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Friday, March 26, 2010



Where's the Outrage Over What Just Happened to Student Loans

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 06:20 PM PDT

It's frustrating that a law this sweeping was swept under the Obamacare rug. The Senate never introduced a student loan reform bill. It never held a hearing. And proposed changes to the student loan program were never even considered by lawmakers at the committee level. If the tables were turned, Democrats would be crying foul and demanding an eth

Fujitsu cedes 'iPad' trademark to Apple

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Japan's Fujitsu has ceded rights to the 'iPad' name to Apple, just in time for the tablet computer from the California company to hit US stores next month.

Mars Rover Passes 20-Kilometer Marker

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PDT

The NASA rover Opportunity has passed the 20-kilometer (12.43 mile) mark on its marathon Mars mission. Opportunity hit the driving milestone this week as it headed toward its next destination, Endeavour crater.

This Might Be The Best Game Trailer I've Ever Seen

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:38 PM PDT

This Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer.. I want this.... Now....

GameStop sued over one-time use codes, deceptive advertising

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

With new games now often coming with bundled one-time use codes for extra content, GameStop has found itself the target of a lawsuit claiming deceptive business practices. The issue? The retailer makes much of its profits from used game sales, and isn't disclosing the lack of content from used games.

5 Democrats Conservatives Love (or don't dislike as much.)

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

A few Democrats have won praise - or at least grudging respect - from the right despite the current contentious atmosphere; for their aisle-crossing ways, fiscal conservatism, and, sometimes, plain old style.

30% of breast cancer 'is caused by obesity

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:01 PM PDT

Experts believe more than 14,000 women a year would probably not develop the disease if they had adopted healthier behavior from an early age.

The Dawn of a New Epoch?

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:01 PM PDT

Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner - who suggest that the Earth has entered a new age of geological time.

N. Korea vows 'nuclear strikes' in latest threat

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 05:01 PM PDT

North Korea's military warned South Korea and the United States on Friday of "unprecedented nuclear strikes" over a report the two countries plan to prepare for possible instability in the totalitarian country.

Rethinking Violence And US Healthcare

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

On March 18, consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader appeared on Democracy now alongside congressman Dennis Kucinich. The two men debated the problems of the US healthcare reform bill, which was subsequently passed, as well as issues related to that bill. And during the course of discussion, Nader made the following statement...

Is Marriage Toxic to Women?

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Is getting married in the 21st century such a great idea for women? In her recent bestseller, Elizabeth Gilbert claims that her research shows that married women are less successful, more depressed, less healthy and more likely to die a violent death than single women.

Things Not to Put on Facebook #20,001.....

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A Stony Brook University Medical Center in Long Island announced it was developing a revised ethics policy after a student posted a photo on Facebook of a classmate posing with a thumbs up next to a cadaver....

Sci-Fi Superfan Reference Manual (CHART)

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT


Beijing to Shoot Giant Deodorant Guns at Smelly Landfills

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The city of Beijing is installing 100 giant deodorant guns at its Asuwei dump site to address complaints it has received about the smell. Beijing, F@ck Yeah!

The Rapid Demise of Cap and Trade

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The market-driven system was the preferred policy for tackling climate change a year ago, but now it is in wide disrepute.

High-end phones at CTIA

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

What stood out at CTIA were some high-end new mobile phones that take the operating systems and the new chips to create some very interesting new devices.

Who’s The Best Movie Sidekick?

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The battle of the second fiddles...

Israeli soldiers 'used child to check for booby-traps'

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Two Israeli soldiers have been accused of using a nine-year-old Palestinian boy to check for booby-traps during last year's Gaza war.

Verizon Winds Down Expensive FiOS Expansion

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

If Verizon hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it. Verizon's nearing the end of their program to replace old coper lines with faster fiber ones & will instead of expanding more broadly, they will focus on the markets they have already secured franchises in.

Movie Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

My own review: I literally came home 5 min ago after watching a pre premier of How to Train Your Dragon. My son, my wife and I we LOVED it! I can strongly recommend to anyone. If you have kids this will be a must watch. Oh and this digg is to the official review from LA Times.

Every Fantasy and Sci-Fi Film Currently In Development

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

From 'The Hobbit' to 'The Last Airbender' - a comprehensive guide to all the Fantasy and Sci-Fi films getting rolling.

Photos: Inside Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A sun-baked replica of Hogwarts castle opens its doors to the public June 18 when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme-park attraction finally goes live in Florida.

Futurama's Best Health Moments (Videos)

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

We can talk all we want about what the health care reform bill will do to the future of health care. Or we can just watch these Futurama clips and find out for sure.

Foul Mouths in Congress? Big [expletive] Deal.

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A history of the meanest, nastiest things ever uttered on the floor of the House and Senate.

Advertisers hot for iPad, Even Though Details are Murky

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Companies are lining up to get their ads on the iPad, despite the lingering questions of whether such campaigns will be successful. Whether the iPad will change publishing or advertising, advertisers are paying big bucks to hopefully cash in on launch hype. A report from The New York Times notes that a number of large corporations, including...

Survey Says....D'oh!

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

"D'oh!" — the grunt of frustration used by Homer Simpson — has had the most impact on the English language among many coined by the TV show, an international survey of translators said Thursday.

Puppy Love[Pic]

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Spotted Together Again - Google

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:11 PM PDT

Jobs and Schmidt, whose companies have just ended their love affair, were spotted minutes ago talking business at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto. They were talking business.

Universe expansion is speeding up

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The expansion of the Universe is speeding up – proving once again that Einstein's theory of relativity is correct - according to aAstronomers who studied hundreds of thousands of galaxies.

Secret Builders raises $2.3M to expand edu virtual world

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Secret Builders is announcing today that it has raised $2.3 million in funding for its online virtual world with educational games for children.

Gilbert Arenas Sentenced to 2 Years Probation, Halfway House

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 01:21 PM PDT

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house with two years supervised probation for his role in a locker room incident involving firearms on Friday.

How Do Pot Advocates Celebrate Huge Victory? Think About It

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Why Pot will Definitely be legalized in California in November. One effort to legalize pot is raking in more than $100 an hour at this point and there are several months left.

Rachel Maddow prints ad: 'Not running against Scott Brown'

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

MSNBC took out a full-page ad in Friday's Boston Globe for a letter from Rachel Maddow to her fellow Massachusetts citizens. The ad was a response to Sen. Scott Brown's claims — in an effort to raise money — that Maddow is planning a run against him in 2012.

War Paint, Anyone? Indian Tribes Battle Against Wind Farms

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Citing customs and religious practices recorded since the earliest contact with Europeans, two local tribes have blocked, at least for now, America's first planned offshore wind farm and the Obama administration's efforts to promote renewable sources of energy.

Timeline: 16 Key Moments in Nanotech's Evolution

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Sixteen key moments in the evolution of nanotechnology... From Richard Feynman's talk at the American Physical Society meeting titled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" in 1959 to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee continued gathering of evidence on revisions to the 30-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act in 2010.

Cisco Buys into Wimax

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Today Cisco announced its decision to go with Grid Net. One of the first and only companies to trumpet WiMAX as the ultimate solution for transmitting data between utilities and smart meters.

The War in Afghanistan, Captured on an iPhone [PICS]

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder not only documents the war in Afghanistan with traditional digital cameras, he also used an iPhone camera, carried in his flak jacket pocket, coupled with a Polaroid film filter application to photograph the daily lives of Marines, Afghan soldiers and fellow journalists during the military offensive.

Vice Give Away an All Expenses Paid Trip to North Korea!

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

You remember North Korea right, the fun-factory behind all those nuclear dramas and international tension? Well we had so much fun when we were there making The Vice Guide to North Korea that we thought we'd give a Vice reader the chance to live the high life of the soviet elite for one week by holidaying in the hermit kingdom...

19 of the Greatest Science Fiction Book Series

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

However, some of the true greats of Science Fiction have surpassed the limits of the form, and created vast inter-twined plots set across multiple novels, and multiple time periods.

Top 50 Colleges in America (Ranked by Sexy Co-eds)

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Our advice to high schoolers looking for college recommendations remains as always to head south and out west, but there are gems all over the country as you'll see in our list.

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