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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.

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.