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In Japan, Pets Have Their OWND Oxygen Cafe

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Yoyogi Uehara station in Tokyo, stop by with your dog or cat and let him try out the OWND Cafe special!

Waboba Ball Bounces On Water

Created by Swedish inventor Jan von Heland, the Waboba Ball has one special feature: being able to bounce on water.

The Glo Pillow: An Alarm Clock That's Not Annoying

We all despise the aggravating sound an alarm clock makes. It wakes us up from a deep sleep, interferes with pleasant dreams and signals that it’s time to unwillingly get out of bed and start the day. But what if you could wake up without unnecessary noise?

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!