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Instant DIY Videos: Latest Social Media Craze For Those Who Oughta Be In Pictures

It's becoming evident in social media circles, the written word (or even 140 characters) is just not enough. And although it's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, to get really social these days, users just wanna be in (moving) pictures. The success of YouTube alone is testament to this growing trend.

Suit Of Inverted Puppies Puts Dogs Into Your Style

Think fashion has gone to the dogs? You are correct sir! This outrageous outfit on sale at the Laforet Harajuku Department Store and Museum in Tokyo, Japan, adds a diagonal row of upside-down puppies to a snazzy black pinstriped suit.

Hey, Software Developers! Back That App Up With Appbackr!

If you’re an innovative app creator who needs help with funding your current and future app developing projects, then you’re going to learn about Appbackr.com.

Immortality For Scientists & Dalai Lama Connected By Social Media

A research initiative under the code name "Avatar" is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world with the unprecedented goal of offering them immortality. Dimitry Itskov, a 31 yr-old media entrepreneur aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within the next 10 years.

Game Of 'Social Media' Thrones Positions HootSuite As Benevolent Leader?

Attaching oneself to the popularity of a current cultural phenomenon is a tried and true promotional tactic used as far back by ad execs, the likes of Don Draper and the Mad Men. So, it didn't come as any surprise when someone in the social media space would seize the opportunity to tag on to one of the most popular TV dramas of the day: Game of Thrones.

Spotlight On… Public Toilets? And One Public Toilet App

Public toilets are the unsung hero of modern societies. They are taken for granted in most countries but not in Singapore, where the Restroom Association Singapore (RAS) has undertaken the commitment of maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of every single public restroom in the island nation.

What Are The Keys To Success In Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding is a new method to raise funds for your business start-up.  How it works is that many people contribute small amounts of money to your business either as an investment or as a donation.  The donation option is obviously a lot more attractive, because a small business owner does not have to pay the money back.

Chinese Activist Artist Ai Weiwei Maps The Milk Of China's Discontent

Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei thinks there IS a point to crying over spilled milk. His latest work, titled “Baby Formula 2013”, maps out China's discontent over multiple milk powder scandals using 1,800 cans of powdered milk.

Will Robots Social Network When They Eclipse Man's Intelligence? [Videos]

'Singularity' for those mere mortals who are unaware is the theoretical emergence of a super-intelligence through technological means. First proposed by mathematician John von Neumann, it is the time when "ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue."

There's A Rash Of 'Jash' On YouTube's First-Ever 'Comedy Week' [Videos]

To understand Jash, you need to know what the YouTube Channel Initiative is all about. Funded by Google with the specific goal of bringing innovative content to YouTube, it's a 100 million dollar program that kickstarted Google TV's entree into original programming.

Gain Additional Clout on Klout When You Play For No Pay?

While still considered a punchline by many, for others that are happy to receive the perk of free access to American Airlines Admirals Club, Klout has been diligently trying to find ways to up its game. No longer content in just assessing one's social media score, Klout is morphing into a social network of sorts.

Redditors Willing To Meme Their Opposition To Death

While the "Party of No" desperately seeks something to say yes to, their fight to rebrand themselves is met by aggressive social media opposition by the Redditors. While bookmarking sites the likes of Digg have withered on the digital vine over the past few years, Reddit seems to be not only the one with staying power, but the one whose "up" or "down" votes can sway public opinion quickly.

Google Glass Sees Its Users As Big Brother [Video]

Quicker than George Orwell's ink could dry on the page, "1984" introduced the world to a whole new level of paranoia that's kept us looking over our shoulders for the last sixty years or so. From the "Red scare" of the 1950s to Presidents justifying unjustifiable wars in the 21st Century, to the Patriot Acts's reduction of citizen rights -- right up to today's CCTV cameras surveilling us à la 'Person of Interest,' Big Brother has carved out a permanent foothold in our society.

Marissa Mayer's Intuitive Search Meets Work Ethic At The Corner Of Bing & Yahoo

What's a $36 Million-Dollar lady to do after bailing from the world's largest search engine only to join the ranks of a bit player the likes of Yahoo? A player that was losing so much market share, it needed to enter a 10-year partnership agreement with Microsoft's Bing to stop the bleeding.

Can Bitcoin Alternatives Save The Virtual Currency?

Bitcoin is not the only virtual currency out there. Between Litecoin, Ripple, Zerocoin and so on, which will be the virtual currency of the future? Is Bitcoin able to stay the course, and gain its value back?

Talking Tissue Boxes Coming Soon?

Are talking tissue boxes coming soon? Research being done by scholars over at Penn State shows that people who were confronted with a talking tissue box, one that made suggestions and blessed them, was a welcome thing by most people. The research is part of a larger project that shows how smart technology can be placed into our homes.

Marketing Secrets You May Not Know About Twitter

These days, it is important to market your web presence on Google, Twitter and Facebook. These are three of the most popular and widely used platforms that people use to market their business online. Twitter has a specific advantage over other advertising platforms that many people do not know about.

Caveat Emptor, When Rippln Comes Rippln [Videos]

Normally, MLM (multiple level marketing) pyramid schemes appeal to desperate folks who are down on their luck and/or are willing to buy into anything that promises them a quick return. It's built off a non-sustainable business model that promises payments or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment of sales of legitimate products and services.

'iSteve' Movie Examines An Unexamined Life From The Great iBeyond

The just released movie "iSteve" is a creative spoof satirizing the life and times of Steve Jobs, in a way that not only takes liberty with the historical facts but also ironically casts in the title role the actor that helped make "Mac" a household name. That's right, while Ashton Kuthcher's portrayal of Jobs is still a way's off, Justin Long of "I'm a Mac" fame has assumed the role of iSteve in this online mockumentary, available to any and all, on a computer near you!

Chinese Book Sterilizer Makes Dirty Books Clean Again

The IDSmart Bookshower from Taiwan's Claridy Solutions blows through a book quicker than the fastest speed-reader, leaving each and every page neatly disinfected, devoid of bacteria and magnificently microbe-free.