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Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?

My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.

Want Honey From Bees Being Raised On New York City Rooftops?

The interest in home farming, or urban farming, has been spreading across the country. In New York City rooftops are becoming gardens, chicken coops -- and even the home of thriving bee hives. The bees gather nectar from blossoms and plants around the city and transform it into liquid gold with their alchemy. You can try some of this precious product with this Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight.

China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.

Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.

Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker: Wear It Your Way

In the market for an activity tracker? Well there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you're looking for one that will give you personalized coaching and allow you to make wellness a sort-of game, while giving you the option to wear it anywhere, you'll want to have a look at the Withings Pulse O2.

Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.

Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.

Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.

Store And Transport Over Three Meals At Once With The Innovator 300

Are you someone who packs your lunch every day? Are you a health-conscious meal planner? If so, have you found a lunch box or food storage product that fits your needs? Sometimes that can be hard for the lunch-packers of the world, that is unless you're familiar with the Innovator 300.

Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 


Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with its iPhone 6 iteration -- because, Microsoft has been laughing all the way to the bank with its latest Windows smartphone commercials for the new HTC One®.

The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.

Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.

Watch These Adorable Little Cheerleader Robots Dance With Perfect Coordination

Two words, folks: robot cheerleaders. The Murata Cheerleader is the latest all-too-adorable mascot bot designed by sensor and component manufacturer Murata.It's also a pretty good dancer, too.

Want A Mug That Warns Coworkers Away?

There are times when it would be handy to be able to warn your coworkers or boss away -- especially before you've had your coffee. This clever Grenade Mug comes with a warning and a way to take care of any complaints coming your way while you are working on said coffee, especially on those days when you need three or four before you can be considered truly human.

Having A Bad Day? Find A Stranger To Cuddle With Cuddlr App

Cuddling is good for your health, and now you can do it with strangers with new app for iPhone, Cuddlr. It's intended to connect you with consenting adults for safe, fun, non sexual snuggling. There is some logic behind it: cuddling has been said to release Oxytocin, the hormone that helps people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.

Want A Red Nose Handy Just In Case?

An Emergency Clown Nose -- it is the sort of thing that everyone should have on hand in their medicine cabinet for those times when nothing else will do. Seriously. After all laughter is said to be the best medicine and it is. This rosy little ball, when placed on the caregiver's nose and used according to directions is very likely to cause waves of laughter especially in small children.