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New Research Says That If You're Shy, You'll Make More Friends In Online Games

If you're the sort of person who's a little insecure - or simply someone with a tendency to keep to themselves in the real world - then you've probably got significantly more online. See, according to recent research, there's a positive link between shyness and friends online.

What Do You Get When You Cross Paintball With Giant Robots? The Best Sport Ever Conceived

Paintball's a pretty awesome sport...but you know what would make it better? Giant robots. There's a company looking to make that a reality - check it out!

"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War Zoo

Remember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.

Want An Umbrella You Can Share With The Love Of Your Life?

No matter how hard you try, sharing a single umbrella is a difficult task unless you are walking around with one of those large patio umbrellas. Some have tried to create single umbrellas large enough to do the job, but it always seems that someone's backside ends up hanging out just a bit. This Two Person Umbrella provides a separate canopy for each person to give fuller coverage, and yet retain that level of intimacy that belongs to a couple. It is perfect for a romantic stroll in the rain.

Jyrobike Helps Kids Learn To Ride A Bicycle

It's hard to teach kids how to ride a bike, because you can't really teach someone how to balance themselves. That's a skill that must be acquired through practice. So, if your kid is at that age where they'll be getting their first bicycle soon, you may want to check out Jyrobike.

More Duct Tape! The Top 10 Worst DIY Auto Repairs

If your vehicle needs fixing, some good old-fashioned yankee ingenuity (or redneck ingenuity, for those south of the Mason-Dixon line) will put it right, amiright? Doing it right is a whole 'nother story – these 10 “creative” and innovative DIY auto repairs are all about git'n er done and gettin' back on the road.

DesignSkinz Has Over 2000 Skins For Your Apple Products

DesignSkinz is here to make sure your Apple products are a direct extension of your personality. With over 2000 different vinyl overlays for your iPhone, iPad and Macbook, you are bound to find one that fits your style, and with so many choices there is a very good chance you will never see another one out there like yours. If that isn't enough, you can even customize your own skin!

Want To Make Baked Potatoes More Fun?

One of the simplest and tastiest foods we make to go on the dinner table is the baked potato. There is little we can do to make the dish more interesting beyond the toppings. Most of us have a set of stainless steel nails to shove though those russets to help them cook more evenly -- just like grandma used to do. You can switch that up these days to make those tasty potatoes just a bit more fun with these clever Potato People.

Stay In Shape While At Work With FitDesk v2.0

"I don't have enough time." That's a common excuse for not hitting the gym or keeping up a fitness routine. Of course, time is a big factor in being able to maintain your fitness routine. With the FitDesk v2.0, you can get in your workout while working, and time won't be a factor in your ability to live a healthy lifestyle.

Obese Crash Test Dummies Are A Bigger, Better Reflection Of Society

Drivers may be getting bigger but that additional padding around the waistline isn't helping them survive an auto accident – just the opposite, in fact. The alarming stats have spurred Humanetics, the world's leading producer of crash test dummies, to develop a new range of obese models.

The Synapse Dress: High Tech Couture That Reveals Emotions

Check ou this 3-D printed dress whose sensors reveal what the wearer is really thinking. Forget about trade and other types of secrets. Read on for more information on this amazing wearable tech fashion innovation.

Want To Keep Your Valuables Extra Safe While You Sleep?

Security is something on everyone's mind these days from the problem of identity theft to the loss of personal property. While some people have the resources to put in serious safes to keep their valuables from thieves the rest of us have to resort to more creative means. This cool Privacy Pillow is a great way to keep your valuables hidden away and close at hand.

Stylish Medical Bracelets: Be Safe. Stay Healthy. Feel Beautiful.

For those with severe allergies, health conditions and presrcribed medications, medical bracelets are a necessary accessory. Traditional, silver bracelets aren't exactly stylish, though. It can also get old, wearing the same bracelet over and over again. Companies have caught on, and thankfully you can now buy medical bracelets that could save your life in an emergency, as well as keeping you stylish.

Ambulance Drone Could Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate From 8% To 80%

An unmanned, autonomously navigating ambulance drone developed by a Dutch graduate student could someday be the first responder to countless instances of cardiac arrest, saving untold lives in the process.

Want To Turn Meal Planning Into A Game?

Sometimes trying to decide what to have for dinner gets kind of boring as you run through your usual repertoire of recipes. Two sisters, Liz and Sarah Downey, have created a new and fun way to choose what to cook with the roll of the dice with these interesting and clever Foodie Dice. The nine dice can be thrown to discover what's for dinner this time around.

Design Skin Stickers Let You Personalize Your Sewing Machine

You can turn on your sewing machine so why not have your nifty knitter return the favor? Design Skins from Swiss-based sewing machine manufacturer Bernina International AG are adhesive stickers you can design online and have mailed to your home or workplace. At long last, one can transform their staid & stolid stitcher into something wild!

THINX Are The Best Panties For That Time Of The Month. Period.

If you're a woman, you've probably experienced the dreaded period leak. We live in fear of the tampon that doesn't work or the pad that shifts. One little time-of-the-month malfunction, and you've ruined your underwear, pants, and possibly your grandmother's sofa. A few women invented THINX panties to solve women's plight, so we can look cute, feel comfy and keep calm knowing our favorite pair of jeans will make it another month. 


FITGuard Mouthpiece Detects Hits That Could Cause Concussions

A new mouthguard will soon be on the market and it’s one that parents and athletes alike will be biting on for a long time. You see, Force Impact Technologies who are based out of Los Angeles, CA, and Phoenix, AZ, are set to launch FITGuard, a new mouthguard that alerts trainers and coaches on the sidelines of serious damaging hits that may cause concussions.

Lemon Weiners Could Sour You On Hotdogs For EVAR

So Lemon Weiners are a thing now, at least in Japan where no misguided flavor combination goes unexplored. Short, cheap, and presumably infused with fruitful bioflavonoids and antioxidants (yeah, good luck with that), Lemon Weiners could be a great way to add healthy fruit to the diets of junk food junkies.

On Tsu, What Comes First, The Family Or The Network?

 A lot has been leveled at the new social network Tsu that dared to disrupt the current social networking status quo - with a platform that actually pays its members for their content. Critics abound, but as the old saying reminds us: “there is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”