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Wednesday, May 19, 2010



Underwater Bull Dog! [image]

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

What a mug on this mutt.

SANTOS: Ford's New Virtual Robot (Computerized Avatar)

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

SANTOS, is a computerized avatar that was created for the U.S. Department of Defense, by the University of Iowa and Ford Motor Company, in an effort to simulate and ease physical strain on the soldiers (and now FORD's assembly line).

Does Rand Paul's Win Signal a 'Tea Party Tidal Wave'?

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Rand Paul trounced "establishment" Republican Trey Grayson in Kentucky's senate primary, saying his win was a "loud and clear," unambiguous "message from the Tea Party." Republicans pledged unity after the divisive vote, but Paul said he would stick with the Tea Party message during the general campaign.

The Poison Pen of Perez Hilton

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Q: Is there any celebrity you absolutely would never trash? A: I don't think I trash any of them. But no, nobody is safe. I consider myself a little rude and a little honest but when I am rude, it is on purpose to provoke thought and reaction. I want people to agree or disagree for the sake of entertainment.

A Gun For Everyone (Infographic)

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Repeated polling has found that a majority of Americans believe that they have a right to own a gun, while at the same time a majority also believes that there is a need for stricter enforcement of current laws.

Michael Bay's Revenge: No Megan Fox in Transformers 3

Posted: 19 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

I've just learned that Paramount won't be picking up Megan Fox's option on Transformers 3 -- and that it was "ultimately" director Michael Bay's decision. (So he gets his revenge for her remark comparing him to "Hitler".)

ROFLCon: How I Got Famous on the Internetz [Video]

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

For one weekend every two years, the viral internet comes together IRL (in real life). Yup, it's as bad as it sounds. And by bad, we mean really, really fun.

White House Censors Tweets by Celeb Chef

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The twittering chef shall tweet no more.

New Gears of War 3 scans reveals more info

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

New backdrop info for new and old characters included

Microsoft files rare patent lawsuit against Salesforce.com

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Microsoft has sued software-as-a-service company Salesforce.com, claiming that Salesforce.com's online software infringes on nine of Redmond's patents. The software giant is seeking injunctions and damages.

Foul odor shuts down Boston subway station. NY has a laugh

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Cough? Itchy eyes? Throat irritation? You've probably been breathing in the air on the Boston subways.

Scientists Find Boxed Wine Quality Declines After Six Months

Posted: 19 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Wine companies have been switching away from glass bottles in order to lighten the environmental footprint of their packaging, but in doing so they are shortening the lives of some wines. But a new study by French researchers indicates wine (white in particular), begins to decline in quality after only six months in plastic bags or bottles.

'Drive-thru' Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Soar

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

A near doubling in minimally-invasive procedures overwhelmed the 20 percent decline in expensive surgical procedures.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Reminiscing about the Past (PIC)

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Funny chat of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates reminiscing about their so-called past money problems.

Why The Playoff Beard Is A NHL Tradition (Video)

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

For decades, NHL players have refused to shave their facial hair during the playoffs -- but why?

7 Richest Porn Stars on Earth (Pics)

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Here is our handpicked list of the wealthiest porn stars in history, a motley crew who have become cultural icons – celebrated and reviled in equal measure – and who've educated several generations in all things nasty.

Your Keyboard Can Make You Sick

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

If you eat at your desk, your keyboard could be a cesspool of hazardous organisms.

Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A member of Arizona's top government utilities agency threw down the gauntlet in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution for the city's boycott of Arizona.

Facebook vs. Zynga: War and Peace (Infographic)

Posted: 19 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Facebook and Zynga, two of the largest social web companies and longtime business partners, recently had a falling out. But they've realized that they can't live without each other and made up earlier this week. Here's a GigaOM graphic showing their codependency.

HP Planning to Build Cow-Powered Data Centers

Posted: 19 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Saying that there is a whole lot of b.s. in the world of green IT is certainly not an overstatement, but only Hewlett Packard could turn that truth to its advantage. In fact, the company has just published research showing how data center operators could put the oversized loads of crap that emanate from dairy farms to work in powering computers.

Google Wave opens doors to public, asks old friends for new

Posted: 19 May 2010 02:34 PM PDT

To think, it was about this time last year that Google first unveiled its 'collaboration tool' Wave, and today the company's taking out the invitation.

The Mascots for the London Olympics Will Haunt Your Dreams

Posted: 19 May 2010 02:24 PM PDT

Check out the full slideshow. Good to see Kang and Kodos can still get work.

Mozilla begins rolling nightly builds of Firefox for Android

Posted: 19 May 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Development on Firefox for Android continues to hum along, and today there's some great news for testers. Mozilla has flipped the switch on their nightly build machine -- giving you easy access to the latest compiles for your Android handset.

Haiti's homeless struggle to rebuild [Audio slideshow:]

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

As Haiti's rainy season began, photographer Jake Price travelled to one of the many camps housing those left homless by January's earthquake and presents his impressions of those struggling to rebuild their lives.

Invasive Plant Poisons Our Air

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

It's not only invading more landscapes with the help of global warming, but invasive kudzu vines might also someday increase ozone pollution by more than a third, say soil researchers.

5 More Things Facebook Wants Betty White To Do

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

When Betty White hosted "Saturday Night Live," it meant Facebook had finally accomplished something other than detonating your privacy and making your junior high crush momentarily remember you.

Movie Propaganda Posters

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

How would they control the general public inside the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

The Best Celebrity Cameos on Tim and Eric (Videos)

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

From Zach Galifianakis' Tiny Dancing Man to Patrick Duffy's Man Nip, We took the time to round up what we believe to be the best Tim and Eric cameos since the show began.

Google, Mozilla, And Opera Take On H.264 With WebM

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:07 PM PDT

Just when the H.264 video codec is starting to take over a large portion of new Web videos, along comes Google to shake things up again. Today, along with Mozilla and Opera, it is launching the WebM Project, an open, royalty-free codec that can run in HTML5 browsers without the need for Flash.Up till now, the battle between Flash and HTML5 vid

Yahoo! buys freelance news site Associated Content

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:57 PM PDT

Yahoo Inc. is buying freelance news site Associated Content, which attracted more visitors than the NY Times website last month, in a deal that will add a more folksy touch to one of the world's biggest Web sites.

Woman who reported rape is charged with illegal sex

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

An 18-year-old Emirati woman has been charged with having sex outside of wedlock after she told police that she was raped by six men. The charges allege that because she had agreed to ride in a car with a man, they must have met to have sex.

Should Led Zeppelin’s Misty Mountain Hop Be In The Hobbit?

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Because Robert Plant and his fellow bandmates have been stewards of this great story, the music of Led Zeppelin deserves a role in the upcoming The Hobbit series.

Hilarious Toy Knock-Off Fails (PICS)

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT


Bill Gates Told Steve Jobs About the iPad in 2007

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:47 PM PDT

How magical is the iPad now Mr. Jobs?

NYC bomb suspect looked at Grand Central, other targets

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:37 PM PDT

An official tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') first considered Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the World Financial Center in New York, and Sikorsky Inc., a Connecticut defense contractor.

Revision3 Lands Penn Jillette For New Web Video Show

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Revision3 might have finally found a star bigger than its own founder Kevin Rose (who co-hosts Revsion3's flagship show Diggnation). The Web video production house just signed magician/comedian Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller for a new show called Penn Point. The first episode will go up on May 24.The format will be a 3 to 7 minute rant by

Unique eclipsing binary star system discovered

Posted: 19 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara are the first scientists to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white dwarf composed of pure helium.

Did EFF lawyer cross line in LimeWire case?

Posted: 19 May 2010 11:57 AM PDT

Federal court judge suggests that one of the most respected attorneys from the technology sector advised LimeWire execs to destroy evidence. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.

Mexico's President Blasts Arizona Immigration Law

Posted: 19 May 2010 11:47 AM PDT

At the start of Wednesday's state visit, Calderon said the law discriminated against Mexicans and called for the two countries to work together to develop an immigration policy that did not force people to live in the shadows. "I say to you and to the Mexican people: Let us stand together," said President Obama.

iPod touch to have a 2 megapixel camera? Vietnam thinks so.

Posted: 19 May 2010 11:15 AM PDT

Man, what's with all those Apple leaks in Vietnam these days?

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