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Top Ten Michael Jackson Tributes Going Viral

Within minutes of Michael Jackson's passing on June 25, Twitter went abuzz with all ten trending topics referencing Michael Jackson, from "RIP Michael Jackson" to "Pop King." Whatever you may have thought of Michael Jackson's personal life, his contribution to the world of entertainment was unmistakable. He raised the bar beyond the level of Elvis Presley to set a mark that will be hard for any artist to measure up to in the years and generations to come. Watch the Top Ten videos selected to honor the life and times of the King of Pop that were all produced within a few hours of his passing.

Feeling Blue? Japan's Got a Beer for That

Feeling blue? Japan's got a beer for that: Okhotsk Blue to be exact, a foamy brew made with water sourced from icebergs, tinted icy blue with seaweed.

Samsung Innovation Quest 2009 Now Open For New Widgets!

Samsung's Innovation Quest (aka Samsung IQ or SIQ) is now open for competition, this year being devoted to building the Samsung's new GT-i8910 home screen widgets. Samsung is also being innovative by giving you lots of resources and technical tools that were not available in prior years -- including teaching you all about widgets!

China's Netizens Declare they will Fight Back vs Censorship

With the protests in Iran, there has been a lot of discussion in the news of late about the power of technology in circumventing government control and censorship. Of course no one knows this kind of censorship better than Chinese netizens, especially after these past few weeks that saw the blocking of popular social media sites and the introduction of the 'Green Dam' filtering software.

in the face of such censorship, some more creative Chinese netizens (I have no idea who, or how many) have used Google Docs to release a declaration of war against this government imposed internet filtering.

Volkswagen 1.4 Liter Wins International Engine of the Year

Every year, a group of automotive enthusiasts come together and are presented with a list of today's most highly rated engines. After sorting through the data, the group then decides which among them can be considered the best. For 2009, the title of International Engine of the Year goes to the 1.4 liter Twincharger manufactured by BMW.

Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.

Japanese Replica Taxi Meter Shames Free-Riding Freeloaders

Freeloading friends making you feel like a taken-advantage taxi driver? Spoiled teenage kids too lazy to take the bus? Don't be a crabby cabby, get even - and get a fake (but oh-so-real-looking) taxi meter!

Toyota's Supra Successor On Track for 2011 Delivery

For nearly 2 years now Toyota has been working on the FT-HS concept vehicle that was originally unwrapped at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. Since then, it has been in and out of the spotlight without providing any real information about production or pricing or anything for that matter. Now, it seems as though the Supra successor is on track for a 2011 delivery.

Natural Moisturizing Lotion Leaves Skin As Soft As Silk

Skin as soft as silk isn't just an expression anymore, thanks to naturally moisturizing lotions, soaps and skin care products containing Sericin, a silk protein that has kept silk workers' hands smooth and soft for centuries.

Mazda Planning Direct Injection for Next Generation Rotary Engine

Rotary engines are almost always associated with the name Mazda. For their small size, they can produce quite a bit of power, but at the expense of fuel economy and tailpipe emissions. Mazda, most likely in an effort to reduce the latter two, has been granted a patent for a newly designed rotary engine.

Kurage Fiber Optic Lamp by Sschemata

Japanese Sschemata architecture office has designed the third generation of their fiber optic lamp, the loopy and winding Kurage.

Putting On The Dog With The 10 Hautiest Designer Pet Carriers

I've noticed that when it comes to designer accessories like handbags, fans love to match them with other accessories. So if they buy a Gucci handbag, they'll want a Gucci wallet and key chain... and a Gucci pet carrier too.  Here are 10 of the newest styles of designer pet carriers from the likes of  Louis Vuitton, Juicy, Burberry, Gucci and more...

Remote Control LED Light Bulb Offers 7 Shades of White

"Any color you like, as long as it's white!" No, it's not a bizarro version of Henry Ford, just Sharp's new LED light bulb. Using the included remote control one can dial through 7 different shades of white light - without any white heat.

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.

Kinder, Gentler, Smokier: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 6

Japan Tobacco's admen likely burned through a lot of the company's main product in conjuring up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Here's part 6; ads 51 through 60.