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February, 2014

Culinary Creativity Is An Algorithm, And Computers Are Learning It

Looks like the creative class is next on the robotic chopping block: according to the folks at IBM, the best way to determine new recipes for human consumption is to use a supercomputer. The natural next step, of course, is to apply that theory to everything else - including writing.

Want Your Children To Learn Emotional Intelligence? Try Video Games!

Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins is the latest industry veteran to hop on the 'video games as education' bandwagon. The developer today announced the release his studio If You Can Company's first game, IF, to iPad. It's designed with a very simple purpose: to teach kids how to emotionally grow.

Need This New Innovation? Eyelash Jewelry

Eyelash jewelry is kinds creepy and at the same time it is totally cool. It is a totally creative way to change standard false eyelashes into a major fashion statement. It isn't the sort of thing you would wear to work or church, but great for leisure time get-togethers and parties. They are bound to be a conversation starter and people won't be able to take their eyes off yours.

Control Your Emotions, Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Life

In a society obsessed with self control and self improvement, InterAxons Muse brain computer interface headband promises all the things: tracking your emotions; tracking your thoughts; more understanding of yourself; more self awareness; making alterations in your environment to improve your state of mind e.g programming your ipod to put on calming music when your brainwave headband senses you are anxious. Now rumours suggest that Google is trying to buy them.

Save Your Relationship With The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow

If your significant other snores like a hibernating bear, oblivious to the world, you have a few choices... wake (let's call the snorer "him") up, sleep in another room, count sheep, or buy him the Snore Activated Nudging Pillow.

Drones, Robots, And Scientists Join Forces For "Citizen Science"

At Lake Merritt - the oldest wildlife refuge in the U.S. - a group is exploring the future of citizen science. The Lake Merritt BioBlitz set out to explore the rich biodiversity present in this lake, allowing participants the opportunity to document the rich environment. Oh, and there were robots, too.

Redesign Liepaja Seaside Park’s Bath House, Win $5,000!

Architect and designer Paul Max Berchi designed the “Bath House” located in Latvia’s Liepaja Seaside Park, but after it was ultimately shuttered in 1993, the iconic building sat and stagnated for over 20 years. Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council are ready to pay designers up to $5,000 for ideas to renovate this historic landmark. Are you interested?

10 Of The World's Geekiest Outdoor Sports Gadgets And Garments

Not all athletes were jocks in high school. Anyone who uses any one of these products was definitely a nerd.

FlyKly’s Smart Wheel For Bikes: Eliminating Unnecessary Pedaling

FlyKly's Smart Wheel brings a new perspective to the bicycle. With the elimination of pedaling, so are gone distractions, sweaty clothes and sore muscles. The Smart Wheel fits on just about any bike and gives riders a more efficient means of transportation. Commuters can wear their work garb on their trip without worrying about sweating through it, and joy riders can experience the open road with limited distraction.

Ever Wonder What Your Garden Is Missing? Why Not Robotic Lamps?

What's your garden missing right now? You've probably got a few nice statues, some pretty flowers, some edible plants...all the boring, vanilla stuff you can find in any garden. I can tell you what you probably don't have, too: Robots. Don't worry: The Toro-bots have you covered.

Seadelphica Will Use Tumblr Integration To Help A Dolphin Grow

We've recently seen a lot of games that use social media in some pretty incredible ways. Seadelphica is the latest in that crop: it's a story-driven runner with multiple endings and Tumblr integration. Apparently, it's going to use Tumblr to influence how its main character grows and develops.

Top 10 Clever and Cool Cooking Concepts Of 2014

Whether you are a master chef or a bacon-craving amateur, cooking is a part of your life. However, there is always room for improvement, and inventors around the world are constantly thinking of new culinary concepts to make the kitchen less intimidating and more fun. These new concepts and clever products will make the chef in all of us reach for our measuring cups!

WhatsApp With Facebook's Stock? A Case Of If You Can't Beat'em, Buy'em

For all those naysayers out there who couldn't help but caterwaul over Facebook's demise before the ink was even dry on it IPO opening, May 19, 2012 -- including myself [see "How Many Dumb F*cks Rocked Facebook's IPO Like It's 1999?"] -- our subesquent rude awakening was the world's largest social network fooled a good many of us.

The Future Of Fashion And Sex Is Invisible

The fashion world is notorious for creating clothes that no one would wear, or no one *can* wear. Impracticality is the name of the game. Next ridiculous fashion trend? Invisible clothes. This invisible dress is the modern day version of The Emperor's New Clothes. 

Eterni.Me - Online Communication With Loved Ones From Beyond The Grave

It might be morbid and upsetting, but the death industry has always been killing the competition (pun intended) because of the simple fact that everyone on the planet will die. There is no other industry that caters to a basic need of the entire world population. Admittedly, some of the businesses in the industry, and the services that they offer, won't appeal to everyone; but they do demonstrate that creativity in business isn't dead. The latest business in the industry is futuristic, and takes memorializing to a whole new level.

Iranian Teacher Builds A Robot To Teach Kids To Pray

While we're still some decades away from robots that are capable of finding religion, we're most definitely living in an era where they're capable of teaching it. An Iranian schoolteacher has taken it upon himself to build a robot that will instruct his students on proper Muslim prayer techniques.

New Roguelike #Dungeon Will Let You Use Twitter To Build The Game

Where Roguelikes are concerned, procedural generation is pretty  old hat. We already know all there is to know about random levels, enemies, and bosses. That's why the folks behind #Dungeon are taking a rather novel approach: they're letting players build the game using Twitter.

Redesign Intergenerational Housing & Communities, Win $1,000!

The ReGeneration: An International Living Competition is looking for designers to solve the problem of modern intergenerational living in the United States caused by zoning American cities by general use. If you can find a great way to keep senior citizens a central and active part of our communities, you may earn $1,000!

Need This New Innovation? Lace Packing Tape

Lace packing tape may not be an innovation that is ground-breaking or life-altering and we could go on very well without it, but it is one of those little innovations that make life just a little more beautiful and fun. Why keep sending plain brown paper packages when you can dress them up and add just a touch of sexy to them? And just because it is called packing tape why should you stop there?

Linkify Harnesses Semantic Technology For On-The-Go Small Businesses & Smartphones

Time is of the essence when running a small business -- particularly when each staff member [whether he or she is the founder or its sales agent] is often required to wear many hats, juggle multiple disciplines and multi-task on an ongoing-basis. Add travel and out-of-the-office business engagements to the mix...

3 Questions To See If Outsourcing Is Right For Your Small Business?

Outsourcing has a reputation for saving time and money, but is that accurate? Just because someone else can do your work, does that mean they should? Is it really beneficial to every busines owner? Here are a few tips to understanding outsourcing and making a qualified decision on whether or not to use it!

Preventive Surgery Limits Later Risk Of Cancer Deaths In BRCA Mutation Carriers

Women who have inherited defects in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are at higher risk for developing breast, ovarian and other cancers. Though it has been recommended that these women undergo surgical removal of their ovaries (oophorectomy) as soon as possible, a large multi-national study defines the ages at which actions should be taken.

Atari Co-Founder: Video Games Really Are The Perfect Teaching Tool

The merits of educational gaming have been sung many times, and now one more voice has been added to the chorus: games industry veteran Nolan Bushnell. Best known as the co-founder of Atari and the man who gave Steve Jobs his first job, Bushnell's latest venture involves games as tools for teaching.

Google's All Set To Tango With A New Android Mapping System

Google made an exciting announcement today: Project Tango. Although it's not directly related to robotics, the underlying technology could very well lead to some pretty amazing developments. I should back up a bit, though: basically, Tango is a smartphone that can map your surroundings. Literally.

Israeli Satellite To Monitor Crops From Outer Space

The age of space exploration in many ways is just beginning. Although many intrepid souls have broken through the earth's atmosphere during the course of the last half-century, our thirst for what lies beyond its shadowy realm propels us to explore further and dig even deeper. Israel has taken one benevolent step in this direction aided by France; together they may change the true nature  and scope of space exploration.

Need This New Innovation? Toilet Paper Tree

For years the way everyone stored extra toilet paper by hiding it in one way or another. Who were we kidding? Why were we ever being modest in the least modest room in the house? Now you can not only store your extra loo rolls out in plain sight -- and even be making a design statement with them. The Toilet Paper Tree is a new way to store your extra tissue and hearkens back to the days of your misspent youth when you put toilet paper in trees for a different reason.

Night Light Your Animals With Light Reflective Albedo 100 Horse & Pets Spray

If you're riding your horse at night or you have other ranch animals or pets out at night, you want them safe from passing cars and trucks. Albeedo 100, a British company, has licensed a reflective spray that adds 'night lights' to your beloved beasts. Developed in Sweden, Albeedo 100 Horse and Pets really makes your animals 'glow in the dark.'

Need This New Invention? Shoes For Shoveling Snow

If there is one chore that most people really hate in the winter it is shoveling snow. If only there was a way to shovel the walks as easily as walking. Well, apparently some people think that there is! Enter the Shoe Shovel. Instead of breaking your back you can work out your thighs and glutes by shoving the snow out of the way.  So simple, so easy, so . . . unreal.

Found A Scary Skin Disorder? Save Yourself With A Photo

What if you want to know NOW what that scary lesion is on your arm, or how long you should wait before getting that mole removed from your shoulder? It could be months before you get an appointment with a specialist dermatologist. Why not try teledermatology - get a diagnose for just $39 in under 48 hours with GoDerma app for iPhone. 

Anti-Myopia School Desks “Bar” Chinese Students From Nearsightedness

An elementary school in Wuhan, China has installed swinging metal bars on classroom desks that prevent students from looking too closely at reading and writing materials, therefore helping them avoid becoming nearsighted.

Mike Bithell's Volume Will Challenge What It Means To Be Male

At one point in its development cycle, Mike Bithell's Volume featured a female protagonist. This was, he explained, because his last game had a male protagonist. That's no longer the case, Bithell explains; it's now all about staring traditional, masculine heroism in the face.

Hot Cup Of Joe: Coffee Establishment Just For Magic Mike Fans

It is a growing trend to for businesses that have nothing to do with sex, to use it to give them an edge in their market. They use provocative tricks to grow, which is of course controversial.  Women are typically the ones putting themselves on display for the benefit of men in such businesses. The reverse business structure is marginally less common, not because there isn't a market, but because many women prefer to be more discreet when it comes to male ogling. At least, they did until Hollywood decided to make a movie about men shaking what their mommas gave them.

Need This New Innovation? A Cardboard Cathedral

Three years ago, on February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing massive damage to the city center. The iconic Anglican church was designed to look like the Christ Church in Oxford, England and had survived 130 years and several other earthquakes. There was no way to have services in the remains. A new place had to be found while the old cathedral was rebuilt. The answer was a "temporary" structure made of cardboard.

Need This New Innovation? Sustainable Garden At The Airport

There are many places that you might expect to find a vegetable garden these days, from schools to rooftops. No longer are they limited to farms and backyards. Even with all of these new places opening up, it is still very odd to think of a garden at a busy airport. Not just a garden -- a vertical, aeroponic garden full of fresh vegetables that supply the restaurants inside Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Apparently, Humans Are Programmed To Obey Robots

Everyone would like to think that, when the robot overlords arrive, they'll fight. Turns out, most of us might be likelier to submit - scientists in The Republic of Congo have made some very interesting observations about humans, concluding that we might well be wired to serve.

How Candid Can You Get? New Apps For Cat Selfies!

Two clever apps have recently been released that encourage cats to take selfies.... if you can keep your cats interested in the moving object long enough to snap the photo.  After all, they're cats!

'Ukrainian Spring' Is Just Around The Corner - Wait, It's Here!

As many northern climes are still reeling from the harsh snowstorms of 2014 - the Ukraine is no exception. Yet, today's report has more to do with a climactic versus climate change. Like the Arab Spring that also commenced in the dead of winter [December 18, 2010] and spawned dozens of revolutions throughout Africa and the Middle East, similarly, news of the Ukrainian uprisings are now being conveyed by digital technology, social networks and citizen journalism.

Thalmic's Myo Armband Will Let You Pilot Any Robot You Desire

We might just be a few years away from Gundam Wing or Pacific Rim-esque giant mechas, thanks to a new invention from Thalmic Labs. The firm has developed an arm-band which promises to allow its user to control just about anything with gestures alone. Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the Thalmic Myo.

Good Design International Award: Celebrating Modern Design

Enter its 64th year, the Good Design International Award continues to celebrate the latest and greatest innovative products and industrial goods from all over the world. With dozens of categories available to showcase your ingenuity, there’s surely a special place for your bright ideas to this classic Chicago-based contest!

Bay Trail Quad & Dual Gigabit LAN: Gigabyte's J1900N-D3V Motherboard

Looking to build a small NAS? Gigabyte's latest ITX motherboard might be right up your alley, with its energy-efficient yet speedy Intel processor and numerous expansion options.

Need This New Invention? Fantasy Coffins As Art

The art of making special, beautiful coffins is many hundreds of years old -- from the sarcophagi of ancient Egyptians to the figurative caskets for the chiefs and priests of the Ga people in Africa. Over the past few decades this has evolved into an amazing art form practiced by artists in Ghana. You can be buried in pretty much any kind of coffin you choose -- from a Mercedes, to a Coke bottle, to a chicken.

Robotic "Injector" Pills Could Revolutionize Modern Medicine

Prolific inventor (and possible mad scientist) Mir Imran has created a robotic pill which could replace injectible drugs. This would have been impossible just a few years ago, but now it might well become a common sight in medicine. What's more, it could very well replace syringes altogether.

This Game Knows When You're Afraid...And How To Make It Worse

If you're a fan of survival horror, have I got a treat for you today. I'd like to introduce all of you to Nevermind: a horror game which keeps track of how scared you are...and uses that knowledge to terrify you even more. Pretty intriguing, no?

Sitting + Sitting + Sitting = Disability For Folks Over 60

A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine indicates that sitting too much not only leads to heart disease, but is a risk for disability among men and women over 60, regardless of how much exercise they get at other times.

Great Invention Idea? Human Turd Scale!


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I have a friend who tries to calm my food fears by reassuring me that something that doesn't weigh a pound cannot make me gain a pound. Fine! But what about the bag of chocolate covered nuts (they're filled with protein) I ate this morning? The one I forgot to weigh on my food scale? How much of that have I got sitting inside of me, threatening the needle of my bathroom scale? read more »

Flying Batbots Could Soon Take To The Sky

The way bats move their wings while in flight could serve as inspiration for a new generation of flying robots. Researchers are examining closely how fruit bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them. An understanding of these processes could in turn help them produce better designs.

Looking For Novel Ideas: 26th DuPont Awards For Packaging Innovation

Once again, DuPont is looking throughout the packaging industry for the year’s most innovative, environmentally responsible and overall fantastic designs. If you’ve recently helped to design a consumer friendly bag, box, wrapper, container or other piece of professional packaging, it’s your time to shine!

Need This New Invention? T-Shirt Imprinted With Tide-Infused Ink

Manufacturers actually adding Tide to clothing ahead of time is not exactly a go-to thought. Since it is a gimmick aimed at the chronically laundry-challenged -- college students -- it makes a lot more sense. The t-shirts come with a variety of scenes of mothers crying over the enormous pile of laundry their kids have brought home for them to do was created by Leo Burnett, the company's ad agency in Poland.

EXIT: Scary Business Has Visitors Escape From 'Saw' Inspired Situations

There is a big business in scaring people, and it is a concept that doesn't just find people knocking down its haunted doors for Halloween. Many major tourist areas across North America feature haunted houses and mazes that have people lining up to pee their pants as people jump out of the shadows. While the more traditional scare providers are still successfully operating, there is a new type of terror in town competing in the market, and it creates a unique and scary experience that rivals some popular, nightmare inducing movies.

Harvard Researchers Have Turned Termites Into Robot Builders

A group of scientists at Harvard University have just developed the latest in biomimicry: a group of autonomous construction robots whose behavior is based on real-world termites. It is hopes that these TERMES, as they're called, will eventually create a fully automated work-force.

Mutt Collars? Just For Dogs, At Mutt Couture

Think dog collars and leashes are boring?  Then you haven't seen the designer "mutt wear" from Mutt Couture....

Need This New Innovation? The Lazy Zipper Zip-On Tie

Tying a tie isn't the sort of skill that everone excels at, even if they have been recognized by the Scouts for their knot-tying skills. Of course, your could always go with a clip on tie, but that can look cheesy and won't hold up if someone grab's you by it. While normally this is not a problem, it could become one if someone is trying to save you from falling into a pit of vipers. In that case the Lazy Zipper Tie is just the answer.

Need This New Innovation: Fluffy Monster Chair

Who wouldn't want a giant fluffy, furry round monster taking up some corner of their of their home? Well, okay, there are some people who are so conservative that they wouldn't want this in their home, but to be honest, I don't know very many of them. The Gigantic Hairy Fish Ball ‘Moyee' is a wonderfully amusing piece of functional art by Singaporean designer Jason Goh, and comes from one of his childhood daydreams.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bitcoins But Were Too Broke To Ask!

Despite the fact Bitcoins were found to be the currency of choice for one online kingpin to conduct drug deals on the Deep Web, and despite the fact the current market rate for ONE Bitcoin has risen from $0.75 in 2011 to an astronomical $1000 today - does not mean you shouldn't know as much as possible about this decentralized virtual currency.

Need This New Innovation? Candlelit Meal At McDonald's For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us once again and it is time to be making those all-important plans to impress your significant other with how romantic you can be. This can be a pricey proposition, and if you have left it until the last minute, reservations at that special restaurant are likely long gone. And if your wallet is a bit on the slender side these days you could use a break anyway. So how about a nice candlelight supper at McDonald's.

Urb-E Is An E-Scooter That Folds Up

The Urb-E Electric Scooter is perfect for the trendy, start-up employee or the over-zealous college student. Designed to traverse 20+ miles on one charge, and topping out at 15 miles per hour the Urb-E goes from transportation method to rolling luggage in a few simple motions. With two models available, a three-wheeled version and a more agile two-wheeled version, will the Urb-E be right for you?

A Look At James Dyson's New Robotics Laboratory

As some of you have likely already heard, British inventor Sir James Dyson this weeek launched a collaboration with The Imperial College in London to the tune of £5 million (approximately $8.34 million USD) . The purpose? To found The Dyson Robotics Laboratory. Pretty cool, right?

Eight Great Games For Couples To Play This Valentines Day

I've heard it said before that the couple which plays together stays together. I'm not entirely certain how true that is, but it's worth a try, right? This Valentine's Day, why not pick up a few games to play with your sweetheart? It's not like there's any shortage of great co-op titles, after all.

Solve The Stabilizer Leg Suspension Challenge, Win $1,000!

The crew at Novative Designs Inc. are looking for a creative solution to a problem concerning one of their hauling machine’s stabilizing legs, and if you can solve it, you could earn up to $1,000 for your design expertise!

Exercise Your Thighs Every Which Way: The Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer

Never fear, you can achieve perfectly sculpted thighs, especially now that the Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer exercises your thighs every which way and then some....

Need This New Invention? Rubber Band Machine Gun

There are just times when you really feel llike going all Rambo on the world, but you just aren't the type to go out an buy a semi-automatic gun and go postal on your coworkers. Still, there are ways to get out your agression. If you really want to go Rambo you could get yourself one of these really WAY cool Rubber Band Machine Guns.

City Transformer: Is This The Future Of City Cars?

We all know that transforming cars are a fiction thing - but are they really? What if there were a car that was driven normally but, when parking time comes, the car "stretches" itself to the width of a motorcycle? While this not yet a reality, the City Transformer is set to hit the market in three years, causing a revolution in terms of accessibility.

Beer Vending Machines In Sochi Spread Canadian Generosity

You don't have to look to far past television sitcoms, or big-screen comedies to see Canadians presented as generous, polite, and friendly human-beings. As an actual Canadian, won't burst your bubble and imply that these social perspectives aren't universal norms. Instead, I will further promote that ideology by showing you what Canadian is doing to encourage global connections in Sochi - through beer.

Foxconn And Google Are Secretly Working Together On Robotics

Foxconn is widely - and a little infamous - for assembling the majority of Apple's hardware, along with a host of other electronics. Yesterday, it came to light that the company's been recently working with Google...but not for electronics manufacturing. They're interested in Google's robotics.

See Through iPhone Apparel Is Here

Jeans made just for the common smart phone user with a see through pocket for texting or surfing the web with convenience is now available. Would you buy it?

Meet Keepod, The Creators Of A $7 PC That Is Set To Deploy In African Slums

Nearly 70 years after the development of ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer which took up 1800 square feet (167 m2), we now have computers as small as USB sticks, measuring only a few inches. Keepod is one of such computers and, costing only $7, there are plans to ship units to African slums in order to give them computer access.

Binge Busting Bra Monitors Stress And Unhealthy Eating

Stress is closely linked to unhealthy eating habits. For some Americans, that can mean binge eating;  and for others, that can mean going days without eating a bite. Disordered eating habits can occur on a regular basis when people fail to recognize or acknowledge their stress, or their resulting behavior. Stress monitoring devices are available but they're neither discreet nor fashionable traditionally.

Hacker Dad Creates The Perfect Air Hockey Opponent

In a true display of Macguyver-like ingenuity, Spanish hacker Jose Julio has cobbled together an intelligent air hockey table using nothing more than a PS3 camera and a 3D printer. The table, he explains, was for his daughter - though I'm sure he enjoyed building it as much as she enjoys using it.

Two Ex Ubisoft Devs Plan To Scan The World To Make A Video Game

How much more thrilling would a survival game be if you could wander through the ruins of your own city? Two ex-Ubisoft developers want to create such a game, and are even now scanning the planet to build their game world. It sounds like it'll be an awesome title...if the concept pans out.

Get Inspired For Dutch Design Competition USA 2014!

Calling all Dutch and American inventors! Kikkerland and Shapeways are teaming up to produce 500 copies of your Dutch-inspired item. Time to bury them with an avalanche of fun ideas!

Wireless Gadget Charging Is (Nearly) Here

In fact, wireless chargers are already here, but these still require that your gadget is physically connected to a charging pad or similar. However, I mean the type of charging where there is no contact whatsoever, so that you can charge your mobile phone or tablet anywhere you are in by just... being there. It seems (and, in fact, is) amazing, and this technology is closer than you might think.

Asus Prepares Quad-Core, Discrete GPU-Toting Eee Box PC

Despite being almost one inch thick, Asus has packed a respectable amount of power in its latest budget system, dubbed the EB1037. It's also admittedly a rather nice looking device.

Need This New Invention? A 3D Model Of Your Fetus

For most people having a baby is one of the most wondrous and miraculous events in their lives. Now people can really get up close and personal with their baby before it is born by ordering a 3D print of their fetus. Is it cool? Is it disturbing? It is apparently up to the taste of the couple considering making the product. They sell for between $200 and $600 depending on the size you choose.

Scientists: If A Robot Could Express Emotion,Would It Feel More Human?

Scientists based out of the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln have created a robot that's capable of showing everyone how it feels...well, sort of. The researchers are using expressive robot ERWIN to study how relationships form betwen robots and humans.

Meet The Most Portable BBQ Ever

Camping trips are excellent for creating fires and eat barbecued food, but sometimes this is not handy because the tools are not available, as they take up precious space which has to be filled with more important items. However, a new Israeli invention seems to be a true revolution on this matter: a triangular foldable barbecue, super small and compact, which can be taken everywhere with ease.

What is the Leia Display System? Well, it's... Cool.

Within the next five years we may have holographic telephone systems akin to the Dejarik game in Star Wars (you know... the one with the little monsters... "Let the Wookiee win").  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!

What Does The World's Smartest Thermometer Look Like?

Have you ever tried to fake a temperature to get out of school? Now it probably won't work. Kinsa have a developed what they call the World's Smartest Thermometer. This beautiful device is the first FDA approved smartphone-connected oral thermometer.

Game Frame Lights Up Your Wall With Pixel Art

As more gamers become adults with disposable income retro gaming is not only making a resurgence, but becoming a fashion and artistic statement as well. Game Frame Pixel Art brings retro art and customization together in one cool package. Using 256 LED lights, the system can display a nearly unlimited amount of different pixel artwork, either as a single picture, or a slideshow of multiple images. With a little bit of creativity and ingenuity you can even bring that art to life and actually have animated 8-bit pixel art.

Blue Tooth Pizza? You Just Need the Right Buttons

If you want something even faster than online ordering for pizza, check out this Blue Tooth ordering system in Dubai! 

What Does Your DNA Say About You?

Imagine you could discover if you had Malaria or Breast Cancer, Parkinsons Disease or even Bipolar Disorder within minutes. That's what Q-Poc claims it will be able to do. It's a handheld devices that tests for genetic markers, DNA, using molecular diagnostic testing.

Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

The Street Store: Non-Profit Pop-Up Boutiques For The Homeless

The best businesses don't always prove themselves by turning a profit. Some are simply out to make a difference in the world. I rarely feature non-profits, but a Cape Town, South Africa business is far too cool to overlook with its mission to help the homeless in a unique way.

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Kingpin Captured In The Deep Web Running eBay Of Vice

Life became stranger than fiction when federal authorities arrested the notorious hacker Ross Ulbricht [aka 'Dread Pirate Roberts'] for crimes mirroring the fictional character of Walter White in the award-winning TV drama, "Breaking Bad." Drug trafficking, money-laundering and cold-blooded murder transformed a mild-mannered physics student into an underworld kingpin, just as it had for a chemistry teacher in that five-season AMC thriller.

Need This New Discovery? The Proper Way To Eat A Hamburger

It is a problem that has plagued mankind for decades -- how to eat your burger without all the extra goodies sliding back out onto your plate and making a mess. For burger purists this has never really been an issue with just a little ketchup and mustard, and maybe a pickle slice or two. For those of us who like to add the cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, and whatever else comes to mind it is serious business. Now researchers have the answer.

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming: Powerful PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

While the styling of Gigabyte's latest tiny PC is a bit gaudy, the hardware packed inside isn't. A quad-core AMD CPU and discrete Radeon graphics are just a taste of what's hiding inside the wallet-sized case.

Volocopter, The Fully Electrical Helicopter

Recently I wrote an article about a 100% electrical van which, even though being great news for the automotive industry, is not absolutely innovative, as there are other electrical cars being made. However, now I will talk about a 100% electrical helicopter - and that is a true novelty. Volocopter, for now still a prototype, is being developed in Germany and had surprisingly positive results in the tests.

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things.  I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do just that, and it comes out at a time when most of us can use it - and chuckle while we do....

The 2014 IES Illumination Awards Are Looking For Bright Designers!

Are you an interior designer or innovator in the field of lighting? If so, then it’s time to earn some well-deserved recognition for your brilliant work by submitting it to the 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Winning the Award of Excellence is a huge achievement for anyone devoted to pioneering lighting systems, and it shows how brightly your work shines!

GameBuddy Lets You Play Any Game On Any Screen Anywhere

One of the biggest innovations this generation of gaming has seen is game streaming - a process significantly weakened by latency. But what if that wasn't an issue? What if you could stream to any screen you chose without even an ounce of lag? Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to GameBuddy.

The Marsupial Robot Team Monitors Rivers From Both Land And Sky

In order to better understand our environment - and our impact on it - proper monitoring tools are absolutely essential. The more information we can gather, the more we'll be able to accomplish. That's where the Marsupial comes in - a robot team designed to monitor rivers from both air and land.

Graphene Condoms: Improved Sensation And Security?

Condoms are one of the most effective contraceptive method, but is disliked by many people due to the lack of sensitivity it causes. A recent idea has come to use graphene, a new and one of the most revolutionary materials around, to build ultra-thin condoms, which would also be safe enough to protect from diseases and avoid conception.

This Robotic Arm Is Learning To Perform Surgery By Painting

If an artist offered their steady hand to perform life-saving surgery on you, would you allow it? What if that artist were actually a robot? Turns out, the skillset required for painting and that required for surgical cuts have more in common than we thought.

Need This New Ummmm Invention? Creepy Sleepwalking Statue

There is a statue of a sleepwalking man in Massachusetts. It is so lifelike that it is totally creepy and it is creating a lot of controversy. It is not that the work of art is not well done. The big kerfuffle is over the combination of how real it looks and where it is located -- on the campus of the all-woman Wellesley college, The statue also answers that age old question -- boxers or briefs.

June Bracelet Combines Ultra Trendy Style And Anti-Aging Benefits

Getting a new piece of jewelry is exciting! Finding a way to avoid wrinkles is, in my opinion, even more thrilling. Imagine my joy in discovering the June bracelet that combines both.

Will The Real Sherlock Holmes App Please Stand Up?

Little did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle realize when he first introduced "Sherlock Holmes" to the world in 1887, that some 125+ years later, the world would still not be able to get enough of this irascible literary character. Not only has there been over 100+ actors who have stepped into this famous detective's shoes on stage, screen, radio and TV since the early 1900s --  in just this past few years --  21st Century actors, the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. . .

One-Way Sound Device: It Is (Finally) Real

We all know that one-way glass exists - a glass where you can see for the other side, but not the other way around. A similar mechanism has been applied to glass for other purposes, like one-way bulletproof glass, but until now a one-way sound device was not invented. However, quite recently scientists have created such a machine: people can hear someone talking, but they themselves cannot be heard.

How Can A Tumbleweed Prevent The Spread Of Deserts Across The World?

Desertification isn't something we understand particularly well, yet - meaning we don't really have any idea of how to stop it. It's a pretty serious environmental problem...and one inventor has found what may be the first step to a solution: Tumbleewed, a rolling robot.

41st Annual Interior Design Competition To Honor Great Designs

It’s that time again: the International Interior Design Association is accepting entries for the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition. If you are an architect or interior designer with some fantastic work completed after January 1st, 2012, you just might deserve an award!

"Green" Slow Cooking Invention: Buy One, Give One Free

You've heard of the Wonder Bra?  Well, this is the wonder bag. Wonderbag, to be specific. It's a slow cooking bag, a new invention with old roots, one that is bringing tasty dishes and energy savings to us in the western world, while doing the same for poor, rural African communities.

 

Need This New Invention? Gold Toilet Paper

This definitely comes under the heading "strange but true." Toilet Paper Man, a company in Australia, has actually created a useable roll of 22-carat-gold toilet paper. If you feel that your butt deserves the very height of luxury then this product is just the thing for you. This loo roll is going to set you back a bit though with a price tag somewhere north of $1.3 million.

Girls, There Is A Bra That Opens Only For Your True Love

Romantics surely believe that true love exists, while other people that it is just a romantic concept made up by our society.  Either way, when we face someone we love there are some changes in our body, that we all have felt. A new bra has been invented that measures biometric data in order to assess "true love", and only opens if it is really there.

Lockheed Martin Is Bringing Robotic Convoys To War

The day when soldiers have to risk their lives to transport supplies might be at an end. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing on the world's first autonomous convoy; a driverless collection of heavy-duty military vehicles equipped with advanced AI. So, yeah. Basically, robot trucks.

Video Games And Security: Kinect Is Montitoring The Korean Border

If you own an Xbox, Kinect probably isn't watching you. That's a very good thing, especially considering it's definitely got the capacity to basically be Big Brother. Just how strong is that potential? Well, let me put it this way: A Kinect-based security system is now monitoring the Korean DMZ.

Japanese Five-Sided Oranges Look Weird, Taste Great, Won't Roll Off The Table

These new and “improved” five-sided oranges from Japan look weird, taste great and they won't roll off your table. Even more awesome, an alternate way of reading the kanji characters used to describe them makes these freaky fruits great good luck gifts for anxious students.

Parce Idea Brings Intelligence To Your Outlets

Every month there is a war in your home, the eternal battle between appliances and your electric bill. The Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug not only lets your monitor the battle from a far, but lets you make changes that will affect the battle's outcome. Using your smartphone, the Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug monitors energy consumption and gives you the ability to control any lighting fixture or appliance that is connected to Parce Idea outlet. As you continue to use it, the Parce Idea Smart Plug actually begins to "learn" from your habits to give you specialized tips and suggestions.

The Totally Practical, Extraordinarily Stunning Canine's Raincoat

When you see the dogs on the runway in this fabulous Canine's Raincoat, you will want one for your dog!

Ziferblat Pay To Stay Coffee Shops

Coffee shops aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, coffee shops were just an establishment to enjoy a delicious caffeinated beverage and perhaps even a sinful desert. Today, coffee shops are social meeting spots, office spaces (for those that work virtually), and even a place to hold corporate functions. How we use coffee shops has changed, but the way coffee shops serve us still remains in its traditional format. Which is why some innovators are taking a new approach to the coffee shop business.

Farmer's Fridge: Innovative Vending Machines For The Health Conscious

Over the years, vending machines have really changed dramatically, in part due to ever-evolving technology that makes it possible for them to break away from the norm. Even movies and television shows have poked fun at traditional vending machines for their lackluster selection (chocolate raisins just aren't a meal substitute), and their disappointing trend of taking your money without actually making your selection accessible to you. Fortunately, vending machines are much more than that, but for health food enthusiasts, most leave something to be desired. At least, that was true until now.

Stanley's Pharmacy: Medicating Patrons With Pharmaceuticals And Nutritious Drinks

No matter what ails you, there's a solution. You just have to ask around, and every individual will have a different medicinal, holistic, or alternative cure to help a fever break. Often, it is a cocktail of different items that people swear provides the best cure potential. These days it isn't just your Grandma "prescribing" and dispensing these items either.  Now there's a one-stop shop to cure what ails you.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

Have Health Concerns? Just Text Your Doctor

Have you ever had a health concern and spent hours googling it to make a self diagnosis? Now there's an app for that: First Opinion. Aimed primarily at parents, the app connects you with a doctor over text message. All the doctors are also mothers, so you can ask questions about things like pregnancy, child development, illness, injury, lactation, nutrition and sleep training.