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  • 10 First Person Shooters to look forward to in 2010
    By on November 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    2010 is shaping up to be a massive year for FPS games, here are ten that you should definitely keep your eyes on.

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  • Lifecycle Energy Costs of LED, CFL Bulbs Calculated
    By on November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    necro81 writes “The NY Times is reporting on a new study from Osram, a German lighting manufacturer, which has calculated the total lifecycle energy costs of three lightbulb technologies and found that both LEDs and CFLs use approximately 20% of the energy of incandescents over their lifetimes. While it is well known that the newer lighting technologies use a fraction of the energy of incandescents to produce the same amount of light, it has not been (more…)

  • Tiny Tinseltown: The 12 Shortest Actors of All Time
    By on November 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sometimes, great acting comes in small packages.

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  • CNBC Hosts Thinks Charging for Virtual Game Items is Fraud
    By on November 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    CNBC host Dennis Kneale scoffed at the idea of charging for virtual items in games when talking with a Playfish co-founder and even said “you guys got quite a racket going on”, practically inferring that Playfish has something shady going on behind their business.

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  • 2 Sticks + 0 Legs = Sled Hockey [pics]
    By on November 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sled hockey was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play the game of ice hockey, including veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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  • The Technology Behind Last.fm
    By on November 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    CNET’s Crave has up a detailed interview with Last.fm’s Matthew Ogle, the company’s head of Web development. Reader CNETNate notes that Last.fm has streamed 275,000 years of audio around the world. From the interview: “We stream all music directly off our servers in London. We have a cluster of streaming nodes including a bunch of powerful machines with solid-state hard drives. We have a process that runs daily which finds the hottest music and pushes (more…)

  • Disabled jockey set to make debut
    By on November 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A teenager who was born with one ear has won a year-long battle for a racing licence and makes his debut at Wolverhampton on Monday .

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  • Businessman Opens Marijuana School in Michigan
    By on November 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A 24-year-old aspiring businessman says he’s teaching Michigan residents how to grow medical marijuana at his new “Med Grow Cannabis College.”

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  • Thermochromic Ink Swine Flu Mask Helps Alert Others
    By on November 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Inspired by the swine flu pandemic, Hoorshnia’s early warning systems—for other people, at least—span the design gamut, from the traditional medical mask to a rather fetching wrap-around scarf. In addition to full-face sinus masks that detect temperature increases around the forehead or mouth.

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  • West Ham 5-3 Burnley
    By on November 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    West Ham beat Burnley with goals from Jack Collison, Junior Stanislas, Guillermo Franco and a penalty each from Carlton Cole and Luis Jimenez.

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