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The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

Starbucks Japan Grows While American Stores Close

Starbucks is closing over 600 stores in the USA alone this year as the coffee giant goes through a painful contraction, yet its Japanese subsidiary continues to grow while posting very tasty sales numbers. Is Starbucks Japan doing something different, or are they destined to echo the mother company's boom and bust?

Weekend Reading: We All Scream For Ice Cream

With the hot summer months here, ice cream is more popular than ever. So while you're sitting in your cool air conditioning (or not), check out some interesting reading from our archives about the latest ice cream innovations and inventions.

New Laser Can Target Single Cells in Surgery

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a "microscalpel" that targets individual cells while preserving other cells around the target area.

Modern Barbie Gets Kinky

There are some deviant minds in the product development and marketing suites at Mattel’s Barbie™ division.

One Handy Dandy Spoon Scale: To Measure Properly and…Secretly!

Whether you love to cook and measure ingredients or prefer the darkness of street corners and the seamier ingredients in life, this spoon scale can make a your life easier. Read on for the details, measure for measure.

Turning Hazardous Waste Into Usable Energy

An emerging Washington state company InEnTec (Integrated Environmental Technologies) has made some innovative plans for confronting the foulest problems from our industrialized world.

GM Releases Video of Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring

When the Corvette ZR1 hit the Nurburgring a short while back, most people were impressed with the lap time of 7:26.4. General Motors recently released the video of the lap to give the world a taste of what the ZR1 is like on the famous Nurburgring.

Waffles By Corona-Matic: Don’t Discard That Old Corona Typewriter!

A prototype at the present stage, this innovative idea for breathing new life into useless products by giving them another purpose takes the concept of recycling to the ultimate degree. Read all about this unique kitchen appliance from the folks at Designhead.

Transparent Solar Powered Eco-Plane Wins 1st Place

Roland Cernat, a graduate form the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, has designed an environmentally friendly plane called the Oriens. Oriens is a motor glider concept based on the cradle-to-cradle principle. The design won first prize this year at the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2008.

New Worries With HPV Vaccine?

Gardasil, a vaccine designed to prevent the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been causing some uproar lately.

Cool Construction Paper Kaleidoscope Art

Jen Stark is an artist that creates what we could only dream of doing when we were kids; art made from construction paper.

J-BOX’s Bento Egg Shapers: How Eggciting!

For those out there who fervently believe that hard boiled eggs are a lot of things but exciting isn’t one of them, read on and learn more about this bento box egg shaper from J-Box right now!

Sliced Bread, Move Over: Contest for Next Best Thing

Yesterday marked the 80th anniversary of sliced bread. In honor of this momentous occasion, Times Online and News.com.au have launched a contest to find the best thing since sliced bread. Read on for details.

Change in Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension has shown that a higher intake of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium by dietary means may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not to only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. It's too hot to leave the windows open and AC off and its too hot for the AC to keep up with the heat and keep us cool. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news is below is a quick list of innovations items to consider when thinking of investing in ways to reduce your bill.

Watermelon Could Possibly Work As Well As Viagra

A cool, juicy watermelon is a refreshing fruit for many. However, watermelons may have the same effect as Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Earn Your Bread and Butter With Toast Art

What can you do with toast besides slather butter and jelly on it? Create cool portraits with it!

Saleen's New Racecraft Brand is Official

Saleen has been spilling information about their new "value-oriented" line of performance kits. However, the official word came on the 4th of July in the form of a press release that outlined the new line as well as the first product from the new brand.

Cool Handmade Keyboards are Just Your Type

Bored with your keyboard? The NISHI-KI keyboard adds a touch of class & culture to this most utilitarian of peripherals. It may cost a pretty penny, but such is the price of made to order exclusivity, not to mention the gorgeous handmade decorative keys.