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E3 2014: Mario Maker Started Out As A Tool For Nintendo's Developers, And Now It's An Awesome Game

As those of you who've been paying attention to E3 are no doubt already aware, one of the games unveiled by Nintendo was Mario Maker; a title which will allow players to create their own Mario levels. Turns out, it was never intended to be a game - it was originally designed as a development tool.

Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp: Cool and Convenient Light

The Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp isn’t really a lamp by itself; it’s a plastic lamp shade with a built-in LED light connected to a USB cable. It’s a modern day make your own lamp kit without the work. You use the Satechi lamp by placing the lamp shade and LED light into the top of almost any bottle or vase, making a new lamp with every new bottle you choose. Satechi Touch creates cool and convenient light when plugged into a USB port.

Trikelet: Motorized Folding Scooter

You can put a motor on just about anything wheeled nowadays. A scooter is no exception, and when you put a motor on a scooter you get a great way to commute to work. Make that motorized scooter foldable, and you can stow it just about anywhere. That's what the Trikelet is, a motorized, foldable scooter.

Wearable Tech: Intel's New And Very Snazzy Smart Bracelet

Appealing to an emerging geek-chic fashion trend, Intel has developed a new smart bracelet that will be released by the end of the year. This stylish wearable tech device is slated to be cooler than cool. Check out more details below.

ONE MORE Funny But Useful Father's Day Gift

Okay. I know it's late in the day, in the week, actually, to be announcing that I have an 11th item to add to my 10 Funny and Useful Father's Day Gift list... but I do.  It's not my fault; this item just came into the store.  And yes, it's a tie, and you don't want to give your dad a tie, not on this Father's Day, but this tie is different....

PT Cruiser Wedding Coach Is A Marriage Of All Things Ugly

Chrysler's much-maligned PT Cruiser makes an unusual limousine but Russian customizers have gone much, much further into the realm of the weird. This bizarre white wedding coach is the perfect ride for those embarking on a honeymoon from hell.

E3 2014: If You Want To Be A Couch Potato On Your PC, This Keyboard's Just The Ticket

PC gaming on a couch would be pretty awesome, save for one unpleasant little detail - couches aren't exactly made for a traditional mouse-and-keyboard setup. We've been treated to a rather elegant solution to that problem at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. I kind of want one.

VibriSee: Ain't Those The Cat's Whiskers?

Reflective lights and clothing let bicyclists be seen at night, but one invention, created by students at California State University Long Beach, went a few steps further.... They created VibriSee, cat-like whiskers for your bike that make the bike and the biker more visible in daylight as well as at night.  And though the whiskers may look like a cat's, their biomimetic functions are actually more like peacocks, rodents, octopuses, and ctenophores.


Doona Infant Car Seat. It's A Stroller Too.

There are car seats. There are strollers. There are contraptions that convert car seats into strollers. And there is Doona, an all in one infant car seat and stroller hybrid of awesomeness. Doona is the world’s first car seat with a built-in system for easy mobility. Translation: This rear facing car seat has wheels. This car seat turns into a stroller. This car seat just made life easier.

Ford & Heinz Team Up To Put Tomatoes In Tomorrow's Autos

Tomato by-products in my new Ford? It's more likely than you think, or at least it will be once H.J. Heinz and Ford Motor Company realize their plan to recycle used tomato skins, stems and seeds into car components.

Ever Wished You Could Have An Extra Pair Of Hands? Now You Can - Through The Power Of Robotics!

Wouldn't it be awesome to have an extra pair of hands? Just think about how much more you could get done - and how much easier it'd be to perform tasks like moving and construction. Two experts from MIT were thinking just that when they developed SRL - the Supernumerary Robotic Limbs.

Champ Boxing Couch Doubles As A Punching Bag

Things that have multiple uses or double for other things are awesome. I mean the Swiss Army Knife is a classic, and many a guest has saved their backs a terrible night's sleep because of the sofa bed. Tobias Franzel's Champs Boxing Couch is one of those two-in-one pieces of furniture, but it's use is more fitness and fun-based than practical.

Twitter Points To Dems Deposing Eric Cantor, Not Tea Party!

"The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is winning! The Tea Party is winning!" If you were buying into what the mainstream media was selling today, you'd might be convinced that a modern-day 'David vs Goliath' narrative was the reason behind House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's unprecedented GOP primary defeat. In reality, the voices from Twitter point to a much more plausible cause and effect.

Herb & Relax Lemorea Tea, The Anti-Energy Drink With Catnip

Hello thirsty! Herb & Relax Lemorea from Japan contains catnip and a half-dozen other herbs and extracts to keep you as cool as a cat over the dog days of summer.

Research Is THE Key Step To Strengthen Your Business Ideas

Have an invention or business idea that you think can be successful? Invest in research to save yourself money and energy, protect your ego, and be “in the know”. Be prepared with a solid hold on all the pros and cons surrounding your idea. Here are some resources to help you uncover pertinent facts that will either torch your initial hunches or give them strength.


Necklace Calls You Automatically So You Can Avoid Awkward Situations

Awkward situations are well, awkward. And as much as we'd like to envision turning and running away at full speed when faced with one (that can't just be mine), dealing with these things in the real world requires more tact. But there's no rule that says you have to do the mature thing and tackle awkward head on, not when a new accessory gives you the perfect out.

Oxytocin: Not Just A Sex Hormone, But A 'Bonding Agent'

You know that 'love at first sight' thing?  Much of that feeling, including the feeling of sexual arousal, is due to the hormone oxytocin (not to be confused with the drug 'oxycodone'), which is produced by the hypothalmus and released by the pituitary gland.  Researchers at the University of Tokyo recently performed experiments with dogs applying an oxytocin spray to their noses, and learned that the hormone has other effects besides sexual arousal.

Dogs Gone Boating: 9 Must Have Dog Items To Take On A Boat

Some dogs are great swimmers; others never will be, because of fear of the water or because they are just not anatomically built for swimming (like long dogs with short legs).  But boating enthusiasts who are dog lovers find a way to take both swimmers and non-swimmers on their boats - to enjoy the water or enjoy the weather. Here are 9 must have items to bring along for your dog before you pick up anchor.

Tech-Savvy Manicures: Nano Nails Work On Your Smartphone

I love well-manicured nails. I also love my touchscreen devices, keeping my phone and Ipod attached to me at all times. For women with long nails, using their smartphone can be a bit tricky. Nano Nails created an artificial nail that also works as a stylus. Now, it seems that women can have the best of both worlds.

Kick Back In A World Cup Beanbag Chair from NewX

Will you be sitting pretty (and pretty comfortably to boot) when the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on June 12th? Answer “yes!” if you've ordered one of 32 national flag World Cup beanbag chairs from NewX of Shanghai.