Mantenna - Friday, December 19

December 19, 2008

XBox 360 is coming to Hulu, U2 has a new album in the new works, and dozens of sexy young women photograph themselves in desperate bids for's the Mantenna!

Teens Sex Regret

A new poll shows that almost a third of teenagers regret the time they lost their virginity. The poll taken by the Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health reveals that 20 percent of girls and 38 percent of boys admitted regretting their first time in the sack. A higher percentage of girls felt pressured into it when compared to guys. [The Sun]

Sexy Self-Shot Girls

The internet is a marvelous thing because it provides an outlet for hot girls to strip down and show the world their hotness. These sexy women spend their spare time taking off their clothes, striking seductive poses and photographing themselves. COED Magazine has put together an incredible photo gallery of sexy ladies photographing themselves in seductive poses. The internet is frickin’ awesome. [COED Magazine]

Egyptian Student Gets 15 Years for YouTube Video

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, a 27-year-old Egyptian resident, pled guilty in a Florida court to supporting terrorists.  Specifically, he posted a video to YouTube in which he describes how to change a remote control car into a bomb detonator.  Authorities also found a variety of bomb-making materials in his home. He stated in court that he “intended the technology demonstrated in his audio-video recording to be used against those who fight for the United States," and that the U.S. was, “a vile nation.” [Wired]

Xbox 360 Possibly Getting Hulu

The Xbox 360 interface redesign has been widely approved of, but Microsoft does not plan to rest on its laurels. In an interview with the New York Times, Microsoft game studio’s Shane Kim shed some teasing light on where the Xbox is headed next.  He argued that while there may be hundreds of video sites, most of the activity is concentrating on a handful of sites like Hulu and YouTube. So his first instinct is cut a handful of deals that integrate the Xbox more deeply into such sites. [Gizmodo]

U2 Releasing New album in March


Irish dudes U2 have named their new upcoming LP No Line On The Horizon, and will release it worldwide in early March. U2’s twelth studio album was originally expected to be released by the end of the year, but the band announced in September that it would keep writing more tunes. Recording took place in Morocco, Dublin, New York and London. [Pitchfork]

Music Industry to Abandon Mass Lawsuits

After many years of suing hoards of people for supposedly stealing music via the internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy. The decision represents an abrupt shift of strategy for the industry, which has opened legal proceedings against about 35,000 people since 2003. Critics say the legal offensive created a public relations disaster for the industry, whose lawsuits targeted, among others, several single mothers, a dead person and a 13-year-old girl. []

Night at the Museum Trailer Comes in a Happy Meal

The first trailer for the sequel to Night at the Museum is only on a McDonald's website, bless their tasty souls. In it we get more of Ben Stiller, though he’s joined by a whole lotta star power: Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams and others help Stiller provide some big laughs. There are more effects than in the first film, and though it looks pretty similar to the first it also looks like it will be reasonably funny. Can we really ask for anything more? []

White House Saves the Big 3's Bacon

After Congress decided to take a vacation instead of saving the auto industry, the White House stepped in and signed an agreement securing $17.4 billion in loans for General Motors and Chrysler LLC. The funds will tap an unused portion of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds used to bailout Wall Street. Speaking at the the White House, President Bush said, "The actions I'm announcing today represent a step that we wish were not necessary. But given the situation, it is the most effective and responsible way to address this challenge facing our nation. By giving the auto companies a chance to restructure, we will shield the American people from a harsh economic blow at a vulnerable time." The next 3 months are going to be very pivotal for the future of American motoring. [Jalopnik]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, December 18

Wednesday, December 17

Tuesday, December 16

Monday, December 15

Friday, December 12

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