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Frito-Lay Japan Jumps On The Minions Bandwagon With New Banana Cheetos

The billion-dollar grossing film Minions has made the titular characters a worldwide phenomenon while endowing products they promote with a rare appeal... or should that be a peel? Case in point: Banana Cheetos from Frito-Lay Japan.

Haute Couture Joins Wearable Tech: Designer Purse Can Charges Smart Phones

Few names have been more enduring in the world of iconic fashion than Diane von Furstenburg. Read on to learn more about her fusion with wearable tech as demonstrated by her creation of a purse that can charge a smart phone.


Invention Of The Week? Coreculum Ball Will Keep You Fit

An inventor in Portland, Oregon, has developed a unique device that will help lots of us get the ‘ball’ rolling on our exercise routine. The Coreculum Ball is the first ever full-body exercise device and workout guide in one. Question is will this invention spell the end for gyms and trainers?

Printable Batteries Bring Power To Everything And Anything

A new technique is allowing scientists to print batteries into any shape and on almost any surface. This is a major breakthrough for the development of flexible or, particularly, wearable electronics. No more bulky battery packs. Read on to find out how your future roll-able smart phone is going to be powered.

Tesla's Creepy Snakebot Charges Cars, Freaks Out Car Owners

Electric vehicles are easy to charge but Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla Motors, wants to make the chore even simpler. Tesla's “snakebot” battery charger is certainly hands-free but who could sleep peacefully knowing a sentient metal tentacle is lurking in your garage?

Thumbs Up For Zion Harvey:Child Receives Bi-lateral Hand Transplant

Meet Zion Harvey, eight-year-old recipient of the world's first bi-lateral hand transplant. Learn more about this amazing boy whose courage and marurity far exceed his years.

 


Alcoho-Lock: Won’t Let You Drink And Bike

Alcoho-Lock is the world’s first breathalyzer bike lock. Your lock won’t open if you blow over the legal limit. Will this new invention help put the ‘brakes’ on drinking and biking?

Finally A Practical Way To Harvest Energy From Our Oceans

Deriving power from the movement of the tides has long been considered a target for alternative energy strategists; however, the technology derived so far has been largely impractical to implement in the vast majority of coastal areas. Now a new UK company, in conjunction with Oxford University has approached the challenge in a fresh way and may just have brought tidal energy into the mainstream.

No Solar Panels Required With SunPort

SunPort will soon be coming to an electrical plug near you. The device solar-powers anything you plug in.Question is this: how do you get solar power without owning any panels?

Hallucinogenic Sunglasses Render A Sober LSD-Style Kaleidoscope

If you are so inclined, dazzling visuals can be yours without the negative aspects associated  with hallucinogenic drugs. if you are wondering how, read on to learn more about Hungarian deisgner, Bence Agostin, and his unique pair of psychedelic mood sunglasses.

Must Tastes: 20 Wild & Weird Potato Chip Flavors

Looking to add flavor to your life? Spicy barbecue, zesty lime, and cheesy parmesan chips are so yesterday. Today's potato chip flavors are more complicated infusions like Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese and Chesapeake Crab.  Some modern chips may even replace lunch for those on the go, like Tuna Fish potato chips.  See if you can find one or two that might satisfy your cravings... or just your curiosity.

Beyond Silicon: A New Digital Switch

Though silicon is ubiquitous in our modern electronics, it possesses a number of drawbacks that leave scientists constantly searching for alternatives. The arrival of graphene a decade ago was thought to offer considerable promise in this area, but it too suffered from a fatal flaw. Now scientists report a means of combining graphene with nanotubes to yield a new generation of high speed electrical switches.

Mercedes-Benz' Pre-Safe Sound Preserves Drivers' Ears In A Crash

Have you heard, Mercedes-Benz is adding an unlikely safety feature to its upcoming 2016 E-Class automobiles: Pre-Safe Sound, an automated system designed to protect the inner ear from the shattering sound of an impact.

Invention Of The Week? Golfboard: Surf And Swing

Two entrepreneurs are hoping that their new invention will be a real ‘hole in one’ among golf enthusiasts. Don Wildman, the founder of Bally Total Fitness, and Laird Hamilton, the popular big-wave surfer, have developed Golfboard.So, will there be lots of golfers willing to ‘surf the turf?’

Electric Runway Closes Gap Between Fashion and Technology

The boundaries separating fashion and technology are only limited by the confines of the human imagination. Read all about Toronto's Electric Runway and how its recent showing explores the integration of these two important elements in modern life.