International

Special Yarns (Not Tall-Tales) Forge New Wearable Tech Frontier

It's a techy, not-so-top secret that two industry giants, Google and Levi Strauss, have created the first wearable tech that is gesture-interactive. Read on to learn more about these innovative 'Smart Jeans" and Project Jacquard.

Perfect Pitch On Parking Lot Roof Suits Chinese Soccer Superfans

You've really gotta love soccer to play it deep in the heart of the city, especially when the list of available fields starts and ends at zero. A group of Chinese futball fanatics took matters into their own feet, er, hands by building their very own private playing pitch on the roof of a downtown car park.

Bitcoin & Tsū Microdonations Usher In New Wave Of Charity Giving

For most charities, before the web and smartphones, donations came in the form of checks, received by snail mail. Yes, faster than the pony express of the previous century, but yet a very slow process. Toward the latter part of the 1900s, with credit cards becoming an accepted form of payment, coupled with the Internet as a distribution channel, the speed and frequency of fundraising increased markedly.

Tokyo Hotel Offers Rooms With A View... Of Godzilla!

Visitors to the Hotel Gracery in downtown Tokyo's Shinjuku could find their picture window view blocked by a 40-ft tall statue of Godzilla's head. Not that anyone's complaining, mind you.

“Mom Business Cards”, Newest Trend For House-Proud Japanese Wives

Japan's housewives, homemakers and den-mothers are flaunting their status by ordering custom “Mama Meishi” (Mom Business Cards) and handing them out at every opportunity.

China Introduces World's First Facial Recognition Technology ATM

A Chinese-developed ATM equipped with facial recognition identity features is set to make life much more difficult for fraudsters, criminals and counterfeiters. The ATM is the world's first cash-dispensing machine to employ inbuilt facial recognition technology as its prime method of user identification.

Whole-Hearted Revolution in Cardiac Care: The New Leadless Pacemakers

The leadless cardiac pacemaker addresses many of the problems that have long been associated with  pacemakers since the first one was implanted back in 1958. Learn more about this amazing innovation in health and medicine.

Checker This Out: McLaren P1 Taxi Trolls Taiwan Travelers

As if supercar police vehicles aren't enough, some well-heeled car-owner in Taiwan wants us to believe their pricey McLaren P1 trolls the streets of Taiwan picking up paying fares. I want to believe!

McDonald's Japan Rolls Out Prison Loaf Burgers For Kids

McDonald's Japan is responding to parents' concerns about the lack of nutritious vegetables in the fast-food restaurant's offerings by introducing a trio of veggie-infused, Prison Loaf-like chicken burgers “that children will eat happily.” Sure they will...

Japanese Maid Cafe Girl Plush Cell Phone Charm / Wrist Rest

If you've always wanted a Japanese maid cafe girl - or just certain parts of one - for your very own, now you can have the next best thing: a plush cellphone charm or mouse wrist rest that looks like a maid's lower half.

Much Buzz About Timberland, Pharrell Williams and Bee-Inspired Boots

Boot giant, Timberland and music mogul, Pharrell Williams, have collaborated on the creation of boots inspired by bees. These cool boots are comprised of eco-friendly textiles and recycled plastic bottles. Read on to learn more about this amazng innovative footwear.

18-Function Chinese Army Shovel Is The Only Tool You'll Ever Need

The Swiss Army has the Swiss Army knife, Arthur Dent had his towel, and China has the latest in multifunctional do-it-all tools: the Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308! Surrender now, resistance is futile... can you dig it?

My Sleevies: Instantly Add Sleeves To Your Bathing Suit

Do you wish your arms were invisible when you get into a swimsuit? How about the rest of you? If you do, rest assured that you are no alone. Introducing My Sleevies, an innovative, attractive and attachable alternative to bare arms. that has come just in time for beach season.T

Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Anime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.

Unhappy Meals: China's Top 10 Fake Foods

China's 1.3 billion people are hungry for wealth and riches. Too often, however, making a buck means taking a buck by foisting imitation nutrition on the unwary. These top 10 Chinese fake foods and drinks may leave a bad taste in your mouth but consider yourself lucky you're just reading, not eating.