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In Japan, Waffle + Mochi = Moffle

The waffle, in typical Japanese fashion, has been dissected and re-concocted. Substituting the gooey rice paste, mochi, for the wheat flour used by westerners in the waffle, Japanese chefs have created the moffle, Japan's latest food craze. And a quick-thinking entrepreneur stepped up the craze by creating the Moffle, a moffle cooker.

Toshiba 'Invitation Only' Designer Cellphones Exude Exclusive Luxury

Toshiba's FanFun 815T handset is a popular choice among Japanese phone users thanks to its many features and adaptable design. Japan's rich, however, go for exclusivity and the $4,000 Cosmic Shiner version gives them that in spades.

The 5 Tackiest Invention Ideas for Easter Ever!

There is no religious holiday of more importance to a Christian than Easter. To this end, some inventors wish to provide believers with helpful symbols and trinkets to assist or focus their faith. Then there are the others: inventors who capitalize on - exploit? - this kind of solemnity with their own particular tacky take on the holiday. In my opinion, the following patents illustrate this point exactly. What do you think?

A Jacket Made to Sleep In -- Excubo

A jacket that provides an unique solution to sleep problems for travelers all across the globe.


Solar Powered Portable Media Player Hits the Market

eMotion has released a portable media player that is solar powered. The EM-SOL1GIG touts an impressive features list at first glance. However, upon further inspection, there are several key features lacking.

Shoes That Light Up Each Step of the Way

Pioneer is a new shoe that promises to add magic and light to each and every walk after dark.

New Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF5.0 Redefines a Camera Classic

The original Rolleiflex twin-lens 6x6 camera was a photographer's dream come true when it was first introduced in 1929, and Rollei still makes a similar camera today. Leave it to Japan's Komomura Corp., however, to pay tribute to the Rollei 6x6 by creating a 5 megapixel mini digital version that takes the concept of "retro cute" to a new level.

Indoor Adventures Just Got Safer for Fingers

When children are around, accidents are bound to happen. However there is one you can avoid every time thanks to an innovative new product.

Pandigital's All-In-One HDTV, Digital Photo Frame, And Cookbook!

The TV set goes, the cookbooks are out. Let's take those barely-magnetized pictures off the frig, the ones you're always picking up from the floor.

Now, that you've made space... Here comes the Pandigital Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame!

Mirrored Cellphone Peep Blocker Provides Vanity and Security

Flexible and trim able one way mirror cellphone peep blocker sheets keep text messages private while allowing you to fix your face on Japan's (or New York's) crowded subway trains.