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Tuesday, May 4, 2010



9 Things I Learned From the Halo: Reach Beta

Posted: 04 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

I got a head start on the Halo: Reach beta over the weekend through an early access code provided by Microsoft, and while I don't think a beta needs a full review, I've got some thoughts on the Halo: Reach beta and what it means for the full version of the game due this fall.

Dorothy from 'Oz' has never looked hotter (pic)

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT


Jalapeno-Eating Champ Pepto-Powers to Glory

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

What's it take to eat 275 fiery jalapeno peppers in 10 minutes? Preparation, passion and a lot of Pepto-Bismol.

Hilarious & Awesome Ways to Die While Skateboarding (Video)

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

If you're a skateboarder, you've no doubt suffered numerous cringe-inducing, bone-fracturing, nose-bleeding injuries. While that's no fun, watching other people suffer similar injuries can be fun and often hilarious.

My Dog Ate What?

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Think your dog eats crazy things? You'll never believe what this canine put in her mouth...

Ball Balancing Robot (Video)

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A student from the Robot Development Engineering Lab, Japan decided that he or rather his robot should do the same trick over and over again to amuse him; hence he and his mentor together built this cool Ball Balancing Robot...

Washington D.C. Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

​The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved amendments to a medical marijuana law first passed in 1998 by 69 percent of District voters. Congress had blocked implementation of Initiative 59 for more than a decade, until it lifted its ban last year.

Mexico Medical Tourism Taking Off - More than just Boob Jobs

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

With President Obama's crusade for lower health costs in full swing, many Americans are left wondering where they'll find quality treatment. The answer is likely south - as in, yes, Mexico - but trends indicate the border-crossing phenomenon may also be growing at home.

Partying w/the Future of the UK's Conservative Party [Video]

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Young candidates and campaigners give us an insight into the true values of the party, from doorstepping, to regattas to drunken student parties.

Newspaper Farewell Columns Fail/Win

Posted: 04 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Always, always, always pay your interns.

2010 Summer Movie Guide: 25 Reasons To Hit The Theaters

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

As expected, it's a mixed bag, style-wise -- dramas, romances, straight-up action flicks, screwball comedies and, in many cases, hybrids of those genres. In other words, there's something for everyone.

Uncanny Valley: Robot Armies on The Rise

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

The robot population has surged to 8.6 million. They're now too human-like in appearance, movements, and emotions, causing revulsion to some of us. Here's a tour of the Uncanny Valley.

Cheerleaders of the 1960s (pics)

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Apple to Change iPhone SDK to Avoid Antitrust Case?

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Apple could avoid a possible FTC antitrust investigation by changing the terms of the iPhone 4.0 SDK, insiders said Monday night.

Limbaugh FINALLY Makes Good on Promise to Leave New York

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

In 2009, controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh vowed to sell his New York home after Governor David Paterson proposed a "millionaire's tax" on residents making more than $500,000. Nearly a year later, Limbaugh is making good on his promise, putting his pre-war Fifth Avenue penthouse on the market for $13,950,000.

Ji Jingyu Walks Barefoot on a Giant Knife (w/PICs)

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Famous folk artist Ji Jingyu, a 48-year-old stuntman, performs walking barefoot on the edge of huge knife set up obliquely in Public Ecological Garden in Zhengzhou of eastern central China`s Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

RapidShare Not Liable For Pirating Users, Court Rules

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

RapidShare is not liable for acts of copyright infringement committed by its users, a German court ruled yesterday. The Dusseldorf Court of Appeals overturned the earlier decision of a local district court in a case brought by the movie outfit Capelight Pictures.

A Breakdown of Auto Insurance Fraud [Infographic]

Posted: 04 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

That's Suspicious: The yearly cost of fraud to the auto insurance industry is a whopping 30 Billion!

Dirt from Serial Killer BTK's Home Selling for $40

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

"Murderabilia" collected from the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader, is going for up to $3,000 on the Internet. Aside from "guaranteed authentic dirt," items like a handmade Halloween card or an envelope with Rader's rendering of the "Factor X creature that made him kill" are up for auction.

Apple should make ‘magical’ disappear from iPad marketing

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Yes, it's an impressive gadget, and they're selling like nobody's business – a million already -- but this incessant "magical" marketing pitch is getting old fast.

Phoenix To Wear "Los Suns" Uniforms In Response To State Law

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys Wednesday for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

The Art & Science of Slicing up a Human Brain

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Scientists are using the most-studied brain in history to create a Google Earth for everything inside your head.

Potential Carjackers thwarted by stick-shift

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

You've heard of a would-be robber being scared off by a gun-toting victim? How about a would-be robber, or in this case robbers, being spooked by a stick shift? They fled when they noticed the vehicle had a manual transmission, police said.

LOST Actors in Their Early Years (PICS)

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

What were these folks doing before LOST? I found some awesome "when they were young" pictures of some of our favorite cast members on the show….

Colorado Beers: 50 to try before you die

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Last week, GQ magazine released a bucket list of fifty beers to drink before you die. It was a decent compilation, but a little short on Rocky Mountain offerings.

I got 1,300 popular stories & all I got was this nerdy shirt

Posted: 04 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Digg was kind enough to send me this note and shirt to assure me that 1,300 popular stories is a big deal. Thanks, Digg!

Face Transplant Man Goes Public [Pics Included]

Posted: 04 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

A SPANIARD who had one of the world's first face transplants appeared in public today to thank the donor and surgeons who operated on him.

Starbucks sued over hot tea alleged to cause burns

Posted: 04 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Starbucks Corp has been sued by a customer who allegedly suffered second-degree burns after being served tea that was too hot. According to the complaint, the plaintiff Zeynep Inanli was served tea that was "unreasonably...

6 People You've Never Heard of Who Probably Saved Your Life

Posted: 04 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Hollywood, and to a certain extent history, likes to glorify those who were great a taking lives. Here are those that saved millions. And one that's friggin' Wolverine.

Spiderman & Jedi Knights Stop Would-Be Criminal w/Vid

Posted: 04 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Spiderman collars would-be thief as Jedi Knights block his escape route

FedEx ends Orange Bowl sponsorship

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

FedEx has ended its 21-year association with the Bowl Championship Series event, the longest-running title sponsorship of a BCS game.

PETA Releases Grisly Footage-Shuts Down Animal Wholesaler

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Tens of thousands of exotic animals were forced to die slow, horrible deaths in what PETA calls "continuous, cruel confinement."

Proof: Dolphins Are Smarter Than Humans (pic)

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT


Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

MIT researchers have developed an array of microscopic wells that can capture single cells and analyze the amount of DNA damage in each cell.

Bald Eagles May Have to Eat Toxic Seals

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Bald eagle numbers are growing on California's Channel Islands and that might not be entirely good news, a new study suggests. To make ends meet, the predatory birds may be forced to scavenge on marine mammal carcasses, the blubber of which is still laced with DDT-the same pesticide that infamously led to the near extinction of bald eagles...

New Technology Allows Drivers to Steer Car With Their Eyes

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

How cool would it be if you could drive a car with your eyes? The answer: Very cool!

PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA! - The Wonderful World of Pizza [Graphic]

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore...."

Nintendo Profits Declining for First Time Since 2004

Posted: 04 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

For the first time since the DS launch in 2004, Nintendo is forecasting a drop in profits for the fiscal year ending in March 2010. Reports say that the company will report 230 billion yen ($2.4 billion) in profits, down from 279.1 billion ($2.95 billion) the prior year.

Time Square Bomb Suspect Arrested: US Citizen From Pakistan

Posted: 04 May 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The FBI has arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year old Bridgeport, Connecticut man, in connection with the failed attempt to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square.

Our President Can Curse Like A Bad Ass

Posted: 04 May 2010 11:41 AM PDT

Parental Advisory - Mature Content: President Obama did his own audiobook for Dreams From My Father. This meant he had to say lines such as "That guy ain't *****. Sorry ass *****" and "Sure, you can have my number baby!".

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