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Bizarre USB Bust Beauty Pads Keep Snow Off Your Mountains

Winter's chill frosting your ornaments? Slip a pair of Thanko's USB bust beauty pads under the boys and turn cold & icy to warm & nicey!

ScamVille? A New Online Game? Who's Up For The Challenge?

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch wrote a very insightful article titled "Scamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem of Hell," exposing Zynga and its scam-laden lead gen-type offers devised for their ever-popular Facebook games of Farmville and Mafia Wars. I challenge one of the more ethical game developers to actually use Arrington's expose to develop the real thing - an actual Facebook game called "ScamVille!"

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.

Twitter Lists Inspired By Tweetdeck, Google Wave & Enterprise Microblogs

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you might want to consider "making your list and checking it twice."Lists are the new order of business in Twitterville. Some say it will take the place of "Follow Fridays." Others think its jumping on the the Google Wave and Enterprise Microblogs' bandwagon.

Halloween Inspired By Our Scary Financial Woes!

This year in addition to influences from the movie industry's horror flicks, the financial decline in the US appears to be just as scary, if not more horrifying than "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw 2,3,4,5,etc." Let's take a look at how our current financial crisis might be affecting "All Hallows Eve" this year!

The Bad Driving Gene: 30 Percent Of Americans Have It!

There is no commercially available test to determine if you have the BDNF gene variant.... But how's your driving?

Modern Dogs Demand Doca Pet Bowls For Ergonomics & Style

If you love modern and want to give your dog strain-free access to his food, the Doca Pet bowl stands are some stunners! Their creative designs are by Luke Wong, the Studiowai furniture designer in Chicago. He joins a number of other interior designers with a eye for pet ware. Here are three dog feeding stands in sizes that should fit the Yorkies, the Corgies, and the Danes.

LED Eyelashes Light Up Your Lids

False eyelashes not getting you enough attention? LED Eyelashes from Korean designer Soomi Park will have you turning heads so fast you might be sued for causing whiplash.

Two Web Companies Find Lost Pets With Different Methods

You may have already packed up your pet's necessities for the possibility of an evacuation. But have you centralized all the information you will need if your pet gets lost or stolen? I can tell you from more than one experience, it's hard to think straight when your pet disappears. Here are two more resources I would add to your list now: Amber Pet Alert™ and Find Toto.

LED Toothbrush Shines The Light On Dental Health

The LED toothbrush from Beldente lights up your mouth as you brush. Not only does this make it easier to see where your toothbrush is going, the LED light is set at the wavelength periodontal bacteria hate the most.

Grenade Christmas Decorations: Pretty, Glittery, And Political

Partnering with Suck UK, Britain's inimitable producer of both the humorous and seriously absurd in design, Ctrl.Alt.Shift will use the proceeds from its Grenade Christmas Tree Decorations to further efforts to call for world attention to the "silent majority."

Social Media That Happens In Vegas Doesn't Have To Stay in Vegas!

The catch-phrase that transformed Las Vegas' failed attempt at becoming a 'family destination' back into its original 'Sin City' image is now taking another turn. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas," was not only a brilliant ad campaign slogan, it also became a pop culture mantra used every time someone wanted to alert someone else about keeping things on the DL.

Why The Fail Whale Is Here To Stay!

While the Fail Whale comes and goes. - sometimes its absence is missed as much as its presence. Ever wonder why the ubiquitous Fail Whale cannot disappear forever? Here's the rationale of some of the top thinkers on the subject.

Foursquare Clique Has A Ticket To Ride On The BART

Odd that Foursquare, the Location-Based Social Network with it roots in Manhattan should strike its first transit deal with the Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco versus the New York Subway system. Is the new location-based social network attracting a narrow demographic of West Coast clique-ish gamers?

Men's Leggings Excite Thighs and Whispers on Tokyo Streets

Men's leggings, or "Meggings", have been spotted on the streets of Tokyo. Is the apocalypse really at hand or is it just some bad fashion afoot?

Microsoft Windows 7 Whopper: Big Launch With An Even Bigger Lunch

Microsoft celebrated the launch of their highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system worldwide with a smorgasbord of offbeat promotions, but nothing could top Burger King's 7-patty Windows 7 Whopper in Japan. DO have a cow, man!

Learn Japanese or English with a Geek Goddess at Idols Foreign Language Academy

Japanese Idols... they're not jeweled statues you'll find in a temple. These idols are pretty young girls who show off her cute looks and debatable talents on TV, at websites, in magazines and now... in a unique Akihabara language school.

Bing & Google Rockin' Real-Time, Baby!

When Bing filed for a trademark earlier this year, it appeared that 'local search' was in its cross-hairs. Now it has set it sights on 'real-time search' as well. And not to be outdone, the ubiquitous Google followed suit. Rocking real-time, baby is something both of these search engines needed to stay relevant in today's search engine arena.

Retro Form + Techno Function = HiPhone (not iPhone)

It's a phone! It's a music & video player! It's NOT an iPhone, but the HiPhone F320 has a few other things going for it, not the least being its quirky, retro, phone dial wheel style.

Robot Swine Flu Patient Sweats, Cries, Moans... and Dies!

A new patient simulation robot now used to help train medical professionals in Japan has been programmed to not only exhibit symptoms of H1N1 swine flu, but to respond to proper - or improper - treatment.

Top Ten Mad Men Parodies

If impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery, parodies have to be its kissing cousin. When it comes to Mad Men, one of the most intelligent and entertaining dramas on the tube today, everyone seems to want a piece of Dan Draper and Peggy Olsen...and making fun of them is...well... the icing on the cake!

"New Kids On The Block" Experiment With New Form of Payola!

Remember the days, when record companies use to slip a radio station a few extra hundred bucks to promote their favorite artist's latest record? The term, "payola" derived from that practice. Today, those pay-offs are being replaced by a new 21st century social media updated version.

eBook Plus! Exciting Android Alex™ Revolutionizes eReading Experience

The ultimate e-gadget for geeks young and old is just around the corner. It's the first Google Android-based e-book with full browser capability and a Duet Navigator™, a dual screen display that "holds" text on one screen and related hyperlinked material on the second. Designed by Spring Design and called simply Alex, it's sure to be a hit with research, educational, and entertainment markets.

Twitter, Google SideWiki & Wikileaks Can't Be Gagged!

It's becoming more and more difficult for traditional gatekeepers like the government to control the flow of information to the people. In years past when the authorities issued a "gag order" against the media, they could easily enforce it. Not the case in today's social media world!

Top Ten Social Shopping Sites (Just In Time) For The Holidays!

Holiday Shopping habits are going through a transition states OneUpWeb.com. The recession has changed consumer habits and according to their report on shopping trends, "social" search engines will be used more than traditional search for data regarding holiday purchases. And beyond Twitter Search, the social networking niche gaining the most traction in this area is social shopping sites.