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Wednesday, March 10, 2010



Paramedics Hail 4th-Grader's Heroism In Deadly Bus Crash

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

A fourth-grader hurt in a horrific bus accident is being hailed as a hero after he helped rescuers communicate with injured passengers who could not speak English.

Government No-Fly List Includes the Dead

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

You may be dying, figuratively, to get off the government's no-fly list, but death won't guarantee removal. The government's no-fly list includes the names of dead suspects, according to government officials who spoke with the Associated Press, to help catch people who may try to assume the suspect's identity...

PlayStation Move motion controller launched at GDC!

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:59 PM PST

No surprise here: Sony just officially announced the PlayStation Move at GDC 2010, saying that it's the most precise solution on the market.

Karma Strikes Crazy Driver (VID)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

This dude comes speeding down the highway swerving in and out of traffic and suddenly loses control and rolls his car off the shoulder.

7-Year-Old Calls 911, Saves Family From Attack

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

A terrified 7-year-old boy begged emergency dispatchers to send police to his Southern California home where three armed robbers threatened his parents, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday.

Drunk Driver Crashes Car Repeatedly (Video)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

A drunk driver repeatedly smashes his car up in broad daylight.

I think He’s Single (PIC)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST


Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling'

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Obama's State of the Union address was "very troubling" and the annual speech has "degenerated to a political pep rally." Obama chided the court, with the justices seated before him in their black robes, for its decision on a campaign finance case.

MRI's successes put the brain on trial

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

As we obtain a finer-grained understanding of the brain structures that perform specific functions, the use of MRI to probe an individual's mental capacity may be ready to take a starring turn in the courtroom.

Jon Stewart's Extended Interview with Marc Thiessen (Video)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

Theissen got pretty cheesed when Stewart told him that people could only see the full video online. So watch it, I guess.

Digg: Saying Yes to NoSQL; Going Steady with Cassandra

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

Digg is committed to the use & development of open source software & we're keen to avoid the cost of proprietary large-scale storage solutions. We were inspired by Google & Amazon's broad use of their non-relational BigTable and Dynamo systems. We evaluated all the usual open source NoSQL suspects. After considerable debate, we decided to go with

The Bully Dog [PIC]

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST


20 Most Odd and Disgusting Fetishes Sure to Turn You Off

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

The sleazy yet curious internet elves here at Amog have put together a list of frightening fetishes guaranteed to either tickle your fancy (for our disturbed audience members) or alternatively make you never think about sex the same way again.

NASA space shuttle gearing up for big phase-out

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

NASA is working to finish out the space shuttle program with some key missions. First, the next space shuttle, Discovery, currently is sitting on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

LAX one of US Worst Airports in customer satisfaction

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Although the nation's major airlines continue to boast improved on-time arrival rates and less lost luggage, air travelers are still unhappy with America's airports. And Los Angeles International Airport is rated among the worst. San Francisco International Airport doesn't rate much better.

Sleep Habits Vary by Ethnicity

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Sleep problems and sleep habits vary among different ethnic groups, according to a new national survey. But among all ethnicities, there remains a common denominator: Many of us simply don't get enough sleep.

The Internet and its Crazy Statistics [Graphic]

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST


The Fall of Donkey Kong

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST

Moments after her rescue in the original Donkey Kong, Pauline's lovelorn simian abductor plummets three stories to the cold steel below. The mighty had fallen. Unfortunately, his beloved franchise would soon follow.

John McCain Flip Flops With Your Safety

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

John McCain, who spent millions of taxpayer money chasing after baseball players he believed were taking steroids, has once again buckled under pressure from the real distributors of steroids and other illegal substances—the nation's supplement makers.

8 Celebrity Autobiographies We'd Like To See (PICS)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Here are 8 celebrity autobiographies that we would probably read the first few pages of.

Water discovered in Apollo moon rocks

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Scientists have discovered tiny amounts of water in some of the famous moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts.Recently NASA crashed two spacecraft into the moon and orbiters scanned the lunar surface for telltale light signatures.

OnLive launching June 17 for PC and Mac, $15 per month

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:36 PM PST

OnLive has announced that its cloud-based game streaming service will launch in the 48 contiguous US states on June 17, 2010. The service will initially be available to PC and Mac owners for a monthly service fee of $14.95. Each game purchase and rental will carry a charge on top of the base subscription.

Dinner is Served, But We Can't Tell You Where

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

Clandestine kitchens are a growing phenomenon in the United States, as supper clubs shun pomp, circumstance and plebian steak dinners in favor of more-offbeat dining experiences.

Through The Lens Of A Space Shuttle Photographer (Pics)

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

Ben Cooper combines photography with rocket science.

Wii workouts: Best of the games

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Four top training videos that can get you moving and into shape....

Farrah Fawcett Omission from Oscar Tribute Was Intentional

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Bruce Davis says it was a difficult decision for the committee that assembles the segment to omit Fawcett and that he's not surprised that some fans and family members are upset.

Free wireless broadband plan is déjà vu all over again

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

The NBP will ask the government to "consider use of spectrum for a free or very low cost wireless broadband service.'' That's odd, we thought, since the FCC and Congress have been considering such an idea for years.

Facebook Announces Plans To Take Over The Internet w/Pages

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PST

The Open Graph API will allow any page on the Web to have all the features of a Facebook Page – users will be able to become a Fan of the page, it will show up on that user's profile and in search results, and that page will be able to publish stories to the stream of its fans.

Why Aren't Americans Sleeping Enough?

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Americans are too tired to go out and socialize, too tired to work, and even too tired for sex, according to a new survey from the National Sleep Foundation. But while the poll results highlight a nation of sleep-deprived adults, they also pull back the curtain on what we're doing, collectively and by race, instead of sleeping.

Crosby's golden stick and glove finally recovered

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PST

The equipment Canada's Sidney Crosby whipped off his person after scoring the gold medal-winning goal against the U.S. two Sundays ago has been recovered.

Countries Fighting For More Internet Privacy Rights

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PST

Because so many new technologies involve the handling of our most personal information, online privacy has never been in more jeopardy. China may be making headlines with its highly controversial internet censorship laws and taut surveillance systems, but similar issues seem to be arising at all ends of the globe and the fight between security...

Battlestar Galactica To Get Its Own MMO

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

The game is going to be browser based and developed with the Unity3D engine. Call me skeptic, but this sounds like a bad idea to me.

UCI Scientists Develop a Retarded Rolling Video Game?

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

A team of UCI scientists has created a video game that can be driven down the street. Glance over and check out this ride, as he zooms away at top speed: 15 miles per hour. It may not seem particularly swift, but Hertz won't be able to see the actual road ahead of him.

Seatbelt Cutter And Window Smasher For Paranoid Drivers

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

What if you car plunges down a steep ravine into the rushing waters below, or you flip your ride on its roof and hang, dangling helplessly from the seatbelt while the gasoline drips ever closer to the broken mirror focusing burning sunlight onto the hot asphalt?

Infoporn: Cellphones and the Environment

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PST

Few people consider that these small gadgets in our pockets could be causing a lot of damage to the environment. The negative impact of cellphones on the environment can be reduced in some ways, but some of the serious environmental damage cellphones may be causing will be more difficult to fix.

6 Movie Monsters That Just Wouldn't Work

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

When a creature flick comes along that is so preposterously ridiculous, so patently absurd, so monstrously unscientific that the creature in question could never even exist, well, we have no choice but to scream

Final, glistening Super Street Fighter IV character revealed

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

Capcom has revealed the final new character for Super Street Fighter IV, and he's ... well, he's a giant dude covered in oil. Like, Hakan actually oils himself up before each round.

Alignment According to The Big Lebowski [Chart]

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

Where do the characters of The Big Lebowski rank on an alignment chart?

The Dirty Secrets of Beloved Videogame Characters

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

What the videogame industry doesn't want you to know.

For And Against DRM In Games

Posted: 10 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PST

For and against DRM in games DRM is a terrible mistake - but we might need it anyway

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