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Has Digg Finally Dugg Its Own Grave?

Perhaps a sign of the times. Perhaps a social media tool that's outlived its usefulness. Perhaps it couldn't compete with the major power players in the social media space. But with nervous investors, the exodus of Jay Adelson, a recent 10% layoff of its staff and a lot of talk-but-no-action on a redesign of their site, with the red flags rising - they might as well be flying at half mast.

Hot European Fashions For Pugs & Bull Dogs From Trendy4Paws

This is how upscale Europeans dress their dogs, in designer dog clothiers like Trendy4Paws, the dog equivalent of Gucci for Men. These dog clothes speak volumes (old money, lots of it).  And don't even ask how much they cost (more than your own).  But hey, you might as well look at them; I've got hot previews of the stunning new summer collection debuting next week....

 

 

My Brother, The Bloodsucker

This little fellow is a Rhodinus prolixus, aka South American bloodsucker, and his DNA may be in my DNA!  Don't be smug now... It could be in yours too.  And though maybe he's not our brother, he might very well be a distant cousin.  So don't step on him.

Facebook & McDonald's App Tests Foursquare-like Location-based Social Networking

Location-based service networks have been nervously anticipating Facebook moving into their space in 2010, but when nothing was announced regarding geolocation technology at the company's F8 Developers Conference last month, many thought it was a back-burner issue. Not the case. With over 400 million users compared to Foursquare's one million, this David and Goliath scenario could prove to be the LBS death knell.

Sleepless In Seattle? Learn About Your Risk For Diabetes

Adult-onset diabetes (type 2) has been linked to poor diet and lack of exercise.  But recent studies have implicated lack of sleep as a major factor in the disease....

Top Ten Social Media Aggregators

As the popularity of social media has grown, so have the number of networks to update and track across platforms. What is right for you?  How can you better manage all your content and networks under one umbrella service?

Design In This Risky Environment? Tom Dixon Likes The Metals

There's apparently even more stability in the design world where everything must be new every season, than there is in the stock market.  And today, when everyone is thinking where should I hide my money, I thought I'd let you know that Tom Dixon still likes 'the metals.'

New Triple Dish Pet Feeders Designed For Really Spoiled Pets

If you feed your pets wet food, dry food, and water, triple dish pet feeders make it so easy for your cats and dogs to nibble at the trough.  Just think, all they need to do is turn their heads a bit to indulge their immediate hankerings.

Your Spouse Can Make You Demented - Seriously!

No, Alzheimer's is not contagious - not in the usual way.  But a new study conducted by the department of Family, Consumer and Human Development at Utah State University revealed that spouses of dementia patients are, on average, at six times greater risk for the disease than other persons of the same age, socioeconomic factors, access to medical care, and diet and exercise.

 

TinyChat (Chatroulette With Clothes) Adds Twitter Chatrooms

When 140 characters are just not enough to get your point across, you can now actually square off with your Twitter followers face-to-face, with the launch of a new service by TinyChat. Twitter Chatrooms allows for instant video chat conferencing where any Twitter member can immediately engage after registration.

Facebook Moms Meet Hallmark's 'Instant Personalization' on Mothers Day!

With Facebook facing one's of its most critical hurdles - probably since its inception - brands like Hallmark are upping their game in marketing their products and services via the social network. While the term 'instant personalization' has been tainted with the launch of Facebook's Open Graph, Hallmark is using "personalization" in a way that takes some of the sting out of that privacy issue.

Geek House, Where Tokyo Techies Play More, Pay Less

Nerds of a feather, flock together... at least they do in Japan, where 'Geek Houses' are springing up like Mario's mushrooms.

Real Books Are Reborn In David Garcia's Archive Series

The old fashioned kind of books with the hard backs and the paper pages one turns, generally by hand, are still important to Danish architect David Garcia, at least as subject matter.  In his Archive Series, Garcia gives books new life by placing them in different surroundings - four vastly different Archives that strike us as three-dimensional poems.  Fortunately, we have all the photos, even those representing the mysterious Archive III.

 

Cupidtino, Apple's Social Networking iJoke?

Could Dell, Kindle or Android ever pull this off? Apple aficionados have such an affinity for the company's products, an Apple dating service will launch next month to match up like-minded Machearts. Is it true that those that own iPhone, MacPros, iPods and iPads are all cut from the same cloth?

Workstations For The Web 3.0 Crowd Are Not Your Father's Cubicle!

Even though we are still immersed in the Web 2.0 milieu of social media, we are heading full-throttle ahead to the semantic world of Web 3.0 - where we will need workstations to better reflect our Brave New World.  Similar in design to spaceship modules, the workstations of the future have arrived, and suffice it say, they're not your father's cubicle.