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Top 5 Coolest Senior-Friendly Businesses Around For Father’s Day

With Father's Day approaching, we're all searching for the perfect gift to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. But for those of us who are still fortunate enough to have grandfather's in our lives, Father's Day provides the opportunity to honor grandparents too. So in honor of grandfathers, inspired by my own Grandad's approaching 90th birthday, here are the top senior friendly businesses that can help you show your grandfather just how much you love him this Father's Day.


Your Next Beach Gadgets: Metal Detecting Sandals

For you beachcombers who may be out of pocket these days, Hammacher Schlemmer has just the beach gadgets for you: metal detecting sandals

Ryuichi Tabu's Tree-Shaped Air Conditioner, 'Breath'

Ryuichi Tabu has designed a tree-shaped air conditioning system that not only cools the air, but looks good and might actually be healthy for you, too.

Gulp. Zagat Names Its Fast Food Winners

Zagat announced the winners of its broad sweep fast food survey today, based on 806,000 fast food meals consumed by 6,107 respondents, who voted for 103 national chains. Recognize the best fast food burger this year?

10 Hilarious Wedding Cake Toppers Tell It Like It Really Is!

Their tears of joy will turn to tears of hilarity when your guests see these wedding cake toppers. No sentimentalism in them, they just tell it like it is with the personalities of the brides and grooms caricatured right on their wedding cakes.

Get Your Graffiti On With Fashionable and Funky Tagger Messenger Bags

It has often been said that art inspires some of the greatest fashions, but until recently graffiti has been classified less as art and more as vandalism. However, with Tagger Messenger Bags, it's now possible to create your own art expression without risking a night in jail.

Tiny Keyring GPS Helps You Find Your Car

If you're one of the millions of people that regularly stare blankly up and down rows of vehicles with absolutely no idea where yours might reside, the IDC Ecco is for you. Don't leave it up to your shoddy memory or landmarks like "the light pole"; track your way back with GPS.

Social Networking Brave New World of China

On June 4, 2009 during the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the government actually shut down access to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. Then Hotmail blipped off the radar, followed by Bing, Microsoft's latest search engine. Repression was rampant as a Great Firewall went up to prevent Chinese webizens from mourning online in their respective virtual worlds. Is Big Brother alive and well in China?

Sebastien Wiernick's OnSite Installations

Belgian designer Sebastien Wiernick has been pushing the envelope in modern furniture design with his sculptural installations since 2002. Made of winding and warping polyethylene tubes that seem to have a mind of their own, his pieces have graced temporary exhibits as well as found a home in more permanent settings such as cafes and public spaces.

DoMyStuff.com: Business Finds People To Do Your Dirty Work

Recently I introduced you to Friendly Favors, a site that helps you beg and plead a friend or family member to help you out. While some might have called a service like that helpful, most found it to be defeating the purpose of the nature of favors in itself. Well, now there's a similar service that doesn't take advantage of friends, but does allow people to get others to do their stuff.


Blu-ray Hits The Streets: World's First Portable Available This Month

If you enjoy Blu-rays but hate being trapped inside your home, the new Panasonic DMP-B15 is a necessary upgrade. Take your Blu-rays wherever you go and then connect to your HDTV when you're ready to sit and relax.

Call For Inventors! Walmart's Innovative (GREEN) Product Search!

How are you doing on your projects for PetSmart and As Seen On TV? Because here's another Innovative Product Search, this time from Walmart! Ya Hoo! They're all calling for you and your super-duper problem solving inventions, but they have to be GREEN! Here's the nutshell version of Walmart's needs...

Scientific Match Finds You A Date Based On Chemistry…You Know, The Test Tube Stuff

Dating isn't just about attraction and finding someone who you love that will love you back; at least not according to Scientific Match provides a matchmaking service based on chemistry. Not so much the kind of chemistry of fairytales, but, you know, the test tube stuff.

Beton S-Chair Transformer: The Instant Armchair

From Polish design house Beton comes the S-Chair Transformer, a simple cover intended to transform any standard chair into a "comfortable, waterproof armchair."

Siri, Advice from Virtual Personal Assistants

Remember the computer "HAL 9000" in the movie "2001 Space Odyssey," that acted like a personal navigator? Remember when you had personal assistants to help execute some of your everyday menial tasks? Well, a new shift in searching the Internet is going to make that technology, a reality. Virtual Personal Assistants are coming to a mobile device or computer near you this summer. Siri brings a very advanced collection of technologies (speech recognition, natural language processing, semantic data processing, and geo-location) to create a digital assistant that will help you perform tasks through a conversational, question-and-answer interface.