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Invention of the Week? Noke U-Lock Keeps Your Bike Safe and Sound

A favorite outdoor recreational activity that many of us enjoy during the spring, summer and fall months is cycling.  However, with the good comes the bad: getting around town on your bike is great exercise and invigorating, but getting your wheels stolen is downright bummer. But FUZ Designs, a company based in Draper, Utah, just invented a new and innovative bike lock that will help keep the thieves away. While there are all sorts of locks that claim to do all sorts of things, do they now offer the best one on the market?

Have Girl Scout Cookies Year-Round With Your Very Own Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

The allure of Girl Scouts Cookies is their celebrity and fleeting availability. Would we still want them if they were available year-round? Hell yeah. Girl Scout Cookies are delicious. Buttery tastiness should not be seasonal. Gone are the days of waiting for the neighbor kid or a co-worker to bring you an order form. Gone are the days of having missed that order form and longing for a sleeve of Thin Mints. Now you—more specifically your child—can make Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Lemon Cookies anytime a craving strikes.

10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

All parents want to keep their children safe. But the debates between the different parenting styles used to keep our kids safe are heated, and safety is defined a bit differently for every way of parenting. Free-range parents would never leash their child. Helicopter parents would never let their child take the subway alone. But when it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, will the latest trend in child safety be common ground? Wearable technology with GPS tracking capabilities is paving the way as the newest approach to protect our children. Here are 10 of the best child tracking devices on the market.

Want To Mix Killer Cocktails? A Shaker Shark Will Help

We live in a time when nothing has to be the same old boring things that they have been for years. Case in point -- a cocktail shaker no longer needs to be plain and just functional.  These days it can be artistic or a part of your entertaining decor. With a Shark Shaker you can be mixing killer drinks with an extra little bite to them. It is just the thing for partying on your yacht -- or your pretend yacht (the patio).

Impact-Absorbing Footwear: These Shoes Are Made For Power

One-of-a-kind high-heeled shoes that reduce the impact of walking is the latest creation from London-based shoe designer, Silvia Fado. Read on to learn more.

Engineers Invent Acoustic Device that Discovers Cancer Cells

For years leading doctors and researchers around the world have been on the hunt to find new and innovative ways to discover cancer in patients, especially in its early stages. So, will a new acoustic chip that utilizes sound waves be the big breakthrough we need in the early detection of cancer? A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University think so.

Kit Kat Sandwiches? Sweet!

Hello Kitty, goodbye diet... and by Kitty we mean Kit Kat of course. No longer content with being Japan's fave go-to snack bar, Kit Kat is expanding its reach to sandwich territory. Expanding Japanese waistlines are sure to follow.

Stream & Drive With Netflix Watch & Google Self-Driving Cars

On the eve of the Apple Watch going into preorders April 10th, starting as early as 3:01 a.m. ET -- not to be outdone -- Netflix released some surprising news regarding its own timepiece. With an appropriate dose of tongue-and-cheek, in an advance promo, the Netflix Watch is said to be coming soon, providing gadget-lovers the world-over to “experience total freedom.”

Best Portable Ice Makers On The Market Come In A Variety Of Colors And Sizes

Looking for the best portable ice maker on the market? NewAir has models to fit all your needs, including size, price and design. If you're looking for a unit that weighs less than 25 lbs. and produces nearly 30 lbs. of ice a day, the NewAir AI-100 portable ice maker comes in five color choices, to compliment almost any decor, and fits practically anywhere.

Catlike Cloud Stockings Put Some Calico In Your Stride

You'll find the world's weirdest and wildest stockings in Japan but Nekomasa Soushi-kun tights are weirder and wilder than most. Inspired by the changing patterns of passing clouds and friendly felines, these stockings might not be safe for work but they're sure to attract curious glances just about anywhere else – the catwalk included.

New Coating Turns Ordinary Cotton Into Super-Fabric

If you’ve ever pondered what sort of material might be best employed in a superhero’s suit, here’s one possible answer. Scientists in China have developed a new self-healing coating that turns ordinary cotton into a fire retardant, waterproof and self-cleaning super fabric. The technique, which involves a triple-dip coating in a series of polymers, is envisioned to be particularly useful in the fabrication of military uniforms or other textiles faced with similarly challenging environments.

Feeling Sick? Text Your Doctor and Get Diagnosed

So, what’s it like living in a remote area and not having access to a doctor? Many of us live in big city centers and the suburbs so accessing health care is something we might take for granted. But a team of researchers at Florida Atlantic University have come up with a new invention that will make health care far more available for those living in isolated areas. Will their new invention be a game changer for the medical world?

MIT Creates New Traffic Algorithms That May Radically Reduce Traffic Problems

Has sitting in rush hour traffic for hours a day become your mind-numbing reality? Does passing the same pedestrian three times before crossing the intersection seem too much like normal life? If so, take heart. Researchers at MIT have found a new traffic algorithm which will not only save you time and frustration, but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bounceroo Gerry Giraffe Will Put His Neck On The Line For Your Baby

Warren Newton, dad of four, and Innovative Baby Products want you to meet Gerry. Gerry’s formal name is Deluxe Bounceroo, but that’s a mouthful. Gerry is a giraffe who quietly rocks your baby while she is in her rocker, car seat, or crib. Your hands and feet are free to do things like eat, walk to the bathroom, or fold the laundry that has piled up for three weeks. Take your time. Gerry has everything under control.

Book My Ride! Order Your BMW i3 EV Online From Amazon Japan

Amazon Japan has begun listing BMW's i3 EV along with the usual books, DVDs, housewares and whatnot. While delivery via drone isn't in the offing – yet – the new service expands the German car company's profile while enhancing customer convenience.

Top 12 Coolest Innovations From Asia's Largest Trade Show 2015

Don't miss out on Asia's largest technology events of the year! For the inner geek and active enthusiast, I have highlighted the top 12 most practical product innovations.

Spider Webs May Soon Make Us All Strong Like Spiderman

There is no shortage of scientific inspiration to be found in the workings of nature. With hundreds of millions of years of evolution on her side, Mother Nature has achieved some remarkable feats that human scientists are only just beginning to approach. One area in which this is particularly relevant is that of biomaterials. Currently, a new crop of materials scientists is investigating the structure and composition of spiders’ silk – the toughest of all biomaterials – with an eye towards everything from artificial tendons and ligaments to drug-delivering bandages.

Need A Fan? Ozeri Ultra 42-inch Wind Fan Receives High Marks

Need a new fan for cooling home, office or work spaces? The updated Ozeri Ultra 42-inch Wind Fan is currently receiving high praise across the board with consumers for price, performance and construction. With newly enhanced features, this just might be the tower fan you've been looking for.

Menswear News: Be a Marvel Superhero or at Least Dress Like One

Have you secretly harbored dreams of dressing like your favorite superhero beyond the scope of a Halloween costume party? Well, now you can. Meet the newest line of Marvel Menswear from the Five Four Club!

Invention of the Week? Tixxii is the New App that Protects Your Vehicle

A Los Angeles, CA, entrepreneur has come up with a unique app that will protect your vehicle from tickets, tows, and accidents.  Abel Jones, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has developed Tixxii – a revolutionary app that serves as a new global watchdog to look after your vehicle.