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Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?

Brush Hour: The World's 7 Neatest & Sweetest Street Sweepers

Street sweepers might not have the celebrity clout of other motorized vehicles but you'll appreciate them every time one of those “cool” cars doesn't leave you in its dust.

Apps Launched For Rockets Red Glare & Planet Rife With War

In the new TV show drama, “MANH(A)TTAN (a fictional accounting of the Manhattan Project’s lead-up to the Atom Bomb), Liza Winter, one of the scientist’s wives notes that in 1943, out of “75 sovereign states in existence in the world (at the time), 61 of them were at war.”

Datsun mi-DO Hatch Debuts At 2014 Automechanika Moscow Show

Datsun, once a familiar nameplate to North American carbuyers but lately reborn as Nissan's emerging market brand, unveiled the smartly styled mi-DO hatchback at the 2014 Automechanika Moscow Show. In related news, it seems Russia is considered an emerging market by the world's major automakers... better not tell Putin

MINI Businessman Concept Car Channels Tomorrow's MINI Today

If today's MINI compact car is a triumph of retro automotive style, what will BMW's boxy British brand look like tomorrow? The MINI Businessman Concept revealed by students from the International School of Design in Valenciennes, France, offers us a tantalizing glimpse of MINI's future.

BioBeats and The Pulse App: Can Music Rule Your Mind?

Similar in concept to those mood rings of decades past, BioBeats has tapped into a new idea with a special app that can play music that reflects your current state of mind based on the rate of your heart. Read on for more on this fascinating topic.

World's First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implanted Into 12-Year-Old Beijing Boy

Intel Inside? We're almost there thanks to doctors at Peking University Third Hospital who successfully implanted the world's first 3D-printed vertebra into a young Chinese boy's neck.

Toyota To Revive Classic Workhorse J70 Land Cruiser For One Year Only

Though Toyota's legendary J70 Land Cruiser hasn't been manufactured or sold in Japan since 2004, the rugged four-wheel drive pickup's domestic fan base never stopped clamoring for its return. It seems Toyota heard them after all, as the automaker is gearing up to produce around 200 J70's domestically every month for one year, and for one year only.

Get Your Gallic On: Frito-Lay Japan Introduces Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla Chips

Frito-Lay Japan's new Doritos Gourmet Garlic & Sea Treasure Tortilla Chips evoke the rich flavor of classic French bouillabaisse served with grilled garlic bread. It's a taste you'll treasure, albeit for a limited time only.

Making it Real: A 3-D Exhibition of Print Ready Projects

Making It Real is an innovative global exhibition featuring new and edgy designs for  3-D print-ready jewelry, products, fine art and other small objects. Read on to learn more about this new and fascinating digital fabrication display that began last year.

Chinese Facekini Fad Inspires French Fashion Mag Photoshoot

Those freakish “face-kini” masks worn by legions of sun-avoiding Chinese women have made the jump to haute couture thanks to a photoshoot featured in former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.

Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.

Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.

2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.

Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.

Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.

Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.

Concrete Cloth: Unique, Unexpected and Fascinating Applications

Concrete Cloth is a burgeoning innovation with many possible applications ranging from military installations to commercial and residential buildings. Read on for more information on this fascinating treated fabric.

Burger King Japan's Avocado Burgers Are An Avocaddict's Dream

Avocado advocates rejoice, Burger King Japan is adding an abundance of avocado to its burgers this summer in hopes of creating hoardes of slavering “avocaddicts”. Beginning August 11th, guacamole junkies can get their fix by ordering the Premium Fresh Avocado Whopper, Fresh Avocado Whopper Junior, and the Fresh Avocado Burger.