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March, 2013

Goodbye Harlem Shake, Hello...Hadouken-ing?

It seems as though a new internet phenomenon sweeps the web every few weeks, sparking global obsession along with a fresh generation of internet trolls and blogger backlash. The new "Hadouken-ing" photography craze out of Japan has just broken onto the "meme scene", but the battles and discussions have already begun, mainly about the name, where the original idea actually came from, and of course, the age-old question: Which is better, Street Fighter or Dragon Ball Z?

iEqualizer iPhone 5 Hard Case Puts A New Shine On Your Apple

Hear the beat, see the beat, BE the beat! The “iEqualizer” is a battery-powered hard case for the iPhone 5 that displays a luminescent rainbow-colored bar graph cued by the music you're listening to.

Google Treasure Maps

Google Treasure Maps allow you to view the world as if it was in a mystical movie with pirates, skull islands and treasures to be found, complete with an appropriate series of Street View photos.

Not One, But 40 Peeps Shows For Easter 2013

I bet 'Mr. Peeps' never dreamed 60 years ago that his yummy, gooey, marshmallow treats would be fodder for a cult.  I bet he never thought that in 60 years there would be as many as 40 different Peeps Shows throughout the United States to commemorate Easter.  And the thousands of talented Peep artists who create diaramas where Peeps play famous characters such as Pi or Pope Francis.  Well, Mr. Peeps, aka Bob Born, must be eating these celebrations up - so to speak.

Does Your Garden Look Like A War Zone? Then Plant A Few Flower Grenades

With spring comes the time to take care of the outdoor spaces that we have ignored all winter. For those who love to garden it is a time they have looked forward to with gusto. For those who aren't so inclined they would rather do just about anything else. Now the non-gardeners have a new, unusual, and wild option -- with Flower Grenades.

Tilda Swinton Is Thinking Inside The Box....Again.

Are you still looking for that perfect way to relax after work? Oscar-winner and occasional performance artist Tilda Swinton has a unique way to unwind after a long day - just lay down for a nap. In a glass box. In the MoMA.

Go Camping In Your Own VW Camper Van . . . Tent

With summer right around the corner, thoughts start turning toward plans to get out into the world -- to travel, to commune with nature, to leave the working-world behind -- even if it is only as far as the backyard. Now you can camp in retro style with this tent designed to look like a VW camper van from the 1960s. The real vans are hard to come by these days, so this may be your best bet.

Ubiquitous Marriage Equality Symbol's Evolution

Unless you've been living under a rock, sworn off using social networks or have been on an extended vacation, you've probably been stumbling over the marriage equality symbol that's cyberventilating its way across Facebook and Twitter. The pink equal sign on red background, with all it's various permutations is now considered the de facto logo of supporters of gay marriage. And as such, according to Chris Gayomali at theweek.com, "it ticks all the requisite checkboxes. . . it's simple, instantly recognizable, and well, everywhere."

Glow Threads: Interactive, Customizable Blacklight Shirt Is Perfect For Self-Expression

Customizable fashion has always been appealing to those that like to deviate from the norm with their clothing choices. For decades, teenagers have approached fashion customization by cutting their clothing, so there are stratigically placed tears that have a grunge fashion appeal. Others have used silk screening for grapnics, or even parmanent markers so their clothing boasts their favorite quotes. Using these methods to customize t-shirts may be tried and true, but the whole process leaves a greater margin for error, and you know what? Fashion customization should really just be a whole lot more fun than that! This is where Glow Threads comes in, as they offer the customization that most of us know and love, but it's done in a whiole new way.

Meet Kickstarter's Most Successful Project

The Ouya may not have been the most funded project at $8.5 million, but it certainly was the most over-hyped. Now however, the small console that aims to compete with the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo has started shipping.

Add The Taste Of Bacon To Everything

For many people bacon is the food of the gods. Our culture is becoming obsessed with the stuff. You can buy a bacon wallet, bacon hair accessories, and ties. You can purchase Baconaise for your sandwiches. Denny's is having a "Baconalia" celebration that brings you bacon galore, even a brownie sundae with bacon. You can join the Bacon of the Month Club. Now you can add that bacon taste to everything with Bacon Salt.

We’re Primed For The 2013 National Hardware Show- Are You?

With nearly 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in home improvement, lawn & garden, pet care, plumbing, paint and enough helpful gadgets to choke a Home Depot this May 7-9, you bet that we’re excited for the 2013 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas!

Dog Biscuits: Make Your Own With Bake-A-Bone

Dog lovers can go a little bit crazy when it comes to their canine family members. That is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to making sure that they get the best care. Now you can make your own dog treats quickly and easily right at home with Bake-a-Bone. It is a small appliance kind of like a waffle iron, but for making dog biscuits.

Steganography, The Art Of Data Hiding vs Data Mining

While conspiracy theories abound in all fields, the digital age has added a new playground for the nefarious to up their game. The next time you make a Skype call, you might want to be aware how third-parties could possibly hi-jack your transmission and encrypt a secret message with callers none the wiser.

Your Potted Plants Can Light Your Way

Outdoor lighting is a great addition to your home to help create an outdoor living space or to add an extra element of security. Not everyone has the capability to engage in a big handyman project and not everyone has the ground available right where they want the light to put in a string of those solar lights. To put the light right where you want it and save space at the same time you can get these great pots that use LED lights and batteries and/or AC power to light up the world.

Promote Your Business, Use Social Networks

In recent years, social networks have become an integral part of almost everyone’s personal lives. Why? Because they make communication easier and allow us to create new connections with people from all over the world. The same now holds true in business. Social media should be a key component when developing your online marketing strategy since it can be developed to capture the attention of specific users. Thus, your business’s target audience can be reached more easily AND more effectively.

Add Some Eggsitement To Your Easter With Amazing Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual task of decorating Easter eggs. This year, leave your pastel paints and your boiled-on plastic sleeves behind. Try your hand at some of these designs which are sure to amaze your children and exhaust your patience... 

Lomo Celebrates 500k Facebook Likes, Offers Camera Discounts

Lomographic Society International has reached a 500k Facebook Like milestone, and to celebrate this it will be giving away voucher codes in the next five days starting today. If you're looking for a film camera now is the time to jump on the Lomographic bandwagon. 

Add Real Fruit To Your Water With Aqua Zinger

Everyone knows that we're all supposed to be drinking more water, but sometimes all that water can get a bit boring. Those flavored waters can be expensive and loaded with sugar and additives. It's time to get smart about drinking water and the Aqua Zinger by Zing Anything is just the thing to help you do just that. This gadget allows you to infuse the water of your choice with the fresh fruit (or veggies, or herbs) of your choice. You'll create the healthy, light, refreshing beverage that is just right for you.

Showcasing The Best Of The 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Although the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show has come and gone, the convention’s 2,000+ exibitors from 35 nations left us with a massive hoard of innovative goodies. While there’s no way that I’d be able to share everything that was presented in Chicago’s ultimate new product party, but here are a few especially cool things that caught my eye at this year’s event:

Brain Scans Predict Criminal Behavior

Criminal minds are being studied in New Mexico to find out whether brain scans can indicate when a felon will reoffend. So far, the scientists have positive results, but nothing concrete to offer.

Easy Folding Travel Potty Comes in Handy for Parents of Toddlers

A potty chair available anywhere? Yes please! This product makes bathroom breaks convenient wherever you're at. If you weigh under 70 pounds, that is.

LoL Quickfind Tells You Everything You Want To Know About Your League Of Legends Account

Have you ever wondered how long you've been playing League of Legends? What about how many influence points you've accrued? Sadly, Riot doesn't really seem all that keen on providing access to this information (since, cool as it is, it doesn't really help you manage your account better). Thankfully, there's a utility that does - it's called LoL Quickfind.

The Cube By Cubify: The 3D Printer For The Home

Printing in 3D is not just for large companies with experienced CAD personnel any more. Now you can have a small 3D printer in your home or studio with the Cube by Cubify. While the unit is still fairly pricey, it may be just the thing for your home business or to encourage that future draftsman who is still living in your basement.

The World Is A Canvas - Mind Bending Perspective Art

If you only like looking at art in museums, you might never experience the ingenius, perspective-based art of Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who sees the whole world as his canvas.

Top 10 Best Photo Apps For Your Android Device

Take a look at ten of the best applications available for your Android phone or tablet. Here you'll find image editors, organizers and other excelent tools for the mobile photographer.  

ROBLOX.com's BLOXCON Branches Out To New Heights

I'm sure there are at least a few of you out there who've heard of ROBLOX. After all, as one of the largest user-generated game sites on the 'net; it's kind of a big deal, and getting bigger with each passing day. With this rapid growth in mind, the organization behind it is planning on branching out by expanding BLOXCON - ROBLOX's annual user conference. On Friday, I got the chance to speak to a few of the fine folks running the show.

Chop And Store With Mocubo Bamboo Cutting Board's Handy Prep Drawers

The Mocubo One Stop Chop is a durable bamboo cutting board with one very handy modification. The board has three slide out food prep containers underneath.

App Goes Viral For The Wrong Reason

When an iPhone app creator discovered it went viral in Brazil, he was shocked to find out that it was for a very peculiar reason. As it turns out, the name of the app had everything it took for it to become famous.

Rollie Your Way To Eggs-ellence

If there is one thing that is simple to cook it is eggs. Now making them is even easier with the Rollie Eggmaster Cooking System. With this nifty little gadget you too can make your eggs look like your sausages. You could also skewer them onto a stick and eat an "eggsicle." It's as easy to use as a toaster -- in fact it is very much like a toaster.

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington To Establish The Facebook Party?

There's been rumblings that the world's largest social network just might want to start using it's membership clout to affect change in government, or at least support the candidates that have their best interest at heart. With over 1 billion followers, the house that Zuckerberg built is indeed the size of a prominent sovereign state, second only to China and India.

If Garden Space Is In Short Supply Try Going Vertical

Between the continuing financial crisis and concerns over GMO foods, more people are turning to urban farming as a way to save money and ensure the quality of their food. Not everyone has a lot of acreage to be spreading out across the land. There are ways around this problem -- such as the Free Standing Vertical Garden from Williams-Sonoma.

British Airways' 'Innovation Lab In The Sky' Sequesters Silicon Valley Techies

Everyone in the States at this point in time is very familiar with the term "sequester" as it applies to limiting the size of the U.S. federal budget. British Airways, on the other hand is using the concept as originally defined -- "to cause to withdraw, into seclusion." British Airways' latest innovation is titled, 'Innovation Lab In The Sky,' and their sequestration will not be limiting at all, because their plan is to expand upon talent and opportunities, with a little help from their friends.

Want Off The Grid? This Clockwork Lamp Is For You

Electricity is expensive. And when a squirrel hits a transformer or snow takes down power lines you are left in the dark hoping the candles don't run out. Now you can still have light whenever you want it for free with the First Light reading lamp -- except for the cost of the lamp itself. This cool lamp is powered by a clockwork mechanism instead.

Google Keep Challenges Evernote

Google Keep is a new product that the search giant introduced in order to compete with current note taking apps such as Evernote. But with Reader having been killed just a week ago, is Keep a keeper?

Strange Food: Top 3 Weirdest Burgers Ever?

There are many facts in life. The Earth is round, a force called gravity exists. But what is the most important fact of all? That would of course be the fact that people are constantly attempting to create the latest and weirdest burgers imaginable. So here it is - The Top 3 Weirdest Burgers. From showpiece sneaker-shaped delights, to perplexing dessert burgers, there truly is no end to the strange things which can be packed between 2 pieces of bread.

Pheed, NOT Your Grandmother's Social Network, Outpaces Twitter & Facebook?

Pent-up demand, content monetization and copyright stamps have been instrumental in distinguishing the new social network called Pheed from the pack. It became the No.1 free social networking app in Apple's App Store for the month of February, out pacing competitors like Twitter and Facebook.

Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver Will Change Your Life -- Or Your TV Anyway

Dr. Who is one of the most popular shows in television history. You can't swing a Dalek without hitting one. The show is nearly as popular in the United States as it is in Britain, where it all started. This year is the 50th anniversary of this landmark science fiction show. What better way to celebrate (and watch all of the anniversary specials) than with this totally awesome Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote Control.  It is so cool you may get frostbite.

Japanese Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Regenerative Therapy For Breast Cancer Patients

A Japanese medical research team employing stem cells mixed with patients' own fat has been able to regenerate up to 90 percent of tissue removed during breast cancer surgery. If adopted as a standard treatment protocol, the procedure could significantly affect the number of radical mastectomies performed and post-surgery prostheses required.

Top 5 Best Baby Monitors

New parents often place a baby monitor at the top of their wish list. When it comes to providing peace of mind and the ability to give attention to baby whenever it's needed, having a quality baby monitor makes sense for parents of infants. Here are my picks and reviews for the best baby monitors available today.

Toshiba Launches New 4K TVs

Toshiba introduces the new 9 Series TV sets, providing full 4K resolution, 3D support and Cloud TV. These sets are available in 58", 65" and 84" dimensions.

Grow Your Own Beer

Brewing your own beer has been a really hot hobby for quite a few years. While this often makes commercial brands seem a bit anemic, real beer connoisseurs are in heaven. So what comes next for that beer brewer with OCD? Well, getting out and growing your own ingredients for the beer of course. DuneCraft makes it easy for the neophyte gardener with a kit to help you grown the plants in a terrarium.

From Afghanistan To Corporate Greed,Cartoonist Kickstarts His Way Into 21st Century

Political cartoons have distinguished Matt Bors from the pack of modern-day cartoonists. While comics with a message have been around since the Yellow Kid in the early 1900s, most cartooning is created for the quick chuckle versus the reflective guffaw that comes from satirical illustrations.

Baby-shaped Pears Add Human Element To Chinese Supermarket's Produce Section

Baby-shaped pears or a pair of babies... why not both! Chinese fruit farmers are using molds to produce cute but creepy pears that look just like babies: peaceful, serene, closed-eyed visages and all.

Strut your Geek Chic with these Game Controller Cufflinks

The arena of geek fashion has evolved far beyond the domain of pretentious, pabst-sipping sods. Geek Chic is no longer a self-referential term used by people who are trying to sound like intellectuals. Rather, it's a wide, all-ecompassing term which incorporates a wide array of fashion and design choices. Far from being something ironic, it's a celebration of all things geeky. Today, I'd like to hit you with a dose of that geeky fashion: video game controller cufflinks.

South Dakota School Adopts Worlds First Biometric Payment System That Requires A Pulse

The School of Mines and Technology in the western part of the state of South Dakota has adopted a new biometric payment system. The system uses both the fingerprint of the student and a system that verifies that they have a pulse before it allow the transaction to go through. A pin is also required.

Video Cracks Code to Apple’s Innovation

How innovative is Apple, really? The "3 Ways Apple Actually Innovates" video takes a different approach to this question in little more than a minute.

Tortle Baby Beanies Help Prevent Flat Head Syndrome

A large percentage of babies end up with flat spots on their heads. Tortles are baby beanies that simplify the repositioning process, helping to prevent flat head syndrome.

Is Your Invention The Next Biggest Thing? Prove It At The Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing Contest!

If everything is already bigger in Texas, your invention has to be absolutely epic to win the Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest!

Deep Sea Turns Virtual Reality Into Virtual Terror

Human beings have a primal, unshakable fear of the unknown. It's something that's been hard-coded into us by evolution: back when we were all living in the treetops, the dark places of the world held a whole host of predators ready to tear us limb from limb; the deep night was one of the most dangerous times of day. The most skilled, masterful horror artists use this fear to great effect: the human imagination is, after all, an incredibly powerful tool. In other words, the less you see of something, the more frightening it is.

That's the whole basis of the virtual reality game "Deep Sea."

To H20 Or Not To H20, Matt Damon's Conflicted Water.org Charity Strike [Videos]

“Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind?” Matt Damon asked a room filled with reporters. The answer? “The toilet.” But how serious is this actor in requesting the world to relinquish use of the most important innovation known to modern man?

What Empathic Smartphones And Smart Cameras Tell Us About Ourselves

With the announcement of the Xpression, a new mood-sensing app, is the field wide open for advancements in mobile technology on a science fictional scale?

Infrastructure Scaling: The NewsBlur Story

With Google Reader shutting down, NewsBlur saw its daily users go from 1,500 to 50,000. They did not scale well, and now they posted some lessons learned from the event, and what others should know when they start a new online service.

Milestone's 1/12 Scale Model Urinal Set With Sink

Looking for that special gift for the model-maker who has everything? Consider this 1/12 scale pair of urinals from Japan's Milestone that comes complete with sink, tile wall and privacy partition. Little Jimmy will just love it! His parents, not so much.

Aussie Businesses Up Tablet Use

According to a forecast recently put out by Roy Morgan Research the use of tablets in business in the nation of Australia is going to go up over the next 12 months, both in the number of businesses using the tablets and the actual number of tablets being used. Gains as large as 50% are being estimated in some cases, though data varies by industry.

Engineering Students Unite To Save The World, One Invention At A Time – Enter To Win The James Dyson Award 2013 Competition!

Since 2010, the James Dyson Award has prodded engineering and design students from around the world to create and share their unique innovations with the ultimate goal of solving problems, and they're gearing up to see what 2013 has to offer the planet...

Get Cranky To Charge Up Your Cell Phone

With the season of outdoor back-to-nature adventures and severe weather on the way you want to keep your cell phone handy. Though it won't be very handy if the battery runs out and there is no electrical power for miles. To make sure that you will always have power for your smartphone you can keep the Emergency Hand Crank Cell Phone Charger on hand.

Time To Sober Up? Then Drink This

While not drinking too much in the first place is probably the best advice, most of us still manage to over-indulge at least once in a while. The general result of such activity leads to feeling like death warmed-over, thinking the sun came up too bright, and wishing the birds in the trees would shut up. Now there is help. Sober Up is a non-alcoholic shot of liquid infused with Eastern herbs to detox your body and clarify your mind.

Newman K1 Smartphone With Quad-Core CPU & 5-inch Screen To Be Priced Under $160

The new K1 smartphone from China's Newman offers users a wealth of advanced features including a 1.2Ghz quad-core MediaTek MTK6589 chipset, a 5-inch 720p display and front & rear cameras, all for under 1,000 yuan or $160.

Making The Most Out Of Quirky.com For Inventors

Quirky.com is a great site aimed at inventors and something you can take advantage of to market your ideas into products, but not everything makes it to the production floor. How can you maximize your chances for your idea to become a product?

Retroarch: Your One-Stop Shop For All Things Emulation

Today, I'd like to talk to all of you fine folks out there who are trying to keep old-school gaming and nostalgia alive on the PC through the magic of emulation - I've a too you'll find very interesting. Old gaming hardware is becoming scarcer and scarcer and the games that we all once knew and loved are becoming more and more difficult to find.  There may eventually come a day when ROMs and Emulators are the only way to keep the passion - and the memory - alive. 

Happy Hacking Keyboard Could Be Just Your Type

While the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 from Japan's PFU was designed with the needs of coders and UNIX system administrators in mind, its many attributes appeal to everyday, practical-minded keyboard users as well.

Cory Booker, The Social Media Mayor's #Waywire Disrupts The News Via Video [Videos]

We're familiar with celebrities tipping their toes in the social media waters. A number of actors now have their a number of pet projects. Some like Ashton Kutcher actually head up social media marketing firm like the Katalyst Network or Ian Somerhalder and his news activist site in beta called "Ryot," or Justin Timberlakes' current attempt at welcoming defectors back to MySpace.  But up till now, there's been no political figures actively involved in a social media enterprise. That was, until Cory Booker created #waywire.

Wasabi Warning: Use Of This Product May Set Your Face On Fire

The edge is where you play your best. Where the light meets the dark, where fear rises from the shadows to greet you, this is where you thrive. This is your water, your breath of air. And if you think you would eat a bowl of wasabi on a dare, read on. If you dare...

Make Your Own MacBreakfast At Home

Now you can make those fantastic and fun breakfast sandwiches right in your own kitchen with the help of the Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Hamilton Beach. You can make the sandwich any way you want it -- with or without eggs or cheese, any meat you want, and choose your bread from English muffins to bagels to pancakes.

Samsung Announces Galaxy S4

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 today, an upgraded model to its very popular S3 from last year. There are better specs, new software offerings, but a fairly similar looking handset case. The S4 will be out this coming April.

Can Your Invention Make The Top 5 For The ClickStartMe Product and Invention Contest?

Are you ready for a no-holds-barred way to not only show that your innovative invention is the greatest thing since sliced awesome, earn funding for your idea’s creation as well as a nation-reaching marketing deal to sell it to the masses? Grab your blueprints and get ready to blow America’s socks off!

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.

TeleSound Makes Sounds From Your Smartphone

The TeleSound is a Kickstarter project which aims at extending your smartphone with sounds. Pairing with your phone or tablet using Bluetooth, it will allow you to send sound requests to the integrated speaker, for the amusement of your cat or kids.

Five Best Rockers For Baby

A researched list on the five best rockers available for your baby will help you make important purchasing decisions. Whether you are looking for style or convenience, there is an ideal product available for you.

'Breaking the Fourth Wall' From Shakespeare To The Office To Leigh Singer [Video]

The "Fourth Wall' is a theatrical term for the imaginary wall that exists between actors and their audiences. Originating from Ancient Greek theater, while the open-box arena of a theater stage makes up three walls, theater-goers are seen as the fourth wall. "Breaking the fourth wall" is considered a technique of metafiction, as it penetrates the boundaries normally set up by works of fiction by reaching out to the audience.

Life Will Be No Sweat With Air Conditioned Shoes

Summer is on its way and with it comes that perennial problem of hot and sweaty feet while dressed for success. These days businessmen in Japan can keep their cool on the job with air conditioned dress shoes. The shoes come in a wide range of colors -- brown and black. The footwear can be found in the best-seller section of a prominent shoe store in Tokyo.

Chinese Therapeutic “Fire Treatment” Improves Looks, Shocks Onlookers

A Chinese cosmetic and weight loss procedure known as Huo liáo (fire treatment) is attracting notice not for its supposed therapeutic benefits, but for the shocking appearance of those undergoing it.

No Bathroom? No Problem. Bumper Dumper Lets You Drop Your Pants Wherever You Are

Remember when you had to run around town literally busting to reach a bathroom safely? Or were forced to drive for miles anxiously looking for the next rest stop? Those days are over. So long as your car or truck is close by, the Bumper Dumper means now you'll always have somewhere to go.

Build Something Snappy To Win The Rubber Band Contest For Young Inventors

It’s time to stretch imaginations once again for the 2013 Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors! With over $7,000 in prize money on the line, students from grades 5-8 will compete to build the greatest rubber band powered invention of all time.

Branding: The Shield That Your Product Needs

If you want to increase your exposure and protect your product, branding is a key component in your marketing strategy. Things like consistency in the quantity and quality of products that are produced, producer name, company logo and byline bring a certain level of uniqueness that can distinguish your business from rival competitors. When engaging in both marketing and advertising, it is prudent to have all these qualities in place to maintain credibility to both clients and potential clients.

Watch Your Home From The Outside With NetCam

Belkin's NetCam is home when you're away, giving you access to your home via your smartphone.

New "Safe to Sleep" Bundle Reassures New Parents

The SafeToSleep company does it again with a breakthrough anti-SIDS bundle that will bring parents peace of mind.

Top 10 New Best Surveillance Cameras And Hidden Spy Cameras For The Sneaky

Spy cameras have come a long way since their introduction back in the late 1800's. See ten of the most clever surveillance and hidden spy cameras currently available.

Resveratrol Drugs Could Prevent Aging and Fight Diseases Like Diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline is getting ready to use drugs that contain resveratrol, the compound that gives red wine its health benefits, in a number of drugs. The company currently has about 117 drugs in trials that are designed to help fight conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. There may also, in the future, be anti-aging drugs as well.

Think Higher - The Levitating BAT Mouse

Is your wrist sore from pushing a mouse around all day at your computer? Well, with the BAT Levitating Mouse, you can live in the future and prevent Carpal tunnel syndrome at the same time. But you'll have to lift more than a finger to do it.

Giant And Tiny 3D Printing

Two news stories today talk about 3D printers from different sides of the scale. First we have the Gigabot, a large 3D printer for larger prints, and then the Nanoscale, a tiny printer able to create very small 3D models.

The RetroN Consoles: The Perfect Way To Enjoy Gaming's Past Glories

It's a sad fact of being a retro gaming enthusiast: eventually, there aren't going to be any working old-school consoles left. As a result, unless we all want to resign ourselves to abandoning your passion once your console dies on you (which it will), ROMs and Emulation are only way to keep the hobby alive...right? 

Not exactly. 

Hold-Me Mug Gives Mug Snugglers The Opportunity To Get A Little Closer

Attention all you mug snugglers! Designed with mug hugging in mind, Hold-Me Mug's organic design allows you to get super cozy with your warm beverage of choice.

RC Japanese Style Toilet Runs Away When You Come Running

The Benki RC Japanese Style Toilet from Nigiwai-Showten takes the traditional Japanese squat toilet to a new, lower level by reducing its size and adding wheels. Why? Because Japan, that's why.

Creating Construction Sustainability With Hempcrete

A lot of people are concerned with creating low a carbon footprint and ecological sustainability. Now you can build a home from more sustainable materials that also creates a reduced need for heating and cooling with something called hempcrete. Hemp has long been known to be a versatile and easily replenished resource for making everything from clothing and ropes to chips and buildings. Hemp has also long been vilified by the ban on marijuana.

Google Shows Talking Shoe

Google is showing off their latest experiment at SXSW, the Talking Shoe. It uses funny sentences to try and get you moving to keep you active and exercising. While this is not a real product, it is an example of what can be done with modern technology.

Got A Pest Problem? Handy Bottles Of Rare Pee Can Be The Solution

If you've got a pest problem and you've tried all the usual sprays, bait traps, and sonic repellents and nothing's worked. If you're done with putting down poisons that harm the environment, now may be the time to dig deep into that arsenal of weapons and pull out the big guns. Now may be the time to instill the fear factor.

How Grandma Got Her Groove Back - Fujitsu's GPS Cane

Next time your aging loved ones want to get some fresh air or run some errands on their own, let them! Fujitsu's GPS Cane prototype provides older generations with easy-to-follow directions, health monitoring, and an important link to Next Generation technology. Oh yeah, it helps them walk too!

Why Do Social Networks 'Acqhire' vs Acquire Only To Super-Size?

Commericial acquisitions and mergers were a 20th Century phenomenon that allowed companies to grow and prosper. In the first and second decades of the 21st Century, those types of business practices may be antiquated. "Acqhire," is a neologism recently added to our lexicon to indicate when a social networking company is acquiring a start-up company mainly for its talent versus its infrastructure.

Guerra de La Paz Wears Their Art On Their Sleeves

The clothes we wear tell part of a story about who we are. Cuban artist team Guerra de la Paz uses recylced clothes to express their political and artistic messages.

MakerBot Announces 3D Scanner

MakerBot announced the MakerBot Digitizer, the first mass market 3D scanner which can scan real life objects, turning them into digital models in order to be printed again. The company was showing off their prototypes at the SXSW conference.

At China's Luxurious Panda Inn, All The Rooms Are Bear

The newly-opened Panda Inn in Emeishan, China, offers guests the bear necessities of the panda variety. Elegantly appointed suites like the Space Room, Digital Room and Forest Room display panda-themed décor that's bemusing, bewitching and even bamboozling.

Finally! Hot Dogs So Comfortable You Can Stick Them In Your Ears

Have you always wanted to put hot dogs in your ears but couldn't find a good reason to do it? Or any reason to do it? Look no further. The reason to put hot dogs in your ears has arrived and is here now. Right now!

No Electricity And Need A Light? Then SOCCKET To Me!

A group of Harvard alumni said let there be light. After some serious work and designing, and a few fun games of soccer there was light. It is a fairly simple idea to bring electricity and light to areas of the world where such things are scarce. It comes in the form of a soccer ball called SOCCKET that captures kinetic energy during play. Just a quick half hour of play can power an LED light for up to three hours.

Back To The Future: X Ray Glasses

For those who have always wondered about how those X-Ray Specs from your youth worked, here's everything you probably never thought to ask.

Solid Gold Replica Of Lionel Messi's Foot Priced at $5.25 Million

A solid gold, 25-kilogram (55 pound), anatomically correct replica of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi's left foot has been put up for sale by the Leo Messi foundation but you'll have to act fast, as it's a limited time offer. Cast and crafted by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka, a portion of the $5.25 million sale proceeds are earmarked to assist victims of the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Facebook Announces Redesigned News Feed

Facebook's new news feed will provide a brand new design that is unified between desktop and mobile, provide more options for users, and bring better content to the top. The company hopes that these changes will make the social network more relevant in the coming years.

Design A Board Game for the National Young Game Inventors Contest!

If you’re a budding inventor between the ages of five and twelve, with a desire to create the next “Clue” or “Monopoly,” we encourage you to throw your board game design into the ring for the National Young Game Inventors Contest!

QUO Proposes PC Motherboard For Hackintoshers

Want to run Mac OS X, but don't feel like shelling out over a thousand dollars for a real Mac? QUO's motherboard, for which it is seeking funding for on Kickstarter, aims to give you a cheaper route.

Hotels Get 'Scroogled' & 'Facebucked' With Google & Facebook Search

Getting "Scroogled" was entered into our lexicon as the result of recent TV commercial campaign launched by Microsoft. To get "Facebucked" was a term associated with the graphic novel satire, "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks" published in 2010. Both are aptly associated with advertising strategies used by Google and Facebook as they apply to the hotel industry.

Got Jet Lag? All You Need Is A "Light Shower"

Anyone who flies knows that one of the most difficult parts of air travel is jet lag. Jet lag is a physiological condition created by alterations to the body's circadian rhythym resulting from rapid long-distance travel. Sufferers experience sleep disturbances, cognitive issues, fatigue, headache, and irritability, even indigestion. It can take days to recover from jet lag. Now Delta Airlines has come up with a way to help passengers recover quickly.

Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 Puts Snap, Crackle & Pop In Your Pocket

Old & busted: Rice Krispies going “snap crackle & pop” in your cereal bowl. New hotness: An iPhone 5 going “snap crackle & pop” in your pocket! Yes indeed, the Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 provides owners with the inexplicable joy of popping bubble wrap anytime, anywhere, repeatedly since the case's “bubbles” never actually burst.

Will The Next Pontiff Be A Social Media Pope?

It's been said that the selection process for deciding the next Pope is cloaked in smoke and mirrors - before the actual white smoke rises. Like a literal interpretation of a Greek Tragedy's 'Deus ex Machina' - a seemingly difficult challenge is overcome by the intervention of God - where divine inspiration finally saves the day. Which poses an interesting question, might the All Mighty think the time is right fora more aggressive Social Media Pope?

Gaming on Glass - The Sports Floor of the Future

The age of smart technology is upon us as we can see in our phones, cars, and even houses. But what about our floors? ASB GlassFloor is a changeable, LED-infused invention that may change the way we play sports, advertise, and even walk down a hallway.

MIT Scientists Create A Frost-Free Windshield Coating

One of the bane's to many people's existence is that frigid winter chore of scraping ice off of the car windows on icy winter mornings. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new coating that could make scraping a thing of the past. This coating can also be used on other surfaces such as glasses and camera lenses.

Angelcare Bath Support Allows For Easy Baby Bathing

Many baby bathtubs and bath supports are awkward, uncomfortable or don’t allow for easy cleaning. The Angelcare Bath Support has holes covering the main body to allow water to flow through and an ergonomic design that keeps baby comfortable.

Microsoft Reveals Big Themes For 2013

As part of the company's TechForum event in Seattle this week, Microsoft reveals that three big technologies and innovations will shape the world of technology in the coming year. First, the arrival of big data along with the affordability of cloud processing power, then learning systems, and finally more human interfaces will allow all of this power to be used by more people.

5 Best Vacuums For Pet Owners

Have a pet and need a vacuum that can handle the needs of a pet owner? Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!

Fighting Cold War II In Cyberspace With "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"?

In Harry Potter, the most evil of villains was referred to as "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." The inference being that saying the name aloud would strike fear in the hearts and minds of the general public -- but, more importantly would also would wreak additional menace and havoc at the hands of the evil wizard, Voldemort. This analogy holds true today with a new Cold War and a new enemy.

Control Your Home Electronics With Your Cell Phone

Belkin makes Smart Home technology available to all those people who can't afford to spend thousands of dollars.

Neato XV Signature Robot Does The Cleaning Up For You

The Neato XV Signature and the Neato XV Signature Pro, two new smart robots that are designed to do the cleaning up for you, are coming onto the market in April. The robots will feature laser guidance systems, a self docking feature and a price point that is actually reasonable, considering this bot will clean your floors daily if you ask it to.

Harlem Shake Shakes Up The YouTube Monetization Model

Have you wondered why the "Harlem Shake" meme became such a world-class phenomenon in such a short time? To say it shook up the music industry is an understatement. But why? It doesn't have the innovative dance moves of a "Gangnam Style," and the actual song is only 30-seconds long. By all rights, the folks that should be seeing a monetary return from today's multi-million dollar hit is the family of a Harlem resident who went by the name of "Al B," since he was the first to introduce the dance back in 1981.

Pink LED Ceiling Light & Ionizer Freshens Air, Improves Mood

The “ELM” ceiling light from Sharp Electronics of Japan features an integral ionizer to clean the air while a pale pink tinted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) LED bulb emits a warm, mood-altering glow.

Twitter Client Shames Pirates

Tweetbot has been shaming pirates by suggesting that they tweet a funny sentence to their Twitter followers. According to a simple Twitter search, many people are pirating Tweetbot and haven't realized what they did is now exposed for all to see.

Spice Up Your Safety - iPhone Pepper Spray Case

Keep your phones close, and your enemies farther. Style, security, and subtlety come together in the Pepper Spray Phone Case by Spraytect.

Color Me Stop And Go: The History Of The Traffic Light

You see them hanging around, here and there. They’re everywhere, part of the landscape, it seems but you never really pay close attention to them until you blow through a red one. Here's some interesting facts about traffic lights...

Graphic Artist Irma Zimmermann's Toons Cut Through Social Media Clutter

Back in the early '80s, Irma Zimmermann's first position out of art school was that of a 'junior artist' for BBDO, one of the world's most awarded and prestigious advertising agencies. Pre-Internet, ad campaigns consisted of laboring over story-boards by hand and burning the midnight oil to meet pressing deadlines. However, it was the necessary incubation period, where this graphic artist learned her craft and prepared her for a life of creativity.

Are You And Your iPad In The Toilet?

With the Pedestal Stand for iPad with toilet roll holder from CTA Digital, now less than ever does business need to be interrupted. Not even when you're doing your business.

Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Lithium Ion Batteries: The Future Of Power And Portability

Rechargeable battery technology is rocking the future of the energy world for everything from Bluetooth earphones to jumbo jetliners.  And lithium is the battery chemistry of that future.

Stuck For A Date? Grow Your Own Boyfriend

It's the end of the week and it seems like just about everyone in the world but you has plans for the evening. You don't feel like cooking for yourself, you're against the idea of dining out alone, and there's no way you're playing the third wheel again like last week. Relax, Incredible Gifts may have just what you're looking for. All you need is a working faucet and an empty bathtub.

Chicken Ramen Chips: Two Awesome Snacks, One Bag

Chicken Ramen Chips from Japan's Koikeya combine the flavors of two awesome snacks – chicken ramen and potato chips – in one convenient bag but hold the hot water: just open, sprinkle the included baggie of seasoning powder over the chips, shake gently and settle down to enjoy!

Big.Little Processing Power Makes Tablets More Performant

Big.Little technology allows a single processor to provide both high performance computing for tablets, yet also allow the kind of power saving capabilities that a low performance processor could provide. By using two sets of core, this may revolutionize tablets in the coming years.