TIME Magazine can’t stress enough the fact that their Person of the Year award “is not an honor”. In 1938, Adolf Hitler was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Unlike Hitler, however, Mark Zuckerberg fast tracked the world to complete connectivity through a global social network. And at a baby-ish 26 years of age, billionaire college dropout Zuckerberg is responsible for leading 550 million (or 1 out of every 12 people) into the social network at an astounding rate of 700,000 a day. If 700,000 is too big a number to comprehend, imagine that if you lived for 700,000 days you’d be 1,918 years old; which by that time Facebook would have added over 490 billion members, or about 72 times the Earth’s current population. Starting to get the picture? There’s no doubt that Facebook is a social revolution that won’t go the way of the dinosaur - *cough* MySpace *cough*. But the bigger question is where will it go?
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Philips has combined their new clock radio with a digital frame for those who like to wake to a friendly face. The AJL303 has a 3.5-inch color high-resolution display with time, date and radio station info. The device allows access from SD cards or music from its built-in FM radio. For an even more special Zen moment, arise or go to sleep to nature sounds that include rain, ocean waves and spa music. Get yours for $79.99.
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You know that our bud over at Watchismo has the kewlest watches around. In honor of Mom’s day he is holding a sale with 20% off hundreds of ladies designer timepieces, including some from Alessi, Mondaine, Skagen and Lip. Choose the one your mother/spouse would like and enter the coupon code LADYWATCHISMO at checkout. Make sure you order by May 4 to guarantee delivery.
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Crispin Jones, of the MJW watches and the Tengu, has a new design. The New Decider helps you make those split second choices. When someone asks you a question, simply look at the magnified dial for a yes/no answer. While it may not be the correct answer, you can always reinforce it by rechecking the watch (or blaming it.) The Decider is only available in a Special Edition of 100 with its number engraved on the back of the case for $145.00.
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For the die-hard procrastinator, there is a new beta site that will help you to get things done. With ForceDo, you create a to-do list and set a mini-deadline. That begins a countdown and if you don’t get to the task on time, it will issue an audible alert and let you know how much time remains before you can really be called a deadbeat. While the site claims it is not yet perfected, it would love to have feedback about it and if you have suggestions, send them along, too.
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If you are someone who can’t quite get up in the morning during the workweek, try this Gong Alarm Clock that will beat until you have had enough. The clock is backlit with an easily readable display and has a snooze function. We think it would certainly be a fun gift for kids on school days or adults who dug the opening of Rank Oganisation movies. You can get gonged for £14.99 (~$21.00.).
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The Moshi IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Alarm Clock has to be the ultimate in timepieces for the terminally lazy. Turn it on and after it says, “Command Please,” ask it for the time, alarm time, date and temperature. It will also give you 5 minutes of ocean sound before you sleep. The clock can also be set by voice and has a help menu if it is more complicated than it sounds. You can get a Moshi Clock for $32.97 for an end of the month delivery.
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Need to keep track of your next anniversary, vacation, finals or other important occasion? Segatoys’ CountDown clock will keep track for you. Order a few of the cubic-shaped clocks, stack them up and never worry about your mother-in-law’s holiday feast again. Or what a good gift idea for that spouse/partner that never remembers said dates, although you are notorious for doing so. Available in black, white, or pink, the timepiece is available for $35.00.
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Wake up with Moe, Barney, Homer and Duffman. This new Simpsons digital alarm clock, at a size of 128 x 175 x 148mm, has the four drinking buddies saying 3 phrases each to get you up in the morning. You can rearrange them to select which figure will wake you in your hungover state. If you can’t make it, push the bar stool for an extra snooze. Battery operated, Moe’s Tavern clock is available for £29.35 (~$43.35.)
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Toykoflash has a new watch for the holidays. The Tenmetsu, the second in their Kisai series, is made of aluminum with an LED animation mode. At a 220mm maximum wrist size, red, green and amber lights display hours, minutes, month and date. Fortunately, the instructions for the water resistant watch come in both Japanese and English. Get yours for $257.32 in either black or silver with worldwide free shipping.
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