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Tuesday, March 23, 2010



"HTC EVO 4G" is Sprint's Android-powered superphone

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 06:00 PM PDT

We've been rumoring a WiMAX 'HTC Supersonic' for a while now, and Sprint just dropped the hard news: the phone will be dubbed the HTC

Redesigning Portal: Valve’s Artist Speaks...[Pics]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Designing a character for a game is no easy task. Designers will go through hundreds of concepts before settling on a final design for their character.

How Popular Tech Companies Got Their Names

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

By now, most of us have heard the story of how Google got its name. But Google isn't the only company out there with an odd name. And it certainly isn't the only name with an interesting story. Here is the list stories behind the naming of popular tech companies.

Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Lawmakers are proposing a national identification card — what they're calling "high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security cards" required for all employees in the United States. Virtually none of the states are in compliance with this Real ID program — now comes a bid for a second card. DHS officials pointed to the 9/11 hijackers' ability to...

Man's Best Friends: 20 Pictures of Dogs who love Beer

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Beer and Dogs. Dogs and Beer. It doesn't matter in which order you place them, they are man's best two friends. One gets us drunk, and the other licks peanut butter off...well, the important thing is that we love both of them. Here are twenty pictures of the two together. And they make us happy

Irish Abstinence from Alcohol Leads to Loss of 15,000 Jobs

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Traditionally, the Irish are renowned as being big drinkers, but figures published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) would suggest that this is not the case anymore.

5 Reasons Republicans Should Let Go of Health Care

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Reporters leaving Capitol Hill in the wee hours of Monday morning were, for the most part, heaving sighs of relief: health care reform had finally! -- passed, a vote for the history books. However imperfect, the deed was done, the fat lady had sung.

Man Jailed for Taping Girlfriend’s Mouth to Make Her Listen

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Fighting with someone you care about can be a difficult situation; it often feels as though neither person is really listening to the other. But here's one solution that has been legally been proven not to work: Duct-taping your girlfriend's mouth to "make her listen.

Autistic Teen Picks First Two NCAA Rounds Perfectly

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Alex Herrmann beat the odds and got every game correct, so far.

Clay Buchholz Gets His Groove on in ESPN Commercial (video)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Just in time for opening day, Clay Buchholz gives us his best rendition of "Sweet Caroline," and Nick Swisher refuses to give him any backup vocals.

The Top 15 Celebrity Spies on "Chuck" [PICS]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

When you carry an advanced government data system in your head, just as many people want to see you dead as alive. Fortunately, Chuck Bartowski has as many secret-agent allies as secret-agent enemies, and whenever one of them appears on the show, they're usually played by a stellar guest star.

Airline pilot fought urges to crash plane

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

QANTAS pilot Bryan Arthur Griffin who was suffering from a mental illness was allowed to keep flying for three years despite complaining of his urges to crash his planes!

Metal Gear Mountain Dew

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Artwork of the hotly anticipated PSP title, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, will be featured on special editions cans of the Mountain Dew beverage. Sort of like what Episode 1 did with Pepsi, remember that Gold Yoda can?

How to Run Your Business Like a Somali Pirate

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Somalian pirate operations are becoming increasingly sophisticated, according to a March 10 UN Security Council report, with a funding and incentive model that could double as a business school curriculum.

Rare WWII propaganda posters fetch £15,000 at auction

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A collection of mint condition rare World War II posters fetched almost £15,000 at an auction today. Some of the prints feature extracts from Winston Churchill's speeches, such as "We shall not fail", while others carry warnings such as Don't Be Fuel-ish. Wasted Electricity Means Less Fuel To Make The Weapons We Need For Victory.

Tear Down That Wall

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

The Catholic priests who abused children—and the men who covered it up—must be prosecuted.

Naked man Tasered on I-35 was screaming about God and devil

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PDT

We don't know his name yet. But we know what he did last Thursday night in Forest Lake: Ran naked into traffic at the I-35W-I-35E split, banging on car hoods, pounding on windows. "Acting crazy," one witness told Sgt. Rick Peterson.

New Digg Buttons and Widget Generator for Publishers

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Out today! We're excited to announce that we have launched new and improved smart Digg buttons and a widget generator for publishers.

Stadium Liquor Ban Costs Univ of Minn. $1M in Sales

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

After sitting through a cold, sober season of Minnesota football that might've cost them that $1 million, some people want to get rid of a liquor ban at the on-campus stadium.

How atmospheres create wonders of the Solar System [+vid]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Our atmosphere's unique chemical formula supplies us with the air we breathe, the water that bathes us and provides a soothing blanket that keeps us protected from the violence of space.And where there are other atmospheres, there are other wonders.

Barack Obama signs landmark US healthcare bill into law

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

US President Barack Obama signs his landmark healthcare bill into law in a ceremony at the White House.

Why the Pope's Apology May Not Be Enough

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

To Ireland's victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy, Pope Benedict XVI offered an apology: "You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry."

An Absence of Class

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

It's long past time to acknowledge that a party that promotes ignorance and provides a safe house for bigotry cannot serve the best interests of our country.

15 Big-Ass Record-Breaking Junk Foods (PIC)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

With the government becoming increasingly involved in American's health habits and practices, we figure it's only a matter of time before they start dictating what we can and cannot eat. So before consuming our favorite foods becomes a criminal act, we thought we pay homage to the Super-Sized foods that has made this country great.

Rush Limbaugh Backs Out of His Promise to Move to Costa Rica

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh backed out of his promise to leave the country and move to Costa Rica if health care reform passed. Limbaugh said that he never said that he was going to move there but that, "Once all this gets implemented, I am going there for my health care." Rush will be in Costa Rica when Hannity gets waterboarded.

"Dennis Kucinich: What Would've Happened Without HCR"

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Those claims are just part of an effort to destroy the Obama presidency. And, of course, to produce gridlock — so that nothing can happen. Because if this bill goes down, which figured into my calculus — the bill goes down, we'll be gridlocked. We will be unlikely to pass any meaningful legislation about anything.

18 Really Weird Homes: Churches, Bunkers, and More (PICS)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Lars Tunbjork for The New York Times The New York Times Magazine did a photo spread of some rather extreme conversions of churches, shipping containers and water towers and even caves, like the happy family shown above with an

What is the ideal age to have a baby?

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Of mothers had their first child between ages 30 and 34, 35 percent said they wished they were younger. And 57 percent of mothers who had their first child between 35 and 39 said they wished they had been younger.

This Guy's All Like, "Whoops, Obama Is Talking." [Video]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

If you weren't watching the news about health care, you missed something totally awesome. No, not passage of a bill that will expand health care coverage to over 30 million people! What are you, a nerd? The totally awesome thing was a guy that accidentally walked out behind Obama during his speech.

Nintendo DSi XL Delivery Comes With a Five-Foot Surprise

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

When Nintendo sent out the DSi XL for reviewing, it also sent gigantic five-foot sub sandwiches to reviewers. Delicious.

The 15 Sexiest Funny Women in Hollywood

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The attractive, yet comical female is no longer a fantasy creature. These days, it seems like Hollywood is cranking out gorgeous women who have it all-- the ability to make a man laugh and look good while doing it.

Cracks in Great Chinese Firewall, Even Without Google

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Online life in China is not bleak and boring. Its 384 million Internet users enjoy everything from gaming and celebrity gossip to teenage chatrooms, academic forums, illegal file-sharing and porn sites.

The Real Truth About Broadband Speeds

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Thinking about getting broadband Internet? Might want to think again. Not only is there a lack in standard for acceptable broadband service, there's not even a standard definition of what constitutes broadband. Although its data is incomplete, the FCC cites private research indicating that broadband customers aren't getting what they paid for.

Photoshop Shaving: Moustache Removal [PICS]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

As part of an experiment leading up to the launch of a campaign to grow a tache for world peace we decided to find out what effect taches really have on a man. How did we do this? By removing the nasal rugs of some of the most famous moustachioed stars and characters ever.

The Visual Language of Liberation (Pics)

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Women's history told through 70 years of Newsweek covers

Can 4G wireless take on traditional broadband? - CNN.com

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The 4G revolution in wireless won't just make Web surfing on your mobile phone faster; it could help you say good-bye to traditional cable and DSL broadband.

Hubble 3D in IMAX - Experience the Awesomeness

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT


10 states line up to sue over health bill, Florida AG says

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Ten states plan to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform bill, Florida's attorney general announced Monday.

The 30-Year-Old Space Shuttle Flies On 1 MB of RAM!

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The soon-to-be-retired Space Shuttle is 30 years old and remarkably relies on an on-board flight computer much less sophisticated than the phone your reading this on: yup, the craft's General Purpose Computer uses just one MB of RAM.

Chad Ochocinco Performance on Dancing with the Stars [video]

Posted: 23 Mar 2010 10:56 AM PDT

We are treated to the Cincinnati Bengals six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco joining the 10th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and showing off his Cha-cha to a world of strangers.

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