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Raku-Raku “Easy Plug” Safely Unplugs With A Pinch Instead Of A Pull

Yo dawg, Japan's Konna Shop heard you wanted a safer way to unplug electrical plugs so they found a plug you can plug your plug into that unplugs with a pinch instead of a pull!

The Perfect Polish For Little Ladies: Bo-Po Nail Polish

Little girls love to mimic their moms' beauty routine. Sometimes that means dipping into the lipstick, slipping on heels that are far too big and borrowing jewelry. No matter what, it almost always ends in a mess. The brush-on, peel-off nail polish, Bo-Po, is the perfect polish for your little girl to get her manicure on without dripping paint everywhere. Your daughter can look and feel just like her mom, and you won't have a mess to clean up!

This Woman Wants Your DNA: NY City Artist Gathers Genetic Evidence from Public Places to Reconstruct Strangers Faces

Don’t be surprised if you see Heather Dewey-Hagborg combing the streets of New York City in search of gum and cigarette butts. However she’s not out to tackle the city’s littering problem – not yet anyway. But instead she is on the hunt for inspiration for her next piece of art work.

The Camping Doughnut Is An "Effortless" Alternative To The Traditional Tent

Sometimes the biggest hassle with camping is setting up the tent--figuring out which rod goes in what sleeve and all that fuss. If you have a tent with multiple rooms, you may as well get out the Advil for your inevitable headache. The Camping Doughnut design is out to put an end to the stress of setting up a tent.

Safe, Stylish Innovation for Cyclists: High-Visibility Reflective Garb

A new line of stylish and functional garments with reflective design is the latest from English fashion designer, Sara Henrichs. Read on to learn more about how the modern cyclist and runner can be safer riding at night.

Impossible Instant Lab Turns Your iPhone Into A Polaroid Camera

Technology is great—until it doesn’t work. Or until it doesn’t work for me. I love to capture moments of my day and events with my children, but then the images of those moments seem to live forever in my smart phone or digital camera. I have almost 3,000 photos on my phone, and while half of those may not be worth printing, there are certainly some pictures I wish I had on display. I simply haven’t taken the time to select the ones worth printing and then turned them into tangible, color images. Impossible is making it possible to get my favorite moments onto paper instantly with their Impossible Instant Lab.

Problem Solver: Beer Company Fuels Corporate Creativity With Drinking Formula

If you thought that "day drinking" was something better left behind with your college days, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn what a new company is encouraging people to do to trigger their creativity.

Use The Power Of The Wind To Get Your Skateboard Or Kayak Going

Wind energy can be used for a number of things--providing electricity, moving boats, playing a melody on chimes, etc. With the Super Skate Sail and Super Kayak Sail, you can harness the wind to move your board or vessel.

GM's New DSF Cylinder Deactivation System Could Boost Fuel Economy 15%

General Motors and Silicon Valley start-up Tula Technology have partnered to create a new infinitely variable cylinder deactivation system known as Dynamic Skip Fire, or DSF for short. Unlike GM's late and unlamented V8-6-4 system that flopped in the early 1980s, DSF can run a gasoline engine on almost any combination of even and odd cylinders resulting in significant fuel savings.

On Tsu, The ‘Tspin Challenge’ Spins Dollars For Charities

Who doesn’t remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 and the frenzy that ensued throughout the United States? It started as a grass roots effort to raise awareness and donations for the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as the Lou Gehrig disease. Promoted widely on Twitter and Facebook, the virality of the challenge soon caught the attention of newscasters, celebrities, politicians and even motivating folks like former Presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to get involved.

Bark & Spark: Chinese Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Car

A carpenter from Shenyang, China named Liu Fulong wasn't fooling around when he built his first wooden electric car. Now he's back with an improved version of his innovative and environmentally-friendly vehicle that just might be the best wooden electric car on his – or any – block.

BMW's Luxurious & Advanced 9-Series Might Be A Maybach Fighter in 2017

BMW may own Rolls-Royce but that hasn't stopped the German automaker from mulling a BMW-branded response to Daimler's revived Maybach marque. Sporting “suicide doors” like its luxurious Rolls-Royce cousins, the proposed 9-Series is a bigger, better and more technologically advanced Bimmer on multiple levels.

Banned By The USGA, The Hook And Slice Golf Balls Significantly Improve Your Drive

A slice is the most common "oops" shot of amateur golfers. A hook shot will also land you deep in the rough or a hazard. With the Hook and Slice Golf Balls from Polara, you can improve your chances of driving the straight using a tried and true method...cheating.

Snowtime Anytime Lets You Have A Snowball Fight Anytime, Anywhere

Maybe you live somewhere that doesn’t get snow. Or maybe you do and you want to have a snowball fight in the middle of summer. Short of Elsa making you your very own snow cloud, you’re out of luck. Unless you have a bucket of Snowtime Anytime. You can have tons of snowy fun anytime and anywhere with Snowtime.

MSI Flaunts 18” Gaming Laptop With Mechanical Keyboard

Conjuring up images of early PC luggables from the 80s and 90s, MSI has gone against progress (sort of) and stuck a full-fledged 'board with mechanical key switches in its Titan GT80 gaming laptop.

Nitro Rail Is The World's First Dragster Bike

In the market for a novelty bike? Want to get noticed as you cruise down the boardwalk? The Nitro Rail may just be the bike for you. The equivalent of a "pimped out" car, the Nitro Rail is the world's first dragster-style street bike.

The Spider Dress: One Good Wearable Tech Bite Deserves Another

Spider Man should move over, for a formidable adversary has found its way into pop cultural consciousness and the fashion marketplace. Read more about Anouk Wipprecht's Spider Dress and its built in sensors and mechanical limbs that attack when the wearer's perosnal space is invaded.

The Compact Core Exerciser Mimics Horseback Riding And Strengthens Your Core

Riding a horse requires leg and core strength, and the more you ride, the more your legs and core get stronger. The Compact Core Exerciser mimics the movements involved in riding a horse, and so it strengthens your legs and core.

The Superfluous Culture: Canadian Fashion Supporting Local Economy

Where do your clothes come from and why should you care?  Read on to learn more about one Canadian designer's influence and attitude about local manufacturing.

Is Skydiving On Your Bucket List? You May Want To Try Indoor Skydiving

If skydiving is on your bucket list or if it's something you'd like to try, but your risk aversion is too great to overcome, you may want to try indoor skydiving. iFly is an indoor skydiving facility, and they have locations all over the country.