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Tanya Aguiniga's Art Crosses Into Funky


Tanya Aguiniga has some captivating ideas about contemporary furniture and accessory design, ranging from funky to quirky and everything in between. Currently based out of L.A., this young artist grew up crossing the border every day from Tijuana to go to school in San Diego. Her art is a reflection of that cultural line she walked growing up, and reflects the duality inherent within it... read more »

Cute Cleaning Robot Cleans Toilets While Chatting You Up



Cleaning grimy highway rest stops is a job barely fit for humans, but never fear: the disturbingly cute, talking Lady Bird robot will begin scrubbing Japanese public toilets in 2009!
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Wacky Product of the Week #7 : World's Smallest Gun

Ever want to just shoot the person sitting next to you but want to do it discreetly so that they are really surprised?

Lamponi Lamps Give Old Parts New Life


Milan-born designer Maurizio Lamponi Leopardi boldly states, "My lamps are not gadgets." Well, all right. I guess they hover more in the world of fine art, then? At the very least, they walk the line between restored iconic retro pieces and functional light sources, and could certainly be considered masterpieces by some... read more »

New Amazon.com Digital E-Book: The Future of Reading?


Online retail giant Amazon.com is set to release their version of the largely unsuccessful Sony Reader, called the Kindle. The Amazon Kindle is an electronic book reader which was thought up by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos who says that the Kindle was born from his interest in e-books, and how they could be improved. read more »

Innovative Log Roller Saves Money and Trees


What recycles your newspaper, save trees, helps you warm up you home and saves you money all at the same time? An 8lb gadget called the Newspaper Log Roller. read more »

Matchlights: A New Twist on Playing With Fire


Now you can play with matches without fear of getting burned. Contemporary lighting concepts seem to know no end in their inherent coolness. I am continually amazed by the novel ideas that are constantly spilling forth from the minds of today's innovative artists. The "Matchlight", designed by Chetan Sorab, is just such a fresh concept in home lighting. read more »

13 Ads That Really Stick - Smartest Ways to Use Stickers


Curious as to what really sticks in advertising? Ads don't need to be as enormous as billboards or as prominent as the back cover of a magazine, they can simply be stuck in places where you are sure to reach your target market. read more »

Pimp My Ride Going To The Middle East ?


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Friday, MTV unveiled an Arabic language music video channel. MTV Arabia now provides Arabic music videos, as well as other MTV programs, to Middle Eastern audiences. read more »

Chocolate Bar Stickers Tell You When to Taste


Morinaga, one of Japan's biggest candy & chocolate companies, has come up with an engaging idea to boost the popularity of their premium Dars chocolate: a temperature sensing sticker that indicates when "high quality mouth meltiness" has been achieved.
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New PC Fits in Your Pocket - Nokia N810 Internet Tablet:


Internet tablet mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular because of their small size and ever-growing capabilities. The Nokia N810 was released this week, and this Internet tablet PC only weighs about 8 ounces and is only 5 inches wide. The small size of an Internet tablet, such as the Nokia N810, make them a better choice for traveling professionals who don’t want to lug a laptop around on business trips. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents-Part 5: Smelly Gas No More!


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While there are many instances of farting to be found in great literature (James Joyce, St. Augustine, Dante, etc.), the reality of farting in public is much less noble. That's why I'm recommending you do a bit of damage control before any real damage to your modesty or friends has occurred this year. read more »

Heat Up Your Holidays with These Funny Ice Breakers


Amping up for the holidays? In need of some conversation starters or entertaining accoutrements, if only to keep yourself amused? Well, here's installation number two of my latest festive finds to keep you and your guests chuckling well beyond dinner... read more »

Attotechnology Could Illuminate How Electrons Move


 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion of tiny particles such as electrons is impossible to investigate with current technology. That's because electrons, like other subatomic particles, don't move on the time scale of seconds, but of attoseconds--a billion billionth of a second, or 10-18 seconds. read more »

"MC Square" Handheld Relaxation Device Improves Memory and Concentration


A device called the MC Square is new to the United States but has been quite popular in Korea. As a matter of fact, over 1.5 million units have sold in Korea. So what does the MC Square do anyway? No, it's not the name of a new rapper or D.J. The MC Square is a device, about the size of an MP3 player, which claims to promote relaxation, improve memory, and improve concentration through visual and audible stimulation. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Buy a Gift Card for $5 Million


The holidays are coming up on us quickly. What do you get for the person who has everything? Halycon Jets, a premier provider of on-demand private charter aircraft services, announced today it will offer a $5M gift card for those who want to go above and beyond this holiday season and share the gift of opulence and convenience aboard a private jet.

The $5M Holiday DreamCard from Halcyon Jets may be used for one-way trips or round-trip travel, and it may be used for a single flight or multiple trips. read more »

20 Things You Should Not Do Before Starting Your Business


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Too often, many would-be entrepreneurs spend all of their time planning their corporate structure, getting all of the necessary permits, licenses, bank accounts, and doing all of the other minutiae of business before they actually figure out whether or not they actually have a product or service that someone will pay for. read more »

Your Gas Dollars At Work - The World’s Fastest Executive Jet


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Ever wonder where the 90 cents per gallon of gas spent on crude oil goes? Well, besides giant buildings in Kuwait and guaranteed education in Saudi Arabia, some of it goes towards more luxurious objects. Like Ferraris, or penthouse apartments at Time Warner Center, or maybe even a supersonic jet, capable of going 1.6 times the speed of sound. read more »

Great Ideas for Non-traditional Holiday Decor


It seems as though you either love or hate the holiday season, with few people straddling the line in between. I, personally, am one of those apathetic souls that could take it or leave it, depending on day, mood, and my current penchant for blind consumerism. So, in my effort to jump on over to the "loving" side of the holiday fence, I bring to you the first installation of my latest finds in non-traditional seasonal decor that really work for any season. read more »

Scientists Trap a Rainbow


Scientists have shown how to trap a multi-colored rainbow of light inside a prism. The ability to slow down, stop, and capture different frequencies of light could lead to computers with more memory and much faster Internet speeds. read more »