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August, 2012

Folding iPad Stand Puts Your Tablet on Hold

iPad owners everywhere are raising their voices about raising their iPads. It may be the latest First World Problem but fear not, Apple Fanboys (and Fangirls), Shanghai Donya's got a first-rate solution: the Folding iPad Stand.

The Galaxy Camera: Android On One Side, Full-Size Point-And-Shoot On The Other

Samsung's latest device looks as if the camera portion of a smartphone was given a steady diet of steroids and protein supplements. The overall specifications are pretty decent as well.


Hold The Mao: 8 Revolutionary Revised Chairman Mao Posters

The late Chairman Mao Zedong, founding father of the People's Republic of China and global revolutionary icon, is still revered in China though the country has taken a radical turn down the capitalist road since his passing in 1976. These 8 revised and reimagined Mao posters reference the Great Helmsman's impressive pop culture presence to sell consumer goods and more to today's well-washed & wealthy proletariat.

Sony Vaio Duo 11: Business Windows 8-Powered Convertible?

Pictures have revealed that Sony is preparing an apparently powerful hybrid tablet computer with a built-in retractable keyboard and the full Windows 8 operating system.


Arc Mouse – A Mouse For Curved Surfaces

For serious users looking to keep working on their laptops while on the subway, for example, where there are no suitable flat surfaces for a normal mouse, they will surely be interested in the adaptable Arc Mouse.

Archos Announces 10-inch Tablet With Keyboard Cover

With a keyboard that doubles as a dock and a protective cover, Archos is providing another option for consumers looking for a tablet with a dedicated keyboard dock.


Imagine The Fear & Loathing With This Hunter S. Thompson Board Game

Ever wish you could live out Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas without actually risking life imprisonment or a complete mental breakdown from carrying and consuming such an insane cache of drugs? Well now you can thanks to the Fear and Loathing Board Game.

Foursquare's Magnetic Marketing Goes Mad Men With Promoted Updates

It was inevitable the game-like features of Foursquare's 'mayorships,' 'badges' and 'check-ins' would ultimately pave a path to paid advertising. Yes, that unassuming little geolocation-based app that launched three short years ago at South by Southwest and has amassed over 20 million registered users has decided to monetize. Finally slipping into their big boy pants, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai's company have launched "Promoted Updates," with clients Madison Avenue ad agencies have been known to court over the years.

Diagonally Striped Seat Belt T-Shirts Make Chinese Policemen Cross

T-shirt designs that ape the look of a buckled seat belt have proved popular sellers in China, a place where widespread ignorance of laws requiring seat belt use makes such avoidance the 3rd-leading cause of traffic accident fatalities.

Samsung Preparing iPod Touch Competitor

Dubbed the YP-GP1, those looking for a feature-packed portable media player without an overly large screen or Apple's logo on the casing probably need only be patient for a little while longer.


Is The Ubiquitous "Keep Calm" A Meme Or A Moan?

Ever wonder why the World War II British slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" has surfaced some 70 years later to become today's most ubiquitous meme? Not only has the Internet been cyberventillating variations on the theme  online for over a year now, one can find t-shirts and other memorabilia easily accessible for purchase in the real world.

Calling All Inventors! Your Home Space Saver Products Are Wanted

Have you come up with a new way to stack your shoes, line up your tools, or bunk your junk? Karl Champley, the home improvement guru, is looking for new space saving products that help folks organize their stuff and give them more room in their own homes. So through Edison Nation, he's asking you to submit your ideas.

“Face-Kini” Full Body Bathing Suits Flaunted by Fashionable Chinese Swimmers

If Borat's cringe-worthy Man-kini is a perfect example of less being more, than its polar opposite, the “Face-Kini”, must mean more is less. First seen on the beaches of Qingdao in northeastern China, the full-body facehugging suits seem to be catching on among women who seek to preserve their pale skin from the tanning sun.

Watermelon Knife is a Sweet Slicer that Cuts Cleanly

This colorful, Swiss-made Watermelon Knife from Japan's YO-KO was designed to cut large watermelons with a single slice. Your watermelon slices will look all the more appetizing thanks to the knife's clean cutting style.

Life Light: An Eco-Friendly Lifesaver, Buoy & Emergency Light Concept

The “Life Light” is a combination lifesaver ring, marker buoy and emergency light that's powered with renewable energy and a built-in battery. When the sun – and a swimmer in trouble – goes down, the Life Light's LED light goes on, alerting rescuers to its presence.

From "Shock 'N Awe" to "I Was Here," World Humanitarian Day Evolves

World Humanitarian Day set annually for August 19th was originally designated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who had lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It's origin was a direct result of a massive bombing attack of Iraq by America and its allies, escalating on March 21, 2003. Known in military parlance as "Shock 'n Awe," and taken from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" (544-496 BC), it's a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power to paralyze an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight back.

Variants In RORA Gene Linked To PTSD, Among Other Stress Disorders

The retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha, RORA for short, is a gene that ordinarily protects our fragile cells from stress, but scientific findings in the last few years have shown that the RORA gene often shuts down when certain other cells destabilize them.  This study, conducted by Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, finds yet another psychiatric disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), linked to a breakdown or 'risk variant' of the RORA gene.

 


Toshiba Announces New 3TB Desktop Hard Drives

Though mostly known for notebook drives, Toshiba is preparing to crash the desktop storage market with an arsenal of 3.5” drives fashioned with the latest platter technology.


Pedal-Powered DC Generator Charges Up Any USB Device

BikeCharge Dynamo from Hong Kong-based iBikeConsole has updated the bicycle wheel-mounted DC generator of your childhood. It'll fully charge most brands of mobile phone over the course of a 2- to 3-hour bike ride.

"Wannabe" Movie Debuts On Facebook vs Theaters Starring Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer?

"Wannabe" is a comedy film starring Craig Robert Young, Octavia Spencer, Matt Dallas, Tate Taylor, Adam Huss, written by Craig Robert Young and Richard Keith and directed by Richard Keith. It's being promoted as one of the only films to be released on Facebook. However, while that may be true, if one was to research the movie on the Internet, it is evident this flick was first produced back in 2005?

The World's Mucho Grande Tweet Flies The Amistoso Cielo

Yes, tweets are known for their brevity. 140 characters or less is the constraint Twitter imposes on the Twitterati's bon mots. However if you look closely at their terms of service, they've never restricted the actual size of a tweet, nor how far it could be thrust into space. And this summer, Iberia Airlines has used those loopholes to not only issue the world's biggest tweet but also to show to the world, the skies the limit as to how far a tweet can go.

ideaAPP Could Be A Game Changer For Inventors

If I were to tell you that you can get a complete, worldwide patent search conducted on your invention idea for $9.99, you would think I just swallowed a whole lot of advertising bull.  I thought it was too good to be true too, so I went to the source, the company that owns and offers the ideaAPP for Apple and PC products, and asked the founder an irritating amount of questions.  He answered.

 


Levitating Light Bulb Combines Two Technologies And Works!

A 19-year old electrical engineering student at the University of Queensland in Australia has created a levitating light bulb that is not an optical illusion.  While it may not look too sexy in this photo, just wait until you see these LevLights floating around your ceiling in designer glass shades.

 


High-Tech Locators Find Keys, Glasses... Even Your Cat!


Find One, Find All® (FOFA®) LocatorFind One, Find All® (FOFA®) Locator

There I go! Can't find my keys again. Just when I think I'm ready to hop in the car for another day's commute, my car keys, mobile phone, wallet, purse, reading glasses, and/or sunglasses can't be found. Whoops, where did I leave my coffee thermos? read more »

The disappearing act those slylies pull every day has been a source of needless frustration in my life, and I finally decided I had to stop them. I checked into several locating devices and found two locators I'd like to share with you, as each has appealing but different features for different needs... the FOFA® and the Loc8tor.

Crucial Releases v4 Value Solid-State Drives

Supposedly finding another use for its dependable m4 technology, Crucial has released a number of inexpensive SSDs for those looking to bring a considerable speed-boost to older SATA II-based computers.