Ive never been scared and turned on at the same time (PICS)
Friday, 30 September 2011
In honor of Banned Book Week, a look at the controversies surrounding some of our most popular and cherished reads.
What do you think about when I say PETA? Animal rights.
Celebrities posing naked. Vegetarian and vegan awareness. All great things, right? Sure. Too bad they're a bunch of reasonless rabblerousers that doesn't care about a human life.
Did you know that the US is the only Western nation with zero legally mandated vacation days? More not-so-fun facts about our workforce in the infographic.
For those of us old enough to have traveled in pre-digital days, its amazing to realize how quickly all of this has changed.
But whats perhaps even more interesting is to look at these changes on a sociological level, how they are breaking down barriers, giving travelers the increasing ability to engage different places around the world as global citizens.� Here are 12 specific ways
Coffee seems to have become as synonymous with America as apple pie.
And research is showing our java habit may not be so bad after all. Plenty of health and other benefits are hiding out in your morning cup 'o Joe, studies suggest.
Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Take the olive oil in question and pour a decent sized gloop into a non-taste-corrupting receptacle.
Unaesthetically enough, a plastic spoon or a plastic espresso cup are actually the best sort of things (a metal spoon affects flavour too much).
Sometimes you need to laugh to keep from being normal.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
We'll miss the warmest seasons of the year for these reasons.
Korean giant hits back at Apple, which has already forced some Samsung products out of shops in Germany and Netherlands.
By Juliette Garside
Looking like a bleached version of Google Earth, the level of detail and accuracy in this tiny re-creation of Manhattan island is truly astounding.
The fact that it was hand carved out of a huge block of marble makes it even more impressive� and at two and a half tons incredibly heavy too.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it.
A Q&A about the potential threats.
Sometimes, girlfriends drag their doting but unwilling boyfriends to department stores.
Its a fact of life. What could make this situation better? An iPad probably.
The hit NBC sitcom begins life without Michael Scott, and hopes to prove that it doesn't need the Golden Globe-winning star to bring the laughs
DreamWorks Animation is betting big on the future of the Web's popularity for consuming premium video content.
The major Hollywood animation studio has signed a deal with Netflix to stream its library of content exclusively to Netflix subscribers, the New York Times reported. The deal, which covers such popular film series as Shrek and Madagascar is expected to net DreamWorks Animation $30 million per movie for the duration of the agreement. What
Researchers have been working on quantum systems for more than a decade, in the hopes of developing super-tiny, super-powerful computers.
And while there is still plenty of excitement surrounding quantum computing, significant roadblocks are causing some to question whether quantum computing will ever make it out of the lab.
Monday, 26 September 2011
6 Parodies That Succeeded Because Nobody Got the Joke
Speaking through a computer and wearing a newly designed facial prosthesis, Roger Ebert � who lost his voice and his jaw and nearly his life after a battle with cancer and a ruptured carotid artery � closed this years TED Conference, improbably, with a guffaw.
Child's life are nice than teens
Nevada city declares state of emergency after Hells Angel boss is killed by rival gang in casino shootout
The 72-year-old retired baker faces an immediate fine of $336 and has 30 days to either dismantle the cross or obtain a permit.
Failure to do so could result in up to some $3,000 in fines.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Not to be left out of the we have more cogs than you� manual transmission game, General Motors is reportedly working on a new, advanced manual transmission of its own.
New research from the University shows that past trends in climate must be very carefully understood before using them to model the future.
Several dozen Palestinian youths hurled rocks and bottles at Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Friday.
I went to the closing party for the Miss Universe pageant and told the contestants to make funny faces.
WASHINGTON � Texas Gov.
Rick Perry declared in the latest Republican presidential debate that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to the states. His denial was hard to fathom given his past rhetoric about the program.
GamePro News: Further Anonymous and LulzSec Members Arrested
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Affairs, and Related Programs has passed a bill that would amend the current total ban on abortion care for Peace Corps volunteers by allowing the Corps to provide access to safe abortion services in cases of sexual assault, incest or life endangerment.
Saturday, 24 September 2011
EZTV is arguably one of the largest BitTorrent communities, so any downtime immediately leads to all kinds of horror stories about raids and seizures.
This is especially true when the downtime coincides with the start of the new TV-season. However, the sites users can rest assured as the site will make a comeback soon after its hardware issues are out of the way.
Nature's Roadblock [Pic]
In an effort by organizers to spark the interest of lawmakers, a closed-door U.S.
Capitol forum on the future of federal research was given a provocative title: 'Deconstructing the iPad: How Federally Supported Research Leads to Game-Changing Innovation.'
At the f8 conference in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg revealed some of the most profound changes seen on Facebook.
Here's a handy guide.
Friday, 23 September 2011
There's nothing more awkward than watching cartoons with your parents.
Gives a new meaning to "clean up on aisle 7."
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Thanks to the web and social media, interruptions have become not just a way of life, but a way to work according to data out from Cisco.
We're conducting more work in smaller increments, but why are we still using the billable hour?
Last night, Facebook rolled out its latest edition of the constant stream of updates from all of your friends...
When Xavier needs help do you think he uses telepathy or the pull string? View "X-Men Handicapped Bathroom Sign" and more funny pictures on CollegeHumor
With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school
Are we alone?
Where is the Apollo 10 Lunar lander module? It�s somewhere out there � orbiting the Sun � and there�s a new initiative to try and find it!
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Playboy's Gamer Next Door Jo Garcia seductively takes you through the evolution of gaming.
Following months of anticipation and several badass trailers, Travis Rice and the snowboarders behind "The Art of Flight" have descended upon New York City for the world premiere of their visually stunning masterpiece.
Has the tea party peaked? Republican lawmakers affiliated with the upstart anti-tax movement scored big in the nerve-racking debt-ceiling debacle, but the victory left enough hard feelings to feed the movement's ultimate defeat.
Costing millions of dollars.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Richard Stallman: Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' - but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different
Why yes this IS a VHS copy of Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston showing you how to use Windows 95 in what must be one of the most 90s images since that picture of Will Smith playing Nintendo in his high tops.
A day after a recent report surfaced that an Apple employee had lost a prototype for a new but unreleased iPhone at a Northern California watering hole, two job listings appeared on Apple's website for managers of "new product security." Such workers would join a team at the $350 billion company that has included ex-FBI agents and other highly trained pros with backgrounds in intelligence and law enforcement.
Like many webheads, I rely on the kindness and cruelty of virtual strangers who write reviews of practically everything sold online.
They may not posses specialized knowledge of the stuff they critique. They may be hopped up on unreal expectations or may only have spent money on something because they got it half-off from�Groupon.�But they're also just regular users like me.
Monday, 19 September 2011
When a man approached an Edison woman suffering an epileptic seizure, she thought he would offer help, but instead he allegedly exposed himself.
Police said the 23-year-old woman had fallen to the ground on Mill Road near College Drive about 4 p.m. Wednesday, when an elderly man approached her. The man walked away moments later and and the woman was able to get up and call for help, police Lt. Salvatore Filannino said.
It may look clunky, but it's surprisingly not as bad as you might think.
Some early impressions of Nintendo's Slide Pad Expansion for the 3DS.
A Miami neighborhood has been invaded by giant African land snails, 10-inch long creatures that eat everything from garbage to the stucco on the sides of houses. "It's us against the snails," says the local official leading the eradication effort.
Area Teen Smoking Like He's Been To Fucking War Or Something
23 Rejected Covers of Famous Books
Sunday, 18 September 2011
It's also the year's best-selling fighting game.
The driver had modified the vehicle by taking out the seats and replacing them with rows of wooden benches.
We often take the ability to see inside the human body for granted, and why wouldnt we? X-ray technology is well over a century old.
Next Wednesday, Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.
Davis case has drawn wide protests due to the fact that seven out of the nine witnesses that testified against him have recanted their stories, and there is no physical or scientific evidence� tying him to the death of [...]
While Google Wallet didn't come out this summer as expected, Google has just unveiled first Google Wallet commercial, starring none other than Seinfeld's George Costanza and his overstuffed wallet.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
The nation's second-largest carrier finally plans to switch on its 4G LTE network.
A hand device called the Tacit can help the blind and visually impaired move around safely in complex environments.
In a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, a bitter legal
battle begins over identity.
In one corner, a coalition of table sugar
producers complaining about false advertising and attempted "food
identity theft." In the other, high fructose corn syrup producers
trying desperately to rebrand their vilified product as "corn sugar."
Will the real sugar please stand up?
Friday, 16 September 2011
Jean Rubino was handcuffed and hauled off to Multnomah County jail on Monday after Walmart security stopped her with the cookies in her purse, said Sgt.
Pete Simpson of Portland police.
Is it a couple gazing upon the moon... or a skull? What do you see?
The United States faces an unprecedented shortage of healthcare professionals.
Registered Nurses are in high demand but the hole in our health care system is getting deeper.
From the praying mantis to the porcupine, animal kingdom mating is a mysterious, awesome and sometimes deeply disturbing thing.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
The operators of Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 have introduced measures to circumvent court-ordered web-blocking measures designed to render the site inoperable in the UK.
Site staff arent revealing how the stand-alone software client works but some basic network packet analysis shows that it defeats ISP BTs Cleanfeed censorship system by using a handful of techniques including encryption.
Everyone talks about the post-PC era, but 82% of U.S. households own a PC -- it's alive and well.
Imagine being able to 'print' an entire house.
Or a four-course dinner. Or a complete mechanical device such as a cuckoo clock, fully assembled and ready to run. Or a printer capable of printing ... yet another printer?
Have you ever been driving along when suddenly you get the sense that you're being followed? Over-the-counter GPS tracking products are being put into cars by everyone from the FBI to car dealers and finance companies to cuckolded husbands, and wives who suspect their husbands of cheating.
The first computer that runs Windows 8 has left Microsoft's doors.
The Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview PC (catchy!) is part tablet, part PC and was distributed to attendees of Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim, Calif., today.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
New products that help you to screen job applicants, improve customer service and even build yourself a tomb debut at annual startup-fest
More facts have recently come to light about the compromise of the DigiNotar Certificate Authority, which appears to have enabled Iranian hackers to launch successful man-in-the-middle attacks against hundreds of thousands of Internet users inside and outside of Iran.
Provocative love stories on TV banned in apparent bow to hard-line Muslim clerics complaining about scenes in foreign movies
Google Street View, the search engine's ground-level mapping service that gives the user a 360-degree view of buildings and public thoroughfares, has captured a potentially embarrassing photo.
The Florida-based file-hosting service Hotfile has sued Warner Bros. for fraud and abuse.
Hotfile accuses the movie studio of systematically abusing its anti-piracy tool by taking down hundreds of titles they dont hold the copyrights to, including open source software. Among other things, Hotfile is looking for damages to compensate the company for the losses they suffered.
Authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have approved a sex education DVD that covers everything from foreplay to premature ejaculation.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Britain's top banks were facing a costly overhaul today after a Government-appointed commission unveiled a far-reaching package of reforms aimed at getting taxpayers "off the hook" in the event of future turmoil.
If it's influence Glenn Beck values most, maybe he should have stayed at Fox News, where, even on a bad night, he drew more than 1 million viewers, and where just about everything he said or did seemed to make ripples.
But if money is the goal, then Beck's new venture, an online network called GBTV, is not only a much bolder and original bet, but also a much better one.
Non-native earthworms are damaging hardwood forests, researchers say
Putting America back to work NY to gain 7B to rebuild roads transit systems schools under American Jobs Act
State of New York stands to gain more than $7 billion to rebuild roads, modernize schools and transit systems and put more than 83,000 people to work under President Barack Obama's proposed jobs legislation.
Men take note: If you want women to remember, speak to them in a low pitch voice.
Then, depending on what they remember about you, they may or may not rate you as a potential mate. That's according to a new study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Their work shows ...
U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may advance AIDS research in people.
Monday, 12 September 2011
A Wisconsin eighth-grader is suing her principal and school district for the right to wear a somewhat silly bracelet that deals with a deadly serious topic.
How and how much consumers spend their money can change dramatically over the course of a year.
Seasonal changes and the holidays all affect consumers grip on their wallets.
Simon Norton's IQ was measured as 185 at the age of three and by the age of five he had mastered his 91 times table.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Vehicles that can drive themselves have been a dream for many people.
Imagine getting in your vehicle, putting in your address and sitting back and relaxing while you are chauffeured to your home. While we are getting closer to this technology, we still have a while to go before they can safely deployed on U.S. streets. Below we investigate what technology is used to build these cars of the future and how far away we are from them flooding your l
Today, Northern District of Texas District Court Judge David C.
Godbey granted EFF's and Public Citizen's sanctions motion against Evan Stone, attorney for Mick Haig Productions, who improperly issued subpoenas to ISPs without court permission in ord...
A few weeks ago the highly anticipated game No Time To Explain was officially released.
Since the beginning of the year the indie game developers worked day and night to complete it, so it must have been quite a shock to see a pirated copy appearing on The Pirate Bay shortly after the release. Or perhaps not? Could it be that this blatant act of piracy is in fact a clever promotional move?
Getting to gigabit networks isn't a cheap proposition, and once they are deployed, they generally cost more than the average person can afford.
This creates a chicken-and-egg problem around building applications that could help network adoption. Why build if there's no audience?
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the government must turn over information from criminal prosecutions in which federal law enforcement agencies obtained cell-site location information without a warrant.
Today, at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam, Adobe unveiled Flash products that allow iPhones and iPads, along with iPod Touch users to play Flash content.
Read more here.
Getting the iPhone 5 back is giving Apple the chance to revolutionize the way the world thinks about hurting and threatening people.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Its important to remember that not all dog haircuts� are deliberate.
For example, if you ever see a dog with dreadlocks�thats probably a Komondor. It has that coat to protect it from wolves.
Javier Righetti was arrested Monday at his home in north west Las Vegas and charged with killing 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba.
5 Bits of Advice That Don't Make Sense Until It's Too Late
REAL Prep Charter Academy, more than three years in the making, is scheduled to open Monday in Portland's Pearl District to serve students in grades nine through 12.
The school's designers have spent $500,000 in federal grants to get the school and its curriculum up and running.
Who doesn't dream of being a superhuman force, performing awe-inspiring deeds straight out of Superman's How-To Guide?
Friday, 9 September 2011
The ACLU came out strong in support of your constitutional rights to both photograph and film the police and wants you to know that 'you have every right to photograph that cop.'
The Internet is only partially beautiful.
Much of it remains, to this day, quite ugly.
There are all manner of rumors and conjecture surrounding the development of a high-performance Lexus GS F, including reports claiming the car could borrow the LFAs V-10, go the hybrid route, or simply feature a regular V-8.
The latest speculation is that the car will be coming in time for...
You could say there is no right way to design and build a Web site � but you'll find plenty of wrong ways.
KISSmetrics outlines eight of them ...
YouTube describes its Content-ID anti-piracy filter as a state-of-the-art technology, but those who look closely can see that in some cases it creates a huge mess.
The system invites swindlers to claim copyright on other peoples videos and make money off them through ads. It automatically assigns thousands of videos to people who dont hold the copyrights, and its take-down process appears to be hugely biased towards copyright holders.
Outgoing Apple CEO Steve Jobs was never one to mince words.
We take a look at some of the better public battles Jobs has waged in recent years, from Adobe and Google to Microsoft and a Gawker blogger.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Identity Finder runs the numbers on last week's 3GB data dump, finds hundreds of SSNs, scores of credit card numbers and passwords, and lots more that could cause trouble.
When the going gets tough, most technology throws up its hands in defeat and wilts like a flower.
The majority of gadgets on the market just arent built to face the drop-down, submerged-in-liquid realities of everyday life. You wont find any of that wussy gear in this gallery.
A salesman tried to sell me on his ISP with the argument that invading privacy and hijacking search results was OK since they all do it.
That is how NOT to do customer sales with a privacy and security freak.
YOU may not have heard it, but the death knell of Facebook sounded about a month ago � more precisely, on Thursday, Aug. 4, around 8 p.m.
Central time. It wasnt because....
Don't overlook this Ohio town as a vacation destination.
Here's 5 great reasons to checkout Cleveland.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Her attacker Ernest Willis was jailed on Tuesday for a minimum of 15 years for twice raping Tina Anderson in 1997.
Anderson, who has waived her legal right to anonymity, was then 'banished' by church leaders Trinity Baptist church in Concord, New Hampshire, to Colorado to another state more than 2,000 miles away and forced to give her daughter up for adoption. She was 15 at the time.
The Feds are onto you, kid.
You eleven year-old twirp. Who cares if its your birthday party? The Man in Black is gonna stare you down to Chinatown.
A coonhound from Boulder, Colo., gets the 2012 Guinness World Records title for "longest ears on a living dog"
6 Mind-Blowing Ways Zombies and Vampires Explain America
Cliff Bleszinski on why Gears 3 is like Pulp Fiction, and how four player co-op has changed the series' mission design.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
The one-ton male saltwater beast was trapped in a creek in Bunawan, in the Philippines, on Saturday night.
It is one of the largest crocs ever to be captured alive in the country.
Postal Service is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress acts to stabilize its finances.
On Fox News Sunday today, Dick Cheney laughed when asked about claims that he is afraid of being tried as a war criminal, but here are five reasons why he shouldn't be laughing.
To improve our view of a vast and complex universe, scientists are creating increasingly ambitious new tools.
The work is not easy. Truly big science requires decades of expensive commitment from multiple nations. But the instruments that result are nearly as awe-inspiring as the new worlds they help us discover.
Some have it; some don't. The United States Postal Service sits squarely in the Have Nots group, unable to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and on the verge of shutting down entirely without Congress taking emergency action, according to a New York Times report. Already, the threats from the USPS have [...]
Monday, 5 September 2011
Star Wars fan Dougie Fett made this Chewbacca costume by himself, including stilt feet and a hand-crafted mask for a very true-to-movie appearance.
A judge dismissed the majority of the charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting three women at his San Francisco apartment following the preliminary hearing this week.
If there is one thing we learned from Robin Hood, Hudson Hawk and that guy who gives Indy his hat in the beginning of The Last Crusade, it's that sometimes even the most hardened lawbreaker will defy all expectations and do the right thing to help another human being in need.
It even happens in real life.
How consumers fell for the dubious origins of the "certified-sustainable Chilean sea bass" hook, line, and sinker.
Perpetual motion is a term used to describe a machine that can operate indefinitely.
It is also sometimes used to define a device that produces more energy than it uses, no matter how long it is able to operate. Most scientists and scholars agree that perpetual motion violates either the first or second law of thermodynamics or in fact breaks both of them. Some devices which dont break these laws but get their energy from an obscure source hav
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Now critics are wondering if the Weinstein Co. will still give it an Oscar push?
Everyone knows about Michael Richards and Mel Gibson's racist tirades.
We've all seen Britney Spears' multiple meltdowns. We already know these people are fuck-ups. But there's a more subversive type of star out there -- one who keeps his dark side well out of the public eye. Every once in a while they let their true nature slip, and it's impossible to ever look at them the same again.
When the Weinstein Co. first announced their Apollo 18 project last year, they sent out a press release stating that Russian producer Timur Bekmambetov had discovered actual Apollo 18 footage that would be incorporated in their "documentary." Just three hours...
"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians" ~ George Lucas, 1988
Alissa Walker's creative commons homage to Julius Shulman I do go on about the green lessons we can learn from old buildings, but usually talk about those designed before the thermostat age.
Greg Lavardera tweets about a post listing
Its that time again.
Time to hulk-out in nerd rage and do stupid things like compare George Lucas to Gaddafi or Bin Laden. Thats right, there are new versions of the Star Wars movies coming out and its time for people on the internet to go crazy and claim that Lucas raped your childhood�again. But you know what? The Special Editions should really be called the Superior Editions. They fixed numerous problems with the movies, and here ar
DC Comics is rebooting all of their superhero titles.
So we got the scoop from DC's editor � and scammed exclusive new Hawk and Dove #1 artwork.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
The advancement in technology has led to many cool interactions between humans and computers.
Honestly, it never made much sense to begin with.
Between Android, Windows Phone 7 and Bada, what could Samsung possibly want with another mobile OS?
An IP is not a unique identifier, but it's a sad fact that too often a warrant is based on an IP as if that automatically fingers a criminal suspect.
What does it take to run a Tor exit relay, to potentially be harassed by law enforcement due to your IP being confused with one running through your box and then have your hard drives seized?
Tech Journalists and venture capital investors are two different people.
Just as food critics should not invest in restaurants and continue reviewing others, tech journalists should not continue to write if they choose to enter the investing arena.
Friday, 2 September 2011
Our soldiers just got one more enemy in Afghanistan: their own pants.
It seems their pants�which are completely new and supposed to be more durable than previous models�can't survive the rigors of the desert.
Is coloring in the burning World Trade Center � or putting glitter on a Navy SEAL shooting Osama bin Laden � the right way to teach kids about 9/11?
By that logic, a colossal 2 kilometer high mega-structure should be really easy to visualize and put together.
Of course, this is exaggerated and only meant to emphasize thoughtfulness in design. But speaking of immense skyscrapers... We've already talked about gigantic city-structures of Paolo Soleri.
A 21-year-old Russian chef brutally stabbed his gay date to death and then cooked him into meatballs.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Nude Photos of Kreayshawn Are From Anonymous Offshoot Called Hollywood Leaks Which Targets Celebrities
First there was WikiLeaks.
Then there was PornWikiLeaks. But somewhere there the leaks community skipped a step between geopolitical...
Damon Albarn has released three tracks from his upcoming charity album benefiting Oxfam's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kim's backside puts on a better performance here than her other end does; from the neck up, all she does is avoid direct eye contact with the lens and demonstrate a lack of basic miming skills not witnessed since Britney Spears's infamous 2007 VMAs performance.
Iron Man Suit Spotted; Captain America And Loki Do Battle On 'The Avengers' Set [Video]
Members of The Young Outlawz rolled up Tupac Shakur's ashes into a blunt and smoked them after the rap legend was murdered in 1996, the reunited group claims.