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Time Magazine: Foursquare Is Narcissistic & Farmville Is A Time-Suck Addiction

Time Magazine, the legacy magazine long regarded as the hallmark for insightful lifestyle and cultural commentary seems to have missed the mark with its latest inventions rankings. In its "50 Worst Inventions," both Farmville and Foursquare are listed alongside "Smell-o-vision" and "Snuggies for Dogs" - a list that is distinguished by what Time describes as "the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb."

Prehistoric Figurine Shows Our Ancestors' Appreciation For The Female Form

A sensuously sculpted clay torso found in Japan's Shiga prefecture is estimated to be 13,000 years old and indicates appreciation for the female figure is as old as er, the hills.

Network Buddies Turning Facebook Into 'Facebucks' For Social Network Users

Barclays Business has just launched a competition for UK entrepreneurs with 'brilliant' ideas, titled, "Take One Small Step." Its goal is to surface Britain's best new business innovations whether it's a new start-up or existing business looking to bust out with a new idea. Entrants can win one of 10 prizes worth £50,000, and Network Buddies with its new twist on an old Web 2.0 format has just thrown it's social networking hat in the ring!

8 Really Wacky Inventions From Time Magazine's 50 Worst

Time Magazine just published its list of the 50 Worst Inventions.  Some of these inventions are really old, like the crinoline and tanning beds.  Others aren't even around any more, like the Ford Pinto and the Pontiac Aztek.  And many, like Agent Orange, plastic shopping bags, and DDT, historically really called for a more timely worst inventions list.  But some of Time's 50 Worst Inventions are worth a look just for being so darned ... wacky!

 


First Human Is Infected With Computer Virus

Pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear implants... and many other medical devices on the implant track, are at risk for hacking, just as the medical community and patients with implants feared.  But it was reported today that an implant hacking actually took place, when a British scientist became the first human to be infected by a computer virus through his implant.

 


Kindles Might Be Getting Thinner, But No Color, Nor Touch-Screen?

Anonymous reports indicated to Bloomberg that the next-generation of Kindle's electronic-book reader will roll-out yet this summer. The Kindle uses a black-and-white screen that mimics the appearance of paper. The new version will have sharper contrast that makes e-books look more like real books, the people familiar with the product said.

Facebook Could Face More Privacy Backlash With Augmented Reality QR Codes

Microsoft has publicly released a tagging system that will allow users to leave a breadcrumb trail for the firm, its advertisers and just about anyone else to follow. Attaching QR barcodes to products, street scenes, magazines, business cards and such when viewed through smartphone camera can redirect users to programmed URLs that can contain content, photos or videos.

'Of Mice & Men' Determining Cause & Treatment of Alzheimer's

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet in his 1785 poem 'To A Mouse…' asserts "the best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew. . . the present only touches you."  in contrast, man is constantly plagued with regrets of the past and fear of the future, and we often lose sight of how we relate to other creatures on the planet. Those poignant words have new meaning today as man is learning a potential new cause and treatment for a disease that robs of us our cognitive abilities.

Digg Goes From "Don't Digg Your Own Posts" To "RSS Feed Your Own Posts"

Digg in its overarching-drawn-out hype about the site re-inventing itself seems to be ready for the big reveal according to a sneak-peak video release secured this week by TechCrunch. Long considered the preeminent social bookmarking service, Digg lost favor this last year based on its control by a handful of top users called "power diggers" and an unwritten golden rule that "you don't digg your own posts."

Airlines That Know How & Why To Wi-Fi

While Wi-Fi service has improved measurably for the business and leisure traveler over the last few years, there were still a number of locations that lacked hot-spots. While most airports throughout the US have been on board for a while, we were still missing access on that most critical leg of our trips, namely at 300,000 feet above the ground.

Prime Minister's Loud Shirt Selling For High Price

A loud, five-colored checked dress shirt once worn by Japanese Prime Minister raised a few eyebrows among Japan-watchers. Now ShirtsMyWay, a Shanghai-based company, has turned a media frenzy into a marketing opportunity.

Trash To Treasure Is His Design MO: Eugenio Menjívar

Eugenio Menjívar studied design in his native country, El Salvador.  Proud of his country, he wanted to use its natural resources as material for his designs, but El Salvador lacks industrial raw materials, so he decided instead to use his country's garbage.

"Terry & The BP Pirates" Dig 10 Times Deeper Than Oil Giant In Gulf Of Twitterville

Impostors are infamous in the Twittersphere - from celebrities to politicians - to even the Dalai Lama.  And while most of us find nothing funny about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, America's not-so-favorite oil company is being impersonated by a Twitter account that obviously feels that parody and satire are necessary tools in continually exposing the source of this disaster … namely, BP America.

Rock Your Summer With The Top Ten Latest Beach Holiday Gadgets

Loads of gadgets - ideal for the beach, an island holiday or that next Caribbean cruise. All items can be easily tucked away in your luggage or sports bags to make your days in the sun a whole helluva lot more enjoyable. Whether you are a gadget geek, a sportsman or sunbather, this TOP TEN list can accommodate all of your active and leisure pursuits.

New Stem Cell Technology Can Re-Grow Your Teeth Right In Their Sockets

Dracula may soon get a run for his... fast-growing canines!