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Making Winter Fun: 5 Smarter Ski, Snowboard and Snow Sport Gadgets and Innovations

For many, winter is a long, horrible time of year spent indoors waiting the arrival of spring. With the right gear, it doesn't have to be. Check out some fun little devices that will make winter your favorite time of year!

LEGO Digital Camera: Fun Cam for Kids

 

The creative folks at LEGO and Digital Blue have teamed up once again to create another super-cool electronic gadget just for kids.

Infinity Moving Forward with Diesel-Hybrid Essence Concept

Since the beginning of the Hybrid race, most of the focus has been put on gasoline electrics and finding ways to improve them. Others have also been researched but many of them, for the most part, have remained out of the spotlight. One such example is the diesel hybrid drivetrain. While some have discussed its feasibility, most pass right over it and move to something else. Thankfully, Infinity has decided to design their own diesel electric hybrid and hopefully move it into production.

Anything/Whatever: It’s A Soda Surprise Every Time You Pop A Can!

We all have that indecisive friend who can just never seem to commit to a decision. How annoying is it when at a party, the wishy-washy person can't even voice their personal drink preference, leaving it up to you to decide what will quench their thirst. Now, instead of shouting in frustration, "won't you just make up your mind", Singapore company Anything takes the refreshment decision out of everyone's hands with their surprise yourself canned drinks.


UK’s Most Innovative Restaurant: Inamo Touch Screen Ordering & Video Feed

Who needs waiters and waitresses? UK Asian fusion restaurant Inamo, uses cutting-edge touch screen technology that allows diners to browse and make their meal selections self-sufficiently. Patrons can also watch a live video stream directly from the kitchen so they receive no unwelcome surprises in their meals!


Hidden Message Clothing: “Our President Is An Idiot” Says American Fashion Line

Making a true fashion statement, a line of clothing sold in France contains hidden messages that attack American political leaders. The fashions themselves aren't weird and wacky, but the labels the clothing contains certainly deliver a bold message.


Beaded Ring Around Esophagus May Prevent GERD: The LINKS™ System

You may never have heard of GERD. It's an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease; it's also known as acid reflux disease. It means that contents of your stomach re-enter your esophagus after you eat. GERD can cause serious problems in your esophagus, leading to Barrett's Esophagus, and possibly to esophageal cancer. That is why a successful trial of the LINX™ System is important.

Stop Flushing Away Money

The average person wastes almost 16 gallons of water per day - not by showering, not by bathing -but by flushing the toilet. In a move that toilet inventor Thomas Crapper could be proud of, a British man has invented a device to save some of this precious water.

Nissan Connect to Bring Infotainment to Entry Level Vehicles

It comes as no surprise that most of the high end infotainments systems are reserved for the luxury branded vehicles on the road. While this was all well and good in the past few years, Nissan has decided it is time to let them trickle down to more than just the luxury market. "How far down?" you ask, far enough that some high-school students will be bragging about their in-car technology.

TwitterFall: Keep Tabs on Hot Twitter Subjects

Finding new people and keeping up with hot topics on Twitter can be a real pain if you don't feel like "following" every person you come in contact with.  If you use Twitter to gather information on what's the day's buzz, then TwitterFall might be for you.

Coffee Cups That Refuse To Serve You: Mug Pie

....You have to commend Mr. Harper's ingenious rendering of these coffee and beverage mugs, considering he was developing a product inspired by the word refuse. It's not a word that usually inspires new products. But what was actually created, was a very functional design in an interesing and elegant presentation.

Camcorder for Kids: LEGO Animation Station Video Camera

Digital Blue has joined forced with the folks at LEGO to come up with another colorfully creative product for kids.   The soon to be released LEGO Animation Station Video Camera is sure to be a great bit hit with LEGO lovers everywhere.

Don’t Let Others Off The Hook: Keep Track Of Favors With Friendly Favor

 Have you ever done a favor for someone only to find it was never returned? While it may not sound like your gesture was out of good will; let's face it, we do live in a "your scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" world. Friendly Favor lets you keep track of the favors you've done for others; swap favors with a friend or family member and ask for help around the house or with childcare. This new startup makes sure favors don't fall between the cracks so you can make sure you and your friends are living up to your end of the favor dispensing bargain

Shop For Vintage Clothing Without Leaving Home: Online Vintage Shopping With Retro Dress

Finding that perfect vintage piece to make a unique fashion statement typically requires sifting through clothing rack after clothing rack in trendy vintage stores. While for many vintage shoppers, the hunt that takes place at boutique stores city wide may be part of the appeal; for everyone else, there is Retro Dress. Like the convenience of shopping at home and have a love for vintage clothing? Read on and shop online at Retro Dress.


Praying with the Birds: For The Birds or Great Idea?

The Religious Meditation Apparatus which is also known as Patent# US 6837185, provides a means to commune with nature and enhance the experience of prayer. The only question seems to be what the birds get out of it. Read on, but try to avoid wings and feathers for just for a little while.

For Dogs With Hind Leg Injuries, A Wheelchair May Help

Hind leg weakness is quite common in older dogs, but there are some medical conditions that can affect young dogs, as well. Whether your dog has lost full use of his hind legs, has weakness in them, or has a degenerative disease affecting his back legs, he may be helped by use of a dog wheelchair, aka dog cart.

Crayola MP3 Player for Kids

Your children will have hours of fun listening to tunes with their very own MP3 player.  The colorful player, from Crayola, is sure to be a great big hit with the younger crowd. 


5 Seriously Fun Tools For Kids In The Kitchen From Head Chefs™

Stand them, bend them, wiggle or jiggle them, Fiesta's Head Chefs™ are the most fun functional cooking tools around to encourage kids to help in the kitchen. Like characters in a band, they all play a cooking instrument. The measuring cup, pastry brush, spoon, spatula, and whisk ... each so appealing, parents will want to play them too!

Beautiful Girl Clock Ensures You Wont 'Miss' a Minute

'Bijin Tokei' means Beautiful Girl in Japanese, and this downloadable desktop widget from Phiria Design gives you bijins a-plenty - a new pic every minute, as it happens. Watching the clock was never so much fun!

5 Finalists Selected For 2009 European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture

The European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture, named for a grand architect of the 20th century, Miles van de Rohe, has honed its 2009 finalist list down to five outstanding European architectural works, from 340 submissions. Architecture is no longer just about building grandiose structures. The works are all very different and reveal how the architects responded to each particular environment and the cultural needs of the community.