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Add Chalktrail To Your Kid's Bike Or Scooter For Artistic Exercise

I can remember my long, youthful days of summer at the community pool, fierce neighborhood kickball games, and evenings of catching fireflies. I also remember riding my bike for hours each day. The feeling of freedom while riding to a friend’s house or the exhilaration of speed while flying down a steep hill would have only been made better if I could have shouted, “Eat my chalk dust!” Chalktrail will let your kids do just that. But more importantly, by adding a piece of sidewalk chalk to your kid’s bike or scooter, Chalktrail will let your kids create artwork while getting some exercise. The makers of Chalktrail like to call this blend of activity and artistic creativity, “Artivity.”

Want This New Concept? Inglorious Vegetables and Fruit

Anyone who takes the time to grow their own vegetables knows that they don't always come out as pretty and perfectly shaped as you find them in the grocery stores. The twisted, the disfigured, and the grotesque are weeded out before they go to market. While some are used in juices, the truth is that they often go to waste. In Europe famers discard 300 million tonnes of these fruits and vegetables a year -- until now.

The Logitraxx Tracked Robot Kit Will Introduce You To A Whole New World Of Robot Construction

These days, there's no shortage of robot construction kits around.  Logitraxx is the latest of these, and may well be the most promising yet. Built around the Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA, it's a development platform at its core - and perfect for anyone who wants to build a robot.

Dry And Detangle Those Luscious Locks Faster With Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush

Wouldn't it be great if you could spend less time getting ready in the morning and more time sleeping? Showering is a pretty big time suck, along with drying and styling hair afterwards. There's a new brush that can help you complete two tasks at the same time. The Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush dries your hair while detangling it, saving you time. Hitting the snooze button is starting to sound like a great idea.

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs): What You Should Know About The Newest Doctor Visit

If the next time you call your doctor's office you are asked if you would be interested in a 'shared medical appointment,' or SMA, you don't need to freak out.  You may even want to consider attending an SMA once before you decide it's not for you.  I'll explain the rational for SMAs, what they offer, and how patients have responded to this relatively new medical practice....

Bugaboo Donkey Stroller: Making Life With Twins Easier?

I saw a tagline on Bugaboo’s website—a Dutch company specializing in strollers—stating, “Going out with twins has never been easier—or as comfortable!” Oh, yeah? I have twins. Nothing about going out with them is easy. And if anyone is going to be comfortable while we are out, I want it to be me. But, I am always willing to take suggestions on making my life easier, so I kept most of my snarky comments to myself and read more about the Bugaboo Donkey Twin stroller. It’s pretty sweet.

The Bistro: A Smart Cat Feeder And Health Monitor With Facial Recognition Technology

Bistro, the creation of a Taiwanese group of cat lovers come entrepreneurs, is a cat feeder that will provide much-needed monitoring of your cat's eating and drinking behavior when you're not at home. You'll understand why it is necessary when you consider that its inspiration came from a cat who was very ill and had not eaten for days... but the owner did not realize it.

Working Electric Tron Light Cycle Bought By Collector Can't Be Legally Driven

Who wouldn't want to drive one of the ultra-cool electric Light Cycles from the movie Tron: Legacy? One collector did and paid a hefty sum for the pleasure. Too bad his purchase has been banned from real world roads by local authorities.

PUSH Is A Fitness Tracker That Measures Strength

Fitness trackers are everywhere. They track your steps, your heart rate, your sleep, your calorie intake, anything you could think of in terms of fitness...except strength and power. You can scour the sporting goods stores and online markets, and you won't find a fitness tracker that measures strength and power, until now. Until PUSH.

Wearable Tech: Stilettos Guaranteed for One Thousand Years

Whoever heard of a pair of high-heeled shoes that come with a thousand-year guarantee? Can you imagine looking for a receipt that's a thousand years old? Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech innovation.

The Cyberith Virtualizer Brings Us Closer Than Ever To Walking Through A Video Game

While I can't deny that the Virtuix Omni looks pretty awesome, it's not exactly perfect. Using it requires special anti-friction shoes, and learning the ropes is challenging, at best. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce The Virtualizer: a virtual reality platform you can use in your socks.

The United States Government Wants Robots To Start Teaching Your Children Fitness

Would you trust a robot to educate or befriend your child? You'll find out soon. The United States Government is hoping you won't mind; it's putting $10 million into the creation of robots that will act as 'personal trainers' for children. The goal? To reduce childhood obesity

Thick Aluminum iPhone Case Is Waterproof To 300ft

Calling Captain Nemo! Thanko's thick aluminum iPhone case keeps your iPhone 5 or 5s high, dry and waterproof at depths of up to 300 feet. Y'know, just in case your spouse tells you to pick up some fresh seafood on the way home.

Want This Creative Project? DIY Star Wars Origami

Origami is an ancient and venerated art form from Japan. Most of us have done origami at some point in our lives -- even if it was just folding a paper plane. We're familiar with the standard paper cranes and swans but recently the art form has become overrun with Star Wars imagery. While some of it is strictly for the professionals, there are some great designs you can make with your kids in the book Star Wars Origami.

Next-Generation Rail Tram Shown Off By Russian Tank Manufacturer UVZ

The prototype Russia One, an innovative and futuristic rail tram dubbed the "iPhone on Rails", made its public debut at the Innoprom-2014 industrial exposition. Plans are to supply some of Russia's largest cities with 190-270 passenger capacity trams by the end of 2015.

VIGATAR: Exercise Machine And Video Game Controller

More and more kids are forfeiting active play for sedentary play, like playing video games. More and more we're seeing overweight and obese kids, and that's partly due to the increase in inactivity. VIGATAR is a machine that will allow kids (and adults) to play video games while still being active. It is an exercise machine that doubles as a video game controller.

Want This New Innovation? Toasted Selfies

It is totally the age of the selfie. We used to take them with film cameras, but they never seemed very satisfying since you couldn't see it until you had the film developed. And people thought we were into instant gratification back then! Well, what else can you do with a selfie these days besides sharing them on Facebook and Twitter? How about having your favorite emblazoned on your morning toast? It is called the Toasted Selfie.

Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.

Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.

Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.