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Great Ideas for Non-traditional Holiday Decor


It seems as though you either love or hate the holiday season, with few people straddling the line in between. I, personally, am one of those apathetic souls that could take it or leave it, depending on day, mood, and my current penchant for blind consumerism. So, in my effort to jump on over to the "loving" side of the holiday fence, I bring to you the first installation of my latest finds in non-traditional seasonal decor that really work for any season. read more »

Most Amazing Car Concepts for the Year 2057


For the last 3 years, the LA Auto Show Design Challenge has attracted amazing concepts from every major auto manufacturer, 2007 was no different. It gives designers a chance to present their visions without engineering or cost constraints. See if you agree with the judges number 1 pick. read more »

The Lomme Bed: Adventures in Sleeping


Art? Or furniture? The German designed Lomme bed blurs that distinction, merging technology and sophisticated design to create a unique and enhanced futuristic sleeping environment... read more »

Rawstudio Brings Flava to Your Furniture


Hip hop legends 2Pac and Biggie can finally have a place of honor in your home, now immortalized as sustainably sourced, wooden furniture. Diddy's in that mix, too, but for now he's just got a bench named after him. Poor Diddy... read more »

New Callpod Dragon Bluetooth Earpiece


A new Bluetooth earpiece from a company by the name of Callpod offers great style and functionality for a relatively small price. The price of this little device is set at $129.95, and you get a decent amount of features for the price. One of the biggest claims that this new Bluetooth earpiece boasts is a maximum range of about 300 feet according the Callpod.

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4 Ways To Play A Spit-less Game Of Fetch With Your Dog



Doggie DriverDoggie Driver

Remember the game of fetch? You threw a ball, your dog chased it, picked it up, and brought it back? Again and again, the game repeated itself until one or the other of you got tired, usually you. You'd be dead tired, slumped in your chair, with smelly, sticky dog drool on your hands.

Now, dog gadgeteers (dogeteers) have invented ball-throwing gadgets that maintain your stamina, keep your hands clean and, perhaps, tire your dog. read more »

CFLs, Old Incandescent Lightbulbs and Creacycling


So you've replaced all your old incandescent lightbulbs with CFLS. Now you're saving money and saving energy, but there is still the stack of old incandescent lightbulbs waiting to be disposed of. Throwing them away wouldn't be eco-friendly. Right? How about creacycling them instead? read more »

Skin MD, Shielding Lotion and My Soft Hands : Review


A few weeks ago, a 4 oz sample of Skin MD Natural, a Shielding Lotion for the hands, face and body, was sent to me to test and review. I have used it about 3 to 4 times a week. In particular, I have applied it to my hands, elbows, feet, face and knees. I have also allowed my children to use Skin MD on occasion. Below are the results. read more »

GPS Multi-Sport Training Device Fits On Your Wrist


 

A company by the name of Polar recently announced the introduction of the RS800G3 multi-sport training system with built-in GPS capabilities. The device is about the size of a wristwatch, but it does a whole lot more than the typical watch. read more »

Robot Camel Jockey Wins Invention Prize


A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).

A robot camel jockey, invented by the Qatar Scientific Club, won for Best Invention at the First International Exhibition for Inventions. The robot camel jockey, a seemingly odd invention here in the West, is meant to replace child jockeys in the Persian Gulf. read more »

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 »