International

TripAdvisor & Social Media Expose Top Ten Dirtiest Hotels

TripAdvisor®, the world’s most trusted source of travel advice, announced recently the top 10 dirtiest hotels for 2010, based on TripAdvisor® traveler ratings for cleanliness. For the fifth consecutive year, TripAdvisor® reveals the truth about hotels around the world, and it ain't pretty!

Japan Snake Center Keeps Visitors Hungry For More

At Japan Snake Center, snakes put bite on you! Actually it's the other way around, just visit their cafeteria.

10 Exquisite Bathtubs That Might Be Confused With Museum Sculptures

Since the resurgence of the stand alone sink, bathrooms have become really hot rooms to redecorate.  No slouch themselves, stand alone bathtubs have pushed the trend from closet-sized bathrooms into living room sized spas. These 10 designer bathtubs seriously call for an enlarged space to indulge yourself.  But, beyond the fact that they make a big splash, they make big impressions - like sculptures in a museum.

 


Camel Milk Chocolate Makes A Great Desert, er, Dessert

Camel milk chocolate is coming to Japan... Will that be one hump or two?

Steve Jobs & The iPad Ten Commandments

Steve Jobs, after having parted the Red Seas of Apple-land with the release of his iPod and iPhone was looking for a new challenge. So while leading the flock of the digerati to the promised land of sweet new gadgets, it was important not to divulge too much in advance. For months while keeping his secret under wraps, his followers thought he had taken ill.

Audi Announces A1 to Be First Ever Premium Market Compact

Audi is no stranger to the premium segment of cars. Much of their line-up has redefined the benchmark for other automakers to meet at one time or another, and their recently redesigned S4 is no different. However, they have also been working to develop the first compact vehicle to be slated in the premium segment, which they now plan on unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.

Haiti & The Power Of Social Media

We've seen the power of Social Media in action with the outpouring of support for the Iranians during last summer's Iranian Election Protests on the streets of Tehran. We know its capabilities. Now, with the devastation of Haiti by one of the world's most horrendous earthquakes, once again Social Media and the Digital World take center stage to remind us of our humanity and that we all belong to one village.

Too Shy? DVD Helps Women Look Men In The Eye

Ladies, are you overly shy? Can't get up the nerve to talk to that cute guy in your building, much less look him in the eye? Maybe you're hurtin' after a bad break-up? If so, order "Miterudake For Lady", the creepy self-help DVD that helps shy women gain (or regain) their social savvy.

Masculine And Feminine Gracefully Fuse In Loginoff’s Chair Design: Dounyasha

It’s hard to resist Dima Loginoff’s designs; they’re so conceptually rich, drawing in so many aspects of history, art, and social commentary.  Perhaps none of Loginoff’s creations to date are as evocative as his concept chair, Dounyasha.

 

FanBuzz Visualizer & Grammy Awards Track Real-Time Popularity Of Lady Gaga & Others

On January 31, 2010, as a first-of-its-kind interactive fan experience, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award Show will rank the popularity of nominated artists. This will result from an aggregation of real-time feeds from YouTube, Twitter and Flickr that stream in from fans online.

Medtronic's Melody Device Sings Sweetly To Those With Heart Defects

Without having to jump through the usual hoops required by the US Food and Drug Administration for approval, the medical device company, Medtronic, gained approval of its Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve through a "Humanitarian Device Exemption."  This device could save those with pulmonary valve failure many open heart surgeries... and Medtronic has other heart valve devices lined up.

Chirp! Twitter Sets Coordinates For Geolocation Developer Conference

Calling all Developers! Get those APIs a' humming! The wait is over, and the location has been selected. Chirp, the Twitter Developer Conference is offically slated for San Francisco, April 14-15, 2010. It will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. It's exclusivity is evident by its limited seating of 800.

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Google vs Bing vs China - Which Yuan Wins?

ComScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, just released a study on growth in the global search market for 2009 and showed that searches have grown 46% globally. The study revealed that the U.S. remains the largest search market worldwide, while Google retains a commanding lead in the worldwide search market

Twitter Breathalyzer Tweets Your State Of Sobriety

Too drunk to tweet? Not a problem - the folks at Koress Project have crafted a retro-looking, Internet connected breath tester that broadcasts your BAC to your BFFs!