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 This past fall, Fox network experimented with live tweeting during episodes of Fringe and Glee called "Tweet-peats."

USB Memory Clothespin Holds Data, Laundry

The USB Clothespin flash drive 'pegs' the desire of many tech types to satisfy their low tech cravings. With this up-cycled wooden retro clothes peg, one can save data yet still look dated.

BMW Testing Heat Trapping Technology to Increase MPG and Reduce Emissions

At the most basic level, our car engines produce power through thermal expansion. The greater the difference in heat, the more power we are able to produce. However, extremely cold temperatures can also increase fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. Knowing this, BMW has begun a series of tests to try and reduce both by keeping the engine warm even after being turned off.

Strawberry Pink Computer Keyboard Looks Sweet, Offers Substance

The Majestouch Elite Pinkness Keyboard combines tasteful "strawberry milk" style with high-end function thanks to its Cherry MX Brown switches.

Embedding Video Into Your LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn announced recently that it was opening up its platform to Open Source development, allowing public developers to be able to access the site's API and incorporate LinkedIn into their business and Web sites (similar to the process permitted by Facebook and Twitter). In so doing, will this allow users to be able to add video to their LinkedIn profiles?

Twitter To Charge For Getting Analytical

Finally testing the 'revenue' waters, Twitter is launching a commercial account business model that will charge corporate accounts for analytical tools.  In a recent announcement Biz Stone confirmed that Twitter will be offering a paid-for option that will provide users deeper insight into its analytics.

Fearless Fugu Finds Favor With A More Friendly Flavor

Fugu, also known as Blowfish or Pufferfish, has been the fishy dish of choice for sushi lovers who like to live dangerously. Now a Japanese fish-breeder has found a way to remove the poison from the prickly poisson.

DayClock Crunches The Numbers So You Don't Have To

Time not of the essence? Tired of being a minute-to-minute man? Reset your life to a slower, mellower speed with the DayClock.

Amazon, Still The Amazon Of Shopping Sites This Holiday Season!, the nation's largest online retailer has stepped up its marketing efforts in response to the demand from post-Thanksgiving shoppers. Their Black Friday page is the top destination for customers to experience's Black Friday Deals Week offered now through Cyber Monday, November 30. And guess what? lines!

Underwater Cell Phone System Lets You Speak, Hear & Sea

The Alpha UWCP Underwater Cell Phone System allows you to make and take phone calls from beneath the sea, the lake, even at the bottom of your swimming pool.

Philips Japan To Award Diamonds Made From Contest Winners' Beards

Combine Philips shavers, a man-made diamond and the Shaving Queen of Japan and you've got the makings of one of the weirdest contests in product marketing history.

4Fitness: Big Gym, Tiny Footprint

The 4Fitness is an interesting concept in home exercise designed to bring a full serving of fitness without the space-stealing equipment.

The Early Adopter APIs For Foursquare

What catapulted Twitter and Facebook into the Stratosphere? One innovative approach opened the doors to the most successful social media experiments to date? An Application Programming Interface or API is what did the trick! And Foursquare, the popular location-based social network has taken a page out of that playbook in an attempt to scale faster than its competition.

Grace Electric Bike Melds Scooter, Motorcycle And Bicycle Into One Expensive Ride

The Grace Bike throws two electric motors and lithium batteries onto a performance bicycle and creates an enviable ride that will leave others long behind.