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May, 2014

Want This New Innovation? Shark Sushi Plate

Cue the "Jaws" theme music! Just when you thought it was safe to eat sushi again! Da dum. Da dum. This clever plate for serving sushi and sashimi comes with an open shark's jaw. It is the perfect vessel to handle soy sauce or any other delightful sauce you may have for dipping. You could also fill the shark's mouth with cocktail sauce and serve shrimp.

Snapchat, Facebook, Brogrammers & The Art Of Tech Hubris

The profile of the techie founder that's evolved over the course of last decade seems to have become a parody onto itself. It's a psychographic composite blend of youthful arrogance, a belief that coding takes precedence over formal education and a lust for unobtainable women. It's a geek's revenge against childhood harassment and their ultimate desire to be rewarded with as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

Are Video Games Too Expensive These Days? This Developer Certainly Thinks So

Bulletstorm's Creative Director this week sat down for an interview with gamesindustry International. He shared many details about what he learned during his time at People Can Fly - including that the price of modern games is far, far too high. Let's talk about that.

Say Hello To Jimmy, Intel's Fully-Customizable, 3D-Printed Robot

Intel's got big plans for the world of consumer robotics. They plan to bring Jimmy - a fully customizable, 3D-printed robot - to market by the end of the year, with designs freely available online. So, how do YOU feel about owning your very own robot?

Want This New Innovation? Knee Horsey

Most of us were raised getting to pretend that Daddy's knee was our own personal horse that we would get to ride when he was trying to relax after a long day of work. It was so much fun to do that it is hard to imagine anything better. It turns out there is no need to imagine anymore. Now daddies everywhere can up their game with a cute and fun Knee Horsey. Giddy-up!

Sikorsky's VH-92 Is The New Presidential Helicopter

With the announcement by the United States Naval Air Systems Command that the next generation of Presidential helicopters will be made by Sikorsky, one of the U.S. governments most lengthy and convoluted procurement programs has finally reached its conclusion.

Alert Pedestrians - You're Coming Through With The Runbell

Urban runners, how many times have you found yourselves slowing down your fat-burnning, cardiovascular revving pace because you get stuck behind some chatty teens or a wandering soul on his smartphone? The Runbell is here (or almost here) to eliminate some of that frustration and alert those distracted pedestrians to your presence.

Want This New Invention? Knitted Wigs

There are a lot of reasons that women lose their hair, from the effects of chemotherapy to alopecia, and women have tried hats, scarves, and wigs to try to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Whether we like it or not, women are more often judged by their hair than men and thus it is a greater part of their identity. Thanks to a photography student in London, Louise Walker, there is a new and fun idea out there for these women.

Meyers Manx V Dune Buggy: Electric Beach Boogaloo

Fifty years after the original Meyers Manx dune buggy first ripped the sands, 88-year-old Bruce Meyers is welcoming a worthy successor: the prototype Manx V powered by an 84 HP electric motor.

Light Stax LED Building Blocks, Lite Brite Meets Duplo?

Ever wonder what would happen if a Lite Brite and a lonely LEGO Duplo block got crazy one night, had a few juice boxes, and played Twister? Let’s just say Duplo wasn’t lonely anymore, and they created the coolest block ever. That’s what Light Stax look like to me: a glowing, stackable, love child. Light Stax are LED building blocks that light up when attached to their power generating base. And they look awesome.

First Warning Systems: Bra Detects Breast Cancer In Its Early Stages

Many women have a love hate relationship with their bras - they hate how they look and feel without one, but love when they're able to take it off (ladies, you know it's true)! But that could all change with new smart lingerie that will be entering the market, because lifesaving makes feelings of love or hate seem inconsequential.

Korean Scientists Have Designed A Velociraptor Robot That's Nearly As Fast As Cheetah

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have together designed a sprinting robot that's nearly as fast as Boston Dynamics' Cheetah - and with an infinitely cooler design. It's based on a velociraptor.

Cloud Computing's Silver Lining For Smartphones: Fog Computing

Computer storage is no longer just an issue at your place of business or in your home office. Today's mobile society requires our smartphones to carry just as many gigs (if not more) than what our desktops were supplied with just few short years ago. If you're still wasting your mobile phone's precious in-built storage, you're either purchasing too many seldom-used apps or. . .

Want This New Invention? 3D Printed Crab Shells

Hermit crabs are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and unusual animals in the underwater universe. Though a crustacean, it possesses no shell of its own, but takes over discarded shells of gastropods (like snails and bivalves). When such shells are in short supply the crabs will adopt other items it finds along the sea bed, including trash. Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created fantastic 3D shells specifically for hermit crabs.

Xenith EPIC: New Innovation In Football Helmets

Xenith has been a leader in football helmet technology for some time. Its Shock Bonnet technology, introduced with its X1 helmet, reduces impact forces and helps in concussion prevention. Now, Xenith is introducing the newest member to its football helmet line, the EPIC.

eSalon Offers Expertly Blended Hair Color In A Home Kit

eSalon is an entirely new concept in the world of hair coloring. The site offers expert color blending and advice and then ships personalized kits out so that you can get a quality color at home.

Want This New Innovation? Dragon Hoodie

Hoodies may be an extremely popular fashion choice, but, let's face it, they tend to all be pretty much the same. Sweat shirt material jacket with a hood, maybe a graphic on it. It is time to go wild with these babies. Enter the Dragon Hoodie. It is wild and wicked, and based on the character Toothless in the film "How to Train your Dragon."

Live And In Color, McGill Neuroscientists Prove Famous Hebbian Theory Is Correct

In 1949, Donald Olding Hebb, a psychologist at McGill University proposed this theory: "Cells that fire together, wire together. Cells that fire out of sink, lose their link."  Sixty-five years later, neuroscientists from the same university, along with those from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have finally seen the Hebbian Theory in real time, in real living creatures, in action, and in color.

I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.

Campers, How Do You Like This Concept? The Bufalino Camper

Generally campers are designed to meet the needs of a few people. You can get a one-person tent, but don't look for a one person camper...until now. Though still in its conceptual stages, the Bufalino Camper, designed by German Designer Cornelius Commanns, is a small camper designed to meet the needs of one person.

Want This New Invention? Floating Beach Cabana

After the winter from hell, summer is here and we will soon be seeking ways to cool off. One great way is to buy your own island -- well sort of. You can buy your own floating beach cabana with the SportsStuff Cabana Islander to have your favorite body of water within arm's reach. It even comes with a 16 quart floating cooler for those all-important snacks and beverages.

MINI Superleggera Vision: British History Meets Italian Elegance

BMW-owned MINI and Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera have teamed up to create the MINI Superleggera Vision concept sports car. The open-topped, electric-powered two seater flaunts a hand-shaped and formed aluminum body styled to evoke the classic roadsters of British automotive history.

What Could Former Sony CEO Jack Tretton Be Planning At Artificial Intelligence Startup Genotaur?

Jack Tretton made a very interesting announcement earlier today. Turns out Sony Computer Entertainment's former CEO has decided to join the advisory board of Genotaur, a San Diego-based artificial intelligence development firm. Wait, what? What could a former video game CEO possibly want with AI?

In 2016, NASA's New InSight Lander Will Dig Deep Beneath The Surface Of The Red Planet

I like to think we've gotten pretty familiar with what the surface of Mars has to offer; what we haven't really done is gone below. That's what NASA's looking to do with the InSight Lander. Due to launch in 2016, it's going to plumb the depths of Mars - and hopefully dig up something incredible. 

Put Your Hands Together For The Pachi Pachi Clappy Artificial Hand Clapper

The Pachi Pachi Clappy from Evolete claps its hands together so you won't have to! If you're tired of leaving concerts, sports events, pep rallies and other applausible events with pained palms, the Pachi Pachi Clappy is the artificial hand clapper you've been cheering for.

If Beach Is In Your Plans, You Gotta Take The PTATT Tracking Towel

It's a strange name for a beach towel come travel bag, but that's what it is, the "PTATT" (Personal Travel and Adventure Tracking Towel). But don't hold the name against it, it's actually a pretty clever invention. It's been awarded two patents, so far, and it just won the People's Choice Best Invention Award at the 2014 South Florida Inventor's Society Expo in West Palm Beach. So, what is the PTATT and what does it do?

Want This New Invention? Light Up Your Bag

Get your purse, backpack, or briefcase packed up -- it's time to glow! The Kangaroo Light is a fun, flexible, and portable light that you can carry around to illuminate the depths of your life -- and other places. It can be a night light in the hotel on a business trip, or a bit of mood lighting for that spontaneous evening picnic with your favorite guy or gal.

Urban Undercover: Innovative, Multifunctional Emergency Panties

You might have thought that your days of stashing emergency underwear to take with you were left behind shortly after you successfully completed potty training; or so you'd like to publicly admit. In reality, women recognize that emergencies can happen, and preparedness is key for such situations.

Probiotic Pet Spray Claims To Keep The Vets Away

Derma Pet Pro, a new probiotic spray for pets, debuted today on Amazon.com.  It's an exciting new product for us pet lovers and owners, as it promises to keep everything from fleas to ear mites off your pet, cure his bad breath, and perform several other miracles..  And you have nothing to loose, as it comes with a 100 percent money back guarantee if it fails to meet its claims.  Here's how it works...

Earth Burger Features Crusty Blue Buns & A Fried Chicken Core

Feed the world? More like feed ON the world! The Orbi Yokohama cafe's “Blue Burger”, a nature-themed entree that looks unnaturally weird, features a crispy fried chicken filet sandwiched between a bun dyed blue, green & brown to match the Earth's oceans and continents.

Want This New Invention? The Napkin Table

There is nothing quite as romantic as a lovely picnic for two in a park, along a riverbank, or on top a mountain. Sometimes the romance can be interrupted by trying to keep the glasses upright, uneven ground for the plates, and unwanted spillaage. Designers in Taiwan have come up with the answer -- a tiny, folding table for two -- the Napkin Portable Dining Table.

Social Media's Soft Shoe (Sock) Send-off To Mad Men's Bert Cooper

The Mad Men finale of season seven, part one bid a fond farewell in grand style, to the last of Sterling Cooper's founding partners.  Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes, he also knows how to tug at our heartstrings when sending off memorable TV characters. Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes. . .

Not Your Grandmother's Support Hose: 10+ Compression Socks To Knock Your (Old) Socks Off

In the old days - you might not remember them - our grandmas wore 'support hose' to keep the veins in their legs and feet from swelling. Pregnant women were also prescribed support hose to keep ankle edema down.  Today, it's become clear that nearly everything we do with our legs requires some support - whether it's sitting, standing, running, walking, biking, or weight training.  Support comes in the form of 'compression,' compression of veins and arteries in the legs.

Carrera Foldable Helmet: Stylish, Collapsible and Portable

Commuting to work via bicycle is energy efficient, financially efficient, often time efficient and fun. However, finding a place to store your bike helmet after you've arrived isn't so fun. Helmets typically take up too much space to stuff in your bag and you may not have a locker or other storage area at work in which to stow it. Enter the Carrera Foldable Helmet. Stowing this collapsible helmet is a piece of cake.

Want This New Innovation? Mermaid School

Next to owning their own unicorn, getting to be a mermaid is the stuff girl dreams are made of, and not just little girls either. You can indulge those dreams with a vacation to the Philippines and spend some time at The Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy. It is there that you can don a tail and learn all the basics of being a mermaid -- and live the dream.

Toyota Aygo: With This City Car's Fourth Generation, X Marks The Spot

The Toyota Aygo (“I Go”, get it?) has enjoyed considerable success in its European market niche over the past decade but something's always been lacking... mainly, memorable styling. That's about to change in a big way. The fourth generation Toyota Aygo offers surprisingly bold styling (especially from the front) and a new slogan, “Go Fun Yourself”. Same to you, Toyota Aygo.

Got An iPad And A Roomba? Then You Can Build Your Very Own Telepresence Robot!

Telepresence robots are incredible, aren't they? They really are the next best thing to being somewhere in person. Trouble is, well...they aren't exactly cheap. One company - Telemba - is looking to change that. They've released a kit that lets you build your own robot from a tablet...and a roomba.

Children's Own Studio: Making Children's Imaginations Come To Life

When you're a child, there's nothing like seeing your own imaginary creations come to life, or having your art get the respect you think it deserves (beyond just a simple refrigerator display resulting from parental obligation). We have seen businesses in the past that manage to help children more tangibly showcase their creations, but none for children to enjoy themselves - until now, of course.

Theme Park Innovation: Amazing Tech You Are Probably Unfamiliar With

Every time a new ride opens, theme parks have to raise the bar in terms of what people have experienced before and want to experience next. You probably do not think about it, but the technology lying on theme parks is truly amazing and exceptional, in order to provide us with the amazing rides and attractions that amaze us.

Spice Up Your Fitness Routine With Aerial Yoga

If you're into fitness and wellness, I'm sure you're constantly on the lookout for ways to spice up your program. Maybe you're just looking for something to add to your current program or ways to improve your core strength, mobility and flexibility. If you're looking for any of these, you may want to try Aerial Yoga.

SlideRider Turns Indoor Staircase Into Indoor Slide

Kids love stairs. I don’t have scientific facts to back this up, just memories of childhood. As a kid, my brother and I would slide down our carpeted stairs on our bottoms. Then that became boring and we progressed to the ultimate, fear inducing thrill of going down head first, our heads bobbling and our teeth chattering. How did we not break our necks or bite off our tongues? Trisha Cleveland has come up with an alternative to bumpy, potentially unsafe rides down the stairs. SlideRider turns a staircase into an indoor slide.

What Has Eight Wheels, Two Engines, No Doors & Can Float?

The story behind the odd but innovative 8-wheeled automobile photographed parked and neglected on a quiet Russian backstreet can finally be told, and to no-one's surprise it's as weird and bizarre as the car itself.

What's Going To Come Of YouTube's One Billion Dollar Purchase Of Twitch?

Video game streaming has come of age - Twitch.tv earlier this month was officially purchased by YouTube, the largest video sharing site on the Internet. The jury's still out, though, on whether that's a good thing - or what's going to come of it. Let's see if we can figure that out.

This Space-Walking Handyman Robot Can Repair Anything - Including Itself

Equipment repair is one of the most difficult - and dangerous - challenges in space exploration. Thanks to a new robot that goes by the name of "Dextre" that might no longer be the case. It's a handyman bot that's capable of repairing pretty much anything in space - including itself.

The Robin Collective: Normal Name, Freaky-Deaky Mad Scientists Developing Unusual Edibles

All you have to do is look at Instagram to recognize that everyone's a foodie these days, and that makes it harder for industry professionals to impress the general public with unique creations. But that doesn't mean they won't try, and sometimes their creations are intriguing and even frightening.

 

Go Away Gray Capsules, Shampoo, And Conditioner Could Naturally Remove Gray Hair

Graying early is no fun, but spending money on hair dye and salon visitws adds up. Go Away Gray promises to naturally remove your gray hair with their capsules, shampoo, and conditioner. How well can a little pill work, though?

Mental Illness Worse For Longevity Than Smoking

If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, your average life span is 8 to 10 years less than the person who never smoked.  That's a lot of years.  But data from 20 different studies involving more than 1.7 million people show researchers from Oxford University that people with mental illnesses die, on average, even earlier than those who are regular or heavy smokers.....

Get Slimed, Get Gorgeous! Chinese Salon Goes To The Shelled Source For Snail Slime Beauty Treatment

The world's trendiest skin treatment – the snail slime facial – just got a little slower and a LOT more disgusting. A beauty salon in Changsha, China has cut out the middle-man and gone straight to the source, encouraging dozens of live snails to walk back and forth across their clients' faces. Read on if you dare... and/or if you're not eating lunch.

From Slender Man To Widbook: Internet Myth Influences Writers' Social Network?

They say writing is a very lonely business. Some of our greats have gone mad searching for the perfect plot line or bon mot. Edgar Allen Poe is a cautionary tales as to how genius led to an ignominious ending. With the advent of Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing, an increasing number of services are looking to dispel the myth of the lonely writer by offering up social media options.

Harness Wind Energy With The Portable, Collapsible WindPax Wind Turbine

You've seen those huge wind turbines that dot the open-plained landscapes of the Midwest (perhaps just in pictures) or maybe old wooden windmills on farms. Now, imagine being able to take that sort of technology with you on a camping trip. With the WindPax Wind Turbines, that's exactly what you can do.

Toshiba's Dynabook KIRA L93 Convertible Boasts 7 Usage Modes

A clever kickstand design gives Toshiba's new ultraportable PC more positioning options than its competitors. Meanwhile, the seriously high-resolution touchscreen, pen-input support, and amount of horsepower inside may appeal to those in graphic design.

Want This New Invention? The Wello Water Wheel

There are people who out there who will tell you not to reinvent the wheel. However, sometimes the wheel needs to be reinvented -- with a different purpose and to help those who don't have access to the same wheel as the rest of us do. The Wello Water Wheel is a new take on the wheel and it is out the change the world -- the Third World, that is.

Aero-X Hoverbike Is The Ultimate Off-Road Vehicle

The revolutionary Aero-X Hoverbike, “the hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle”, is now available for pre-order ahead of the personal flying machine's commercial launch in 2017.

A Look At Amazon's Burgeoning Robot Army

Looks like Google's not the only one putting together a robot army. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos informed investors at a shareholder meeting Wednesday that he's expecting a "significant increase" in the number of robots utilized by its facilities. End result? More automation, and more products shipped.

According To Jeff Vogel, The Independent Game Development Bubble Is Popping. Is He Right?

The freedom afforded to indie developers means they produce some of the most interesting, creative, and entertaining titles on the market. Naturally, this has as a result sent the indie games market into the stratosphere - a trend which, according to one developer, might soon end. 

Snow Globe Rings Let You Give Winter The Finger

How do snow globes fit in today's digital world? By fitting on your digit, of course. Snow Globe Rings from Toumei of Japan encase the iconic symbols of the world's five most famous cities in miniature spherical wearable snow globes.

Bolder Band Headbands Won't Pop Off Your Head During Your Workout

Ever been in the middle of a workout--sopping with sweat, moving like a finely tuned athletic machine, killing the workout--and you start feeling your headband slide up toward the crown of your head. One more push up and swoop--it pops off, leaving your hair free to adhere to your sweaty face and tickle your eye balls (trust me, that isn't pleasant). This scenario is why Amy Crouse created the Bolder Band, and headband that won't slip off your head.

So Smart Car Tipping Is A Thing Now

Smart Car owners in the San Francisco area are feeling slightly less smug these days thanks to a spate of car tipping incidents. That's CAR tipping, not COW tipping.

Give Yourself A Massage With These Rumble Roller Handheld Products

Massage. That word is music to an athlete's ears. Actually, it's a pretty sweet sounding word to anyone. However, not everyone has the time or cash for regular massages. Still, with foam rollers and handheld massage equipment, like the Beastie Bar and Beastie Hook, from Rumble Roller, you can work out muscle stiffness and soreness on your own.

Nimble Cargo Scooters Make Local Shopping More Fun

The California-made Nimble Cargo Scooter is a practical, fun alternative to shopping by bicycle. These sturdy, safe and simply-made scooters are ideal for local pick-ups, especially when bringing home large or unwieldy items like watermelons or cases of beer.

10 Funny And Useful Father's Day Gifts

There are no neckties in this gift list.  Not even funny ones.  But there are some other fun items that will make your dad chuckle, and that he'll likely use at least sometime between now and next Father's Day and maybe even longer.  Here are 10 fun Father's Day gifts for new dads, old dads, geek dads, golfer dads, foodie dads, and even single dads....

Debt Penalty: The Top 10 Abandoned Luxury Cars Of The UAE

Life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or any of the other United Arab Emirates can be very good indeed but the fun can come to a screeching halt should you bounce a check or miss a credit card payment. Non-payment of debt – any debt, any amount – is a criminal offense in the UAE and rather than face the music an astonishing number of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other high-end car owners park their pricy rides at the airport and hop on an outbound jet, never to return.

Shapify Turns You And Your Family Into 3D Selfies

I used to scrapbook—yes, I used to take the time to shape photos and place them over decorative and themed backgrounds and then write paragraphs of descriptions on each page. That was well before I had children, when I had time to print pictures and when I had time to sit and look at them. Since photography has gone digital, my hope has been to compile photo books for each year’s worth of photos, but I’m seven years behind schedule. And apparently not up to speed with a new form of capturing life’s moments. Shapify allows you to create three dimensional figurines of you and your family. Now you can turn yourself into an actual 3D selfie.

Try These 5 Barefoot Running Shoes That May be Better Than Vibram

When you hear "barefoot" or "minimalist" shoes, you probably think of the Vibram FiveFingers. Vibram has been at the forefront of the barefoot shoe market since barefoot shoes became a household name. However, there are other barefoot shoes out there, and for those who still love running "faux naturale," despite recent scrutiny, check out these five alternatives to the big daddy Vibram.Perhaps one of them may work better for you?

Top 10 New Innovations And Inventions From Africa

The African landscape is marked by a burgeoning generation of entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to transform and simplify the fabric of everyday lives. Some of the products  deserve a closer look and that's what this article will provide.

Turtle Taxi: Atypical Taxi Service Takes The Long Way Home

Most of us that use taxi services have one core expectation - that we will get to our intended destination just as fast as traffic allows, while taking the most direct route possible. But if we've learned anything by now, it's that not everyone is quite so traditional.

How Would You Feel If Your Boss Was A Robot? The Employees Of Deep Knowledge Are About To Find Out

Ladies and gentlemen, we'd best get ready to welcome our new robot overlords - an AI has just made it onto a company's board of directors. The intelligence, known as Vital, was promoted to the board by Japanese venture capital firm Deep Knowledge, for its ability to pick up on market trends humans might miss.

Stop the Swoob! Fresh Breast Lotion Prevents Sweaty, Summer Boobs

Beware the dreaded summer swoob! That's a sweaty boob, and now that warmer weather is approaching, chafing and sweat are about to becoming a big issue for "the girls." To keep the ta-tas dry, Fresh Body released Fresh Breast, a lotion that dries as a cooling powder that prevents chafing.The swoob is now a thing of the past, and this summer, you can keep your girls happy.

Outdoorsman Invents A Sleeping Bag For A Dog: The Barker Bag

Barker's not just any dog; he belongs to Andy Storms, a Seattle softgoods designer and outdoorsman, who loves to hike and camp with his best pal.  Barker's a tough dog; he hikes trails with Andy and he can get down and dirty with the best of them, but when night time comes, he likes to be cuddly and warm at the bottom of Andy's sleeping bag.  Problem is that while Barker stays warm, Andy's feet freeze.

Black Edition: Gigabyte's Stress-Tested GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

The Taiwanese company's new video card, based on Nvidia's latest GPU design, boasts sizable factory-overclocking and a large cooler. It also undergoes “server level” durability testing before arriving in your hands.

Generate Electricity By Playing With SOCCKET

"We combine play with innovative technology to address real-world issues in a meaningful fun way." That's what Uncharted Play's website says, and with a product like the SOCCKET Soccer Ball, the ball that generates energy and can charge small electrical devices, they're living up to that statement.

Majestic Drink Holder Looks Awesome As It Locks Down Your Soda

The Majestic Drink Holder is to standard auto cup-holders what the Luxury Fries Holder is to McDonalds' cheesy red plastic Potato Holder, offering awesome looks augmented with a Swarovski-studded padlock. Hey, at least your secured soda will have some taste.

Red Wine: It May Stain Your Teeth But It Fights Cavities

What a glass or two of red wine can do to your pearly whites!  But never you mind.  A new study published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry has revealed that red wine is not only healthy for your heart, but for your teeth. It fights cavities! 

Sitting Too Much? Get Off Your Butt With The Varidesk®

Poor posture, bad back, stiff neck, lack of circulation in your legs.... These are just a few of the dozens of health problems that can be caused by sitting all day, especially if you're watching a screen for a good percentage of it.  You could, of course, buy a standing desk.  Or, you could look into getting one of the amazingly versatile Varidesk® designs that let you move your desk up and down as you stand or sit.  Nice to have a choice, eh?

World's First Electric Wooden Bike Leads The Charge To Sustainable Cycling

Bough Bikes is a world leader in the field of handmade all-wood bicycles, having produced over 300 pedal-powered two-wheelers from sustainably harvested French Oak. Now the Dutch manufacturer is, ahem, branching out into electrobikes, showing off two prototype electric wooden bikes at this year's NYCxDesign.

HeadsUp Headband Could Shed New Light On Concussions In Sports

Injuries are a part of sport--there is no getting around it--and concussions are one of the worst injuries. They can sideline athletes indefinitely and have a lasting impact on their lives. However, companies like Integrated Bionics are leading the way in developing products that can improve the lives of athletes. The HeadsUp Headband, a head impact indicator, is one such product.

Hope For Successful Alzheimer's Drug Comes After Compound Reverses The Disease In Mouse Models

Researchers at Saint Louis University have successfully reduced the symptoms of Alzheimer's in mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer's disease (AD).  The specific molecular compound that was used in the study, antisense oligonucleotide (OL-1), attacked the most widely-studied cause of AD, the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the brain.

Must-Have Home Exercise Equipment: The Seated Whole Body Pedaler

A lot of people prefer to have exercise equipment at home rather than going to a gym.  I'm one of them, as I find I can get more things done in a day if I don't spend extra time driving to a gym and changing my clothes a few times.  There are other reasons, too, especially for having the Seated Whole Body Pedaler in your home....

Thousands Of Bikini-Clad Girls Form Dolphin To Raise Environmental Awareness

The annual “Chimelong 10,000 People's Bikini” event at Guangzhou, China's  Chimelong Water Park involved thousands of bikini-clad girls assembling to form the shape of a leaping dolphin. The stunt's stated porpoise, er, purpose was to raise awareness of environmental causes.

Wanna Hear A Joke? This Nifty Little Robot's Got A Few - And It Can Tell If You're Interested

Looks like comedians are the latest in a long line of professions that can start feeling threatened by the robot revolution. Earlier today, Japanese scientists unveiled EMIEW2, a conversational robot with its own sense of humor - and the ability to tell when one of its jokes has fallen flat.

The Demo Of PlayStation Now is Officially Live On The PlayStation 4

The beta program for PlayStation Now is finally going next-gen. The games streaming service -which allows users to play PS3 games like they already stream movies on services such as Netflix - went live on the PlayStation 4 today; those who've registered should receive a voucher in short order.

Would You Use An Otteroo Baby Floatie?

Otteroo is a water floatie that fits around your baby’s neck and is meant to give her free range of motion while familiarizing her with water. By allowing your baby to move and float without restrictions, the designers of Otteroo believe their product will promote muscle strength, coordination, and give your baby confidence through independence. This product scares the bejesus out of me.

Photo Shock: Lighting A Vehicle From Beneath The Ice Of Frozen Lake Baikal

A photographer looking for an innovative new way of lighting his automotive subject decided to illuminate the vehicle from beneath... and by beneath, we mean under the yard-thick, crystal clear ice of frozen-over Lake Baikal.

New Research Findings: Which Meditation Methods Are Best To Reduce Stress?

Those who want to practice meditation are often initially challenged to pick 'the best way' to meditate.  Some experts argue for mindfulness meditation, like focusing on your breathing or on body parts, or about a specific object or even a real problem one is experiencing.  Others prefer a non-directed, open-minded meditation in which one allows thoughts to come and go without dwelling on them or judging them or even reacting to them.  A team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Oslo, and the University of Sydney recently published their findings on the respective methods and their effects on the brain as seen on magnetic resonance imagery (MRI).

Crispy, Crunchy, Crackly, And Much Loved Dog TOYS!

Pet companies have finally realized that the toys most dogs love make a noise that's not a squeak.  It's the crisp, crunchy, crackly sound of a PET (as in Polyethylene terephthalate) bottle, the kind that water, soda, and other beverages are generally bottled in.  Whether it's a preferred sound or the feel of the crunch that attracts a dog to a water bottle, I can't say, but dogs love 'em.  The question is do you want your dog chewing on a potentially harmful bottle?

Taiwan Dentist Attracts Attention, Customers With Maid-Outfitted Nurses

Patients at a dental clinic in Zhubei, Taiwan have less to fear (and more to see) now that the office's hygienists have taken to wearing skimpy French Maid outfits. The respectful nurse/maids bring slippers and serve coffee to arriving visitors who leave later with the cleanest teeth EVAR!

Innovative Solar Panel Parking Lot Could Someday See The Light

A parking lot made from thick, hexagonal solar cells tough enough to support the weight of a tractor? It's more likely than you think.. A 12-by-36 foot prototype "solar parking lot" made from the super-tough panels can generate enough power by day to keep nearby street lamps and signs safely glowing at night.

New Lab-On-A-Chip Detects Cancer In Very Early Stages

An international group of inter-disciplinary scientists in oncology, plasmonics, nano-fabrication, microfluids, and surface chemistry have developed a detection device that can identify cancer in the blood long before any detection device available now. Though many years and many scientists have contributed to its development, the cancer detector and tracker is deceptively simple-looking and fits on a chip that's only a few square centimeters in size.

Grip + Case For iPhone Is Tailored For The Athlete

Are you an athlete? Do you like working out to your favorite songs? The Grip + protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s could be exactly what you need. This product was developed with the athelte in mind and comes with features for the sports enthuiast.

Green Chariot E-bus Brings Ultra-Capacitor Technology To Europe's Gray Streets

Look Sofia, no batteries! After proving its all-electric, ultra-capacitor, no-batteries technology over seven years and 8 million kilometres in Shanghai, China, the innovative Chariot E-bus is bringing its talents to South Bea, er, make that Sofia, Bulgaria.

Superhot Is A First Person Shooter That Only Moves When You Do - And That's Awesome

Remember how, in The Matrix, Neo was able to basically stop time, stepping easily around his foe's bullets? Remember thinking about how awesome that was if you could do the same? Apparently, the folks who developed Superhot did - it's a shooter where time stands still until the moment you move.

Could The World Cup's Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Be The Next Frontier Of Medical Technology?

On June 12, the World Cup in São Paulo is going to be kicked off in a very unique fashion: a paralyzed young adult will walk onto the field in a robotic exoskeleton to deliver the first kick. There are some who trumpet this as a step towards making wheelchairs obsolete...but is it?

Yammer: Tower Of Babble For Private vs Public Engagement?

In the world of Web 2.0, while corporations have struggled with just how much social media their employees should be allowed to engage in, opinions differ widely as to its usage. From strict guidelines that prohibit using Facebook, Twitter, G+ or even LinkedIn at all in the workplace, to companies like Zappos that encourage their employees to become company advocates and engage to their heart's content, there a wide range . . .

Vietnamese Speedboats Made From Salvaged USAF Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Are The Bomb!

From swords into plowshares; from external fuel tanks into speedboats. USAF fighter jets jettisoned thousands of external fuel tanks over Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and a significant number have been re-purposed into some of the sleekest speedboats ever to bomb down a river!

Per4M Juke 360 Is A Simple Design That Can Help Improve Your Footwork And Speed

What could MacGyver do with a belt, bungee cord and safety strap? He could probably make some sort of slingshot with the ability to catapult a human over a 50 foot wall. What PER4M did with those materials was develop the Juke 360, a simple training device that can help you improve your footwork and speed.

One Giant Leap For Can Kind: Japan Sending Pocari Sweat To The Moon

The makers of oddly-named Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat have committed themselves to achieving the goal, before 2015 is out, of landing a can on the moon.

Jaguar To Complete Lightweight Special E-type Production Run After 50 Years

A half-century ago, Jaguar built 12 “Lightweight” E-types for the 1964 racing season. The original plans called for 18 cars, however. Now Jaguar plans to complete, by hand, the remaining 6 Special GT E-Types using the originally designated chassis numbers.

Connect And Power Your Device With The Solar Ski Helmet

In the market for a ski helmet? How about one with built-in audio? How about one with built-in audio, a microphone, Bluetooth technology that can power all of these extras via solar energy? Well, you can't have this helmet just yet, but developers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with TU Berlin and TEXSYS to get this product out on the market.

If Military Robots Are Really Going To Be A Thing, They Need To Have Morals

If the military is going to use robots, it first needs to ensure that they're capable of morality. The Office of naval Research this week announced that it plans to award $7.5 million in grant money to university researchers in order to explore how to build a sense of right and wrong into machines.

Ford and ScentAir Present The Top 7 Aromas For A More Enjoyable Drive

To help kick off National Sense of Smell Day and keep the good thymes coming down the road, Ford Motor Company and ScentAir have compiled a list of the Top 7 Aromas For A More Enjoyable Drive.

SolePower Can't Recharge Busy Mom, But It Can Charge Her Phone With Every Step

SolePower is making it possible to charge your portable electronics by doing what most people do every day: walking. They are also feeding right into the feet of multitasking moms who never sit down. By using a power-generating insole, a portable Power Pack stores enough energy to charge a cell phone after 2.5-5 miles of walking, which is what the average person walks each day.

Full-Bodied Brows: Eyebrow Resoration Is The New Hair Loss Treatment

You've heard of hair loss treatment for the tops of your head, but what about on your face? Whether it be from over plucking or genetics, those with thinning brows can try the cosmetic industry's eyebrow restoration. This new procedue will put the body back in your brows.

Chinese Winery Has A Capital Idea For Their Bathroom Design

One might say China's making progress in the field of luxury bathroom design but in reality it's the opposite: they're making congress.

+ Pool Could Be The World's First Water-Filtering Floating Pool

How many people actually swim in the Hudson and East Rivers? Not many. New York City is surrounded by water, yet the water isn't the cleanest and that deters potential swimmers. That's where the + Pool comes in. This community pool will float on one of New York's rivers and filter the river water through its walls, making the water inside the pool clean and great for swimming.

If Your Teen Feels Depressed, Alone, And Desperate, This Game Might Be Able To Help

Depression is one of the most common ailments suffered by people in their teens - so it's not surprising that suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults. Independent studio PixelBerry feels this statistic needs to change - so they've released a game for just that purpose.

Could Self-Learning Robots Replace The Human Element Of Call Centers? IPsoft Thinks So

Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to Amelia. Developed by a company known as IPSoft, this humanoid program brings a new level of automation to the business process outsourcing industry. IPsoft believes it could change the world - and shut down a $400 billion industry in the process. Can it? 

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Special Edition Coupe Limited To 500 Cars, 3 Colors

The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition is Cadillac's way of closing out this sleek two-door model in style. The all-new 2016 CTS-V is only being offered as a sedan, so a mere 500 coupe fans will have a chance to drive a very special Caddy into the sunset.

The Coolest New Dog Toy GRINZ, Bounces, And Holds Treats Too

Who can help but smile at these two happy-looking dogs?  Those are not wax Halloween teeth in their mouths, but the new Grinz Ball by lifestyle-for-dogs company, Rogz, that will surprise and delight you and your dog....

Want This New Invention? Your Own Personal Solar-Powered Cloud

On a hot and sunny day there is nothing like a big, fluffy cumulus cloud to create a bit of relaxing shade. But, oh, they seem to move off all too quickly. Believe it or not, there is something you can do about this. You can have a Solar-Powered Cumulus Parasol. It is like owning your own little piece of the sky.

Mike Nori & Wasabi Popcorn Makes A Great Movie Munchable... Especially If The Movie's Godzilla

Snackin' on sushi: not just for one-percenters anymore! Frito-Lay Japan's new Mike brand Nori & Wasabi popcorn heats up the traditional movie-time munchable just in time for Godzilla 2014 but it'll only be available for a limited time, so get it while it's hot!

Smart Dives Into The Electric Bicycle Market With Its Smooth But Heavy e-bike

Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular among urban commuters. They get you to work without the hassle of sweating out a ride, as you would on a traditional bike, or having to find parking, as you would in a car. Now, Smart, makers of the Smart fortwo cars, have dipped their toes into the electric bike market with their smooth but heavy e-bike.

Czar & Driver: The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Russian Automobiles

Russia is known more for cranking out tractors and tanks than designing and manufacturing quality motor vehicles, which might explain why the world's largest country makes some of the world's strangest cars.

All That Jazz Is Good For Your Brain: 3 New Studies

....Studies have shown that those with early music training benefit from that training long into their adult years, and there are correlations between early music training and improved neural reaction to speech sounds in elderly persons, for whom these signals are generally the first to go.  These three most recent studies help explain why musical training might be so important to the retention of language skills....

The Hourei Lift Bra Fights Laughter Lines While Looking Hilarious

As we age, we start to see more and more pesky laughter lines. The Japanes innovation, the Hourei Lift Bra, fights just that. However, if it's so hilarious that I laugh while using it, would it still work?

Micromax X352: Dumbphone And USB Battery Charger In One Device

Micromax's new “feature” phone looks like a pretty cookie-cutter example of these devices nowadays. Except for the mammoth battery inside, that is, which you can re-purpose as a USB charging bank for your more expensive mobile devices.

Bossaball: An Extreme, High-Flying New Sport

Volleyball meets gymnastics. Throw in a little soccer and capoeira, and what do you get? You get a game played on a big air mattress with trampolines and a net. You get high-flying action, acrobatic shots, spiking, diving and kicking. You get bossaball.

Your Online Presence Is Important: Build Your Website The Right Way

Nowadays, one of the best ways to market and sell our inventions and innovations is through the Internet. However, a key to succeeding lies in taking full advantage of it - having a good-looking and functional website not only passes a better image of you, your company and your product(s), as it also makes communication easier and attracts potential costumers.

Innovative Food Research: Products Reflect Changing Diets

What will the diet of the future be like? Researchers in France have been busy developing diverse food types with higher nutritional value, alternative ingredients and production processes that are compeltley sustainable. Read on for more information, whether you are hungry or not.

Fiat Abarth 595 Turismo Rocks The Catwalk In Rosso & Grigio

The UK-only Fiat Abarth 595 Turismo may be the most stunning Fiat 500 variant yet. Sporting two-tone livery of metallic Rosso Officina topped by Grigio Pista, Fiat's pocket rocket has never looked so good.

Special Effect Is Allowing This Gamer To Play Minecraft With His Eyebrows

The ability to control a video game with one's eyebrows seems like a pipe dream, but for one disabled gamer, it's very much reality. Thanks to the effort of British therapy Special Effect, Alexander Kostov - who has spinal muscular atrophy - can game to his heart's content.

The Six-Legged Outrunner Robot Can Tear Up The Race Track

Scientists at Robotics Unlimited have created a six-legged robot called the Outrunner which is capable of reaching speeds of up to twenty miles per hour. The fact that it looks like a nightmarish amalgamation of a spider and a tumbleweed is only a happy accident, I'm sure.

PupSaver Dog Car Seat Safe For Use In Front Seats

Notice to all dog owners: It is not safe to drive with your dog in the front seat.  Right.  Now that you have that information, I will share news of a new car seat called the PupSaver that is made for pet owners who insist on keeping their dogs in their car's front seat anyway.  The PupSaver Car Safety Seat for Dogs passed an independent agency's crash tests up to a 30 mile-per-hour crash!

3 New And Innovative Business Ideas

If you have that innovative spirit but also the will to invest on a profitable business, then know that you do not have to go in the darkness. There are some areas on the rise right now, in which you can make some profits while keeping the innovative goals at the same time. Let's get to know three innovative business ideas that are really safe bets for you to dive on.

Carry Your Goal In A Duffel With Goalrilla's Gamemaker

Training for sports is tough. Even tougher is training for a sport when the equipment is hard to come by--equipment like soccer goals. Not all soccer players have an eight foot tall goal in their backpack, but they could. That's right, they could have a soccer goal in their backpack with the Goalrilla Gamemaker.

Alarming News: China's Mechanical Clock Theme Park Closes

Due to an unexpected lack of visitors, operations at the Mechanical Clock Theme Park project in Ganzhou, China have been suspended. The clock-themed recreational complex brought in only a fraction of predicted revenues so city authorities wisely suggested a time out.

Veloschmitt's KR E-250 Personal Transporter: The Messerschmitt Reloaded

If the Veloschmitt KR E-250 looks oddly familiar, you might have spent a little too much time in post-war Germany. Designers Achim Adlfinger and Fred Zimmermann have been there and now they've done that, evoking the spirit of Messerschmitt's quirky KR200 Kabinenroller in this three-wheeled pedal/electric velomobile.

Make Your Picnic Posh With The Picnic Trolley

No awkward, bulky coolers will do at a picnic where the Picnic Trolley is going! Made in Great Britain (Wales, in fact), "the mecca of high-end picnics," the Picnic Trolley is brought to you by the incredibly innovative Pro-Idee Concept Studio....

Cockroach iPhone Case For The iPhone 5: Ideal For Insect Texting

The Cockroach iPhone case surrounds your precious iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s with tough yet flexible silicone designed to imitate one of natures most successful species. That's good. The Cockroach iPhone case looks, well, like a six-inch long cockroach. That's... not so good.

Improve Your Vertical With The PER4M Jump Trainer

Athletes, do you want to add a couple of inches to your vertical? Dunk over that defender in the paint? Out jump the offense and break up a touchdown pass? The PER4M Jump Trainer may just be the piece of equipment you need to get those inches on your vertical and improve your game.

Bad Backs Need Stretching AND Exercise: The Medi-Dyne Corestretch Core Exerciser Does Both

Most adults have bad backs. We sit too much, stand in one position too much, or suffer from repetitive motion injuries to our backs.  The common exercise wisdom is that to strengthen our backs, we need to strengthen our abdominal muscles, but actually we have to do both - and that means we have to exercise both.  Until now, I had not found something suitable for back exercise, even in the gym, but the Medi-Dyne CoreStretch Core Body Exerciser works and works well.

 

Cisco Leads The Charge In The Application Economy

It's hard to believe that mobile devices while a couple of decades in the making didn't achieve mass adoption until Apple launched their first iPhone in 2007. With it's customer-pleasing multi-touch interface and application distribution platforms, a number of competing mobile operating systems joined the fray quickly to meet the burgeoning demand. Smarphones, tablet computers and other hand-held devices ushered in tech advancement . . .

Track Your Food Intake The Old Fashioned Way With The PicoPad

Are you trying to lose weight, but aren't really into all of the fitness and food tracking apps. Maybe you are old fashioned, an old soul, an old dog not wanting to learn new tricks or you just prefer the feel of a pen against paper as opposed to a keyboard or touchscreen. If any one of these are the case, you would certainly benefit from the PicoPad in your weight loss endeavor.

Mattel & Europcar Create First Rental Car Agency For Kids

Mattel, the maker of Hot Wheels toy cars, has teamed up with European car rental agency Europcar to offer the children of car-renting adults the chance to rent the Hot Wheels models of their choice. Sound good, kids? Just sign on the dotted line...

Meet Zoe Quinn, The Girl Who's Turning Herself Into A Real-Life Cyborg

Most people interested in body modification just get tattoos or piercings. That stuff's too vanilla for game developer Zoe Quinn, a young woman who's clearly planning on turning herself into a real-world cyborg. Quinn recently implanted a computer chip into her hand - and now she plans to make a game with it. 

5 Ways To Calm Your Cat

Stress is bad for all living things. For humans and animals, high cortisol levels in our systems can wreak havoc on our mental and physical health, cause disease, and eventually early death.  Like the good cat parents we are, we always try to soothe our kitties when they are stressed by petting them and talking to them calmly, but some situations may still drive them crazy. Traveling, especially to the vet, is especially harrowing for cats, being left alone for longer than usual, environmental noise, a new pet in the home, boredom...  These are just a few of the situations that can cause extreme stress in your cat, but what can we do for them?  Here are 5 natural products that I recommend....

Onewheel Is A Self-Balancing, Electric Skateboard With Only One Wheel

Onewheel. The name says it all...or at least most of it. Of course, it says "one wheel," but it doesn't say "electric skateboard," nor does it say "self-balancing." But the Onewheel is all of those things--an electric, self-balancing skateboard with only one wheel.

SlotFlops, Dance Shoes And Other Unique Footwear For Moms

Mother's Day is on Sunday. Maybe you forgot to get something for your mom or are dreading what may be in store from your kids. Okay, we don't dread those awesome hand-made gifts, breakfast in bed, or scribbles in cards, but moms like to get stuff too. So for those of you looking for something unique to give to Mom on Mother's day, check out these unique pairs of footwear.

Turtle Shell Style EDAG Genesis Concept: 3D-printed Auto Body Of The Future?

The EDAG Genesis displayed at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show is to road-ready cars what a preserved turtle shell is to a living, breathing turtle. The comparison is more than cosmetic since the 3D-printing technique used to create the seamless, one-piece body was inspired by one of nature's toughest tetrapods.

Advanced Tactics' Black Knight Transformer VTOL Multicopter Makes First Test Flight

Combining the versatility of a pizza-delivering drone with the payload capacity of a small army truck, the Black Knight Transformer from Advanced Tactics Inc. could someday transform battlefields in ways heretofore only imagined by science fiction writers.

How Instagrammable Is Instagram For Your Small Business?

While it's often been said, "a picture's worth a 1000 words," none of the current crop of social networks have given as much credence to that sentiment as Instagram. Yet, on the same token, can a platform (which is almost 100-percent mobile-based) really benefit those in small businesses saddled to their computers, working on the 'cube farms'?

Getting The Right Color Of Make-Up Is Easy With The Inventive Mink 3D Printer

Ever bought a shade of lipstick or eyeshadow thinking it's the right color, only to realize it's a little off by the time you get home? Testing on hands or looking at it in different light changes make-up's look, and now you've spent a lot of money on something you won't use. With Grace Choi's inventive Mink 3D printer, you can print literally any color you want, and it will be the right shade everytime.

Chinese Air Force Trains Monkeys To Seek & Destroy Bird Nests

China's Air Force doesn't monkey around when it comes to protecting their bases from wayward birds... scratch that, actually they do! A pair of macaques trained to seek out and eliminate bird nests near a PLAAF base are doing just that, destroying 6 to 8 nests per day each and permanently clearing 180 nests in just their first month on duty.

Could Swarms Of Tiny Disposable Robots Soon Act As Cleaning Agents For Oil Spills? These Researchers Think So

As electronic components become less expensive with each passing day, the notion of disposable robots becomes more and more realistic. I'm not just talking individual bots, either - I'm talking swarms of hundreds, maybe thousands, with capabilities beyond any single robot on its own.

Oculus Wants To Use Facebook To Build The MMO To End All MMOS: An Online Game With A Billion Subscribers

Looks like Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe is a bit starry-eyed after Facebook's acquisition of his company. The executive this week informed an audience at Techcrunch Disrupt that he hopes to build the largest massively multiplayer game ever made: an MMO with one billion simultaneous users.

X9 Follow: Golf Trolley That Follows You

Who wants to carry their own golf clubs around the course? That's what caddies and golf carts are for right? Well, now there's a third option. The X9 Follow is the first golf trolley that will follow you around the course. It's like having a R2D2 as a caddy.

Carry The Adhoc Canoe In A Backpack

Imagine hauling your canoe out of the water after a few hours on the river, stretching your legs on the bank, and then walking back to your canoe, folding it up, storing it in your backpack and going on your way. How convenient would that be? Well imagine no more. The Adhoc Folding Canoe is a real thing.

Decommissioned Czech Tank Adds Slide, Conquers Playground

Make fun not war! When authorities in a small Czech town found themselves stuck with a decommissioned OT-62 armored personnel carrier, they made the best of the beast by cheerfully repainting it and adding a color-coordinated plastic slide. End result? Best. Playground. EVAR.

It's Not Science Fiction. It's IlluMask, The First Light Therapy Mask

Although Illumask looks like a prop straight from a science fiction film like Star Wars, I promise you it's not. Illumask is the world's first acne and aging fighting mask that uses light. It's ok to go into the light; you don't need to choose the Dark Side any longer.

Small Business Advertisers: Facebook Wants You!

If you question Facebook's motives as to their current push to bring on SMB (small and medium-sized business) advertisers, you're not alone. Small business operators with small marketing budgets should be cautious about investing in a social network that up till now favored big brands over the little guy. So, questioning whether this current shift in focus is advantageous to your needs or theirs is a legitimate one.

Mitsuoka Orochi Takes Final Bow With Five-Unit Final Edition

Our long international automotive nightmare is about to end as the Mitsuoka Orochi, slammed by many as one of the world's ugliest production vehicles, nears the end of its eight-year run. Only five special Final Edition vehicles will be sold to deep-pocketed buyers looking for a far out of the ordinary far-eastern wannabe supercar.

Smart Touch: A New Concept For Blood Glucose Management

Luc Fusaro, award winning engineer and designer, has developed a new approach to blood glucose management. His Smart Touch is a device that attaches to your smartphone and works with your smartphone's camera app to give you accurate blood glucose readings without the bulky equipment most diabetics have to deal with.

SwingEase Converts Traditional Park Swings Into Baby And Toddler Swings

Being at the park together is not really being together when you have kids of different ages. It’s rare to find enough baby or toddler swings at a park and it can be tougher to find them near the big kid swings and slides. SwingEase solves that problem by converting a standard park swing into a swing safe for babies and toddlers.

Night Shift Sleep Study Is Novel Use For Crowdsourcing

How much would you pay to be involved in an international study registered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in which you are testing a new sleep apnea device?  Would you pay $269? $539? $1299? $2499?  Those are some of the pricings of the packages being offered by the makers of Night Shift, a new device that promises to correct your snoring problems - problems that can lead to serious health consequences such as memory loss, chronic fatigue, and even heart failure.

Japan's Nankai Electric Railway Animates Transportation With A Blazing Red Mobile Suit Gundam Train

Gundam it, Japan's Nankai Electric Railway knows how to celebrate special occasions in style! To mark the 20th anniversary of their Airport Line, passengers can ride the Mobile Suit Gundam UC - Neo Zeon Limited Express Rapi:t train and stock up on some cool commemorative swag.

Thank You Ninjas: Distributing Random Acts Of Thanks Anonymously

Giving back with no strings attached doesn't happen enough in this world. Even charitable donations aren't always a result of intent to do good; the tax break can be a persuasive perk, after all. It's easy to become jaded about people and society, all things considered. That is, until you hear about businesses like this one that have the single goal of giving gratitude.

Need To Print Something On The Go? This Pocket-Sized Robot's Got You Covered!

Although we're living in an increasingly-mobile society, there's still one piece of tech that missed the bus: the printer. What few mobile printers do exist are either too cumbersome or print on non-standard paper. One startup is looking to change that, through the wonders of robotics.

Fans Noticed That This Game Was Missing A Few Levels...So They Rebuilt Them On Their Own

When it finally released in 2007, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl bore very little in common with what fans were treated to when it was first unveiled in 2002. A group of modders has set out to address this problem, creating a mod which rebuilds the "lost content" seen in the alpha from scratch.

One Of A Kind “Man of Steel” Dodge RAM Truck Auctioned Off For Charity

You can keep your Batmobile, Superman's truck is where it's at! A unique Dodge RAM 2500 Power Wagon made to promote Warner Brothers' blockbuster action film “Man Of Steel” has hit the auction block. The quintessential quad cab comes with a host of super-features though the winning bidder will have to provide his (or her) own cape.

'Small Business Book Awards' Ceremony Goes Virtual This Year

As a result of the burgeoning digital age, the recent eBook explosion and the opportunity for authors to by-pass the traditional publishing route, a number of Book Awards programs have grown up over the course of the last decade. The 'Small Business Book Awards' is one such platform

The Luggage Weighing Handle: No Scale Required

Have you ever had to remove some of your belongings from your luggage during check-in for a flight?  It's not a pleasant task, particularly since you may have to say a permanent goodbye to some your possessions just to lighten your load.  A new concept developed by French designer Selma Durand will help you weigh your baggage at home, easily and accurately, without having to place it on a scale; it's a Weighing Handle!

Elevation Training Mask: All The Benefits Of High Altitude Training Without The Altitude

High altitude training. That's what athletes do when they want to increase their performance in areas like stamina, aerobic threshold and oxygen efficiency. However, to reap the benefits of high altitude training you have to be in a high altitude location. Or do you? With the Training Mask 2.0, you can get the benefits of high altitude training at any altitude.

Chinese High School Holds Exams In A Forest To Prevent Cheating

Teachers at Chengfeng School in Jingzhou, China have come up with an innovative way to prevent plagiarism by students taking important mid-term exams: moving the students' desks outside and widely separating them within a nearby forest.

My Other Bicycle Is A Chevrolet... Wait, What??

While American cars are a tough sell in Japan, American bicycles are practically flying off the shelves. No matter that these sporty bikes emblazoned with Chevy's name, bowtie logo and “An American Revolution” slogan are actually made in China, this bizarre branding exercise is all about style, not substance.

The Future Is Mobile: Market Your Innovations There!

It is becoming clearer and clearer that the future is mobile. Today's smartphones are not much different than computers, with powerful and impressive capacities. Also, computers themselves are getting smaller and more portable, and everything is becoming online-based. With this in mind, people wanting to advertise and market their inventions and innovations should give mobility a big importance.

CenterLine Cadillac Is Literally The Cadillac Of Pilates Equipment

No, this piece of equipment is not a torture device. It is also not a hospital bed or any other piece of medical equipment, and it is certainly not meant for things of an "animal" nature (get your mind out of the gutter). This piece of equipment is the CenterLine Cadillac, and it is used for Pilates.

Make Your iPhone Into A Weapon With the iStab

iPhone muggings are still all too common, but now you can defend yourself against attacks and use your phone to gut fish with the handy iStab folding knife.

Beware: Hackers Are Targeting POS Systems

POS, acronym for Point-Of-Sale, are the systems or devices that allow for transactions to be performed. In other words, it is the point where the costumer pays to the merchant in exchange for goods or services. Recent news showed that hackers are beginning to target these systems. If there is more than one POS, they are connected in a network, which gives hackers the perfect opportunity to act. Let's get to know the risks and possible solutions.

Vanhawks Valour: A Pedal-Powered High-Tech Connected Bike

The innovative Vanhawks Valour is a high-tech connected bike with a surprisingly low-tech power source: its rider. The stylish two-wheeler is anything but primitive, however. The stealthy carbon fiber frame features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and a host of safety sensors that interact with a companion app.

Recon Jet: Heads Up Display For Athletes

Fitness trackers have been all over the market in the last couple of years. Google Glass has created a stir of its own. Now, meet the Recon Jet--a cross between the two. This device is a wearable computer with an emphasis on athletics and fitness.

SPAM & Cheese Burger Highlights Burger King Japan's New Morning Menu

Burger King Japan wants you to start your day with SPAM, whether you've checked your email or not. Highlighting a very lunch-like new morning menu, the SPAM & Cheese Burger slaps a hot, juicy & salty slab of Hormel's signature canned pork between a split whole-grain bun garnished with cheese, pickles, lettuce and mayo.

Of Mice And Men: Study Finds Mice Stressed Out By Male Researchers

... It was found that the male researchers and their (worn) t-shirts brought on stress responses from the mice equivalent to 'forced stress' responses, such as restraining the mice in a tube for 15 minutes or forcing them to swim for 3 minutes....

Small Business LinkedIn For 21st Century Customer Engagement

As foreword-thinking folks who've been in business for a number of years will attest, 20th Century business practices no longer cut the mustard. Ushered in by a hockey-stick uptick of Internet usage, small business operators saw the need to seek out new strategies and tactics to achieve more of a competitive edge in the new century. From 'cold calling' to 'glad-handing,' to '3-martini lunches' and other Mad Men type of . . .

Pockets For Your Shoes--Great Idea For Runners

Finding a place to hide your keys is sometimes a big dilemma for runners. You don't want to have to carry anything unnecessary with you, and besides running clothes don't generally come with pockets. However, a few different companies have solved this dilemma and have on the market their versions of shoe pockets.

Award-winning Custom 1964 Buick Riviera Took 20,000 Hours To Build

Wouldn't you really rather have THIS Buick? A radically customized 1964 Buick Riviera named “Rivision” has won the Ridler Award for America's most creative and innovative custom car. Looks like the 20,000 hours of labor and $300,000 worth of parts Canadian car customizer J.F. Launier put into the mellow yellow retro Riv paid off big time.

PattenStudio Plans To Make Touchscreens More Tactile With Tiny Robots Called Thumbles

Touchscreens are great and all, but I can't say I've ever been a rabid fan; I don't like the lack of tactile feedback. I'm not alone in this - which is why it doesn't come as any surprise that one company is looking to make touchscreens a little more physical. And they're doing it with robots, too.

Oculus Rift Hack Shows How Much Lag Sucks In Real Life

Lag may well be one of the most frustrating things a gamer will ever experience; even a minor delay can be the difference between victory and defeat. But what if that lag were to be carried over into real life? A Swedish Broadband provider decided to test this with the Oculus Rift and Raspberry Pi.

Acer Announces Fanless Aspire E11, V11 Subnotebooks

Acer's upcoming pair of 11.6” laptops completely lack cooling fans, a refreshing move away from the noisy, dirt-prone tradition that PCs continue to follow. Further icing on the cake are the specs, which haven't suffered too much from the lack of active cooling.

Motion Analysis App, Spark Motion, Will Help You Improve Athletic Technique

Technique. Technique. Technique. It is so important in any sport or athletic event. Coaches constantly emphasize it and teach athletes how to improve it, and there is no better way to improve technique than to break it down with motion analysis. Spark Motion does just that.

Drone Advertising Might Be The Future Of Publicity

We all know that drones are, nowadays, under the spotlight. Not only are they being used as warfare, but they are also set to mark a revolution in the way stores ship their goods (like Amazon, who will deliver items using them). Now, a company developed by a 19-year-old, is planning on using these vehicles as means for publicity and advertising.

Russian Leather-Covered Car Lacks Taste, Offends Vision

We're not Putin you on, this Russian custom car is swathed in real Canadian buffalo hide inside and out – including the trunk and the engine compartment. Better not take it out in the rain... better yet, don't take it out at all.