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Snapchat, Facebook, Brogrammers & The Art Of Tech Hubris

The profile of the techie founder that's evolved over the course of last decade seems to have become a parody onto itself. It's a psychographic composite blend of youthful arrogance, a belief that coding takes precedence over formal education and a lust for unobtainable women. It's a geek's revenge against childhood harassment and their ultimate desire to be rewarded with as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

Are Video Games Too Expensive These Days? This Developer Certainly Thinks So

Bulletstorm's Creative Director this week sat down for an interview with gamesindustry International. He shared many details about what he learned during his time at People Can Fly - including that the price of modern games is far, far too high. Let's talk about that.

Say Hello To Jimmy, Intel's Fully-Customizable, 3D-Printed Robot

Intel's got big plans for the world of consumer robotics. They plan to bring Jimmy - a fully customizable, 3D-printed robot - to market by the end of the year, with designs freely available online. So, how do YOU feel about owning your very own robot?

Want This New Innovation? Knee Horsey

Most of us were raised getting to pretend that Daddy's knee was our own personal horse that we would get to ride when he was trying to relax after a long day of work. It was so much fun to do that it is hard to imagine anything better. It turns out there is no need to imagine anymore. Now daddies everywhere can up their game with a cute and fun Knee Horsey. Giddy-up!

Sikorsky's VH-92 Is The New Presidential Helicopter

With the announcement by the United States Naval Air Systems Command that the next generation of Presidential helicopters will be made by Sikorsky, one of the U.S. governments most lengthy and convoluted procurement programs has finally reached its conclusion.

Alert Pedestrians - You're Coming Through With The Runbell

Urban runners, how many times have you found yourselves slowing down your fat-burnning, cardiovascular revving pace because you get stuck behind some chatty teens or a wandering soul on his smartphone? The Runbell is here (or almost here) to eliminate some of that frustration and alert those distracted pedestrians to your presence.

Want This New Invention? Knitted Wigs

There are a lot of reasons that women lose their hair, from the effects of chemotherapy to alopecia, and women have tried hats, scarves, and wigs to try to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Whether we like it or not, women are more often judged by their hair than men and thus it is a greater part of their identity. Thanks to a photography student in London, Louise Walker, there is a new and fun idea out there for these women.

Meyers Manx V Dune Buggy: Electric Beach Boogaloo

Fifty years after the original Meyers Manx dune buggy first ripped the sands, 88-year-old Bruce Meyers is welcoming a worthy successor: the prototype Manx V powered by an 84 HP electric motor.

Light Stax LED Building Blocks, Lite Brite Meets Duplo?

Ever wonder what would happen if a Lite Brite and a lonely LEGO Duplo block got crazy one night, had a few juice boxes, and played Twister? Let’s just say Duplo wasn’t lonely anymore, and they created the coolest block ever. That’s what Light Stax look like to me: a glowing, stackable, love child. Light Stax are LED building blocks that light up when attached to their power generating base. And they look awesome.

First Warning Systems: Bra Detects Breast Cancer In Its Early Stages

Many women have a love hate relationship with their bras - they hate how they look and feel without one, but love when they're able to take it off (ladies, you know it's true)! But that could all change with new smart lingerie that will be entering the market, because lifesaving makes feelings of love or hate seem inconsequential.

Korean Scientists Have Designed A Velociraptor Robot That's Nearly As Fast As Cheetah

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have together designed a sprinting robot that's nearly as fast as Boston Dynamics' Cheetah - and with an infinitely cooler design. It's based on a velociraptor.

Cloud Computing's Silver Lining For Smartphones: Fog Computing

Computer storage is no longer just an issue at your place of business or in your home office. Today's mobile society requires our smartphones to carry just as many gigs (if not more) than what our desktops were supplied with just few short years ago. If you're still wasting your mobile phone's precious in-built storage, you're either purchasing too many seldom-used apps or. . .

Want This New Invention? 3D Printed Crab Shells

Hermit crabs are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and unusual animals in the underwater universe. Though a crustacean, it possesses no shell of its own, but takes over discarded shells of gastropods (like snails and bivalves). When such shells are in short supply the crabs will adopt other items it finds along the sea bed, including trash. Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created fantastic 3D shells specifically for hermit crabs.

Xenith EPIC: New Innovation In Football Helmets

Xenith has been a leader in football helmet technology for some time. Its Shock Bonnet technology, introduced with its X1 helmet, reduces impact forces and helps in concussion prevention. Now, Xenith is introducing the newest member to its football helmet line, the EPIC.

eSalon Offers Expertly Blended Hair Color In A Home Kit

eSalon is an entirely new concept in the world of hair coloring. The site offers expert color blending and advice and then ships personalized kits out so that you can get a quality color at home.

Want This New Innovation? Dragon Hoodie

Hoodies may be an extremely popular fashion choice, but, let's face it, they tend to all be pretty much the same. Sweat shirt material jacket with a hood, maybe a graphic on it. It is time to go wild with these babies. Enter the Dragon Hoodie. It is wild and wicked, and based on the character Toothless in the film "How to Train your Dragon."

Live And In Color, McGill Neuroscientists Prove Famous Hebbian Theory Is Correct

In 1949, Donald Olding Hebb, a psychologist at McGill University proposed this theory: "Cells that fire together, wire together. Cells that fire out of sink, lose their link."  Sixty-five years later, neuroscientists from the same university, along with those from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have finally seen the Hebbian Theory in real time, in real living creatures, in action, and in color.

I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.

Campers, How Do You Like This Concept? The Bufalino Camper

Generally campers are designed to meet the needs of a few people. You can get a one-person tent, but don't look for a one person camper...until now. Though still in its conceptual stages, the Bufalino Camper, designed by German Designer Cornelius Commanns, is a small camper designed to meet the needs of one person.

Want This New Invention? Floating Beach Cabana

After the winter from hell, summer is here and we will soon be seeking ways to cool off. One great way is to buy your own island -- well sort of. You can buy your own floating beach cabana with the SportsStuff Cabana Islander to have your favorite body of water within arm's reach. It even comes with a 16 quart floating cooler for those all-important snacks and beverages.