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Thanko Button Camera Perfect for Spying

Ever pretend you were a spy as a kid? Well, your childhood dreams are about to come a reality. Sure there are other spying gadgets out there, but this genius camera masks itself as a button on your shirt. And don’t worry about matching your shirts, the buttons come in three different colors, black, white, and pearl. Happy spying!

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Did You Know? Popular Marketing Website Features Unused Domaining Category

Domain names are an essential part of the infrastructure of the internet and online business. As such, domains could be considered the foundation or starting point for several aspects of internet marketing.

SEO – You start with a quality domain name and it is widely known that good keywords are extremely beneficial.

Branding – Your domain name is your brand. Often times a brand name and associated domain name are interchangeable by customers and users.

PPC / SEM – There have been studies showing the benefits of call to action and product keyword domains in advertisements.

Social Media – America’s favorite past-time continues to grow. There is always a feature on social media sites for promoting a website URL.

Domain names are not going anywhere and will continue to increase in popularity, number and importance for internet marketing in the coming years.

Sphinn Prominently Features a Domaining Category

I’d like to introduce Sphinn, the most popular internet marketing news hub. Sphinn was launched in 2007 by the people at Search Engine Land and is now visited daily by thousands of visitors. The Sphinn community is comprised of those experienced or learning about SEO and other ways to improve their online web presence.

I use Sphinn occasionally and have submitted articles that received good results. I’ve always noticed the Domaining category and have been saddened by it’s lack of use.

Sphinn: Domaining Popular – Most of the stories are from 2008 and while good, were not published by industry experts.

Sphinn: Domaining Upcoming – No stories submitted in past 72 hours (or who-knows-when).

Can we bring the Domaining category back to life?

Join Sphinn to help promote our industry!

I have been thinking of proposing this for awhile and I believe now is the time to take action. We have been preaching to the choir for far too long. We need to reach out to all the related industries and educate anyone willing to listen about the true value of quality domain names.

Soon, I am going to begin submitting quality domain news and editorials to Sphinn.

I encourage you to bookmark the Domaining Upcoming category (linked above) and assist me in voting for your favorite new stories.

Take a second to join Sphinn to be able to vote and submit content. Let’s have our presence be noticed!

Beyond Sphinn

Twitter ReTweets – If you come across or have written a domaining related article or important news item, please send me a direct message on Twitter and I will share it with my followers.

Facebook Likes and Shares – These features have proved to be very effective methods of sharing quality content with all of your friends.

LinkedIn – Up and coming groups on Domaining and marketing are now becoming quite active and effective means of promotion.

Ping.fm – Enables broadcasting of updates to all of your social networks.

Digg / Reddit - Similar to Sphinn, these social news hubs feature many categories that may be relevant to Domaining and can provide serious exposure if voted up.

Did you know? It only takes 15 to 30 bookmarks for a link to be featured on the Delicious popular page to be seen by thousands of internet professionals.

We can effectively promote the domain name industry by adopting simple, but powerful social marketing techniques.

Please let me know if you plan on participating. You can connect with me on my Sphinn profile or leave a comment below with your thoughts.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.



Did You Know? Popular Marketing Website Features Unused Domaining Category

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This Week in Technology #1

The technosphere (see what I did there?) is chock full of interesting and important news bits all the time, and while it’s almost impossible to highlight absolutely everything, we like to showcase some of our favorite stories from all over the web. So here it is, This Week in Tech #1.



Steve Jobs Photobomb

Wait, who’s that unassuming man in the background? Steve Jobs! he’s just like us! He loves his artisan pizza.

Android may now be largest smartphone platform in U.S.

Android has overtaken BlackBerry and iPhone sales to hold the largest share of the smartphone market in the US, Canalys argued today.

Google Abandons Google Wave

Google doesn’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.

iPhone 4 Jailbreak Released

The anticipated iPhone 4 jailbreak has been released as JailbreakMe 2.0. The wait is finally over and iPhone 4 can be jailbroken on iOS 4.0 or iOS 4.0.1. JailbreakMe is actually all in one solution for iPhone 4 3GS 3GS and iPod Touch 3G 2G along with iPad.

12 Events That Will Change Everything

A media-rich, interactive look at 12 things that, if they occurred, would change life on Earth forever.

Women Attracted to Men in Red, Study Shows

Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Rochester and other institutions.

Oregon Considers Plastic Bag Ban

The Oregon Legislature may impose a plastic bag ban statewide next year.

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Lifestyle:

Citysearch Wants to Find the Best Restaurants

Polls have recently been opened for the 2010 Best of Citysearch Restaurants contest. All Citysearch users are encouraged to vote for their favorite local eateries now through August 27. So, if you’re a passionate eater or a restaurant owner, you may wanna head on over and get the voting started. Also, don’t fret if you’ve got more than one favorite, you can nominate many different restaurants for a wide variety of categories listed below.

From Los Angeles to Boston and San Francisco to Atlanta, Citysearch wants users to tell us what restaurants you think are most worth your time and money, voting on “bests” in categories including:

  • - Best 24 Hour
  • - Best Celebrity Chef
  • - Best French Fries
  • - Best Organic
  • - Best Mediterranean
  • - Best People Watching
  • - Most Romantic
  • - Best Sushi
  • - Best View
  • - Best Vegan
  • - Best Wine
  • - and more…


Best of Citysearch winners will be revealed on September 7, 2010.

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Gadgets:

Diamond Lights Add Bling To Your Bulbs

This creative lightbulb design comes from product designer, Eric Therner. You can pick ‘em up from here if you wanna bling out your apartment.

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HyDro Power Generates Electricity With Every Flush

A clever British design student, Tom Broadbent, has come up with a way to harness the energy in wastewater and transform it into electricity. His device, dubbed HyDro Power, works by taking the waste water from toilets, showers, and sinks, and passes it through four turbine blades as it flows through the pipes which powers a generator.

The device is currently designed for high-rise buildings where it could generate the most energy and lead to cost savings as much as $1,415 per year for the average building. That may not sound like a lot, but you’ve got to take into account, the value of the environmental impact that the device is offsetting. If this device were to be installed during the construction of new buildings or retrofitted into existing ones, we could be looking at savings, both financially and environmentally, on a tremendous scale.

Of course, the energy converted and collected by the HyDro Power could be put back into the building or sold back to the national electrical grid. Tom Broadbent comments on his idea saying:

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Science:

Scientists Watch Atom’s Electrons Moving in Real Time

For the first time ever, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. have been able to watch an atom’s electrons move around in the atom’s outer shell. This marks a breakthrough that has the potential to shape and direct our current understanding of chemical processes towards a much better understanding.

The team of scientists were able to time the slight oscillations between the quantum states of valence electrons by using very short flashes of laser light in a process called attosecond absorption spectroscopy. By watching how electrons move, scientists can begin to understand the mechanics of these tiny particles in order to learn how they bond and laws that govern how they bond to make up everything around us. Until now, this has been impossible due to the tremendous speed of electrons.

“With a simple system of krypton atoms, we demonstrated, for the first time, that we can measure transient absorption dynamics with attosecond pulses,” says Stephen Leone of Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division, who is also a professor of chemistry and physics at UC Berkeley. “This revealed details of a type of electronic motion – coherent superposition – that can control properties in many systems.”

Bottom line is that this is a huge breakthrough in the study of the properties of the particles that make up everything we see around us. By understanding the mechanics of atoms, we may be able to learn more about the four major forces, and possibly, in time, learn how to bend them.

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Mobile:

New iPhone App Guides Thirsty to Water Fountains

Summer is hot, really hot, especially hot this year it seems as temperatures pass 100 degrees without looking back. What’s the best way to cool off in the heat? Water, of course, but finding a water fountain to hydrate and cool off isn’t exactly easy, well, until now.

Thermos, the insulated beverage bottle manufacturer has just released it’s free application for the iPhone called, “OasisPlaces.” The new app helps users track and add locations of water sources all across the U.S. You can even post pictures and submit ratings, you know, since you’re a water fountain aficionado.

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