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Thursday, April 29, 2010



Cyberattacks: Can Google -- or Uncle Sam -- protect you?

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

US cybersecurity is weakened by our desire to keep government out of business.

White House Takes a Bigger Role in the Oil Spill Cleanup

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 04:11 PM PDT

The administration on Thursday positioned the Department of Defense to assist in the effort and took other steps to commit federal resources.

James Cameron to Revolutionize Filmmaking on Mars

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

James Cameron, whose fearless exploits have taken him everywhere from the Amazon rain forest to the brink of war with Glenn Beck, has new ground in mind for his 3-D adventures.

Congrats, Spirit! Rover Is Longest-Running Mission to Mars

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

A stuck robotic rover may have overtaken NASA's Viking probe as the longest-surviving mission on Mars -- so long as it's still alive. But its robotic twin Opportunity could also still grab the record next month if the Spirit rover has slipped into its final winter slumber.

When Famous World Leaders Tweet

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan dictator better known for unhinged eight-hour rants than brevity, took to Twitter last night: "Hey how's it going?" he typed, "I appeared like I said I would: at midnight. I'm off to Brazil. And very happy to work for Venezuela. We will be victorious!" Chavez joins dozens of world leaders who use Twitter.

Why Mosley Has Nothing To Lose Against Mayweather

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

"I think at this point it will be the biggest fight," Mosley said. "You have a lot of viewers watching it. It's a fight that the world wanted to see. So it's a big fight. It's a very big fight and I'm excited to have this fight."

Kermit's Commentary to The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Kermit and the Muppet Gang gather to give their commentary on their viral hit. It's the Muppets, so don't expect things to go smoothly.

When Dinosaurs Disappear: Paleontology's Black Market

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The recent discovery of Raptorex kriegsteini provides invaluable insight into how T. rex evolved into the greatest killing machine. But the specimen took a wild ride through the illicit fossil trade and came unnervingly close to never being identified.

New Dirty Dozen: Top Foods to Eat Organic

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Newly updated for 2010, these 12 foods are the ones to eat organic (and avoid pesticide residue).

2010 Comebacks: 10 trends so good they get another go-around

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

In 2010 we see a return to old frugal practices, the rebirth of some business icons, and the reincarnation of one old-time politician.

What to have for ***** dinner [PIC]

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Make some ***** lemon-herb chicken of course!

The 20 Most Bada** Movie Quotes From Action Movies

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

And just so you know, some of the videos are NSFW…so maybe turn your speaker monitors down at work and bask in the badass.

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler Sex Tape - It's No Joke!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Late night comedy show host Chelsea Handler made a sex tape -- and while she claims she made it as a "joke" -- if that's true, it's one XXX joke! RadarOnline.com has viewed the graphic tape, in which Chelsea stars with a male partner, who speaks with a clear British accent.

Penn Football Player Took His Own Life

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The Penn football program is mourning the suicide of a player for the second time in five years. Owen Thomas, an All-Ivy League defensive end who had been voted a team captain a week earlier, took his own life.

The 50 Greatest Christina Hendricks Cleavage Photos...So Far

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

To call Christina Hendricks' clevage "epic" doesn't even come close to doing it justice. Not since the days of Dolly Parton in her prime has America been so mesmerized or hypnotized by one woman's cleavage.

Giant NASA balloon crashes in Australia

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A giant NASA science balloon crashed during take-off in Australia Thursday, destroying its multi-million-dollar payload, toppling a large car and narrowly missing frightened observers.

Poll: Most Americans think the stimulus didn't help

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe the $787 billion stimulus package the president passed last year has helped create jobs, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.Sixty-two percent of those polled said the stimulus hasn't contributed to job creation, while 33 percent said the package has.

Thank God: New Chicken Wing Process Provides 50% More Wing

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:51 PM PDT

Mmm … chicken wings, fried and dipped in hot sauce. The tasty morsels are so popular with wing lovers that chicken producers have difficulty keeping up with demand. After all, chickens have only two wings each -- with two edible parts per wing.

To Trophy or Not To Trophy...That is the Question

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Playing games can have the unexpected payout of a trophy here and there. They have transformed gaming as we know it, but would you grind just to get them?

Remembering the Inspiring Jimmy V 17 Years After Death

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Jim Valvano passed away 17 years ago yesterday. His memory, his foundation, and his words - "Don't give up; don't ever give up" - still live on and inspire today.

A History of US Conservative Movements Pre-Tea Bag (pics)

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

To hear some commentators tell it, the tea party represents an unprecedented development - a vast, populist, grassroots conservative movement that uses the tactics liberals have used since the 1960s.

An Interesting Way to Respond to a Firing [PIC]

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

A recipe for success.

Police: iPhone's Gay "Cruising" App Leads to Murder of Man

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

iPhone's Gay "Cruising" App Leads to Murder of Phoenix Man, Police Claim

60 Minutes: Building an earthquake-proof Bay Bridge [+video]

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

There is no doubt communities around San Francisco are going to be hit with the same kind of catastrophic earthquake that recently struck Haiti, Chile and China. Most people in the Bay Area know that. But they may not know their most important lifeline to the outside world is also one the weakest: the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland.

Apple may charge $1 million to display mobile ads

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Apple's new advertising platform for the iPhone and iPad -- dubbed iAd -- marks Apple's first foray into a small but growing market. Apple Inc may charge about $1 million for displaying advertisements on its mobile devices; the company indicated it could charge as much as $10 million to be part of a handful of marketers at the launch.

Freddy Krueger's Fight Club

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

What horror villains (and other random challengers) might offer a suitable adversarial challenge for Freddy Krueger?

New 'Scream 4' Poster And Story Details

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Seems the new film will be tackling, ironically enough, "sequelitis."

Governor To Sign Texting-While-Driving Ban On Oprah

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Governor Jennifer Granholm is scheduled to sign Michigan's no texting-while-driving bill on Friday's broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." A first offense will cost $100 and repeat offenses will cost $200. The legislation does not ban using cell phones to make calls while driving.

Sci Fi abandons geeks for wrestling. You're dead to me. RIP.

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Because there's nothing more sci fi than 'competitive' wrestling...

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) released

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:42 AM PDT

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS just shipped, with the window buttons ON THE LEFT.Grab that while it's hot. http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.04/Lucid Lynx overview:http://tinyurl.com/lucidltsScript to improve the out-of-box experience (and move the window buttons BACK TO THE RIGHT)- http://tinyurl.com/ub1004

MSI Launches Thinnest 16" Gaming Notebook: GE600 w/Core i5

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Announced today, it's the company's lightest 16" gaming notebook, and it strikes a sweet spot that we're sure many have been searching for.

Coast Guard Starts Burning Gulf Oil Slick (PICS)

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The crude oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico could be five times worse than previously thought, a Coast Guard commander said tonight while announcing the discovery of a new fissure from a pipe once sealed to a rig that exploded and sank.

Apple Patents The Invisible Button

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT

One of Apple's famous minimalist design principles is to get rid of buttons whenever possible. With touchscreen devices like the iPhone and iPad, almost all of the buttons appear when needed on the screen. But what about Macbooks with aluminum casings? A new patent application titled

They're Going Straight To Hell (PIC)

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Wireless sensors to put kibosh on playing hooky

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Northern Arizona University is installing an electronic system that detects when each student with an ID card walks through the door to some large classrooms

PDF Exploits Explode, Continue Climb in 2010

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

McAfee, Symantec, and even Microsoft confirm facts that Adobe PDF exploits are continuing to climb during 2010. According to one security researcher, Adobe will take its cue from Google Chrome and add sandboxing defenses to its PDF software this year in order to beef up on Reader and Acrobat security.

We now pronounce this Japanese Xbox game 'My Wife'

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Idea Factory is giving Japanese Xbox 360 owners a slice of the married life with My Wife: A Bride Just For You. The game allows players to make a custom wife -- choosing her looks, voice and personality.

Is This Treadmill Girl On Drugs? (Video)

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

I'm not exactly sure what is worse. The strange treadmill dance being performed by this female, or the fact that she is performing the dance to the late-90s hit "Barbie Girl" by Aqua. I feel bad for the two individuals beside her.

NBA Fines Dwight Howard $35,000 for Ripping Refs on his Blog

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The Orlando Magic center was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for criticizing officials on his blog, the second time this season he's been penalized for posting such comments.

Lessons From Japan’s Economic Recovery

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Few countries were hit as hard by the global financial crisis as Japan. But despite its troubles, Japan has recovered faster from the financial crisis than most other nations -- including the US.

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