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Tuesday, July 27, 2010



Mysterious Newspaper Creatures Appear All Over Tucson

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Nick Georgiou's puts his recycled newspaper sculptures on the street before photographing people's reactions to them. My reaction would be WTF at first but definitely one of the coolest artworks I've seen.

Sen. Franken: Stop the Corporate Takeover of the Media

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) told more than 2,000 bloggers and organizers attending the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas on July 24, 2010, that our media system is at risk everywhere we turn - from our free speech online to the growing power of companies who own a massive number of media outlets.

Privacy Suit Targets Net Giants Over 'Zombie' Cookies

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A wide swath of the net's top websites including MTV, ESPN, MySpace, Hulu, ABC, NBC and Scribd were sued in federal court on the grounds they violated federal computer intrusion law by secretly using storage in Adobe's Flash player to recreate cookies deleted by users...

Rihanna to make movie debut in Battleship film

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:41 PM PDT

Pop singer Rihanna is to make her film debut in Peter Berg's upcoming Battleship film, based on the Hasbro board game

Intel develops first photonics-based, 50Gbps chip

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Intel provided a peek at the future of processors today by revealing the first instance of a chip using complete photonics to send data. Four lasers in the prototype convert light into data at about 50Gbps, or "many" times faster than wired connections. The rate, about 6.25GB per second, would be enough to send an entire 720p movie in one second.

'Saw' Franchise Sets Guinness World Record for Profits

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The "Saw" horror movies have obviously made a ***** ton of money, but how much? Enough to earn them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records is how much.

Should the Bush Tax Cuts Be Extended for America's Wealthy?

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

A divide may be opening between Obama and allies in Congress about whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Will that help the economy?

Longtime Oakland Raiders defender Jack Tatum dies at 61

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The NFL Network ranked him as the sixth-most feared defender in league history in a panel last summer.

Rare Hairy-Nosed Otter Spotted for the First Time in 100 Yrs

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

To say sightings of the hairy-nosed otter are rare would be an understatement. The most recent spotting occurred after one of the otters was struck by a car and killed in Brunei. The last live sighting occurred more than 100 years ago.

Hong Kong Home Prices Continue to Rise, Developers Gain

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Asian markets advanced Monday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index inched up 0.1% to 20,840 and China's Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.6% to 2,589. In Japan the Nikkei 225 Index rose 0.8% to end the day at 9,504

Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals agree on one-year,

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:25 PM PDT

Terrell Owens has agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The End of Online Anonymity: Why Will You Be Freaking Out?

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

When you make forum posts beginning with, 'I'm not a racist, but...' or call us retards in the comments, do you use your real name? What if you had to?

Digg Vs. Reddit: The Infographic

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:14 PM PDT

There's always been a form of healthy rivalry between Reddit and Digg, and its respective user bases. I'm one of those indifferent people who think there's plenty of room for multiple sites of the kind, and that these sites actually make each other stronger and better in their state of co-existence. Rising tide lifting all boats and all that.Ne

Study: Students Trust High Google Search Rankings Too Much

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

College and university students may be Web savvy, but their behavior when performing research online seems to say otherwise.

Marlins' Coghlan Tears Up Knee In Cream Pie Attack

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

We are through the looking glass on these postgame celebrations, people. We have our first injury caused by someone giving a shaving-cream pie to the face.

Jellyfish eye genes suggest a common origin for animal eyes

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Jellyfish may seem like simple blobs but some have surprisingly sophisticated features, including eyes. These are often just light-sensitive pits but species like the root-arm medusa have complex 'camera' eyes, with a lens that focuses light onto a retina. Not only are these organs superficially similar to ours, they're also constructed from the...

Utah's top court reverses rape conviction of polygamy leader

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

The Utah Supreme Court has reversed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs' convictions and sent the case back for a new trial, saying there were "serious errors" in instructions given to the jury. Jeffs had been convicted of rape charges stemming from his "arranging" a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old cousin.

5 Things Brett Favre Will Be Remembered For

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Let the Favre watch begin again. Yet another summer with daily reports on Brett and his decision. It seems like football fans have been going through the endless Favre cycle for a decade. If he does retire, here are some factors affecting his legacy.

Credit card fees transfer wealth to rich, study finds

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Credit card fees and rewards programs exacerbate income inequality by acting as a transfer of wealth from poor to rich, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston study released Monday.

Pentagon Eyes Accused Analyst Over WikiLeaks Documents - WSJ

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Military investigators are checking computers used by Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified information, to see if he is the source of thousands of documents published by WikiLeaks.

Google fixes Chrome holes, seeks security reform | Deep Tech

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Just before the Black Hat security conference begins, Google has patched seven secuity holes in its stable version of Chrome and begun an effort to speed up the software industry's response to such vulnerabilities.

Truth About Sun, Sunscreen, and Skin Cancer (Infographic)

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Yeah, we know a tan's a great accessory to a sundress, but cancer? We're not really into that.

HP! How could you?

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT


Pollution makes half of China's water undrinkable

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Almost a quarter of China's surface water remains so polluted that it is unfit even for ANY purpose, while less than half of total supplies are drinkable, data from the country's environment watchdog showed on Monday.

Fun SEX Facts - 200 calories per "round"? Nice! [Graphic]

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Almost as fun as the real thing, here are some interesting and fun facts about sex! Go nuts!

Amputee Golfer Still Able To Compete On PGA Tour

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Green has had nerve complications in his right leg since an SUV accident in Mississippi last June, when he was on his way to a Champions Tour event. The crash killed his brother, girlfriend and dog.

Will your next lobster come from a farm?

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The Orlando-based owner of Red Lobster is trying to do something no one has ever done on a large commercial scale: Lobster farming. It won't be easy and will take years to figure out. Lobsters are tough to raise in captivity. But it could revolutionize the way lobsters get to our dinner plates.

Sony Developing New Blu-Violet Laser For 1TB Optical Discs

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Sony is now helping to advance Blu-ray into the next level, teaming with Tohoku University in order to develop a blue-violet laser with a 100W output. This may not sound too important on the surface, but it holds a lot of promise. According to reports, this invention could lead to 1TB optical discs.

Behold the Glory of 4th Place WIN! (PIC)

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT


Rumor: Rockstar Researching Hollywood for GTA5 Setting

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

If a rumor spreading around the net this morning turns out to be accurate, it looks like we may expect to hear a lot of Westside Connection on the soundtrack to the next Grand Theft Auto. According to a mysterious anonymous source, Rockstar has chosen Hollywood as the setting for Grand Theft Auto 5.

How to Abuse Your Customers And Pass It Off As 'Marketing'

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Dr. Pepper's social media marketing campaign was running just dandy until a mother complained about a status update they posted on behalf of her 14 year old daughter: 'I watched 2 girls one cup and felt hungry afterwards.'

Greene's yacht tore up coral reef, left $1 mil+ unpaid fines

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

5 years ago, the three-story-tall, 14-story-long luxury yacht Summerwind maneuvered above the celebrated barrier reef that lines the coast of the Central American nation of Belize. There it dropped anchor- and plunged into controversy over severe damage to a coral reef system officially recognized by the United Nations as one of the world's most

Oil-Based Color Pixels Could Let You Watch Videos on e-Paper

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- By rapidly manipulating colored oil droplets stacked on top of each other, a new electrowetting (EW) technique could lead to the development of electronic paper displays that can produce high-resolution color video. Displays that use the EW effect could have several advantages over ...

Five Mistakes Online Job Hunters Make

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Maintaining an online presence is critical in a tight job market. Done right, it can be an important tool in getting hired. Done wrong, it can easily knock you out of the running for most positions. Here are five mistakes online job hunters make...

Do You Know Who's Watching You? (Infographic)

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

On the Internet you have far less privacy than you think you do.

Sex Toys Retailer Pumps $100K Into Marijuana Legalization

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

If there were only some rock and roll to go with the sex and drugs, this would be a perfect story. Prop 19, California's initiative to legalize marijuana, has a wealthy donor: the president of Adam & Eve, a mail order firm selling sex toys and porn.

Fans React to Hall H Comic-Con Stabbing w/ Costumes (PIC)

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Too soon? Probably. Still hilarious.

Pulled Over

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Some people will do anything to avoid a speeding ticket.

Scientists say they are closing in on 'God particle'

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:34 AM PDT

As particle physicists gather this week for a conference in Paris, they're reporting progress toward finding the elusive Higgs boson, with two groups suggesting a Higgs discovery may not be far off...

Gamestop buys Kongregate.com

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Gamestop steps into digital territory after acquiring flash-based gaming site, Kongregate.com

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