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Curry Hand Grenade Quite A Spicy Weapon

Want to blow up the enemy with deliciousness?  India has developed quite the little grenade that will not only disable the bad guy, but make him tasty...

Bing Redux - Google Killer By Microsoft

On April 4th, in "Bada Bing... is Microsoft putting a Hit on Local Search?" I blogged that when Bill Gates filed a trademark under the name "Bing" for "web sites to link to geographic data, map images, and trip routing" it was Microsoft's attempt to perfect a better "local search" mousetrap than Google. However skeptics quickly associated it with "Kumo" as another failed attempt by the little "M" to ever become a worthy contender of the big "G". Now in and AdAge article published May 25, Abbey Klaasen suggests Microsoft might be sinking $80 to $100 million in a "Bing" ad campaign to go toe to toe with the search engine giant.

Swim Like A Dolphin With Lunocet Swim Fin

The Lunocet swim fin transforms the swimmer into a cross between a mermaid and dolphin providing swimming speed and efficiency never before imagined for land-dwelling species.

Top Ten Social Media Books

It's not a surprise that social media books are prolific! With many being published faster than new Ashton Kutcher Twitter followers, there has been no definitive Top Ten list published to date. With over 17 million unique Twitter visitors and 100 million registered Facebook users (as of this moment in time), I have selected what I think should make a Top Ten list. And perhaps one day when the NY Times Book Review decides to designate their own list, they will agree with my selections. A Readers' Poll is available for you to vote for your favorite at the end of the blog...

"Magical" Russian Steel Could Re-define Global Construction Standards

Could the steel industry go the way of the Dodo?  A new compound developed in Russia may just signal a new wave in the structural support of large construction projects...

Controlling Wearable Geeky Gadgets With Body Movement

Isn't it annoying when you're out for a jog and need to fiddle around to change the track on your MP3 player to keep you in your exercise groove? Or when you have the desperate urge to channel surf while watching TV, but can't seem to find the remote control that has fallen between the cushions on your couch? Well, it seems that an innovative set of wearable gadgets are in the works by NTT DoCoMo, using a special technology that allows your body movements to control specific functions of the wearable gadgets.

Horror-themed Toilet Paper from Japan Puts You on the Edge of Your Seat

Spare a square? You may pity the paperless peon in the next stall but if horror-themed toilet paper from Japan is what you're using, tearing off a square might mean missing a melodramatic moment.

CHEWGARS! A Dog Might Think He's Humphrey Bogart

If you love old movies, then you know what Humphrey Bogart did for the cigar. He made it into fashion for the tough guys, the fast talkers, the don't-mess-with-me's of the 1940's and early 50's.  So too, this English bull dog named Sam could be the fashion setter for the tough barkin' dog.  "Hey babe, lets go to the burbs t'night and chase some cats up some telephone poles."

 


Bet Dieting: If You Lose You Pay Guns, God, & Gays!

This man is going to make a commitment to lose 10 pounds in the next six weeks.  He's going to have to close the frig door, of course, so he can head to the computer and make a bet.  He needs motivation, a real inspiration... not just those pants he could zip up a few years ago.  He's going to bet 25 bucks that he can lose the weight.  If this man, whose religious beliefs don't include gay marriage, doesn't achieve his goal, a gay rights group like Freedom to Marry will get his $25 "donation."

New Industrial Revolution Sabotages Social Media!

Calling all bloggers... calling all bloggers... there's a spill on Aisle 13... and your services are no longer needed for clean up! Line up for your pink slips and check your Web 2.0 propaganda at the door, as that's no longer needed either. That's right wordsmiths, it looks like the new Industrial Revolution is steamrolling its way into our digital landscape, and you Mr. & Ms. Blogger just happen to be a disposable commodity.

Crafty Fashion By Nancy Judd: The Recycled “Fan Mail” Dress

 Proving that any medium can be used to create attractive and wearable fashion is the "Fan Mail" dress by designer Nancy Judd. This crafty fashion item uses common items that can be found in most household recycling bins, so this eco-chic fashion better get more than one wear before it ends up hanging in your closet!

Anything For Your Dog, But Please Not This! Dog-O-Matic

When I say "Anything for my dog," I mean for my dog, not for me.  So when I read about these automatic dog washing machines, I have to ask is this gizmo really for a dog?  Would my dog be happy to be put in an airtight chamber and then showered from all sides with soap and water?  Or would he be like the dog in the picture, trying like heck to tear his way out of the dang thing?

 


Mood Music Hits A New Level With Kokoro

The Kokoro is a homemade device that measures your heart rate and adjusts your iPod playlist based on the reading. You'll always have a tune that suits your mood.

Fair Trade Soccer Balls Send Messages of Peace, Individuality and Environmental Awareness

These unique Fair Trade soccer balls support independent living through work in areas of rural Thailand, Cambodia and Pakistan while providing Japanese sports fans with a good-looking, quality product.

Your iPhone Camera Needs TiltShift Generator

Go ahead, take out your iPhone.  Go try to take a good picture with it.  Are you really satisfied with those results?  Even if you are, you can get a lot more out of your iPhone's camera by putting the pictures through some simple processes to enhance the picture quality.  If you're not a big Photoshop junkie, take a look at TiltShift Generator.  It's a great little online application that makes touching up your photos a snap.