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Tuesday, August 3, 2010



Are Consumers Smart Enough to Buy Electric Cars?

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 06:10 PM PDT

The U.S. auto market is about to be inundated with electrified vehicle options, but without widespread initiatives to educate drivers, the new wave of electrification could crash and burn before these cars get off the lot.

Tokyo's 'Oldest Woman' Hasn't Been Seen for Decades

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Only days after finding out that Tokyo's oldest man had been dead for 30 years, Japanese officials got another surprise: The capital's oldest woman hasn't been seen for decades. Fusa Furuya was said to be 113 and listed as living with her daughter, but when officials went to investigate they were told the mother's whereabouts were unknown. Ooops?

Mike Modano Joins The Detroit Red Wings

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Modano not on the Dallas Stars? What's going on here?!

Recognizing How Much Of The World Is A Patent Free Zone

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Much of the world beyond the US, Europe and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are effectively a patent free zone. Even if many of these places do have patent laws, very few companies find it worth the trouble to file for patents in those places.

Departing US Troops Pack Millions Of Items In Iraq

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Everything from helicopters to printer cartridges is being wrapped and stamped and shipped out of Iraq...

10 Notorious Criminals Proven Innocent After Execution

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

As the old saying goes: 'Who shall police the police?'

Designer Protein to kill brain cancer Cells

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

A major breakthrough in how to target and destroy the most malignant and aggressive brain cancer cells has been made by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Waterproof Gecko is Unsinkable, Can Walk on Water

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Because of it's hydrophobic skin and notably small size, gecko can float on water and even walk on it.

Cherry Juice Helps Cure Insomnia

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

If you are plagued by insomnia, you know the stress it can cause. There are several treatment options for the condition, but many people fear becoming dependent upon pharmaceutical sleep agents. Two natural alternatives–valerian and melatonin–have been shown to help insomniacs sleep. Now there is a third: tart cherry juice.

The Comprehensive Brett Favre Retirement Timeline

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Good God this guy is annoying.

Star Wars Fan Films: What's the Top 10?

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Overcome Stress By Visualizing Hook-Nosed Race of Creatures

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Kill all the Grabblers.

Evolution of Gaming [Infograph]

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Disabled woman 'may have starved to death

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A disabled woman may have been left to starve to death after her mother, who cared for her full time, died suddenly in her bed.

15 Things You May Not Know About Sesame Street

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

For over forty years, Sesame Street has educated and entertained parents and children alike. Here are a few thing you might not know about this award-winning show.

HBN: Is 'My First Kiss' feat. Ke$ha the Worst Song Ever?

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Pop music, by its very definition, is supposed to be disposable. Sometimes, though, a song comes along that attempts to lower that bar further.

The Best Cubicle Ever (PIC)

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Greek - Uno tequila por favor

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

This is not the right way you have to drink tequila.

City of Heroes: Going Rogue zone tour video

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

With City of Heroes' first true expansion releasing this month, everyone is getting a better look at the zones in the expansion. Take a tour of Nova Praetoria and the Underground in the following video.

Woman Shoplifts Wardrobe, Wears to Interview at Store

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

A 40 year-old Canadian woman allegedly took shoplifting to a bold new level. The woman lined up an interview at an Ontario retail clothing store. Then she went to the store to shoplift for some clothes. Next, she wore the shoplifted clothes to the interview.

Illegal Immigrants Also Risk Arrest Leaving U.S.

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Undocumented immigrants who decide to leave the United States because of increasing enforcement and decreasing job prospects now face one more obstacle: the threat of arrest and deportation by border officers inspecting outbound traffic. Bonnie Arellano, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said that when illegal...

Colbert's Best Fast Food Moments

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Modern technology is advancing at a breakneck pace in everything from transportation to communication, but nowhere more than in the field of fast food. In this era of exponentially increasing progress, we can go from a sandwich with chicken for a bun to a sandwich with other sandwiches for a bun in a matter of mere months.

StarCraft II The Fastest-Selling Strategy Game Ever

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Blizzard's latest PC game a hit.

Holy Cosplay, Batman! This Wedding Is Geeky

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Congratulations Neil and Sharon Vaughn of Paignton, Devon, England, you just had the geekiest wedding ever. Enjoy your honeymoon of rummaging through dusty bins of comic books and eating Cheetos!

Murdoch Claims 'Tens of Thousands' of App-Based Readers

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

While declining to give exact subscription numbers at a debate in Sydney, he described the iPad and other tablets as a "perfect platform" for cheap and convenient News Corp. material.

Surreal Skate Park After Dark [PICS]

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you painted a skatepark with light at night? Me either, but Ben Matthews actually did it, and took pictures, really damn cool ones, just look!

Christina Hendricks HS Yearbook Photo (You're Welcome)

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Though while some might think she came out of the womb shimmying, it turns out Hendricks' younger years were marked by bad bangs and clothes worthy of Reality Bites. To put it another way: she grew up in the early '90s.

Mom Who Starved Baby Is Pregnant Again

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Her last two kids were taken away from her. But that didn't stop Brittainy Labberton from getting pregnant again.

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Loses Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

It is being reported that Activision Blizzard CEO (and perpetual heel of the game industry) Bobby Kotick has lost a $1-million-plus legal battle against his former defense attorney Patricia Glaser in a sexual harassment suit.

Pakistan's Zardari says war with Taliban being lost

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

PARIS (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari warned that the international community was losing the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to an interview published on Tuesday.Zardari

Ocean census reveals what lies beneath the waves

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 01:46 PM PDT

A ten year study of sea life has revealed just what lives beneath the waves.

Super Lightweight PDF Reader That's Perfect For Netbooks

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

There's no shortage of Adobe reader alternatives out there, but if you're still searching for one and you like keeping things minimal without the bloat, this may be the one you're looking for.

Bond screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz dies aged 68

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 01:08 PM PDT

American screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz, whose credits included several James Bond films, dies from cancer at the age of 68.

When Are You Old Enough For Your First Credit Card?

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Thanks to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility Disclosure Act of 2009, or CARD Act, you can no longer open a credit card account until you're 21 years old, unless you have a job or a co-signer. This is the law of the land since February 22 of this year.

EBAY – The Giant Marketplace

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Today nearly everyone knows eBay. The giant hub of buying and selling on the internet is ubiquitous, appearing in everything from google searches to forum posts. From its birth to its current domination of the collectable and tading markets, the story of eBay is fascinating!

Top 10 Must-See Trailers Out of Comic-Con

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Our eyes were opened at Comic-Con. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse - filled constantly with sights of new costumes, new comics, and new movies. There was a lot to take in in San Diego. For better and worse, here's the footage that wowed us: The 10 most unforgettable trailers of 2010 Comic-Con.

7 Podcasts Every Guy Should Listen To

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The number and variety of podcasts available on the internet is growing rapidly. It can be a lot to wade through on your own. That's why we've compiled a shortlist of ones that every guy needs to start listening to now.

How to Build a Better Rocket

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Sony and the rocket clubs worked with a group of high school students, to build rocket with a Sony VAIO laptop as its "avionics package" (i.e. the rocket's brains).

Kids dying to kill moose in Vermont

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Vermont has upward of 4,000 moose roaming its woods, and this October it will have more than 750 hunters hot after their behinds during the state's annual moose hunt. Three of the rifle-toters will be under age 21, each of them with a life-threatening illness, which means it's likely that both the hunted & hunter won't see next year's moose season

Most Internet time now spent with social networks, games

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

E-mail, once the 'Net's killer app, has been eclipsed by time spent on social networking and games. Only on mobile devices does e-mail retain its old dominance. Social networking now has a 22.7 percent share of the PC pie, while online games get a 10.2 percent share.

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