Deric Bennett

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The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

<b>Unless something happens to boost Japan's birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men, the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers - and sometimes show little interest in sex.</b><p>Tokyo is …

WEARABLE COMPUTING: Inside The New Mobile Market That Is Taking Shape

But wearables won't just complement smartphones. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is that they will serve new purposes too. Because they are designed to be worn close to the body, they're ideal for monitoring our vital signs and health. They'll track how active we are, our sleep quality, …

Facebook shares soar on analyst upgrade, report of headway in China

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.<p>Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%, to $49.01. Shares hit an all-time high of …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …

Global mobile advertising topped $8.9B & jumped 83% in 2012, thanks to a global smartphone boom

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Medialets<p>Wow, never thought those accidental clicks on ads on your smartphones are going to turn into a mega-billion …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

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The Future of Snacking? Sprinkles 24-Hour Cupcake ATM

It's been over a month since Sprinkles, the popular Los Angeles cupcake bakery, opened their very first 24-hour cupcake ATM. But during the three days that I staked out the spot, there was always a line ranging from "kind of long" to "around the block." What makes this retro-style sweet dispensary …