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Thanksgiving Patents - Part 4: Avoid Holiday Drama & Weight Gain This Year


Appetite SuppressorAppetite Suppressor

One thing I've learned over the years is you can never go wrong by invoking the diet excuse. (This excuse is particularly effective if you are still single.) Of course, you run the risk that a family member will decry your concerns for your figure as nonsense, or worse - for your plan, not your ego - tell you you're too thin as it is. read more »

Second Generation 80 GB Microsoft Zune Review


The much-anticipated wait for the next-generation Zune is now over with the release of the 80 GB Zune in November, 2007. This new Zune sports some nice upgrades over the first generation Zune including more Wi-Fi capabilities, smaller size, podcast support, and larger LCD screen. Microsoft is getting closer and closer to Apple's reign as king of the portable media devices. read more »

Only in Dubai: A VPN as Illegal as Porn


(from ITP.net)(from ITP.net)

On Thursday, the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), an organization that regularly bans websites in the Emirates, declared that subscribing to a UK based Virtual Private Network (VPN) is as illegal as ‘smuggled DVDs or pornography.' read more »

Nature Finds a Home Inside With Gore Designs


The team at Gore Design Company has been very busy doing the heavy work of bringing nature's quirks to your home decor via their eco-friendly concrete conceptions. By mimicking nature's own unfaltering designs, they're able to unite both modernity and timelessness, all the while staying "green". read more »

Turn Warm Beer to Freezing Cold Beer in Seconds; Without Ice!


A young 22 year old inventor, by the name of Kent Hodgson, has found a way to almost instantly chill a beverage without using any ice. His relatively simple idea uses liquid CO2 to turn a warm beverage into a cold one within seconds. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 3: Narcissistic Gourd Molds


Narcissistic Gourd MoldNarcissistic Gourd Mold

A cornucopia of autumn produce and foliage is a traditional holiday favorite, if not a little predictable and overplayed. Yet with some time and planning you can assemble a unique cornucopia centerpiece spilling with gourds in the shape of your own head, or any other shape for that matter! read more »

China Plays Host to Vivid Imaginations at Its Unique Expo


With 4 days of culture, creativity and innovation, the specialized industry exhibition culminated with corporate and trading deals reaching around $3.8 billion U.S. read more »

Lines Gone Wild! Contemporary Seating by Brodie Neill


What happens when a scribble hops off the page and comes to life in the third dimension? Well, you might get something that resembles the futuristic-looking works of award-winning Australian designer, Brodie Neill... read more »

Kuwait Plans to Build World's Tallest Building


The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)

Perhaps inspired by nearby Dubai, Kuwaiti Municipal officials approved a plan Thursday, to construct what will be the world's tallest building when completed. The Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir, part of the Madinat Al-Hareer (City of Silk), is planned to soar to a height of 1,001 meters (3,284 ft). read more »

Top 10 Most Extreme Custom Cars in the World from SEMA 2007


As the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show comes to a close, theres only one thing left to do : Divy out bragging rights. Here are my picks for the top 10 Extreme Custom Cars from SEMA : read more »

Aluna, Lunar Clock for the Olympics


The power of the sun is amazing, but what about the power of the moon? Can it be harnessed? London-based artist Laura Williams thinks so and has decided to tap into that lunar power. read more »

New Wireless Lighting Technology Cuts Energy Costs by up to 60%


A company in Grand Haven, Michigan by the name of Light Corp., has locked up the wireless lighting technology niche with their patent pending Intu: 360° Workspace Agility technology. In a nutshell, this technology will work to help automatically control the dimming of lights, within a room or entire building, according to outside lighting or time of day. This technology is special for a few different reasons, but the most important one is that it will save an estimated 30%-60% in energy costs. read more »

Watch Your Step on Disappearing "Wall Stairs"


Unless you're on par with the likes of James Bond, or frequently find yourself escaping from super-villains, it's unlikely that you have any real need for a staircase that disappears at the touch of a button... read more »

New Fighter Pilot Helmet Come With X-Ray Vision


Next time you hear of an Alien abduction, it may just be a from someone who encounters a fighter pilot equipped with on of these new futuristic-looking fighter pilot helmets. These new helmets are not only scary looking, but they also have some incredible innovations such as X-ray vision. read more »

5 Hybrids...1 Better Future


BMW's TurboSteamerBMW's TurboSteamer

Oil is hanging close to the $100 per barrel mark and more people are looking to Hybrids as an answer. Problem is many people don't know what their choices are when it comes to Hybrids. Here are the 5 most prominent designs and where you can find them. read more »

Where Rich Cats Sleep: 14 HOT Designer Cat Beds



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Does this photograph remind you of anything in your home? Me either. But designs like this are really inspiring. The artists who created the cat beds featured here use their talents to pay tribute to the natural elegance and variable nature of the cat. Even if they are out of your price range, they're not too expensive to admire! read more »

Korean Toothpaste Obliterates Slime and Grime with Charcoal


Using charcoal as an innovative form of toothpaste is not a new concept in Asia. However some not so inviting packaging and changing the word charcoal to “charcle” apparently did the job quite well according to recent Korean sales. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 2: The Well-Dressed Bird


The Cooking Jacket "for use in cooking large pieces of meat, turkeys, chickens, roasts and the like," or U.S. patent 4942809, looks like a large mesh hammock with handles designed "to enable the turkey or other piece of meat to be retained in a jacket structure and easily lifted from the cooking pan, pot, vessel or the like." read more »

Pucker Up with Your Own Unique “Kiss Print”


Ah, the seduction of a kiss. So sexy, so timeless. Thanks to dna11's newest project, cocktail napkins and envelopes aren't the only ones lucky enough to receive that puckered stamp of approval -- now, you can have your own sexy pout immortalized on canvas. read more »

Fashionable Dumbbells For Your Health and Decor


Do people really care about the appearance of their workout equipment? Think about it. What do you usually do with your bulky workout equipment once you have finished using it? You put it up, right? It doesn't exactly match with your home décor, so you put it under your bed, in your closet, in a corner, in the garage. Once it's out of sight it's also out of mind. read more »