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Live In The Future Nightly At Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower

The historic Nakagin Capsule Tower opened in 1972... imagine how futuristic it looked then! Care to spend a night or two in retro-futuristic Tokyo? Now you can, thanks to one enterprising apartment owner who's renting out his cube via Airbnb.

Tsū Goes To The Dogs For Red Nose Day USA

In its very short tenure (only 7 months old), Tsu as a social network has earned an international reputation as a donor to worthy causes. Founder and CEO Sebastian Sobczak assembled a team of developers to create an ecosystem to accomplish two very unique functions. One was to pay its users 90% of its total daily ad revenues (previously unheard of in the social media space), and secondly it would distinguish itself further as a charitable. .

Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

Making The Most Out Of Quirky.com For Inventors

Quirky.com is a great site aimed at inventors and something you can take advantage of to market your ideas into products, but not everything makes it to the production floor. How can you maximize your chances for your idea to become a product?

Apple Pay & Apple Watch, Digital Symbiotics At Work

Remember that old Chicago musical refrain: “Does anyone really know what time it is . . . does anyone really care?” Probably more so, now that Apple Watch and Apple Pay are here and are about to change how we make merchant transactions. How much easier could life be now that your Apple Watch can also pay for your purchases.

Juicing For Tsū Dollars At BambuCycles

If you’re one of the 3.5 million users who have flocked to the Tsu social network over the course of the last six months, you’re aware of its unique monetization model, where users benefit from its advertising revenue [90% split amongst all members based on the popularity of their content]. And you’re probably also aware that their peer-to-peer payment feature allows users to transfer . . .

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

Hong Kong Unveils the Faces of Litter

Beware litterbugs in Hong Kong.The “Faces of Litter” campaign is now running portraits of DNA-profiled litterbugs on outdoor ads at bus stops, subway and train stations, and on highway billboards.Littering has long been an epidemic in Hong Kong. But will science can help prevent this behavior?

Underground Trashcans Keep Waste & Litter Out Of Sight & Smell

Why throw trash ON the ground when you can throw it IN the ground? That's the idea behind 20 giant underground trash bins put in place by the Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable Solar Shirt created by Paulne Van Dongen that charges mobile devices as you go about your day.

Need A Drone? Have Customized Rental Of Equipment For Creative Folks

Kitsplit is a community marketplace that offers the rental of over $1 million worth of cutting edge equipment to suit the creative and business needs of daring entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more about this remarkable and innovative gadget library.

Osmo Is a Tangible, ‘Actual Reality’ Gaming System For iPad

Osmo uses Reflective Artificial Intelligence to combine old school education with new school technology. With four digital games that need physical interaction using tools like letter tiles, pencils, and puzzle pieces, your child with truly be able to wrap their hands around what they are learning.

Is Silicon Valley’s ‘Datageddon’ Coming, Or Will Modern-Day Florence Continue to Renaissance?

It’s been referred to as the ‘Cradle of Innovation’ in a time of transformation, where art has been replaced by Clouds, DaVinci’s by Zuckerberg’s, beauty by functionality and greed . . . well, by greed (some things never change.) But is the 21st Century’s Renaissance peaking, or will it live to Snapchat another day?

10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

Have you ever thought about a tracking device for your kids?  When it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or simply giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, wearable technology with GPS tracking capabilities may prove to be a compelling tool to help protect our children.  It gives children the freedom to roam and parents the security of knowing where they are roaming. If you are considering a wearable device for your family, here are 10 of the best child tracking devices on the market

Stream & Drive With Netflix Watch & Google Self-Driving Cars

On the eve of the Apple Watch going into preorders April 10th, starting as early as 3:01 a.m. ET -- not to be outdone -- Netflix released some surprising news regarding its own timepiece. With an appropriate dose of tongue-and-cheek, in an advance promo, the Netflix Watch is said to be coming soon, providing gadget-lovers the world-over to “experience total freedom.”