I Hope Temporary Teeth Tattoos Never Become Popular Here

Trend hunters in Japan say the island nation’s latest fad is for people to stick temporary tattoos to their teeth. If these pics are any indication, it looks as if someone’s teeth are falling apart.


Man Dies Due To A New Facebook Craze Called "Planking"

An Australian man plunged to his death today, with officials saying the fall was due to a new Facebook phenomenon called planking. Planking, or strategically lying on peculiar things and snapping a picture of it, suddenly seems less fun.


Google Mobile Survey Reveals Tablets Are Attacking Television

We’ve heard it said backward and forward that tablets are eating into laptop sales, but rarely if ever do we hear much about the tablet’s influence on TV watching. Turns out all those iPads are disrupting that experience too.


Today's Texting Teenagers Are Ridiculous

Teenagers! Always on call. Especially here in Boston, where many of them—we’ve come to discover thanks to the Boston Globe—sleep with mobile phones under their pillow. Important texts (“Seeing if you’re awake”) simply cannot be missed!


How A Topic Trends On Twitter

Mummy, where do trending topics come from? According to HP’s Social Computing Research Group, maybe not where you think.


Is It Really Possible To Love Your Gadgets?

Marketing professors at Arizona State University say that it’s possible for people to experience “material possession love”, where they spend more time and money on possessions they’re emotionally attached to than they would on a significant other or loved one.


Survey Says: We All Hate 3DTV!

After polling the US a few months ago, Nielsen conducted a worldwide poll to gauge interest in 3DTV displays. SPOILER ALERT: less than 10 per cent of those asked said they’ll buy a 3D television in the next year.


Why Can't We Sit Still For Web Video?

According to a new study by Visible Measures, 44 per cent of viewers click away from web video after just a minute. What’s even crazier is that 20 per cent give up after just 10 seconds. But that’s probably a good thing.


Study: Interest In 3DTV Drops After Experiencing It First-Hand

The 3D revolution. Companies like Sony and pretty much every vendor who attended IFA the other day want it to happen yesterday. Consumers? Interested – just not to the point where they’re willing to put down any coin just yet.


Touchscreens! They're Like A Trend Now

Touchscreens. They’re everywhere. And so easy to use! That’s the gist of this 900-word New York Times article. I merely want to point out that just because it’s a touch interface, doesn’t mean it’s a good, or easy, interface. [New York Times]


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