Innovation

Social Media Predictions For 2010

With the first decade of the new century and new millennium coming to a close, its time to look forward at some of the prognostications that several of today's visionaries have divined from their social media crystal balls.

Space Beer Goes Up To Orbit, Goes Down Easy

Japan's Sapporo Breweries has announced the limited availability of Space Barley, the blast-off brew with an exciting heritage and a very dull name.

Chocolate Cellphone Dials Up Style With Good Taste

The Melty Chocolate Cellphone is a sweet collaboration between one of Japan's biggest electronics companies (SHARP) and one of its most interesting designers (Q-Pot).

Air Bag Equipped Seat Belts to Decrease Chances of Injury from An Accident

While seatbelts have saved countless lives since being made mandatory, many people will argue they can cause just as many injuries as they prevent. Ford has decided to solve this problem by installing air-bags directly into the seatbelt.

Gryphon Wingsuit Would Make For a Great Saturday Afternoon

The next level of wingsuit looks like a small, personal aircraft. It provides just one more reason not to screw with the military.

Mechanical Mobile Phone Begs To Be Taken For A Spin

This concept phone provides an interesting way for users to charge the battery. Tips and adapters need not apply.

Will Social Networkers Flip For 'The Flip' This Holiday Season?

Anyone can be a filmmaker these days, and social networkers are learning more and more why it's important to include video as a major component of one's social media plan. This holiday season, the 'Flip,' one of the most compact video camcorders on the market today is debuting just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Will it be this season's hot ticket item?

Sorry Day Is On The Way, Sorry To Say

The Japan Anniversary Association has designated December 10 as 'Sorry Day' so let's get ready to repent!

Back to the Future Mod Fluxes My Capacitor

From the moment I set eyes on it, I wanted to drive the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future.  And while this desire will most likely never be fulfilled, this mod designed with CryEngine2 may be the next best thing...

$40K Awarded To The Best Social Networking Sleuths To Find Balloons

No, its not the return of Balloon Boy, nor a refrain from a 60s pop tune. Its a legitimate challenge to mark the the 40th anniversary of the Internet and it's open to all World Wide Webizens. Sponsored by DARPA, the competition requires participants to locate and submit the locations of 10 moored, 8-foot, red weather balloons at 10 fixed locations in the continental United States.

Buy Nike (RED) Laces For The Holidays And Save Lives

December 1 starts the launch of Nike (RED) in 13 countries around the world. Nike has created Nike (RED) laces specifically designed to fight AIDS in Africa. For holiday gift givers, this is an ideal gift to buy for the people on your Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa shopping list, as 100% of the profits go to the Global Fund.

Multi Credit Card Reader Concept Makes Splitting the Bill a Cinch

The Piece of Cake concept promises to make those uncomfortable, post-lunch bill splits a thing of the past.

HD Without the Wires: Rocketfish WirelessHD Adapter

Ultra-slim HDTVs look beautiful, but the wires hanging down don't. This wireless adapter snips the wires, offering a cleaner look. Unfortunately, it costs as much as some TVs.

Mattel's Avatar Toys Put Virtual Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

With $400 million at stake, you can bet the marketing blitz is going full-throttle for James Cameron's new film, Avatar.  And, of course, this means toys, toys, toys!

Are they cool?  Hell yeah, they are.  And they offer something I've never seen in a toy.

TV + Social Networking = Strictly Social

Signs of the Internet melding with traditional TV have been emerging for quite some time with sites like Hulu and TV.com. This past fall, Fox network experimented with live tweeting during episodes of Fringe and Glee called "Tweet-peats."