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Street Lamp Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are A Bright Idea

So many electric cars and so few charging stations. If only there were plentiful electrified power posts EV drivers could simply pull up to, park and plug into... hey, are you thinking what we're thinking?

Beta Brand Jeans: Sons of Innovative Britches!

Is your credit card safe in your pocket? Could it be safer? According to the new jeans developed by San Francisco-based Beta Brand, the answer is yes. Read on for more about these amazing high-tech, stretchy denim jeans.

Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.

For Peace Of Mind, Buy A Security Wallet! (With Product Reviews)

.... You can go to your credit card issuer and ask to have your debit and credit cards re-issued without an RFID chip or you can protect your cards, all of them, by buying a secure wallet or credit card case to protect the cards from e-thiefs. I don't often carry my money and my credit cards in the same case, so I ordered a well-reviewed wallet and a few credit card security cases to try them out.  Here's what I like...

 


Seagate Unveils Thinnest 500GB External Hard Drive

At just 7mm thick, the Seagate Seven represents the sleekest you can go in a portable storage drive without giving up spinning platters. “Premium materials” go into a design that's supposed to celebrate Seagate's 35 years of making hard drives.

Hot Looking Customers Eat Hot-Pot Free At "Pay By Face" Restaurant

A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.

HBO Show Silicon Valley’s Video Compression App Mirrors Facebook Acquisition

Facebook’s social media prominence has been written about extensively in best selling books and movie scripts. Aaron Sorkin’s treatment of Mark Zuckerberg's Machiavellian rise in the blockbuster, The Social Network was box office gold back in 2010. It garnered more awards than you could shake a stick at from all major movie award shows, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes, BAFTA and The National Board of Review.

Thync Will Zap You in the Mood: New Wearable Headset Will Hack Your Brain in Fifteen Minutes

Tap your smartphone and zap your head. That’s right, there’s a new mood-changing headset that just hit the market and it’s proven to perk you up, keep you focused,  and even calm you down.For years a large percentage of the population has long relied on caffeine, alcohol and sleeping pills to alter their moods. And let’s face it, we all know drugs of sorts are not healthy and they sure as heck don’t play a positive role on the longevity front for us humans.

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.