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Study Shows 'Cut The Rope' Video Game Improves Executive Function In Adults

Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games.  He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.

A Safer Way To Travel With Your Dogs: Variocage

The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were.  It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs.  But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the  Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out.  Nevertheless...

Wearable Tech Meets High Fashion: 3-D Printed High Heels

The apparel of the future can't help but integrate technological elements in its styles and accesories. Many unique wearable tech products have paved the way for bolder and more unusual designs. Read all about 3-D Printed High Heels, whether you think they were made for walking or not.

'Hang w/' Is Little Bit Twitter, Little Bit Instagram, Little Bit Rap, Little Bit Celebrity Ham

As social apps continue to proliferate the Web and our smartphones, it's not a great surprise that a platform like Hang w/ -- the latest shiny new thing -- would inevitably roll off a developers' assembly line. Described by some, as a 'melting pot of social networks,' this app (free at Google Play and the App Store) is an intriguing proposition and a nice complement to what went before.

Calling All Inventors! NASA Wants Your Ideas For Mindshift

Inventors, get your minds in gear to apply NASA's Mindshift technology to your next invention.  NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has partnered with Edison Nation to identify the best consumer inventions or adaptations of products to use with its powerful mind control tool, Mindshift. 

@WikiBaghdady Tweets Reveal ISIS At Center of Iraq Coming Full Circle

As trite as it might sound, "what's old is new again," appears to be an apt description of the current status of Iraq, with the U.S contemplating the possibility of reentering an old war zone. Coupled with this controversial move is the establishment of a Twitter account with the handle @WikiBaghdady -- a profile that emerged six months ago and is providing the world with an inside snapshot of the conspiratorial ascension of a new group of terrorists. . . 

6 Dog Cooling Jackets That Really Work In The Dog Days Of Summer

When I see folks walking their dogs, or worse, running with their dogs, in the middle of a hot summer day, I cringe. Exercising with your dog on hot days is a recipe for disaster.  Dogs don't sweat the way humans do.  Yes, they pant, in part to cool off, but panting dehydrates them fast when they are exercising.  Older dogs are especially vulnerable in the heat and some dogs, young and old, will resist walking in the heat with all their little might - I've had a few of those.  So, what's a dog owner to do?

GPSports Tracking Device: It's a Bra; It's a Bro; It's Wearable Tech!

Do male athletes in Australia wear sports bras? Or are things not like they seem and has a new wearable technology reared its most innovative head? Read on for details about this exciting  breakthrough in athletic sportswear.

Next In Cat Social Media Toys: The Cat2See

"Cats are the most viral thing on the Internet after sex," Gilad Gelfand told Israeli newspaper Haaretz, as he explained how Cat2See, his remote cat play-watch-feed invention, would fit into the booming cat watching and sharing arena.  Cat2See, indeed, has its similarities to existing cat watching apps, but it has its differences too.  What I like about it most is its R2D2-looking robotic fishing rod holder!

Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure hunt created by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.

Want This New Innovation? Chopsticks Made Of Rice

Irony is a wonderful thing and this new product is definitely ironic. Chopsticks made out of rice to help you eat your rice certainly falls into this category. Okay, it is not the same part of the rice. The Solit-RiceIt chopsticks are made from the husk that has been turned into an earth-friendly bio-composite material.

Must-Have SnapRays Night Lights Really Are Brilliant!

No house or apartment seems to have enough electrical outlets for all the gadgets we have. Sure, we can plug in power strips to stretch the current, but there's one gadget that needs at least a semi-permanent home in your wall outlets - the night light. A new company called Snap Power invented a brilliant way to free your outlets for other use and still have your safety lights when it's dark in your rooms - with SnapRays Guide Lights, you just 'plug and play' them.

Wearable Tech: Intel's New And Very Snazzy Smart Bracelet

Appealing to an emerging geek-chic fashion trend, Intel has developed a new smart bracelet that will be released by the end of the year. This stylish wearable tech device is slated to be cooler than cool. Check out more details below.

ONE MORE Funny But Useful Father's Day Gift

Okay. I know it's late in the day, in the week, actually, to be announcing that I have an 11th item to add to my 10 Funny and Useful Father's Day Gift list... but I do.  It's not my fault; this item just came into the store.  And yes, it's a tie, and you don't want to give your dad a tie, not on this Father's Day, but this tie is different....

VibriSee: Ain't Those The Cat's Whiskers?

Reflective lights and clothing let bicyclists be seen at night, but one invention, created by students at California State University Long Beach, went a few steps further.... They created VibriSee, cat-like whiskers for your bike that make the bike and the biker more visible in daylight as well as at night.  And though the whiskers may look like a cat's, their biomimetic functions are actually more like peacocks, rodents, octopuses, and ctenophores.

Twitter Points To Dems Deposing Eric Cantor, Not Tea Party!

"The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is winning! The Tea Party is winning!" If you were buying into what the mainstream media was selling today, you'd might be convinced that a modern-day 'David vs Goliath' narrative was the reason behind House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's unprecedented GOP primary defeat. In reality, the voices from Twitter point to a much more plausible cause and effect.

Oxytocin: Not Just A Sex Hormone, But A 'Bonding Agent'

You know that 'love at first sight' thing?  Much of that feeling, including the feeling of sexual arousal, is due to the hormone oxytocin (not to be confused with the drug 'oxycodone'), which is produced by the hypothalmus and released by the pituitary gland.  Researchers at the University of Tokyo recently performed experiments with dogs applying an oxytocin spray to their noses, and learned that the hormone has other effects besides sexual arousal.

Dogs Gone Boating: 9 Must Have Dog Items To Take On A Boat

Some dogs are great swimmers; others never will be, because of fear of the water or because they are just not anatomically built for swimming (like long dogs with short legs).  But boating enthusiasts who are dog lovers find a way to take both swimmers and non-swimmers on their boats - to enjoy the water or enjoy the weather. Here are 9 must have items to bring along for your dog before you pick up anchor.

Slingshot, Facebook's Answer To Snapchat, Disappeared Itself (Video)

Me thinks Mr. Zuckerberg might have got the premise of Snapchat wrong. The raison d'être for that app is to have outgoing messages disappear seconds after they are received. Instead Facebook's Slingshot itself has vanished from the digital landscape, shortly after its debut.

LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)