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Honda Bicycle Simulator: Not As Fun As You Think

Thinking about trading your sedan in for a bicycle? Consider getting up to speed on traffic safety before that first commute.

Gyrowheel Makes Kid Cyclists Feel Good About Themselves

For young children, Gyrowheel could be the coolest invention since the water pistol. Eliminating the need for training wheels, the wheel helps children to learn how to ride a two-wheeler.

What Are BuckyBalls?

What are BuckyBalls?  Possibly the coolest educational toy (and best use of technology as a frivolous time-killer) that I've seen in a while...

Healthy Or Not? Independent Group Tests Pet Products!

When you buy a bed or food bowls or toys for your pets, you believe that they are safe.  Or maybe you just hope they are not harmful, depending on how skeptical you are.  Perhaps you assume that the government would have recalled a product if it were not healthy for your pet.  Maybe it would, if the government tested all products, but it doesn't.  Who will?  Who does?

Oddfellows: Three Inches of Genius

Want a little bit of inspiration while working on your next invention?  These little guys may not help you lift your tools, they may be able to lift your spirits!

Cough Please: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 7

The success of Japan Tobacco's Smoking Manners for Adults campaign is debatable, though the Tokyo Subway authority's series of monthly Subway Manners posters proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For JT, however, everything must come to an end - much like lit cigarettes - so let's enjoy ads 61 through 73!

Mein Kampf Manga Blitzes Bookstores With Comic Nazi-ness

Fancy a little Adolph with your anime? Japan has something for that: a manga comic version of Hitler's guide to world domination. Anybody seen Mein Manga?

100 Years Of Social Media

Social media is not a phenomenon exclusive to our current Digital Age. It has a long tradition and distinct parallels with events in the past that seem to run in 100 years cycles. Editorial cartoons, postcards and even the Industrial Revolution were all forebearers to how we communicate today through social media. 

Digital Criminals Preying On Social Networks

Its important to be aware of your surroundings and suspicious activity at all times,whether you are crossing a highly trafficked street in Manhattan or posting your profile to a social network. All the same rules apply and then some. Letting our guard down online creates greater risks as an alarmingly high proportion of users are prepared to be 'friends' on social networks with people they don't really know.

Young Leaders in Arab Worlds Learn How Social Media Makes Change

As was witnessed recently with the Iranian Twitter Revolution and the protesters making their voices heard on Twitter and Facebook this past June, the Arab World is embracing social media in an impacting way. Now more important than ever, the Middle East is involved in open dialogue, no matter what risks may be incurred as a result.

Sony Reader vs Amazon's Kindle - Battle For e-Readership!

It all started in 2008 when Sony rolled out its "Reading Revolution,"  to spark the imaginations of young readers and engage the public in digital reading. However somehow along the way, Sony lost its steam and Amazon's Kindle seized the moment to become the dominant force in the burgeoning e-Reader industry. Now late in 2009, the Sony Reader is re-engaging its marketing prowess to beat down its competitor and regain prominence.

When You Drink From The Firehose...Guzzle.it!

The definition of drinking from the firehose according to the Urban Dictionary is "being overwhelmed with information, to do something intensely, to be inundated." When drinking from the firehose, the glass is not half full - the glass is not half empty - the glass is just too damn big!  We're all drowning in data overload, and need all the help we can get! Guzzle.it is one tool that can cut through the noise.

Internet Rehab For NetAddicts!

"They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said: no, no, no!"  A 'rehab center' for all those socially networked, gaming addicts out there.... has opened its doors. And for the low, low cost of $14,500, your followers, contacts and friends can send you straight from your intervention to its Redmond, Washington headquarters. 

Cross.tv, the Christian Spacebook FlickTube Social Network

Holy Roller, Batman, apparently social networking has gotten a little too risque for some. Since language is not censored on sites like Twitter and Facebook, Christians soldiers are marching onward in a pilgrimage to clean up the social media space, with a beta launch of Cross.tv. While the social networking space is getting a little crowded, Cross.tv is one of the first to focus on a faith-based approach to reach out to prospective network members.

Facing Facebook's Schizophrenia?

To grow a population larger than Brazil and slightly less than than the US does Facebook need to adapt to change? And if so, could its underlying success become its ultimate downfall? Being all things to all people normally dilutes the effectiveness of any system. If governments have failed at it is Facebook enough of a chameleon to take on the challenge? Just how many faces does Facebook have?

The Stats On Social Media Today Will Astound You!

Since Web 2.0 is now passing its 5th year anniversary, there is enough data to assess just how much of an impact social media has had on our lives. While there are still those who believe it's nothing more than a passing fancy, a fad, the Studio 54 of our day...one cannot deny the numbers. Statistics don't lie and Kagan, Fisch, McLeod & Qualman are here to prove it so!

Bebé Glotun Allows Kids To Breastfeed - Um... What?

Breastfeeding is a topic that is sure to come up between a parent and child.  Children are curious.  They ask questions.  But, as with any question from a kid involving a natural bodily function, awkwardness can arise.  But fear not!  Now your kid can breastfeed his/her own baby with Bebé Glotun!

Smart-E-Bear: The Teddy Bear of the Future

He's cute.  He's cuddly.  And he can say your child's name.  Smart-E-Bear offers educational fun (and lots of it!) for any little kid in need of a teddy.

Twitter 101 Just Released

As popular as Twitter is there are still a lot of folks that haven't joined ranks or have registered but dropped off due to lack of interest or understanding. While the benefits of the microblogging platform are varied, it takes users and brands time to feel adept at getting the most out of the system. Now Twitter is addressing that need by launching "Twitter 101" which will get newbies started, while allowing brands a leg-up on as to how to be successful on this social network

Ford Designs Another Custom Mustang for Experimental Aircraft Association’s Youth Program

Last year Ford revealed a custom built one-off Mustang known as the AV8R. It was specially built as part of a fundraising campaign for the Experimental Aircraft Association's Youth Program and was unveiled at the 2008 Gathering of the Eagles. This year Ford has once again brought out a custom designed Mustang and is aiming to beat last year's benchmark of $500,000.