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Saturday, April 17, 2010



What Does 'Organic' Actually Mean?

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 07:11 PM PDT

Because the U.S. lags behind other developed countries when it comes to food safety, understanding label claims can often be a challenge for even the savviest shopper!

The Gun Markets of Pakistan (Video)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 07:10 PM PDT

VBS visits the arms markets of Darra, Pakistan, where the area's holy warriors come to stock up on guns handmade by men who live in caves.

'Bugger Off Vatican!' Says Ringo Starr

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 07:00 PM PDT

Ringo Starr didn't take kindly to Vatican's apology and booked on the Vatican for being hypocritical and skipping over the child molestors in the Church system by trying to get last-minute popularity.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch: 10 Great Tips

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:50 PM PDT

The elevator door opens. And there stands your ideal investor. It's the chance of a lifetime. But that chance only lasts as long as the elevator ride.

Friday I'm in Love (Pic)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:30 PM PDT

I don't care if Monday's blue. Tuesday's grey and Wednesday tooThursday, I don't care about you. It's Friday, I'm in love.

Ding, Security’s Done!

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:30 PM PDT


Death to the death of film criticism

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:21 PM PDT

Over the past five years, if not more, we've been treated to an endless series of articles about the "death of film criticism." It's become so boring that most critics are absolutely sick of it -- I know I am. This nuisance must cease.

Is this the iPhone 4G?

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:19 PM PDT

Is this the iPhone 4 (or iPhone HD)? There's no way to tell for sure, but these photos which made their way into our hands certainly look real enough.

Fallen volcano ash could pose health risk

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:19 PM PDT

Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as small amounts of ash fell in Iceland, Scotland and Norway.

Some health networks drop elite hospitals

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 05:34 PM PDT

Health insurers are starting to sell policies that largely bar consumers from receiving medical care at popular but expensive hospitals such as Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's — a once radical idea that is gaining traction as a way to control soaring health care costs.

This Is How A Pineapple Grows. That is All. (PIC)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 05:33 PM PDT


If I Was Just A Little Bit Stronger (PIC)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT


You never know who you'll bump into at... an IZOD party?

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT


Its The Banks, Stupid -- And Us, And...

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Our Titans were, well, so persuaded of their world view, or so greedy, that they were blinded. But look at the havoc they have wrought. Is that accepting responsibility? Is that "leadership?" Is that moral? I don't notice that the answer is "Yes."

Should Tech Startups Outsource Product Development?

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

When startups ask me whether they should outsource product development, I usually advise against it. If they're desperate to save money, they should outsource some testing or ancillary-product development, not core products.

Croatia removes buttocks from ‘sexist’ tourist ad [w/vid]

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A sequence featuring female buttocks in a TV commercial for Croatian tourism has been hastily removed after it sparked the ire of Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor. Women's groups also slammed the commercial as promoting "sex tourism".

Will Terrell Owens Land in Seattle?

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Terrell Owens is 36 years old and not the player he once was, and his 55 catches in 2009 were a full-season career low. Add in his well-earned reputation as a me-first team-wrecker, and you have to wonder if anybody would sign him at this point.

Absolutely Amazing 3D Artworks That Make You Say Wow (PICS)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

3D computer graphics always produces the most dazzling and implausible effect, and this is the main reason why it is so popular and everyone likes it.Here are some amazing examples of 3D Computer Graphics in which you can notice the detailed CG artworks and the effort that artist put to create such types of comprehensive and complex artworks.

Internet Porn: Risks vs. Rewards [CHART]

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Historians have referred to Internet Porn not only as one of the most important advancements of the technological era, but also 'sooooo awesome'.

Girl banned from literally every bar and pub in England

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

England is fairly well known for its liberal usage of alcohol. So when a 20-year-old girl is banned from literally every pub and bar in the country, well, she's probably a bit of a problem.

Flash, Scratch, Ajax: Apple's War on Programming

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Apple has long been trying to keep specific technologies like Adobe's Flash off the iPhone and iPad. Now Apple has expanded its regulation to say that only certain programming methods are acceptable.

When Fighter Press Conferences Go Bad [Video]

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Boxing legend Ricardo Mayorga is taking on former UFC fighter Din Thomas at Shine Fights "Worlds Collide" on May 15th. At the pre-fight presser, Mayorga talks a load of trash through an interpreter, lights up a smoke and tries to bitch slap Thomas.

Roger Ebert vs. Harry Knowles on the Politics of Hit Girl

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

We've known for quite a while that Hit Girl from Kick-Ass would be cinematically controversial, but now that the film is in release, the debate about her has gotten kicked up a notch.

Just saying: Android voice control is better than Apple's

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

It's always nice to have an iPhone owner salivating over your Android phone.

US Health Care A Sea Of Opportunity For India

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

U.S. healthcare reform gave 32 million new Americans insurance, the new U.S. president a feather for his cap and a good seven years' boon to the workload of India's $61 billion outsourcing industry.

Formerly Friendless South Park Character a Hit

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Remember Kip Drordy — the sad, sad little boy from last week's episode of South Park, "You Have 0 Friends"? Well, screw friends — a Facebook Fan page set up to look like Drordy's profile has attracted more than 100,000 fans.

The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Google's strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company. Check out some of the best Google products for developing, analyzing, maintaining and tinkering with websites.

Spam Keeps Rising Despite Efforts to Hold Back the Flood

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Spammers are keeping pace with security experts -- and surpassing them -- in the fight for your inbox, cranking up the volume of junk emails sent in the first quarter of 2010.

10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet.

The Dumbest Tax Day Signs

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The crazies were out in full force yesterday! Unlike the fake teabagger signs in Boston, these are real and really dumb.

Air Race Pilot Escapes Horror Crash (VID)

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

A pilot was lucky to escape with only cuts and bruises when he crashed his plane into a river while practicing for a high speed air race.

Ten Food Names that Are Designed to Kill You

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Last week KFC released their new artery destroying Double-Down sandwich. At Wendy's, there's the Baconator. So what's with this trend of foods with names tailored to induce fear and in some cases, a slow painful death?

Street Sea Monster [pic]

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT


Simple $3 Healing Device Speeds Up Wound Treatment

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

A streamlined version of 'negative-pressure' wound therapy is put to the test in Haiti — and could have 'enormous potential' across the developing world. Nobody knows precisely why it works, but doctors have known for decades that the healing process for open wounds can be greatly sped up by applying negative pressure under the bandage.

New Tech Sees Dead People

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Hyperspectral imaging is used to detect changes in light from plants and soil caused by a decomposing body.

Movie Futures Market Approved

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:30 AM PDT

U.S. regulators will allow the creation of a market for trading futures contracts based on the predicted box office revenue of Hollywood movies.

Volcano ash: Your stories

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Most flights in the UK will remain grounded until early Saturday as ash from a volcano in Iceland continues to drift across Europe.

Obama: Rules needed to avoid new financial crisis

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:10 AM PDT

President Barack Obama on Saturday challenged opponents of tougher financial regulations, saying the U.S. is doomed to repeat the economic crisis without new rules and that taxpayers would again be stuck with the bill.

The Real Science of Mass Effect 2

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 10:10 AM PDT

With the help of respected scientists, including astrobiologists, particle physicists, astronomers, artificial intelligence researchers, and a holographics expert, we set out to learn how much of the technology in the game is based on reality.

Portal 2 coming to E3; Valve hosting event June 14

Posted: 17 Apr 2010 09:50 AM PDT

The hints were all there, but a recent invitation from Valve confirms it.

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