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Tuesday, February 2, 2010



Steve Jobs' Ultimate Dream Home for when he Retires [Photos]

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Steve Jobs would be in iTunes Heaven.

Is Nothing Sacred? 'Full House' House For Sale

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

It's one of the saddest moments of youth: when the home you grew up in is sold off to strangers. And now it's about to happen to the house that all America grew up with.

Los Angeles Stadium to be First LEED Certified NFL Stadium

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified. Designed by Aedas, a global architecture firm, the Los Angeles Stadium might be finished as early as the 2011 football season, although what NFL team will make its home there is still unknown.

Do You Know What Time it is? [PIC]

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Wondering what to get your beloved for Valentine's?

NASA Moves Quickly to Advance Commercial Space Operations -

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

NASA today moved quickly to advance its role as commercial space entrepreneur by awarding $50 million to five companies who could help design and build future...

Dick Armey: GOP Must Court Small Government Conservatives

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Dick Armey, a Republican House member for 18 years and now leader of the conservative group FreedomWorks, says that the small government, grassroots conservatives are distrusting of Republicans, and that GOP candidates have work to do to win over the group's members.

Trapped in a polygamous Muslim household

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

Thousands of polygamous marriages have sprung up throughout Italy as a byproduct of a voluminous immigration by Muslims. Despite the obvious culture clash, Italian authorities largely turn a blind eye, leaving women in a murky semi-clandestine world with few rights and no recourse when things go badly.

Sore Loser? Leno Claims Conan Stuffed Oprah Poll Ballot Box

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Is NBC sinking to new depths to garner support for Leno by accusing Coco fans of sinking to new depths by rigging Oprah.com polls? If Oprah.com had really wanted to make their Leno/Conan poll fair in the first place, they would have made allowances for Leno�s fans to rotary dial their votes in.

Best Connected Are Not The Most Influential Spreaders

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

The study of social networks has thrown up more than a few surprises over the years. In a social network, most nodes are not linked to each other but can easily be reached by a small number of steps. This is the so-called small worlds network.

Future is Gray for Florida's Retirees

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Florida has beckoned retirees looking to spend their golden years in the sun. The steady stream has made Florida's population the nation's oldest. Now, Florida is headed for an even grayer future in the Baby Boomer retirement era, state economists and demographers predict.

Super Hard Diamonds Found in Meteorite

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

The ultra hard rocks may not end up on your finger, but they could help scientists learn how to create harder diamonds in the lab.

Banker viewing topless women caught out on Australian TV

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

A banker was caught logging on to look at pictures of topless women in his office - not realising a television news reporter was speaking live to camera just a few feet away.

Lawyers warn of 75% exodus out of the UK.

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

The UK could face a large scale exodus in the coming year as wealthy individuals search for ways around the planned rise in the top income tax rate to 50 per cent in April, according to a poll by international law firm Withers.

25 Hilarious Storefronts

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

I saw the sign, it opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding, without understanding.

An Ode to Movie Accents: The Good, The Bad, and The Awful

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

A bad movie accent is everlasting and tough to shake, but more interesting than a believable accent. If a great accent is a reminder of professionalism, the best bad movie accent is a reminder of showbiz itself.

Google to Launch App Store for Google Apps [REPORT]

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

According to the report, Google�s plan is to sell software built by third party developers to enhance Google�s suite of apps (e.g. Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Sites, GTalk). These outside apps could be for adding more security, enhancing word-processing features, or porting information into Google Apps.

SuperGrandma TV Show Intro (Video)

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Yep, this actually happened. "Super Gran" debuted in 1985.

Sci-Fi's Most Wanted: 23 Wild Mugshots

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

You know what actors say when they can't land a role, due to typecasting or some other karmic quirk? They say—"I can't get arrested in this town!" Well, some sci-fi stars ... can.We've pulled together our favorite sci-fi mugshots, along with the charges and case dispositions when known.

Be Good To Us Lost: 16 Hopes For The Final Season

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

The final season of Lost needs to answer a lot of questions, yes-- I think I'll die if no one ever explains the numbers to me-- but it also needs to offer some closure to those of us who have fallen in love with these weird, flawed characters over the years. And if it manages to be good television in the process, that'd be great too.

CRTs going down the tubes? Hardly

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Surprisingly, old-style television sets and computer screens are still in demand — to make new TV sets

Tony Blair lied and misled parliament in build-up to war

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:16 PM PST

Clare Short, the former international development secretary, today accused Tony Blair of lying to her and misleading parliament in the build-up to the Iraq invasion.

Dantes Inferno Pre-Launch Discussion with Exec. Producer

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:01 PM PST

For many, Dante's Inferno is a game that raises some questions. This adaptation of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has been gaining major press, and we here at XboxMessiah had a chance to sit down with Executive Producer Jonathan Knight and ask some questions.

Honduras Still in Limbo

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Honduras is eagerly awaiting the resumption of international aid that should have been restored after the November presidential elections but still remains blocked, officials said.

Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch -- Enga

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

Finally! Google's latest Nexus One update enables multitouch pinch-to-zoom!

A Tribute to Groundhog Day's Ned Ryerson

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

Here is a tribute to everyone's favorite insurance salesman, Ned Ryerson, from Groundhog Day.

ABC Slams FOX For Cutting Away From Obama Coverage

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

As ThinkProgress reported last week, Fox News was the only major cable news network to not show the entirety of President Obama's conversation with House Republicans at their annual retreat.

The Most Powerful Man in the World: The Voice in Your GPS

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

Turn left in five hundred feet. Open the glove box and remove the gun. Kill!

"I Want You" to test Smallpox vaccines, asks Uncle Sam

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

For pay of $525 over seven months, U.S. government-funded researchers are looking for people to voluntarily be injected with smallpox to make the vaccine stronger, in the event of a bio-terrorism attack. The highly infectious disease was declared eradicated in 1980.

Helped by Toyota Recall, Ford January Sales Rise 25%

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

Ford Motor Co. says sales rose 25 percent in January, buoyed by a stronger economy and Toyota's decision to halt U.S. sales because of a gas pedal system problem.

Universal Orlando's secret Harry Potter Super Bowl ad[VIDEO]

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

It's the hottest new theme park opening in a decade: Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure park is putting the finishing touches on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This Sunday, the world gets a sneak peek at the new 20-acre attraction when a top secret commercial airs during the Saints-Colts Super Bowl battle.

14-year-old Kills Parents Because He Didn't Like Doing Chore

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

He didn't like cleaning his room. So he shot them both to death, thenstayed home to watch movies and play on his computer.

"Sorry, I'm Dead": 30 Most Memorable Video Game Quotes

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

Video games have had a long history of memorable dialogue. Whether it's emotionally driven or just plain silly, there are certain video game quotes that players will never forget. Here's our choice of most memorable video game quotes.

Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

Adm. Mike Mullen's statement was the strongest yet from the Pentagon on this volatile issue, although he stressed that he was "speaking for myself and myself only."

Murtha in ICU Following 'Complications' From Surgery

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:57 PM PST

Rep. John Murtha has been admitted to an intensive care unit at a Virginia hospital after experiencing "complications" from gall bladder surgery a week ago. A Murtha spokesman told Fox News that Murtha underwent a scheduled laparoscopic surgery to remove his gall bladder, after he was hospitalized in December suffering a gall bladder infection.

Twitter Asks Users To Reset Passwords

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:41 PM PST

Twitter is locking many users out of the system this morning, and sending them notices that they need to change their passwords in order to regain access to the service, due to concerns over a possible phishing attack.

2010 Oscar Nominees: 10 Biggest Oscar Snubs

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

The people and films that should've and could've been nominated but weren't...

Looking Back at James Cameron's "Titanic"

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

Despite its tremendous popularity, there are a lot of conflicting opinions on James Cameron's "Avatar." You've probably read more than a few rave reviews and a fair number of less than flattering ones. But, this isn't the first time that a divide such as this has plagued one of Cameron's films. Remember a little film called "Titanic"?

Reuters Pulls 'Backdoor Taxes' Story Due To "Errors of Fact"

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

The news service Reuters withdrew a story last night titled "Backdoor taxes to hit middle class," which claimed the White House's deficit reduction plan relies on raising taxes against the middle class by allowing tax cuts to expire. "The story went out, and it shouldn't have gone out," said a spokeswoman for Reuters. "It had significant errors..."

How Reaper Would Have Ended, Straight from the Creators

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

The creators of the CW's recently canceled series Reaper reveal where they would have taken the show had it survived.

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Suffers Stroke

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

Phil Harris, the Seattle-based captain of the 'Deadliest Catch' fishing vessel was flown to Anchorage after suffering a stroke while the boat was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska.

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