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Could Social Media Currency Replace the Dollar, Euro or Yuan?

When Mark Zuckerberg first launched his Open Graph API at the last Facebook F8 Conference in 2010, it was clear that a paradigm shift was set in motion- one that would revolutionize advertising - but more importantly one that would transform monetary transactions across the Web.  But could it possibly replace the dollar, euro or yuan?

Teddy Bear Bouquet Warms Her Heart On Valentine's Day

A bouquet of roses might be the most traditional Valentine's Day gift and certainly it makes a great impression, but listen guys: playing it safe isn't always the best move. Show her you can think outside the flower box by going bear... Teddy Bear, that is!

Crayola 3D Chalk Brings Sidewalk Drawings To Life

Toys have become pretty high tech in recent years, but there are some kids items that I wouldn’t have imagined could be taken to another level.  Apparently I was wrong.  Even the basic toys are not so basic anymore.  Crayola has come out with 3D Sidewalk Chalk for kids to create more realistic sidewalk drawings. 

Oblo Puzzle Sphere Takes Thinking To The Third Dimension

The Oblo Puzzle Sphere is a three-dimensional way to teach kids about hand-eye coordination, motor skills and an appreciation for this crazy multi-dimensional world we live in.

Orbeez Color Changing Lamp Lets Kids Glow And Grow

From the makers of Orbeez, creators of the grow-able, eco-friendly pellet system comes the color-changing Orbeez Mood Light.

Social Media Game That Rewards You For Playing Social Media Games

It was bound to happen. Zynga, the number one game developer on Facebook is not happy just to release another "Ville" game, they had to find yet another way to make online gaming even more addictive than they already are - and in the process add yet more "green" to their coffers. This week, rumors logged by a number  of the techie blog sites indicated the firm will be launching RewardVille.

Glow In The Dark Hexbug Nanos Scurry Onto The Toy Scene

From toy oddities retailer Brookstone comes a new line of their popular Hexbug Nanos – and these ones glow in the dark.

 

Pac-Man Pastry From Circle K Japan Celebrates 30 Years Of Video Gaming

Hungry for some hot arcade game action? You're 30 years too late on the latter but Japan's Circle K Sunkus convenience stores have got a little something to satisfy the former.

Artz Koffer From Haba – If You’re Thinking “Geshundtiet” You’re Not Far Off

Kids love to play doctor, and European toy maker Haba has created an easier-than-ever way for little ones to make house calls: the Artz Koffer.


Safari Soaker Looks To Be The Exciting Elephant In The Room

From the MIT toy lab round-up for 2010 comes the Safari Soaker, a kid-powered vehicle/watergun combo.