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Like Free Stuff? Sign Up For Matterbox's Creative Marketing Program

 Matterbox uses a sneaky marketing tactic that you just can't help but like. They offer potential consumers boxes of free stuff that they feel would be useful or interesting for their target audience in order to recruit new business for their clients.

Obama Action Figure Bends, Poses, Governs, Shoots

Want to bend President Obama to your will? Yes we can! This new, sharply detailed Barack Obama action figure from Japan's Gamu-Toys comes with a batch of presidential accessories - weapons not included.

A Deadly Glass For Your Bloody Anti-Valentine

Anti Valentine's Day is coming up soon, February 14th to be exact, and I know that some of you are bloody dying to find the perfect gift for the bloody "B" who put the knife through your (bloody) heart. Hopefully, you'll find just the right sentiment to express in one of these bloody glasses designed by Kacper Hamilton.

Bake And Serve; The Cake Is Pre-Cut!

Everything's going the way of customization, even cake pans! Here's a cake mold that can accommodate any size guest with small to extra large appetites.

Get Personal With A Towel Warmer!

Hammacher Schlemmer has some really neat gadgets, stuff you never even consider, but when you see them, you say to yourself, "Boy, that would be nice!" So, that's what I said to myself when I spotted the Personal Towel Warmer.

Sander Mulder Designs An Eerie And Elegant Threesome

Dutch designer Sander Mulder has created a most awesome threesome of female-inspired lighting designs: Therese, Marie-Louise and Josephine. In what looks and behaves much like glass or cut crystal, Mulder has created high-impact polycarbonate lamps for high effect... that look as eerie as they do elegant.

Ford to Join the Dual Clutch Club

As engines get more and more efficient, other ways of improving fuel mileage and performance are needed. One of the most promising of these new technologies is the dual-clutch transmission, and it seems as though Ford is planning on putting their own version of the dual-clutch into not only the performance vehicles, but all of them.

Pizza Prep and Delivery Unit: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6858243, also known as the Pizza Preparation and Delivery Method and Unit, involves a method for providing a consumer with a freshly-baked, pizza-type food product by using individually frozen ingredients, combining them and then baking them in less than five minutes in a mobile, compact and autonomous baking/selling unit. Read on and then inform pizza delivery places that may have failed you in the past if they should eat their hearts (or at least their pizza) out.

New Defense Technology for China: Is Everybody Ready?

 According to a recent white paper, one of China’s long-term goals is to establish a new system of defense-related science, technology and industry, which addresses the needs of both the military and civilian sectors of society. Read on for details.

Chocri Gets Your Mouth Watering With Customizable Chocolate Bars

If you can think of anything more mouthwatering than creating your own chocolate bar, I urge you to challenge me. German website, Chocri, lets you create the chocolate bar of your dreams, for selfless gift giving or your own personal consumption.

Wipe Up The Table With Coffee Napkin Art

What do you do when you love coffee so much that you want to share it with the rest of the world? Well, you draw pictures with coffee on napkins, of course. Christoph Niemann is an artist that creates interesting artwork made out of coffee.

New President...New Wheels...And A Higher Level of Security

As with previous years, with the inauguration of a new president come new challenges to face and obstacles to overcome. While the nation does its part to work through these trials, the president has his own issues to deal with. One of these is how to get around safely and comfortably while presenting a positive, confident attitude to the rest of the world. The solution to this is a specially modified Cadillac limousine made exclusively for the president himself.

Chocolate By Design

Of course, design is not limited to architecture or interiors or hi-tech.... Design is not limited at all. And to prove it, some very well known interior and product designers are getting into chocolate design. How would your valentine enjoy geting one of these chocolates made by the famous French Chocolat Factory for 5.5 Designers?

Alarm May Keep Children From Drowning

The number of child deaths related to drowning in home swimming pools is disturbing to say the least. Sometimes even a child-proof gate isn't enough to keep unsupervised kids away from the water. In recent years steps have been taken to augment pool security--and this is one of them.

Apparel-Related Entertainment System: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6782554 refers to an Apparel-Related Entertainment System that indirectly addresses the issue of how many t-shirts anyone can afford. This patent provides a way to change the slogan on your t-shirt whenever you want or change it back again, if that be your fancy. Think about how much you’ll save in terms of money, hangers and closet space as you read on for more information.

Russian Hemabank Develops New Cell Technology Based on Cord Blood

One of the latest developments of the Institute of Stem Cells is the technology for isolating stem cells from cord blood, which was created in cooperation with the Institute of General Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Read all about these exciting scientific breakthroughs in a field where controversy reigns supreme.

Feel You’re Missing Someone Important In Your Life? Rent A Relative

Japan offers a rental market for just about everything; pets, prostitutes, and yes, even relatives. Of course, no amount of money will form a tangible blood connection, but the right price will get you someone willing to pretend and fill that void in your life.


Study Shows Men Control Hunger More Than Women

Ever wonder why many women like sweets more than men? A new study says that men can control their food cravings more than women.

Adam Norton’s Apartment Inside an Armoire

My husband and I bought an armoire a few years ago from a consignments store. We fell in love with at first sight and it appeared to be worth every penny we spent on it (a couple of hundred dollars), but alas when the center right door fell off 3 weeks ago we began to wonder if there was a way someone could restore or recycle it for us. We never imagined turning our armoire into an apartment like Adam Norton did with his.

Wireless Motion Sensor Lighting Is Ugly

Forgive me for being so bold.  I love the new wireless motion sensor lights.  They save a ton of energy and who wants to play electrician anyway?  But these gadgets are all made for closets and garages, not for living areas... except for the Indoor Wireless LED Wall Sconce.

It has several things going for it in addition to energy savings and my inability to screw up its installation. It may not be the brightest lamp in your living area, but it is bright for a lamp that is not electric-powered.  The LED lamps are comparable to a 25 Watt incandescent light, so they are suited for a hallway or small recess in a large room. 

Most motion sensitive lights are not covered, and although the LED Wall Sconce has an acceptable and eclectic cover to be placed in areas where it might be considered gauche to hang a bare bulb.  The 4 D size batteries required to light the unit have a life span of about 120 hours which speaks to the efficiency of the LED's. 

The motion sensor will turn the light on when it senses motion, but will not shut off for three hours, unless you manually turn it off.  Although the Wall Sconce can hang outdoors as well as indoors, the staying power of the light makes it a less practical lampt to use outdoors.