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Training Wheels For Paddleboarding: Probably Useful, Definitely Geeky

If you can't make the cut on a stand-up paddleboard, a new set of SUP training wheels may be just the ticket to improving your performance.

IPocalypse Now, When The Internet Runs Out of IP Addresses

This is not a conspiracy theory. According to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, the Internet is coming to the end of the road when it will officially run out of IP addresses. At least the Internet as we know it today.

Got A Hard Pill To Swallow? It's Nothing For The Automatic Pill Grinder

Hospitals break up pills for patients and put them in applesauce.  Patients always taste the pills.  But the Pill Grinder just might work.  A powder can be absorbed much better by a hot cocoa, a side of mashed potatoes, ice cream...  Oh, I could name more treats, but it would just make both of us really hungry.

 


Augmented Reality & Layar Give Rolling Stones' Fans A Lot Of Satisfaction

One of the oldest performing rock bands in the world is ironically the first to launch an Augmented Reality campaign with Layar for their latest album. Don't think the Rolling Stones are ready to hang up their electric guitars just yet - in fact, they're out-pacing some of the performing groups half their age by embracing one of the hottest new technologies of the day.

Social Media's Smarter Web Rests On Facebook's & Google's Metadata

It's no secret that Facebook would like be the Google of the next decade, usurping the Sultan of Search's Internet preeminence that's spanned the last ten years. How it will achieve that lofty goal is yet to be determined. With Google's recent acquisition of Metaweb, the search giant is not one to let anyone steal its thunder - and a signal to Facebook that it's in it to win it - game on!

Mahjong Playing For Life Or Death In Competition With Cancer Cells

A new gene has been identified by biologists at Florida State University (FSU) in collaboration with colleagues at the University College London (UCL).  The gene, named Mahjong after the popular Chinese tile game, was found to be the only one that can help the good guys in the life or death 'cell competition' between healthy and cancerous cells.

The Surprising Facts About The Mediterranean Diet And Alzheimer's Risk

 Whether you are young or old, mentally alert, experiencing senior moments, or are even in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, you need to know what recent Mediterranean diet studies have demonstrated....

Zynga's Social Media Games - Google Checkout vs PayPal

On July 10, a story broke on Techcrunch  inferring that Google was secretly investing $100-200 million in social media gaming with Zynga, the online game-maker of Farmville and Mafia Wars. While Google becoming a developer of online games is an interesting venture for the search giant, I think the bigger story is why? 

Social Media For Hotel Guests & Airlines Passengers When Location Isn't Enough!

Flip.to, the comprehensive social media service for hotels and airlines distinguishes itself from other tools currently available in that it communicates with hotel guests and airline passengers at time of booking. In what's called magnetic marketing, it's the time when the brand and customer are most attracted to each other, and dispels today's popular belief that proximity is the best means for rewarding visitors.

Social Media & Flash Mobs For National Dance Day!

For one day, Americans can forgot about who's dancing around political issues and join in a bi-partisan dance-off organized through social media channels. Mark your calendars for July 31 when the first National Dance Day takes off nationwide, and learn how to 'Flash Mob Dance' whether you think you can dance or not.

YouTube Raises Hope & Not So Savvy Parents

It's a fact - our Millennial children are having little Millennials of their own. And perhaps not having paid a lot attention to their own role models - they're struggling with the new job responsibilities. Marketers and TV execs are using YouTube and humor to portray the angst and struggle of the latest generation to adjust to their new roles as first-time parents.

Gowalla & NJ Nets Score Major Upset Against Foursquare & NY Knicks?

How can a town dominated by Foursquare and the the New York Knicks get a major upset by Gowalla and the New Jersey Nets on real-estate that faces the home of the Knicks - Madison Square Garden?

Scientists Identify Triggers Of Sudden Cardiac Death During Sleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester and the University of Bristol in Great Britain have discovered what happens during sleep to cause suddent cardiac death (SCD), a discovery which may lead to preventative treatments.

You Have To Give Up Sugar, But You Could Invent Its Healthy Twin!

Sugar is the last 'food group' I want to give up, believe me.  But it seems that no matter what health problem is being investigated lately, they find sugar as a major contributor.  Not surprisingly, this time it's hypertension. Hypertension has a blue ribbon in heart disease, stroke, aneurism, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases and events.

 


Conflict Minerals For Cell Phones Fuel Genocide In Congo

I speculated recently about the amount of lithium recently found in Afghanistan - like oil in Iraq - could become the number one resource for the war to continue in that country. In a post, titled, "The Smartphone Wars Seek Trillion Dollar Spoils," I believe that mobile phone manufacturers will compete heavily to secure this resource. In the Congo, a similar scenario has already played out with 'conflict minerals' with more dire consequences.

Green Golf Ball Improves Your Stroke, Strains Your Vision

A green golf ball is the latest color to be released in TourStage's V10 series. The 'Super Lime' balls should sell well... if only to replace the ones you'll lose.

Is Coke's 'Promoted Trends' The Real Thing For Real-Time Social Media?

Buying Twitter's 'Promoted Trends' seems to me to go against a major tenet of Twitter, namely the surfacing of real-time news items generated by the 'wisdom of crowds.' In my post, "Will 'Promoted Trends' Corrupt Real-Time Social Media News," I talked about the juxtaposition of obtrusive ads next to legitimate news items.

WiFi Bathroom Scale Broadcasts Your Weight, Ruins Your Life

What's the worst possible gift a man can give to a woman? Vacuum cleaners, flannel lingerie and Jenny Craig gift certificates come to mind, but all of those pale in comparison to a bathroom scale that wirelessly broadcasts your weight... and guess what? It's now available.

Biggest Threat To Apple iTunes Is 'Google Music' Hitting A High Note

While Google has been battling it out with Apple for quite some time on the hardware front - Droids vs iPhones - and on the mobile advertising side - AdMob vs Quattro Wireless - it now appears to want its own music download service to go mano-a-mano with Apple's iTunes, as well.

BP Blaster App Allows You To Be Master Of Your Domain

Remember the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" aka "Master of Your Domain," when Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer were tasked with controlling sudden urges? As an analogy to that condition, all of our pent-up anger over the Gulf Oil disaster has no easy or satisfactory means for release. That is, until now. With  the introduction of a new game - Zippi Networks has developed an app to help us vent.