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Need This New Concept? New Year's Non-Resolutions

It's that time of year again when we feel compelled to make New Year's Resolutions. There are so many things wrong with doing this to ourselves -- from looking at ourselves so critically that we end up aiming for a New Year's Revolution, to setting ourselves up to certain failure on an accelerated time-line. It may be time to change our way of thinking about creating our vision of the new year ahead of us.

Need This New Innovation? Community For The Homeless In Texas

Community First! is a faith-based concept to address homelessness in Austin, Texas. The idea is to create a small community for people who are homeless. This community will consist of a wide variety of small homes, as well as help finding jobs, and medical, dental, and other services. Of course, there will also be a community church as well.

Anti-Snooping Apps For When Everybody's Watching You

When the rock group, The Eagles first penned their iconic top-forty hit, "New Kid in Town," with lyrics that spoke to: "talk on the street. . . everybody's watching you," the year was 1976, predating the Internet by almost two decades. While spot-on prescient as to what was to come, surely Don Henley, Glenn Frey or Joe Walsh couldn't have known the level of surveillance that's blanketed the world we NOW live in...

Looking for That Last Minute Christmas Gift? Turn to the Dark Side... of Tea.

Darth Vader: "Would you care for sugar and milk?"

Emperor: "No, no thank you, Lord Vader.  I prefer my tea bitter and black."

Darth Vader: "As you wish."

Getting The Concepts Straight: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks And Intellectual Property

We all know symbols like ©, ® or ™, and usually we have no difficulties relating them to ownership subjects. But do we know their actual meaning, both symbolically and legally? The terms Patents, Trademarks and Intellectual Property are often used in wrong ways, so with this article we will make a general insight over them.

King Robota -- A Real Giant Robot?

Ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen feet in height, King Robota manufactures some amazing robots designed for corporate events and large entertainment venues.  But... how much of the robot is a robot?

Woof To Wash: Laundry Machines Controlled By Dogs

Those of us with pets are aware that they live pretty cushy lives. They spend their days basking in the sun, chasing squirrels while out for walks, and barking when someone comes to the door. The average dog has few responsibilities - all we expect of them is to be semi-obedient and do their business outside. One company believes that dogs should play bigger roles when it comes to the maintenance of their households than simply licking fallen crumbs off the floor.

6 Popular Classic Christmas Gift Ideas That Are Still The Best


With the holiday season upon us, millions of people begin their seemingly never-ending search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Most people are out searching for the latest and greatest electronic gadget this holiday season, but some shoppers still seek that perfect retro gift from the "good ol' days". I want to take a look back in time at some of the most popular gifts of all time. These "old school" toys are all timeless classics for the holidays. read more »

Introducing Microsoft’s “The Prime Challenge” - A Challenge To Find The Lost Primes!

It’s up to you, the dedicated math geek, to help Microsoft to discover the “lost primes!” While people have searched tirelessly to discover the largest prime numbers possible, untold amounts of perfectly prime numbers are waiting to be found with the aid of cloud computing!

Dump Truck Trikes Are Mini Mighty Motorcycles

“Cargo Tricycle” might sound like a Tonka toy kids would love to find under the Christmas tree but in many parts of the developing world, fathers are the ones who work these mini mighty motorcycles.

Cuddly Prostate And Testicle Plushies For Everyone On Your Holiday List

What kid doesn’t long for a cuddly stuffed private part? Well, it just so happens that I Heart Guts has answered the call with their Testicle and Prostate plushies.

10 Best Surveillance Systems And Mini Spy Camera To Hide In Your House

It amazes me as to the variety of survaillance cameras are on the market.  They come in almost every shape and size, can be hidden inside anything from a USB drive to car keys, to fake air fresheners.  How paranoid are we that this has become a thriving market?  Check some of these mini spy gadgets out...

Little Foam Moving Men Put A New Face On Reusable Packaging

Cushion-san reusable packaging by Japanese designer Masashi Sano protects fragile housewares, artworks and other delicate possessions just as well as plastic packing peanuts. Unlike the latter, however, you'll want to keep these cute foam cutouts around for your next moving experience.

Squeezy Freezy Makes Homemade Slushies In Minutes

The Squeezy Freezy is a simple, yet effective gadget that transforms your favorite drinks into frosty fun! It's a colorful, squishable drink container that works as a mini slushy machine of sorts.

Planning A Trip To Middle Earth? Don't Forget Your Travellers' Guide!

In celebration of the next installment of The Hobbit, a group known as HRS has created a quirky little infographic to take fans on a delightful romp through Middle Earth. Not my usual fare, but hey - it got a chuckle out of me. Maybe it'll brighten your Friday a bit, too.

Cement Push Pins Stick With Stone, Are Anything But Tacky

Sticks and stones might break my bones but Japanese cement push pins from Japan Trend Shop will never hurt you... unless, of course, you're holding them backwards when pinning.

Facebook's About To Get A Whole Lot Smarter

In a Q3 earnings call yesterday afternoon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a rather fascinating announcement to make: Facebook is looking into developing artificial intelligence. The organization has founded a new Artificial Intelligence Unit, and is separately also working on speech recognition.

Bizarre Chinese Ivy-Covered “Zombie Car” Needs Water, Fertilizer, Brains

Green transportation in China just got creepier thanks to an abandoned, ivy-covered van that's become a national social media sensation.

Cheetos Cheeseburger Corn Puffs Are One Slick Snack

Frito-Lay Japan would like to say their Cheetos Cheeseburger flavored corn puffs offer fast-foodophile snackers the glorious taste of hot, juicy cheeseburgers without the time, trouble and expense of cruising their local drive-thru. We say, shut up and take our money!

Subway Grocery Store Offers Commuter Convenience

I can't be the only one in the world that feels like grocery shopping is a burden nine times out of ten. After a long day of work, the last thing I feel like doing is spending an hour engaging in shopping cart wars and getting stuck behind someone unfolding dozens of coupons at the register. And, as it turns out, I'm not alone in that feeling at all - at least, not according to the innovative commerce solution that's on the rails in Korea.