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Talking, Singing Robot Gets New Lips And Nose, But Remains Creepy

Even the teaching of speech to hearing impaired kids has become robotized in Japan.  But though the Talking Robot, first prototyped in 2007, has had a more recent nose job and its lips plumped up, it still sounds really creepy.

 


Facebook's 'Open Graph' Targets Google Ad Dollars

If the intent of Facebook's Open Graph any different than Google's Ad Preferences? Both are open source and both want to drill down to an individual users' 'likes' so they can customize advertising to the pages you visit on the Web. The only difference - with Google you can option not to have your cookies tracked or OPT-OUT - while with Facebook, its an OPT-OUT on your INSTANT PERSONALIZATION settings and an OPT-IN process every time you hit a Facebook LIKE button (which according to Facebook insiders, will be populating on Web sites faster than bunnies on a hot summer day) .

Social Networks & Online Communities For Moms On Mother's Day

When you acknowledge that special Mom this Mother's Day you might want to change it up a little and introduce her to a network where she can socialize with others that share common interests and who face similar challenges. No matter what her age or where she resides, there are many social networks and online communities that address the needs of first-time Moms to those that juggle career and family.

Truckers Love Them & You Will Too: Tree Frog Pads

Although this gadget may have been made the size of the iPad as a stand and protector for it, there's a whole lot more the Tree Frog Pad can do.... Just ask a trucker.

A Pet Carrier With Climate Control By Komfort Pets

Suppose you want to go sailing for a few days or take a ski weekend?  You hate to leave your bird, rabbit, or cat at home, but you're afraid the winds will be too strong or your ski villa too cold for them.  Even at home, you may be able to tolerate more heat or cold than your pet.  Well, Komfort Pets has just the answer: a Climate Controlled Pet Carrier that will maintain the perfect temperature for your pet, no matter what the external temperature.

Don't Throw The Spoon Out With The Package!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really neat reusable and recyclable utensils that you can carry with you for those times you're catching lunch on the go.  I had yogurt in mind because it is one popular carry-out item that ideally should not be eaten with one's hands....

Gizmodo vs iPhone 4G: Have Techie Sites 'Gone Tabloid'?

Tabloid Journalism, sometimes referred to as the 'gutter press' or 'checkbook journalism' because of its tendency to sensationalize gossip and rumor, often times pays sources for an inside scoop. Gizmodo's recent bombshell story release of the secret next-generation iPhone found in a Silicon Valley Bar treads this fine line.

Coca-Cola Zero Free - Classic Coke Flavor, That Is All

Coca-Cola is about to give thirsty Japanese soda drinkers the Coke, and nothing but the Coke. Dubbed 'Coca-Cola Zero Free', the new addition to Coca-Cola Japan's lineup will be marketed as an adult health drink.

With A Face Like That, You'd Make A Great Chair: Nemo By Fabio Novembre

Believe it or not, Nemo is not just the name of a Pixar animated fish.  'Nemo' is a Latin word meaning 'no man.'  And perhaps, in Fabio Novembre's newest design, the Nemo Chair, the magnificent female face Nemo is every man - or to be precise, every woman

'Cash For Ash' Or How To Laugh In The Face Of A Volcano!

Volcanic ash, as a scientific phenomenon is something most of us will only experience as a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, larger than the treasury of much countries, Iceland's "Smoke Monster" has ignited an excessive volume of monetary transactions that are unfortunate for many, yet favorable for some.  Couple that with the number of jokes that have also emanated from that 'ash hole' and many of us are now also laughing at the expense of others.

Superhero Greenman's Viral Videos Save The Planet For Earth Day

The organic food company Earthbound Farm features superhero Greenman in a campaign encouraging consumers to embrace sustainability and protect natural resources. In a two-week lead up to Earth Day, Greenman's mission is to educate the public about how even small changes in daily routines can save the planet. Let us know if you think he was successful?

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

Are iPhone & iPad Jailbreaks Legal Or Illegal?

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone, iPod Touch (and now iPad) users to run any code on their devices as they choose, as opposed to only the code authorized by Apple. Once jailbroken, Apple-device users are able to download a multitude of applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, as well as illegally pirated apps. Regarding the practice - Apple says "no way" - while Hackers say, "way'!!!

R2 (without the D2) - First Humanoid Robot To Take Giant Leap For Mankind

NASA is coming close to giving birth to its first humanoid robot who will eventually call the International Space Station home. The launch of the 'android' (no, not the Google smartphone) in partnership with General Motors have designed Robonaut2 with a wide array of sensors and dexterous five finger hands to work along humans in space, or by itself in missions too dangerous for astronauts to handle.

Pocket Electric Toothbrush From Panasonic Gives Smiles Sonic Style

Panasonic's EW-DS11 pocket sonic toothbrush is a small wonder. Perfect for toothy touch-ups away from home, the brush is designed to be both small and stylish.