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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.

The Hottest Christmas Gift For Kids In 2010: KINECTIMALS Virtual Pets Video Game

Last Christmas, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster was the blockbuster gift for kids. This year, I predict the box office hit for kids will be the video game Kinectimals, one of fifteen new Microsoft fully-interactive "sensoring" video games for its new Kinect Xbox 360.  Kinectimals are 20 wild virtual video pets, like tigers, lions and cheetahs, that kids can play with and even train. Parents will get a kick out of this game too!

 

Need This New Innovation? A Book About Rosie The Reindeer

Just about all girls get frustrated at some point in their lives when they are told that they can't do something because it is only for boys. While the issue has been getting better over the past few decades, girls still hear this message coming at them in so many ways. One is in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. While a fun story overall, the girls are sidelined. A project seeking funding on Kickstarter proposes the story of Rosie the Reindeer to show that girls really can do anything.

Hundred Buck A Box Tissue Paper Is Nothing To Sneeze At

At 100,000 yen (about $100) per box, 12-layered ceremonial kimono tissue from Japan's Daishowashikosangyo Co., Ltd. is not only nothing to sneeze at, it's nothing to sneeze ON. In fact, don't even look at it – just set the box in the center of the executive board room table and hope nobody dares grab a single one of the 288 luxuriously colorful sheets.

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.

Dinosaur Action Figures + Online Play = Xtractaurs

In a world gone mad, children will be able to genetically manipulate and control dinosaurs.  Thankfully, that's not happened yet.  Until that fateful day, Xtractaurs will entertain your kids without any threat of being eaten by a T-rex.

Batman's Utility Belt: A Replica of the Ultimate Gadget Container

Need something to carry your gadgets in while out on a night of fighting crime?  Well, this might not be the answer... but it sure looks cool.

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.

Have Money to Burn? Pay $850,000 for a Christmas Tree


Guess what? Its the day after Thanksgiving which means the Christmas Season has started for a lot of us.

Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka (maker of the gold foot massager - see Have Money to Burn? Pay $130,000 for a Foot Massager) has created a couple of products to get into the Christmas spirit. Its most recent item is a 100% gold Christmas tree. The gold Christmas tree is 1.5 meters tall, made from 21 kg of gold and costs a mere $850,000. read more »

Aquadoodle Classic Mat A Draws Kids In Again And Again

As Christmas rapidly approaches, parents are seeking the perfect gift for their young children - preferably one that won't damage the house or dye the dog purple. Say hello to the classic Aquadoodle mat.

Breathalyzer Vending Machines: Business Comes Along On time For The Holidays

Right on time for the holiday season is a new, innovative vending machine that's designed to prevent drunk driving. Let's be realistic, in concept it's not entirely new, but its approach to the market is unique!


Gifts For Moms Who Love The Rare And Exotic

Oooh, your Mom will love these exotic treats, especially if she's a coffee and/or tea drinker.  They are very rare brews and, for the first time, they are available to order on-line!

 

I Brake For Elves: The Top 10 Innovative New Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.

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...

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.

Battroborgs: Punch-Powered Robot Fighters!

TOMY’s Battroborgs are an interesting combination of the Nintendo Wii’s motion controls and the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game that makes the theme of colorful pit fighting robots an exciting, innovative and exciting new toy.

Who's on First? Competing Santa Trackers: NORAD vs Google

Perhaps not as funny as the classic 1938 comedy sketch "Who's on First?" popularized by Abbott and Costello, but it does bring a smile to one's face when anybody is able to give Google a run for their money. Such is the case when the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) backed by Microsoft and Bing take on the Granddaddy of search engines in a face-off that pits one Santa Tracker against another.

Teeter Popper: Think Balance Board. Think Bubble Wrap

The Teeter Popper  has already won ASTRA’s Best Toy For Kids Award, has been named a finalist in the Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test, and is predicted to be a hot seller at Christmas. Gasp! Who said Christmas? Apple season just started; why would I speak such vulgarity? Let’s not think about it just yet. Think balance board. Think Sit ‘n Spin. Think tiny boat. Think bubble wrap. Now wrap them into one toy and you will have the Teeter Popper.

Want Your Artificial Tree To Smell Real? Use An Essential Oil Ornament

Artificial Christmas trees have been around for many decades now and the one thing that they truly lack is that fresh piney smell that is synonymous with the holiday season. These days this is an easy fix with this Snowflake Bubble Aromatherapy Ornament. Just hang the blown glass ball on the tree and fill it with Balsam Fir Oil and let the sniffing begin!