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Contraceptive Cell Phone Charms Make Safety Your First Call

A cheeky new cell phone charm from China is making 'bad' boys & girls look more edgy and, surprisingly, just may be helping them to “play safe” - if you know what I mean.

Free Apps Like Smart Dresser Help People Coordinate Outfits

Can't make up your mind what to wear each day? You're not alone. Free apps coming out like the Smart Dresser app is about to make getting dressed quick and easy. Developed for individuals with autism, anyone who has trouble coordinating outfits can use it. All you need is a Smartphone and this free app.

The Garmin Vivofit 2 Is A No-Frills FitnessTracker

We all like to think really, really hard about being active and healthy. It's the next part that loses most of us, and that's actually becoming active and healthy. One of the easiest, and most effective, ways to jumpstart the process is by purchasing an activity tracker for daily use.

Smartphones Can Be Your Early Warning System For Earthquakes

Having a large network of distributed seismometers is the best method of potentially lifesaving early earthquake detection; however, it is prohibitively expensive to install and maintain such a network in many countries particularly those in the developing world. Now researchers have shown that the global position system (GPS) feature of smartphones – a sensor network we’re all carrying around anyway – can also act as an early earthquake warning system.

Want To Eat Tim Tebow Up? Have A Pretzel

The news that quarterback Tim Tebow has made it back into the NFL after several years by signing with the Philadelphia Eagles has astounded the country. What is even more astounding is that one company -- the Philly Pretzel Factory -- has already come out with a food tribute to the athlete. They have created a pretzel in the shape of Tebow doing his iconic touchdown move.

Nanoparticles May Help You Win The Battle Against Tooth Decay

Removing plaque from the surface of teeth is a task typically assigned to topical antibacterial drugs, but this strategy is frequently thwarted by the presence of saliva, which can easily wash them away. Now nanotechnology scientists have developed unique particles which are designed to cling to the surface of plaque and tooth enamel before releasing their payload of pharmaceuticals leading to much more efficient treatment.

Jinkies! LEGO Unveils Scooby Doo Building Sets

LEGO and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring Scooby-Doo out of our favorite childhood memories and into our children’s hands. The rollout will be paired with a new 22-minute video featuring Scooby and the rest of the beloved sleuths, produced with the help of Warner Bros. Animation. Jinkies!

Invention of the Week? ZBoard 2 is One Sweet Ride

A company based out of San Francisco, CA, just unveiled ZBoard 2 and they claim it is the most advanced electric skateboard on the market. ZBoard 2’s inventors say they are redefining the sport while giving everyone a “new skate of mind.” So, will this new invention be a new hit among urbanites and suburbanites that are looking to be “stoked?”

Happy Hour Is Here Again: Welcome To China's "New Town of National Liquor"

Moutai, China's national drink, is under threat from pollution and urban sprawl. What to do? If you're the village of Maotai, you simply move a few thousand people away from the distillery to the "New Town of National Liquor".

SnapCam Is Your Wearable HD Camera And Video Recorder

SnapCam boots in under a second and allows users to start snapping those unexpected moments almost instantly. It's the latest contender in the wearable HD camera market. The camera, which can be powered up in .1 seconds with a simple swipe, can take 8 megapixel photos and record footage in 720p. While not as rugged as something like a GoPro, the SnapCam is water and drop resistant thanks to its aluminum housing.

Shelby Baja 700: Ford's Rockin' SVT Raptor Gets Snakebit!

With the very-limited edition Baja 700, Shelby American picks up where Ford's impressive SVT Raptor leaves off. Indeed, this is one pickup with plenty of pick-up to go around courtesy of 700 supercharged horses harnessed beneath the boss Baja's silver-striped hood!

Asus Claims “Fastest GTX 980” With 20th Anniversary Graphics Card

For its 20th year of selling PC videocards, Asus are putting out a limited-edition Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 with the highest factory overclock you'll find, along with some extras that'll help you clock it even higher.

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable Solar Shirt created by Paulne Van Dongen that charges mobile devices as you go about your day.

Need A Drone? Have Customized Rental Of Equipment For Creative Folks

Kitsplit is a community marketplace that offers the rental of over $1 million worth of cutting edge equipment to suit the creative and business needs of daring entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more about this remarkable and innovative gadget library.

HeartRead Could Help Save Lives

Every second counts in a cardiac arrest situation. Each minute the chance of survival drops by 7 to 10 per cent. The real problem these days is that most bystanders do not know how to properly operate an automated external defibrillator. However a design student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, has invented HeartRead and it may prove to be the next best thing in helping save lives.

5 Innovative Ways To Light Up Your Garden


It is getting easier, cheaper (sort of) and more interesting to buy solar powered lights lately. They are in every gardening catalog, on every gardening website, and slowly popping up around homes. As Amazon.com rapidly turns green you can even find them here. Here is a quick list of solar lights that will help bring your electric bill down and light up your home in very colorful and interesting ways. read more »

Designer Invents Amphibious Ambulance Aircraft that Lands in Sparsely Populated Areas

For years people living in remote areas of the world face challenges of getting the right medical attention they need, especially during times of emergencies. Modern day planes and helicopters are still quite limited to where they can land and take off when it comes to rescuing people. However, a German designer may have the solution to all this with his new invention.

Question is will his invention take off?


EmoFix Is A Bluetooth Selfie Remote For Android and iOS

Selfies are so hot right now. Thanks to narcissism, an entirely new market has formed around the self photo craze. Remote shutter devices, selfie sticks, and even selfie brushes (just...why?) are must have accessories right now for all of your Instagramming needs. EmoFix is the latest competitor to the market with their remote shutter device for Android and iOS.

Osmo Is a Tangible, ‘Actual Reality’ Gaming System For iPad

Osmo uses Reflective Artificial Intelligence to combine old school education with new school technology. With four digital games that need physical interaction using tools like letter tiles, pencils, and puzzle pieces, your child with truly be able to wrap their hands around what they are learning.

Which Air Purifier? The GermGuardian Is Our Best Product Pick

A good air purifying system can change your life if you're looking to fight germs, allergens and stale odors in your home or office. There are so many air purifiers to choose from, so it can be difficult to know which is the best. After careful research, it looks like one air purifier in particular seems to be getting high marks and rave reviews. Take a look and see why...