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Wednesday, August 18, 2010



The do's and don'ts of asking someone out online

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Don't e-mail a romantic interest unless he gave you his address directly.Facebook has been blamed for fueling jealousy and even divorces.Twitter is a limited tool: You have only 140 characters to show your, well, character.

Back-To-School Tech Guide 2010

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

This guide for gift-givers and students rounds up the best gadgets and apps to ease the transition back to campus.

15 Movies that Killed People

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

According to overbearing parents and politicians who are so hopelessly out of touch, violent and sex-filled movies will turn you into a homicidal anarchist, or God will strike you dead from sheer blasphemy. We all know they're crazy, reactionary and no one has ever died or killed someone because of a movie. Uh…except when they kind of did.

Hammer-in-Head Man Making Full Recovery

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Chinese worker Yuan Dongjiang embedded a hammer in his forehead and left eye socket by falling while working on a construction site in China…

50 Really Useful Android Tips and Tricks

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Android is a great little mobile operating system for the modern smartphone, but it can feel a little bewildering and complex to the newcomer.

5 Not So Super (Real Life) Heroes & Villains

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Who wouldn't want to live in a world occupied by superheroes and super villains? Okay maybe not the villains so much. Still, imagine never having to worry about falling down an open sewer (as opposed to falling down open sewers 2-3 times a week.

Xbox 360 Ad Banned for Using Higher Resolution PS3 Footage

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has found that Square-Enix, the makers of the popular sci-fi game Final Fantasy XIII had misled video gamers by not using images from the Xbox 360 but from its arch rival, the PlayStation 3.

Uncle says brothers in $381k food stamp fraud not terrorists

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

"The money went to family, to help them live" uncle says. Federal prosecutors repeatedly have said foreign money transfers and visits to other countries by the Sufi brothers, who allegedly bilked $381,467 from federal food assistance programs and profited on illegal banking activities, are "troubling."

Gulf Air Better After Oil Rig Capped

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Coastal air quality on the U.S. Gulf Coast is improving now that the oil leak has been stopped, University of California, San Francisco, researchers said.

Chinese iPhone-maker Foxconn rallies workers after suicides

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets packed a stadium at their massive campus Wednesday, waving pompoms and shouting slogans at a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides at the company's heavily regimented factories.

Fence Tech Along the Southern U.S. Border (Maps + Pics)

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The Secure Fence Act (2006) instructed the Department of Homeland Security to protect 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. Here are some of the ways the U.S. attempts to regulate its southern frontier.

BP: The Check's In The Mail. Actually, Wait, No It Isn't.

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

BP tells hundreds of oil spill claimants they've been paid, but forgets the check

Obama engaging in kitchen-table politics in Ohio

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Pivoting from million-dollar fundraisers to more mainstream struggles, President Barack Obama is sitting down at the kitchen table of an Ohio family for a chat about the economy and a chance to promote his ideas.

Why Drunk Drivers May Get Behind the Wheel?

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

A new study shows the impact of alcohol intoxication on reasoning and problem-solving abilities and may explain why some people feel they have recovered enough to drive after drinking.

GamePro Review: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light | 4.5/5

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Focusing less on her tight tops and short shorts, Guardian of Light lets Lara do what she does best: kick ass, collect treasure, and decipher brain-bending puzzles. The addition of co-op and several other game-changing tweaks only serve to complement this can't-miss formula.

The 10 Best Swimming Holes in America

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Nature's swimming pools are key to beating the summer heat. Fortunately, you'll find them everywhere, from New York to California.

The Climate Change Gamble: Is It An Unacceptable Risk? [VID]

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Longtime outspoken critic of globalism and what he calls the "rationalist elite," John Ralston Saul argues it's time for a big shift in our political and corporate thinking. "If it's a 50/50 chance that there is global warming.. and it's caused by human beings, then waiting around to prove it, is an unacceptable risk."

Facebook friend request gets man in jail

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A Florida man who reportedly admits to violating a restraining order by sending his estranged wife a friend request on Facebook is arrested and jailed. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.

Dinner Choices (PIC)

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT


Body Counts for ‘The Expendables’ Cast (Infographic)

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

If you think the cast of 'The Expendables'  killed a lot of bad guys in that movie, you haven't seen anything yet – check out their combined 'kill numbers' based on all their movies.

AL Mayoral Aspirant Photoshops Nick Saban On Flyer For Votes

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

Actor Michael Douglas treated for throat tumour

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas is undergoing treatment for a tumour in his throat, his publicist has said.

Born in the USA: Patriotic anthem or heartbroken lament?

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

In a sense, "Born in the USA" was two different songs: the one Bruce Springsteen wrote and the one Bruce Springsteen's fans heard.

New Pics From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

New pictures from the set of the upcoming blockbuster Harry Potterand the Deathly Hallows: Part I featuring the film's incredible cast, which includes Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton and Jason Isaacs, among others.

Portal 2 Release Date Announced For February 9, 2011

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Valve announced the disappointing news back in June that Portal 2's release would be delayed from this holiday season into next year, but it turns out it won't be too much longer of a wait after all. During GamesCom 2010 in Germany, Valve confirmed the new release date of February 9, 2011.

How You Will Get Hurt at Burning Man? (Infographic)

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A graph of the injury reports from the past three years of the Burning Man arts festival.

Chinese weapon could change balance of power in Pacific

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile that could be launched with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers.

Elvis as you’ve never seen him

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

It's a strange fact that just as Elvis Presley fans in Britain hoped to see their hero perform here, but were repeatedly denied the chance, so most of them have never seen a hugely popular American biopic that covers the first half of his astonishing career.

Yahoo starts Bing transition, kills Search Monkey

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:02 PM PDT

Starting this week, searchers on Yahoo will start to see a little "Powered by Bing" message at the bottom of the results page, as the two companies start the public phase of their huge search deal completed last year.

Rounds Brings Its Video Chat Goodness To Facebook

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The app, which is called Video Chat Rounds, lets you interact with Facebook users over video, not only to chat but also to play games, enhance conversations with effects in real-time, share Flickr photos, watch YouTube videos, exchange virtual gifts and much more.

8 of the Dirtiest Sexual Innuendos in Children's Cartoons

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 01:00 PM PDT

As children, we spent many Saturday mornings watching our favorite cartoons on the tube. These days, we may re-watch the same cartoons we watched a decade (or even two decades) ago and find some utterly horrifying-yet-hilarious sexual innuendos sprinkled throughout them.

25 Scariest Moments in Non-Horror Movies

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Sometimes the most frightening moments in movies come when they're least expected, and from movies that were never meant to be scary in the first place.

Candidate To Accuse Opponent Of Racism To See What Happens

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

With polls showing him trailing in New York's Republican primary race for U.S. Senate, candidate David Malpass told reporters Friday he planned to accuse his opponent Bruce Blakeman of racism just to see if it caught on with anybody.

5 Reasons Immortality Would be Worse than Death

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

If you take a moment to think about it, immortality is grossly overrated.

The History of Digg (Infographic )

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

A hot girlfriend and a house or a geeky programmer and a social news site ? That's an easy one for many of us however the same can't hold true for Digg founder Kevin Rose. This infograhpic gives us a rundown on the history of Digg.com .

Grandma Sexually Abuses Kids, Makes Them Eat Their Own Feces

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Say hello to Rose Johnson, the grandmother you most want to avoid around the holidays.

Monkeys comfort each other after conflict

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Macaques who witness conflict often seek out the company of other bystanders – perhaps as a way to relieve tension within the group as a whole.

HBO not streaming on Netflix anytime soon

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 11:25 AM PDT

If you were hoping to see HBO's content show up on Netflix's streaming service, things aren't looking to

What Your Gamertag Says About You [Chart]

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Your gamertag is your online identity, which of course is more important than your actual identity since you probably meet way more people online than you do on your rare visits outside.

Dear Walt Disney (PICS)

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

What a sweet little girl. I'm glad her message got to the right person. This chain of letters will certainly make you smile.

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