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Parkour Meets Mario Brothers: Tempest Freerunning Academy

Run, jump, flip, slide, swing, roll--just make it look good. The Tempest Freerunning Academy is a huge, indoor parkour training camp that includes some equipment inspired by a timeless video game.

Take Better Photos On Your iPhone With The OWLE Bubo Wide Angle Camera Mount

There are a lot of things that you can do on the iPhone but one of the things that I find hard to do is take good photos. Maybe I have my shaky hand or sometimes imperfect timing to blame, but the iPhone isn't exactly one of the most easy-to-grip devices when it comes to holding it horizontally to take some photos. Luckily, the OWLE Bubo can resolve all that and do even more.

Talking My Language - Learning And Translating Languages At The Same Time

Learning a language will never have been so fulfilling, and online translations will never have been so accurate once Duolingo comes online.

Flying Spry - Getting Through The Airport Fast

In a real win-win scenario, you may soon be able to get through the airport quicker, while the airport saves millions of dollars.

Bike Lock on a Belt

A bike lock that wraps around your waist and doubles as a belt--what a convenient invention!

Four Rings, Two Wheels: Audi's Wooden Bicycle

A meticulously crafted bicycle fitting of the Audi rings.

Location-Based Social Networks Need Sheriffs, Not Mayors

Foursquare has been known to hand-out Mayoralships as an incentive for followers to increase their check-ins activity. Since those mayors aren't doing anything to quash crime in our cities, perhaps Foursquare should think about appointing "Sheriffs" instead - to keep a little law and order in the location-based Wild West.

21 Drops Trios Modernize and Simplify Aromatherapy

For many aromatherapy-curious people the practice seems a little too complicated.  21 Drops aims to take the frustration and guesswork out of aromatherapy.  They have created easy to use and tote rollerball vials of pre-blended oils to treat a wide range of issues. 

Get A Tapi And Avoid Disgusting Drinking Fountains Forever

Drinking fountains are generally quite revolting.  Well, the clever people at Dreamfarm have come up with an inexpensive solution.  The Tapi is a rubber device that fits over the tap of most faucets and turns them into a clean drinking fountain.

Compact Portable Washlet Puts a Japanese Toilet in Your Hand

On the go and you've gotta go? No TOTO to pamper your popo? No problem – the Compact Washlet portable Japanese toilet turns any rest stop into a best stop.

iPad Extreme Sleeve by G-Form: It Can Withstand Anything (Including A Bowling Ball)

Throw it around, let it float on the pool, or drop an eight-pound bowling ball if you want to: it's not going to hurt your iPad 2 once it's in the super strong and sturdy iPad Extreme Sleeve by G-Form.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

Japan's Willer EXPRESS Cocoon Buses Bust Their Butts To Pamper Passengers

Fed up with noisy, spartan, all too public transit buses? Japan's Willer EXPRESS Cocoon buses feature luxurious individual privacy modules. Even touring rock stars don't have it this good!

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Belt-Mounted Geiger Counter Monitors Microsieverts While You Jog

Fear of radioactivity cramping your active lifestyle? Over-reacting to reports of overheated reactors? The small, lightweight and portable GC-S1 radiation meter from System TALKS clips onto your belt and tallies up the microsieverts while you go about your daily routine.

Leaping The Great Firewall In China Greater Hurdle Due To Arab Awakening

As unrest in the Middle East gains traction with sympathizers globally, China tightens its current Internet controls. It appears the government's infamous "Great Firewall" has ramped up its interference capabilities on Gmail, virtual private networks (VPNs) and social networks, where disruptions in service some say is "a new kind of attack by Chinese censors."

Social Media Platform For Hotels Offers Web Site Visitors Incentives

Based on the premise that travelers can become a brand's strongest advocates, Flip.to, the social media service for hotels, airlines and restaurants launched its 'confirmation' component to beta customers this past year. Over 50 hotels on five continents have integrated with Flip.to to allow guests who book online to receive incentives for communicating with their followers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This month, the social media platform expands to include incentives for Web site visitors as well.

China Goes Green on Tomb-Sweeping Day

Got money to burn and deceased ancestors to honor? So do many millions of Chinese – and that's the problem. The 2,500-year-old tradition of burning fake money on Tomb-Sweeping Day is meant to boost the fortunes of the deceased but with a population of well over a billion, it's the living who are paying the price.

That's Heavy - Mapping Gravity On An Imperfect Sphere

The European Space Agency has mapped the Earth's changing gravity better than ever before.

A Better Way of Bike Travel: BIKND Helium Suitcase

Enjoy the ride and protect your bike with an air-cushioned travel bag.