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Eel Burger Slides Onto Ritzy Japanese Hotel's Lunch Menu

Where's the beef? You won't find any on this burger because the patty is a delectable filet of wine-marinated eel. Mmm, now that's a moray!

Type D Personalities Should Be Very Concerned About Their Health

You may not have paid much attention to your 'personality type,' those rubrics of A, B, and C, developed by psychologists in the 1950's.  A comprehensive study of Type D personality (a Type added to the group in the 1990's), its relationship to heart disease, and the findings will no doubt be disappointing to those in that group. This will make them really grumpy.

 


Off The Beaten Lighting Path: The Needle Lamp

Most modern desk lamps, even those employing the newest lighting technologies, look pretty much alike - the way we expect them to look these days.  But the Needle Lamp - bright, shiny, iconic and minimalist - adds some pizazz to the formulaic desk lighting design, and it becomes a lamp that can easily be the center of attention (even if it's in a corner of your desk).

 

The Next Wavelength: Satellite Broadband Becomes Personal

... Satellite broadband has been slow to grow in the U.S., which is why, last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service awarded $100 million to four companies to provide access to satellite broadband to rural areas....

Twitter Tattoo Stockings Kick-Start Social Media Fashion

Is social media really on the march? These geek chic Twitter Tattoo stockings will ensure that where you lead, others will follow.

Twitter Redesign May Be Taking Lessons From Chinese Search Engine Baidu

The blogosphere is a buzz with Ev Williams' announcement that a Twitter redesign will arrive at desktops and mobile devices in the next couple of weeks. Earlier this month, Baidu (China's Google) launched an innovative service called the Box Computing Open Platform that may have been the model for Twitter's yet-to-unfold navigational architecture.

The Digital Peephole Viewer: I Can SEE You Now!

How would you like a peephole that really lets you see who's at your door?  This is one that assures that you will clearly see outside and the person outside will not see you or your shadow to make him aware that someone's peeping at him!  It's the Brinno Electronic PeepHole Viewer, and you don't even have to reach the PeepHole to see who's outside!

 


Romantic Evenings Can Start With A "Dry" Martini Lamp

You don't drink this martini; it really is dry.  Dry is a lighting design by Edoardo Bassini for Light House Design, another fresh, original design launching at 100% Design next week.

Chattanooga's Internet Speed, Choo Choos Its Way To Fastest In World!

When trains were the fastest mode of transportation in the country, it made sense that a railroad-line popularized in a 1940s big band song by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra would become world famous. But globally, since that time, you haven't heard much about that quaint little town in Tennessee. That was - until the city's utility company, EPB announced Chattanooga will be competing with Hong Kong in offering the fastest Internet service on the planet.

Meystyle Design: This Wallpaper Is No Wallflower

Have you ever been blown away by a wallpaper design?  Well, get ready!

 


Social Media Game Beats Out Facebook & Google As Top Online Destination?

This week two conflicting studies were released detailing how much time Web surfers were spending socializing versus surfing. While comScore was quick to point out that Facebook had overtaken Google for the first time in August, another report indicated Zynga's Farmville actually racked up more total hours than the other two combined - and by a sizable margin!

Male Dancing: Scientific Study Of Dance Moves Women Find Sexy

Personally, it never occurred to me that one could really objectify what turns a woman on, but psychologists at Northumbria University's School of Life Sciences have apparently done just that in a study involving heterosexual women rating the dance moves of male avatars.

 

Social Media TVs' Remote Control May Be In The Hands Of Auntie Beeb

This year, rumors of Web TV have flooded the blogosphere. Google, Apple and TiVo have jockeyed for position in the increasingly crowded space - while lesser known rivals like Boxee and Roku are also making overtures to offer set-top boxes that will merge TV programming with the Internet. However the one contender that's lesser known on this side of the pond is the venerable old Auntie Beeb!

Social Media Converts Online Currency Into 'Stand Up To Cancer' Donation Fund

Turning 'social goods' into 'social good' is a new paradigm and one that Facebook would like to add to its resume. When Facebook launched its online currency called Facebook Credits, it was received with mixed reviews, namely because it appeared that the social network was not only broadening its power base but was also tapping into a new revenue source based on an online obsession - namely, social gaming.

Vitamin B To The Rescue For Serious Senior Moments

Thankfully, medical researchers are not only studying synthetic drugs, but the efficacy of vitamins in disease intervention and protection.  Yesterday's medical news was that vitamin D may be more effective than a flu shot in preventing both seasonal and swine flus.  But this week, another study was published about particular health effects of vitamin B.