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Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Apple's buzz-heavy iPad: by the numbers

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Apple's much-anticipated, much-debated iPad hits retail shelves on Saturday, April 3 — after what seems like a thousand years of hype. Here's a look at the real numbers that define the device Steve Jobs has described as "magical and revolutionary".

The Teriyaki Date - The Oatmeal

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 05:40 PM PDT

The Oatmeal goes on a date and has issues with the stir fry.

New litigation campaign targets 1000s of movie downloaders

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: In what may be a sign of things to come, more than 20,000 individual movie torrent downloaders have been sued in the past few weeks in Washington D.C. federal court for copyright infringement...

Bodies of 21 babies wash up on riverbank in eastern China

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

BEIJING -- The bodies of 21 babies, believed dumped by hospitals, have washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday.

Grannies Love Beer Pong Too! (Pics)

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

And some people say that young people don't get along with their elders. Maybe they haven't played enough beer pong.

Seven Deliberately Anachronistic Movies.

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

7 awesome works of film that seems to have come from another time.

Verizon iPhone Seen as 'Unlikely' From Apple in 2010

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Despite a new claim that Apple is working on a CDMA-capable iPhone for the Verizon network in the U.S., one prominent analyst has said such a move is "unlikely" to happen this year. n his latest note to investors issued on Tuesday, analyst Maynard J. Um with UBS Investment Research acknowledged a report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday...

Does Technology Boost Productivity Or Devour Our Time?

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

That tablet by your bedside, the netbook you use on the commuter train, the 3G smartphone that's always within reach and other office technologies that were supposed to improve white-collar productivity instead are driving us to distraction.

What's in a Chicken Nugget? [w/video]

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Jamie Oliver, host of the new series Food Revolution, shows kids exactly what's in your average chicken nugget. That, in and of itself is gruesome. But the truly appalling bit is when the kids actually want to eat it when he's finished cooking. Take a look...

Earth Hour 2010: They look better without lights

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Lights are switched off in major cities around the world to mark Earth Day 2010. I think these look better darker. Let's save energy more often during the year.

2 of 5 US Women Own More than 50 Shoes...

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

...and other facts that demonstrate that, even in a recession, foot-fashion is still important. For some. Apparently.

Government Stops Shielding Corporate Breach ‘Victims’

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:21 PM PDT

For the past few months, national retailer J. C. Penney has been fighting an under-seal court battle to keep you from knowing that its payment card network was breached by U.S. and Eastern European hackers...

Inside the iPhone's "Naughty Apps" Scandal

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Apple's contentious relationship with naughty apps is locked in frigid mode. How did it get there, and where's it going?

Physicist Held In France Over 'Terror Links'

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 03:01 PM PDT

A man arrested in France on suspicion of links to terrorist organizations is a physicist who was working with the agency known for being home of the Large Hadron Collider -- the world's most powerful particle accelerator.

HTC HD2 [Smartphone Review]

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

This is one striking phone. The extra-slim HD2 measures 4.74 by 2.64 by 0.43 inches (HWD) and weighs 5.54 ounces, making it a bit longer, wider, and thinner than the iPhone 3GS. The HD2 features soft-touch sides, a brushed aluminum back panel, and a 4.3-inch glass capacitive touch screen with 480-by-800-pixel resolution.

Racists terrorize interracial N.C. couple

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

They've left a noose on his porch and spray-painted threats on his home,warning they'll burn it down. But the beefy victim isn't scared. "I wantto hurt this person," he says.

Uniform From Last Cubs World Series Win [Humor]

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PDT

I wonder what the next one will look like? Some kind of space age, futuristic outfit? Because I don't think it will happen this year, or any time soon.

Palin's Secret University Speaking Fee Sparks Outcry

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Sarah Palin is expected to raise nearly $200,000 for an appearance on a California State University campus in June. But the school foundation hosting the $500-a-plate event won't say what they are paying her

A weird letter handed over to someone on a subway

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT


12 Common Tax Return Mistakes To Avoid This Year

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Tax time is annoying and pressure-filled enough when your return is 100% accurate. Make a few mistakes, however, and April can quickly devolve into a nightmarish ordeal.

IT is hot again - Tech firms try to outperk one another

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

If singled out for a quarterly award, an employee can win a weekend spin in a $200,000 Lamborghini or a carload of vested stock.

Obama Signs Law Finalizing Health Care, Loan Redo - NYTimes.

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 01:22 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a law that finalizes his health care overhaul and makes the government the issuer of all federal college loans.

Attendee arrested trying to steal game from PAX East

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

An attendee at the PAX East show attempted to steal the code for Breach, an XBLA game by Atomic Games, from the show floor.

MA Schools For Blind Gear Up For First Fencing Match

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

"I'm on Twitter, and I mentioned to my followers and friends that I was going to be in a fencing tournament and I had ten replies saying 'Blind people can fence? Really? No way!' Yeah, anything is possible."

Robbers Tunnel into Paris bank. Spend 9 hours Emptying Safes

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

A gang of robbers dig their way into the vault of a Parisian bank and empty almost 200 private safes, police say.

Terry Gilliam Talks About 'The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus'.

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Terry Gilliam is one of our favourites; he's a perpetual imagination machine spewing out grotesques for major studios baffled by him. This week The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus, another film no one with money wanted him to make, came out on DVD. I called him for a catch up; he was on good form.

Why Nanotechnology Hasn't (Yet) Triggered 'the Yuck Factor'

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The term nanotechnology means different things to different people. Many in the risk assessment research community were quietly telling one another that there would likely be health problems in wonderland. Not so quiet were some well-established but vocal environmental activists who have since come out saying that nanotechnology is dangerous.

Awesome Retro Commercial For Mega Man 10 (Vid)

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Memo to every company ever: Your goal in advertising should always be to make an ad so cool.

Travel Spending: The Return of Vacations (Infographic)

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Lower prices for everything from flights to hotel rooms and rental cars have encouraged Americans to start spending again. The dramatic increase in the number of purchases has driven overall spending upwards as travel deal sites have become some of the web's most popular destinations.

Old and New: 8-Bit FPS Games

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Mega Man, Sonic, and Castlevania would make great first-person shooters, don't you think?

Court OKs Repeated Tasering of Pregnant Woman

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

"Malaika Brooks had no weapons and had not harmed or threatened to harm a soul," Judge Marsha Berzon wrote. "Although she had told the officers she was seven months pregnant, they proceeded to use a Taser on her, not once but three times, causing her to scream with pain and leaving burn marks and permanent scars."

School laptop spy case prompts Wiretap Act rethink

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

A Senate committee today held a field hearing in Philadelphia to discuss whether the alleged webcam spying by the Lower Merion school district should count as "wiretapping." Right now, silent video recordings are not covered.

Britain's oldest dad,74,credits bananas for his virility

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

A man, who has become Britain's oldest dad at 74 after his wife gave birth to a son, says that his passion for bananas keeps him virile.

Seeing Double: Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins (pics)

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

In 'Leaves of Grass,' out this Friday, Edward Norton plays a pair of very different identical twins, one an Ivy League professor, one a drug dealer. Here, some other actors playing twins -- from the sublime (Jeremy Irons in 'Dead Ringers') to the ridiculous (Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger)...

Michael Steele Urged to Resign by Top GOP Brass

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

For Republican donors and strategists, the revelation that Steele spent lavishly on gratuitous and questionable expenditures sparked yet another round in a lengthy debate over whether the rambunctious GOP leader really is the right fit for the party in the minority.

Pope’s Saint-Making Miracle Questioned

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

These are tough times for the Vatican. Not only is the current pope under fire for allegedly helping cover up child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, but questions have recently been raised about a miracle attributed to the previous pope, John Paul II.

Amazing Photo Of Boeing Aircraft Wings Being Tested

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Boeing bending the wings upwards of its new 787 Dreamliner for the final stages of its static test.

Top 10 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

While Fox's 24 just announced this season would be their last, some thought the show's terrorism tactics were long outdated. As we gear up to say goodbye to 24, TIME takes a look at other television series that stayed at the party a bit too long.

7 Totally Awesome and True Ways People Quit Their Jobs

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

So, you think that time you took a dump in the garbage can at work and then quit is pretty bad ass, don't you. Well think again. The following seven stories will put that to shame.

Next Call of Duty game to be called Call of Duty: Black Ops

Posted: 30 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

If these rumors become true, Call of Duty: Black Ops is a game you won't want to miss...

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