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Japan Plans to Replace the Internet

"The Internet is dead, long live the Internet!"... or something like that. The Japanese communications ministry is planning a new and improved post-Internet technology that will make today's spam & hacker infested web a thing of the past. The scary part? "Cooperating with other nations, including the United States, will be an option."
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Kids Meet The Greens Online

Today, there are hundreds of websites for kids. Kids can go online and play games, learn about space, discover how-to crafts, dress up there virtual dolls, learn how to read with their favorite cartoon characters or just chat online with pen pals from all over the world. As many websites as there are for children, there are few environmentally focused websites specially made for kids, that is until The Greens came along. read more »

USB Liquid Mouse Features Funny Floating Friends

The overriding need for a computer mouse to be functional and comfortable doesn't leave much room for fun, but with the USB Optical Liquid Mouse, the clever folks at Thanko - as usual - have managed to make your humble mouse both comfy AND cute!
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Creativity Thrives in Asia – And It’s Copyrighted

Korea and Japan are leading the way in the number of inventors' patents filed each year. They are also quickly becoming known as the worldwide leaders of the technology and innovation industries. read more »

Google Unveils “Astronomical YouTube” in Sky









In the latest version of Google Earth, Google has recently announced that it will include a new update: Google Sky, an image gallery of the night sky. read more »

Enter Password by Looking










With EyePassword, a gaze-based interface, users need only to look at the numbers on the keyboard to enter their password. Researchers say that this technique makes it much more difficult for spies to determine passwords from over your shoulder. read more »

Big Brother Amps It Up in China

This is being considered the world’s biggest attempt to align computer technology and police forces together to nab criminals who have fallen through the cracks and have yet to meet the consequence for their crimes. read more »

South Korea Enjoys a Cup of Genius with Microsoft










With participants coming from approximately 59 different countries, the Imagine Cup was an array of diversity as much as it was a unified setting for the growth of technology. read more »

USB E-Lighter: Cool Design that Lights Your Fire

Chinese designer Tao Ma has come up with what may be the coolest USB device yet: the E-Lighter, a sleekly designed USB lighter that uses your PC or laptop's power to light your cigarette.
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Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’s Innovative Charity Site

Have you heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? No? Well, if you haven't, it's a trivia game from the 1990's that works like this: a group of players tries to connect any film actor in history to Kevin Bacon as quickly as possible and in as few links as possible. Kevin Bacon was smart enough to take advantage of this game and use it for his career in commercials, TV show appearance, etc. This year Kevin has gone a degree further and is using the six degrees concept for a greater good. read more »