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China To Create Database of Blacklisted Journalists, But Could It Backfire?

State media reported this past Friday that China plans to create a "database of [Chinese] media professionals with a bad record," this according to Business Week.  While on the surface this might look like a step up in censorship technology on the part of the Chinese government, there might be more to it than that.

Don't Go Bump In The Night! Get Stair Lights

First Street carries a pretty neat set of Stair Lights that come in a kit with a light for each step and they are pretty high tech!

Geek Blood Will Flow at the Akiba Blood Donation Room

The Akiba Blood Donation Room in the heart - sorry - of Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara has found a unique method of boosting blood donations: Stock up on manga mags, then stick in the needle.

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Make Something From It!

Paul and his dog Buddy from San Diego, California had their pictures taken at the beach and submitted one to Jet Blue Airway's Pet Look-Alike photo contest. Next thing they knew they each had a free round-trip ticket to any of 51 cities on Jet Blue's fly-to list.

Who Is That? Hoodies With A Twist

At first glance you might think Barrack Obama is sitting on the bench next to you, or a baby is bawling its lungs out...but don't worry...it's all an illusion.

See Disaster as it Approaches Your Surfboard Window: Great Idea?

Patent# US D503206 is a Surfboard Having a Viewing Window. For those of us out there (and we know who we are) who might be secret voyeurs, this invention is positively perfect. Not to knock it, one reviewer claims it saved his life. Read on and view.

Strange And Unique Items Found In Lost Luggage: Buy Them At Unclaimed Baggage

Millions of people lose their luggage when traveling each and every year. While 99% of lost baggage gets returned to its owner, much of it remains unclaimed. Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama collects the unclaimed luggage from airlines across the country, and sells the items contained in the unclaimed baggage at affordable prices. Talk about profiting from the misfortunate from others in a way that's still respectable.


Puke Pets: Funny Fashion Statement Salvages Stained Clothing

Stains happen, but at least now when stains don't come out in the wash you can make a funny fashion statement and salvage your clothing instead of throwing it away. Puke pets can be pinned onto your clothes when an unfortunate clothing stain happens and are sized to fit in your purse or pocket so they're ready to respond to your unexpected emergency spills.

“Fur Real” Cat: Hasbro’s High-Tech Lulu, My Cuddlin’ Kitty

Lulu, My Cuddlin Kitty is the newest addition to the high-tech FurReal Friends family.   Toy manufacturer Hasbro introduced their popular FurReal Friends line back in 2002.

Give Your Texting Thumbs a Rest with Cherple!

Text messaging got your cell phone bill going through the roof?  Save a couple bucks while you're at the computer with Cherple!  Cherple bridges the gap between text messaging and instant messaging with a simple client, and you can even demo the service without installing anything.


Comfy Kitty Cozy's Got Your Hot Water Bottle Covered

Cold got you feeling down? Warm up with Nyantomo, because there's nothing like a warm kitty to get you feline fine!

ReCork America Needs 300,000 Wine Corks to Yield a Ton

Did you know cork is ideal for recycling? Why? It is ideal for recycling because it is biodegradable, renewable, energy efficient, sustainable and 100% natural. Cork can be recycled into so many useful things, including: flooring, furniture, insulation, packaging materials and so on. Amorim understands how beneficial cork is and is why Amorim started ReCork America. 

Inspired By Nature's Shadows: Jo Angell's Solar Sanctuary

Most recently, Ms. Angell has been experimenting with the idea of solar canapies inspired by the natural shade provided by trees and plants. In fact, standing under one of her canopies, you would believe it was a tree or plant providing the shade.

Brain Games: MindFlex Literally Boggles the Mind

Have you ever wanted to move something without actually touching it?  Have you ever focused on a stationary object, willing it to move by using sheer will-power, only to be disappointed it didn’t move an inch?  The new  MindFlex game may just be the next best thing.

Globus Scriptorium Work Pod: Perfect For Agoraphobics

Extend your hand out 2.5 feet in front of you and make a 360 degree turn. That's the size of the Globus Scriptorium. Pressed for office space? This could be it. The pod you see takes up the space of a big living room pouffe and it contains a desk and chair. Is there an air vent in there? You might be able to hide in it.

Wake Up Seattle! Instant Starbucks Is Coming!

Huh? Oh, sorry... I was just talking to myself. Huh? Starbucks is going to market instant coffee in Seattle? The trendiest coffee town in the world? Oh, Chicago too... Well, that's alright then. (Want a free sample...?)

Erotic Chairs From Fabio Novembre: His & Hers

Reviewers seem to love Fabio Novembre's work or hate it; but at least they consider each design one at a time. Fabio is famous for being talented, for being "out there," and for designing exactly what he wants, not caring what reviewers think. He's a rock star.

Pomegranate Phone Ad More Than Meets The Eye

The ultimate gadget has arrived! Or has it...? Welcome to the incredible Pomegranate Phone advertising campaign.

Hands On Boob Lingerie: Wacky Hand Bra To Embrace Your Boobs!

Want to feel hands cupping your breasts everywhere you go? Since having your spouse or partner cup your boobs in lieu of a bra in public would neither be convenient nor appropriate, the Hand Bra has been introduced.


Fly And Swim Almost at The Same Time? Great Idea?

Patent#US 6938852 that some may opt to refer to as the Flying Craft Tethered to Powered Water Vehicle provides a new and different way for busy members of our modern society to multi task during leisure time. Read on, even though afterwards you may choose to return to the office.