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Saturday, August 14, 2010



Financial Fallout: The Surprising Effects of a Recession

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

During the current recession, Americans' primary focus is on securing new jobs or holding on to the ones they have, shoring up their savings, and adopting no-frills spending habits—and rightfully so.

Ailing 7-Year-Old Becomes Rock Star for a Day

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Everyone has played this game: If you had only one wish, what would it be? For Kassaundra Ramirez, the question was no game. The 7-year-old knew what she wanted. And on Friday, her wish came true.

Protesters denounce Google plan for 'two-tier internet'

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Around 100 people have rallied outside Google's California offices to protest against controversial proposals to alter how data is treated over the web.

1,200 flip-flops to aid quake-ravaged Haiti

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

It started with a few pairs of broken flip flops and a makeshift repair using medical tubing and staples. Months — and 1,200 flip flops — later, this humanitarian effort has developed into unique way to help Haitians who are still struggling after a devastating earthquake.

Nevada - It's Not Just About Casinos [Pic]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Is General Motors Ready to Be Publicly Traded Again?

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

If all goes according to plan at General Motors, shares of the company's stock will soon be trading once again on the New York Stock Exchange. The automaker, which declared bankruptcy in 2009 and is today 61 percent owned by the U.S. government, hopes to raise $16 billion in the second-largest IPO in U.S. history.

Got This Dollar With Change Today [Pic]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Battle of The Beers at Britian's Beer Festival: USA vs UK

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

For lurking like sediment in an empty barrel is the controversial claim that American craft brewers, in their enthusiastic efforts to recreate the traditional bitters, porters, stouts, milds and golden ales of England, Scotland and Wales, are actually now bettering them.

StarCraft 2 as a third-person zombie shooter [VID]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Its amazing how flexible the Starcraft 2 engine can be. People are making amazing mods/maps and a user by the name of malou5a has made this amazing StarCraft 2 map which will let you play the game as a third person zombie shooter.

Obama Family Visits Gulf Coast to Boost Area Economy

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama and his family arrived on Florida's Gulf coast today for a trip that's part business and part pleasure, as his administration hopes to provide the region with an economic boost in the aftermath of the BP Plc oil spill. "Today, the well is capped," Obama said after meeting with local officials and...

GOP Candidate Wants Internment Camps for Illegal Immigrants

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

"We can ship them out to the middle of the country and put up high walls and leave them there," said Marg Baker, the middle-aged real estate broker vying for the Republican nomination in Florida

Why e-readers like Amazon Kindle will soon cost under $100

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Late last month, Amazon unveiled a new version of its Kindle e-book reader that, like every new Kindle, is thinner, lighter, and smaller than the previous one. It's also the cheapest Kindle ever -- the new Wi-Fi version sells for just $139.

Ford Europe Sales Fall 22 Percent

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Following the market's general downward trend, Ford's European division posted a 22 percent sales decline in July.

AT&T is just bad for the wrong people in the wrong places

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Here's the truth about AT&T's wireless network: On the whole, despite what you've heard, it's not actually that bad. It's just bad for the wrong people in the wrong places -- mostly tech- and media-types in New York and San Francisco, California.

7 Sports Figures Possibly Hated More Than Lebron

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Right now, LeBron James is one of the most polarizing figures in sports. Even Michael Jordan in talking smack about him, which must be humiliating. But LeBron is far from unique in the pantheon of hated sports figures. Here's a look at seven others who are possibly hated more than Lebron.

The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time [Videos]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

What is it about a perfectly done horror movie? Some use the time time-tested hot-chick-in-distress formula, some hinge on graphic displays of gore that make you recoil (even though you keep watching, sick bastard), and some simply shake you to the core. Either way, with Friday the 13th upon us, here are the best ones of all time w/ video evidence.

Utah Teens Save Toddler Run Over by Car (VIDEO)

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Three teens saved a 2-year-old boy by lifting a car that had him pinned down.

New Research Shows Ocean Color Can Change Hurricane Patterns

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Recent research shows that the color of the ocean can have a big influence on the occurence of hurricanes -- the greener the ocean, the more hurricanes.

Neptune 'dead zones' hold more rocks than asteroid belt

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The icy world may have a personal rock collection that dwarfs the objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

1 in 3 AT&T iPhone Customers Will Ditch for Verizon

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

A new study indicates that a significant chunk of current iPhone users on AT&T are waiting to ditch their carrier for an alternative Apple smartphone carrier.

Randy Couture Really Is Captain America

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Some people think that Randy Couture's "Captain America" nickname is a bit campy. But it's the one that fits him the best.

Twitter Launches New "You Both Follow" Feature, More

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 11:31 AM PDT

Twitter just rolled out a number of new features on Twitter.com. Many users have noticed the changes which seem to have hit within the last few minutes.

Surge in Greek Suicides Is Coming, Warns Mental Health Group

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The number of suicides in Greece is likely to increase significantly in 2010, mainly due to the country's financial crisis. The Klimaka group said the number of calls received at its suicide prevention hot line had tripled since the beginning of the year, and unofficial numbers suggest suicides will be twice 2008's total of 366.

Cholera Confirmed in Pakistani Flood Disaster

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A case of the deadly waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect there to be more, the U.N. said Saturday. The discovery came as new flood surges hit the south and the prime minister said the deluge has made 20 million people homeless.

And The Phone Never Rang (PIC)

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Sadly there is still no one to takers on this.

Zombies Return to Call of Duty

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Best Buy has let the undead cat out of the bag by revealing that Treyarch will be bringing the wildly popular zombie mode to its Call of Duty: World at War follow up, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Wait... Did this sponge just threaten me?

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:30 AM PDT


Is It Wrong to Train Your Toddler to Dagger? [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:20 AM PDT

It pains us to say that training your toddler to "dagger" like a half-naked midget on meth is just plain WRONG. Sure, it might be the most hilarious party trick ever invented by man. And yes, giving the little guy a Skerrit Bwoy hairdo is infinitely adorable. But, dude, it's wrong.

Man Accused Of Pushing Woman Into Side Of Moving Train

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:20 AM PDT

An evening commute turned into a near death experience for a Manhattan woman. Witnesses said they saw a crazed straphanger push her into the side of a moving train. An "R" train barreling into a Midtown subway station nearly killed 39-year-old Manhattanite Ute Linhart. But she didn't fall in front of the train. She was pushed.

Terrifying Children's Book Art of Japanese Monsters

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Prolific Japanese artist Gojin Ishihara drew pictures that I'm guessing were explicitly designed to scare the living hell out of the kids who read them.

Christmas Comes Early For Syracuse Fans

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

For the 2nd consecutive year, coach Jim Boeheim and his staff in upstate New York have secured a commitment from either the number 1 or 2 center prospect in the high school ranks.

Video: Steven Slater's Escape From JetBlue

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Exclusive surveillance video footage of the moment JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater activated the emergency slide and launched himself into notoriety. Keep your eye on the front left side of the plane.

Obama throws support behind controversial Islamic center

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

President Obama threw his support behind a controversial proposal to build an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero, saying Friday that "Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country."

New Superbacteria, Immune To Most Antibiotics Spreading Fast

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 09:20 AM PDT

A new mutation that makes bacteria resistant to pretty much every antibiotic known to man has become increasingly prevalent on the Indian subcontinent and has made the leap to both the UK and the United States, according to a new report in the Lancet. Because there's nothing modern medical science can do to stop it, the NDM-1 "superbug" may spread

Disney's new 'Star Tours' will be amazing [Video]

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Disney's Star Tours is now closed in Anaheim, and closes soon in Orlando, for a massive overhaul to Star Tours II. Disney has now released one of the queue videos that play on the big jumptron screen while you wait in line.

Rage Release Date Announced for September 13th, 2011

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

At its Quakecon presentation today, id Software dropped an official release date for Rage. The game will be coming on September 13, 2011 for the U.S., and September 15 for Europe.

Landslides strike Zhouqu County, China - The Big Picture

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 08:50 AM PDT

At midnight on Sunday August 8th, a temporary lake caused by a recent landslide broke loose above the town of Zhouqu, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China. The outflow slid down the valley as a wall of mud, wiping out houses and muli-story buildings, and killing at least 1,144 residents - with over 600 still reported as missing....

Single Neurons Can Detect Sequences!

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Single neurons in the brain are surprisingly good at distinguishing different sequences of incoming information according to new research by UCL neuroscientists.

The Last Technology Holdouts: Professors

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Though most colleges can point to several cutting-edge teaching experiments on their campuses, a recent national assessment called the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement suggests that old-school instruction remains the norm.

Make iPhone Calls Even When AT&T Coverage Sucks

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 08:20 AM PDT

Move over, Skype; there's a better solution for small businesses. Line2 is the first genuine dual-mode Wi-Fi calling app for the iPhone and iPad.

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