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LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology

Soon it might be time to say ‘bye-bye’ to the batteries we use in technology that we wear, like with the smartwatch, or the fitness tracker, and someday maybe even the smartphone. Researchers from the National University of Singapore unveiled a new device that they invented at the 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Mechanical Systems (2015), which was held last week in Estoril, Portugal. The device is the size of a postage-stamp and it’s a simple skin patch that utilizes static electricity from the body and converts it into actual electrical energy.

No More Pin Pricks: Temporary Stick-On Tattoo Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

If you are a diabetic, then you know all about pricking your fingers throughout the day in order to monitor your blood sugar. For nearly 390 million diabetics around the world, using needles to draw blood is downright annoying and invasive. Diabetics, doctors, and researchers alike have long been seeking alternative methods to monitoring glucose levels that are less painful than pricking.

Salamander Amphibious Concept Motorized Trike Treks Over Land & Sea

The innovative Salamander Concept trike from Philippines-based H2O Technologies was designed for regions subject to frequent flooding... the Philippines, for example. Two three-wheeled prototypes powered by gasoline and electricity respectively demonstrate the company's technology while retail sales could begin as early as 2016.

Invisible Girlfriend: Helping You Fake Your Digital Relationships

Pretending to have a significant other is an activity that we, as a civilization, have been participating in for years for a whole variety of reasons. Beyond businesses that fall under the "escort" umbrella, this isn't the first time we've seen a business that aims to capitalize in the industry of romantic deception. 

Want A New Idea For Bachelorette Parties? Try A Life Drawing Party

A new start-up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is offering a rather surprising service that women are really getting excited about. Graphic Stallions is an alternative to the standard bachelorette party, divorce celebration, or even birthday parties. Instead of the standard male strippers, full bar, and insane ogling, this option is a little more genteel. This is a life drawing party with a bit of bubbly and nude male models.

Got that ZEHST for Traveling? A New Seaweed Powered Plane Will Fly You From London to Tokyo in Just Two Hours

A well-known multinational aerospace and defense company based in Toulouse, France, is getting ready to take travelers to new skies through supersonic engines powered with biofuel made from seaweed. While it may sound like a pie-in-sky idea, the Airbus Group got lots of aviation fans revved up at the recent Paris Air Show where they unveiled a model of its “son of supersonic” plane called ZHEST (Zero Emission Hyper Sonic Transport).

Tsu Welcomes Arabian King Of Morocco To Its Paying Platform

Not that this Royal needs any more riches added to his country’s coffers, this month, Roi Du Mohammed VI, His Majesty the King of Morocco selected Tsu as a viable social network for communicating to the world. And not only did his entourage follow in lock-step, the Monarch has amassed almost 30,000 followers in a little over two weeks.

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack: Modular, Portable Docking Station For Laptops

The docking stations made for many business laptops tend to be hulking, heavy behemoths. Not this one: Lenovo's ThinkPad Stack can split into separate pieces, allowing one to attach only the extra functionality they need to their laptop for any given scenario. CES 2015 is done and over, but tradeshow-visiting, hotel-camping journalists ought to take a look.