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Pop Goes China: Asian Music Stars Head Online

Go online to find China's pop stars, old and young. There's an up-and-coming version of Wu-Tang, and more masters of the romantic slow-dance song than you can shake a used tissue at.

Chilly Dogs: A Cool Solution For Military Working Dogs

Military Working Dogs (MWD) are often on the front lines with our troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have saved countless lives by locating explosive-laden vehicles, improvised explosive devices (IED) and weapons caches intended for use on U.S. troups. Chilly Dogs are now helping MWDs protect our troops.

Otohime Saves Face by Sounding Like a Flush

Toilet noises can be embarrassing, but what's a shy girl to do besides repeatedly flushing in situ? Japan's answer is the Otohime - an electronic "flush" that saves face as well as water.

Looking Ahead: Flatware That Stands Up!

Did you ever wonder why flatware always lies on the table or in a coffin-like holder in the drawer? I never gave it a thought until I saw this photo of the Sunny Side Up cutlery, I not only started to wonder, but am still wondering why it took so long and whether stand-up flatware will be the wave of the future?

Breckland Unveils the Beira V8

Breckland Technology, a company based in the United Kingdom, has been building some impressive cars for a number of years. Recently, they decided it was time to put one on the market that held their own name and it is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Shotgun Belt Buckles

Albert Mardaga reinvented the belt buckle using a mechanism similar to the opening of a shotgun action. While wearing the L'A Mardaga belt buckle, the firearms enthusiast can now have a constant reminder of this art.

Japan to Ban Spam E-mail. Seriously

Spam - junk e-mail, not the canned mystery meat - has been effectively banned by the government of Japan. Wishful thinking, or a positive step in the elimination of one of life's greatest annoyances?

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.

Neat Idea? It’s A Watch And A TV Remote All In One!

Make sure you're always on time to catch your favorite TV show with this beautiful, cutting-edge creation.

Amazing Police Supercars : Reasons Not to Speed From Around the World : Part 2

Well, in case none of the Police Supercars from the previous list caught your attention, maybe some of these will. Again, in no particular order.

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.

Scotland's New Supercar : Falen

Keating isn't the only new kid on the block when it comes to sports car anymore. Dowdeswell and Hardie design studio based in Gleneagles, Scotland has released some concept drawings of what is supposed to be their first step into the supercar world. Assuming it does make it into production, it will easily be one of the most amazing designs ever created.

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.

Amazing Police Supercars :Reasons Not to Speed from Around the World : Part 1

Speeding is unsafe and in almost all cases it is wrong. Having said that, if the risk you are posing to yourself and others doesn't deter you and nor does the punishment, perhaps seeing these in your rearview mirror will at least make you think twice before you try again. Because you won't get away from these police supercars.

Space Beer, A Drink That's Really Outta This World

Space beer... mmm, space beer. Brewed from barley seeds that orbited our planet countless times on the International Space Station, this is one outta this world beverage!

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!

Sumo Wrestling's Newest Champion Euro-Trashes Stereotypes

Think of sumo wrestlers and you'll probably conjure up images of fat Japanese guys in loincloths. Forget about all that - for the first time, a European has won sumo wrestling's coveted Emperor's Cup!

A Certified Pre-Owned...Lamborghini??

Somewhere on most peoples' "5 Cars I Must Own Before Dying" list you will find a Lamborghini, and with good reason. Sadly, most people (me included) will never get the chance to own one of these amazing machines. However, Lamborghini is upping your chances by developing a pre-owned program.

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.


Welcome to Maifoot, Service With a Servant!

Maifoot, located in Tokyo's geek mecca of Akihabara, delightfully combines everything Japanese Otaku love so well: maids, nurses, cosplay, massages, and maids. Did I mention, the staff are all maids.