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Thursday, February 18, 2010



URL Typos Earn Google $497 Million Per Year

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 06:20 PM PST

Google could be making millions from 'typosquatting' because its network of display ads--from which it receives a cut of the profits--run on the typo'd sites.

Can the $10 Water Bobble Turn Us Into Tap Water Drinkers?

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 06:20 PM PST

There's no denying the fact that the bottled water industry is a behemoth. Fancy water is everywhere, in fact one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles, The Bazaar by José Andrés has even unveiled a fancy water menu. But could this new water bottle have us heading back to the tap?

Flash would make the Ipad have 1.5 hours of batter life

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 06:00 PM PST

We know that Apple's CEO is no fan of Flash, the Web animation software. But it sounds like Steve Jobs really unleashed on the Adobe system to try and convince the Wall Street Journal to ditch it for the iPad.

Administration Wants $7B to Maintain Nukes

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

Biden Says Money Is Needed to Ensure Aging Nuclear Stockpile is Ready to Use Without Test Explosions

Haiti: What to Do with a Nation of Amputees

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

Amputees already suffered terrible discrimination before the quake. Now, as the country tries to recover, almost 2% of its population may need artificial limbs and therapy

20 Years of Image Editing: Photoshop from 1.0 to CS4

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

From its humble beginnings on a grad student's Mac Plus to its complete photo-editing domination, Photoshop has changed the world in 20 short years.

Dad shoots daughter's abusive boyfriend in the balls

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Dad says Randall Carter was beating his daughter. The girl says dad just hates the guy. Either way, Carter probably learned to steer clear of William Kelly's house after this.

What's Holding the Democratic Party Down?

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

If you want to be honest, face these facts: At this moment, President Obama is losing, Democrats are losing and liberals are losing. Who's winning? Republicans, conservatives, the practitioners of obstruction and the Tea Party.

15 Celeb Scandals that Got Publicitiy Overkill

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

We may get a kick out of watching them as they get pummeled by tabloids and trash-media, but the fact of the matter is that most celebrities -- and the scandals they become embroiled in -- aren't worth a fraction of the publicity they get.

Stranded Snowboarder Burns Cash to Stay Alive

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Dominik Podolsky, a 22-year-old from Munich, didn't have a mobile phone, no one could hear him yell and he was facing temperatures of 0°F.

LOST through the eyes of someone who's never seen it [s6e3]

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

A guy that's never seen Lost decides to watch the final season without doing any research. This is his hilarious interpretation of episode 3.

'Your bad ass new roommate' (PIC)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Now THAT'S how to advertise a room for rent.

Palestinian official caught in sex scandal [Video]

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Palestinian bureau chief Husseini was recorded on a hidden video camera stripping naked and attempting to persuade a Palestinian woman to get into bed with him. She had, as far as he knew, come to him needing a job in his office. In fact, the assignation was a sting.

Epic Beard Man's Doodles (PIC)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

We were lucky enough to get our hands on one item that was left on the bus: Epic Beard Man's Doodle Page.

Audi Establishes “E-Tron” Electric Car Division

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

In-house performance tuners are nothing new to the automotive industry – BMW's M division dates back more than three decades – but Audi has just formed one of the most interesting skunk works ever created.

How Goldman Sachs Masked Greece's Huge Deficit

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

The practice wasn't secret and it wasn't illegal, and some of it happened 10 or 15 years ago. But the practice of European governments reportedly using complex financial transactions to move debt off their books is getting closer attention from markets and the European Union. Interesting read, IMO.

Whipeout! (Gif)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

This guy likely had dreams of soaring through the air on his bike, but unfortunately, those dreams came crashing to the ground, face first.

Jonathan Schipper Makes Statues Dance to Slayer [w/Video]

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

It feels weird to call what Jonathan Schipper does "sculpture." Sculpture is that thing that 45-year-old divorcees get into and which ends up with a bunch of weird face-looking things made of sandstone littering their backyard. Very rarely does it yield massive spheres covered in functioning cameras and monitors, or head-on collisions between cars.

Extreme Breath-Holding: How It's Possible

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

A look at how a Swiss man managed to hold his breath for nearly 20 minutes.

The Only Way It Is Delicious (pic)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST


The Complexity of the U.S. Tax System [Infographic]

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

As you already know the U.S. tax system is complicated. So complicated that in 1913 the tax code was 400 pages and today it's 70,320 pages long. But instead of me rambling on for hours, I thought it would be fun to explain the complexity of the U.S. tax system in a visual format.

A Year Into Stimulus Plan, White House Touts its Success

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

One year ago today, Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Investment Act. Today, he and top administration officials are making the rounds to highlight the plan's success in recasting the economy in a greener light.

Wordpress.com is Down, Taking Over 9.2 Million Blogs With It

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:51 PM PST

This is a rarity but Wordpress.com, the Internet's largest blogging platform is down taking over 9.2 Million blogs with it. The good news is that the team are aware and hard at work attempting to get things back up and running.

NBC CEO Says More To Leno's New Time Slot Than Money

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

A conversation between NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker and CNBC anchor Erin Burnett regarding the most talked about media event of 2009.

35 Powerful jQuery Plugins

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

35 powerful and effective jQuery plugins and techniques for slideshows, graphs and text effects

Playing Monopoly, did not pass go!

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

That's some badass parking!

Civilization V Announced, in Development at Firaxis Games

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Civilization V has just been announced for the PC, and is set for a Fall 2010 release.

The 4 Biggest Longshots of the 2010 Oscars

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Every year, we're promised the unexpected at the Academy Awards, but it's only when a dark horse nominee manages a stunning upset that the truly unexpected occurs.

The 10 Niftiest Neon Signs For Nerds (PICS)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

After all, if something is awesome, shouldn't people be able to see it vividly in the dark?

Dalai Lama, Obama discuss rights, religious harmony

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama discussed the need to promote peace, humanitarian values and religious harmony, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said on Thursday.

Shh,Sleeping Beauties Are Trying to Get Some Shut Eye (Pics)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

With their snowy skin, plump cheeks, teeny fingers and toes, and pouty rosebud lips, these newborn babies really do deserve their Sleeping Beauties nickname.It was coined by sisters Tracy Raver and Kelley Ryden, who took most of the photographs at their studio in Nebraska - which can be seen in a new book - when the babies were fewer than 10 days

Depressing Foreclosure Bargains (w/Pics)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

In some areas of the country, homes in foreclosure are selling for up to 50% less than they were previously valued.

Apple Upped Its App Store Over-The-Air Download Limits

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Although Apple's just-released iTunes Connect guide for App Store developers (version 5.3) reminds them that over-the-air downloads for app purchases are still limited to 10MB, users are reporting that Apple may have quietly changed this policy.

NATO Briefs Pakistan on Region

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Islamabad agrees that coordination with NATO and Afghanistan is a vital way to bring security to the region, the Pakistani foreign minister said in Brussels.

7 Creative (& Sometimes Funny & Unexpected) Uses for Poop

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

It may smell bad...but it's been -- and is being -- used for some interesting things. You may never look at your dog's or cat's (or your own) poop the same way again...

Development Hell: Avatar Dances in Ferngully's Dune (GRAPH)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST


Star Wars Never Looked So Real (PICS)

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

The project shows how Star Wars would look if it took place on the earth instead of the space. The shooting of the photos happened in Dubai.

9 Poorly conceived marketing campaigns

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

"I'd hit it" Burger commercial or some kind of sex ad? Take a guess!

Berrnard Kerik gets four year federal prison sentence

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:39 PM PST

Bernard Kerik was sentenced to four years in federal prison, after admitting "last year that he lied to the White House while being vetted for chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security," and then pleading "guilty to tax fraud and six other felonies," the Associated Press reports.

25 Beautiful Examples of Action Sequence Photography

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Sequence photography is a technique of shooting a series of images in where the subject is captured in successive motion. Sequence photography is a wonderful way of conveying motion in a static image. A merged photo sequence can radically show a different perspective much more than what can be captured in a single image.

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