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Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Belt-Scooter: Ride It, Then Wear It

It's a belt...no, it's a scooter. Nope. It's both. Corny Superman references aside, the Collapsible Belt-Scooter, designed by Adam Torok, is genius. It provides you with a means of transportation quicker than walking, and when you get where you're going, the scooter transforms into a belt, so you don't have to worry about finding a place to stow it.

Innovative Sensor Nails: Wearable Tech and Electronic Nail Art

High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.

Hendo: World's First Hoverboard (No Jokes This Time)

Remember the HUVr? It was supposed to be the first hoverboard (like the one in Back To The Future), but it turned out to be a prank, and Tony Hawk helped dupe us with his appearance in HUVr's video. Well, Tony just made an appearance in another hoverboard video, but this time it's no joke.

Zumer Sport Incorporates Sports Materials Into Their Products

Duffel bags, coin purses, book bags, iPad cases, sunglasses cases, wallets--these are just some of the products that Zumer Sport makes. Of course, other companies product these things as well, however Zumer's products are unique, because they incorporate sports into their designs.

Turn Your Treadmill Into A Workspace With SurfShelf

Recently, I've been profiling products like the TrekDesk and FitDesk, which incorporate a workspace into a piece of fitness equipment. This is a great concept--working fitness into a sedentary job. The SurfShelf allows you to do this, as well, just on a smaller, less expensive scale.

Biostar's IDEQ-T1 Mini PC Packs USB Audio, Quad Core CPU

By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.

Amazing Alchemy: Innovative Wind-Reactive Ink Alters Clothing Color

Read all about London-based  artist/alchemist, Lauren Bowker, and her special material exploration studio known as the UNSEEN. Here she has created a unique wind-reactive ink that changes color when exposed to the capricious fluctuations of both the wind and the human body.

Shenzhen Apec APM-D01: USB Flash Drive-Sized Windows PC

Barely bigger than a Chromecast, this minuscule computer-on-a-dongle impresses with its full-fledged Windows 8.1 compatibility and quad-core Intel processor. It's difficult to imagine an even smaller machine existing that can boast the same credentials, at least with today's technology.

Build Strength, Improve Acceleration And Work On Endurance With Keiser Air300 Runner

It's really hard for a machine to mimic a sprint. Treadmills come close, but it's hard to change pace and run all-out on a treadmill. Ellipticals confine you to a limited range of motion in your stride. However, the Keiser Air300 Runner gives you a range of motion in your stride and allows you to change your pace.

Traveling With Dogs? Get A Honda Vamos Hobio Travel Dog!

The Honda Vamos Hobio Travel Dog was a specially equipped version of Honda's Vamos Hobio microvan catering to dog owners. While the concept had merit, the vehicle was only sold for a limited time and remains memorable mainly due to its unusual name.

Deeper Turns Your Smartphone Into A Fish Finder

Aspiring outdoors men (and outdoors women), are you planning your next or first fishing trip? If you are (or if I just inspired you to do so with my lead), maybe you're thinking you could use some help finding a honey hole. Well, fear not, Deeper Fishfinder can help.

Jyrobike Helps Kids Learn To Ride A Bicycle

It's hard to teach kids how to ride a bike, because you can't really teach someone how to balance themselves. That's a skill that must be acquired through practice. So, if your kid is at that age where they'll be getting their first bicycle soon, you may want to check out Jyrobike.

DesignSkinz Has Over 2000 Skins For Your Apple Products

DesignSkinz is here to make sure your Apple products are a direct extension of your personality. With over 2000 different vinyl overlays for your iPhone, iPad and Macbook, you are bound to find one that fits your style, and with so many choices there is a very good chance you will never see another one out there like yours. If that isn't enough, you can even customize your own skin!

Stay In Shape While At Work With FitDesk v2.0

"I don't have enough time." That's a common excuse for not hitting the gym or keeping up a fitness routine. Of course, time is a big factor in being able to maintain your fitness routine. With the FitDesk v2.0, you can get in your workout while working, and time won't be a factor in your ability to live a healthy lifestyle.

THINX Are The Best Panties For That Time Of The Month. Period.

If you're a woman, you've probably experienced the dreaded period leak. We live in fear of the tampon that doesn't work or the pad that shifts. One little time-of-the-month malfunction, and you've ruined your underwear, pants, and possibly your grandmother's sofa. A few women invented THINX panties to solve women's plight, so we can look cute, feel comfy and keep calm knowing our favorite pair of jeans will make it another month. 


Tire Eraser Lets You Burn Rubber Without Burning Up Your Homework

Because “a desk top is like a garage”, your workplace has something missing if it doesn't have a Tire Eraser or two rolling around. Ideal for any test but a driver's examination, the Tire Eraser stands ready to erase your every error without leaving any telltale skid marks.

Disco Drive: The Anadol STC-16, Turkey's Innovative Homegrown Sports Car

Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.

Innovative Wearable Tech: Tinkerbelle Inspires Light-Up Dress

Is wearable tech beautiful or clunky? Boxy designs seem to dominate the field, or at least they have until now. Read on to learn more about designer, Richard Nicholl's Tinkerbelle-inspired dress made of fiber-optic fabric triggered with LEDs hidden within its folds.


Work Your Glutes With Maximus 100

It's a book bag for your feet. No, it's a dumbbell carrying case. Nope. Maybe some sort of protective case for a cone-shaped smart device. Not even close. At first glance, you may not be able to tell that the Maximus 100 is the perfect in-home workout tool to sculpt your glutes.