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Scientists Are Now Testing An Internet Made For Robots: RoboEarth

I've got three words for you, ladies and gentlemen: robotic hive mind. That's what scientists at Eindhoven University have spent the last four years creating; an invention they refer to as "RoboEarth," a "world wide web for robots."

Bibliotech: World's First Bookless Library

When you think about paying a visit to a library, you think about shelves upon shelves of books, a library catalog, and sometimes even a male or female librarian dressed in tweed and glasses so nerdy that they're the coolest fashion statements ever. What you do not expect to find is a business that is chock full of emptiness. But that's exactly what the world's newest library offers to patrons.

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves Are A Bright Biking Idea

Bicycle riders rejoice, Zackees Turn Signal Gloves put safety in the palms of your hands! This new direction in two-wheeled security allows bike-riders to speak the language of the cars and trucks they share the roads with.

The Oculus Crystal Cove Prototype Makes VR Better Than Reality

At today's Consumer Electronics Show, Oculus unveiled a new prototype of its Rift virtual reality headset. The new device, dubbed "Crystal Cove," adds positional tracking and a new OLED display. What that basically means is that Crystal Cove blows the old Rift out of the water.

The UpBed™ Literally Gets You Out Of Bed In The Morning

Many of us have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, but that may be more a reflection of our mental state than physical.  For those with conditions that physically limit their ability to get out of bed without assistance, whether due to arthritic conditions, balance issues, or injury, the new UpBed™ Ajustable Lift Bed can really make a big difference in their independence.

Freshness Burger's Peanut Butter Burger Is Jammed With Asparagus

Freshness Burger's limited edition Peanut Butter Burger picks up where Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich left off. Unfortunately, the Japanese fast food chain left off the bananas and added onions, bacon, lettuce and (shudder) asparagus.

Hangover Heaven: Las Vegas Survival Business Delivers Hangover Cures

Party buses are designed for fun and debauchery. They can be rented to help individuals celebrate virtually any event, but are especially popular for weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties. With a party bus you get a designated driver, and a place to keep the party going without pause while en route to the next club or bar. The only problem with partying that hard is that you're going to feel it in the morning, so some smart individuals ran with the party bus concept, and made a party bus solution.

The WildCat -- A New All-Terrain Robot that Sort of Looks Like a Monster

Look at that picture on the right.  Looks innocuous enough, right?  Well, wait until you see this thing in motion.  Quite scary.  But, scariness aside, there is something to say about the WildCat robot.  It may just be the way to cover long distances across all sorts of terrain at a rather rapid pace.

Need This New Innovation? Lose Weight By Changing Hands

This is the time of year wheb many people renew their determination to lose weight with yet another New Year's resolution. What can you do differently this time to make a success out of your new plan? Apparently the latest idea for getting yourself to eat less is a simple one -- switch hands. By eating with your non-dominant hand you will cut calories automatically accordingn to researchers.

Nvidia Will Be Showcasing Its Gaming Innovations At Next Week's CES

Nvidia announced today that it plans to hold a press conference during the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The exclusve event will be hoested January 5, and will feature some of Nvidia's top video game innovations, along with its mobile and automotive display technologies.

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Japanese Toothpastes

When a new toothpaste hits store shelves in Japan it's expected to fight tooth and nail – especially tooth – to gain traction in an already hyper-competitive marketplace. Is it any wonder that, like Japan's many weird & bizarre soft drinks and the teeth of those who drink them, offbeat yet innovative toothpastes keep coming out?

New Bolstered Furniture Covers For Pets Provide Protection AND Ergonomic Comfort

If you have furniture you want to protect, you can either train your pets not to jump on it or you can cover the special places your pet likes with a decorative blanket or a furniture cover specifically designed for pets, one that is easy to clean and has special padding for your pets comfort.  But the newest addition to these pet furniture pads is bolsters that make the pads more like pet beds.  These new features consider the need, desire, and tendency for dogs and cats to rest with their heads raised or 'bolstered.' 

 

Need This New Innovation? Flood Rum

In September of 2013 a devastating flood hit the Front Range of Colorado (the area on the eastern side of the mountains) was hit by severe flooding. It was worse than any in known history. The town of Lyons was cut off from civilization as the roads in all directions were washed out. Much of the town was washed away or heavily damaged. Spirit Hound Distillers was no exception. Now they are turning the tables on the flood to help the town move forward again.

 

Need This New Innovation? Award-Winning Film About Eating Disorders For Teens, By Teens

Two middle school girls in Greenwood Village, Colorado, were given an assignment to make a film for their film class at Aspen Academy. They put their heads together and came up with an idea for a docu-drama on the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Their finished product, just four silent minutes long, has been making some serious waves.

Need This New Innovation? Community For The Homeless In Texas

Community First! is a faith-based concept to address homelessness in Austin, Texas. The idea is to create a small community for people who are homeless. This community will consist of a wide variety of small homes, as well as help finding jobs, and medical, dental, and other services. Of course, there will also be a community church as well.

Colonel Crispy Potato Chips: A Finger-Lickin' Good Snack!

Calbee's Corporation's Colonel Crispy potato chips are what you – you in Japan, that is – get when two food colossi join forces. Featuring the familiar folksy face of Colonel Harlan Sanders himself, Calbee's limited edition Colonel Crispy Potato Chips are flavored with the delicious essence of KFC Japan's original Colonel Crispy Chicken.

Anti-Snooping Apps For When Everybody's Watching You

When the rock group, The Eagles first penned their iconic top-forty hit, "New Kid in Town," with lyrics that spoke to: "talk on the street. . . everybody's watching you," the year was 1976, predating the Internet by almost two decades. While spot-on prescient as to what was to come, surely Don Henley, Glenn Frey or Joe Walsh couldn't have known the level of surveillance that's blanketed the world we NOW live in...

Design The Ultimate Sustainable “Forever Home” For One, Win $500!

Open Tech Forever and the Denver, Colorado branch of Architecture for Humanity are waiting for you to design an environmentally sustainable and modular home that one or two people would be thrilled to spend the rest of their lives in. After all, they can’t build it until you design it!

Need This New Innovation? Modamily: Co-Parenting Without Strings

So you have decided that it is time to start a family but your relationships have not been falling in line. You also aren't exactly enamored with the idea of being a single parent. You want your child to grow up with two parents and role models. So maybe it is time for a new family model to emerge. Enter Modamily -- a website that matches people ready to have children without the issues brought on by romantic entanglement.

Woof To Wash: Laundry Machines Controlled By Dogs

Those of us with pets are aware that they live pretty cushy lives. They spend their days basking in the sun, chasing squirrels while out for walks, and barking when someone comes to the door. The average dog has few responsibilities - all we expect of them is to be semi-obedient and do their business outside. One company believes that dogs should play bigger roles when it comes to the maintenance of their households than simply licking fallen crumbs off the floor.