Google is using the mighty power of its home page to promote a site where people can calculate the financial benefits of various ways to save energy.
The Halloween-theme energy savings calculator is one of a long list of Google's moves to tackle the country's energy problems. The site also includes a link to some advanced energy-saving tips.
However, Google Blogoscoped pointed out, the link doesn't work in some countries outside the United States.
Google counts every word on its home page in an effort to maximize page-loading speed and present an uncluttered user interface, but it … Read more
New MacBooks! Went down to the Apple store in Soho the next day -- no lines, no MacBooks, biz as usual. In fact, the entire store was filled with … Read more
Just another Friday here at CNET, which apparently means we talk about drugs and porn. Justin recounts his tales of chivalrous battle with house mice (TIP: He used peanut butter not cheese). Also, Playboy pulls out of the DVD business, changing the face of the adult film industry forever and those anti-drug ads don't actually work. Stick around for a special guest caller in the show's second half.
Dan the Mantern here. One of today's stories is about preparations for Halloween safety in Annapolis, Maryland, which apparently has an inordinate number of child molesters. In order to protect Trick or Treaters, signs were mailed out to the homes of sex offenders that say: "No candy at this house." They will be required to post it on their front doors. I understand the message being sent out here, but look at the sign. It's a Jack-0-Lantern... Kind of sending a mixed message here. Kids see carved pumpkin and think Halloween, costumes, and candy corn, not "KEEP OUT." Epic fail, Annapolis Police Department, epic fail.
Tune in on Monday to catch Internet celeb Dan Ackerman talking about his new album and how many hours he's already spent with an advanced copy FALLOUT 3!EPISODE 208 Download today's podcast … Read more
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CoastalContacts.com has quite the extensive collection of special-effects contact lenses for All Hallow's Eve this year--more than 130 styles to make you look like a zombie, wild animal, or overall freaky person.
The site says all of its Halloween lenses are FDA-approved, which somehow has us imagining FDA scientists gathered around a conference table, debating the safety of, say, the Banshee, Darth, and Psycho models over the Risen-Dead, Sith, and LeStat lenses.
All styles are available in prescription power, as well as plano (no corrective power), so you don't have to compromise your eyesight to look like … Read more
This country is in a bad way. Stocks are plummeting, people love Sarah Palin and The 404 made it to 200 episodes. We celebrate this momentous occasion with the beautiful and talented Natali Del Conte. Between the poisonous Chinese candy and steamy Calls from the Public, we're sure you'll laugh, chortle, chuckle, or otherwise plotz.
REMINDER: The 200th episode celebration continues this Friday at 6:30 p.m. at GSTAAD located on 26th Street and 6th Avenue. Be there or Dan the Mantern will beat you down!
On today's show, we made a startling discovery about NDC, this poor, poor chile has never participated in a great American tradition: Trick or treating. Because we love her, and we know you do too (so stop drooling), we're going to make sure she has a great Halloween experience. We invite you to enter the Choose Conte's Costume Contest. We're not sure what the prize will be, but there are a number of fantastic video games strewn across Jeff's desk. Ground rules: Nothing you wouldn't want to see your mother/sister wear. Also, the geekier the better (cuz that's how NDC roles). Good luck!EPISODE 200 Download today's podcast … Read more
A few years ago, it was trendy and "transparent" for CEOs to have their own blogs. But typically it didn't go this far--then again, Southwest Airlines chief Gary Kelly isn't your average CEO.
Kelly posted an entry on the Southwest blog on Tuesday asking readers to contribute to an annual poll he hosts: What should he dress up as for Halloween? Kelly has been known to go all-out, and provided photo evidence of past costumes that included Hairspray drag queen Edna Turnblad, Pirates of the Caribbean's Captain Jack Sparrow, and painted-up Kiss bassist Gene Simmons.… Read more
Halloween is the one day of the year when it's OK to go all-out on a geeky costume. CNET News.com reporter Caroline McCarthy gave us 10 suggestions for techie Halloween costumes this year.
While we editors didn't see any dancing Mark Cubans or software pirates (believe us, we kept our eyes peeled), we did see a pair of LOLCats, a Nintendo Wii avatar, and...Facebook. Brace yourself for our techie Halloween slide show, and start your planning for next year.
Small children, folks of a delicate constitution, and persons suffering from PTSD: you may wish to stop reading now. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Perfect for your next Halloween party or reenactment of the French Revolution, this utterly disgusting severed head hangs from the ceiling, rotating slowly to display all its festering glory.
Choose from two: seriously nasty Severed Head #1 or completely repulsive Severed Head #2.
Wickedly unwholesome entertainment or a timely reminder of mortality? You decide.