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Sunday, January 31, 2010



Amazon see $384m profit Q4 due to kindle, can iPad top this?

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Amazon has reported a net profit for quarter 4, 2009; of $384m (£238m), up from $225m a year ago. Sales have rose 42% up to $9.2bn, is this a sign of the popularity of the kindle and what may be expected for the iPad?

14 Stunning Photos of Afghanistan

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Aghanistan is one of the most stunning countries in the world. If you can avoid the instability of the place long enough, you can find some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.

Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You? (Live at Coachella 2008)

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Let's not forget ourselves good friend. You and I were almost dead. And you're better off for leaving. Yeah you're better off for leaving.

How Regular Movies Are Converted To 3D

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Now that Avatar is officially the highest grossing movie of all time, it's inevitable that studios will continue to push 3D as the new frontier of cinema. But actually filming in 3D is prohibitively expensive. Here's how they fake it.

Amazon to Macmillan: You Win (for Now)

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:11 PM PST

While the ebook war between Apple and Amazon has only just begun, this weekend's drama between Macmillan and Amazon has ended decisively in the book publisher's favor.

Sen. Al Franken Announces Bill to Keep Foreign Interests Out

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Since 1974, federal law has banned foreign companies from giving or spending in American elections. Nothing in our current laws, however, explicitly prohibits foreign companies from creating American subsidiaries or getting control of American companies and using them to flood the airwaves in support of their preferred candidates.

How Many Villians Does It Take To Ruin A Franchise?

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST


Switzerland warns against using stolen bank data

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

According to media reports, a secret informant approached the German fiscal authorities and demanded 2.5 million euros (3.5 million dollars) for the data that could net the taxman as much as 200 million euros in recovered taxes.

Newly Discovered Amateur video of Challenger explosion

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

On a chilly January morning 24 years ago, Corydon optometrist Jack Moss raised his new video camera to the sky over central Florida and captured one of the darkest moments in American space exploration – the explosion of the shuttle Challenger.

Is America Getting Over Keith Olbermann?

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Please? Then, toss Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow and Bill O'Reilly on the pile — and then Larry King, too. kthanxbai.

Amazing Morgan Freeman Impression (and a few others)

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST


45 High Quality And Inspiring 3D Desktop Wallpapers

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

These images become a master piece of art and even a very small project by a professional artist can create tons of good feedback from 3D lovers.

The Coolest Twitter Avatars Ever [PICs]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Artist Ape Lad has designed some of the coolest Twitter avatars based on pop culture. So far he has made 38 of them from the awesome version of Link to the several Star Wars themed versions, I'm sure there is one for most anyone to enjoy.

Flames defenceman Phaneuf traded to Maple Leafs

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:34 PM PST

The Calgary Flames have traded defenceman Dion Phaneuf to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Details to follow.

Dead Sea Scroll dating now possible

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

A group of researchers have found a way to precisely date the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Pro-lifers outraged over life sentence for Roeder

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)— Those living on the virulent edge of the anti-abortion movement pinned their hopes on Scott Roeder.

U.S. expanding missile defenses in Persian Gulf

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

The United States has been expanded land- and sea-based missile defense systems in and around the Persian Gulf to counter what it sees as Iran's growing missile threat, U.S. officials said.

How Life Without Sex Works

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Life without sex is a path to a dead-end as a species. So why do they do it?

New studies highlight needs of boys in K-12 and higher

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Boys face high rates of a variety of mental health issues, in addition to lagging behind girls in academic performance and college attendance, according to two new studies. The studies note that boys have higher rates of suicide, conduct disorders, emotional disturbance, premature death and juvenile delinquency than their female peers.

Pole Dancers Strut Their Stuff In See-Through Bus [+ video]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

A Tampa strip club has hit the road for a promotional stunt: Déjà Vu Showgirls are dancing in a big windowed bus, which is driving around Bay area streets. A number of drivers paid a lot more attention to the bus than the road. Some even took pictures and video with their cell phones. Others were concerned for their own safety.

Krugman calls FOX News "deliberate misinfo 2 Ailes' face

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 02:16 PM PST

Krugman...Our hero! Must see Video!

Lead may be the culprit in ADHD

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. New research suggests that the culprit may be an old villain -- lead -- and what's more it explains the causal pathway from exposure to disability.

College Player With Leg Cast Hits 65 Foot No Look Shot!

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Northwestern's Kevin Coble has a leg cast on due to a broken ankle and foot and therefore can't play, but that hasn't stopped him from shooting around in practice. Check out this 65-Foot over the head shot he hit in practice.

Tony Soprano meets Where the Wild Things Are

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

The father bull says "let's walk down there an f%^# en all!"

Top 10 Most Legendary Sports Years for Cities (Gallery)

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Sometimes fans are blessed with unforgettable years when their city's teams are winning championships and its legendary stars are shining bright.

First Look at Alice in Wonderland's Creepy Caterpillar

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

New Alice in Wonderland images of the Caterpillar, the March Hare and the Dormouse reveal more details about Tim Burton's upcoming reboot of Lewis Carroll's 19th-century tale.

Mini horse in Norway [PIC]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST


Climate researcher calls for radical strategy to block sun

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

Blocking out some of the sun's rays is a faster and cheaper method of controlling the Earth's temperature than cutting greenhouse gas emissions, says a research paper authored by University of Calgary researcher David Keith. ScienceInsider reported that Keith and American climate change researchers are being bankrolled by billionaire Bill Gates.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww [Pic]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 11:20 AM PST


Texas Football and the Price of Paralysis

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

In Texas, catastrophic spinal injuries aren't enough to change high school football

NASA's Mars Rover Spirit Starts a New Chapter of Science

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

After six years of unprecedented exploration of the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit no longer will be a fully mobile robot. NASA has designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary science platform after efforts during the past several months to free it from a sand trap have been unsuccessful.

Tough Guy contest: 8 miles of barbed wire, broken glass&fire

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

More than 5,000 people worldwide descended on a small corner of farmland today to brave mud, rain, ice and fire on a gruelling assault course dubbed 'the world's hardest endurance test'. The 8 mile long assault course features terrifying underwater tunnels, barbed wire fences and fire walks. Included Video : An Introduction to "ToughGuy".

7 Real World Heists That Put 'Ocean's 11' to Shame

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

Danny Ocean might have had some big plans in his movies, but he can't hold a candle to some of history's more daring real-life thieves.

And you thought Navi was annoying...

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 10:30 AM PST

We all know how annoying Navi was in Zelda, how about if you had this guy as a partner!

Slow Motion Lightning Is Super Awesome - [vid]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 10:10 AM PST

What a spectacular view...............Amazing !

25 Man Babies (PICS)

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 09:50 AM PST

Have you ever seen anything creepier than a man baby?

5 Breakfast Foods You Should Add to Your Routine

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 09:40 AM PST

Each morning that you skip breakfast, your body starts to intensely crave high-calorie foods, such as pizza, soda, and sweets. While I'm a fan of all those, even I know daily doses take their toll. Instead of putting off eating until lunch for greater risk of subconscious cravings, take a look at five breakfasts that can be made in ten minutes.

Batmobile in Cambodia [pic]

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 09:30 AM PST

You can't get away from Batman that easy!

Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra is ‘*****,’ Adobe Is Lazy

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 09:20 AM PST

After a big public announcement of the sort Apple had this week for the iPad CEO Steve Jobs often takes time in the day or two to have a Town Hall at One

7 Foods to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Improve Health

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 08:30 AM PST

These seven easy nutritional upgrades will build muscle, trim fat, and help to keep your body in peak condition.

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