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The Hottest Christmas Gift For Kids In 2010: KINECTIMALS Virtual Pets Video Game

Last Christmas, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster was the blockbuster gift for kids. This year, I predict the box office hit for kids will be the video game Kinectimals, one of fifteen new Microsoft fully-interactive "sensoring" video games for its new Kinect Xbox 360.  Kinectimals are 20 wild virtual video pets, like tigers, lions and cheetahs, that kids can play with and even train. Parents will get a kick out of this game too!

 

While Zynga's FrontierVille Urges Men "To Go West" It Also Appeals To Gays & Ladies

Never content to let grass grow beneath its Farmville feet, Zynga keeps broadening the playing field, gaining more and more of an edge over competitors such as Playfish and Playdom.

De-Stressing For Dad: 5 Dead Desk Toys From Suck UK

'Clever' has not left the Suck UK creators in this era of uncertainly and universal stress.  Its latest set of dead desk toys prove that.  They not only help relieve your stress, they make you smile, and they are functional as well.  All of the dead desk toys would made unique Father's Day gifts (better, for sure, than a tie!) for a Dad with a sense of humor.

 

Can't Afford an Audi R8? How About A $15,000 Foosball Table

Audi has turned a little attention from luxury cars to table sports equipment. The company's foosball table looks great, but not $15,000 worth of great.

Social Networking & Instant Replays Face Off With The Enemy In Afghanistan

As much as Facebook is engaged in its own skirmishes on US turf regarding privacy, the social networking platform is fighting an entirely different battle in Afghanistan. Facebook IM functionality and other military social networks allow analysts with the US Army, Air Force and Marines to hunt down insurgents, avoid civilian causalities and collateral damage and ultimately save American lives in Afghanistan.

"Spinning Streak" Game App Shies Away From Arrestable And Dizzying Behavior - Lets You Spin Stuff Instead

It's almost a truism now that a new iPhone App gets released on a daily basis, and many of them are awful. Our latest foray into the world of Appdom led us to "Spinning Streak", a game by Mad Media labs, and we're pleased to say it does not suck.

Samsung Unveils Low-Power, USB-Only LCD Monitor – Say Watt?

By 2011, electronics maker Samsung intends to be mass-distributing its shiny new toy - an 18.5" computer monitor than can run off of no more than two USB computer ports and uses only 6.3 watts of power.

The Autoseal Kids Tumbler Prevents Sticky Situations

Toddlers and spills go hand in hand.  Their confidence level and coordination skills just don’t seem to meet up.  What is a parent to do other than sit in the closet and cry?  Well, the Autoseal Kids Tumbler looks to be a great alternative.

Time Magazine: Foursquare Is Narcissistic & Farmville Is A Time-Suck Addiction

Time Magazine, the legacy magazine long regarded as the hallmark for insightful lifestyle and cultural commentary seems to have missed the mark with its latest inventions rankings. In its "50 Worst Inventions," both Farmville and Foursquare are listed alongside "Smell-o-vision" and "Snuggies for Dogs" - a list that is distinguished by what Time describes as "the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb."

Nintendo Wants To Help Your Family With Dinner

There is a new cooking product on the market and it is not made by any of the typical kitchen gadget companies.  In fact, you would probably never expect this brand to dive into the kitchen, but they did.  Who is it?  Nintendo.