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'Weird Hotel' In Japan: The Robotic Future Of The Hospitality Industry?

Little by little, we're approaching a day and age where businesses that once relied on humans are using technology instead. I say "approaching" because we're not quite there yet; people are still valued in many fields, particularly where customer service is concerned. But that doesn't mean that many businesses aren't already embracing alternatives, and some of them happen to be a little strange.

Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.

Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.

Dreambox: 3D Printer Vending Machine

I don't know about you, but 3D printing is one of those technological developments that I just can't quite wrap my head around. Don't get me wrong, I follow the concept, I just have a hard time accepting that 3D printing has become a thing while we're still driving vehicles that stay on the ground. At least at this stage, 3D printing isn't a fixture in every home (so I've got time to come to terms with the whole thing); but there is a business aiming to make it more accessible to the masses.

BioLite NanoGrid Gives Everyone A Powerful And Packable Energy Hub

BioLite’s mission is to bring energy to people everywhere. Those people include campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals who rely on alternative energy sources on a daily basis. In order to provide cleaner, cheaper, and portable energy sources, BioLite created the CampStove and the KettleCharge. Their newest product is the NanoGrid—a packable and powerful energy hub.

Biblio-Mat: Book Vending Machine Dispenses Surprise Reading

If you're a book lover, then you're probably already aware that the printed book industry has come down to feast or famine due to the popularity of e-publications. Many readers do still favor holding an actual book in their hands, but people in the business of selling them still need to come up with creative tactics. This concept combines a couple of our readers' favorite subjects - vending machines, and surprises!

Is Crazy Fit The Cure For Cellulite... Maybe!

Crazy Fit Vibration Machine may or may not reduce or eliminate your cellulite, but it can help you tone your thighs and improve your fitness in less time than other fitness machines. Here's my review...

Musio is the AI robot that wants to be your friend

We're getting closer to having Tamagotchis that can actually do more than just hang out in our pockets. Musio is an artificially intelligent robot that you can own. Using Muse technology and an Android operating system, the little robot can answer your questions, carry on a conversation, and even help make your home "smarter." Currently being funded on IndieGoGo, Musio comes in three different levels and has multiple different packages you can add on to it.

Drivemocion LED Car Sign Tells Tailgaters To Hightail It

From digit to digital: the Drivemocion LED Car Sign from ThinkGeek takes the time-honored act of giving other drivers The Finger into the 21st century. This compact remote-controlled LED car messaging sign  can display any one of 16 messages or faces, allowing you to keep your own face pointed safely straight ahead.

Razer Firefly Mousepad Lights Desks With Any Of 16.7 Million Colors

In case you wanted to have the most eye-catching mousepad imaginable, Razer's gaming-centric Firefly floats above configurable RGBLED lighting. Holding the exact shade of your favorite color for all to see isn't the only thing it can do, either.