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Win A Professional Gardening Kit From Instructables “Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening Contest”

It’s nearly time to put away your spade and watering can, and let nature reclaim your garden for the Winter season. But with the science of hydroponics and other indoor gardening techniques, your green thumb can shine all year. Share your best indoor gardening techniques, and you could win a nice prize pack!

Shine Activity Monitor Is More Than Meets The Eye

With exercise and fitness ever increasing in popularity, many products have been released over the past couple years that track user's activities. But many of them have at least one downfall; you either have to strap it on your wrist, or it requires the conscious effort to remember to charge the device. Enter the Shine. An activity monitor that is not limited to tracking running and walking, and stays charged for close to six months at a time.

8 Great Cat Lover Gifts For The Holidays

Ah, cats! They think they rule the world, and they do own whatever world, or household, they live in.  That's why gifts for cat lovers are so à propos - they reinforce the unabashed truth that those persons are dominated by their cats, and cat lovers think that this truth is funny... or cute... or karma.  Anyway, here are 8 of my favorite cat lover gifts for this holiday season....

EcoQube On Kickstarter! Mini-Farm & Aquarium Combines Sustainability With Beauty

Aquariums are universally fascinating, but they're usually a hassle to maintain. The EcoQube is a very low maintenance aquarium for fish and plants that successfully thrive off of each other, and it's being crowdsourced now on Kickstarter. It's a must have!

8 Great Dog Lover Gifts For The Holidays

The Holidays are here again and so are this year's gift choices for the dog loving humans in your life.  Here are eight of my picks that are sure to be useful as well as fun for those very special people....

Win A Set Of High End DIY Goods Via The “Build My Lab Contest”

Tekla Labs and Instructables have teamed up to present the Build My Lab Contest, where they are hoping for brilliant DIY’ers to create helpful lab equipment that real scientists can use, as well as creative “Lab Hacks” to make their jobs easier. You know you want that Dremel Kit!

See The Top Chair Designs From NYC’s Battery Park Contest!

The Battery Conservancy Americas “Draw Up A Chair” Design Competition is quickly coming to a close, and one of the five remaining chair designs will be used to furnish Manhattan’s Battery Park. But which one of the designers will win the $10,000 prize?

Hexbug’s Aquabots: My First Pet Fish

The series of brilliantly designed robotic creatures from the Hexbug team have conquered the land and won many awards, but now they’ve taken their machines to an untapped play area: The fish bowl. Let’s take a peek at the world’s first care-free pet fish:

Meenova Offers MicroSD Card Reader for Android Devices

32GB not enough? For those with the misfortune of owning a smartphone without a memory card slot, Meenova has a very inexpensive solution.

Squeezy Freezy Makes Homemade Slushies In Minutes

The Squeezy Freezy is a simple, yet effective gadget that transforms your favorite drinks into frosty fun! It's a colorful, squishable drink container that works as a mini slushy machine of sorts.

Spot It! Reinvents Classic Matching Game Genre

Blue Orange, makers of the award-winning matching card game “Spot It!,” has made the most interesting innovation of the genre since Milton Bradley’s “Guess Who?” made its debut 1979. That’s a pretty remarkable achievement for a set of 55 cards and a tin!

Design Living Space Of The Future Via D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest

D3’s annual contest is back once again, and they’re looking for inspired minds to share incredible new ideas to revolutionize the structures that humanity calls home. If you’ve got a few cool plans to change urban sprawl, the interiors of our homes or communities as a whole, shoot for the $1,250 grand prize!

Moon In My Room Is The Ultimate Lunar Nightlight

Uncle Milton’s globular “Moon in my Room” is one of the prettiest and most entertaining nightlights that I’ve ever seen. What little astronaut wouldn’t want to fall asleep to the gentle glowing lunar cycle on their wall?

Lomography Presents New Winter Edition Cameras

Lomography has just launched holiday-inspired versions of its popular La Sardina and Diana F+ film cameras. Dressed up in Scandinavian-style patterns these two cameras are a fun way to capture some great analog holiday shots.

Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas: