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September, 2013

Billionaire Paul Allen Founds The Allen Institute Of Artificial Intelligence

Paul Allen - "The Idea Man" - has some lofty ideas brewing. The Microsoft co-founder's latest venture is an institute which he hopes will expand the frontiers of artificial intelligence; this will also help him to explore his own fascination with the human mind.

A worthy cause, if ever I heard one.

How Smart is AI, Really?

Artificial Intelligence has made some downright incredible leaps and bounds over the past few years. It's actually a little difficult to believe that only a few decades ago, the notion of a human-like, intelligent robot seemed wholly the realm of science fiction. Is that still the case?

Just how intelligent IS AI, really? 

China's First Robot Moon Rover Needs A Name, Wants Your Input

Red rover, red rover, let... what's-it's-name come over! That's right, China's first lunar rover doesn't have a name and the China Academy of Space Technology wants the world's netizens to help fill in the name tag before the groundbreaking Chang'e-3 moon mission gets off the ground.

Could Valve's Steam OS be Just What The Console Industry Needs?

For those of you who've been living under a rock, Valve this week announced the Steam Machine - a video game console which runs entirely on the new Steam OS. That's not even the most interesting part, either - the OS is free.

Folks, this might be just what the console industry needs.

How Cloud Based Apps Can Make Small Businesses More Efficient

Staying organized and providing team members with an effective means of collaboration is integral to running a successful small business. Here is how cloud based web apps can improve efficiency and increase productivity.

A Happy Pet Is A Comfy Pet: SnoozZzone Pet Comfort System For Pet Beds

 

Enchanted Home Pet, best known for its pet replicas of human furniture, has come up with a trio of products that can fit into any pet bed or pet pillow with an opening.  The SnoozZzone 3 Piece Comfort Care Set consists of three interchangeable pads - one for cooling, one for heating, and one to provide greater orthopedic support for your pet - can be interchanged with ease.

 

Drones And Jets – Russia’s Latest New Military Technology Advances

The jets and drones came out to play at Moscow's Innovation Fair. But where will they go next?

Need This New Invention? The World's First Bioluminescent "Pet"

Finally there is a house pet that even PETA can't object to! You don't have to pet it, walk it, and clean up after it, and yet it is very much alive. Scientists at Yonder Biology in San Diego, California, have created the first bioluminescent pet by harnessing dinoflagelltates and their bioluminescence into the shape of a little dinosaur.

New Greyp G-12 Bike Makes Urban Electric Travel A Bunch Better

The innovative and attractive Greyp G-12 Bike from Rimac is no ordinary bicycle, electric bike or motorcycle – and depending on how and where you use it, it can be all three. In a nutshell, it's “A bicycle when you want it, a motorcycle when you need it,” which just happens to be the Greyp G-12's official slogan.

New GPS Tracker Technology Designed For Patrol Cop Cars

StarChase has invented a device to simply mark fleeing vehicles rather than engaging n high liability chases.  It's now possible to tag the offender in front of you and catch them a little bit later.  Read more about this new innovation.

Greatest Award-Winning Outdoor Toys For Your Little Adventurers!

I’ve collected a list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading outdoor toys from the past five years, so you’ll know exactly what the cool kids are playing with from the back yard, to the driveway and beyond. They kids will have fun while getting some fresh air, so these goodies are a win-win for everyone!

7 Highly-Rated Sound Effect Sleep Inducers For Infants & Toddlers

There's nothing like a mom or dad to sing and gently rock an infant to sleep.  But parents know that, as often as babies wake up, the personal touch isn't always possible. Fortunately, there are a few parental aids on the market that are pretty effective at 'nighty-night.'  While most of them rely on relaxing sounds, such as the sound of a mother's heartbeat, other sleep inducers are multi-media.  Here are seven soothing sleep inducers for babies and toddlers that have received very positive feedback from customers. 

Need This New Invention? Knock On Wood!

When bad luck is on the horizon there is only one thing you can do -- quick! knock on wood! It is a superstition that dates back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The one place where doing this is a real problem is that haven of metal, plastic, and vinyl -- your car. If one Quirky.com inventor has her way there will soon be a fix for this!

CopDots Are New Tool In Property Protection Arsenal

CopDots are the newest tool in the crimefighting arsenal for fast & easy property identification and recovery. Take a look and see why.

Creature Comfort: New Sherpa Pet Totes Open Into Blankets

Take your pet on a picnic, to your kid's soccer game, or on a car trip with the new Sherpa Park Tote Pet Carrier.  This clever design has great features as a pet carrier.  Plus, it totally opens into a cuddly blanket for your pup to rest.

 

Dyson Engineers Make Flying Objects In Their Spare Time

Dyson Inc., which specializes in machines that inhale and exhale, like vacuum cleaners and fans, prides itself on the number of attempts its engineers make to get to perfect.  On average, it's around 5000 prototypes to one finished product.  I don't know how many prototypes went into each of the flying machines created by the Dyson engineers for this year's Challenge Dyson, but they sure came up with some strange-looking ones - all made from Dyson product parts.

Assemble A Dinosaur With D-Torso Cardboard Model Sets!

Ever since they created a precise and puzzle-like cardboard mannequin in 1998, Japanese model making studio d-torso has continued to impress art and design fans around the world with their ever-expanding series of intricate cardboard replicas.

Schick's Slick New Quattro 5 Titanium Razor Is A Cut Above

The new Schick® Quattro® Titanium razor adds a fifth titanium-coated blade to the current cutting quartet. Maybe the real question here isn't why Schick Japan decided on a blade upgrade, but why the result isn't being called Quintro.

Go To Abu Dhabi – Get A Little Younger With Human Regenerator

September 27, 2013 marks the annual World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi this year, and for a city internationally renowned for its miraculous innovations, the show certainly wasn’t a disappointment. One of the most notable innovations though, may literally turn back time – but only on the outside. German company System4 Technologies GmbH unveiled its new “Human Regenerator

Well, Aren't These The 'Cat's Pajamas?'

Look no further than the island of Japan to find the most fashionable cat clothes in the world. Cat fashion is the ultimate expression of a Japanese person's love for his or her cat.  But cat clothes aren't just stylish; they have their functions. In the case of these Cat Pajamas and Cat Hat, the clothing is specifically designed to keep wounds protected while cats are healing from surgery.

 

Superior Design: Win €50,000 Via 2014 Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award!

This international, and open-ended contest is a fantastic opportunity to get recognition for your personal reimagining of nearly any sort of care-related object, while pushing for a chance to win a whole bunch of cash!

Six Amazing Bedroom Technology Innovations That Are Coming Soon

Amazing new innovations in sleep technology are coming soon. Some are available now but only in limited ways, and others are just down the road.Take a look at what your future bedroom may have in store...

Eating Peanut Butter Has Health Benefits, Especially For Girls

Results of a study published in Breast Cancer Research & Treatment indicate that girls who eat peanut butter or nuts regularly when they are young have better breast health when they are older. Specifically...

Transform Your iPhone With The iFruit Conversion Kit

In GTA V - which may well be one of the best-selling PS3/360 games of the decade - much of the game's menu is accessed through the iFruit phone, an in-game parody of the Apple iPhone. Someone apparently thought it might be fun to own their own iFruit. You can too, if you've an iPhone 5 or 5S. 


Innovative German Company Makes Food Pillows

Aufschnitt, or "Cold Cuts" in German, created an innovative new line of pillows shaped like food. Not just any food, either, but meat. Tasty meat.Take a look...

New Innovation: Stop Texting And Driving At A Text Stop

The state of New York is taking the problem of texting and driving so seriously that they have created a new plan to deal with it. Governor Andrew Cuomo and highway officials unveiled a plan on Tuesday to place signs to direct drivers to 91 existing roadside rest areas where they can pull off to text. The plan is meant to encourage motorists to stop to text rather than to tempt fate by multitasking.

Lunchskins: Saving The Earth One Sandwich At A Time!

You know the thousands of clear plastic baggies that you threw away five days a week from preschool through high school? The innovative crew at Lunchskins thought that the individual sandwich holding baggie was way overdue for an environmentally friendly update, and they were right!

Take VR Gaming To The Next Level With The Sixense STEM

Sixense - the same folks responsible for the development of the Razer Hydra - earlier this month announced a new VR sensor system that, quite frankly, makes the Hydra look a little bit old-fashioned. It's called the Sixense STEM, and it allows you to take full-body control of your video game.

Ultimate Cat Fashions & Photos Are Back For 2014: The Catclub Calendar By United Bamboo

If you love fashion and love cats and you never miss a chance to see a truly artistic rendering of either or both of them, you will want to purchase, and then save, the 2014 United Bambo Catclub Cat Calendar.   This fourth such calendar published by United Bamboo will be out October 1st and here's a preview and a special offer for early cat-birds....

Chinese Man Needs New Nose, Gets A Head Start

It's as plain as the nose on your... forehead? Doctors treating a young Chinese man whose nose suffered irreversible damage following an auto accident are growing him a replacement. Since it seems a mouse wasn't available, they're growing Xiaolian's new honker just above his left eye.

Hot Stuff! Gourmet Chile Sea Salts Are Muy Caliente!

There are those people out there who think that food is too bland if your lips don't go numb from the heat. If you are one of these people, there is a Gourmet Chile Sea Salt Set available to enhance your culinary and dining pleasure. You will be experimenting so much with these fabulous salt and pepper blends that they actually come packed in test tubes. They come in a range from slow smolder all the way up to full Fukushima melt-down!

Burn the 'Burbs: The Installation Art of Ian Strange

The suburbs hold a certain amount of nostalgia for many people, but Australian artist Ian Strange has a bizarre relationship with that icon of the middle class - he likes to burn them down. His body of work juxtaposes large-scale installation art, video footage, symbolism, and towering infernos as a means of breaking down the constructions of society, in more ways than one.

2013 James Dyson Award Update: America Vs. The World!

The judges of the 2013 James Dyson Award have selected the best inventions from each of the 18 nations participating in the competition, and although I’m pulling for team USA, they’ve got some serious competition for the grand prize!

Take A Horrific Shower With Zombie Or Blood Bath Shower Gels

You've got to take a shower once in a while if for no other reason than to keep zombies from finding you by scent. Of course, your girlfriend would probably appreciate you dialing back the musky stench a bit as well. So if you've got to do it anyway, why not have some serious good, clean fun while you are at it? With Zombie Shower Gel or Blood Bath Shower Gel you can pretend you are in your favorite horror flick while scrubbing off the top few layers of grime.

'One Lens, Many Frames' Sets New Trend For Eyewear: Frameri

I've got something really special for you today.  It's the first revolution in eyewear since the contact lens.  It's called Frameri, code for 'one lens, many frames.' That's right, one pair of removable lenses that fit several pairs of eyeglass frames.  Frameri lets you change your frames to fit your fashion, your mood, the weather, whatever...!

Light Powered Screens May Keep Your Gadgets Always Charged

New photovoltaic screens may allow light to be converted into energy, keeping your smartphones fully charged for an unlimited amount of time. No more battery worries!

Researchers Have Figured Out How To Power Your Cell Phone With...Pee?

The next time you go to the bathroom, you might end up charging your phone in the process. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of West England have discovered a means of powering up a cell phone using a stream of urine; a technology known as "microbial fuel cells."

What Would You Say If You Could Tweet To An Alien?

Let's say you're suddenly equipped with the means to send a Twitter-style text message into deep space. What would you want to say? Is communication even possible?

A group of researchers at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science want to find out, using the Jamesburg Earth Station.

Break For Free Beer: Amstel Pause Awesome Vending Machine

Amstel Beer has created quite possibly the coolest vending machine in history, and that says a lot, as there has been some steep competition over the years.  The inability for people to shut themselves off from technology, for example, has been the inspiration of many online memes and rants urging people to spend time with each other, or focus on or appreciate their surroundings.  That's why Amstel rewards people with beer in exchange for taking a breather...

Sweet! Make Your Own Bubble Gum!

If you like to cook and can walk and chew gum at the same time, then you may want to try to Make Your Own Bubble Gum. The kit brings together all the ingredients to make about ½ a pound of the gooey chewy. It could be a whole new adventure in your culinary exploits. You could also make some as gifts this year for those certain people in your life -- you know, the bubble-brains and the bubble-butts

Gaming, LoTR and New Media: Interview With Professor Jay Clayton

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jay Clayton - the man behind "Online Games: New Media, Literature, and Narrative; a course taught primarily through Lord of The Rings Online - to talk about his thoughts on video games, literature, and the future of narrative fiction.

10 Best Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2013: Most Valiant, Patriotic, Suggestive... And More

Every year I try to find a variety of pet costumes for Halloween that show off different aspects of a pet's personality.  I have to admit that this year's pickings are not as rich as they were in the past; maybe it's the economy, but most of the costumes out in 2013 are holdovers from past years.  Though darling, they didn't qualify for the 2013 competition.  Nevertheless, we do have some great category winners, such as Most Embarrassing, Most Suggestive, Best Little Devil, and Most Valiant pet costumes.  Seek and maybe you shall find something for your sweet pet!

Set A Different Mood With A Stained Glass Light Bulb

With a Stained Glass Light Bulb by GE you can set a whole different type of mood lighting. At just 25 watts, this great little bulb will cast a low, multicolored glow over any space you choose. Use it as a pretty nightlight. Use it during meditation to give you that old-world cathedral feel. Gregorian chants on your iPod will really fill that image out. Or just use it to add some cool lighting to your latest party.

Hello Kitty Beer Looks Cute, Tastes Like Fruit

Call it a case of Sanrio Meets Sangria but Hello Kitty Beer is not only real, it'll get you real drunk in a real hurry. The officially licensed wobbly pop comes in a half-dozen different tropical fruit flavors, is rated at 2.3% alcohol by volume, and is only available in Taiwan and mainland China.

Draw A Crowd By Changing Up Baby's Grill

Some parents have a great sense of humor when it comes to their babies….others have people in their life willing to jab them. This has never been truer than with prank pacifiers – fully functioning binkies with an exceptionally silly look. Here's are my picks for funny baby pacifiers...


EnerGenie's ePP2 “E-Paper Printer” Ebook Reader Could Replace Your Inkjet

It's a curious way to market an otherwise normal e-reader. Energenie's ePP2 acts as a virtual printer when hooked to your computer, allowing you to “print” documents to it for viewing on the large e-ink display.

Seven Amazing Bedroom Technology Innovations Available Right Now

Recent innovations in bedroom stuff and sleep technology are now available to help you sleep better. Or at least sleep classier. Take a look at these seven amazing bedroom innovations.

Vapourlites -- The Safer Way To Smoke?

I was a smoker for several years.  I eventually gave it up due to an odd habit that I have of thinking with my fingers over my mouth and nose.  The smell-rather like a flesh ashtray-was just nasty.  That and my finger tips were yellow. But I have to admit that the Vapourlites electronic cigarettes have a certain appeal for me.

The New Nikon 1 AW1 - World's First Underwater Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

Nikon recently announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses that can all be used underwater. It will also be simultaneously launching two dedicated lenses for this camera.

British Airways Pits Tweet-Fueled Plane Against Its Own Aircraft

On the heels of a promoted tweet purchased to criticize British Airways' luggage handling processes, the airline rallies back with an unprecedented social media marketing initiative to mark the launch of two of its newest aircraft. By converting a hypothetical into an actionable challenge, BA begs the question: Who would win in a race between a Tweetliner and a Dreamliner?

What Are The Best Toys For Preschoolers? Here's The Toy Industry Winners

Each year, the Toy Industry Association presents the top toys in a variety of categories the coveted “Toy of The Year” award. This week, I’m happy to showcase the premier preschool toys from the past five years, and I know I’d have had a blast with this cool stuff when I was in preschool…

Blackberry: A Lesson On How Not To Run A Business

Today Blackberry announced a $1 billion loss and the layout of 4,500 employees, along with a refocus on enterprise markets instead of the consumer area. What went wrong?

Chemo Beanies: Stylish Head Coverings For Women With Cancer

One of the ways that women define themselves is through their hair. It is a major part of their individual identity. It is part of the reason that the Nazis often shaved the heads of women in concentration camps. For women undergoing chemotherapy and experiencing hair loss it compounds trauma upon trauma. Scarfs can be slippery and unstable and wigs can be uncomfortable and strange-looking. However, the love of two sisters has led to the creation of an additional option -- the Chemo Beanie.

Switch Notes -- Putting Reminders Where You Can Find Them

Ever since the sticky note was first introduced to the public in 1980, they have become a part of everyday life and come in all sorts of designs, shapes, and sizes. Once 3M's patent expired in 1990 the variations really took off. While 3M still has a hold on the bulk of the sticky note market, the also-rans are working hard to make their own inroads. One of the more recent permutations is that of the Switch Note from Suck UK.

Tac Bac: The Tactical Canned Bacon For Your End Of The World Scenario

Whether it is the total collapse of the global economy or a zombie apocalypse, chances are you would like to be prepared to weather the days of chaos and deprivation. Most guys and gals worth their Beer Nuts would find life fairly unbearable with one of the most important items from their grocery list - bacon. With Tac Bac -- Tactical Canned Bacon you can be secure in your need for cured pork.

Looking For A Link Between Video Games And Violence Distracts Us From Real Issues

In light of the media frenzy kicked up by GTAV, the topic of video games and their link to violence seems worth a revisit. To be frank: video games do not cause violence or aggression. We need to stop arguing about whether or not they do and move on: there's more important things to discuss.

The "Selfie" Generation's Next Iteration: The FrontBack App

Is Justin Timberlake's top-forty hit tune "Mirrors" a soulful lullaby to his better half -- or indeed is that mirror-image really -- himself?  The more you analyze the lyrics with refrains such as "my mirror staring back at me", the more you realize the song could be considered this generation's anthem or mantra.

Add A Bit Of Deep Space Charm To Your PC With The Astronaut USB Light

Are you looking to add a bit of the universe to your PC? The Astronaut USB Light might be just what the doctor ordered. It's small, it's practical, and it's...well, it's actually really, really cool.

The pBone: Plastic Powers Resurgence Of The Trombone

If you've never heard a trombone quartet, you've been missing a spectacular music experience.  There's nothing like four talented trombone-crazy musicians playing a classical or jazz piece together.  It's just - well, it's wild and infectious.. And the pBone, the world's first full-size trombone manufactured with ABS plastic, caught on so well that it became the world's best selling trombone last year partly because Bones Apart, a British trombone quartet, took it up as their cause, giving educational tours in British schools with their pBones.

 

Why You Want iOS 7

iOS 7 is very controversial, but it does include quite a few new features you may not know about, things that will help you and your users work more efficiently on your devices. Be ready for the next release by knowing what comes next.

Make Your Bike Ride Safer With Wireless Rear Turn Signals

If you are a bicyclist you know how frustrating dealing with cars on the road can be. Bicycle riders can be hard for motorists to see even under the best conditions. So anything you can do to make yourself and your intended movements as visible as possible is a plus for your safety. The Wireless Rear Turn Signal not only lets others know which way you are going, but is a way cool gadget accessory for your two-wheeled ride.

Shwing Sneaker Wing Accessories Add Lift To Your High-top Lace-ups

Forget Red Bull, Shwing sneaker accessories give high-top lace-ups real wings in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Simple to install and remove, Shwings kick your flighty fashion sense to a new, higher level and are also a great way to add new dash to well-worn footwear.

Want Food As Your Accessory? Try SouZouCreations Miniature Food Jewelry

Excuse me, Ma'am. I believe you have a cupcake on your finger.  Wearable food art for your hands, available on Etsy.

Turn Your Home Into Aperture Science With Cool Portal Stuff!

Although you won’t find any big red buttons, repulsion gel or cake on this list, any fan of Valve’s videogame series will certainly enjoy thinking and living with Portals!

The 5 Top Rated Natural Massage Oils ... Sold On Amazon

Massages are one of two ways to release the endorphins in your body. The other is rigorous exercise. If you're not sure what endorphins are , then you are sorely missing out one one of life's most potent defenses by increasing the potency of our immune system. I am a big fan of massages, and I am a big fan of nature, natural food, natural healing, so it's no big surprise that I am also big into natural massage oils.

New Twitter Mastermind Unveils Plans For Social Media E-Commerce

While I typically share the more weird and wacky stories that pertain to business, when I read the news that Twitter might start offering online shopping a couple of weeks ago, I decided there's just no way that I can skip opening up the lines of discussion about such a business structure.

Ya Mon! Cool Rasta Hat With Beard The Perfect Fashion For The Slopes This Winter

Ski season will be here before we know it. This year you don't have to settle for a boring old balaclave to keep your face from freezing as you go whizzing down the black diamond trails -- or even snowplow down the bunny hills. Put a touch of Jamaica in your winter weekend plans with this really cool Rasta Hat with Beard. You will be turning heads all over the slopes.

Get Plugged In To The 2013 Tokyo Game Show!

It’s almost time for Japan’s answer to America’s E3- Are you ready for the Tokyo Game Show?

LittleBits Brings Modular Design To Electronics Innovation

Inventor Ayah Bdeir thinks she might just have a lock on a reliable, unique way to foster electronics innovation in the average consumer: modular design. To that end, Bdeir has invented littleBits - circuit-board building blocks that quite literally make electronic design a snap.

Vanderbilt Literature Professor To Teach About MMOs Through Lord of the Rings Online

If you're interested in learning about MMORPGs - or the games industry as a whole - I've a spot of news for you. There's a course that'll teach you a great deal of what you want to know. It's called Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative; and it's taught in Lord of the Rings Online.

Man-Up To Infant Care With A Man Pram

Born to be wild! This baby buggy by the Czech auto maker Škoda did a survey of 1,000 men in the UK and discovered that a whopping 75% of them would be more inclined to share in the baby duties if the gear to do so was manlier. So Škoda applied their car-making technology to the idea and came up with the vSR Mega Man-Pram. Now men can go for a testosterone-filled walk with baby without feeling like some odd Mr. Mom clone.

Pot Stinkers: The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Japanese Toilet Brushes

A filthy toilet bowl is disgusting and dishonorable anywhere in the world but Japan seems to take the issue extra-seriously, if the country's plethora of overly cute, overtly complex and over-engineered toilet brushes is any indication. These 10 weird & bizarre Japanese toilet brushes bristle with innovations designed to turn every bathroom in the nation into a cause for water-closet celebration.

Wrap Your Device In A USB Condom Before Using Strange Ports

No, this isn't a euphemism. There's actually a peripheral known as a USB condom; designed to keep you safe when using public USB ports. Designed by int3.cc, it works by allowing only the power pins of a USB jack to connect - meaning you can charge your devices in even the dirtiest port without fear.

Bubble Wrap Suit!

I don't care who you are - if you say that you don't enjoy bubble wrap, you just aren't being honest enough with yourself. There is nothing better than opening up a fun new purchase, and setting it aside so that you can pop it at the most inappropriate moment.  Or maybe, just maybe it does get even better than that, because toting bubble wrap around could not be more convenient than wearing it.

SpecialEffect Launches Playing With Your Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign For Disabled Gamers

SpecialEffect is looking to unlock gaming as a pastime for more than just the (relatively) able-bodied. On Friday, the UK-based charity launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Gambitious. Its goal is simple: it wishes to purchase a specialized controller that will let the disabled play  video games with their eyes.

Samsung May Want To Buy Your Startup

Samsung is throwing $1 billion at startups in the hope of competing with Google and Microsoft after their acquisition of Motorola and Nokia, hoping small entrepreneurs are able to come up with great ideas for their products.

Refine Your Diet Planning With A Calorie Counting Wine Glass

These days dieting is more about portion control than it is about calorie counting. With this Calorie Counting Wine Glass you can keep track either way and plan your alcohol consumption for better health and a leaner body. The goblet works with red, white, or even blush wines and measures them in 2 ounce increments. If you aren't in the mood for temperance then just fill 'er up to the "I Don't Care" line!

Review Of Top 3 Foundation On Amazon

Finding the right foundation is something everyone spends a huge part of their adult life doing. It is, after all, the face we wear to the outside world, and for some of us it is the one that stays on longer than even our real complexion. Choosing a foundation is really about trial and error. The ones I look at and are used to, the ones I recommend and like, or the ones your best friend swears by, is nothing more than something new for you to try.

Review Of Top 3 Body Soaps On Amazon

One of the things I like about Amazon is that I can get almost everything I can think of on it. It creates a one-stop online shopping destination for me and most products have extensive reviews on it by other purchasers. That is my favorite, its even better than trying on a product at the store.

Review Of Top 3 Hand Creams On Amazon

Hand creams are a life saver off sorts. If it weren't for them we would have rough, chapped hands from all the abuse our hands are subjected to. I for one go through tubes of hand cream almost weekly because I keep washing my hands. Whenever I get on the subway, shake a bunch of hands or get through handling cash, I was my hands. Washing hands are one of the greatest abuses a hand can be put through because of the soaps that we use to remove the bacteria it comes in contact with.

Review Of Top Three Eyeliners On Amazon

If you don't already know, eyeliners are used to highlight the eyes. For a women, next to our hair, eyes are the dominating feature in our arsenal. If our hair is a crown's substitute, our eyes are the tip of our soul's sword. It can pierce the harshest of tongues, and warm the coldest of hearts. It is our most prized possession and subduing them without sufficient highlights is a mistake no woman should make.

Review Of Top 3 Sunscreen Lotions On Amazon

Regardless of summer or winter, don't be fooled into thinking that sunscreen is only needed when the sun is out in fool force scorching the earth. it is just as harmful in the dead of winter when the blistering cold or when the Spring shill is in the air. As long as you have some acreage of skin exposed to the sun, it's going to need sunscreen. More often than not, its the face that's going to need the protection.

Review Of Top Three Hair Shampoos On Amazon

Seeing hair on the pillow every morning, has always be a disconcerting site for women around the world and across generations. The causes could be any number of things from diet, to climate, to genetic, to hormones, or even maybe just normal attrition. We all lose between 50 and 100 strands a day, which is perfectly normal.

The 5 Top Rated Natural Toothpastes ... Sold On Amazon

We use toothpaste every single day. There is nothing else that I expose my self to more than my toothpaste. It's there in the morning, after meals and before I get to bed. With that amount of exposure, I certainly do not want my toothpaste to have any ingredients that are going to harm your oral cavity or enter your digestive tract and cause other health issues.


Pull Out Your Pocket Protector For Seductively Sexy Pen Art

Juan Francisco Casas is an artist that creates life-like works of art by using just a blue Bic pen.

Review Of Top 3 Sunscreen Lotions On Amazon

Regardless of summer or winter, don't be fooled into thinking that sunscreen is only needed when the sun is out in fool force scorching the earth. it is just as harmful in the dead of winter when the blistering cold or when the Spring shill is in the air. As long as you have some acreage of skin exposed to the sun, it's going to need sunscreen. More often than not, its the face that's going to need the protection.

Review Of Top Three Eyeliners On Amazon

If you don't already know, eyeliners are used to highlight the eyes. For a women, next to our hair, eyes are the dominating feature in our arsenal. If our hair is a crown's substitute, our eyes are the tip of our soul's sword. It can pierce the harshest of tongues, and warm the coldest of hearts. It is our most prized possession and subduing them without sufficient highlights is a mistake no woman should make.

Over The Rainbow: Ruby Slipper Socks Are Oz-Some

Winter is just around the corner and that can mean one harsh reality -- cold feet. With Ruby Slipper Socks you can keep your feet magically warm. This fun pair was created from the iconic images of a 16-year-old Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz." They are perfect for fans of the film that made Garland a star.

42 Creative Ways To Advertise Your Small Business On A Small Budget

Ever thought it impossible to gain attention in a market where the big dogs are spending millions of dollars a year to interrupt people and put their names in front of the masses? I know I have.

What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause - day in and day out. 


Chara-Covers Mutate iPhones Into Superheroes!

The first wave of Chara-Covers instantly show everyone which popular heroes and villains from Marvel and DC comics are your all-time favorites. Go, Team Venom!

Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses Give You Cute Cat Eyes

Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses are the next best thing to getting Japan's most popular anime character tattooed on your corneas. Actually ANYTHING is the next best thing to having one's corneas tattooed but we digress.

Design Stellar Seafood Dining Set & Win €10,000 Via ArtZept 2013 Contest!

If you’re a cutlery or kitchenware designer and a seafood gourmand, then I’ve got the perfect international contest for you!

Poo-pourri Traps Embarrassing Bathroom Odors- No Sh*t!

Poo-pourri stops foul bathroom emissions before they have a chance to permeate their surroundings. Talk about a new idea that’ll really make waves!

10 Fun Ads That Only Foot Lovers Would Love

Marketing firms will stop at nothing to get the attention of consumers. This being the case, it should come as no surprise that they will play with any fetish (within the legal boundaries), no matter how bizarre, to turn heads. Today we'll explore a few ad campaigns that focus on the southernmost parts of our bodies: feet.

The New Perspective: Art is Everywhere

Albert Einstein once said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Turkish artist Sakir Gokcebag tweaks that slightly with his common object art installations, clearly stating that there are two other ways to live your life, as though nothing is art, or as though everything is art. You can probably guess which perspective he holds.

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Rich & Powerful, Just Like Its Owners

One might say the new 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith is the “sporty” member of the esteemed Rolls-Royce automotive family but to do that would ignore the many superlative technological features of this most enviable ride.

Coders Have Russia To Thank For A Thankless Programmers' Day

Well, Friday the 13th came and passed uneventfully this year. Internationally, there were no earth-shaking calamities. In fact, quite the contrary. Russia, America's on-again-off-again ally was instrumental in sealing the day for chemical disarmament in Syria. And unbeknownst to a lot of us folks, Russia is the only country in the world to officially recognize "Programmers Day."

Beauty And Brains: Science Award Winner Creates Bioplastic From Banana Peels

Proof that beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive recently came in the form of a 16-year-old Turkish woman, Elif Bilgin. Over the summer she won the 2013 Science in Action award, part of the third annual Google Science Fair. The invention that garnered the resident of Istanbul, Turkey, the $50,000 prize was a method for turning banana peels into bioplastic.

Kokusai Motor Cars: Conquering Taxi Market With Technology To Ensure People Remember Their Belongings

Taxi cabs transport us wherever we need to go - to work, when parking is a chore; from a bar or restaurant after we have had too much to drink; out to get groceries when no car is available; and to the airport when preparing to jetset. Most cab users ultimately end up taking a variety of personal belongings on board. And while trying to load them in a rather small space, it becomes fairly easy to leave objects behind, particularly after a long night of drinking, and perhaps even a bit of backseat PG13 activity with a date!

Your Kid Can Swim Like A Mermaid With A Mermaid Swim Fin

Everyone knows about mermaids, the divine divas of ancient legend. Disney has recreated the legend via Hans Christian Andersen into a popular movie that has many little girls dreaming of what it would like to be a mermaid. With this totally cool Mermaid Swim Fin they can get the chance to try.

What New Innovations Are Coming Soon In Bathroom Technology

The bathroom renovation of the future will include more than just new technology. New innovations will include more customizable and programmable features than ever. Connected bathrooms will be the norm, as toilets automatically open and shut or clean themselves. Potentially offensive or embarrassing odors and noises will be a thing of the past. Your connected scale and toothbrush might monitor your hygiene habits or send reports straight to your doctor and dentist. Nope, not creepy at all. So take a look at what's coming soon:

'State Of The Art' Indoor Dog Toilet: No Smell, No Mess?

.... State-Of-The-Art claims to contain your dog's pee in a hermetically sealed tank for up to a week and, unlike indoor dog potties that are covered with artificial grass, there's no urine smell emanating through your home from the dog toilet!

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Humans In As Little As Five Years

According to one technology engineer, machines could take the place of humans within sales, call center and customer service positions within the next five years. That's a scary thought, isn't it? Do his predictions hold water, though?

AbleGamers Launches Consultation Lab To Help Disabled Gamers

The fine folks over at the AbleGamers Foundation - an organization devoted to improving the lives of the disabled through video games - yesterday announced the opening of their first game lab, geared specifically towards gamers with special needs.

 

Memories Connected With Addiction And PTSD May Be Erased With New Discovery

While memory is essential to all life forms, some specific memories are not essential.  Memories that are very painful and those that lead us to do things that are harmful to us, like drinking alcohol to excess or taking drugs... if those memories could be erased, we could stop some very destructive, life-disruptive diseases, like addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from taking hold of our lives. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may have found a way to remove those harmful memories without damaging other memories or the ability to form new ones.

The Little Film That Could: "Finish Line" Coming Into The Final Stretch on KickStarter

"Finish Line: The Rise and Demise of Off-Track Betting" is an indie documentary currently in production. It's a 'Damon Runyon-esque" real-life American saga real-life American saga that unfortunately doesn't come with a Hollywood happy ending. The shuttering of Off-Track-Betting (OTB) in New York City plays out like a Greek Tragedy where over a 1000 employees had their livelihoods, pensions and health benefits taken from them, while Governor Cuomo of New York looked the other way.

Chill Out With New Innovation In Sleep Technology: The ChiliPad

Innovative new sleep technology helps keep sleepers more comfortable at night. Check out this new product to cool things down - or heat them up - in bed.

GSM London Meets UK's IT Job Demand, Preparing Students For High-Level Careers

Technology and engineering occupations comprise six of the top ten categories of jobs in demand in the United Kingdom, according to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists. With the competition for educated employees in the specialized field of IT, those that have completed a university level computer science degree will have a greater opportunity to secure a highly rewarding and lucrative career, post graduation.

Bathroom Renovation: New Innovations In Bathroom Technology Today

What new innovations should you put into your bathroom renovation? What new technology have inventors created to make life in the loo better? Check out some amazing future bathroom technology you can actually own today.

We Are Plastic People: Bizarre Living Sculptures

The next time a trendy hipster next to you says that they are "really into art", ask them if they would like to be inside some art. If so, they might be the perfect model for Marie-Lou Desmeules' fascinating and slightly disturbing Living Sculptures, which take a shot at society and our standards of 'beauty' with their plastic facades of celebrities on top of actual people.

Great Big Stuff: It’s Stuff You Already Own, But Much Bigger!

I’d say that the chances that you’d ever need a tennis ball with a one foot diameter, a five foot tall toothbrush or a gigantic polymer pickle are pretty slim, but hey- Why not, right?

MIT Is Looking To Pull Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

Due to the lack of water, plants and insects in some of the most arid regions on Earth have evolved to absorb moisture straight from the air, pulling it from fog banks that roll in off the ocean. Now, researchers at MIT are looking to emulate that technique on a much, much larger scale.

What Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Can Teach Us About Video Game Design

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - the long-awaited sequel to The Dark Descent - finally released yesterday. After playing, I got to thinking - it does some innovative things with the survival horror genre; it uses techniques that I think any video game designer would do well to note. Let's look at those.

WTF Horse Head Mask? Creepy Masks For Halloween And Beyond

There are a lot of WTF creepy masks appearing on shelves as Halloween approaches. Visit and see some of the weirdest I found, and learn the history of the Horse Head Mask.

Innovative Toilets Of The Future To Use New Technology - And Old

Curious as to what toilets in the future will hold? Toilet technology in the future will feature new innovations to protect public health. The emerging technology here is pretty amazing. And the names for this new technology are pretty amusing for those easily amused.

Japanese Prison Introduces New Cute & Cuddly Mascot

Meet Katakkuri-chan, the official mascot of Japan's far-northern Asahikawa Prison! The cute, cheerful, smiling character is spearheading the jail's efforts to warm up their chill and forbidding image. Maybe this is an idea other prisons can try, such as designing a canary wearing a striped jumpsuit to represent Alcatraz.

New Treatment For Dry & Wet Macular Degeneration Shows Great Promise

At the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, researchers in its Laboratory for Retinal Rehabilitation have been studying the potential of a class of drugs aimed at inhibiting MDM2 proteins that occur in the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Positve results in testing these inhibitors in mice models of the disease suggest a promising path to treatment of AMD, a disease that affects 11 million persons in the U.S. alone.

Win $10,000 For Your “Green” Product Via “West Marine Green Product Of The Year!”

If you have invented a green product in the fishing, watersports, boating or sailing fields, you have no excuse not to set sail for the contest for a chance to win $10,000 from West Marine!

New Litmus-Paper Test Identifies Poached Marine Mammal Meat In Mere Minutes

Whale meat again? Don't know where, don't know when... until now! Thanks to a new litmus-paper test developed in Taiwan, the question of whether the catch of the day had fins or flippers can be resolved conclusively in just 10 minutes.

iPhone 5C And 5S Announced

The iPhone 5C and 5S were announced today by Apple, providing a number of new features such as the A7 processor, fingerprint scanner, a better camera and the latest iOS 7.

Women-Only Pink Taxis Make Travel In Puebla A Shade More Pleasant

Women in Puebla, Mexico's fourth-largest city, are tickled pink over the city's new fleet of woman-operated, women-only taxi cabs. The rose-tinted taxis have the approval of the city's governing authorities and are intended to provide women with the option of secure personal travel 24 hours a day.

Celestial Buddies Are A World Of Huggable Fun!

The ultimate combination of an astronomy lesson and a new plush best buddy, Celestial Buddies are as close as you’re going to get to embracing planetary bodies. (Unless you happen to be a roving robot!)

Just How Reliant ARE We On Modern Tech?

It recently occurred to me just how reliant we are on the technologies with which we operate our society; few more so than the Internet. Today, I want to try something entirely different. Today, I want you all to imagine what life would be like if it were to simply...stop.

Always Online May Be The Future, But That Future Hasn't Arrived Yet

It's a familiar routine for gamers: a developer announces a title or peripheral that requires an Internet connection to function. Gamers react with ire. They backpedal without understanding what they've done wrong - online is the future, isn't it?

Yes. It is. But that future hasn't arrived yet. 

Percy Shelley's 'Ozymandias' Breaks Bad Again In The 21st Century

For all those 'Breaking Bad' fans who've held fast in weathering the perfect storm of the first five episodes of Season 5's final eight, the 6th installment is being promoted as the best of the baddest. But who would make such a claim? Vince Gilligan, the director - that's who!

Totally British Tailoring For Dogs: PETTeCOATS

Anglophile dogs rejoice!  There is finally a fashion site just for you.  It's called PETTeCOATS Online Pet Boutique and it's everything you British-descended dogs and wannabes ever dreamed of.  Get your waistcoats, bow ties, jumpers, cardigans and polo shirts in traditional British argyles, plaids, checks, and paisleys.... You can even get a beautiful Union Jack duvet pillow for your Anglo-dog.

Next-Gen Microsoft Surface Tablet Announcement Coming September 23

Microsoft's reportedly got something big under its hat related to its Surface Tablets. The organization's been sending out invites to a New York Event, which is to be hosted on September 23. Word is; there's a new product announcement on the way, perhaps even the launch of the next-gen Surface 2.

Capcom's Deep Down To Feature Procedural Generation

At Sony's Tokyo Game Show conference, Capcom released a demo for its upcoming PS4 RPG Deep Down, announcing that the title will feature procedural generation of maps, monsters, and weapons. In other words. the vast majority of the game will be completely randomized. Not bad, eh?

Opera Creates New iPad Browser Called Coast

Opera Coast is the latest browser to be released for the iPad. Is it going to be a player in the mobile browser war? Several new features may place it ahead of the curve if it can attract the users that the company desperately needs.

Turn Your Baby Into A Cabbage Patch Kid With This Cool Wig

If you grew up during the time Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were all the rage then you know how really adorable they were. Now your own babies can look that adorable with a Cabbage Patch inspired wigs/hats. These cute crocheted hats are made to order by The Lillie Pad on Etsy. So you can choose the size and yarn color you want for your baby . . . or for yourself.

Breakthrough Technology Enables 3D Printing Of Transplant Organs: The Vista 3D Nozzle

Did you ever think that during your lifetime you would witness an organ transplant that was made by a 3D printer? That if you desperately needed a liver or a kidney transplant, you would not have to be at the top of a national list of recipients, and then be lucky enough to find a compatible donor?  That time is coming very soon if the British TTP Group has anything to say about it. It's got the patents on the new Vista 3D Nozzle.

 

 


Google+'s Long History Of Suspensions In Search Of Remedies

For those who have recently been chastised with the swift judgemental hand of a Google+ suspension, you are not alone. Google+ has had a long history of not only suspending accounts, but also deleting them. Dating all the way back to July, 2011 (only one month after its inception), Google + was deleting what they thought were a large number of fake accounts, only to restore them when users proved their legitimacy.

Coordinated Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training: The Low Impact Fitness Trampoline

Few of us today have time to do all the types of exercise we need to stay fit.  Not only should aerobic exercise be an integral part of our daily routines, but strength training is also very important.  Fitness experts advise you to focus your strength training on upper body or lower body, rotating them on different days and, further, on large muscle groups and small muscle groups. If you can't spend a few hours at the gym every day, here's at least one exercise machine that works several muscle groups and gives you an aerobic workout too: The Low Impact Fitness Trampoline.

 

Design Emergency Urinal, Win €1,000 Via Public Urinal Systems Design Contest

The Emergency Sanitation team at WASTE are looking to creative inventors from around the world to develop a sanitary public urinal system to be installed in emergency situations. Do you have a golden design to share?

Upwalk Anti-Stumble Socks Help Keep Senior Citizens On Their Feet

Upwalk anti-stumble socks from Japan's Terumo Corporation are designed to help senior citizens avoid tripping over different kinds of household flooring surfaces. The socks feature a specialized sewing technique that creates a pulling sensation on the front of the foot, lifting the toes and shifting the center of gravity back toward the heels.

Got A Great Idea For An Outdoors Product? Pitch It To Earnhardt Outdoors!

Earnhardt Outdoors is looking for family friendly products that will be used to pull everyone together to get the most from the great outdoors. Is your rugged product tough enough for Earnhardt Outdoors to invest it?

Develop Your Concepts, Designs, Prototypes... At Cardboard Helicopter Product Development

It's an unlikely name for a product design shop, but just imagine that if you could build a cardboard helicopter that flies, you could make just about any inventor's dream a reality. That's what the crew at Cardboard Helicopter, headed by CEO industrial designer Tim Hayes, aims to do... make your dreams a reality.


No New Apple TV Hardware Expected

The new Apple TV won't feature new hardware, which may be a disappointment for those betting their future on this device for the living room battleground, but we can expect quite a few software updates.

Wish You Could Hibernated For The Winter? Try The Cozy Workaholics Bear Coat

Ever wish you could just escape the winter cold by hibernating in your bed? If you have to get out of your warm house, the next best thing may be wearing the amazingly cozy Workaholics Bear Coat.

The De-Stressing Vest: It Sure Doesn't Look Like A Medical Device!

No, the de-stressing vest, invented by a quartet of Cornell University students, doesn't look like a medical device, and I bet it doesn't feel like one either.  I just have two questions: Where do I have to go to get into the device testing pool? and When?

Follow Internet Investor Yuri Milner's Lead To Invest In Small Social Media Businesses

Hindsight is 20/20. Had we known to follow Yuri Milner's lead back in 2009 when he and his company Digital Sky Technologies (DST) invested $200 million in what was a small busines at the time called, Facebook, for a 1.95% stake -- we may all have been a lot wealthier today. That early bet made this previously-unknown Russian investor, a billionaire.

Need A New Work Out? Try An Elliptical Bike

The first time you see an ElliptiGO coming at you down the street you will be wondering just what is coming at you. Is it a bicycle? No. Is it a skateboarder? No. What the . . . ? Then you get close enough to see that it is an elliptical machine on wheels. What an awesome idea! At least this was the process in my mind the first time I saw one.

Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

Back when it was first announced, Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smartwatch enjoyed considerable hype as an enormous leap forward for mobile technology. Unfortunately, early reaction to the product hasn't exactly been glowing. Matter of fact, most critics have panned it as a 'limited, overpriced toy.'

Video Games Shown To Improve Brainpower In Older Players

We already know that games can be used to treat a wide array of illnesses and afflictions, but as it turns out, they can help healthy individuals, as well. A growing body of evidence suggests that games - if designed carefully - can actually dramatically boost brainpower, particularly in older individuals.

Kitchen Renovations Of The Future: See What You Should Be Dreaming About

We have looked at some of the technology available in kitchen renovations today. But where will this technology take us in the future? Take a look at some of the amazing kitchen innovations in the works.

Bicycle Wheel Valve Flash Lights: Cycling Safety's Newest Bright Idea

Cyclists seeking superior safety after sunset should snap up these Bicycle Wheel Valve Flash Lights from Shanghai Donya. Available in four different colors, the battery-powered bulbs impart instant recognition to night riders while offering day-trippers an added dash of bling.

Safety Piercer, For All Your DIY Body Piercing Needs

The Safety Piercer features a titanium-plated medical stainless steel spike mounted in a lightweight, spring-action case. These miniature masochism machines are designed so solo body piercers can perform the operation(s) one-handed, presumably while looking in the mirror. What could possibly go wrong?

New Cadillac Elmiraj Concept Coupe: Not Your Granddaddy's Caddy

Cadillac's stunning Elmiraj Concept Coupe marks a new milestone in General Motors' luxury vehicle division's longstanding efforts to leave its bloated land-barge days in the dust. The 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque put out by the slick 4-seater's twin-turbo 4.5 liter V8 engine help those troubled times recede into history that much faster.

Power Pop Lollipop, Oh Lolli, Lolli... Yummy, But Do They Help You Lose Weight?

Power Pops, one of the latest weight loss fads, are flavored lollipops that are supposed to quell one's appetite and, particularly, the yearning for other carbs. Power Pops contain natural ingredients, like hoodia, that are known to reduce hunger and increase energy, but are they present in enough quantities to make a difference?  Or is the suggestion that the Pops are effective enough to make them so?

Redesign Tikves Chardonnay Label, Win 500 Euros!

This international contest, presented by Tikves winery and Skopje Design Week, will test product packaging pros to revamp the label for Tikves Chardonnay for a chance to win 500 euros!

Carnegie Mellon University Has Developed A Computer-Operated Car

A computer-operated car developed by Carnegie Mellon University saw its first run yesterday as it gave a Pennsylvania Congressman a ride to the airport. The driverless Cadillac SRX is the product of five years of work by researchers, and could kick off a whole new era of transportation.

Legs AND Arms Pedal The Varibike

I bet you could win the Tour de France with this bike, but it probably would not be legal - at least not yet.  German bicycle enthusiast, Martin Kraiss, always felt there was something missing from his favorite sport - upper body involvement. After years in development, Kraiss has invented an 11-speed bicycle for his legs and arms to pedal.  It's the Varibike, and with all the upper body action it adds to the sport of biking, it's sure to attract many new biking enthusiasts.

Microsoft Will Enable Digital Game Trading In The Future

When Microsoft backpedaled on the Xbox One's 24-hour authentication, it also removed one of its most promising features: digital games trading. Turns out, that decision wasn't permanent: Microsoft's Albert Penello today announced the studio will bring the feature back "when the time is right."

Want A Kitchen Renovation? Latest Technology Hints At Kitchen Of Tomorrow

What is in your dream kitchen? What would you put in your kitchen renovation if you could update your kitchen today? Today's kitchen technology is pretty amazing by traditional kitchen standards. What is available today in futuristic kitchen technology? Check out some amazing stuff and see what you should dream about in your kitchen of tomorrow!

Drone Delivery Could Be The Courier Industry's Next Big Boom

One of southern China's leading courier companies is testing an 8-propeller robotic delivery drone equipped with a built-in navigation system that helps guide it to each target, er, customer.

Drug Detox Center For Internet Addicts Gives Rise To Small Business Start-up?

Remember that ole Amy Winehouse refrain: "they tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no!"? While there's drug detox centers for those addicted to drugs, do centers for Internet addiction exist? The answer is yes, and they've been around for a while. In my 2009 post, "Internet Rehab For NetAddicts" post, I researched one such center located in SE Fall City, Washington that followed the same principles as drug rehab centers.

The 5 Top Natural Night Masks On Amazon

Many of us use night masks for a number of reasons. Some to repair the daily damage, others to protect from natural aging. Whatever the underlying reason, leaving something on our skin, especially on the face has tremendous time to do good, and if unnatural, it also can do a lot o fbad. That's why, I moved to using natural face masks.

Dog Training By Remote: Premier 'Manners Minder' Remote Controlled Treat Dispenser

Whether you're training your dog to jump hoops or just trying to get him to stay away from the door when the doorbell rings, you'll appreciate having the help of the ingenious Manners Minder Treat & Train Remote Reward Dispenser for your dog.  It works so well you may decide your old dog does need to learn some new tricks.

Beijing Bets 1,000 New Electric Taxis Are An Idea Worth Hailing

The next cab you take in Beijing just might be electrified... in a good way, mind you. If the 50 electric taxis “currently” cruising the Chinese capital's streets on a trial basis are deemed successful, 1,000 more will be rolled out before the end of 2013. Shocking news indeed!

Hey DJ! Amazing Vinyl Portraits

Movie stars and the Gods of Rock 'n' Roll are used to seeing their faces plastered all over the world, but Alejandro de Antonio has put their faces somewhere they have probably never been. Depending on their particular artistic field, this talented Spanish artist creates their likeness on a canvas that makes sense, including old-school vinyl records and the metal canisters that film reels used to be stored in. His work is about as close to art imitating life as you can get!

What We Can Learn From New Zealand's Ban On Software Patents

Last week. New Zealand passed a law that prohibits patents on computer software. This will, it hopes, foster innovation and competition (and kill the efforts of a whole gallery of patent trolls). Seems to me that we can learn a thing or two from this move.

Nine Awesome Old School Party Games

It's a shame that Nintendo seems to be one of the only studios that remembers the meaning of the term 'party game.' These games demanded in-person interaction: the Internet was irrelevant. Today, it's time for a bit of nostalgia - time to pay homage to some of the best party games of ages past.

Nokia 515: A Dumbphone Built Like a High-End Smartphone

While still unlikely to be too popular in the face of the ever-growing smartphone juggernaut, the Nokia 515 brings premium build quality and a few new software features to the dumbphone bracket. No Android, though.

Cows! We've Got Cows on Cowscape!

The painted cows seem surreal, perhaps Photoshopped, to visitors to the Cowscape exhibition. The cows are real, the creations of Australian body-paint artist Emma Hack, the stars painted to raise awareness of the South Australian drought. 

Google Glass To Make Visionaries Out Of Small Business Owners

While Google hopes to launch Google Glass by Christmas, there's a lot of speculation as to its acceptance in the business world. Surely with an anticipated price tag of slightly under $1500, at first glance (pun intended), one would think only larger brands would be able to afford this innovative new device.

Innovative Wearable LED Display

Thanks to a new Kickstarter project named Fos, you may soon be able to display a number of items on your body thanks to a flexible LED display, from the miles you walked to your body weight and other useful items.

Research Indicates Some Statin Drugs Protect Against Alzheimers And Cataracts

Though some research has previously indicated that statin users may lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by taking the drug, a Taiwanese study looked at the relationship on a very large scale, studying the effects of statins on Alzheimer's risk on more than one million subjects.  This study, as well as another meta-study on the effects of statins on the risk for cataracts, was presented in reports to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) over the past weekend.

It's All Melty: Why Innovative Building Structure Matters To Brits

We all love innovative building design, right? And those all-glass skyscrapers that reflect the amazing colors of sky and clouds, those are just great. Martin Lindsay and his car no longer like any of that rot.

Pet Sweep™: Dust Mops For Working Dogs & Cats

Under the rubric of now I've seen everything comes the latest invention of the quirky Todd Lawson. It's the Pet Sweep™ Animal Debris Removal System, dust mops for your pet's paws.  Pet Sweeps are the latest addition to a line of pet products that Lawson has invented to attach to PawConnect Boots™, the original do-it-yourself boots for dogs and cats.

Japanese Kanjani Eight Boy Band Alarm Clock Sings You Awake

If waking up to the sweet singing sounds of one of Japan's best-loved boy bands makes your day, then the limited-edition Kanjani Eight Special Alarm Clock will make you very, very happy.

Digital Detox For Internet Addicts In First In-Patient Hospital Program

The first hospital in-patient rehabilitation program for Internet addicts is about to open at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in north-central Pennsylvania on September 9, 2013, but get in line now if you're ready to commit yourself; the program will only accept four patients at a time.  Once admitted to the program, patients will be subjected to a 'digital detox' for 72 hours. If they survive that...

Beverage Me! Cool Glass Beverage Servers Allow Your Guests To Serve Themselves With Ease

Everyone has seen those tall coffee urns at different functions -- from church suppers to the office. This is great if everyone wants coffee or hot water for tea. Some days call for cool drinks instead. You can entertain in style with these cool three-tiered Stacked Beverage Servers. The glass allows your guests to see the tasty concoctions you have prepared for them

The 5 Top Rated Natural Deodorants Sold On Amazon

Deodorants are something that is part of civilized society today. Without it, be prepared to be shunned and ostracized, and rightfully so. The good thing though is that there is no longer any need to subject your body to the usually chemical suspects contained in mass produced, deodorants like parabens, synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals or aluminum. For me, putting on something that was synthesized in the lab is a big no-no. So I started looking around and came up with a the top five top rated natural deodorants.

New Chinese Law Prompts Sale Of “Pee-Straight” Funnels

China's public toilets are no fun but at least now there'll be funnels, thanks to an enterprising pair of migrant workers selling colorful “pee straight” plastic cones. The funky funnels appeared on the streets of Shenzhen shortly after a new law came into effect threatening fines for those who "failed to urinate accurately."

New Samsung Android Watch Sighted

Samsung Galaxy Gear may be released this week and turn out to be the most advanced Android watch released so far, with an OLED screen, NFC, a camera and a full day of battery life.

Toothbrush Dish Brush Cleans Plates, Not Plaque

The Toothbrush Dish Brush from Japan's Nodaya-Net promises to leave your dirty dishes as white as snow... that is, if they were white before serving dinner. If you liked the way Nodaya-net's nifty Sing-A-Long Tongs added amusement to your kitchen, the Toothbrush Dish Brush is sure to make you smile!

Facebook Updates Android SDK To Draw More Developers; Adds 3D To All Apps

Recently, Facebook has been making a concerted push to bring more Android developers into the fold, in addition to making its mobile game stronger overall. To that end, it's announced several updates to bring the Android SDK in-line with iOS, and added 3D capabilities to both.

Microsoft Says Kinect For Xbox 360 Was "Too Inconsistent"

According to Microsoft, Kinect on the Xbox 360 never really reached its full potential (that seems rather obvious, in hindsight). The experiences simply weren't as rich as the studio was hoping for. That'll chance with the Xbox One - at least, that's what they want to happen.

Is Shanghai's Roast Duck Ferry Boat In Poor Taste?

Damn the torpedoes and pass the hoisin sauce, it's The Shanghai Duck! This deliciously decorated passenger version of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge (and hugely popular) inflatable yellow rubber ducks is making waves, though for some they're waves of nausea.

DuneCraft Kits Easily Transform Desktops Into Exotic Gardens

Whether you’d like to cultivate a desert’s worth of beautiful cacti, a meadow of sweetly scented flowers or a crop of carnivorous plants, DuneCraft has an incredible gardening kit for you!