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Need This New Invention? The Mistletoe Drone

Christmas has long been known for one of the great gateways to holiday romance -- the sprig of mistletoe. An aerial drone bearing the festive fungus recently made an appearance over the crowds at Union Square in San Francisco. Couples young and old delighted in the impromptu appearance and began locking lips when it hovered their way. It was a totally 21st century take an old holiday tradition.

LG Plans All-in-One PC Running Chrome OS

Though most people are still ambivalent toward Google's browser-first operating system, that isn't stopping the manufacturers. Here comes LG with a Chrome OS machine that looks like an iMac.

Need This New Innovation? Modamily: Co-Parenting Without Strings

So you have decided that it is time to start a family but your relationships have not been falling in line. You also aren't exactly enamored with the idea of being a single parent. You want your child to grow up with two parents and role models. So maybe it is time for a new family model to emerge. Enter Modamily -- a website that matches people ready to have children without the issues brought on by romantic entanglement.

Are We Over-Engineering Hospital Sanitizer Solutions?

The total cost of treating all healthcare-associated infections in the United States is $35 - $45 Billion. IntelligentM is a hand hygiene compliance solution where clinicians wear wristbands containing Bluetooth, RFID and accelerometers that vibrate when they forget to use hand sanitizers in hospitals.

Napwell Helps You Wake Up Refreshed

Taking naps during the day can be a gift and a curse. A midday nap can lead to a more productive afternoon, but can also lead to grogginess, which in turn can lead to a lack of productivity. What if there was a product that gradually woke you up and didn't figuratively slap you with a blaring alarm? The Napwell might be the answer. Napwell hopes to eliminate nap drowsiness with a sleep mask that gradually wakes you up.

Money & Betrayal Play Key Roles In Silicon Valley Tomes

It appears when Ben Mezrich penned his tell-all book about the early beginnings of Facebook and included the bon mots "money" and "betrayal" in its title, he had paved a path for another to follow. After all if one social network could be launched on greed and deception, couldn't others? Good ole Machiavellian ethics may be as old as time, but it appears to be the common denominator for both...

Need This New Invention? Using Bees To Detect Cancer

Bees are amazing little creatures that provide us with so much -- from honey to pollination. Now we can add one more thing that they can do for us. Portuguese scientist Susana Soares has created a device that allows specially trained bees to detect cancer in a human based on the scent of their breath. Remarkably, it only takes a mere ten minutes to train the bee to perform this valuable service.

The Female Condom Is Making A Come Back

Female condoms are making a come back. The FC2 protects women from sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and even increases their pleasure. It competes with with more than 7 other female condoms, like VA Wow, the Woman's condom, and soon, the Origami. Popular in China, Colombia, and South Africa, they are available in 138 countries around the world.

Re-Render This RC Truck, Win $300 From Lagoa Render Wars!

Web-based 3D rendering platform Lagoa, Mega Bloks and GrabCad have teamed up to test how creative designers and innovators will reimagine their fancy 3D model of a remote controlled toy truck. They’re looking to hand out cash and great prizes to their favorite designs, so let your imagination go wild!

Say Hi To The World's Smallest Pacemaker & Goodbye To Surgery

The world's smallest pacemaker made it through the first-in-human implant this week. Irregular heart beats just got easier (and prettier) to manage. 

Google's Robot Army: A Look At The Google Boston Dynamics Buyout

Google today acquired Boston Dynamics, one of the worlds foremost developers of advanced robotics. This marks the eighth robotics company Google's purchased in six months, and a clear indication that the search giant has some very significant plans. Hopefully, those don't involve world conquest.

Original Programming Coming To Xbox TV By Early 2014

Microsoft announced today that in the very near future, it intends to begin introducing original, Xbox Live-exclusive TV shows to its multimedia line-up. According to television executive Nancy Tellem, everything should be more or less ready to go within the first few months of the New Year.

NASAs Valkyrie One Robot Will Pave The Way To Mars

This just in, folks: NASA has built Iron Man. Well, sorta. The Valkyrie One Robot is the result of a months-long secret project at the Johnson Space station. It's  six foot two, weighs one hundred twenty-five kilograms, and is completely autonomous.


South Korea's Looking To Officially Classify Gaming As An Addiction

Although South Korea boasts one of the most active video game communities in the world, it also has one of the most addicted. It's not unusual to hear of people gaming themselves straight to death - which is why the country is looking to declare games as an addiction.

Innovate Transporting Party Food, Win Great Kitchen Swag From Instructables Potluck Contest!

When bringing food to a party, you’re worried about it tipping over in the car, getting too cold, melting or otherwise morphing into a gross-looking glob before you get there. If you’re perfected transporting casseroles, pies and other snacks, enter the Potluck Contest to win some sweet swag!

Airfy Is The World's First Smart Hotspot

Routers are boring. Airfy is trying to change that. Featuring a bold design, and packed with options, Airfy is looking to be THE Wi-Fi router of 2014. Still in the funding stages, Airfy plans to include an 802.11ac/n router, a point of sale for mobile shopping, commercial-based free Wi-Fi and the ability to use the router as a Bluetooth iBeacon.

New Heart Rate App Can Detect (And Prevent?) Heart Attacks

Detect the onset of a heart attack before it happens using your smartphone. eMotion ECG Mobile, now with FDA approval, is the first Android app to monitor your heart rate while you work, rest or play. 

Want To Get Pregnant? Track Your Fertility With Glow IPhone App

Want to increase the chances of getting pregnant? Updated Glow iPhone app helps women get pregnant by predicting their fertility. This app now includes access to other parents-to-be so you can exchange experiences and stories and get pregnant faster. 

Design 3D Printed Gear-Powered Project, Win $10,000!

GabCAD is excited to present the “Gears of Innovation” competition, where engineers, designers and inventors are challenged to create a 3D printed design that incorporates three or more functioning gears. You’re free to let your creativity wander from there, and it may just land you the $10,000 1st Place prize!

Mimo Baby Monitor Tracks Your Baby's Breathing, Temperature, Activity and Sleep

Sleep easier by monitoring your baby's breathing, activity, position and temperature with the wearable Mimo Baby Monitor babysuit. Track the data captured on the Mimo app for Android and iPhone.

Share What’s In You’re Working On, Win Mega Tool Set Via Instructables Workshop Contest!

This might just be Instructables most open ended contest to date, but if you’re tinkering with something brilliant, and you can share how others can make their own version of it, you could win a huge supply of high end tools from Hand-Eye Supply for sharing!

When The Robots Take Our Jobs, It Might Actually Be A Good Thing

One of the greatest concerns facing the modern robotics industry is the notion that, eventually, robots might replace human laborers in many positions, leading to a huge job shortage. According to Paul Krugman, this might actually be a good thing.

Wait, what? 

Epson Powerlite 750HD Is The Perfect Projector For Small Rooms

Projectors are no longer just for movie theaters and 9th grade English classes. In the past few years, the home projector has made great leaps and bounds, and can now be considered a viable option for home theaters and large living rooms. With the Epson Powerlite 750HD, smaller rooms, and even dorms, can reap the benefits of a projector.

New Collision-Avoidance Technology Helps Save Humanitarian Workers

A lot of good can be done with humanitarian aid, but transporting people and supplies around the world has major logistics problems. Road accidents are a leading cause of death among humanitarian workers. Now, an innovative developer of collision-avoidance technology is teaming up with a group of safety-conscious businesses and charities to help preserve the lives of aid workers -- and expand the reach of humanitarian organizations worldwide.

Burger King Japan's “King's Turkey Party Set” Lets You Party Like It's 1539!

It's good to be the king, especially if you're England's Henry the Eighth in full-on turkey leg nomming mode. Now Burger King Japan is channeling good king Hank's festive side with the “King's Turkey Party Set”, a deluxe Christmas dinner for two featuring a pair of royally massive smoked turkey drumsticks!