, and the smaller cluster of "sweet," "honey" and "mine." So much to peruse: "JUNGLE" big, next to a small "feelin'" and a smaller "Michelle." You can practically hear Axl Rose yowl the words in the cloud.

In Retrospect, This Was A Bad Idea (PIC)

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Someone is going to get bumped.

Mom forces son to kill hamster w/ hammer over bad grades

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

What's the next step? Beating his sister to death with a crowbar to spurhis commitment to math?

Top Ten Most Ridiculous Ideas For Licensed Games

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

A look at a few licensed games that should have never been.

Public Invited To Pick Pixels on Mars

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars will soon be taking photo suggestions from the public.

NBC's Profit Drops 30% on DVD Slump, TV Sports Costs

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

NBC Universal, the General Electric Co. unit, reported a 30 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on rising costs for television sports rights and falling DVD sales.

Grayson: Fight now or "kiss your country goodbye"

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

Progressive firebrand Rep. Alan Grayson eviscerated the Supreme Court ruling on campaing finance and urged action or we could be dealing with the "Congressman from Wal-Mart."

China Says U.S. Internet Accusations Are ‘Baseless’

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

China hit back at U.S. criticism of Internet censorship and hacking on Friday, warning that relations between the two global heavyweights were being hurt by a feud centered on web giant Google.

Temporary jobs reduce workers income & employment prospects

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

While the U.S. economy struggles, one form of employment is on the rise: Temporary jobs. In December, the country lost 85,000 jobs overall, but added 47,000 temp positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increasingly America relies on these contingent employees — or "disposable workers," as BusinessWeek put it in a recent cover story.

Google Revenues Disappoint The Market Despite Growth

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

Search engine Google said that its fourth-quarter revenue grew by 17pc to $6.7bn (£4.1bn) due to recovery in its core search advertising business.

Pricing the tablet: How high can they go?

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 11:30 AM PST

With the Apple tablet due to be announced next Wednesday, we've been seeing a lot of possible price points thrown around. Will the tablet retail for $999? Or is a $699 or $799 unit in the cards?

Burger King plans beer-selling Whopper Bar in South Beach -

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 11:12 AM PST

Gimme a Whopper, fries and a beer. Those words are no longer wishful thinking. Friday, Burger King will unveil plans to sell beer and burgers at a Whopper Bar a new BK concept to compete with casual dining restaurants in Miami Beach's tourist-heavy...

Protozoans Against Intelligent Design

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology has just published a very nice paper showing how the details of protist evolution "dispel the myths of intelligent design," and in doing so, refute the claims of ID creationists who insist on invoking supernatural explanations to account for observable phenomena.

First Pictures of Inside Burj Khalifa: World’s Tallest Tower

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST

Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m. The design incorporates ideas from traditional Islamic architecture, while the open petals of a desert flower were the inspiration for the tower's base.

True ? [Pic]

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST


Space rock of doom attacks doctor

Posted: 22 Jan 2010 10:57 AM PST

Doctors at a small medical practice in America got a big surprise when a meteorite the size of a tennis ball smashed through the roof of their office.

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