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USB Japanese Fan Stores Data, Looks Dated

USB flash memory drives have taken on a wide variety of forms from weird to wild to just plain wacky. The Japanese Sensu USB 16GB goes for classy - and succeeds admirably.

'United Breaks Guitars' Viral Video Gets Counterpunched!

The infamous 'United Breaks Guitars' video that went viral with over 5.2 million views is now receiving some push back from an airline branding company. SimpliFlying, an international marketing firm based out of Singapore has filmed their own editorial video to provide United Airlines with some useful social media tips as to how to counter this negative publicity.

BMW Introduces New Active Hybrid 7-Series Concept....May Expand Technology to other Models

It's no secret that BMW has been working feverishly on improving the fuel economy of their 5 and 7 series vehicles. Their latest additional to the eco-friendly goodie bag comes in the form of a small electric motor linked to the 8-speed automatic transmission of the 7-Series.

Lexus Breaks into Premium Compact Segment with Hybrid Concept

German auto makers have been pushing vehicles in the premium compact segment over the past few years, with the most recent being the introduction of the BMW 1-Series. This also happens to be one of the fastest growing segments in the industry right now, which explains the recent release of a Lexus Hybrid Concept that would look to challenge the 1-Series and others in the same class.

Peugeot using Frankfurt to Unveil Hybrids by the Handful

This year's Frankfurt Motor Show is looking more and more like a stage for hybrid introductions. Among the many automakers that are planning on unveiling new eco-friendly concepts, Peugeot has come forward with a new kind of hybrid drive system aimed at keeping complexity to a bare minimum.

KitKat Sick Snack? Bizarre Vegetable Juice Chocolate Bars

Having exhausted every possible fruit flavor for their popular Kit Kat chocolate bars, Nestle Japan is inflicting KitKat Enhancement Vegetables upon a weary nation's taste buds.

6 Degrees + 1 Game Theory = Social Network Analysis

It took a Beautiful Mind to develop Game Theory. A Footloose actor to popularize 'Six Degrees of Separation.' Now Social Network Analysis has pushed the envelope on both these theories for security purposes. However how does this new form of analysis affect our privacy rights? Will our future innocence or guilt be based on mathematical formulas?


Trash Turned Treasure Business: Filt-Made Waste Oil Candles

You know that expression one man's (or woman's in this century) trash is another man's treasure? Well, there are companies that thrive on this old tried and true saying.


Denim-On-The-Go: Jean Vending Machines

Have you ever found yourself somewhere just thinking, damn I could use a new pair of jeans? Good news, a denim vending machine might just make these desires come true.


Belly Button Box Preserves The Tie That Binds

Preserve the joy and wonder of giving birth for eternity by preserving your child's umbilical cord in this special wooden keepsake box.

Top Ten Twitterati, A Tweet Above The Rest

While the movers and shakers on Twitter might be just "micro" bloggers...they sure know how to create a "macro" influence. Forbes Magazine compiled a list. Every country has their own top ten ranking. The top most influential tweeps within the DC Beltway according to Politico lists Barack Obama as number 4 behind Dick Gregory, Claire McCaskill and Karl Rove. You can determine your own list by tallying a user's number of followers, their number of tweets, their number of status updates -- or an algorithm thereof.

Top Ten Drug Companies in Social Media

What is the "social share of voice" amongst pharmaceutical companies online? While some drug companies have been reluctant to embrace social media for fear of running afoul of FDA regulations that govern the advertising and promotion of prescription drugs, others are embracing social networks to help brand and position their companies in a positive light with consumers and practitioners. Here are the TOP TEN Pharma companies that are presently useing social media to reach out to larger audiences.

Home Voodoo Doll Kit is Simply Spellbinding

Haitian voodoo not working for you? Try this traditional Japanese home voodoo doll kit that comes complete with hammer & nails, and go do that voodoo that you do so well!

Chew On This: Aircraft That Biomimic The Architecture Of A Tooth

Looking for an inspiration to build more crash resistant aircraft, mechanical engineers are looking at the architecture of the tooth.

Japanese Cosplay Queen 'Shokotan' Has Her Own Paper Doll Kit

Japanese pop singer, top blogger and anime otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan" for short) offers her fans an opportunity to dress her up (or down) via the paper doll kit in her new photobook.