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Illinois Government Cash Grab Proves Taxing For Online Retailers

No one likes the tax man, but in Illinois, the state the government is looking to give him a far larger online effect by requiring any businesses with a "physical presence" in the state to collect and remit sales tax.

Social Media Games Win Awards, While Zynga Lacks Skin In The Game?

Do you remember last year this time,  when you were inundated with requests on Facebook by your friends to either help farm a field or join a Mafia family? Zynga and Facebook were not only adding virtual goods to the social media mix, they were taking home hard cash in the millions. The popularity of social media games reached such heights, the "Game Developers Choice Awards" added the category of ...

Pass The Bill - Giving Your Representative An Informed Opinion

POPVOX gives you the facts, and allows you to petition your representative without partisan interference.

Vintage Video Game Fridays: Donkey Kong Classic

Remember the days when Mario used to be known as Jumpman and he had to jump through hurdles of barrels and flames in order to rescue his princess from the big bad ape named Donkey Kong? Well, we certainly do! And what better way to remember than have another go at this classic video game?

Happy Flash Mob, Saint Patrick! (VIDEO)

Brought to YouTube by Discover Ireland, the Sneaky Steppers dance crew, Sydney Irish Dance Studios and the cast from the Australian "Riverdance" troupe, this flash mob celebrated this year's St. Paddy's Day in grand style. Filmed in Sydney's Central Station, unsuspecting commuters started their day with this holiday greeting...

Gaming With the Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel for the iPhone and iPod Touch

The Nerf N908R Speaker Wheel is the perfect gaming and multimedia companion for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Prop up your device to watch movies, steer the wheel for some serious gaming action, or just pop in your iPhone or iPod to listen to your favorite tunes out loud–this wheel can do it all.

Blekko vs Google: Search Engine Mouse Teaches Search Engine Lion New Trick

There is significant change brewing in the search engine world that has gone unnoticed by many. The search giant known as Google has ruled its kingdom for so long, we only seem to pay attention when their algorithm makes a radical change. This past month, we came to learn more about "Content Farms" because Google announced they were cleansing their SERPs ...

Aiptek PocketCinema T25: The Projector That You Can Take Anywhere

Now here's a projector that you can literally take anywhere with you! It's small enough to fit inside your pocket but this isn't just some fancy novelty product for show because it actually does a pretty bang-up job.

Got a Green Thumb? Grow Plants and Zombies in the Zombie Farm iPod Game

We've all tried planting seedlings that eventually grew into zombie-killing plants, so why not switch things up and try planting zombies for a change? Build your farm of plants and grow an army of zombies that you can eventually mutate and combine with one another in the Zombie Farm video game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Smart Jukebox Brings Touch To The Tunes

From San Francisco creative firm Frog Design comes the TouchTunes Virtuo, a new take on the old jukebox and one that is far more in line with how we want our music delivered.

Google's Algo Overlords Plow Through Content Farms

Sounds like a game out Zynga's Farmville, but unfortunately it's much more serious for publishing sites that have been labeled "Content Farms" by the search giant. Content Farms as defined by Wikipedia is used to describe news aggregators that employ a large staff of freelance writers to generate content that is designed to "satisfy algorithms" resulting in higher rankings on Google SERPs (search engine result pages).

New Video Game Releases: Week 11, 2011

This week is a pretty exciting one for video games with a lot of new titles being lined up and slated for release. Dance the night away (and burn some calories while you're at it) with Dancing on Broadway. If you're purely in it for the exercise then why don't you pick up Fit in Six for the Wii? Experience the adventure from the book Beastly in its official game or take a chance shooting down real beasts in God Eater Burst. Lastly, immerse yourself in some RPG fun with Okamiden or take on a more daring role as a member of a criminal underground gang in Yakuza 4.

Smart Voice Messaging with the ON VoiceFeed iPhone App

Say goodbye to boring voicemail messages once you install the ON VoiceFeed app on your iPhone. It's the smart choice for recording voicemail messages because it allows you to play different messages for different people while offering a sleek, easy-to-use and hassle-free interface.

Bloat These Fish Up in the Blowfish iPod Video Game

Bring bloated and adorable blowfish to life with the press of a finger in the Blowfish video game for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Fill up the screen with these puffy sea creatures while avoiding the sharp spines of the sea urchins that patrol the ocean.

Social Media Circling Back To Google, Whether You Like It Or Not

You could get dizzy. Google, long known for "valiant-attempts-but-no-cigar" has nevertheless circled over the social media terrain for quite some time now. Dating as far back as 2004, when developer Orkut Büyükkökten was commissioned to work on a product that would compete with Friendster, the social network Orkut has stumbled along trying to find a social media foothold in the States, only to be able to scale in countries like Brazil, India and Estonia of all places.

Get Your Groove On In the Shower with this Water-Powered Radio

The Water Power Radio by H2O will change the way you enjoy your news or music in the shower for the better. The usual waterproof speakers and radios that have been in the market for a while now work fine but with a catch that this all-new innovation doesn't have: they all need batteries to function. Live greener and better and save dollars by tuning in instead with this Water Power Radio.

On This Day In Video Game History: March 14

Did you know that the first game intended for the computer, SpaceWar!, was invented by Steve Russell in 1962? Russel designed and developed the game with the use of an MIT PDP-1 mainframe computer. Aside from that, did you also know what happened on March 14, 2000? Hop on our video game time machine and join us as we backtrack eleven years to find out!

SXSW Known For Social Media & Music, Also A Film Festival - Part III: Detention

While the multitudes in the tens of thousands flock to Austin every March, and the event is a big hit amongst the digerati, social networkers and musicians and fans - this gathering is known more for its focus on interactive technology and music and less for its film festival. Even though in 2009, the Academy Award winning film, "The Hurt Locker" premiered at SXSW.

SXSW Known For Social Media & Music, Also A Film Festival - Part II: Bag of Hammers

While the multitudes in the tens of thousands flock to Austin every March, and the event is a big hit amongst the digerati, social networkers and musicians and fans - this gathering is known more for its focus on interactive technology and music and less for its film festival. Even though in 2009, the Academy Award winning film, "The Hurt Locker" premiered at SXSW.

SXSW Known For Social Media & Music, Also A Film Festival - Part I: Charlie Casanova

While the multitudes in the tens of thousands flock to Austin every March, and the event is a big hit amongst the digerati, social networkers and musicians and fans - this gathering is known more for its focus on interactive technology and music and less for its film festival. Even though in 2009, the Academy Award winning film, "The Hurt Locker" premiered at SXSW.