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Thursday, August 12, 2010



9 Sports Jerseys You’ll Probably Find at the Thrift Store

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Sports jerseys are a funny thing. Those who choose to buy them shell out $200+ for an authentic jersey of their favorite player and wear it all over town with intense pride. Then, when the player leaves town, changes his number or doesn't pan out they cast it aside like a used condom. Here are 9 jerseys you can probably find at a thrift store.

GM CEO Whitacre says he's stepping down Sept. 1

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

DETROIT General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre says he's stepping down Sept. 1.Whitacre says he will be replaced by GM board member Daniel Akerson, the managing director and head of global buyout of The Carlyle Group.

US wants Iraq to pay bill for war victims

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Off a dusty street flanked by piles of rubble and bombed-out car skeletons, the Saleh family is rebuilding their home with American aid money they got because three family members were accidentally killed in crossfire between U.S. forces and insurgents.

10 Most Anticipated TV Shows Coming This Fall

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Zombies to gangsters to lethal ladies, here are the new shows coming this fall...

The History of Music Videos

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Music videos have long attributed to the success of albums, and, believe it or not, existed long before MTV and the days of Carson Daly on TRL. Here's our tribute to the history of music videos, a base that keeps stars like Michael Jackson in our iPods forever.

5 Reasons why Metroid: Other M will blow you away

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The story of Metroid: Other M has been one of sheer cynicism and initial sceptisicm, followed by gradually growing cautious optimism, until now, finally, as the release of the game is less than a month away, unbriddled anticipation.

Russian Fires Hit Radioactive Land Contaminated by Chernobyl

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Over 500 wildfires have been raging across Russia for the past week, and now forest service officials are reporting that blazes have reached lands already contaminated by radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Who wouldn't look at that?

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT


Kinect Won't Read Sign Language

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

We are excited about the potential of Kinect and its potential to impact gaming and entertainment. Microsoft files lots of patent applications to protect our intellectual property, not all of which are brought to market right away. Kinect that is shipping this holiday will not support sign language.

'Cathy' comic strip to end after 34 years - CNN.com

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:12 PM PDT

For 34 years, she has obsessed about food, relationships, work, and her mother -- but now Cathy the comic-strip character is about to say goodbye.

Flakboy 2 - Inflict Maximum Damage to a Crash Test Dummy

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Use mines, guns, trampolines, spikes and sparky to cause as much damage to a crash test dummy. Oh, there's also a duck.

LA Times: Congress Should License Online Poker Now

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Congress' attempt to crack down on online gaming four years ago has failed. Rather than stopping Americans from playing poker, the bill simply drove U.S. residents to sites based in countries where online gaming is legal. It's time for Congress to pass legislation allowing U.S. companies to compete in this market and to provide some oversight.

Video Quality Less Important When You're Enjoying Content

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Research from Rice University's Department of Psychology finds that if you like what you're watching, you're less likely to notice the difference in video quality of the TV show, Internet video or mobile movie clip. The findings come from the recently released study "The Effect of Content Desirability on Subjective Video Quality Ratings"

Time Warner Cable iPad App Brings Interactive Program Guide

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Time Warner Cable is the latest cable, satellite or IPTV company to soon bring out an iPad app that will make watching TV easier.

Google Wave: A Pissed Off Tutorial

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Google Wave has been canceled, and it's all your fault.

Rare 2,200-year-old gold coin found in Israel

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

A rare gold coin dating back 2,200 years was discovered by a combined university research team in Israel, a top Israeli antiquities official said Thursday.

10 y/o Learns How to Nail 720s

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

When I was 10 years old I couldn't ride in a straight line on a skateboard without falling on my face. Way to go, little dude.

Kimmel: Why is my Twitter feed ***** with me? (pic)

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT


Pop Music's Presidential Cabinet

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

About a week ago, Wyclef Jean announced that he was running for the presidency of Haiti, despite having no previous experience in the world of politics. This got us at BeatCrave to thinking about how the presidential cabinet would look like if the whole country decided to say screw it and elect famous pop stars to political office.

Huckabee Opposes Changing 14th Amendment

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Distinguishing himself once more from his GOP rivals when it comes to immigration policy, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Wednesday that he didn't back efforts to rethink and perhaps repeal the part of the 14th Amendment that guarantees birthright citizenship.

Top 10 Hottest Cheerleading Teams in History

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A judge in Connecticut recently ruled that cheerleading isn't a sport. He said nothing, however, about cheerleader-watching.

Free software politely puts an end to offensive email

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

For those of us who struggle with the finer points of anti-inflammatory email communication, Canadian-based software company, Lymbix recently introduced ToneCheck, free, online-software to help us check ourselves before we wreck ourselves (to paraphrase the wise words of Ice Cube). The email plug-in is currently available for use with Microsoft Out

Researchers Hack Cars via Wireless Tire Pressure Sensors

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Back in May, we told you about a study that proved it's fairly easy to remotely hack into a car's onboard computer. Now, researchers at the University of South Carolina and Rutgers University have figured out how to hack into the tire-pressure-monitoring systems (TPMS) featured on many vehicles.

How Credit Card Companies Make Their Money

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

For people that do pay their bills on time, it can be difficult to imagine how credit card companies ever make money and how much money they could possibly be making. Here's a look at how credit works and how these companies make their dough.

New Gmail plugin that lets you send (or receive) email later

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Boomerang for Gmail: Send and receive email when it's handy for you.

CDMA iPhone 4 has N92 codename, nears production

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Apple's long rumored CDMA iPhone is now more than just a skunkworks project and has a codename, tips revealed this evening. John Gruber now understands that the device is known internally as N92 and is already at the Engineer Validation Test (EVT) stage.

When to use i.e. in a sentence - The Oatmeal

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 02:09 PM PDT

A grammar guide explaining when to use i.e.

Breath test detects different cancer types

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 02:09 PM PDT

Scientists are sniffing out cancer before X-rays can.

Russia Fires, Pakistan Floods Linked?

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:56 PM PDT

The ongoing, deadly Russian wildfires and Pakistan floods may be connected by powerful atmospheric forces that are being boosted by global warming, scientists say.

Time for Super Taxes for the Super Rich?

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

The super-rich are very different than you and I, except that is when it comes to tax rates. Couples making $137,000 pay 25% of their income in federal taxes. But someone making 10 times that or $1.5 million a year, or for that matter $100 million, will pay 35%.

Jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 with Redsn0w [How to Guide]

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Yes you heard it right! Jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2 that came 2 hours ago.

Serial killer arrested in Atlanta

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:29 PM PDT

A man who is believed to be the serial killer who has killed in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio over the last few months has been caught in Georgia by Atlanta police. Five victims were murdered and up to 15 others wounded in the three states in a

Breaking: Judge: Gay Marriage Stay Remains in Place for now

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:19 PM PDT

Hundreds of people had been lining up outside the courthouse waiting for their chance to tie the knot.

Man now known as 'One Nation Under God'

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

One Nation Under God, who was known as Steve Kreuscher before he made his first name change in 2008, said his next name will be 777, a sequence significant in Christianity.

BioShock Infinite Revealed

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 12:42 PM PDT

Our first look at Irrational Games' return to the BioShock universe.

Astronaut Undies & Other Space Oddities (PICS)

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

This gallery is a sampling of some of the bizzaro space goods that have been auctioned at Swann Auction Galleries and Sotheby's.

Valuing Apple at $400 per share - Fortune Tech

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 12:24 PM PDT

Here's how to beat Wall Street at its own game, and learn why shares of Apple will be at $400 in two years.

Chrome to Phone now available in Android Market

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 12:14 PM PDT

Chrome to Phone isn't a new product -- we've been using it since May, in fact --but Google's second mobile announcement today (behind Voice Actions)

Different Between Rich and Poor

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Hundreds Evacuated, At Least 1 Dead After Flooding in Iowa

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Three nights of heavy rainfall caused Iowa creeks and rivers to swell, forcing hundreds of residents from their homes and killing a 16-year-old girl when three cars were swept away by a torrent of water on a rural road. In Ames, flooding contributed to a water main break that forced the city to shut off water to its roughly 55,000 residents...

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