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SXSW Known For Social Media & Music, Also A Film Festival - Part I: Charlie Casanova

While the multitudes in the tens of thousands flock to Austin every March, and the event is a big hit amongst the digerati, social networkers and musicians and fans - this gathering is known more for its focus on interactive technology and music and less for its film festival. Even though in 2009, the Academy Award winning film, "The Hurt Locker" premiered at SXSW.

If You Can't Say It Out Loud Then Send It Off Using the Note to God iPod App

It's always a comfort to know that there's someone out there who you can talk to anytime of the day about whatever might be weighing you down. Whatever your religion and despite of what you may or may not believe in, this app for your iPhone or iPod Touch can be the shoulder you can cry on whenever and wherever you may need one.

Water Shooting Remote Controlled Car Goes From Zero To Awesome In Eight Ounces

What's better than a remote controlled car with a turbo boost? One that can shoot water on enemies up to 15 feet away! Enter the Water Shooting Remote Controlled Car and run other cars, run from its majesty!

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Relive High School with the Surviving High School iPod Game

High school was when we all went through the best and the worst times of our lives. Relive the old days and bring back all the good (and bad) memories with this role-playing game for your iPod! After all, it's always better the second time around, right?


The Touchpad: HP's Answer to the Ipad

Since the Ipad's release in April 2010, Apple's moved virtually millions of units.It kind of makes sense. Apple's garnered a very positive reputation in the market, and they didn't exactly have much competition for their new product. When they announced the Ipad 2, it seemed like last year would repeat itself over again.

 But then HP made an announcement of their own. 

4D City Skyline Puzzle Makes A Toy Of Out Of Time

Puzzles are great - and they're even better when they include the mystical 4th dimension. That's right, this puzzle of the New York skyline includes Time, and not just the time it's going to take to put it together.

Give Your iPhone a Vintage Look With This Retro iPhone Case

This '80s analog phone features a remarkable 960-by-640 resolution touchscreen and has a front camera that allows FaceTime video calling–now, wait a minute! This isn't some phone from the eighties because it's just the iPhone dressed up in some vintage threads! Now this is a creative case that can really age your phone up.

Tazer Toy A Shockingly Bad Idea - Gee, Who'd Have Thought?

In what has to be one of the most colossally stupid marketing moves ever made, a company is now producing "toy" tazers that not only resemble the real thing, but give out real shocks. Yeah, this is going to end well.

Squeeze Your Lemons in the Lemonade Tycoon Video Game

Lemonade Tycoon emerged during a time when simulation games were not as popular and tycoon games were relatively scarce. Revisit this old-timer on your iPod or experience it in all of its original glory on your PC!

New Trollz Dolls Designs Head Toward Trollop Town

Trollz used to be ugly little things with wild hair, big mouths, big eyes and a scrunchy little bodies. The next generation of Trollz dolls have kept the hair but changed just about everything else. Trollops ahoy!

The Human Touch Comes Calling - Anatomical Advancements In The World Of Mobile Phones

Yep, that's a picture of a man dressed as a cellphone. And while that's a Halloween costume, NTT DoCoMo and Osaka University in Japan are working on ways to make your mobile phone more human.

On This Day In Video Game History: March 10

Here's a bit of video game trivia before we take an even deeper plunge into the past: the first ever video game called "Tennis for Two" was created by William Higinbotham in 1958. But what happened on the 10th of March eleven years ago? Read on to find out!

Nintendo's 3DS Handheld Video Game Console Gives You 3D Without the Glasses

The successor to Nintendo's DS series is finally here: the Nintendo 3DS. This handheld video game console takes gaming to the next level by offering 3D effects without the need for any special glasses!

Terrorist Teapot Plots To Make Tea Time Less Proper

Tea tends to have a classy reputation.  I don’t normally think of terrorists as the tea drinking sort, but apparently someone has made that association.  The Terrorist Teapot offers an unusual way to serve up a hot cup of your favorite infusion.

Toy Blast From The Past - Skeletor's Snake Mountain Puts He-Man To Shame

The 1980s. Terrible clothing and strange music were in vogue, but at least there were great cartoons on TV. One of the most loved was He-Man, and the show spawned a host of great toys, including Skeletor'sCastle, also known as Snake Mountain.

Social Media Intern Wanted Before Overexposed Star Stops Trending

Only a week into social networking and TeamSheen needs to recruit an intern to help him do some of the heavy 'social media' lifting. Scaling past 2.3 million followers on Twitter in less than ten days, the ex-Two and Half Men star is not only drunk on the drug called "Charlie Sheen," he's also realized that he's a social media rock star. Or is he? Has the "winning" megalomaniac peaked, or are prospective interns going to be queuing up faster than fanboys at an "Apple iPad2" launch day?

Mark Zuckerberg's Dog 'Beast' Gets Himself A Faceboook Page

Beast, the adorable new dog of Mark Zuckerberg and girlfriend, Priscilla Chan (Cilla, to Beast), has got himself a Facebook page, and I bet within a year, he'll have more friends than anyone ever did on Facebook! Especially, if he continues to update us.  I wonder if Beast will garner as much interest as Bo, the Obama family dog?

 

New Video Game Releases: Week 10, 2011

Here's your dose of the newest video games being released this week. Be your own star in Yoostar2 and experience the classics with Atari's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 on your Nintendo DS. Get your game on with MLB 2011: The Show and shoot your way to victory with Homefront. Lastly, take on another life in the virtual world with this week's RPG releases, Phantom Brave and Torchlight.

McQueen Alive Zooming Into A Store Near You This Fall

Coming to a toy store near you in fall 2011 is the Disney-Pixar "Lightning McQueen Alive 1:55 scale talking car. This thing has "hot Christmas toy" written all over it.