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Feast Your Eyes! The International Design Awards (iDA) 2008

The 2008 International Design Awards (iDA) have been announced in iDA's traditional categories: Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion, Product, and Graphics. One design is more breathtaking than the next, but I can't say which one!

Buffalo's New USB LCD Computer Monitor Gives You Extra Screen Time

The new FTD-W71USB secondary computer monitor from Buffalo (the company, not the city) lets busy computer users view off-topic programs from an off-screen location.

Adaptive Alarm System: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6838994 also known as the Adaptive Alarm System, is not an invention that will appeal to those of us who feel we are being watched by hidden eyes. It may, however, be just the thing for those wanna-be J. Edgar Hoover types who roam free among us. Read on, but look over your shoulder.

What Will Replace the Internet?

Historically the Internet has been around since the 1960s. Since 1994, the digerati of users has grown from approximately 13 million to more than 300 million globally. Shortly it will incorporate holographic technology. Looking beyond, it will become ubiquitous and as elusive as air, as it morphs into our biological make-up!

Creating HTML Code From Text is a Breeze With FCKEditor

We all know that coding can be tedious, but with FCKEditor you can convert any formatted text into HTML code with just a few clicks. On January 30, 2009, the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor's latest release hit the web, and we got a chance to give it a test run.

World’s Longest Television Remote: Russian Innovation

Art Lebedev, one of Russia’s most famous design studios, continues its creative tradition of modifying the most ordinary things and transforming them into…well, something else. Read on for details about their new television remote.

Keyboard Made of Stepping Stones: One Weird Russian Monument

Although most of us would probably agree that the computer keyboard is a symbol (or stepping stone, if you will) for universal communication, there are those Yekaterinburg, Russia who have gone a bit too far with the creation of the most unusual QWERTY Monument. Read on but avoid commands for a few moments more.

The World's Smallest Color Scanner

James Bond would be proud to have this in his arsenal. Scanning documents (full pages, not just lines) goes mobile with the DocuPen RC800.

Google's 40 Minutes When the Earth Stood Still

Google caused the Internet world to stand still on Saturday 6:30 AM PST, January 31, 2009 for a whole 40 minutes! The problem affected internet pages across the entire planet, as engineers frantically tried to fix it.


A Robot That Crawls Into Forbidden Places: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6824508 is also known as a Micro Robot. While that might sound harmless enough, this little guy is really brazen and travels up unsuspecting butts. This 2004 invention has its medical purposes, but there are those who might prefer to see it in action in the next horror flick about the homicidal robot that practices medicine without a license! Read on, but be careful where you sit!