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The Greatest Autobot Ever: Optimus Prime, Then And Now

There's really no way around it; if you were looking for cartoon leadership in the 1980s, you found it in one place - the die-cast chest of Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Thirty years later, Optimus has undergone a Michael Bay makeover but remains as cool as ever.

Samsung's Latest Transparent TV Now with Solar Power

Another transparent television is introduced in Germany at the CeBIT electronics show by Samsung. This 46-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution LCD TV comes powered with solar power too. It is still only a prototype, but so were flat screen television not too long ago.

Record the World in 3D with the JVC GS-TD1 Camcorder

3D movies and images have made their debuts to the world a long time ago. It was only recently that three-dimensional technology made its way to television sets and video game consoles but now another innovation in the form of the JVC GS-TD1 HD 3D Camcorder has come along that will allow you to shoot 3D home videos in high-definition.

Pass The Bill - Giving Your Representative An Informed Opinion

POPVOX gives you the facts, and allows you to petition your representative without partisan interference.

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Toy Blast From The Past - Skeletor's Snake Mountain Puts He-Man To Shame

The 1980s. Terrible clothing and strange music were in vogue, but at least there were great cartoons on TV. One of the most loved was He-Man, and the show spawned a host of great toys, including Skeletor'sCastle, also known as Snake Mountain.

Social Media Tracking & Crowdsourcing Provides Al Jazeera With 'CNN Moment'

Trusted in the Middle East as an unbiased and uncensored source of international news, those living and traveling throughout the area rely on Al Jazeera as a voice of reason. As a result, it is probably the most watched news network in the region and bases a large portion of their success on having access to social media.

New Study Reveals How TV Influences Your Fear Of Crime

It seems like there are more crime dramas, more violent movies, and especially more true crime TV shows than ever before. And then there is the daily local, national, and international reports of crime.  While clearly crime pays the TV networks, what effects does it have on viewers?

Social Media Stars Are A Million To One: Kutcher vs Sheen

The Twitterverse is home to many and like the real world, it allows for different opportunities dependent on your rank, file and serial number. In the case of celebrities it's proven to be fertile ground for real-time soap-box messaging, instant ego gratification as well as becoming a lucrative revenue-generator. Racing to a million followers has become sport for the elite and us mere mortals seem to enjoy watching it from the sidelines - even though most of us have no shot at ever reaching a million followers in our lifetimes.

Present Toys, Retro TV - The Voltron Lion Die-Cast Masterpiece

Mega thrusters go! Voltron, the classic kids cartoon series, is back in Die-Cast "masterpiece" form, a great collectible for anyone who watched the show and always wanted to have some sweet metal lions of their own.

Taiwan's NMA News Animates Charlie Sheen's Latest Media Meltdown

The talented animation technicians at Taiwan's NMA News have taken on the task of explaining Charlie Sheen's recent rant-fest to a domestic audience. Subtitled Sheen shone Sims style with bonus bikini bimbo and sinister snowman? Now THAT's a winning combo!

Charlie Sheen's Record Speed On Social Media Highway Sets Guinness Record

It's a known fact that the Guinness World Records logs milestones for every esoteric achievement known to man. So with Charlie Sheen "high" on the drug he calls "Charlie Sheen," it was not inconceivable that he would "score" the coveted honor for the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers" on Twitter ever. (take that, Ashton Kutcher!)

Wii Fly Robot? We'd Love To

From designer Florence Boob comes the Wii Fly robot concept - an airborne automaton that will let you play games on the go.

To Everything (Churn, Churn, Churn) - Distinguishing Journalism From Churnalism

A new website promises to tell you whether what you read online has any substance.

Mystic Seer Says You Should Probably Buy It Online

In another round of Twilight Zone-inspired merchandise comes the "Mystic Seer" from the classic episode "Nick of Time." We're pretty sure it's telling you to go check it out.

7-Leaf Clover Cell Phone Charm Gives You The Luck Of The Fryrish

Looking for luck in all the wrong places? Tired of those run-of-the-mill four-leaf clovers and their laughable lack of luck? Then step right up, my friend, and feast your wondering eyes upon Philip J. Fry's fondest fixation, the 7-Leaf Clover Cell Phone Charm! 

CASPro Device Promises To Revolutionize Blood Pressure Monitoring

Apparently the hundred year-old practice of measuring blood pressure with a cuff will end soon, when a revolutionary new device will be available to give more accurate blood pressure readings. Does that make you nervous too?

 


Twilight Zone's Talky Tina Now Stalks The Internet, Tempting You To Buy

Classic "Twilight Zone" episode character and creepy doll "Talky Tina" returns from the netherworld and is now available for pre-order online.

BeeTV Turns Cell Phones Into Tiny TV Sets At A Price That Doesn't Sting

What's all the buzz about BeeTV? Ask the 1.5 million Japanese cell phone users who subscribe to BeeTV's monthly service and watch television on their smartphone screens.