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Social Media Handles Baggage Handlers With Touchy-Feely iPods, Foursquare & Loopt

Location-based social networks have seized (pun intended) a contentious issue affecting travelers at airports this holiday season. Starting with the infamous "day before Thanksgiving" travel onslaught, both Loopt and Foursquare have found ways to relate to the we-rub-you-the-wrong-way security guards and their new frisk-first-ask-questions-later policies.

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.

The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


Still Time With Standard Shipping: Fun Eco-Friendly Toy Gift Guide

For the eco-friendly procrastinator in need of earth-friendly toys for the children in the family rest assured they can still be found and shipped out on time from Amazon.com with standard shipping. So don't panic. Instead take a look at some of the unique toys below.

What is a Bonga and Where Can You Get One?

I'm sure when you woke up this morning, the first thought that crossed your mind was, "Where can I get a Bonga?"  Welll, you've come to the right place, my friend.  Read on.

Send A Postcarden And Give The Gift Of A Mini Garden Too

Nowadays, most people send cards because they feel obligated to do so because of some occasion.  They want you to know that they are thinking of you, but are often too busy to do more than sign the card and mail it out.   Now, instead of mailing a plain old card you can send the gift of a tiny garden too.

Social Media Entrepreneurs & Garfield Fans Star In Graphic Novel & Comic Strip

This month a graphic novel and a cartoon strip offered walk-on parts to social networkers and cartoon fans. In an era that blends the real and online worlds, it's a natural fit to have someone's caricature or actual photo introduced into a comic or illustrated narrative. In the case of "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," and "Garfield," it allows these intellectual properties to interface with the public in a very personal way.

Let's Talk Turkey: 9 New Cooking Gadgets For Holiday Chefs

Most home chefs are so pooped by the time they get to the dinner table, that it's hard for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Whether you're cooking turkey or a ham or roast for holliday meals, there are some new gadgets that should make your work easier and your dinner more yummy.

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?

Kindle Outsells Sarah Palin & Dan Brown On Christmas Day!

The latest generation of Kindle was released in October. In November, Amazon’s Kindle broke sales records as the hottest item on holiday gift lists. My holiday blog titled "Kindle vs Nook & Sony e-Reader For The Holidays!" exceeded over 70,000 page-views. On Christmas day,  Amazon's Kindle hit an unprecedented milestone in the publishing history - it sold more Kindle books than physical books.

iPad Graphic Novels Feature Buddha & Social Media

Graphic novels on iPads make for great gifts as they are the perfect format for reading a genre presented in illustrative color. Kindles which continue to be one of the most popular eBook Readers fall short for graphic novel fans by only offering black and white text. This holiday season, two exciting iPad books hit digital shelves and can be purchased for as low as $4.99 a download.

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 7 - Record Your World With The Archos Jukebox

The jukebox has come a long way since the Happy Days of Fonzie smacking it around to make it work, and Jukeboxes in restaurants have all but disappeared. Fortunately, if you're looking to record some music this holiday, capture the spirit of the season or show your relatives what they really sound like when they're fighting, the Arhcos 20GB USB Jukebox might just be for you.

Win An Amazon Kindle Fire In Instructable’s Holiday Baking Contest!

Do you have a holiday baking recipe that is unique as it is delicious, along with the ability to teach anyone how to make it themselves? Then you’ve got a shot at winning a whole bunch of sweet treats from Instructable’s Baking Contest.

Social Media Twins Seek Greater Fortunes From Facebook Coffers Graphically

The Ivy League twins who accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing the idea for Facebook at Harvard back in 2004 have reengaged their legal battle with him on the heels of an award-winning movie, an unauthorized biopic and a graphic novel that have brought greater focus to a social network that has already attracted a half billion-plus followers.

This Christmas, Give the Gift of... Snow?

Since 1986, the northern Japanese town of Hayakita has sent over 65,000 snow-filled styrofoam snowmen to those whose winters are without the white stuff.

The IKEA Bike

Unfortunately not a model that you'll be seeing in IKEA's catalog, the IKEA bike was a mass gift that the Swedish home decor company recently bestowed upon staff members as a holiday present.

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!

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!

14 Terrible Christmas Presents For 14 Terrible People

We all have horrible people in our lives that we have to buy Christmas presents for -no matter how much we actually hate them. These people can be some of the hardest people to shop for, which is annoying since you don’t really want to buy them something anyway.

We’re here to help with this year’s list of terrible Christmas presents for all the worst kind of people in your life.

Buy Nike (RED) Laces For The Holidays And Save Lives

December 1 starts the launch of Nike (RED) in 13 countries around the world. Nike has created Nike (RED) laces specifically designed to fight AIDS in Africa. For holiday gift givers, this is an ideal gift to buy for the people on your Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa shopping list, as 100% of the profits go to the Global Fund.