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Want To Tend To Your Knitting With A Bowl Of Yarn?

Knitting has been around for many hundreds of years as a way to make clothing and other textile goods. Now it is mostly practiced by individuals as a hobby or as an independent artisan at craft fairs and on websites like Etsy. One of the universal problems knitters face is having that ball of yarn trying to make a sudden getaway. This can be a problem no more with the help of a Yarn Bowl.

Twin Peaks’ Appointment TV Enters The Twittersphere

It’s hard to think of our world prior to the Internet, PCs and on-demand entertainment - even though most of us have been around for the last few decades to have experienced this technological transition. In retrospect, we also wonder how TV dramas raised enough awareness without the communication push and virality tools of social media.

Innovative Digitally Knitted Football Boots Fit Like A Glove: Wow!

New materials and techniques made possible through advances in technology are leading to highly specialized sportswear designs, particularly in shoe-wear for the football industry. Consider the world's first pair of digitally knitted football boots that are pushing both technoogy and creativity to unimagined levels.

What Makes A Baby: A Book To Answer An Old Question In A New Way For All Families

If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you will likely be asked, “Where do babies come from?” The stork; a wild night of booze and poor decision making; or a grunt and shrug are not acceptable answers. While the middle explanation may be applicable, the truth is that it is hard to answer a perfectly simple and innocent question with a simple answer. Yes, babies come from the combination of a sperm and egg. But not all babies come from sex. What Makes a Baby is a book for all families that tells the biology of baby making with the opportunity to talk to your kids about where they came from.

Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC? He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Codemancer's A Game That'll Teach Kids About Programming And Inclusiveness

Codemancer might well be Rob Lockhart's magnum opus. A long-time educational game dev; the project was something he wanted to do for years - but never had the time or resources. It's a story about a little girl and her fox; it'll teach kids not only how to code, but how to be better people, as well.

This Robot's Pretty Terrible At Ping Pong, So It's Going To Work In A Factory, Instead

Omron's robotic prototype - showcased this week at CEATEC - probably isn't going to win any Ping Pong tournaments. As a matter of fact, it's pretty awful on the table. Fortunately for Omron, Ping Pong is just a means to an end - and that end is to create smarter, more flexible robots for factory work.

New Daihatsu Tanto: Is This The Shape Of Minicars To Come?

The alarmingly cubic Daihatsu Tanto appears to have taken on the shape of the box it was shipped in, much like those cool square watermelons grown inside molds. Being boxy isn't all bad, however, as the Tanto's interior is far more expansive than one might expect from a minicar.

Fear Wheel Drive: The Top Ten Most Frighteningly Named Cars

From Corolla to CTS to the cold hard numbers denoting BMW's and Benz's offerings, today's vehicle names don't do much to speed the pulse. It wasn't always this way, however, and to prove it here are ten scary car names that really got our hearts pumping.

WD's New External Drives Have WiFi Access, SD Card Slot

The usual high capacities and USB interface of portable hard drives are paired with wireless streaming and an SD card vacuum, among other things, in Western Digital's My Passport Wireless. Pro photographers ought to take a long, hard look at this one.

Canadian Lab Creates Ebola Drug ZMapp: Solution In Sight?

Ever since the Ebola outbreak became a reality this past summer, scientists have ramped up their efforts to find solutions in treating this deadly disease.

But good news is surfacing on the medical front in combating the potential threat of a full blown Ebola outbreak.


20 DIY Kids' Halloween Costumes That Will Put Yours To Shame. Damn You Pinterest

I love Halloween. And before I had kids, I loved to make my own Halloween costumes. I’d love nothing more than to make costumes for my kids this year. Well, there are a few other things I would love more, but I really do wish I had the time to make something clever, cute, and fun for my three kids. I could not find a section on Pinterest titled, Make Your Kid an Awesome Halloween Costume While One of Your Twin Boys is Scaling the Oven While the Other is Playing in the Toilet Again. I did find some really awesome DIY costumes that people with time can make. But, seriously, who has this amount of time? These costumes will put yours to shame. And mine. Damn you Pinterest.

Fit Plus Wear: Clothing Tailored For Your Fitness Needs

When shopping for workout clothes, style is, of course, important. Things like comfort, compression, cell phone logistics and how your butt looks are also important. The designers of Fit Plus Wear took all of these things into consideration when designing their line of workout clothing.

The BB.Suit: High-Tech Garment Purifies Surrounding Air

An innovative collaboration of Dutch designers and researchers has presented an incredible garment at Beijiing Designer Week  that purifies the air surrounding the wearer. Read on to learn more about some amazing advances in cold plasma technology.

Breathe Easier With PrO2

Respiratory fitness is one of the most important aspects of athletic performance. It is also very important in day to day life. How many times have you found yourself out of breath after climbing a couple of flights of stairs? PrO2 sets out to improve your respiratory fitness without having you do long runs or sprints.

Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers Shine When Your Phone Rings

Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers are designed to respond to NFC waves emitted by Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards. No batteries required... where would you put them, anyway?

Let's Talk Turkey: 9 Awesome Gadgets To Make Holiday Cooking Easier

Most home chefs are so pooped by the time they get to the dinner table, that it's hard for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Whether you're cooking turkey or a ham or roast for holliday meals, there are some new gadgets that should make your work easier and your dinner more yummy.

Seeker Seeks A Seat At The Energy Drink Bar

Move over, Red Bull, a challenger from Japan is seeking to earn its wings in the increasingly crowded energy drink sector. Kobe-based Seeker Energy Drink eschews cans for bottles, is tinted a particularly brilliant shade of yellow, and could use a dash of copyediting before it's really ready for prime time.

New 2017 Jaguar XE Will Have A Diesel Engine, Automatic Transmission

A diesel engine in my Jaguar? It's more likely than you think, and it's a 4-cylinder motor to boot! Adding insult to perceived injury, when the U.S.-spec Jaguar XE finally debuts in late 2016, the only transmission option available will be automatic. Austin Powers weeps.

When Social Media Flies The Not-So-Friendly Skies

There’s no question when airlines relaxed their cellphone usage policies inflight, air travel for passengers and flight attendants changed overnight - and we’re not talking red-eyes here. That’s right, when the FAA reversed its position on making  it mandatory to switch to the ‘Airplane Mode,’ we are now all able (after take-off) to fire up any and all of our devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and eReaders . . .