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Chinese Bullet Train Smashes World Rail Speed Record

China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.

New Blood-Testing Service: Only One Drop For 30 Lab Tests

Read on to learn more about Theranos, an innovative business model that offers a radical blood-testing service requiring just a pin-prick and a drop of blood to run hundreds of tests, which range from standard cholesterol checks to sophisiticated genetic analyses!

Happy Hour Is Here Again: Welcome To China's "New Town of National Liquor"

Moutai, China's national drink, is under threat from pollution and urban sprawl. What to do? If you're the village of Maotai, you simply move a few thousand people away from the distillery to the "New Town of National Liquor".

Need A Drone? Have Customized Rental Of Equipment For Creative Folks

Kitsplit is a community marketplace that offers the rental of over $1 million worth of cutting edge equipment to suit the creative and business needs of daring entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more about this remarkable and innovative gadget library.

HP, Samsung Team Up; Announce Z-Turbo G2 Solid-State Drives

Building on the latest NVM Express-based hotness from Samsung, HP have unveiled its Z-Turbo G2 range of SSDs, and they're fast. Like, really fast. Is your PC good enough to handle them?

Have Girl Scout Cookies Year-Round With Your Very Own Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

The allure of Girl Scouts Cookies is their celebrity and fleeting availability. Would we still want them if they were available year-round? Hell yeah. Girl Scout Cookies are delicious. Buttery tastiness should not be seasonal. Gone are the days of waiting for the neighbor kid or a co-worker to bring you an order form. Gone are the days of having missed that order form and longing for a sleeve of Thin Mints. Now you—more specifically your child—can make Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Lemon Cookies anytime a craving strikes.

Book My Ride! Order Your BMW i3 EV Online From Amazon Japan

Amazon Japan has begun listing BMW's i3 EV along with the usual books, DVDs, housewares and whatnot. While delivery via drone isn't in the offing – yet – the new service expands the German car company's profile while enhancing customer convenience.

China's First 3D Printed Car Can Only Get Better

China's first 3D-printed car is an impressive feat of technology considering it took just one month to design and build it. On the downside, the Tuhaojin or “Golden Local Tyrant” (we kid you not) LOOKS like it took just a month to design and build.

Difference Between Invention and Innovation? Join The Debate

Ever asked yourself how innovation differs from invention? Well I did, and the answers I found may surprise you! In search for a clear distinction I came across a large group of professionals on LinkedIn who have been discussing this paradox for over 4 years. While it seems that a clear business definition exists, a holistic version is still up for debate. For a thorough overview of the 800+ LinkedIn comments courtesy of the headstrong professionals, follow me through my endeavor to restore a comprehensive perspective in a very disordered debate.

New Philips Monitor Balances Dual 19” Screens On One Stand

Ever wanted a dual-screen setup for your workstation, but were put off by the potential of a thick gap between the displays? Well, Philips' Brilliance 19DP6QJNS/27 not only shrinks that gap to just 7mm, but also mounts both displays on a single stand, saving you space on your desk.

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.

MIT’s Social Network For Wearing Your Heart On Sleeve & Elsewhere

Over the course of the last year, social networking has definitely been evolving. With start-ups such as Tsu and A+ launching innovative monetization models, which pay their users for their content — and major players like Facebook and Twitter adding videos to their playbill, as they attempt to capitalize on the lucrative YouTube market - the playing field has certainly changed.

Want To Seek Your Fortune In Fast Food? Use Future Fries!

There is little that can move mountains like a good advertising campaign. In this case it was a mountain of potatoes in Sweden. The restaurant chain Sibylla gave patrons of their burgers a chance to try their new fries last November. To get people to engage with the new product, named Future Fries, the company set up a campaign telling people that their fries could predict the future.

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.

Hot Looking Customers Eat Hot-Pot Free At "Pay By Face" Restaurant

A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.