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Wednesday, February 17, 2010



'Killer' Receiver Donte Stallworth signs with the Ravens

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Former Cleveland wide receiver Donte Stallworth won't be playing for the Browns anymore, but he will be playing against them at least twice in 2010 after signing with the Baltimore Ravens today.

Making an optical switch by drawing lines in gold

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

Researchers demonstrate a process called four-wave mixing- a sort of optical switch or amplifier- on a very small metal substrate.

Why Social Networks Are Not Good For Couples (Comic)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

Better stay offline.

AMAZING Monster Hunter Tri: Epic Gameplay Trailer

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Capcom shows some Monster Hunter...and it looks damn good

Televison Will Soon Watch You (for Instructions)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

The days of rifling through couch cushions for a television remote could be coming to an end, as 3D gesture recognition technology finds its way into set top boxes following a deal between Intel and Softkinetic-Optrima scheduled to be announced on Thursday.

Guy comes within inches of losing his testicles

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Hi kids, today we're going to play the Darwin game!

Virginia Gov. Re-Allows Discrimination Against Gays

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Gay and lesbian state workers in Virginia are no longer protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation, thanks to a new executive order quietly signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R).

Three Tesla Motors Employees Killed In Palo Alto Plane Crash

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

The power in the High Gear Media home office in Palo Alto is out right now, and it couldn't be for a worse reason. Three Tesla Motors employees, including a high-ranking official for the company, were killed in a plane crash in East Palo Alto this morning shortly after takeoff.

Ibuki, Makoto & Dudley Playable In Super Street Fighter IV

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:55 PM PST

Supposed scans from the latest issue of Famitsu - along with some equally supposed off-screen shots - suggest that there might be three more characters on the way for Super Street Fighter IV.

Olympic Helmet Winner: Slovenian Skier Tina Maze [PIC]

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

Hockey goalies aren't the only ones with helmet creativity.

New Details & Images for Barbarian Class in Diablo III

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:43 PM PST

Blizzard is being generous lately with their release of the FAQ for 'Starcraft II Beta' and now a whole detailed background story and a batch of new images for the Barbarian class in 'Diablo III'.

No Joke: Vatican Releases List of Top 10 Albums of All Time

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

On February 15, the Vatican's newspaper, L' Osservatore Romano, published its semi-serious list of the top ten rock and pop albums of all time.

Forget Crack, Now There's Pancakes (pics)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST


Google content-filter patent about copyright, not censorship

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Search giant Google has received a patent that covers methods for selectively restricting access to content based on the user's region. Despite appearances, the patent isn't about censorship. It's actually about conforming with copyright law.

Today's best CPUs compared... to Pentium 4 3.8GHz

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

How do current $74 CPUs compare to the $133 ones? To exclusive $1K Extreme Editions? Interesting questions, but what if you took a five-year-old Pentium 4 3.8GHz and pitted it against today's CPUs in a slew of games and other apps? The results are eye-opening.

Cheap Solar Cell Could be Incorporated Into Clothing

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

A new solar cell can produce the same amount of energy as the best conventional solar panels while using less expensive material.

New Alan Wake Trailer, Release Date & Screenshots

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

The trailer and screens lookspretty amazing but an exclusive on the 360 is still a big disappointment.

In Twitterlandia, Sarah Palin Is Crushing Limbaugh and Beck

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Ah, Sarah Palin, the media gift that keeps on giving. Has there ever been a politician-turned-pundit more eerily skilled at getting press? Considering that she's merely a part-time contributor to Fox News, her social-media buzz is rather impressive when you compare her to the big boys of conservative punditry.

Facebook......Literally! [Pic]

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

This Photoshop illustration makes me cringe, but I can't peel my eyes off it, cutting them like the blade in Un Chien Andalou.

Your Guide to the Oscar Nominated Short Films of 2010

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

So, you're looking to clean up in your Oscar pool this year but you have no idea what to pick in the Short Film category. Well, here's an article that can help out. It covers all of the nominated shorts and even offers predictions as to who will take the award this year. You're welcome.

Praying Mantis Vs Hummingbird

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Hummingbirds are fast and hardly stand still, a fact that protects them from many a predator. Unfortunately for them, however, not from the praying mantis who is a study in patience.

States Bite Back Against Emissions Regulations... Even CA

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

When automakers and the Obama White House announced agreement on a single national standard for emissions and fuel economy last May, the entire auto industry heaved a huge sigh of relief. The issue was settled, at least until 2016. Yesterday, however, the state of Texas filed suit in the U.S. Court...

Beer Wars - Scotland Beats Germany, Again!

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

When a German brewery announced it had beaten the British held world record for the strongest beer, it was a matter of national pride to win it back…

Survey: Your mom plays Farmville several times a day

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Who do you think is most likely to send new livestock or crops your way on Farmville? According to a recent survey of the U.S. and U.K., your friend's mom (or even your own) is the typical social gamer.

James Cameron Plans to Write 'Avatar' Novel

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

James Cameron has confirmed his plans to not only novelize his blockbuster, but to write the damn thing himself. Why? "There are things you can do in books that you can't do with films,"he said, adding, "I told myself, if it made money, I'd write a book."Good for him -- but what does it all mean?

Lindsey Vonn Takes Olympic Gold In Women's Downhill

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations and won the Olympic downhill Wednesday, and her childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso took a surprise silver medal.

Japan's Whale meat: For research or food?

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Two Greenpeace Japan activists pleaded not guilty on the first day of a trial on Monday to theft and trespass charges. The high-profile case relates to a box of whale meat the activists say they took in order to expose widespread corruption in the publicly-financed "scientific" whaling industry.

CPAC Session on Jihad, Free Speech Attracts Complaints

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

A panel discussion on the threat posed by "Islamic supremacism," Shariah and political correctness has been scheduled for this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, stirring complaints from some American Muslims that the exercise amounts to Muslim-bashing.

Five notably bad food tattoos

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

And, yes, one of them is bacon. It is a notably bad tattoo because it is a bad tattoo, not because it is bacon. Just sayin'.

Surfing Ridiculously Huge Waves at Mavericks (w/Pics)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Dawn at the Maverick's Surf Contest…I don't want to surf this. Waves are breaking in places I've never seen. 50 foot faces steamroll the lineup.

Nike and Starbucks Join Forces to Push Climate Legislation

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Nike and Starbucks launched a virtual coast-to-coast race Tuesday, part of a coalition of companies and non-profit organizations, in a bid to create momentum for passing U.S. climate change legislation.

Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds (pics)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

A series of talented artists have banded together to create unique poster art for Inglorious Basterds

Pregnant Mom Incites Riot inside Memphis Chuck E. Cheese

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Someone thought she was taking too long at a photo booth. A loudargument and sucker-punch later, two families were engaged in afull-scale brawl while panicked children fled the restaurant.

Granny Gives Robber a Beatdown

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

A robber catches a beatdown from grandma, and it was all caught on tape.

Google Threatens To Kill Users

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

google spokesman explains google buzz by comedy.comits freaking funny

Minority Report Gesture Computers Have Arrived [Video]

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

The latest and perhaps realest step forward in the realm of lazy, mouse-free interfaces arrives courtesy of John Underkoffler, who happened to be working in the MIT Media Lab alum when the producers of Minority Report came through looking for face-melting ideas for their movie.

13 Famous Recalls [w/ pics]

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

As former bestsellers like the Prius sit unsold, Toyota might want to learn from other companies' experiences. From tires to Tylenol to toys, here are some big-name recalls of the past.

7 of the Strangest Superhero Origins in Comics

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

There have been a lot of strange superhero beginnings. Here are 7 "favorites" among the bizarre and obscure -- from Bouncing Boy, who downed a bottle of super-plastic fluid...to Halo, friend of Batman & former sociopath juvenile delinquent...

'Roulette' Puts A New Spin On Chat Room Social Networking

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

ChatRoulette.com, a webcam-linking social network, is based on the theory that profound human connection happens by the luck of the draw. But of course you can also suffer a bruised ego at the hands of a random two-second appraisal. Care to spin the wheel?

How To: Properly Enjoy Ed Hardy Wine (pics)

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST


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