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Twilight's New Moon & Social Media, America's New Stimulus Plan?

What is so hot about the Volvo's XC60 coupe? Described on their Web site as a cross-over "with a big attitude," one would expect a car of this type to be owned by soccer moms driving their kids to practice. With a couple of well-placed product placements in a hit teens' & 20-somethings' movie, that same car is going to be on a lot of Christmas wish-lists this holiday season.

Google & WOWD Putting Humans Back Into The Search Equation

Like Mahalo, ChaCha, Eurekster and a few other social search engines before them, adding humans to the search function seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. After all when Google jumps into the fray, people do stop and listen.

Why The Fail Whale Is Here To Stay!

While the Fail Whale comes and goes. - sometimes its absence is missed as much as its presence. Ever wonder why the ubiquitous Fail Whale cannot disappear forever? Here's the rationale of some of the top thinkers on the subject.

Men's Leggings Excite Thighs and Whispers on Tokyo Streets

Men's leggings, or "Meggings", have been spotted on the streets of Tokyo. Is the apocalypse really at hand or is it just some bad fashion afoot?

Barcode Plus: Company That Believes In Full Consumer Disclosure

There's a black market for stolen goods in many countries around the world that get passed off as legitimate. Not only is this misleading to unsuspecting consumers, they can encounter legal ramifications for purchasing counterfeit goods. In order to help businesses and consumers verify the legitimacy of their purchases, Barcode Plus has been created.

Microsoft Windows 7 Whopper: Big Launch With An Even Bigger Lunch

Microsoft celebrated the launch of their highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system worldwide with a smorgasbord of offbeat promotions, but nothing could top Burger King's 7-patty Windows 7 Whopper in Japan. DO have a cow, man!

Learn Japanese or English with a Geek Goddess at Idols Foreign Language Academy

Japanese Idols... they're not jeweled statues you'll find in a temple. These idols are pretty young girls who show off her cute looks and debatable talents on TV, at websites, in magazines and now... in a unique Akihabara language school.

Retro Form + Techno Function = HiPhone (not iPhone)

It's a phone! It's a music & video player! It's NOT an iPhone, but the HiPhone F320 has a few other things going for it, not the least being its quirky, retro, phone dial wheel style.

Feel Good Ripple: A Canadian Project Built On Kindness And Giving Back

If we could, most of us would take the opportunity to give back and put a smile on the face of someone else, but we just don't always know where to start or don't have the ample financing available to make our aspirations a reality.  The Canadian Credit Union Servus has spearheaded a project just focused on good deeds.


Roadkill Cat By Shintaro Kago Is One Flattened Faux Feline

Inspired by Neko Funjyatta, or "I Stepped On A Cat", as the piano favorite Flea Waltz is called in Japan, this delightfully disgusting roadkill cat toy promises loads of faux feline-fatale fun for the whole family - if you're the Addams Family.

Robot Swine Flu Patient Sweats, Cries, Moans... and Dies!

A new patient simulation robot now used to help train medical professionals in Japan has been programmed to not only exhibit symptoms of H1N1 swine flu, but to respond to proper - or improper - treatment.

Nissan Land Glider Drives Like Jet and Leans Like a Motorcycle

The Tokyo Motor Show is looking more and more like the focus will be put on the zero emissions scene, rather than the hybrid realm. Not to be outdone, Nissan is also planning on bringing out their latest all electric city scrambler, aptly named the Land Glider.

Planeshop: Glasgow Airport Features Revolving Door Retail Site

We've seen pop-up shops which are temporary in that they can fold up shop and move on when the mood strikes them, but otherwise, a store's a store, and until its lease is up it typically stays in one place. Well, that's what we've been taught to think, and of course, that standard in retail has now been broken with one innovative shop.

Twitter, Google SideWiki & Wikileaks Can't Be Gagged!

It's becoming more and more difficult for traditional gatekeepers like the government to control the flow of information to the people. In years past when the authorities issued a "gag order" against the media, they could easily enforce it. Not the case in today's social media world!

The Bread Chair, A Little Slice of Seating Paradise

Luxuriously soft, light & fluffy, and undoubtedly doughy: a couple slices of oh-so-fresh bread or a lounge chair to die for? Maybe both... in this case, the Bread Chair from Japan.