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Design A Handbag That’s Really You At Elemental Threads

Design your own whatever....DIY. This may feel liked a tired concept, but it's rare that I come across a fashion store that allows you to create your own clothing and accessories without breaking the bank. With Elemental Threads, that's just not the case, and with tons of options to customize your favorite fashion accessory, this is one fashion company worth reading about!


UniBrush – The Only All-In-One Toothbrush

Isn’t it great when someone creates a product to make our lives easier? Researchers at Apol, Inc. have designed the UniBrush, which is a toothbrush that holds toothpaste inside the handle.

Siri, Advice from Virtual Personal Assistants

Remember the computer "HAL 9000" in the movie "2001 Space Odyssey," that acted like a personal navigator? Remember when you had personal assistants to help execute some of your everyday menial tasks? Well, a new shift in searching the Internet is going to make that technology, a reality. Virtual Personal Assistants are coming to a mobile device or computer near you this summer. Siri brings a very advanced collection of technologies (speech recognition, natural language processing, semantic data processing, and geo-location) to create a digital assistant that will help you perform tasks through a conversational, question-and-answer interface.

Wacky Cat Camera Attracts Frisky Felines With Cute Kitty Sounds

The Superheadz Holga K202 Cat Camera would rank high among the many ridiculous gadgets featured at this site if it weren't for one saving grace - it actually seems to work! Now if only it would work quietly, without all the silly cat noises... oops, that's the point.

Top Ten "Have Netbook Will Travel" Options

This side of the millennium has spawned legions of "on the go" digerati who need their electronics to travel with them...and units that can offer the same computer features that we are use to having at home and in our offices. Netbooks are unique in their size, speed and functionality...and based on their light weight, they travel well. Whether you call them Netbooks, mini-laptops, or quasi-notebooks, these small, low-cost, low-power systems are the hottest thing to hit the electronics scene... since the first laptops!

Eco-Friendly Educational Lacing Sheep Toy

This little guy, from PlanToys, is just too cute! Besides being good looking, the Lacing Sheep is a learning tool too. Kids will learn colors and sequences with the little lambs help.

Heliotropic Biomimicry: Solar Panels That Follow The Sun

Solar panels that track the sun currently involve the use of motors and electronic control systems to move them and convert the power to energy.  But a team of engineering students at MIT, inspired by heliotropic plants that move in the direction of the sun all day (like a sunflower), have developed a new method of motivation for the photovoltaic cells to move.  Their invention won first place in MIT's Making and Designing Materials Engineering Contest (MADMEC)  -- a $100,000 prize!

Super Easy Cushion - A Sharp Idea That Won't Leave You Flat

The Super Easy Cushion is a super simple solution to an all-too-common problem - how to relax, read or work comfortably while laying flat on your belly.

On Lockdown: The Numlock Door Handle

In an effort to make life a little more interesting, designer Jae Sook Han has conceived a door handle that incorporates a combination lock into its design. 

Bionic Putty: Is It Better, Stronger, Faster?

I'd venture to say that almost every kid (at least here in the U.S.) had Silly Putty, or something akin to it, when they were growing up.  Well, it may now face serious competition from a "bionic" rival from the U.K.  And this stuff looks pretty cool...

NKOTB ‘Hangin' Tough’ (From Virginity To Menopause) Polls

If you’ve followed the Tink! blogs, you are loyal NKOTB fans, or “Blockheads” as you affectionately like to refer to yourselves. As a writer, what I’ve found amazing is the number of fans who have waited faithfully in hibernation until the NKOTB’s return in 2008. Some of you experienced NKOTB in your teen years and have not wavered in your support during their 14 year hiatus. Many of you are now adults, and others are mothers returning with their daughters (now the same age they were when they first were introduced to NKOTB). In advance of NKOTB's Summer Tour, here are 6 quick polls that will determine some of the demographics and preferences of the NKOTB fan base. Take the “Hangin' Tough’ (From Virginity To Menopause) Polls.

Tomato Pill, Ateronon™, Can Reduce Effects Of Bad Cholesterol By 90%!

At today's first session of the British Cardiovascular Society in London, Cambridge Theranostics announced its release of a new pill, Ateronon™, which has reduced the oxidation of LDL cholesterol by as much as 90 percent in two months in clinical trials.  Ateronon is being marketed as a food supplement, as it is a natural product made from tomato skins -- tangerine tomato skins to be exact.

Is There An Industry For Professional Pranksters Looking To Stir The Pot?

After watching a re-run episode of Punk'd, a show that made headlines years back for the practical jokes that it played upon well-known celebrities, I wondered if out of the land of TV, regular people have the option to pay for pranks and pull the wool over their friends' eyes. Are there professional prank playing businesses that will arrange elaborate pranks as seen on TV when there are no cameras rolling, I thought? Keep on reading, to find out if there are business opportunities in prank playing, and in paying for pranks.

Mix Match Shoes Provides No Limits In Shoe Purchasing, By Selling Shoes As Singles, Not Pairs!

Are both of your feet strangely out of proportion from one another, so it's impossible to buy a pair of shoes that fits? Does one of your shoes wear out before the other, rending both shoes in a pair useless? Or are you missing a limb and don't require the left or right foot shoe that automatically comes as part of a pair (how discriminatory!)? Really though, I'm serious; lots of people have these problems and in this economy, why buy a pair of shoes when you can get them as singles, if buying a pair of shoes just doesn't fit your lifestyle when there's a solution?!

Pick the Right Moment to Take a Bathroom Break with RunPee

Surely you've been in the position where you have to run out to the bathroom in the middle of a movie, but you don't want to miss anything good.  It's so hard to gage when the right time to take a leak is.  And with the price of movie tickets always going up, you sure don't want to ruin your viewing experience just to go to the bathroom.  That's where RunPee comes in.

TykeLight Portable GloMate: Light Up Your Life

If you are looking for a great night light to help keep monsters at bay as well as provide a bit of light in a dark room, check out this little nightlight from Mobi.  Sometimes, children aren't the only ones afraid of the dark, right?  What a perfect excuse for a new nightlight!

One Way To Make Green Soda: The EcoStream

It's not all in the mix, but the newest green machine, the EcoStream, does enable an interesting mix of soda flavors, if you want it.  How about an orange Coke, for example?  But what exactly makes the EcoStream green?  It's BYOC: Bring Your Own Container.

Surprise Golfer Dad With The FLOR Putt Up Rug

The Flor 'Putt Up or Shut Up' Rug is totally out in front of the tie or the electric shaver as a Father's Day gift for Dad or Grandpa, even if he doesn't have a putter. Who wouldn't  love a rug with a sense of humor?

Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Explores New Avenues of Online Gaming

Online gaming is becoming quite a competitive business.  In a genre built of "kill the monster, get the treasure," developers are having to branch into unknown territory to create a new experience for increasingly jaded players.  BioWare, along with LucasArts, are taking the MMO to another level with Star Wars: The Old Republic.