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Thursday, April 22, 2010



Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - THE MOVIE

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

After thousands of re-edits and years of work, here is your chance to watch Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as a movie. All content is captured in-game edited together as a movie. Here is part 1 of a trilogy .

Pornstar Verifies Her Age, Saves Fan From 20 Years In Prison

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

New York native Carlos Simon-Timmerman bought a DVD of adult film star Lupe Fuentes at a flea market while vacationing in Venezuela, only to be stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico on his way home where he was arrested and charged with illegal possession and transportation of images involving minors.

Baby From Croatia Born With a Huge Tooth

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Ema Eronic, a little baby from Vuglovac near Ivanac in Croatia, has became a true medical wonder after doctors found that she was born with already grown tooth.

Legalizing pot may kill buzz in California enclave

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Below the perpetual fog that shrouds the redwood groves, green hills and rocky coastline of remote Humboldt County thrives a lucrative but hush-hush industry -- marijuana

10 Free iPhone Apps to Help You Go Green for Earth Day

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we thought it fitting to compile a list of free green-inspired iPhone apps that promote continued environmental awareness.

Engineer invents world's smallest, lightest microscope

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Aydogan Ozcan, whose invention of a novel lensless imaging technology for use in telemedicine could radically transform global health care, has now taken his work a step further -- or tinier: The UCLA engineer has created a miniature microscope, the world's smallest and lightest for telemedicine applications.

NCAA on Verge of 68-Team Men's Tournament

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The NCAA is on the verge of expanding the men's basketball tournament from 65 to 68 teams beginning next year and has a new, $10.8 billion TV deal that will allow it to show every game live.

Democrats at the Edge of the Cliff

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Democrats are spending trillions at the worst possible moment, with a new poll showing public trust in government at a historic low of 22%.•Video •Podcast

U.S. Drops 22 Spots in Environmental Performance Index

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Last year, the U.S. ranked 39th on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI). This year, 61st. Happy Earth Day. The index, LiveScience reports, "ranks 163 countries based on 10 indicators of environmental protection, such as levels of air pollution, marine protection laws, water quality, and their rate of planting new trees."

Wanna See Jar Jar Binks Savagely Elbowed in the Face? (PIC)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:52 PM PDT

That's what I thought. You're welcome.

U.S. unemployment benefits expire for thousands

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Even as unemployment benefits expired for tens of thousands of jobless workers, Democrats and Republicans renewed their haggling over whether to vote for an extension. At the heart of the dispute over extending jobless benefits is the question of how to pay for them - through revenue increases or budget cuts.

Google Received 10,000+ Government Requests for User Data

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Google and the Google-owned YouTube received more than 10,000 requests for user data from government agencies in the six months ending Dec. 31, 2009. 3,580 data requests originated from U.S. agencies

Halo 3 Game on Demand "May" Have Longer Load Times

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Those planning on opting the digital version; be warned.

20 ways to save green by going green

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:26 PM PDT

Companies are increasingly willing to offer consumers discounts for green behaviors such as recycling electronics and receiving statements electronically. But while the behaviors can have an environmental impact, the savings for consumers are usually nominal.

HS Player Wins Dunk Contest Off Soccer Pass Alley-Oop (Vid)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Just when you think you've seen it all in dunk contests, something like this comes along.

Man Charged after Wiping his Ass with a Parking Ticket

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A classy Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after a city employee found brown stains and a foul odor coming off the man's mailed in parking ticket. Chicago, you just got served.

Netflix: More than half of subscribers tap streaming video

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The growth in viewing of streamed movies and TV shows highlights the company's first-quarter earnings, in which revenue was up 25 percent year over year. Read this blog post by Larry Dignan on Digital Media.

Rockets hit Jordan from Egypt

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Two rockets reportedly fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have landed in Jordanian territory.

Shark Bites Surfer's Board. Man Rides on Shark's Back

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:31 PM PDT

A surfer in Hawaii is lucky to be alive, after a shark took a bite out of his board. Jim Rawlinson was enjoying the waves in Hanalei Bay Monday, when he felt something grab the back of his board. The next thing he knew, he was on the back of a shark holding on to the fin.

US oil rig sinks in Gulf of Mexico after explosion

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:19 PM PDT

A Gulf of Mexico oil rig that caught fire on Tuesday after an explosion has now sunk, with 11 workers still missing.

The Hosts Of 'Top Gear' U.S. Look Like Idiots (pic)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

You'll never be Jeremy, Hamster, and Captain Slow.

Steam on Mac video leaked, looks like Steam on Windows

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Video walk-through of Valve's Steam service client running on Mac.

Saints QB Drew Brees to be 'Madden NFL 11' cover athlete

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:43 PM PDT

Saints QB Drew Brees to be 'Madden NFL 11' cover athlete - Game Hunters: In search of video games and interactive awesomeness - USATODAY.com - Game Hunters: In search of video games and interactive awesomeness

Bizarre matter discovery may help build quantum computers

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:41 PM PDT

New results indicate that ultracold mixes of electrons caught in magnetic traps could have properties needed to construct fault-tolerant quantum computers, which could be far more powerful than binary computers. Apparently, this bizarre form of matter has a "quantum registry" immune to information loss.

How to Name a Volcano - The Oatmeal

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:31 PM PDT

Making my new book has taken a little longer than expected, but it's almost finished. In the meantime, here's a quickie comic about volcanoes.

Marmite take the BNP to court

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:13 PM PDT

Unilever, the maker of Marmite, has threatened legal action against the British National Party to stop it from using a jar of the spread in a party broadcast.

Demystifying Credit Cards & Consumer Debt (Infographic)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Here is a visual look at the credit card situation in America, which when paired with the poor economy and high unemployment rate, has arguably reached the crisis level.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2008 R2

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

The new managed self-service BI capabilities for reporting and analysis, leverages tools such as Excel 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Fox Fires Back at Jon Stewart. Jon Replies Musically...

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Bernie Goldberg criticizes Jon for not being fair and balanced, a slogan he never follows. Jon in turn apologizes for criticizing Bernie Goldberg and Fox News, but it's only because they're a terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization.

Did Earth Day Sell Out to Corporations?

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Once upon a time, or 40 years ago, today was about challenging corporations and the government; now Earth Day is rife with corporate sponsors, according to the New York Times. NYC's Gray Line, a sightseeing company, will offer trips to green spots in the city; FAO Schwarz has a penguin toy that promotes being green,etc.

Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:48 AM PDT

Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans. Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide for free the...

Digg, "1000 AwesomeThings" Thanks You!

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT

A very sincere thank you, from one heck of a nice guy.

William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun Sing Duet (VIDEO)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT

William Shatner and Taiwanese singer Lin Yu Chun performed a duet of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on last night's episode of Lopez Tonight.

Hot news is a triumph of profit over free speech

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Misappropriation of Hot News is a new type of lawsuit that news and information producers can bring in New York and some other states to slow or prevent others from disseminating their information on the theory that disseminating the information is a kind of unfair competition.

Mice-Bot! (pic)

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Eyjafjallajokull Volcano's Ash Cloud Explained [Graphic]

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano during April 2010 has been remarkable for the effects of its ash cloud.

How Companies Build Rabid Armies of Brand Loyalists

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Go on to Twitter right now and say something bad about FreshBooks or Zappos. Wait 15 minutes and see what happens.

Enraged Wife Treats Cheating Husband's SUV Like a Bumper Car

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

At the end of the day, you really have to ask yourself "Is this piece of tail worth more than my SUV?" I guess so.

Why Ebert Is Wrong: In Defense of Games as Art

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Roger Ebert is a sharp, incisive, and thoughtful man, and his many other opinions are not instantly rendered invalid simply because he's so full of ***** on this one that it's spraying out of his ears like one of those clown sprinkler-heads.

A Look at 'Iron Man 2's' $100M Marketing Blitz

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 10:40 AM PDT

From the Audio R8 Spyder convertible to the "Whiplash Whopper" at Burger King...Paramount went all out on this campaign.

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