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Good Morning, Megan Fox

From bed to bathing suit, spend a day with Transformers star Megan Fox in this film shot for Esquire by Greg Williams on the Red One camera. Get the full story and portfolio in Esquire's June issue Download Megan Fox Esquire video

Despite Economy, Security Salaries Are On The Rise

Despite Economy, Security Salaries Are On The Rise

At a time when most companies' incentive plans consist of "you get to keep your job," most IT security staffers are still in the enviable position of receiving salary raises. According to early data from a forthcoming study being prepared by (ISC)2, 56 percent of security professionals in the U.K. received a salary increase in the past 12 [...]

Take this ROM and…

Take this ROM and…

Indie developer Farbs -- creator of 8-bit videogame mashup Rom Check Fail and the later, similarly stylish Polychromatic Funk Monkey -- quit his mainstream job as gameplay programmer at 2K Australia in fitting fashion: he created a playable take on Super Mario Bros that delivers the message far better than any scathing letter could. Play the [...]

IBM Supercomputer to Compete on “Jeopardy!”

IBM Supercomputer to Compete on “Jeopardy!”

Pretty soon, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek may face his toughest contestant yet: an IBM supercomputer. On Monday, the tech giant plans to announce that it'll be moving one of its Blue Gene machines to Los Angeles to appear on the popular game show, according to a report by the New York Times. Computers have played, and sometimes beaten, [...]

The Pirate Bay FTW

The Pirate Bay FTW

TPB FTW So the first verdict finally came, almost 3 years after the raid. You might have heard about it in the news... You, our beloved users, know that this little speedbump on the information super highway is nothing more than just, a little bump. Todays verdict has already been appealed by us and will be taken to the next level of court [...]

How the Herman Miller Aeron Chair Inspired Burton

How the Herman Miller Aeron Chair Inspired Burton

Office furniture doesn't usually inspire outdoor activity. But designers at Burton Snowboards saw more in the Aeron chair than a cockpit for sedentary pursuits. They found kinetics in ergonomics and high performance in space-age materials. By applying parallel design elements to the company's 2009 CO2 board bindings ($390), Burton took imitation [...]

Let Microsoft Live Search Do Your Algebra

Let Microsoft Live Search Do Your Algebra

Students in high school, or college kids without embedded math knowledge, take note: Microsoft's Live Search can solve math equations with variables. That means everything from 3x=18 to x+(x*8)=256, and basically any equation where there's a definite answer for one (possibly two?) variables can be solved from the Live Search bar. It might not [...]

HOWTO: MacBook LCD Apple Logo

HOWTO: MacBook LCD Apple Logo

Eddie, who made the Mac Logo LCD Mod, has posted a step by step tutorial on how to do it yourself. Basically, he just disassembled his MacBook, popped out the logo, put one from an iBook or Powerbook, then mounted a small LCD back there and routed it into a USB port internally. He says the extra electronics cause a tiny bulge in the monitor [...]

Inside Google’s Server Infrastructure

Inside Google’s Server Infrastructure

Google is tight-lipped about its computing operations, but the company for the first time on Wednesday revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet might at a conference here about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency. Most companies buy servers from the likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems. But [...]

The Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

The Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

Last week, someone shared with me an article from Cracked.com about 9 words that most people use when they want to sound really smart, but actually almost always use them incorrectly. Misusing words makes you look less intelligent than you really are. If you misuse words in your writing, it can damage your credibility and diminish the point [...]

BMW designs ultimate PC gaming computer

BMW designs ultimate PC gaming computer

About a decade ago, pretty much every computer in the world was housed in a boring beige box, and the biggest design question was whether that container would sit vertically or horizontally. That's all changed now, partly due to the influence of Apple and custom PC manufacturers like Thermaltake, a Taiwanese company that specializes in PC cases [...]

Badass of the Month: Vassilis Paleokostas

Badass of the Month: Vassilis Paleokostas

What do you get when you cross Jesse James, Robin Hood, and Jack Bauer in the body of a giant, bearded, bald Greek man? Meet Vassilis Paleokostas. This crazy, utterly fearless dude is public enemy number one in Greece, and probably one of the most badass motherfuckers to come from the country since the days of our friend Leonidas. Vassilis' [...]

Ever wondered how to become a spy? Here’s the job listing

Ever wondered how to become a spy? Here’s the job listing

If anyone gets a "not found" error, just refresh once or twice. It'll pop up. Core Collector Clandestine Service Trainee Program Work Schedule: Full Time Salary: $57,129 – $79,280 Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area Core Collectors, following successful completion of the 12-month Clandestine Service Trainee (CST) Program, serve [...]

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)?

Ron's oldest son is considering a senate run. FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Yet another Republican is considering a run for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's seat. The latest is Rand Paul, son of U.S. Rep. and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would consider entering the race, but only if [...]

$100 Linux wall-wart launches

$100 Linux wall-wart launches

Marvell Semiconductor is shipping a hardware/software development kit suitable for always-on home automation devices and service gateways. Resembling a "wall-wart" power adapter, the SheevaPlug draws 5 Watts, comes with Linux, and boasts completely open hardware and software designs, Marvell says. In typical use, the SheevaPlug draws about as [...]

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