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12 Fun And Memorable Holiday Gifts Between $4 and $40

Even in lean financial times, when some of us are iffy about our jobs, our homes, and our savings... the holidays are still pressing. What small but meaningful gift can you buy for your best friend, your brother, the baby-sitter...?

 

Google Uses Search Engine Data to Track Flu

Google has launched a new tool called Google Flu Trends, designed to track influenza by using search terms based on what people enter into the search engine.

Text Messaging May Prevent Teens From Gaining Weight

Text messaging has become a way of life for many people. While many say text messaging can kill, especially if texting while driving, a new study says that sending text messages may help fight off a child’s chance at becoming obese or overweight later in life by monitoring and modifying their own behaviors now.

Intel Corp. Releases New Home Medical Monitor

Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer chip maker, recently released the Intel Health Guide, a medical monitor for patients with chronic health problems.

11 Brilliant Inventions From Popular Science's Best of What's New 2008

Popular Science has announced its Best of What's New awards for 2008; they are all brilliant inventions, but some are phenomenal! There were 11 categories of best invention awards ranging across a wide spectrum of technology, from automobile to security technologies. One of the 11 winners was named the Grand Award Winner... see if you can guess which one!

Study Shows Headphones Could Interfere With Pacemakers

While many people enjoy music from their MP3 players or iPods, a new study says that people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators should be careful where they store their headphones.

Toshiba Wins Over Gamers with Triple GPU Laptop

Gamers on the go will be thrilled by the new Qosmio X305-Q708 laptop computer from Toshiba. With not one, not two, but THREE onboard NVIDIA graphics processing units, these Toshiba laptops give dedicated game players the unparalleled 3D gaming performance they've long demanded.

The Something Store’s ‘Surprise Yourself’ Shipments: Innovative or Insane Business Idea?

SomethingStore.com is a weird and wacky business concept where your order remains a surprise. You pay, they ship you something and the best part is you will have no idea what's on its way!

Political Gamers Play On at Super Obama World

The 2008 election is over at last and junkies for presidential politics are faced with going cold turkey. The solution? "Super Obama World", the retro style video game that pits Obama against Palin on her frozen home turf.

Bacon USB Flash Drives Make Memory More Meaty

These meaty Bacon customized USB flash drives cater to those who believe that anything "bacon" just can't be bad. Mmm, bacon...