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Best New Toys and Games

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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.

Hanging Hooks From 3M Are A Little Too Happy To Help Out

Got hangups? 3M has got something for that - cute animal hanging hooks that are either eager to carry your coat, or just very happy to see you.

The Li'l Squirt Baby Pool Eases Your Baby Into Water Play

Now that summer is here you probably want to find a way to keep your little one cool and entertained on those long, hot days.  The Li’l Squirt Baby Pool by One Step Ahead is designed to delight babies and peak their curiosity about water play.  

Yucca Tree Bird Kabobs: Buy Them By The Dozen

If you want to watch your bird go immediately bananas for a toy, you've got to get him a Bird Kabob... but what I am really saying is you need to put this item in your bird budget, because he'll want a steady diet of these messy shredders made from the yucca tree.

 

Mosquito Repellent Charm With Peppermint Oil Says 'Bug Off!' Naturally

Chemical bug sprays worry many parents who still want to protect their kids from biting insects. Enter Pista-kun, the peppermint oil infused charm that repels mosquitos the natural way.

Disney's Tron Sequel Inspires Cutting Edge Toys

Disney unveils a line of toys that combine old-school fun with new technology.

STRAWZ Brings Creative Play To The Table

Remember how much fun it was to build stuff when you were a kid?   Remember how entertaining it was to play with straws in your milk?  STRAWZ is a whole new way to be creative with your beverages. 

The MiniPak, An Innovative Eco-Friendly Money Saving Small Electronics Recharger

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has developed an innovative eco-friendly recharging device that uses hydrogen sticks to charge a variety of small electrical gadgets. It's called the MiniPak, is easily portable and fits in the palm of your hand. It also designed to help consumer save money.