Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011

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Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Osama Had a Large Stash of Digital Porn Movies at Home

According to US officials speaking on condition of anonymity, Osama bin Laden had a "fairly extensive" stash of "modern" high quality porn at his hideout in Abbottabad. But, if he didn't have Internet, how did it get there? More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Patent Firm Attacks Apple's Heart: Developers

How's your Friday the 13th? It's probably going better than James Thomson's, whose legal woes are playing out in real time over Twitter today. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Sheex Performance Bed Sheets

You know those workout shirts that keep you cool and dry? Like from Under Armour and Nike? These Sheex "performance" bedsheets are made out of the same material. And they're pretty much perfect for any type of activity you do in bed. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Never Has a Comet Died So Spectacularly

Once in a while, a comet hits the Sun and our star goes all nomnomnom on it. SOHO-NASA's Solar & Heliospheric Observatory-has captured a few, but never so spectacularly as in this video, recorded over last Tuesday and Wednesday. More »


Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Screw MTV. YouTube 100 Makes Music Videos Relevant Again

YouTube 100 sheepishly materialized this week. The feature itself is minor, a space in their music section listing the 100 most popular music vids. But for the future of the music video, the implications are HUGE. In the best possible way. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Today's Best Gadgets

The coolest and best-designed gadgets of the day all in one place! More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Twitter Vigilante Reclaims a Stranger's Stolen Laptop After Police Refuse to Help

Twitter helps break news and aid in political uprisings, but after one guy helped recover the stolen laptop of a stranger he followed on Twitter, it seems the social network is also going to revive a dying breed: the vigilante. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011This Unwanted Monstrosity of a Floodgate Saved a Japanese Village From Tsunami Ruin

At the time, the 3,000 Fudai villagers despised the $30 million (in today's money) floodgate when the now-deceased mayor built it in the '70s, but after March's devastating tsunami, they're thankful to still have their lives and homes intact. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Azuro, the First Typeface That's Perfect for Reading on Screens

So says FontShop AG, which has published the four-weight font family after months of intensive testing on all operating systems-even iOS-which is apparently a first for a typeface. More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Do You Think the Value of the World's Most Expensive Photo Is Deserved?

I'm not so sure, truth be told. I do like a lot of what photographer Cindy Sherman does; her photos always feature her as the subject, dressed up in story-telling mode. But is this one worth $3.89 million? More »

Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011Is This Is a Floating Car or a Low-Flying Plane?

This robot has been developed by Japanese researchers to take advantage of 'ground effects,' which allows the craft to hover off the ground at an extremely low height, thereby avoiding friction. More »