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Magic Spiker Slip-On Soles Give Black Ice a Black Eye

I see your snowshoes and I raise you: Ice Shoes! Actually these Magic Spiker winter soles stretch over almost any shoe, turning the most mundane loafers into ice-gripping, non-slipping, cold-weather warriors. Pretty slick, huh?

iPhone Geiger Counter Calls Out Concealed Radioactivity

The Geiger Fukushima iPhone was designed to be cheap yet effective in exposing radiation hotspots. It accomplishes these goals by working with the owner's iPhone and a dedicated app, thus reducing duplication of components. Bonus: it's made in Japan's hard-hit Fukushima prefecture!

Lenovo Unveils "World's Smallest Desktop PC"

While it's physical size may not live up to all the hype that Lenovo is giving it, the IdeaCenter Q180 is still quite a small PC, with features that would make it practically perfect for use as a home theater PC (HTPC).

Pickmaster Plectrum Punch Owes a Debt to Credit Cards

Attention indebted guitarists, don't be so quick to cut up those maxed-out credit cards. The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch quickly recycles VISA, Master Card and other name brand credit cards into cheap “green” plastic guitar picks. Sing with me now, “E I E I Owe!”

Is Amazon Planning a Smartphone?

After its successful Kindle ebook readers and the recent launch of its Kindle Fire tablet computer, the online retailer is also apparently planning to release a smartphone, too.

'Video Memo' Digitally Updates 3M's Classic Paper Post-It Notes

Video Memo from Japan's Green House allows you to leave short video messages friends, family and/or co-coworkers can watch. With its 1.77-inch LCD screen and on-board CMOS camera, Video Memo is the 21st century's version of the Post-It Note.

Dell Sells Ubuntu Linux-Loaded Computers in China

Following a fairly unsuccessful attempt in the USA back in 2007, Dell is looking to see if those in China will be more interested in a PC without Windows.


Call it Edgy: The Parental Advisory iPhone 4 Case

Got a few choice words to tell those bleepin' telemarketers? Making prank calls to Tipper Gore again? The polycarbonate plastic, custom designed Parental Advisory iPhone 4 Case lets the world know you're the “Bad Apple” of the bunch.

Free Solar-Powered TV Sets Bring Programs to China's Western Nomads

Thousands of solar-powered TV sets complete with solar panels, batteries and satellite receivers have been donated to ethnic herdsman in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Nomads who've never even seen a TV before can now enjoy 51 channels of programming.

'Clippy' Pocket Scissors Holster Covers All the Points

Running with scissors again? Japan has something for that: the “Clippy” pocket scissors holster! This kissin' cousin to the classic nerdy Pocket Protector makes it possible for sharp travelers to practice safe snips.