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Hula Hoops Or Circus Props? Non! Le Deun's Pi Series Lighting

When it comes to lighting with LEDs, Le Deun Luminaires is a pro, having perfected the technology, and created low energy lighting designs with exquisite ambiance for 13 years.  The French company has created large hoop lamps in sizes and conformations that can be used decoratively and functionally anywhere in your home... but I'd still like to use just one to train my agility dog.

 

Reports Of The Death Of The Kindle Are Slightly Over Exaggerated

Many reports indicate that Kindle is being overshadowed by newer and better devices and may signify the beginning of the end for the e-Reader. However there are other factors in play that suggest it's too early to be purchasing the nails for its coffin.

Augmented Reality & Layar Give Rolling Stones' Fans A Lot Of Satisfaction

One of the oldest performing rock bands in the world is ironically the first to launch an Augmented Reality campaign with Layar for their latest album. Don't think the Rolling Stones are ready to hang up their electric guitars just yet - in fact, they're out-pacing some of the performing groups half their age by embracing one of the hottest new technologies of the day.

Robotic Butterfly Causes An Electric Flap

The ChouChou Electric Butterfly is creating quite a flap at the 2010 Tokyo Toy Show, and it'll continue doing so as long as its batteries hold out.

Social Media's Black Hole Found At Chump Dump

Think of social networking in reverse. Instead of following folks, you make a concerted effort to 'unfollow' them - and in so doing having some fun sending them into the black hole of social media. Chump Dump, an app that's app-solutely as funny as it sounds is here to say: "You're following too many chumps!"

Jelloware: Edible, Eco(ble), Drinking Glasses Not Made From Jell-O

A quartet of sparkling young minds form a design consultancy called The Way We See The World. Their designs are so thoughtful, so fresh and alive, you feel like you could pick them off your screen and put them to use immediately.  And this is especially true for Jelloware, the edible, eco-ble (Okay, I made that word up.) drinking glass.

 


The Vaccination Patch: Do-It-Yourself Medicine

Human clinical trials will soon get underway of a new micropatch delivery system for vaccines developed at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  It is said not to hurt and what's more, you can administer the vaccine yourself!

British Inventor Creates First Adjustable, Carbon Neutral Clothes Hanger!

Nick Lewis says that his new Adjustable Eco Hanger will save 6.5 million tons of carbon each year, the equivalent of removing 1.5 million cars from the road.  He figures this based on the 40 billion hangers a year that are used globally, many of which are discarded, especially by retailers.

 


Social Media Mines 'Privacy For Sale' At New Un-Facebook

Time to turn Facebook's privacy pirating on its ear. While the tribe of Zuckerberg et al continues to believe "instant personalization" and "opting out" is the best policy, up comes a new upstart that wants to turn that business model inside out. Has social media made everyone's life an open book - or can we take back control and sell our stories on our own terms?

Social Media's Smarter Web Rests On Facebook's & Google's Metadata

It's no secret that Facebook would like be the Google of the next decade, usurping the Sultan of Search's Internet preeminence that's spanned the last ten years. How it will achieve that lofty goal is yet to be determined. With Google's recent acquisition of Metaweb, the search giant is not one to let anyone steal its thunder - and a signal to Facebook that it's in it to win it - game on!

Mother's Milk Is Celebrity Soapmaker's Not So Secret Ingredient

Mother's milk? In my soap? It's more likely than you think, thanks to Japanese actress Asaka Seto. The pretty celebrity, blogger and new mother recently posted her step-by-step recipe for homemade Human Milk Soap.

Emotions And Swine Flu Both Influenced By Social Networks

Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have, for the first time, scientifically measured the spread of emotions on the same scale that measures disease transmission.  Not only have they been successful at evaluating the spread of long term emotional states, but they actually quantify the spread of contentment versus the spread of discontentment.

 


A REAL Fish Story: Dutch Create The First Goldfish Hotel In The World

You've been boarding your dogs, cats, birds, and even snakes when you take a vacation; but now, if you're travel plans include Amsterdam, you can board your fish at the Goudvissen Hotel, the only hotel in the world exclusively for goldfish.

If Most Packaging Could Be Re-Purposed Like The Philips Activa Fitness Monitor

Philips has won 8 iF Design Awards in 2010; among them, five were in the category of packaging design. And one of those designs, the packaging of the Philips Activa Workout/Fitness Monitor, makes one wonder why isn't package re-purpose the ideal goal for more packaging design?

Social Media of Dreams - Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'

With the opening of Christopher's soon-to-be classic movie 'Inception,' the actual science behind dreaming indicates his tale may be rooted more in reality than fiction. And there is evidence to believe that we can actually social network when we dream.