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Can Bitcoin Alternatives Save The Virtual Currency?

Bitcoin is not the only virtual currency out there. Between Litecoin, Ripple, Zerocoin and so on, which will be the virtual currency of the future? Is Bitcoin able to stay the course, and gain its value back?

Talking Tissue Boxes Coming Soon?

Are talking tissue boxes coming soon? Research being done by scholars over at Penn State shows that people who were confronted with a talking tissue box, one that made suggestions and blessed them, was a welcome thing by most people. The research is part of a larger project that shows how smart technology can be placed into our homes.

Marketing Secrets You May Not Know About Twitter

These days, it is important to market your web presence on Google, Twitter and Facebook. These are three of the most popular and widely used platforms that people use to market their business online. Twitter has a specific advantage over other advertising platforms that many people do not know about.

Interview with Tactical Haptics' Professor William Provancher

At GDC 2013 towards the end of March, an organization known as Tactical Haptics revealed a rather revolutionary new piece of motion control technology. It's called Reactive Grip, and combined with tech such as the Oculus Rift, it could very well revolutionize the way we game. Last week, I decided to track down Professor William Provancher, Reactive Grip's inventor, for an interview about its creation and development.

The Web Is 20

20 years ago CERN created the World Wide Web. Now to celebrate, they are bringing back the original web pages at their original URLs for all to see, proof that no one knows how popular their inventions might become.

Bake Your Dog Panini With The New Dog Treat Panini Pan

Congratulations are in order to Holstein Housewares for the development of the Holstein Pet Treat Maker, a panini pan that makes perfect dog biscuits in 7 minutes. It's not available yet, but the specialized appliance will be ready for sale at HSN.com sometime in May, and here's what it will offer..

Move Over Dolly, Here Are The GLOWIES! Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Sheep... Because They Can

Dolly, the first animal cloned from adult animal stem cells, is no longer alive to see the latest bovine specimens of human intervention... nine glow-in-the-dark lambs born to a ewe whose DNA received a shot of green florescent protein (GFP), the gene found in Aequorea victory jellyfish.  Despite the undeniably great scientific breakthrough these lambs have accomplished, they, unlike Dolly, will probably not achieve her fame, for these bioluminescent sheep are being numbered one through nine, rather than named.      

Are Brits Sleeping Better - And Cheaper?

Whether you spend your nights in 1500 Thread Count luxury or the scratchy tatters of motel room sheets, the quality of the mattress is always key. Getting the best mattress isn't easy or cheap, but somehow, the brilliant Brits at WeDo Mattresses have unlocked the mystery behind inexpensive, high-quality beds so they can grab some cheeky sleep.

What You Need To Know About Search Engine Marketing

I have always wanted to build a website so that I could earn money online just like everyone else seems to be doing these days. I started off by purchasing a domain, finding a suitable place to host my website and then building a website. It was tough at first, but I started to learn the finer points of site optimization. One thing though – I still wasn’t getting much traffic. One day a friend of mine came over and we started to talk about my website and my results.

With $250k On The Line, One Spark 2013 Was An Inferno Of Innovation!

Jacksonville, Florida’s huge crowdsourcing event for inventors, innovators and creative dreamers has come and gone, leaving me to showcase the most popular ideas of the One Spark event.