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Go Camping In Your Own VW Camper Van . . . Tent

With summer right around the corner, thoughts start turning toward plans to get out into the world -- to travel, to commune with nature, to leave the working-world behind -- even if it is only as far as the backyard. Now you can camp in retro style with this tent designed to look like a VW camper van from the 1960s. The real vans are hard to come by these days, so this may be your best bet.

We’re Primed For The 2013 National Hardware Show- Are You?

With nearly 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in home improvement, lawn & garden, pet care, plumbing, paint and enough helpful gadgets to choke a Home Depot this May 7-9, you bet that we’re excited for the 2013 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas!

The World Is A Canvas - Mind Bending Perspective Art

If you only like looking at art in museums, you might never experience the ingenius, perspective-based art of Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who sees the whole world as his canvas.

No Bathroom? No Problem. Bumper Dumper Lets You Drop Your Pants Wherever You Are

Remember when you had to run around town literally busting to reach a bathroom safely? Or were forced to drive for miles anxiously looking for the next rest stop? Those days are over. So long as your car or truck is close by, the Bumper Dumper means now you'll always have somewhere to go.

Got A Pest Problem? Handy Bottles Of Rare Pee Can Be The Solution

If you've got a pest problem and you've tried all the usual sprays, bait traps, and sonic repellents and nothing's worked. If you're done with putting down poisons that harm the environment, now may be the time to dig deep into that arsenal of weapons and pull out the big guns. Now may be the time to instill the fear factor.

How Grandma Got Her Groove Back - Fujitsu's GPS Cane

Next time your aging loved ones want to get some fresh air or run some errands on their own, let them! Fujitsu's GPS Cane prototype provides older generations with easy-to-follow directions, health monitoring, and an important link to Next Generation technology. Oh yeah, it helps them walk too!

Gaming on Glass - The Sports Floor of the Future

The age of smart technology is upon us as we can see in our phones, cars, and even houses. But what about our floors? ASB GlassFloor is a changeable, LED-infused invention that may change the way we play sports, advertise, and even walk down a hallway.

Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

Spin Cycle Safety - The Revolights Revolution

Bike riding is healthy, fashionable, and eco-friendly, but there are inherent dangers, particularly when riding at night. The Revolights bike lighting system increases your style, safety, and visible presence on the street.

Oceanwings: A Wetsuit That Allows Wearers To "Fly" Underwater

If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to fly, you may be about to get your chance. With a new kind of wetsuit called "Oceanwings," you can experience the sensation of flight while under water. French designer Guillaume Binard and Aqua Lung have partnered up to create the garment inspired by skydiving wingsuits.

When It Rains, Your Outdoor Television Needs Rain Case

As more and more people are extending their homes into outdoor living spaces, more and more people want their television to come with them. Whether they want to have everyone over for the big game or that special awards show party, the time has come for more outdoor viewing of televisions. Along with this trend comes a rather obvious need -- a way to keep the television safe from the elements and from thieves.

Trisa Coffee To Go Offers Battery Operated Covenience On The Road

For coffee enthusiasts a day without coffee is, well… not really a day at all. The Trisa Electronics Coffee to Go espresso maker is battery operated and brews up to 16 cups of joe per battery charge.

Keep Your Dark Secret Hidden With The Big Daddy Driver

If you have a dark secret that you desperately need to hide from loved ones, peers, friends, pretty much anyone really, the Big Daddy Driver may be just what you're looking for. Although frankly if you're in that deep I don't see much hope. Anyway, give it a shot. What's to lose? Doesn't sound like things could get much worse, does it.

Japan's Automatic Robot Snowplow - An Update On Yuki Taro

Where's a cute automatic Japanese robot snowplow when you need one? When nasty nor'easters like February 2013's “Nemo” blanket huge stretches of America's northeast with up to three feet of snow, a GPS-equipped robotic snow shovel like Yuki Taro would come in mighty handy.

PVC Wentworth Miracle Vases Make Vase Storage A Snap

Vases are pretty, but they take up a lot of room and if you don’t have fresh flowers around very often it can be annoying to have to store vases for a few random occasions. Wentworth Miracle Vases are made from durable PVC and are completely flat when unfilled.

Shanghai's New Air Quality Mascot Puts A Brave Face On Smog

Raining today? Bring an umbrella. Smoggy again? Put on a face mask. Since checking both the weather and the current level of air pollution before going out is the new normal in China, the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau is making the latter a lot easier by featuring a new air quality mascot at their website.

Bone Touch Smartphone Gloves Keep Fingers Warm When Making Cold Calls

Touchscreen or touch scream, you tell me? When winter winds have your tender texting hands frozen to the bone, slip on Bone Touch smartphone gloves for the look of skeletal fingers without the frostbitten feel.

How LEDs Light Up Your Life in Ways You Never Imagined

So you might have taken one look at the title and went, "LED lights? What does that have to do with me?" Well, if you're well aware of what it can do and what people around you have been doing with it, then you'll agree that it has a lot to do with you.

Dogstar Portable LED Searchlight Shines at RISCON Safety & Security Trade Show

Have light, will travel? With the Dogstar handheld portable LED searchlight blazing a 68,000 lumen trail, you'll go (or at least see) far indeed. Demonstrated at the 2012 RISCON Safety & Security Trade Show in Tokyo, this is one mean photonic bazooka!