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Sunday, January 24, 2010



Japan gets Android Xperia X10 SmartPhone first

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Sony Ericsson has announced that its first Android based SmartPhone, the Xperia X10, will be available in Japan this coming April through Japan's largest mobile carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

Family Guy - 10 Worst Sex Video Clips

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

The Grifffin's worst sex moments are featured in this Family Guy video countdown.

Cops Say Legalize Marijuana to Hurt Criminal Gangs

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

A group of cops, prosecutors and judges is cheering the recent successful marijuana legalization vote in the California state legislature. They liken the ban on recreational drugs to Prohibition, when the government's ill-fated attempt to end the sale of liquor created a lucrative industry for criminals. Sound familiar?

Hunting minke whales on grounds of overabundance unjustified

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

The killing of Antarctic minke whales has been justified on the theory that their population is booming. A Stanford study, based on minke DNA, concludes that the population is, in fact, not booming. The researchers ran their DNA tests on whale meat from grocery stores in Japan.

Making Sense of the New Political Anger

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 04:52 PM PST

There is a widening divide in American politics, exemplified by the purist Tea Party brigades on the right and disillusioned populism on the left.

Firefox Takes a 15% Speed Jump

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Mozilla refreshes its browser, but Firefox 3.6 still can't match Safari or Chrome.

EFF: On the FBI’s Use & Redaction of Illegal Exigent Letters

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

The DOJ's Inspector General issued a heavily redacted report about the FBI's Communications Analysis Unit (CAU), which found "shocking" violations, including embedded telecom employees providing customer phone records in response to post-it notes. While the underlying violations are egregious enough, the report itself is problematic because...

GM Chief Expects Profit this Year

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

General Motors Co. could make a profit this year following years of massive losses, according to a tempered prediction by Edward J. Whitacre Jr., the automaker's chairman and interim chief executive.

Is it bad if it still fizzes when you twist the cap off?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST


UbuntuOne Cloud Storage App Coming To Windows

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

The UbuntuOne cloud stoage application is coming to Windows! Finally!

Cars Without Drivers? [W/VID]

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Meet Boss - the car that can drive itself! It has 18 sensors, including a three dimensional laser and onboard computers that connect to GPS and mapping software. When it comes to knowing the rules of the road, Boss rarely makes a mistake.

Want a New Mustang? All You Need is 2 lbs of Marijuana

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

A San Francisco man put his Mustang on Craigslist hoping to trade it for 2lbs of marijuana, claiming he needs it for leg pain. Either this guy is a complete idiot or he is police.

O'Reilly Drops eBook DRM, Sees 104% Increase in Sales

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

It's been 18 months since O'Reilly, the world's largest publisher of tech books, stopped using DRM on its ebooks. In the intervening time, O'Reilly's ebook sales have increased by 104 percent.

TFLN Study: "No *****" a Common Term, "Beer" Texted 166 Times

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

study on Texts From Last Night shows the following: if you're talking about yoga and sex, or soothing drugs, you're likely from the West; if you're talking power farts, you're Eastern born; if you're still texting about Myspace and thongs, you're probably Midwestern; if you're obsessed with goldfish crackers, you hail from the South.

Aliens Might Not Be Friendly

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Scientists searching for alien life should get governments and the UN involved...

Killer on the Run Since 2006, Arrested

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

A convicted murderer who absconded from a prison more than three years ago has been arrested, within two days of a fresh appeal by police.

30 Japanese Hornets Massacre 30,000 Bees (PICS)

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

"All it takes is one. One enterprising scout to find the honey bee colony. Mark it with a pheromone. Return with a band of natural born killers. And make all hell break lose." Sounds like the latest Tarantino? Close.

Five Weirdly Innovative and Crazy Music Instruments

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Some of the most beautiful melodies have come from artists who chose to do their own thing despite conventional wisdom. The same is true for artists who create new instruments. Where would modern music be without the "crazy" instruments and techniques invented and modified over the years?

What if I were struck by lightning?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Being struck by lighting can happen in a large number of ways with a direct strike being the worst. Find out what happens if you're struck by lightning.

Boeing Dreamliner: The Promise of Greener Flying

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

The Boeing Dreamliner promises to be one of the least polluting aircraft ever used for commercial flights, and should go some way to answer criticisms of aviation's environmental record.

F1 on ice is really cool [w/video]

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Ever seen a Formula One car driven at full tilt across a frozen lake? No, of course you haven't . . . until NOW. The Red Bull team decided to celebrate the return of the Canadian Grand Prix to this year's Formula One calendar by heading for a test run in Canada, in mid-winter, on an ice-covered lake in northern Quebec.

What Tomorrow's Web Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

As we approach the imminent launch of the Apple Tablet and analyze new trends coming out of out of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (our full coverage), now is good time to reflect on what the web will look like in the next decade — and beyond.

How the Space Race Changed Computing

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

The past, present and future tech helping mankind into the final frontier.

Venus Williams causes a stir with flesh-coloured undies

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Even by the usual attention-seeking standards of women's tennis, the 29-year-old appeared to be flashing rather too much flesh at the Australian Open yesterday.

'House' = Most Popular U.S. TV Export To Europe for 2nd Year

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

NBC Universal has licensed the medical drama to 250 territories worldwide so far. But the show's popularity in Europe is startling. In France, it averaged 9.3 million viewers per episode, Italy averaged 4.7 million viewers, Germany averages million viewers and Poland comes in next with an average of million viewers.

Senior Class Photo Prank in Houston Spells Trouble

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

Some students wore T-shirts spelling out "CLASS" as part of "Class of 2010" in a formal shot. But the students representing "C" and "L" moved from the front row, leaving behind an offensive three-letter word.

Star Wars The Old Republic : Onslaught of the Sith Empire

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

A new holorecord in the Jedi Archive tells the story of the Sith Empire's surprise attack at the start of the Great War over 28 years before the Sacking of Coruscant. Master Gnost-Dural notes the brilliance of the Imperial military's carefully orchestrated assault which putthe Republic at a disadvantage for the duration of the conflict.

Top 10 Video Game Headlines of 2010

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

Want to see the future? Craig and Nick already have experienced it and are here to give you the scoop on 2010!

The 1996 Mt Everest Disaster Re-Examined and Re-Lived

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

What went wrong and why during the deadliest ascent

Pittsburgh Police Charged for Beating HS Honor Student

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

An arrest in which several punches were thrown has triggered an accusation of brutality against Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police from the mother of the 18-year-old honor student who was taken into custody.

National Geographic: Stuck Mars Rover About to Die?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

Built to rove for 90 days, Spirit has lasted six years on Mars. But now it's stuck and may lose power by May. Even standing still, though, Spirit can do a surprising amount of science, NASA says.

Grass fairies love playing with balls

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST


Who knew cats used stair rail like this?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

Don't know about the landing, though.

3 Sites to Learn Useful Street Fight Moves

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST

A look at some free online resources such as videos and tutorials that should help you get started.

Hear What It Sounds Like Under Antarctica...Live

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

The Perennial Acoustic Observatory in the Antarctic Ocean, listens to the waters below Antarctica for the sounds of whales and other marine mammals amidst a soundscape of constantly shifting ice. Here's what they're hearing right now.

I’m ready to emancipate myself from the ground!

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 10:30 AM PST


Frightening Faceplant [GIF]

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 10:00 AM PST

Ssssss-aaaaaaaaah. Ssssss-aaaaaaaaah. Ssssss-aaaaaaaaah.

Experts stunned by swan 'divorce' at Slimbridge wetlands

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 10:00 AM PST

Experts have told of their surprise after witnessing a rare "divorce" between a pair of swans.The Bewick's swans have returned to winter at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge - but both have brought new partners. It is only the second time in more than 40 years that a "separation" has been recorded at the centre.

Steam shows massive adoption of Windows 7 by gamers

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 10:00 AM PST

So, get this: while Windows 7 only accounts for 6% of the global operating system market, 23% of Steam gamers are using Windows 7! But of course, the best statistic, saved until last like a prime cut of steak, is that Windows 7 (23%) has surpassed Windows Vista (20%)... after just 4 months!

Apple Moves Forward with Tablet's Trademark-Infringing iPad

Posted: 24 Jan 2010 09:40 AM PST

The Jesus Tablet Blog recently uncovered documents deep within the US Patent Offices suggesting that the iPad was the Apple Tablet's name based on their battles against Fujitsu for it. Now they're moving ahead with a U.S. trademark battle.

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