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November, 2009

Tribot - How Can You Not Love Him?

Looking for a great Christmas gift? How can you turn down a face like this?

Multi Credit Card Reader Concept Makes Splitting the Bill a Cinch

The Piece of Cake concept promises to make those uncomfortable, post-lunch bill splits a thing of the past.

HD Without the Wires: Rocketfish WirelessHD Adapter

Ultra-slim HDTVs look beautiful, but the wires hanging down don't. This wireless adapter snips the wires, offering a cleaner look. Unfortunately, it costs as much as some TVs.

Mattel's Avatar Toys Put Virtual Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

With $400 million at stake, you can bet the marketing blitz is going full-throttle for James Cameron's new film, Avatar.  And, of course, this means toys, toys, toys!

Are they cool?  Hell yeah, they are.  And they offer something I've never seen in a toy.

LG Expo--First U.S. Mobile Phone to Include a Projector

The LG Expo is set to become the U.S.'s first 1GHz mobile phone with built-in projector.

TV + Social Networking = Strictly Social

Signs of the Internet melding with traditional TV have been emerging for quite some time with sites like Hulu and TV.com. This past fall, Fox network experimented with live tweeting during episodes of Fringe and Glee called "Tweet-peats."

USB Memory Clothespin Holds Data, Laundry

The USB Clothespin flash drive 'pegs' the desire of many tech types to satisfy their low tech cravings. With this up-cycled wooden retro clothes peg, one can save data yet still look dated.

R/C Car Built for High-Speed Drifting

Cravin' that need for speed - but have that weak stomach that makes street car racing something to avoid? If so, the Radio Control Drift Attack Stunt Vehicle may be for you!

Taxidermy Fashion Accessories: Fashion You Won’t Want To Find In Your Stocking

Fashion that incorporates animal images or shapes usually evokes one of two things - cute and cuddly or hot and fierce. A new line of accessories falls into neither category and it's really quite disturbing. Don't buy these fashion accessories for anyone's stocking this Christmas, unless you're prepared for a nasty complaint letter to be delivered to Santa and his elves.


Bloodhound SSC Begins Final Stages of Planning for the 1000mph Land Speed Record

Not too long ago, we brought you the story of the Bloodhound SSC Team and their endeavor to break the 1000mph mark in a land vehicle.  Since then, the engineers have been hard at work crunching every piece of data they can get their hands on to make sure everything goes as planned.  In doing so, they have inadvertently identified a problem which may set their timeline back.

Strip Of Meat: New Zealand’s Naked Catering Company

Strip of Meat might sound like a Steakhouse, but it's an entirely different type of company based in New Zealand. While food is one thing that's on the menu, the main part of their business concept is based on something else that's drool-worthy!


Geekiest Gifts For The Holidays: ThinkGeek’s 5 Dorkiest Fashion Accessories!

ThinkGeek is known for compiling some of the geekiest items available on the market, and their clothing accessories don't fall flat. For the nerd in your life, shop at ThinkGeek this holiday season and you'll find a selection of accessories that you certainly won't find on the runways in Paris; but they are sure to make every geek or closest geek squeal and snort with excitement!

How Do You Market a Beverage That Looks Like Pee?

Beer.  You have to admit that unless you're dealing with most American beers (which are generally of the Pilsner variety, although we've been branching out nicely over the last few years), you're dealing with a drink that looks like freshly sprayed piss.  And marketing firms know this.  So how do they get around the "Urine Factor?"  Read on for a few examples...

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit Offers Educational Fun

Looking for a great stocking stuffer? Look no further! This 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit packs loads of fun (and education) in a small box - at an affordable price!

BMW Testing Heat Trapping Technology to Increase MPG and Reduce Emissions

At the most basic level, our car engines produce power through thermal expansion. The greater the difference in heat, the more power we are able to produce. However, extremely cold temperatures can also increase fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. Knowing this, BMW has begun a series of tests to try and reduce both by keeping the engine warm even after being turned off.

2009’s Top Mompreneur Awarded By SavvyMom To Vancouver Island Baby Fair

Times are changing, and today's woman can do anything she puts her mind to. Lately, I've focused on a couple of innovative business ideas developed by busy moms looking to carve themselves a place in the world of business. I couldn't pass up on mentioning that SavvyMom 2009 Mompreneur Award Winner to further empower women in business!

Solar Sail A Cool Kind of Solar Power in 2010

Recently The Planetary Society announced that by the end of 2010 it will try to launch another spacecraft, LightSail-1, into orbit propelled forward by the pressure of the sunlight. They tried this once four years ago and their spacecraft propelled into the ocean instead of orbit. Failure has not deterred them.

Palm Phone: Wearable Gadget Of The Future!

At some point, every cell phone user has joked that they should have their phone surgically implanted into their hand since it's virtually a permanent fixture. Now, that ideology has been made into a reality, and it's a concept that some will love, some will hate.


Strawberry Pink Computer Keyboard Looks Sweet, Offers Substance

The Majestouch Elite Pinkness Keyboard combines tasteful "strawberry milk" style with high-end function thanks to its Cherry MX Brown switches.

Embedding Video Into Your LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn announced recently that it was opening up its platform to Open Source development, allowing public developers to be able to access the site's API and incorporate LinkedIn into their business and Web sites (similar to the process permitted by Facebook and Twitter). In so doing, will this allow users to be able to add video to their LinkedIn profiles?

Twitter To Charge For Getting Analytical

Finally testing the 'revenue' waters, Twitter is launching a commercial account business model that will charge corporate accounts for analytical tools.  In a recent announcement Biz Stone confirmed that Twitter will be offering a paid-for option that will provide users deeper insight into its analytics.

Wholesome Tummies: Healthy Bagged Lunch Service That Gives Moms a Break

Moms are among the hardest working people on the planet, and I'm only talking about the ones who parent full-time, not to mention those that juggle other responsibilities, like careers at the same time! This holiday season, give a mom in your life a break from one of her daily parenting duties - lunch making, by supplying her with a service that delivers healthy meals to her kids at school!

Fearless Fugu Finds Favor With A More Friendly Flavor

Fugu, also known as Blowfish or Pufferfish, has been the fishy dish of choice for sushi lovers who like to live dangerously. Now a Japanese fish-breeder has found a way to remove the poison from the prickly poisson.

SHE Franchise: Bettering Lives Through Business. Period.

Not all businesses are strictly about making money - some do what they do for the greater good. Unfortunately, not all businesses can operate as non-profit companies, as they just don't always survive; so there are some that bridge the gap between the two business structures. There's one that will give you the warm and fuzzies out of appreciation, right on time for the holidays!

7 Stunning Umbrellas Sure To Brighten Dreary Days

An umbrella can do so much more than simply keep you dry, and let's face it, depending upon the weather conditions, it doesn't always do that. This winter, stay chic and fashionable with some of these stylish umbrellas available from Amazon, or buy them for someone else as a gift. These chic and stylish umbrellas make the perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays, and they sure will be conversation pieces that brighten up even the gloomiest of days! Though watch how you wrap them; they might be dead giveaways sitting under a tree or sticking out from a stocking in true form.


DayClock Crunches The Numbers So You Don't Have To

Time not of the essence? Tired of being a minute-to-minute man? Reset your life to a slower, mellower speed with the DayClock.

10 "Character" Wine Bottle Holders, For Better Or Worse

Wine bottle holder figurines are in now; alas, figurines have a purpose in life!  Problem is, you still need to figure out whether your recipient will reward the bottle holder with a position in the kitchen, dining room, or nearby landfill. (Take this as a warning of what's ahead!)

Amazon, Still The Amazon Of Shopping Sites This Holiday Season!

Amazon.com, the nation's largest online retailer has stepped up its marketing efforts in response to the demand from post-Thanksgiving shoppers. Their Black Friday page is the top destination for customers to experience Amazon.com's Black Friday Deals Week offered now through Cyber Monday, November 30. And guess what?...no lines!

Pac-Man Key Covers Bring Lock To Your Game

Pac-Man is celebrating its 30th anniversary and these nifty classic game ghost key covers will ensure you don't get locked out before it's Game Over.

Underwater Cell Phone System Lets You Speak, Hear & Sea

The Alpha UWCP Underwater Cell Phone System allows you to make and take phone calls from beneath the sea, the lake, even at the bottom of your swimming pool.

CheapTweet Is This Holiday Season's New Black!

The current state of the economy has made many of us rethink our previous 'conspicuous consumption' habits. Today with the help of social media we have new tools available that allow us to purchase the items we really want at an equitable price. Sites like CheapTweet and its crowdsourced feature has found a way to turn our cheap tweets into microbloggin' billboards for the entire Twitterverse to share.

Philips Japan To Award Diamonds Made From Contest Winners' Beards

Combine Philips shavers, a man-made diamond and the Shaving Queen of Japan and you've got the makings of one of the weirdest contests in product marketing history.

Develop Wireless Apps While You Jog: TI eZ430-Chronos

Wear your wireless development platform on the go. This new watch from Texas Instruments offers a little something for geeks and athletes alike.

Eat Like A TV Caveman With Mail Order 'Mammoth Meat'

Fans of the Flintstones-like 1970s and 1990s Japanese TV cartoon show 'Giatrus, The First Man' can now chow down like a Cro Magnon thanks to mail order "mammoth meat" you microwave in mere minutes. It's so easy a caveman can do it!

Small Coffee Shops Defeat Big Chains With Unique Concept: Use Of Latte Art

It's a trend that's happening around the globe- instead of just serving a boring old cup of coffee that will give you the jitter, some shops are adopting latte art as a part of their services. For no additional charge, visitors can receive their favorite beverage with artwork built right into the foam.

Limited Edition Chuck Taylors For Aids Awareness

Charity shoes really are the best of both worlds; you get to give something back to an important cause, and have a great fashion item to show for it at the same time that looks great and reminds you and everyone else you see about your good deed. The latest charity line of shoes is by a big name in sneakers that you're sure to love.

Put This On Your Sustainability Gift Wish List: The Inka Sun Curve

If you have a sustainable gift wish list this year you may want to look at this huge sustainable innovation called The Inka Sun Curve. It's an amazing large-scale gadget equipped with a healthy fresh daily meal. It could eventually even pay for itself.

LED Reindeer & Snowflake Christmas Lights Stick, Don't Suck

These new LED Christmas lights from Japan stick individually to flat surfaces using their built-in suction cup. What's more, they glow without heat and cycle through 7 cheerful colors!

4Fitness: Big Gym, Tiny Footprint

The 4Fitness is an interesting concept in home exercise designed to bring a full serving of fitness without the space-stealing equipment.

The DVD Stereo Luxury Bathtub From Baden Bath

Do you know someone who loves to soak for hours in a hot bathtub? If you do, I think I've found the gift that keeps on giving...

The Early Adopter APIs For Foursquare

What catapulted Twitter and Facebook into the Stratosphere? One innovative approach opened the doors to the most successful social media experiments to date? An Application Programming Interface or API is what did the trick! And Foursquare, the popular location-based social network has taken a page out of that playbook in an attempt to scale faster than its competition.

The Original Ring Thing: Ideal Stocking Stuffer For Any Beer And Geeky Fashion Lover!

Leave it to ThinkGeek to come up with something so simple, so ingenious and so geeky that everyone just has to get their hands on one of their own. Of course, it's something that you can wear, because it wouldn't be much good otherwise!

Playboy Wine Subscription Service: Bottle Delivery With Pornographic Chaser

Voyeurism as we know it has been transformed. Simple Playboy subscriptions are a thing of the past for men who like to read the articles. Now, a new business offers a service that makes the magazine delivery just a little bit more interesting.


Grace Electric Bike Melds Scooter, Motorcycle And Bicycle Into One Expensive Ride

The Grace Bike throws two electric motors and lithium batteries onto a performance bicycle and creates an enviable ride that will leave others long behind.

Bomb Proof Wallpaper Aims To Protect Soldiers And Cities: X-Flex™

Popular Science recently released its Best of What's New awards for 2009 in 10 categories.  The Grand Prize Winner in the Security category wasn't a super lock or a 360 degree multi-directional security eye... It was a bombproof wallpaper!

"Mr Murdoch,Tear Down This Wall" Infers Biz Stone

President Reagan's "tear down this wall" address may well have been the Great Communicator's most remembered words. Perhaps not as historic, but noteworthy nonetheless was a BBC interview with Biz Stone this past week where he criticized news mogul Rupert Murdoch similarly for lack of foresight in today's Web 2.0 business climate.

WineRack Bra Hides Booze But Watch Out For Deflation!

There's good news and bad about the new WineRack Bra.  A gal and her pals can sip a lot of booze from the bra, but after they do, she's going to be flat-chested again.

Social Media Putting The "Black" Back In Black Friday?

Black Friday is the term used to mark the start of the traditional Christmas shopping season in which retailers transition from being in the red (posting losses) to black (turning profits). The difference this year might get an extra boost as merchandise in stores online and off utilize social networks, Web sites and mobile applications. Will having access to the new social media tools available be enough to turn that red ink black? Check out ten enterprises that are banking on it!

Meat Towel Gets You Clean With The Look Of High Protein

The Meat Towel is the perfect gift for that clean, lean, high-protein machine on your holiday gift list. It also makes a bloody good scarf that's good for a larf!

Not The Hottest, But The Smartest Holiday Accessory: BreathKey Breathalyser Keychain

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means - lots of holiday cheer flowing in the form of drinks! With that in mind, there's one accessory that you should have on hand to make sure that all of your decisions are smart ones!

Top Ten Must-Have Toys For Christmas!

From Cabbage Patch Dolls to Tickle-Me Elmos, each holiday season introduces us to a series of new innovative toys for children of all ages. And this year is no different. From mind-powered games to adopting a Pet Lawyers, there's a lot of creative toys and gadgetry  flying off the online and offline shelves. But with the clock slowly ticking away, some of the items on this TOP TEN list are quickly dwindling in inventory. If you must have them, you best act fast!

9 Hot USB Gadget Gifts To Keep Geeks & Gamers Warm This Winter

I found a website that has hundreds of USB gadgets and most of them are not dumb.... They're not just for geeks and gamers either, but can be quite practical for all of us who spend our lives nearly chained to a computer.  If you like them, order by November 30, 2009, and get free world-wide shipping!


Bold, Bright, And Artsy Heels For The Confident Woman: INSA Shoe Line

Some might think shoes are shoe, but for many women, shoes are like a major reflection of who they are. Bold designs in fashion might not be appropriate for the office, but when it comes to footwear, there are different rules that allow women to show their personalities.  This line of shoes doesn't have anything all that unusual about it, but they are unique, classy, and bold..if you're looking for a refined style, however, you won't find it here!

La Vie De Mon DouDou: Customizable Kids Stories Featuring Their Toys!

We've seen customizable books in the past, where kids can star in their favorite fairy tale book, or adults can take over the leading role in a classic novel - along comes another business in this niche right in time for holiday shopping!

Carbon Nanotube Development to Offer Reduced Weight and More Miles to the Gallon

Carbon Nanotube development has slowly but surely become one of the most promising pieces of technology over the past few years, and for a good reason. Honda, along with Perdue University and the University of Louisville, has given us yet another reason to look forward to the new technology.

Gong! Alarm Clock Wakes You With A Boxing Ring

Japanese alarm clocks have a well-deserved reputation for being loud, persistent, even obnoxious but it's all for one good purpose: waking your sleepy butt up and KEEPING it up. 

Top Ten Holiday Stores For Social Media Gifts

Gifting your favorite social networking netizen this year doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. A lot of entrepreneurial and social networking online store sites are selling some very unique social media-oriented gifts this holiday season. And with just a few mouse clicks, you can purchase that special gift that demonstrates just how social you are.

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses: The Smallest House Builder On The Planet

Recently we saw little buildings that could be transported by trailer to be used as offices, storage locations and other shelters, but these were lacking in some obvious amenities. Another builder of teeny tiny houses uses a similar building plan, buts creates houses that are a bit more liveable.


Hearing Aid Jewelry: Bling That Flaunt’s The Hearing Impaired’s Best Accessories

Many children and adults alike who wear hearing aids, particularly prior to their senior years, feel self-conscious about their hearing aids. To try to change this, one confident girl has created a new accessory that makes hearing aids something to flaunt, not hide.


Kindle vs Nook & Sony Reader

Sony, in its latest attempt to compete head-on with Amazon's Kindle's and Barnes & Noble's Nook success is attempting to open a storefront online of its own. In spite of a previous failure at a similar venture back in 2005, is Sony ready for a comeback?And if not, does Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook win in this year's Holiday Sweepstakes?

GM Green-Lights the Cadillac Converj Hybrid

Earlier this year, GM unveiled the electrically powered Cadillac Converj to the world. At the time, it was unclear how long it would take to hit the showroom floors or if it would hit them at all. Now, there are several sources claiming to have confirmation of a production version of the ultra-sleek hybrid luxury car.

SnazL & Flip.to, Social Media Tools For Sharing Content

SnazL and Flip.to are two of the first open source tools to bridge the gap between content and community. By allowing users to create and share their videos, photos and content from one central location, the user become the center of his or her own sphere of influence cross social media platforms.

Uneven Feet: Shoe Swap For The Proportionately Disinclined

Everyone's feet are slightly different sizes, but some people find themselves proportioned so unevenly at their base that they can't even purchase a pair of shoes, because there will always be one foot that's the wrong size. To address this issue, we've seen companies that sell shoes by the singles, and another is trying something different by offering shoe swapping.


Lucky Break Wishbones:Strange Niche Holiday Business

If you haven't heard of synthetic wishbones, then you probably should have because it's a six figure industry that makes up a niche holiday business.

Interior Designer's Mr. Potato Head: Mr. Light By Tomás Alonso

You may not get the similarity between Mr. Light, by designer Thomás Alonso, and Mr. Potato Head, by toy company Hasbro... not right away.

Pocket Radar: Tiny Speed-Tracking Device

The Pocket Radar brings the function of one of the most despised devices on earth to your pocket.

Suzuki Preparing To Unveil Two Green Machines in Tokyo

As expected, the Tokyo Motor Show will likely be yet another stage for the unveiling of the latest and greatest in alternative fuels. Not to be outdone, Suzuki has already unveiled their plans to bring out two new clean energy vehicles, with the possibility of expanding the platforms to other vehicles.

Music Card MP3 Player Makes Mobile Music Listening A Snap!

Sounds like a nice camera? Exactly - with this thin, lightweight, portable Music Card MP3 Player you can see the big picture while hearing all your fave tunes.

As Seen On TV: The AeroGarden

The AeroGarden is an indoor gardening system that claims to grow herbs, tomatoes, and flowers at an increased rate and size with a minimum amount of time or effort on the part of the gardener.  But does it work?

Political Statement Pieces: Obama Fashion Has A Political Twist

This Obama dress was a feature on the red carpet at the Emmy's. I wasn't going to feature it, but for reasons that aren't all positive, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it and just wanted to share this atrocity with all of our readers to get some thoughts.

Crime Scene Cleanup In Chicago: Cleaning Up City Streets

Crime scene cleanup is a niche market that's continuing to grow, because someone's got to do the dirtiest jobs in each city. Chicago's got a business that takes care of all of that gross stuff that no one else wants to think about, just as we've seen in other cities, but this one's run by a unique group of people.


New GPS Highway System Takes Control of Your Car...Makes Road Trips Easier?

The seemingly endless hunt for ways to improve our day-to-day commute has led to many interesting and unique ideas.  While many are less than feasible, every now and again one comes along that just might be able to make a difference.  The GPS based “Sartre” system may be able to join this elite league of automotive innovations.

Yenko Nameplate to Make Return to Muscle Car Tuning

While many fans of the new Camaro are just happy knowing the muscle car has made a successful return, others are still asking for more. The Z28 version of the new and improved pony car is still in limbo, and for some people the 422 horsepower V8 isn't enough to satisfy their right foot. A revival of the Yenko nameplate might just do the trick though.

Designer Piggy Bank Holds $10,000: Buy Two And Save $20,000

A stunningly realistic pig, gilded or polymer coated in hot pink, by a world famous designer, would look smashing on her dark cherry server.  She would love it, even be encouraged to shove dollar bills through the cork opening and look forward to saving $10,000....

Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel

These concept wheels provide an interesting new reason for thieves to pass your bike over (or at least spend an extra 3 minutes stealing it).

Want To Be Sure That Your Mail Won't Explode?

In today's volatile global scenario, the Scanmail 10K offers an element of safety against... well, getting blown up by a letter.

Environmentally Friendly TV Remote Runs On Touch, Not Batteries

Power your TV remote control just by using it? It's more likely than you think. Practical, environmentally friendly piezoelectric powered devices now being developed could completely replace batteries in the future.

G-Bound R/C Car Travels on Land and Water!

Zounds!  An amphibious remote-controlled car that can drive upside down?!?!?  What kind of craziness is this?!?!?

Beer Bread Company: Pre-Mixed Recipes With One Favorite Ingredient

If you ask many men what their favorite thing is, one answer they'll likely tell you is beer. If you ask a woman who dreads cooking what she looks for most in meal preparation, she'll likely tell you prefabricated meals that require little preparation. Put those two things together and you get a unique company that brings together the best of both worlds.

Terrifying Trend In The Jason Hoodie By Mark Ecko

Designer Mark Ecko has recently expanded his appeal by designing fashion items that appeal to niche markets - for example movie and video game fanatics. Previously, I posted the Halo Master Chief Hoodie, but this latest design tops it in a rather terrifying way.


Something To Be Thankful For: Scientists Working Hard to Develop Unique Ways To Recycle Feathers

Have you ever wondered what happens to plucked turkey feathers? For the most part turkey feathers as well as feathers from various other poultry are simply incinerated, made in to low -grade animal feedstock or thrown away only to end up in a landfill. Fortunately, several scientists are working hard to develop new eco-friendly ways to recycle these feathers for future use.

Unique Design From So Re Fa Eco-Fashion Show: Jacket That Converts Into Tent!

We've seen clothing that turn into sleeping bags before, but in a recent design competition for green emergency clothing, this concept has been one-upped with a much more practical convertible fashion item.


Robots In Advertising

Robots have permeated modern culture thanks to the likes of R2-D2 and the Transformers, not to mention a wide-range of real inventions that help daily existence.  Is it any wonder that advertising firms utilize these metal constructs to influence product purchasing?

Txt Blocker: Business Offers Will Power Service, Limiting Cell Phone Use

Cell phone bans while driving are being rolled out around the world, with varying penalties for those who still choose to talk or text and drive. While the distractions that cell phones can cause are obvious, there are some who just can't resist answering a ring or responding to a text even when they're on the road. Since some drivers lack willpower, there's a business that's decided to take advantage!


Literary Genius Meets Fashion: Classic Novel Purses

For those who have a love of all things literary, this is a love that can be extended to fashion. Not all books can be read, at least not the kind that you can tote with you on a daily basis to ensure that everyone knows just how much you love the classics. These unique handbag designs are anything but classic accessories, it's the literary aspect that gives them this title!

Portable Air Hockey Brings The Game Where It Never Existed Before

Portable Air Hockey is a great solution that allows for play of the popular game pretty much anywhere.

Sushi Bars For Pets: Where Dogs And Cats Eat "Rawrrr"

Even veterinarians are recommending raw food diets for pets these days, but other marketing of raw food diets has lagged behind consumer interest, perhaps because the large pet food manufacturers with big marketing budgets have not jumped into the trend... yet.  But at least two small companies with raw food pet diets have found a delicious way to present their raw pet foods: sushi bars.

Valentines Jewelry: Engagement Rings Sold With A Honeymoon On The Side!

In a period of economic downturn, businesses have got to do what they've got to do in order to make people spend money, particularly when their niche is one that people can take or leave when they're pinching pennies. While some women might not agree that jewelry falls into this category, there's one business that's not taking any chances with a unique business plan!

Sarah Palin Trades In Twitter Tweets For Facebook Powder!

How can anyone forget the now infamous 'lipstick on a pig' reference during the last political campaign and the hockey Mom from the Tundra that turned "going rogue" into a mantra. Well now that same lady is using the "powder" of social media to sell books and position herself for a run at the highest post in the land.

"Pirate" Murdoch Claims Search Engines Arrrhhh Stealing His Material

What do you get when you cross legacy newspapers with an arch conservative right-wing publisher? Rupert Murdoch, that's who! In a new twist as how to not play nice with Google and the other top search engines, Murdoch's controversial approach might either become a new business model for other newspapers to emulate, or a crash and burn scenario that sees the rise and fall of his own Phoenix!

Greepers: Stylish Shoelaces That Never Need To Be Tied!

Sometimes it's unfortunate that the most talked about fashion items only make ito a period of conceptualization and never actually hit the streets or the runways. In some cases, they've been created strictly for the purpose of chatter, where the fashion isn't the focus at all, but a manipulative marketing ploy is. Released earlier this year, there's one concept that should make it off the pages of a magazine despite its role in media manipulation.


The Galactic Suite Space Resort: Out Of This World Accommodations Available By 2012

A unique vacation is hard to come by, but we're only a few years away from being able to take a vacation that offers a real out of this world experience.


Women’s Weird And Whimsical Fashion: The Umbrella Dress

Sometimes it's unfortunate that the most talked about fashion items only make it to a period of conceptualization and never actually hit the streets or the runways. In some cases, they've been created strictly for the purpose of chatter, where the fashion isn't the focus at all, but a manipulative marketing ploy is. Released earlier this year, there's one concept that should make it off the pages of a magazine despite its role in media manipulation.

Bird Song Organ Plays Tweet Music

The Bird Song Organ from Adult Science magazine is a compact, hand-turned music machine you build yourself with materials provided. The fun never ends... until you actually play it.

Step Aside GPS: Manhole Navigation Concept Is Taking Over

Navigation takes a turn for the steampunk in the Map Hole concept, designed for use in urban environments.

Anthologie Quartett Catena: A Unique Bike Chain Clock

Bored with the traditional LCD or analog clock? For just over two Gs, you can tell time (sort of) with this stunning piece of wall art.

SNL & Social Media Christen Largest Cruise Ship In The World

Cruise Ships are not usually the butt of a joke, or comedy-rich fodder for comedians. However, in the case of the largest cruise ship in the world, Seth Meyers has set his lampooning sites on Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas." Celebrating its global stage 'coming-out' party, Royal Caribbean knows they've made it when SNL takes their cruise ship out for a spin and the social media airwaves hype their maiden voyage.

Grilled Cheese Competition Revs Up With The Grilled Cheese Truck

Chedds is a unique restaurant that I featured a while ago that serves grilled cheese exclusively. With their traditional grilled cheese recipes, and some that are new and unusual, Chedds quickly grew in popularity since its launch; but now, it's getting a little bit of competition from a company that's found one way to top it - making grilled cheese mobile.


Solar City to Provide Charging Stations for Tesla Owners

One of the problems plaguing the all electric vehicle market is the issue of charging. Not only are there going to be problems when everyone comes home for the day and plugs in, but the issue of traffic and wrong turns could also spell disaster for more than a few motorists. For some California commuters however, a new solution is in the works.

USB Eyelash Curler Brings Beauty To The Geek

Some USB powered devices are so weird, they'll curl your eyelashes. Some cut to the chase and curl your lashes from the get-go... like this actual USB eyelash curler from Thanko.

5 Sustainable Tables For Eating, Drinking, Growing, Coloring and “Communicating” During The Holidays

Whether we want to admit it or not we eat a lot during the winter holidays so other than the kitchen counters, tables also become a place of gathering, socializing and eating. Show your guests how much you appreciate them eating at your home with unique tables like the ones below.

Who Needs Instruments With Shirts That Let You Rock For Real!?

We've seen shirts that allow you to play musician while expressing yourself through fashion in the past, but now there's a new design that puts those former models to shame. Now, really bring out your inner rock star everywhere you go, without having to take along a burdensome instrument.

YouTube to Offer 1080p Video

YouTube will soon be adding an option to view video in 1080p. Prepare to watch your favorite mindless entertainment in full HD.

Three Wheeled Vehicles Approved for DOE Funding

The Department of Energy has been tossing around funding for pretty much every kind of alternative energy vehicle. However, the funding was originally limited to 4-wheeled vehicles, ruling out some of the manufactures completely. Now, congress has finally made a decision as to the future of DOE funding for 3-wheeled vehicles.

Toothbrush Sterilizer Zaps Germs With UV Light

The compact 'Zapi' home toothbrush sterilizer from Japan's Aroma Science is designed to decontaminate your toothbrush using ultraviolet (UV) light.

Send Your Weight Directly To Twitter With The Body Scale

With just $160, you can buy in to new heights of embarrassment. Begin sending regular tweets about your weight/fat content by jumping on the Body Scale.

Sleepbox Pop-Up Hotels: Modern Sleep Pods For The World Traveler

We've seen napping pods sent up in major urban centers before, but now, there's a new pop-up hotel designed to offer optimal convenience and comfort for travellers virtually wherever they are; even without a reservation!

Wearable Laptop Sleeve: Protection For Your Computer, Warmth For You

Not all inventions are a good idea, and here's one that clearly wasn't very well thought through. Just in case you've ever dreamed of sharing clothing with your favorite companion, your laptop, someone had to go and make it possible.


Project Natal--XBOX's Controller-Less, Motion-Based Gaming Coming Next Year

New information from a recent leak indicates that Project Natal will drop a year from now at a very attractive price point.

Porky MP3 Ear Buds Won't Make You Pig Headed

These cute and colorful Buta Earphones from Green House of Japan add a little animal magic to any music listening experience. Wearing them provides a unique earpiece in the shape of cute pigs.

"Geotagged Tweets" Coming To A City Near You!

Since the "location-based social network" train has left the station, Twitter has not only jumped on board, it appears to be the locomotive engineer. And now with 3rd party apps purchasing tickets on the "Twitter Local Express" the microblogging network is expanding its coordinates to offer up the longitude and latitude of all your tweets.

2LoveMyLips: Cosmetics Company That Ensures Women Avoid Date Rape

For a night out, women dress themselves up, make themselves up, and sometimes talk themselves up when they meet a gentleman that they fancy. But these elements don't give men the green light to take whatever they want from the experience, and there's one cosmetics company that wants to ensure that just because women look beautiful, doesn't mean that they compromise their safety.

Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger With The 2010 Tora Kitty Collection

Hello Kitty earns her stripes with the new 2010 Tora Kitty Collection featuring a Mascot Ball Chain, Netsuke Strap, Plush Doll and Plush Pouch.

Instant Mashed Potatoes On Thanksgiving? You Betcha!

I rarely eat mashed potatoes except on Thanksgiving, and maybe Christmas. Of course, I always mashed the potatoes myself. It would kill my family to think that I'd whipped up instant mashed potatoes to serve to them. But, guess what? I'm going to serve instant mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving - the same kind my husband made for me....

6380 Senior Cell Phone Helps Older Folks Keep In Touch

An oversized phone designed just for seniors, this one could help get older folks excited about cell phone technology. Probably not, though.

Advertising In Video Games

Dear Marketing Firms:

Please insert real-life products into my video gaming environments so I don't forget they exist.

Your biggest fan,

J. Barker


Cotton Candy Truck Brings Sweet Business To NYC

You might think the Cotton Candy is only something that you can find at your local fair; but if you've got a craving for something sticky and sugary that melts in your mouth and leaves your tongue bright pink or blue, then you're in luck if you live in NYC, because cotton candy may come to you.

7 Discreet Wallets And Purses That Pick-Pocketers Will Never Suspect

These fashions are more about fun than they are about function. All of the designs give you a place to store your stuff just like a wallet or purse, but they do so in such a "discreet" way that no one will ever guess that's where you stashed your cash. The purpose might be fun, but there's function built-in, because if thieves can't find your wallet, they can't steal it!

Cyberchondria & The Art Of Googling Oneself Silly!

An actual research study titled "Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search" was recently conducted by Microsoft researchers Ryen W. White and Eric Horvitz to analyze how the Web enables those obsessed in researching illnesses. A survey of 515 Microsoft employees determined that Internet surfing regarding health issues is on the rise. Inquiring minds want to know what's ailing them and why they are obsessed with tracking down health symptoms online from the common cold to cancer.

Miniature Furniture Collection Features 42 Legendary Chair Designs

This unique 42-piece miniature collection features famous and iconic chairs, sofas & lounges by the legends of 20th century furniture design, all in handy 1/12 scale.

Holiday Gift Idea: A Pair of Eco-Shoes For The Recycling Nork

The trash to treasure pair of shoes you see in the picture to the right was created by Gabriel Dishaw. They are part of Dishaw's Junk Dunk shoe sculpture series. Each shoe is made with recycled metals, computer parts and typewriter parts

Gamers Go Giggity For Creepy Claw Catcher

Claw vending machines, candy cranes, UFO catchers - like all coin op arcade games, you pay your money and you take your chances. When it comes to wacky arcade games offering surprising prizes like these ones, however, some may keep paying until they go bust.

10+ Laugh Out Loud Funny Pet Calendars For 2010

I like to buy funny pet wall calendars as Christmas gifts for my pet lover friends because, even if they receive other calendar gifts, there is always a space on the wall for one more -- especially if it's funny and about their species of pet. I found some really hilarious dog, cat, rabbit, ginea pig, ferret, and tea cup pig calendars for 2010; maybe you will find just the right ones for your friends (or yourself!) among them.

Little House On The Trailer: Prefab Houses That Move When You Do

I know what you're thinking - prefabricated houses aren't new. At some point, we've all known someone who's lived in a mobile home, trailer, or another sort of prefab home. But this new company has a fun name and a fun concept that's definitely worth talking about!


Weird And Wacky Men’s Underwear: The Solution to Flat Butts

Few men will tell you, but for many a flat butt is a source of embarrassment. They can work on pumping up their arms, their abs and their chests, but their butts often don't change shape as they'd like. Spanx are available for women to tuck and firm, and now, to address men's body grievances there is body contouring underwear.


LinkedIn & Twitter - Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate!

In the days of yore (3 years ago), when social networks were first making their mark on the digital landscape, there was a divide between those networks you chose for business and those selected for fun. Today, those worlds collide, as LinkedIn and Twitter formally get "linked" to each other. And the combination is sweeter than PB&J.

Geek Chic Fashion: Prototype Bluetooth Dress

When you're out for a night on the town with your cell phone on hand, it's easy to miss important phones calls from your friends that you regret not picking up, because you could have stopped from them going home with the regretful guy. The ideal solution has become a reality, with fashion that meets Bluetooth indicator technology.

Japanese Fashion Designer United Bamboo Creates Cat Ready-To-Wear!

It was just a matter of time before a Japanese fashion house began seriously designing for cats;  cat-dressing is getting too big for the petwear trade.  United Bamboo has come out with a line of ready-to-wear for cats that match their women's fashions for the Fall and Winter season 2009 - 2010.  Here is a preview of the collection....

 


First Exclusive Green Marketplace For Hotels Launches

On November 9, EcoGreenHotel announced the official launch of it’s new online store, EcoGreenHotelStore.com. It's virtually a green marketplace for hotels and a one-stop marketplace of over 1000 products and services for the green hospitality industry. As more and more hotels become green-certified and more guests request "green" accommodations, the EcoGreenHotel Store is satisfying the needs of both the hotelier and the traveler.

USB Beer Can Ultrasonic Humidifier Puts Mist In Your Mug

The USB Beer Can Humidifier from Greenhouse offers non-alcoholic relief for those driven to drink by bad office air.

NC-17 Rating For Xbox 360 Users Restricts Tweets

Not only are teenagers 17 and younger allowed to watch certain movies, Xbox 360 just banished them from accessing social networks. Strange that the teen demographic that is the target market for Xbox systems are restricted from from the Xbox Live's new integration of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. And with Christmas right around the corner!

Sub Rosa: Discreet Restaurant With A Nude, Indiscreet Dress Code

Previously, I came across a unique restaurant in Maine that offered people a free lunch in exchange for a nude dip in the lake. While naked restaurants just aren't common outside of nudist colonies, there are a few out there that, like Maine's Black Frog Restaurant are okay with an "au naturel" dress code, and the latest one is in Oregon.


Transportable Solar Power to Solve Electric Vehicle Range Problems

Solar energy has slowly but steadily become the go to resource for electric vehicles that need some extra range. The only real problem with this is the slow speed and low amount of power an easily transportable panel suffers from. A new kind of portable charging station may solve both of these problems in no time flat.

Quincy Hotel: Urban All Inclusive Hotel Gets Singapore Talking

When we think of "all inclusive" hotels, we automatically assume that it's a resort in the Dominican Republic or Mexico, sitting on or near a beach, where the food is often sub-par and the domestic beer and tropical drinks flow freely. Although most all inclusive hotels in the world are this popular style, one Singapore hotel is trying to transform the meaning of "all inclusive".

Measuring Time With A Sleek & Modern Watch: The Ora Designer Timepiece

Watches act as a major statement piece for men and women; but men in particular seem to have a love for watches that are aesthetically appealing and incorporate neat features and gadgets. The Ora Watch puts a spin on timepieces, and that's a statement you can almost take literally.

Ridgeblade® Wind Power Generator Wins Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Award

Ridgeblade® is the kind of invention that looks so obvious, so natural, and so simple, anyone could have invented it.  In all that's been dedicated to the exploration of wind energy, no one saw this elegant,  natural, and efficient solution to "micro-wind" or home energy creation.

Nintendo Isn't Kidding With The 'Baby And Me For Wii' Doll Controller

"Baby and Me for Wii", set for release this December in Australia, is the latest and perhaps the strangest application yet for Nintendo's popular Wii game console. "Bring your baby to life with your Wii remote"... and with that, let the creepiness begin!

Junaio Adds 3D & AR To Location-Based Social Network

When Rod Serling first uttered, "there is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity...this is the dimension of imagination," he might  have been giving us a prescient glimpse into the future of Junaio.

Down The Pike: Immune Response Triggers For HIV And Prostate Cancer

Attempts to trick human immune systems into fighting HIV and prostate cancer cells have had little success, mainly because the these cells keep managing to elude recognition as "bad" cells.  But a new study, conducted by researchers at Yale University, may change that direction in the not-too-distant future.

It's A Mattress Made In Heaven When Simmons Gets In Bed With Panasonic

Mattress maker Simmons and electronics giant Panasonic are set to split the sheets, begetting what might just be the world's most expensive bed. Eleven thousand dollars gets you more than just a mattress, however... MUCH more.

Zippered Booty Shorts: Time To Stop The Zippered Fashion Trend?

Zippers were a hot trend this summer, and going into fall it's one that doesn't show signs of stopping. However, there's one zippered style (and most of us should be in agreement about this one) that really and truly should.


Walkstation: Transforming American Workplaces From Sedentary To Active!

With exercise and employee well-being becoming a greater focus in many workplaces, a new company has released something that allows those who typically work at a computer to multi-task in a way that's for their own greater good, and that of the company that they work for. This concept isn't a business idea per say - but it's definitely worth mentioning because it might just set a new trend for workspaces of the future.


Sanyo Eneloopy Battery Checker Nose When To Recharge

Meet 'Eneloopy', Sanyo's cute canine battery checker! Eneloopy's LED nose lights up in a range of colors corresponding to how much power is left in your batteries. Bow, er, wow!

Sony Playstation PS3 Coffee Table Is A Winning Design

French designer Stephane Perruchon was very impressed by his new Sony Playstation PS3 and, especially, its ergonomic controllers. Following what must have been a a caffeine-fueled all-nighter, he decided to create this eye-catching PS3 coffee table.

The Droid "Cash For Clunkers" Deal For iPhones

With the heightened buying frenzy surrounding the launch of Google's new smartphone, the Droid, it was no surprise that someone would piggyback off of the hype! While Google conducts its first-time TV advertising, Flipswap, a trade-in service aggressively jumped into the foray with a unique offer to swap cash for your old 'clunky' iPhones. ( Where was the Administration on this one?)

Bufferin Plus S Cures Headaches Fast - For A Price

When you've got the mother of all headaches, you want relief and you want it NOW. Bufferin Plus S has been specially formulated to dissolve twice as fast as ordinary pills, thus delivering its four active ingredients to the bloodstream quicker than you can say "not tonight, honey".

Air Filter and Houseplant Have Baby: Andrea Air Filter Is It A Great Holiday Gift Idea?

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday gift? How about a gadget and a plant in one? How about the Andrea air filter?

New Battery Technology Promises Recharge Time Similar to Filling Your Tank

While many people who have looked into battery electric vehicles are turned away due to range limitations, others are more worried about the long recharge time.  In some cases, these vehicles can take up to a full 8 hours to recharge, which is too long for some people to live with.  However, a newly developed kind of battery may provide the answer to this problem.

Club Bounce: Long Beach Night Club For The Big And The Beautiful

Club Bounce is a controversial Long Beach California night club that caters to a niche audience. Some feel it's discriminatory, others feel it actually eliminates discrimination; but everyone who visits has one thing in common, and it's not just their love of bumping and grinding with a vodka tonic in hand.

Toasty Edible Fashion: Wearable Slippers Made From Bread

It seems like these days just about anything you can eat has made its way into the world of fashion, and the latest innovation will keep your feet toasty in more ways than one.


Laundry-Folding Robot Learns On The Job

Meet 'Foldy', a laundry-folding robot designed by a team at Japan's Keio University. The small, inexpensive robot doesn't just learn how to fold laundry, it remembers its lessons in time for the next load.

Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW Brings Wii Skateboarding Action for Less

Save a little money this Christmas and get all the skating/snowboarding action from the Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW.

"Social Awareness" To Replace Social Networking

The Internet of Things is fast approaching and with it comes Web 3.0, where "social awareness" will replace "social networking." Soon tweets and status updates will become fully automated and generated by the world around us versus us ever having to touch a keyboard again.

EOps i24R3: The Odd, Little One-Speaker Surround Sound System

Reaching a point where convenience diminishes utility, the EOps i24R3 speaker is an interesting speaker design from Hong Kong that packs an entire surround sound sytem into one, portable package.

Prescription Ice Cream To ReCharge Your Appetite After Chemotherapy

A tasty, easy-to-digest food product that young and old adore, that would help limit the ravaging effects of chemotherapy on the stomach and intestines, is crying to be developed.  But just what might that food be?

Nintendo DSi LL Supersizes Your Screen, Picks Your Pocket

Nintendo just can't enough of a good thing and either can buyers of its popular DS-series portable gaming consoles. The answer, in the form of the big-screen DSi LL, arrives in Japan this November 21 but Americans will have to wait until 2010.

Retweeting In The Wild - Project Retweet Launches

November 5: Twitter rolls out Project Retweet to a limited audience. According to their recent blog post, the Twitter echelon wants to see how it  will "work in the wild," before offering it up to the Twitterverse.

Eco-Friendly 'Breathing Chair' Puts Your Butt On The Block

When is a chair not a chair? When you're not sitting in it, it seems. That's the case with the Breathing Chair, an solid effort from Taiwan's Yu-Ying Wu who seems to have been inspired by a block of springy tofu.

Novelty Fashion For Geeky Mothers To Be: The “Loading...Please Wait” Maternity Shirt

Maternity clothing is slowly improving the more time goes on. No longer do mothers have to suffer through fashion mishaps while wearing shirts and dresses that pay them a resemblance to tents. Maternity clothing is becoming more fashion forward, but that's just not for everyone; what about those geeks out there who want to wear their personalities loud and proud throughout their pregnancies without having to disguise themselves as fashionable women?


The Recruitment Genome Project: So Long Resumes, Hello DNA!

What would you think if you were hired for a job, not because of your skills, your sunny personality, or even (let's just say it) your appearance; because, instead, the company was focusing upon your genes to determine if you're a good match or not? That's exactly what innovative company Arbita is proposing by taking a closer look at how the Human Genome Project could play a role in job recruitment.


Pentax K-x DSLR Camera Shows Off Robotic Colors

Your photos are in color, so why not your camera? That's the question Pentax is about to answer with their new K-x DSLR cameras, available in a rainbow of shades including a limited edition version sporting Robotic Colors.

Multi-Function Biking: The PUYL Bike Light/Pump

An efficient, multi-functional cycling concept, PUYL provides both light and air, two necessary components for any night cyclist.

Is Leapfish, Search's Missing Link?

Many have tried, but it's been over a decade and none have succeeded in out-Googlin' Google. Yet here we go again, with yet another search engine entering stage right trying to capture our "attention-deficit" attention. Repackaging online search as something new infers the Web has evolved. And while real-time and social search have certainly changed the alchemy of search, what does Leapfish know that has eluded Google et al?

World's Most Powerful (and Unnecessary) IPod Speaker

Want to drop several thousand dollars to play your collection of pirated MP3 tracks in high-quality, crystal-clear audio. Read on and find out why you don't.

Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great Taste, Good Humor

The Pig Lid pot cover is a steamer's dream, as everybody "nose". Horrible puns aside, this ingenious Otoshibuta is at once a play on words and a handy way to steam food in an oven-top pan.

How "Mickey Mouse" Is Re-Branding?

While branding oneself takes time and effort to spin out a new product, re-branding can take several washes to redefine that same brand. Take for example the work United Airlines had to accomplish after breaking someone's guitar. Let alone the number of Twitter apologies issued forth by Chris Brown and Kanye West. But when others do it in reverse and run their good-guy image through a darkside wash cycle, the task might be a little easier. Such is the case with the re-engineering of one Mickey Mouse.

Pouch Necklaces: Fashion And Storage In One Accessory!

The best accessories are multi-purpose; think purses, which look fantastic, and allow you to carry everything but the kitchen sink (or, on the other end of the equation, allow you to barely fit your favorite lipstick) when you're kicking around town during the day or indulging in a night out. Okay, the latest trend in accessories, the pouch necklace, might not be quite so epic, but it does hold a place in history.

Mrs. Brady Turns Entrepreneur With The Flo Club, Teaching Seniors About Technology

Computer and internet use is no longer just for the younger generations; but for those who try to get online later in life, there are greater challenges since they haven't had the lifelong exposure that many that are part of the younger demographic have. An unlikely entrepreneur has stepped forward to provide a service that helps seniors overcome their challenges when using technology, and you know her best as Mrs. Brady.


Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Exercise Easier on the Body

Whether recovering from a sports injury or suffering from a medical condition, exercise can be painful. The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill creates an environment of weightlessness where you can get the required exercise without feeling as much impact.

Hold On To The Light Bulb While You Climb The Stairs

Minimalist and eco-friendly, these cool hallway and stair lights do double-duty as hand rails, so you can see and walk at the same time!

Even The Taliban Are Social Networking

Did the "voice of jihad" just get a little louder? Afghan tribalism has origins that date back 1400 years to the early Muslim and Islamic civilizations. With a lifestyle based on jihad and an economy that thrives on opium trade, who would have thought that these warring factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan would ever embrace social media as a means to communicate.

Animal Character Round Mug & Spoon Sets Add Cuteness To Any Kitchen

Like cute things but demand convenience and quality? Japan has much more to offer than Hello Kitty, as these Animal Character Round Mug & Spoon Sets by Decole show so well.

5 Fun Eco-Dining Accessories to Keep Holiday Dinner Guests Tension-Free

It's that time of year again. You can feel the tension weighing everyone down. All you want to do is serve a great meal and keep the peace between the people you love. Help alleviate the tension with the 5 cool eco-dining distractions I have listed below.

New Wisk-It App Helps Clean Up Your “Dirty Laundry” On Facebook

Wisk laundry detergent just launched a new facebook app called WISK-IT that extends their powerful cleaning heritiage into the world of social media. Designed to make it easy to find and remove all those photos on facebook that might be embarrasing, and a general "stain" on your reputation, this is one of those apps that isn't just functional but a great marketing idea. Conceived and developed by TracyLocke, an integrated marketing agency, the WISK-IT app reminds you that "Everyone's got a photo that needs to be washed away."

BMW Lovos Concept to be Green...Not so Simple

Automotive styling has undergone some very extreme changes over the past 20 years, and mostly for the better. Sometimes however, a new concept comes along that breaks that mold and really makes us step back and stare.  The BMW Lovos is a perfect example of this kind of concept.

Glorified Bong Cleans Your Car's Air, Won't Get You A Ticket

The "watercourse cyclone air cleaner" from Seiwa circulates your car's smelly interior air through water to wash out unwanted impurities. It may not get you high but it WILL leave your ride as fresh as mountain air after a thunderstorm.

"Party Of No" Amplify Their Message With New Social Media Tool

The health care reform debate this current legislative season has been more about who could shout the loudest versus who really had something to say. Earning their label as the "Party of No" the GOP's push back on health care has been perceived as protest-for-protest sake.

Disney Stores Revamp Concept To Include Amusement Park Style Shopping

Not all great concepts come in the form of new business ideas; some come from successful companies who decide to take their idea one step further to capture a new audience or improve the scope of their appeal. The latest business to announce that changes are in the works is the Disney Store brand, and Disney fans can expect something fantastic!

Honda to Include Cylinder Deactivation on Upcoming Touring Series

Honda has been working hard on the upcoming VFR1200 touring bike, with the introduction of a dual clutch gearbox into the motorcycle being among the many pieces of technology they plan on including. On top the more efficient transmission, it now appears that Honda is planning on cylinder deactivation to help keep fuel consumption down as well.

The New Preppy Look For Dogs On Campus: MASCOT Sweaters & Scarves

In the traditional preppy sweater and scarf style of the Big Men On Campus with a few modern twists, Mascot (Stay Lucky) has re-designed the studly college sweater and scarf for dogs.  Big Mascot On Campus, perhaps?

Fictionaut Utilizes Social Media For New Self-Publishing Platform

For wordsmiths the world over, a rejection notice is the common denominator shared by the entire literary community whether you are the next Hemingway or a weekend poet. However unwelcoming, those "we regret to inform you" letters have become a right of passage for writers. On the flip side, all an author really wants to see is his or her words in print. To that end Fictionaut, an online social network for fiction writers addresses that need.

Bizarre USB Bust Beauty Pads Keep Snow Off Your Mountains

Winter's chill frosting your ornaments? Slip a pair of Thanko's USB bust beauty pads under the boys and turn cold & icy to warm & nicey!

Plug & Socket Engagement Rings Prove Love Is Electric

When two people fit together perfectly, the next logical step is a marriage proposal, but finding rings that have the same message just don't always come easily. Warning: the contained rings do fit together, but they're just a little bit geeky!


Humanistic Humidifier Design Turns Over A New Leaf

Oh, the humidity! The charming design of the Rocca Hybrid Humidifier imitates a bare branched tree in winter while the handy remote hangs like a lonely last leaf. It's a more humanistic humidifier that succeeds by accentuating the form yet still performing the function.

Discreet Dining Hits New York With Secret Sushi Restaurant Uo

You would think that a hidden restaurant would appeal to the celebrities, especially in New York City that finds itself plagued with paparazzi outside of celebrity hotspots where the rich and famous continue to go anyways. But while they might not appeal to the obvious crowd, discreet dining allows the average person to feel like a star!

Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Pop Art Sneakers By Nike

Nike's done it again, and this time their sneaker design is modern and eye catching, and also holds a special place in history. These special sneakers will appeal to a different audience than some of the other designs we've seen recently, that focus on recapturing a little piece of history.


ScamVille? A New Online Game? Who's Up For The Challenge?

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch wrote a very insightful article titled "Scamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem of Hell," exposing Zynga and its scam-laden lead gen-type offers devised for their ever-popular Facebook games of Farmville and Mafia Wars. I challenge one of the more ethical game developers to actually use Arrington's expose to develop the real thing - an actual Facebook game called "ScamVille!"

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.