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Haiti & The Power Of Social Media

We've seen the power of Social Media in action with the outpouring of support for the Iranians during last summer's Iranian Election Protests on the streets of Tehran. We know its capabilities. Now, with the devastation of Haiti by one of the world's most horrendous earthquakes, once again Social Media and the Digital World take center stage to remind us of our humanity and that we all belong to one village.

Too Shy? DVD Helps Women Look Men In The Eye

Ladies, are you overly shy? Can't get up the nerve to talk to that cute guy in your building, much less look him in the eye? Maybe you're hurtin' after a bad break-up? If so, order "Miterudake For Lady", the creepy self-help DVD that helps shy women gain (or regain) their social savvy.

Saci Is One Devil Of A Chair

Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan has created a devilish chair as a tribute to Saci, a mythical Brazilian prankster, who seems to have made two of the Saci Chair legs disappear!

Masculine And Feminine Gracefully Fuse In Loginoff’s Chair Design: Dounyasha

It’s hard to resist Dima Loginoff’s designs; they’re so conceptually rich, drawing in so many aspects of history, art, and social commentary.  Perhaps none of Loginoff’s creations to date are as evocative as his concept chair, Dounyasha.

 

FanBuzz Visualizer & Grammy Awards Track Real-Time Popularity Of Lady Gaga & Others

On January 31, 2010, as a first-of-its-kind interactive fan experience, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award Show will rank the popularity of nominated artists. This will result from an aggregation of real-time feeds from YouTube, Twitter and Flickr that stream in from fans online.

Medtronic's Melody Device Sings Sweetly To Those With Heart Defects

Without having to jump through the usual hoops required by the US Food and Drug Administration for approval, the medical device company, Medtronic, gained approval of its Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve through a "Humanitarian Device Exemption."  This device could save those with pulmonary valve failure many open heart surgeries... and Medtronic has other heart valve devices lined up.

The Green Seamless Solution To Solar Panels Is Blue: Solé Power Tiles

I was just waiting  for an invention like SRS Energy's new Solé Power Tiles that can be seamlessly integrated with a tile roof.  Solé Power Tiles are a beautiful green solution, but they're blue.  

Chirp! Twitter Sets Coordinates For Geolocation Developer Conference

Calling all Developers! Get those APIs a' humming! The wait is over, and the location has been selected. Chirp, the Twitter Developer Conference is offically slated for San Francisco, April 14-15, 2010. It will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. It's exclusivity is evident by its limited seating of 800.

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Google vs Bing vs China - Which Yuan Wins?

ComScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, just released a study on growth in the global search market for 2009 and showed that searches have grown 46% globally. The study revealed that the U.S. remains the largest search market worldwide, while Google retains a commanding lead in the worldwide search market

Rash On Your Bum? You May Have Toilet Seat Dermatitis!

The medical diagnosis of toilet seat dermatitis is a real one, but if it hasn't come to your attention, it may be because most cases are found in underdeveloped countries... until recently.

Urban Mushing: Inventor Creates Dog-Behind-The-Wheel Power And A New Sport

I never thought that dogs and drivers might have "issues" with dog sleds.  But inventor Mark Schuette from Bend, Oregon says mushing can create steering battles because the dogs are in front of the riders and, therefore, have the ultimate steering control.  That's why Schuette invented the first dog-behind-the-wheel Dog Powered Scooter, Dog Powered Trike, TrikeBike, and Dog Powered Skateboard, that put the dog behind the wheel instead of in front of it.  Read on and see how you can urban mush your dogs.

Pope Spreads The Word One Tweet At A Time?

When God said "go forth and spread the word," little did he know he would would be limited to 140 characters. Pope Benedict XVI, who at 82 just realized that 'you can teach an old dog new tricks,'  doesn't want the priests in his flock to miss out on a current opportunity to proselytize. After all, wasn't spreading the word an early precursor of Twitter?

It's War, Baby! Cute Kewpie Doll 'Zero Fighter' Charm

Celebrate Imperial Japan's famous and feared wartime fighter plane, the Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero', with this dangerously cute kewpie doll Zero fighter charm.

The Jigg Is Up, Digg - Time to JerryRigg!

If you're like me and have become disenchanted with the social bookmarking site Digg, ever since they did away with their "shout" function last year, apparently we are not alone. While Digg's unique visitors ended 2009 at 27 million, his was a marked decline from its it 32 unique visitors in September.

Repurposed Pallets Make 5 DIY Designer Furniture Projects By Studiomama

It's not every year that you find do-it-yourself designs among the finalists for design awards, but the Design Museum in London announced that Pallet Furniture, designed by Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama is one of 12 finalists in the furniture category of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010.  Here are 5 of the Pallet Furniture designs you can make yourself!

Crying Girl DVD Helps Men Feel Strong

If the Crying Girl DVD isn't your average chick flick, it's because the intended audience doesn't consist of chicks.

FYI: Driving Impairs Conversation On Cell Phones

Yes. You read right.  You've heard that cell phones distract drivers.  Now, for the first time, a study has proven that driving distracts a driver from those cell phone conversations!

Juicy News! Daily Blueberry Juice Repowers Memory In Seniors

In the last ten years, blueberries have received a lot of free publicity.  There's always fresh news about the fruit with the highest anti-oxidant capacity and how it keeps flu, aging, belly fat, cancer, constipation, and heart disease at bay.  The benefits of blueberry consumption are not superstition or folklore brought back from the natives of the Andes....

If It Only Had Two Feet It Would Walk: Barstool By Supernatural

Don't get me wrong; I'm crazy about the Barstool from Supernatural Studios.  There's just something so alive about it, that if that big duck-footed base were split in two, I would half expect it to walk away, or around, or dance maybe!

Potato Chip Grabbing Gadget Keeps Fingers, Keyboards Clean

Do greasy potato chips cause your typing fingers to slip? You need 'Potechi Hand', the bionic chip gripper from Takara Tomy.

First Biomark For PTSD Established By Magnetic Brain Imaging

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which manifests itself in disturbing flashbacks, nightmares, paranoid behavior, and expressions of anger and hostility, had been medically diagnosed by empirical methods and by, essentially, ruling everything else out.  Until now.

"Pocket God's" 2 Million App Milestone Solves Retention Challenge

In today's world, apps are a dime a dozen, and most are free. By the end of 2009, while iPhone apps reached its '3 billion app download' milestone, studies have indicated that the retention rates of returning to apps after the initial download was a major hurdle for developers.

Time To Get Off Your Arse, Study Urges

It doesn't matter to your blood pressure, finds a Swedish research report, how much exercise you do for one hour a day; it matters what you do all day.  In other words, if you have a desk job, it's time to get off your arse!

Look Kindly On Your Health Insurer With An Apple Calendar

You get them every year.  Your dentist sends one, a local realtor sends one, maybe you get a pretty decent one from a charitable organization... They arrive in November or December and they send their best wishes for the upcoming new year.  You rarely hang them up or use them for anything; they hit the recycle bin on the way to your front door. Advertising calendars.