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Taking Stock In Facebook May Virtually Have Nothing To Do With Facebook

Facebook's unprecedented recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp helped bolster the social networks' stock price 158% over the past year. In my recent blog post, "WhatsApp With Facebook's Stock?…" FB moved from $25 in February, 2013 to $70 one year later on February 26, 2014. However in acquiring the virtual reality software startup Oculus Rift this week for $2 billion, not all analysts agree that the stock market is pleased with. . .

New Supercat Catnip Spray: Product Review

My cat loves his catnip, but the new SuperCat Catnip Spray definitely has its own special powers....

Want To Fly Over Water? Flyboarding Is New Sports Innovation Worth Trying

"Swing like a dolphin and challenge gravity like Iron Man." That's what Flyboard Magazine promises for new flyboarders. Invented in 2011, by Franky Zapata, Flyboarding is a sport that allows you to fly above the water, doing flips and turns (once you've mastered the throttle and gathered your balance), and dive down into it only to thrust yourself out again back into the air. Sounds awesome, huh? Here are the details...

Future Solution LX: Shiseido's Uses Smart Science For Their Skincare Line

Shiseido's Future Solution LX revolutionary anti-aging skincare combines both science and beauty. Shiseido actually created an amino acid to help fight against aging, dryness, and roughness of the skin. Future Solution LX goes above and beyond typical skincare.

Go Faster With Glowfaster: A New “Smart Jacket” That Makes You Run Faster

The Glowfaster smart jacket is the latest contender in ‘health conscious’ wearable technologies.  This innovative idea utilizes health-tech features (heart rate sensor, GPS tracking) and presents them in a new, motivational, way.  With other wearable technologies on the horizon, how will the Glowfaster stack up?

Teleportation In, Twitter Out In Turkey - Where Is Olivia Pope When You Need Her?

For a Prime Minister who's embraced technology more so than other national leaders of sovereign states, one's hard pressed to sympathize with a man who chose to ban Twitter to cover up a political scandal. The disruption and "going dark" incident sparked public fury and outrage. . .

Hands-Up For Facial Recognition With Facebook, TV Shows & FBI

If you're a TV junkie like myself who gravitates towards fast-paced high-stakes thrillers in this new Golden Age of television, you most likely have also been schooled on the new lexicon of terms used to solve cases. Ever since the award-winning FX series Damages first premiered in 2007 with intricate plot twists, red herrings, foreshadowing and nonlinear narratives. . .

Touch Time Is The Simple Smart Watch

Smart watches are all the craze right now. From Pebble to Samsung, everyone is trying to get a piece of the wrist real estate. But what do most of these smart watches have in common? They need a smart phone to connect to them. That's where Phosphor's Touch Time is different. The Touch Time requires no connectivity to a phone, and doesn't need to be charged like a phone or traditional smart watch.

Soylent: The Future Food That Wants To Be Your Only Source of Nourishment

When you read the word Soylent, it may conjure up images of Charlton Heston and a dystopian future.  However, Rob Rhinehart hopes to change that.  Soylent is actually a food substitute, crafted with several ingredients that intend to give its consumers all of the necessary nutrients and calories required for a single day.  Thus, a few cups of Soylent a day is all you need to sustain yourself.

Monitor Your Pet's Health With The Latest Wearable: The Whistle Activity Monitor

You want your pets to live a long life in the best health possible.  It's only natural. That's what the inventor group of high-tech innovators wanted for their pets, and that's why they created the Whistle, a wearable monitor for dogs that enables you to set health goals for them and make sure they're reaching them, even while you're away.