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!


Social Media Upstarts, AllMyBiz & Challenge Facebook

More than 30 days have passed since Mark Zuckerberg launched his first Open Graph salvo across the bow of the USS Facebook at the F8 Developers Conference. During that time over 30 million search topics relating to "facebook privacy concerns" are now registered on Google. 

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington -Shouldn't Facebook's Privacy Briefing Be …errh Public?

Facebook has invited members of the House and Senate to attend a special privacy-centric briefing. Based on the ongoing backlash from its user-base and the blogosphere, Facebook will be facing off with perhaps its toughest critics, namely Senators Begich, Bennet, Franken and Schumer.

Soap Tablets Raise The Bar On Portable Personal Hygiene

Soap to go, wherever you - that's the idea behind these ingenious soap tablets that let you lather up and leave nothing but suds.

If You Think You Stink, You May Have ORS

Are you always wondering if you smell bad?  Well, maybe you do.  But there are some people who are so concerned about their body odors or bad breath that they take things to extremes, like using a whole bar of soap in a several-hour shower, or shutting themselves off from others for fear that they will overwhelm them with their odors.


7 Works In Progress From SIAL 2010 Food Design

Food design is not just about creating a pretty plate these days.  Like any art or design form, it can be an expression of despair as well as hope, of decay as well as growth.  So don't be shocked when you read what is influencing today's student food designers as we preview 7 designs from the upcoming SIAL 2010 Food Design Show.