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Wednesday, June 9, 2010



BREAKING: Portal 2 Officially Pushed to 2011

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Today a clever Aperture Science email broke the news that Portal 2 is "now targeted for a 2011 release." They added: "Also, the game will be even better


Posted: 09 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Obama is after some ass to kick.

Another iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo 4G Comparison

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Another comparison of the Apple iPhone 4 vs. the HTC EVO 4G. The gloves are off as Apple's latest creation goes...

Why the world 'turns around a spinning ball'

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

"There is absolutely no question that the world turns around a spinning ball," Eduardo Galeano wrote after Brazil beat Italy on penalties to win the 1994 World Cup final.

White Population Dwindles as California Grows

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

A new report by the California Department of Finance says that even as the state's total population increased slightly, the number of white Californians dropped in 2008, continuing a trend that could soon make Hispanics the largest ethnic population group in the state.

What AT&T's 'Rethink Possible' Campaign Should Say? [pic]

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT


Are Liberal Judges Really 'Judicial Activists'?

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

To hear conservatives tell it, America has long been under attack by liberal judges who use vague constitutional clauses to impose their views. It's a phony claim.

Is it finally time to dump XP?

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Plan your Windows 7 migration now, says analyst Gartner. But what are the risks in sticking with XP for the moment?

A Last Line of Defense? National Parks at Sea

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

More than 245 scientists from 35 countries signed a statement that asks government leaders around the world to consider designating large reserves of the ocean as protected areas.

Exalead, the ‘French Google’, is acquired for €135 million

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Exalead, the search engine that (no kidding) underlies Friendster and has been behind French government attempts to build a platform to rival Google (yes), has been acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a leader in 3D software for big company processes for about €135 million ($161.5m).

UN votes to slap new sanctions on Iran

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

The United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Iran to try to force it to suspend its nuclear program.

***** sex is... SIN

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Bossy Robbers Make Victim Help Carry Loot

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Indianapolis police say three armed men who broke into a man's apartment not only stole his flat-screen television, they forced him to help them move it down a flight of stairs. One of the suspects then told the pair they were so helpful they wouldn't be tied up.

Long sleep duration linked to an increased risk of metabolic

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Participants reporting a daily sleep duration of eight hours or more including naps were 15 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome. This relationship remained unchanged after full adjustment for potential confounders.

David Geffen: I Can Deliver LeBron James To L.A.

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Billionaire entertainment mogul David Geffen has been trying for years to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, and despite his best efforts, current owner Donald Sterling will not sell. Now Geffen is promising Clippers fans and Sterling the ultimate prize – LeBron James.

The 10 Best Job Perks

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

You don't have to work at Google to get celebrity treatment. Here's how 10 companies pamper their employees.

5 Challenges of Sanctioning Iran

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

In response to Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. is making a final push for tough economic sanctions on the country. However, a few challenges still loom.

The Richest Cartoon Characters (Chart)

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A breakdown of six animated big shots.

Chris Rock Teases Leno About Conan, Kevin Eubanks (Video)

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Chris Rock was quick to observe that on his last visit to 'The Tonight Show', Conan O'Brien was host. And, wait, where's Kevin Eubanks? So Chris teased Jay Leno pretty mercilessly about the new staff.

12,000 Endangered Saiga Antelope Found Dead in Kazakhstan

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Nearly 12,000 critically endangered saiga antelope have been found dead within a 17 square mile area in western Kazakhstan, according to the WWF. The cause of the mysterious mass deaths is still unclear.

Attack on climate scientist just latest in a long line -

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Climate scientists are getting desperate. After years of enduring politically motivated attacks, they are still scrambling to defend their findings.

Golden Tate Breaks Into Donut Shop

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Police were called to Top Pot Doughnuts in Bellevue, Washington, at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday after two men were found entering the store after hours. Turns out new Seahawk Golden Tate just had a case of the munchies.

This is my motivation to go to the Gym (Pic)

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Is Facebook good or bad for school reunions?

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

If you'd asked Bekki Scotto a few years back about her interest in attending a high school reunion, she would have rolled her eyes and laughed in your face.

Eyesight Tech Brings Gesture Control To Android Platform

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The new software allows the built-in phone camera to track hand gestures and convert them into commands. And it'll work on any camera-equipped Android phone...

Calvin Klein Cologne Attracts Wild Cats and Other Animals :

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:29 PM PDT

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men cologne attracts jaguars and other wild animals.

State Dept Anxious About Possible Leak of Cables to Wikileak

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The State Department and personnel at U.S. embassies around the world are reportedly waiting anxiously to find out if an Army intelligence analyst was telling the truth when he boasted that he had supplied 260,000 classified State Department diplomatic cables to the whistleblower site Wikileaks

The Mortal Kombat Mystery Solved

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The truth behind yesterday's awesome Mortal Kombat trailer has beenrevealed.

Guitar Hero Hater Winds Up in Rock Band

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Loren Dircks recently attained a degree of notoriety thanks to the video for his song "Guitar Hero Gone," which laments the popular video game's impact on music and the concept of musicianship as a whole. Now his song is on Rock Band.

Sony Dong, Man Who Hid 14 Birds In Pants Gets Prison

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A man smuggled 14 Asian songbirds into the US by hiding them under his pants during a flight from Vietnam to Los Angeles was sentenced to 4 months in prison. Sony Dong, 46, of Garden Grove, was also ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to federal authorities who are caring for the birds. Dong came under investigation in December '08 when customs

BP's 'Good News': Subsea Oil Exists, But It's Sparse

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles told "Good Morning America" today.

Bernanke Puzzled by Gold Rally - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 01:25 PM PDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he's a bit puzzled by surging gold prices. Truly a frightening revelation coming from the head of the Fed. Is he really that out to lunch?

Greed Knows No Bounds: Princes End Feud Over Use of Bentley

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 01:21 PM PDT

Two Malaysian princes reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday to end a spat over who had the right to use a Bentley luxury car owned by their father. Their father who, as it turns out, isn't even dead yet.

Hack Enables 720p Video Recording on Nexus One

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

One of the advantages of iPhone 4 over most Android-based competitors is 720p video recording. Now an older but still very popular Android smartphone, Google's Nexus One, gets that feature — albeit by means of a hack

Why Old People Shouldnt Use The Internet!

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

While I do think the tech support guy could've been more helpful, the call below is priceless. Check it out:

5 Surprise Teams That Will Make The MLB Playoffs

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Will the Padres take this year's role of Cinderella? We have 2/3 of the season to see if the shoe fits. In the meantime, here are the best turnaround teams and their prospects for the playoffs, ranked in order of their likelihood to be playing in October.

Indiana Jones And The Bermuda Triangle?

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Indy 5? With Harrison AND Shia? In the Bermuda Triangle? That's the rumor.

Lewis Black and the Philosophy of Yelling at the World

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Lewis Black wonders loudly aloud what other people do when they read the newspaper?

Eat Breakfast First Thing in the Morning for Better Sleep

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

It's long-standing wisdom that you shouldn't eat too close to bed time, or eat the right kinds of foods. One sleep specialist suggests it's really about how and when you eat breakfast that matters most to your sleep cycle.

Worlds First Red-Rocket-Fueled Moped

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT


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