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November, 2012

Domo Toaster Gives Bread More Bite, Won't Harm Kittens

Can't get enough of Domo, NHK Japan's lovable toothy mascot? Well guess what, your dreams have come true! Not only does the Domo Toaster brand an image of Domo-kun onto each and every slice of your morning toast, the toaster itself is styled to look just like Domo.

The Future of Broadband: Where It's Headed and The Changes That Are About to Come

Numerous studies have already been conducted to confirm the obvious: the future of mobile Internet lies with 4G and users will continue to sign up for the service in the years to come, which will push mobile data demand higher than it has ever been.

A Mic for Every Occasion: Types of Mics and Where to Use Them

Microphones. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in a wide variety of applications. Most gadgets you own nowadays probably have a microphone embedded in it somewhere--from your laptop to your phone and maybe even your alarm clock.

Calling All Inventors! Casting Call For Season 3, INVENTION USA!

Last night was the premiere of Season 2 of The History Channel's inventor show, Invention USA.  No sooner did the season begin, that casting calls for Season 3 of the hit series get on the road too. So now inventors have another chance to strut their stuff before the casting directors and the show's hosts, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler.

Mayor Booker SNAPS To Social Media Food Stamps Challenge

When TwitWit, who goes by the handle @MWadeNC tweeted Newark Mayor Cory Booker that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government," a gauntlet was laid that is now being played out in Twitterville as well as the real world. Booker (@CoryBooker), a prolific member of the Twitterati has amassed celebrity status with a Twitter following of over 1.2 million, while TwitWit whose profile describes herself as a "Daughter of the American Revolution" has only 1008 (as of this posting).

Logicool Washable Keyboard Rinses Clean After Sloppy Spills

Spilled Pepsi (or worse) on your keyboard again? No need for a China Crisis if you're rocking the Logicool model k310 washable keyboard. This good-looking peripheral can take a wiping and keep on typing while other keyboards snap, crackle and pop their way into meltdown mode.

Diving Helps Keep Pigs Healthy, Makes Bacon Tastier

It's raining swine, hallelujah! A Chinese pig-farmer's porkers perform daily dives from a 10-foot tall platform because, according to the farmer, the exercise results in healthier pigs that grow faster and taste better.

Western Digital Releases High-Performance 4TB Hard Drive

3TB not good enough for you? Western Digital has updated its top-of-the-line Black series of desktop hard drives with a new 4TB entrant.

How LEDs Light Up Your Life in Ways You Never Imagined

So you might have taken one look at the title and went, "LED lights? What does that have to do with me?" Well, if you're well aware of what it can do and what people around you have been doing with it, then you'll agree that it has a lot to do with you.

Lucky “Year Of The Snake” U.S. Dollar Notes Now On Sale

Care to help the U.S. government dig itself out of debt by buying new dollar bills for $5.95 each? Me neither but these aren't just any dollar notes, they feature “lucky” serial numbers beginning with “8888” and they're packaged in attractive red & gold folders to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Year of the Snake.

Bizarre Burger-Eating Doll Will Supersize Your Nightmares

The “X-Ray MC Super Sized in Humberger, Devil version” clown doll from Japan's Secret Base store looks like Ronald McDonald... if the fast-food mascot was reimagined by Tim Burton. The extremely disturbing, evilly-grinning doll features transparent skin exposing a pair of undigested burgers and a garish green glow-in-the-dark skeleton.

'Power Hunters' Are 'Jersey Strong' In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy [Videos]

Seeking power was an arduous task as most folks learned early on in the aftermath of superstorm, Hurricane Sandy. Desperately seeking power for our cell phones, iPads and laptops became part of the zeitgeist emanating from those affected in New Jersey and New York. The power grid that used to affect only our heat, electricity and land lines now included cell towers that experienced disrupted service as well. Even for those services that remained operational, without electricity we needed alternatives to charge our devices.

These Looks Aren't Fashionable, But They're Smart

Jaktogo clothing might be some of the ugliest on the market, but if you're looking to skip baggage fees on your next flight, they might just be the smartest fashion mve you've made all year.

Chinese Hospital Nurses Respond to Emergencies on Scooters & Bikes

Race ya to the patient! China's MCH Institute has issued nurses in its neonatal department three kick scooters and five bicycles, because real emergencies demand a wheelie fast response. It works, too: in real-world testing the “assisted” nurses arrived an average 7 seconds faster.

Bizarre By Design: The Top 10 Weirdest Japanese Buildings

Japan may be the place where conformity is king but their architects never saw the memo. These 10 weird, wild and even wooly Japanese buildings take the concept of multistory strangeness to a higher level, albeit one that the elevator will still stop at.

Greening Up Electronics: Recycling and Reusing to Reduce Emissions

Electronic waste is one of the biggest problems that affects not only America, but also the rest of the world. Most electronics (or the parts that make them up) are full of toxins, and simply throwing them out will have detrimental impacts on the natural world. The good news is that electronics can easily be recycled, and oftentimes, they can also be reused. 

Top Four Cases to Jazz Up Your iPhone and Show Off Your Personality

Apple has sold over 108 million units since the first iPhone was released in 2007, and they're still going strong. Naturally, that means there are millions of people all over the world who have the exact same phone as you do. But while the actual phone might be the same, they don't have to look the same, given the wide selection of iPhone cases available.