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Here’s A Bright Idea: GravityLight Generates Light Without Electricity

Most of us don’t even think about turning on the lights with the flick of a switch, or with the click of a button on their smartphones via home automation systems of sorts.

But for millions of people in developing countries who rely on central electrical grids turning on the lights is costly venture and for many it just isn’t doable.


Gold Bugs Go Wild Over Golden Coin Covered Beetle

A VW New Beetle covered with over 10,000 gold-toned coins perfectly expresses the old maxim “when you've got it, flaunt it.” It also comes in handy when you hit a toll booth and find yourself short of small change.

10 Top Healthy & Yummy Pumpkin-Rich Dog And Cat Foods

Yes, everything is 'pumpkin' this time of year! But for all the decorative functions of the pumpkin and its major starring role in sweet dessert muffins and pies, we tend to forget about the pumpkin's nutritive properties. The pumpkin, a member of the squash family, actually plays a role in regulating insulin production. And for dogs and cats, pumpkin is also recommended as a dietary supplement to regulate digestion; imagine, it can be used to treat constipation OR diarrhea!  You don't have to worry about hiding pumpkin in peanut butter either; dogs and cats love the flavor!  Here are 10 of the top-shelf prepared pet meals and treats that already include pumpkin....

Frito-Lay Japan's Latest Limited Edition Luxury Snack: Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn

Who needs Grey Poupon when Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn tantalizes the senses with the luxurious taste of aged Camembert cheese and the sublime fragrance of fine French truffles? Our next question is... what wine goes with bagged popcorn?

A Former Trapeze Artist Has Turned An Industrial Robot Into An Illuminated Disco Dancer

There's something very, very cool atop the NCP Car Park in Soho, London. It's a robot - and a massive one, at that. Bearing the name of Ada, it's the creation of trapeze artist and inventor Conrad Shawcross. Ada is a dancer - and a mighty fine one at that.

HGST Announces World's First 10TB Hard Disk Drive

HGST (formerly Hitachi) has combined two new drive technologies for a whopping 10,000GB of storage capacity within a single 3.5” frame. Slightly less cutting-edge 8 and 6TB models follow for the more conservative.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Flaunts Swarovski Crystal Headlights

Austrian crystal manufacturer Swarovski AG is helping put the “S” back in Mercedes-Benz' 2015 S-class coupe. A unique optional luxury package enhances each of the sleek coupe's full-LED headlights with 47 Swarovski cut-glass elements.

Want This Way Cool Cold Drip Coffee Maker?

If there is one thing that the people of this country are addicted to (legally) it is the brew of the bean -- coffee. If you don't believe me all you have to do is look at the proliferation of coffee houses all over the place. For the true coffee connoissieur finding a way to brew their own can become an obsession. Search no more. This Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker not only makes an excellent, low-acid cuppa Joe, but is also a great way to dress up a special corner of your kitchen.

Electronic Textile Innovation: Smart Fabrics Are Also Bullet-Proof

Electronic textiles are the natural outgrowth of the wearable technology explosion, but problems with their creation concern durability and washable capacities. Read on to learn more about one innovative solution devised by researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Enhance Your Pushup Workouts With pushXpro

If you're looking to start a workout program or are searching for ways to spice up your current program, the pushXpro may be a piece of workout equipment worth looking into. pushXpro is a new tool that takes the push-up to the next level and is ideal for those who workout at home.

Slithering Snake-Bots Could Be The Next Step In Space Travel

Sand has always been one of the biggest challenges to robotic locomotion - particularly where space exploration's concerned. Now, a team has developed a robot capable of moving through that terrain, based on a decidedly Earth-bound creature: the deadly Sidewinder Rattlesnake.

Men's Peeler Ensures Your Veggies Are Skin & Hair Free

The Men's Peeler from Japan's Evolete is a kitchen veggie scraper that shaves the skin off your carrots in much the same manner as your fancy five-bladed razor leaves your cheeks as smooth as a baby's bottom.

With Nomad You Can Have A Hot Bath When Camping

As camping season is winding down in most parts of the country, if you planning that one last outdoor adventure, you may want to look into the Nomad Collapsible Tub. With the Nomad, you won't have to sacrifice the comforts of a nice warm bath while exploring the great outdoors.

Want To Play PS4 Games On Your Smartphone? Sony's New Xperia Phone Can Do That

One much-touted feature of the PS4 was Remote Play - the ability to stream games to a secondary device. Unfortunately, it didn't see much use - it was exclusive to the Vita. That's changed - Sony's unveiled a new Xperia phone with full support for streaming. Spoiler alert; it looks awesome.

Got Some Chores You Don't Really Want To Do? This Robot Will Do Them For You

Let's be honest - nobody really enjoys doing chores. Most of us will do anything we can to get out of cleaning the bathroom or preparing a salad. In the case of Cornell University's Personal Robotics Lab, "anything" apparently involves designing a housekeeping bot.

Want To Shelter The Homeless With Bus Benches?

Many cities are faced with what to do about the problem of homeless people. Some are ignoring the issue and hoping it will go away. Others have gone on the offensive to make it hard for the homeless to find respite hoping that they will go away. The city of Vancouver, British Columbia has taken a simple and more compassionate step by creating benches that can double as shelters for the homeless.

PowerWing: Cross Between A Scooter And A Ripstik

The holidays are right around the corner. Ok, maybe Christmas is more than two months away, but it's never too early to start shopping when you see a great gift. Razor's PowerWing, which looks like a cross between a scooter and a Ripstik, may just be the perfect gift for the kids.

My New BFF: Be Forever Furless (Brush)

I really enjoy grooming my cats and dogs and I think they like it too - mostly they love the attention. The thing I really hate, though, is having to 'groom' myself after I'm done grooming them.  And it's not just me; the whole house gets full of their fur.  Tempted by its great reviews, I recently gave in to purchasing a BFF - Be Forever Furless fur and lint remover brush.

Want To Tend To Your Knitting With A Bowl Of Yarn?

Knitting has been around for many hundreds of years as a way to make clothing and other textile goods. Now it is mostly practiced by individuals as a hobby or as an independent artisan at craft fairs and on websites like Etsy. One of the universal problems knitters face is having that ball of yarn trying to make a sudden getaway. This can be a problem no more with the help of a Yarn Bowl.

Twin Peaks’ Appointment TV Enters The Twittersphere

It’s hard to think of our world prior to the Internet, PCs and on-demand entertainment - even though most of us have been around for the last few decades to have experienced this technological transition. In retrospect, we also wonder how TV dramas raised enough awareness without the communication push and virality tools of social media.