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Transform Your iPhone With The iFruit Conversion Kit

In GTA V - which may well be one of the best-selling PS3/360 games of the decade - much of the game's menu is accessed through the iFruit phone, an in-game parody of the Apple iPhone. Someone apparently thought it might be fun to own their own iFruit. You can too, if you've an iPhone 5 or 5S. 


Take VR Gaming To The Next Level With The Sixense STEM

Sixense - the same folks responsible for the development of the Razer Hydra - earlier this month announced a new VR sensor system that, quite frankly, makes the Hydra look a little bit old-fashioned. It's called the Sixense STEM, and it allows you to take full-body control of your video game.

'One Lens, Many Frames' Sets New Trend For Eyewear: Frameri

I've got something really special for you today.  It's the first revolution in eyewear since the contact lens.  It's called Frameri, code for 'one lens, many frames.' That's right, one pair of removable lenses that fit several pairs of eyeglass frames.  Frameri lets you change your frames to fit your fashion, your mood, the weather, whatever...!

Researchers Have Figured Out How To Power Your Cell Phone With...Pee?

The next time you go to the bathroom, you might end up charging your phone in the process. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of West England have discovered a means of powering up a cell phone using a stream of urine; a technology known as "microbial fuel cells."

What Would You Say If You Could Tweet To An Alien?

Let's say you're suddenly equipped with the means to send a Twitter-style text message into deep space. What would you want to say? Is communication even possible?

A group of researchers at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science want to find out, using the Jamesburg Earth Station.

EnerGenie's ePP2 “E-Paper Printer” Ebook Reader Could Replace Your Inkjet

It's a curious way to market an otherwise normal e-reader. Energenie's ePP2 acts as a virtual printer when hooked to your computer, allowing you to “print” documents to it for viewing on the large e-ink display.

Vapourlites -- The Safer Way To Smoke?

I was a smoker for several years.  I eventually gave it up due to an odd habit that I have of thinking with my fingers over my mouth and nose.  The smell-rather like a flesh ashtray-was just nasty.  That and my finger tips were yellow. But I have to admit that the Vapourlites electronic cigarettes have a certain appeal for me.

The New Nikon 1 AW1 - World's First Underwater Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

Nikon recently announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses that can all be used underwater. It will also be simultaneously launching two dedicated lenses for this camera.

What Are The Best Toys For Preschoolers? Here's The Toy Industry Winners

Each year, the Toy Industry Association presents the top toys in a variety of categories the coveted “Toy of The Year” award. This week, I’m happy to showcase the premier preschool toys from the past five years, and I know I’d have had a blast with this cool stuff when I was in preschool…

Add A Bit Of Deep Space Charm To Your PC With The Astronaut USB Light

Are you looking to add a bit of the universe to your PC? The Astronaut USB Light might be just what the doctor ordered. It's small, it's practical, and it's...well, it's actually really, really cool.