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Kodak's IM5 Smartphone Caters To Photographers... And Your Grandparents

What's this, a smartphone made by Kodak? No surprise that there's a few extra photography-related features, but what's more curious is that this 5” phone appears to be designed with seniors in mind – and I don't just mean that Android skin.

Want Wi-Fi From A Tree? Check Out The E-Tree!

In his iconic poem Trees, poet Joyce Kilmer claims that "only God can make a tree." He certainly couldn't have seen that just over 100 years later technology would be attempting to challenge this idea. The e-Tree is becoming a reality with the first two having been "planted" in Israel. The tree branches hold solar panels to create energy that is then made available via USB port for a number of electronics. And that is just the beginning.

Want To Upgrade Your Drawer Pulls? Try These Body Parts

Okay, it is time to upgrade the look of your cabinets and drawers. One of the easiest ways to do this is to change out the pulls with something newer and more modern. While they may not be your taste for the whole house, these creative Ear and Tongue Pulls might cut it for your Goth teen's room or the guest bathroom. Wherever you might choose to put them you are certain to surprise everyone.

Deciphering Translated English Signs In China Means Using Your Noodle

When is a noodle not a noodle? When it's a line painted on the floor of a Chinese airport or train station, of course! There's a reasonable explanation, mind you, so put away those chopsticks and get your thin yellow “lines” at a restaurant instead.

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.

Bark & Spark: Chinese Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Car

A carpenter from Shenyang, China named Liu Fulong wasn't fooling around when he built his first wooden electric car. Now he's back with an improved version of his innovative and environmentally-friendly vehicle that just might be the best wooden electric car on his – or any – block.

MSI Flaunts 18” Gaming Laptop With Mechanical Keyboard

Conjuring up images of early PC luggables from the 80s and 90s, MSI has gone against progress (sort of) and stuck a full-fledged 'board with mechanical key switches in its Titan GT80 gaming laptop.

Fridet Cleans Toddler Butts Like Nobody's Business

Fear not ragged parents of dirty bum tots everywhere! The Fridet is here to save the day! Filling the previously untapped market of baby and toddler bidets, the Fridet is poised to make a splash in the arena of toddler butt cleanliness.

Terrorists Air Car Faux-LEGO Set Turns Evildoers Into Blockheads

Want to beat LEGO at their own game? Then try a little terrorism! The jaw-dropping Terrorists Air Car set from GUDI brings the War On Terror to your child's playroom in 56 easily assembled pieces.

Go Fourth & Multiply: A Further 10 Cars Of The People Of Walmart

Our fourth installment of the Cars Of The People Of Walmart reinforces the perception that the character of what's driven accurately reflects the character of the driver. If that's the case, these characters have much in common with the ones in Looney Toons.

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

Surgery Selfies Making The Rounds At Chinese Hospitals

So-called “Surgery Selfies” - group photos of doctors, nurses and even sedated patients in operating rooms – have become somewhat of a trend in China though not everyone thinks turning successful medical procedures into Kodak moments is a good thing.

Versatile Wearable Tech: A Sheet of Paper That Doubles As a Scarf

Is that a sheet of  paper you are wearing around your neck or is it...something else?  Read all about the Paper Scarf from Little Factory that transports wearable tech to new and unexpected levels.


Want To Make Your Christmas Greener? Rent A Live Tree!

Chances are you have already got your Christmas tree this year, but there is something new emerging on the market -- the rental of live Christmas trees. Each year 25-30 million evergreens are harvested to be sold as Christmas trees and at any given time 350 million trees are being grown on farms throughout the U.S. It is a tremendous amount of waste -- even if the tree remains are recycled into mulch. Using a live tree is the ultimate in recycling AND still having a real tree.

Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.