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New G.I. Joe Verses Old G.I. Joe... Which Is More Cool?

GI Joe. Just those two words conjure a multitude of childhood memories for me. Action? Adventure? GI Joe knew the way. Then he got really tiny--roughly 9 inches smaller. And his mission changed. And now there is a movie coming out based on the little tiny GI Joe figures. But my heart still rests with the 12 inch figures from my youth... Which is more cool?

4P Extreme Sports Cam Action Video Minus the Filmer

The 4P Sports Cam is an interesting design that allows users to get no-hassle sports footage. No videographer is needed as the system uses GPS to track movements and provide fluid filming.


Want Your Kid To Bathe In Goo? If So, Gelli Baff Is For You

Are your kids just plain bored with taking a bath?  If so, why not throw them into a tub full of multi-colored sludge?  It's all the rage!  All the cool kids are doin' it!  Gelli Baff is the answer to all of those non-glob baths that have plagued kids for centuries.

Omegle: Chat with Complete Strangers

This new social service wants you to strike up conversations with complete strangers.  Omegle puts you in a private chat with someone completely random, and the handles are simply "You" and "Stranger".  Kinda weird, right?  But who knows?  Maybe this will catch wildfire.

A Man's Car Is His Dog's Castle: Honda Element's New 'Dog Limo'

We're all suckers for our dogs and Honda's no fool. Honda's new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Honda should throw in a chauffeur's cap with this car!

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Little Bay Restaurant Had Diners Set Their Affordable Menu Prices

After opening a new location in London, Little Bay restaurant allowed diners to pay what the wanted for each menu item in February in part as a publicity stunt and to have a little extra assistance in setting their menu prices.

Designer Drinks Packaging Sports Fresh Look

Imagine pulling a ripe banana, strawberry or kiwi fruit off the vine, plunging in a straw and drinking up the freshest fruit juice you ever tasted. These delightful designer fruit juice packages bring us one step closer to doing just that.

Hit It Pure Increases Your Drive for Drive

Legendary golf club maker, Callaway put together a nice promotional online video game for their new line of drivers.  The drivers, as well as the game itself, are of particular interest to anyone that golfs.  For those of us that aren't golfers, you can really have a blast playing this game.  There's a lot more to it than just a silly gimmick to garner attention to the product.

Hello Kitty Mini Fan, Designed to Look (and Be ) Cool

Hello Kitty boasts an abundance of branded products, a few of which stand on their own as demonstrations of creativity and innovation. The Hello Kitty Mini Fan is one such design triumph.

2009’s Most Innovative Vending Machine Prototype: The Boobox By Fosfor

Fosfor Designs and Systems marketing agency is taking vending machines to a new level with machines designed to dispense a wide array of free marketing samples for their clients. Now, people who like free stuff can get it anywhere one of these innovative vending machines have been placed. What could be better than that?

Bada Bing...is Microsoft putting a Hit on Local Search?

Like a scene out of the Sopranos, the Microsoft family might be setting their targets on an area of the search engine arena that has the greatest potential of becoming monetized..."local search!" If they are successful, "Bada Bing" they are back in the big leagues, bucking the Don of Search...Google, itself!

Business Ideas Take Center Stage: Live Networking For Entrepreneurs With Bloblive

A few months ago, I introduced you to Biz Equity; a business tool for entrepreneurs that allows them to predict just how profitable the small business they aspire to build will be. Biz Equity provides insight into the prospective financial standings of small business start-ups, but subsidiaries of the same company focus on the other important aspects; coming up with a good business idea, getting feedback, and gaining the exposure that is a necessary part of any entrepreneurial startup. Enter Ideablob and Bloblive.


'The World's Most Perfect Food!' Squeez Bacon®

Finally, Think Geek found a way to import what American's love best. No, not bacon. Squeez Bacon®! Think Geek claims is for real, and we know they never lie... although they do hallucinate a bit.

Distill Lets You Get the Most Out of Digg

Distill is a service that filters Digg stories by the number of "diggs" they receive.  It can also show you what's hot on Digg now, or give you an RSS feed to whatever number of Diggs you specify.

Hotel 626: the Online Haunted House

Frito-Lay of North America presents a Snack Strong production that you won't soon forget.  This truly unique and innovative use of multiple online medias is a really cool experience (especially if you like scary movies and such).  The site, Hotel 626, requires you to use a webcam, a microphone, and register with the site so that they can immerse you properly into this hellish nightmare.  Don't worry it's not that hellish.  In fact, it's pretty fun!

Twitter, the Friendly Ghost

Following your favorite celebrity on Twitter? Maybe not! While the whole world is a 'twitterin'...was it any wonder that a certain level of the elite twitterati would eventually find a way to game the system. The latest trend a foot is "Ghost Twittering." The term was coined to describe when someone, usually a celebrity, politician, sport figure or a corporate brand pays another person or persons to update their Twitter account on their behalf. The use of ghostwriters has been around in the literary world since literature was first penned. Now,it appears it is prevalent in Twitterdom as well. But, while it may make sense for our busy world leaders to farm out their tweets, when celebrities engage in this practice it really seems to be defeating the purpose.

Easter Baskets That Bring Back Sweet Memories: Candy By The Decade

Easter is about kids in most families. Painted eggs, jelly beans, baskets stuffed with shredded colored cellophane and Peeps®. But we were all kids at one time, and for most of us our nostalgia for our youth includes the Easter Sunday mornings when our own baskets would be full of our favorites. Candy Crate is making this Easter special for every generation from the 1940's to the 1990's in its Easter Retro Candy Gift Box.

Ski Jump Toilet is the World's First Sport-A-Potty

Move over Scotland, Japan now features the world's scariest toilets. Designed by Tugboat Agency for Georgia Max Coffee, stalls at a number of high-end Japanese ski resorts feature wrapped graphics that give the user the illusion he or she is sitting at the top of a regulation ski jump!

Call For Inventors! WD-40 Wants YOU!

Edison Nation announced today that the WD-40® Company is challenging inventors to come up with a new delivery system for the product's many uses and to create new product concepts that have wide-reaching applicability and purpose, like WD-40. Put your thinking caps on, these tasks are both difficult; your solutions must be innovative and patentable.