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BLACKLINE Is Cycling Innovation

The BLACKLINE is a bicycle, and it looks like any other bicycle. Nothing fancy--two tires, handlebar, seat, the works. That is, until you look closer. Then you'll see that it may be a bike, but it is a bike of the future, equipped with both mechanical and technological perks.

Walk While You're Working With TrekDesk

More and more we are leading sedentary lifestyles. Technology is making it easier to accomplish tasks with minimal physical effort, and we are seeing our bodies develop bad posture, pack on the pounds and become more prone to injury and illness. Enter TrekDesk. Give your sedentary schedule a energetic boost with this treadmill desk.

Innovative Wearable Tech: These Mobile Devices Are Made For Walking

Out of the mouths of babes may be a common saying, but out of the minds of children is a horse of another color. Read all about a brilliant Indian 12th grade student named Rajesh  Adhikari,  who has invented a pair of shoes that charge mobile devices as the wearer walks. Meet also two high school students who have followed with their own invention in the wave of Rajesh's creativity.

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.

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.

6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....


BioLite KettleCharge Will Give You Clean Water And A Fully Charged Phone

How many times have you been stuck in the woods with a dying phone and no water? I know, I know, it happens to me all of the time, too. However, if I had a BioLite KettleCharge, it would never happen, because KettleCharge boils water while charging your phone or device.

TIWAL 3.2: The Inflatable Sailing Dinghy

Are you an urban guy or gal who secretly longs for the open water and a sail boat of your own? Maybe you want something small that's easy to navigate. You may be in the market for a dinghy, but don't have any means to transport it. That's where the inflatable TIWAL 3.2 would come in handy.

Nike And Teague Team Up To Design The Athlete's Plane

That's right--Teague, along with the help of Nike, designed a plane just for athletes. You've heard of a "home team advantage," right? That advantage isn't so much about the court or the enthusiastic crowd. It's about the fact that the away team has to travel and to experience the stresses of travel. The Athlete's Plane was made to eliminate that "home team advantage."

Basepro Is More Than Just A Laptop Tray

Laptop trays are nice. They keep your legs from burning up and typically keep your laptop cooler by use of internal fans inside the tray. But, that's it. That's typically all they do. Sure, some have little odds and ends, like cup holders, but really, things like that are nothing but gimmicks. With the Basepro from Absolute, however, things get a lot more interesting.

Muku Shuttr Lets You Become A Grandmaster Of Smartphone Photography

If you're looking for a device to really step your smartphone photography game up, look no further than the Muku Shuttr; the little peripheral that allows you to take hands-free pictures with your Android or Apple smartphone. The Shuttr was made possible thanks to their Kickstarter campaign that reached their goal in a little over a week. The Shuttr uses Bluetooth technology to pair with your device and allows for (almost) hands-free photography.

New Jewelry Fad: Innovative Exhibit Evokes Out of Body Experiences

Learn more about the work of Daniel Ramos Obregon and his innovative exhibit, Outrospecton:The Body and Mind. Although comprised primarily of porcelain body parts that are considered pieces of art, they may one day be adapted for jewelery and other fashion-related accessories.

Forget The Unicycle, Try Lunicycle

Ever wanted to learn to ride a unicycle? Ever tried? It's hard. It's painfully hard sometimes. The Lunicycle gives you the same experience as a unicycle (minus the seat), however it's much easier to maintain your balance on the Lunicycle, and it won't take you months to learn to ride.

Organize Your Water And Sports Bottles With ZERO G Bottle Belt

Open your Tupperware drawer. Odds are, it's a cluttered mess like the rest of the world's Tupperware drawers. If you're a gym goer, a cyclist, Crossfitter, athlete or just someone who likes to take a cup of coffee to work, some of that mess probably consists of bottles. That's where the ZERO G Bottle Belt comes in. It was designed to organize your water and sports bottles as well as your travel mugs and anything else that will fit.

Equil Smartpen 2 Lets You Take Digital Notes Anywhere

The Equil Smarpen 2 allows you to take notes on any sized notepad and have them digitally recreated. You can then edit the notes, add things, and email them to your colleagues and friends. The Smartpen 2 definitely saves you the inconvenience of having to haul your laptop around everywhere, but it probably isn't for everyone.

Five Innovative Costume Ideas for a Geek-Freak-Chic Halloween

It's that time of year for ghosts, goblins, all things orange and  lunatics sporting long, sharp knives. Read on for  some do-it-yourself costume ideas for those specifically of the geek persuasion.

Purify Your Water And Illuminate Your Tent With Bottlelight

When camping, you can only bring a limited amount of equipment, so it helps if that equipment can perform more than one task. Bottlelight, designed by Christoph Kuppert, is not only a water bottle. It is an area light, and it purifies your water while it provides that light.

Samsung Announces Curved 27” HD Monitor

In what might become another fad, like 3D TVs were not too long ago, Samsung's latest PC monitor employs a slightly curved VA panel, improving ergonomics without comprising on features. Sort of.

Cruise On Chargeboard, Then Charge Your Phone

The further you get away from a socket, the faster your phone dies. Doesn't that always seem to be the case? Well if you're getting further away from a socket longboarding on Chargeboard, then you don't ever have to worry about your phone dying.

HGST Announces World's First 10TB Hard Disk Drive

HGST (formerly Hitachi) has combined two new drive technologies for a whopping 10,000GB of storage capacity within a single 3.5” frame. Slightly less cutting-edge 8 and 6TB models follow for the more conservative.