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Lenovo ThinkPad Stack: Modular, Portable Docking Station For Laptops

The docking stations made for many business laptops tend to be hulking, heavy behemoths. Not this one: Lenovo's ThinkPad Stack can split into separate pieces, allowing one to attach only the extra functionality they need to their laptop for any given scenario. CES 2015 is done and over, but tradeshow-visiting, hotel-camping journalists ought to take a look.

LinkedIn’s Tools To Connect Workers Goes Head-On With ‘Facebook At Work’

On the heels of my recent post titled, 'Facebook At Work,' Anti-Ts?, Anti-LinkedIn, Anti-Google+' that detailed Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to build a whole new network focused on collaborative tools for the business world, this week, LinkedIn released some news that just might make him stop him in his tracks. If not and Zuckerberg follows through with his proposed plans, it looks like us the users of both networks . . .

Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.

Hot Looking Customers Eat Hot-Pot Free At "Pay By Face" Restaurant

A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.

HBO Show Silicon Valley’s Video Compression App Mirrors Facebook Acquisition

Facebook’s social media prominence has been written about extensively in best selling books and movie scripts. Aaron Sorkin’s treatment of Mark Zuckerberg's Machiavellian rise in the blockbuster, The Social Network was box office gold back in 2010. It garnered more awards than you could shake a stick at from all major movie award shows, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes, BAFTA and The National Board of Review.

Thync Will Zap You in the Mood: New Wearable Headset Will Hack Your Brain in Fifteen Minutes

Tap your smartphone and zap your head. That’s right, there’s a new mood-changing headset that just hit the market and it’s proven to perk you up, keep you focused,  and even calm you down.For years a large percentage of the population has long relied on caffeine, alcohol and sleeping pills to alter their moods. And let’s face it, we all know drugs of sorts are not healthy and they sure as heck don’t play a positive role on the longevity front for us humans.

This Woman Wants Your DNA: NY City Artist Gathers Genetic Evidence from Public Places to Reconstruct Strangers Faces

Don’t be surprised if you see Heather Dewey-Hagborg combing the streets of New York City in search of gum and cigarette butts. However she’s not out to tackle the city’s littering problem – not yet anyway. But instead she is on the hunt for inspiration for her next piece of art work.

Problem Solver: Beer Company Fuels Corporate Creativity With Drinking Formula

If you thought that "day drinking" was something better left behind with your college days, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn what a new company is encouraging people to do to trigger their creativity.

On Tsu, The ‘Tspin Challenge’ Spins Dollars For Charities

Who doesn’t remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 and the frenzy that ensued throughout the United States? It started as a grass roots effort to raise awareness and donations for the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as the Lou Gehrig disease. Promoted widely on Twitter and Facebook, the virality of the challenge soon caught the attention of newscasters, celebrities, politicians and even motivating folks like former Presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to get involved.