Top Stories: Friday, May 13, 2011

Zombie Dad | No, this isn't the sequel to Bill Cosby's 1990 smash hit

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Osama Had a Large Stash of Digital Porn Movies at Home

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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 »

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Patent Firm Attacks Apple's Heart: Developers

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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 »

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Sheex 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 »

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Never Has a Comet Died So Spectacularly

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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 »

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Screw MTV. YouTube 100 Makes Music Videos Relevant Again

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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 »

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Today's Best Gadgets

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

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Twitter Vigilante Reclaims a Stranger's Stolen Laptop After Police Refuse to Help

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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 »

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This Unwanted Monstrosity of a Floodgate Saved a Japanese Village From Tsunami Ruin

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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 »

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Azuro, the First Typeface That's Perfect for Reading on Screens

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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 »

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Do You Think the Value of the World's Most Expensive Photo Is Deserved?

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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 »

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Is This Is a Floating Car or a Low-Flying Plane?

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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 »

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