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'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .

Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.

The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.

Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.

Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall asleep in the car.

Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.

Zoo Jeans Feature Distressed Rips & Tears Made By Lions, Tigers & Bears (Oh My!)

A Japanese zoo has come up with an innovative new way to raise funds for the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. Known as the Zoo Jeans project, the charitable initiative invites lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo to fashionably claw and bite denim blue jeans which will subsequently be auctioned online.

'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.

Want This New Trend? Flower Beards

Women have been weaving flowers into their hair for centuries. Men -- not so much. Flowers have never seemed to be much of a guy thing unless it was for scientific study or as a part of their farm crops. The times they are a-changin'. The latest trend on the internet (and in the art of flower arranging) is Flower Beards and the photos are here to prove it!

Eight Cores, 64 bits: MediaTek's Upcoming MT6795 System-On-Chip

Device makers will soon have a powerful chip with which to build Android L-based 64-bit smartphones and tablets on. Leaked specs are suggesting a respectable feature set within MediaTek's latest.