Innovation

Ten Social Media Methods To Fight Hurricane Season

Katrina's devastation of New Orleans was BSM (before social media). It's hard to think that we lived during a period of time without social networking, but only 4 years ago Facebook was barely one year old, and Twitter was yet to be inked out on a restaurant napkin.

Ford's New Vehicle-to-Grid System to Reduce Stress On Local Power Grid...Offers Hope for Plug-In Vehicles

One of the most compelling arguments against all Plug-In Electric Vehicles is the local grids ability to handle to extra load.  With only a few, there shouldn’t be a problem, but as more people begin to transition to plug in type vehicles, the demand for power will sky rocket with no real way to supplement it.  To combat this problem, Ford has developed a system that will actually talk to the local grid while plugged in.

An Electronic Tongue That Knows Its Sweeteners!

It's a sweet tongue not a sweet tooth but, after all, it is the tongue and not the tooth that contains one's taste sensors.  The new electronic tongue has taste buds that biomimic our own but, so far, it only tastes sweets.  What a lucky tongue!

Where's Mom? Robots Prepare, Cook Food & Even Feed You!

With the recent robot factory layoffs, the Japanese are again using their ingenuity to retrain robots for household jobs.  For example, here is our chef robot...

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!

Roku Brings Out-of-Market MLB to Your TV

Roku brings the cost-effective full coverage of the MLB season provided by MLB.TV while allowing you to watch on your big screen TV.

Mashable Launches Sociable Ad Creator For $6000

How can a brand maximize its exposure in the social media space. Juggling one's presence and opportunities with the top social networks is an arduous task that takes time and know-how, two commodities we are so often lacking in today's Attention Economy.

Vending Machine Dispenses Based On Mood

As part of an art project by Demitrios Kargotis, there is a unique vending machine that dispenses a surefire cure for the blues. Keep on reading to find out what it does and how it works!


Habanero Cream Puff Puts Desert Heat In Your Dessert Treat

The Habanero Cream Puff snack from Japan's Kyoto Habanero combines rich sweet custard cream with searing hot habanero pepper pastry - it's a match made in Hell!

Twitter Is Our Studio 54!

Like the Disco era, the Hippie Era, the Flapper Era, every decade is affected by the social consciousness of its time. Each is normally earmarked by a frenzy of interactive activity that becomes a world-wide sensation capable of capturing the imagination of millions. From the 'gate-crashing' of the 70's to the 'crowdsourcing' of 2009, have we come such a long way?

The Latest Trend In Shoes: Boot Meets Sandal With The Bandal

There's a new trend on its way for fall 2009, and it might be a hit, or it might be a gigantic miss. The latest trend involves hybrid footwear of two styles that are typically reserved for two very different seasons.


Twuner And Tweets That Talk Back!

What's all that yakking? They sometimes call the Twitterverse the Tower of Babel due to the global Twitterati all tweeting in various tongues simultaneously! Now, in addition to the hundreds of millions of tweets traversing Twitterville at lightening speed, someone got the bright idea to pump up the volume. Yes, with the new Twuner app, you never have to read another 140 character tweet again! Why? Because now you're going to be able to listen to them!

Japanese Robot Mannequins Move Shoppers To Buy

Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don't be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. "Palette", a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!

iTuning Your Next Social Network?

Apple, Apple, Apple! Like Marsha from The Brady Bunch, it always seems like Apple gets all the attention. Even when its quiet! Yes, without one single PowerPoint presentation from Steve Jobs or even a whiff of a press release, Apple is out there front and center churning up the rumor mill!  The latest fodder to hit the digital airwaves is a reported social media app that will simultaneously connect various social networks and integrate with iTunes.

Crocs O-Dial Updates The Shoe Phone

Bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone; you can have an O-Dial from Crocs. These perforated plastic pouches look better cradling your phone than your feet, though there's no guarantee you won't be considered to be bumbling... they're still Crocs after all.