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Tuesday, August 17, 2010



Rolling Stone TRUE BLOOD cover is bloody as hell (nsfw pic)

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT


Pink Floyd removed from iTunes After Contract Expires

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Numerous Albums from legendary rock bank Pink Floyd have disappeared from Apple iTunes store, along with other digital storefronts, following the expiration of a contract between the band and its record label.

A Proposed Billy the Kid Pardon Stirs Passions in New Mexico

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

An Old West showdown is revived as Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico is considering whether to grant a pardon to Billy the Kid. Among opponents are descendants of the sheriff who killed him.

Worried Americans Look Inward

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Economic anxiety tends to bubble up in three related forms: isolationism, protectionism and anti-immigration sentiment. The question is which leaders in both political parties will push back against them.

NASA's New Robot In Space Is A Star On Twitter

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Robonaut 2 is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station in November, fields Twitter questions in the meantime.

Glenn Beck's Rally Spurs Anger

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, with Sarah Palin among the scheduled speakers, will take place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech there. Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck's plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place.

5 Super Neat Ways to Use a Hooker - The Oatmeal

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Hookers are good for a lot more than just sexy adventure time.

BREAKING NEWS: Favre heading to Twin Cities

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 02:31 PM PDT

The quarterback is headed to the Twin Cities, according to NFL Network.

Comparing United States' Credit Rating to the World

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Here's a look at the United States' credit rating compared to other nations that rank in the top 20.

Human-electric hybrid car expected next year (w/ Video)

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A human-electric hybrid vehicle, the 'Imagine PS,' capable of 100 kph (60 mph) on the flat and 50 kph uphill, is expected to be commercially available next year.

I Love...... (PIC)

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT


Immersion 101: Music and Sound

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Great games generally have similar elements in common; a unique tone, a richly detailed setting, strong writing, memorable characters, the list goes on. One of the simplest ways in which to impact many, if not all of those elements is a portion of gaming that often goes unrecognized, or even ignored: Music, and sound.

Shopkick App: Bargain Finder or eStalker?

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

What retailers see as sophisticated marketing, privacy advocates see as intrusive. Shopkick knows where you are, what you buy, your spending habits, passions, excesses.

Scott Pilgrim's journey from comic book to movie

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Hollywood's obsession with comic books led to media giant Walt Disney Co.'s $4.3-billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros.' decision to revamp its DC Entertainment unit. But it's also transforming even the smallest comic book players.

Eli Manning Got F-D Up (pic)

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT


Disney accused in a lawsuit of spying w/flash cookies

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

A lawsuit filed in federal court last week alleges that a group of well-known Web sites broke the law by secretly tracking the Web movements of their users, including children.

Arkansas Reporter Fired After Wearing Gators Hat

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

An Arkansas radio personality announced that she was fired Monday, two days after wearing a Florida Gators hat to an Arkansas Hogs news conference.

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Realistically, the zombies would all be dead long before you even got a chance to fire up that chainsaw motorcycle you've been working on.

Wasted Potential: The Cost Of Marijuana Prohibition [pic]

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

850,000 arrests a year. $340 billion in lost tax revenue.$14 billion on the drug war. The real cost of keeping marijuanaillegal in America.

Babies rented to beggars in South Africa

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Creches in the South African city of Pretoria have been renting out babies left in their care to beggars who use them to elicit sympathy money from motorists.

Synthetic Diamonds Offer Key to Razor Blades That Last Years

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

A diamond-tipped razor blade from Germany could soon supplant its disposable counterpart in the face-shaving department—and we're not just splitting follicles. Developed by Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte (GFD) in Ulm, the Diamaze PSD comprises a tungsten carbide blade that is coated with a film of synthetic, industrial-grade diamonds.

Fires Can Create "Volcanic" Thunderclouds

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Intense fires have the power to generate dirty thunderclouds that may be influencing the climate, scientists have discovered.

Meet Faith, the two-legged dog who is inspiring injured troo

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The eight-year old labrador-chow cross is a favourite at army bases and hospitals, where she 'marches' around on her hind legs, dressed in a military jacket.

Facebook's biggest advertisers' spend even more

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Facebook Inc.'s biggest advertisers have boosted spending by at least tenfold in the past year as the social network crossed the half-billion user mark, becoming more alluring to marketers that want to reach a broad online audience.

Qualcomm to ship 1.5GHz QSD8672 Snapdragon processor in Q4

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

And you thought a dual-core 1.2GHz chip was quick. If all goes to plan (that's a big "if," by the way), Qualcomm will one-up its Computex standout before the end of this year

Researchers discover 'gold mine' linking DNA to cholesterol

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Heart health depends in no small part on diet and exercise, but genes are also crucial. Now, scientists involved in a massive genetic study have come a step closer to understanding the latter's role, identifying 95 DNA regions associated with cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Final Adobe Flash Player Available For Nexus One

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

With Adobe Flash Player 10.1 available for Android, Nexus One users will be able to access a variety of rich media directly from the browser. This includes in-line videos, multiple games and more.

Saddest Photo Evar [Pic]

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:30 AM PDT


Hulu IPO Could Come This Fall

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Hulu IPO Could Come This Fall

GamesRelay - Mass Effect is heading to PlayStation 3

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Mic Fullwood writes: The Electronic Arts GamesCom press conference is currently underway and BioWare have taken the stage with two big announcements, one of which is that the Mass Effect franchise will be heading to the PlayStation 3.

AOL Aims High With Hyperlocal Journalism Project

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

The initiative, called Patch, launched its 100th local news site on Tuesday. AOL is expanding the program quickly and plans to cover 500 communities by the end of the year. But the company faces competition from well-established hyperlocal sites, and profitability remains to be seen.

The History of Aquaman Explained

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

The convoluted history of a character with a 60 year continuous storyline.

Eels: Mystery Travelers

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

They spend decades in rivers and lakes, then cross oceans and spawn in secret.

10 Worst (Although Memorable) Hollywood Mothers

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Mothers are always the best of all our earthly treasures. This is a part of the list of the entire make believe and funny deviations created as part of the world of movie gimmicks. There are loads more of some of the worst ever movie mothers for you to know. Just keep watching.

Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad, Kills 51 Iraqi Army Recruits

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 09:50 AM PDT

A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among dozens of Iraqi army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in downtown Baghdad in a devastating strike that officials said killed 51 people and wounded 119.

College Football's Preseason Top 25

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Who's the best in College Football for 2010?

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Supercar Hybrid; 198 MPH, 78 MPG

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 09:20 AM PDT

The video discusses the importance of the car to the brand, and shows some simply beautiful footage of the car with a great musical background. In fact, Michael Mauer, Porsche design chief, goes as far as to say that the 918 symbolizes that the Porsche brand as a whole even has a future as it is an answer to the "environmental discussion."

New Data Density World Record: 4 Trillion Bits / Inch²

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan have recorded data at a density of 4 trillion bits per square inch, which is a world record for the experimental 'ferroelectric' data storage method.

James Cameron Thinks Hurt Locker Should Have Been in 3D

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 08:20 AM PDT

C'mon, Jimmy. Why not admit you're hocking all this 3D technology in an effort to fill your own pockets?

Massive judgment in WoW copyright infringement case

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 08:10 AM PDT

By Eriq Gardner A federal court has thrown down the gauntlet against the operator of a private server used to play the MMORP game World of Warcraft...

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