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The Double Life Of A Grill Boy

I love surprise gadgets and the Grill Boy is one. It's a stylish stainless steel magnet shaped like a broad, flat stick figure, with grooves for hands and feet. But the grooves are all different sizes, so don't try to fit your Grill Boy with pairs of mittens and socks...

Innovative Gravity Defying Shoes

While investigating shock absorption for buildings and automobiles, scientists discovered a special polymer that was both lightweight and absorbed shock and vibration. This material forms the sole of these innovative shoes.

Toyota's Night View Identifies Pedestrians

Nightime driving is an area that can always be improved upon. We now have headlights that turn with the steering wheel to essentially "see" around corners and detectors on the front of our cars that will warn the driver of something in the road ahead. Toyota took that a step farther by putting together a system that can recognise humans and feed the information straight to the dash.

Sculptor Makes His Own Car Out of Polyurethane

Polyurethane...you know, the same stuff we use to fill in the annoying little cracks along the window. It has now made it's debut in the automotive world as more than just a filler. A Lithuanian "sculptor" has built almost an entire vehicle out of the mirale stuff, and it doesn't look all that bad.

The Well-Dressed Dog At A Wedding: Trend-Setting Elegance For Dog Grooms

Western European custom has it that the human bridegroom dress in a conservative dark suit or tuxedo at his wedding: the bride should never be upstaged, and that's as it should be! But dog brides better be prepared to share the stage when it comes to the newest fashions for dog grooms. These trend setters are anything but reserved.

The Well-Dressed Dog At A Wedding: 10 Awesome Dog Bridal Gowns

Whether it's the mild temperatures, the aura of the summer solstice, or there's just more love in the air, a June wedding always has the ring of a destiny fulfilled. There are some breathtaking designer ready-to-wear dog bridal gowns for summer and early fall, so there's no need to have one custom-made. I've selected some awesome gowns from the unbelievable array available this wedding season.

New World Record for Largest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

When we think of today's motorcycles, most people will automatically picture a V-Twin on a sunny afternoon. We sometimes forget about the hard hitting single cylinders. However, Franz Langer has come up with something that should bring the spotlight back to single cylinders for at least a while.

BananaHandle: Because Chimps Don't Burn Themselves On Hot Pans

As Fred says, "You've never seen a chimpanzee burn himself on a hot pan, have you?" Fred's the man behind dozens of creative, humorous, and amazingly functional gadgets for the home, and particularly, for entertaining. The BananaHandle's one of Fred's latest products and you have to admit, it looks like more fun than most pot holders.

Custom Portrait Cufflinks

Available in gold, silver, white gold or platinum these unique cufflinks are designed to be miniature portraits. When not in use, the two halves snap together to form a miniature bust.

Selling Cellphones to the Gray Generation

Society may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.

Luna: A Watch to Watch Out For

A combination of stainless steel, Swarovski's finest crystal, a portion of Signity's brilliance in gems, a Spessartite Garnet and the design element of John Pszeniczny have gone into creating the Luna watch, a uber cool time machine.

89mpg Harley : Winner of the 2008 Green Grand Prix

The Green Grand Prix, which takes place in Watkins Glen, NY, is the only race in the US specifically for alternative fuel vehicles. This year, there were many great entries covering every genre of vehicle, but 1 stood out when it came to fuel efficiency.

Medibottle - A Parent's Secret Weapon for a Sick Baby

Fighting with a sick baby isn’t any fun, which is exactly why Medibottle™ was created.


The Who's Who Of Grilling With Grill Charms™

One rare, no bacon, lots of pepper. One medium well, bacon, lemon and garlic, hold the salt. A medium, bacon, chile... By now I'm going crazy. I can prepare the steaks, but how will I tell them apart on the grill?

Another frustrated chef found the solution for me and other grill-lovers... Grill Charms™!


NBC News' iCue: Learning That's Innovative, Interactive and Fun

NBC's iCue provides a fun, interactive and collaborative online learning environment for students and lifelong learners.

The Traveling Notebook Barbecue Grill: Great For Camping!

And here you have it! Among hot finds this Memorial Day weekend, the Brits have beat the U.S. again in barbecue originality. This time it's the simple, but ingenious, notebook barbecue grill, one that would be terrific for camping or picnics!

A Multi-Functional Hearing Aid That Makes You Really Happy!

This man is jumping for joy. He can hear all the sounds in his environment, just like fully-hearing people can. He can also wirelessly connect to his mp3 player, watch TV, and make and receive cell phone calls... all through his hearing aid!

As Phonak, the maker of his Exélia™ hearing aid, suggests, the picture represents the joy that comes from finally experiencing a full life.


Wine Glass Holders That Glow While You Do!

Evenings are great times for summer picnics and yard parties. After the sun goes down, the air is cooler, stars come out, and it's time to kick back a little. The British, who take every advantage of good weather to get outside, have come up with a way to get tipsy without tipping their wine glasses in the dark.

Intelligent First Aid Kit Talks You Through Any Emergency

The recent natural disasters in China (earthquake) and Myanmar (cyclone) highlight the need for easily accessible personal first aid even those untrained in basic medical techniques can use. Enter 'Intelligent First Aid', a compact and complete kit containing 9 injury packs with an instruction manual you can read - and listen to!

Air-Dining (or How To Balance Food And Drink At A Barbecue)

Managing food and beverage is a feat at any table-less dinner. Air-dining, as I call it, can be a challenge for a guest, particularly at a large dinner party. In honor of the official start of the barbecue season this Memorial Day weekend, I thought I'd give you a tip on what to bring with you to keep your air-dinner, wine, or beer, off your shirt.