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Habanero Cream Puff Puts Desert Heat In Your Dessert Treat

The Habanero Cream Puff snack from Japan's Kyoto Habanero combines rich sweet custard cream with searing hot habanero pepper pastry - it's a match made in Hell!

Twitter Is Our Studio 54!

Like the Disco era, the Hippie Era, the Flapper Era, every decade is affected by the social consciousness of its time. Each is normally earmarked by a frenzy of interactive activity that becomes a world-wide sensation capable of capturing the imagination of millions. From the 'gate-crashing' of the 70's to the 'crowdsourcing' of 2009, have we come such a long way?

Japanese Robot Mannequins Move Shoppers To Buy

Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don't be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. "Palette", a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!

iTuning Your Next Social Network?

Apple, Apple, Apple! Like Marsha from The Brady Bunch, it always seems like Apple gets all the attention. Even when its quiet! Yes, without one single PowerPoint presentation from Steve Jobs or even a whiff of a press release, Apple is out there front and center churning up the rumor mill!  The latest fodder to hit the digital airwaves is a reported social media app that will simultaneously connect various social networks and integrate with iTunes.

Crocs O-Dial Updates The Shoe Phone

Bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone; you can have an O-Dial from Crocs. These perforated plastic pouches look better cradling your phone than your feet, though there's no guarantee you won't be considered to be bumbling... they're still Crocs after all.

Great News For Chocolate Lovers: New Study Tells All!

You've heard that chocolate looses it's flavonols, or antioxidants, when cooked.  I've reported that myself.  But a new study says that's not necessarily true.... and here's why....

Call for Inventors! O-Cedar® Wants The Next Big Mop!

O-Cedar, manufacturer of household cleaning products, is looking for the next hot floor care product.  A mop with a twist, a new "hairdo," a new material, or a self cleaning broom...  I don't know; am I giving anything away here?

Graphic Novels Explode On The Mobile Comicsphere

Remember when Comic Books fit neatly in your back pocket ...available for quick access while on the go. Well its a new millennium, and print has gone digital. Now your Comics and Graphic Novels are even more accessible on a mobile platform of your choice.

Tax Deductions For Pets? The HAPPY Bill

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan has introduced a bill that would change the U.S. Tax Code by allowing a new itemized deduction: pet care.

Study Proves Men Less Choosy When It Comes To One Night Stands

A team of psychologists at Brunel University in the UK conducted research comparing the physical standards required by men and women when in came to casual sex. If this research was conducted in the U.S., I'd say it was a great candidate for the Golden Fleece award.

Super Mario Collector's Edition Chess Set Has Nintendo Fans Pawned

Video games featuring Super Mario and the gang did much to turn traditional games like chess into neglected curiosities. No longer - this Collector's Edition chess set melds old school and new school into something any type gamer should "check" out!

Is Facebook Lite The Latest Biggest Loser?

Fast on the heels of acquiring FriendFeed, Facebook is about to roll-out Facebook Lite. As a quasi-Twitter platform, one can only wonder if it comes with half the calories but allows for more characters per morsel? If Twitter is your micro-blogging maincourse du jour, what could Facebook possibly be offering to alter your diet?

Bee Toxin Launched In Nanobees Kills Tumors In Mice

In a fascinating attempt to thwart cancerous tumors growing in mice, biology and physiology researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created nanobees to carry bee toxin directly to the tumors.

Whitehouse Sells Healthcare Reform To The Twitterverse And Beyond!

Obama promised transparency during his presidential campaign. He is keeping that promise with the current push to lock up legislation on healthcare reform by using social media as his communication tool of choice. A strong proponent of social networking for the 21st Century, the Whitehouse reaches out to the 'wisdom of crowds!' to place the debate front and center.

Fall Dog Fashion: It's All Shabby Chic At The Shabby Dog

Fall is just around the corner, and I thought I'd remind you to start scouting out  your dog's back-to-the-city wardrobe. The Shabby Dog, "For All Dog Kind" has some stunning new fashions in ready-to-wear, including coats, tees, harnesses, bows, collars, and leashes... plus some new beds, blankets and bowls your pooch will love.  They are totally shabby chic!


Lack Of Sleep Can Contribute To Diabetes Risk

Have you ever noticed that your appetite, particularly for sweets and comfort foods, increases when you haven't had enough sleep.  Well, new research suggests that lack of sleep may be another risk factor for diabetes, in addition to unhealthy eating habits and sedentary life styles.

Queerbook, What's In A Name?

When the GLBT community launches their social network in 2010, do you think the name "Queerbook" is an appropriate handle? Reece W. Manley, the founder thinks so as he has registered trademarks for Queerbook.com and Queerbook.net, in addition to establishing their logo.

Solar Powered Eneloop Neck Warmer, This Summer's Hot Item

Sanyo is barking up the right tree with their new, green, solar powered Eneloop neck warmer - though announcing it in the dog days of August isn't exactly timely.

Pregnancy Glamor Shots Make The Most Of A Bella Belly

Everyone loves baby pictures, but before the baby even arrives? Japanese mothers-to-be are baring their bellies in exclusive photo sessions that capture the pregnant pause.

Tweeting With The Enemy

With the DDoS Twitter attack fresh on our minds, one has to wonder who is utilizing social media for anti-social reasons. Could our enemies be covertly watching our every move in the Twitterverse, awaiting to seize an opportunity to use the free-flowing firehose of information for ulterior motives and surprise us again with another denial-of-service ambush?

Young Chinese Inventors Create DIY Flying Machines

From two separate provinces in China comes news this week that young inventors have created DIY flying machines that work. One is a helicopter made of wood, and the other is a flying car! 

Most People Lie, But 3 to 12 Times In 10 Minutes?

Everyone lies to some degree, but it's interesting to read about a study that actually measured how much we lie! 

Amazon App For Android Phones Makes Shopping A Snap... Literally

Amazon.com has every reason to make shopping easier for everyone.  And no slouch in technology itself, the company has just released the Amazon App For Androids, that makes shopping for Android phone users as easy as snapping a picture.  But that's just one of the ways you can shop....

DDoS And Our Ferris Bueller Day Off!

A cyber-attack, a lone blogger and a little known country in Russia were responsible for our Ferris Bueller day off from Twitter this week. People had to resort to the antiquated twentieth century source for the news, the newspaper! And the lives of the Twitterati were put on hiatus for hours on end! On August 5,  'DDoS', 'Cyxymu' and 'South Ossetia' meant nothing to the average Twitter user. Today, we know a little more about blocking social networks and political friction back in the USSR!

iPhones In Japan Get Wireless TV With USB SEG Clip

Japanese iPhone owners who enjoy watching digital TV on their iPhones have been looking at blank screens since Apple Japan's TV tuner app sold out.  Now a new USB stick from I-O Data is allowing viewers to see shows on their iPhones in crisp, clear 1Seg.