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3D Printed Bow Ties Are What All The Cool Nerds Are Wearing

Bow ties (along with pocket protectors) are the typical fashion trappings of the classic nerd, even more so if the tie is a clip-on. Now the clever designers at Monocircus have turned that tired stereotype on its head by creating what just might be the first cool clip-on tie... and it's a bow tie to boot!

As Seen on TV: The Pocket Hose -- Product Review

The Pocket Hose is quite innovative.  I own one.  It was given as a gift by my girlfriend's mother.  And before your minds go into the gutter, let's take a look at the actual product...

Bot Lets Sick Kids Go To School

Robots can do a lot of things. One of the things that you may not have given any thought to is the fact that they can help sick kids. One bot, dubbed the VGo, is designed to help sick kids get to the class and have some kind of a normal life. The bot streams classroom footage in real time.

Stoneline Frying Pans -- Are They Worth It?

I cook.  I don't mean a little.  I mean a lot.  Those that know me also know that among other things I'm a Lunch Lady (well, okay... technically a Lunch Man), a caterer, and general all around foodie.  When I saw the infomercial on the Stoneline pans, I had to look into it a bit further.  I mean, how different can they be from other non-stick pans, right?

Science Experiments That Are Awesome!

Okay, kiddies.  Don't try these at home.  Some of them like... blow up and stuff.  And that's not good.  What is good is that this brief video shows some really cool stuff about why science can be fun as well as educational...

Why Inventors are Awesome....

I think we all know that inventors are awesome.  Even when their inventions don't work, they still show an incredible amount of creativity that many people don't possess.  I'm one of those people that can't think that far out of the box to create something (other than art and fiction, that is).  This video is a salute to inventors--and it's pretty funny as well.

Zoomies -- Binocular Glasses. Stylish? Maybe... But Do They Work?

Zoomies.  Just the name inspires curiousity.  Essentially these things are binoculars that you wear like sunglasses.  Cool idea.  But do they work? Should you buy Zoomies? Here's my review.

A Shot of Life: Bubble Wrap Injection Art!

Popping bubble wrap is like a compulsive childhood addiction that never goes away, at least for some of us. You'll have to fight that temptation when you see Bradley Hart's artwork, which is made with thousands of paint-injected bubbles to create photorealistic mosaics. For all of you bubble wrap junkies, Hands Off!

Cheap Fire Finding Robots

A new robot the FFR, which is short for Fire Fighting Robot, is desgned to help the fire fighters who are battling the blaze to not only find the fires, but also the people inside of them as well. When it comes to fires, there is always a chance of destruction. So the bots are less expensive then you may think.

Playing Cards Of A Different Color

Is that weekly poker game with the guys (or gals) starting to feel just a bit lackluster? Have you tried just about every permutation of five card draw, seven card stud, and Texas hold 'em that you can think of? Perhaps it is time for a new deck of cards -- one that will really change the game. It will be tough for everyone to keep a poker face when they are trying to figure out their hand when it is all one color.

Instant Pineapple Ramen: Pineapple Express In A Styrofoam Bowl

The new instant Pineapple Ramen from Tokyo's Papapapa-Pine ramen restaurant may not be as delicious as the fruitful noodle broth served up live and in person, but it's the next best thing to being there.

Weed As A Brand: Starbucks Or Botwin Pot Stores? Fact Or Fiction? [Video]

After eight successful seasons on HBO, the acclaimed award-winning series, "Weeds" ended its run in 2012 with matriarch Nancy Botwin dealing in a world that finally legalized marijuana. With plot lines that followed a mother and widow of two children rise in the weed business, Nancy's chain of pot stores became so overwhelmingly successful by the end of Season 8, Starbucks was written into the script securing a bid to buy them.

Is This The Most Expensive Pen On Amazon?

At $48,000.00 you might think that the Omas Limited Edition Phoenix Fountain Pen is the most expensive pen on Amazon. And if you did think that you might well be right. If you're in the market for a new pen to craft the perfect letter, you may have come to the right place, at exactly the right time. 

 

B Kids Watch Over Me Dream Station Lulls Baby To Sleep And Keeps Him Asleep Until Morning

The B Kids Watch Over Me Dream Station is different from the usual crib attachments in several ways. This unique baby sleep aid has five different light and sound phases to suit different parts of baby’s sleep cycle and the sensor monitors baby's sleep needs throughout the night.

Poachies Let You Create The Perfect Poached Egg With No Hassle

Egg poaching is a bit of a challenge. That’s why having some Poachies on hand can really help. Poachies are clever egg poaching bags that really simplify the process.

Huge Inflatable Rubber Ducks Now Available Online In China

Rubber duckie, you're so... BIG! Inspired perhaps by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 16.5m (54ft) tall inflatable Rubber Duck currently afloat in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Chinese company KK Inflatable is selling similarly sized (and larger!) blow-up ducks online at Taobao.

Xbox Tech Used to Make Bots

A look at the way that video game technology can be used to help in the creation of robots. A new robot that is being worked out by a research team at Cornell Universit that is using the set of cameras and the ability to recorgize the movement of human beings of the Microsoft Kinect to make a new robot.

One Man's Trash...The Shadow Sculptures of Diet Wiegman

Is that Michael Jackson standing in front of a mangled pile of trash? No, that's just the brilliant balance of darkness and light in Diet Wiegman's playful and profound shadow sculptures. 

Durian Pizza Picks Up Where Anchovies Leave Off

Shanghai's Blue & Brown restaurant doesn't just sell pizza, they smell it as well! The Shanghai eatery's signature dish, Durian Pizza, is an offbeat treat that aims to please every sense starting with the sense of smell.

Bots Buy More Tickets Than Humans for Big Shows

According to new information, released by the folks over at Ticketmaster, the majority of tickets for the big shows are sold not to human beings, but to robots. These bots without a body seek out hot shows and buy the tickets, possible for the resale of the tickets to other concert goers.