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Three Technologies That Will Change The Face of Retail

This piece will look at three of the biggest trends that are going to come about in retail stores in the near future. By examining trends such as touch screens, wireless payment processes and the use of printed electronics and e Ink technology in stores, as well as how they may be used in your local stores.

While Google Glass Stalls, Augmented Reality Has Eyes On Innovega's Contact Lens

The blogosphere has been cybersalivating over the potential debut of Google Glass supposedly to arrive in time for the Christmas holidays, 2013. As if the $1500 price tag is a reasonable price point for the Average Joe consumer? But aside from cost are glasses going to provide the Augmented Reality experience people are really looking for?

ACLU Warns Of Drone Nightmare Scenario

As drones become better able to stay in the air for long hours, and get cameras that can zoom in and record entire cities all at once, the ACLU warns that a nightmare drone scenario could be happening sooner than we think. ARGUS, a recent advancement in spying technology, may be the first step towards this future.

Hip First Lady Bangin' It Out On Twitter, YouTube & Jimmy Fallon [Videos]

The "Let's Move" initiative and fitness competition marked its second anniversary in February, 2012 when First Lady Michelle Obama invited talk show host Jimmy Fallon to the White House. Starting with a race up the White House staircase, to push-ups, the challenged stepped it up with Tug of War, Hula Hoops, Dodgeball and even a Potato Sack Race, accompanied by the motivational anthems of "The Eye of the Tiger" and "Chariots of Fire." Even the first dog "BO" got into the act.

Get Scared! - 3 Best Sites To Satiate Your Appetite For Fear

Need more horror in your life? After we covered Hotel 626, an online haunted house full of multimedia-rich material that went viral, we found our readers love to have their socks knocked off in horror. Unfortunately, Hotel 626 is no longer online, so we went to work to see where fans of horror games can go next. Check out these other scary online games that will cause your cursor to shake uncontrollably.

Google Glass Now Live

After a year of suspense, Google finally released its web page describing to the world what Google Glass is, what the features are, and how to get them.

Tattoo Disguise Bands Keep Body Art Under Cover

Not only Yakuza members have prominent tattoos and don't always want to show them. Tattoo Disguise Bands from Japan's Octopus Army stretch to fit any size arms and legs, covering up and hiding real tattoos under a range of tattoo-like printed designs.

Burger King's Twitter Hacked: Hilarity Ensues

Burker King's Twitter account was hacked by Anonymous members. Fans go crazy and retweet funny messages all day long, but meanwhile this shows how important it is for businesses to keep control of their PR messages.

App-happy Or App-athetic eBook Readers: Kindle vs Nook vs iPad vs Sony EReader?

Following the eBook reader market since 2009, while the competition amongst brands remains steep, there are advances in app support that might determine which device you gravitate towards in the future. One of the advantages of having your reading library 'in the cloud' is the accessibility of your books on multiple devices. However some of the top name products offer better cross-platform than others. So if you're a consumer who's looking for flexibility with multi-device app support, you should be aware of the break-down for each major eBook platform.

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.