Augmented Reality Sunglasses Can Insert Social Networking Into Your Sights

We're slowly becoming familiar with augmented reality as viewed through our smartphone cameras and apps like Layar. What if those same effects were available by just slipping on a pair of sunglasses? The folks at HUD (Heads Up Display) are touting that game-changing, technology as we speak.

Will 'Promoted Trends' Corrupt Real-Time Social Media News?

Back in May, Twitter finally joined the ranks of the the social media capitalists and rolled out Promoted Tweets to capitalize on all the ad dollars that were going to 3rd party apps versus Twitter's coffers. This month, they're considering selling their infamous trending topics as ad space.

GoodShop & GoodSearch Honors Thy Father With Gifts That Keep On Giving

This Father's Day, what better way to honor the number role model in your life than buying or searching for  a gift that will apply a percentage toward Dad's favorite charity or non-profit.

Liquid Cooled LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea That's Not All Wet

LED light bulbs promise big energy savings and have incredibly long working lives, but they don't tolerate heat buildup. A new series of liquid cooled LED bulbs from Beat-Sonic, therefore, deserves a shower of applause.

AccuVein AV300 Finds Your Veins Without Having To Poke And Prod

Think about how many of us all over the world are poked and prodded every day at the hands of well-meaning, but frustrated, health care workers who are just trying to find a suitable vein for a blood draw or a feeding tube insertion.  Poking and prodding... it's yesterday.

QR Codes Augmenting Our Lives From Tokyo To Manhattan

While Quick Response (QR) codes received some controversy last month when Facebook was rumored using them to generate bar codes on users' profiles, the technology does have merit and continues to enhance the use of augmented reality in our every day lives. Last fall, I even speculated that "tag technology" could potentially replace Google Search at some point in time.

Scientists Now Understand Phenomenon Of Coming Back From The Frozen Dead

There are several reported cases of persons who froze to death and lived to tell about it.  This phenomenon has disturbed the reasonable mind for centuries, but somehow some frozen dead persons, animals, and even fruit flies have come back to their normal, healthy lives after they went through extensive periods of no heart rate or respiration.


ConvaTec's Continence Control Device Restores Dignity To Colostomy Patients

A continence control device, the Vitala™ CCD, made by medical technology company ConvaTec, has received a Gold Award at the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards, held yesterday in NYC.  This innovative medical device should also receive a humanitarian award for giving ostomy patients more freedom and dignity.

Vocus Acquires Crowdsourcing HARO's Free Social Media News Service

Today, Peter Shankman, the hard-working matchmaker of reporters and sources, and self-proclaimed 'adventurist' sold his company HARO (Help A Reporter Out) to Vocus, an on-demand software company. A true success story - what outgrew its confines as a small Facebook group, HARO's Web site and newsletter service has expanded exponentially to a mailing list of 100k+ journalists and experts.

One Drink Too Many For Kevin Rose At Diggnation's Bar & Grill

Techcrunch just broke the news that Digg's Kevin Rose is calling its quits with Diggnation, his weekly Web show about picking a topic and then drinking yourself silly trying to explain it. We don't know if this move will lead to Rehab or AA meetings, but it's certainly sending up one more red flag about a company that has been unsuccessfully trying to reinvent itself for quite some time.

Score A Goal! World Cup Soccer Track Jackets For 'World Pups'

The 2010 World Cup soccer championships will begin tomorrow in South Africa and go on for a month.  Day and night, you'll be able to watch soccer matches (just think!), and as this really is an international event, unlike the World Series, you just have to route for a team... and so does your 'World Pup.'

11 Dunkin' Donuts International Turn Ons: Would You Believe Pork Floss?

... Kimchi is a cooked vegetable dish made with cabbage and other vegetables like green onion, chive, cucumber, and radish, served at nearly every Korean meal, in some variety.  It is said that if a Korean goes without Kimchi for even a few days, his body will begin to crave it.  Alas, it's no surprise that it had to go into a Dunkin' Donut...

Bing To Google: "What's Up With The Five Finger Discount?"

Microsoft tweeted to Google and the world (a few hours ago before this post) to ridicule their top competitor about hi-jacking their 'background images' from their search engine. Bing, which was just a glint in Steve Ballmer's eye back in early 2009 (see "Bada Bing…is Microsoft putting a Hit On Local Search?") feels its' trademark background images belongs in the hands of those that came up with the idea.

Burger King Japan's 'Crazy Whopper' Will Have You Feelin' HOT HOT HOT!

Burger King scored a worldwide hit with their spiced-up Angry Whopper but now the fast food giant is set to turn the heat WAY up with the Crazy Whopper. Jalapeno peppers? Meh - the Crazy Whopper's claim to flame is the dreaded Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili), certified as the world’s hottest chili pepper.

A Good Night's Sleep Really Does Effect Your View Of The World

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine today announced the results of a study on the effects of sleep on color perception.  It turns out that it's not rose-colored glasses you need at all; it's just a good night's sleep.