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10 Webcams with a Soft Side

Most of us have one but never really take much notice to it until we need to use it. Web cams as we have come to know them are typically small, made up of metal or plastic and range in a number of shapes and sizes but they do share a commonality --


Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.

World's Smallest Golf Course At Your Fingertips

Are you a golf fanatic or do you know someone who is? Introducing a new way of playing golf without even having to leave the office. Rain or shine, this golf set is great for helping to pass time.

Micro-sized R2 Unit Provides a Cure for the Blues

While too small to actually repair an X-Wing starfighter, this little R2 droid is programmed to raise your spirits.

Killing Time with the Alarming Gun O'Clock

Shoot, it's time to wake up... Japan's Bandai has a better idea: Wake up, it's time to shoot!

Electronic Virtual Candy Box Opener from Bandai

Let 'er rip! That's what Bandai's "Peri Peri" electronic candy box ripper let's you do, virtually, without actually opening any cardboard boxes of sweet, delicious candy. This is one toy idea Pavlov (and his dog) would approve of!

Spy Toys For Kids

Let's face it: spies are cool. And what kid (or adult, for that matter) hasn't fantasized about fast cars, exotic locations, and nifty gadgets that are the trademarks of the spy-trade?

Lame Duck George For Cats And Dogs!

You know that George W. Bush is in his last year of his second term as President of the United States, but does your cat know it? What about your dog? Does he realize that George is a Lame Duck president? Hmm. Yummy. Lame duck.... Is that anything like Peking Duck?

Has the Man Powered Ferris Wheel Crossed The Green Line?

I’m afraid there isn’t much information about this man powered Ferris Wheel somewhere in Southern India. Search after search the only information I found about this green innovation is this video. Still I’ve chosen to share this innovation with you because I find it dangerously fascinating and evident that contrary to popular belief the eco-conscious do like to have fun.


'Tamagotchi Plus Color' Updates the Original Digital Pocket Pet

Tamagotchi, the digital pet that became a Nineties icon, is making a colorful comeback! Hoping to repeat the phenomenal success of its digital pet, Bandai has added an LCD color screen and upped the digital content to match.