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Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

Who Needs Animals When You Can Grow Your Own Beef? The Cocoon Grower & Cooker

The thought of eating genetically grown veggies is one thing, but meat and fish grown from pre-mixed muscle cells and nutrients...? I just can't bring myself to say hmm...yummy.

OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Google's Sidewiki Profiles Internet Users?

The ubiquitous Google never content to remain idle and like the Pac Man of yesteryear gobbling up everything in site is now setting its cross-hairs on YOU. This time out, they are introducing the Google Sidewicki which will be added to the Google Toolbar and will allow the entire Internet universe to leave comments about pages they surf on the Web.


Honda Electric Unicycle Concept Gets the Elderly Rolling

An aging population facing mobility issues is the intended target of the Honda U3-X electric unicycle, but the style, design and performance of this "personal mobility" device should appeal to those of ANY generation.

Facebook Movie Makes Geekdom Sexy!

From a Harvard dorm room to a multibillion dollar enterprise, the origins of the dynamic trio who created the social network goliath Facebook is virtually unknown to the general public. Sex and the social network  apparently go hand and hand. Who would have thunk?

Gizmodo Gallery Gives Geeks Gadget Goosebumps

Gizmodo, the Internet's premiere gadget guide is hosting the second annual Gizmodo Gallery. The gallery, which opened today in New York City and closes September 27, is totally interactive, but it's not online. It's live! And its collection of one-of-a-kind original gadgets are every geek's wet dream.

Ashton Kutcher, King Of All Social Media!

A battle with CNN proved he was 'King of the Hill' on Twitter (with now over 3.6 million followers), and an updated version of 'Candid Camera' called 'Punk'd," were some of the initiatives Ashton Kutcher accomplished after starting his own social media company called "Katalyst Media."

Healthy Or Not? Independent Group Tests Pet Products!

When you buy a bed or food bowls or toys for your pets, you believe that they are safe.  Or maybe you just hope they are not harmful, depending on how skeptical you are.  Perhaps you assume that the government would have recalled a product if it were not healthy for your pet.  Maybe it would, if the government tested all products, but it doesn't.  Who will?  Who does?

Foursquare & Crowd-Sourced Evangelists Tweak Loyalty Marketing

Many brands are trying to harness the power of social media for monetization purposes. Traditional marketing, by itself can no longer achieve the levels of success it reached in the past. However when combining both old and new school, one could benefit from the synergies that are created, and Foursquare is positioning itself to do just that.

Precision Urban Hopper Adds To Military's Squadron Of Ground Robots

This Precision Urban Hopper  "leaps tall buildings in a single bound"  and will indeed be Superman to thousands of real live ground troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.  It is lightweight and small and can easily be carried with the soldiers and deployed when needed to scout out the situations that lie ahead in urban jungles, be they surface obstacles or combat ones.


Sleepless In Toothpaste Land? Try Pearly Dreams

"Sleepless in toothpaste land?" may sound like a weird title for a column about a toothpaste. But Pearly Dreams is a weird toothpaste. It's supposed to make you... sleep. There are all kinds of solutions for sleeplessness... tapes, meditation, sleeping pills, sex, supplements, drinking till you pass out.... why not one more?

Could The Fiefdom Of Foursquare Become The New Twittersphere?

Many people have been talking about the next Google (including myself) for the last ten years. Yet they still remain king of the hill. Similarly isn't it daunting to think that in a little over 3 years the microblogging darling of the investment world recently valued at one billion dollars could possibly be supplanted by a location-based game, the likes of Foursquare? Yet, there are those that have jumped on that band wagon.

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

"Underwater Baited Hook" Is World Wildlife Federation's Smart Gear Winner

At the moment an albatross swoops down to the sea for a bit of fish bait, it can go from being one of the most graceful soaring and swooping birds to being "bycatch," the term for an unintended victim of a fishery net that few birds escape.  The winner of this year's World Wildlife Federation's (WWF) Smart Gear competition has tackled the problem of bird bycatch with its invention, for now called quite simply the "underwater baited hook."

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?

Bing Mobile Seeks Coup D'Etat!

While Google's hold on "traditional" search on PCs far exceeds its competition, Microsoft is hoping its new search engine, Bing will soon dominate the burgeoning marketplace of mobile search. Can the little-engine-that-could score a coup d'etat?

Japan Fights Train Station Suicide with Blue LED Lighting

Feeling blue? Japan's railways and subways have come up with a bright idea to reduce the number of suicides at train stations: eerie blue LED lighting that supposedly has a calming effect on suicidal psyches.

GPS Tracking Of Seniors, Kids, & Others With Special Needs: The eMed-Trac

eMedi-ID, a franchise business that provides personal medical information to first responders via USB devices on their customers' keyrings, has just come out with a new device capable of tracking a person's whereabouts via global positioning satellites (GPS)

Habitat Turning Hashtag Spam Into 'Green Eggs & Ham'?

The power of social media and real-time search can turn on anyone in a moment's notice when misconduct online takes the spotlight. As evidenced recently by Kanye West, Joe Wilson, United Airlines and countless others, there are no "get out of jail free cards," when individuals and brands misbehave badly. The immediacy and the transparency of social media will catch you every time.