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Mom & Pops 'Shop Small' For Social Media, Devoid Of Black Friday Madness & Cyber Monday Fatigue

Mom & Pop shops, sometimes derogatorily referred to as the dinosaurs of the retail industry have of recent date been able to exert some clout during the holiday buying season, at least for one day out of the year. Founded by American Express, since 2010, the "Shop Small" movement (aka Small Business Saturday®) ...

How A Lego Robotics Competition Produced A New Tornado Warning App

So, there's kind of a problem with current storm warning systems: they're awful and horrendously archaic.  A group of students aged 8 to 13 participating in a global Lego robotics competition noticed this. Together, they've devised an application designed to modernize storm warnings.

Enter The 3D4D Challenge & Create Protective Sunglasses For Kids!

Your mission is to design a pair of 3D printed and cost effective sunglasses to protect children from Pterygium. (Surfer’s Eye) Not only will you help kids in Guatemala, you’ll also have a chance to win a huge boost of career support from the Dreambox Team!

Remote-Controlled Robots Now Offer Long Distance Medical Care

The next time you go to a hospital, you might not be speaking to a doctor - not directly, anyway. An increasing number of hospitals in California and several neighboring states have started to phase in robots that allow Doctors to communicate remotely with their patients.

Win An Amazon Kindle Fire In Instructable’s Holiday Baking Contest!

Do you have a holiday baking recipe that is unique as it is delicious, along with the ability to teach anyone how to make it themselves? Then you’ve got a shot at winning a whole bunch of sweet treats from Instructable’s Baking Contest.

Can Kmart's "Blue" Light Special Ads Turn Us On For The Holidays? [Videos]

With Kmart's revenue reports heading into the toilet, it appears its TV ads might have followed suit this holiday season. Down 4.6 percent in earnings this quarter, one of the nation's largest discount retailers is taking a radical departure from it's wholesome Mom's Apple Pie image to one that replicates the blue material you might catch on late night, a la Chelsea Lately!

How Do You Feel About A Robot Reading Your Mind?

The concept of a robot that's actually capable of reading a user's thoughts sounds like a sci fi pipe dream. It's not, though: the University of Cincinatti's Anca Ralescu and her team last week revealed that they're working on a piece of technology which, when completed, could change the world.

To Create A Clown: Interview With Dropsy Developer Jay Tholen

On Friday, I got the chance to have a sitdown with Jay Tholen to talk about his creation, Dropsy The Clown. Dropsy is to be the star of his own adventure game, set to release in early 2015. It's been a long road to get here, and Jay was happy to share some of the trials he encountered along the way.

Lytro Announces New 3D Living Picture Experience

Lytro delivers a new 3D living picture experience across mobile devices, desktop PCs and 3D-capable TVs. Extols its camera as the first that allows photographers to create a 3D image with a single exposure.

New 2014 MINI Cooper Is Ready For Prime Time Online!

The new MINI Cooper is poised to steal the spotlight on November 18th, debuting live three times over three days on three continents. The iconic automobile's latest incarnation is scheduled to be revealed via live streaming from London, Los Angeles and Shanghai.

Design Living Space Of The Future Via D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest

D3’s annual contest is back once again, and they’re looking for inspired minds to share incredible new ideas to revolutionize the structures that humanity calls home. If you’ve got a few cool plans to change urban sprawl, the interiors of our homes or communities as a whole, shoot for the $1,250 grand prize!

Does Snapchat's Sexting Lead To Boom, Bubble Or Just Disposable Pornography?

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all became hyper-valued tech companies in a short time span -- to the point that many doomsday prognosticators are today beginning to cry "chicken-little." Comparison to the Dot.com bubble of the late 90s is an easy analogy to draw, even though today's tech expansion differs markedly. Nonetheless, it's enough of a catalyst for the weak-at-heart to second-guess themselves. . .

Taiwan's Riot Police Are Back In Black

Thinking of rioting in Taiwan? Better think again... Taiwan's black-clad official stormtroopers are ready, willing and able to snuff out destructive groups of protesters faster than Darth Vader can snuff out an irritating planet.

Lomography Presents New Winter Edition Cameras

Lomography has just launched holiday-inspired versions of its popular La Sardina and Diana F+ film cameras. Dressed up in Scandinavian-style patterns these two cameras are a fun way to capture some great analog holiday shots.

Join GE’s #3DPrintMyGift Challenge & Make Santa’s Sleigh!

This fun contest presented by GE and GrabCAD will test 3D printing wizards and creative dreamers to design a printable model of the greatest version of Santa’s sleigh to date! Are your ready for this Christmas challenge?

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition Goes Out With A Bang

Mercedes-Benz is about to put the brakes on its gorgeous Mercedes SLS AMG GT. With the bodacious Final Edition, MB's ensuring their motorized masterpiece goes out with a bang and not a whimper.

Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas:

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Now A Software Developer

IBM's Watson supercomputer is now open to the public. Well, sort of. The manufacturer this week announced that its cognitive computing system will very soon serve as a cloud-based development platform, helping programmers create software with its 'cognitive computing intelligence.'

Planning A Trip To Middle Earth? Don't Forget Your Travellers' Guide!

In celebration of the next installment of The Hobbit, a group known as HRS has created a quirky little infographic to take fans on a delightful romp through Middle Earth. Not my usual fare, but hey - it got a chuckle out of me. Maybe it'll brighten your Friday a bit, too.

Motorola Moto G Offers A Solid Low-End Smartphone

When Google purchased Motorola, their intentions were a little bit unclear. Why would a powerhouse like Google want to buy out Motorola, a struggling company? It seems that today's announcement and soft launch sheds some light on the acquisition. Meet the Moto G, a high powered Android phone for a low price.

The YotaPhone: Double-Headed Smartphone with LCD and E-Ink Screens

The two screen technologies used in Yota Devices' creation provide some interesting usage models. Victim of a lengthy development time and many delays, these YotaPhones look to finally reach customers' hands in December.

Have A New Home Exterior Building Product? Work With Ply Gem To Launch It!

Ply Gem is a leader in developing windows, trim, gutters and other top-notch goods for the outside of your home. If you have an innovative product that helps improve the exterior of a house, then you need to look into Ply Gem’s Build Forward program…

Need This New Innovation: Boyfriends For Rent

It may be the 21st century but for many young women around the world. there is still a lot of pressure from family and friends to find the perfect man. For some the pressure can be unbearable, especially when it is time to go home for important holidays.  In China the new thing is to rent a boyfriend to show off to the parents when the pressure gets to be too much. The pressure can be pretty intense as well since they are considered past it by the time they are 27.

Industrial Designer Develops Wireless 'Smart Jacket" For Premature Babies

An industrial design student received her PhD cum laude last month for her design of a Smart Jacket for premature babies. Her creation will, no doubt, launch a successful career for a new graduate, but change the lives of millions of premature infants and their families...

This Robot Will Never Stop Drawing

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Robo Faber. Designed by LA-based Matthias Dörfelt, this little robot is designed to be a self-portrait of the artist's creative style, and is programmed to replicate it until the end of time...or until it breaks down and stops working. Whichever comes first; really.