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Hello Kitty Tartan Celebrates Cute Icon's 35th Birthday

Hello Kitty is 35 and brand owner Sanrio is celebrating the event with the introduction of an official Hello Kitty Tartan - and of course, a line of goods decked out in eye-watering pink plaid.

Pac-Man Wants To Hold Your Hot Pans!

After a long run as a video game star, Pac-Man has found himself going back to his roots: the kitchen.

'Tweet Defense' Calculates Twitter Stats For Game App Advantage

For members of the Twitterati who have been accumulating Twitter followers just for 'bragging rights,' now you may have a legitimate reason to do so. Here's a mobile game application that actually analyzes your Twitter stats  - number of followers and tweets - and then awards you bonuses based on its calculations. It's the next evolution in game apps where developers  are experimenting with pulling data from Web 2.0 services and social networks and integrating them into virtual games.

Evoke -The Social Network That Churns Virtual Game Theory Into 'We Are The World'

If you were tasked with saving the world in 10 short weeks, where would you possibly begin. Well if you're a gamer or an optimist, you might consider kicking the tires of a new type of social network. Evoke is a mash-up of the virtual and real worlds that is markedly different from any gaming enterprise that went before. Become your own super hero and solve the world's greatest challenges by evoking collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, resourcefulness ...and yes, even courage.

Snoopy USB Hub Can Be Yours For Peanuts

Not really "peanuts", but what goes together better than Snoopy and Peanuts? How about your computer and this cool, 3-port USB hub that evokes everyone's favorite beagle at his Red Baron-busting best?

Ultra-light RC Model Plane Floats Like A Butterfly

Light as a soap bubble and almost as fragile, the radio-controlled model airplane sent aloft by Japanese hobbyists proves that when it comes to flying, less can be more.

Toy Traveling: Send Your Inanimate Friend For A World Tour!

Travelocity may have started it with its jet setting gnome, but the new trend is taking pictures of inanimate objects in various places around the world. The only problem is to send your toy to get its picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower means that you've got to get your own plane ticket.


Tron Legacy Uses Viral Marketing to Build Fan Awareness

Marketing a sequel to a cult classic can be quite a challenge.  How do you take a 28-year-old movie loved by geeks and attempt to plant it's sequel into global consciousness?  You go viral.

The Chatroulette Genie & 'F9' Are Out Of The Bottle!

If you're like me, Chatroulette could just as well be the name of a French restaurant versus the moniker of a brand new 'interactive video conferencing' ecosystem. However during this morning's normal routine of reviewing my emails and news feeds, I found more than 3 mentions of the "C" word before I had my second sip of coffee.

Do-It-Yourself Gummi Insects Look Gross, Taste Great!

Dung Beetle Desserts are just one of the creepy crawly creations kids can make with the Gummi-X kit from Megahouse. Mom will never "bug" you to eat your veggies again!