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The Lepow Convertible Hi Smart Bag: Who’s Calling, Please?

Meet the HiSmart Bag created by Lepow, a company known for its design and creation of everyday technologies. It has the distinction of being the world's first connected  convertible messenger bag/backpack that is both fashionable and high tech.

Acer Announces Revo One: Tiny HTPC Moonlighting As A NAS

Capable of streaming and storing loads of media content, Acer has here an uncharacteristically small home theater PC. It hopes to be the perfect compliment to your gigantic 4K flat-screen TV. It'll also make your NAS jealous, or even replace it outright.

This Woman Wants Your DNA: NY City Artist Gathers Genetic Evidence from Public Places to Reconstruct Strangers Faces

Don’t be surprised if you see Heather Dewey-Hagborg combing the streets of New York City in search of gum and cigarette butts. However she’s not out to tackle the city’s littering problem – not yet anyway. But instead she is on the hunt for inspiration for her next piece of art work.

Safe, Stylish Innovation for Cyclists: High-Visibility Reflective Garb

A new line of stylish and functional garments with reflective design is the latest from English fashion designer, Sara Henrichs. Read on to learn more about how the modern cyclist and runner can be safer riding at night.

Problem Solver: Beer Company Fuels Corporate Creativity With Drinking Formula

If you thought that "day drinking" was something better left behind with your college days, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn what a new company is encouraging people to do to trigger their creativity.

On Tsu, The ‘Tspin Challenge’ Spins Dollars For Charities

Who doesn’t remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 and the frenzy that ensued throughout the United States? It started as a grass roots effort to raise awareness and donations for the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as the Lou Gehrig disease. Promoted widely on Twitter and Facebook, the virality of the challenge soon caught the attention of newscasters, celebrities, politicians and even motivating folks like former Presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to get involved.

MSI Flaunts 18” Gaming Laptop With Mechanical Keyboard

Conjuring up images of early PC luggables from the 80s and 90s, MSI has gone against progress (sort of) and stuck a full-fledged 'board with mechanical key switches in its Titan GT80 gaming laptop.

The Spider Dress: One Good Wearable Tech Bite Deserves Another

Spider Man should move over, for a formidable adversary has found its way into pop cultural consciousness and the fashion marketplace. Read more about Anouk Wipprecht's Spider Dress and its built in sensors and mechanical limbs that attack when the wearer's perosnal space is invaded.

The Superfluous Culture: Canadian Fashion Supporting Local Economy

Where do your clothes come from and why should you care?  Read on to learn more about one Canadian designer's influence and attitude about local manufacturing.