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  • Let India Make Cheap Drugs

    NYT > U.S. Patent Office
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    America is pushing for India’s patent laws to be restructured to favor Big Pharma — at the expense of the poor.
  • Portuguese minister for economy visits MIT

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    Silvia Castro | MIT Portugal Program
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Portuguese Minister for Economy António Pires de Lima traveled to Boston and Cambridge, Mass., last week, to meet with regional entrepreneurs and representatives of companies to foster ties in research and innovation. He was accompanied by Leonardo Mathias, the deputy secretary of state for economy; Pedro Gonçalves, the deputy secretary of state for innovation, investment and competitiveness; and Luis Castro Henriques, administrator of the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP). While in Cambridge, the minister and delegates exchanged ideas with Portuguese companies and U.S.
  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

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    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

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    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • A Ticket Forward: Business Stems From Viral Search For A Travel Companion Named Elizabeth Gallagher

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    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    It stems from a story you've probably already heard about - where a Canadian man named Jordan Axani searched for a Canadian citizen named Elizabeth Gallagher, after a ticket around the world threatened to go to waste when his relationship ended. Then, as a kind of "pay it forward" he started a non-profit business to create similar opportunities for others.
 
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  • Portuguese minister for economy visits MIT

    Silvia Castro | MIT Portugal Program
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Portuguese Minister for Economy António Pires de Lima traveled to Boston and Cambridge, Mass., last week, to meet with regional entrepreneurs and representatives of companies to foster ties in research and innovation. He was accompanied by Leonardo Mathias, the deputy secretary of state for economy; Pedro Gonçalves, the deputy secretary of state for innovation, investment and competitiveness; and Luis Castro Henriques, administrator of the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP). While in Cambridge, the minister and delegates exchanged ideas with Portuguese companies and U.S.
  • Life in better light

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the “Netflix of electricity” for rural Tanzania. In the region outside Dar es Salaam, the nation’s capital — where only about 6 percent of households have grid access — EGG equipped off-grid homes with battery systems that powered several LED light bulbs, mobile chargers, televisions, radios, and other electronic devices for several days. Paying a subscription rate or fee per swap, homeowners returned drained batteries to charging stations, erected…
  • 3Q: Hacking Ebola health care

    David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bryan Ranger, a third-year doctoral student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, was the student lead for MIT’s participation in the weekend event Stop Ebola Hackathon (Dec. 13-14). The event was sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health, MIT Hacking Medicine, and other organizations. It drew more than 100 participants, who heard from front-line medical workers about their experiences dealing with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and then spent the weekend in teams attempting to devise ways of addressing the hardships and issues…
  • Kevin Shatzkamer SDM '14: Innovation at mobile technology's cutting edge

    Lois Slavin | System Design and Management
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Kevin Shatzkamer already had a bachelor's in engineering and an MBA, yet he nevertheless decided to pursue a master's in engineering and management through MIT System Design and Management (SDM). Why? The former distinguished engineer at Cisco and recently-named CTO for mobile networking at Brocade wanted to learn more. "I needed to learn how to apply my thinking in a more consistent, complete way and use that to go from patent to product to market," he explains. "In addition, SDM is jointly offered by MIT Sloan and the School of Engineering. It offers a solid theoretical framework and a…
  • OneMIT takes off

    Kathryn M. O'Neill | MIT Sloan School of Management
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    In his 2012 inaugural address, MIT President L. Rafael Reif challenged the Institute to work together as “One MIT” to address the world’s greatest challenges. MIT Sloan students — working with administrators and other graduate students across campus — have taken up the gauntlet with the launch of the OneMIT initiative, a multifaceted effort to connect graduate students across all five schools. “It’s very much a joint initiative, backed not only by MIT Sloan but the Institute, and supported with groundwork being done by the students,” says Jake Cohen, who oversees student…
 
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  • A Ticket Forward: Business Stems From Viral Search For A Travel Companion Named Elizabeth Gallagher

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    It stems from a story you've probably already heard about - where a Canadian man named Jordan Axani searched for a Canadian citizen named Elizabeth Gallagher, after a ticket around the world threatened to go to waste when his relationship ended. Then, as a kind of "pay it forward" he started a non-profit business to create similar opportunities for others.
  • Don't Get What You Pay For From Judgy Snack Vending Machine With Facial Recognition

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.
  • Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.
  • TeaBOT: Custom Loose Leaf Tea Vending Machine

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Some days I get the feeling that I overuse the term "trendy". But I also recognize that there are times when there is just no better description. The latest thing I'm going to apply it to is loose leaf-tea. Obviously, tea itself isn't a new thing, but embracing the loose-leaf form has once again started to become a mainstream trend in North America.
  • Spice Box: Monthly Subscription Service Inspires Customers To Heat Things Up

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Box of goodie subscriptions have been all the rage in the past year, with businesses offering door-to-door delivery of makeup, underwear, razors, beauty products, dog items, and even dates in a box (the activity, not the dried fruit). Another new concept has turned up the heat for the trend.
 
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  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

    Boomer Babe
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 9 gifts that will be appreciated.... 
  • 6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

    Boomer Babe
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....
  • Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

    Boomer Babe
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    If you really want to see your close-up work clearly, you probably have at least three pair of eyeglasses with three different sets of prescription lenses. For example, you would need one pair for reading a book or using your smart phone, another for working on your laptop or tablet, and still another to see your desktop screen clearly. And what about distance lenses?
  • 3 Stretching Devices That Help Foot Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

    Boomer Babe
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Heel pain, particularly sharp and often excruciating, may be due to plantar fasciitis (PL), a condition caused by over-stretching the soft tissue that cushions the bones of the heel and the arch of the foot.  Many runners get PL from pounding on the heels of their feet when they run, but most cases of PL are caused by inactivity, like standing on your feet all day without much movement.  It is most common in middle-aged to older persons who are overweight and/or inactive.
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  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
  • Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
  • Calling All Inventors! NASA Wants Your Ideas For Mindshift

    Myra Per-Lee
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Inventors, get your minds in gear to apply NASA's Mindshift technology to your next invention.  NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has partnered with Edison Nation to identify the best consumer inventions or adaptations of products to use with its powerful mind control tool, Mindshift. 
  • Department Of Agriculture Is Fostering Innovation And Enterprise

    Myra Per-Lee
    27 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For those of us that don't really know what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been up to lately, the Department has announced its innovative initiatives and patents acquired during fiscal year 2013, and I think you'll find some of its activities pretty impressive. And did you know that the USDA might even be a resource to get one of your own inventions off the ground?
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  • ‘Data Scientist’ Replaces ‘Social Media Scientist’ In LinkedIn’s 2014 Top Skills List

    Ron Callari
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    What a difference one short year makes. In 2013, my position of ‘Social Media Scientist’ which focuses on ‘social media marketing’ for clients and publishers was the most viable job in the land. This year, not only did ‘Data Scientist’ take the top spot in Linkedin’s “Top 25 Job Skills” list, the social media marketing skill was wiped clean off the 2014 list entirely.
  • Reinvented Bebo, Now A Cartoon-y Chat App Vs Facebook Competitor

    Ron Callari
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    A viable Facebook competitor back in 2005, Bebo was snatched up by AOL three years later to give them some skin in the social networking game. But has luck would have it, or perhaps due to their lack of expertise, Bebo’s demise became well documented as it was quickly overtaken by Zuckerberg’s solid foothold in the space.
  • Social Media For Movie ‘The Interview’ Heightens Demand

    Ron Callari
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    With major media outlets pointing fingers at North Korea and their ominous cyber-terrorist public relations arm (going under the code name, ‘Guardians of Peace’) — it seems probable at this point in time Sony has been bullied into pulling the plug on their movie, The Interview.
  • Foursquare And Seven Years Ago. . .

    Ron Callari
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    Has it really been seven years since Foursquare emerged on the digital landscape and became the first location-based social network to take hold of our zeitgeist? Do you remember how check-ins and being acknowledged as a mayor of your local Starbucks distinguished you as a member of the social media elite -- and that the more places you visited, the more popular you became  — or so you thought?
  • The Art Of The Share On Tsū & Other Social Networks

    Ron Callari
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The more often a quality piece of content is highlighted online, the more likely it will be shared via social networks. In tandem, the more times something is shared, the greater the likelihood that citizen journalism will help it morph into credit-worthy content. This cause and effect allows topical, enlightening and motivating posts, tweets, status updates to wend their way into a user’s personal blog or local news site.
 
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  • Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get Stinky

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    This holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.
  • Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No Sucker

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Keep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.
  • Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten Is Better Than Counting Sheep

    Steve Levenstein
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten is a soft & cuddly Russian Blue plush cat that puts stressed-out souls to sleep faster than the hippest hipster hypnotist!
  • Rilakkuma Condoms Make Cute & Conscientious Gifts

    Steve Levenstein
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Rilakkuma "Honey" Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats. Contraception just got a lot more adorable!
  • Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

    Steve Levenstein
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.
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  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

    Boomer Babe
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 9 gifts that will be appreciated.... 
  • Disco Drive: The Anadol STC-16, Turkey's Innovative Homegrown Sports Car

    Motors.new
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.
  • ZelectricBug Updates Classic VW Beetles For A Fossil Fuel Free World

    Motors.new
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    ZelectricBug gives vintage VWs an extreme EV makeover that actually improves upon the original gasoline-engined classic. With a top speed of over 90mph, a range of 90-110 miles between charges and the promise of absolutely NO maintenance, the ZelectricBug brings out the best from this well-loved blast from the past.
  • 6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

    Boomer Babe
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....
 
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  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.
  • Aston Martin Vanquish 60th Anniversary Edition Features Reclaimed Piston Dash Bezels

    Motors.new
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.
  • Koenigsegg Set To Sell Street-Legal Supercars In The USA

    Motors.new
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has certified one of its super-fast, super-expensive supercars for sale in the United States and plans to do the same with its yet-to-be-announced next model. This is great news for Americans who've been longing for a street-legal Koenigsegg – and have got the necessary $1.65 million required for its purchase.
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  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Hummer Down: US Army To Make Millions Auctioning Off Humvees

    Motors.new
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I Want You... to buy these surplus US Army Humvees! The first DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) auction for some of the army's surplus Humvees brought in close to a million bucks. If you missed out, fear not: only 25 of the rough & rugged ex-army vehicles were sold leaving nearly 4,000 others eligible for the auction block.
  • Hennessey Takes Ford's New F-150 Truck To The Max With The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

    Motors.new
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged picks up where the late and lamented Hennessey SVT Raptor 6.2L leaves off. Only 500 units of this true monster truck will be built for 2015, though buyers with $75,000 to spend can conveniently order one at their nearest Ford dealer.
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  • Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.
  • Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

    Amber Leventry
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.
  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

    Amber Leventry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.
  • Control Him If You Can. Train Your Zoomer Dino

    Amber Leventry
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Dinosaurs might be extinct, but a child’s love for them is not. Kids love dinosaurs. Don’t ask me why. But I can tell you about the newest toy to keep the love affair going. Zoomer Dino is a remote control dinosaur that senses your presence and reacts to your touch and motions. You can even train him to dance and roar.
  • EzyRoller Is The Ultimate Riding Machine

    Amber Leventry
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    It’s not a skateboard. It’s not a bike. It’s not a scooter. It’s a bit of all of them, making EzyRoller your kid’s ultimate riding machine.
 
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  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

    Amber Leventry
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.
  • Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.
  • Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

    Must Love Gadgets
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
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  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

    Rey M.L.
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Being more or less PC solid-state drives with USB 3.0 interfaces grafted on, VisionTek claims “up to double” the transfer speeds of other flash drives, while remaining compatible with any system bearing USB connectors. Those who need to move giant video collections, drive image backups, or other sizable sets of files on a relatively frequent basis, take note!
  • Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

    M Dee Dubroff
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.
  • Want To Rock Out With The Empire? Then You Need A Death Star Speaker

    Laurie Kay Olson
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Just because you live in a galaxy far, far away you don't need to be going without some righteous tunes. Foil the Empire into thinking that you are loyal rather than a rebel by displaying this way cool Death Star Bluetooth Speaker on your desk or in your home as you entertain your ears. Just beware of x-wing fighters trying to attack the thermal exhaust port.
  • Lian-Li PC-Q26 ITX Case Holds 11 Hard Drives

    Rey M.L.
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Are you looking to build your own NAS? Be sure to check out this latest offering from Lian-Li, which pairs a whopping eleven hard drive bays with the firm's signature brushed aluminum construction and finish.
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  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Home-Made Chinese Microcar Serenades Driver With Built-In Sound System

    Motors.new
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A 60-year old man from Shanghai, China designed and built his own mini-car that seats only one but boasts a kick-ass sound system to drown out the noise of passing traffic. What have YOU done lately, hmm?
  • Chinese Villagers Pilfer Natural Gas Using Huge Bags. Oh, The Hunanity!

    China.new
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Got gas, will travel? Never mind the Beano, villagers from Binzhou in China's northeastern Shandong (not Hunan, sorry) province have come up with an innovative way to steal natural gas: inflate 6-meter (20-ft) long bags with the flammable fuel, then tow the blimp-like bags home. Evidently they've never heard of The Hindenburg.
  • Lian-Li PC-Q26 ITX Case Holds 11 Hard Drives

    Rey M.L.
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Are you looking to build your own NAS? Be sure to check out this latest offering from Lian-Li, which pairs a whopping eleven hard drive bays with the firm's signature brushed aluminum construction and finish.
  • 2015 Skoda Fabia Lets Owners Personalize Their Dashboards

    Motors.new
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Czech automaker Skoda has introduced the world's first customizable dashboard. Initially available only on the new-for-2015 Skoda Fabia, the app (as in applique) is a self-adhesive removable foil panel displaying images selected from Skoda's website or uploaded by owners themselves for the ultimate in personalization.
 
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  • The Perfect Gift For A Hobbyist: A Handheld Digital Microscope

    Must Love Gadgets
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you have family members or friends who are collectors, lovers of small objects, crafters, or electronics dabblers, they might just consider the 500X Digital Microscope a necessity. Certainly, it will be one of the best gifts they will ever receive....
  • Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

    Amber Leventry
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
  • What Makes A Baby: A Book To Answer An Old Question In A New Way For All Families

    Amber Leventry
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you will likely be asked, “Where do babies come from?” The stork; a wild night of booze and poor decision making; or a grunt and shrug are not acceptable answers. While the middle explanation may be applicable, the truth is that it is hard to answer a perfectly simple and innocent question with a simple answer. Yes, babies come from the combination of a sperm and egg. But not all babies come from sex. What Makes a Baby is a book for all families that tells the biology of baby making with the opportunity to talk to your kids about where they…
  • Transparent Bathrooms All The Rage At Chinese College

    China.new
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Inviting friends over to your dorm room just got WAY more awkward! Students checking out the newly built double-occupancy rooms at Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering were shocked to discover the bathroom walls were made from transparent glass – a design feature intended to save electricity according to college administrators.
  • School Running Track Sports Innovative Rooftop Design

    China.new
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A four-story tall Chinese elementary school with space issues and an oval roof solved the former by utilizing the latter, laying down a rubberized rooftop track surface and securely fencing it in.
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  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • Practice With EyePutter And Lower Your Handicap

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The surest way to lower your handicap isn't to drive the ball a few extra. Its all about improving your putting game--that is making your puts...on the first try. The EyePutter helps you train in proper putting technique, and the more you train with proper technique, the more your muscles remember that technique.
  • VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

    Rey M.L.
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Being more or less PC solid-state drives with USB 3.0 interfaces grafted on, VisionTek claims “up to double” the transfer speeds of other flash drives, while remaining compatible with any system bearing USB connectors. Those who need to move giant video collections, drive image backups, or other sizable sets of files on a relatively frequent basis, take note!
  • Don't Get What You Pay For From Judgy Snack Vending Machine With Facial Recognition

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.
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  • The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.
  • New Aston Martin DB10 Brings Bond Back To His Driving Roots

    Motors.new
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Double-O-Seven, meet DB10: Aston Martin and EON Productions have teamed up to reunite secret agent James Bond with his original ride. Aston Martin's design team worked closely with Sam Mendes, director of the upcoming Bond film Spectre, to create the ultimate car for the world's most famous spy.
  • Caped Cruise-saders: The Top Ten Low-Budget DIY Batmobiles

    Motors.new
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Has the Dark Knight fallen on hard times? Did Bruce Wayne raise the rent on the Batcave, forcing his alter-ego to rent a roll-up garage in Philly? Times may be tough in Gotham City but a crimefighter's still gotta get to the scene of the crime, amiright? Tune in next, er, right now for ten low-budget Batmobiles that won't require Robin a bank.
  • Make Rooms For Daddy, Facebook’s Back To The Future

    Ron Callari
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Yes, this just might be your Daddy’s old guilty-pleasure resurrected. For those who were the early adopters of the Internet, you probably still wax nostalgic over the days of chat rooms. Introduced as ‘Internet Relay Chat’ (IRC) back in 1988 this was the application layer of protocol that facilitated the transfer of plain text messaging back in the day!
  • Is The New Social Network Tsu An MLM?

    Ron Callari
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Social media’s shiniest new thing is relatively new. If you were to conduct a Google or Bing search, you might have to wade through results for a telecom company’s stock ticker (TSU) or Texas Southern University, before you surface Tsu.co. But that will change if this social network’s monetization scheme takes hold and starts attracting those social networkers who are tired of the current cast of big players taking home . . .
 
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  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

    M Dee Dubroff
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.
  • Mobius II: A Car Built In Africa By Africans For Africans

    Motors.new
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    By providing Africans with affordable, reliable, basic transportation, Nairobi-based auto manufacturer Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where others have failed. The long, unpaved and potholed road to success lies just ahead as the first fifty units of the company's one and only model, the Mobius II, are about to be delivered to customers.
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  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Jumbo Rubber Ducky Videographer To Document China's South-North Water Diversion Project

    China.new
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    When state-owned broadcast network China Central Television (CCTV) set out to record progress on the massive South-North Water Diversion Project, they did what anyone would do: equip a six-foot-tall inflatable rubber duck with a video camera and launch it into the nearest canal.
  • Russia's Army & Police Will Soon Be Riding Tactical Electric Bikes

    Motors.new
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A new series of military-spec electric motorcycles is set to put Russian security forces in the forefront of sustainable, environmentally-friendly law enforcement. Choose from military-spec or police versions; machine gun and grenade launcher attachments are optional.
  • Chinese City Has Money To Burn, Power To Spare

    China.new
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It's one thing to have money burn a hole in your pocket, quite another for it to heat your home and light the streets at night. The latter, however, is how they're doing things in Luoyang, China, where an innovative project has scrapped banknotes being burned by the bushel in local power generation plants.
  • Solar Sunglasses You Can Never Forget Or Lose

    M Dee Dubroff
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    To lose an expensive pair of sunglasses can be both costly and painful. Because they aren't attached to anything when not being worn, it is easy to leave them behind; that is until now. Read on to learn more about the  innovative Australian company that has solved this problem.
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  • The EVO Is A Cross Between A Utility Bike And Mountain Bike

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you live in an urban area, odds are transportation logistics are a bit more difficult than you would prefer, and you've probably tried various transportation options (car, bike, public transportation). The offspring of a mountain bike and a utility bike, the EVO is melds robustness and utile accessories to give the urban commuter her ideal mode of transportation.
  • Practice With EyePutter And Lower Your Handicap

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The surest way to lower your handicap isn't to drive the ball a few extra. Its all about improving your putting game--that is making your puts...on the first try. The EyePutter helps you train in proper putting technique, and the more you train with proper technique, the more your muscles remember that technique.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • 5 Funny Gifts For Runners

    Samantha Pankey
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    If you're a running family or have runners in your family, your Christmas shopping list may include running shoes, an activity tracker or some running gear. Well, if you want to get a little more creative with the gifts for the runners in your family, check out these 5 funny gifts for runners.
  • EzyRoller Is The Ultimate Riding Machine

    Amber Leventry
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    It’s not a skateboard. It’s not a bike. It’s not a scooter. It’s a bit of all of them, making EzyRoller your kid’s ultimate riding machine.
 
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  • Campers Get This All-In-One Food Prep Tool For Your Next Adventure

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is yet another product that will save campers and backpackers space and weight in their backpacks. The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit is a spreading knife (wide bladed for spreading butter and the like) with a sharp serrated blade, a fork and bottle opener all in one.
  • Don't Get What You Pay For From Judgy Snack Vending Machine With Facial Recognition

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.
  • Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No Sucker

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Keep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.
  • TeaBOT: Custom Loose Leaf Tea Vending Machine

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Some days I get the feeling that I overuse the term "trendy". But I also recognize that there are times when there is just no better description. The latest thing I'm going to apply it to is loose leaf-tea. Obviously, tea itself isn't a new thing, but embracing the loose-leaf form has once again started to become a mainstream trend in North America.
  • Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

    China.new
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.
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  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Innovative Video Conferencing Platforms Can Help Your Small Business Save Money And Grow

    Brilliant
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    While some businesses struggled with the recent economic downturn, savvy business owners flourished and used tough business conditions to expand their businesses. One way that business owners can get a competitive advantage and grow their businesses is to look for smart ways to save on business costs. One area of opportunity to save is to be smarter is using business communication technologies like video conferencing.
  • Calling All Developers: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Is Now Available!

    Nicholas.Greene
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Good news, everyone! Oculus VR has just recently announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. They've packed in some pretty sweet features this time around; anyone who's interested in making virtual reality games should be very, very excited.
  • The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

    Nicholas.Greene
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.
  • Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

    Ron Callari
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure huntcreated by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.
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  • Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.
  • Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.
  • Practice With EyePutter And Lower Your Handicap

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The surest way to lower your handicap isn't to drive the ball a few extra. Its all about improving your putting game--that is making your puts...on the first try. The EyePutter helps you train in proper putting technique, and the more you train with proper technique, the more your muscles remember that technique.
  • Want To Wood Panel Your Legs? Wood Grain Leggings Make It Easy

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    What would you look like if you were Pinocchio's sister? Well, that's hard to say, but I would venture a guess that your legs might look something like these intriguing Faux Bois Leggings. They are the coolest thing to come under the Skinny Sweats label which is designed, created, and made by Adrienne Butikofer of Toronto, Canada. They could be just the thing to wear if you are dating or married to a carpenter, shop teacher, or other woodworker to make sure his eyes stay on you.
  • Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get Stinky

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    This holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.
 
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  • Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.
  • Want To Protect Your Christmas Tree? Ninjas Can Do The Job

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    It is Christmas. There are a lot of fake Santas on the prowl. How do you protect your Christmas tree from all but the real Santa? How do you make sure that the kids aren't sneaking peeks at the packages under the tree? How do you keep the cat from climbing the tree? Well, ninjas are the answer. These HOrrible HOliday HOoligans are ornaments to hide in your tree and attack when anyone least expects it.
  • Want To Get Rid Of The Elf On The Shelf? Try A Mensch On A Bench!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Hanukkah is underway for another year and -- oy! -- there is a new addition to the story of Hanukkah. It is the first real change since Saturday Night Live created Hanukkah Harry and gave Jews their own version of Santa 25 years ago. This time The Elf on the Shelf is getting its own Jewish counterpart with The Mensch on a Bench. The Mensch comes with his own story of how he impacted Hanukkah in a book for children.
  • Want To Make Your Farts Smell Better? Take A Pill!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    One of the great scourges of society since the dawn of man has been our periodic ability to produce copious amounts of odiferous methane. In other words, we can really stink up the place with our farts. It is a fact that is met with both agony and jest, especially when stuck in close quarters with one another. What to do? The answer is here! A little old man in France, Christian Poincheval, put his inventor hat on and has come up with a simple little pill that will make all that gas a whole lot more pleasant.
  • Want To Eat Your Home Fries Fast Food Style? Get Fry Holders

    Laurie Kay Olson
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    One of the favorite foods in the country is French fries and we seem to love eating them out of those little cardboard containers. You can add that sense of fast food experience to your fries at home with one of these fun and stylish French Fry Holders. These are actually dishes so that you aren't filling up landfills and you can make healthier fries at home.
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  • Practice With EyePutter And Lower Your Handicap

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The surest way to lower your handicap isn't to drive the ball a few extra. Its all about improving your putting game--that is making your puts...on the first try. The EyePutter helps you train in proper putting technique, and the more you train with proper technique, the more your muscles remember that technique.
  • VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

    Rey M.L.
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Being more or less PC solid-state drives with USB 3.0 interfaces grafted on, VisionTek claims “up to double” the transfer speeds of other flash drives, while remaining compatible with any system bearing USB connectors. Those who need to move giant video collections, drive image backups, or other sizable sets of files on a relatively frequent basis, take note!
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

    Must Love Gadgets
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.
  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

    Amber Leventry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.
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  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
  • Innovative High Tech Bra Has A Secret: It Connects To Victoria’s Heart Rate Monitor

    M Dee Dubroff
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Up until now underwear has been poorly represented in the wearable tech revolution. Meet Victoria Secret's Incredible Sports Bra that connects to your heart rate. Not the firtst to do so, but a big step from frilly to high tech for the lingerie giant. Read on to learn more.
  • Nestle Working On "Exercise In A Bottle"

    Samantha Pankey
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."
  • New Research Says That If You're Shy, You'll Make More Friends In Online Games

    Nicholas.Greene
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're the sort of person who's a little insecure - or simply someone with a tendency to keep to themselves in the real world - then you've probably got significantly more online. See, according to recent research, there's a positive link between shyness and friends online.
  • Ambulance Drone Could Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate From 8% To 80%

    Motors.new
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    An unmanned, autonomously navigating ambulance drone developed by a Dutch graduate student could someday be the first responder to countless instances of cardiac arrest, saving untold lives in the process.
 
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  • Hummer Down: US Army To Make Millions Auctioning Off Humvees

    Motors.new
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I Want You... to buy these surplus US Army Humvees! The first DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) auction for some of the army's surplus Humvees brought in close to a million bucks. If you missed out, fear not: only 25 of the rough & rugged ex-army vehicles were sold leaving nearly 4,000 others eligible for the auction block.
  • Jumbo Rubber Ducky Videographer To Document China's South-North Water Diversion Project

    China.new
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    When state-owned broadcast network China Central Television (CCTV) set out to record progress on the massive South-North Water Diversion Project, they did what anyone would do: equip a six-foot-tall inflatable rubber duck with a video camera and launch it into the nearest canal.
  • Aston Martin Vanquish 60th Anniversary Edition Features Reclaimed Piston Dash Bezels

    Motors.new
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.
  • Want To Channel Your Inner Viking? Get A Drinking Horn

    Laurie Kay Olson
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The drinking horn has a long history throughout Europe, though it seems to be most readily associated with Vikings quenching their thirst in large quaffs. It seems that a new modern version designed for coffee is destined to make a comeback worldwide. It has been redesigned by a guy in Slovenia to serve the international obessesion with java and the need to make it as portable as possible. The result is the Goat Mug.
  • Innovative Porsche C88 Concept Car Could Have Been The Chinese VW Beetle

    Motors.new
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.
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  • Want To Protect Your Christmas Tree? Ninjas Can Do The Job

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    It is Christmas. There are a lot of fake Santas on the prowl. How do you protect your Christmas tree from all but the real Santa? How do you make sure that the kids aren't sneaking peeks at the packages under the tree? How do you keep the cat from climbing the tree? Well, ninjas are the answer. These HOrrible HOliday HOoligans are ornaments to hide in your tree and attack when anyone least expects it.
  • Want Your Artificial Tree To Smell Real? Use An Essential Oil Ornament

    Laurie Kay Olson
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Artificial Christmas trees have been around for many decades now and the one thing that they truly lack is that fresh piney smell that is synonymous with the holiday season. These days this is an easy fix with this Snowflake Bubble Aromatherapy Ornament. Just hang the blown glass ball on the tree and fill it with Balsam Fir Oil and let the sniffing begin!
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • Nordic Auto Plow Personal Snowplow... Turns Your Winter Beater Into A Snow Eater

    Motors.new
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wouldn't it be cool if you could attach a snowplow blade to your car or truck's front bumper without the need for hitches or hydraulics? Yes it would and yes you can! The Nordic Auto Plow is the “personal snowplow” you've been looking for, even though it doesn't include a Mr Plow jacket.
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  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • Underskin Digital Tattoos Are The Next Wearable Tech

    Alicia Zuberbier
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Search engines predict that wearable tech will be 2015's biggest searches, and with innovations like Underskin in the making, why wouldn't it be? The creators of FitBit are working on a digital tattoo system called Underskin, which takes the tech we love and gets it right under our skin.
  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
 
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  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
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  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

    Amber Leventry
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
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  • The EVO Is A Cross Between A Utility Bike And Mountain Bike

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you live in an urban area, odds are transportation logistics are a bit more difficult than you would prefer, and you've probably tried various transportation options (car, bike, public transportation). The offspring of a mountain bike and a utility bike, the EVO is melds robustness and utile accessories to give the urban commuter her ideal mode of transportation.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

    Must Love Gadgets
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.
  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
 
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  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Aston Martin Vanquish 60th Anniversary Edition Features Reclaimed Piston Dash Bezels

    Motors.new
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.
  • Koenigsegg Set To Sell Street-Legal Supercars In The USA

    Motors.new
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has certified one of its super-fast, super-expensive supercars for sale in the United States and plans to do the same with its yet-to-be-announced next model. This is great news for Americans who've been longing for a street-legal Koenigsegg – and have got the necessary $1.65 million required for its purchase.
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  • Run, Run Run: Innovative Training and Gaming System

    M Dee Dubroff
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    This innovative running and gaming system is based on a new smart textile that has transformed runnng from an individual sport into a community endeavor. Read on for more details.
  • Top 10 Ridiculously Fun Bearded Gift Ideas For Movember

    Serena Dorman
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    "No Shave November" is upon us.  This Movember, show off your beard and/or mustache pride with some of these Top 10 Rdiculous Bearded Movember Gift Ideas.
  • Want To Smell Like A Nerd?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Somehow you never really think of nerds as having a smell unless they forget to shower or get struck by lightning and their pocket protector starts to melt. Granted they aren't generally the sort of people who are going to drench themselves in cloying fragrance either. Some perfumer has decided that smelling like a nerd is something to be desired and has created Eau de Nerd cologne.
  • The Thanksgiving Game Keeps Us ThanksGIVING, ThanksGUESSING, and ThanksSHARING

    Amber Leventry
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. The menu couldn’t be better. The day starts with a parade. Happy hour starts at noon and board games hit a new level of competitiveness when you are suppressing annoyance or passive aggressive comments toward relatives you can barely stand. Out of curiosity and to see if I could spice up my favorite Thursday, I did a search for Thanksgiving themed board games. What I found was The Thanksgiving Game, a game where players get to experience ThanksGIVING, ThanksGUESSING, and ThanksSHARING.
  • China's First Erectile Dysfunction Medicine Puts ED Sufferers In The Pink

    China.new
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Chinese men suffering from erectile dysfunction don't have to get the blues now that Jin'ge, the nation's first ED medication, has hit the market in the form of little pink pills.
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  • Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.
  • Hummer Down: US Army To Make Millions Auctioning Off Humvees

    Motors.new
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I Want You... to buy these surplus US Army Humvees! The first DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) auction for some of the army's surplus Humvees brought in close to a million bucks. If you missed out, fear not: only 25 of the rough & rugged ex-army vehicles were sold leaving nearly 4,000 others eligible for the auction block.
  • Hennessey Takes Ford's New F-150 Truck To The Max With The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

    Motors.new
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged picks up where the late and lamented Hennessey SVT Raptor 6.2L leaves off. Only 500 units of this true monster truck will be built for 2015, though buyers with $75,000 to spend can conveniently order one at their nearest Ford dealer.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten Is Better Than Counting Sheep

    Steve Levenstein
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten is a soft & cuddly Russian Blue plush cat that puts stressed-out souls to sleep faster than the hippest hipster hypnotist!
 
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  • Campers Get This All-In-One Food Prep Tool For Your Next Adventure

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is yet another product that will save campers and backpackers space and weight in their backpacks. The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit is a spreading knife (wide bladed for spreading butter and the like) with a sharp serrated blade, a fork and bottle opener all in one.
  • Show Your Cats Some Respect With Okocat Natural Cat Litters: Review

    Lady Bee
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you want to buy your cats something they'll appreciate for longer than 10 minutes this Christmas, why not get them some decent natural cat litter.  I'm not kidding.  If your cats are still doing their stuff in those dusty, clingy, chemical-smelling crystal crumbs, they need some TLC.  And Healthy Pet has just the litter your cats would choose if they could.  It's called ökocat, and it comes from real green materials calledtrees.  My cat and I tried 3 different ökocat litters and here's what we found...
  • Fish Day Or Night With e-striker Fishing Rod Holder

    Samantha Pankey
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Fishing is generally considered a daytime activity. However, some like to night fish. That usually means less visibility and if you're fising with a cork, sometimes you don't know when you have a strike on your line. The e-striker makes fishing, especially night fishing, more convenient.
  • Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

    M Dee Dubroff
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.
  • Deeper Turns Your Smartphone Into A Fish Finder

    Samantha Pankey
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Aspiring outdoors men (and outdoors women), are you planning your next or first fishing trip? If you are (or if I just inspired you to do so with my lead), maybe you're thinking you could use some help finding a honey hole. Well, fear not, Deeper Fishfinder can help.
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  • Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

    Amber Leventry
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.
  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

    Amber Leventry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.
  • Control Him If You Can. Train Your Zoomer Dino

    Amber Leventry
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Dinosaurs might be extinct, but a child’s love for them is not. Kids love dinosaurs. Don’t ask me why. But I can tell you about the newest toy to keep the love affair going. Zoomer Dino is a remote control dinosaur that senses your presence and reacts to your touch and motions. You can even train him to dance and roar.
  • EzyRoller Is The Ultimate Riding Machine

    Amber Leventry
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    It’s not a skateboard. It’s not a bike. It’s not a scooter. It’s a bit of all of them, making EzyRoller your kid’s ultimate riding machine.
  • Spiro Bouncer Is A Teeter Totter That Spins And Bounces

    Amber Leventry
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    Baby, it’s cold outside. And on some days, it takes me longer to get my three young kids dressed and ready for the cold than the amount of time we will actually be outside. But we must. Get. Out. Fresh air and energy burned are needed for my sanity and their moods. On the days that are too cold or too wet to be outside for long, I need indoor solutions to keep my kids active. The Spiro Bouncer is just the solution.
 
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  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • The EVO Is A Cross Between A Utility Bike And Mountain Bike

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you live in an urban area, odds are transportation logistics are a bit more difficult than you would prefer, and you've probably tried various transportation options (car, bike, public transportation). The offspring of a mountain bike and a utility bike, the EVO is melds robustness and utile accessories to give the urban commuter her ideal mode of transportation.
  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • Underskin Digital Tattoos Are The Next Wearable Tech

    Alicia Zuberbier
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Search engines predict that wearable tech will be 2015's biggest searches, and with innovations like Underskin in the making, why wouldn't it be? The creators of FitBit are working on a digital tattoo system called Underskin, which takes the tech we love and gets it right under our skin.
  • Campers Get This All-In-One Food Prep Tool For Your Next Adventure

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is yet another product that will save campers and backpackers space and weight in their backpacks. The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit is a spreading knife (wide bladed for spreading butter and the like) with a sharp serrated blade, a fork and bottle opener all in one.
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  • Hummer Down: US Army To Make Millions Auctioning Off Humvees

    Motors.new
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I Want You... to buy these surplus US Army Humvees! The first DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) auction for some of the army's surplus Humvees brought in close to a million bucks. If you missed out, fear not: only 25 of the rough & rugged ex-army vehicles were sold leaving nearly 4,000 others eligible for the auction block.
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
  • Russia's Army & Police Will Soon Be Riding Tactical Electric Bikes

    Motors.new
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A new series of military-spec electric motorcycles is set to put Russian security forces in the forefront of sustainable, environmentally-friendly law enforcement. Choose from military-spec or police versions; machine gun and grenade launcher attachments are optional.
  • 8 Cheap And Clever Self Defense Tools To Keep Women Safe

    Serena Dorman
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Empower yourself with one or some of these girlie self defense products and redefine what it means to fight like a girl.
  • Futuristic Electric Patrol Car Offers Officers a 360-Degree View

    Motors.new
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle features a soccer-ball shaped cabin designed to provide its two-person crew maximum visibility in all directions.
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  • Spice Box: Monthly Subscription Service Inspires Customers To Heat Things Up

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Box of goodie subscriptions have been all the rage in the past year, with businesses offering door-to-door delivery of makeup, underwear, razors, beauty products, dog items, and even dates in a box (the activity, not the dried fruit). Another new concept has turned up the heat for the trend.
  • Grow Hair and Protect Your Thoughts: iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation

    Alicia Zuberbier
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Nothing can shake a person's self-confidence like losing hair. We often take our luscious locks for granted, but when hair starts to fall out, we would do anything to keep it growing. Some may even wear a helmet looks like it can keep aliens from reading their thoughts. the iGrow Laser Hair Rejuventation helmet uses lasers to grow hair and keep mind-reading aliens at bay.
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

    M Dee Dubroff
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.
  • Cuddle Up To Me: Growing The Professional Spooning Industry

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Remember Samantha Hess, one of the first entreprenurs to get involved in the revolutionary cuddling industry? She's also the one reinventing everything, by taking her startup out of the bedroom and moving it to a more professional environment.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Plugs The Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer & Anti-Aging Exerciser

    Steve Levenstein
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer is the latest weird “face training” device from Japan. Unlike so many others, however, this device appears to have garnered a significant following not to mention a high-profile endorsement by world-famous pro soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
 
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  • Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

    Must Love Gadgets
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.
  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

    Amber Leventry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.
  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • The Perfect Gift For A Hobbyist: A Handheld Digital Microscope

    Must Love Gadgets
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you have family members or friends who are collectors, lovers of small objects, crafters, or electronics dabblers, they might just consider the 500X Digital Microscope a necessity. Certainly, it will be one of the best gifts they will ever receive....
  • Gifted Ribbon Bands Ensure Your Gifts Look Perfect Every Time

    Steve Levenstein
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    Gifted Ribbon Bands from Japan are made from red elastic silicone rubber and come in two sizes, ensuring your carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped holiday gifts (and/or bananas) look as smart and stylish as can be!
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  • The EVO Is A Cross Between A Utility Bike And Mountain Bike

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you live in an urban area, odds are transportation logistics are a bit more difficult than you would prefer, and you've probably tried various transportation options (car, bike, public transportation). The offspring of a mountain bike and a utility bike, the EVO is melds robustness and utile accessories to give the urban commuter her ideal mode of transportation.
  • Campers Get This All-In-One Food Prep Tool For Your Next Adventure

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is yet another product that will save campers and backpackers space and weight in their backpacks. The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit is a spreading knife (wide bladed for spreading butter and the like) with a sharp serrated blade, a fork and bottle opener all in one.
  • Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.
  • Practice With EyePutter And Lower Your Handicap

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The surest way to lower your handicap isn't to drive the ball a few extra. Its all about improving your putting game--that is making your puts...on the first try. The EyePutter helps you train in proper putting technique, and the more you train with proper technique, the more your muscles remember that technique.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
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  • Underskin Digital Tattoos Are The Next Wearable Tech

    Alicia Zuberbier
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Search engines predict that wearable tech will be 2015's biggest searches, and with innovations like Underskin in the making, why wouldn't it be? The creators of FitBit are working on a digital tattoo system called Underskin, which takes the tech we love and gets it right under our skin.
  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

    M Dee Dubroff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
  • 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen Previews Innovative Transparent Pillar Technology

    Motors.new
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Jaguar Land Rover's innovative 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen is coming to to your Jaguar, or Land Rover as the case may be. This futuristic system of remote blind-spot cameras and pillar-mounted screens provides drivers with unobstructed views of the road both ahead  and, with every glance over the shoulder, behind.
 
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  • Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.
  • Want To Get Rid Of The Elf On The Shelf? Try A Mensch On A Bench!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Hanukkah is underway for another year and -- oy! -- there is a new addition to the story of Hanukkah. It is the first real change since Saturday Night Live created Hanukkah Harry and gave Jews their own version of Santa 25 years ago. This time The Elf on the Shelf is getting its own Jewish counterpart with The Mensch on a Bench. The Mensch comes with his own story of how he impacted Hanukkah in a book for children.
  • 10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

    Amber Leventry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.
  • Control Him If You Can. Train Your Zoomer Dino

    Amber Leventry
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Dinosaurs might be extinct, but a child’s love for them is not. Kids love dinosaurs. Don’t ask me why. But I can tell you about the newest toy to keep the love affair going. Zoomer Dino is a remote control dinosaur that senses your presence and reacts to your touch and motions. You can even train him to dance and roar.
  • Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

    Steve Levenstein
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.
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  • Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

    China.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.
  • Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

    Motors.new
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

    Motors.new
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
  • Hennessey Takes Ford's New F-150 Truck To The Max With The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

    Motors.new
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged picks up where the late and lamented Hennessey SVT Raptor 6.2L leaves off. Only 500 units of this true monster truck will be built for 2015, though buyers with $75,000 to spend can conveniently order one at their nearest Ford dealer.
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  • Want To Recover That Beloved Lost Toy?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    We all had a favored toy when we were children -- one that we would have been devastated to lose. One train company, First Great Western, in England has taken this thought to heart and has created a website where they post the photos of the stuffed animals that have been found lost on their trains. This way children can be united with their lost loves and parents can breathe a little easier.
  • Want To Pick Your Own Food In The City?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    For some people food can be a scarce commodity. Yet even in the cities there is food all around us that goes uneaten every year. A new website called Falling Fruits has been set up to help map the places where these foods are in public places and can be legally picked and consumed. It started out as a venture by Ethan Welty, a University of Colorado graduate student, to keep track of these foods for locals in Boulder, Colorado, and is now worldwide.
  • Having A Bad Day? Find A Stranger To Cuddle With Cuddlr App

    Ellen Dudley
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Cuddling is good for your health, and now you can do it with strangers with new app for iPhone, Cuddlr. It's intended to connect you with consenting adults for safe, fun, non sexual snuggling. There is some logic behind it: cuddling has been said to release Oxytocin, the hormone that helps people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.
  • GlobeIn Brings Artisans From All Over The World To Your Fingertips

    Josiah Motley
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    What do you get when you combine the homemade selling power of Etsy and the global small-business support of Kiva? Sprinkle in a little bit of Deepak Chopra and a subscription box similar to Birchbox and you're left with the iOS app, GlobeIn. At its core, GlobeIn is a very human driven app lets you purchase handmade items from artisans in developing countries.
  • Acer Chromebook 13 Offers 13 Hour Battery Life, Tegra K1 Processor

    Rey M.L.
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Most Chrome OS laptops use Intel processors. Not this one. Acer's latest packs a power-efficient ARM-based Nvidia system-on-chip, a decent-sized screen, and tablet-esque battery life for a fairly low price.
 
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  • Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.
  • My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

    Motors.new
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.
  • Want To Wood Panel Your Legs? Wood Grain Leggings Make It Easy

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    What would you look like if you were Pinocchio's sister? Well, that's hard to say, but I would venture a guess that your legs might look something like these intriguing Faux Bois Leggings. They are the coolest thing to come under the Skinny Sweats label which is designed, created, and made by Adrienne Butikofer of Toronto, Canada. They could be just the thing to wear if you are dating or married to a carpenter, shop teacher, or other woodworker to make sure his eyes stay on you.
  • Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get Stinky

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    This holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.
  • VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

    Rey M.L.
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Being more or less PC solid-state drives with USB 3.0 interfaces grafted on, VisionTek claims “up to double” the transfer speeds of other flash drives, while remaining compatible with any system bearing USB connectors. Those who need to move giant video collections, drive image backups, or other sizable sets of files on a relatively frequent basis, take note!
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  • Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

    M Dee Dubroff
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.
  • Want To Wood Panel Your Legs? Wood Grain Leggings Make It Easy

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    What would you look like if you were Pinocchio's sister? Well, that's hard to say, but I would venture a guess that your legs might look something like these intriguing Faux Bois Leggings. They are the coolest thing to come under the Skinny Sweats label which is designed, created, and made by Adrienne Butikofer of Toronto, Canada. They could be just the thing to wear if you are dating or married to a carpenter, shop teacher, or other woodworker to make sure his eyes stay on you.
  • Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

    M Dee Dubroff
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.
  • The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.
  • Grow Hair and Protect Your Thoughts: iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation

    Alicia Zuberbier
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Nothing can shake a person's self-confidence like losing hair. We often take our luscious locks for granted, but when hair starts to fall out, we would do anything to keep it growing. Some may even wear a helmet looks like it can keep aliens from reading their thoughts. the iGrow Laser Hair Rejuventation helmet uses lasers to grow hair and keep mind-reading aliens at bay.
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  • Stockholm Taxi: Introduces Commuter Communication With Onboard Therapists

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Taxi drivers serve a number of essential purposes in this world. They deal with unfortunate catastrophes that occur while shuttling drunk people around (taking the necessity from the rest of us), they listen to the mundane details of our daily lives, and they save us from walking or driving in unpleasant weather. Even with all of that, they're still underappreciated, but that may be about to change.
  • Space-Saving Bloom Foldable Helmet Expands In Emergencies

    Steve Levenstein
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The Bloom Foldable Helmet from Toyo Safety, Japan's leading supplier of industrial safety and health equipment, is designed to protect the wearer in an emergency while saving valuable storage space when not needed.
  • Walk While You're Working With TrekDesk

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    More and more we are leading sedentary lifestyles. Technology is making it easier to accomplish tasks with minimal physical effort, and we are seeing our bodies develop bad posture, pack on the pounds and become more prone to injury and illness. Enter TrekDesk. Give your sedentary schedule a energetic boost with this treadmill desk.
  • SecureDrives Autothysis SSD Will Erase Itself On Demand

    Rey M.L.
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    SecureDrives has here a solid-state drive for the truly paranoid. Two-factor authentication, a cellular GSM module, and complete, permanent data detonation are a few of the security features that dot the lengthy list o' specs.
  • HGST Announces World's First 10TB Hard Disk Drive

    Rey M.L.
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    HGST (formerly Hitachi) has combined two new drive technologies for a whopping 10,000GB of storage capacity within a single 3.5” frame. Slightly less cutting-edge 8 and 6TB models follow for the more conservative.
 
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    Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Helping Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Leaders Find Innovation Success

  • Simple Steps Can Dramatically Increase Participation in Innovation

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    At the IP Business Congress Asia 2014 (IPBC Asia 2014), a collection of IP experts from around the world are here in Shanghai, China sharing best practices and advice to help fellow IP workers. Yesterday during a panel discussing ways to build a world-class in-house IP team, a comment from the audience provided a valuable example of how management can stimulate innovation in a company inexpensively. At Aruba Laboratories, a social event was held in which a number of people cam wearing a T-shirt that said “Thought Leader.” Before the event, such T-shirts had been ordered for every…
  • Unpatentable “Abstract” Claims in US Patent Law: How To Know It When You See It, Thanks to Abstract Art

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The US Supreme Court recently ruled that “abstract” concepts are not eligible for patents. The 2014 case, Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Intl. or more simply Alice, is said by some to mean the death of thousands of patents if not entire industries. Critics such as Gene Quinn say it is unworkable, vague and indefinite, giving judges and enemies of patents a capricious tool to assault patents for software and other fields. One of the alleged problems with the Supreme Court’s ruling is that they expressly refused to define the word “abstract” because, of…
  • Monopolies vs. Health Care Innovation: What Happens When Incumbents Decide Who Gets to Compete?

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Monopolies can innovate, just like elephants can play tennis. The results usually just aren’t very elegant or successful. Competition, on the other hand, is famous for driving innovation. Even in state-owned monopolies, like NASA’s initial monopoly on space exploration in the US, it was competition between nations during the rush to outer space and then competition between suppliers of technology that inspired the hundreds of inventions and innovations that NASA can proudly boast. But without the incentive to do better and stay ahead of competitors, innovation is slow and clumsy.
  • David and Googleliath (or VSL vs. Google): A Small Company Fighting a Giant Reminds Us Why Software Patents Matter

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    A small start-up company fighting one of the great giants of all time: it’s a classic story of David vs. Goliath, or in this case, David vs. Googleliath (a.k.a. VSL vs. Google). Googleliath’s Googleplex (source: Wikipedia). Many small companies have claimed that Google misappropriated trade secrets or other IP, but rarely has Google graciously (and accidentally) cooperated in providing smoking-gun evidence the way they apparently did for Vedanti Systems, Ltd. (VSL). In this case, they allegedly left sticky notes on VSL’s trade secret materials showing their questionable…
  • Crazy Over Innovation at Uber

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    At the Marcus Evans Innovate 2014 Conference in Shanghai today, I met Rosalie Wu, the head of marketing in China for the rapidly growing startup, Uber. Rosalie was Uber’s first hire in China and exemplifies the energetic, entrepreneurial spirit that is driving Uber to global success. She spoke about the development of Uber’s innovative business model and the many innovations they continue to add in their unique approach to “glocalization,” wherein a company going global adapts its products and business model to the unique constraints and opportunities of each local…
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  • SOLAR-POWERED TREES

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    eTree is a social enterprise which aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, to create a link between the community environment.All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities. Thanks to an imaginative idea from an Israeli company called Sologic, solar-powered trees are taking root to raise environmental awareness while providing green energy.The eTree comprises a metal trunk that branches out to support solar…
  • KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The idea of spending a night on a plane might be a nightmare for anyone who has flown a long-haul flight in Economy class. But KLM is offering an upgrade that is much more attractive – even if it doesn't get off the ground. The airline has transformed one of its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment. Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion offers four guests a unique overnight stay without the turbulence.The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and has received an…
  • LENOVO Yoga Tablet

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Lenovo Group Ltd. (stylized as lenovo) is a Chinese multinational computer technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers,smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. In 2013 Lenovo was theworld's largest personal computer vendor by unit sales. It markets theThinkPad line of notebook computers and the ThinkCentre line of desktops.Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and…
  • Hub by Premier Inn hotel will allow guests control their room with a smartphone

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Hotel rooms can be impersonal and transitory places, designed for a high turnover of guests. To make the hotel experience more comfortable, the new hub by Premier Inn chain will put control into the hands of customers, who will book, check-in and control their room facilities via a smartphone app.Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in hotels as a means of providing guests with a better service and improving efficiencies. TheSaviOne robot butler, for example, recently began a trial period delivering room service at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino. Whereas the SaviOne robot can benefit…
  • Singapore's surreal Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    There are places on this Earth where you simply stand, slack-jawed, and pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming – and Singapore's Gardens by the Bay is as surreal a place as I've ever been. This billion-dollar techno-garden theme park is absolutely stunning right through, but the two stand-out highlights are its signature Supertree Grove – a collection of giant cyborg trees – and the Cloud Forest – a gigantic bio-dome that recreates the environment and climate of a mountaintop forest at sea level. As a bonus, there's also the world's tallest indoor waterfall.The jewel in…
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  • Wearable Technology Meet-ups in Toronto!

    Jelena Urosevic
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    In recent times, wearable technology is becoming a hot topic within the tech industry, where many feel that this technology is the next big thing. For countless users, these gadgets are often regarded as quirky and interesting sources of pastimes. Conversely, other users regard them as game changers with the potential to really revolutionize how our world in the future will function. At MAKO Invent, we have a keen interest with wearable technology with our past blog posts such as the Nymi and Google X’s contact lenses highlighting this interest. Today, we are bringing your attention to…
  • Product Development: Mind Controlled Drones to Aid Soldiers

    Jelena Urosevic
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    At MAKO Invent we get excited seeing individuals who are willing to explore an idea from the back of their mind and take a chance on it! Today, we direct your attention to San Antonio, Texas, where university researchers are in the process of a product development involving an interesting new drone. This drone is an example of how modern technology is testing the boundaries between science fiction and reality! Quite simply, the technology behind navigating the drone would be from the mind of a soldier.   What Will Come From This Product Development? If this project is successful, this…
  • Movember: Our Boys Grow Out Their Mos for a Good Cause

    Advita Madan
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
      The team at MAKO Invent strongly believes in spreading awareness and participating in campaigns that are geared towards a good cause. The month of November, or should we say Movember, is dedicated towards raising awareness of men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. The campaign believes in “changing the face of men’s health” by encouraging men (often referred to as mo-bros) to grow out their mustaches and show their support. Starting clean-shaven on November 1st, these men donate their face for 30 days by growing and grooming the…
  • Technology: Lynx A – Point and Shoot 3D Model Camera

    Jelena Urosevic
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Picture this: a point-and-shoot camera that creates 3D models of whatever was captured in real time! Introducing Lynx A, a camera by Lynx Laboratories, a Texas based company. The remarkable part about Lynx Laboratories is that the company largely consists of students from the University of Austin who contributed to the development of the technology. Effectively demonstrating how these young adults are spending their time and energy to create an entrepreneurial opportunity for themselves. At MAKO our interest was piqued as we passionately believe that age is only a number and does not place…
  • 3D Printing Innovators Lend a ‘Helping Hand’

    Advita Madan
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
        At MAKO Invent, we are extremely passionate about the viability and usefulness of 3D printing and are always happy to learn about instances where 3D printing is used for a good cause. Today, we talk about one such online community, E-NABLE, that consists of 3D printing hobbyists who create affordable, custom-made prosthetics for those in need. E-NABLE is comprised of engineers, artists, students, parents and philanthropists from all over the world who are devoting their free time to the creation of open source prosthetic designs and assistive devices that can be downloaded from…
 
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