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New Spy-Like Gadget to Help Recover SMS Messages

A new spy gadget helps recover deleted SMS messages from the SIM card of any cell phone. Cheating significant others, shady business people, and teenagers the world over are getting nervous.

False Teeth Collection Boxes Recover & Recycle for Charity

A somewhat unusual recycling initiative will see false teeth collection boxes set up at nine different locations in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. About 80% of the surprisingly large proceeds are being donated to charity.

Great Invention Idea? Kill Bugs Fast with Radiation Gun!

Gnats, mosquitoes, field mice, ants, and all manner of creepy crawlies are just as interested in your summer activities as you are. In the past, the most effective protection against these tiny critters was to slather yourself with some deet or paraben laden lotion only to find you had traded one set of problems: bug bites, for another: cancer. Well those days of compromise are over thanks to United States patent 6647661.

Catch Some ZZZs With the Convertible Computer Bed

Yet another great space-saving idea: "The Tale" Computer Bed, for those days when you just can't bear to be upright any longer. This probably won't be high on your boss' list of priority purchases, but for a dorm room or someplace tight on space, this sure could come in handy.

Meltdown with Tom Price's Bizarre Chairs

London-born Tom Price knows a good DIY project when he sees one.  I wouldn't go so far as to advise you try this at home, but the results of some seemingly simple techniques and basic utilitarian materials are pretty stunning. 

TT Tetris Chairs: Great Gifts for Geeks and Gamers

These colorful TT lounge chairs inspired by the classic arcade game Tetris are the perfect present for that geek or gamer on your gift list.

Hugs After Death

Have you ever wished that you could hug a loved one - be they your mother, father or even a beloved pet - after they die? Well, now you can.


One Cool Ad Campaign: Scope

Not sure if you have bad breath after that sandwich you ate for lunch?Check out this sure fire way to find out!


Full Moon Sideboard Glows in the Dark

This Full Moon sideboard, designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos, is a limited edition of a mere twenty-four pieces, produced by Italian design company Ennezero.  

Stickybot is a Spy in the Sky

The Geico lizard might be nervous as there appears to be a new reptile in town that is aiming to grab some attention.

Well, it's not actually a reptile, to be be honest. And it has nothing to do with car insurance. But it will likely steal some of the thunder away from the amiable reptile that hawks auto insurance. The Pentagon says the robotic lizard could be used to spy on America's enemies.


Fight the Fat! - Eight Obesity Prevention Ads

Obesity is fast becoming a global epidemic, advertisers have taken a stand and are working to fight the battle against obesity.

Is it Art or Advertising?

These following ten exhibits are very creative pieces of work, and we know that all advertising is a great work of art.

Footlume Carpet Lights the Way With Every Step You Take

Footlume is a new electroluminescent carpet that emits a soft glow as you step across it. Perhaps the next big thing in the world of floor fashions, this pressure-sensitive rug could also prove to be a valuable tool in the realm of "nocturnal home safety".

Tactile Keys for the iPhone At Last!

iPhone users and opponents alike can agree that the touch screen isn't always the easiest QWERTY keyboard to use. Enter My Touch Keys! A new product to allow you to find your way while typing on your iPhone.

Solas Lights Bring "Global" Enlightenment

Manchester-based designer Cj O'Neill melds the simplicity of a circle with organic elements to make richly atmospheric statements in ambient lighting.

Great Invention Idea? Easy & Fun Way to Put Your Kids to Work!

I like United States patent 4455816, because it works on the principle that kids aren't just those little people you love and drive to and from soccer practice, they are also the source of a largely untapped and expensive - the average cost to raise a child in America until the age of 18 is around $200,000 - labor pool.

Maintain the Balance with One Smart Bookshelf

I love books. I love balance. I might love balancing books. I've tried the book-on-the-head model walk before, and can make it quite some distance before the inevitable toppling, but what of maintaining the balance of my knowledge? Insert pensive nod and eyebrow lift here.

New Knife Proof T-shirt Provides Lightweight Protection

A lightweight, washable T-shirt keeps wearers cool and safe, thanks to slash-resistant properties that make it virtually knife-proof.

One Cool Business Card: Animated

A student in the Netherlands got the idea of an animated business card from a book he read and he immediately moved forward.

Zip Your Lights Down Low With the Zipper Light

Has Freddy Krueger made a comeback? David Ngo's Zipper Light might suggest that, but thankfully it's only his clever design that's razor sharp.