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The Totally Practical, Extraordinarily Stunning Canine's Raincoat

When you see the dogs on the runway in this fabulous Canine's Raincoat, you will want one for your dog!


Ziferblat Pay To Stay Coffee Shops

Coffee shops aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, coffee shops were just an establishment to enjoy a delicious caffeinated beverage and perhaps even a sinful desert. Today, coffee shops are social meeting spots, office spaces (for those that work virtually), and even a place to hold corporate functions. How we use coffee shops has changed, but the way coffee shops serve us still remains in its traditional format. Which is why some innovators are taking a new approach to the coffee shop business.

Farmer's Fridge: Innovative Vending Machines For The Health Conscious

Over the years, vending machines have really changed dramatically, in part due to ever-evolving technology that makes it possible for them to break away from the norm. Even movies and television shows have poked fun at traditional vending machines for their lackluster selection (chocolate raisins just aren't a meal substitute), and their disappointing trend of taking your money without actually making your selection accessible to you. Fortunately, vending machines are much more than that, but for health food enthusiasts, most leave something to be desired. At least, that was true until now.

Stanley's Pharmacy: Medicating Patrons With Pharmaceuticals And Nutritious Drinks

No matter what ails you, there's a solution. You just have to ask around, and every individual will have a different medicinal, holistic, or alternative cure to help a fever break. Often, it is a cocktail of different items that people swear provides the best cure potential. These days it isn't just your Grandma "prescribing" and dispensing these items either.  Now there's a one-stop shop to cure what ails you.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

Have Health Concerns? Just Text Your Doctor

Have you ever had a health concern and spent hours googling it to make a self diagnosis? Now there's an app for that: First Opinion. Aimed primarily at parents, the app connects you with a doctor over text message. All the doctors are also mothers, so you can ask questions about things like pregnancy, child development, illness, injury, lactation, nutrition and sleep training.

A New South Korean Theme Park Will Let You Build Your Own Robots

Robots seem to be everywhere these days. They're in our factories, our schools, our homes, and now they're even in our theme parks. Over in South Korea, a futuristic new theme park is being built. The theme? Robotics, of course.

Need This New Innovation? Drone Beer Delivery

Beer delivered to your door by drone -- it is the stuff of beer drinkers' dreams. The idea was the brainchild of Lakemaid Beer of Minnesota. The basic idea is (or was) to use drones to deliver beer to ice fishers out on frozen lakes. With the release of a promotional video it seemed to be an idea created in marketing heaven -- right up until the FAA stepped in.

Read This Book -- Writing Inventions: Identities, Technologies, Pedagogies

All too often, computers in the classroom are treated like typewriters or filing cabinets -- just a convenient place to type and store information. For teachers and students interested in creating better classrooms by engaging with technology in a deeper way, Writing Inventions: Identities, Technologies, Pedagogies by Scott Lloyd DeWitt is a must-read. In this book, Dewitt details why -- and how -- to use the web to transform learning.

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept Is A 21st Century Baja Bug

The way VW's gorgeous new Beetle Dune Concept turned heads at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, you'd have thought a bikini-clad Kate Upton was on the reviewing stand. Unlike the pneumatic supermodel, however, a production version of Volkswagen's reimagined Baja Bug may soon show up on the streets of your town.

Geek Chic Unique Engagement Ring Is Heroic Like Batman

Selecting an engagement ring, is one of the biggest decisions a man will make in his life. This is a fact both because of its meaning - it isn't just jewelry, it is a lifetime commitment after all - but also because it is the one item that most women will wear every day. Making a meaningful selection that is symbolic of the relationship, while meeting her aesthetic preferences is important.  Sometimes this means a traditional diamond; other times the choice is a bit more heroic.

Why YouTube's '301 Freeze Rule' Might Restrict Your Videos From Going Viral

For all those social media addicts out there who constantly chase the "numbers -- whether it be followers, friends or page views -- Google, in its inimical wisdom is here to tell you, popular videos are no longer a guarantee you will go viral on YouTube. In case you're not aware, with the 301 Freeze Rule, your video could be frozen in time, never to see any additional add-on ever again.

Believe If You Want: Light Can Do Math

It is not as simple as that, but close. A new study has introduced the concept of "metamaterial analog computing", where metamaterial blocks that can perform mathematical operations (such as spatial differentiation, integration, or convolution) by propagating light waves into them. This discovery is important as it can provide new computing systems much thinner than the conventional lens-based optical signal and data processors.

What Is Google Planning To Do With DeepMind? Does It Involves Robots?

Google acquired AI startup Deepmind for around $500 million earlier this week. Cue a media frenzy about Google's plans for its burgeoning robot army; about how machines of Chrome might put us out of work. Is there really a threat of unemployment, or could Google have something else in mind?

Design Donkey Calf Raise Attachment For Smith Machine, Win $1,000!

3D Technology and GrabCAD are looking for talented exercise equipment designers to develop an attachment for Smith machines to make donkey calf raises comfortable, safe and easy to perform. Share your fitness prowess, and you can earn up to $1,000!

Smartphones Are Now Officially The Mobile Gaming Weapon Of Choice

If you've a handheld gaming console and a smartphone, which do you play more? If you looked over to your droid or iPhone, you aren't alone. Turns out, gamers across the world are increasingly looking to phones instead of gaming handhelds for entertainment.

3 Exciting Environmentally-Friendly Cars of the (Near) Future

Automotive technology is rapidly changing, and who hasn't looked around at the cars on the streets and wondered: what will they think of next? Of course, the wish is that the next generation of cars will be fuel-efficient, low emissions, and fun to drive. Here are a few environmentally friendly cars of the near future that just might fit those parameters.

Internet Of Things & Rise Of The Machines: Obsolescence Without A Plan?

What's that buzz . . . tell me what's happening? While the Internet of Thing's clarion call has awakened the early adopters, many of us still have it on snooze alarm. We may have seen bits and pieces of it, like those that have popped up as apps on our mobile devices. Perhaps we've recently purchased a Smart TV -- or have recently been intrigued by Nest's Thermostat [after Google plopped down a hefty $3.2 billion to acquire it].

Nissan and FedEx Will Test e-NV200 In Brazil

Nissan and FedEx are keeping their tests of the new e-NV200 van and the next stage is Brazil. e-NV200 is 100% electric and will be delivering FedEx packages for a month. The obtained results will then be analyzed by the two companies and used to perfect e-NV200 plans, which production will start latter this year in Spain.

Bits Of Verse: Computers Are Now Capable Of Writing Poetry

So remember how I said writers might soon be replaced by machines? Apparently, it's already happening. A PhD student at MIT has created an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the work of famous poets and creating new works which could have been written by said poets.