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The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.

Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.

Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.

Hitchbot Has Arrived In Victoria, Officially Finishing Its Trek Across Canada

Yesterday, three weeks after setting out from Halifax, Hitchbot completed its cross-country journey in Victoria, BC - surprisingly still in one piece. Designed as an experiment in robot-human interaction, the little machine was sent to hitchhike from one end of the country to the other.


If You Want To Wield A Lightsaber, Sixense's STEM System Could Be The Closest You'll Ever Get

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sixense's STEM controller is well on its way to the consumer market. Not content to sit on their laurels, Sixense last week decided to up the hype further, with a series of tech demos that show just what the STEM can do. They're awesome.

2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.

Listen To Your Music Underwater With FINIS Neptune

We, this generation's runners, lifters, cyclists, Crossfitters, gym rats, fitness freaks, all love our music while we're getting our sweat on. But what do you do in the pool or on your paddle board? You forgo the tunes, so you don't ruin your device...unless you have a Neptune from FINIS.

Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....

Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.

LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.

Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.

Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.

Give Your Dog A Lift With These 7 Mobility Aids

Whether your dog has suffered injuries requiring leg amputation, or illness has weakened his legs so that his movements are restricted, you may want to look into some of the mobility aids available to help your dog stand up, walk, and accomplish tasks that improve his lifestyle.  From dog wheelchairs to simple cloth binders and floor gripping boots, you should be able to help your dog enjoy life more.

The Sucky Way To Get Fuller Lips With Fullips

The new lip plumping beauty product Fullips sucks.  Literally.

Fix Your Flat In Under A Minute With patchnride

Unfortunate accidents happen. If you're a cyclist or ride the trails, flats happen, and changing a tire can be a complicated process even if you know how. With patchnride, anyone can fix a flat. Actually, anyone can fix a flat in under a minute.

PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.

Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.

Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked

Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.

Shnuggle Baby Bath Is Cosy And Clever

Shnuggle, the company who provides clever products for modern parents, is making a splash with their Snuggle Cosy Baby Bath. Touted as the world’s first foam and insulated baby bath, this tub is designed to keep your baby warm, safe, and happy during bath time.

Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.