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Is Silicon Valley’s ‘Datageddon’ Coming, Or Will Modern-Day Florence Continue to Renaissance?

It’s been referred to as the ‘Cradle of Innovation’ in a time of transformation, where art has been replaced by Clouds, DaVinci’s by Zuckerberg’s, beauty by functionality and greed . . . well, by greed (some things never change.) But is the 21st Century’s Renaissance peaking, or will it live to Snapchat another day?

Mercedes-Benz Branded Money Counter & Fraud Detector Shamelessly Detects Fraud

You know the Germans always make good stuff but prominently embossed Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star logos aside, they did NOT make the “Puxin A9 Benz-style Money Counter & Fraud Detector”. One wonders if it can detect its own blatant fraudulence.

HP, Samsung Team Up; Announce Z-Turbo G2 Solid-State Drives

Building on the latest NVM Express-based hotness from Samsung, HP have unveiled its Z-Turbo G2 range of SSDs, and they're fast. Like, really fast. Is your PC good enough to handle them?

Grass iPhones: A Green Trend In More Ways Than One

The use of natural products in the creation of mobile phones as well as other wearable gadgets is an emerging trend in fashionable electronics. Read all about the latest iPhone from Design Works that is made entirely of grass!

Remove Makeup With Greek Yogurt Facial Wipes

We all know that Greek yogurt makes a delicious snack, but the people at Korres wondered if this dairy treat could help skin, as well. Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes are perfect for all skin types and includes yogurt filled with proteins, vitamins and minerals that your face will love.

Invention of the Week? Noke U-Lock Keeps Your Bike Safe and Sound

A favorite outdoor recreational activity that many of us enjoy during the spring, summer and fall months is cycling.  However, with the good comes the bad: getting around town on your bike is great exercise and invigorating, but getting your wheels stolen is downright bummer. But FUZ Designs, a company based in Draper, Utah, just invented a new and innovative bike lock that will help keep the thieves away. While there are all sorts of locks that claim to do all sorts of things, do they now offer the best one on the market?

Have Girl Scout Cookies Year-Round With Your Very Own Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

The allure of Girl Scouts Cookies is their celebrity and fleeting availability. Would we still want them if they were available year-round? Hell yeah. Girl Scout Cookies are delicious. Buttery tastiness should not be seasonal. Gone are the days of waiting for the neighbor kid or a co-worker to bring you an order form. Gone are the days of having missed that order form and longing for a sleeve of Thin Mints. Now you—more specifically your child—can make Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Lemon Cookies anytime a craving strikes.

10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

Have you ever thought about a tracking device for your kids?  When it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or simply giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, wearable technology with GPS tracking capabilities may prove to be a compelling tool to help protect our children.  It gives children the freedom to roam and parents the security of knowing where they are roaming. If you are considering a wearable device for your family, here are 10 of the best child tracking devices on the market

Want To Mix Killer Cocktails? A Shaker Shark Will Help

We live in a time when nothing has to be the same old boring things that they have been for years. Case in point -- a cocktail shaker no longer needs to be plain and just functional.  These days it can be artistic or a part of your entertaining decor. With a Shark Shaker you can be mixing killer drinks with an extra little bite to them. It is just the thing for partying on your yacht -- or your pretend yacht (the patio).

Impact-Absorbing Footwear: These Shoes Are Made For Power

One-of-a-kind high-heeled shoes that reduce the impact of walking is the latest creation from London-based shoe designer, Silvia Fado. Read on to learn more.

Engineers Invent Acoustic Device that Discovers Cancer Cells

For years leading doctors and researchers around the world have been on the hunt to find new and innovative ways to discover cancer in patients, especially in its early stages. So, will a new acoustic chip that utilizes sound waves be the big breakthrough we need in the early detection of cancer? A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University think so.

Kit Kat Sandwiches? Sweet!

Hello Kitty, goodbye diet... and by Kitty we mean Kit Kat of course. No longer content with being Japan's fave go-to snack bar, Kit Kat is expanding its reach to sandwich territory. Expanding Japanese waistlines are sure to follow.

Stream & Drive With Netflix Watch & Google Self-Driving Cars

On the eve of the Apple Watch going into preorders April 10th, starting as early as 3:01 a.m. ET -- not to be outdone -- Netflix released some surprising news regarding its own timepiece. With an appropriate dose of tongue-and-cheek, in an advance promo, the Netflix Watch is said to be coming soon, providing gadget-lovers the world-over to “experience total freedom.”

Best Portable Ice Makers On The Market Come In A Variety Of Colors And Sizes

Looking for the best portable ice maker on the market? NewAir has models to fit all your needs, including size, price and design. If you're looking for a unit that weighs less than 25 lbs. and produces nearly 30 lbs. of ice a day, the NewAir AI-100 portable ice maker comes in five color choices, to compliment almost any decor, and fits practically anywhere.

Create Beautiful Works of Art at Origami.com

So you sit there and think, "How am I going to get through to the weekend?"  Well, you could play games, or watch silly videos, or you could achieve enlightenment of the ancient Buddhas by folding paper into funny shapes!  Origami.com is here to help bring you to nirvana, or at least help you kill a few hours while you sit there, suffering at your desk.

Catlike Cloud Stockings Put Some Calico In Your Stride

You'll find the world's weirdest and wildest stockings in Japan but Nekomasa Soushi-kun tights are weirder and wilder than most. Inspired by the changing patterns of passing clouds and friendly felines, these stockings might not be safe for work but they're sure to attract curious glances just about anywhere else – the catwalk included.

New Coating Turns Ordinary Cotton Into Super-Fabric

If you’ve ever pondered what sort of material might be best employed in a superhero’s suit, here’s one possible answer. Scientists in China have developed a new self-healing coating that turns ordinary cotton into a fire retardant, waterproof and self-cleaning super fabric. The technique, which involves a triple-dip coating in a series of polymers, is envisioned to be particularly useful in the fabrication of military uniforms or other textiles faced with similarly challenging environments.

Feeling Sick? Text Your Doctor and Get Diagnosed

So, what’s it like living in a remote area and not having access to a doctor? Many of us live in big city centers and the suburbs so accessing health care is something we might take for granted. But a team of researchers at Florida Atlantic University have come up with a new invention that will make health care far more available for those living in isolated areas. Will their new invention be a game changer for the medical world?

MIT Creates New Traffic Algorithms That May Radically Reduce Traffic Problems

Has sitting in rush hour traffic for hours a day become your mind-numbing reality? Does passing the same pedestrian three times before crossing the intersection seem too much like normal life? If so, take heart. Researchers at MIT have found a new traffic algorithm which will not only save you time and frustration, but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Book My Ride! Order Your BMW i3 EV Online From Amazon Japan

Amazon Japan has begun listing BMW's i3 EV along with the usual books, DVDs, housewares and whatnot. While delivery via drone isn't in the offing – yet – the new service expands the German car company's profile while enhancing customer convenience.