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Study Shows 'Cut The Rope' Video Game Improves Executive Function In Adults

Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games.  He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.

Ringly: Beautiful Jewelry That Alerts You To Phone Messages

Are you sick of missing text messages and phone calls when your cell is in your purse? Welcome to the world of wearable technology. Ringly jewelry looks like beautiful rings but vibrate or light up when your phone receives a message. You can stay connected while still enjoying the moment. You'll never miss another call with the subtle and fashionable Ringly.

Ping Pong Door Flips Down To Become A Ping Pong Table

Why have an ordinary door, when you can have one that flips down and becomes a ping pong table? Tobias Fraenzel's Ping Pong Door is just that. Not only does it serve you as a door, swinging open and shut and doing all the amazing things doors do, but it provides you with a fun time with the family or friends.

Want This New Invention? A Never Ending Slinky

It seems that just about everyone in the United States has owned a Slinky at one time or another. The mesmerizing toy has been around for decades and has entertained generations of young and the young at heart. The main problem with the Slinky was finding a staircase long enough to really be able to indulge in watching the metal spring "walk" its way downstairs. One company is seeking funding on Kickstarter to sell "A Never-Ending Slinky Machine" to keep those springs walking.

In-Depth Review: Gigabyte's J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Intel's new Bay Trail-D family of processors have been released, and motherboard makers are putting out products with the chips soldered on. Join me as I take Gigabyte's entrant, which boasts a dual-core Celeron J1800, for a not-so-brief spin.

Ford Hopes Their New 2015 Focus ST Diesel Will Sell, Not Smell

Finally, an STD you'll want to get! Ford's been teasing us with the new, 182bhp, 2015 Ford Focus ST and the excitement is... infectious? The new Ford Focus ST Diesel, as it's currently called, probably (make that hopefully) won't be badged STD so save those burning sensations for Taco Bell.

Apparently, Pinball Machines Have Been Banned In Oakland For The Last Eighty Years

Apparently, pinball has been illegal in the city of Oakland for just shy of a century. The City Council's public safety committee just this week met to talk about the fact that just maybe the ban was a bad idea. What took so long?

Robot, Make Me A Sandwich! Tell Me Dave Is A Robot That Can Do Pretty Much Whatever You Order It To

Researchers at Cornell University are hard at work designing the next generation of housekeeper with a project called Tell Me Dave. They're using human volunteers to train robots to recognize verbal commands. Their end goal is simple: to create robots that can respond directly to a human being's request.

A Safer Way To Travel With Your Dogs: Variocage

The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were.  It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs.  But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the  Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out.  Nevertheless...

Want This New Innovation? Misfortune Cookies

Fortune cookies have been around for more than 100 years and, let's face it, there is nothing new about them. Wait a minute. Apparently there is Fortune Cookies: The Next Generation. They come in the form of the old fortune cookie style, but they hold much different little pieces of paper inside. Welcome the Misfortune Cookie!

Custom Alfa Romeo-inspired Guitar Redefines High Performance

Harrison Custom Guitar Works is crafting only eleven “Alfa Romeo” guitars, one for each decade of the storied Italian marque's history. While the awesome axes pay homage to Alfa's performance on the racing circuit, Harrison's use of high quality materials ensures these rare instruments will perform with equal flair in concert halls and recording studios.

Play Golf Into The Night With Night Sports Light-Up LED Golf Balls

Golfers, have you ever started a day of golfing a little late and weren't able to get in as many holes as you would've liked? Maybe you've been itching for some golf for quite a while, but your days are so full they won't allow it. With Night Sports Light-Up LED Golf Balls, you can play golf into the night.

Want This New Innovation? Safety Bananas

It's an old bit of silent movie shtick to have someone one slip on a discarded banana peel and then do a major pratfall.  These days banana peels are out to improve their image by helping prevent slip and fall incidents. They are doing this by creating The Banana Cone -- something to replace those usual wet floor sandwich boards that we have all learned to ignore.

Bonfi Is A Table, Chair and Cooler

When packing for a camping trip, you don't want to be bogged down with gear, so it's always a good idea to consolidate The Bonfi allows you to do this by combining the functions of a cooler, table and chair in a unique, Eco-friendly design.

Wearable Tech Meets High Fashion: 3-D Printed High Heels

The apparel of the future can't help but integrate technological elements in its styles and accesories. Many unique wearable tech products have paved the way for bolder and more unusual designs. Read all about 3-D Printed High Heels, whether you think they were made for walking or not.

The Steam Summer Sale Is In Full Swing: Here's How To Avoid Destroying Your Wallet

It's that time again. Steam is having its annual summer sale. Virtually every title worth playing on the platform is getting a price cut; discounts range from 10% to a whopping 75%. With such a sale, it's easy to lose sight of how much you can actually spend...here's how to avoid doing that.

This Army Of Robots Could Be Responsible For Building The Cities Of Tomorrow

The system by which we actually put together our buildings, roads, and cities actually leaves a lot to be desired. It can be messy, inefficient, and fraught with human error.  A group of researchers is looking to remove that human element - and instead consign construction to an army of robots.

PER4M Reaction Belts Are Simple But Effective At Footwork Training

Belt yourself to your training partner. How does this strategy sound for training? It may not sound conventional, but it's actually an effective way to improve your footwork and reaction time, and you can practice this technique with the PER4M Reaction Belts.

'Hang w/' Is Little Bit Twitter, Little Bit Instagram, Little Bit Rap, Little Bit Celebrity Ham

As social apps continue to proliferate the Web and our smartphones, it's not a great surprise that a platform like Hang w/ -- the latest shiny new thing -- would inevitably roll off a developers' assembly line. Described by some, as a 'melting pot of social networks,' this app (free at Google Play and the App Store) is an intriguing proposition and a nice complement to what went before.

Want This New Invention? Monkey Brains Bowl

So you are throwing a party and you want to make it fancy enough for the Maharajah of Pankot. All right you have to be pretty nerdy to know who that is. He was the big shot in the dinner scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He was thrilled to serve chilled monkey brains for dessert and now you can be too with this really wild Monkey Brains Bowl.