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Need This New Innovation: The Revolving Cradle, A Drop Box For Unwanted Infants

The baby drop box, revolving cradle, baby hatch, or stork's cradle is actually something that had been around in one form or another for many centuries. They were very popular during the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th centuries when they were called foundling wheels. The custom has been coming back in the past few years and bringing with it controversy over making it "too easy" for women to abandon their children.

7 Crazy Fitness Fads That Really Should Die In 2014

How many people resolved to exercise more in the coming year.... again? Exercise is great, but some of the fitness fads of the past few years are past their prime.  Say goodbye to these nutty fitness fads this year and embrace reality.

Innovative Withings Aura Smart Sleep System

Unveiled at the Spring 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System has all the indications of a gadget that might actually help consumers. The Smart Sleep System monitors your sleep experience and actively works to improve it using light and sound.

This Mini Industrial Robot Arm Will Make Your Desk Feel Like A Factory

Hey there, folks! How would you feel about having your own personal robot arm? Inspired by the industrial-strength ABB PalletPack robot arm, the uArm adds a factory-esque feel to your office desktop, perfect for the motion-impaired (or the especially lazy).

7 Interactive Cat Toys For Nocturnal Cat Play - So You Can Sleep

Does your cat wake up in the middle of the night and want to play? Naturally; that's when cats in the wild do their best hunting.  But if you want to get your sleep, the jingle bells and scrunchy stuff are out.  What's a cat owner to do?  Try a few of these interactive cat toys designed especially for owners who prefer to sleep while their cats play.

Stay Warm This Winter With A Geothermal Heat Pump For Your Home

Geothermal heat pumps are a cost- and energy-efficient way to stay warm during the long, cold months of winter. They have been around since the late 1940s, but as the technology gets better and the prices continue to fall, they have recently become more popular for home use. Today, about 80,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed per year in the United States.  Here's how geothermal heat pumps work -- and how you can get one for your home.

Make Better Decisions - Don't Just Trust Your Gut

How do you make decisions? By trusting your gut? Or by making lists? David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University is advising us to stop trusting ourselves, so should we put our trust in technology instead? ChoiceMap and Feels are two iphone apps that claim they help us make better decisions.

Georgia Tech's Using Human Arms To Make Robots More Accurate

One of the biggest driving forces in robotics innovation is the manufacturing industry. See, the machinery used to construct cars could easily tear a human apart of miscalibrated. The latest development comes from the Georgia Institute of Technology: a control system developed using the human arm.

The Immersion Headset Will Teach You How Not To Rage At Video Games

As gamers, we're no stranger to frustration. Whether an incompentent teammate in League of Legends or a particularly brutal segment of Ninja Gaiden, some games can be downright infuriating. The problem is that some of us have no idea how to manage that stress. That's where Immersion comes in.

Need This New Innovation? Marijuana Vending Machine

As of January first the state of Colorado is either going to pot or up in smoke. Maybe both! The state had already made history by becoming one of the first two states to legalize the medical use of medical marijuana. As of the New Year the state became the first to legalize the drug for recreational use. Within days the marijuana dispensaries faced shortages and sold out. It may be time for a new distribution system for this hot (or pot) commodity -- vending machines.

Panasonic Announces Super-High-End 20” Windows 8 Tablet

Panasonic's new Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 packs an awful lot of power under the hood, and does so without compromising durability. Think of it as a heavily bumped-up Microsoft Surface 2. Pun intended.

There Will Be (A) Blood App, O, B & AB As Well

Could eating a diet based on your blood type -- O, A, B, or AB -- help you shed some LBs while improving your overall health. That's the idea behind the Blood Type Diet spawned by naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo.

For Peace Of Mind, Buy A Security Wallet! (Product Reviews)

.... You can go to your credit card issuer and ask to have your debit and credit cards re-issued without an RFID chip or you can protect your cards, all of them, by buying a secure wallet or credit card case to protect the cards from e-thiefs. I don't often carry my money and my credit cards in the same case, so I ordered a well-reviewed wallet and a few credit card security cases to try them out.  Here's what I like...

 


Valve Creates A Holo Deck; Gives The Technology To Oculus

Today at Steam Developer Days, Valve reportedly unleashed a 'holodeck-level' virtual reality demo on attendees. The bad news is that this demo won't be made available to the general public. Instead, Valve will be providing the tech to Oculus, with whom the studio collaborate on future VR hardware.

Need This New Finding? The Best Kind Of Music For Exercising

You may have just made a New Year's Resolution to get in shape this year. So you are heading off to the gym several times a week to get your heart rate up, burn calories, and stretch those muscles. It can be so easy to lose your determination and enthusiasm once you are there. Scientific studies have shown that listening music can help keep you going longer and stronger during a workout. New research shows that just any music won't do -- there are specific criteria to the best music to use when exercising.

This Friendly Little Dalek Robot Will Watch Your Home Like A Hawk

Good news, everyone: robots are now invading our homes!

Well, sort of. Say hello to Keecker- a robotic entertainment center, butler, and security guard. Developed by former Google Product Manager Pierre Lebeau, this little robot puts Roombas right to shame. 


LG Life Band Will Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

Health and fitness is still going strong in 2014. As waistlines continue to expand, so does the fitness market. LG wants to enter the foray and solidify their place in the market, and looks to be doing so with their Life Band Touch smart watch and fitness tracker. The Life Band utilizes Bluetooth LE and is compatible with Android operating systems and Apple iOS. But with so many of these activity trackers on the market, can LG differenieate themselves enough to stand out from the crowd?

What Nest Is Google Feathering - The Internet Of Things,' Apple's or Nest Labs'?

OK, so a $3.2 billion acquisition is nothing to sneeze at! However, when your current stock price on the Nasdaq exchange is trading at $1148 per share, and your coffers are overflowing in excess of $57 billion in cash and marketable securities - $3.2 is more or less chump change. . .

Samsung And Trek Take Bikes Into Next Generation

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest technology fairs around the world. The 2014 edition brought some new and "tasty" novelties - one of which is a new bike, developed jointly by Samsung and Trek, which will bring these vehicles into next generation, with a handful of features which make the bikes in our garages almost obsolete.

Open Wide For the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush

It seems like practically everything has Bluetooth capabilities these days, but there is one place the technology hasn’t hit yet- your mouth. That is, until now. Get ready; coming soon to a mouth near you is the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush.