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Best New Toys and Games

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Solar Power that's Flick’in the Switch Off

How many times have you turned a light on and forgotten to turn it off after you've left the room/area? Unnecessary consumption of electricity is fading away in backyards around the world. With the invention of Solar Fairy lighting people are jazzing up their gardens, doorways and balcony railings without causing harm to the world.


USB Healing Owl is a Real Hoot!

The USB Healing Owl will add a peaceful note to any home office or workstation. There's no guarantee it will make you any wiser, though.

Hello Kitty Pincushion Sticks it to the Queen of Cute

Hello Kitty may be Japan's most successful cultural export but not everyone loves the omnipresent epitome of animated cuteness. For those precious few, we present the Hello Kitty pincushion.

How To Make Your Own LED Chess Set

Are you finding chess a bit too bland and uninteresting? One simple activity that doesn't take long might make you look at the nostalgic game from a brighter point of view.

Germs 101: How to Traumatize Your Children

When you think baby present, you think cute, right? Cuddly? Educational? How about infectious? Contagious? Deadly? GIANTmicrobes® are accurate and (mostly) adorable representations of germs, bacteria, viruses and other no-see-ums at 1,000,000x magnification.

Online Scrabble Goes Legit

Facebook features a wide variety of applications that allow users to play games like Tetris and Duck Hunt. Now avid gamers will soon be able to add Scrabble to that list.

Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!

The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

Beijing’s Olympics In Your Hands: The Video Game

"Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games" brings the video game icons together. Take a look at the video game version, and the real deal in Beijing.

5 Fun Ways To Slide Into Summer

Despite the influx of video games and other indoor activities, kids still love to play outside. Get them going with a larger than life water experience, right in your very own backyard.