International

Pepsi Azuki, Japan's Weird Seasonal Soda for Has Beans

Pepsi Japan has done it again - the seasonal, weird, limited-time flavor of Pepsi Azuki soda exudes  the rich maroon hue and subtle sweet taste of prepared red Azuki beans.

Google Wave Wants You!

It's a little bit county! It's a little bit rock 'n roll! It's one over-sized network mash-up! Google Wave is part Outlook, IM, calendar, Twitter, wiki, spreadsheets/docs/presentation, picture sharing, social media, forums, maps and just about everything else on the web, but the kitchen sink! It's what some have called "email on steroids."

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

Pop-Up Bar In Bolivia Is The World’s First Cocaine Distribution Lounge

We've seen marijuana cafes located in California, but on the other side of the globe there's now a bar that's the first of its kind and it serves a drug that is surrounded by even more controversy, particularly as unlike marijuana, there is no talk of move towards legalization.


Dual Fuel Bus to Decrease Emissions and Increase Public Transit Usage

Even though using public transportation within a city greatly reduces the overall amount of pollution, this doesn’t stop people from demanding cleaner and more efficient means.  A new kind of bus being launched in Britain may be able to provide the perfect solution to such demands, as well as bring a halt to the reliance on diesel.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Top Five Hotel Mobile Apps

Although a little late to the party, hotels are finally jumping on the mobile app band-wagon. The development of free applications can now extend a hotel's service beyond the front desk, beyond its Web site... right onto your mobile device. Since hotel guests are always on the go, whether for business or pleasure, what better access is there than getting one's hotel info right on their smartphone?

Tokyo Game Show 2009 Booth Companions Shatter Stereotypes - NOT!

Come for the gaming, stay for the girls! The 2009 Tokyo Game Show got off to a bang with the Parading Of The Booth Babes, or "Companions" as they're currently called.

5 Of The World’s Most Strange And Unique Hotels

There are lots of hotels around the world that offer comfortable accommodations for travelers, but some of them are far more memorable than others with unique themes, décor, and unusual locations that really stick out in visitors' minds. Here are some of the 5 most strange and unique hotels from around the world.


OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Google's Sidewiki Profiles Internet Users?

The ubiquitous Google never content to remain idle and like the Pac Man of yesteryear gobbling up everything in site is now setting its cross-hairs on YOU. This time out, they are introducing the Google Sidewicki which will be added to the Google Toolbar and will allow the entire Internet universe to leave comments about pages they surf on the Web.


Honda Electric Unicycle Concept Gets the Elderly Rolling

An aging population facing mobility issues is the intended target of the Honda U3-X electric unicycle, but the style, design and performance of this "personal mobility" device should appeal to those of ANY generation.

Facebook Movie Makes Geekdom Sexy!

From a Harvard dorm room to a multibillion dollar enterprise, the origins of the dynamic trio who created the social network goliath Facebook is virtually unknown to the general public. Sex and the social network  apparently go hand and hand. Who would have thunk?

Stray Cat Blues? Housewife's Invention Frustrates Freeloading Felines

Stray cats struttin' all over your garden, messing up your garage? Banish the beasties with this homegrown anti-cat solution developed by a Japanese housewife tired of saying Hello Kitty.

Introducing the World's First Photocopier Chair

Japanese avant-garde designer Tomomi Sayuda thought it would be a good idea to build a photocopier into a chair. So did I, in grade school, but Sayuda actually went and did it.