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Nikon Sues Sakar Over iM1836 Android Camera

Nikon is suing Sakar International Inc. over the design of the Polaroid iM1836 camera, an Android-power device that looks like a carbon copy of the Nikon 1 J1.

An Introduction To Skylanders: When Toys Meet Videogames

If you’ve walked past the toy or videogame isles in a department store recently, you might’ve seen some of the new Skylanders gaming/toy hybrids on the shelves. But what exactly are these neat little figures anyway?

Google Glass Will Revolutionize Medicine And Advance Healthcare Worldwide

When the news first leaked about Google Glass a few years ago, it was pretty hard to imagine that such a device would turn out to be more than an entertaining gadget.  But now that Google Glass is being tested by prospective users, medical professionals are taking the device very seriously and, if you become a patient needing heavy-duty medical care, you will be taking it seriously too.

The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Augmented Reality Glasses Could Be The First Step To A Real Holodeck

When Valve laid off around twenty-five employees, Founder Gabe Newell assured everyone they wouldn't be cancelling any projects. As it turns out, one got away - a pair of augmented reality glasses. Those glasses are still being built; they've just blown past their Kickstarter goal in a day.

Chinese Inventor Builds Robot Roommate

Tao Xiangli - the same inventor that built his own homemade submarine back in 2008 - just recently came forward with something even cooler: where most of us would be lucky just cobbling together a few tools; he's constructed his own working robot entirely out of spare parts.

Really? Self-Heating Food? Yes Indeed!

Tempra Technology is back, and after taking a look at this forward thinking company's I.C. Can product many months ago, it is now time to see what's next in the far from boring pipeline. Could there be a day when we say goodbye to traditional cooling and heating appliances altogether? Who knows, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a look.

What's An Ergonomic, Eco-Friendly & Stylish Ball Shucker For Your Dog? The Wood Chuck

There are a few ball shuckers on the market and they're all ergonomic, enabling you to throw a ball pretty darn far - sometimes too far! - for your dog without stressing your throwing arm and shoulder too much.  But the Planet Dog Wood Chuck is not only ergonomic, it's real eco-friendly and extremely stylish.  What a cool design!

Want The Benefits Of Horseback Riding Without The Hassle? Compact Core Exerciser

Ever notice the posture of a horseback rider?  Straight back, flat tummy.... Most folks don't realize that horseback riding is exercise, but sitting up straight while your body weight is shifting back and forth and up and down requires flexing and relaxing appropriate core muscles. The Compact Core Exerciser mimics the movements of horseback riding as well as its effects on your body.

 

Motorcyclists: Keep Your Eye On The Road With The Bike HUD

You want to keep your wits about you when you're on a motorcycle. Their size and the way they're designed mean that if you're in an accident, you're definitely getting hurt. The folks at Bike Systems have developed something to help riders along in that regard: a helmet-contained heads up display.