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JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.

Are you Thirsty? Well, Have Some Water-Gen: New Machine Makes Water from Thin Air

An Israeli company is serving up a drink everyone wants: water.You see, Water-Gen, a start-up company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has invented a portable water generator that produces water from thin air. The invention – the Atmospheric Water-Generation Unit –is already a big hit among armed forces and civilians alike around the world. The unit is equipped with a “GENius” heat exchanger that chills the air and condenses water vapor.

Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.

Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified and armored Ford F-550 Super Duty truck is ready to put the bite on fomenters of urban unrest.

Meal-In-A-Pill Tricks Body into Losing Weight: Salk Scientists Develop ‘Imaginary Meal’ Diet Pill

Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in San Diego, California, have just invented a new kind of diet pill unlike any other on the market.It’s an ‘imaginary meal’ diet pill that actually tricks the body into losing weight. The drug, called fexaramine, fools the body into thinking it has actually consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.

Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.

Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.

Want Dolls To Look More Realistic To Girls? Check Out The Tree Change Dolls!

One of the problems that has been facing women for years is the unrealistic images we have been faced with all around us. It ties into the poor self-image that many of us have because we don't measure up to the impossible. One woman in Tasmania has taken to adopting old dolls (mostly Bratz dolls) and giving them what she calls a "make under" so that they look more like real girls. She is taking the world by storm.

2016 Ram Laramie Limited Keeps On Truckin' With Bold New Badging

The Ram full-size pickup truck from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is coming off its best annual sales in a decade so you might have noticed more of these boldly styled trucks on the road. Just in case you haven't, the upcoming 2016 Ram Laramie Limited boasts badging that's simply impossible to ignore.

Custom Cameo Corsets: Creepy Works of Art

Dallas-based fashion and accesories designer, Louise Black, marches to the beat of her very own drum. Her beautiful designs are edgy, unique and a bit creepy too. Read on for more on this amazing artist and her unusual work.

MonBaby Smart Button Monitors Baby's Sleep and Breathing Patterns

Each year nearly 4,000 infants 12 months and younger die unexpectedly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one type of these sudden and unexpected infant deaths and is the third leading cause of infant deaths in the United States. While SIDS cannot be explained, other sleep-related infant deaths caused by accidental suffocation and strangulation can be prevented through proper education of safe sleeping environments for infants. The MonBaby baby monitor is a wearable smart button that will allow parents to track their baby’s breathing and sleeping patterns through their smart phone, providing proactive monitoring and alarms.

Give Your Valentine A Bronzed Sculpture Of Your Anus This Year

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and people are scrambling for unique, creative gift ideas for their significant others.  What could be more unique and creative than a bronze sculpture of your anus?

So you want the perfect gift to symbolize the deep intimacy between you and your partner.  I think deep and intimate are the perfect words to describe British artist Magnus Irvin’s anus art.

Calling All Inventors! Submissions Open For The 2015 James Dyson Award

College students and recent graduates are invited to submit their problem-solving designs and inventions to the 2015 James Dyson Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate design and/or engineering students, as well as those who have graduated from a design or engineering program within the past four years, are invited to enter this world reknowned competition. Get further details....

The Armills Bracelet For Men: For Elitist Tastes and Deep Pockets

Although an unlikely pair, the blending of Pininfarina, the independant Italian car design firm, with Christophe and Company, has created a unique, sleek, high-tech men's bracelet comprised of luxury gems and advanced engineering. Read on to learn more, even if, alas, this bracelet is financially out of reach.

Reinventing London’s Old Tube Tunnels: Cyclists Set to Pedal Underground to Get Around

London is now the fastest growing city in the world. At present the city that harbors an endless list of cultures from around the world has a population of 8.3 million people. The city only continues to expand rapidly as there are nearly 2,000 people moving into the metropolis per week. The city anticipates that its population will be well over 12 million by 2027.

Super-Insulated Clothing: Will Indoor Heating Become Redundant?

Can super-insulated clothing eliminate the need for indoor heating? Is the wiring of body parts or some other such drastic measure required? Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion/tech innovation.

LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.

AirDye Textile Technology: Is Water Pollution Passé?

Textile manufacturing has been one of the world's largest sources of water pollution; that is, until now. Read on to learn more about AirDye technology, which utilizes no water in its production of  fabrics.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology

Soon it might be time to say ‘bye-bye’ to the batteries we use in technology that we wear, like with the smartwatch, or the fitness tracker, and someday maybe even the smartphone. Researchers from the National University of Singapore unveiled a new device that they invented at the 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Mechanical Systems (2015), which was held last week in Estoril, Portugal. The device is the size of a postage-stamp and it’s a simple skin patch that utilizes static electricity from the body and converts it into actual electrical energy.

Origami Is The World’s First Power Folding Stroller. Fold Like A Mother

The Origami Stroller by 4moms is the envy of all moms fighting strollers. No more sweating while you tug and pull on straps or levers. No more pinching your fingers. No more folding your stroller to only have it unfold as you lift it up to put it into your car. Origami is the world’s first power folding stroller. And if that isn’t enough it self-charges, charges your cell phone, and tells you the air temperature.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.

Aiptek ProjectorPad P70: Android Tablet With Built-In Projector

If you want to beam your smartphone or tablet's screen onto a wall, whether for a work presentation or to watch YouTube videos, pico projectors are easy to find. However, what about smart slates with projectors built in? Aiptek's P70 is the first I've seen, and this 7” Android tablet looks a handy device indeed, albeit with some real drawbacks you should be mindful of.