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Tuesday, January 26, 2010



How US mobsters, Russian gangsters have rampaged on Internet

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

"Fatal System Error" is a true-life tale of how U.S. mobsters and Russian gangsters have exploited the Internet and the Web over the past decade to rake in the money. Author Joseph Menn of the Financial Times shows how cybercrime, techies, gamblers and law enforcement get tangled up from Florida to Costa Rica to Moscow

5 Reasons Why Light Beer Sucks

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

It seems like most beer companies wage a light beer war via commercials and other advertisements, but to me, that's like saying your poop sandwich is better than their turd sundae.

Epic Timelapse Showing 3D Street Painting Being Drawn

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Edgar Müller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Pavement Art. He turned a part of the eastern Pier into the Ice Age. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany as the German contribution for the Art Festival.

Bad Company 2 - Single-Player Trailer (Video)

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

The first trailer to showcase Bad Company 2's single-player mode. The video offers a glimpse of the story, as well as plenty of combat action including RPGs, gun fights, soldiers diving out of aircraft and more.

If Life Were More Like Video Games...

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

...All gals in uniform would be uncomfortably sexy but we'd also all be as smooth as Barbie and Ken Dolls uh, everywhere. A compromise some geeks would make.

Orlando Bloom: Not Aboard for Next "Pirates"

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Orlando Bloom's Will Turner will bow out of the next installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, as will Keira Knightley.

Los Angeles to Shut Down 475 medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

After years of wrangling and foot-dragging the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a law that would essentially shut down nearly 475 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city while allowing another 137 or so to remain open.

Mass Effect 2: Lives Up To All The Hype (Video Review)

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST


Bill Gates worries climate money robs health aid

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Bill Gates, the world's richest man and a leading philanthropist, said on Sunday spending by rich countries aimed at combating climate change in developing nations could mean a dangerous cut in aid for health issues.

How to Lose a Guy in 14 Easy Steps

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Sometimes girls can be a little psycho and crazy possessive when it comes to their new boyfriends, and while they might mean to come off as endearing and/or cute, here's a little NEWSFLASH -- most of the time, these attempts at trying to be girlish and adorable end in disaster.

N.J. Lone Gunman Terror Plot Foiled By Accident?

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Authorities arrest a man in possession of a small weapons arsenal in New Jersey, but...authorities don't think he was a security threat to anyone. WTF?

Saving Port-au-Prince By Leaving it Behind

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

One of the worst-ever natural disasters in the western hemisphere leaves the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in ruins. What it will take to rebuild.

Ask Obama Questions (And See His Answers) on YouTube

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Ask the President questions after the State of the Union. What will you ask?

Robinho in Brazil loan move talks

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini confirms negotiations have started with Brazilian sides Santos and Sao Paulo over a loan move for Robinho.

4 Ways to Find Coke and Pepsi with Cane Sugar

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Did you know there are at least four options for finding Coke and Pepsi with cane sugar in the U.S.?

The Rise and Fall of Charles Johnson as an Icon of the Right

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Why are conservatives so freaked out by a blog called Little Green Footballs?

All Tomorrow's Tablets: Will Steve Jobs Bring Back Reading?

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Apple's secrecy-clad chief Steve Jobs will unveil a new gadget soon, a tablet computer that he's been said to have called "the most important thing I've ever done." Depending on who you ask, the magic tablet will either deliver a new way to read the written word, or it'll be a way to watch videos. Here's to bringing back Internet-driven literacy.

10 of Gamings Greatest A.I. Characters

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

AI. It's the scariest thing the human species has faced since cloning, zombies and stem cell research. What could be more terrifying then the machines we depend on every day, suddenly rising up to enslave us instead?

Dinosaurs' Tale May End in China

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Chinese spend billions to study extinction at site of major fossil find.

12 things we want to see in iPhone OS 4.0

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

The iPhone seriously lags other smartphones in areas other than market share. As a man armed with both an iPhone and a BlackBerry, I'm acutely aware of the iPhone's limitations, as well as the Blackberry's. The weaknesses of the Blackberry are well-known: lack of a great App store and all that entails, lack of a great browser, and some may say...

CBS Considers Airing Tim Tebow Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:14 PM PST

CBS is under fire for what it's calling "responsibly produced advocacy ads"...

Bill Gates defends China's 'limited censorship'

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

But doesn't mention Google by name

Evil Corporations that Run Your Life (Chart)

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

A breakdown of the top five corporations you can't live without -- even if you try to.

The World At Work (PICS)

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

As news stories look for signs of of the direction of economic indicators, photographs fill the wires of people working from all over. Once more, I've collected some of these disparate photos over the past couple of months, composing another global portrait we humans at work around the world.

Satellite Beams 3D Images of Cyclone back from Space

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

We may need 3-D glasses for the Planet Pandora, but back on Earth life-like images of rainfall from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite gives scientists a three-dimensional look at tropical cyclones without the special glasses.

The 7 Coolest Entries At This Weekend's Idiotarod Race

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Unlike the similarly named race through the Alaskan wilderness, Idiotarod involves teams of five people wearing costumes and piloting wacky and wonderfully decorated shopping carts through urban spaces.

Conan saved me from scientology

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST


Britain anticipates Tony Blair's Iraq testimony

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

With former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's testimony before the Iraq War inquiry now only days away, the nation watches in rapt suspense. Testimony this week will attack Blair's most important position: that the war was legal.

Miranda Kerr's Sexy Bikini Photo Shoot

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Victoria's Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr heated up St. Barth's Monday in a sexy photo shoot, showing off her angelic face and sleek body in bikinis from the company's upcoming swimwear assortment.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous... Egyptians

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The rich and famous people of ancient Egypt lived a decadent lifestyle with fine wine, sex, high fashion, and plenty of partying. How do they compare with their equivalents today - the modern western celebrity set?

Capitalism's woes cheered at World Socialist Forum

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:14 PM PST

Leftists are pouring into town to rail against freewheeling capitalism during the World Social Forum, gleefully cheering the humbling of bankers and business titans by the global economic meltdown. The 10-year-old conference is the left's counter to the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Tim Tebow meets his worst career fears in Senior Bowl debut

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

When he showed up Monday for the first day of heavy scrutiny at the Senior Bowl, all the old alarm bells started ringing at maximum volume -- Tebow reportedly flubbed his first snap from center, and it only got uglier from there.

Did Obscure '90s Sitcom Tell Future of Super Bowl 44? [vid]

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

From the old late '90s WB sitcom, Smart Guy, the Saints will lead the Colts 54-3 at halftime. (OK, maybe he wasn't such a smart guy.)

ACORN Gotcha Man Arrested by Feds for Trying to Wiretap Sen.

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:05 PM PST

James O'Keefe, the conservative filmmaker who was behind the undercover operations that lead to the ACORN scandal last year, has been arrested with three others for allegedly trying to bug the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), the...

The 7 Most WTF Post-Fame Celebrity Careers

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Not all celebrities leave the limelight kicking and screaming. Some merely flip fame the bird and pursue new, absolutely random forms of employment.

Thief Eats $20k Diamond Ring, then Literally Coughs it Up

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Cleon Harris toted a two-carat diamond ring into Newton's Jewelry in Joplin, Missouri last week, intending to make a little profit. The jeweler quickly realized the $20,000 beaut matched the description of a ring that had been stolen from a Joplin woman only hours before.

10 Tech Companies Worth Your Investment in 2010

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

If you are looking to invest in technology, these companies are a good start.

Female teachers transmit math anxiety to female students

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

A new study shows that female elementary school teachers' anxiety about math influences their female students, causing them to have lower math achievement scores and to believe gender stereotypes about math ability.

Michael Douglas Loves His Viagra

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Michael Douglas is a fabulous actor. He's also married to the beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones and happens to be 25 years older than her. And Michael isn't too proud to admit one way he keeps the love alive with Catherine- with a little help from Viagra.

Dr. Oz: 'I Am Supportive of' Medical Marijuana

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Questions for Dr. Oz. From desert-island health and the biggest vice to parenting tips and medical-marijuana advice, what would you ask if you had one of America's foremost doctors cornered at a party?

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