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Social Media Gaming Ushers In Age Of Micropayments, Facebook Credits & Google.Me

As Zynga continues to dominant the online social media gaming space, other players like Google.me and Disney are looking to get a piece of the action. Facebook Credits is the dominant monetization avenue for the social network that's proven users are willing to pay for virtual items one small purchase at a time.

Freerider Skatecycle Brings More Freedom To Skating

A new name in skating/snakeboarding, the Freerider Skatecycle provides a unique form factor for freedom, speed and big air.

Avatars As Nerdy As Their Creators, Study Finds

Concordia University has discovered – surprise, surprise – that the character you make online acts a hell of a lot like you do in real life.

Rock-Paper-Scissors... All In a Glove

Here's that excuse you've been looking for to play with yourself in public...

Glue Tube Toilet Paper Holder For Sticky Situations

The delightfully disturbing Glue Tube Toilet Paper Holder may make you feel sick but don't worry, it won't make you stick.

Robotic Butterfly Causes An Electric Flap

The ChouChou Electric Butterfly is creating quite a flap at the 2010 Tokyo Toy Show, and it'll continue doing so as long as its batteries hold out.

Yummy Dough Lets Kids Have Their Modelling Fun And Eat It Too

So we all remember that kid in preschool, the one who had to taste every craft (and sometimes non-craft) item that was available.  Anyways, one item that was always safe to eat was the modelling dough.  Just because it was safe though, does not mean that it was tasty.  Knowing that kids are going to try eating it no matter what, Yummy Dough was created.

Zynga's Social Media Games - Google Checkout vs PayPal

On July 10, a story broke on Techcrunch  inferring that Google was secretly investing $100-200 million in social media gaming with Zynga, the online game-maker of Farmville and Mafia Wars. While Google becoming a developer of online games is an interesting venture for the search giant, I think the bigger story is why? 

Reverse Hourglass Tells You When Time's Up

Ever wish you could turn back time? Well you can't, but you (and your Uncle Rico) CAN have an hourglass that appears to run in reverse. 

The Bomo Baby Carriage Puts Your Baby In The Driver's Seat

Out of Korea comes the Bomo Baby Carriage.  This gadget looks kind of like an infant car seat on top of a padded sled.  What it does is follow you from room to room, while your delighted child (see picture) rides in the driver’s seat.