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MSI Boasts Desktop Haswell CPU Support In Tiny ProBox23 PC

With a volume of just 2.3 litres and a weight of 2.5 pounds, MSI's latest barebones system nonetheless offers support for the latest LGA 1150-socket Intel processors, including quad-core i7s. There's also space inside for up to three storage drives, among other useful things.

Plaid Looking To Collab With Inventors For New Craft Products!

Plaid Enterprises, Inc., the company behind classic crafting goodies like Mod Podge, FolkArt paint, and Gallery Glass, are searching for the next big thing in do-it-yourself consumer products. If you’ve got an invention that will make crafting easier and more fun, they might pick up your product!

Get Shooting: How To Build Your Starter Videography Kit For Around $1000

Whether you’re a budding amateur, someone who’s looking to dip their toes into the professional world, or even just an individual looking to dabble in the world of videography – a few things are for certain: you’re going to need your very own camera, lights, and audio equipment.  Also, you’re most likely going to need it on a budget.Here's what I recommend:

Design StaX Accessories, Win $100 & Free StaX!

StaX is a fresh idea that should get a lot of our 3D printer jockeys excited, and the duo behind the creative aluminum modular containers is looking to the inventor community for bold new directions to accessorize the Stax system. Oh, and they’re giving cash to their top three ideas too!

Top 10 Pinterest Time Wasting Tips - Pins That Don't Work

Anyone who has spent time on Pinterest.com (a very popular social sharing site)  has seen the same tips  showing up over and over and over again. These tips look really great. But do they work? Many do but there are a surprisingly large number of very popular pins that are total duds. Here's my list of Top 10 Time Wasting Tips on Pinterest - The Pin Tips That Don't Work:

Night Light Your Animals With Light Reflective Albedo 100 Horse & Pets Spray

If you're riding your horse at night or you have other ranch animals or pets out at night, you want them safe from passing cars and trucks. Albeedo 100, a British company, has licensed a reflective spray that adds 'night lights' to your beloved beasts. Developed in Sweden, Albeedo 100 Horse and Pets really makes your animals 'glow in the dark.'

Bay Trail Quad & Dual Gigabit LAN: Gigabyte's J1900N-D3V Motherboard

Looking to build a small NAS? Gigabyte's latest ITX motherboard might be right up your alley, with its energy-efficient yet speedy Intel processor and numerous expansion options.

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming: Powerful PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

While the styling of Gigabyte's latest tiny PC is a bit gaudy, the hardware packed inside isn't. A quad-core AMD CPU and discrete Radeon graphics are just a taste of what's hiding inside the wallet-sized case.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

11 Holiday Hairstyles Sure To Shock Santa

We are all in favor of joining in the Christmas spirit, celebrating with family and friends and enjoying the joys of gifting. We are even in favor of decorating for the holidays, bringing lights and cheer into a dark time of year. However, there really needs to be a limit to the festivity, don't you think?  At some point, being festive crosses the line to being ridiculous. Many folks love dressing up for the holidays, but some folks go overboard to the extreme. Doing something festive with your hair is one example of  where you can easily overdo it. Here are my picks for 11 Holiday Hairstyles Sure To Shock Santa:

16 Crazy Yet Awesome Alternate Christmas Trees

Christmas tree decorating – do you stick with a theme, let the kids do it, get creative with the tree itself? The options are endless. Here are some of most unique, awsome and a little crazy "trees" we’ve found this season.

Innovate Transporting Party Food, Win Great Kitchen Swag From Instructables Potluck Contest!

When bringing food to a party, you’re worried about it tipping over in the car, getting too cold, melting or otherwise morphing into a gross-looking glob before you get there. If you’re perfected transporting casseroles, pies and other snacks, enter the Potluck Contest to win some sweet swag!

Introducing Automoblox: My First Custom Car Creations

Don’t be fooled- the finely crafted wooden cars made by Automoblox are much more complicated toy than you’d think. While it’s really cool to see little kids assemble their own sturdy and brilliantly designed car, the real fun starts when you mix two or more vehicles together!

Design 3D Printed Gear-Powered Project, Win $10,000!

GabCAD is excited to present the “Gears of Innovation” competition, where engineers, designers and inventors are challenged to create a 3D printed design that incorporates three or more functioning gears. You’re free to let your creativity wander from there, and it may just land you the $10,000 1st Place prize!

LEGO Master Builder Academy Sets Turn Kids Into LEGO Construction Pros!

If you’ve got piles of LEGOs in the house, individual models on every Christmas list and multiple bins designated to store extra bricks, you’re living with a hardcore LEGO fanatic. The LEGO Master Builder Academy series takes that passion, and teaches fans to be the best builders they can be!

Share What’s In You’re Working On, Win Mega Tool Set Via Instructables Workshop Contest!

This might just be Instructables most open ended contest to date, but if you’re tinkering with something brilliant, and you can share how others can make their own version of it, you could win a huge supply of high end tools from Hand-Eye Supply for sharing!

Recreate The Battle Of Reach & Beyond With Halo Mega Bloks!

If there’s one thing that the toy isle needs, it’s more thoughtfully crafted playthings based on truly great videogames. Thankfully, Mega Bloks continues to give me and the countless fans of Microsoft’s Halo series exactly what we want with a huge lineup of brilliantly designed vehicles and characters!

16 Christmas Sweaters That Are Not Just Ugly But Wrong

Ugly Christmas sweaters have become tradition in the US. Folks sponsor marathons, contests and drinking parties galore all around the concept of the ugly sweater you get for Christmas. Here at Inventor Spot, we like to keep on the cutting edge, whether in awesome tech or in the fashion world. So we wanted to share with you a newer trend we've noticed, the Ugly Christmas Sweater that is so very wrong. Here's are 16 great examples of the new trend in Ugly Christmas Sweaters: 

Memrise CatAcademy App Teaches Spanish You Won't Forget

Would you remember the phrase "Quiero vomitar" if a cute cat said it?  After seeing this image, how could you forget it?

Make The Manliest DIY Invention Ever For Instructables “Manly Craft Contest”

Do you have an idea for a DIY project suitable for Chuck Norris, Han Solo or Captain America? Then you’ll want to share it with Instructables and Civilware for a chance to win some ultra-manly prizes from the Manly Craft Contest!