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Since "4 Squared" Is 16, "Foursquare Day" Must Be 4/16

While Silicon Valley has more techie start-ups than you can shake a stick at, NYC always seems to have to work a little bit harder to earn its geek cred. However, on April 16, that will change, when Foursquare, one of New York's standout home-based LBSs receives a special honor. On that symbolic date, Mayor Bloomberg has declared it "Foursquare Day."

Send Your iPad A Few Decades Back With The Typescreen

Back in the day before computers and keyboards came into play were the reliable typewriters. I remember having to take out our old trusty one a few years back when the power went out and I had to submit a paper the very next day.

First Regulated Cordyceps (Caterpillar Fungus) Market to Open in Lhasa, Tibet

Cordyceps, a bizarre fungus that grows out of the top of a Ghost Moth caterpillar's head, is worth its weight in gold. The opening of a regulated market in Lhasa will offer customers more reliable service and improved quality control.

$25 Slashed Off The Kindle But You Pay For It With Ads

The recent $25 drop in the price of the popular e-book reader Kindle has caused quite the stir this week. However, the price reduction comes with a cost for the users that may be a possible dealbreaker to some: ads.

Location-Based Social Networks Need Sheriffs, Not Mayors

Foursquare has been known to hand-out Mayoralships as an incentive for followers to increase their check-ins activity. Since those mayors aren't doing anything to quash crime in our cities, perhaps Foursquare should think about appointing "Sheriffs" instead - to keep a little law and order in the location-based Wild West.

Nuclear Plant Cookies May Be The Worst Souvenir Ever

Energy bars for your radio-active lifestyle? Japanese “monaka” cookies imprinted with the image of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant were being sold in the nearby town of Okumamachi, before it was evacuated due to excessive radiation levels.

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun, Winklevii Need To Take The $65M & Run

Hoping to ride the coat-tails of an award winning movie, an unauthorized biopic and a graphic novel, the Winkelvoss Twins (often dubbed the Winklevii) and their law suit came up empty when they tried to get more than their original $65M settlement from Mark Zuckerberg. The 9th Court of Appeals ruled that the original ruling would stand - and that Facebook was not obligated to pay one cent more.

The Moshi iVisor AG Protects Your iPhone 4 Good (And Without The Bubbles)

When it comes to screen protectors, any new addition to the current lineup available to the market is good news. At least that's what I think anyway. I'm probably not the only one out of the earth's billions of people who get extremely anal when it comes to finding the perfect cover that will not only protect my iPhone but also last for a long time as well.

Devon Tread 1: The £15,000 Belt-Driven Watch For Men

If you've got a lot of money to burn (and I really do mean a lot) then maybe you should look into investing in a worthy timepiece that sounds cool and looks even more impressive: the Devon Tread 1 Watch.

GameStop Sets Up Shop On Facebook

If you're a fan of both social networking and video games then GameStop is giving you the best of both worlds by bringing their store to Facebook. Yep, you heard that right. While the gaming company already has a separate online store on its website, it's branching out and opening one on the popular social networking site.

Ralph Lauren Goes Green—With His Solar-Paneled Backpack

The RLX backpack looks just like an ordinary backpack, except for the fact that, well, it's not. That's because it has a solar panel to charge your gadgets. That's right: you will literally be a walking, talking charging machine. Er.. That didn't come out right.

Keeping It Real - Stopping Child Prostitution With Demi & Ashton

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher want you to help them stop child prostitution.

The Mother Of Motherboards, FB's 'Open Compute Project' Is Portal To Web 3.0

The blogosphere is abuzz about Zuckerberg's 'Open Compute Project' - his latest innovation of opening  his data center's hardware to the industry at large. The intent being to create data mines that are cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally sound. In so doing, the megalithic social network will bring down costs - and in essence - create a new golden standard, using an old business model.

Sucking Less Socially Will Pay More At Google

A lot has been written about Google's lack-luster attempts at social media. From Google Buzz reduced to a whisper to Wave waving good-bye, it's been a hard fought uphill battle trying to compete with the LIKES (pun intended) of Facebook - only to come up empty each time.

Mark Zuckerberg Mad After Justin Bieber To Boost User Numbers

Has the CEO of the number-one social network in the land got Bieber-Fever? Does Facebook want to increase their user base by riding the coat-tails of the pop-star du jour? Highly unlikely. But what does tie Zuckerberg to Justin Bieber is a 59-year old legacy magazine struggling to keep its circulation numbers afloat.

NewTube - YouTube Goes Live

YouTube is going live, and the broadcast world will never be the same again.

Not Again, RIM: The BlackBerry Orlando Leak

I don't know what's up with all these BlackBerry leaks lately but here's another one for you that's just in: the BlackBerry Orlando. Unlike the previous leaks, there aren't too many detailed photos or specifications but a leak is a leak until the phone's been announced by Research In Motion (RIM) and as of this moment, they still haven't done so yet.

Will Facebook See The Light Of Day In The Shadow OF China's Firewall?

This month tweets and rumors have been mounting leading to the probability that Mark Zuckerberg might have struck a deal with the Chinese. (Looks his trip to China last December was more for business, than pleasure).  If so, conjecture has it that a Facebook-lite iteration might open in the nation known for some of the strictest Internet censorship regulations known on the planet.

China Would Really Rather Have a Buick

Buick, the oldest active American car brand, is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in of all places China. One wonders what old David Dunbar Buick would think if he heard that more than twice as many of his namesake vehicles are sold each year in China than in the USA. Here are 8 Chinese Buicks you won't find on the menu back home.

What's In A Name? Real Names vs NickNames On Social Networks

Remember when the Internet first emerged in the late 90s and "email" was the new shiny thing? So new and so shiny that while we gravitated toward it's light, likes moths to a flame, we were leery of revealing our true identities. So what did we do? We invented nicknames to protect our anonymity. And while we soon realized that real names were not a threat, many of us followed suit when social networks surfaced a few years later.