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Athletic Track's Squared-Off Lanes Impress Officials, Inhibit Runners

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When funding cuts give you a damaged athletic track, you... cut corners and pave the turns into right angles? That's exactly what staff at a Heilongjiang, China sports center did when governmental bigwigs sprung a surprise visit and employees wanted the track to look sharp.

Your Beer Will Be Assimilated By The Borg Cube Fridge

If you're a Star Trek fan, you know of the insidious hive-mind known as The Borg Collective.  And now they are out to steal our beer--and keep it as cold as their frosty hearts.

D-Bag Parkers Beware, Online Parking Shaming Is A Thing Now

Has an inconsiderate parking job by some uncaring oaf ever ruined your day, or at least prevented you from parking your vehicle? Of course it has, we've all been there, fuming helplessly – but no more! A pair of frustrated Canadians have set up a Facebook group and a Twitter account specially designed to shame lousy parkers.

The Flutter Dress: Utterly Cool Blend of Textiles and Robotics

Smart phones are one thing, but smart clothing is quite another. With its built-in microphones, the Flutter Dress allows the hearing-impaired to feel the world around them. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech phenomenon.

CORE Patient Recovery Vest Could Help Save Lives

In a mass casualty accident, paramedics have about 30 seconds to assess a patient's condition and begin treatment, before they move on to another patient. With the aid of the CORE recovery vest, paramedics can get quick, accurate measurements and continue to monitor patients much easier, which could, in the end, save lives.

New Tug-O-War Toy For Dogs: Tuggo™

Does your back get sore from playing too much tug-o-war with your dog?  Okay, so it's his favorite game, but how far can you be dragged around before you have to quit?  You have to let him win, after all.... 

Well, suppose he could play tug-o-war by himself?   Or with another dog?  Introducing... Tuggo™!


Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept Car Hangs Ten At Surf City

The FIAT brand's latest variation of the popular Fiat 500L helps kick off the Vans US Open of Surfing in “Surf City”, aka Huntington Beach, California. Details from Vans original hi-top shoe echo throughout the cool concept car from its iconic Vans Checkerboard pattern roof treatment down to the Waffle Sole covering on the pedals.

Multicolored Alloy Wheels Are A New Trend With No Traction

So garish, five-spoked, five-colored alloy wheels like those seen on an otherwise elegant Peugeot 308 CC are a thing now? Stranger things have happened but these raucous rims might be the wackiest must-have auto fashion option yet.

Wearable Tech’s Boat Dress: Swimwear To Impress

Practical swimwear down through the decades has come to mean many things, but whoever thought that one Australian artist would interpret those words to indicate a dress that doubles as an inflatable raft? Read on for more details even if you are a strong swimmer.

Did You Say “Ute”? A Loving Look At Australia's Iconic Coupe Utility

Polished up front and utilitarian out back of the C-pillar, these versatile pickup-like vehicles rub rugged shoulders with Mad Max's V8 Pursuit Special when it comes to evoking Australian car culture.

Birding Is About To Become A Lot More Popular! The 'Bird Photo Booth"

After you finish reading this blog about the Bird Photo Booth, please wait at least 90 seconds before ordering it, as I want to have a head start in ordering mine.... Yes, there will be a rush, because the Bird Photo Booth is the neatest thing created for bird lovers since the invention of the telescopic lens!

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs): What You Should Know About The Newest Doctor Visit

If the next time you call your doctor's office you are asked if you would be interested in a 'shared medical appointment,' or SMA, you don't need to freak out.  You may even want to consider attending an SMA once before you decide it's not for you.  I'll explain the rational for SMAs, what they offer, and how patients have responded to this relatively new medical practice....

Bugaboo Donkey Stroller: Making Life With Twins Easier?

I saw a tagline on Bugaboo’s website—a Dutch company specializing in strollers—stating, “Going out with twins has never been easier—or as comfortable!” Oh, yeah? I have twins. Nothing about going out with them is easy. And if anyone is going to be comfortable while we are out, I want it to be me. But, I am always willing to take suggestions on making my life easier, so I kept most of my snarky comments to myself and read more about the Bugaboo Donkey Twin stroller. It’s pretty sweet.

Wearable Tech: Stilettos Guaranteed for One Thousand Years

Whoever heard of a pair of high-heeled shoes that come with a thousand-year guarantee? Can you imagine looking for a receipt that's a thousand years old? Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech innovation.

Thick Aluminum iPhone Case Is Waterproof To 300ft

Calling Captain Nemo! Thanko's thick aluminum iPhone case keeps your iPhone 5 or 5s high, dry and waterproof at depths of up to 300 feet. Y'know, just in case your spouse tells you to pick up some fresh seafood on the way home.

Next-Generation Rail Tram Shown Off By Russian Tank Manufacturer UVZ

The prototype Russia One, an innovative and futuristic rail tram dubbed the "iPhone on Rails", made its public debut at the Innoprom-2014 industrial exposition. Plans are to supply some of Russia's largest cities with 190-270 passenger capacity trams by the end of 2015.

Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.

The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.

You Can Now Skip The Pain With No-Drill Dental Work

Icon is a health innovation that will literally have you smiling. It is a new type of dental work that treats cavities and white spots with no drilling. That's right, no needles to numb the gums, no high-pitched whining of the drill, no pressure and very little stress.

Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?