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Saturday, March 13, 2010



Top 10 Google Apps Marketplace Apps

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PST

Google's Apps suite for domain owners and businesses has finally received some star treatment with the launch of the Apps Marketplace. Which Google-friendly apps are free, worth the cost, and entirely useful? These 10 are definitely worth a look.

Comcast-NBCU merger: how the regulators will decide

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Representatives from the Department of Justice and FCC were low-key about what they thought about the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger at yesterday's Senate hearing. But they offered a road map of how they're going to evaluate the deal. We've got details.

Members of Congress Boosted their budgets 5% last Year

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Job losses, home foreclosures and the worst economy in decades have forced many Americans to cut back or do without. But not members of Congress, who voted themselves a 5 percent increase in their own budgets last year.

Barack Obama's approval rating drops to 46%

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

President Barack Obama yesterday delayed a trip to Asia amid falling approval ratings and grave doubts that his 11th hour attempt to push health care reform through Congress will succeed. A new poll by Gallup showed Mr Obama's approval rating at a record low of 46% since taking office. In the optimistic early days of his presidency 69%

9 Lame Vampires Much Cooler than the Vampires in Twilight

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

These vampires suck (no pun intended). However, they still kick the ***** out of Twilight's sorry excuse for the bloodsucking undead.

Quite the Distraction (PIC)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

Females are capable of providing quite the distraction for any male athlete.

Sex being AWESOME helps sell condoms in SouthEast Asia

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

With more Southeast Asians flouting cultural prudishness by speaking openly about sex, condom companies in Indonsia and Thailand, such as Thai Nippon Rubber hope to raise revenues here in 2010. But that's proving to be a challenge due to deeply engrained social and cultural views that associate condoms with extramarital sex, prostitution and sin.

The 10 Funniest Women in Primetime

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

Whether they serve as the marquee name on a network show or edify an ensemble with fast-deployed zingers, these women of primetime substantiate 2010 as a golden age of comedy. In this countdown we embrace live performers, scripted superstars, supporting cast members, new talent, veterans, and cable outlaws.

Help sought in identifying people in serial killer's photos

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Hoping to solve numerous cold cases, authorities on Thursday released hundreds of photos of unidentified women and children found in a storage unit that belonged to a serial killer who appeared on 'The Dating Game."

Epic Lego ‘Crawler Town’ Creation by Dave DeGobbi

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Dave DeGobbi's mind-blowing Crawler Town should have its own moviewritten around it. If there are any fans of Borderlands out there,it's heavily reminiscent of Baron Flynt's massive rig-turned-city, theThor.

What's the best method to quit smoking?

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

The lesson is that if you're trying to quit, whether using an over-the-counter method or a prescribed medication, follow the directions and your chance of success will increase. But following directions with e-cigarettes may be moot. So which stop-smoking methods are most effective?

Study: Fat Drinkers Face Double the Health Risk

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PST

Drinkers who are overweight face a "double whammy" impact on their liver, research suggests.

7 Magazines That Need To Stop Publishing

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

Sure we love them... But, aren't there, like, a LOT of them? A lot of them seem pretty.... similar? Surely we could do without a lot of them. Here are some that really need to stop publishing beacuse they are either A) Evil or B) Superfluous. Here's the definitive list.

Young Artists for Haiti join in Wavin' Flag for Haiti[w/vid]

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

K'NAAN's hit, Wavin' Flag, has become the theme song for Young Artists for Haiti. The Canadian hip-hop artist's, signature tune was re-worked and recorded by a cross-section of 57 of today's biggest Canadian music stars. They gathered to record the song in an effort to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Vampire with Pipe-Bomb Strapped to Arm Disrupts Traffic

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

If you found it a little bit harder than usual to get downtown this morning, blame the vampire. Confused? Let Mike Johnson of the Union Gospel Mission explain.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Teaser

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

Zach sits down with Ben Stiller to talk about a possible sexual remake of "Meet the Fockers." Come back for the full video premiering March 17th!

FBI Impostor turned out to be real Customs Agent

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

A week after alerting residents about a fake FBI agent roaming around Kissimmee, FL, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that their suspect turned out to be a real agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The 30 Greatest War Movies of All Time

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

From All Quiet on the Western Front to The Hurt Locker, FOX411 presents the 20 best combat films ever made ... PLUS 10 more chosen by YOU!

This Is How You Kick a Little Girl [GIF]

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST


Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

It might sound like the start of a bad joke, but how many Venezuelan soldiers does it take to change a light bulb? When the country is in the midst of its worst electricity crisis for 50 years, the answer is lots. In fact, an entire army's worth.

Coco FTW

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

A Conan O'Brien fan posed for a photo with Jay Leno last night with the letters "Coco FTW" written on his hand

Calcium may help you live longer: study

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Swedish researchers found that men who consumed the most calcium in food were 25 percent less likely to die over the next decade than their peers..

10 Most Weird Place That You Probably Never Visited

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

List featuring some of the most beautiful weird places that you have probably never visited.

Gotham City Council meetings go 2.0 (pic)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Troll chatroulette

The Stooges Gain Entry Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

"At least I won't be nominated anymore," Pop said, laughing. He believed The Stooges would never get into the Rock Hall "right up until the day before somebody called me. I kept telling the guys over and over: 'We're not gonna get in, guys.' Yeah. I was absolutely sure of that."

How the Census affects you (and why you shouldn't ignore it)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PST

For some people, the United States Census is a too long, too cumbersome questionnaire that is a once-a-decade hassle. That attitude, however, can be very harmful to our cities' futures. The census

OS X Virtual Showdown: Parallels 5 vs VirtualBox 3

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Virtualization is becoming a bigger factor in everyone's computer experience. One place it seems to be gaining popularity is a Windows client running on a Mac. This arrangement allows a Mac OS X user to have access to the huge Windows library of titles. So, it does make sense for a Mac user to at least consider virtualization as a practical tool.

What Your Beard Length Tells About You [PIC]

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PST


Stopping Afghanistan's Fertilizer Bomb Factories

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PST

In a bloggers roundtable today, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, lobbied Afghan President Hamid Karzai to impose a ban on ammonium nitrate fertilizer, one of the common ingredients for homemade explosives, which are a weapon of choice and much harder to detect than other explosives

New Charging Method To Greatly Reduce Battery Recharge Time

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

"In a new study, researchers have proposed a charging method that could greatly reduce the charging time of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in everything from electronic devices to electric vehicles."

10 of the Best Modern Warfare 2 Kill Cams to Date

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

We're leaving alien carbines and plasma 'nades behind, and we're now in the gritty reality of Modern Warfare 2.

McConnell's Strategy For Health Care: No

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PST

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on a search-and-destroy mission for anything that comes from the Democrats. This especially applies to health care, where he has decided that opposition boils down to one word: No. Is this a winning strategy? McConnell and his GOP colleagues are betting on it.

Decoding An Ancient Computer: New Astonishing Truths

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PST

The mysterious mechanism was discovered in 1900 in the wreck of a Roman vessel off the Greek island of Antikythera. The ship held other treasures that were taken over by the Greek government, but one of the items retrieved by the divers was an odd-looking corroded lump of some kind.

The Secret World That Conspires Against Tom (Comic)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PST


SPINAL TAP Unplugged: Big Bottom (Video)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PST

Enjoy a new take on the Spinal Tap hit.

Men vs. Women (Comparison)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PST

I guess we are even.

Sorry, Mr. Beck; Jesus Preached Social Justice.

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PST

An evangelical leader is calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck's television show and challenging the Fox News personality to a public debate after Beck vilified churches that preach economic and social justice.

Cold, Little Comet Is No Match for the Big, Hot Sun

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PST

A small, newly discovered comet will not get a chance to enjoy its fame for long. As you can see in this image sequence obtained by NASA's Solar and Heliosopheric Observatory, the comet is on a collision course with the sun. Things will not end well for the comet, which will burn.

Damn Doc, what is wrong with my eyes? (PIC)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PST


'Apartheid' call system filters out poor clients

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PST

A new banking phone system will identify those with low credit approvals and put them through to a call centre in India.

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