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Invention of the Week? Tixxii is the New App that Protects Your Vehicle

A Los Angeles, CA, entrepreneur has come up with a unique app that will protect your vehicle from tickets, tows, and accidents.  Abel Jones, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has developed Tixxii – a revolutionary app that serves as a new global watchdog to look after your vehicle.

Emtec DUO Flash Drives Mix USB Type-C, Type-A Connectors

Reversible Type-C USB ports are increasingly showing up on new devices – the neo-MacBook, for one – and Emtec's double-headed thumb drive is here to take advantage, all while remaining compatible with older gadgets.

Battery Electrodes Now Possible From Packing Peanuts

Finding a new use for waste products is a valuable avenue of research, both from an environmental and an economic standpoint. Brand new research reported this past weekend at the American Chemical Society Meeting has shown that packing peanuts – those pesky, statically charged foam nuggets that seem to end up everywhere after you've received fragile goods in the mail – can be transformed into electrodes for lithium ion batteries that actually perform better than many standard materials.

Dash, Stereo-Quality Headphones Now Available In Wireless Earbuds

The Dash: The latest in stereo headphones meets the latest in Bluetooth speaker technology to create the ultimate wireless ear buds. With embedded 4GB Mp3 player and multiple fitness-tracking features, it's perfect for athletes, music lovers and fans of audio books.

The Analog Ant Watch: Get Out of Here!

Can a watch respond to the joys and annoyances of Mother Nature? WatchCo says yes, and puts its money where its mouth is. with its newest creation, the Analog Ant Watch. Read on for more on this incredible innovation.

Brain Hack Gives Blind Rats Psychic GPS Capabilities: New Technology Could Help Blind People Navigate More Easily

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have made an amazing discovery – a breakthrough in every sense. Neuroscientist Yuji Ikegaya and pharmacologist Hiroaki Norimoto just completed a major study involving rats. The duo connected small digital compasses on the brains of blind rats and found that they could move around in a maze just as well as rats with normal sight.

FunPod HighChair Is The Perfect Kitchen Accessory For The Little Foodie

The award-winning FunPod by Little Helper is about to become even more helpful. The FunPod HighChair will be the world’s first 5 in 1 highchair that will take your child from tasting their first foods to cooking them with you.

Toast Sponge Breaks The Mold When It Comes To Kitchen Cleanups

Quit loafing and wash those darned dishes... or just the opposite, using your tasteful Toast Sponge! Packed in “loaves” of four slice- er, sponges each, the Toast Sponge adds a dash of whimsy to everything including the kitchen sink.

Electrically Charged Water Could Make Your Food Safer

Food borne illnesses are a major drain on global economic and public health systems while also causing extreme discomfort and occasionally death in those afflicted. In the United States, over a fifth of reported food-derived illnesses arise due to contaminated fresh produce. To alleviate this, most produce sold is cleaned using relatively unpleasant solvents like peroxides or chlorine solutions. Now researchers report a new environmentally friendly method of destroying pathogens on the surface of food using that most benign of solvents, water!

China's First 3D Printed Car Can Only Get Better

China's first 3D-printed car is an impressive feat of technology considering it took just one month to design and build it. On the downside, the Tuhaojin or “Golden Local Tyrant” (we kid you not) LOOKS like it took just a month to design and build.

Smokeable Wearable Tech: Set the World and Other Places On Fire!

Meet the world's first (and second) smokeable hoodie. Alarm the fire department, impress your friends and read on for more on this incredible innovation.

Get The Perfect Pout Without Surgery With Fullips

Perfect your pout without going under the knife. Whether your lips are thinning from age or you were born with thin lips, you can still give full lips a try with Fullips Lip Enhancer. For a temporary pout, this suction cup invention offers a solution for your smile.

No Cell Service? Stay Connected No Matter What With GoTenna

Tired of losing cell signals or incurring roaming charges? All of that's about to become a thing of the past with the upcoming goTenna, a pocket-size device for picking up and bouncing signals via VHF radio waves from IOS and Android devices.

Want To Feel Like You Are Showering Outdoors? The Rain Soft Shower Will Do the Job

There is something special about a good shower. You don't just get clean -- you relax, recover, and renew.  Perhaps this is why we love the idea of walks in the rain, or standing under a waterfall. Designers Naser Nasiri and Taher Nasiri have created a shower that they have dubbed Rain Soft. This unique shower allows the user to choose between dancing in the rain and enjoying a warm waterfall.

ASRock Builds World's Only Mini-ITX Intel Haswell-E Motherboard

Now you can build an 18-core Xeon workstation and have it approach the size of a shoebox. ASRock has bravely chosen to cram Intel's X99 chipset and a strong set of features into the ITX form-factor, with its new X99E-ITX/ac motherboard. Some caveats apply, though.

High-Tech Tissue Box Holder Features Hands-Free Mist Moistener

From the First World Problems Solved department (also known as Japan) comes the Wet Tissue Maker tissue box holder. A built-in infrared sensor and concealed water mister ensure you'll never suffer the heartbreak of dry tissues again.

Difference Between Invention and Innovation? Join The Debate

Ever asked yourself how innovation differs from invention? Well I did, and the answers I found may surprise you! In search for a clear distinction I came across a large group of professionals on LinkedIn who have been discussing this paradox for over 4 years. While it seems that a clear business definition exists, a holistic version is still up for debate. For a thorough overview of the 800+ LinkedIn comments courtesy of the headstrong professionals, follow me through my endeavor to restore a comprehensive perspective in a very disordered debate.

Invention of the Week? Liquidity Nanotech Unveils Naked Filter – Clean Water for Everyone

A team of inventors based in Alameda, CA, are on a mission to provide the world with clean and healthy water. Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers. The Naked Filter is revolutionary in every sense in that the water you drink is more than effectively filtered.

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Mercedes-Benz Pickup Trucks

Mercedes-Benz has announced their intent to bring an MB pickup truck to market by the end of the decade... Bubba will be confused! Images of the proposed F150-fighter are merely artist's renderings at the moment but since non-factory conversions are surprisingly abundant, let's check out 10 of the stranger real imitation Mercedes-Benz pickups.

Ruff: Pauline van Dongen’s Newest 3-D Wearable Tech

What if the clothes we wear suddenly had their own personalities instead of reflecting ours?  Meet Ruff, the newest 3-D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, whose inspiration came from the ruffled collars of centuries past.