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Watch the first kiss in the history of cinema, filmed by Thomas Edison

In 1896, the famed inventor, futurist, and elephant electrocution archivist made history yet again by recording the first kiss in cinema history. This clip, which featured a mustachioed fellow leering over Canadian actress Mae Irwin, was considered scandalous at the time, but Edison was no stranger to courting… »1/20/12 8:00am1/20/12 8:00am

Long-distance relationships of the future will be more depressing, thanks to this Japanese kissing machine

Researchers at Japan's Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications are developing a device that allows the user to engage in some telepresence smooching by furiously tonguing an apparatus that resembles an electric toothbrush or talk box. Sexy futurism? »5/04/11 7:30am5/04/11 7:30am