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Mmm, gummy bears. When I was a kid, I always remember eating tons of gummy bears whenever my mom buys a bag. I still do enjoy occasional gummy snacking whenever I chance upon a store that sells them. Now, for those people who love gummy bears, a new home decor has been unveiled by Jailbreak Toys that will surely tickle their fancy. The Gummylamp is a giant gummy bear that is not only for adults who enjoy snacking on these cute gummy dudes, but also for kids who want something cute as their night light. Also, since most kids are afraid...

Christmas is coming, and if you guys don’t have any ideas what to give to your loved ones, The Sunday Times has revealed its Top Ten Best Gadgets list of 2011. The list is compiled by a panel of experts, and the results will be featured within the main newspaper tomorrow. To coincide with the list’s release, consumer research was conducted, which looks at trends in gadgets and technology, together with people’s spending plans this holiday season. Taking the top spot in The Sunday Times Tech List’s best gadgets is...

We all know that most of the weirdest things we see come from Japan, with all their creative (and funny) inventions with unusual purposes. Now, a new item that helps stop snoring has been developed by the Japanese. A group of researchers from Waseda University has come up with a robotic polar bear pillow that flips over a user’s head in their sleep to stop them from snoring. When a person’s head is flipped, it opens up airways that cause the annoying sleeping sound. The pillow, which is called Jukusui-kun, features a built-in...

The global digital games, according to tech research firm Ovum, will more than double in the next five years to be worth as much as $53 billion in 2016. In the research firm’s new forecast, the Digital Games Forecast 2011 – 2016, Ovum predicts that digital games’ revenues will grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 17 percent from $24 billion at the start of 2012. Digital games include games that are played online on gaming consoles, PCs, and on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. According to Mark...

Software company Adobe Systems said Wednesday that it is stopping its mobile Flash software, and will focus on HTML 5 for developers. In a statement posted on the Adobe website, the company announced that it will focus on the development o HTML 5, which allows modern browsers to have the same functions as Flash but without relying on the company’s proprietary technologies. HTML 5 can also be implemented across different platforms. “Over the past two years, we’ve delivered Flash Player for mobile browsers and brought the full...

UK-based communications regulator and competition authority Ofcom has revealed that the average home broadband user in the United Kingdom uses 17 GB of data on a monthly basis. According to the firm’s study, 17 GB is the equivalent of streaming 12 hours of HD videos from BBC iPlayer, 12 days of streaming audio or downloading more than 11 movies per month. The study revealed that 14 percent of home broadband connections are operating below the 2 Mb per second speed that is what is planned to be rolled out by the government in 2014. “On...

With the Apple 4S finally launched, waves and waves of accessories have begun to show up and will soon be seen in tech stores around the world. Now, a cool peripheral has surfaced, taking advantage of the iPhone 4S’ most popular feature, the Siri personal assistant. Called the Iris 9000, this device enables users to control the Siri personal assistant feature from about 50 feet away. Siri allows users to perform a number of tasks just by speaking into their phones. Unlike the voice recognition technology of the past, the Siri voice...

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Google will be launching its new MP3 store sometime in the next few weeks. The new service’s launch is said to be scheduled by the company, and the record labels are starting to spread the news to their partners. The Google MP3 Store is being worked on by the company to tie in with the Google+ social network. Users of the service will be enabled to recommend songs to their Circles, and users can listen to the song once in full for free. If they want to listen to it again, they have to purchase...

We may not be aware, but we are using the cloud more and more every day as we, along with the world, move to deposit our lives online. We are now in the verge of saving precious data, including movies, music, photos, emails, family videos and office files to cloud services. But just how reliant are we on these services? How much of our data is stored or shared through the cloud and could we be exposing ourselves to risks? Rackspace, in association with the Center for Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London,...

Photo mosaics have been all the rage for quite a while years ago, and with the current technological advances, it can be made by almost anyone. Now, online gadget retail company Firebox can make portrait posters of a person’s profile photo in Twitter using his or her personal tweets. The poster is much like a photo mosaic, but instead of using hundreds or thousands of a user’s photos, it uses their tweets. The cost of one poster is £24, and all users need to do is to provide their Twitter user name and make their profiles...