Decisions You Need To Make About Retirement

Decisions You Need To Make About Retirement

At some point, whether by your own choice or that of those who pay you, you’re most likely going to have to call it a career and move on to a life of shuffleboard and early-bird specials. [More]

You Can Finally Get Your Own Jetpacks

You Can Finally Get Your Own Jetpacks

The future is finally here, but it’s not coming cheap. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft is selling the means to turn yourself into the Rocketeer, but it will cost you $100,000 to partake. If you only want 15 minutes of terrifying flight action, that will run you $215. [More]

Bloom Box Can Supposedly Power A Small Home, But You Can't Afford It

Bloom Box Can Supposedly Power A Small Home, But You Can't Afford It

60 Minutes has reported on a new fuel cell product called a Bloom Box, a big metal box containing a small stack of ceramic disks and “ink” that can supposedly provide enough power to run a Starbucks. The big questions are: Does it work? And will it ever help the average homeowner save on energy costs? Google has supposedly been using four of them to power one of its data centers for the past 18 months, so yes to the first question. As for home use, a Bloom Box currently costs over $700,000, so no. Inventor K.R. Sridhar optimistically says he wants to get the price to under $3,000 in the next 5 to 10 years, though. Watch the 60 Minute segment below. [More]

Google Wants To Be Facebook, Facebook Wants To Be Gmail

Google Wants To Be Facebook, Facebook Wants To Be Gmail

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has plans to make Gmail “more social,” according to an anonymous source. The idea is to make it easier to post links and share status updates. Meanwhile, Facebook is apparently planning a “Gmail killer.” [More]

Svedka Can See The Future: Fortunately, It Has Vodka

Svedka Can See The Future: Fortunately, It Has Vodka

This liquor store is a very forward-thinking establishment. So forward thinking, in fact, that it has looked twenty-four years into the future to tell us what the top vodka of 2033 C.E. will be. It will be Svedka. [More]

The Future Of Shopping, Thanks To Weird Branding Advice

The Future Of Shopping, Thanks To Weird Branding Advice

Okay, we’re not 100% sure “Pottery Barn” is going to become “Barn” or “The Container Store” will become “Store,” but we’re halfway there. Keep up the good work, brand advisors!

Buy Or Be Stabbed

Buy Or Be Stabbed

The global economy is crashing, credit markets are playing ice age, and you consumers have a simple choice: buy things now or prepare to be stabbed next year.