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Saturday, January 30, 2010



Australian topless bathing ban urged [VIDEO]

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

A group of conservative politicians is making headway towards a ban on topless bathing on some of Australia's best known beaches.

Contract signed: Mosley-Mayweather set for May 1

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Scheduled fight will replace the proposed bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao that fell apart over Mayweather's random bloodtest demand.

Haitians tire of waiting, start own rebuilding

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Defying pleas to wait for Haiti's reconstruction, families lugged heavy bundles of wood and tin up steep hillsides Friday to do the unthinkable: build new homes on top of old ones devastated in the earthquake.

If you want a job, build an iPad App

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

An interesting tidbit of jobs data came out this week from the IEEE-USA, which said the total pool of employed software engineers fell by nearly 2%. Are they retiring, leaving the workforce, or just building iPhone and iPad apps down at the local coffeeshop?

Adobe Plays the Porn Card in Flash Campaign Against iPad

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Apple has clearly hurt Adobe's feelings. When Steve Jobs demonstrated an iPad at Wednesday's tablet event, its Safari browser clearly did not support Flash.

Photoshop Fail: 15 Hilariously Botched Images (PICS)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Forget silly things like human anatomy and the laws of physics. When it comes to Photoshop, reality needn't apply – just clone, rotate, skew, blur and hope nobody notices. From missing limbs to outrageously overzealous retouching, an incredible number of Photoshop screw-ups have graced magazine covers, product packaging and store displays.

High Tech Guns: Digital Revolvers, Koosh Bullets, etc.

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Not long after the smoke from the Consumer Electronics Show cleared, thousands of gun lovers converged upon the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas for the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. It was loaded with techie stuff, too.

Why Men and Women Get Jealous for Different Reasons - Yahoo!

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:35 PM PST

Cheating on a spouse or significant other is sure tocause feelings of jealousy and hurt in the spurned partner.

Steam grows by 205% and now has over 25 million users

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Yes, stick this in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. MPAA/RIAA/ESA -- Valve's numero uno digital content distribution software, Steam, now has over 25 million active users.

Avatargate: The Case For The Prosecution

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Heavy.com broke the news that James Cameron's Avatar borrows heavily from an obscure British comic called Firekind. See a side-by-side comparison. It does seem remarkably similar. Photos here also.

The man who invented the cash machine

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Forty years ago this week, the world's first cash machine was installed in north London. Meet John Shepherd-Barron, the Scotsman who invented it.

Kurt Warner's 10 Best Career Moments [Video]

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Sure it's just your typical get cut by an NFL team, join an arena team, play a year in Europe, stock grocery shelves, latch on as an NFL backup, get thrust into the starting role via injury, win a Super Bowl, 2 MVPs, and build a Hall of Fame career story.

Got a decision to make? Get some sugar in your system: study

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:57 PM PST

If you're about to try to negotiate a pay rise, it might be a good idea to have a sugary drink beforehand, according to a study published this week in Psychological Science.

Wondering Why You Cant Pre-Order an iPad? It Isn’t Legal Yet

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:48 PM PST

You know you can't obtain an iPad for least three months, but you may not know the reason you can't even buy one in advance: Apple has not yet obtained the

Converting an Old Tractor to Run on Solar Power [Photos]

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

If you think that solar-powered vehicles are no more than a fantasy at the moment, it's time for you to think again. A bunch of students at the Bonham ISD High School, in Bonham, Texas, are trying to build an E-Tractor as a part of their Electric Vehicle Project for the 2009/2010 school year.

Sigur Rós On Indefinite Hiatus

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Scrapping finished full length to make some babies (AKA solo projects) places Sigur Rós on the indefinite hiatus list. Why is it always the good bands? .

USOC Goes After Verizon, Subway for 'Ambush' Marketing

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

The rough times continue for the United States Olympic Committee. Over the past year, the governing body of the U.S. Olympic team has struggled through leadership turmoil (three different CEOs in 10 months; pictured is current CEO Scott Blackmun), the failed Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics, and a nasty spat with NBC about an Olympics cable-TV net

Nutritional Supplements Every Guy Needs

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Despite what you've read in the sports pages, there are still a few pills out there that won't have you testifying before congress. Here's your guide to the supplements you should be taking.

Fox Cuts Away From Obama-GOP Conversation

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

President Obama held a candid, face-to-face conversation with House Republicans today at their annual retreat in Baltimore. After Obama gave his remarks, he had to answer tough questions from Republican lawmakers about health care, the budget, taxes, and other issues. Although the riveting exchange lasted over an hour, both CNN and MSNBC aired the

How unique and trackable is your web browser ?

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Is your browser configuration rare or unique ? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies. Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits.

Curious Chimp is Curious (Video)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

A juvenile chimpanzee checks out an observation camera.

If not for the U.S., `Haiti would have perished'

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 01:47 PM PST

The Miami Herald asked some of the South Florida Haitians and Haitian Americans surveyed for the New America Media/Bendixen & Amandi poll to elaborate on their responses. None expressed more than slight confidence in the Haitian government to handle the task of rebuilding, and all feared that millions in aid would never make it to people in need.

NASA Releases First Free E-Book

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 01:36 PM PST

NASA continues to stay ahead of the government pack when it comes to public outreach. In addition to its many popular Twitter streams, iPhone apps and opportunities for citizens to participate in scientific programs, the agency is jumping into the e-book space.

Doctor in MMR-Autism Scare Ruled Unethical

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

British medical authorities rule that Andrew Wakefield, the doctor behind research that linked the triple Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism, acted "dishonestly and with "callous disregard" for the children involved in his study.

Google phases out support for IE6

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 01:12 PM PST

Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on the firm.

The Mods vs. Hell's Angels [PICS]

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

With roots on opposite sides of the world, the British Mod and the Hells Angels are both legendary cultural movements. While their choice of drugs and two-wheeled vehicles may differ, their behavior has none-the-less left an impact on the countries they hail from.

Satellites Orbiting Earth by Country (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

How many countries have stuck satellites up into space, how many of those satellites are working, partly-working or just bits of junk?

A Day in America According to a (Baffled) Foreigner

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

When it comes to the road, Americans seem more like the protagonist from 'Memento,' rediscovering every few seconds that their car has a horn and thinking, 'Holy *****! What do I do about this? The world must be told!'

2011 BMW 535i: Everything You Want, Except Fun

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

The one thing you can be sure of when you walk out of a BMW news conference is that you'll have plenty of information. Your head aches from it. Your ears ring with it. Your jaws are sore from swallowing it whole like a snake. But here's a number that absolutely fascinated me: The 5 series represents 50% of the company's total profit.

Kayak Easter Egg: Travel on Lost's Oceanic Airlines

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST


Metal Foam (video)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

Metal foam is lighter but much stronger than "real" metal.

Red Dead Redemption - "Weapons and Death" Video (HD)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

New Red Dead Redemption developer walkthrough showing off some of the game's great weapons, including: gatling guns, shotguns, revolvers, lever-action repeater rifles and more (720p).

Why Do The Poor Vote Against Themselves Again And Again?

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 11:30 AM PST

Dr David Runciman analyses why people often vote for parties that do not represent their economic interests, or that might even positively damage their financial or health prospects.

The Difference Between Girls and Guys (Graphic)

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

This graphic shows the differences in how men and women rate each other when looking for a potential mate.

Wrong place, wrong time [Pic]

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 11:00 AM PST


Greenpeace Building Fortress on Planned Heathrow Runway Site

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

The 65,000 owners of land proposed for London's Heathrow Airport expansion are asking architects to help fortify the "Airplot" to defend it from police and bulldozers should the Government try to take it by force.

World's Most Hated Terrorist Takes Stand on Climate Change

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 10:30 AM PST

Osama bin Laden today denounced the United States for failing to act on climate change. Does this mean that any efforts to pass climate legislation will be labels as kowtowing to terrorists?

Mythical Temple Found in Peru

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 10:20 AM PST

A thousand-year-old temple complex including a tomb with human sacrifice victims, has been found under the windswept dunes of northwestern Peru.

Dude Masturbates So Hard That A Helicopter Came

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 10:20 AM PST

The calls came flooding in to Santa Ana, California police from drivers on the I-5 freeway. Someone, it seems, was standing naked on a rooftop overlooking the road and masturbating for the entertainment of passing motorists......

Gay dating site's Super Bowl ad rejected by CBS

Posted: 30 Jan 2010 10:11 AM PST

CBS, the broadcaster for this year's Super Bowl, on Friday rejected an ad from ManCrunch.com, a gay dating Web site.

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