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Develop Your Own Shameless Video Game Ripoff With Vlambeer Clone Tycoon

Vlambeer is no stranger to being stolen from and ripped off. Anyone who remembers the Gamenauts controversy or Skyclone ripoff can attest to that. But while most developers might give up or take legal action, Vlambeer did something entirely different...they released a game: Vlambeer Clone Tycoon.

We're Going To Need Better AI To Truly Explore The Depths of Space

For the time being, manned space travel is out of the question. If we're to truly explore the universe, unmanned probes are currently our best bet. Unfortunately, unmanned space exploration comes with its own array of challenges, the greatest of which is...well, robots aren't all that smart yet.

This Little Robot Flies Through The Air Like A Jellyfish

Most flying machines imitate creatures of the sky with their designs. That might not be wholly necessary. Turns out not everything without wings is grounded - researchers at New York University have created a flying robot modeled after a jellyfish. It works very, very well.

 

Need This New Invention? Digital "Lollipop" For Your Computer

There have been jokes about creating smell and taste for television for many decades. Well, now that dream is coming true -- well, sort of. It isn't the smell part, and it isn't the television. Researchers at the University of Singapore have discovered that they can replace four of the five basic tastes by delivering a small dose of electricity to the tongue. So they can match flavors to what you see on your computer screen -- and no, you don't have to lick your computer screen to get the job done either.

Giant Salamander Christmas Tree Is A Newt Neat Holiday Treat

Tokyo's legendary giant Godzilla Christmas Tree has some Kaiju competition courtesy of the Kyoto Aquarium, who wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newt Year!

Need This New Invention? Invisible Bicycle Helmet

There are several issues with using a bicycle helmet that make people really not want to use them -- they can be hot, itchy, uncomfortable, and make you look silly. Worst of all, it can ruin your hairdo and give you a terrible case of helmet head. There has to be a better out there -- and there is. It is an "invisible" bicycle helmet created by designers in Sweden.

Need This New Innovation? Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

There is something cheesy going on in Wisconsin these days and it isn't a bunch of rabid Packer fans in cheese hats. This winter it is the roads in Milwaukee  that are getting spread with Gouda and cheddar -- well, sort of. It is actually the waste product of the cheese-making process that is being tested for use as a road de-icer.

Cyber Monday And The Slow Death Of Black Friday

When Cyber Monday was invented in 2005 to encourage people to shop online, I don't think anyone really expected what would happen next. Over the past seven years, online shopping's popularity has skyrocketed. Bad news for Black Friday, right? 

Annie Oakley's: Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Granted First Recreational License

The marijuana business is one that has been on the rise in states that have decriminalized the drug for some time. But up until now they've only been able to cater to an elite clientele - those with licenses to purchase medical marijuana. In Colorado where the drug has been legalized, that's all about to change.

Going Meshugenah For Thanksgivukkah With Turkey Leg & Brisket

A New Zealand break-out singer from New Zealand is out front again this holiday season. Back in August when she released her successfully popular top forty pop hit, "Royals," she confused the public with a somewhat contradictory world debut. While on the one hand, she hid behind the pseudonym 'Lorde' to protect her anonymity, on the other. . .

Robots From Space Being Used To Help Treat Breast Cancer

The core robotics technology used to maintain the International Space Station is finding a new use back on the blue planet - breast cancer treatment. A device under development at the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation is using space-age robotics to automate the breast biopsy process.

Win Awesome Backpacking Swag From Instructable’s Outdoor Projects Contest!

The Instructables crew is seeking out seasoned outdoorsmen and backpackers with handmade projects to share to the benefit of swimmers, climbers, campers, hikers and rugged outdoorsy folks everywhere. If you share your survivalist/ outside fun expertise, you’ll earn some excellent camping gear!

Meet Mr. Malibu: Chevrolet Sedan Gets A Comedic Cosmetic Makeover

Hey, you with the teeth! Check out Mr. Malibu, Chevrolet's cosmetic (or should that be comedic) attempt to make the American automaker's Plain Jane sedan more appealing to Chinese carbuyers. I pity the fool that buys one.

Tylt Energi+ Backpack Is Here To Charge Your Gadgets

Gadget fiends and tech journalists rejoice. The Tylt Energi+ Backpack is here to recharge all of your phones, tablets, and miscellaneous gadgets. For the geek on the go, or the constantly under pressure tech writer, being able to recharge your devices at a moment's notice is key. With the Energi+ backpack, you can charge up to three of your devices at a time!

Mom & Pops 'Shop Small' For Social Media, Devoid Of Black Friday Madness & Cyber Monday Fatigue

Mom & Pop shops, sometimes derogatorily referred to as the dinosaurs of the retail industry have of recent date been able to exert some clout during the holiday buying season, at least for one day out of the year. Founded by American Express, since 2010, the "Shop Small" movement (aka Small Business Saturday®) ...

How A Lego Robotics Competition Produced A New Tornado Warning App

So, there's kind of a problem with current storm warning systems: they're awful and horrendously archaic.  A group of students aged 8 to 13 participating in a global Lego robotics competition noticed this. Together, they've devised an application designed to modernize storm warnings.

Enter The 3D4D Challenge & Create Protective Sunglasses For Kids!

Your mission is to design a pair of 3D printed and cost effective sunglasses to protect children from Pterygium. (Surfer’s Eye) Not only will you help kids in Guatemala, you’ll also have a chance to win a huge boost of career support from the Dreambox Team!

Remote-Controlled Robots Now Offer Long Distance Medical Care

The next time you go to a hospital, you might not be speaking to a doctor - not directly, anyway. An increasing number of hospitals in California and several neighboring states have started to phase in robots that allow Doctors to communicate remotely with their patients.

Win An Amazon Kindle Fire In Instructable’s Holiday Baking Contest!

Do you have a holiday baking recipe that is unique as it is delicious, along with the ability to teach anyone how to make it themselves? Then you’ve got a shot at winning a whole bunch of sweet treats from Instructable’s Baking Contest.

Can Kmart's "Blue" Light Special Ads Turn Us On For The Holidays? [Videos]

With Kmart's revenue reports heading into the toilet, it appears its TV ads might have followed suit this holiday season. Down 4.6 percent in earnings this quarter, one of the nation's largest discount retailers is taking a radical departure from it's wholesome Mom's Apple Pie image to one that replicates the blue material you might catch on late night, a la Chelsea Lately!