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Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Patent Company Goes After Podcasters

After going after podcast software makers, a patent troll may now be going after individual podcasters in an attempt to get licensing money. While many claim the patent system is broken, and President Obama recently called for a reform, it may not come fast enough for some in the podcasting community.

Apple's Labotomy Of Siri & The Rise Of The Virtual Personal Assistant Market

Seriously Siri, you ain't what you use to be. Back in May, 2009, I wrote about the first iteration of Siri, titled: "Siri, Advice from Virtual Personal Assistants." For those who haven't followed the iPhone evolution, while Siri was first integrated into iPhone's operating system with their "4S" launch, it existed as stand-alone app previously. Fueled by artificial intelligence, it was a harbinger of what was to come in the new age of Web 3.0 and semantic technology.

3D Printed Gummy Dummy Clones Make Deliciously Creepy White Day Gifts

Japan's FabCafe is following up their Valentine's Day 3D-printed chocolate head promotion with a little something for the guys: the opportunity to create a miniature edible gummy replica of yourself just in time for White Day.

Geanee Donut Digital Camera Sweetens Up Sharp Photos

It's a sweet time to be a photographer and the Geanee Donut Digital Camera is the right camera at the right time. With the boom in online image hosting, photo-sharing and image-centric social networking services like Flickr, Instagram and Shutterfly showing no signs of fading, this cute yet capable camera should really hit the spot.

New Arm Computer May Be The Future Of Tech

According to the company behind the gadget MYO, a wearable computer may be in our future. By using gestures in combination with the armband device, one is able to control devices, robots and more, leading to a revolutionized way to work with a computer.

Asus PadFone Delivers Phone And Tablet

Asus showed off their PadFone Infinity at the Mobile World Congress, a phone that turns into a tablet, proving that this concept may never die. While this particular device is still expensive, it does provide a lot of features for someone who may need this sort of two-in-one gadget.

Russian Meteorites Sold Online In China May Not Be As Advertised

The 50ft-wide meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th, 2013 and shocked the world via dozens of Russian dashcams is now turning up, piece by tiny charred piece, on China's online sales website Taobao... or is it? 

Spin Cycle Safety - The Revolights Revolution

Bike riding is healthy, fashionable, and eco-friendly, but there are inherent dangers, particularly when riding at night. The Revolights bike lighting system increases your style, safety, and visible presence on the street.

Three Technologies That Will Change The Face of Retail

This piece will look at three of the biggest trends that are going to come about in retail stores in the near future. By examining trends such as touch screens, wireless payment processes and the use of printed electronics and e Ink technology in stores, as well as how they may be used in your local stores.