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Seiko Earthquake Activated Wall Clock Shines When Shaken

Seiko introduces an attractive wall clock that looks good by day but acts as a life saving night light should an earthquake strike during slumber time.

StepGlider: It's Like a Mobile Nordic Track

The StepGlider brings roller blades/skates to the next level by incorporating your arms for a fuller workout and more efficient ride.

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

New Delphi Engine Mounts Mean Less Vibration and a More Enjoyable Driving Experience

Even the most well balanced engines in the world will transmit some vibration to the cabin. This is especially true with high horsepower applications, which will shift more under hard acceleration and gear changes. Delphi, drawing from their suspension technology, has developed a new engine mount that could reduce this vibration, even when holding a 435 horsepower Porsche engine.

Does Social Media Produce Groupthink?

Once an innovation on the Web catches hold in the market, there's often a "lock-in mechanism" that freezes out radical changes to that innovation. In the 1970s, Irving L. Janis's book "Victims of Groupthink" described it as  "a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures." In the Age of Social Media, where social networks like Twitter and Facebook have consumed our lives, has Digital Man evolved into the the current version of "Groupthink" or the herd mentality?

Learning To Be An Entrepreneur With The Millionaire Maker Game

It's hard to be an entrepreneur on your quest for millions and an empire of your own; but most prospective business people learn the hard way whether they will find success or financial collapse because they build their skills while trying to build their empire. For some it works, for others it doesn't; but for everyone, there's the Millionaire Maker Game which inspires entrepreneurs and teaches them helpful skills along the way.


Nissan Advanced Dual Injector System to Boost Power and Reduce Fuel Consumption

Dual injector systems have been around for quite some time now and in their time have given us some impressive gains as far as power and efficiency are concerned. However, smaller displacement engines make using these systems more difficult due to higher injection pressures and less available space. Nissan has developed a new injector system that they claim will not suffer from these issues and still be able to provide a boost in efficiency.

NikePlus iPod Makes You Hear the Burn!

Now the sensor in your Nike+ can connect to an iPod and record your workouts. Its as easy as finding an iPod-compatible cardio machine at the gym and tracking your progress from one workout to the next. Minute by minute, mile by mile, you will be motivated by more than just from your iPod's tunes.

WooMe: Speed Dating Comes Online From Makers Of Skype

Speed dating has been the latest craze in match making, or at least it has been offline to those who sit down over a quick cocktail and 5 minute conversation to form judgments about whether or not they could potentially fall in love with their quickie date match. Not surprisingly, as internet dating is also all the rage, speed dating has gone online with a number of different online match makers specializing in fast match-ups.


Bizarre Bath Bomb Looks Foul, Smells Flowery

Have you always wanted to re-enact Caddyshack's iconic poop-in-the-pool scene in the privacy of your own home? I know I have, and now you can too - thanks to the most bizarre bath bomb anyone's ever seen.

Top Ten Viralsourcing Campaigns

In 2006, crowdsourcing, a term first coined by Jeff P. Howe, a contributing editor at Wired Magazine was used to describe the act of taking a task traditionally performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people or community in the form of an open call. In 2004's The Wisdom of Crowds, James Surowiecki argued that masses of people can be remarkably accurate in their predictions. When crowdsourcing combines with viral marketing, the result is now called viralsourcing, a new and innovative marketing strategy that is gaining traction with brands of all sizes.

Barber Stop Pop-Up Barber Shop For The Industrious Barber

Pop-up business are all the rage these days because of their decreased environmental impact, and the fact that they can be picked up and moved to make sure they're always in the hottest location. What better business for a pop-up structure than a barber shop?


The Latest Thing In Mobile Technology! The Handy Cooler

If you're going mobile, you can't stop with an iPhone or a netbook. You've got to get a handheld mobile cooling fan. The Handy Cooler even comes with roaming minutes!

Ford Officially Confirms Four Cylinder EcoBoost Engine

Ford's EcoBoost engine has gained quite a bit of popularity since first being introduced. Offering performance comparable to that of a V8 while also returning fuel economy more akin to an inline four engine, what's not to love? Now, Ford has decided to expand on the EcoBoost line by including a four cylinder version that will not only provide outstanding fuel economy, but also offer a sport oriented powerplant for many small vehicles.

Electronic Nose Challenges The Dog As Most Sensitive To Human Smell

While dogs are being cloned for drug-sniffing jobs in South Korea, a kind of mechanical dog is being built in Spain to biomimic the dog's sensitivity to human skin vapors. The developers are calling it the "electronic nose."