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PC911 Converts Old into Useful and Saves Green

Isn't it wonderful when a company, especially a small one with limited financial resources does what it can to limit its environmental impact? That's what Chad and his family is doing. Chad is taking steps to turn his small business, PC911, into a green one little by little.

Say What? Pet Plants That Talk To YOU!

If there's anything that USB can't power, please let me know. At least this talking digital pot called the Pet Plant is only a concept. I can't imagine one more device being hooked up to my computer, especially a pet. But wait... there is something to be said for this concept by designer Junyi Heo.

Sega's New Female Robot Sings, Dances, Kisses

Meet E.M.A., Sega's new female robot! She sings, she dances, she hands out business cards and... she'll give you a kiss if you come within reach. You know you want to.

The Beater Blade: Best Blade On The Block

New Metro Design has discovered and is busy filling a need in the kitchen appliance industry with the introduction of its Beater Blade. This beater blade appeals to the chef in all of us who love to use our standing mixers to create cookies, frostings and cheesecakes that make us proud (and sometimes fat) but hate scraping out the bowl.

Flip Video Camera Shrinks Down In Size

Pure Digital Technologies recently unveiled the newest addition to their line of camcorders, The Flip Mino (pronounced “minnow”). Priced at about $179, the new device has claimed to be easier to use, smaller and more affordable than other camcorders.


'Tokyo Sky Tree' to Tower Over Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to soar 2003 feet (610 meters) into the sky above Japan's capitol city by late 2011, making it the nation's tallest man-made structure.

Small Wonder - Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

Solar power at your fingertips... that's what this new compact portable solar cell phone charger both promises and delivers!

Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

D-Link Routers Capture More Than Packets

D-Link routers are extremely functional devices that enable us to surf the Internet but let's face it, they are not pretty to look at. They typically come in that dulled out boring gray color and the only time you want to look at it is when it's not working. Jumping onto the fashion runway, D-Link routers now capture attention with D-Link's Skinit skins.

Forgetful? Create Virtual Sticky Notes on Postica

Short-term memory not what it used to be? Post a sticky note on Postica. Plus, you can attach files and share with friends or family. It's easy. And free.