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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.

Japanese TV Dusts Off the Competition With Maid Detective

"Maid Detective" takes the bizarrely popular Maid concept from Akihabara cafes to the silver screen. Actress & singer Saki Fukuda cleans up crime scenes every week on Japan's TV Asahi.

Talk About Timing - Michael Jackson 'Live In Japan' DVD Released June 23

Timing is everything when you're a performer and nobody knew it better than the late Michael Jackson. Timing is also essential in business, as Amazon.com is surely realizing - the new "Michael Jackson: Live In Japan" DVD was posted on the Amazon website a mere 2 days before MJ's untimely demise.

Top Ten Michael Jackson Tributes Going Viral

Within minutes of Michael Jackson's passing on June 25, Twitter went abuzz with all ten trending topics referencing Michael Jackson, from "RIP Michael Jackson" to "Pop King." Whatever you may have thought of Michael Jackson's personal life, his contribution to the world of entertainment was unmistakable. He raised the bar beyond the level of Elvis Presley to set a mark that will be hard for any artist to measure up to in the years and generations to come. Watch the Top Ten videos selected to honor the life and times of the King of Pop that were all produced within a few hours of his passing.

As Seen On TV: The Magic Mop Review

As you can see by the picture, I'm not talking of the myriad of floor mops out on the market that claim to be "magic."  I'm talking of the little grease sucking device used in kitchens.  Does it work?  Well, from personal experience I can say... read on.

As Seen On TV: Is The Nicer Dicer... Nicer?

I'm all for gadgets that save time in the kitchen.  The Genius Nicer Dicer offers an attractive solution to chopping stuff with a knife: one push and the veggie is diced--with no mess on the counter.  But does it work?

Clip TV - Web Soup vs Tosh.0

In an odd cultural reversal, instead of TV Shows airing online, viral videos from the Internet have now found a home on TV. In a frenzied mash-up of viral videos and stand-up comedy, Clip TV has emerged as a new genre, and a ton of similar shows are being pitched daily to get in on the action. Two of the front-runners are Web Soup and Tosh.O.

NKOTB ‘Hangin' Tough’ (From Virginity To Menopause) Polls

If you’ve followed the Tink! blogs, you are loyal NKOTB fans, or “Blockheads” as you affectionately like to refer to yourselves. As a writer, what I’ve found amazing is the number of fans who have waited faithfully in hibernation until the NKOTB’s return in 2008. Some of you experienced NKOTB in your teen years and have not wavered in your support during their 14 year hiatus. Many of you are now adults, and others are mothers returning with their daughters (now the same age they were when they first were introduced to NKOTB). In advance of NKOTB's Summer Tour, here are 6 quick polls that will determine some of the demographics and preferences of the NKOTB fan base. Take the “Hangin' Tough’ (From Virginity To Menopause) Polls.

Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Explores New Avenues of Online Gaming

Online gaming is becoming quite a competitive business.  In a genre built of "kill the monster, get the treasure," developers are having to branch into unknown territory to create a new experience for increasingly jaded players.  BioWare, along with LucasArts, are taking the MMO to another level with Star Wars: The Old Republic.

As Seen On TV: The Snuggie. I Want To Hate It...

A blanket with sleeves. Um... okay. Isn't that just a robe that you put on backwards? I want to hate this soooooo badly. But... I can't...  It goes against every fiber of my being to say this: I like the Snuggie.

Top Ten Twitter TV Shows (Twitter All Day, All The Time)

Remember when CNN first entered our lives and people were shocked that any network could take on the daunting task of supplying us with a news format 24/7. "Unheard of?" "Couldn't be done?" And yet, here we are some 20+ years later, and CNN has not only sustained itself but was the impetus for other news networks to populate as well. Well,in 2009, the web is currently abuzz with talk of a “Twitter TV Network.” According to Biz Stone, one of Twitter founders, he's "even getting folks asking (him)if they can audition." Could Twitter TV be the next evolution in the short life span of the micro-bloggin' darling of social media?

Draganflyer X6: A Camera Platform That 007 Would Love

Sometimes a gadget comes along that just blows my socks off. This is one of them: the Draganflyer X6, a miniature helicopter that can be used for security, film-making, surveying, and more. Plus it's cool looking...

A Home Theater For Your Wrist

A watch used to be a little timepiece that sat strapped by a band to your wrist.  Now watch means... "watch."  The Innovative Gadget TA457 Home Theater Watch 2GB ups the ante in television watches, offering a wide range of features and a nice amount of storage space.  But does it tell time?

Want To Be On Reality TV? Italian Resort Offers Reality TV Inspired Vacations

For those who have turned on their favorite reality TV show, and thought "man, I'd like to do that", a major Italian vacation tour operator is about to make your dream comes true with Reality Village.