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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!

Karaoke: Inspirational Invention or Just Plain Annoying?

A recent poll of more than 2,500 adults found that that nearly 25% of British people wish karaoke had never been invented. Along with karaoke, some other annoying inventions voted upon and receiving honorable mention included 24-hour sports channels, computer games consoles, mobile phones and alarm clocks! Read on for more details, and wonder what’s an inventor with dreams of creating noisy things supposed to do anyway?

Cafe Precious in Tokyo Offers Net Surfing in Style, 24-7

My wife is in Japan for a few weeks and she's emailing me from the Cafe Precious, an Internet cafe in Tokyo. I checked out their website and was amazed - cheap, flexible pricing gets visitors a wide range of services, His & Hers washrooms and 54 tasty menu choices.

Dance with Robots and Never Be Alone: Great Idea?

For those who enjoy dancing in the dark and other mysterious places, the Robot Performing Dance Along Music may be just the thing. Patent#US 6782308 may not help out with housework and boring chores like others of its ilk, but it may make you, as the old song says, “never want to change partners again.” Read on and wonder why.

Pretend You Own a Camera? Great Idea?

The Photographing Game Machine that some may know quietly as Patent# US 6832954 is a video game of questionable excitement. Of course, this type of shooting has far less serious consequences than some others and maybe you should read on anyway. Ready, set, focus and shoot!

Fashion For the Avid Blogger: Fashionable Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Staring at a computer screen all day can take a toll on your eyes. Whether you work in an office doing administrative work on a computer, or like me, spend countless hours writing away at home, eye strain can catch up to you. New glasses designed to reduce "visual eye fatigue" and "computer vision syndrome" helps reduce the onset of eye strain and headaches, and if you don't normally wear glasses, give you the intelligent air of a glasses wearing academic.

Garmin Introduces Workout Watch At Moderate Pricepoint: The FR60

If you fancy a workout watch -- one that tracks your time, calories burned, and gives you a bit of training challenge -- then the new FR 60 may be for you. But for $130, don't expect it to tell you how to get where you're going or much else.

Green Man USB Memory Flash Drive Has a Head for Data

USB memory flash drives come in just about any shape, size and/or color possible but the Green Man stands head and shoulders - mainly head - above the goofy gadget crowd.

Google Earth: Atlantis Still Lost Among New Finds

There is some embarrassment and quite a bit of denial surrounding the claim that the Google Earth mapping tool was used to discover a grid of streets in the ocean that were thought to be the lost city of Atlantis. Google Earth has had some amazing results and the entire Google search system has come further than even its creators could ever have predicted. Still, read on for more details, which confirm that the lost city of Atlantis is, alas, still lost.

NetSquared Mobile Innovation Challenge 2009

How can mobile phone applications enrich people's lives, helping individuals or groups to live better? If you have a solution for a mobile application, and think you know how to make it work, you should enter the N2Y4 Mobile Innovation Challenge, sponsored by NetSquared.