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Meet Keepod, The Creators Of A $7 PC That Is Set To Deploy In African Slums

Nearly 70 years after the development of ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer which took up 1800 square feet (167 m2), we now have computers as small as USB sticks, measuring only a few inches. Keepod is one of such computers and, costing only $7, there are plans to ship units to African slums in order to give them computer access.

Binge Busting Bra Monitors Stress And Unhealthy Eating

Stress is closely linked to unhealthy eating habits. For some Americans, that can mean binge eating;  and for others, that can mean going days without eating a bite. Disordered eating habits can occur on a regular basis when people fail to recognize or acknowledge their stress, or their resulting behavior. Stress monitoring devices are available but they're neither discreet nor fashionable traditionally.

Hacker Dad Creates The Perfect Air Hockey Opponent

In a true display of Macguyver-like ingenuity, Spanish hacker Jose Julio has cobbled together an intelligent air hockey table using nothing more than a PS3 camera and a 3D printer. The table, he explains, was for his daughter - though I'm sure he enjoyed building it as much as she enjoys using it.

Two Ex Ubisoft Devs Plan To Scan The World To Make A Video Game

How much more thrilling would a survival game be if you could wander through the ruins of your own city? Two ex-Ubisoft developers want to create such a game, and are even now scanning the planet to build their game world. It sounds like it'll be an awesome title...if the concept pans out.

Get Inspired For Dutch Design Competition USA 2014!

Calling all Dutch and American inventors! Kikkerland and Shapeways are teaming up to produce 500 copies of your Dutch-inspired item. Time to bury them with an avalanche of fun ideas!

Wireless Gadget Charging Is (Nearly) Here

In fact, wireless chargers are already here, but these still require that your gadget is physically connected to a charging pad or similar. However, I mean the type of charging where there is no contact whatsoever, so that you can charge your mobile phone or tablet anywhere you are in by just... being there. It seems (and, in fact, is) amazing, and this technology is closer than you might think.

Asus Prepares Quad-Core, Discrete GPU-Toting Eee Box PC

Despite being almost one inch thick, Asus has packed a respectable amount of power in its latest budget system, dubbed the EB1037. It's also admittedly a rather nice looking device.

Need This New Invention? A 3D Model Of Your Fetus

For most people having a baby is one of the most wondrous and miraculous events in their lives. Now people can really get up close and personal with their baby before it is born by ordering a 3D print of their fetus. Is it cool? Is it disturbing? It is apparently up to the taste of the couple considering making the product. They sell for between $200 and $600 depending on the size you choose.

Scientists: If A Robot Could Express Emotion,Would It Feel More Human?

Scientists based out of the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln have created a robot that's capable of showing everyone how it feels...well, sort of. The researchers are using expressive robot ERWIN to study how relationships form betwen robots and humans.

Meet The Most Portable BBQ Ever

Camping trips are excellent for creating fires and eat barbecued food, but sometimes this is not handy because the tools are not available, as they take up precious space which has to be filled with more important items. However, a new Israeli invention seems to be a true revolution on this matter: a triangular foldable barbecue, super small and compact, which can be taken everywhere with ease.

What is the Leia Display System? Well, it's... Cool.

Within the next five years we may have holographic telephone systems akin to the Dejarik game in Star Wars (you know... the one with the little monsters... "Let the Wookiee win").  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!

What Does The World's Smartest Thermometer Look Like?

Have you ever tried to fake a temperature to get out of school? Now it probably won't work. Kinsa have a developed what they call the World's Smartest Thermometer. This beautiful device is the first FDA approved smartphone-connected oral thermometer.

Game Frame Lights Up Your Wall With Pixel Art

As more gamers become adults with disposable income retro gaming is not only making a resurgence, but becoming a fashion and artistic statement as well. Game Frame Pixel Art brings retro art and customization together in one cool package. Using 256 LED lights, the system can display a nearly unlimited amount of different pixel artwork, either as a single picture, or a slideshow of multiple images. With a little bit of creativity and ingenuity you can even bring that art to life and actually have animated 8-bit pixel art.

Blue Tooth Pizza? You Just Need the Right Buttons

If you want something even faster than online ordering for pizza, check out this Blue Tooth ordering system in Dubai! 

What Does Your DNA Say About You?

Imagine you could discover if you had Malaria or Breast Cancer, Parkinsons Disease or even Bipolar Disorder within minutes. That's what Q-Poc claims it will be able to do. It's a handheld devices that tests for genetic markers, DNA, using molecular diagnostic testing.

Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

The Street Store: Non-Profit Pop-Up Boutiques For The Homeless

The best businesses don't always prove themselves by turning a profit. Some are simply out to make a difference in the world. I rarely feature non-profits, but a Cape Town, South Africa business is far too cool to overlook with its mission to help the homeless in a unique way.

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Kingpin Captured In The Deep Web Running eBay Of Vice

Life became stranger than fiction when federal authorities arrested the notorious hacker Ross Ulbricht [aka 'Dread Pirate Roberts'] for crimes mirroring the fictional character of Walter White in the award-winning TV drama, "Breaking Bad." Drug trafficking, money-laundering and cold-blooded murder transformed a mild-mannered physics student into an underworld kingpin, just as it had for a chemistry teacher in that five-season AMC thriller.

Need This New Discovery? The Proper Way To Eat A Hamburger

It is a problem that has plagued mankind for decades -- how to eat your burger without all the extra goodies sliding back out onto your plate and making a mess. For burger purists this has never really been an issue with just a little ketchup and mustard, and maybe a pickle slice or two. For those of us who like to add the cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, and whatever else comes to mind it is serious business. Now researchers have the answer.