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Dine In Bed And Float On At Bedtaste Restaurant In Germany

Growing up, you were probably always told never to eat in bed. I mean, even Sesame Street featured the ongoing argument about whether Burt or Ernie was responsible for the cookie crumbs in bed, and it is true that there's nothing worse. So, for those dreaming of climbing into bed to dine, it's fortunate that it's a new trend.

Kiikku Planter Brings Elegant Design To An Indoor Greenhouse

When most of the U.S. is covered with snow, and cold weather promises to be around for at least another five weeks (according to Punxsutawney Phil), we start feeling restless for Spring.  From a design house which likely knows the feeling well, Unison in Finland, comes an elegant planter that brings Spring right into your home.

7 Cute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Gadget-Loving Crush

Finding that perfect Valentine's Day gift can be quite a hassle.  All to often, girlfriends end up getting something that satisfies their desire to give something "cute" but not really "cool". So, that is why I decided to create this helpful list of  some Valentine's Day gift ideas that can satisfy the need for giving something "cute" but that also can satisfy our need to get something "cool" and perhaps even useful in satisfying the inner geek in most guys.  Check out some of these finds! 


TED-Heads vs TED-Feds

The Annual TED Conference taking place February 9-13 in Long Beach, California has an elitism about it.  If you have $6000 to spend on an event - If you are an expert in the field of technology, entertainment or design - if you know how to deliver information in a new and innovative fashion - and of course there is that little matter about being invited - you might be worthy of  being considered a TED-Head with TED-Cred. If not, join the rest of us -  the club of TED-Fed D-Listers who can only witness the affair from afar, like a kid with no funds peering into the window of a candy store.

Michael Jackson Figurine Will Be A Thriller

Michael Jackson fans will have to wait a few months for a new polyvinyl figurine of the King of Pop that shows him at his best, in full-out Thriller mode.

Apple Logo Stands The Test Of Time For 30 Years

There are some visual images that make us feel good, whether it's a natural phenomenon like a rainbow, a man-made wonder like the Pyramids of Egypt or an emotionally impactful work of art like Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. To that list one might add logos - a graphic illustration that best exemplifies a product and is sensually pleasing to the eye. And there probably is no other design that has captured our modern-day imagination for as long as the Apple logo.

WhoDat Won The Superbowl? Letterman & Leno!

While it was a helluva Super Bowl (Go Saints), when it came down to the ads, too many of the commercials smacked of familiarity and a lot lacked the surprise element because they were leaked to YouTube in advance of the event. However one commercial kept under close wraps rose above the rest for for not only its shock value, but also because it played off of the overexposed celebrity of two men we've all grown to love over the years- namely Letterman and Leno!

Who Wins The Social Media Bowl? #WhoDat vs #MyColts?

Dependent on what team you are rooting for in this year's Super Bowl (#SB44), you might be surprised to learn who is winning on the Social Media field of play. When Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning faces off against New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, you might want to check out some of the stats and trends surfacing on the social networks before placing your final wager.

Tea Party Movement Does Not Move Social Media

There is a strange phenomenon afoot in this country. The rumblings of an establishment of a "Tea Party" party can be heard growing louder and louder. The National Tea Party, a first-time convention for the group has attracted 1,100 delegates to Nashville, Tennessee for three days of protest, caucus and debate. It's a movement everyone says is people-powered to give voice to the frustrations of a heretofore leaderless party. With all this talk channeling through the traditional news vehicles of legacy newspapers and TV, why hasn't this group chosen to be represented on social networks?

Retro Glasses Designer Jumps On The 3D Glasses Trend With Inspired Aviators

I don't know about you, but the trend of 3D glasses that Avatar has revived is making me jealous. I don't know if it's because I miss those plastic fashion items from my childhood, or because I'm among the population that has yet to see the movie. Regardless, I'm glad to see there's a fashionable alternative.

Geo Spam Heads Into Location-Based Territory

Well, it was bound to happen. As popular as location-based services are becoming, it didn't take long for the Spamalot Brigade to step in for a little menace and mayhem. As if privacy wasn't a big enough issue with LBSs, now we have to worry about hackers and other insidious tactics to infiltrate geo-tagged ads and profiles on our mobile devices.

Cost Per Check-in: Has Foursquare Initiated A New Ad Model?

We know about ad deals based on impressions and  we are familiar with banner ads and pop-ups. Google Adsense opened us up to cost per click-throughs. But as social networking moves from the desktop to mobile devices are we ready to engage in a brand new business model Cost Per Check-in? And will local establishments and brands be willing to pay for it?

Twitter's First Resignation By Tweet - Jonathan Schwartz Exits Sun

The first tweet from outer space was recorded on January 22. The first doctor to tweet during surgery happened at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. A landmark tweet against impostors was issued in a tweet by the British High Court in October, 2009. And as another first for the microblogging platform, Jonathan Schwartz, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems became the first Fortune 200 boss to tweet his resignation.

Measuring Tape Toilet Paper Features Illustrated Exercises

Ever had the urge to measure your waist when you're in the bathroom? Note the spelling, I typed "waist"... but regardless of your intentions, Japan has the toilet paper you need.

Google Gets In On All The Tablet Hype With Chrome Concepts

Not to be outdone by all the hype surrounding the iPad, Google released concept images and video of what a tablet PC running Chrome OS might look like.