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Top Ten Must-Have Toys For Christmas!

From Cabbage Patch Dolls to Tickle-Me Elmos, each holiday season introduces us to a series of new innovative toys for children of all ages. And this year is no different. From mind-powered games to adopting a Pet Lawyers, there's a lot of creative toys and gadgetry  flying off the online and offline shelves. But with the clock slowly ticking away, some of the items on this TOP TEN list are quickly dwindling in inventory. If you must have them, you best act fast!

Kindle vs Nook & Sony Reader

Sony, in its latest attempt to compete head-on with Amazon's Kindle's and Barnes & Noble's Nook success is attempting to open a storefront online of its own. In spite of a previous failure at a similar venture back in 2005, is Sony ready for a comeback?And if not, does Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook win in this year's Holiday Sweepstakes?

SnazL & Flip.to, Social Media Tools For Sharing Content

SnazL and Flip.to are two of the first open source tools to bridge the gap between content and community. By allowing users to create and share their videos, photos and content from one central location, the user become the center of his or her own sphere of influence cross social media platforms.

Interior Designer's Mr. Potato Head: Mr. Light By Tomás Alonso

You may not get the similarity between Mr. Light, by designer Thomás Alonso, and Mr. Potato Head, by toy company Hasbro... not right away.

Designer Piggy Bank Holds $10,000: Buy Two And Save $20,000

A stunningly realistic pig, gilded or polymer coated in hot pink, by a world famous designer, would look smashing on her dark cherry server.  She would love it, even be encouraged to shove dollar bills through the cork opening and look forward to saving $10,000....

Environmentally Friendly TV Remote Runs On Touch, Not Batteries

Power your TV remote control just by using it? It's more likely than you think. Practical, environmentally friendly piezoelectric powered devices now being developed could completely replace batteries in the future.

Something To Be Thankful For: Scientists Working Hard to Develop Unique Ways To Recycle Feathers

Have you ever wondered what happens to plucked turkey feathers? For the most part turkey feathers as well as feathers from various other poultry are simply incinerated, made in to low -grade animal feedstock or thrown away only to end up in a landfill. Fortunately, several scientists are working hard to develop new eco-friendly ways to recycle these feathers for future use.

"Pirate" Murdoch Claims Search Engines Arrrhhh Stealing His Material

What do you get when you cross legacy newspapers with an arch conservative right-wing publisher? Rupert Murdoch, that's who! In a new twist as how to not play nice with Google and the other top search engines, Murdoch's controversial approach might either become a new business model for other newspapers to emulate, or a crash and burn scenario that sees the rise and fall of his own Phoenix!

SNL & Social Media Christen Largest Cruise Ship In The World

Cruise Ships are not usually the butt of a joke, or comedy-rich fodder for comedians. However, in the case of the largest cruise ship in the world, Seth Meyers has set his lampooning sites on Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas." Celebrating its global stage 'coming-out' party, Royal Caribbean knows they've made it when SNL takes their cruise ship out for a spin and the social media airwaves hype their maiden voyage.

Toothbrush Sterilizer Zaps Germs With UV Light

The compact 'Zapi' home toothbrush sterilizer from Japan's Aroma Science is designed to decontaminate your toothbrush using ultraviolet (UV) light.

"Geotagged Tweets" Coming To A City Near You!

Since the "location-based social network" train has left the station, Twitter has not only jumped on board, it appears to be the locomotive engineer. And now with 3rd party apps purchasing tickets on the "Twitter Local Express" the microblogging network is expanding its coordinates to offer up the longitude and latitude of all your tweets.

Gamers Go Giggity For Creepy Claw Catcher

Claw vending machines, candy cranes, UFO catchers - like all coin op arcade games, you pay your money and you take your chances. When it comes to wacky arcade games offering surprising prizes like these ones, however, some may keep paying until they go bust.

10+ Laugh Out Loud Funny Pet Calendars For 2010

I like to buy funny pet wall calendars as Christmas gifts for my pet lover friends because, even if they receive other calendar gifts, there is always a space on the wall for one more -- especially if it's funny and about their species of pet. I found some really hilarious dog, cat, rabbit, ginea pig, ferret, and tea cup pig calendars for 2010; maybe you will find just the right ones for your friends (or yourself!) among them.

LinkedIn & Twitter - Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate!

In the days of yore (3 years ago), when social networks were first making their mark on the digital landscape, there was a divide between those networks you chose for business and those selected for fun. Today, those worlds collide, as LinkedIn and Twitter formally get "linked" to each other. And the combination is sweeter than PB&J.

Japanese Fashion Designer United Bamboo Creates Cat Ready-To-Wear!

It was just a matter of time before a Japanese fashion house began seriously designing for cats;  cat-dressing is getting too big for the petwear trade.  United Bamboo has come out with a line of ready-to-wear for cats that match their women's fashions for the Fall and Winter season 2009 - 2010.  Here is a preview of the collection....

 


USB Beer Can Ultrasonic Humidifier Puts Mist In Your Mug

The USB Beer Can Humidifier from Greenhouse offers non-alcoholic relief for those driven to drink by bad office air.

NC-17 Rating For Xbox 360 Users Restricts Tweets

Not only are teenagers 17 and younger allowed to watch certain movies, Xbox 360 just banished them from accessing social networks. Strange that the teen demographic that is the target market for Xbox systems are restricted from from the Xbox Live's new integration of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. And with Christmas right around the corner!

Ridgeblade® Wind Power Generator Wins Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Award

Ridgeblade® is the kind of invention that looks so obvious, so natural, and so simple, anyone could have invented it.  In all that's been dedicated to the exploration of wind energy, no one saw this elegant,  natural, and efficient solution to "micro-wind" or home energy creation.

Down The Pike: Immune Response Triggers For HIV And Prostate Cancer

Attempts to trick human immune systems into fighting HIV and prostate cancer cells have had little success, mainly because the these cells keep managing to elude recognition as "bad" cells.  But a new study, conducted by researchers at Yale University, may change that direction in the not-too-distant future.

It's A Mattress Made In Heaven When Simmons Gets In Bed With Panasonic

Mattress maker Simmons and electronics giant Panasonic are set to split the sheets, begetting what might just be the world's most expensive bed. Eleven thousand dollars gets you more than just a mattress, however... MUCH more.