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The Password Vault: More Stuff You Don't Have To Remember

Albert Einstein rhetorically questioned, "Why should I remember anything when I can just look it up?" Now there was a man after my own heart. And here is a gadget after my own heart too: the Password Vault.

Researchers Hope To Control Obesity Through Fecal Transplants

If you think you've accidentally stumbled onto April Fools' Day, let me assure you, you haven't.  The hypothesis that a fecal transplant can help control obesity is not so far-fetched, as previous studies indicate that the treatment just needs a bit of tweaking....

Google Digests Travel Software To Fatten Its Travel Search Portal

Back in April, I speculated that Google would acquire ITA Software, the meta-search technology that drives online travel agents (OTAs) in addition to Bing Travel, and could throw a monkey-wrench into how online search would function going forward. In my post, titled, "Google & ITA Software Could Be Game Changers for OTAs. . ." I noted industry sources that predicted the buying price could go as high as US $1 billion.

A Heart Sling May Reduce Need For Open Heart Surgery: The BACE Device

...BACE is an implanted device that is not invasive to the heart, but fits around it like a sling - a tension band with 'weights' that provides the extra support the mitral valve needs to close properly and to keep blood from regurgitating back into the heart.

Social Media's Person Of The Year Networks In '404 Not Found' Territory

Chinese netizens poke fun at the spectacle of Mark Zuckerberg being greeted in a country that bans his Web site. The government's welcoming banner auspiciously reads: Warm welcome to China - the founder of the website '404 Not found.' For a man lauded recently by Time Magazine and whose life is portrayed in an award-winning movie, what motivated the CEO of Facebook to visit the land of the dragon?

It's Been Leaked Social Media Acronyms Are Being Re-Defined

Our world was full of acronyms even before social media came onto the scene. In business, someone could be SOL because he was in deep water with his boss. Or a member of the military might be AWOL for taking too much time off for R&R and didn't CYA. But today, acronyms of all sorts have popped into our lexicon as the result of smartphones and Twitter -  where it became even more important to find quicker ways to communicate with a limited number of characters for a tweet or text message.

Social Media Search Targets Quality Followers Similar To Quality Links

"Garbage in, Garbage Out" is an old saw used in the last century that implied inputting faulty data would only produce a output of flawed results. Google countered this paradigm in the early days when developing one its signals for its search algorithm - namely link building - and those that chose to game the system by amassing large number of links to achieve higher search rankings.

MedCottage: Pop-Up Medical Home For Senior Care

When senior care falls to family members, it can be challenging for everyone involved due to a lack of privacy for both the senior and their family, and the fact that a family caregiver is constantly worried about their well-being. One business has created a solution to this, adopting a current trend but taking it in a new direction.

Got Milk? Good. Dairy Products Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Cutting back on dairy products was the medical advice of the last two decades. It was recommended to stave off everything from extra pounds to coronary heart disease. But recently, researchers are finding that maybe it was not such hot advice - not for losing weight, not for heart disease, and now... not for those at risk for diabetes.

 


A Social Media Retelling Of The First Christmas

What if Mary and Joseph gave birth to their baby Jesus in the Digital Age? How would they have used the social media tools available to a world where one out of every 13 people have a Facebook account, and one tweet or YouTube video can catch the attention of thousands or millions if it goes viral. The Portuguese digital marketing company, Excentric not only explores that possibility but has produced a video titled, "The Digital Story of the Nativity" to explain to the world how they see that story playing out in the year 2010.

Electronic Nose Sniffs Blood, Not Breath, For Ovarian Cancer

Recent research conducted at three universities in Sweden focused on the detection of cancer through the odors of blood tissue rather than breath odors. 

Smart Talk In 30 Languages: A Must Have Carry On

If you can't find a personal translator for your world travel plans, the electronic Talking Language Translator's the next best thing - at least for every day tourist survival skills.  This little gadget can translate an English phrase into 30 European and Asian languages - spoken languages.

iPad-Compatible Clothing For Carrying Social Media On Your Person (Just In Time For The Holidays)

As innovative as the iPad is, the one challenge that most owners are up against is how to transport their portable hand-held computers around. Sling bags, purses and backpacks are jerry-rigged solutions. When you're on the go with an urge to tweet or check your Facebook status quickly, the best access is reaching for the envied device from the inside pocket of a jacket or vest designed specifically for the purpose.

MTV Music Meter Tracks Social Media To Return To Roots

Who ever remembers the launch of MTV in the early 80s may wax nostalgic in learning that the network is returning to its roots. The slogan "I want my MTV" accompanied the latest Michael Jackson and Madonna music videos and certainly aided in the meteoric rise of these artists. This week with the release of the MTV Music Meter and its interface with social media, the parent company Viacom will showcase up-and-coming  artists and bands that are most buzzed about on social networks.

Social Media's Person Of The Year Vs. Time's Person Of The Year

While Time Magazine does conduct a user-generated poll each year to determine their "Person of the Year," it's not as democratic a process as a true social media survey might be. While the periodical's designation usually honors 'honorary' people, it has fallen out of favor with voters with selections such as Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1979) and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. This year, the same could hold true with this year's top three poll winners.

Really... What's Better Than The Gift Of Better Health? The StressEraser®

Back in 'the day' a home medical device like a biofeedback machine was costly and complicated to operate. But not today.  In fact, there's one device that virtually every adult you know can benefit from: the portable biofeedback device called the StressEraser.

Out Of All Social Media Shopping Deal Sites, Did Google Bet On The Wrong Horse?

After the smoke cleared and Google's all-time highest acquisition offer for Groupon went south, one has to ponder if the search giant should have gone after one of its competitors versus the market leader? And instead of spending $6 million they could have gotten away with a lot less - say, with a site like, LivingSocial.

12 Hot Gifts For Boomers, Seniors, & Maybe YOU This Christmas

Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts.  You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.

 


Social Media's Six Billion Dollar Man Knows How To Shop For Deals

Wunderkind 29-year old entrepreneur Andrew Mason figured how to inject hysteria into his Groupon model of Internet bargain hunting. Exclusivity and short-order inventories were the key. Not only has it attracted 33 million subscribers and the attention of top line investors like Digital Sky Technologies, this week the founder enters the stratosphere with an inconceivable offer of $6 billion by search giant Google to acquire the social media buying site.

Underwater Treadmill For Your Running Needs

If you don't get into shape before bikini season, you can get into shape during bikini season.