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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.

Social Media Video Stars To Compete With Celebrity-Branded YouTube Channels

Internet stars have successfully used the YouTube platform to catapult their careers from oblivion to mega-super-stardom. In this category, Justin Bieber was probably the most successful. In return, YouTube's ad revenues have skyrocketed every time a new YouTube 'star was born.' However not content to just be an incubation tank for potential talent to go viral, YouTube has now chosen to go after established celebrities that have already made it and are wiling to offer them lucrative contracts to create their own celebrity-branded channels on their network.

Top Gear TV Shifts To Car Crazy China

Top Gear, Britain's hugely successful automotive TV show, is coming to China! State-owned CCTV will produce and broadcast Top Gear China from Beijing, featuring Chinese language content and presenters.

Philo's Social Media TV Brings "Ridin' QWERTY" Into The Home

The Urban Dictionary lists "Ridin QWERTY" as the play on words for "riding dirty," and defines it as the illegal act of texting while driving - with Q-W-E-R-T-Y being the first 6 letters on any standard keyboard. Philo, a new social networking for TV fans is taking that concept off-road and moving it into your living room or home office. Commencing on Valentines Day, check your local listings and start 'ridin QWERTY" from your favorite 'coach potato' perch.

a-JAYS Three Headphones Sound Off Superbly

From Swedish audiophiles JAYS comes a line of headphones designed to give maximum comfort, style and performance - one that actually delivers!

Scent Scape Adds Smellovision To The World Of Entertainment

From the ScentSciences corporation comes a new dimension in multimedia and gaming experiences: smell. Thanks to the Scent Scape you can get ready to breathe deeply and add your nostrils to the list of things engaged during your viewing experience.

Razer Forex Speakers Make Mighty Mobile Music A Reality

From Razer, the maker of all things gaming peripheral, comes a new way to get great sound for those on the go - the Forex speaker set.

"Mussel Gel" Will Give Muscle To Medical Implants And Tissue Repair

A new gel that the inventors say you can play with like Silly Putty, can repair torn skin, bond implants, or act as an adhesive for underwater machinery.  The invention, under development for several years, is now patent pending, and it's all thanks to the biomimicry of a mussel's byssus, the hair-size filaments that form a sticky foam enabling the mussel's fierce attachment to rocks, substrates, and beds on the sea walls and floors.

 

Anti-reflective Film Inspired By Moth's Eyes Improves Solar Cells

Shiny new solar cells... not a good thing when the point is to capture every last ray of sunshine. In an effort to find the least reflective surface possible, scientists have looked to an unlikely source: the compound eyes of night-flying moths.

Social Media Helps Promote Persian Version Of Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'

With Facebook friends scaling past a quarter-million and a YouTube account that has attracted over 15,000 views since January 21, the Iranian TV show, Parazit is using social media channels to promote its answer to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. Co-created by Iranian ex-pats Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the popular Voice of America's Persian-language program is produced in Washington, DC, where the founders can lampoon their parent country, without fear of reprisal.

Can Location-Based Social Media Be Taken Serious When It Goes "GTL"?

I know MTV's hit reality show "The Jersey Shore" is the network's highest rated show ever and has become a "guilty pleasure" of many who won't ever admit to watching it. I know the Foursquare team have become masters at TV-partnership marketing. But can the leading location-based social network be taken seriously by aligning itself with a pop-cultural phenomenon  that offers little to no redeeming value for today's geo-location discourse?

Bear Grylls On Your Back: Knives And Survival Gear

Bear Grylls jumps off your TV screen and into your backpack with this line of survival gear.

Ditch The Old TV Trays: Picnicc Offers A Better Way

Having a big group of family and friends over for a feast can be a great way to enjoy the season (and clear out some of the holiday leftovers).  Unfortunately, a lack of space leaves guests to balance plates precariously in their laps while also trying to hold onto a drink and use their cutlery.  The Picnicc tray from Uutensil solves this problem.