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July, 2014

A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ruffhides®: Rawhide Covers Keep Your Dog Busy For A Long Time

If your dog is woofing up his rawhide long before you've finished your daily meditation, you might want to look into getting a Ruffhide®.  It will be his next-best friend and it will give his very best friend some sorely needed personal time.


Wine Yoke Offers Hands Free Party Time

Holding a party can be a blast, except for the fact that you constantly lose your wine glass. Hosts and hostesses rejoice! The Wine Yoke wine glass holder offers a wine glass wearing experience.

Want This Incredibly Cool Insect Killing Night Light?

If there is one battle we all engage in every year it is the one with those nasty, pesky biting insects. While bug zappers are kind of fun, they aren't as effective as we'd like them to be and they really can't be used indoors -- and boy, are they noisy! The InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer and Elegant Night Light is the perfect alternative with a soft glow and noiseless trapping.

C-String Thongs: Because Regular Thongs Are Too Modest

When it comes to women's underwear, you can't get much smaller than a thong. However, if you think thongs are too restrictive or modest (because three pieces of string tied together just doesn't reveal enough), you can try a c-string thong. These headband-shaped undergarments are your ticket to freedom. No more pantylines or tanlines.Your lady bits will just barely be covered, so you can show off what your momma gave you.

Revoltech Danboard Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure Thinks Cute Thoughts Inside The Box

Got Danboard? The adorable cardboard box robot from the manga Yotsuba&! has been adopted by digital camera photographers as it adds a timeless sense of wonder to almost any scenic background. Revoltech's Danboard (or Danbo) Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure is ideal for such pursuits thanks to its flexible joints and light-up eyes.

Internet of Everything Is Hackable

Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.

$99 Windows 8, Bay Trail Tablet: KingSing's W8

KingSing's new tablet might offer acceptable performance, a port payload better than Google's Nexus devices, and a full-fat version of Windows. The best part? It's supposed to be cheap. Really cheap.

Bunch O Balloons Fills And Ties 100 Water Balloons In One Minute!

Bunch O Balloons inventor and dad of eight, Josh Malone, has just made a summertime classic as easy as 1-2-3. No really. In three quick and easy steps Bunch O Balloons fills and ties 37 water balloons in 20 seconds. Have 40 more seconds to spare? Fill two more bunches for more than 100 water balloons in one minute.

Power To Go: BMW's New, Cheaper, Suitcase-Sized i DC Fast Charger

BMW has introduced the i DC Fast Charger, a lightweight EV charger just half the size of current DC Combo fast chargers. The new chargers are fully compatible with Ford, GM and VW electric vehicles and at $6,500 each they're much more affordable as well.

Now On Kickstarter: Fritz Is A Narrative, Relationship-Driven War Game Where Every Choice Matters

A lot of games tend to glorify war to a nearly absurd degree. Not Fritz. Based in World War One, this intelligent, top-down role playing game takes a look at the human side. As the titular soldier, players will step into a world where every choice matters, and even their closest friend might die.

Watch Out! There Might Be Bones In Your Gummy Bear!

Huh.  Who knew that gummy bears had internal organs?  Or a brain?  Which brings up the disturbing notion that we've been eating sentient beings for all of these years...

When This Robot's Leg Gets Broken, It Can Start Walking Again In Minutes

This just in: engineers have designed a robot that's capable of adjusting to a broken leg. Using, as they put it, "intelligent trial and error," they've developed a droid that learned how to walk two minutes after losing one of its limbs. For the world of adaptive robotics, this is pretty huge.

The Kitty Tube: The Green Way To Keep Your Cat Cool In The Summer And Warm In The Winter

Keeping pets cool in summer and warm in the winter usually involves some kind of electric or solar power, but the Kitty Tube does both without any power. It does it so well, that the Kitty Tube is great for outdoor cats too!  Now, you may have seen this cat house before, but the manufacturer has upgraded its design and materials, so now the Tube is even better!

3 Stretching Devices That Help Foot Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain, particularly sharp and often excruciating, may be due to plantar fasciitis (PL), a condition caused by over-stretching the soft tissue that cushions the bones of the heel and the arch of the foot.  Many runners get PL from pounding on the heels of their feet when they run, but most cases of PL are caused by inactivity, like standing on your feet all day without much movement.  It is most common in middle-aged to older persons who are overweight and/or inactive.

Smart & Eco-Friendly Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bike Riders A Boost

Incorporating a lithium battery pack charged by regenerative braking, the “smart”, innovative, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-install Copenhagen Wheel gives bicyclists a boost as they pedal based on how hard they're pedaling.

Want This New Invention? A Personal Drone Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe is an issue that affects all of us. As industry expands it becomes a larger and farther-reaching concern -- especially in countries like China where pollution legislation is limited. How can you deal with making sure you have clean air to breathe? Designer Michal Pospeich of Poland's Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts has created the UrbanCONE -- a personal drone that purifies the air around a person.

i-Tattoo Electronic Temporary Tattoo Pen For Your Little Rebels

Love the look of tattoos, but not fond of the pain and commitment that come with it?  Have a little one in your life who would love a step up from temporary tattoo stickers? The i-Tattoo Electronic Tattoo Pen by SpinMaster is a tattoo pen so easy a child can use it, but without the permanence or dangers of contracting HIV and/or hepatitis.


Thanks To Hydrogel, The Deep Sea Droid "Poseidrone" Can Go Where Other Robots Can't

Octopi are kind of known to be the world's greatest escape artists. Thanks to the flexibility of their rubbery body, they can squeeze through even the tightest opening. Now, researchers at Italy's Biorobotics Institute have invented a robot that does the same. It's called PoseiDrone.

Athletic Track's Squared-Off Lanes Impress Officials, Inhibit Runners

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When funding cuts give you a damaged athletic track, you... cut corners and pave the turns into right angles? That's exactly what staff at a Heilongjiang, China sports center did when governmental bigwigs sprung a surprise visit and employees wanted the track to look sharp.

Your Beer Will Be Assimilated By The Borg Cube Fridge

If you're a Star Trek fan, you know of the insidious hive-mind known as The Borg Collective.  And now they are out to steal our beer--and keep it as cold as their frosty hearts.

Want This New Invention? Microwave S'Mores Maker

At this time is year there is nothing quite as lovely as gathering around the campfire, roasting marshmallows on sticks, and making them into S'mores. It makes you dream of getting to have them at home. To make that dream come true -- and easy -- a Microwave S'mores Maker is just the thing. Just as tasty without the burned ones -- and without dropping any in the dirt.

Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....

D-Bag Parkers Beware, Online Parking Shaming Is A Thing Now

Has an inconsiderate parking job by some uncaring oaf ever ruined your day, or at least prevented you from parking your vehicle? Of course it has, we've all been there, fuming helplessly – but no more! A pair of frustrated Canadians have set up a Facebook group and a Twitter account specially designed to shame lousy parkers.

Crazy Vending Machine Items: Used Women's Underwear?

Used women’s underwear, it has been a much told “urban legend” that you can find these for purchase in some of Japan’s vending machines.  This claim has to be false, right?  After some research, I’m not so sure.


The Flutter Dress: Utterly Cool Blend of Textiles and Robotics

Smart phones are one thing, but smart clothing is quite another. With its built-in microphones, the Flutter Dress allows the hearing-impaired to feel the world around them. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech phenomenon.

CORE Patient Recovery Vest Could Help Save Lives

In a mass casualty accident, paramedics have about 30 seconds to assess a patient's condition and begin treatment, before they move on to another patient. With the aid of the CORE recovery vest, paramedics can get quick, accurate measurements and continue to monitor patients much easier, which could, in the end, save lives.

How Can 'Orange Is The New Black' Be A Social Media Model & Blackhat Tactic?

One of the biggest hit television series to put Netflix on the digital map was Orange is the New Black. It helped break new ground for an online network that was successful in converting TV watching from the living room to your desktops, laptops and mobile devices. In so doing, its scored 12 Emmy nominations, super-sized the paradigm of online buzz and converted a team of fans -- who beyond being addicted  . . . 

Want This New Innovation? Green Box: The Pizza Box Reinvented

Pizza for takeout or delivery has become a staple in the American diet for a large part of the population. Those boxes are a bit of a problem. First of all it is hard to store leftover pizza in the box because it won't always fit in the fridge. Second, it never fits in the trash or. better yet, recycling and is hard to fold into a shape that will. That is not to mention getting out plates. The Green Box pizza box is here to address these issues.

A Former Blizzard Developer Has Invented Video Game Stories That Can Literally Tell Themselves

In gaming, even the most fantastic storylines are ultimately rather linear, with player choice generally only coming into play at certain key points. One developer wants to change that. Working with a London-based team, he's managed to invent self-telling stories. Wait, what?

These Robotic Plants Are Going To Be Capable Of Growth - Just Like The Real Thing

Here's something that sounds like it was pulled straight out of a science fiction novel: a robotic, completely-artificial plant which is capable of growth; the closest to artificial life we've ever come. Don't scoff - there's a team of researchers in Italy this very moment trying to make it a reality.

Hail Stallin': Ten Creative Automobile Ads Of The USSR

It may be hard Tupolev but Russian automakers actually advertised their mainly unattractive offerings during the Soviet Union's heyday. Did it work? Probably better than the uninspired machines themselves.

New Tug-O-War Toy For Dogs: Tuggo™

Does your back get sore from playing too much tug-o-war with your dog?  Okay, so it's his favorite game, but how far can you be dragged around before you have to quit?  You have to let him win, after all.... 

Well, suppose he could play tug-o-war by himself?   Or with another dog?  Introducing... Tuggo™!


Out With The Handshake, In With The Fist Bump

An expression of courtesy, used particularly when meeting someone for the first time and when saying goodbye, may soon be a thing of the past: the handshake.  Why?  It's too germy. Already there are calls for handshakes to be banned in health care settings and they are substantiated by studies, the most recent one comparing the levels of bacteria communicated by a handshake, a high-five, and a fist bump.  Yes, you read that right....

Want This New Innovation? Cookies That Hook On Your Cup

Most of us love to eat a good cookie once in awhile. It is the perfect thing to accompany a glass of milk, or a cup of coffee or tea. The problem is that the standard round shape or standard cut-out shapes are just getting kind of boring. A new type of cookie cutter is here to brighten our coffee breaks -- the Hookie Cookie. It hangs on to the edge of the glass, cup, or mug of your choice.

Researchers At GE Are Working On A Universal Calorie Counter

The tech market has been flooded with activity trackers and apps that allow you to account for your daily food intake. However, with all of this new technology, you still have to log in what and how much you eat, in order to get an accurate estimate of calorie consumption. There is nothing on the market that can automatically give you a calorie estimate of a meal. However, researchers from GE may give you that product sooner than you think.

Want This Updated Product? The USB Pet Rock

Back in the 70s we were a bit crazy. We were into kitschy products like mood rings and lava lamps. We ate pudding from a can. And we went absolutely nuts over spending some serious bucks to buy a rock. That is people bought a Pet Rock. It was one of the greatest marketing campaigns in history and remains iconic almost 40 years later. Now it is time to pull that rock into a new millennium with the USB Pet Rock.

Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept Car Hangs Ten At Surf City

The FIAT brand's latest variation of the popular Fiat 500L helps kick off the Vans US Open of Surfing in “Surf City”, aka Huntington Beach, California. Details from Vans original hi-top shoe echo throughout the cool concept car from its iconic Vans Checkerboard pattern roof treatment down to the Waffle Sole covering on the pedals.

Want This New Product? Star Trek Ice Trays

Your ice cubes can make your beverages go boldly where no drink has gone before with these totally cool, actually totally frozen, Starfleet ice cubes. All you need to get them is the right ice tray -- the Star Trek Starfleet Ice Tray. This will kick your entertaining all the way up to the command level of your starship. Drink long and prosper!

Condemned Chinese Building Goes Boom, Video Footage Goes Viral

An eye-popping video going viral on WeChat shows the sudden demolition of the Qiqihar City Public Security Bureau building, seemingly without warning. To their credit, downtown drivers, pedestrians and cafe diners kept their cool, kept calm and carried on.

Enjoy Hot Beverages And Food While Camping With The Solar Kettle

How many times have you been camping only to miss the comfort of your early morning coffee? Of course you could make a fire, boil some water and have your coffee after putting some elbow grease into it. Or you could grab a Solar Kettle/Thermal Flask, fold out the reflectors and have your coffee without breaking a sweat.

Multicolored Alloy Wheels Are A New Trend With No Traction

So garish, five-spoked, five-colored alloy wheels like those seen on an otherwise elegant Peugeot 308 CC are a thing now? Stranger things have happened but these raucous rims might be the wackiest must-have auto fashion option yet.

Want This New Cool Gadget? The Toolbox Hair Clip

There is an iconic image in everyone's mind about someone who can save themselves or the world with just the right manipulation of a hair pin. This is generally done by MacGyver who could get out of just about any bad situation with a few feet of dental floss and a paperclip. Now you can join the likes of the mullet-wearing hero by wearing these awesome hair clips that are Leatherdos Mini Tools Clips.

Funny Squirrel Feeders: Twisted Humor for Nature Lovers

Bird feeders used to be the bee’s knees, but these days, it’s all about squirrel feeders.  But squirrel feeders like this one shaped like a horse head, made by Archie McPhee, offer much more than your ordinary squirrel feeder.  Utilizing this hilarious horse mask design makes nature watching so much more amusing. 

Orbitwheels: New Concept For Wheeled Sports

What do you get when you cross a skateboard with an inline skate? You get something like what you see in the picture--the Orbitwheel--only the Orbitwheel allows the rider more freedom than either a skateboard or inline skates. The concept is a simple--two feet, two wheels.

Wearable Tech’s Boat Dress: Swimwear To Impress

Practical swimwear down through the decades has come to mean many things, but whoever thought that one Australian artist would interpret those words to indicate a dress that doubles as an inflatable raft? Read on for more details even if you are a strong swimmer.

Calling All Developers: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Is Now Available!

Good news, everyone! Oculus VR has just recently announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. They've packed in some pretty sweet features this time around; anyone who's interested in making virtual reality games should be very, very excited.

A Struggling Korean Baseball Team Has Come Up With A Novel Way To Increase Attendance: Robots

It's a tough life, being a fan of the Hanwha Eagles. In the past 5 years, the team's suffered so many losses that most other baseball fans in Korea regard them with great sympathy. In an effort to improve the atmosphere of their matches, the team's decided to introduce some new fans. Robotic ones.

Did You Say “Ute”? A Loving Look At Australia's Iconic Coupe Utility

Polished up front and utilitarian out back of the C-pillar, these versatile pickup-like vehicles rub rugged shoulders with Mad Max's V8 Pursuit Special when it comes to evoking Australian car culture.

Want To Make Rainy Days Less Gloomy? Star Wars Light Saber Umbrellas

"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. . ." so Obi Wan Kenobi explained when he gave Luke Skywalker his father's light saber. It can be difficult to walk around in society with a light saber at your side -- that is unless it is disguised as something for a rainy day. A Star Wars Light Saber Umbrella is just the thing!

Birding Is About To Become A Lot More Popular! The 'Bird Photo Booth"

After you finish reading this blog about the Bird Photo Booth, please wait at least 90 seconds before ordering it, as I want to have a head start in ordering mine.... Yes, there will be a rush, because the Bird Photo Booth is the neatest thing created for bird lovers since the invention of the telescopic lens!

Add Chalktrail To Your Kid's Bike Or Scooter For Artistic Exercise

I can remember my long, youthful days of summer at the community pool, fierce neighborhood kickball games, and evenings of catching fireflies. I also remember riding my bike for hours each day. The feeling of freedom while riding to a friend’s house or the exhilaration of speed while flying down a steep hill would have only been made better if I could have shouted, “Eat my chalk dust!” Chalktrail will let your kids do just that. But more importantly, by adding a piece of sidewalk chalk to your kid’s bike or scooter, Chalktrail will let your kids create artwork while getting some exercise. The makers of Chalktrail like to call this blend of activity and artistic creativity, “Artivity.”

Want This New Concept? Inglorious Vegetables and Fruit

Anyone who takes the time to grow their own vegetables knows that they don't always come out as pretty and perfectly shaped as you find them in the grocery stores. The twisted, the disfigured, and the grotesque are weeded out before they go to market. While some are used in juices, the truth is that they often go to waste. In Europe famers discard 300 million tonnes of these fruits and vegetables a year -- until now.

The Logitraxx Tracked Robot Kit Will Introduce You To A Whole New World Of Robot Construction

These days, there's no shortage of robot construction kits around.  Logitraxx is the latest of these, and may well be the most promising yet. Built around the Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA, it's a development platform at its core - and perfect for anyone who wants to build a robot.

Faster Way To Dry And Detangle Those Luscious Locks: Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush

Wouldn't it be great if you could spend less time getting ready in the morning and more time sleeping? Showering is a pretty big time suck, along with drying and styling hair afterwards. There's a new brush that can help you complete two tasks at the same time. The Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush dries your hair while detangling it, saving you time. Hitting the snooze button is starting to sound like a great idea.

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs): What You Should Know About The Newest Doctor Visit

If the next time you call your doctor's office you are asked if you would be interested in a 'shared medical appointment,' or SMA, you don't need to freak out.  You may even want to consider attending an SMA once before you decide it's not for you.  I'll explain the rational for SMAs, what they offer, and how patients have responded to this relatively new medical practice....

Bugaboo Donkey Stroller: Making Life With Twins Easier?

I saw a tagline on Bugaboo’s website—a Dutch company specializing in strollers—stating, “Going out with twins has never been easier—or as comfortable!” Oh, yeah? I have twins. Nothing about going out with them is easy. And if anyone is going to be comfortable while we are out, I want it to be me. But, I am always willing to take suggestions on making my life easier, so I kept most of my snarky comments to myself and read more about the Bugaboo Donkey Twin stroller. It’s pretty sweet.

The Bistro: A Smart Cat Feeder And Health Monitor With Facial Recognition Technology

Bistro, the creation of a Taiwanese group of cat lovers come entrepreneurs, is a cat feeder that will provide much-needed monitoring of your cat's eating and drinking behavior when you're not at home. You'll understand why it is necessary when you consider that its inspiration came from a cat who was very ill and had not eaten for days... but the owner did not realize it.

Working Electric Tron Light Cycle Bought By Collector Can't Be Legally Driven

Who wouldn't want to drive one of the ultra-cool electric Light Cycles from the movie Tron: Legacy? One collector did and paid a hefty sum for the pleasure. Too bad his purchase has been banned from real world roads by local authorities.

PUSH Is A Fitness Tracker That Measures Strength

Fitness trackers are everywhere. They track your steps, your heart rate, your sleep, your calorie intake, anything you could think of in terms of fitness...except strength and power. You can scour the sporting goods stores and online markets, and you won't find a fitness tracker that measures strength and power, until now. Until PUSH.

Wearable Tech: Stilettos Guaranteed for One Thousand Years

Whoever heard of a pair of high-heeled shoes that come with a thousand-year guarantee? Can you imagine looking for a receipt that's a thousand years old? Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech innovation.

The Cyberith Virtualizer Brings Us Closer Than Ever To Walking Through A Video Game

While I can't deny that the Virtuix Omni looks pretty awesome, it's not exactly perfect. Using it requires special anti-friction shoes, and learning the ropes is challenging, at best. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce The Virtualizer: a virtual reality platform you can use in your socks.

The United States Government Wants Robots To Start Teaching Your Children Fitness

Would you trust a robot to educate or befriend your child? You'll find out soon. The United States Government is hoping you won't mind; it's putting $10 million into the creation of robots that will act as 'personal trainers' for children. The goal? To reduce childhood obesity

Thick Aluminum iPhone Case Is Waterproof To 300ft

Calling Captain Nemo! Thanko's thick aluminum iPhone case keeps your iPhone 5 or 5s high, dry and waterproof at depths of up to 300 feet. Y'know, just in case your spouse tells you to pick up some fresh seafood on the way home.

Want This Creative Project? DIY Star Wars Origami

Origami is an ancient and venerated art form from Japan. Most of us have done origami at some point in our lives -- even if it was just folding a paper plane. We're familiar with the standard paper cranes and swans but recently the art form has become overrun with Star Wars imagery. While some of it is strictly for the professionals, there are some great designs you can make with your kids in the book Star Wars Origami.

Next-Generation Rail Tram Shown Off By Russian Tank Manufacturer UVZ

The prototype Russia One, an innovative and futuristic rail tram dubbed the "iPhone on Rails", made its public debut at the Innoprom-2014 industrial exposition. Plans are to supply some of Russia's largest cities with 190-270 passenger capacity trams by the end of 2015.

VIGATAR: Exercise Machine And Video Game Controller

More and more kids are forfeiting active play for sedentary play, like playing video games. More and more we're seeing overweight and obese kids, and that's partly due to the increase in inactivity. VIGATAR is a machine that will allow kids (and adults) to play video games while still being active. It is an exercise machine that doubles as a video game controller.

Want This New Innovation? Toasted Selfies

It is totally the age of the selfie. We used to take them with film cameras, but they never seemed very satisfying since you couldn't see it until you had the film developed. And people thought we were into instant gratification back then! Well, what else can you do with a selfie these days besides sharing them on Facebook and Twitter? How about having your favorite emblazoned on your morning toast? It is called the Toasted Selfie.

Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.

Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.

Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.

Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless, or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.

Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.

Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

“Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.

Want This New Innovation? Stress Transforming Tea Bags

There are many ways to get your advertising message across to the public, but few are as unique as the one that BOH put out for the launch of their chamomile tea. For an herbal tea product that has been around for hundreds of years you have to get really creative to get the message across about just how soothing and relaxing a cup of tea can be. The result was a tea bag imprinted with a stressful image that melts into a relaxing one when dipped in hot water.

Dogs Livin' In The Lap-Lap-Lap Of Luxury With The Al Fresco Water Fountain

For those of you who want to water your dogs and cats in style, here's a sweet-looking modern water fountain that fills the bill with several other advantages besides its sleek, modern design....

For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.

Worried Your Kids Aren't Learning Critical Thinking Skills? Tiddlybot Is Here To Help!

One can't be blamed for being a little worried about their kid's education. We aren't exactly living in the ideal eara for learning. With that in mind, it's not entirely surprising that we're starting to see inventions like Tiddlybot - a robot designed to teach children higher-order thinking.

Land Rover Experience Offers Off-Roading On Land Rover's Eastnor Test Track

Ever wonder how Land Rover tunes their vehicles to take on the worst the world can offer? Ever imagine driving one of those vehicles on Land Rover's very own test track in Eastnor, UK? Well stop wondering, quit dreaming and get online to book your very own Land Rover Experience!

'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .

Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.

Lumafit: The Fitness Tracker For Body And Mind

Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, so to break into that market, a company has to come up with something special. The people at Lumafit have done that in developing a sensor that not only tracks your fitness and gives you interactive workouts, but coaches you in meditation, keeping your mind fit as well.

The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.

You Can Now Skip The Pain With No-Drill Dental Work

Icon is a health innovation that will literally have you smiling. It is a new type of dental work that treats cavities and white spots with no drilling. That's right, no needles to numb the gums, no high-pitched whining of the drill, no pressure and very little stress.

Want To Unlock A New Level Of Immersion In Your First Person Shooters? The ATOC Gaming Gun Has You Covered

Although I enjoy traditional gaming controllers, they aren't so great for immersion. There's no sense that you're actually in the game; you aren't really physically interacting with anything. That's what the folks behind the ATOC Gaming Gun are trying to address - and they're doing a very good job.

Do You Hate Automated Customer Service? Then I Might Have Some Bad News For You Involving Robots And Airports

If you're the kind of person who doesn't much care for automated customer service, you might want to stay away from the Edmonton International Airport.  They're implementing a new type of robot - one that's a cross between a customer service agent and a mobile kiosk.

Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?

Fire Up Your Abdominals With ABXCORE

Numbers don't lie, and the numbers on the ABXCORE may just prove that this device is the most effective ab device on the market. It is certainly more effective in recruiting your core muscles than a conventional sit up, and it puts less stress on your back.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Storms Onto The Supercar Stage

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, successor to the Italian supercar manufacturer's most successful model, the Gallardo, has been officially launched. The Huracán joins the Aventador LP 700–4 coupé and roadster as the “junior” member of Lamborghini's model line but potential purchasers should still prepare to dig deep – prices start at $275,000.

Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.

Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall asleep in the car.

Want This New Cool Item? Star Trek Guitar Picks

Just because you can belt out some cool licks on your guitar doesn't mean that you can't also let your Star Trek freak flag fly! Whether your rock out with an acoustic or electric ax these Star Trek Starfleet Guitar Picks would be just up your Jeffries Tube. Come on all you space nerds and sci fi geeks! It is time to Spock and roll!

Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.

Heart Mate II Treats Advanced Heart Failure

The first of its kind to be approved by the FDA, the Hear Mate II is one of the most advanced devices available for advanced heart failure treatment. For patients who are so sick that a transplant isn't an option, the Heart Mate II could not only mean surviving heart failure, but living a better quality life.

Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!

Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The Sole

Running out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.

All-New 2015 Mazda2 To Debut At Paris Auto Show

Mazda has been teasing us with the prospect of an all-new Mazda2 “supermini” since the Mazda Hazumi Concept model wowed onlookers at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Now Mazda's taking to the auto show circuit once again as the production version of the 2015 Mazda2 makes its debut at the Paris Auto Show.

Programmable Tattoos Combine Tech And Ink: moodINQ Should Be Real

Tattoos are awesome, but they require committment... a life time of commitment. Whatever you get, you're stuck with, which means that dolphin you thought was a good idea at eighteen will be there when you're eighty. An April Fools joke from Think Geek challenged that. By combining programmable technology and tattoos, moodINQ lets you switch up your design. Get that ink without commiting your life to it. This needs to be a real product!

Flux Snowshoe: Inspired By Origami

What do origami and a snowshoe have in common? Nothing, unless it's the Flux Snowshoe. Designed by Eric Brunt, this snowshoe promises to be less cumbersome than a regular snowshoe via an origami-inspired kinematic construction.

Say Hi To Jibo, The Social Robot Who Wants To Be A Part Of The Family

The world of consumer robotics just got a bit larger. Say hello to Jibo - a stationary little lamp-like robot that may well be the most endearing thing ever made. Or it might be the more irritating - I suppose it's a matter of opinion. Either way, it's here for one thing: to be your friend.

Want To Host Your Own Digital Talk Show? Buy A PlayStation 4 And Sony Can Help!

When the PlayStation 4 first launched, it was considered by many to be a gimmick at best. Sony's looking to change that. Now that it's cleared out some of its more unscrupulous users, it plans to release a free update this summer called "Set Maker." It'll let people host their own talk shows.

Zoo Jeans Feature Distressed Rips & Tears Made By Lions, Tigers & Bears (Oh My!)

A Japanese zoo has come up with an innovative new way to raise funds for the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. Known as the Zoo Jeans project, the charitable initiative invites lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo to fashionably claw and bite denim blue jeans which will subsequently be auctioned online.

Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....

'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.

Portable USB Handy Iron Ceases Unfashionable Creases

Iron out the rough spots with the portable USB Handy Iron from Japan's Thanko. Whether plugged into your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile battery, or used “wireless” via three internal AA-size batteries, this snappy new pocket-sized iron is sure to in-crease your chances of promotion!

New 2015 Lada Vesta To Take On Russian Roads, WTCC Tracks

One of Russia's most highly anticipated new vehicles isn't a tank or a tractor, it's the 2015 Lada Vesta! The stylish sedan will make its debut this August at the Moscow International Motorshow decked in the form of its sportiest variant, a concept intended to compete for the World Touring Car Championship.

Arcus Not Only Tracks Your Activity But Can Control Your Devices

Any 80's babies remember the show Captain Planet? Remember those awesome rings the kids had that controlled the earth's elements (and heart...lame)? Well the Arcus Motion Analyzer is a bit like those rings, but instead of controlling the earth, it can control your Bluetooth devices (and if you have a Bluetooth enabled fan, you could control the wind).

Need This New Invention? The Fondue Slipper Fits Perfectly

It isn't often that cheese fondue inspires much more than dinner. For Tokyo-based designer Satsuki Ohata it was an "Aha!" moment that led to the first truly custom fit slippers ever. Fondue Slippers are created from dipping your feet in liquid PVC and allowing it to dry. This way the slippers come out matching the exact size and shape of your feet.

There's A Robot Film Festival This Saturday - Here Are The Details

This weekend, there's something pretty awesome happening in San Francisco - the fourth annual robot film festival. Held in the studio of Bot & Doily in San Francisco,  this year's affair promises to be absolutely incredible. If you find yourself in the area on the 19th, don't miss it.

BiKN Leashes Your Kids And Finds The Things You Never Want To Lose

As a parent, I want my kids to have some freedom to explore their environment, but they are little and I also want to be able to see them while they roam. I don’t want to hover, but I need visual confirmation that they are safe and nearby. If you’ve ever been at a busy park or a crowded store and lost sight of your young child, you know the panicky and heart pounding sensation of worry. BiKN (pronounced bee’-kin) takes away some of the worry by allowing you to electronically leash, page, and find the things you never want to lose. Like your kids.

Manicured Lawns On Manicured Nails: A New Kind Of Nail Art

The term "manicured" doesn't apply to much other than nails and lawns, but rarely are those two ever combined. That would be weird, right? A lawn full of fingernails might be, but nails with tiny lawns on top sounds adorable, and it is. Give this innovative look a try this summer.

Want This New Trend? Flower Beards

Women have been weaving flowers into their hair for centuries. Men -- not so much. Flowers have never seemed to be much of a guy thing unless it was for scientific study or as a part of their farm crops. The times they are a-changin'. The latest trend on the internet (and in the art of flower arranging) is Flower Beards and the photos are here to prove it!

Frito-Lay Japan Butters Up Seafood-Lovin' Snackers With Grilled Scallop Cheetos

Frito-Lay Japan's newest Cheetos flavor channels the sublime taste of freshly grilled Hokkaido scallops swimming in creamery butter and full-bodied, fragrant soy sauce.

Shape Shifting Robots Could Soon Be A Reality, Thanks To MIT And Google

Everyone remembers the deadly, shape-shifting T-1000 from Terminator 2.Thanks to a team of scientists from Boston Dynamics and MIT, though...it might be possible to build one. They've developed a material that's capable of changing its shape and consistency at will. Is...that a good thing?

A Look At Razer's Moddable Xbox One Arcade Stick "Atrox"

Razer - one of the most widely-known manufacturers of gaming peripherals in the world - had a very exciting announcement to make at this year's Evolution Championship Series: it's released the next iteration of the Atrox Arcade Stick. It looks awesome. 

Want This New Idea? Book Pillows

Bibliophiles (book lovers) are all over the place. The most die-hard ones aren't crazy about electronic books -- they want the actual paper and print in their hands. Book lovers can also rest more easily when they can face plant in a pillow that looks like a volume of classic literature. These Olde Book Pillow Classics give new meaning to being able to "sleep on it."

Drying One's Toenail Polish While Driving Is Fine In China

Make that “A Fine”... as an innovative Chinese woman caught red-handed, er, footed while air-drying her freshly-applied toenail polish while attempting to drive must now pay the price. In her defense, maybe she had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.

The Eyes Are In Focus At The Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease and strategies to help Alzheimer's patients lead more fulfilling lives are two areas of emphasis at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, going on now until July 17, 2014.  Three papers, so far, have addressed the eyes and Alzheimer's disease (AD); two that  focused on early detection of AD through an eye exam and one that reported on the importance of cataract surgery to help AD patients remain active and alert.  Following is a summary of these new developments....

Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.

PocketBands Store Your Keys And Cash

It's hard finding a place to put your keys when out for a run. Some like to hide them. Some tie them to their shoes, and some will inevitably lose them. PocketBands offer a sleek stylish solution to stowing your keys or cash when out for a walk or run.

Want To Try This New Food Challenge? Edible Bugs

The idea of eating bugs as a part of our diet is something that stretches our imaginations to the outer limits. Yet the practice is common in numerous cultures around the world. You can press your personal envelope with an Edible Bugs Gift Pack. Challenge yourself! Challenge your friends! Set up the most unusual Halloween buffet in history. Most of all enjoy!

Eight Cores, 64 bits: MediaTek's Upcoming MT6795 System-On-Chip

Device makers will soon have a powerful chip with which to build Android L-based 64-bit smartphones and tablets on. Leaked specs are suggesting a respectable feature set within MediaTek's latest.

Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

The idea of wearable computers that challenge current conventions is the driving force behind Artefact's Pilates Shirt. Read on for more about this fascinating wearable tech innovation that monitors muscle movement and body position.

GetFitsu Is The Card Game That Will Get You In Shape

Sometimes it's hard to stick to a fitness routine. It's hard to stay motivated and it's hard to fit in time to work out. Working out with others helps. It also helps when the workouts are fun. That's just what the GetFitsu Fitness Card Game promises--a fun workout with friends.

Want This New Innovation? The COOLEST Cooler Ever

It is that time of year again -- the one where we spend time outdoors in the wide open spaces. It finds us trying to pack well-chilled drinks and food that won't poison us along for the ride. Of course you can pack up ye olde cooler and take off, but you are likely to end up with soggy sandwiches and little else out of it. So it is time the cooler was reinvented to be, well, cooler. And it has. Check out the COOLEST Cooler ever!

Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

....These findings are completely novel, establishing a relationship never before drawn between allergies and cancer and even a possible means of fighting cancer!

Researchers Reveal A Robot That's Primed And Ready To Hike To Your Rescue - No Matter Where You Are

The DARPA Robotics Challenge this year is all about creating the perfect search-and-rescue robot; one that can brave any terrain to save victims in disaster areas. Today, researchers at Stanford today unveiled a machine that - were it in the contest - might well have blown its competition away.

Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.

Get In A Workout At The Office With Cubii

As working adults, we all lead busy lives. Sometimes with the responsibilities of work, friends and family, it's difficult to fit in fitness. With the Cubii, you don't have to go any farther than your office to get in a workout. Cubii is the world's first under desk elliptical trainer.

New AROMAFORK Invention To Transform Eating Experiences

Is taste really enough anymore? Regardless of your answer to this question, it is certainly one which the nostrel-savvy founders of the innovative company Molecule-R would answer with a resounding NO. The AROMAFORK is a new, and slightly crazy food invention and is the result of extensive research into the complex workings of the nasal passageways. With this device customers can experience an abundance of flavored scents even more intriguing than the invention itself.

Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.

Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.

The Rock Opera You Can Play Like A Video Game: Say Hello To Karmaflow

What do you get when you combine stage opera, metal, and a video game? You get a little project called Karmaflow - at once both a brilliant musical puzzle/platformer and a touring rock show. Intrigued? I know I certainly am.

R2D2's Got A New Job: Zapping Away Deadly Bacteria With UV Light

Your next trip to the hospital may have gotten a whole lot safer, thanks to a strikingly familiar robot. Developed at the University of Pennsylvania, Violet is a machine that zaps away superbugs using ultraviolet radiation. Looks like R2D2 found gainful employment after the Star Wars films after all.

Pets Honored Through This Thoughtful Memorial: The Farewell Pet Kit

It's the goodbye no one wants to say.  When we have to say it, it's usually because we, as adults, have had to take matters into our own hands and provide a humane death for our pet.  It's an ugly experience and we hate ourselves long afterward for being 'humane.'  Then, there's little available to help us grieve.  And how do we help our children deal with, perhaps, the first loss of a close companion?

Improve Balance And Core Strength With Drift

If your fitness routine is getting old and you're looking for some variety, or if you want to improve your core strength and stability, you may want to look into the Drift Balance Board. This unique piece of fitness equipment was designed to strengthen the core and improve balance.

DEVOLRO Diablo Toyota Tundra Expedition Truck Unleashes Your Inner Beast

DEVOLRO Performance Cars Studio's motto is “unleash the beast” and with the Diablo Toyota Tundra Expedition Truck the beast isn't just unleashed, it's unfettered, unmuzzled and downright unbelievable!

World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.

A Stinky, Explosive Gas Shows Hope For Remediation Of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia And Other Major Diseases

You are lucky if you've never smelled hydrogen sulfide, a gas most strongly wafting from swamps and sewers. But you probably have smelled it, as hydrogen sulfide is present in flatulence and in rotten eggs. It results from the breakdown of organic matter without the benefit of oxygen. In anything but very tiny amounts, hydrogen sulfide is very toxic, flammable, and corrosive. But researchers at Great Britain's University of Exeter have found some promising applications for this gas when used in small doses and targeted to certain cells in our bodies.

The SwRing Is Fun For All Kids And Therapeutic For Those With Autism

Though the SwRing was invented by Emory Clark more than 30 years ago, it is new to some parents and their autistic children. It’s similar to a tire swing in that it swings while spinning in small circles while rotating in larger ones. The SwRing is built as tough and long-lasting as playground equipment, but is safe enough for children as young as 18 months. Kids can climb on, sit in, or stand on SwRings, but it’s more than child’s play. SwRing is fun for all but therapeutic for children with autism and recently won a 2014 Family Choice Award for children’s products.

Zen Float Tent: In Home Sensory Deprivation

Maintaining health and wellness is about balance. Of course you need your exercise and fitness, but you also need recovery and relaxation. One proven relaxation method is sensory deprivation. Typically, you have to visit a location with isolation tanks to experience sensory deprivation. Or, you could have your own isolation tank--the in home Zen Float Tent.

The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.

Tired Of Driving Your Own Car? Startup Cruise Wants To Make It Drive Itself

Have you ever thought it'd be nice if your car could just drive itself? If you could make the occasional mistake on the road without it costing you a mint? If so, then I think Cruise is just the thing - it's tech that can turn any car into a self-driving one.

Need This New Invention? Elven Ear Clips

Whether you are heading to Comic Con, a sci fi convention, or your nearest Renaissance Festival, these cute Elven Ear Clips can turn you into an elf, fairy, or Vulcan in a moment and without using spirit gum. The fanciful design works much like a paper clip so that you don't need to have pierced ears to get the fantasy ears of your choice!

The Business Of Clowning Around: Terrifying Stalker Clowns For Hire

We have seen businesses that are scary in their genius, scary in their creativity, and scary in the fact that they're disturbing. While many businesses end up being scary, few actually setup to attain this as the central part of their business plan, it just happens somehow. Since scary isn't generally the intended goal, those monetizing on the terrifying become all the more interesting.

Kitty Litter Facial Masks: The Purrfect Way To Clear Pores

There's an innovative new way to use kitty litter, and you don't even need to own a cat. If you are a brave soul and will do anything for beauty, kitty litter facials might be the way to go. A bentonite kitty litter face mask is the purrfect way to get clear pores and soft skin.

Bad Relationships Put Your Heart At Risk In More Ways Than One

A bad relationship may end in a 'broken heart,' but research indicates stayng in a bad relationship is really bad news for your heart.  It can lead to cardiovascular disease or stroke.

Want This New . . . Ummm . . . Idea? Potato Salad

Yes, this is as strange as it sounds -- this story is true. A man by the quirky name of Zack Danger Brown wanted to make some potato salad. He describes himself as "risk averse" so he went to the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter and started a campaign to raise just $10 for the fixings to make potato salad. Where it went from there was the stuff of which legends are made.

DAHON Ikon Electric: Lots Of Power In A Small And Elegant Package

If you're a fan of the folding bike, then you know DAHON bikes, but did you know that DAHON makes a folding electric bike? The Ikon Electric employs the same technology and convenience of the typical DAHON bikes, but it with get you to your destination faster via motor power.

Piafloss, For All Your Pierced Ear Flossing Needs!

You read that right, “pierced ear flossing”, and if you didn't know you needed to floss your filthy ear holes, well, you do now! Thankfully, using Piafloss (in two pleasing ear-romas) can save you from the eternal humiliation of having some tall, dark and handsome type lean in to whisper sweet nothings in your ear... only to instantly recoil in shock and disgust.

Odor Eating Bacteria Could Snuff Out Unpleasant Bathroom Smells

A bacterial “bio-weapon” developed by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences could soon make smelly bathrooms a thing of the past. Cheap, natural and non-toxic, the unique strain of waste-eating Lactobacillus promises an “ultimate” cure to an “urgent” national issue.

Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!

Wear Your Fitness Tracker On Your Ankle With Flyfit

Activity trackers abound in today's fitness market, and each offers its own spin on what you need in a tracker--each has its own perks. Thr Flyfit Ankle Tracker, is the one you wear on your ankle. Actually, it is the only one you wear on your ankle, and that makes for quite a few perks.

The Grenade Bag: Wearable Tech’s New Explosion

Check out menswear designer Asher Levine's cool new Grenade Shoulder Bag with adjustable strap. There's more wearable tech here than meets the eye in the form of a Bluetooth device known as Track R. Read on for more information.

Smart Car Cozy Coupe Puts Childlike Fun Back In Driving

OK, so you bought a Smart Car for its fuel economy, park-ability and all-round urban practicality but you still get mocked for driving a “kiddy car”... what to do? Just go with it by dressing up your Smart Fortwo as a (slightly) oversized Cozy Coupe!

X-Pro Tights Provide A Convenient Pocket For Your Smart Phone

Whether you're a gym rat, a meathead, a treadmill trailblazer, a casual gym-goer or a novice to the world of ellipticals and free weights, you will probably run into a common gym problem--where to put the smartphone. You'll want to listen to your favorite playlists and unless you buy one of those arm straps, there's no good place to put your smartphone or music device, unless you have the X-Pro Tights or Shorts.

Russia's Deadly New Robotic Weapons Platform Bears A Striking Resemblance to WALL-E

While most countries are looking to regulate killer robots, it looks like Russia's going the opposite route. This past week at the Kalingrad War Games, The Russian military unveiled Platform-M, one of the most sophisticated weaponized robots the world has ever seen. It can also operate autonomously.

Get Four Tools In One With The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner

We all love multi-function gadgets. Campers and hikers especially like tools that perform more than one function, because it conserves space. The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner is one of those gadgets that can do several jobs, four jobs to be exact.

Summer Camps Are Now Using Minecraft To Make Kids Fall In Love With Science

Just outside New York, the YMCA's Camp Combe has started up a new activity: Minecraft. The kids at the camp are playing an educational version of the immensely-popular sandbox game, which is teaching them all about the marvels of science. Who says video games are a waste of time?

The Star Cars Of SpeedWeek Are... Studebakers?

While SpeedWeek has changed much since a 1953 Studebaker coupe made its first official run across the Bonneville Salt Flats, one thing remains constant: Studebakers are STILL making and breaking class records a half-century after the company itself went out of business.

Cruise In Style With The Sunset Ghost Skateboard

Of course, it's not an actual ghost and it probably won't frighten anyone, but it was designed with the supernatural in mind. The Sunset Ghost Skateboard's clear board and white LED wheels will definitely make a ghostly impression as you glide by your friends. 

Cool Wearable Tech: Bathing Shorts That Don't Get Wet

The idea of bathing trunks that don't get wet seems to defy the laws of both nature and common sense, but it's true. Read on for more on how a high school graduate developed a new way to revolutionize the concept of swimwear.

Wilshire Gun Range: First Business To Combine Shooting With Serving Alcohol

If we've learned anything, it's that the best businesses don't always have to be the most innovative or out of this world concepts. Sometimes, taking a familiar concept that already has mainstream success, and putting a unique spin on it is exactly how some of the best businesses come to be. Other times, businesses take this approach, but get it all wrong.

Dark Chocolate Improves Blood Flow To Legs, Boosts Walking Ability

Many studies have shown that dark chocolate has healh benefits, but few have shown such immediate remedial benefits as the study published in the most recent Journal of the American Heart Association.  Could the study, although conducted with peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, also suggest some benefit to athletes, particularly marathoners?

SaddleBaby Allows For Hands-Free Shoulder Rides

The SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier enables you to give your child hands-free shoulder rides. It is a harness worn around your chest and has built-in ankle cuffs that keep your child securely on your shoulders, thus freeing your hands to do something else. The cuffs are made with industrial strength hook and loop fasteners as well as industrial strength velcro. The foam saddle is meant to create a more comfortable ride, but SaddleBaby can be used with or without the saddle. SaddleBaby is designed to carry children 2-5 years old.

Black India Ink Bath Salts Leave You Clean As A Blank Sheet Of Paper

India ink bath salts from Japan's Kaimei & Co. may be made from calligrapher's ink but fear not, they won't leave your back as blackened as a Louisiana cooked catfish.

Smooth Feet For The Summer With Emjoi's Micro-Pedi Nano

Looking for smooth feet this summer? Emjoi's Micro-Pedi Nano is the perfect beauty gadget to save those tootsies. Keep feet from cracking and smooth out your callouses with the Micro-Pedi Nano Callous Remover.

Sproing Is An Unique Version Of The Treadmill And An Innovative Fitness System

The treadmills of today are very similar to the first treadmills. Of course, today we have things like audio and television options and senors that measure heart rate, but the concept and design are the same--there's a moving belt, on which you run. However, Sproing has diverted from that design and offers a few alternatives to the traditional treadmill.

A Saint's Row Fan Is Developing A Working Replica Of The Fourth Game's Dubstep Gun

Most of us, when we like something, just tell our friends about it. This artistic inventor, however, has gone all-out with their love for Saint's Row IV; so much so that they're in the process of inventing a working replica of the game's iconic Dubstep Gun.

Here's A Circus Act You've Probably Never Seen: Former NASA Engineer's 70 Foot BugJuggler Can Juggle Cars

Sometimes, robotics is about advancing the frontiers of human knowledge. Sometimes, it's about moving our technology forward into the future. And sometimes...it's just about doing something crazy. I think NASA's BugJuggler probably fits into the latter category. It's a giant robot that juggles cars.

Marijuana Farmer's Market Becomes An Actual Thing In 2014

With the nation's ever-evolving marijuana laws, pot businesses are becoming increasingly popular and legal dispensaries are finding their own niches in the industry. The latest trend follows a formula that is tried, tested, and true. It continues to grow in popularity as consumers switch their focus to shopping local.

Kitty Underwear Offers Snarky Censorship For The Indiscreet

There was a time when every magazine at the grocery store checkout was crucifying (or celebrating) a celebrity showing off what her mama gave her to the world. These party animals found themselves getting in or out of vehicles indiscreetly, giving paparazzi a welcomed photo opportunity allowing them to show the world something they've never seen before.

Beat Sonic's Blaid Antenna Is A Souped-Up Shark Fin

The Blaid Antenna from Japan's Beat Sonic comes in 14 different shades to complement your Toyota vehicle's factory finish. Taller than BMW's already passe Shark's Fin, the Blaid Antenna gives even the most plebeian Toyota a dash of sword-meets-horn macho mystique.

Bootlegger Series Is Great For Any Outdoor Activity

How awesome would it be to have a one size fits all backpack--a backpack for hiking that you could use for biking and kayaking? That sounds a bit far-fetched, you don't really want a big pack, capable of holding tons of gear, while biking. However, with the Boreas Bootlegger Modular Pack System, you can get it all (you just have to do some easy swapping here and there).

WearableTech: Fashion TEQ’s Zazzi Smart Jewelry Line

Are you a double agent in between assignments or just a busy career woman who needs some discrete way to receive phone messages and text notifications? If telecommunication is your lifeline, read on for more information on Fashion TEQ's new line of jewelry accessories.

LightSpur Helps Runners Be Seen At Night

Reflective clothing is great for running at night. What is even better is an actual light, or a couple of lights. With reflective clothing, lights designed for runners can make running at night safer. Nathan Sports LightSpur is one of those running lights--one that is non-evasive and very effective.

Hauler For More: The Counter Balance Concept Pickup Truck

With a trunk in front, a 5ft extendable bed in back and an engine in the middle, Elad Barkan's Counter Balance is unlike any pickup truck you've ever seen. The question is, will we ever see it for sale in a dealer showroom?

Hug: A Way To Revolutionize Childhood Vaccinations

As a student at the University of Kansas, George Ressler learned of microneedle vaccinations being developed at Georgia Institute of Technology. He saw it as a painless way to provide childhood vaccinations. With the help of Georgia Tech’s research team he designed Hug, a vaccination system designed to be a solution and alternative to needle injected vaccines for children.

'Internet of Everything' Now Hiring

If you're looking for a career change, have kids undecided about their college major or just have a genuine interest, the Internet of Things (IoT) -- or what Cisco has branded as the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- is looking for a few good men and women - to the tune of millions in just six short years.

Make Your July 4th Cookout More Patriotic With The American Flag Cornhole Set

July 4th is a time of celebrating our country with cookouts, picnics, parties and good old fashioned American fun. That fun typically involves time in the pool, sporting events or a variety of tailgating games, like cornhole, and what better way to celebrate America on the fourth than with a game of cornhole on an American Flag Cornhole set.

CTL Preps “Education” Chromebook Fit For Classrooms

With its rugged design and locked-down operating system, CTL's new laptop computer looks ideal for classroom mass deployment. You don't need to be a grade school student to get your hands on one, either.