Best New Toys and Games

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LED Emergency Flashlight Pig Needs No Batteries, Won't Hog Energy

The cute, practical & eco-friendly 'Dynamo Torch Pig Shape' from Chinese online gadget emporium Shanghai Donya may have an unwieldy name, but this flashlight swine will rise & shine when storms strike and power outages leave you in the dark.

Video Game Therapy For 'Lazy Eye' Gets Cooperation From Kids

Until now, a condition known as 'lazy eye,' or amblyopia, was considered virtually un-reparable after the age of 10.  But Dr. Somen Ghosh has used an ingenious and no doubt, immensely fun, treatment for lazy eye - video games - and it has shown promise in his test groups.


Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection Introduces 5 Cute Scaredy Cats

Hallow Kitty? Just in time for Halloween, Japan's favorite friendly feline gets her horror on. The Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection scares up 5 BOO-tiful plush dolls modeled after classic fright film stars Frankenstein, The Mummy and more.

Let Your iPhone Shine with The Swarovski Ball Earphone Jack Accessory

Bored with your plain-jane iPhone, smartphone, iPod or MP3 player? Check out the Swarovski Ball Earphone Jack Accessory. Plug in any one of the 15 different crystal colors and you'll be shouting “iBling, therefore iAm!”

Organic Pet Toys Are Now More Affordable & Adorable

Until recently, one could rarely find a dog toy made of natural organic materials outside of a high-end specialty pet boutique.  High end usually meant high prices, although many environmentally-conscious were willing to pay them.  But it's common now to find dog toys mass marketed with both their stuffing and the adorable, colorful character patterns in totally organic materials... and they're much more affordable.


Social Media Blogger Crunching Start-Ups & Conflicts Of Interest

Traditional media has longed categorized bloggers as an unruly lot who choose to work outside of legitimate journalistic guidelines. Our editorial contributions have sometimes  been dismissed as pay-for-play fodder and at its worse - content farms - or "black hat" websites compiled for the sole purpose of stimulating Internet traffic versus publishing quality social discourse.

Solar Planet, the Interplanetary Orrery that Runs on the Sun

A solar-powered solar system might seem overly obvious but Solar Planet from Elekit ain't any ordinary orrery.

Call it Creepy: Human Hand iPhone 4 Case

The Hand iPhone 4 Case holds your smartphone while you hold the anatomically correct human hand affixed to its back. It's ideal for conducting long distance love affairs or creeping people out – actually, both.

Angry Birds Carnival Booth Game Features Real Slingshot, Plush Birds & Pigs

Want to play 'Angry Birds' live? Then get your apps to China! A carnival booth in the Chinese city of Guangzhou is offering fair-goers a shot at some really pretty plush pigs... with a really big real slingshot.

Sbyke--Easier To Ride Than To Say

The Sbyke takes elements from a few everyday devices and combines them into a new, innovative ride.