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Chuwi DX1: 7” Android Tablet With Reversible Camera

While hardly a new concept, Chuwi's DX1 tablet features a single camera that can rotate to face front or back or any angle in between. That presumably helps this cellular modem-toting device reach its low price tag.

Want To Avoid Second-Hand Smoke In Japan?

Smoking remains a problem world wide. While it is certainly a personal choice for those who smoke, it is not so much for those around them being to forced to engage in the habit along with them. In Japan a new idea has cropped up to limit the amount of smoke that smokers share with the people around them. They are called smoking bells, glass bubbles, or smoking hoods. They were invented to help smokers and non-smokers alike.

Want Your Chakras To Chime?

The hills in Tibet are alive with prayer flags. They bless the surrounding area and all those who live and travel among said hills. You can decorate the exterior (or interior) of your home with a similar design with these incredible Chakra Flag Chimes. They hold the visual echoes of the Buddhist prayer flags and also have bells that chime charmingly in the breeze.

Caped Cruise-saders: The Top Ten Low-Budget DIY Batmobiles

Has the Dark Knight fallen on hard times? Did Bruce Wayne raise the rent on the Batcave, forcing his alter-ego to rent a roll-up garage in Philly? Times may be tough in Gotham City but a crimefighter's still gotta get to the scene of the crime, amiright? Tune in next, er, right now for ten low-budget Batmobiles that won't require Robin a bank.

Want To Give The Homeless A Hand Up Instead Of A Hand-Out?

They say that some of us grow and change gradually while others go in stops and starts with bigger moments directing the change. The latter has certainly been true for Veronika Scott a young woman in Detroit. She also has shown a great talent for "making lemonade" in her life. Now she is helping others make lemonade out of their lives with The Empowerment Plan.

Want To Own Your Own Roller Coaster?

There is nothing like spending time in an amusement park -- the hot smell of the pavement, the popcorn, the cotton candy, and best of all, the old wooden roller coasters! I grew up with the Wild Cat and Mister Twister. Both are long gone now, sadly replaced by a newer park and newer rides. We can recapture all of the wonderful memories with this wonderful Classic Wooden Roller Coaster that will fit on a desktop or table.

SecureDrives Autothysis SSD Will Erase Itself On Demand

SecureDrives has here a solid-state drive for the truly paranoid. Two-factor authentication, a cellular GSM module, and complete, permanent data detonation are a few of the security features that dot the lengthy list o' specs.

Want To Eat Some Maple Leaves This Autumn?

In the U.S. the main flavor of autumn seems to be something like a pumpkin spiced coffee or ice cream. As Thanksgiving approaches we are into pumpkin everything. In Japan this time of year brings a snack so common that it grows on trees -- literally. It is momiji tempura. It is a deep fried snack made of batter-dipped maple leaves and is more popular than our ubiquitous pumpkins. Perhaps we need to expand our autumn diet..

Want A New Way To Protect Your Bicycle From Theives?

These days security is at the top of everyone's list. For your bicycle that can mean trying to haul a heavy chain and lock, removing the front wheel, or removing the seat. For one team of men it meant coming up with a better way to keep bicycles safe from theft. Their idea turns a bicycle seat into a secure lock so that you always have the lock with you anywhere you go.

Porsche Headlights Stolen & Held For Ransom In Russia

Your money or your lights! Porsche drivers in Russia are paying the former for the latter, victims of a scam that sees their expensive rides' easily-removed headlights heisted and held for ransom.

The Squatty Potty Improves The Way You Do Your Business

Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.

Want To Put Your Child's Name On An Awesome Storybook Pillow?

The gift of books and a love of reading is one of the greatest things that you can ever give a child. Another gift that can also help foster an interest in books and storytelling is one of these creative Personalized Storybook Pillows that has your child's name in the title and mom and dad's names as the authors. Only one person will ever know what stories live inside the book -- and your child's imagination.

10 Punny Gifts For Witty Word Lovers

There's nothing quite like a punny gift to make that special word lover in your life crack a smile.  With holidays just around the corner, I've compiled a list of quirky items so literal they're punny to put on your list.

Want An Easier Way To Apply Pressure To A Wound? You Need A Uflex Bandage

When you are out on an adventure or in the throes of a big DIY project and the unthinkable happens you can find yourself trying to bandage a bleeding wound and stop it from gushing. This can be hard to do for yourself, especially if you are trying to do it with just one hand. It is time for the Uflex Compress -- a single bandage and compress device that can be applied quickly and easily with just one hand.

Want A Garden On Your Wall?

Not everyone has a lot of room to do any gardening and sometimes the standard indoor plants can seem a bit, well, tame. Go beyond the ubiquitous spider plants and bamboo! The main thing most people overlook when they are running tight is vertical space. With a Succulent Plant Living Wall Kit you can have a few square inches of garden to hang on a vertical space.

Haulers For Help: Ten More Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Everyone loves the trucks of Walmart (with the possible exception of Tracy Morgan) but these ten custom pick-em-ups could drive even the most cheerful greeter to tears.

Want To Play Chess In The Round?

You and a couple of friends are hanging out together and you decide that you want to play a board game. All three of you are in the mood for a rousing (?) game of chess but who has to sit out on deck for a few hours? What to do? Well, odd as it seems all you need to do is get this intriguing Three Player Circular Chess set. The game play manages to retain all of the rules and strategies of classic chess.

Want To Pick Your Own Food In The City?

For some people food can be a scarce commodity. Yet even in the cities there is food all around us that goes uneaten every year. A new website called Falling Fruits has been set up to help map the places where these foods are in public places and can be legally picked and consumed. It started out as a venture by Ethan Welty, a University of Colorado graduate student, to keep track of these foods for locals in Boulder, Colorado, and is now worldwide.

Want A Natural Deodorant You Make Youself? Get Your Kit

You know the drill -- checking your pits before you leave the house and if you don't pass out from the stench you figure you are probably good to go. Of course you plaster on some deodorant to prevent such blackouts, but how many chemicals are you getting into each time you do that? Worse -- what if you have a serious sensitivity to those chemicals. Well, you can get this cool Make Your Own Deodorant Kit.

Want A New Way To Know When Your Food Has Expired?

There are times when expiration dates can be confusing and inaccurate. Sometimes they say "sell by" but don't tell you how long you have left. Others give you just a date and no explanation of what it means. Many foods last beyond the date. So the time may have come for Bump Mark. It is a way of telling if your package of food is still fresh without having to decipher the date. This way a label changes and becomes bumpy as the food ages.