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Einstein Lives and Smiles: Is Animated Life Relative?

Reincarnation, freeze-dried embryos and robots that walk, talk, smile and even kill, were at one time limited to the world of the bizarre and the cinema. Today, all of that is old hat, and it takes more and more to amaze a new-age audience. Meet Albert Einstein, the smiling robot, an empathetic genius who although he has been dead for more than 50 years, is sure to win your heart. Read on for more about the very latest in a very old concept; namely, the robot.

Jam With Rock Stars At Home Using Virtual, Private Music Lessons

Have your heart set on receiving private music lessons from industry professionals and celebrities? Until recently, I'd tell you to keep on dreaming. Now, professional musicians come to your home; virtually of course, to teach you how to play the guitar, piano and more, or improve your singing voice with professional vocal lessons.

Greener Gadget Design Competition 2009: My 5 Favorites

The Greener Gadget Design Competition is back again. Have you voted for your favorite green designs from the list of 50 finalists yet? I have. Take a look at my picks.

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.

Nine-Year-Old Designs iPhone: How Far Has it Come?

The iPhone dates back to 2007, but its application has never before expanded to the world of childhood. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is very different from other nine year olds. This brilliant child who is in the fourth grade has gone far beyond the typical crayon canvas of others of his age and has designed an application for an iPhone specifically for kids. Read his amazing story.

Up In Flames: The Path of Digital News Out Of China

Last night, the CCTV building in Beijing caught fire at around 9 pm, the result of an unfortunate New Years' fireworks blunder. Not surprisingly, no news report appeared on television in the initial few hours after the fire began.Anyone who pays any attention at all to China will know that bad news faces many obstacles on its way to reaching the rest of the world. But in recent years new social media tools ensure that information can spread (pardon the pun) like wildfire. Here's the path that this particular story took.

A "Love" Seat For Net Surfers: The Calypso Chair

When you think of a love seat, net surfing doesn't immediately come to mind. But from toddlers to seniors, between mates, friends or colleagues, most will admit that they do love the Internet. It's a good thing, because so much of our existence relies on the Internet for information and income... and more and more of us are working at home, where a traditional love seat just doesn't do the trick.

 

The 10 Best Digital Innovators Of The Year: 2009 Netexplorateur Awards

This weekend in Paris, Netexplorateur announced its ten top picks for the most influential digital media programs. The winners, chosen by a global committee of pioneers in business and media, will be promoted during the next year in an effort to obtain global understanding of new ways to conduct digital activities and business.

Oh, Blackberry: From Whence Did You Come?

In light of our new president’s fondness (behind his back, some might say addiction) the Blackberry has received a great deal of media attention. Where did this phenomenon come from and why is it so popular among our upper, middle and alas, lower societal crusts? Read on for some answers, but then let them eat cake.

Use Your Own Handwriting to Create Fonts with YourFonts.com

Ever wish you had a font that was truly "you".  Well, now you can!