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Jinkies! LEGO Unveils Scooby Doo Building Sets

LEGO and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring Scooby-Doo out of our favorite childhood memories and into our children’s hands. The rollout will be paired with a new 22-minute video featuring Scooby and the rest of the beloved sleuths, produced with the help of Warner Bros. Animation. Jinkies!

Invention of the Week? ZBoard 2 is One Sweet Ride

A company based out of San Francisco, CA, just unveiled ZBoard 2 and they claim it is the most advanced electric skateboard on the market. ZBoard 2’s inventors say they are redefining the sport while giving everyone a “new skate of mind.” So, will this new invention be a new hit among urbanites and suburbanites that are looking to be “stoked?”

Happy Hour Is Here Again: Welcome To China's "New Town of National Liquor"

Moutai, China's national drink, is under threat from pollution and urban sprawl. What to do? If you're the village of Maotai, you simply move a few thousand people away from the distillery to the "New Town of National Liquor".

Asus Claims “Fastest GTX 980” With 20th Anniversary Graphics Card

For its 20th year of selling PC videocards, Asus are putting out a limited-edition Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 with the highest factory overclock you'll find, along with some extras that'll help you clock it even higher.

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable Solar Shirt created by Paulne Van Dongen that charges mobile devices as you go about your day.

Need A Drone? Have Customized Rental Of Equipment For Creative Folks

Kitsplit is a community marketplace that offers the rental of over $1 million worth of cutting edge equipment to suit the creative and business needs of daring entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more about this remarkable and innovative gadget library.

HeartRead Could Help Save Lives

Every second counts in a cardiac arrest situation. Each minute the chance of survival drops by 7 to 10 per cent. The real problem these days is that most bystanders do not know how to properly operate an automated external defibrillator. However a design student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, has invented HeartRead and it may prove to be the next best thing in helping save lives.

Designer Invents Amphibious Ambulance Aircraft that Lands in Sparsely Populated Areas

For years people living in remote areas of the world face challenges of getting the right medical attention they need, especially during times of emergencies. Modern day planes and helicopters are still quite limited to where they can land and take off when it comes to rescuing people. However, a German designer may have the solution to all this with his new invention.

Question is will his invention take off?

Osmo Is a Tangible, ‘Actual Reality’ Gaming System For iPad

Osmo uses Reflective Artificial Intelligence to combine old school education with new school technology. With four digital games that need physical interaction using tools like letter tiles, pencils, and puzzle pieces, your child with truly be able to wrap their hands around what they are learning.

Eco Wave Power To Fuel Our Energy Revolution?

Is wave power a viable solution to the planets energy crisis? Many blue energy innovations have tried to storm into the market, but few ever make it past the break water. The Israeli Eco Wave Power is the latest sea surfer to challenge the salty wave.

Is Silicon Valley’s ‘Datageddon’ Coming, Or Will Modern-Day Florence Continue to Renaissance?

It’s been referred to as the ‘Cradle of Innovation’ in a time of transformation, where art has been replaced by Clouds, DaVinci’s by Zuckerberg’s, beauty by functionality and greed . . . well, by greed (some things never change.) But is the 21st Century’s Renaissance peaking, or will it live to Snapchat another day?

HP, Samsung Team Up; Announce Z-Turbo G2 Solid-State Drives

Building on the latest NVM Express-based hotness from Samsung, HP have unveiled its Z-Turbo G2 range of SSDs, and they're fast. Like, really fast. Is your PC good enough to handle them?

Grass iPhones: A Green Trend In More Ways Than One

The use of natural products in the creation of mobile phones as well as other wearable gadgets is an emerging trend in fashionable electronics. Read all about the latest iPhone from Design Works that is made entirely of grass!

Invention of the Week? Noke U-Lock Keeps Your Bike Safe and Sound

A favorite outdoor recreational activity that many of us enjoy during the spring, summer and fall months is cycling.  However, with the good comes the bad: getting around town on your bike is great exercise and invigorating, but getting your wheels stolen is downright bummer. But FUZ Designs, a company based in Draper, Utah, just invented a new and innovative bike lock that will help keep the thieves away. While there are all sorts of locks that claim to do all sorts of things, do they now offer the best one on the market?

Have Girl Scout Cookies Year-Round With Your Very Own Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

The allure of Girl Scouts Cookies is their celebrity and fleeting availability. Would we still want them if they were available year-round? Hell yeah. Girl Scout Cookies are delicious. Buttery tastiness should not be seasonal. Gone are the days of waiting for the neighbor kid or a co-worker to bring you an order form. Gone are the days of having missed that order form and longing for a sleeve of Thin Mints. Now you—more specifically your child—can make Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Lemon Cookies anytime a craving strikes.

10 Best Wearable Tracking Devices To Keep Kids Safe

Have you ever thought about a tracking device for your kids?  When it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or simply giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, wearable technology with GPS tracking capabilities may prove to be a compelling tool to help protect our children.  It gives children the freedom to roam and parents the security of knowing where they are roaming. If you are considering a wearable device for your family, here are 10 of the best child tracking devices on the market

Engineers Invent Acoustic Device that Discovers Cancer Cells

For years leading doctors and researchers around the world have been on the hunt to find new and innovative ways to discover cancer in patients, especially in its early stages. So, will a new acoustic chip that utilizes sound waves be the big breakthrough we need in the early detection of cancer? A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University think so.

Stream & Drive With Netflix Watch & Google Self-Driving Cars

On the eve of the Apple Watch going into preorders April 10th, starting as early as 3:01 a.m. ET -- not to be outdone -- Netflix released some surprising news regarding its own timepiece. With an appropriate dose of tongue-and-cheek, in an advance promo, the Netflix Watch is said to be coming soon, providing gadget-lovers the world-over to “experience total freedom.”

New Coating Turns Ordinary Cotton Into Super-Fabric

If you’ve ever pondered what sort of material might be best employed in a superhero’s suit, here’s one possible answer. Scientists in China have developed a new self-healing coating that turns ordinary cotton into a fire retardant, waterproof and self-cleaning super fabric. The technique, which involves a triple-dip coating in a series of polymers, is envisioned to be particularly useful in the fabrication of military uniforms or other textiles faced with similarly challenging environments.

Feeling Sick? Text Your Doctor and Get Diagnosed

So, what’s it like living in a remote area and not having access to a doctor? Many of us live in big city centers and the suburbs so accessing health care is something we might take for granted. But a team of researchers at Florida Atlantic University have come up with a new invention that will make health care far more available for those living in isolated areas. Will their new invention be a game changer for the medical world?

MIT Creates New Traffic Algorithms That May Radically Reduce Traffic Problems

Has sitting in rush hour traffic for hours a day become your mind-numbing reality? Does passing the same pedestrian three times before crossing the intersection seem too much like normal life? If so, take heart. Researchers at MIT have found a new traffic algorithm which will not only save you time and frustration, but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Book My Ride! Order Your BMW i3 EV Online From Amazon Japan

Amazon Japan has begun listing BMW's i3 EV along with the usual books, DVDs, housewares and whatnot. While delivery via drone isn't in the offing – yet – the new service expands the German car company's profile while enhancing customer convenience.

Top 12 Coolest Innovations From Asia's Largest Trade Show 2015

Don't miss out on Asia's largest technology events of the year! For the inner geek and active enthusiast, I have highlighted the top 12 most practical product innovations.

Menswear News: Be a Marvel Superhero or at Least Dress Like One

Have you secretly harbored dreams of dressing like your favorite superhero beyond the scope of a Halloween costume party? Well, now you can. Meet the newest line of Marvel Menswear from the Five Four Club!

Invention of the Week? Tixxii is the New App that Protects Your Vehicle

A Los Angeles, CA, entrepreneur has come up with a unique app that will protect your vehicle from tickets, tows, and accidents.  Abel Jones, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has developed Tixxii – a revolutionary app that serves as a new global watchdog to look after your vehicle.