Be Polite to Your Robots

I learned this lesson from a two-year-old, actually. To be clear, her interaction was with Alexa, who is more of a tech-enabled virtual assistant than a robot. But whenever she asked Alexa a question, this two-year-old said “please,” and “thank … Read More

The Changing Model of Grocery Stores

Grocery stores have seen a massive shift in their business models in recent years, with brands struggling to find new ways to engage consumers that place more emphasis on the shopping experience as a value rather than just the goods … Read More

Next Environmental Threat: Pharma-Water

There is a growing concern over the levels of pharmaceutical drugs that are being found in our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans. Although alarming in terms of human consumption, the greater concern is what effects will high levels of anti-depressants … Read More

“The Phantom Piddler”

There are plenty of instances in which companies and corporations do things that make us feel like we don’t matter.  Demanding respect via blogs, protests, graffiti, exhibitions, even satiric YouTube videos are all ways we’ve seen consumers bite back. But … Read More

Atheism is the New Gay

The latest edition of the Edge newsletter poses the question, “ Are Science and Religion Incompatible?” A question for the ages to be sure. This is a debate that has occurred countless times in living rooms, coffee shops, classrooms, courthouses, … Read More

Male Prostitution Mainstream?

The French have always been known to be more liberal when it comes to the topic of sex, at least more liberal than we Americans. But recently there seems to be a movement of celebrating the tabooed topic more forcefully … Read More

Ipod Docking Stations and Flatscreen TV’s

Hospitals bill are expensive as is, but there’s no better time to pamper yourself then while bed-ridden, sick, hurt, and absolutely miserable. That’s why Sharp Health Care is opening a $195 million dollar acute-care tower at its Memorial Hospital campus … Read More

Airtime Airline

We’ve never been so excited for an airline industry to lift off the ground and stay there. South African Upstart Airtime Airlines is planning on selling flights by the minute, via text message, at the rate of 5 Rand (53 … Read More

h8 U! Text Messaging Scam?

The number of text messages that will be sent in 2009 is expected to reach 3.3 trillion; a projected increase of 32% from 2007.  Even though it seems like a huge amount of data, experts contend that the bandwidth required … Read More

LVK: More Fun Than Watching Someone get tortured an hour after being downsized

Economy got you down, laid off and bored, bummed because you just pawned the last thing of worth that you own? I have three words for you… Lesbian…Killer…VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right , horror comedy, Lesbian Vampire Killers is soon to be … Read More