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Wednesday, August 4, 2010



Americans Spend More Time Gaming Online Than Checking Mail

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

An recent study from The Nielsen Company has shown that Americans have approximately 10 percent more time this year playing online games than last year, pushing the activity past checking email to become the second-most common online activity besides visiting social networks.

Drunk Pregnant Woman Tries To Rob Taco Stand With Hammer

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

"I want a soft shell, and this is a stickup. Give me all your money," the suspect reportedly told the cashier.

How BP's Static Kill Operation Plugged Oil Well? (pic)

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT


It's official: Shaq is a Celtic

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:54 PM PDT

Shaquille O'Neal has been signed to the Celtics, and Shaq says: ''I cannot wait to get to Boston to get started in pursuit of another championship."

Prop C passes in MO - First State to Reject Healthcare Bill

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Dog-killing DEA agents and now this. I hate my state.

Reading scores way down? Parents blame the test, not the kid

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Parents across Brownstone Brooklyn are slamming the Department of Education's just-released state reading test scores which show that more than half of fifth-graders can't read at grade level — a much-higher failure rate than last year's test.

US military uses manga to reach out to Japan

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The US military is using manga to teach a new generation in Japan about the importance of their half-century security alliance in a new comic book series.The story features an American boy called Usa-kun -- a word play on USA and "usagi", Japanese for rabbit -- who wears a hooded jacket with bunny ears and befriends a Japanese girl, Anzu Arai.

Rumors: 7-inch iPad, new iPods, early iPhone refresh

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

All of it could be coming as early as late 2010 or early 2011.

Mysterious Glow from the Milky Way Decoded

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Scientists have been puzzled by a mysterious infrared glow from the Milky Way and other galaxies, radiating from dusty regions in deep space.

Brett Favre's Top 6 Retirement Rumors. Yes,enough for a LIST

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Since the 2007 season, Favre has retired more times than the Detroit Lions have won games.

Meanwhile in India ... [Pic]

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT


Indonesian Parliament Broadcasts Porn

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

So much for a hung parliament?

Will Ferrell's Next Movie Will Be Entirely In Spanish

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Ferrell will star in and produce Casa de mi padre, which translates to House of my Father. The movie will be filmed entirely in Spanish and possibly subtitled in English. Maybe we should all be picturing something along the lines of Conan O'Brien's "Conando" sketches.

New Appliance Standards Give Fish Cause for Celebration

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Home appliance manufacturers agreed on Tuesday to new water and energy efficiency standards for washing machines, dishwashers, and other appliances that will save 5 trillion gallons of water and 9 quads of energy.

Google to Stop Developing Wave

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Google doesn't plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.

Palin’s Phantom Pipeline Steals $500 Million From Taxpayers

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

On August 27, 2008, Palin signed AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) into law awarding TransCanada 500 million dollars and a license to build and operate the $26-billion pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope. A license. That's all. The state will issued a license to Canadian energy company, TransCanada, and will pay ....

We Must Save the Planet By Eating Bugs

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Gross. Forget it. Van Huis proposes a two-phase plan: first just farming insects to feed to more conventional livestock; and then gradually introducing them directly to the menu for humans. "We're looking at ways of grinding the meat into some sort of patty, which would be more recognizable to western palates," he says.

Burglar Who Broke Into Almost 700 Homes FINALLY Locked Up

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A teenage one-man crimewave who burgled almost 700 homes was finally jailed for five years today after a judge who had previously given him 'one more chance' finally saw sense. Bradley Wernham, 19, was spared a prison sentence in October, despite admitting breaking into hundreds of homes and causing untold misery in his £1m crime spree....

Everything you need to know about Shark Week (pic)

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Just in case you don't have time to watch all of Discovery Channel's 23rd annual Shark Week, here's a comic making the rounds ...

Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Prosecutors across the U.S. are making the dubious claim that videotaping the police in action violates wiretap laws. But that's a stretch, to put it mildly

Taco Bell Removes the "Truck" from "Food Truck"

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Taking note of the success of mobile vendors across the country, Taco Bell just announced that it is rolling out several items inspired by Mexican street food. The chain is calling them Cantina Tacos and selling them at street-food prices, $1.49 a taco.

EFF: Website Help for Targets of Predatory Copyright Suits

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

EFF's new webpage at http://www.eff.org/uscg has important information for subpoena targets, including explanations of the claims made by USCG, discussions of possible responses, and resources to help people find legal counsel and assistance.

Free iPads For New UCI Medical Students

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

At a ceremony on Friday, 104 new medical students will each find an iPad in their pocket when they first don the iconic white coat. Incoming UC Irvine medical students will each get a 16GB 3g iPad already loaded with everything they'll need for their first year of school.

Breaking: Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:28 PM PDT

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that California's Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was released on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Six Rappers Talk Their Worst Summer Jobs Ever

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Certain rappers would have you believe they were running extensive criminal enterprises before they decided to pursue a career in rhymed verse, the truth is more mundane. Most rappers suffer the rite of working demoralizing dead-end jobs while attempting to jump-start their careers.

Hack pinpoints where you live: How I met your girlfriend

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Hacker shows how to find, stalk, steal your girlfriend, then knock on her door to deliver pizza and beer.

Barnes & Noble For Sale

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 02:18 PM PDT

Barnes & Noble Inc., put itself up for sale Tuesday, succumbing to mounting pressure from shareholder activists concerned about how digital books are eroding the traditional business of the nation's largest book-store chain.

Comparison: Corvette Grand Sport vs. Callaway Corvette SC606

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Stock or not? Pick your level of tune.

A Solar Salamander

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:38 PM PDT

Photosynthetic algae have been found inside the cells of a vertebrate for the first time.

Alex Rodriguez hits home run No. 600

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:28 PM PDT

Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs Wednesday, reaching the milestone after a 12-game drought -- and exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer -- with a drive off Toronto's Shaun Marcum in the first inning at Yankee Stadium.

Conan O'Brien's NY Duplex Sells For Record High Price

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The dollar figure marks one of the highest prices paid for a Manhattan apartment in 2010

The 'Arrested Development' Movie News Cycle Is Getting Silly

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Every time creator Mitchell Hurwitz or someone from the cast gets asked about it, their answer gets splashed all over the interwebs as if health care reform was passed all over again. Not even the second 'Star Wars' trilogy got this much attention.

General Motors Invests in a Bright Idea

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Let the puns begin...

Chewbacca Rides A Squirrel Into Battle Against Nazis!

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

It's a battle that is both frightening and awesome at the same time.

14 Inevitable Scientific Breakthroughs the World Will Regret

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The future of technology always finds some unexpected way to be terrifying. Our ancestors probably assumed lifelong protection from the chickenpox would come with a lot less arm stabbing.

WATCH:Colbert Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Racist Obama Book

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:39 PM PDT

Stephen Colbert had conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham on his show last night and called her out for making the most "hideous, hackneyed racial stereotypes" in her new book about President Obama.

Toyota faces new lawsuit over unintended acceleration

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Just when it looked like Toyota's name could be cleared of most unintended acceleration charges, a revised lawsuit filed in California claims the Japanese automaker knew of such problems as early as 2003 and did nothing to correct the situation.

So That's Where The PS3 Got Its Design From (PIC)

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT


Apple Quietly Enables Online Streaming To iPhone, iPad

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Buried in the release notes of an updated iPhone app is significant new functionality which lets Apple devices stream music from its online storage in a useful manner for the first time.

Katie Couric RAW: Leaked footage of Couric Making Fun of Sar

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Here is the entire clip reel of KATIE COURIC RAW. In these clips you will see Katie Couric making fun of Sarah Palin, her kids and women in sports.

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