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Power To Go: BMW's New, Cheaper, Suitcase-Sized i DC Fast Charger

BMW has introduced the i DC Fast Charger, a lightweight EV charger just half the size of current DC Combo fast chargers. The new chargers are fully compatible with Ford, GM and VW electric vehicles and at $6,500 each they're much more affordable as well.

Now On Kickstarter: Fritz Is A Narrative, Relationship-Driven War Game Where Every Choice Matters

A lot of games tend to glorify war to a nearly absurd degree. Not Fritz. Based in World War One, this intelligent, top-down role playing game takes a look at the human side. As the titular soldier, players will step into a world where every choice matters, and even their closest friend might die.

Watch Out! There Might Be Bones In Your Gummy Bear!

Huh.  Who knew that gummy bears had internal organs?  Or a brain?  Which brings up the disturbing notion that we've been eating sentient beings for all of these years...

When This Robot's Leg Gets Broken, It Can Start Walking Again In Minutes

This just in: engineers have designed a robot that's capable of adjusting to a broken leg. Using, as they put it, "intelligent trial and error," they've developed a droid that learned how to walk two minutes after losing one of its limbs. For the world of adaptive robotics, this is pretty huge.

The Kitty Tube: The Green Way To Keep Your Cat Cool In The Summer And Warm In The Winter

Keeping pets cool in summer and warm in the winter usually involves some kind of electric or solar power, but the Kitty Tube does both without any power. It does it so well, that the Kitty Tube is great for outdoor cats too!  Now, you may have seen this cat house before, but the manufacturer has upgraded its design and materials, so now the Tube is even better!

3 Stretching Devices That Help Relieve The Pain Of Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain, particularly sharp and often excruciating, may be due to plantar fasciitis (PL), a condition caused by over-stretching the soft tissue that cushions the bones of the heel and the arch of the foot.  Many runners get PL from pounding on the heels of their feet when they run, but most cases of PL are caused by inactivity, like standing on your feet all day without much movement.  It is most common in middle-aged to older persons who are overweight and/or inactive.

Smart & Eco-Friendly Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bike Riders A Boost

Incorporating a lithium battery pack charged by regenerative braking, the “smart”, innovative, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-install Copenhagen Wheel gives bicyclists a boost as they pedal based on how hard they're pedaling.

Want This New Invention? A Personal Drone Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe is an issue that affects all of us. As industry expands it becomes a larger and farther-reaching concern -- especially in countries like China where pollution legislation is limited. How can you deal with making sure you have clean air to breathe? Designer Michal Pospeich of Poland's Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts has created the UrbanCONE -- a personal drone that purifies the air around a person.

i-Tattoo Electronic Temporary Tattoo Pen For Your Little Rebels

Love the look of tattoos, but not fond of the pain and commitment that come with it?  Have a little one in your life who would love a step up from temporary tattoo stickers? The i-Tattoo Electronic Tattoo Pen by SpinMaster is a tattoo pen so easy a child can use it, but without the permanence or dangers of contracting HIV and/or hepatitis.


Thanks To Hydrogel, The Deep Sea Droid "Poseidrone" Can Go Where Other Robots Can't

Octopi are kind of known to be the world's greatest escape artists. Thanks to the flexibility of their rubbery body, they can squeeze through even the tightest opening. Now, researchers at Italy's Biorobotics Institute have invented a robot that does the same. It's called PoseiDrone.

Athletic Track's Squared-Off Lanes Impress Officials, Inhibit Runners

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When funding cuts give you a damaged athletic track, you... cut corners and pave the turns into right angles? That's exactly what staff at a Heilongjiang, China sports center did when governmental bigwigs sprung a surprise visit and employees wanted the track to look sharp.

Your Beer Will Be Assimilated By The Borg Cube Fridge

If you're a Star Trek fan, you know of the insidious hive-mind known as The Borg Collective.  And now they are out to steal our beer--and keep it as cold as their frosty hearts.

Want This New Invention? Microwave S'Mores Maker

At this time is year there is nothing quite as lovely as gathering around the campfire, roasting marshmallows on sticks, and making them into S'mores. It makes you dream of getting to have them at home. To make that dream come true -- and easy -- a Microwave S'mores Maker is just the thing. Just as tasty without the burned ones -- and without dropping any in the dirt.

Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....

D-Bag Parkers Beware, Online Parking Shaming Is A Thing Now

Has an inconsiderate parking job by some uncaring oaf ever ruined your day, or at least prevented you from parking your vehicle? Of course it has, we've all been there, fuming helplessly – but no more! A pair of frustrated Canadians have set up a Facebook group and a Twitter account specially designed to shame lousy parkers.

Crazy Vending Machine Items: Used Women's Underwear?

Used women’s underwear, it has been a much told “urban legend” that you can find these for purchase in some of Japan’s vending machines.  This claim has to be false, right?  After some research, I’m not so sure.


The Flutter Dress: Utterly Cool Blend of Textiles and Robotics

Smart phones are one thing, but smart clothing is quite another. With its built-in microphones, the Flutter Dress allows the hearing-impaired to feel the world around them. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech phenomenon.

CORE Patient Recovery Vest Could Help Save Lives

In a mass casualty accident, paramedics have about 30 seconds to assess a patient's condition and begin treatment, before they move on to another patient. With the aid of the CORE recovery vest, paramedics can get quick, accurate measurements and continue to monitor patients much easier, which could, in the end, save lives.

How Can 'Orange Is The New Black' Be A Social Media Model & Blackhat Tactic?

One of the biggest hit television series to put Netflix on the digital map was Orange is the New Black. It helped break new ground for an online network that was successful in converting TV watching from the living room to your desktops, laptops and mobile devices. In so doing, its scored 12 Emmy nominations, super-sized the paradigm of online buzz and converted a team of fans -- who beyond being addicted  . . . 

Want This New Innovation? Green Box: The Pizza Box Reinvented

Pizza for takeout or delivery has become a staple in the American diet for a large part of the population. Those boxes are a bit of a problem. First of all it is hard to store leftover pizza in the box because it won't always fit in the fridge. Second, it never fits in the trash or. better yet, recycling and is hard to fold into a shape that will. That is not to mention getting out plates. The Green Box pizza box is here to address these issues.