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Want This New Innovation? Storytime Rocker, The Gift For The Awesome Dad

There is something so special about rocking your child in a rocking chair, whether it is to read a story or relax them to sleep. This is fine as long as you have only one child. With two or three children you need a new style of rocker -- one that allows everyone to see all the pictures in the book. You could do just that with this totally awesome Storytime Rocker.

83-Year-Old Chinese Senior Citizen Builds Electric Moped Car, Charges Across The Country

Like Ford, a spry senior citizen had a better idea (than languishing in a rest home) and had the smarts and skills to make it happen. Also like Ford, Liuzhen Han's idea was building a car.

eSalon Offers Expertly Blended Hair Color In A Home Kit

eSalon is an entirely new concept in the world of hair coloring. The site offers expert color blending and advice and then ships personalized kits out so that you can get a quality color at home.

Black Edition: Gigabyte's Stress-Tested GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

The Taiwanese company's new video card, based on Nvidia's latest GPU design, boasts sizable factory-overclocking and a large cooler. It also undergoes “server level” durability testing before arriving in your hands.

Vietnamese Speedboats Made From Salvaged USAF Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Are The Bomb!

From swords into plowshares; from external fuel tanks into speedboats. USAF fighter jets jettisoned thousands of external fuel tanks over Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and a significant number have been re-purposed into some of the sleekest speedboats ever to bomb down a river!

The PiPhone – A DIY Touchscreen Smartphone

Why buy any new handset if you could just build your own? Yes, it's quite possible – Dave Hunt has done it, combining a Raspberry Pi single-board computer with a variety of off-the-shelf parts. The resulting device, while lacking in the aesthetics and software department, can actually make and receive calls.

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!

Time Wasters! - 10 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!