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Bitcoins Coming To A Store Near You, As Well As Amazon & 'Almost Human' Too!

You know that Bitcoins have gone mainstream when this unique form of tender is featured in the plot line of a current TV drama. That's right - the world's first decentralized cryptocurrency lacking any political authority was featured in the recent season finale episode of the Fox network series, 'Almost Human.' Granted, while the premise of that detective drama is set in the year 2048.  .  .

Bags Of Mountain Air Soothe Smog-Addled Chinese City Dwellers

Citizens of notoriously smoggy Zhengzhou could breathe a little easier – for a few minutes, at least – thanks to a local travel company's promotional gimmick. Staffers brought 20 big blue bags of fresh air collected 120 miles (300 km) away at Laojun Mountain to the east-central Chinese city and distributed it  to grateful mask-wearing residents.

3D Printing Makes Track Spikes Custom Designed For Performance Possible

Athletes are always looking for an advantage--something that will make them better than their opponent or allow them to perform with greater ease. Track athletes, specifically sprinters, may find their advantage in a new 3D printed track shoe. With 3D printing, sprinters can get custom-made, lightweight track spikes.

Wave Of New Intel Tablet CPUs Coming Soon

Intel is rather serious about making a mark in the slate PC market. Serious enough, in fact, that it will soon augment its lineup of Atom processors with nine or so new ones. Even the partial specs list we've gotten a hold of is confusing, so allow me to untangle it for you.

Upsee, A Walking Device For Paralyzed Kids Invented By A Common Mom

The vast majority of the innovations covered here in InventorSpot come from the minds of brilliant engineers, creators and inventors, people who are used to create new, amazing and useful things. But, today, I am bringing an innovation that has been created by a regular mother, with a son having cerebral palsy: she spent years building a device that allows him to stand and walk. Finally, the device is ready and is an astounding success.

Meet These High-Tech And Fall Prevention Shoes

Even though technology is always evolving and has now reached amazing levels, there are some areas where technology has not been thoroughly applied, at least not in the way we often are used to. Recently, Israeli developers have created high-tech shoes that help with the balance, preventing falls which are a true menace to everyone but specially to elderly people.

April Fools Businesses: 10 Places To Fool A Friend On April 1st

April Fool's Day might be an under-rated holiday, or one that's universally dreaded. Whatever it is, there are some great businesses that will help you make a friend of yours into an April Fool to ring in the 1st of the month!

Switzerland Will Host Cybathlon, The World's First Bionic Olympics, In 2016

A few years from now, traditional athletes won't be the only ones competing for gold and glory. The Cybathlon - an Olympic competition designed for bionic athletes - is planned for 2016, and will include exoskeletons, prothestic limbs, and even a virtual-reality competition.

Sony "Excited To Give Morpheus Units To Indie PlayStation 4 Devs"

Project Morpheus - Sony's upcoming virtual reality headset - won't just change AAA gaming on the PlayStation 4. Sony today revealed that it intends to provide Morpheus headsets to pretty much any independent developer who's the desire to work with the platform. There's a very good reason for that.

Technically It's A 'Cold War' For Google & Facebook In Era Of Disruption

It's hard to say, looking twenty to thirty years into the future, just how different the digital landscape will look. Semantic Technology, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Web 3.0 are presently only toddling along in their infant stage. What they will look like in the next few decades is only guesswork on our part.

Physicists Go To The South Pole - "Hear" Echos Of The Big Bang

Using a special satellite, physicists in the South Pole were able to "hear" the echoes from the big bang for the first time, and take the Big Bang Theory out of immediate danger of being overturned.


Creepy Robot Can Wear Your Friends' Faces And Predict Your Emotions

Hey there, ladies and gents! Today, I'm going to present you with one of the creepiest inventions I've seen in a while. It's called Socibot Mini. This little robot - which wears the face of one of your friends - is capable of reading your mood through a camera. Lovely, right?

In Your Face! Huiiz Offers An Innovative Facial Recognition Search Engine

Imagine having a search engine at your disposal that allows you to enter your own picture as its query.  WIth Huiiz -- an upcoming, innovative facial recognition search engine -- you can do just that.  Simply drag and drop an image yourself, and you'll be presented with all the places you face has been plastered on the web -- places you may not even be aware of.  

Win $20,000 From Copenhagan’s Land Art Generator Initiative!

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), Refshaleøen Holding, and the IT University of Copenhagen have teamed up for a grandiose competition to discover a fantastic idea for a beautiful public art instillation that will double as a source of renewable and green energy. The best design gets built, and the inventor behind it earns $20,000!

Runtastic Fitness App Update: Coaches You To Stay Hydrated

Runtastic released a new version of their flagship app today, to track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape. By crunching the numbers on your activity, personal stats, and local weather conditions, Runtastic will provide a post-hydration recommendation to ensure you are staying hydrated.

Make Room For K-Glass - Amazing Wearable Technology Simulates Human Vision

Wearable technology is a burgeoning fiscal force in South Korea and the Korean government is pushing for  K-Glass innovations. What is K-Glass? What advantages to Google Glass does it offer to lovers of wearable technology in general and head mounted displays specifically? Read on for some interesting answers.

Coming Soon: Cure Your Hayfever With Photo Therapy

Suffering from hayfever? A new treatment that doesn't involve taking antihistamines every day for the rest of your life is in the works. It's called Allergia, and it's a phototherapeutic medical device that suppresses the sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion of seasonal allergenic rhinitis (SAR).

Is Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Really A Bad Thing For Gaming?

I've got some bad news for those of you who've been waiting for Oculus VR to revolutionize the world of video games - it might not be happening. Earlier today, Facebook acquired the company for $2 billion. Not surprisingly, industry figures and financial analysts alike weren't exactly pleased.

The Search For Malaysia Airlines MH370 Is Now Being Aided By Robots

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues - fruitlessly. That might change in the near future. Crews searching for debris from the flight can now count on help from a fleet of 3600 floating robots released into the world's oceans.

Toilet Training Your Cat Made-Easy(er) With 3 Cat Training Kits

Being the adoptive mother of several feral cats, I've had my share of challenges just training them to do their stuff in a litter box, but there are reasons - several, I understand - to train your cat to "go" in a toilet bowl.  Many cat owners have tried and failed to do this, but there is help in the form of toilet training kits for cats.  You will need patience regardless of which kit you choose, but those who've trained their cats couldn't be happier that they're saving money on cat litter and living in a cleaner home environment.