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Is Facebook Lite The Latest Biggest Loser?

Fast on the heels of acquiring FriendFeed, Facebook is about to roll-out Facebook Lite. As a quasi-Twitter platform, one can only wonder if it comes with half the calories but allows for more characters per morsel? If Twitter is your micro-blogging maincourse du jour, what could Facebook possibly be offering to alter your diet?

Bee Toxin Launched In Nanobees Kills Tumors In Mice

In a fascinating attempt to thwart cancerous tumors growing in mice, biology and physiology researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created nanobees to carry bee toxin directly to the tumors.

Whitehouse Sells Healthcare Reform To The Twitterverse And Beyond!

Obama promised transparency during his presidential campaign. He is keeping that promise with the current push to lock up legislation on healthcare reform by using social media as his communication tool of choice. A strong proponent of social networking for the 21st Century, the Whitehouse reaches out to the 'wisdom of crowds!' to place the debate front and center.

Fall Dog Fashion: It's All Shabby Chic At The Shabby Dog

Fall is just around the corner, and I thought I'd remind you to start scouting out  your dog's back-to-the-city wardrobe. The Shabby Dog, "For All Dog Kind" has some stunning new fashions in ready-to-wear, including coats, tees, harnesses, bows, collars, and leashes... plus some new beds, blankets and bowls your pooch will love.  They are totally shabby chic!


Lack Of Sleep Can Contribute To Diabetes Risk

Have you ever noticed that your appetite, particularly for sweets and comfort foods, increases when you haven't had enough sleep.  Well, new research suggests that lack of sleep may be another risk factor for diabetes, in addition to unhealthy eating habits and sedentary life styles.

Queerbook, What's In A Name?

When the GLBT community launches their social network in 2010, do you think the name "Queerbook" is an appropriate handle? Reece W. Manley, the founder thinks so as he has registered trademarks for Queerbook.com and Queerbook.net, in addition to establishing their logo.

Solar Powered Eneloop Neck Warmer, This Summer's Hot Item

Sanyo is barking up the right tree with their new, green, solar powered Eneloop neck warmer - though announcing it in the dog days of August isn't exactly timely.

Pregnancy Glamor Shots Make The Most Of A Bella Belly

Everyone loves baby pictures, but before the baby even arrives? Japanese mothers-to-be are baring their bellies in exclusive photo sessions that capture the pregnant pause.

Tweeting With The Enemy

With the DDoS Twitter attack fresh on our minds, one has to wonder who is utilizing social media for anti-social reasons. Could our enemies be covertly watching our every move in the Twitterverse, awaiting to seize an opportunity to use the free-flowing firehose of information for ulterior motives and surprise us again with another denial-of-service ambush?

Young Chinese Inventors Create DIY Flying Machines

From two separate provinces in China comes news this week that young inventors have created DIY flying machines that work. One is a helicopter made of wood, and the other is a flying car! 

Most People Lie, But 3 to 12 Times In 10 Minutes?

Everyone lies to some degree, but it's interesting to read about a study that actually measured how much we lie! 

Amazon App For Android Phones Makes Shopping A Snap... Literally

Amazon.com has every reason to make shopping easier for everyone.  And no slouch in technology itself, the company has just released the Amazon App For Androids, that makes shopping for Android phone users as easy as snapping a picture.  But that's just one of the ways you can shop....

DDoS And Our Ferris Bueller Day Off!

A cyber-attack, a lone blogger and a little known country in Russia were responsible for our Ferris Bueller day off from Twitter this week. People had to resort to the antiquated twentieth century source for the news, the newspaper! And the lives of the Twitterati were put on hiatus for hours on end! On August 5,  'DDoS', 'Cyxymu' and 'South Ossetia' meant nothing to the average Twitter user. Today, we know a little more about blocking social networks and political friction back in the USSR!

iPhones In Japan Get Wireless TV With USB SEG Clip

Japanese iPhone owners who enjoy watching digital TV on their iPhones have been looking at blank screens since Apple Japan's TV tuner app sold out.  Now a new USB stick from I-O Data is allowing viewers to see shows on their iPhones in crisp, clear 1Seg.

Holey Eco-Invention Saves 20 Percent Of Your Ink: Ecofont®

Finding a way to beat those ink thirsty printers, the Dutch creative communications company, Spranq, should receive an award of some kind.  Instead, it's giving one to you....

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

Gecko Grip Findings Will Advance Military, Space Applications

Despite popular belief, not all geckos are employed by Geico® to star in television commercials.  Some of them are walking on glass in science labs while researchers try to figure out just what factors keep them from slipping off!  Scientists at the University of Calgary and Clemson University have made that discovery!

MP3 Pig Speakers Are Bacon For Your Ears

"Speaker-pig, speaker-pig, does whatever a..." Well, you get it. At least, you CAN get it - "it" being this swanky swine sound blaster - for all your MP3 music listening needs.

A Primer For The Newest Health Food Craze: Raw Chocolate!

So you've been eating 73 percent dark cocoa bars every day thinking that their antioxidant power will add 10 years to your life.  Well stop.  Because the latest health craze is raw chocolate not dark, processed chocolate.  In fact raw chocolate, aka raw cacao, contains five times more antioxidants than the Acai berry!

Just Who Is My Lovable Mutt? The Canine Genealogy Test

We love our dogs, pure-bred or otherwise.  But there are good reasons to learn about our dogs' ancestry, even if we can't be formally introduced to the parents.