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Portable Massage Vest Plugs Right In, Rubs Aches Out

The new M-8000 multi-position massage vest from Japan's Thrive is as supple and flexible as you'd like to be.

Social Media Introduces Social Objects, Bar-Coding & Object-Streams

When Web 2.0 first appeared on the scene and the 'wisdom of crowds' surfaced, a new world of 'user-generated content,' and the voice of the people took control of brand messaging. 'Push' was replaced by 'Pull' marketing and recommendations that were vetted by trusted followers attracted our attention. As a variation on that theme, now its time for our 'things' to have a similar say in the matter.

Beauty Enhancing Chocolates Offer Vitamins, Collagen And Great Taste

Chocolate that tastes great AND is great for you? Japan's Tirol is offering beauty-enhancing, bite sized chocolates that pack vitamin C and collagen along with delicious lemon and peach chocolate flavors.

Retro Digital Camera Captures Classic 110-Film Styling

This 'Digital Hedgehog' camera may look like a classic 110 film dinosaur but its performance is anything but ancient.

Social Media Kettle Calling The Pot Black

In this last week, both Condé Nast and Mark Zuckerberg have censored "Just Say Now' marijuana ads for both the Reddit and Facebook social networks. The ads support the passage of California's Proposition 19, which would largely legalize the use of marijuana in the state.

Social Media Rewards 'Mobile Man' With Frequent Traveler Check-In Options

Merging geolocation check-ins with frequent traveler programs was a logical evolutionary step in the location-based social networking development. Seen as a necessary evil by hotels and airlines to operate on a competitive playing field, the frequent traveler programs that were introduced over thirty years are now adapting to today's technological advancements.

Maverick Doctor Claims Five Out Of Six Drugs Don't Work

Almost as if it were a conspiracy by Big Pharma, Prof. Donald Light said the pharmaceutical market was the "most dangerous market for lemons in modern society."   He said that when the toxic side effects of most drugs were taken into account, plus their misuse, they can become "a significant cause of death," rather than helping patients.

 


Will Research Prove The Positive Effects Of Psychedelic Drugs For Psychiatric Patients?

LSD, magic mushrooms, ketamine... We thought they died out with Timothy Leary.  But Swiss researchers now want to break the restriction on studying these psychedelic drugs because they believe that the drugs may be therapeutic in treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Who Are The Fattest, Sickest, And Most Drugged Folks In The U.S.?

Why is it such a widely held view that Californians are always on drugs?  Forbes came out with its Most Medicated States list - the top ten drugged states - and California is not even number 10 on the list. 

An Electronic Nose Finally Surpasses Dog's Ability To Detect Cancer

Perhaps all the stories that dogs and cats could sniff out cancers and other serious illnesses in their owners left cancer researchers feeling like they missed the boat somewhere....

This Robot Vacuum Cleaner Has A Roving Eye

When you get old, you should not have to vacuum.  You read that here first.  So someone invented a Laser Guided Robotic Vacuum for us boomers and other folks who would rather be doing anything else but vacuuming.  Even if you had a maid, she wouldn't vacuum this good for, although the robot moves around  a lot like a human, its laser vision is better than ours.

 


Tweets Powered By Our Waste Should Be Trending

In what seems like our never ending pursuit of crude oil, we have fought wars, cozied up with countries like Saudi Arabia and have engaged in endless debates as to why we search for fuel alternatives. While cars powered by electricity are highly inefficient, and hybrids are costly, perhaps the overlooked solution is in plain sight, namely, our bathrooms.

Social Media Vintage Ads For Twitter, Facebook, Skype & YouTube A La Don Draper

The Brazilian Ad Agency Moma Propaganda has created an ingenious ad series based on how social media ads might have looked if social networking was firmly implanted in the public zeitgeist of the 1960s. Sounds like a screenplay for an episode of "Twilight Zone" or a sequel for "Back to the Future"...

Researchers Find Ways To Delay Aging In Mice

The mouse in the photo (seen in entirety on the jump) is actually middle aged, but he looks and acts like a teenager.  Why?  Well, according to a discovery by Harvard University researchers, it's because the mouse has maintained the synapses between his nerves and his muscles, a key factor in keeping him physically and mentally young.

Strong Link Found Between Gum Disease And Alzheimer's

You hated going to the dentist, like most of us.  If that feeling was so strong that you skipped your regular cleanings and ended up with a receding gum line and bleeding gums, you've got periodontal disease. And that may not be all....

 

A Robotic Wheelchair That Will Even Heel For Your Dog

Japan is unquestionably the robot capital of the world.  They've invented robots that shop for you, cook for you, and even clean your toilets.  But this particular robotic wheelchair has a more noble responsibility....

Strong Bones Or Heart Attacks? Calcium Supplements In Question

Older persons, particularly women, are urged by their doctors to increase their daily calcium to 1200 mg per day or more to compensate for the natural loss of bone that occurs as we age.  A large study now reveals that calcium supplements are not without risk... big risk.

The Puzzles Of AMC's Rubicon - Low Tech Approach To Uncovering Mysteries

In a world consumed by high-tech gadgetry, it's refreshing to be presented with puzzles that require old-fashioned problem-solving - not by computers- but by rational thinking human beings. Fans of crossword puzzles, Sodoku, cryptic codes and those who just like to connect the dots will enjoy Rubicon.

NYC Subways Cutting Service But Score Subterranean WiFi

Ironically as the NY City Transit Authority needs to cut services and increase fares to close in on a $900 million budget gap for its subway system, a service long requested by commuters will be added. The desire of being connected 24/7 is coming close close to fruition in the Big Apple.

Jump Start Your Car From The Inside Out

To me, one of the worst feelings in the world comes when your car breaks down on the highway or in the middle of nowhere.  As a woman, maybe my vulnerability is greater than men might experience, but my fear comes from a few unforgettable experiences in neighborhoods you may have only seen in the movies.