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Sunday, August 22, 2010



10 Classic PC Games That Found New Life on the iPhone

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Apple's iPhone may mark a second golden age of computer gaming for a lot of reasons. The open marketplace means anyone can create a game; from major companies to just a couple of talented people in a garage. The result is a new boom in innovation, the likes of which we haven't seen in about 20 years.

Most Quoted Lines by Movie Geeks....

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Classic 'keeper' lines from some classic (or at least memorable) movies...

American Apparel faces bankruptcy as store chain unravels -

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

He is the king of the hipsters; the eccentric fashion magnate behind a firm that turned skinny jeans and luminous Spandex into the uniform of the naughty noughties.

Man, 107 Celebrates B-day at McDonald's

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

One good thing about turning 107-years-old — it seems you don't have to worry about cholesterol................

This is what happens when I tell people I'm colorblind [PIC]

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT


NASA Announces Shuttle Songwriting Contest

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Would-be songwriters will get a chance at fame by penning a wake-up song for NASA's last space shuttle mission, officials said.

Note At A Buddhist Monastery (PIC)

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Old Age May Be Yankees' Biggest Hurdle to World Series

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

When the Yankees look in their rear-view mirror, they should be most concerned not with the tailgating Rays nor the blip in the distance known as the Red Sox. The biggest threat bearing down the on the Yankees is Father Time. If they don't repeat as World Series champions, the reason could very well be age.

The Tillman Story: 6 'Shocking' Documentary Takeaways

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A newly released documentary reopens the case of Pat Tillman, the football star who left behind a lucrative NFL career after the 9/11 attacks to join the Army. The one-time Cardinal safety was killed in Afghanistan in an April 2004 incident that was initially represented by the Pentagon as an enemy ambush, but later revealed to be a friendly fire.

Bank Robber Arrested After Emailing Paper Heist Details

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

We know how great the temptation is to throw out a nasty comment when a journalist gets something wrong, but let this story out of Germany be a lesson to you that sometimes discretion is advised.

Captain Kirk Was Here (PIC)

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT


Renewed Economic Uncertainty is Testing Americans

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

In Striking Shift, Small Investors Flee Stock Market!

Girl (11) Killed & Beheaded in Swaziland 'for Witchcraft'

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

An 11-year-old albino girl from Swaziland was shot dead in front of her friends and then beheaded in what police believe was a ritual murder.

Blagojevich won't rule out return to politics

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday that he won't rule out another run for political office if federal prosecutors fail to convict him at a second trial.

Monkey Business: Fairness Isn't Just A Human Trait

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Humans and monkeys share more than physical evolutionary heritage -- they share many behavioral traits, too, like the concepts of fairness and curiosity. Monkeys, like humans, are able to recognize when they receive less than someone else.

The Perfect Hooters Location

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT


China closes factories as green deadline looms

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

China, facing the risk of embarrassment if it misses a looming environmental deadline, has ordered thousands of companies to close high-polluting plants as its leadership vies to retool economic growth.

Inside the HDMI cable scam

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

"Have you seen HDMI cables online or in stores labeled '120 Hz,' '240Hz' and '480 Hz'? It's easy enough to slap such labels on HDMI cables but it's a sham. HDMI cables can no more be manufactured for specific refresh-rate HDTVs than a garden hose can be manufactured specifically to water seeded lawns and sod lawns. The same water flows through..."

Jobs Notes iPhone 3G's iOS 4 Issues To Be Addressed Soon

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

There have been many complaints about the performance of iOS 4.0.x on the older iPhone 3G model, in that the two-year-old model, while supported on iOS 4, runs horribly on the new OS. While Apple has acknowledged the issue, and begun actively investigating it, there hasn't been much real news about a release to fix the issue, until now.

Heliotrope: The World's First Energy Positive Solar Home

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

This rotating solar home was the seed for the ambitious Sonnenschiff Solar Development and the modern solar movement in Germany. The home takes full advantage of the sun by rotating with it, allowing daylight to course though its triple-pane windows and energize its large roof-mounted solar array and solar thermal pipes.

Returning astronauts as weak as 80-year-olds: study

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA contemplates prolonged trips to asteroids and Mars.

How a Single Mr. T Movie Defined a Decade

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Both the 80s and Mr. T reached their apex in a movie nobody's ever seen.

Cubs Manager, Lou Piniella, Will Retire After Sunday's Game

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Piniella announced that due to his mother's failing health, his retirement will be effective following the Cubs game against the Braves on Sunday afternoon.

Greenland The Beauty

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Greenland has the world's famous icebergs & glaciers. The top of earth & breathtaking beauty. Greenland is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.

Nerd Party

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT


India Tries Using Cash Bonuses to Slow Birthrates

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Limiting births would allow India time to curb a population that threatens to turn its demography from an asset into a burden.

Researchers Identify FDA Approved Drugs That May Fight HIV

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Researchers have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine -- both FDA approved and currently used in pre-cancer and cancer therapy -- were found to eliminate HIV infection in the mouse model by causing the virus to mutate itself to death.

The Internet's 5 Billionth Device Will Soon Go Live

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

According to IMS, the internet will see its five billionth device plugged in sometime this month – I would presume, of course, that their projection excludes the possibility of any humanity-extinguishing catastrophes.

Who's that, Mommy? (PIC)

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 10:30 AM PDT


American Airlines Adds Ridiculous "Special Coach Seats" Fee

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 10:20 AM PDT

It used to be that the money you were charged for a seat in basic coach was called a fare. But in our age of nickle-and-dime airline fees, even the most trivial parts of the flight experience are up for grabs.

British Singer 'commits suicide' at Belgian Music Festival

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Charles Haddon, frontman of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, leapt to his death from a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at the Pukkelpop festival.

World's 20 Biggest Yachts

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

World's 20 Biggest Yachts - Some have missiles; some have swimming pools; some have 90-person staffs—all of these boats are enormous vessels of power, expense, and luxury!

Egg Recall Expands To More Than Half A Billion Nationwide

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 09:30 AM PDT

More than a half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. The outbreak has already sickened more than 1,000 people and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase.

Technology Leads More Park Visitors Into Trouble

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

As more bring digital devices to national parks, rangers are seeing an increase in mishaps involving technology.

Arrested Development: The Action Thriller?

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

I'm going to war!!

Emmy Winners Include NPH, Old Spice Guy, And More

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Betty White, John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris and Old Spice Guy win Emmys

Big airline mergers mean good news for small carriers

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 08:10 AM PDT

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, 52, thinks JetBlue will gain customers because of the service lapses that tend to accompany colossal airline mergers. "If the industry ends up with, say, three network carriers (from today's five), there's going to be plenty of space for the JetBlues of the world"

Raucous Active Galaxy Destroys Own Environment

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 08:00 AM PDT

The powerful radio source in the center of M87 is a supermassive black hole, ripping away at the heart of the galaxy.

New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Footage

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 07:40 AM PDT

Capcom has released three new videos of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, featuring the first footage of Viewtiful Joe and Dormammu in action.

Flyers Trade Asham To Pittsburgh To Keep Carcillo

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 07:20 AM PDT

Arron Asham has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers' in-state rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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