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10 Best Toys for Toddlers

10 Best Toys for Toddlers

Playing is a toddler's work. A parent's responsibility is to provide safe, educational, and affordable toys designed to foster growth, imagination, exploration, and learning. Here are our Best Toys For Toddlers: 1. Toysmith Busy Zoo Activity Center Toysmith's Busy Zoo Activity Center provides...

12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements

12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements

It is interesting to look back at the various ways that technology has been advertised to consumers over the past several decades. It is particularly interesting to look back at these advertisements when the featured products have been made obsolete. From the BetaMax to the HD DVD the following...

12 Format War Losers

12 Format War Losers

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally;...

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How to Download & Watch Free Movies & Video Online

Even as little as seven years ago, trying to obtain video on the Internet, much less watching a movie, was a complete nightmare. With much of the Internet still on dialup, it could take hours to download even a three minute music video, days for a feature-length film. Furthermore, the video-watching...

15 Incredible Applications of Biomimicry

15 Incredible Applications of Biomimicry

The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry listed such great ideas as Velcro, Gecko Tape and Whalepower Wind Turbines to illustrate some applications of the developing engineering practice of designing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature. Here are some more examples coming out of the biomimetics...

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

Nine years ago the RIAA won a groundbreaking suit against Napster.com in what would become the beginning of a nearly decade-long flood of litigation. The incident seemed to be a tipping point for the Entertainment Industry, as both the RIAA and MPAA up until then had enjoyed little success in...

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What Is Hi-Fi?

High fidelity (or hi-fi) is the gold standard of any audio or video enthusiast. Basically, it means that the images or sound are rendered with minimal background noise or distortion. The reproduction is “pure” or “faithful to the original” (hence the term, fidelity). Though hi-fi was first introduced...

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Why Are Movie Tickets So Expensive?

It’s shocking how much movie tickets cost nowadays. Studies show that many people have stopped watching movies in the theaters simply because the prices have become so prohibitive. In fact, about forty percent of retirees have admitted that they can’t afford the tickets and simply choose...

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What Is OEM?

OEM is the abbreviated form of “original equipment manufacturer.” In other words, it is a company that creates products, then passes them on to vendors who buy them in bulk, repackage them under their own labels or stores. There are OEM manufacturers in every industry, including food and clothes,...

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Top 10 Non-Christmas Christmas Movies

If you get sick of the irritatingly-sweet Christmas movies, you're in luck. It seems that this festive holiday somehow brings out the most twisted imaginations of our favorite filmmakers. Christmas may be mentioned in these Yule-tide favorites, but they're definitely not on Santa's good list....