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Great Video Games that Educate

Although there are video games that educate children in every age category, people don't always realize it. While some games have little educational value, like the infamous crime series Grand Theft Auto and the best-selling Halo series, many other games do help children learn. Whether they are throwing kids into the past to learn about the vicious Genghis Khan, handing them the reigns to a city to learn about handling money and budgets, or helping a child discover a new place in the world, video games can be a huge help in educating children today.


G.R.I.P. Introduces New Hybrid Golf Clubs

The competition between golf equipment brands can be compared to high school cliques; not a single soul says anything, but hatred is floating in the air. Golf brands are constantly trying to outdo each other by creating the "ultimate piece of golf equipment". Some have failed, some have had success, and some, like Golf Research In Play (G.R.I.P.), are setting standards.

NBC News' iCue: Learning That's Innovative, Interactive and Fun

NBC's iCue provides a fun, interactive and collaborative online learning environment for students and lifelong learners.

Croc A Dial! Carry Your Cellphone In Your Shoe

Modeled on the popular, colorful Croc sandals, these miniaturized mobile phone holders stylishly cradle your cellphone while protecting it from bumps, knocks and the odd escalator mishap.

Three Unusual Inventions for Your Head

Many strange things in history have been invented to make a task easier or to just have some fun. Here are three such inventions - all unusual and designed for problems of the head.

Batteries Not Included? Not a Problem for these "Green" Toys!

If you have children, you already know: They have boundless amounts of energy. No matter what you do, it cannot be contained, right?

Well, think again.

Zen Design Group, based in Berkley, Mich., is now offering a line of toys that convert children's energy into electricity

Three Famous Things Invented by Accident - Slinky, Silly Putty and the Popsicle

The creation of the next hot toy or snack is often a long one, involving lots of time and market research. But did you know that the ever-popular Silly Putty, the Slinky and the Popsicle were all invented accidentally?

Great Invention Idea? A New Twist on Skating

The advancements of the last thirty years have raised the invention stakes for everyone. What's wrong with that, you ask? Nothing, except that this often results in the less creative among us churning out mediocre or bad ideas when they could be doing something much more productive, like removing shopping carts from the parking lot at a local Wal-Mart! In my opinion, the following two patented inventions illustrate this point exactly.

Cool GameBoy Boots

Combining the love of 1970s platforms with the still popular GameBoy handheld by sticking the two of them together are these super cool GameBoy Boots.

Welcome to the Dollhouse: Mini-TV Really Works

Brett Foster, who is soon to be the hero of little girls everywhere, made a tiny working television set at a scale of 1:12 and is selling them online for the tune of about $200. This is the real deal, kids.