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Volverii Smart Shoe Changes Color On Demand - E-Ink

Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, Volverii peep-toe heels created by new Lithuanian start-up, iShuu Technologies, are remarkable new shoes that take the concept of customization to an all new level. Read all about their most unusual capabilities.

Invention of the Week? Personal Communicator is a New Wearable Device that Acts as a Panic Button

Big cities have a cool vibe, but they also harbor criminals of sorts which is never a good thing. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world crime is just a way of life and a sad reality. On any given minute somewhere in the world an individual is forced to do something against their will, which is unsettling to say the least, or they are put into a situation where they feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Want Some Ice Cream For The Road? Try Pothole Ice Cream

Spring has arrived and for many of us in the northern latitudes that mean one thing -- pothole season has also arrived. Those chasms in the street can mean serious tire damage for some. Places like Detroit are hard pressed to make sure that they can find the funding to get all the repairs done. One ice cream parlor in Michigan, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream of Shelby, Michigan, has created Pothole Ice Cream to honor this special time of year.

Thanko Air Bath Pillow Smartphone Holder Lets You Facebook While Bathing

An essential for any respectable smartphone user. Thanko's latest invention lets you rest your arms in the bathwater by cradling your smartphone for you - and doubles as a pillow in or out of the bath for good measure.

Want To Eat Enough Pasta To Choke A T-Rex? Use T-Rex Pasta Tools

There are all sorts of ways to measure pasta out so that you have just the right amount. Of course most of them are really just functional and boring. It doesn't have to be like that. With the I Could Eat A T-Rex Pasta Measurer you can add a whole lot of fun to your kitchen and cuisine. Make pasta with Italian sausage and you can spend dinnertime making puns about Jurassic Pork.

Chameleon-Inspired Material Could Be A New Frontier In Camouflage

With recent advances in understanding the science behind chameleons' color changes, researchers have been able to develop an artificial chameleon-like skin that changes color when deformed. The new material will have a number of exciting applications ranging from camouflage to color-changing sensors to next-generation flexible color displays.

Want To Reduce Your Waste? Eat Your Coffee Cup

KFC is teaming up with Seattle's Best Coffee in introducing an edible coffee cup called the "Scoff-ee Cup." The first ones will be sold in certain select stores in England later this year. The concept is designed to reduce waste and the billions of coffee cups adding up in landfills. KFC is about as well known for making coffee as Seattle's Best is for making chicken. This partnership could change all that.

Crowdsale & Cryptocurrency Fuels Next-Gen Social Network Synereo

If a new social network is going to break the mold of everything that went before, it's going to require a social media marketing strategy that’s just as innovative. In a follow-up to my blog post ‘Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook,’ the programming team behind Synereo are relying on cryptocurrency to serve as legal tender when users register for their network, via a new crowdsouring mechanism called a ‘crowdsale.’

Bin 8 Bottle Is Eight Handy Kitchen Tools In One

The Bin 8 “Kitchen Tool Like Bottle” is a stylish storage solution for those tired of searching for that essential utensil lurking unseen in kitchen drawers and cupboards.

The Works of Iris Van Herpen: Unique, Geek and Chic

Dutch fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, has developed a line of garments constructed from a fine steel mesh for her autumn 2015 ready-to-wear collection. Unique and far out, to say the very least, read on for more about this  amazing designer and her extraordinary work.

10+ Gadget Gifts For Older Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day and just in time to use this summer!

 

Get Rid Of Old Or Unwanted Tattoos With Simple Cream BLTR

Tattoo removal is painful and difficult. For those who can afford laser removal, you can expect several uncomfortable appointments. For those who can't afford it, you're stuck with that tie dye unicorn you got over spring break. A Ph. D. candidate at Dalhousie University is working on an affordable solution to help those with unwanted tattoos. Soon, you might be able to say farewell to that unicorn mistake!

Sun, Sun, Sun, Here it Comes: Design Firm Proposes ‘No Shadow’ Skyscrapers for London

London is a city that is vibrant in every sense – it’s a city that never sleeps.While the city is rich culturally, socially, historically, and is a proven economic powerhouse, it has one downfall: it’s a rather dreary looking place no matter the season.  Those who live here always complain of the grey skies and the rain. And as this city only continues to grow there are 250 new skyscrapers planned for development. This has locals worried about being left in the shade, even on sunny days – although they do seem rare. That’s right, more new towers means less light.

Heat Your House With Candles For Pennies A Day With Egloo

Do you want to heat your house for pennies a day? Check out the Egloo! Utilizing the natural heat storing capabilities of terracotta, the Egloo provides a portable, convenient, and eco-friendly method of warming up a 215 sq. foot (20 sq. meter) room for five hours, even after the candles have gone out. 

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Want A Better Way To Store Veggies? Orka Vegetable Keep Sacks Will Keep Them

Buying food in bulk makes a lot of sense -- right up until is starts going bad because you didn't have the right way to store it. One environmentally friendly wat to do this ia with the Vegetable Keep Sacks by Orka. Each sack is designed to keep your root vegetables fresh and unsprouted longer. Three different sizes are available for potatoes, onions, and garlic.

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook

There’s a new social network in town and if it's half as powerful as its hype, prepare to follow a whole new line of logic when you socialize online in the very near future. Synereo has been touted as the one to break the mold of all that went before. It’s the next-gen social ecosystem, a fully decentralized and distributed social network designed for the  Attention Economy.

Nab the Shooter: NYPD Combatting Gun Violence with ShotSpotter

Gun violence in New York City is on the rise. There have been 185 shootings reported so far this year, nearly a 22 percent increase from the same period a year ago. In the ‘Big Apple’ and in cities across the United States gun violence is ubiquitous, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year there are there are well over 80,000 nonfatal injuries and 31,000 deaths involving guns.

Want A New Taste In Sausage? How About Burrito?

Sausage is pretty tasty stuff and there is a whole lot you can do with it from spaghetti and chili, to omelets and sandwiches. Inventor Spot writer John Barker recently made a tasty meatloaf from Italian sausage. Any innovation in sausage can go a long way. In New Zealand a man in advertising has chosen to marry the banger (sausage) with a burrito. The resulting Bangerrito has been taking the lands down under by storm.