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The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

"You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.

Innovative Video Conferencing Platforms Can Help Your Small Business Save Money And Grow

While some businesses struggled with the recent economic downturn, savvy business owners flourished and used tough business conditions to expand their businesses. One way that business owners can get a competitive advantage and grow their businesses is to look for smart ways to save on business costs. One area of opportunity to save is to be smarter is using business communication technologies like video conferencing.

Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.

Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?

Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.

Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?

My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.

Want Honey From Bees Being Raised On New York City Rooftops?

The interest in home farming, or urban farming, has been spreading across the country. In New York City rooftops are becoming gardens, chicken coops -- and even the home of thriving bee hives. The bees gather nectar from blossoms and plants around the city and transform it into liquid gold with their alchemy. You can try some of this precious product with this Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight.

China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.

Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.

Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker: Wear It Your Way

In the market for an activity tracker? Well there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you're looking for one that will give you personalized coaching and allow you to make wellness a sort-of game, while giving you the option to wear it anywhere, you'll want to have a look at the Withings Pulse O2.

Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.

Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.

Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.

Store And Transport Over Three Meals At Once With The Innovator 300

Are you someone who packs your lunch every day? Are you a health-conscious meal planner? If so, have you found a lunch box or food storage product that fits your needs? Sometimes that can be hard for the lunch-packers of the world, that is unless you're familiar with the Innovator 300.

Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 


A Baker's Delight: The Infinity Oven is Smoke Free and Fuel Free

A team of engineering students from the University of Cambridge just unveiled a new “freshly baked” invention.Daniel Cox, Keno Marie-Ghae, Leyla Sudbury, and William Hatcher (from left to right in photo) are the inventors of the Infinity Oven, which is a cost-effective solution that allows bakery owners in developing countries to utilize the powers of the sun to bake and even cook in a more sustainable manner – fuel free and smoke free.

Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with its iPhone 6 iteration -- because, Microsoft has been laughing all the way to the bank with its latest Windows smartphone commercials for the new HTC One®.