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Friday, April 2, 2010



American Citizens and Jihad (PICS)

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In the last two decades, a crop of American citizens have sympathized with, or, in some cases wholeheartedly embraced, the Taliban and Al Qaeda, joining their ranks and plotting attacks against their own country. A spate of recent arrests has sparked alarm that the trend may be on the rise.

The Stats behind Autism in America (Graphic)

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

2 April 2010 marks the third annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day - a day to increase and develop world knowledge of autism. Raising autism awareness is an even more important task now that one in 110 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum.

Kobe Bryant Signs Three-Year Max Extension with the Lakers

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The Lakers have announced that Kobe Bryant has signed a three-year max extension to remain with the team through the 2013-14 season. The deal will reportedly net him roughly $90 million over those three years.

New Study Shows Experiences are Better than Possessions

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Cornell study finds that lust for material things fade but our unique experiences remain with us for a long time.

Obama and China's Hu discuss nuclear Iran in phone call

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

President Obama makes a direct appeal to China's president for their countries to work together on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Fed in hot water over secret bailouts

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The Fed has finally came clean. It now admits it bailed out Bear Stearns – taking on tens of billions of dollars of the bank's bad loans – in order to smooth Bear Stearns' takeover by JPMorgan Chase.

Belgium To Ban Burqa

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The House Affairs Committee of the Belgian Parliament voted unanimously to ban the use of a burqa in public. The measure will be brought before the full government after Easter, and is expected to be the first bill of its kind in Europe.

Google-As-Topeka Tops Web's April Fool's Gags

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Want to read this story later, but afraid you'll forget where you saw it? Just Topeka it. The announcement, along with the word "Topeka" replacing "Google" in the site's multicolored logo, is a riff on the city "renaming" itself Google for a month.

iPass? The best present and future alternatives to the Apple

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad he was quick to shake his finger in the nose of the other devices out there attempting to fill the gap between cell phone and full-sized laptop, and in particular those market-dominating netbooks.

Tech Visionaries and LSD: Turn On, tune in (Slideshow)

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

While some of the technology industry's brightest minds were inventing the first PCs and developing groundbreaking software, they were also feeding their heads with LSD. Here's a look at nine tech visionaries who's mind-blowing adventures on acid have forever influenced the direction and ethos of the computer industry.

2 Million Eager For Health Care On Parents' Plans

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:21 PM PDT

Congress voted to overhaul the health care system on a Sunday. On Monday, Patti Lawson e-mailed her employer's human resources office to ask how soon she could get her 22-year-old daughter back on her health insurance.In about six months, the new law will allow at least 2 million young adults to be covered under their parents' policies. These are

How New Katrina-based HBO Show 'Treme' Can Get It Right

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

David Simon's new HBO series "Treme" uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact.

The Myth of Mean Girls

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Despite sensationalized news stories, statistical evidence suggests that young women are growing less violent — not more.

Breaking News: Some ***** Happening Somewhere

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Excruciating up-to-the-minute coverage of some irrelevant ***** story that has no ramifications whatsoever.

Bacon Sandwich comes to KFC's

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

KFC announced the decision to go live with the Double Down yesterday, but we weren't sure they weren't playing a April Fools gag.

9-year-old boy killed by Disney bus in Florida

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a Walt Disney World bus in Florida.

DrPepper on ChatRoulette for April Fools' Day!

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Happy April Fools' Day from Dr Pepper!

I am on a speed rider .... [PIC]

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT


John Forsythe Dies of Pneumonia | TMZ.com

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:26 PM PDT

John Forsythe -- one of the most famous TV actors ever -- died yesterday. Forsythe was best known for his roles on Dynasty.

Ben Folds Performs Second Ode to Merton (ChatRoulette)

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

This video was taken from 4 live shows incorporating Mertonian Chatroulette - approximately 12 minutes a night. After editing out the dicks and most of the rejection (NEXT), here are the finer moments. Folds moves on after tipping hat to Merton

Invisibility Cloak Closer To Reality

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:02 PM PDT

In a twist on the concept of an invisibility cloak, researchers have designed a material that not only makes an object invisible, but also generates one or more virtual images in its place. Because it doesn't simply display the background environment to a viewer, this kind of optical device could have applications that go beyond a normal invisibili

18 Demoralized Animals Wearing Easter Bunny Ears (Pics)

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:02 PM PDT


Digg App for the Android is now available!

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 01:31 PM PDT

Following fast on the heels of the Digg iPhone app announcement last week, we are pleased to announce the availability of the official Digg Android app. Starting today, you can download the Digg Android app for free onto any Android device.

Extremist group warns of removing 30 governors violently

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 01:25 PM PDT

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal were among those receiving a letter from the Guardians of the Free Republics.

Why is Obama Supporting Off-shore Oil Drilling?

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

President Obama surprised supporters and foes alike Wednesday by opening up parts of the ocean off the East Coast and Alaska to oil and gas exploration. Saying "we need to move beyond the tired debates between right and left," he touted his adoption of the key Republican goal as part of a comprehensive approach to energy policy.

Top Screen Recorders to Record Your Screen Activities

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Sometimes words are not enough to describe any Photoshop effect or any web application and Whether any new comer get introduced with your material then he should demand for a better describtion. Screencasts (screen recording) helps us for better demonstrate a Computer - Related product or service.

Nintendo: Fix Your Online Gaming Service!

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The Nintendo Wi-Fi connection is way behind the times. Here is a five step plan for fixing Nintendo's online gaming service.

iPad Gets Half-Hour of Product Placement on "Modern Family"

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

American sitcom Modern Family ran an entire episode about the iPad this week.

The Manual Pages That Saved Apollo 13

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

On April 13, 1970—321,860 kilometers into its Moon trip—an oxygen tank exploded in the Odyssey's Service Module. James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise had a really big problem. These pages saved their lives

New study identifies supertaskers on the road

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 11:51 AM PDT

Cellphone users frequently drive themselves to distraction while operating cars, and all too often end up in traffic accidents. But a select few multitask behind the wheel with extraordinary skill, a new study finds.

Google Shows How HTML5 Can Run Quake II In The Browser

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT

A lot of attention lately has been put on the video capabilities of HTML5 browsers, since the iPad doesn't support Flash. It turns out not to really matter that much because most online video platforms are now drinking the HTML5 Kool-Aid.

The Muppets: Stand By Me

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 11:17 AM PDT


Physicists Identify New Kind of Star

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Stars don't exactly ease into retirement, and for some stellar objects, the twilight years just got more complicated.

Charlie Sheen Wants Out Of His Awful Sitcom

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Report: After 7 seasons, Sheen has had it....

Historic WWII Ghost Fleet Headed for Final Resting Place

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay. The vessels were once part of a mighty reserve fleet of warships and freighters, but time and neglect has turned them into what one environmental advocate called "a floating toxic waste dump."

Holy Week, 2010 [PICS]

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:42 AM PDT

Today is Good Friday, when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is part of Holy Week, a series of religious holidays and observations commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Observances vary widely around the world, often incorporating elements of...

"Roaming" Magnetic Fields Found

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Weak bundles of energy that formed before galaxies even existed may have been the seeds for the huge magnetic fields around galaxies.

Microsoft's big gamble with free Office

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Software maker is taking the chance that it can put a limited version of Office on nearly all new PCs, offer a free Web version of the suite, and still make money.

Space Photos This Week-Giant Crater,Trojan Moon, More-[pics]

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A colorful crater, a stellar giant reduced to dust, and a trojan moon are among the stars of this week's best space pictures.


Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Charlie A. Miller loves his Macbook Pro laptop. And his four other Apple ( AAPL - news - people ) PCs, the iPhone he uses daily and two older iPhones he keeps for tinkering. But his relationship with the company that created those gadgets is somewhat more complicated.

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