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  • Michael Jordan to Grace Cover of NBA 2K11
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    If the rumors are true, MJ would be the first retired player and first franchise owner to ever be put on the cover of an NBA videogame. Apparently he has a playable character as well in the deal.

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  • Indy 500: Following review, Danica Patrick dropped to sixth
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The finishing order of the Indianapolis 500 has been changed. Marco Andretti has been awarded third place and Danica Patrick sixth due to passes under yellow. Marco Andretti initially was listed sixth and Patrick fifth.

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  • J Button: Red Bull drivers’ war could benefit us at McLaren
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jenson Button believes the bitter falling-out between Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber after their collision in Turkey on Sunday could play into McLaren’s hands.

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  • Asus Joins Tablet PC Race
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    WrongSizeGlass writes “Reuters is reporting that netbook pioneer Asustek Computer Inc. has become the latest technology company to jump on the tablet PC bandwagon. The device will be called the Eee Pad, will run on Intel or ARM chips, and use Microsoft’s Windows operating system. ‘The Eee Pad can display Adobe Flash for the full web experience, has a USB port and a camera,’ Asus Chairman Jonney Shih said. Asus did not release pricing details or a (more…)

  • Ennis wins but misses GB record
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jessica Ennis narrowly fails to beat Denise Lewis’s British record as she wins the Hypomeeting heptathlon title in poor weather conditions in Austria.

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  • 25 Most Mispronounceable Names in Baseball
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Admit it: you don’t know if J.A. Happ’s name is “Jay” or “J.A.” Despite the fact that his name is clearly listed in every scorecard, box score, and recap as “J.A.’, announcers uniformly refer to him as “Jay Happ.” Happ is hardly the first baseball player in major league history to have a name that befuddles fans and sportscasters alike.

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  • IRS Wants a Cut of Sales On eBay and Craigslist
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ponca City, We love you writes “In 2009, $60 billion worth of items were sold on eBay, meaning ‘extra’ money for many sellers, whose activities may provide them with taxable income. Now the Washington Post reports that beginning next year, a new law will require ‘the gross amount of payment card and third-party network transactions to be reported annually to participating merchants and the IRS.’ Also, for 2011 tax returns, ‘taxpayers who annually (more…)

  • Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s home secretary, Theresa May, is facing a stiff test of the Conservative party’s claims to oppose radical Islam after her officials chose to allow a misogynist Muslim preacher into Britain.

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  • History of Star Wars Video Games
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    We recap the last twenty-seven years of video games based on George Lucas’s enormously influential Star Wars franchise. The following history of Star Wars games goes through the very first title on the Atari 2600 and Intellivision to 2009’s The Force Unleashed.

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  • When Mistakes Improve Performance
    By on May 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    jd and other readers pointed out BBC coverage of research into “stochastic” CPUs that allow communication errors in order to reap benefits in performance and power usage. “Professor Rakesh Kumar at the University of Illinois has produced research showing that allowing communication errors between microprocessor components and then making the software more robust will actually result in chips that are faster and yet require less power. His argument (more…)