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Montreal Startup Festival

The Montreal Startup Festival ended today with many inventors and innovators meeting with potential clients and investors. Through keynotes and tent expos, communication and networking happened all over the place. Already the 2014 version is being planned for next year.

Wrap Your iPhone In ANICASE’s Adorable Endangered Species To Save Them!

This series of ANICASE iPhone covers demonstrates how a great product invention can arise from a good cause. Can philanthropic ideals launch your ideas as well?

Chinese Bus Stops Spray Cooling Mist On Overheated Commuters

Old and busted: Missing your bus. New coolness: Misting your bus stop! The Chinese city of Chongqing is rolling out a cool mist spray system at several dozen city bus stops. Designed to operate much like the automatic misters in supermarket produce sections, the artificial clouds of chilled and purified water act to keep Chongqing's commuters as cool as cucumbers.

Quality Crowdfunding Your Idea Via Seedinvest

Crowdfunding big ideas and small businesses online is a concept that quickly became a mainstream idea, but if your high-quality startup needs a big-name investment, check out Seedinvest.

Going To Travel This Summer? Take A SunRocket!

Whether you are camping, picnicking, backpacking, or on a cross-country road trip there is nothing like being able to make a hot cup of tea or some instant soup for a quick pick-me-up or a hot meal to keep you going. You don't have to stop and build a fire anymore. You can set your SunRocket out and let the sun do the work. Once your water is hot the SunRocket also keeps your chosen liquid hot for hours.

Guncraft Is Breaking The Mold For First-Person Shooters

Independent developer Exato Games has gone all out with Guncraft; a voxel-based shooter which allows for a level of deep customization rarely seen in the genre. It's one of the most enjoyable - and innovative - games I've played in a very long time.

A Layer of Love: Amazing Paper Art!

Many people enjoy books because they come alive and allow the author's message to blend with the creativity of the reader. Some artists take a more direct approach, like Luciana Frigerio, and choose to share their artistic message in words made out of pages, rather than in words printed on them.

Mocoro Microfiber Mop Ball Vacuum Cleaner Is A Roomba With A View

Just when you got used to the idea of rolling robotic Roombas roaming your home on the range comes an even more unlikely vacuum: the Mocoro Microfiber Mop Ball Vacuum Cleaner from Japan's CCP.

iPhone 6 And iPhone Mini Predictions

A lot of people try to predict what Apple will do in its next announcement, but based on past history, we can easily make some educated guesses as to what the next iPhone will look like.

The Gallery of Nature: Art of the Earth

It often seems that the modern generation of artists has become obsessed with using the most outlandish or unusual materials to create their work. Richard Shilling chooses to return to the literal roots of art and uses the elements of the natural world to inspire awareness and delight the senses.

Roblox Launches Dynamic Lighting On iOS

ROBLOX - the world's largest user-generated gaming site - is looking to expand beyond the PC. To that end, it recently launched its lighting and shadow engine, Dynamic Lighting, on iOS. I had the opportunity to sit down with ROBLOX's Arseny Kapoulkine and Simon Kozlov to discuss the details.  

Lotteria's Massive 14” Big Rib Sandwich Is A McRib On Steroids

Japan's Lotteria restaurants are celebrating the first anniversary of their popular Pork Ribs Sandwich in a BIG way with a Big Rib Sandwich! The 35cm (14”) long limited-edition pork-apalooza features three boneless McRib-style patties laid end-to-end on a sliced baguette bun.

“Play a Game” iPhone 5 Case Adds Analog Fun To Digital Communications

The “Play a Game Addiction iPhone 5 Case” from Elecom brings back your favorite analog games, shrinks 'em down, and slaps 'em on the back of your shiny new iPhone 5. Not only does the colorful polycarbonate case protect your high-tech lifeline, it allows you to keep on gaming even after your phone battery runs out of juice.

From STEM To STEAM, Cloud Filmmaker Joined British Airways' Innovators In The Clouds

Traveling with top-flight innovators is a heady experience under normal circumstances. However, when you conduct a think-tank 30,000 feet above terra firma, it's a whole new ballgame. Such was the case when award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Webbie Awards, Tiffany Shlain took to the creative skies with 130 techie-elite from the Silicon Valley. In fact, there was so much to absorb, it will take her a couple of months to document her experience on film.

Light Up Your Life With FIREase

When it comes to starting fires for your camping trip or your summer outdoor entertaining it isn't always so easy to get that traditional wood fire going. Once you get it going it can take some work poking and prodding to keep it going and then carefully adding new wood as the fire burns down. FIREase has created the IncinerGrate to make fire starting and maintaining as simple as toasting marshmallows.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Combats Dinner-For-One Blues

There’s not much that’s lonelier than having a bowlful of tasty noodles and no one to share them with. The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows you to slurp away while also staying in contact with your nearest and dearest.

Forever Young Hydrating Facial Wraps Give You An Inexpensive Way To Get The Spa Look From Home

Spa wraps are expensive. Now you can get an easy face wrap treatment at home (or away from home) for under $10 with Forever Young Hydrating Facial Wraps.

Farsighted? Creating Comic Books For The Blind

Visually impaired people can do just about anything sighted people can do these days. One of the things that has remained out of bounds for them has been the joy many of us find in reading comic books. Designer Phillipp Meyer took on the challenge to find a way to bring comics to blind. The first thing he discovered was that the whole idea of what a comic is needed to be rethought.

Nintendo's True Role In Modern Gaming

Looking back, I really feel as though people don't give Nintendo enough credit. Although the organization may not be the industry titan it was in its glory days, it still stands among the most powerful, beloved, and renowned organizations in video games. Nintendo's cultural significance - both now and in the past - simply cannot be denied.

No Joke, These Artists Are Bananas

As children, these artists were clearly never told not to play with their food. Apparently, they ran out of canvas and tradional sculpting material, so they used whatever they could get their hands on. Namely, bananas.