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Religion Goes Fashionable & Functional With The Antique Cross USB

So much for your typical flash drive; USB's today come in weird and wacky, and sometimes even fashionable forms. The antique cross USB is a functional and fashionable wearable gadget, perfect for the religious fanatics in your life, your favorite vampire hunters, or the fashion forward who appreciate the occasional geeky gadget.


Russia's Innovative Cyber-War on Estonia

There’s a new kind of war in town. Aren’t you thrilled? It entails fighting with bits and bytes instead of bullets, but if you think that means you don’t need to duck, you are mistaken. Read on and learn …well, something new.

Russia Orders Early Warning Radar: Intruders Beware

The Russian military claims it has commissioned a new early-warning radarthat via monitoring will protect its southern flank from potential missile threats. Read on for more details and if you are approaching Russia from the south, beware.

TwitterFall: Keep Tabs on Hot Twitter Subjects

Finding new people and keeping up with hot topics on Twitter can be a real pain if you don't feel like "following" every person you come in contact with.  If you use Twitter to gather information on what's the day's buzz, then TwitterFall might be for you.

Beautiful Girl Clock Ensures You Wont 'Miss' a Minute

'Bijin Tokei' means Beautiful Girl in Japanese, and this downloadable desktop widget from Phiria Design gives you bijins a-plenty - a new pic every minute, as it happens. Watching the clock was never so much fun!

Russian Pirates Beware: Shiver Your Own Timbers!

A new fire-fighting robot to fend off pirate attacks has been designed by Russian engineers. Known to wash away pirates and their weapons, even the dastardly Blackbeard himself might have reconsidered before attacking a ship so equipped that it could have forced his early retirement (not to mention, funeral). Read on, as those who deserve it shiver in the pants as well as their timbers

Aquamantra's New BIO Bottle: I Am Green! I Am Green!

Aquamantra, the company that brings you mantras on your bottled spring water, will introduce a new biodegradable PET bottle that will recycle in one to five years, the company says, even without sunlight. Maybe the bottle's new mantra will be I am green.

Bizarre, Elongated Skulls Found In Siberia

Archaeologists in Siberia have recently unearthed a weird set of elongated skulls that date back to the 4th century. Although not the first time odd skulls like these have been found, they raise many new questions as to how multiple cultures across the globe with no contact with each other came to perform the same type of ancient surgery. Read on for details but hang on to…your head.

GraGraph Home Seismograph Sounds Alarm When Earthquakes Shake

Fear of earthquakes got you feeling shaken? The GraGraph home seismograph monitors earthquake activity and lets you know when The Big One - or even a little one - is on its way.

New Olympus Digital Cameras Give You Clearer Skin, Dramatic Eyes

The new μ9000 digital camera from Olympus makes any klutzy photographer look like an award-winner while making the subjects look as airbrushed as any supermodel. Want bigger, shinier eyes? Just point and click!

Karaoke: Inspirational Invention or Just Plain Annoying?

A recent poll of more than 2,500 adults found that that nearly 25% of British people wish karaoke had never been invented. Along with karaoke, some other annoying inventions voted upon and receiving honorable mention included 24-hour sports channels, computer games consoles, mobile phones and alarm clocks! Read on for more details, and wonder what’s an inventor with dreams of creating noisy things supposed to do anyway?

$weet Tweet$ or Social Experiment Gone Sour?

Twitter marketing is a burgeoning opportunity for companies with either a meager budget, or a desire to stand out in the crowd. But how does one harness social media to do its bidding. After all, how much can one really say in 140 characters or less? Apparently a lot...

Pop-Up Hotel Room: 5-Star Accommodation Or Glorified Trailer?

Pop-up concepts are literally popping up across the globe; and pop-up hotel rooms are one of the front-runners in the portable business brand. Pop-up hotels offer luxury accommodation where it's not possible to put a full size hotel. The pop-up hotel brand is growing in popularity in Europe in particular, because it's portable, convenient accommodations are ideal for festivals and other outdoor events.

FAIL Stickers Help You Label Your Life

FAIL stickers will help you caption life without having to take a photo and upload it to the internet. Now when you see funny, unintentional inuendos on office building signs you can call them out the world.

Cafe Precious in Tokyo Offers Net Surfing in Style, 24-7

My wife is in Japan for a few weeks and she's emailing me from the Cafe Precious, an Internet cafe in Tokyo. I checked out their website and was amazed - cheap, flexible pricing gets visitors a wide range of services, His & Hers washrooms and 54 tasty menu choices.

Smell That? 10 of the World's Cheesiest Ads

Cheese. I love cheese in all of it's forms. Cheddar. Gouda. Strange advertising campaigns. Yep, there's all sorts of cheese out there. Some are delicious. Some are... well, funny, scary, clever, confusing, twisted, and/or rage inducing. So, if you like cheese of many types, join me, dear reader, for a look at some really strange--and sometimes smelly--ads.

Japan's Golden Age Seniors Get Smaller Silver Cups

In 1963 it was a rare and special thing for a Japanese citizen to reach the exalted age of 100. The government of the day decided to congratulate its annual crop of elderly centenarians - all 153 of them - with a lovely sterling silver cup in a crafted wood presentation box. Fast-forward 45 years and the cash-strapped government is groaning under the weight of nearly 20,000 golden agers hitting their 100th year. DOH!

Russian Academy of Sciences to Explore One of Jupiter’s Moons

The Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences aided by European and NASA scientists are discussing the possibility of exploring one of Jupiter’s moons. The specialists gathered to discuss the potential problems, which may appear during research missions to Europa. Read on and …be amazed.

History of the Rubik’s Cube: Madness, Fun and One Man’s Obsession

Rubik’s Cube is an invention that has been torturing puzzle-lovers for decades, but one man in England has surely broken the record for perseverance. It took him 26 years to solve the mystery and he as well as his enduring wife are very relieved that it is all over. If you are a puzzle fan read on, and if you are not, read on anyway and be amazed at how deeply this silly toy has permeated our cultural psyches.


Top Ten Twitter Songs of All Time

In Twitter's short 3-year lifespan, the rapid-growing microblogging platform has spawned over 6 million followers who not only blog in 140 characters or less, but have also penned and performed songs in its honor.