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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.

Blood Pressure Medicine And Alzheimer's: Do You Know Your ARBs From Your ACEs?

This is an ad for a blood pressure medication, not one for an erectile dysfunction drug. Lowering one's blood pressure can help to reduce the risk of heart attack during sexual activity, but what about lowering one's risk of dementia? Researchers from Boston University looked into this relationship.

Will NY Times Charge For Content & Bundle Delivery With New Apple iPad?

Speculation is circulating from reputable sources such as Mashable  that the New York Times is contemplating charging for content. While legacy newspapers have struggled to develop new business models to address dwindling subscriptions and ad revenue, it's apparent that a metered system is on the table for consideration.

Plum Pink Rice Wine Is A Sweet Romantic Treat

"Plum Pink" sake, a pleasingly pink alcoholic drink from Japanese distiller Nakano Shuzo is now available, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Top Five 'Pants On The Ground' Song Renditions

If you can't get that crazy song out of your head since 62-yr old 'General' Larry Platt first sang it on American idol mocking the contemporary street fashion of wearing your pants at half-(m)ass(t) - you are not alone!

Gawker Bids $100K For The New Apple Tablet

The last I heard, the yet-to-be-released Apple tablet/ iSlate ticket price was rumored at $1000. But the cost, specs and design of the device was kept under close wraps by the secretive Steve Jobs, who's motto should be "there will be no wine, before it's time." However that was all about to change when a promotional scheme devised by the Gawker Media/Valleywag team was released to their readership.

Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.

Google Search Goes 'Local' With Androids & iPhones

Location-based services are 2010's hot ticket item. As hyped as 'real-time search' was in 2009, all things 'local' will be the focus this year by search companies like Google and the social networks of Facebook and Twitter. Optimized search suggestions using one's location was announced by Google on January 14.

Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

Mother's Milk Cocktail Improves Memory In Mild Alzheimer's Patients

Soon you will be able to find a "mother's milk" cocktail called Souvenaid® on your drug store or supermarket shelves. And why would you drink it? To improve your memory, of course!

OneForty Stocks Store With Twitter Apps, Save 'Location'

Back in September, I predicted that Twitter would acquire oneforty.com, "the Twitter Store of Apps," where one could shop to his or her heart's content for any app under the Twitter sun. Not only did that prediction come to past, but today, oneforty is juggling the launch of its Premium Twitter App marketplace with a $1.85 million dollar round of funding.

Domino's Pizza Japan Caters To Food Lovers With Happy Valentine Pizza

Domino's Pizza Japan is targeting lovers of more than just food this Valentine's Day. If the way to a man's heart is really through his stomach, "Happy Valentine Pizza"

Wallpaper Your Windows With Versatile Gecko Adhesive Textiles

You know about the gecko. It can climb any smooth surface with the best climbing boots in the world -- its own feet.  Création Baumann, the renowned, proudly extravagant Swiss innovator in textiles, has named its latest product GECKO for a good reason. It sticks to smooth, shiny surfaces, like mirrors and windows, and it can lift its sticky "feet" to stick again somewhere else.

 


Google Japan Celebrates Chrome Browser With Tasty Eye Candy

Google Japan is taking the lead in promoting Google's shiny new Chrome web browser, if this tasteful celebration in honor of Chrome's first anniversary is any indication.

Green Tea Lessens Chance Of Lung Cancer Among Smokers

As a former smoker, I commiserate with those who still smoke; it's very difficult to stop smoking, but you really must. Just in case you think it's too late to quit because the damage has already been done, that thought is unfounded.  Stopping smoking can, over time, reverse lung damage... and, low and behold, new research shows so can green tea!

Who Wants This White Elephant? Yuri Suzuki's White Noise Machine

Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki enjoys playing with sound, and his White Noise Machine, now on display at a gallery in India is just his latest example.  It's a pretty big White Noise Machine, but you can have it for free, if you don't mind the noise and you're willing to pay the freight from India.

Agressive Cancers Co-Opt Fat Cells To Do Their Dirty Work

Though they are not exactly hit men, certain enzymes in fat cells have been found aiding and abetting the spread of the most aggressive cancer cells.  The guilty enzymes are the monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) enzymes, which put cancer cells into overdrive when they come in contact.

 

Twitter & GeoAPI's Great Land Rush Of 2010

Some call it the Great Land Rush of 2010. Others don't quite understand what all the fuss is about. And others yet still feel that 'location-based services' are an intrusion on our privacy. Whatever your perspective at this moment in time, I can almost guarantee you that you will be feeling entirely different about geolocation apps by year's end.

Lady Gaga Shocks The Polaroid Brand Back To Life!

How does a brand from the pre-digital age that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 survive in the 21st century of social media and advanced gadget wizardry? They hire a pop icon who has created more buzz since Madonna first uttered "Material Girl." Lady Gaga, the 23-year old wacky fashionista might be considered this millennium's Mae West on steroids but it looks like she's landed a legit day-time job, just in case her 'performance art' persona falls out of favor.

Shiseido Wants You To Wash Your Hair With Mother's Milk

If breast milk is the best food for babies, it should also be good for your hair. So says Japanese cosmetics and personal care giant Shiseido with their new Chikara "Concept of Mother's Milk" line of hair care products.