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Saturday, July 24, 2010



We Will Run Out of IP Addresses Within the Next 12 Months

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Don't panic, but we're running out of internet addresses.

Wal-Mart Radio Tags To Track Clothing

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns.....

German festival stampede kills 10

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

At least 10 people have been killed at the Love Parade electronic music festival in the German city of Duisburg, police have said.

How texts, tweets, emails can haunt sender

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

People should think twice before hitting 'send'

Amiga: 25 Years Later

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Twenty-five years ago today, a new personal computer was unveiled at a black-tie, celebrity-studded gala at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York's Lincoln Center. It debuted to rave reviews and great expectations–heck, InfoWorld said it might be the "third milestone" in personal computing after the Apple II and the IBM PC.

BP Stalling Payments to Oil Spill Victims

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

British energy giant BP Plc is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion compensation fund, said on Saturday.

Apple pulls Droid X into antenna battle

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Apple escalated its war on its competitors' antenna claims with a new comparison against the Droid X. Despite Motorola claiming in a full page ad that the Droid X's dual antennas made it immune to reception problems, Apple shows a tight bottom grip killing the phone's signal entirely.

How Congress Spends Billions on Itself (InfoGraph)

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

House members spent part of their Members Representational Allowances on these items -- and more -- during the nine-month period between late 2009 and early 2010 covered by the Sunlight Foundation's House Expenditure Reports Database. The info is highly enlightening, revealing, for instance, the popularity of Chantilly Donut's sinkers; what it...

Street Fighter vs. Tekken Officially Announced

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:23 PM PDT

Capcom and Namco jointly announce the biggest fighting crossover ever.

Two US nationals seized by Taliban - reports

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Two US nationals have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say.

Bonnie's Threat To Gulf Eases

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Tropical depression Bonnie is losing force Saturday morning as it enters the Gulf of Mexico.That bodes well for efforts to contain the BP oil spill in the Gulf. On Friday, ships and rig workers left the scene of the ruptured undersea oil well before Bonnie arrived.

"This Thing Is Not Over": There's Always Been A Plan 'B'

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:56 PM PDT

At Netroots Nation today, Van Jones sought to rally attendees after the Senate leadership put plans for a climate protection bill on the back burner: "This thing is not over." He's right, for one very simple reason.

The 7 Coolest Wikipedia Plugins for Your Browser

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Wikipedia is one of the foremost sources of information online and there is no limit to how the site can be used for both research and for contributing information. Check out these great browser plugins to make it more useful.

Disney gives sneak peek of new Hawaii resort

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

More than 80 years after Mickey Mouse piloted "Steamboat Willie" and whistled his way into the hearts of children across the world, he has finally reached the shores of Hawaii.

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Diamond Ring and Shadow Band

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

As the total phase of July 11's solar eclipse came to an end, sunlight streaming past the edge of the Moon's silhouette created the fleeting appearance of a glistening diamond ring in the sky. Seen through a thin............................

Switzerland's World War II Bunkers Get a Second Life

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Used to store arms and hide troops during World War II, Switzerland's military bunkers have been turned into everything from hotels and banquet halls to stables and high-security vaults.

Superman Comic Saves Family From Foreclosure

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

In the nick of time, the Man of Steel saved a family's home ... for real. A couple facing foreclosure found the collateral they desperately needed with the discovery of an Action Comics #1 (aka, the Holy Grail of comic books) in their basement.

Toxic Legacy of US Assault on Fallujah Worse Than Hiroshima

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Virtual Cells Cooperate Like Ants

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The cooperative behavior of ants and slime molds is mimicked in a computer model and could lead to new ways of delivering drugs inside the body.

Audi Confirms RS5 Coupe For U.S., Coming In 2012

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Get ready for some raucous Audi awesomeness, America. The Audi RS5 Coupe has just been confirmed for your driving pleasure. The only bad news: it won't get here until 2012. In the meantime, you can put your spare cash to use with the just-priced 1,000 R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro.

Did Hulu steal their idea?

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A Canadian engineer, Errol Hula, contends that NBC Universal stole his idea and business strategy to launch Hulu, the website that shows TV programs and movies.

Woman blocks Parkway traffic, flashes passing motorists

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she parked her vehicle horizontally on the Garden State Parkway, blocking traffic and exposed herself to passing motorists.

Floyd Landis: 'I Saw Lance Armstrong Using Drugs'

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The Floyd Landis vs. Lance Armstrong battle of words took another step Friday when in his first television interview since admitting his own performance-enhancing drug use, Landis said that he saw his former cycling teammate and friend use drugs and receive blood transfusions during races.

Exclusive Toys Will Thrill Your Inner Fanboy

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Get ready to seriously spoil your inner child, because Comic-Con International is here and so are the exclusive toys. This year's limited-edition offerings range from a gigantic plush doll to a bobblehead of a serial killer, a fanboy action figure and the perfect Christmas gift for your stingy boss.

Blizzard: World of Warcraft Movie “Still Happening”

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Beside its slow production progress, vice president of creative development, Chris Metzen said that the progress on the World of Warcraft movie has slowed, but it's still happening.

A little musical revelation in Super Mario World

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Did you know about this little secret in Super Mario World? One level allows you to extend the amount of time you have to complete the stage, giving you the opportunity to speed the music up to a ridiculous speed.

Nolan threw me for a loop, DiCaprio says

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

"I tried to take a very conventional approach to researching this movie, so I read all about dream analysis. I tried to approach this like I've approached other films, but I realized very quickly that that wasn't going to work. This was Chris Nolan's dream world, and he had his own set of rules and his own structure to it."

3 Unlikely Human Achievements Achievements [Pic]

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT


Incredible: How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

From March 13, 2009 until July 17th 2010. Start to finish in 749 steps. End result, pure awesomeness.

What if critics ranked Angelina Jolie's Top 10 Movies (+vid)

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Both on and off the screen, Angelina Jolie has been one of the film industry's most eminently watchable celebrities for over a decade. Here's a revisit to critical highlights of her billion-dollar filmography by counting down her ten best-reviewed performances.

5 Steps To Get Top Dollar For Your Used Car

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

One of the lessons to be learned in a down economy is this: when it comes to selling a used car, it's buyer's market.

India develops 35-dollar 'laptop' for schools

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 10:31 AM PDT

India has come up with a 35-dollar touch-screen 'laptop' -- a computing prototype that it aims to make available to students from elementary schools to universities.

The 9 Different Type of Bosses (Infographic)

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Which type of boss do you have ?

U.S. Charges Top Leaders of Tijuana-Based Drug Cartel

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Federal authorities announced a wide-ranging criminal case Friday against top leaders of a Tijuana-based drug cartel that ran much of its operations from the San Diego area, allegedly ordering murders, kidnappings and torture of rival traffickers in Mexico.The racketeering conspiracy case charges 43 cartel lieutenants...

Last roll of Kodachrome goes through last Kodachrome lab

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 09:40 AM PDT

National Geographic has closely documented the journey of the final roll of Kodachrome manufactured, down to its recently being processed at the only lab left in the world to handle Kodachrome processing, located in Parsons, Kan. "It's kind of sad," says the photographer entrusted with shooting the final roll and shepherding it through the lab.

The Top 10 World's Worst Zoos

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Some zoos go above and beyond expectations of horrible. Ever hear of a zoo misplacing a few animals? How about one that slowly turns into a taxidermy museum? Animals being shipped two-by-two on a "Noah's Ark" to a different country? The zoos listed here are places you don't want to bring the kids. Or yourself for that matter.

Heart-Wrenching Scenes From The Oil Spill Clean-Up [GALLERY]

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

BP is overseeing most of the Gulf cleanup crews, but in a wetland region of southeast Louisiana, independent forces are stepping in to clean up the area.

'NBA2K11' To Feature 10 Different Michael Jordans

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 09:00 AM PDT

NBA 2K11 will have a mode called the "Jordan Challenge." The mode allows fans to play with 10 different versions of Jordan that are authentic to that moment.

Despite Downturn, Fantasy Football Magazines Thrive

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Even with such intense competition and declining economic prospects for the magazine industry, preseason-football magazines continue to proliferate for a simple reason: "The addiction and the commitment of the audience who cannot get enough."

Kazakhstan's Khan Shatyr: The World’s Biggest Tent (PICS)

Posted: 24 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Measuring 150 meters tall with a 200 meter radius and 100,000 square meters contained within the translucent canopy, this is one of the most visually striking projects we've seen this year. Read on to see our exclusive photos of the world's biggest tent, and the beauty and engineering that went into it.

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