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What is a Bonga and Where Can You Get One?

I'm sure when you woke up this morning, the first thought that crossed your mind was, "Where can I get a Bonga?"  Welll, you've come to the right place, my friend.  Read on.

Mamaroo Offers Parents An Extra Set Of Soothing Hands

Sometimes when you have a small baby you wish that you had a spare set of hands, and not just any set of hands, hands that could rock, bounce and soothe your baby the way you do.  The Mamaroo Bouncer looks a bit like a baby space pod, but packs a lot of reassurance for baby and parent into a relatively small space. 

Will Lightsaber Chopsticks Slice Through Your Sushi?

Is it possible to eat food with a lightsaber without frying your face off?  Toy manufacturer Kotobukiya thinks so!

Top 10 Inventions Of 2010: Popular Science's 'Garage Invention' Awards

They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine.  Here are the 10 winning inventions...

 


10 Of The Best Cheap and Easy To Use Solar Chargers

There are a variety of solar charges on the market today for charging a variety of battery types as well as all types of portable electronic. How you choose which charger to buy depends on what you need it for, how strong you want it to be, the price and the size you need it to be. The solar charges below look great and are cheap, all for under $75.

Kisai Round Trip Pocket Watch Spends Less Time In Pockets, More Time Being Awesome

All men love pocket watches. Really, how could we not? They're sleek and stylish, plus they make us feel just that much more like gentlemen. Sadly, finding a well-crafted metal time-teller these days can be a significant challenge, and many of us wish there was a sleeker, sexier version of the tried and true silver circle. Hold on to your top hats, gents, and enter the Kisai Round Trip Pocket Watch – cool like the original, and cooler than you'd think.

6rounds at Google I/O Allows Webchat Developers To Develop APIs In 15 Minutes

As an invited guest presenter at Google I/O this week in San Francisco, 6rounds, the Tel Aviv flash-based social entertainment platform is distinguished as the only Webchat service that is featured as a Google Wave extension. As one out of only six apps to be spotlighted this year, 6rounds is concurrently launching its Developers API at the conference.

Google I/O Rounds Up '6rounds' For Google Wave Spotlight

Google I/O opens Wednesday, May 19, 9AM PT/12 ET. Last year, Google took the tech world by storm in introducing Google Wave with video presentations that were overwhelming as they were lengthy (one weighing in at 80 minutes).

Saturn V 3D Apollo Rocket Puzzle Takes Up Space And Time

From the three tiny astronaut figurines in the Apollo Command Module to the accurately portrayed F1 rocket engines that look ready to fire with a deafening roar, this 1/100 scale Saturn V 3D puzzle from 4D VISION awesomely cuts space history down to size.

Join The Dots Wallpaper Allows Kids To Draw On The Walls

As simple as the concept is, playing connect the dots can keep children entertained for quite a while.  Imagine the fun they would have with this on a much larger scale.  Join the Dots Wallpaper from Cox & Cox allows exactly that.