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GPS Tracking Of Seniors, Kids, & Others With Special Needs: The eMed-Trac

eMedi-ID, a franchise business that provides personal medical information to first responders via USB devices on their customers' keyrings, has just come out with a new device capable of tracking a person's whereabouts via global positioning satellites (GPS)

Habitat Turning Hashtag Spam Into 'Green Eggs & Ham'?

The power of social media and real-time search can turn on anyone in a moment's notice when misconduct online takes the spotlight. As evidenced recently by Kanye West, Joe Wilson, United Airlines and countless others, there are no "get out of jail free cards," when individuals and brands misbehave badly. The immediacy and the transparency of social media will catch you every time.

12 Revolutionary Innovations Win 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Awards

The technology winners of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) awards do not disappoint.  They impact the world on a global scale or at least very significant parts of it.   Their arrival instigates change; they are watersheds, game changers...  The WSJ winners are all that through their efficiency, their flexibility, and their economy of energy, of expenditures, of time, of personnel, and of materials.  The inventor in all of us should find these 12 winners very inspiring.

Oh What Fun It Used To Be To Take A Shower

Remember how much you enjoyed Christmas, until you learned that Santa was really your parents?  Or how much you loved swimming in the ocean, until you saw the movie Jaws?  Well, this news may hit you in much the same way....

"Heil Hitler Kanye West" Lambasted Via YouTube, Twitter & Obama!

When even Hitler disses Kanye West, its fairly obvious that his rabid outburst at MTV's Video Music Awards was as low rank as one could get. Getting chastised by the entire World Wide Web is not an easy task, but apparently a challenge Mr. West thought he was up for!

Recycled Fire Hose Shoulder Bags are Hot, Wet & Green!

Where do old Japanese fire hoses go to die? The answer is Patina Japan, a green company dedicated to remaking and remodeling vintage fire hoses into slick eco-friendly shoulder bags.

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

Call For Inventors! Bed Bath & Beyond® Wants Innovative Pet Products For PawsLife™

It looks like the pet product market has not been saturated yet.  Here comes Bed Bath & Beyond with its own pet brand, PawsLife™, and it wants your pet product ideas!

NEW Mafia Wars -The Lehman Family vs The Bear Stearns Family!

While the widely popular Mafia Wars is chewing up the digital landscape by trying to recruit everyone on Twitter one tweet at a time, there are two other nefarious families making the social networking scene. These families, just as ruthless and similar in style to the mafioso have the makings for a great new Mafia Wars game.

Size Of Tiger Brain Challenges Scientific Assumptions About Social Animals

At Oxford University, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) has been studying the brain size of four large cats -- leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers -- in relation to their average overall size. The largest brain by length measurement is the lion's , but the volume of the tiger's brain, contrary to the researchers' expectation, is larger than the lion's brain relative to body size. So what's the big deal?

Joe "You Lie" Wilson Under A DDoS Attack!

"Sticks and stones may break my bones," but will "name calling" define Joe Wilson? This South Carolina's congressman knows how to call presidents liars but does he know how to defend himself against a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack?

The Interactive Cat Pedicure By The EmeryCat™ Board

A cat pedicure is just the thing for indoor cats, but with the new EmeryCat, you don't have to face a torrent of screams and hisses to clip and sand your cats' nails. Your cat does his own pedicure with this interactive EmeryCat board.

Mobile Movie Apps Only Lack the Popcorn!

There's been a lot of talk about the Twitter Effect making or breaking movies. Movie makers like Tim Burton are also using social networks to promote movies like Alice in Wonderland while they are still in production. Now mobile apps have become the latest trend used by movie studios to grab the attention of prospective movie-goers in advance of a movie's release.

Rain Boots & Dog Rescue? däv® And The Dog Whisperer

Who says you can't get some cool duds and donate money to a great charity too? Gals... Here's a chance to get the most dynamite rainwear ever, and fund some really needy dog shelters, without spending an extra dime. Guys... Just get her shoe size....

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

Twihotels Helps Guests Book & Hoteliers Sell Hotel Rooms

Twihotels, the unique Twitter app that offers post-your-hotel-queries in a tweet format has expanded their hotel solutions for both hoteliers and hotel guests. Known as the first social networking hotel-finder, Twihotels is already enhancing their feature offerings after their recent debut launch in August.

'The Good Web' Uses Social Media To Advance Causes

Something is afoot when people begin to distinguish something that is familiar as 'good.' Not inferring that everything that went before it was 'bad,' "The Good Web" looks at the Internet and Social Media with new eyes and places value on using the tools of the Digital Age to create a groundswell of activity to assist with worthwhile causes.

Airline Seating Follows Airline Food... Bye Bye!

Interior designers in the airline industry are clearly charged to create seating designs that work... for the airlines.  Pack 'em in must be the industry's motto now, as designers create drawings of face to face seating (a là city bus), stand-up seating (a là torture chamber), and stacked seating (a là someone sits in the luggage rack).

Mein Kampf Manga Blitzes Bookstores With Comic Nazi-ness

Fancy a little Adolph with your anime? Japan has something for that: a manga comic version of Hitler's guide to world domination. Anybody seen Mein Manga?

Recycled Roof Tile Birdhouses Not Just For Clay Pigeons

Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi has found a use for previously non-recyclable ceramic roof tiles: each tile becomes the roof of a birdhouse.

Augmented Reality Provides Terminator Eyesight!

Before Schwarzenegger became the governor of California, he was known to don a Terminator costume every now and then and assume super robotic powers in a few movies of the same name. What if humans today could virtually see what Arnold's fictional character saw? 

Fruit Slice Mini Memo Dispensers Sweeten Up Your Desktop

Tired of giving co-workers a piece of your mind? Next time try sending a slice of life - from your desktop Apple or Pear memo dispenser!

100 Years Of Social Media

Social media is not a phenomenon exclusive to our current Digital Age. It has a long tradition and distinct parallels with events in the past that seem to run in 100 years cycles. Editorial cartoons, postcards and even the Industrial Revolution were all forebearers to how we communicate today through social media. 

Prius 6-Door Limo Goes To Great Lengths For Hybrid Efficiency

Coming after the innovative yet outrageous Prius Hearse, the Prius Limo stretches the concept of hybrid efficiency to new heights... or should we say, lengths.

Be On The Alert For Highly Contagious H3N8 Dog Flu Virus

Tissue box suddenly empty? It just could be that your dog has been blowing her nose in those tissues and stashing them somewhere. After all, she doesn't want you to alter her lifestyle just because she has the dog flu...