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Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.

Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.

Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.

University of Utah Scientists Develop ‘Smart’ Insulin That Automatically Adjusts Blood Sugar

If you have Type 1 diabetes then you know all about the hassle of monitoring your blood sugar levels. That’s right, it can be a time-eater and even deadly if a dose is misjudged.  However, good news has just arrived. You see, scientists at the University of Utah Health Sciences Centre have invented what’s called ‘smart’ insulin that instantly corrects blood sugar.

Nissan Leaf Absorbs UV Light By Day, Glows In The Dark At Night!

Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.

Pixelated Hair: The Bizarre Hair Color Trend For 2015

We went through the ombre phase, pastel colored locks, and the gray craze.  Take a peek at the bizarre new hair trend for 2015: pixelated hair.

It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6

Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.

Want To Enjoy Your Food More? Get A Dog Nose

Woof! It is well known that dogs have a far superior sense of smell to that of humans. There is now a product coming on the market that will help you have more of a canine sense of smell so that you can taste your food more fully. It is called the Olfactic Dog Nose. You soak it in warm water and wear it for about ten minutes before eating, which is fine if you don't mind looking like some strange Goth clown in the restaurant while waiting for your meal.

7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.

Rolls-Royce's First SUV To Reach Showrooms By Late 2018

Rolls-Royce has officially confirmed longstanding rumors by announcing the forthcoming debut of the company's first SUV. If the words “sport” and “utility” seem rather uncouth, fear not: RR has code-named it “Cullinan” (after the famous 3,000 carat diamond) and is disdaining the term SUV in favor of “high-bodied car”.

Want To Propose To Your Sweetheart? Do It With A Flipbook

There is something about getting ready to pop "the question" that really sends some men into a sweat wanting to do something grand and memorable. Sometimes small and memorable can be just as romantic. Chicago-based artist Ben Zurawski creates awesome custom-made flipbooks for a variety of occasions -- most notably for marriage proposals.  These little books can even include a space for the ring at the back of the book.

JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.

Your Thermochromic Nails Can Change With The Temperature

They say cold hands mean a warm heart, but with a little bit of a special nail polish powder, cold hands can also mean a changing nail color. Thermochromic pigments change with the temperature, so no matter where you are, your nails will look fresh and new.

Are you Thirsty? Well, Have Some Water-Gen: New Machine Makes Water from Thin Air

An Israeli company is serving up a drink everyone wants: water.You see, Water-Gen, a start-up company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has invented a portable water generator that produces water from thin air. The invention – the Atmospheric Water-Generation Unit –is already a big hit among armed forces and civilians alike around the world. The unit is equipped with a “GENius” heat exchanger that chills the air and condenses water vapor.

Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.

Hello Kitty High-Tech Heated Toilet Seat Will Warm Your Heart

Hello Kitty fans and collectors who think they have it all can add one more item to their bucket list: a high-tech, full-featured, officially licensed Hello Kitty toilet seat that's guaranteed to warm your heart... and some other places too.

Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified and armored Ford F-550 Super Duty truck is ready to put the bite on fomenters of urban unrest.

Meal-In-A-Pill Tricks Body into Losing Weight: Salk Scientists Develop ‘Imaginary Meal’ Diet Pill

Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in San Diego, California, have just invented a new kind of diet pill unlike any other on the market.It’s an ‘imaginary meal’ diet pill that actually tricks the body into losing weight. The drug, called fexaramine, fools the body into thinking it has actually consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.