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Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?

Six New Bizarre Ramune Sodas Soothe Thirsts, Shock Stomachs

Octopus Ball Soda, anyone? Ramune summer shocker sodas do their worst to keep up with the Joneses.

Strong Bones Or Heart Attacks? Calcium Supplements In Question

Older persons, particularly women, are urged by their doctors to increase their daily calcium to 1200 mg per day or more to compensate for the natural loss of bone that occurs as we age.  A large study now reveals that calcium supplements are not without risk... big risk.

The Japanese Toy Dog, Oshikko Inu, Pees In The House

Hot on the heels of Choken-Bako, the wind-up dogs that ate your coins, comes Oshikko Inu, "DO NOT Pee In the House!

Future Flora: Tord Boontje Creates Hybrid Chandelier

... The Future Flora, what Boonje calls his new hybrid species of flower and light, are the most creative, most intricate of his metal works so far.  They're just too must have, and what makes them more so is that they are not out of reach.

Foursquare's Mile High Check-Ins À La Gogo WiFi

As if there weren't enough bragging rights for checking into restaurants and bars on terra firm, ubiquitous Foursquare has found a way to check you in when you're hovering 30,000 feet above the planet. Starting today, airline passengers who check-in to Foursquare via Gogo's inflight Internet service will earn a "Mile High Badge."

I Drink Your Canned Pancake Milkshake!

Carnation has Instant Breakfast, Morinaga has a Pancake Milkshake... which would you rather drink?

How Sweet Is Froyo - Android's Flash-iest Dessert Du Jour

The latest iteration of Google's Android operating system is going to market as "Froyo," the frozen ice-cream substitute. Continuing its tradition of naming new OS versions as desserts in alphabetical order, the operating system has gone from "Cupcake" to "Eclair" to "Froyo." Experts say that this upgrade, although only a .01 boost to 2.2 is the tastiest to date.

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.

The Puzzles Of AMC's Rubicon - Low Tech Approach To Uncovering Mysteries

In a world consumed by high-tech gadgetry, it's refreshing to be presented with puzzles that require old-fashioned problem-solving - not by computers- but by rational thinking human beings. Fans of crossword puzzles, Sodoku, cryptic codes and those who just like to connect the dots will enjoy Rubicon.

Motorboat Zipper Illustrates Art On The Fly

The oceans just got sexier, thanks to Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki and his zany zipper motorboat. Hey Neptune, your fly is open!

Social Media Gaming Ushers In Age Of Micropayments, Facebook Credits & Google.Me

As Zynga continues to dominant the online social media gaming space, other players like Google.me and Disney are looking to get a piece of the action. Facebook Credits is the dominant monetization avenue for the social network that's proven users are willing to pay for virtual items one small purchase at a time.

Social Media Might Be Introducing 140 Characters To 140 Other Planets?

Five years ago when 140 characters shook this planet with the introduction a new social interaction platform that allowed man to communicate with folks the world over - little did we know there were 140 similar worlds in the Milky Way that might also be tweeting inter-galactically.

Don't Buy Anything! Receipts Are Hazardous To Your Health!

You know that what leads to getting a receipt (the purchase) can be bad for your health.  Spending money these days can certainly lead to ulcers.  But now studies have found that receipts are even worse for your health!

 


QR Codes To The Rescue In The Gulf To Address The BP Oil Spill

While Quick Response (QR) Codes still have a long way to go in gaining traction in the US, the BP Oil Spill may be the right catalyst to introduce this technology to more and more folks who own smartphones.