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Social Media Nazi Says "No Twitter For You"

Anyone that remembers the classic Seinfeld episode, "Soup Nazi" will be able to relate to  the current prohibition of Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Working 9 to 5,  what can an employee do when he or she gets the urge to dip his or her toe in the Twitterstream? Unfortunately, there are too many Social Media Nazis out there throwing the hammer down on this type of activity.

Protect Your TV With TV Armor

Just bought a $3,000 HDTV? Consider purchasing a little protection for that valuable screen.

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

TV Outdoors: SunBrite Weatherproof TV

The SunBrite Weatherproof TV has nearly every feature you'd need to enjoy quality television outside. So you can get some fresh air without really lifting a finger.

TV's Going To Pot - Cannabis Planet Launches!

When someone tells you that TV is "going to pot," you can now take them literally, because "all things marijuana" has found a TV channel it can call its own!  It's the latest in a new wave of niche marketing where TV programming is devoted to one topic!

Joe "You Lie" Wilson Under A DDoS Attack!

"Sticks and stones may break my bones," but will "name calling" define Joe Wilson? This South Carolina's congressman knows how to call presidents liars but does he know how to defend himself against a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack?

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

FoxTV + Twitter = Tweet-peats!

Fox TV is the first major network to strike a deal with Twitter to follow tweets while viewing two of their popular dramas. This is an innovative tactic by Fox to attract an audience to watch repeats, programming that tends to draw in low numbers on the Nielsen ratings! Hence the birth of tweet-peats!

6 Best Ways To Use A Michael Vick Mask This Halloween

While searching for great costumes for pets this Halloween, I ran across a download of a full-size Michael Vick mask.  With it was a recommendation that the "spooky" mask would make a simple Halloween costume when combined with a "bloody old jersey and a dog leash to accompany..."  Not a bad idea, I suppose.  But there are more ways that animal lovers, especially dog lovers, can use this down-loadable mask for Trick or Treat... Here are Lady Bee's 5 top picks.

Super Slim Video Player Fits Inside Magazines

CBS introduces the world's first "Video-In-Print" advertisement.  Is it an eye-catcher?

Are You Being Manipulated By Subliminal Ads?

Ever get a strange little urge to purchase something that you don't need?  That could be the result of being hit with a subliminal advertisement.  Read on to learn more about this dubious practice.  Knowledge is power...

Viewsonic Portable Media Players Offer Larger Screen For Better Viewing

Ever feel like you need a magnifying glass to watch a movie on your portable player?  ViewSonic may have figured out a way to reduce your eye strain with the VDP500.

iPhones In Japan Get Wireless TV With USB SEG Clip

Japanese iPhone owners who enjoy watching digital TV on their iPhones have been looking at blank screens since Apple Japan's TV tuner app sold out.  Now a new USB stick from I-O Data is allowing viewers to see shows on their iPhones in crisp, clear 1Seg.

10 Creepy Commercials to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Sometimes advertising agencies unintentionally (and intentionally) produce some very creepy commercials. Join me in a glance at some of the most bizarre examples of product pitching ever committed to film.

Mad Men Use Social Media To Promote Old Media

Remember the days of 'push marketing', when the Mad Men of Madison Avenue monopolized what messages were beamed out to the public. Feeding us manageable morsels of propaganda about the brands they represented, they controlled a lot of what we ate, drank, and yes... even what we thought.

Tiny Video Camera Leaves Your Hands Free For Other Activities

Cameras are getting quite tiny these days.  Take this golfball-sized hands free video camera, for instance.  One of these would have saved me a lot of bruises when I worked in the video industry...

Green Blood Still Flows In The Land Of The Jolly Green Giant

Everyone from the equipment builders to the canners for the Blue Earth Minnesota Green Giant plant was on hand this past weekend to pay homage to one of the icons of the boomer age and one frequently parodied by Gens X and Y: the Ho Ho Ho Jolly Green Giant.

A Whole Movie Theater For Your Face

I'm a huge movie fan.  Unfortunately I don't get to the theater too often, usually relying on used DVDs to catch up on what I've missed.  And while this is fine by me, it lacks that certain "theatrical experience" that I so enjoy.  The Only 52-Inch Widescreen Personal Movie Theater is about to change that...

Dental Plaque Detection Camera Puts Your Teeth On TV

Dental-ivision? It's the ultimate reality show, and besides, what would you rather watch: oral hygiene or Oral Roberts? Thanks to the Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera, you CAN handle the tooth, right in your own living room.