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Friday, February 19, 2010



Slovakia beats Russia 2-1 in shootout for 1st win

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Slovakia showed the mighty Russians that talent alone doesn't cut it in Olympic hockey.

Big Lots at Fault for Latino-on-Black Discrimination

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

A federal judge approved a consent decree involving Big Lots discount stores in which Latino workers were found to have discriminated against and harassed some African-American employees.

Hayden Panettiere Gets a Boob Upgrade

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

"Hayden hopes her makeover will land her better parts and finally get her out of that cute, blonde, popular cheerleader stereotype."

15 Most Insincere Public Apologies

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Here are 15 examples of public apologies by people who didn't seem to be all that sorry.

Subtle dude, subtle. (PIC)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST


iPhone Ban in the USA

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

iPhone Ban in the USA - Kodak takes their gloves and goes after Apple.

Sandra Bullock: Bionic Woman (Video)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Long before she Blind Sided us with an Oscar nom, Sandy starred as a cross between "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman," in a 1989 TV flick called Bionic Showdown.

Superwoman + Celery = Huh? (PIC)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

This has to be the weirdest Superwoman photo of all time.

Corporate Damage To Environment $2,200,000,000,000 Annually

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

A new, unpublished report from the United Nations calculates the actual cost of pollution from business operations as part of a long-term plan to make companies accountable for their environmental impacts.

A History of American Tax Revolts [Pics]

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST


New Ancient Fish Species Found Gathering Dust in Museum

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

A fresh look at forgotten fossils has revealed two new species of giant, filter-feeding fish that swam Earth's oceans for 100 million years, occupying the ecological niche now filled by whales and whale sharks.

Conservatives Attract Younger Supporters With Video Games

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

In order to try and pull in visitors to the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, organizers are going all out. They'll have Glenn Beck as a keynote speaker, the NRA will be on hand, and there will be a video game lounge equipped with Xboxes and Wiis.

Train Destroys Semi Stuck on Tracks (Video)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

It's one of the oldest internet video rules: trains always win.

Pants on Fire! Sen. Brown Lies About Stimulus Job Creation

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Brown said the stimulus bill "didn't create one new job" and, when asked to clarify, he said it "hasn't created any new jobs." But three independent analysts plus the CBO find it saved between 1 and 2 million jobs. It's preposterous to claim that no new jobs came out of it. The Truth-O-Meter finds his claim Pants on Fire!

My, how time flies..(PIC)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Hermione all grown up....Originally published on Google Buzz by Pavel Lokhmakov

31 Examples of Celebrity TMI

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

Celebs, they're just like us! Here are some of the grandest works of oversharing stars.

Why Credit Card Companies Will Own Your Grandkids [CHART]

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

For decades, credit cards have been a means by which large banks have loaned money to poor people at interest rates approaching infinity.

The New Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Approved

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

U.S. and European regulators have cleared the long-discussed Internet search partnership between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

This Is Gonna Be Legendary

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Wait for it... Dary

Aside from Cost, Distance, and Politics, Wind Power is Great

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

By many measures, wind energy has been a great business lately. But its supporters need to be honest about costs as well as the benefits, since both are substantial.

Conan Enjoying Unemployment: Grows a Beard, Kisses Dolphins

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Conan was spotted on vacation in Hawaii with his wife and kids on Thursday and the red headed host made the most of the warm tropical waters by taking a dip with a dolphin.

Google Mobile Shopper Android-app launched (Video)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

The Google Shopping Android Application just launched on Android Market. What will you get when you have a combination of a Barcode Scanner by ZXing Barcode, Google's Google Goggles and the Shopping Tab onGoogle.com.

First Look: Microsoft's Browser Choice Screen for Europe

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin offering a "Web browser choice screen" to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission.

School District Halts Webcam Surveillance

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

A suburban Philadelphia school district is deactivating a webcam, theft-tracking program secretly lodged on 2,300 student laptops following allegations the device was used by administrators to spy on a boy at home.

Dolphins Turn Diabetes On and Off -Possible Cure for Humans?

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Dolphins could hold the key to curing diabetes, scientists say. Researchers have discovered that the friendly sea mammals have a form of adult onset diabetes - but have evolved the ability to turn the condition on and off.

Beware the rogue AP in Windows 7

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Windows 7 contains a SoftAP feature, also called "virtual Wi-Fi," that allows a PC to function both as a Wi-Fi client and an access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. It's handy when users want to share music/play interactive games but can allow intruders onto a laptop and corporate network unnoticed

Badass Pilots Compared [Chart]

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Quick primer on famous pilots from pop culture...

Dead Woman Starts Breathing at Funeral Home

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Funeral workers got a bit of a surprise when a supposedly dead woman they were preparing for burial started breathing and moving.

Ted Bundy's "Death Wagon" on Display

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Ted Bundy's VW Beetle, the car into which he lured his victims and in which he killed many of them during a terrifying serial killing spree in the 1970s, went on display Thursday at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment.

Spielberg's Rejected Syfy Miniseries Might Air on NBC

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Steven Spielberg's concept wasn't compelling enough for Syfy -- the home of "Grizzly Rage" and "Dinoshark" -- but is good enough for the broadcast network.

Beautiful Colorimeter Lets you Take Snapshots of Smells

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have developed a way to compare aromas visually using specially developed inks.

Temperatures Continue To Rise in Vancouver

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Rising temperatures and melting snow in Vancouver have caused problems for some at the Winter Olympics. Others have adapted.

How to Do the Ultimate Aging Study

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Longevity is one of the hottest areas of science, but there's a curious hole in the research: Scientifically speaking, nobody knows how to measure aging, much less predict reliably how people will respond to time's ravages.

Are Apple and Google Staging a Mobile Ad War?

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

If you have an iPhone, there is a good chance that you have downloaded a free app from the App Store that uses ad revenue to pay for its development. Some of those apps use the iPhone's geographical location to tailor the ads for the end user, increasing the likelihood of the user clicking on the ad… Well, at least that is the way it used to work.

Elton John claims Jesus was gay

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:51 PM PST

Sir Elton John claims Jesus was a "super-intelligent gay man" in an interview with the US magazine Parade.

Google books plan still in limbo as judge delays ruling

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Google's efforts to create the world's largest digital library remain in limbo after a US judge declined to rule on the case immediately.

Give The National Enquirer a Pulitzer Prize? Why Not?

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

After hinting it wasn't going to allow The National Enquirer to compete, the body that oversees the Pulitzer Prizes -- journalism's Oscars -- has reversed course and decided to accept the tabloid's submissions. This isn't going to please a lot of old-school journalism grandees, but it was the right thing to do.

Need a Job? Best US Cities For Finding Work (Interactive)

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Which states have job openings? With the current unemployment rate at 10.6 percent and soaring even higher, you might have to seriously consider relocating in order to find work.

So.... Where are you from?

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST


New Spike Jonze Thing Looks Awesome [Pics]

Posted: 19 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

These pictures come from Higglety Pigglety Pop or There Must be More to Life (an adaptation of a Maurice Sendak book), a 23-minute short Jonze produced which will be attached to the blu-Ray of Where the Wild Things Are.

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