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Friday, June 11, 2010



How Warehouse Clubs Trick You Into Overspending

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

These retailers are actually quite strategic about getting you to spend more – even though the whole idea of buying in bulk is to save. Whether it is limited edition items, free samples or bargain bins, you should assume a "buyer beware" mentality as soon as you enter the warehouse.

Study: Nobody really cares about Project Natal

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Marketing research firm OTX released new study results on gamers' intentions to buy the game...

Electricity in the Air: On the Brink of Wireless Power

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Power remains one of our biggest problems to solve. As we look at devices like the iPad, iPhone and the new particularly thirsty Sprint EVO 4G, the need for a better charging solution has never been more pronounced. This is really the elephant in the room that we don't really seem to be talking about as much as we should.

Pope Publicly Begs Forgiveness, Promises End to Pedophiles

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

In his homily Friday, Pope Benedict XVI begged forgiveness from victims for the sins of priests and promised to ensure prelates don't rape or molest children ever again. The comments were a public admission of the sins of priests, a request for forgiveness from their victims and God, and a pledge to take action.

Pac-Man Ship Eats Oil Spills (Wakka Wakka Wakka)

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT


The Onion Sports Introduction To World Cup Soccer

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is underway and millions have been swept up in an unfamiliar sport. Because there's so much more to the game than not using one's hands, Onion Sports presents an interactive visual guide for the new soccer fan.

The Rise And Fall Of The RIAA

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

We recently had a post questioning whether the RIAA's legal campaign was a success or not. It seemed like there was plenty of evidence that it has been an incredible failure. Here is compiled data on RIAA label sales, along with some helpful notes about what other factors were going on at the time.

6 World Cup Coaches Who Look Like James Bond Villains

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Even if you're not a huge soccer fan, the World Cup offers many rich sources of entertainment.

How A Super Mario Galaxy 2 Level Is Born [PIC]

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Inside the mind of a madman.

Prediction of Games That Might or Will be Shown at E3 2010

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

We brief you on the biggest video games we anticipate making an appearance at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, which kicks off June 15. In this guide to the games of E3, we discuss what we know about each title and predict the chances they'll be present at the show.

Fun with Aureoles and Aerosols

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

the halo-like circle that appears around the sun when viewed through a haze or mist — depends on the amount of aerosol in the air. More aerosols mean more light is scattered, which produces larger aureole). Since most aerosols are concentrated near Earth's surface, the aureole at sea level appears much larger than it would high on a mountain peak.

The Gulf Disaster: Whose Asses Need Kicking?

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A combination of industry recklessness and regulatory failure led to the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe. It will happen again unless Washington, business and the rest of us change.

Rock Band 3 Adds Keyboards, Realistic Pro Mode

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:42 PM PDT

Even after three Rock Band games, Harmonix hasn't given up on the dream of making you a rock 'n' roll star.

How Clinton and Bush Would Have Handled Oil Spill

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Obama's taken considerable heat for his handling of the BP disaster. But would recent past presidents have done any better?

Christian Right Tries 2 Kill Comedy Central Show About Jesus

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A new organization has been formed by the US religious right to attack a program that hasn't yet reached pilot stage. JC, a Comedy Central cartoon about Jesus trying to live a normal life in New York, does not have a completed script, but Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (Carb) are calling on advertisers to force the channel to abort it.

Weird Guy's Bizarre Earthquake Warning (Video)

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

'Atttennntioonnn, mom and dad, I forecast a 70% chance of me being home on prom night.'

A Paper Test for Liver Damage

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The device consists of a few layers of patterned paper, laminated for protection. A droplet of blood from a pricked finger will be placed on a small opening in the lamination. A filter inside will stop the red blood cells, and release the remaining plasma into channels in the paper. "We're looking at pennies per device," says Beattie.

First 90 Seconds from First New Futurama Episode! (Video)

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Sweet Zombie Jesus, it's the first minute and a half of the first new episode of Futurama in almost seven years!

Couple Appear in Same Disney Photo 30 Years Before They Met

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In their very own Lost flashback moment, a Florida couple has discovered that they crossed paths much earlier in their lives -- on childhood vacations at Walt Disney World.

U.S. Retail Sales Decline in May

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In the first decline since last fall, spending fell 1.2 percent in May, raising questions about the momentum of the recovery.

16 dead in Arkansas flooding

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:52 PM PDT

At least 16 people died at an Arkansas campground after heavy rain and flash flooding, and many more could be trapped in the area, state authorities said.

Woman claims she was made to strip before son, cops order

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

An NGO, Society for Social Research Art & Culture found the victims and encouraged them to file a complaint.

Will Angelina Jolie Be the Next Cleopatra?

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Looks like Angelina Jolie is in line to become the Queen of the Nile.

Asteroid Probe Begins Return From Rendezvous

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

But is Japan's Hayabusa capsule carrying any precious asteroid dust?

iPhone 4 at Walmart on June 24

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Latest iPhone won't be confined to Apple and AT&T stores on launch day. Wal-Mart joins Radio Shack and, reportedly, Best Buy, as alternative places to pick up the smartphone.

A brief history of the World Cup

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:21 PM PDT

On June 21, 1930, a Frenchman boarded the SS Conte Verde at Villefranche-sur-Mer, carrying in his baggage a small winged statuette representing Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

Steve Jobs - More than just the man behind Apple

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Once declared dead, there's more to Steve than cool gadgets and a bad outfit!

Google Gives "Toy Story" the Search Story Treatment (VIDEO)

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Google takes time out of their busy schedule of competing with Apple and adding backgrounds to it's homepage to bring to you a another great commercial.

Mandela Relative Killed After World Cup Concert

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Nelson Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash on the way home from a concert in Soweto on the eve of the World Cup, his office said Friday.

Exploding Whales!

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Blubber Everywhere!

Why Men Will Judge A Woman In Milliseconds

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 11:51 AM PDT

Men take a fraction of a second to decide if they are attracted to a woman or not – but they should not be called shallow because they are genetically programmed to do so, scientists say.

World Cup concert [Images]

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Images from a huge concert in Soweto on the eve of the start of the World Cup in South Africa.

APOD: 2010 June 11 - Hydrogen in M51

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Perhaps the original spiral nebula, M51 is a large galaxy, over 60,000 light-years across, with a readily apparent spiral structure. Also cataloged as NGC 5194, M51 is a part of a well-known interacting galaxy pair, its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweeping in front of companion galaxy NGC 5195

Microsoft Warns of Help Flaw in Windows XP and Server 2003

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:41 AM PDT

Microsoft has warned of a publicly known vulnerability in the HCP protocol. Only Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are affected.

How BP Is Controling Media Coverage

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Not if you ask Thad Allen or BP

BP Spill Actually 'Double Early Estimates'

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:10 AM PDT

The BP oil spill may have sent twice as much leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as previously thought, US experts estimate. As many as 40,000 barrels (1.7m gallons) of oil a day may have been gushing out from a blown-out Gulf of Mexico well.

Biden: Sorry Barack, I'm watching World Cup

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:10 AM PDT

An unabashed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama he was sorry for leaving him behind to manage the oil spill but was thrilled to be watching the World Cup. Biden, who arrived in South Africa a day ahead of kick-off to the sports spectacle said not to take the U.S. side lightly.

Apple Safari 5 [Review]

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Yet another browser touted as being the fastest on earth has just crossed our transom. Whether or not it lives up to that hype, Safari 5 definitely delivers Apple's traditional eye candy for both Mac and PC users

It's Whiskey Time! Which One Do You Prefer?

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Warning : Do not stop drinking, till you see the bottom of the bottle!

Google Seeks Consolidation of Wi-Fi Snooping Cases

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Peppered with lawsuits over its collection of Web traffic data from wireless networks, Google wants all the cases consolidated into one, and for that single case to be heard by a court near its Mountain View, California, headquarters.

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