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Kevin Costner Offers BP Gulf Clean-up Solution, But Fails At Coffee Spill

He's not saying, if he builds it, they will come. He's not saying, he can walk on water. But what he is saying is that he has machines that can separate oil from water and that's what BP needs to turn the situation around.

Social Networking & Instant Replays Face Off With The Enemy In Afghanistan

As much as Facebook is engaged in its own skirmishes on US turf regarding privacy, the social networking platform is fighting an entirely different battle in Afghanistan. Facebook IM functionality and other military social networks allow analysts with the US Army, Air Force and Marines to hunt down insurgents, avoid civilian causalities and collateral damage and ultimately save American lives in Afghanistan.

Children's Rainbow Flash LED Umbrella Makes Rainy Days More Fun

This cool children's LED umbrella brightens up even the gloomiest rainy day, flashing away with either high visibility white light or 7 rainbow colors.

On Your Bike, Says Nokia, And Take This Phone Charger With You

In an effort to expand its mobile market and put its technology into the hands of those who don't have easy access to a 120v power outlet or automobile power point, Nokia has developed a new line of phones and chargers, which can be attached to a pedal bike for both ease of charging and the smugness that comes with using green power.

Brazil's Volunteers Build Dog Houses For Homeless Dogs

The houses aren't very big, but they're enough to give a dog some shelter and... a place to call home, temporarily, one hopes.  The shanty town within the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, where the dog houses are located, is called a favela, like the shanty towns built for displaced persons in almost all of Brazil's large cities.

 


French Inline Skater Sets World Record For Highest Frefall

A French rollerblader recently set the world record for world's highest bomb drop, jumping 41 feet off the Eiffel tower onto a ramp below.

Nokia Brings Bicycle Charging To The Developing World

Nokia has developed an inexpensive charger for powering up small electronics with electricity derived from the movement of a bicycle. Being offered first in the developing world, the new device could be a great addition for cyclists and commuters.

Sport Equipment From The Future: Hoverboard

A Back to the Future-like hoverboard is officially real.

Awkward Combination or Next Great Sport: Sailbiking

The Pterosail combines two classic American water and land pastimes into one new activity.

Buzzd Aggregates Foursquare, Gowalla & Other LBS Check-ins

Now you can find out if that local Thai restaurant that just opened is really as good as the ads say they are - or if that nearby music venue is the hottest nightspot in town. Based on geolocation, buzzd will analyze the check-ins closest to you and take your location-based mobile experiences to the next level.

Skinbook, Facebook With A Lot Of Privacy & No Open Graph(ics)

The first rule about Skinbook is you "don't show any skin!" on Skinbook. While, Time Magazine described it as "Facebook for 21st Century Nudists," this is not a network for titillation or voyeurism. No pornographic images nor sleazy comments under users' photos are allowed. Even the headless body shots that are allowed on Twitter are verboten on Skinbook.ning.com...

Eggling Crack & Grow Egg Plants

Egg plants?  Not really.  Nor are they 'eggplants.'  Not even eggs.  But they do grow plants, not chicks, and when the plants get big, you can smash the Egglings and use them for fertilizer.

MetriGear Vector Measures Your Pedal Power

The MetriGear Vector is a new electronic system that will be integrated directly into bicycle pedals in order to provide a reliable readout of the power each leg is putting on the pedals.

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.

Colorful UV Detector Bead Charms Bring Invisible Rays To Light

Concerned about UV rays but love to have fun in the sun? This bejeweled beaded charm alerts you to the presence of ultraviolet radiation in sunlight by deepening in color.