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Junaio Adds 3D & AR To Location-Based Social Network

When Rod Serling first uttered, "there is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity...this is the dimension of imagination," he might  have been giving us a prescient glimpse into the future of Junaio.

Sanyo Eneloopy Battery Checker Nose When To Recharge

Meet 'Eneloopy', Sanyo's cute canine battery checker! Eneloopy's LED nose lights up in a range of colors corresponding to how much power is left in your batteries. Bow, er, wow!

Bufferin Plus S Cures Headaches Fast - For A Price

When you've got the mother of all headaches, you want relief and you want it NOW. Bufferin Plus S has been specially formulated to dissolve twice as fast as ordinary pills, thus delivering its four active ingredients to the bloodstream quicker than you can say "not tonight, honey".

New Battery Technology Promises Recharge Time Similar to Filling Your Tank

While many people who have looked into battery electric vehicles are turned away due to range limitations, others are more worried about the long recharge time.  In some cases, these vehicles can take up to a full 8 hours to recharge, which is too long for some people to live with.  However, a newly developed kind of battery may provide the answer to this problem.

Laundry-Folding Robot Learns On The Job

Meet 'Foldy', a laundry-folding robot designed by a team at Japan's Keio University. The small, inexpensive robot doesn't just learn how to fold laundry, it remembers its lessons in time for the next load.

Retweeting In The Wild - Project Retweet Launches

November 5: Twitter rolls out Project Retweet to a limited audience. According to their recent blog post, the Twitter echelon wants to see how it  will "work in the wild," before offering it up to the Twitterverse.

Eco-Friendly 'Breathing Chair' Puts Your Butt On The Block

When is a chair not a chair? When you're not sitting in it, it seems. That's the case with the Breathing Chair, an solid effort from Taiwan's Yu-Ying Wu who seems to have been inspired by a block of springy tofu.

Pentax K-x DSLR Camera Shows Off Robotic Colors

Your photos are in color, so why not your camera? That's the question Pentax is about to answer with their new K-x DSLR cameras, available in a rainbow of shades including a limited edition version sporting Robotic Colors.

Is Leapfish, Search's Missing Link?

Many have tried, but it's been over a decade and none have succeeded in out-Googlin' Google. Yet here we go again, with yet another search engine entering stage right trying to capture our "attention-deficit" attention. Repackaging online search as something new infers the Web has evolved. And while real-time and social search have certainly changed the alchemy of search, what does Leapfish know that has eluded Google et al?

Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great Taste, Good Humor

The Pig Lid pot cover is a steamer's dream, as everybody "nose". Horrible puns aside, this ingenious Otoshibuta is at once a play on words and a handy way to steam food in an oven-top pan.

How "Mickey Mouse" Is Re-Branding?

While branding oneself takes time and effort to spin out a new product, re-branding can take several washes to redefine that same brand. Take for example the work United Airlines had to accomplish after breaking someone's guitar. Let alone the number of Twitter apologies issued forth by Chris Brown and Kanye West. But when others do it in reverse and run their good-guy image through a darkside wash cycle, the task might be a little easier. Such is the case with the re-engineering of one Mickey Mouse.

Even The Taliban Are Social Networking

Did the "voice of jihad" just get a little louder? Afghan tribalism has origins that date back 1400 years to the early Muslim and Islamic civilizations. With a lifestyle based on jihad and an economy that thrives on opium trade, who would have thought that these warring factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan would ever embrace social media as a means to communicate.

Animal Character Round Mug & Spoon Sets Add Cuteness To Any Kitchen

Like cute things but demand convenience and quality? Japan has much more to offer than Hello Kitty, as these Animal Character Round Mug & Spoon Sets by Decole show so well.

Fictionaut Utilizes Social Media For New Self-Publishing Platform

For wordsmiths the world over, a rejection notice is the common denominator shared by the entire literary community whether you are the next Hemingway or a weekend poet. However unwelcoming, those "we regret to inform you" letters have become a right of passage for writers. On the flip side, all an author really wants to see is his or her words in print. To that end Fictionaut, an online social network for fiction writers addresses that need.

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.