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Are Facebook Fan Pages, 'The Emperor Has No Clothes'?

I'm told daily that its imperative that I set up a fan page on Facebook. Brands of all sizes have done so. Like Twitter, I know the number of one's followers can assist in spreading one's message virally. But isn't a fan page really just a puffed-up outlet for ego gratification and an opportunity to dupe ourselves and the public into believing that we get something out of renting a billboard on Facebook?

HDTV For Just $100? Japan's Pixela Prodia TV Channels Cheapness

The Prodia PRD-LA103-16 from Japan's Pixela Corp.could be the world's first terrestrial digital high-definition LCD TV to break the $100 barrier.

Death To Facebook By Seppukoo.com

Impress your friends. Disconnect yourself. You are more than your virtual identity. So says a site calling itself Seppukoo.com which allows you to check out of Facebook by assisting with your online suicide.

Audi's A3 TDI Recieves Top Honors in Los Angeles

Every year, a group of hand selected judges come together and meticulously study the data from a handful of cars from around the world. After what I would assume to be much deliberation, they select a winner that goes well beyond the standards, depending on the category, to name as the car of the year. For 2009, Audi has managed to claim the title of Green car of the Year with their A3 TDI.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Is A Safe Sham Champagne

Want to stay sober when the rest are falling over? Try Kirin's new Sparkling Afternoon Tea, the sham champagne made with tea for teetotalers!

Special Edition Viper to Commemorate Final Production Year

As sad as it is, 2010 will be the final production year for the iconic Dodge Viper.  To commemorate this, Dodge has pulled out all the stops to offer buyers as much customization as possible for the final run of the V10 powered supercar.

Talking Toilet Trash Talks On Tokyo TV

Japan's high-tech toilets can do everything but talk, it seems... wait, not so fast: toilet titan Toto has taught one throne to trash talk.

iPhone Orchestras Making Music For A New Millennium

New fad or sea change in orchestrated music? The Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble at the University of Michigan is one of several university orchestras that have replaced traditional instruments with Apple's iPhones and their apps. Beethoven must be rolling over in his grave!

Subaru Confirms Production of FT-86 Concept Car

The sports car parented by both Toyota and Subaru has been in and out of the spotlight since first being announced late last year. Now, Subaru has made it official that they will be producing their own version of the new concept that will be "Distinctly Subaru."

Top Ten Google Doodles of 2009

Google long known for spicing up its home page with 'doodle' tributes for various events and famous people's birthdays has continually used humor to soften its often maligned brand persona of being a monopoly... or should I say a Googlopoly! In the spirit of a New Year approaching, I thought it befitting to look back at Google's TOP TEN 2009 artwork and congratulate the Grand-daddy of search engines for some doodles well done.

Google's Live Updates Will Be More Relevant Than Twitter?

The new Google search feature will address the needs of people who want the most updated information without having to scan multiple sources like Twitter and Facebook. In other words, Google, the Grand-daddy of search engines has found a way to obtain real-time search without the clutter...or so they say!

Nissan Wins Design Contest with V2G Concept at LA Auto Show

With the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, many are wondering what the future of automobiles will be. Will we be zipping around in our ultra-modern hover cars, or will it be something a bit more similar to what we have now? Well, according to Nissan, it will be a little bit of both.

Social Media Predictions For 2010

With the first decade of the new century and new millennium coming to a close, its time to look forward at some of the prognostications that several of today's visionaries have divined from their social media crystal balls.

Space Beer Goes Up To Orbit, Goes Down Easy

Japan's Sapporo Breweries has announced the limited availability of Space Barley, the blast-off brew with an exciting heritage and a very dull name.

Chocolate Cellphone Dials Up Style With Good Taste

The Melty Chocolate Cellphone is a sweet collaboration between one of Japan's biggest electronics companies (SHARP) and one of its most interesting designers (Q-Pot).