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April, 2009

Solar-Powered Lantern Is No Joke

The Pisat K-Light solar-powered lantern is an efficient, versatile light for any camping afficionado.

Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie – The Stink over Ink!

Whoever said we should grow old gracefully, obviously hasn't met Barbie!  Even at 50, Barbie has still got it goin' on!  The new Totally Stylin' Barbie has ink!

 

New Treatment Used To Treat Restless Legs Syndrome

Researchers have found that a drug used to treat seizures and anxiety may now aid people suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Chinese Automaker Shows Off Electric SUV...Hints Production

While a few automakers have explored the idea of an electric SUV, many quickly shift their interests to smaller vehicles that are easier to engineer for high mileage. Not too long ago at the Shanghai Motor Show, a Chinese manufacture has unveiled plans for a Hybrid Electric SUV that may just see production in the near future.

A Home Theater For Your Wrist

A watch used to be a little timepiece that sat strapped by a band to your wrist.  Now watch means... "watch."  The Innovative Gadget TA457 Home Theater Watch 2GB ups the ante in television watches, offering a wide range of features and a nice amount of storage space.  But does it tell time?

Smelliest Shoe: Geeky Gadget Sniffs Out To Detect WIFI Connections

Ever found yourself walking around wondering whether there's a WIFI connection and just how good it may be? Well stop wondering, and start sniffing with the Nike Shoe prototype that identifies WIFI signals as you go about your daily business. This wearable geeky gadget will inspire you to bust out your laptop and get online.

Fishy Mother's Day Gifts And The Coolest Fish Bowls Too

While writing about the best aquarium ads the other day, it struck me how relaxing it is just to watch one or two fish in a bowl; it's a very zen like experience that always seems to relieve stress. I thought why not buy a fish bowl and a small fish for my mom this Mother's Day, and do that for myself as well. I'll share the cool fish bowls I found in my search.

Auspit: Campfire Cooking Done Right

The Auspit turns any campfire into a world-class rotisserie. An import from Australia, the Auspit allows you to cook more delicious food than you know what to do with--anything from whole hams to chicken wings.

What Is A "Mobility Denial System?"

Rioting, looting, urban uprisings...  The world is crazy.  In an effort to control these situations without relying on lethal techniques, The Southwestern Research Institute developed the Mobility Denial System.  And until banana peels become standard military issue, it may be the best thing we've got...

10 Ads That Will Make You Totally Queasy

Humans are organic machines.  Instead of oil, we have blood.  Instead of engines we have organs.  And internal organs are just... well, nasty.  They're all floppy and gelatinous and squirt out all matter of fluids.  So leave it up to the marketing guys of the world to utilize internal organs for a (mostly) positive effect. Take the ad to the right. If that's not positive, I don't know what is...

Google Flu Tracker Follows Swine Flu (AH1N1) Trends In Mexico

Google Flu Trends, which earlier this year won a coveted best digital innovations Netexplorateur Award, is being put to work to follow searches in Mexico for words or terms that are flu oriented. Though Google is calling its Flu Trends Mexico "experimental," so far, the Mexico tracker is trending true to what might be expected from the swine flu, now officially called the AH1N1 flu.

Vending Machines in Japan Offer Free Drinks in Case of Emergency

Free drinks from a beverage vending machine? It's more likely than you think - in Japan, that is. Specially labeled vending machines equipped with battery backup are programmed to offer victims of natural disasters life-giving water and soft drinks at no charge.

Hitachi Takes the Lead in Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Advances in Lithium Ion Technology have been fairly consistent, but many of them are relatively small and provide little to helping improve the overall effect of battery powered devices. Hitachi has broken this trend with a battery they say could become the new standard for the automotive industry.

Exercise Your Mind At Brain Fitness Gym Vibrant Brains

With today's health trends, people of all ages and all lifestyles hit the gym multiple times a week. But, while we're so concerned about exercising our bodies to meet today's aesthetic standards, we forget about our minds and strengthening them in the now and for the future. A new San Francisco based business is trying to bring brain activity into the mainstream, by offering a fitness gym called Vibrant Brains. Created with Baby Boomers in mind, the brain gym can help keep minds sharp today and prevents the onset of mental impairments in the future.


Fabric Ball Miniland – Have a Ball!

The Fabric Ball Miniland is almost like having your very own town right at your fingertips! If you happen to have a little explorer, budding-architect or landscape artist in your family, this would make a great gift too.

NKOTB Contest Reveals Tink! & Flies Winners To NYC

In an effort to capitalize on the buzz created by "tink!" Jordan Knight and other members of the New Kids on the Block band will be flying two "contest winning"  fans to NYC. The viral social media experiment originally initiated by Jordan Knight on Twitter appears to have formulated a life of its own as NKOTB fans have been tweeting themselves silly trying to figure out just what tink! means.

Pumgo: Stairmaster Meets Scooter

Kind of a scooter, kind of a bike and kind of a stairmaster, the Pumgo is all about exercise.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Breaks 1,000 Miles on a Single Tank of Fuel

A few days ago, a team set out to try and find the maximum number of miles you could squeeze out of one of Ford's new Fusion Hybrids. After some substantial amounts of coffee and snacks, the final number is in, and it may surprise you.

All Boxed Up: The Fitness Cube Keeps Your Home From Looking Like A Gym

Most of us don't have a special space for a real home gym, but the Fitness Cube, by the French fitness club and gym equipment/sports clothing manufacturer, Domyos, is clearly made for those small home and apartment dwellers who want everything in a home gym without having it take over our living spaces.

Trispecs Wrap Up All Your Gadgets In One Stylish Pair of Sunglasses

Control your phone and MP3 player with these smart, sensible sunglasses. They don't look half bad, etiher.

Wow! Wide-Angle Action Video And High Definition In A Wearable Camcorder: ConcordHD

This is not the world's first wearable camera; but it is the world's first wearable camera with high definition and a wide-angle lens.  And when you want the fastest action, this camera can accommodate; you can switch from high definition (30 fps)  to high action (60 fps) and shoot your stunts, slopes, jumps, or rafting escapades like the devil!

Swim Guard Lifesaver Vest: Big Protection, Small Package

The Swim Guard Lifesaver vest offers all the protection of a traditional life vest, but keeps it wrapped up in a sleek, form-fitting package.

RockDex: A Measure for Bands Effectiveness on Social Media

Social media is one of the cheapest, most effective ways of branding.  And for musicians, branding is what it's all about.  An artist can spend time developing social media accounts and multimedia promotions to get their name out there, but how can they tell if it's effective?  Well, unless you have big money to spend on market penetration assessments, you can use RockDex.

Russian Engineers Develop Nano-Introscope to Measure Electrons

Russian engineers from the town of Dolgoprudny (Moscow Region) have a lot to celebrate as their new innovation will not only reveal atoms but even the electron shells of single atoms. Read on for more details about this exciting Russian scientific innovation.

Survival Straps: Paracord Fashion For The Paranoid Survivalist

Everywhere we go, my husband always feels that he should have at least 6 feet of rope on hand "just in case". What that just in case is, I can never be sure, but I roll my eyes and tell him not to be ridiculous because rope just isn't something that's convenient to pack and carry with us. Someone has been listening in, because now a line of jewelry, called Survival Straps make sure that you always have a sufficient amount of paracord to handle any survival situation and they're awfully fashionable!


First Flavor Memorable Marketing: Taste Test Tryvertising

An innovative marketing company is finally recognizing the power of taste in brand marketing and is helping food producers sell their products using more than just visual appeal. While historically, food and drink brands have marketed their products through sample packages distributed by mail or during taste test sessions at local grocery stores; First Flavor uses an approach that allows potential consumers to taste their clients' products that is less costly, more convenient, and rather innovative.

Earth Friendly Mother's Day Gift Idea Sure To Leave a Giant Impression

If your mom loves roses, I mean if she really loves roses, and you want to make a lasting impression with your gift this year send her a bouquet of the world's tallest roses sold at Organic Bouquet. These giant roses could just prove to her how much you understand her love for roses and put you on the list as her favorite child. Come on, you know you're aiming for favorite child. 

Move Over, Chia - Adorable Nyokki Grass Pets are Here

If your kids aren't ready for a new kitten or puppy quite yet, why not start them off with something that doesn't require too much TLC? The Nyokki Grass Pets are not only cute, they help teach children how to care for and nurture real pets.

New Formula 3 Racer to Be Fast and Friendly...to the Environment

Once again, we find ourselves returning to the realm of more environmentally friendly racing, this time with something a little faster than a vehicle that runs on wind power. This time, the brilliant minds at the University of Warwick have designed a Formula-3 Racer that runs on biodiesel and uses as many green production and assembly practices as possible.

Biomimicry Of Pizza Tossing Leads To Physics Formula For Surgical Micro Robots

Scientists have been building swimming micro robots for years, but interestingly they all have different reasons for building them the same way.  Now, researchers at Monach University in Australia have learned the physics of the micro motors, and they learned it by studying the perfect pizza toss!

Scarpar--Motorized Skateboard That Rides Anything

The Scarpar motorized skateboard rides everything from snow to pavement to dirt.

Is KissPhone Destined To Become New Cybersex Toy?

A freelance inventor, Georges Koussouros, has come up with one of the first cyberdildonic gadgets -- the KissPhone, capable of sending the real thing by phone from his mouth to yours with all the sensory connections of a real life kiss.

What's On Your Mind? Twittering Via Brain Waves

New technology being developed by a team of researchers would allow those with locked-in syndrome to send out tweets. The technology essentially reads their minds and allows them to communicate their thoughts without the need of manually typing.

High Tech Bathroom! SmartFaucet Uses Facial Recognition To Set Water Temperature

The smartest faucet in the world is about to be turned on in the market place: the iHouse SmartFaucet.  It uses face recognition to get to your perfect water temperature right away; not only that, but it can... are you ready?  It can check your calendar, give you the outside temperature, and... check your email!

Spavino Bath Salts Turn Water Into Wine

Women have bathed in milk, mud, pretty much anything in an effort to look pretty so why not wine? Simply add Spavino Cabernet (red) or Chardonnay (white) to a warm bath and you'll be looking grape in no time!

Lemelson-MIT 2009 Sustainability Award To Global Health Software Innovator

The 2009 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability was awarded today to a professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Joel Selanikio. The $100,000 award will be presented to him at MIT in June, where he will present his EpiSurveyor innovation, the most widely adopted open source mobile health software in the world.

Headlines From Around the World on Newseum.org

If you're a news junkie like the rest of us, you'd better take a look at Newseum's new addition to their website.  They've got headlines from around the world on a graphic interface that is both easy to navigate and comprehensive to the entire globe.

Garbage Bag Fashions Suited For The High Fashion Runways: Editorial Looks On A Budget!

Yesterday I wrote about a costly and luxurious dress made entirely of male peacock feathers and precious gemstones for the bride who really wants to stand out on her wedding day. So today, I thought I'd shift the focus to a series of garments that fall on the other side of the spectrum. Michelle Jank's garbage bag fashions which were designed for an Editorial Series with photographer Paul Scala are an example of a high fashion look for less.

Want To Be On Reality TV? Italian Resort Offers Reality TV Inspired Vacations

For those who have turned on their favorite reality TV show, and thought "man, I'd like to do that", a major Italian vacation tour operator is about to make your dream comes true with Reality Village.


Xcite Bike Blurs Line between Motorcycle and Skateboard

It seems like humans are always looking for a new and exciting way to maim themselves. We always feel the need to push our limits to the extreme and completely blow convention right out of the water. It was from this attitude that the Xcite Bike was born.

The Grinch Christmas Bingo Game

It's never too early to think about Christmas. That lovable Grinch is at it again. The Grinch Christmas Bingo Game is sure to bring a smile to the biggest of scrooges next Christmas.

Researcher Creates Model To Determine When Heart Attacks Are Imminent

A young medical researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University is giving hope to the millions of people who may otherwise die of sudden heart attacks. Dr. Sharon Zlochiver has developed a mathematical model to predict heart attacks.  And if it proves successful, he will be able to recommend prophylactic treatment from his office to patients' physicians by email!

Flat Flexible Loudspeakers To Be Heard But Not Seen

Flat, Flexible Loudspeakers are the thinnest, most adaptable speakers that we've ever seen. At just a quarter of a millimeter thick and completely bendable, the speakers offer much potential for a variety audio applications.

Leave No Blade Behind: The Husqvarna Robotic Automower

So here comes the Husqvarna Robotic Automower to dazzle you with its maneuvers, leaving no blades behind and no lines in your lawn, just a sweet wave of golf course grass.

New Compact Recycling Unit Allows You To Organize Before Crushing!

If you're a slob like me you may want to check out Mode RCC1000 Premium Home Recycling Center with Mechanical Compactor and it's less-sophisticated brother, the Mode MT100 Premium 10-Gallon Kitchen Bin.  If I had something like this I'd be able to find my stereo...

Most Expensive and Luxurious Wedding Dress Will Attract Your Mate!

Every bride wants to feel spectacular on her wedding day, but the most expensive wedding dress spotted this year is typically more about attracting a mate than making a commitment. Of course, the unique Peacock Feather Wedding Dress is a spectacular fashion item that isn't meant to follow the principles of nature from which the materials derived, but it sure makes a bold fashion statement.


Solar Powered Orangutan Can Climb Miles of Rope - In Theory...

Solar Power is becoming quite a popular topic to explore with toys--probably due to the expense of actually providing a full-sized working model of an item would break the bank.  So now we have tiny solar powered cars, solar powered toy airplanes, and now... the solar powered orangutan.  And while I would love to see mass-produced, fully functional, full-sized working versions of the car and the airplane, I think that this thing would be quite disconcerting due to it's tank-like design...

Flashiest Vending Machine Of 2009: U’Tique Upscale Beauty Vending Launches In California

I've shown you a wide variety of vending machines in the past, and they're always a big hit as one of the top businesses of convenience; here's a new one for you that might just be the flashiest vending machine of 2009. U'Tique, the most upscale vending machine seen to date is about to launch its first vending location at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, California, and it manages to combine convenience and class through dispensing top of the line beauty products.


Goodyear FuelMax Tires To Provide Better Fuel Mileage Without the Noise

Even though the price of fuel has been relatively low over the past few months, many people are still looking for ways to improve their fuel mileage. One of the most common ways has been with the use of low rolling resistance tires. However, these come at the cost of performance and road noise, the latter being the more troublesome. Recently, Goodyear has released a newly designed low rolling resistance tire that promises the same increase in fuel economy, without the normal drawbacks.

Alpoy Makes It Easy to Make Custom Avatars

If you're a frequent visitor to forums, then surely you know the importance of having a cool avatar.  The net nerds of the world will never take you seriously unless they like whatever crazy picture you use to mark your forum territory first.  There's plenty of different ways to make custom avatars using offline programs like Photoshop, but now there's Alpoy, a site dedicated soley to avatar collections.

Don't Move, This Bookstand Has You Covered

For those who, from desire, habit, or necessity still read things printed on paper, the Infinitely Adjustable Reading Valet comes in mighty handy.  Or should I say, handlessly?  Every part moves, from the wheels on the bottom to the telescoping stand, to the tilt and the swivel of the book holder itself  The Reading Valet makes the perfect hands-free reading companion.

Cat Meets Alligator In Cardboard Design's Ecological Cat Scratchers

Cardboard scratchers have saved my furniture from my cat. I honestly can't thank them enough. But since they started becoming popular, they've gotten more and more substantial... thicker and definitely more stylish. Just look at these cute cardboard animal sculptures created by Cardboard Designs.

LEGO Ice Brick Tray – Cool!

If you have a birthday party or pool party coming up, make your drinks extra special with LEGO ice cubes. Your cubes will be the coolest around!

Top Ten Things "tink!" Could Be?

Jordan Knight, one of the five aging boy-band troubadours who make up New Kids On The Block sent out a tweet on April 23, at 1:14AM, with the simple enigmatic word: "tink!" From that day forward, tens of 1000s of tweets have flooded into the Twitterverse questioning what he meant by that!

Design The Mobile Phone Of The Future!

LG Mobile Phones, Autodesk®, and crowdSPRING are partnering to sponsor the Design The Future competition searching for the mobile phone of the future.  And, guess what?  They welcome submissions from novices and even give you the tools you need to win.

Study Finds Statin Users 3 Times Less Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. New research points to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications, called statins, having positive effects on prostate health, in addition to their benefits in reduction and control of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Minibar: New Hospitality Trend Emerges With The Serve Yourself Bar

A frequent part of the dining out or nightlife experience involves waiting for that server or cocktail waitress to notice that you need a refill. Realizing that people might spend far more money in their dining establishment if they didn't need to wait to be served, Minibar, a European nightlife experience, brings the serve yourself hotel style minibar out to the nightclubs.

Charge Your Phone With Whatever's Available: Sun, Wind, Electricity

If you've ever run out of power for your cell phone or MP3 player and vowed not to let it happen again, the Kinesis K3 is for you. Use electricity from a home, car or computer when available or opt for wind or solar power.

Chrysler Unveils More Fuel Efficient V6 to Replace 7 Previous Motors

Ford's EcoBoost engine has been getting a huge portion of the spotlight over the past weeks, and rightfully so. However, a few weeks ago at the New York International Auto Show, Chrysler unveiled a new engine of their own that might be able to steal some of the attention from the EcoBoost drivetrain.

Zipper Earphones Keep Cords From Tangling on the Fly

Tired of sorting out tangled earphone or headphone cords every time you want to take your MP3 player or iPod out for a musical walk? The innovative Y.I concept earphones employ a built-in zipper that keeps cords in order while adding some zip to your coolness quotient.

Maker Faire Africa: A Celebration of African Ingenuity and Innovation

Maker Faire Africa (MFA) will take place at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana's capital, Accra, on August 13-15, 2009. Its sole purpose is to identify, spur and support local innovation. Read all about this important and glorious event and find out how you can be a part of it.

Brazen Brassiere: Unexpected Undergarment Puts A Hilarious Twist On The Nursing Bra

After yesterday's rather serious article about crafty Polygamists, today we'll up the humor ante with a totally hilarious, scandalous fashion craft, The Nursing Bra. While its name may not be anything unique - been there done that, right? It's not what you think; but don't discard what you're thinking entirely, because naturally an article about bras does have everything to do with breasts.

Plush Ninja Characters Make Silent Killers Cuddly

Plush Ninjas? They're more likely than you think, thanks to Shawn Smith and his creative team at Shawnimals.

10 Best, Funniest, Weirdest, & Fishiest Aquarium Ads

Zoo and aquarium ads are always so clever. I love to peruse them because they really motivate me to get out and do what I always enjoy... go visit them. This time, I've got 10 of the best, funniest, strangest, and most bizarre aquarium ads you'll find on the Internet, so browse through them and let yourself smile.

Billionth iPhone App is a Freebie!

Nine months after Apple began selling apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the billionth application download from the iTunes store has rolled off of the digital assembly line. Bump Technologies' free app (paid version soon) called "bump" is useful in transferring data in a very hip fashion... literally bumping data from one phone to another!

LEGO Walkie Talkies

The folks at Digital Blue have done it again. The company has joined forces with the LEGO Systems, Inc., and is launching another fun line of electronic goodies - LEGO Walkie Talkies.

 

Credit Card Sized Cell Phone

The Card Phone, the world's slimmest phone weighs in at a razor-like 5.9 millimeters. The phone is so slim, there's no room for a keypad.

SMS Celebrates Mustang's 45th Anniversary with 2 New High Performance Ponies

The Ford Mustang is arguably the original American Sports car. The Mustang made its debut back in 1964 and has since been an American Icon that has brought many a smile to the average motorist. In honor of the Mustang's 45th Anniversary, SMS Supercars, owned by Steve Saleen, has designed two high performance models of the original pony car and are now taking orders.

Sparknon Silicone Wristband Leaves You Ex Static

Static shocks may be harmless but that doesn't mean they're pleasant - I know there's one waiting for me every time I get out of my car. The solution is to wear a Sparknon Silicone Wristband. Nothing shocking? You must already be wearing one of these custom silicone wrist bands!

Enterprising Polygamist Fashionistas Launch Polygamist Fashion Line

Who knew that women who belong to Polygamist sects could become budding entrepreneurs based on community rules, little less find themselves as fashion frontrunners; but a few Texas Polygamist women have set aside the stereotypes and rules of their communities to create a line of modest clothing that meets Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FDLS) standards.


Kid Not Smart Enough? Reward His Learning & Skill Building Using Children’s Educational Company SmartyCard

Wasn't it great when you were a kid and you came home from school with a great report card, and were immediately rewarded for your efforts with a treat, a toy, or sometimes even cash? Well, today's lucky kids can receive similar benefits from learning with new children's educational business SmartyCard, and the parents don't even need to chip in!


Parajet Skycar Gears Up for Production

At the beginning of the year, the Parajet Skycar made a record breaking journey from London, England to Timbuktu in Africa. Since then, Parajet International has been working hard to find another company to help the produce their little piece of automotive goodness. Now, they have finally been able to enlist the help of Rage Motorsports to produce the Skycar and bringing it to the public.

Upcycling Gift For The Gun Happy or Anti-Gun Person In Your Life

I think it is great that even the tiniest unexpected things can be recycled. Take empty bullet shells from shooting ranges, for example. What ever happens to these shells? Are they just thrown away? Some of them are not. Rachel Ann recycles them and turns them into Bullet Buddies. 

Outdoor Cat Walks For Your Favorite Kitty By Kittywalk

Cats love to be outdoors, but there are all kinds of very good reasons to keep them inside -- no need to get into them. But Kittywalk has made some fine netted, enclosed cat walks, and you can choose one to fit your yard, deck, or balcony. Give him some fresh air and a new view of the world!

Young Mad Scientist Alphabet Blocks

If you have a mad scientist in your family, they are going to love the Young Mad Scientist Alphabet Blocks. And chances are pretty good, you've never seen alphabet blocks quite like this before.

 


Hypoxic Response Is One Key To Age Related Disease And Longevity

Research conducted at the University of Washington, and published in the April 16, 2009 issue of Science, uncovered a new pathway by which the hypoxic response can occur... the regulation of a protein called proteasome.

EV Technologies to Produce Recently Unveiled Plug-In Electric Vehicles

A couple of weeks ago at the New York Auto Show, a company based out of Nevada called EV Innovations unveiled two never all electric vehicles they plan on putting into production. The two vehicles are the Wave and the Inizio EVS and were made to appeal to different tastes, with the latter of the pair aiming at the Tesla Roadster.

Lovely Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy Charm Makes Nice on Mothers Day

The Lovely Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy Charm makes it easy to show Mom you care on Mothers Day - a pretty carnation and a cute gift card are part of the pretty package.

RealRyder ABF8 Takes Exercise Bikes to the Next Level

Other exercise bikes just pedal, but the RealRyder ABF8 allows you to steer, lean and balance just like an actual bicycle. The enhanced simulation provides a better, more-engaging workout.

Philips Lights Up Milan With Interactive OLED Lighting Designs

The leading and most progressive lighting designer in the world has not disappointed at Milan Design Week '09. Netherlands-based Royal Phillips Electronics introduced the world's first interactive OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) lighting concepts for professional and home use. These exciting designs respond to you, wherever you are, and take your intuitive cues very personally.

Spider Computer Mouse Puts Creepiness in the Palm of Your Hand

Being bugged by the office freeloader who can't keep his or her sweaty hands off your computer? Thanko thinks you should use a pest to deter a pest: Spider Mouse and Scorpion Mouse!

10 Even MORE Ads to Disturb & Disgust You!

Look at that little croissant kitty. He's soooo cute! But, if you dare dear reader, you're going to find some not so cute stuff in this month's installment of Ads to Disgust & Disturb You. Just think of how snuggly the little croissant kitty is, hold that in your heart, and read on...

Russia Will Now Track its own Nanotechnology

Rusnano (the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnology) and the State Statistics Service are joining forces to help develop a protocol that will track everything produced in Russia that utilizes nanotechnology. Is this a good idea and what can such a system accomplish for Russia?

Chauffeurs For The Barbie In You: Pink Ladies Safe Taxi Service For Women

Women in the UK are attacked on a monthly basis when traveling by licensed taxi service around urban centers and rural settings. Based on these statistics, a female owned UK company that calls themselves the Pink Ladies identified their niche and launched a business that focuses upon the unique transportation needs of women with a specific emphasis on safety.


Funky Fashion For The Ultimate Fashionista: The Betseyville Call Me A Purse

As society's obsession with their cell phones and Blackberries grow, a unique fashion item makes a statement about technological reliance with a more old-fashioned, refined style than we're used to seeing. Who am I kidding; the only statement the Betseyville Call Me a Purse makes is one about bold fashion. Read on and see how.

6 Authors 6 Stories 6 Weeks

This website won SXSW's award for "Experimental Websites" back in March, and looking at it now, I can totally understand why.  The site is by far one of the most unique things I've seen on the internet this year.  Beyond that I'm a totally avid reader, and this site will tickle the fancy of any bookworm or lover of short stories.  Enter into the delightfully interactive story-telling world of the aptly titled We Tell Stories.

GM and SAE Team Up to Standardize Electric Vehicle Charging System

If you own a cell phone, or anything that charges from a wall out let for that matter, chances are you have already been through the headache of carrying a hand full of chargers that each work on a single device. Even products made by the same company rarely work on a different model and in some cases, a single year difference can bring an entirely new adapter. Looking at this, General Motors saw a problem coming down the road with our plug in electrics and always trying to find the right adapter for the right vehicle. From this, a new movement to standardize the connections for all new plug-in vehicles has started and, in my opinion, should be forced onto some other markets as well.

Diamond Ring Door Stopper Gives Princesses Privacy

Gals on the go need to play safe, so when the day's done and you "vant to be alone" the Diamond Ring Door Stopper provides an extra circle of security.

Mood Light Shower Radio

These handy-dandy radios from Wrapables, are just perfect for people who love to sing in the shower. The Mood Light Shower Radios are compact and just the right size for a shower radio.  Now, if someone could only invent a shower microphone!

Exercise Your Hands To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries, Postpone Arthritis

Chances are you have, or will get, osteoarthritis in your hands, fingers, wrists, or elbows. Arthritis is really limiting, because it doesn't just come and go; it's deteriorating. That's why the Hand Fitness Trainer makes so much sense. It strengthens your muscles and joints, resisting repetitive stress injuries and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.

Steampunk Segway Looks Much Cooler Than The Original

The "Legway" offers the rider the opportunity to turn heads all over the park with a funky, foot-powered steampunk-inspired Segway.


The Coolest Microscope Ever! The USB Microscope

This is "Antony." Does he make you squirm? If not, you can see him even closer... up to 200 times his size, with the USB Microscope that gives you really close encounters. Watch him on your computer screen, take still photos, or video Antony. You can publish your own little "natural wonders" series!

Australian Technology Park: Unique Technological Innovation

Australian Technology Park better known as (ATP) to those nearest and dearest, is a unique place focused on fostering the growth of Australian technology businesses. Located about 3 km (a little more than 2 miles) south of the Sydney central business district, the park is spread over 13.9 hectares (more than 34 acres) of land. It offers an environment for the exchange of ideas and networking unlike any other in the world. Read on for some amazing details.

All Electric Hummer to Provide Off-Road Capability without the Fuel Bill

Last April, a company called Raser Technologies brought a new truck based electric vehicle to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Conference in Detroit. According to Raser, the platform could be easily adapted for almost any light truck and would return somewhere in the realm of 100mpg all told. Needless to say, many people were interested to hear more.

Neat, Easy Camp Cooking

Firo is a new concept in camp cooking that pretty much thinks of everything. Cook your meal, handle it and eat it all with one simple contraption.

Turn-Ons Make Armchair A Gamer's High Flyer: Morfojet

Aerodynamically designed like a pilot seat, Gianni Pedone's playful Morfojet Armchair is all id, as it puts the occupant in control of two large jet engine arms, designed as turbines, more than a little bit sexually suggestive.

Restyle Me: The New Hot Or Not, Where Fashion Lovers Criticize Your Style And Make You Over!

By nature, people judge each other, and when it comes to our fashion choices and our appearances, the best critics are often those who don't hold back their opinions. Restyle Me uses this concept to create an open forum for people to comment on each other's fashion choices, and recommend ways that they can improve their looks.

InQuickER: Healthcare Business Transforming Medicine and Reducing Hospital Wait Times

Hospital Emergency Rooms are notorious for their long wait times. Anyone who has had to seek medical treatment by visiting an ER knows that you're lucky if you're seen by a doctor in under an hour, since often you can wait handfuls of them just to get through the triage process. InQuickER is a booking service that cuts down on the wait times, by allowing you to book an appointment to have your non-life threatening medical situations seen to by a doctor.

Reality TV Show For Arab Inventors Hits Prime Time On Arab TV: "Stars Of Science"

Filming is almost complete for the new 5-week reality TV show, Stars Of Science, in which 16 inventors from the Arab world will strutt their stuff, competing for best invention and a $300,000 cash prize. Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the format is not too similar to the American Inventor series, and Simon Cowell does not appear to be involved in this production.

Portable Voice Lie Detector – No Lie!

Although I'm glad these weren't invented when I was a teenager, this handy-dandy gadget is beyond cool. The Portable Voice Lie Detector is like having your very own polygraph in your home. Just imagine the possibilities of having your very own lie detector at your beck-and-call.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

Crafty Eco-Friendly Ideas To Check Out On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! After planting your trees, taking a trip to an Earth Day event, and taking advantage of all the free green goodies today finish celebrating Earth Day digging something out of your trash and making it into something useful and or beautiful. Release the eco-friendly artist inside of you. Below are innovative eco-friendly crafty sites and stores to inspire you and or your family. 

Before And After:10 Prototype Chair Designs That Made It Or Didn't

Even at Milan Design Week '09, there's a place for baring all. Here are 10 chairs that confess their beginnings, present in prototype form, ready to say 100 Hail Mary's or be rewarded with immediate absolution. Prophets and Penitents, aka Confessions of a Chair, is an open exhibit of chair prototypes from designers we know and love.

Laid Off Camp:Recession-Friendly Concept Provides Entrepreneurial Motivation For The Unemployed

At a time when jobs are being cut daily throughout North America, lots of people find themselves in a position that's new and more than slightly terrifying; without a job for perhaps the first time in their lives. Laid Off Camp is an outlet for those who have recently lost their jobs to network and share their terrifying campfire stories with one another, but more than that, it inspires the opportunity that comes with finally being without a job.


Funny Fashions: The Beard Cap Modern Balaclava

People who live in colder climates are constantly searching for innovative ways to keep themselves protected from the elements. Enter The Beard Cap, a funny modern take on the balaclava which provides warmth to the face, neck and head all at the same time. Unlike with the balaclava, with the beard cap, you're less likely to be mistaken for a bank robber; or if you do have criminal intentions, it's a humorous way to detract from your fear factor.

Counter Balance Concept Could Change How We Look at Pickup Trucks

One of the most interesting parts of attending auto shows is seeing the concept vehicles that we will describe as "unique." This isn't to say they aren't important, especially considering some of the most outrageous concepts, at the time, were eventually put into production and have become very popular. For this year's New York Auto Show, one of these rare concepts is the very brightly colored "Counter Balance."

Screwed Up Magnets - Just Stick 'Em

Are you tired of writing "to-do" lists just to have them magically disappear? The next time you leave a note for the kids or the spouse, tell them you are going to permanently attach them to the fridge! Imagine their surprise when they see these realistic  Screwed Up Magnets attached to your refrigerator door!

Debut In Milan: Formafantasma's Hidden Messages In Its 'Hidden Collection' Designs

....With grace and skill, Trimarchi and Farresin have created an ode to the clock, in this case a rather banal department store clock, the poetry of which is ever so much greater than that of its contents.  And like so many things packaged and shipped today, there are layers of boxes each enveloping the other to protect the box that's holding the box that's holding the clock.  Of course, very soon you have packaging that's more valuable, and even more desirable, than the object of desire itself.

GM and Segway Team Up to Create 2 Person City Cruiser

I think it is safe to say that almost everyone remembers the Segway Scooter and how many different reactions it brought from different people. Segway has since remained under the radar for the most part, until just recently when they and GM partnered up to make a small city transport dubbed PUMA.

Free Beer? Kirin Free is All Fizz, No Buzz

Free beer? It's more likely than you think... if you're in Japan, at least. That's because Kirin has introduced Free, a de-alcoholized brew with all of the fizz but none of the buzz.

Russian Auto Innovation Eco-Friendly Car Developed

Scientists from St. Petersburg, Russia have developed an ecologically friendly electric car with accumulators, which recharge during nighttime. In daylight hours, solar batteries deliver energy. It is, without a doubt, one very cool number, but don’t trade in your gas-run vehicle just yet.

Gymnastics Lessons For Kids Go On The Road With Tumblebus!

Fitness and convenience are two services offered by the most successful businesses in North America. Tumblebus is a winning franchise with its gymnastics-on-the-go concept. Ideal for children's parties, or onsite entertainment at daycares and other kid-friendly events, Tumblebus is a fun business with the potential to expand!


Financial Fashion: The IRS Tax Form Dress

With the 2009 tax deadline, for financial earnings between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2008 it's not surprising to see the unique fashion creation that uses tax forms as its medium. The Tax Form Dress is a simple design that uses few materials, with tax forms that make up the majority of the fashion garment. Read on to learn more about this innovative fashion item and just how it was created.

UV Spy Pen – Perfect for the Super-Sleuth in Your Family

Move over James Bond and Inspector Clouseau, the UV Spy Pen is coming to a store near you.  If you happen to have a secret agent in your family, this cool pen is a handy and affordable writing tool just perfect for your budding 007.

Singapore Discovers How To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Methanol!

The third smallest sovereign nation in the world has just made an enormous contribution to relieving the world's debt to the environment. Singapore researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have discovered how to turn carbon dioxide into methanol....  Double take: They have found a way to make greenhouse gas green.  Triple take:  They took the biggest contributor to the world's carbon footprint and converted it into a source of clean energy for the world.  Astounding.

RF Detector Tells You If Someone Is Listening In

Have you ever gotten an odd look from someone? That specific look that says, "I know what you're doing?" If so, you may want to check out this little RF Detection device. It may be the last barrier of defense for your privacy.

Lopsided Goatee Got You Down? Get The GoateeSaver™ Template

It slides to the left, it slides to the right, moves up and down, don't smile or frown... you have a GoateeSaver template in your mouth. It's here to save your identity, so don't screw with it.

10 Brilliant Breakthrough Designs From Milan Design Week '09

Milan Design Week 09 starts Wednesday, and from what I've seen of the preview coverage, designers are not napping during the global recession.  The Milan international design show is likely to be the one that blows away the others; there are so many brilliant breakthroughs in concepts, materials, and forms that will be making their debut.  These 10 simply spectacular designs will make you want to hop a plane to Milan right now!  See the paths being formed by some of  the world's leading designers.

Mobile Mini House: Pop-Up Campers Have Gone Modern!

Pop-up campers have come a long way in terms of comfort and built-in technology, but for the most part the design has remained unchanged. Of course, it was only a matter of time until someone came up with something new and exciting and in this case, it could change how people look at their "home away from home."

Russian Modder Yellow Bulldozer PC Case: Cool and Different

Modding is a popular art form in Russia. The slang expression has come to stand for the modification of one object into another that is just as practical in its new form as it was in it former state, but in a different way. Here’s a PC case in the form of a bulldozer. Read on and have a look, but get out of the way!

Amazing Anime Makeover

From a forum posting on the Chinese internet comes this amazing photo set of an Anime-style makeover. The girl (Lala) is from China, but by the end of the process she has that big-eyed Japanese cartoon look that's so popular with the kiddies these days.It's pretty amazing what a little mascara, eyeshadow and extra-big contact lenses can do.

8 Weird Earth-Friendly Products

Earth day is coming, and while the sky is not falling, temperatures are still rising. Bad economy or not, we all need to chip in a little to help our mother, Mrs. Earth. If you're looking for something really unique to outdo your eco-buddies, any of these eight goodies is sure to make you only one in your friend circle with something so strange.

Big Box Stores Lessen Environmental Impact With Help From Enviro Company Terracycle

We've introduced you to Terracycle before and their line of eco-friendly products. Now, Terracycle is expanding by partnering up with big box stores around the US to promote recycling of non-recyclables. It's a bold business move by a company whose ethics aren't necessarily in line with many of the consumption driven big names we're already familiar with, and smart PR for those corporations looking to improve their environmental image.

Top 5 Sluttiest Wedding Dresses Spotted In 2009

Most people go for the classy, fashionable look on their wedding day. But there's some women, who take the time to really showcase their personal style, oh, and their bodies when they get ready to walk down the aisle. Talk about leaving nothing to the imagination for the wedding night, these brides almost need to put clothes back on to wow their grooms with lingerie when they slip under the matrimonial covers.


LEGO MP3 Player – Rock On, Baby!

The creative minds at Digital Blue and LEGO Systems have joined forces to bring a line of fantastically fun electronic products to children near and far. If you are a LEGO lover and dig listening to music, this new product is a must-have.

Ford Transit Family One is a Parent’s Best Friend on Long Road Trips

Soon after the Ford Transit Concept was unveiled, rumors began flying around about a family oriented version of the concept that was being developed. Skip ahead to the 2009 New York International Auto Show, and you can see what could become the next big seller in the minivan market.

Urine Test May Determine Lung Cancer Risk For Smokers

Researchers may have discovered why lung cancer affects some smokers and not others.

Learn Better Keyboard Shortcuts at ShortcutWorld.com

ShortcutWorld is aiming to make a comprehensive repository of lists that will have every keyboard shortcut for any given program.  Already they have a pretty good list of programs going.

Respect For Water Inspires Abisko Waterfall Basin Design

Nothing inspires respect for water like a natural waterfall, and this sculptured basin designed by the Swedish team of Johan Kauppi and Lars Sundström, honors a waterfall that's not only natural, but is said to have the purist water in all of Europe: the Abrisko Waterfall in the Abrisko National Park in Sweden. Ironically perhaps, there is no basin in the Abrisko washbasin.

Singing Dog Alarm Clock Features Soft Silicone Paws Button

The Singing Dog Alarm Clock from Seiko provides pet-lovers with the paws that refreshes... along with a nutty, mutty Melody Alarm that'll have you reaching for a Little Brown Jug.

Ford Compares EcoBoost Engine to Competition’s V8s

Since the EcoBoost engine was first introduced, Ford has been working tirelessly to make it as powerful and fuel efficient as possible. This is, of course, due mainly to the EcoBoost drivetrain being the staple of Ford's long term plan to increase sales. The real question is, how well will the new engine do when compared to the competition? Ford recently released a side-by-side comparison that should help answer that question.

The Unfashionable Solution To Male Pattern Baldness: The Flair Hair Toupee Visor

For those men in our lives who are self conscious about their hair loss, a new, not so fashionable item is available on the market which is a sad step up from many cheap toupees. The Flair Hair Toupee Visor serves two fundamental purposes; it covers up that bald dome of yours, and shields your eyes from the sun! What doesn't it do? Well, that's obvious; it just doesn't make you look very cool.

Ready Ping: Notification Service Transforming The Restaurant Business One Text Message At A Time

Sometimes the best business ideas are the most obvious ones, and Ready Ping is a new business concept that falls right into this category. No one likes to wait around for their table to be ready at a restaurant, and now this business makes sure that they don't have to, by sending a text message when the table is ready

Move Over Mood Rings – This is the Real Disco Duck

For those of us of a "certain age," disco and mood rings were all the rage back in the day.  Now you can have your own disco party, right in your own tub.  The AM/FM Mood Duck Radio is here and is coming to a tub or pool near you.

HYmini Wind and Solar Charger Combo Puts the GO in Going Green

The HYmini personal wind turbine and green power bank answers the question many of us have been asking for some time now: why can't wind and solar power be harnessed by runners or bikers?

If Asimo Can Do It, You Can Too! Assistive Walking Devices From Honda

Though Asimo seems like he'd make such a good butler, he (she? It?) is not ready to come home with us yet.  But some of what Honda learned in the robot's 22+ years is helping our future mobility, so we can answer the door ourselves and get our own lemonade. You might say the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist are Asimo's offspring!

Russian Innovation: Microcapsules to Carry DNA-Vaccine

Micro-containers for DNA delivery are new upon the medical scene. Russian scientists have now developed a general technique for producing them, which could mean that DNA-vaccines can now be guaranteed to provide stable and powerful immunity for those who take them. Read on for some amazing details.

ECG Watch: Unique Style or Overpriced Junk?

The ECG watch is a unique time piece that provides an LED heart monitor display. Don't expect to get anything but the time on this strange but interesting watch face.

Magic Five Sauce Bottles Spice Up Your Fave Squeeze

Looking for a little non-cinematic five finger exercise? Maybe you just want to get saucy with your food while spicing up the way it looks. Either way, these neat-o Magic Five sauce bottles give your favorite squeeze a slimmer, trimmer, quint-essential makeover!

Walk Right In To This Gin & Tonic: Alchoholic Architecture

You're advised to wear protective clothing in this bar... the one called Alchoholic Architecture in London. It's a bar with a twist, you might say. A big twist of lime in a gin and tonic, infused into the air. 

Living Like Hippies With Wanna Start A Commune

In the 60's and 70's, communal living was popular throughout North America, and while it may not have been long-lasting or particularly successful back then, it's a reemerging trend today with businesses like Wanna Start a Commune that focus on networking for communal living standards.

Rockin’ Fashion For Guitar Hero Fanatics: The Guitar Hero Scarf

Guitar Hero is all the rage today with people of all ages who follow the video game phenomenon, but who knew it would also emerge on the fashion scene as a potential new trend? Yes, that's right, unique guitar hero fashion is in the works with the Guitar Hero Scarf.


Insulation and Packaging Products Made With Mushrooms Roots From Ecovative Design

Recently the co-founders of Ecovative Design, who live by the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, have invented two revolutionary new products from mushroom roots, ""Greensulate"" and "Acorn". These two products could be alternative products for energy conservation and waste reduction. "Acorn" is a compostable packaging material and "Greensulate" is an organic insulation.

Trebimbi Puppet Cutlery Set

 If you've been looking for that perfect gift for a new parent or grandparent, this three-piece utensil set from Trebimbi is the cat's meow!

Wristband Computer May Just Get Geeks Out of the House

If a laptop just isn't portable and accessible enough, wear your computer on your wrist with this W200 from Glacier Computers. Great for the workaholic or nerd in all of us.

Scorpion Venom And Nanoparticle Compound Slows Brain Cancer By 98 Percent

At the University of Washington, where researchers were already studying the effects of scorpion venom as a treatment for brain cancer, one group found that they could enhance the effectiveness of the venom by preparing a compound including nanoparticles.  This venom/nanoparticle compound cut the cancer spread rate by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent from the venom alone.

The World's First Pet Only Airline Gets Ready For Take Off

The news that Pet Airways was open for business may have sent their website crashing today, but there's nothing but successful take-offs and landings scheduled for their fleet of 20 pawsenger-friendly airplanes.

"Purac Act" Cuts Toxins In French Fries And Heat-Processed Foods

...Of course, potato chips and french fries are at the top of the acrylamide list; they're always at the top of unhealthy food lists, aren't they? You know the rich ’brown’ color they get when their texture gets crispy? That's acrylamide. And when you brown your toast? That's acrylamide....

Your Worst Fears Come Alive With Morbid Crochet Art

Have you ever wanted to create morbid works of art out of yarn? Well this artist sure has, and I think she gets her point across quite well.

Spring Is In The Air! Top 10 Businesses For Spring 2009

Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal. Over the upcoming months, the popularity of businesses with an outdoor theme will increase, while consumers take in the nice weather and get outside! In honor of spring's arrival, I'm counting down the Top 10 spring businesses of 2009!

Unique Sports Gear for Cyclists: Show Off Those Biker’s Muscles!

Cyclists, in all of their skin-tight, spandex fashion may have a winning advantage in their competitions with their bicycle gear, but their fashion choices don't make them stand out from the crowd. A new cycling suit, by Tomek Pietek takes the fashion of bicycle gear to a new level through entertainment and education.

Tesla Model S Loaded With Technology and Massive Touchscreen to Control Everything

The Tesla Model S Sedan has been a long time coming and saying that it has piqued quite a few interests is an understatement. With all electric power and seating for the whole family, the Model S looks to have a promising future. However, in case those reasons aren't enough, Tesla also decided to throw in one of the most impressive infotainment systems available on the market.

Learn Your Chemistry from Ptable.com

Whether you're a chemistry student, or a full-time lab worker, you've probably spent some good time staring at the Period Table of Elements.  But you might not have even seen a version of the Period Table like Ptable.com.  Prepare to have your atoms shaken up by the amount of information you can get from this site.

From Cradle To Cradle: Ecovative Design's Acorn™ Packaging

What happens to all the packaging inside of all the computer and printer and cell phone boxes? The preformed foam plastic, the peanuts, the bubble packaging, the sponge sheets... Waste in landfills, toxic waste.

Boon Benders Bendable Utensils – Perfect for Babies

If you have a baby or grandchild who is just learning how to use utensils, these products are just plain perfect. From Boon Benders, these bendable forks and spoons will make meal-time fun.

There May Be Something To "Performance" Drinks After All!

Just in case you thought performance drinks were a waste of money, a new study, reported in the Journal of Physiology, says they're not.

24-7 Connection Wall Reunites Friends, Families, And Food

Imagine going into an Internet cafe without your computer.  In this cafe, you are going to have a cup of tea with your parents in London... It's tea time there.

Siberian Sculptors Erect Monument to Yeti

Last month, I wrote an article about a scientific expedition that set out to the mountains of Siberia to explore recent reports of Bigfoot sightings. Although fruitless so far, organizers deterred by the severe climate are determined to resume the search this summer. A monument has been erected to honor this yeti expedition, but viewers cannot resist the urge to smile upon viewing it. Read on and find out why.

Poken Networking USB Key, the Social Online Business Card

Poken, a new electronic online business card that allows social media users to exchange online profile info via a handy, keychain-sized portable USB key, may replace the traditional cardboard business card as THE must-have networking aid.

Physiobench: Online Business Promotes Home Health With Remote Advice

New technologies under development in the senior care industry are increasingly focusing on helping seniors remain independent in their homes and receive the treatment they need, via technology, without ever stepping out their front doors. Following this trend is Physiobench, a new health-based company from the UK which for a fee will prescribe a physiotherapy treatment regimen for any injury.


It’s My Scar: One Of A Kind Jewelry Tells Your Story

Finding unique pieces of jewelry is no easy task, especially when you're looking for one-of-a-kind pieces that are reflective of your personality or tell a story about your life. A highly personal, custom jewelry company ensures that every piece of fashion jewelry you wear will be unlike anything worn by any other person. Although, the jewelry design may be familiar, since it's customized to look just like a scar on your body that tells the story of your journey.

Text Messaging Deceased Husband Helps Ease Housewife's Grief

A grieving Japanese housewife has found a unique use for the social media applications she and her late husband enjoyed when he was alive: keeping in touch with him after he passed on by sending text messages to his cellphone.

Babies Go Green with Dandelion’s Organic Teethers

Babies who are teething often mean very long nights with very little sleep for mom and dad.  So why not nip the problem in the bud and have a few teethers on hand, just in case?  These two teething products, from Dandelion, are not only cute, they are organic too.

Intel's 2009 Inspire-Empower Challenge Awards Salute Four World Changing Projects

When you read about what four Intel Challenge winners are doing, don't be surprised if you feel like giving up your day job and joining them in their valiant causes. These are truly inspiring and empowering innovations.

Smithsonian Chooses Design For African American Museum On the National Mall

The final museum on the land designated as the National Mall in Washington, DC will be the architectural creation of Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup teams. The Smithsonian announced its juried decision yesterday, after reviewing the designs of the six finalists in the international call for submissions. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to be finished in 2012.

Semen Spy: Need I Say More?

Ever get a hankerin' to detect for semen?  No?  Me neither.  I don't think James Bond carried this little spy gadget around.  But as a kit to make sure your kids aren't doing something naughty, the KJB Semen Detection Spy Kit is probably a good idea.

Necktie Camera Ensures That Board Meetings Will Never Be The Same

Even James Bond would look stylish wearing this suave tie.  But he wouldn't say, "Smile!  You're on camera!" the way that I would.  I'd make a horrible spy...

Sentimental Connections: Honoring Loss With Keepsake Ashes

When a loved one passes away, it's important to have something to remember them by. While many people, after cremation, keep their loved ones ashes on display in an urn a new trend is emerging with businesses like Sentimental Connections creating new ways to memorialize the important people we have lost.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Freaky? Top 10 Geeky Shoes!

Who said shoes have to be for the fashionable alone? These shoes may defy all the fashion rules you've come to know and love, but your inner geek will lust after them for their unique features!


Got Legos? Innovative Earth Friendly Ideas To Upcycle Lego Bricks

Thanks to my Lego fanatic husband my kids are Lego fans too. I don't mind. Really! I appreciate it. Lego bricks are a wonderful imagination opening resource for building basic life long art skills that can be used in various careers (ex. architecture), but don't think I don't notice the material they're made with. This is why I've put together a list of earth friendly ways to recycle used Lego bricks. 

Honda FCX Clarity is Named World Green Car of the Year

Back in 2006, Honda introduced the FCX Concept Vehicle with the hopes of expanding the platform over the next few years. Their goal was to design a fuel efficient midsized sedan that was both fun to drive and easy on the environment. From there, the FCX was used at the base for the FXC Clarity Hydrogen Concept Vehicle introduced in 2008. Skip ahead to this year's New York Auto Show and the Clarity Concept Vehicle is dubbed the Green World Car of the Year.

HOP & POP Bottle Opener

Spring is finally here and it's time to think about pool parties and family barbecues.  So say bye-bye to boring bottle openers and hello to HOP & POP.


10 Top Gifts For America's First Dog "Bo"

I'm not close enough to the First Dog to send a gift he might receive, but if you are, don't be shy... steal my ideas!

China Fights Somali Pirates with Army of Dolphins!

At least China's state media is good for something. From Xinhuanet.com comes what must surely be the best news headline ever, 'Thousands of Dolphins Block Somali Pirates.

Yellow Treehouse: Unique Restaurant Pops-Up In A Redwood Tree!

The Yellow Treehouse near Auckland, New Zealand is among the most recent of pop-up businesses to find themselves in an unusual location. The Yellow Treehouse, which started in part as a sustainability project Pacific Environments Architects Ltd, is located up a redwood tree in a forest, and now that the restaurant project has drawn to an end, the business will hopefully be opened to the public!


BMW Moves the Z2 Roadster into Production

A short while back, BMW began releasing some teaser photos of a small roadster called the Z2. At the time, production seemed like a long shot at best and many people just wrote the lightweight roadster off as a concept and nothing more. Now, BMW has officially announced that the Z2 will enter production and will be more than able to compete with the vehicles in its class.

Fast Food Fries Soon Off The 'Eat This And Die' List

Zero trans-fat may soon becoming to a McDonald's near you.  Not just McDonald's, but all the other fast food chains that make those yummy deep-fried trans fatty fries you would love to eat right now.

Top Ten Internet SuperStars of 2009

I tracked down some of the Internet's biggest overnight sensations to determine just how many were able to live past their "15 minute of fame" expiration date. Some have settled into lives of quiet but sustained popularity; others are now making grand livings off their Net-based notoriety. While becoming famous for being famous and turning self-promotion into an art form is often the stimulus, there are micro-celebs growing up all over the Internet who have a lot to offer.

Fashion Photography is Simple with the Thanko USB Camera Necktie

Ever wanted to be a fashion photographer? Well, forget about it... though you CAN combine photography with fashion thanks to Thanko's new 4GB USB Video Camera Necktie!

One Incredibly Awesome Fireplace: The EcoSmart Zeta

There is nothing modest about EcoSmart's new Zeta portable fireplace. It's bold and eloquent, perfectly formed, and finely crafted in timber, leather, and stainless steel. Yes, the exterior is leather!

 


DIY Fashion Design: “Color-In Clothing” for Customizable Fashion

Clothing color is a personal choice which can be a direct reflection of your personality. A new, customizable dress by designer Berber Soepboer and graphic designer Michiel Schuurman ensures that your fashion is always "you" when thinking outside the box, while coloring between the lines with their Color-in Clothing.


Russian Orphan Designs Winning Spaceship Logo

A talented, 15-year-old Russian orphan has won the competition to design the space mission emblem that is certain to go down in space travel history. Read on for more information about this very special contest and its extraordinary winner.

LEGO Boombox – Rock On, Baby!

Digital Blue and LEGO Systems have joined forces to bring a line of fun and functional electronic products to children and LEGO lovers everywhere.  The bright blue Boombox is one of those products and is coming to a store near you.

Construction Without Carbon Footprint? British Look To Hemp

 "... It only takes an area the size of a rugby pitch four months to grow enough hemp to build a typical three bedroom house," said Professor Pet Walker, Director of the BRE Center.

Don't Be An Ash: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 5

Japan Tobacco ad execs sweated, strained and no doubt chain-smoked a whole lot of their main product while brainstorming up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Numbers 41 through 50 are presented here in hopes that rude smokers will smarten up and get their ashes in order.

Girlfriends Across the Nation Grab Fly Swatters To Fight Off RC Dragonfly

Giant bugs are an everyday occurrence where I live in good ol' Florida. And while I can't say that we have bugs as big as this remote controlled dragonfly, I can say they get pretty close. So be careful if you fly this around your girlfriend if you live in The Sunshine State. She'll flatten this little whopper out with one swing of a fly swatter. But you can be sure that it looks really cool flying around before it gets crushed...

South Africa Fight Aids With Innovative Phone Project

In an attempt to curb the terrible rising tide of South Africans afflicted with HIV/AIDS, local organizations have teamed up with leading telecommunication firms to launch the life-saving, Project Masiluleke, (the please-call-me project) which aims to close the healthcare information gap by delivering messages that encourage South Africans to access HIV testing and to know their status.

Satisfy The Shoe Fetishist In Your Sole With iPhone's New App: iShoes

If there's an iPhone application every shoe fetishist must have it's iShoes. Released last week on the iPhone AppStore, iShoes should keep you busy for awhile as you have only 50,000 pairs of shoes to scroll through.

New G.I. Joe Verses Old G.I. Joe... Which Is More Cool?

GI Joe. Just those two words conjure a multitude of childhood memories for me. Action? Adventure? GI Joe knew the way. Then he got really tiny--roughly 9 inches smaller. And his mission changed. And now there is a movie coming out based on the little tiny GI Joe figures. But my heart still rests with the 12 inch figures from my youth... Which is more cool?

New Antimicrobial 'Room Shocker' Eliminates Mold, Smoke, Even Skunk Odors

If you've ever forgotten to open the flue on your chimney before you launched your cozy evening by the fire; if you've ever had a flood in your basement, insecticide sprayed on your baseboards, or your dog has ever been skunked... you know the effects of noxious toxins and odors in your home. It's not just the stink; the effects of these events are harmful to your health.

Design Student Creates Masterful, Memorable Eco-Sculptures

Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material. His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget. His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable.

Breastlight Lets You Check Your Breasts Easily At Home

Breast exams are something that women need to do regularly. But how do you know if you are doing it correctly? The Breastlight is a product that lets you exam your breasts easily and accurately from home.

5 Things to Think About Before Moving From Part-Time Business to Home-Based Business

If you've been following my blog posts, you know that I have been advocating starting a part-time online business here, here, here, and here. The reason for this is mainly so you can have another source of income that is other than your job.  Now what if you've recently been feeling that your part-time online business is growing and you need to devote more time on it to fully capitalize on the opportunity.  Should you quit your job and work on it full-time at home? Now, before you head to your boss' office and tell him "You're fired!," read on to find out if a home-based business is the best course of action for you..

Yelo Wellness Center: Power Napping & Reflexology For The Chronically Fatigued

Ever been so exhausted walking down the streets of New York City, you just wished there was a good place to relax and take a nap, like a park bench that didn't need to be shared with someone who called it their home? Fortunately, for NYC residents, there's no need to go there, since now they have Yelo; a wellness center that specializes in power napping and reflexology to help busy city dwellers relax and take a load off.


Inner Message Ring: Fashion Jewlery Tattoos You With Romance

What woman doesn't like the message delivered when a sparkly rock of an engagement ring is placed on her finger? Even if she doesn't want to marry the man, it's the ultimate form of flattery and pretty snazzy fashion. But now, there's the Inner Message engagement ring that not only implies that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, it says it!

 

4P Extreme Sports Cam Action Video Minus the Filmer

The 4P Sports Cam is an interesting design that allows users to get no-hassle sports footage. No videographer is needed as the system uses GPS to track movements and provide fluid filming.


Pac-Man is in the House: And He’s Hotter than Ever

Back in the day, Pac-Man was all the rage. Well, he's back and is coming to a kitchen near you!

Banish Backyard Bugs with Repelight Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact Impact of Japan is now offering Repelight, a 26-watt compact fluorescent lighting that glows gold but acts green.

Get Your Word of the Day from WordAhead

The site, which is currently in public beta testing,  features some 515 videos of different vocabulary words.  Far short of being a literal dictionary, WordAhead focuses on more distinct or uncommon English terms, making it perfect for getting that "word of the day" fix.

Global Climate Change Invention Award Goes To 'Kyoto Box'

...The device, which cost Bøhner $5 to make, would decrease pollution, deforestation, energy costs, and about 1.3 million deaths a year in Africa alone caused by wood-burning related respiratory illnesses. The life-saving estimate does not even include the number of deaths resulting from contaminated water.

Lightning Hybrids Develops Biodiesel-Hydraulic Hybrid

Hybrid development is still among the fastest growing part of the automotive industry. New ideas and technologies emerge everyday and old ones are improved upon. A perfect blend between these advances comes in the form of a biodiesel-hydraulic hybrid called the LH4.

Drive Alert Master: Wearable Geeky Gadget Keeps Drivers Alert Behind The Wheel!

For many, when driving at night, or even long hours during the day; they run the risk of nodding off behind the wheel and coming to terms with their own mortality. Without a fellow passenger on hand to keep tabs on the driver's alertness, falling asleep behind the wheel is a very real danger. The Drive Alert Master is a smart technology that keeps drivers awake through annoyance, just like having your spouse in the passenger seat!


Ticket Agency Zigabid Inspires Purchase Haggling

When it comes to the ticket selling industry, there are many outlets to purchase tickets for the hottest sports events, concerts and other entertainment. However, when buying from ticket vendors like Ticketmaster, there's no choice but to pay the set attendance price if you want to attend and scalpers might literally clear out your child's college fund. Zigabid, a new online startup lets ticket buyers and ticket sellers negotiate based on supply and demand, to get the best ticket prices and make their own entrepreneurial profit.

The Safe Sippy Cup – Sleek Stainless Steel Sippy

The Safe Sippy is not your average, run-of-the-mill sippy cup. The sleek, stainless steel design is not only attractive, it is functional to boot.

Want Your Kid To Bathe In Goo? If So, Gelli Baff Is For You

Are your kids just plain bored with taking a bath?  If so, why not throw them into a tub full of multi-colored sludge?  It's all the rage!  All the cool kids are doin' it!  Gelli Baff is the answer to all of those non-glob baths that have plagued kids for centuries.

Fashion Or Furniture? UK Designer Hussein-Chalayan’s Fashion-Forward Clothing

Twice awarded Designer of the Year, UK native Hussein-Chalayan doesn't have the typical background you'd come to expect of a fashion designer - in fact, he's a tech geek who's translated his knowledge into fashion and that certainly comes across in his unique designs. On exhibit now at the Design Museum in the UK until May 17th, one of Chalayan's exhibits have visitors to the museum asking, is it fashion or is it furniture?


Deliver That P2P Business Connects You With Products You Can’t Find!

Ever fallen in love with a product you found while traveling, and returned home to find that it's not available in your home country? If you're lucky, you might know someone who lives there that can send you the items you crave; but usually you're just SOL. Deliver That arranges P2P and B2P delivery of items that you can't find everywhere so nothing you desire is out of reach.

5 Delightful Earth Friendly Bunnies Just In Time For Spring

Whether you celebrate Easter, love the Spring, want to do something cute and eco-friendly for Earth Day (April 22nd) or just love bunnies below are 5 bunny crafts made of recycled material to inspire you to live a little greener and a little hoppier. Get it? Hoppier! 

FOSSILICED – Can You Dig It?

Perfect for the dinosaur lover, FOSSILICED is a fun product that children and archaeologists are sure to dig!   Next time you have a birthday bash or party, make sure you have a FOSSILICED set on hand.

'Go Doggie Go Green' Dog T-Shirts For Earth Day!

Even if you are not into the environment, you know that your dog is.  Dogs are born nature lovers.  They love to dig in dirt, roll in other dog's feces (you know what I'm talking about), sniff other dog's private parts, lick their own pee, and eat grass.  If you're not a dog owner, don't worry, the worst is over.

Bring 'Em On! Handshoe Mice Wanted To Relieve NSAH Pain

Everyone else in the U.S. is getting relief; what about us poor computer slaves who are suffering from NSAH (Neck, Shoulder, Arm, and Hand) pain?  Before we get the darned Handshoe Mouse, we'll have added another body part to our pain!

10 Funny, Dramatic, & Irreverent Peep Shows Too Good To Miss

If sugar ever goes out of fashion, the folks who make Peeps® never have to worry; Peeps is a gift that keeps on giving in all kinds of amusing ways during holidays, but especially at Easter. Here are some 2009 winning Peep designs to which I've given my own awards, like the Best Political Peep Show, Best Industrial Use of Peeps, and the Best 'As Seen On TV' Peeps...

Russian Innovation: State-of-The-Art Door Chain

Russia’s Lebedev Studio is known for its creativity in transforming objects from the world of the mundane into works of art with unique designs. Their new door chain lock is no exception and housebreakers beware, because there is a new lock in town! Read on for more details.

Omegle: Chat with Complete Strangers

This new social service wants you to strike up conversations with complete strangers.  Omegle puts you in a private chat with someone completely random, and the handles are simply "You" and "Stranger".  Kinda weird, right?  But who knows?  Maybe this will catch wildfire.

Hot Water Heater Senses Approaching Humans, Warms Up Their Bathwater

Call it the Therminator - Panasonic's new bathwater heater employs an infrared sensor to - get ready for this - detect a human entering the bathroom. Chilling, isn't it?

Aqua Sounders Floating Speakers Liven Up Your Pool Party

Aqua Sounders bring all your music right into the pool. These floating waterproof speakers are the perfect addition to any pool party.

Urban Nomads Off The Beaten Path Luxury Travel Service

Many self-proclaimed world travelers may feel like they’ve seen it all. They’ve popped the cork off a bottle of champagne under the Eiffel Tower, taken a gondola ride in Rome and ridden a Tuktuk in Thailand. An innovative travel agency, Urbane Nomads calls themselves the “travel mixologists” and prides themselves on providing vacations off the beaten paths, away from the over-hyped tourist destinations around the world.

Homemade Fashions For The Paranoid Geek In Us All

The Body Laptop Wooly Jumper is a homemade, knitted fashion for the profoundly paranoid. A fashion prototype in concept only, this funny and freaky fashion might just be an emerging trend in fashion; but I doubt it. Read on and see why...and just wait until you see the hysterically useless keyboard jumper/glove.


UDance - Rock On!

The UDance system will have you moving and grooving in no time flat!  No couch potatoes allowed! 

A Man's Car Is His Dog's Castle: Honda Element's New 'Dog Limo'

We're all suckers for our dogs and Honda's no fool. Honda's new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Honda should throw in a chauffeur's cap with this car!

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Create Beautiful Works of Art at Origami.com

So you sit there and think, "How am I going to get through to the weekend?"  Well, you could play games, or watch silly videos, or you could achieve enlightenment of the ancient Buddhas by folding paper into funny shapes!  Origami.com is here to help bring you to nirvana, or at least help you kill a few hours while you sit there, suffering at your desk.

Scientists Discover Cancer Stem Cells Killed By Common Virus

Scientists have studied and proved that a common virus can infect and kill breast cancer stem cells.

Russia and India Collaborate on Future Space Missions

It is expected that Russia and India will collaborate in future manned space expeditions. India plans to use Russian experience and equipment in its space program to send a man into orbit within the next five years, and considering the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Activities in the Field of Human Spaceflight Programme, which was signed by both countries last year, it does seem much more than just a pipe (or in this case, space travel) dream. Read on for more details.

Little Bay Restaurant Had Diners Set Their Affordable Menu Prices

After opening a new location in London, Little Bay restaurant allowed diners to pay what the wanted for each menu item in February in part as a publicity stunt and to have a little extra assistance in setting their menu prices.

ARK: Clothing Company Inspires Acts Of Random Kindness

We've seen clothing companies like Rosa Loves which spreads awareness about charity causes with their t-shirts. And now there's ARK, which stands for Acts of Random Kindness; a fashion line which does exactly what the name says. Its t-shirts for men and women aren't inspirational themselves, but through their purchase the funding is made available to support random acts of kindness.

'Baby Fat' May Lead To Treatment For Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

If researchers can discover how to manipulate the growth and activity of brown fat cells, present mostly in babies and children, they may just find an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dandelion Tableware for Toddlers: Going Green has Never Been Cooler

These have got to be the coolest tableware products on the planet, hands down!   And you'll never believe what these bowls, plates, cups and utensils from Dandelion are made out of.

 

Coming To A Theater Near You: Your Backyard

Think about all those live concerts on video, outdoors, in the moonlight, in your own backyard...  Will that get you kicked out of the neighborhood?!

Love Is Bind: Six Bizarre Japanese Bound Cellphone Charms

Somebody got your heartstrings all tied up? Maybe that cute nurse at the clinic or a shy co-worker? Show them how you feel with one of these bizarre bound Japanese girl cell phone charms!

Sushi: Dutch Designer Blends Japanese and Moroccan Design For Italian Design House

One of the more global and intriguing furniture designs I've seen this year is Moroso's Sushi Collection, designed by Edward van Vliet Studios.

Sheila's Wheels Insurance For Women: The Car Insurance Of Stereotypes

Sheila's Wheels is a UK-based insurance company just for women. Once you visit their website you'll be left no doubt in your mind who their target audience is, with its Stepford Wives style women and pink décor. While Sheila's Wheels Car Insurance may seemingly be based on stereotypes, it does offer women comprehensive coverage on insurance that they won't find anywhere else; if you can just get over the typecasting that comes with being their client.


Fun Fashions:Top 10 Most Fun & Strange Hats!

Hats may be an under used fashion trend, but these hats certainly aren't ones we can expect to see walking around town anytime soon. Just for fun, I've compiled the most fun and strange hats seen to date!

Radioactive Hot Spring Leaves Guests Glowing - With Good Health

A century-old radioactive hot rock spa resort in the town of Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan has now attracted its youngest visitor, 8-year-old brain cancer patient Nanako Murakami.

Adorable Eco-Friendly Frizzle Sizzle Kitchen Play Set

If you have ever wondered how to talk to your small children about recycling or the purpose of Earth Day a Frizzle Sizzle or Splish Splash might be the answer. No, I'm not writing nonsense. Frizzle Sizzle and Splish Splash are the names of two very adorable eco-friendly kitchen play sets designed by Rafinesse and Tristesse. 

10 Cutting Edge Medical Devices Recognized For Excellence In Design

The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were announced this week by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. There were 32 award winners and every one of the winners contributed a medical device that advances their industry and  provides cutting edge technology to improve patient care. Space and time don't allow me to introduce all of these devices to you, so I randomly selected 10 just to give you a sampling of medical inventions that may be significant to you some day.

Stuck Up Magnets - Just Stick It!

If you happen to have a little gum chewer in your family, Stuck Up Magnets may be just what the dentist ordered.  And who knows? These realistic pieces of gum look so real, you just may be tempted to plop them in your mouth.  

Japanese Market 2010 Toyota Prius Prepares to Take Charge

While GM teases impatient carbuyers with the Chevy Volt and takes aim at the popular Prius, Japan's Toyota refuses to sit still. Instead, the new 2010 Japan-market Prius has raised the bar for new hybrid cars - and is preparing to take charge!

How To Make Sure You're Not Eating Contaminated Food: Fit Wash

At least once a month in the U.S., we are warned of another salmonella or E. coli infected food. At the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, a team of researchers has developed a product to combat these bacteria... a natural spray that can kill these bacteria in less than a minute: Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.

Russian Innovation:Revolutionary Car Engine

It was certainly an American, Henry Ford, who got the whole thing started with his assembly lines in Detroit and his famous Model-T, but it is a Russian who today has developed a car engine which is sure to revolutionize that industry. Read on for more amazing details.

Touchless Eyeglass Cleaner Gives Lenses a Longer, Clearer Life

Shampoo For Glasses cleans glass or polycarbonate eyeglass lenses without having to rub, wipe or even touch the surface with a glass cleaning cloth. Your eyeglasses stay cleaner - and clearer - for MUCH longer!

Amplified Journeys: New Venture Creates Custom Playlists For Roadtrip Soundtracks!

Want a soundtrack to your life, or at least a soundtrack for that big cross-country roadtrip you've been planning for the summer? Amplified Journeys by Harmon Kandon will create a playlist fit for any roadtrip theme and direct you towards sources to obtain the music from.

My Shape.com: Online Fashion Consultation For The Average Fashionista

In the ideal world, every fashion lover would have the opportunity to consult with style consultants and personal shoppers to select the styles and fashions best suited for their body types. Unfortunately, here in the real world, not everyone has those luxuries available to them; at least they didn't until recently. My Shape, a new fashion consulting and online shopping website makes sure fashion lovers always get the perfect fit and a cost that is more reasonable than the more traditional options.

Japanese Child Robot With Biomimetic Body Learns Social Skills

Meet CB2, aka, Child-Robot with Biomimetic Body.  He is watching your every facial expression, interpreting, assimilating.  You touch him tenderly while you smile; he assimilates the combined expressions.  He's a two-year old robot and he's doing almost everything a two-year-old child does.

Designer Drinks Packaging Sports Fresh Look

Imagine pulling a ripe banana, strawberry or kiwi fruit off the vine, plunging in a straw and drinking up the freshest fruit juice you ever tasted. These delightful designer fruit juice packages bring us one step closer to doing just that.

Vote Fact or Fake? Sushi Pillows

Best classified as novelty pillows, sushi pillows seek to brighten and add humor to a room or lounge area. They are available in a variety of different types representing some of the most popular sushi dishes in plush form.

An Early Test For Genetic Alzheimer's Just Jumped Its First Hurdle

ApoE4 is a mutant gene known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. A new study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have discovered that ApoE4 is responsible for hyperactivity in the hippocampus area of the brain in younger persons, as young as 20.

Space A Problem? Hang This Cat Climber In Your Closet!

Cats don't really care where they climb or where they hide, and if you live in a small house or apartment, you may not have enough space to put a cat climber in the middle of a small enough living area.  Kittywalk Systems has a great idea -- a Cozy Cat Climber you can hang on any door, even in your closet!

Is This A Lamp Or A Plumber's Worst Nightmare?

Ever have really intense day or an intense few days of doing what you do non-stop?  You can't sleep or, if you do, you have obsessively weird nightmares. The worst example of this for me was when I used to play in week-long bridge tournaments... I was so crazed that people in my dreams were all Jacks and Queens and spades and hearts! 

That's why when I saw the KOZO lamps, I immediately thought, "Plumber's worst nightmare."

Souper – The Super Spoon for Your Little Super Hero

For many parents, getting kids to eat can be quite the challenge.  But parents, your luck is about to change.  Move over Batman and Spidey, Souper is coming to a table near you!

No Child Left Behind By The Republic Of Tea!

Everything you always wanted to know about tea's benefits to your health can be found at the Republic of Tea website, even links to the latest medical studies. It's tea-totally impressive! The Republic of Tea has even introduced its Little Citizens' Tea so that kids can get plenty of antioxidants in healthy, caffeine-free and sugar-free, organically-grown teas.

Fail Whale Killers

Now that micro-blogging has had its day in the sun, what is the next big "shiny" thing to capture our imagination? Ahoy me maties, who is the next Captain Ahab to take on the Fail Whale? Big thinkers have been hard at work struggling feverishly to be the first to market with an innovative new product that will knock the twitter bird off its perch! with 1000s of roll-outs tripping over themselves to organize a coup d'etat, I have surfaced the "Top Three" I feel have the best opportunity for success...

Russian Doctors Suggest Hadron Colider Can Cure Cancer

Is it possible that a cure for dreaded cancer is finally in sight? Will there soon come a time the human race will recall its devastation with the same distant nostalgia as the bubonic plague and other disasters of eras long faded into antiquity? Read on, be hopeful and most of all be…amazed!

Eating Baby Broccoli May Prevent Stomach Cancer

Looks like Mom was right to push those veggies on you as a kid. A new study shows that eating broccoli may protect against stomach cancer.

Businesses Of Illusion: No Green Thumb Required With The Grass Painting Industry

We all like to have green lawns to add to the curb appeal of our homes. A green lawn gives a great first impression that a home is well cared for. But seeding a lawn to healthy, green perfection can be challenging for even the lawn care professionals. Now, a new trend in landscaping is emerging; grass painting, which is being embraced by lawn care businesses and homeowners throughout North America.


Fashion Size Shrinking? Don’t Let Your Wardrobe Suffer The Same Fate, Use Transitional Sizes

One of the biggest challenges of dieting or exercising to build body mass is maintaining a professional wardrobe to keep up with your changing body size throughout the process. Transitional Sizes is a fashion rental program that allows individuals to maintain a vast wardrobe that fits their lifestyle, without the price tag of overhauling their existing wardrobe to keep up with their changing body.

Innovative New Ninjapin Push Pin Fills Its Own Holes

Ninjapin gives the humble push pin a much-needed makeover. Your walls (and your landlords) will thank you!

GlideCycle Allows the Disabled to Bike

The GlideCycle offers a unique new way to bike for those with disabilities or simply anyone looking for a new twist on the bicycle. Sit in a suspended, weightless seat and push off with your feet.

4 Really Silly Home-Based Business Myths

Learn to separate fact from fiction. Because frankly, some of the home-based business myths can be quite silly. Don't be misled. Starting a new business isn't easy and to add to the complication, there are a ton of misleading information. So what are these silly myths? Read on to find out.

Hit It Pure Increases Your Drive for Drive

Legendary golf club maker, Callaway put together a nice promotional online video game for their new line of drivers.  The drivers, as well as the game itself, are of particular interest to anyone that golfs.  For those of us that aren't golfers, you can really have a blast playing this game.  There's a lot more to it than just a silly gimmick to garner attention to the product.

Dung Beetle Game Helps Homeowners Monitor Carbon Footprints

Japan's NEC and BIGLOBE have added a little fun for those trying to go green at home:  a neat, CGI "Carbon Ball" video game design that uses bright blue Dung Beetles to illustrate your (and your neighbor's) progress in reducing those messy carbon footprints.

10 Zoo Ads That Will Make You Laugh Like A Hyena

Spring is a great time of the year to visit the zoo or wild animal park, wherever you live. These 10 clever international ads will remind you that "It's all happening at the zoo," whether you're in Argentina or Abu Dhabi. Maybe these ads will inspire you to visit your nearby zoo, but at least I hope they give you a good laugh.

EnviroBLOX – Biodegradable Building Blocks You Can Eat

Say bye-bye to those plastic and wooden building blocks.  These enviro-friendly blocks are simply amazing.

 

Baby Fashion Gets Wiggy With Hysterical Baby Toupees

There's no denying that parenting is hard work, but Baby Toupee of Santa Barbara, California also believes in parenting as a source for endless amusement. That's where their line of Baby Toupees come in; with many unique designs that are fun fashion for your baby as well as a source of comic relief for parents.

Hello Kitty Mini Fan, Designed to Look (and Be ) Cool

Hello Kitty boasts an abundance of branded products, a few of which stand on their own as demonstrations of creativity and innovation. The Hello Kitty Mini Fan is one such design triumph.

2009’s Most Innovative Vending Machine Prototype: The Boobox By Fosfor

Fosfor Designs and Systems marketing agency is taking vending machines to a new level with machines designed to dispense a wide array of free marketing samples for their clients. Now, people who like free stuff can get it anywhere one of these innovative vending machines have been placed. What could be better than that?

The 4th Bin Design Contest: Help NYC Get Rid Of Its E-Waste

What's a city to do when it creates 500,000 tons of electronic waste a year? That's the amount of e-waste projected in New York City for  2010, the year the Big Apple will have a dedicated waste bin - the 4th Bin -- specifically for all the obsolete or broken electronics... the computers, DVD players, tape players, TVs, even batteries... all the stuff New Yorkers and everyone else has been throwing in the trash that ends up as toxic waste, leeching into the soil and poisoning the underground water.

China Will Paint Itself White to Fight Global Warming

Really?! No, not really. But an article on China.org.cn went to great pains on April 1st to try to fool us into believing as much. Here's a quick overview of their ficticious ten-year plan: The roofs of all government buildings will be painted white, and individuals and companies who do the same will be monetarily compensated.

Little Mismatched Makes A Bold Fashion Statement With Clashing Fashion!

Old-fashioned fashion rules have taught us to always ensure that all of our accessories match. It once was fashionable to have your belt match your shoes, and your purse; until recently, when it became about coordination rather than matching. However, a new fashion company has rewritten all the fashion rules about coordinating your outfit by selling pairs of clothing that don't match, they don't even coordinate; what do they do? They clash!


Watch Free Video Downloads On Your TV With ROKU

Are you still paying to rent freebies from Netflix rather than having to watch them on your computer screen?  Take your head out of the sand ... you don't have to do that.  There's an inexpensive and easy way to get your money's worth from your Netflix subscription and Amazon's Video On Demand service.  It's called Roku.

Will Russia Be Mining on The Moon in The Next Twenty Years?

The Soyuz spacecraft may prove to be a model for a future excursion that might culminate in the establishment of Russian moon-base by 2025. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, the president of Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, the mining of raw materials from the lunar surface of the moon may soon be a reality. Read on for more details.

Make Your Military Living Dreams Come True At The Zero Star Hotel

Always wanted to stay in an air-raid shelter or military bunker? A new Swiss hotel, the Zero Star Hotel will let you do just that. If you're used to 5-star luxury accommodations at a hotel, be prepared to lower your expectations when booking your place at the innovative Zero Star Hotel.

Smiling Face USB Drive - Come on, Get Happy!

Just like 8-track tapes that have gone by the wayside, fragile and bendable floppy disks are pretty much a thing of the past.   Flash forward to USB drives - a welcome and appreciated storage device. 

Bada Bing...is Microsoft putting a Hit on Local Search?

Like a scene out of the Sopranos, the Microsoft family might be setting their targets on an area of the search engine arena that has the greatest potential of becoming monetized..."local search!" If they are successful, "Bada Bing" they are back in the big leagues, bucking the Don of Search...Google, itself!

Have You Walked Your Green Home Lately?

What has 6 legs, solar panels, windmills, windows and a roof? Give up? It is The Walking House you see pictured above created by N55 and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire.

Leisurely Camping or All Out Survival: VitalStove Has You Covered

Out of propane? No time to light a campfire? VitalStove operates on any natural fuel available, providing a heat and cooking source in a pinch.


Award-Winning Idbids Starter Kit – Teaches Kids to Go Green

Going green has never been more fun! The award-winning Idbids Starter Kit teaches children all about the environment, in "iddy biddy steps."  

Sexy Lingerie Takes Its Cue From The Prehistoric Caveman Era: Introducing The Skong

A new, strange trend appearing in sexy lingerie stores all around the nation is the skong. Half skirt, half thong, these panties might be sexy or unfortunate; read on, and you tell me.

Who Am I? Ask My DNA Bookcase!

A bookcase tells your story... who you are... who you became after your genetics determined your hair and eye color. In MYDNA, Mexican designer Joel Escalon has designed an altar-like DNA strand that lets you tell your own unique story through the things you love -- your personal treasures and the books, music, and movies that entertain or inspire you.

Business Ideas Take Center Stage: Live Networking For Entrepreneurs With Bloblive

A few months ago, I introduced you to Biz Equity; a business tool for entrepreneurs that allows them to predict just how profitable the small business they aspire to build will be. Biz Equity provides insight into the prospective financial standings of small business start-ups, but subsidiaries of the same company focus on the other important aspects; coming up with a good business idea, getting feedback, and gaining the exposure that is a necessary part of any entrepreneurial startup. Enter Ideablob and Bloblive.


Russian Scientists Discover New Anti-Epileptic Agent

Patients afflicted with epilepsy always desperately need new, effective and reasonably priced anti-convulsants. Scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) are currently developing less toxic and cheaper drugs to treat the disease. Read on for more information on a very serious subject.

Video Footage in the Dark: Infrared Flashlight

Looks like a flashlight, functions like a night vision video camera, the Infared Flashlight Video Recorder is a simple, inexpensive way to capture videos day or night.


Improve Your eBay Sales With Portable Photo Studios

Chances are that if you shop online at eBay or other auction sites, you won't bid on poorly displayed items. I won't even open the listing if I see a bad photo. But you also know it can be very time consuming to set up a decent shot of the items you sell. Well, you don't have to go to a photo studio to achieve a more professional photo; you can purchase your own fold-out and fold-up portable photo studio at very reasonable prices.

Los Angeles Pavilion Luxury Dog Show Awards: Spring 2009

"March madness" was tame compared to the excitement generated by the Luxury Pet Pavilion Show in Los Angeles, a few weeks ago. The exhibitors were luxury dog product companies and dogs themselves, dressed to the nines, walking the famous Pavilion red carpet. Three contests were the highlights of the event: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth, and Best New Product.

HEADGAMES – Design Your Own Silly Character

Most of us remember playing with blocks when we were young.  But Headgames is a block game - kicked up a notch.  Now you, your children or coworkers, can create your very own, one-of-a-kind blockhead!

Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Hyundai's New Hybrid Uses Recycled Plastics to Reach Highest Level of Eco-Friendliness

A recent movement by Hyundai, called "Eco-Dynamics," has propelled the automaker into new research and development in the hybrid realm. After recently launching the new Forte LPI Hybrid, Hyundai now plans on delivering another new alternative energy vehicle to the market.

Does The Russian Army Inflate Itself With Fake Tanks?

In the case of so many things appearances are everything, although who would have thought this would ever apply to a nation’s security? Perhaps the Russian army is correct and power truly is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Still, wonder and read on before you decide to throw down the gauntlet.

Indulgence Blossoms Into Sensual And Unique Cantilever Chair

Dima Loginoff is not shy about expressing sensuality in his designs, thankfully so. Indulgence may be the most sensual of his works yet. Unlike chair designs that easily satisfy the eye but not the body, Indulgence is not just visually appealing with its robust, Rubenesque, fluid hollows and curvaceous peaks; Indulgence is viscerally satisfying. It calls on you to sit and indulge.

Wedding Emergency Survival Kits: Business for the Bridezilla

Smart wedding planners recommend that their brides (and grooms) carry wedding emergency kits with them to their weddings, and while there are comprehensive lists available online; it's just one more thing to have to think about when your wedding day approaches. In order to help brides and grooms prepare for any eventuality on their wedding day, businesses like Wedding Emergency Survival Kits are distributing their own pre-packaged emergency kits to help solve wedding day mishaps.

Screaming Parrots Deafening You? Try This Mini Satellite Dish

Birds can be wonderful pets. Members of the parrot family are especially friendly, charming, and funny. But they tend to scream. They scream when they sense danger, something new in their environment, or just to get your attention. The sound indeed gets your attention, but it's not a sound that engenders affection toward your bird, even among the best bird parents.

'The World's Most Perfect Food!' Squeez Bacon®

Finally, Think Geek found a way to import what American's love best. No, not bacon. Squeez Bacon®! Think Geek claims is for real, and we know they never lie... although they do hallucinate a bit.

OCZ Wins Intel Mobile Innovation Of The Year Award For DIY Computers

In recognition of its leadership, quality products, and service, the OCZ Technology Group's DIY Laptop Program has just won the Intel® Mobile Innovation of the Year. A computer memory developer, OCZ Technology Group launched its DIY Laptop Program just a year ago to respond to demand rom gamers and hardware enthusiasts.

Staring At Boobs Prolongs A Man’s Life

Ladies, do you ever wonder why that old man sitting across from you on the bus stares at your breasts every day? Does it make you want to slap him? Well, don’t react just yet; he may be staring at your breasts to save his life.

Airfork One - A Handy Utensil For Your Little Commander-in-Chief

It's a bird, it's a plane.  No, it's Airfork One.  If you have a little guy in your family who loves to play with his food or is a pilot-in-training, the Airfork One may be just the ticket to happier meals! 

Match Your Interior With A Fun, Multi-Functional LoJo™

The LoJo™ is the first product to be launched by the design team of Bang Creations, a design studio formed by a pair of design engineers who met at engineering school, went their separate ways, and then met again while at Hasbro... he, designing boy toys and she, girl toys. Now, they're married with children and a lot of customers for their new LoJos.

N2A Stinger Corvette Brings Back 1960s Styling with Modern Comfort

Even though the new C6 Corvettes are easily the most well engineered in the history of the Corvette name, many people still prefer the earlier generations for their unmistakable styling. Sadly, these older Corvettes are becoming more elusive as collectors and age claim them one by one. The good news is, N2A Designs is now offering up a custom fabricated retro Corvette that uses the best of both new and old.

Distill Lets You Get the Most Out of Digg

Distill is a service that filters Digg stories by the number of "diggs" they receive.  It can also show you what's hot on Digg now, or give you an RSS feed to whatever number of Diggs you specify.

Vote Fact or Fake? Revolutionary Sports Gear

In a breakthrough involving the usage of a new synthetic material known as d3o, a company called d3o™ lab has partnered with a wide range of athletic gear providers to produce clothing that insures the wearers safety without compromising flexibility.

Start Making Money Online With These Part-Time Online Business Ideas

Ka-ching! That's the sound of the cash register when you record another sale. Too bad clicking the refresh button on your Google Adsense, Paypal account, or affiliate account does not make the same satisfying sound. Oh well. At least you can take comfort in the fact that the returns can equal or possibly even beat the ka-ching of the trusty cash register of a small business anytime.

And besides, who wants to hear the sound of cash register while you sleep? Online business is 24/7! Read on to find out some business ideas that you can implement today..


Solar Panels Banned in Chinese Neighborhood

In China it's not unusual to see private residents to make the move to solar power. Like in any country the initial expense is high, but putting a few solar panels on your roof will pay off in the long run. It's good for you and it's good for the environment. Everybody wins, right?

Not so fast, skippy. This is China, remember?


Charity, Cause Awareness and Fashion Collide With Rosa Loves

We've seen t-shirts that deliver the lesser-known news, and now there's Rosa Loves; a business concept that uses the sale of fashion t-shirts to spread awareness about charitable causes, provide support with proceeds of the sales, and naturally, help wearers look fashionable.

Bushfire Housing: Bed Matchmaking For Fire Survivors

Space-sharing businesses aren't new; we've seen businesses that advertise available parking spaces and Single Spot Camping where homeowners lease space in their own backyard for travelers to pop a tent. Bushfire Housing is a business that offers the most intimate form of space leasing; beds. And while it may seem intrusive, read on, because it's for a good cause.