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Rainforest Tree Factories Could Eliminate Rainforest Destruction


A South Carolina company is hard at work on a strategy that would mean not a single additional rainforest tree will have to be cut down. read more »

Russia in Miniature to Rise from the Black Sea



Dubai's artificial islands are about to get a little competition: a miniature "Russia" in the Black Sea off Sochi, Russia, that will house athletes for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games and 25,000 residents afterwards.
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Come Clean With the "Clean Lady" Bucket


Buckets are handy home essentials, no doubt about it. Anyone who likes to clean will tell you they're absolutely necessary for effective housekeeping. Studio Neils en Sven livens things up with their new spin on an old classic. read more »

AutoNet Mobile Turns Your Car Into a Wireless Hotspot Via Any WiFi-equipped Device


AutoNet Mobile has updated their in-car wireless router for 2008, and this useful device will allow you to connect to the Internet via any WiFi-enabled device. This would include: laptops, PSPs, cell phones, PDAs, and more. The kids won't be bored on those long road trips anymore! read more »

Eye-Fi Wireless Photo Sharing SD Memory Card Wins “The Last Gadget Standing” Award at CES


Winning the Last Gadget Standing Award is a prestigious honor, because it's voted on by the attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 2008 winner of the award is the Eye-Fi wireless photo transfer SD memory card. This device looks like a regular SD memory card, but it's able to transfer photos from your digital camera to your computer (or laptop) instantly and wirelessly. read more »

World Islands - Dubai's Groundbreaking Megaproject is Completed


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The much touted World Islands in Dubai were officially completed Thursday, after the final stone in a surrounding breakwater was set. Stretching off the coast of Dubai, the World Islands are manmade islands in the formation of a map of the world. read more »

Audiovox “Home Base” Hi-Tech Dry-Erase Refrigerator Reminder Board with LCD Display


Technology in our home is becoming more and more hi-tech everyday. Even those little dry-erase marker boards for your refrigerator are getting a hi-tech overhaul thanks to the Audiovox Home Base system which adds a 7 inch LCD display with audio and visual communications capabilities. read more »

Osaka's New Amphibious Taxi Makes Waves



An ambitious, amphibious taxi has just begun regular service in Osaka, Japan's "city of water". Innovative as it is, one wonders if the high fees passengers have to shell out could cause the service to, um, flounder.
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Bill Gates Denies Microsoft will Develop Their Own “iPhone-like” Device; Bye-Bye Zune 3 Phone Concept!


The chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said in a recent interview that Microsoft will not produce a device to try and directly compete with the Apple iPhone - at least not in 2008. This is bad news for Microsoft supporters and for "Apple-haters" alike. read more »

Mitsubishi Revolutionizes the Television with the Introduction of Their First Laser TV


While many people are still confused about the difference between LCD, plasma, DLP, etc., Mitsubishi is already set to release a new kind of TV to the mix - laser TV. As the name implies, this new TV uses laser technology to produce what may just be the best quality picture ever. read more »

Turkey’s Underwater Tunnel to Take On Earthquakes


Turkey is in the midst of building a rail tunnel and a vehicle tunnel that will connect Asia and Europe through the Bosporous Strait. While the rail tunnel is expected to be completed in 2009, the vehicle tunnel will be taking bids shortly, and its expected completion date is 2011.

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Styrofoam Couch Takes DIY to the Next Level


Aside from insulation, floral arrangements, and the housing of egg sandwiches, the joys of Styrofoam have apparently crossed into the realm of interior design with Kwangho Lee’s Styrofoam couch. read more »

China Seeks Ancient Help For Future Job Security


While Feng Shui used to be frowned upon in communist China, those same officials that once disdained experts of this ancient craft are now turning to them for job security. read more »

Sexy New Motorola ROKR E8 Cell Phone is Sure to Turn Heads in 2008


The New Motorola ROKR E8 is a cell phone like no other. With its innovative design, music player, web browser, camera, and Bluetooth support, it's sure to start 2008 off with a bang. read more »

"Slacker Portable Player" Plays Your Own Customized Radio Stations


Some people may have already heard about the Slacker software service which allows you to create your own customized radio stations on your computer, but now you can transfer those customized stations to the Slacker Portable Player to listen on-the-go. read more »

Imbroglio Calendar: Your Dose of Daily Abstraction


In case you haven't caught up to 2008 yet, the Imbroglio perpetual calendar gives you the chance to do so in fully modern form. read more »

Solar Goes Gorgeous with Sanyo's Solar Ark



Big CAN be beautiful when it comes to solar power. At over 1,000 feet wide and 120 feet tall, the Solar Ark's flowing design and unique features make it anything but an eyesore.
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New “Pacemaker” Compact DJ System is the First of its Kind - Fits in Your Pocket!


Whether you're a professional DJ or you throw a house party every now and then, the Pacemaker may be the DJ system that you've been waiting for. This DJ system is different from any other system on the market, because it's small enough to fit in your pocket and can be used in conjunction with the DJ equipment that you already have. See the video here... read more »

China Tells Kids To Get A Job


The Kids City, the very first in China, will open its doors to children aged 5-10, giving them an opportunity to live a "day in the life" of their dream jobs. read more »

Panasonic Displays the World's Largest Plasma HDTV at CES – 150 inches!


Forget about nanotechnology; when it comes to making TV's bigger is better! Panasonic displayed the world's largest Plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, and it has proved to be a big hit. read more »