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Invisible Girlfriend: Helping You Fake Your Digital Relationships

Pretending to have a significant other is an activity that we, as a civilization, have been participating in for years for a whole variety of reasons. Beyond businesses that fall under the "escort" umbrella, this isn't the first time we've seen a business that aims to capitalize in the industry of romantic deception. 

Want A New Idea For Bachelorette Parties? Try A Life Drawing Party

A new start-up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is offering a rather surprising service that women are really getting excited about. Graphic Stallions is an alternative to the standard bachelorette party, divorce celebration, or even birthday parties. Instead of the standard male strippers, full bar, and insane ogling, this option is a little more genteel. This is a life drawing party with a bit of bubbly and nude male models.

Kodak's IM5 Smartphone Caters To Photographers... And Your Grandparents

What's this, a smartphone made by Kodak? No surprise that there's a few extra photography-related features, but what's more curious is that this 5” phone appears to be designed with seniors in mind – and I don't just mean that Android skin.

MSI Prepares First PC Motherboard With USB 3.1, Type-C Port

A new revision of USB is upon us, and perhaps more exciting than its speed boost is its reversible type-C jack. MSI's as eager as you are about curbing the frustration of plugging in USB devices, and are preparing the “world's first” PC motherboard with support for the standard.

Got that ZEHST for Traveling? A New Seaweed Powered Plane Will Fly You From London to Tokyo in Just Two Hours

A well-known multinational aerospace and defense company based in Toulouse, France, is getting ready to take travelers to new skies through supersonic engines powered with biofuel made from seaweed. While it may sound like a pie-in-sky idea, the Airbus Group got lots of aviation fans revved up at the recent Paris Air Show where they unveiled a model of its “son of supersonic” plane called ZHEST (Zero Emission Hyper Sonic Transport).

Merry Sustainable Lingerie: Sexy Xmas Recycling

Read on to learn more about what a French company is doing to recycle unwanted Xmas trees. The season of giving may be over for now, but the joy of a new season of giving back to the environment has only just begun.

Tsu Welcomes Arabian King Of Morocco To Its Paying Platform

Not that this Royal needs any more riches added to his country’s coffers, this month, Roi Du Mohammed VI, His Majesty the King of Morocco selected Tsu as a viable social network for communicating to the world. And not only did his entourage follow in lock-step, the Monarch has amassed almost 30,000 followers in a little over two weeks.

Deciphering Translated English Signs In China Means Using Your Noodle

When is a noodle not a noodle? When it's a line painted on the floor of a Chinese airport or train station, of course! There's a reasonable explanation, mind you, so put away those chopsticks and get your thin yellow “lines” at a restaurant instead.

Water Inspired High-Tech 3-D Printed Top: Swim At Your Own Risk

Read on to learn more about Lim Kae Woel and Elena Low, two Australian architects/designers working out of Melbourne-based XYZ Workshop and their creation of a prize-winning 3-D printed top inspired by water.

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack: Modular, Portable Docking Station For Laptops

The docking stations made for many business laptops tend to be hulking, heavy behemoths. Not this one: Lenovo's ThinkPad Stack can split into separate pieces, allowing one to attach only the extra functionality they need to their laptop for any given scenario. CES 2015 is done and over, but tradeshow-visiting, hotel-camping journalists ought to take a look.