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Phone Deaf? Hear Now, Loud AND Clear




Plantronics®, for many years a leader in sound technology, has been devoting a good part of its research to enhancing sound for hearing impaired persons through its Clarity® division. The latest Clarity device to hit the market is its C4230™ telephone/answering machine that looks strictly space-age, but has all the bells, booms, and lights you need if your hearing is mildly to severely impaired right here on earth.
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Handy CD Storage Doubles as Wall Art


The design duo Eva Guillet and Aruna Ratnayake of studio.lo have discovered a whole new way to store CDs -- as wholly cool wall art made from sturdy paper cases. read more »

Twirl N’ Take My Picture: Digital Cam Powered By Hand


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a continued environmentally conscious effort Sony has added one more hand-powered prototype to their eco-list called the "Twirl N' Take". It looks and moves kind of like a pizza cutter, but it doesn't cut pizza. It takes digital pictures instead. read more »

The Sony Mylo 2 Offers “Internet On-The-Go” in a Pocket-Sized Mini PC


New for 2008 is the Sony Mylo 2, which obviously is the follow-up to the first Sony Mylo of last year. This new model offers a whole new set of features and functionality that expands upon the original Mylo's somewhat "primitive" features. For example, the new Mylo 2 sports built-in Wi-Fi G (54 Mbps) capabilities, while the first Mylo offered a much slower Wi-Fi B (11Mbps). read more »

China Joins Endeavor To Save People's Lives...and Soccer Games


Robocup, a worldwide initiative to get a team of humanoid robots prepped and able to defeat a human world champion soccer team by the year 2050, has been getting a lot of attention around the globe. Now China is starting to show distinct interest, with the continual development of the Robocup China Committee. read more »

American Inventor: Who Is The Real Winner?





Every once in awhile, I run into a three-dimensional, walking, talking and, most of all, hard-working soul, who embodies the qualities that make inventors successful. This time it's Robert ("Bobby") Amore who, with his "Toner Belt," made it to the round-of-twelve in season one of American Inventor (ABC, 2006). Bobby just happens to be one of the few contestants from season one and two who has reached the mass market with his product... now being sold as the "Walk n' Burn." read more »

Babies Are Cute From Head to Toe...(But Let's Focus On Heads Today...)


Hip hats aren't just for those with fully developed motor skills, as has been proven on the heads of various happenin' infants all across the country. read more »

New “Super bed” Should Add to the Obesity Problem in America


This new "sleep station" will give people no reason to get out of bed in the morning. The Starry Night bed, as it's called, contains enough features to allow you to stay in bed all day and surf the Web, watch movies, or listen to your digital music collection with its built-in surround sound system. You won't believe some of the features that this "super bed" sports, and it all comes with a hefty price tag. read more »

Can Fashion Designer and Taxi Really Warm up the Homeless?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year in celebration of 15 years of business TAXI and its executive creative director Steve Mykolyn decided to give back to the community. Steve came up with the 15 Below project and recruited Lida Baday, Canadian designer, to design a coat for the homeless. She designed the 15 Below jacket. read more »

Has Apple Created a Monopoly with the iPod and iTunes?


In many ways, Apple does a firm grip on the MP3 player and digital music market with its iPod and iTunes empire. Some people believe that Apple has been unfair in these respective markets from a consumer standpoint, saying that Apple overcharges for iPods and also for music at iTunes. read more »

The DYMO DiscPainter CD/DVD Printer Creates Professional Looking Discs


The DYMO DiscPainter is a very cool device that will appeal to some people, while others will find the cost of operation to be unjustified. This little printer is a must-have for budding musicians, photographers, business professionals, and amateur cinematographers. read more »

Get Your Baby In the Height of Fashion This Year!


Today's generation of tykes are all over the fashion scene, thanks to the wit of Generation X fashion designers wanting cute baby apparel choices for both their own kids and for a lucrative business opportunity. read more »

Time Is On Your Side With the Emily Wall Clock


Greg Wolos, winner of the "Show Us Your Skills" contest held by retro clockmakers furni, has turned timekeeping on its head -- rather, its side -- with his funky, vertical-mounted wall clock titled, "Emily." read more »

Is the Third Generation Zune Going to look "iPhone-esque"?


We all know that in today's world you are either a fan of Apple products like the iPod Touch, iPod, or iPhone, and for those people who don't swing Apple's way, you go with Microsoft stuff- most recently the Microsoft Zune. The Zune 80GB is a very popular MP3 player, but it doesn't have near the functionality of the iPhone - so doesn't it make sense that the Zune 3 should be iPhone-like? read more »

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: High Quality 3-D Movie Posters that “POP”


A company in Canada by the name of RabbitHoles has created a new technique of turning regular 2-D images, such as a movie poster, into high quality, full-color 3-D images that can even have animation sequences implemented into the photo. Check out the video of this new technology in action... read more »

Waterfall Bar Looks Wet, You Stay Dry


Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka blurs elemental lines with the Waterfall, bringing new meaning to the term "wet bar." read more »

Saudi Blogger Detained Indefinitely


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On December tenth, Saudi blogger Fouad al-Farhan was detained for questioning by the Saudi Interior Ministry. In a case that has invoked international condemnation, possible charges against Farhan have not been elaborated on, except for a brief statement by a Ministry spokesman, stating that, Farhan was detained "for violating rules not related to state security." read more »

New Wireless Mouse Ditches Batteries in Exchange for Electromagnetic Induction Technology


More and more people are choosing to "cut the cord" when it comes to their choice of computer mouse. Wireless mice are becoming increasingly standard in the computer world, and for good reason. They are typically easier to use, more convenient, and less of a hassle than the wired variety. They do have one drawback, though - they've always required batteries - until now... read more »

The Light Drop: LEDs on Tap


Turn on the faucet and let the light flow? Hmm... Seems a bit paradoxical, but the Light Drop by Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan does just that. read more »

Lemon Tree in Japan Bears Eleven Kinds of Fruit!



A 71-year-old farmer has found a unique solution to Japan's chronic shortage of space: grow 11 different kinds of fruit on a single tree!
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