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Love Waffles? The Cloer Model 1621 Appeals to Your Heart

Waffles... square by design? There's no reason why should they be, unless you're heating frozen ones up in a toaster. A Japanese kitchen appliance manufacturer named Cloer has a different idea when it comes to waffles, one that will touch your heart - literally.

Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

D-Link Routers Capture More Than Packets

D-Link routers are extremely functional devices that enable us to surf the Internet but let's face it, they are not pretty to look at. They typically come in that dulled out boring gray color and the only time you want to look at it is when it's not working. Jumping onto the fashion runway, D-Link routers now capture attention with D-Link's Skinit skins.

Forgetful? Create Virtual Sticky Notes on Postica

Short-term memory not what it used to be? Post a sticky note on Postica. Plus, you can attach files and share with friends or family. It's easy. And free.


Carry Your Fragrance on A Bloom

Not only do these vibrant earrings look like flowers, they're packed with beautiful fragrances too! In fact, each flower can be made to smell just the way you want it to!

Cosplayers Come Together at 'Cure', Now in English

Will cosplay (costume play) conquer the Earth? Japan's biggest community site for cosplayers, "Cure", has grown to a very respectable 300,000 registered users. With English localization now in effect, the number of Cure users who are not Japanese (already 10%) is expected to grow substantially.

Keep The Booze Out Of Baby With Milkscreen

Just because you’re a new mom doesn’t mean you don’t want to party! The new Milkscreen system allows you to get your drink on, without compromising the health of your breast-dependent little luncher.

Ice Cold Snow Sauna

The Snow Room, a ten-degrees-below-zero "spa" is a creation by the MNK Group, normally associated with the manufacture of saunas.

Company briefs speak about the benefits of a hot-cold therapy, pointing out that it is a common practice in north European countries.

An Olympic Souvenir You Don’t Want: Goldfish In A Key Ring

A live goldfish inside a tiny plastic key ring. A British newspaper reports it's available for sale as a memento of the Olympics.

The iWave Cube: Tom Thumb's Microwave (Or At Least It Could Be)

The iWave Cube, which is now the world's smallest microwave, does not lose power with its diminutive size.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

Pine Needles, Antlers and Bears - Oh My!

Artist Richard Carpenter makes life-size bears out of pine needles. Hundreds of thousands of pine needles to be exact.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Be King of the Jungle with Nagi Noda Animal Hats

Ms Noda recently teamed up with colleagues Asami Nemoto and Shinji Konishi to create 15 really unique and innovative headpieces inspired by beasts such as rabbits, poodles, owls and elephants.


Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

Already a Part-Time Entrepreneur? - 6 Tips to Survive Running a Part-Time Business

Do you know what I really think? Part-time entrepreneurship is for hard-core workaholics with nothing else to do except work. Most normal humanoids would rebel against giving up their lunch breaks or after-office martinis to slave over the latest financial figures and think about ways to expand the business. I should know.


A Baby Monitor That Lets You Rest Easy

First time parents worry about everything, especially if their baby is safe at night. Rookie moms and dads often find themselves restless and sleep-deprived, as they indulge their compulsion to continuously check on their child until morning.

Great Video Games that Educate

Although there are video games that educate children in every age category, people don't always realize it. While some games have little educational value, like the infamous crime series Grand Theft Auto and the best-selling Halo series, many other games do help children learn. Whether they are throwing kids into the past to learn about the vicious Genghis Khan, handing them the reigns to a city to learn about handling money and budgets, or helping a child discover a new place in the world, video games can be a huge help in educating children today.


Boost The Economy With Money Art

Frustrated with life and not having enough money? Put those creative hands to work, grab what little cash you have and make some art with your money.

The History of Father's Day

Many of us have grown up celebrating Father's Day: giving Dad a card, making him breakfast or creating something handmade in school. But when did all this start? Let's look at the invention story of Father's Day.