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Muscle-Sensing T-Shirt Improves Athletic Technique

As countless coaches have advised their athletes, often the best way to improve technique is to break things down into one movement at a time.

A new T-shirt that measures muscle output could take this strategy to the extreme. The shirt, which is embedded with small sensors, enables athletes to find out which muscles they're using at different moments, and how hard. The invention is part of the ConText Project.

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Got A Mess On The Floor? Hang It On The Wall!

If your home is so messy you can't walk through it without tripping over the mess, designer Chris Yue has a brilliant idea: hang it on the wall! Not only can you hang your mess, you can make it a work of art....

Chewable Jewelry Keeps Kids Safe And Mom Beautiful

Babies love to chew and munch, and thanks to an innovative doctor (with a bit of parental expertise!), moms can keep their kiddos safe while looking fabulous at the same time!

Hello Kitty Cat Costume Has Gone to the Dogs

Photos of an extremely tolerant cat wearing a Hello Kitty costume that made the rounds a few months back may have given the impression that this was a novelty item. Just the opposite – Hello Kitty suits are the cat's meow in Japan; so much so that even DOGS want to get in on the act!

USB Necktie 2, New & Improved Neckwear for Summer 2008

Last year's USB Necktie was a clever concept that somehow lost it's cool - ironic for a product that was designed to cool. A geek brainstorm at Japan's Thanko Rare Mono Shop has resulted in the USB Necktie Cooler 2... better as a cooler but is it cooler too?


A jacket that also turns into a backpack/and/or a pillow? Sounded too good to be true, so I decided to look deeper. The Xip3 manages to do all three.

Married To Your Keyboard? Cool Number & Letter Scarves From The New Little Factory

What some people won't do for the love of numbers! If you're one of them, there's a micro suede, laser-cut Number Scarf at the Little Factory with your number on it.

Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Issue

We've been scoping out dog swimsuits and their models all spring and, finally, on the official first weekend of Summer, we're ready to announce the 10 winners of Inventor Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Contest! The top dog swimsuits are winners in 10 categories, including Best Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny- Weeny-Pink-Polka-Dot Dog Bikini, Geekiest Dog Jammers, Best Butt Dog Jammers, and If You've Got It, Flaunt It Dog Bikini. Come on in and see them....


Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas Help You Stand Out in a Cloud

Umbrellas don't just protect you from rain & sun, they also can be just plain fun! That's the idea behind these Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas from Japan.

Spills Become Fashionable with Agua vaª T-shirt

The agua vaª t-shirt takes the water spill on the t-shirt to a new level, transforming it to high fashion in the bargain.

An out-of-the-box idea by Spanish designer missmoustache the t-shirt disguises water spills as part of the design.