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New NHTSA Regulations Could Lead to More Effective Side Airbags

When it comes to the safety of our loved ones, compromise is not an option. This is especially true when it comes to buying a new automobile. According to the NHTSA, about 400 lives could be saved every year by improving how our side-airbags deploy. Thankfully they are working on a bill to make such a change mandatory.

New Year’s Resolution: Fill Up That Eco-friendly Piggy Bank

There are plenty of reason you may be broke this early in the year of 2010, last year's holiday gift giving, doctor's bills, bad economy, and so on, but that doesn't mean you have to stay broke. In 2010 save green and be green by dropping all your loose change into an innovative eco-friendly piggy bank like the ones below.

The Iranian Blogosphere Through The Looking Glass

Compared to other countries in the Middle East, the Iranian people have a high level of political maturity and an organized popular movement for democratic socio-political change. So why do Iranians continue to revolt on the blogosphere and the streets of Tehran?

72-Hour Social Media Blitz To Hunt For Susan Powell

The mystery of a missing mom's disappearance on December 6 could have been ripped from a screenplay out of a Law & Order TV episode. Strange disappearance of a 28-year Susan Powell while husband Josh Powell takes toddlers camping in a wintery Utah desert the night she disappeared.

Be Careful. Your Pocket Change May Contain Secret Info

Need to subtly pass some data to someone?  These hollow coins may be the answer.

Iranian Activist Fights With Top Social Media Tool Of The Decade

A recent Mashable report couldn't have been more on target when it recognized YouTube as the top social media innovation of the decade. That social media tool in the able of hands of  Mohsen Sazegara, an opposition activist is being used as a military resource to rebel against Iranian tyranny that has swept the land since the disputed presidential elections held back in June. Like David versus Goliath, this is a classic tale of choosing the right weaponry.

Smart Kids To Launch Social Network for 6-12 Year Olds

Soon kids ages 6-12 will have their own social network according to Smart Kids Group Inc., a global provider of children's digital education and entertainment. A site called, "Live At The Hive" will launch with specialized content within a safe community that can be supervised by parents.

Facebook May Thwart Location-Based Social Network Growth

There is so much activity in the location-based social network space with even Facebook and Twitter jumping into the fray. Companies like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite are getting a lot of attention with successful rounds of funding added to their coffers.

ClimateGate, Hot Air, Copenhagen Summit...Oh My!

Its almost as if a 'perfect storm' is about to hit Copenhagen on the eve of world leaders coming together to solve the age-old global issue that continues to pit science against politics.

Pet Safety, Freedom & Affordability In Handsome Pet Seat Belt

My pooch generally sleeps while I drive, which delights me because if he wasn't sleeping, he'd be back-seat driving like every other passenger in my car.  Problem is, he does get up and walk around the back of my SUV occasionally, especially when wild smells whiz by his whiffers.  Until now, I never found a safety belt that would accommodate my dog's movements and still offer plenty of security in case the car in front of me comes to a short stop... (ahem)

Bomb Proof Wallpaper Aims To Protect Soldiers And Cities: X-Flex™

Popular Science recently released its Best of What's New awards for 2009 in 10 categories.  The Grand Prize Winner in the Security category wasn't a super lock or a 360 degree multi-directional security eye... It was a bombproof wallpaper!

Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel

These concept wheels provide an interesting new reason for thieves to pass your bike over (or at least spend an extra 3 minutes stealing it).

Want To Be Sure That Your Mail Won't Explode?

In today's volatile global scenario, the Scanmail 10K offers an element of safety against... well, getting blown up by a letter.

NC-17 Rating For Xbox 360 Users Restricts Tweets

Not only are teenagers 17 and younger allowed to watch certain movies, Xbox 360 just banished them from accessing social networks. Strange that the teen demographic that is the target market for Xbox systems are restricted from from the Xbox Live's new integration of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. And with Christmas right around the corner!

Even The Taliban Are Social Networking

Did the "voice of jihad" just get a little louder? Afghan tribalism has origins that date back 1400 years to the early Muslim and Islamic civilizations. With a lifestyle based on jihad and an economy that thrives on opium trade, who would have thought that these warring factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan would ever embrace social media as a means to communicate.

Look Out! Wearable Eyeball Robot Ads New Level of Gaming for iPhone

"Hey, Bill?  What's that on your arm?"

"What?"

"That.  The eyeball."

"Oh, that!  It's my new robot interface."

Mini Pig Keychain LED Light v2.0 Lets the Swine Shine

The Mini Pig Keychain Light v2.0 is a welcome update on the cute Pig LED Keychain Light featured here a couple years back. Oink if you want one!

Be Careful What You Say. This USB Drive May Be Listening...

This little USB flash drive isn't a Transformer - but it's definitely more than meets the eye...

Two Web Companies Find Lost Pets With Different Methods

You may have already packed up your pet's necessities for the possibility of an evacuation. But have you centralized all the information you will need if your pet gets lost or stolen? I can tell you from more than one experience, it's hard to think straight when your pet disappears. Here are two more resources I would add to your list now: Amber Pet Alert™ and Find Toto.

Transformers Tigatron and Jaguar USB Memory Flash Drives Guard Your Data

First came Transformers the action figures, then came Transformers the movie, now comes Transformers the USB flash drive. Let Tigatron or Jaguar store your precious data, then transform into fearsome guardians few evildoers will want to mess with!