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25 Degrees Celsius: The Cookbook Store Where You Can Try Before You Buy!

 How many times have you found yourself standing in a big-box bookstore mulling over the selection of cookbooks, drooling over the recipes but wondering just how realistic they are to carry out in your own kitchen? If you're like many men and women with culinary interest, you've probably got a cookbook collection and only use a select number of them from which you have a few specific recipes. A new business helps you shop in such a way that you make practical cookbook purchases.

Topsy Searches Twitter With Google-like Results

Topsy may have gotten an edge on Twitter's internal search function, because the way this search engine is laid out is seriously awesome.

Google Buzz Superstar!

Saturdays are normally slow news days - allowing us to retreat into our reboot mode- a time to recharge and reset for the upcoming week. This was not the case for the gang that man the ivory towers of Mountain View in the heart of Silicon Valley. No, this weekend those pilgrims that pray at the altar of Larry Page and Sergey Brin were paying penance in an attempt to fix a transgression that was literally causing a very big BUZZzzzz!

10 Romantic Getaway Destinations: Most Unique Themed Hotels From Around The World

If you're looking for a last-minute getaway to surprise your beloved this Valentine's Day, it's not too late to throw something together no matter where you live. Last minute or not, venture to any of the unique themed hotels below and you're sure to have a romantic and memorable time! With hotels worldwide with themes that serve any interest, your loved one will never know that you weren't planning ahead! There's a pretty good chance guys or gals that you'll get lucky, and it won't be a result of questionable lingerie purchases at all.


Help Wanted: Why Obama Seeks A New 'Social Networks' Manager?

You got the skills to run all of the governments social networks accounts such as Twitter and Facebook? Do you know the difference between friends, followers and fans?  If so, Obama wants you. Here's a chance for all those social media gurus out there to show your mettle and work for the number one honcho in the land. Just think about it  - you may only be a tweet away from landing one of the most important gigs of your social media career. That is - after you investigate why their current Twitterer In Charge has chosen to step down?

Social Media Queen Betty White Upstaged By The Olympics?

Can going viral on a Facebook Fan Page get you you a gig on Saturday Night Live? If fans have their way - Betty White might be the first actress to score such a deal. She may have started her showbiz career back in the days of "I Love Lucy," but today you haven’t hit the big time until you’ve gone viral.

Vancouver 'Social Media' Olympics To Outpace Beijing

The XXI Olympic Winter Olympics are euphemistically being called the "Social Games." Based on sponsors vying for the spotlight, more consumers will have their eyes glued to their smartphone screens than they will to TV. If Coca-Cola can motivate 500 million Internet transactions as a result of the Super Bowl (a one-day event), can you imagine what sponsors, apps, social networks and search engines stand to gain from sixteen days of events in Vancouver. Reaching out via social media, this Olympics may rival China in attention, if not in spectacle.

Send A 'Last Letter' From The Afterlife To Your Loved Ones

A free online service from Japan called 'Last Letter' lets you send your loved ones a final message... after you've drawn your final breath.

Gowalla Opens Doors For API Developers To Check-In

Location-based social networks was one of my social media predictions for 2010 and is now proving to be this year's next shiny thing. We are only into February, and we are already seeing Gowalla going toe to toe with Foursquare and encouraging API Developers to develop applications that will build onto their platform.

Hour Face iPhone App Ages You In Seconds

A disturbing new iPhone app called Hour Face is freaking out young and old... by making the young look old.