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Monday, June 7, 2010



Apple's Flash lockout is hurting Adobe

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Sure, you can use Flash and HTML 5 graphic components in tandem in a way that would show up fine on Apple devices. But why bother? It costs extra money, and the two scripting languages are increasingly similar in their capabilities to deliver very rich, browser-based content including multimedia and mini-applications.

How the brain recognizes objects

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

A new computational model sheds light on the workings of the human visual system and could help advance artificial-intelligence research, too.

LOL...Famous paintings in 3D-->(short 3D video 1.42 min)

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

.....Didn't expect that--->:-o

Comcast, NBC Universal to Become Slightly Less Racist

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Later today, a congressional committee will hold a hearing on Comcast and NBC Universal's "transaction on diversity," but both companies are jumping the gun, vowing to become less racist ahead of time!

Massive Bug Orgy Caught On Radar

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The bugs are showing up as bright pink, purple, and white colors along the Mississippi River mainly south of La Crosse. After the bugs hatch off the water and river areas, they are caught in the south-southeast winds while

Teamwork (PIC)

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT


7 GM executives to get $7.5M in company shares

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:14 PM PDT

General Motors Co. is disclosing that seven executives will get roughly $7.5 million in company stock as part of their pay packages. Previously GM had only disclosed a $9 million pay-and-stock deal for CEO Ed Whitacre, $6.2 million for Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell and $5 million for Vice Chairman for Corporate Strategy Stephen Girsky.

1 step up, 1 step back: Spill may linger into fall

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could stretch into the fall.

6 Sporting Officials That Should Be Fired!

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The most important job for an official in sports is to get the call right.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Game Pwns Movies

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:02 PM PDT

The new Transformers videogame War for Cybertron is a loving homage to the original series, untainted by Michael Bay's warped version of Transformers. With cool VIDs.

China boasts worlds second fastest supercomputer.

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 04:02 PM PDT

The Nebulae machine at the National Supercomputing Centre in the southern city of Shenzhen can perform at 1.271 petaflops per second, according to the Top 500 survey, which ranks supercomputers.

FTC Examines Privacy Risks of Photocopiers

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 03:01 PM PDT

Nearly every copier built since 2002 stores images of documents that pass through the machines on internal drives. A report found that sensitive health and law-enforcement information on copiers ready to be resold, creating a treasure trove for identity thieves.

Chrysler Recalls 35,000 Vehicles for Sticking Pedals

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

After one month of investigation, Chrysler has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 34,631 Dodge Caliber and 90 Jeep Compass vehicles from the

Open Innovation & LEGO Mindstorm

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

1000 hackers hit the LEGO system and vastly improve it. Goes a long way to proving that crowdsourcing and "open innovation" can improve proprietary technology exponentially.

Toshiba to launch 3D-capable laptop in July

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 02:24 PM PDT

Toshiba is set to become the first PC maker to put a 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc laptop on sale, it said Monday. The company's Dynabook TX/98MBL will hit Japan in July and is based around a 3D system from graphics-chip maker NVidia.

What would your ultimate network security look like?

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Given a clean slate and likely millions of dollars, could engineers could come up with the ultimate in secure network technology? DARPA scientists think so

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is Not Valve's E3 Surprise

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Don't get your hopes up for Episode 3 to be shown at E3 -- Gabe Newell says it's not the surprise.

Ode to the Nintendo GameCube (Video)

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A look at the life and times of the Nintendo GameCube!

WTF is HTML5? (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

HTML5 is the next major revision of HTML and will be used for many new functions that will benefit web developers and Internet users alike.

Boy, 4, survives 80ft fall from balcony [PICS]

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Rescuers found Joey Williams alive after he skimmed off the branches of a cluster of palm trees and landed in a soil border next to the hotel's swimming pool.

The 10 Most Powerful Dark Side Force Users

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

When it comes to force sensitivity, you're mainly going to be looking at two groups. The lightside and the darkside. While the lightside was nourished with mediation, understanding, and selflessness, the Dark Side was not. Fueled by hatred, fear, and vengeance the Dark Side could tap into the force, which in many cases, surpassed that of a Jedi.

Nato Loses 10 Troops In Deadly Afghanistan Day

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Ten Nato soldiers die across Afghanistan in the deadliest day in months for the International Security Assistance Force.

Will the doctor answer your e-mail?

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:01 PM PDT

I read all about my condition on the Internet," a recent patient proudly told me. Like other doctors, I'm seeing more patients research their symptoms thoroughly before setting foot in the exam room.

Last 25 No. 1 MLB Draft Picks [PHOTOS]

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 01:01 PM PDT

The players chosen No. 1 in MLB's draft from the last 25 years. Who will join the list today?

Sheriff Tells Montel Williams it’s OK to Fire Up Joint

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

While in Maine speaking on behalf of medical marijuana, Montel Williams had to stop talking because of the pain. Then Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion said, "Montel, why don't you just take your medicine?"

BP's Splendiferous Sound-Suppressing Device [CARTOON]

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

At least there's one engineering solution that seems to be working for the oil spill...

An Infraction to Possess Less Than One Ounce of Marijuana?

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

While all eyes, red and otherwise, are on November's vote on marijuana legalization in California, the state Senate narrowly voted this week to...

New oil plume evidence uncovered

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

As if the pictures of birds, fish and animals killed by floating oil in the Gulf of Mexico is not disturbing enough, scientists now say they have found evidence of another danger lurking underwater.

U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.

The Top 11 'Auto-Tune the News' Videos

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

This clever series is one of the underrated gems of the Internet.

China's 'cancer villages' reveal dark side of economic boom

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Cancer rates have surged since the 90s to become China's biggest killer. In 2007, it was responsible for one in five deaths, up 80% since the start of economic reforms 30 years earlier. While the govt insists it is cleaning up pollution far faster than other nations at a similar stage of development, many toxic industries have simply been relocated

Slim Fast Thinks Your Bride Is A Fat A$& (PICS)

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT


Catholic Order may have sexually abused disabled victims

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

A Spanish court is investigating allegations that members of a Catholic religious order sexually abused disabled residents of a facility run by the congregation, a diocese spokesman said.

iPhone 4 announced

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Developing...Check out more from WWDC 2010 in our liveblog!

YouTube vs. Hulu

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The argument between video Web sites Hulu and YouTube has all the makings of a blockbuster movie. Upstart Hulu is competing against Goliath YouTube to attract the attention of billions of users and an increasing amount of ad dollars, against a backdrop of copyright and piracy issues.

Unusual and Marvelous Maps

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT


Rue McClanahan: Best 'Golden Girls' Moments

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Rue McClanahanThough she appeared on a number of television shows in her career, including 'Maude' and 'Mama's Family,' Rue McClanahan will arguably be best remembered for her performance as Southern belle Blanche Deveraux on 'The Golden Girls.'

Helen Thomas Announces Retirement

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 10:43 AM PDT

The longtime White House reporter is stepping down after her controversial comments on Israel. Helen Thomas announced Monday that "she is retiring, effective immediately," according to a statement from Hearst newspapers.

In prison, Bernie Madoff is free to be himself: remorseless

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

There is, as it happens, honor among thieves, a fact that worked mostly to Madoff's benefit. In the context of prison, he isn't a cancer on society; he's a success, admired for his vast accomplishments. "A hero," wrote Robert Rosso, a lifer, on a website he managed to found called convictinc .com. "He's arguably the greatest con of all time."

Changes in China Could Raise Prices Worldwide

Posted: 07 Jun 2010 10:16 AM PDT

The cost of doing business in China is going up, and that could drive up consumer prices in the United States and Europe.

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