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Back to School: Solar Backpacks Fit School Supplies and Charge Electronics

Make a green pact this school year to ditch (donate or recycle) all you're portable electronics. No way! Okay, if that's out of the question, how about carrying all your school supplies in a bag that can recharge your portable electronics with the power of the sun. Take a look below at the solar charge backpacks I found on Amazon.

Hamster Bags Stop Stroller Tip-Over

Umbrella strollers are so convenient.  They are light, easily packed or even carried along and quickly unfold for use.  The only major problem is that when you hang your diaper bag, purse or shopping bags on the handles the extra weight causes the buggy to topple backwards anytime the child is removed from the front.  Enter the Hamster Bag.

Privacy Leaks Come Bundled In Free Apps For iPhones & Androids

Used to be "there's no such thing as a free lunch." Today "there's no such thing as a free app," as 100s of thousands free apps on the market today are security risks. According to the App Genome Project undertaken by the mobile security company Lookout, users' privacy is threatened with apps that collect and transmit their private data.

Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?

How Sweet Is Froyo - Android's Flash-iest Dessert Du Jour

The latest iteration of Google's Android operating system is going to market as "Froyo," the frozen ice-cream substitute. Continuing its tradition of naming new OS versions as desserts in alphabetical order, the operating system has gone from "Cupcake" to "Eclair" to "Froyo." Experts say that this upgrade, although only a .01 boost to 2.2 is the tastiest to date.

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.

Jump Start Your Car From The Inside Out

To me, one of the worst feelings in the world comes when your car breaks down on the highway or in the middle of nowhere.  As a woman, maybe my vulnerability is greater than men might experience, but my fear comes from a few unforgettable experiences in neighborhoods you may have only seen in the movies.

Quirky Community Develops The Ultimate Dog Leash: Kōsoku

Quirky, the first successful online 'social product development' company has just released its 60th product in six months.  The product, which Quirky named the Kōsoku, "a dog leash so fly it gets a fancy schmancy Japanese name," is pretty cool, and it does seem to fit its billing of 'A new leash on life.'

Google's Android Phones In China Could Become Google-less

As ironic as it sounds, Baidu - China's number one search engine is negotiating with smartphone manufacturers to pull the ultimate coup - replace Google Search with Baidu Search on all Google Android phones in the country.

Tatooine Exports Coffee Blend - At Least According to the T-Shirt

Star Wars fans would love to taste a brew from Tatooine - even if it's manufactured by those greedy little Jawas.  The problem is that there is no coffee... But some people may find this even better...

Social Media Reveal For 2011 Ford Explorer Does Not Connect The Dots

At 7:40AM EDT on July 26, the Ford Motor company introduced a major departure in unveiling a new car with the launch of the 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Departing from the "Mad Men" Days of traditional advertising and revealing a new car on the floor of an Auto Show, Ford chose Social Media to motivate buyers.

Punctuation Paperweights Look Both Hot And Cool

Carrying names like "Period", "Comma" and "Quote", these polished aluminum paperweights either look like minimalist molten punctuation marks or, if you prefer, Terminator 2 droppings. Hasta la vista, cubicle geek!

Got A Hard Pill To Swallow? It's Nothing For The Automatic Pill Grinder

Hospitals break up pills for patients and put them in applesauce.  Patients always taste the pills.  But the Pill Grinder just might work.  A powder can be absorbed much better by a hot cocoa, a side of mashed potatoes, ice cream...  Oh, I could name more treats, but it would just make both of us really hungry.

 


Reports Of The Death Of The Kindle Are Slightly Over Exaggerated

Many reports indicate that Kindle is being overshadowed by newer and better devices and may signify the beginning of the end for the e-Reader. However there are other factors in play that suggest it's too early to be purchasing the nails for its coffin.

Chuck Taylor Sandals: Converse Hi-Top Flip Flops!

Over the past couple of seasons, we've seen some of the top designers release booties that have ankle coverage, but open toes like sandals. It's a trend that might not fly with everyone, and part of that might be because so far, it's been moer of a high-fashion look. Now, one designer has made a much more casual version that just might be a hit with those who prefer the grunge look.

12 Eye-Popping Social Media Pillows - Because Every Geek Needs An Icon To Hug

... Detailed and cleanly drawn, the Craftsquatch icon pillow shells are made of soft fleece and the pillow stuffing is polyester making the pillows cuddly - squishable, but resilient enough to bounce back into shape.  Craftsquatch work is clean and sharp; the icons really stand out - so, in addition to being cushy, the social media and icon pillows are visually very striking.

 

 


Augmented Reality & Layar Give Rolling Stones' Fans A Lot Of Satisfaction

One of the oldest performing rock bands in the world is ironically the first to launch an Augmented Reality campaign with Layar for their latest album. Don't think the Rolling Stones are ready to hang up their electric guitars just yet - in fact, they're out-pacing some of the performing groups half their age by embracing one of the hottest new technologies of the day.

Social Media Mines 'Privacy For Sale' At New Un-Facebook

Time to turn Facebook's privacy pirating on its ear. While the tribe of Zuckerberg et al continues to believe "instant personalization" and "opting out" is the best policy, up comes a new upstart that wants to turn that business model inside out. Has social media made everyone's life an open book - or can we take back control and sell our stories on our own terms?

Wearable Furniture In a Parody Art Catalogue

Ever walked through IKEA and went "wow, those curtains would look really good as a toga" or "that lampshade is precisely the hat that I've been looking for!". What? You haven't? Oh, well then, there are a couple of artists who have had that precise vision!

The Liquor Holster That Lindsay Lohan Would Die To Replace Her Scram Bracelet With!

What Lindsay Lohan has been dealing with, isn't a laughing matter. There's nothing positive about drinking and driving, and never quite getting a grasp of the potential consequences that can include the death of other drivers and pedestrians. That being said, I've come across a fashion accessory that this fallen star is surely thinking she's like to replace her SCRAM alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet.