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China's New Reed Glass Said To Be Better Than Google Glass At 1/3 The Price

Look out Google Glass, a self-declared better & cheaper competitor's got you in its sights. The Reed Glass was developed by a Chinese/Italian design team and boasts improved display technology, longer battery life and a much lower price compared to Google's well-known smart glasses.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

This Bizarre Concept Jeep From ZiL Just Might Be Russia's New Humvee

Russia might not be known for its innovative and appealing mass-market automobiles but be assured the nation's military rolls with the best of 'em. With that said, this bizarre “army car” concept from ZiL has got a decent shot at being the Russian army's next wheeled workhorse, and it could happen as early as 2015.

SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

China's Gigantic Toilet Waterfall Has Citizens Flushed With Pride

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 10,000 recycled toilets, urinals and bathroom sinks, make a 300-ft long and 15-ft high Toilet Waterfall. Artists in Foshan, a city in southern China's Guangdong province, did just that in order to attract visitors to a ceramics trade show.

2015 Smart ForTwo Brabus: Brainy Gets Brawny

Drivers of Daimler-Benz's cute two-passenger Smart cars are about to be taken a LOT more seriously – that is, if they upgrade to the upcoming 2015 Smart ForTwo Brabus. A third more horsepower and much more muscular body panels oughta keep other cars from kicking sand in their faces. Maybe DB should call it the Charles Atlas Edition.

Jaguar F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition Courts Car-Driving Tennis Fans

Jaguar brand ambassador and World No. 5 ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori has been immortalized with the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition, of which a mere 35 Fire Sand-painted coupés and convertibles will be produced.

The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

The Neclumi Necklace: Shedding New Light on Necks and Attitudes

Neclumi is the creation of a Polish collective known as panGenerator and represents the latest in wearable electronics. Read on to learn more about this innovative, light-projection-based interactive necklace.

Innovative Porsche C88 Concept Car Could Have Been The Chinese VW Beetle

Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Pickup Looks Riled Up & Ready To Rumble

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Concept pickup picks up where its all-new for 2015 Colorado Z71 bro leaves off, and for a host of recreational off-roading fans that means where the pavement ends. 'Course, you might like the Colorado ZR2 Concept pickup as a daily driver, which is too bad because as a concept it's not available for purchase... yet.

Innovative Sensor Nails: Wearable Tech and Electronic Nail Art

High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.

Yanmar's New YT Series Tractor Is A Ferrari For The Farm

If Yanmar's new YT series tractor looks a tad sportier than most big-wheeled pasture plowers, credit Kiyoyuki Okuyama, designer of the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari P4/5 supercars. Yanmar farmed out the job of revitalizing their tractors to Okuyama in order to spice up a class of vehicles known more for function than for form.

Want A Sofa That Doubles As A Tent?

Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.