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  • Who Made That Paintball?

    NYT > U.S. Patent Office
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A game born of an argument over whether the urban capitalist or the canny outdoorsman has a better instinct for survival.
  • Unlocking the potential of simulation software

    MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3-D digital models of large structures to simulate how they’ll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions. Used for mapping out large-scale structures — such as mining equipment, buildings, and oil rigs — these simulations require intensive computation done by powerful computers over many hours, costing engineering firms much time and money. Now MIT spinout Akselos has developed novel software, based on years of research at the Institute, that uses precalculated supercomputer data for…
  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

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    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • Dearman Engine: Liquid Air is the New Energy Source

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    PaulFitzgerald
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is only liquid air but it does wonders and it’s going to soon be used on every commercial vehicle that travels Britain’s roads and highways.Yes, liquid air is now cool stuff for hot times.
  • Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

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    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?
 
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  • Unlocking the potential of simulation software

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3-D digital models of large structures to simulate how they’ll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions. Used for mapping out large-scale structures — such as mining equipment, buildings, and oil rigs — these simulations require intensive computation done by powerful computers over many hours, costing engineering firms much time and money. Now MIT spinout Akselos has developed novel software, based on years of research at the Institute, that uses precalculated supercomputer data for…
  • Our connection to content

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s often said that humans are wired to connect: The neural wiring that helps us read the emotions and actions of other people may be a foundation for human empathy. But for the past eight years, MIT Media Lab spinout Innerscope Research has been using neuroscience technologies that gauge subconscious emotions by monitoring brain and body activity to show just how powerfully we also connect to media and marketing communications. “We are wired to connect, but that connection system is not very discriminating. So while we connect with each other in powerful ways, we also connect with…
  • Running on waste heat

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to thermoelectric innovators such as MIT’s Gang Chen. Thermoelectric materials convert temperature differences into electric voltage. About a decade ago, Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering and head of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, used nanotechnology to restructure and dramatically boost the efficiency of one such material,…
  • South African transportation managers make professional education program a transformative experience

    MIT Professional Education
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    South Africa’s export-driven economy is highly dependent on good road and air transportation, so the country’s government recently sent 30 fast-rising transport managers, mostly in their 30s and 40s, to MIT for a specially developed five-day professional education program. What was also special about these managers was that most of them had grown up in disadvantaged communities with limited educational, social, and employment opportunities under the apartheid era. They brought with them a passion for learning and an infectious collegial spirit, and they became an inspiration for…
  • Fifth edition of Building Global Innovators announces selection of startups

    MIT Portugal Program
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    More than 130 startup companies applied as candidates for the fifth edition of Building Global Innovators, the venture competition promoted by ISCTE-IUL, MIT Portugal, Caixa Capital, Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation, and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. The competing companies, 60 percent of which are already incorporated as startups or spinoffs, come from 30 different countries. Each is competing in one of four tracks: Medical Technologies & Health IT, Smart Cities & Industrial Technologies, Enterprise IT & Smart Data, and Ocean Economy. The judges for…
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  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • Dearman Engine: Liquid Air is the New Energy Source

    PaulFitzgerald
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is only liquid air but it does wonders and it’s going to soon be used on every commercial vehicle that travels Britain’s roads and highways.Yes, liquid air is now cool stuff for hot times.
  • Mountain Is The Most Original Game Released This Year - And It Isn't Even A Game

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    So..there's this...thing on Steam, called Mountain. It isn't a game - not really. It's...something strange. Different. Okay, honestly, it's just a mountain that sits around saying sad things sometimes. Yet somehow, it's one of the most curiosly engrossing titles I've encountered this year.
  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
 
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  • 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 Relieve The Pain Of 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.
  • A Really Smart Solution To The Hearing Aid: The Soundhawk

    Boomer Babe
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid.  Well, it's not a  traditional 'hearing aid.'  But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future.  Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen.  Let me explain....
  • LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

    Boomer Babe
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)
  • Not Your Grandmother's Support Hose: 10+ Compression Socks To Knock Your (Old) Socks Off

    Boomer Babe
    28 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the old days - you might not remember them - our grandmas wore 'support hose' to keep the veins in their legs and feet from swelling. Pregnant women were also prescribed support hose to keep ankle edema down.  Today, it's become clear that nearly everything we do with our legs requires some support - whether it's sitting, standing, running, walking, biking, or weight training.  Support comes in the form of 'compression,' compression of veins and arteries in the legs.
 
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  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Emoj.li, The Emoji-Only, Anti-Silicon Valley Social Network

    Ron Callari
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dissimilar to the countless social networks and apps that have gone before, Emoj.li isn’t looking to disrupt or change any of the existing Web 2.0 business models. Instead of taking itself seriously, it’s an evolving experiment that uses self-deprecating humor while parodying the social media space at large. With over 45,000 pre-registered users already signed up and zero funding, it’s turning an inside joke. . .
  • Internet of Everything Is Hackable

    Ron Callari
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.
  • How Can 'Orange Is The New Black' Be A Social Media Model & Blackhat Tactic?

    Ron Callari
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    One of the biggest hit television series to put Netflix on the digital map was Orange is the New Black. It helped break new ground for an online network that was successful in converting TV watching from the living room to your desktops, laptops and mobile devices. In so doing, its scored 12 Emmy nominations, super-sized the paradigm of online buzz and converted a team of fans -- who beyond being addicted  . . . 
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  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
  • Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
  • Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked

    Steve Levenstein
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.
  • Burger King Japan's Avocado Burgers Are An Avocaddict's Dream

    Steve Levenstein
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Avocado advocates rejoice, Burger King Japan is adding an abundance of avocado to its burgers this summer in hopes of creating hoardes of slavering “avocaddicts”. Beginning August 11th, guacamole junkies can get their fix by ordering the Premium Fresh Avocado Whopper, Fresh Avocado Whopper Junior, and the Fresh Avocado Burger.
 
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  • Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's Bishop Concept Offers Minimalist Luxury, Maximum Exclusivity

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's mission is creating beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind motorcycles than what can we say about the stripped down, up-content Bishop Concept, a limited edition of nine superbly styled cycles?
  • Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
  • Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.
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  • Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.
  • Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

    Motors.new
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.
  • 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?
  • Personalized QR Code Badges Help Keep Elderly Wanderers Safe

    China.new
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Fear of becoming disoriented and/or lost when outside their homes can turn many senior citizens into shut-ins. Now a new QR code badge currently being tested in several Chinese cities can help restore the freedom and independence vital for maintaining good quality of life for the elderly
  • A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

    T Goodman
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
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  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Million Dollar Mercedes: Daimler's S-Class Pullman To Debut In 2015

    Motors.new
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is set to become Daimler's standard bearer when it debuts as a 2015 model. Sticker priced at just over $1 million each, the next uber-Benz follows a long line of luxurious land-barges like the legendary 600 Pullman long-favored by the world's top celebrities, dictators, and celebrity-dictators.
  • Hublot Special-Edition Wristwatch Commemorates China-Switzerland Free Trade Deal

    China.new
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot thinks the time is right to celebrate free trade, and their new Classic Fusion Sino-Swiss FTA Limited Edition wristwatch is just the timepiece to do it!
 
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  • Dearman Engine: Liquid Air is the New Energy Source

    PaulFitzgerald
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is only liquid air but it does wonders and it’s going to soon be used on every commercial vehicle that travels Britain’s roads and highways.Yes, liquid air is now cool stuff for hot times.
  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
  • Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's Bishop Concept Offers Minimalist Luxury, Maximum Exclusivity

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's mission is creating beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind motorcycles than what can we say about the stripped down, up-content Bishop Concept, a limited edition of nine superbly styled cycles?
  • Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
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  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

    Amber Leventry
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.
  • LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

    Amber Leventry
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.
  • Shnuggle Baby Bath Is Cosy And Clever

    Amber Leventry
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Shnuggle, the company who provides clever products for modern parents, is making a splash with their Snuggle Cosy Baby Bath. Touted as the world’s first foam and insulated baby bath, this tub is designed to keep your baby warm, safe, and happy during bath time.
  • TK-Tool Epotimizes Fitness Device Simplicity

    Samantha Pankey
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It looks like a cross between a punching pad and a push up bar, or maybe just a tiger printed shield. The TK-Tool is, in some ways, all of the above. You can use it as a punching pad/shield or as a push up bar or to do bicep curls or tricep extensions. The TK-Tool is a simple device with a lot of uses.
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  • A Sauna In Your Pants: Delfin Spa Capris Will Make You Sweat

    Alicia Zuberbier
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Everyone loves a spa day. The massages and saunas flush out toxins, strengthen muscles and overall help with health. Now you can have a spa.....in your pants. Delfin Spa Bio Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Capris will make you sweat and work your leg muscles. It's like wearing a sauna around your waist, which sounds weird, but is worth it if it works.
  • Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.
  • Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
  • Listen To Your Music Underwater With FINIS Neptune

    Samantha Pankey
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We, this generation's runners, lifters, cyclists, Crossfitters, gym rats, fitness freaks, all love our music while we're getting our sweat on. But what do you do in the pool or on your paddle board? You forgo the tunes, so you don't ruin your device...unless you have a Neptune from FINIS.
  • Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.
 
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  • 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.
  • ViewRanger Turns Your Device Into A Backcountry Navigation Center

    Samantha Pankey
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Planning a camping trip? A hike? Need a GPS? No need to spend hours researching GPS devices and hundreds of dollars on the device itself, when you can just download an app. The ViewRanger app can be downloaded onto your smartphone or device, and it turns that device into a back country guide.
  • Internet of Everything Is Hackable

    Ron Callari
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.
  • $99 Windows 8, Bay Trail Tablet: KingSing's W8

    Rey M.L.
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    KingSing's new tablet might offer acceptable performance, a port payload better than Google's Nexus devices, and a full-fat version of Windows. The best part? It's supposed to be cheap. Really cheap.
  • The Bistro: A Smart Cat Feeder And Health Monitor With Facial Recognition Technology

    Lady Bee
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bistro, the creation of a Taiwanese group of cat lovers come entrepreneurs, is a cat feeder that will provide much-needed monitoring of your cat's eating and drinking behavior when you're not at home. You'll understand why it is necessary when you consider that its inspiration came from a cat who was very ill and had not eaten for days... but the owner did not realize it.
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  • PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

    Rey M.L.
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.
  • Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition Offers Survivability With Style

    Motors.new
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Looking for a motorized bicycle with the looks of a survivalist bike and the guts to back it up? Then look no further than the Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition, a nifty DIY conversion kit that'll keep you rolling before, during & after the zombie apocalypse arrives.
  • i-Tattoo Electronic Temporary Tattoo Pen For Your Little Rebels

    Serena Dorman
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Love the look of tattoos, but not fond of the pain and commitment that come with it?  Have a little one in your life who would love a step up from temporary tattoo stickers? The i-Tattoo Electronic Tattoo Pen by SpinMaster is a tattoo pen so easy a child can use it, but without the permanence or dangers of contracting HIV and/or hepatitis.
  • Want This Creative Project? DIY Star Wars Origami

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Origami is an ancient and venerated art form from Japan. Most of us have done origami at some point in our lives -- even if it was just folding a paper plane. We're familiar with the standard paper cranes and swans but recently the art form has become overrun with Star Wars imagery. While some of it is strictly for the professionals, there are some great designs you can make with your kids in the book Star Wars Origami.
  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
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  • Flamingo Rampant Book Club Will Offer Children's Books Reflecting Today's Diverse Families

    Amber Leventry
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family is no longer just defined as a man, woman, and their kids. Nor is family just one shade of color. Today’s families are a diverse mix of single, divorced, gay, lesbian, and transgender parents raising kids. It’s hard to find a reflection of modern families in children’s books. Flamingo Rampant Book Club wants to change that by offering children’s books that showcase and celebrate diversity, specifically in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) families.
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • CTL Preps “Education” Chromebook Fit For Classrooms

    Rey M.L.
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    With its rugged design and locked-down operating system, CTL's new laptop computer looks ideal for classroom mass deployment. You don't need to be a grade school student to get your hands on one, either.
  • Study Shows 'Cut The Rope' Video Game Improves Executive Function In Adults

    T Goodman
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games.  He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.
  • MaKey MaKey Makes Everyday Objects New Inventions

    Amber Leventry
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Kids have been singing about the Bananaphone since Raffi released a song and album by the same name in 1994. Fast forward 20 years, and Raffi’s silly song doesn’t seem so silly. Eric Rosenbaum and Jay Silver, two very smart and creative guys with MIT degrees, have invented MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that turns everyday objects into computer keyboards or touchpads. Move over Bananaphone, MaKey MaKey can turn bananas into a piano.
 
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  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.
  • Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

    Lady Bee
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....
  • Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
  • PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

    Rey M.L.
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.
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  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • 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.
  • Emoj.li, The Emoji-Only, Anti-Silicon Valley Social Network

    Ron Callari
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dissimilar to the countless social networks and apps that have gone before, Emoj.li isn’t looking to disrupt or change any of the existing Web 2.0 business models. Instead of taking itself seriously, it’s an evolving experiment that uses self-deprecating humor while parodying the social media space at large. With over 45,000 pre-registered users already signed up and zero funding, it’s turning an inside joke. . .
  • Working Electric Tron Light Cycle Bought By Collector Can't Be Legally Driven

    Motors.new
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Who wouldn't want to drive one of the ultra-cool electric Light Cycles from the movie Tron: Legacy? One collector did and paid a hefty sum for the pleasure. Too bad his purchase has been banned from real world roads by local authorities.
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  • Dia-Treaties: Dog Owner Invents A Treat That Solves Insulin Swings In Diabetic Dogs

    Lady Bee
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Kameron and Nancy Carlson first learned that their 9-year old Italian greyhound had diabetes, they naturally followed their veterinarian's instructions and put "Vinny" on insulin injections. Unfortunately, as in many cases of canine diabetes, Vinny's health did not suddenly rebound. His glucose levels fluctuated dramatically from having too much insulin to too little insulin in his body. Seeing their poor dog so sick inspired Kameron Carlson to find a way to give Vinny and other dogs with diabetes a normal, active life again....
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • The Flutter Dress: Utterly Cool Blend of Textiles and Robotics

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Smart phones are one thing, but smart clothing is quite another. With its built-in microphones, the Flutter Dress allows the hearing-impaired to feel the world around them. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech phenomenon.
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • 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....
 
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  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.
  • Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.
  • Concrete Cloth: Unique, Unexpected and Fascinating Applications

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Concrete Cloth is a burgeoning innovation with many possible applications ranging from military installations to commercial and residential buildings. Read on for more information on this fascinating treated fabric.
  • Are These Really The World’s Most Comfortable Boxers? Give N’ Go Briefs Cause No Grief

    M Dee Dubroff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Dubbed the world's most comfortable underwear, the Ex Officio boxer brief is durable, lightweight and very breathable. Read on for more details about the newest sensation in mens' travel underwear.
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  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • A Sauna In Your Pants: Delfin Spa Capris Will Make You Sweat

    Alicia Zuberbier
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Everyone loves a spa day. The massages and saunas flush out toxins, strengthen muscles and overall help with health. Now you can have a spa.....in your pants. Delfin Spa Bio Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Capris will make you sweat and work your leg muscles. It's like wearing a sauna around your waist, which sounds weird, but is worth it if it works.
  • Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.
  • Listen To Your Music Underwater With FINIS Neptune

    Samantha Pankey
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We, this generation's runners, lifters, cyclists, Crossfitters, gym rats, fitness freaks, all love our music while we're getting our sweat on. But what do you do in the pool or on your paddle board? You forgo the tunes, so you don't ruin your device...unless you have a Neptune from FINIS.
  • Fix Your Flat In Under A Minute With patchnride

    Samantha Pankey
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unfortunate accidents happen. If you're a cyclist or ride the trails, flats happen, and changing a tire can be a complicated process even if you know how. With patchnride, anyone can fix a flat. Actually, anyone can fix a flat in under a minute.
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  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Want Your Gummi Bears Evilly Hot?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    You aren't a kid anymore and there are times that you want you candy indulgences to be just as grown up as you are, but with the nostalgic touch of reminding you of your childhood. A dash of wicked humor would not go amiss either. Enter the Evil Hot Gummi Bears -- the somewhat sinister sibling of those fruity little bears of your childhood that you loved so much.
  • Want To Take Your Selfie To The Mayonnaise Level?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    This whole selfie trend seems to be getting more and more out of control. Not only do we share them with everyone on the planet, they are starting to take a larger part of the stage in popular culture. So why not just go all the way and have your selfie portrait done in mayo on your burger? Okay. This "trend" is an advertising stunt, not something headed into your kitchen.
  • Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

    Lady Bee
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....
  • LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

    Amber Leventry
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.
 
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  • 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.
  • Research Is THE Key Step To Strengthen Your Business Ideas

    Rachel Jackson
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    Have an invention or business idea that you think can be successful? Invest in research to save yourself money and energy, protect your ego, and be “in the know”. Be prepared with a solid hold on all the pros and cons surrounding your idea. Here are some resources to help you uncover pertinent facts that will either torch your initial hunches or give them strength.
  • 'Small Business Book Awards' Ceremony Goes Virtual This Year

    Ron Callari
    5 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    As a result of the burgeoning digital age, the recent eBook explosion and the opportunity for authors to by-pass the traditional publishing route, a number of Book Awards programs have grown up over the course of the last decade. The 'Small Business Book Awards' is one such platform
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  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.
  • Want Your Gummi Bears Evilly Hot?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    You aren't a kid anymore and there are times that you want you candy indulgences to be just as grown up as you are, but with the nostalgic touch of reminding you of your childhood. A dash of wicked humor would not go amiss either. Enter the Evil Hot Gummi Bears -- the somewhat sinister sibling of those fruity little bears of your childhood that you loved so much.
  • Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

    Amber Leventry
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.
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  • Want To Take Your Selfie To The Mayonnaise Level?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    This whole selfie trend seems to be getting more and more out of control. Not only do we share them with everyone on the planet, they are starting to take a larger part of the stage in popular culture. So why not just go all the way and have your selfie portrait done in mayo on your burger? Okay. This "trend" is an advertising stunt, not something headed into your kitchen.
  • 7 Terribly Funny Children's Book Parodies For Adults

    Serena Dorman
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Parodies of classic children's books geared towards adults are all the rage these days.  Revisiting your favorite childhood stories with a unique and vulgar new spin is a great way to laugh your way down memory lane.  Check out these 7 terribly funny children's book parodies.
  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • The Sucky Way To Get Fuller Lips With Fullips

    Serena Dorman
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    The new lip plumping beauty product Fullips sucks.  Literally.
  • Play With Your Food: Bites And Pieces Tetris Sandwich Cutter

    Serena Dorman
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Have fun playing with your food, literally, using this awesome Tetris themed Bites and Pieces Sandwich Crust Cutter.
 
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  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

    Lady Bee
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....
  • Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
  • PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

    Rey M.L.
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.
  • iSensor HD Uses Skype For Your Home Security

    Josiah Motley
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Bring the power of Skype’s 256-bit encryption into your home with the iSensor HD home security camera. Currently in the fundraising stage at Kickstarter, Amaryllo is showing a lot of promise with its iSensor HD and corresponding mobile app. Remotely control the camera, view live feeds, and upload footage to Google Cloud Storage.
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  • XStat Syringe: Instantly Stops Gunshot Wounds From Bleeding

    PaulFitzgerald
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A new syringe that stops gunshot wounds from bleeding in seconds is now being widely utilized by the U.S. military.
  • Dia-Treaties: Dog Owner Invents A Treat That Solves Insulin Swings In Diabetic Dogs

    Lady Bee
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Kameron and Nancy Carlson first learned that their 9-year old Italian greyhound had diabetes, they naturally followed their veterinarian's instructions and put "Vinny" on insulin injections. Unfortunately, as in many cases of canine diabetes, Vinny's health did not suddenly rebound. His glucose levels fluctuated dramatically from having too much insulin to too little insulin in his body. Seeing their poor dog so sick inspired Kameron Carlson to find a way to give Vinny and other dogs with diabetes a normal, active life again....
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • Internet of Everything Is Hackable

    Ron Callari
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.
  • Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

    T Goodman
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....
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  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Traditional Japanese Porcelain Cups Mix Medieval Monks With Skateboards, Horse Masks & More

    Steve Levenstein
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Skateboarding monks? On my traditional Japanese porcelain cup? It's more likely than you think, if the traditional Japanese porcelain tableware comes from Kutani Choemon, a 130-year-old Japanese pottery maker who looks ahead instead of back for inspiration.
  • How Can 'Orange Is The New Black' Be A Social Media Model & Blackhat Tactic?

    Ron Callari
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    One of the biggest hit television series to put Netflix on the digital map was Orange is the New Black. It helped break new ground for an online network that was successful in converting TV watching from the living room to your desktops, laptops and mobile devices. In so doing, its scored 12 Emmy nominations, super-sized the paradigm of online buzz and converted a team of fans -- who beyond being addicted  . . . 
  • Hail Stallin': Ten Creative Automobile Ads Of The USSR

    Motors.new
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It may be hard Tupolev but Russian automakers actually advertised their mainly unattractive offerings during the Soviet Union's heyday. Did it work? Probably better than the uninspired machines themselves.
  • Did You Say “Ute”? A Loving Look At Australia's Iconic Coupe Utility

    Motors.new
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Polished up front and utilitarian out back of the C-pillar, these versatile pickup-like vehicles rub rugged shoulders with Mad Max's V8 Pursuit Special when it comes to evoking Australian car culture.
 
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  • Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.
  • New Crazy Invention Turns Water Into Wine?

    Michael McParland
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    No your eyes are not deceiving you. The billiantly crazy Miracle Machine is a new invention like no other, or so it seems. Winemakers Bob Levy and Martha McClellen have managed to come up with the first winemaking device for the home. Of course, you will need a few things before you are sitting in front of the fire knocking back the equivalent of a 1999 Cote Rotie, but hey, isn't that always the case? Trust me when I say you will want to read on. This bad boy is much more, or perhaps less, than it seems.
  • Classy Comfort With A View For Your Cat: Cat Clouds

    Lady Bee
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    What I love about products designed by The Refined Feline is that they serve cats in a very functional way, and they also add an elegance to your home decor that doesn't stand out and shout "This is for THE CAT!"  In fact, they're so lovely, they make you wish you were a cat so you could enjoy them too.  Take, for instance, the Cat Cloud cat shelves....
  • Screw Fridge Magnets Drive Home Your Memos & Messages

    Steve Levenstein
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Magnet Screws from Japan's Design Development Laboratory might surprise anyone spying them on your shiny new Sub-Zero refrigerator, especially whomever paid for the appliance.
  • The Kitty Tube: The Green Way To Keep Your Cat Cool In The Summer And Warm In The Winter

    Lady Bee
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Keeping pets cool in summer and warm in the winter usually involves some kind of electric or solar power, but the Kitty Tube does both without any power. It does it so well, that the Kitty Tube is great for outdoor cats too!  Now, you may have seen this cat house before, but the manufacturer has upgraded its design and materials, so now the Tube is even better!
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  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
  • Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's Bishop Concept Offers Minimalist Luxury, Maximum Exclusivity

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's mission is creating beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind motorcycles than what can we say about the stripped down, up-content Bishop Concept, a limited edition of nine superbly styled cycles?
  • Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.
  • Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

    Amber Leventry
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.
  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
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  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

    Motors.new
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.
  • Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
 
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  • Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked

    Steve Levenstein
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.
  • Dia-Treaties: Dog Owner Invents A Treat That Solves Insulin Swings In Diabetic Dogs

    Lady Bee
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Kameron and Nancy Carlson first learned that their 9-year old Italian greyhound had diabetes, they naturally followed their veterinarian's instructions and put "Vinny" on insulin injections. Unfortunately, as in many cases of canine diabetes, Vinny's health did not suddenly rebound. His glucose levels fluctuated dramatically from having too much insulin to too little insulin in his body. Seeing their poor dog so sick inspired Kameron Carlson to find a way to give Vinny and other dogs with diabetes a normal, active life again....
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • Are These Really The World’s Most Comfortable Boxers? Give N’ Go Briefs Cause No Grief

    M Dee Dubroff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Dubbed the world's most comfortable underwear, the Ex Officio boxer brief is durable, lightweight and very breathable. Read on for more details about the newest sensation in mens' travel underwear.
  • 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?
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  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • Give Your Dog A Lift With These 7 Mobility Aids

    Lady Bee
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Whether your dog has suffered injuries requiring leg amputation, or illness has weakened his legs so that his movements are restricted, you may want to look into some of the mobility aids available to help your dog stand up, walk, and accomplish tasks that improve his lifestyle.  From dog wheelchairs to simple cloth binders and floor gripping boots, you should be able to help your dog enjoy life more.
  • Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

    Motors.new
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition Offers Survivability With Style

    Motors.new
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Looking for a motorized bicycle with the looks of a survivalist bike and the guts to back it up? Then look no further than the Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition, a nifty DIY conversion kit that'll keep you rolling before, during & after the zombie apocalypse arrives.
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  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Emoj.li, The Emoji-Only, Anti-Silicon Valley Social Network

    Ron Callari
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dissimilar to the countless social networks and apps that have gone before, Emoj.li isn’t looking to disrupt or change any of the existing Web 2.0 business models. Instead of taking itself seriously, it’s an evolving experiment that uses self-deprecating humor while parodying the social media space at large. With over 45,000 pre-registered users already signed up and zero funding, it’s turning an inside joke. . .
  • Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Cookies Celebrate Japan's Cute Cat Character In Delicious Style

    Steve Levenstein
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hello Cookies! You don't have to be Cookie Monster to nom-nom-nom these cans of Hello Kitty Cookies but just like the cute character celebrating her 40th anniversary, they're awfully hard to resist!
 
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  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Flamingo Rampant Book Club Will Offer Children's Books Reflecting Today's Diverse Families

    Amber Leventry
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family is no longer just defined as a man, woman, and their kids. Nor is family just one shade of color. Today’s families are a diverse mix of single, divorced, gay, lesbian, and transgender parents raising kids. It’s hard to find a reflection of modern families in children’s books. Flamingo Rampant Book Club wants to change that by offering children’s books that showcase and celebrate diversity, specifically in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) families.
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • 'Hang w/' Is Little Bit Twitter, Little Bit Instagram, Little Bit Rap, Little Bit Celebrity Ham

    Ron Callari
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    As social apps continue to proliferate the Web and our smartphones, it's not a great surprise that a platform like Hang w/ -- the latest shiny new thing -- would inevitably roll off a developers' assembly line. Described by some, as a 'melting pot of social networks,' this app (free at Google Play and the App Store) is an intriguing proposition and a nice complement to what went before.
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  • Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • Are These Really The World’s Most Comfortable Boxers? Give N’ Go Briefs Cause No Grief

    M Dee Dubroff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Dubbed the world's most comfortable underwear, the Ex Officio boxer brief is durable, lightweight and very breathable. Read on for more details about the newest sensation in mens' travel underwear.
  • Wine Yoke Offers Hands Free Party Time

    Kim Patterson
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Holding a party can be a blast, except for the fact that you constantly lose your wine glass. Hosts and hostesses rejoice! The Wine Yoke wine glass holder offers a wine glass wearing experience.
  • Bugaboo Donkey Stroller: Making Life With Twins Easier?

    Amber Leventry
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    I saw a tagline on Bugaboo’s website—a Dutch company specializing in strollers—stating, “Going out with twins has never been easier—or as comfortable!” Oh, yeah? I have twins. Nothing about going out with them is easy. And if anyone is going to be comfortable while we are out, I want it to be me. But, I am always willing to take suggestions on making my life easier, so I kept most of my snarky comments to myself and read more about the Bugaboo Donkey Twin stroller. It’s pretty sweet.
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  • Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.
  • Concrete Cloth: Unique, Unexpected and Fascinating Applications

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Concrete Cloth is a burgeoning innovation with many possible applications ranging from military installations to commercial and residential buildings. Read on for more information on this fascinating treated fabric.
  • Attention Crazed 'Mart Shoppers: Ten More Cars Of The People Of Wal-Mart

    Motors.new
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Wal-Mart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These ten more weird wheeled entries in the Wal-Mart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Wine Yoke Offers Hands Free Party Time

    Kim Patterson
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Holding a party can be a blast, except for the fact that you constantly lose your wine glass. Hosts and hostesses rejoice! The Wine Yoke wine glass holder offers a wine glass wearing experience.
  • Revoltech Danboard Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure Thinks Cute Thoughts Inside The Box

    Steve Levenstein
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Got Danboard? The adorable cardboard box robot from the manga Yotsuba&! has been adopted by digital camera photographers as it adds a timeless sense of wonder to almost any scenic background. Revoltech's Danboard (or Danbo) Mini Yotsuba&! Action Figure is ideal for such pursuits thanks to its flexible joints and light-up eyes.
 
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  • Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.
  • Roll Up Sail Turns Your Paddle Board Into A Mini Sail Boat

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying active. However, every so often the staying active part becomes a little difficult, like those times when you're going against the current, paddling like crazy. With the roll up sail, you can turn your paddle board into a mini sailing vessel.
  • ViewRanger Turns Your Device Into A Backcountry Navigation Center

    Samantha Pankey
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Planning a camping trip? A hike? Need a GPS? No need to spend hours researching GPS devices and hundreds of dollars on the device itself, when you can just download an app. The ViewRanger app can be downloaded onto your smartphone or device, and it turns that device into a back country guide.
  • A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

    T Goodman
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Enjoy Hot Beverages And Food While Camping With The Solar Kettle

    Samantha Pankey
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    How many times have you been camping only to miss the comfort of your early morning coffee? Of course you could make a fire, boil some water and have your coffee after putting some elbow grease into it. Or you could grab a Solar Kettle/Thermal Flask, fold out the reflectors and have your coffee without breaking a sweat.
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  • Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

    Amber Leventry
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.
  • LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

    Amber Leventry
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.
  • Shnuggle Baby Bath Is Cosy And Clever

    Amber Leventry
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Shnuggle, the company who provides clever products for modern parents, is making a splash with their Snuggle Cosy Baby Bath. Touted as the world’s first foam and insulated baby bath, this tub is designed to keep your baby warm, safe, and happy during bath time.
  • Flamingo Rampant Book Club Will Offer Children's Books Reflecting Today's Diverse Families

    Amber Leventry
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family is no longer just defined as a man, woman, and their kids. Nor is family just one shade of color. Today’s families are a diverse mix of single, divorced, gay, lesbian, and transgender parents raising kids. It’s hard to find a reflection of modern families in children’s books. Flamingo Rampant Book Club wants to change that by offering children’s books that showcase and celebrate diversity, specifically in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) families.
  • Bunch O Balloons Fills And Ties 100 Water Balloons In One Minute!

    Amber Leventry
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Bunch O Balloons inventor and dad of eight, Josh Malone, has just made a summertime classic as easy as 1-2-3. No really. In three quick and easy steps Bunch O Balloons fills and ties 37 water balloons in 20 seconds. Have 40 more seconds to spare? Fill two more bunches for more than 100 water balloons in one minute.
 
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  • Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

    Lady Bee
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....
  • Give Your Dog A Lift With These 7 Mobility Aids

    Lady Bee
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Whether your dog has suffered injuries requiring leg amputation, or illness has weakened his legs so that his movements are restricted, you may want to look into some of the mobility aids available to help your dog stand up, walk, and accomplish tasks that improve his lifestyle.  From dog wheelchairs to simple cloth binders and floor gripping boots, you should be able to help your dog enjoy life more.
  • Classy Comfort With A View For Your Cat: Cat Clouds

    Lady Bee
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    What I love about products designed by The Refined Feline is that they serve cats in a very functional way, and they also add an elegance to your home decor that doesn't stand out and shout "This is for THE CAT!"  In fact, they're so lovely, they make you wish you were a cat so you could enjoy them too.  Take, for instance, the Cat Cloud cat shelves....
  • Dia-Treaties: Dog Owner Invents A Treat That Solves Insulin Swings In Diabetic Dogs

    Lady Bee
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Kameron and Nancy Carlson first learned that their 9-year old Italian greyhound had diabetes, they naturally followed their veterinarian's instructions and put "Vinny" on insulin injections. Unfortunately, as in many cases of canine diabetes, Vinny's health did not suddenly rebound. His glucose levels fluctuated dramatically from having too much insulin to too little insulin in his body. Seeing their poor dog so sick inspired Kameron Carlson to find a way to give Vinny and other dogs with diabetes a normal, active life again....
  • No-Boredom Toy For Cats: Cat Amazing Interactive Puzzle & Treat Maze

    Lady Bee
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Nothing gives a cat lover more pleasure than watching his cat at play.  The domesticated cat is always energized by toys that mimic the hunt, and toys that provide that challenge are likely to keep your cat's interest, such as a cat's interest is, longer.  Cat Amazing not only keeps your cat's interest, but you don't need to operate it for him; it's interactive!
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  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • Dearman Engine: Liquid Air is the New Energy Source

    PaulFitzgerald
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is only liquid air but it does wonders and it’s going to soon be used on every commercial vehicle that travels Britain’s roads and highways.Yes, liquid air is now cool stuff for hot times.
  • Mountain Is The Most Original Game Released This Year - And It Isn't Even A Game

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    So..there's this...thing on Steam, called Mountain. It isn't a game - not really. It's...something strange. Different. Okay, honestly, it's just a mountain that sits around saying sad things sometimes. Yet somehow, it's one of the most curiosly engrossing titles I've encountered this year.
  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
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  • 7 Terribly Funny Children's Book Parodies For Adults

    Serena Dorman
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Parodies of classic children's books geared towards adults are all the rage these days.  Revisiting your favorite childhood stories with a unique and vulgar new spin is a great way to laugh your way down memory lane.  Check out these 7 terribly funny children's book parodies.
  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Booze Tubes: The Best Way To Smuggle Alcohol, Period

    Serena Dorman
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Ever go to a venue with strict no alcohol policies, or an event that doesn’t allow alcohol and you could really use a tasty adult beverage?  Booze Tubes are the perfect answer (if you’re a female), period.
  • Emoj.li, The Emoji-Only, Anti-Silicon Valley Social Network

    Ron Callari
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dissimilar to the countless social networks and apps that have gone before, Emoj.li isn’t looking to disrupt or change any of the existing Web 2.0 business models. Instead of taking itself seriously, it’s an evolving experiment that uses self-deprecating humor while parodying the social media space at large. With over 45,000 pre-registered users already signed up and zero funding, it’s turning an inside joke. . .
 
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  • Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut

    Steve Levenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km (372.8 miles) above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm (1.6 inch) tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
  • New Crazy Invention Turns Water Into Wine?

    Michael McParland
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    No your eyes are not deceiving you. The billiantly crazy Miracle Machine is a new invention like no other, or so it seems. Winemakers Bob Levy and Martha McClellen have managed to come up with the first winemaking device for the home. Of course, you will need a few things before you are sitting in front of the fire knocking back the equivalent of a 1999 Cote Rotie, but hey, isn't that always the case? Trust me when I say you will want to read on. This bad boy is much more, or perhaps less, than it seems.
  • Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

    T Goodman
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....
  • Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

    T Goodman
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ....These findings are completely novel, establishing a relationship never before drawn between allergies and cancer and even a possible means of fighting cancer!
  • New AROMAFORK Invention To Transform Eating Experiences

    Michael McParland
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Is taste really enough anymore? Regardless of your answer to this question, it is certainly one which the nostrel-savvy founders of the innovative company Molecule-R would answer with a resounding NO. The AROMAFORK is a new, and slightly crazy food invention and is the result of extensive research into the complex workings of the nasal passageways. With this device customers can experience an abundance of flavored scents even more intriguing than the invention itself.
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  • Million Dollar Mercedes: Daimler's S-Class Pullman To Debut In 2015

    Motors.new
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is set to become Daimler's standard bearer when it debuts as a 2015 model. Sticker priced at just over $1 million each, the next uber-Benz follows a long line of luxurious land-barges like the legendary 600 Pullman long-favored by the world's top celebrities, dictators, and celebrity-dictators.
  • Internet of Everything Is Hackable

    Ron Callari
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.
  • Thick Aluminum iPhone Case Is Waterproof To 300ft

    Steve Levenstein
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Calling Captain Nemo! Thanko's thick aluminum iPhone case keeps your iPhone 5 or 5s high, dry and waterproof at depths of up to 300 feet. Y'know, just in case your spouse tells you to pick up some fresh seafood on the way home.
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
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  • The Sucky Way To Get Fuller Lips With Fullips

    Serena Dorman
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    The new lip plumping beauty product Fullips sucks.  Literally.
  • Have The Brightest Manicure Around: Glow In The Dark Nail Polish

    Alicia Zuberbier
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If lime green, hot pink, or bright purple just isn't bright enough when it comes to nail polish, you might want to keep reading. Glow in the dark nail polish might just be the perfect way to decorate your manicure. Your nails will look great during the day and even better at night.
  • C-String Thongs: Because Regular Thongs Are Too Modest

    Alicia Zuberbier
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    When it comes to women's underwear, you can't get much smaller than a thong. However, if you think thongs are too restrictive or modest (because three pieces of string tied together just doesn't reveal enough), you can try a c-string thong. These headband-shaped undergarments are your ticket to freedom. No more pantylines or tanlines.Your lady bits will just barely be covered, so you can show off what your momma gave you.
  • Faster Way To Dry And Detangle Those Luscious Locks: Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush

    Alicia Zuberbier
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Wouldn't it be great if you could spend less time getting ready in the morning and more time sleeping? Showering is a pretty big time suck, along with drying and styling hair afterwards. There's a new brush that can help you complete two tasks at the same time. The Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush dries your hair while detangling it, saving you time. Hitting the snooze button is starting to sound like a great idea.
  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
 
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  • Attention Crazed 'Mart Shoppers: Ten More Cars Of The People Of Wal-Mart

    Motors.new
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Wal-Mart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These ten more weird wheeled entries in the Wal-Mart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Birding Is About To Become A Lot More Popular! The 'Bird Photo Booth"

    Lady Bee
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    After you finish reading this blog about the Bird Photo Booth, please wait at least 90 seconds before ordering it, as I want to have a head start in ordering mine.... Yes, there will be a rush, because the Bird Photo Booth is the neatest thing created for bird lovers since the invention of the telescopic lens!
  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
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  • Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.
  • Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

    Amber Leventry
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.
  • A Sauna In Your Pants: Delfin Spa Capris Will Make You Sweat

    Alicia Zuberbier
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Everyone loves a spa day. The massages and saunas flush out toxins, strengthen muscles and overall help with health. Now you can have a spa.....in your pants. Delfin Spa Bio Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Capris will make you sweat and work your leg muscles. It's like wearing a sauna around your waist, which sounds weird, but is worth it if it works.
  • Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.
  • Listen To Your Music Underwater With FINIS Neptune

    Samantha Pankey
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We, this generation's runners, lifters, cyclists, Crossfitters, gym rats, fitness freaks, all love our music while we're getting our sweat on. But what do you do in the pool or on your paddle board? You forgo the tunes, so you don't ruin your device...unless you have a Neptune from FINIS.
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  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • New Crazy Invention Turns Water Into Wine?

    Michael McParland
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    No your eyes are not deceiving you. The billiantly crazy Miracle Machine is a new invention like no other, or so it seems. Winemakers Bob Levy and Martha McClellen have managed to come up with the first winemaking device for the home. Of course, you will need a few things before you are sitting in front of the fire knocking back the equivalent of a 1999 Cote Rotie, but hey, isn't that always the case? Trust me when I say you will want to read on. This bad boy is much more, or perhaps less, than it seems.
  • Concrete Cloth: Unique, Unexpected and Fascinating Applications

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Concrete Cloth is a burgeoning innovation with many possible applications ranging from military installations to commercial and residential buildings. Read on for more information on this fascinating treated fabric.
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • Are These Really The World’s Most Comfortable Boxers? Give N’ Go Briefs Cause No Grief

    M Dee Dubroff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Dubbed the world's most comfortable underwear, the Ex Officio boxer brief is durable, lightweight and very breathable. Read on for more details about the newest sensation in mens' travel underwear.
 
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  • Is The 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible A German Wolf In American Clothing?

    Motors.new
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Buick Cascada, a stylish four-seat convertible based on a sleek two-door Opel of the same name, is expected to arrive at Buick dealerships as a 2016 model. Autoworkers stateside might not be so enamored with the Cascada, however, as this new “Buick” will likely be a rebadged captive import manufactured in Europe.
  • 2015 HSV GTS Supercharged V8 Maloo: Holden's Final Ute Will Also Be It's Fastest

    Motors.new
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
  • Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

    Motors.new
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.
  • BMW Driver's Offensively Painted Car Will Make You Bloody Angry

    Motors.new
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    It's no er, accident this "distressed" white BMW 328 sedan from St Petersburg, Russia looks like it met a moose going the opposite direction one dark and stormy night. All it took was a LOT of blood red paint, the creative use of a paint sprayer, and an idea likely thought up over a bottle (or two) of vodka.
  • Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition Offers Survivability With Style

    Motors.new
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Looking for a motorized bicycle with the looks of a survivalist bike and the guts to back it up? Then look no further than the Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition, a nifty DIY conversion kit that'll keep you rolling before, during & after the zombie apocalypse arrives.
 
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  • The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ By The Numbers

    Ron Callari
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Internet trends come and go. They have their ephemeral day in the sun and dissipate almost as fast as they arrive. Everything from gyrating to the Harlem Shake to dancing Gangnam Style to planking and Tebowing, catching the world’s zeitgeist in a viral wave can cause a slew of social media activity where you almost feel left out if you don’t join in and/or critique it in some fashion.
  • Did The 166-Minute ’Boyhood’ Flick Take 12 Years Or 39 Days?

    Ron Callari
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The answer to that question is at crux of this very innovative film project. In actuality, Boyhood was shot in 39 days, which according to Hollywood standards would classify it as a very low-budget movie. However what makes this flick epic versus your average run-of-the-mill coming-of-age story is that those 39 days were filmed over the course of 12 years.
  • Emoj.li, The Emoji-Only, Anti-Silicon Valley Social Network

    Ron Callari
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dissimilar to the countless social networks and apps that have gone before, Emoj.li isn’t looking to disrupt or change any of the existing Web 2.0 business models. Instead of taking itself seriously, it’s an evolving experiment that uses self-deprecating humor while parodying the social media space at large. With over 45,000 pre-registered users already signed up and zero funding, it’s turning an inside joke. . .
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • Want to Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under One Minute? Here's How...

    John P. Barker
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids.  I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...
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  • 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.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Shapify Turns You And Your Family Into 3D Selfies

    Amber Leventry
    23 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    I used to scrapbook—yes, I used to take the time to shape photos and place them over decorative and themed backgrounds and then write paragraphs of descriptions on each page. That was well before I had children, when I had time to print pictures and when I had time to sit and look at them. Since photography has gone digital, my hope has been to compile photo books for each year’s worth of photos, but I’m seven years behind schedule. And apparently not up to speed with a new form of capturing life’s moments. Shapify allows you to create three dimensional figurines of you and your…
  • Motion Analysis App, Spark Motion, Will Help You Improve Athletic Technique

    Samantha Pankey
    1 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technique. Technique. Technique. It is so important in any sport or athletic event. Coaches constantly emphasize it and teach athletes how to improve it, and there is no better way to improve technique than to break it down with motion analysis. Spark Motion does just that.
  • Despite Doomed Predictions, Facebook Is Not Dying Out – It Just Has Google-Like Aspirations

    Richard Whelchel
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every time Facebook acquires a new app or drops billions of dollars on someone else's work, the internet becomes abuzz with criticisms, claiming that these moves are a harbinger of the end for the billion-dollar company.  However, the cunning Mark Zuckerberg actually has been planning his next move with these new toys all along; something that goes beyond that big blue social giant that propelled him to success.   
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  • Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.
  • Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.
  • Want Your Gummi Bears Evilly Hot?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    You aren't a kid anymore and there are times that you want you candy indulgences to be just as grown up as you are, but with the nostalgic touch of reminding you of your childhood. A dash of wicked humor would not go amiss either. Enter the Evil Hot Gummi Bears -- the somewhat sinister sibling of those fruity little bears of your childhood that you loved so much.
  • Want To Take Your Selfie To The Mayonnaise Level?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    This whole selfie trend seems to be getting more and more out of control. Not only do we share them with everyone on the planet, they are starting to take a larger part of the stage in popular culture. So why not just go all the way and have your selfie portrait done in mayo on your burger? Okay. This "trend" is an advertising stunt, not something headed into your kitchen.
  • 7 Terribly Funny Children's Book Parodies For Adults

    Serena Dorman
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Parodies of classic children's books geared towards adults are all the rage these days.  Revisiting your favorite childhood stories with a unique and vulgar new spin is a great way to laugh your way down memory lane.  Check out these 7 terribly funny children's book parodies.
 
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  • The Sucky Way To Get Fuller Lips With Fullips

    Serena Dorman
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    The new lip plumping beauty product Fullips sucks.  Literally.
  • The Perfect Cat Eye Every Time: Miss Flicklash By Eylure

    Alicia Zuberbier
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Winged eyeliner may be one of the trickiest makeup techniques to master. You might be able to perfect one eye, but then the other decides to rebel like angsty teen. If you love the cat eye look, but can't figure out the eyeliner, Eylure released false lashes to help you out. Could Miss Flicklash be the cat's meow? I think so.
  • Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.
  • Booze Tubes: The Best Way To Smuggle Alcohol, Period

    Serena Dorman
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Ever go to a venue with strict no alcohol policies, or an event that doesn’t allow alcohol and you could really use a tasty adult beverage?  Booze Tubes are the perfect answer (if you’re a female), period.
  • Have The Brightest Manicure Around: Glow In The Dark Nail Polish

    Alicia Zuberbier
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If lime green, hot pink, or bright purple just isn't bright enough when it comes to nail polish, you might want to keep reading. Glow in the dark nail polish might just be the perfect way to decorate your manicure. Your nails will look great during the day and even better at night.
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  • Concrete Cloth: Unique, Unexpected and Fascinating Applications

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Concrete Cloth is a burgeoning innovation with many possible applications ranging from military installations to commercial and residential buildings. Read on for more information on this fascinating treated fabric.
  • Next-Generation Rail Tram Shown Off By Russian Tank Manufacturer UVZ

    Motors.new
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    The prototype Russia One, an innovative and futuristic rail tram dubbed the "iPhone on Rails", made its public debut at the Innoprom-2014 industrial exposition. Plans are to supply some of Russia's largest cities with 190-270 passenger capacity trams by the end of 2015.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Get In A Workout At The Office With Cubii

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    As working adults, we all lead busy lives. Sometimes with the responsibilities of work, friends and family, it's difficult to fit in fitness. With the Cubii, you don't have to go any farther than your office to get in a workout. Cubii is the world's first under desk elliptical trainer.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
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  • How to do a Business Start-up the Un-Lean Way

    Tara
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    I have been working on a comic cartoon strip with Constantina Katsari-Muston. We are looking for a name for the Start-up Business, any suggestions please?Related Posts:Learning to Test Business Ideas at a Leicester Start up…Learn to Create a Startup Business or Product – Free…Startup Weekend in Leicester UK 4 April 2014UK Nationwide Innovation Competition for InventorsMy new website to help you get creative ideas –…
  • An Interview with David Sykes about his Invention the Multitask Joist Hanger

    Tara
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:28 am
    The multitask Joist Hanger was designed to incorporate those who lack the skills and knowledge of Construction, whether it be for DIY use in building Sheds, Bases, Workshops & Decking. The building industry clearly does not like change and very much sits on protectionism and cartels as by rule of thumb.Related Posts:Interview with Kevin Marinan Inventor of PermaChase a Valve…Interview with Tony Hemmings Inventor of the Swan Neck Left…Interview with Inventor Jim Tryfon Creator of the Zeus MultiYvonne Jane Wright Talks Creating EcobearsInterview with Inventor Evan Krachman…
  • My new website to help you get creative ideas – Inspiration Zoo

    Tara
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    I have been a little quiet on Idea Uploaded for a while now but I have been working on a new website I hope you might like. It aims to help you get creative new ideas quickly and break away from your normal way of thinking. It’s called Inspiration Zoo – http://inspirationzoo.com/ You simply click [...]Related Posts:Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields a Book about the Uncertainty…Creative Thinking Techniques for an InventorStart HereGenerate more Creative IdeasFind a Mentor / One to One Learning Swap
  • Learning to Test Business Ideas at a Leicester Start up Weekend

    Tara
    7 May 2014 | 3:32 am
    A while ago I posted up about Leicester Startdom (Business Startup) Weekend so I thought I would share my experience of the weekend. It is something which should be of interest to anyone looking to start any sort business including inventors wanting to bring products to market, but who need to know how to test [...]Related Posts:Startup Weekend in Leicester UK 4 April 2014Interested In Startups? Check Out Leicester Launch48 WeekendHow to do a Business Start-up the Un-Lean WayLearn to Create a Startup Business or Product – Free…The $100 Startup – Book Review
  • UK Nationwide Innovation Competition for Inventors

    Tara
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:29 am
    D2M have recently launched a new, nationwide Innovation competition for inventors, to have the chance of having their idea fully designed, manufactured and retailed at no personal cost. Applications are being taken from April the 1st but we are welcoming people to register their interest now.Related Posts:Philips Open Innovation Invention Competition 2012Competition to get your Invention on the Shelves in WalmartInvention Competition The Make it in Great Britain ChallengeBraun Product Design Competition 2012US Small Business Competition to Win $25K
 
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  • Ferrari designer unveils plans for luxury Japanese Cruise Train

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Following the success of its Seven Stars Cruise Train, which launched late last year, Japanese railway company JR East has announced plans to create another luxury sleeper train. The exclusive hotel on the move will be designed by renowned Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama, who was behind the Enzo Ferrari and Ferrari P4/5 designs.Set to start construction in 2016, the Cruise Train will cost approximately ¥5 billion (US$50 million) to complete and will accommodate a maximum of 34 passengers in its 10 carriages. The design features a series of private guest suites, glass-walled observation cars,…
  • Fancy a one nighter at Hotel VW California?

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Those wishing to experience a night in a modern VW camper without the usual cost may be interested in the Hotel VW California. Sounding a bit like an Eagles song gone awry, it's actually a marketing stunt by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) and LateRooms.com that offers guests one night in a VW California SE camper van in a select UK location.There are six California SE camper vans in all, each of which has a pop-up roof and sleeps up to four adults. The vans are outfitted with a kitchen area that includes fridge, burner cooker and sink with running water, in addition to beds, integrated…
  • The World's first flying hotel - The Hotelicopter

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    March 30, 2009 The double deck Airbus A380 has set new high standards for luxury accommodation in the air but, unless you can afford to deck out your own A380 as a private jet, the Hotelicopter concept aims to top this airborne opulence by equipping a four story converted heavy lift aircraft with 18 luxuriously-appointed room hotels.Modeled on the Soviet Mil V-12, the largest helicopter ever built, of which only two prototypes were built in the 1960s, the Hotelicopter company would like us to believe they purchased one of these prototypes in 2004 with the Hotelicopter now ready for its maiden…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:15 am
    Microsoft's Surface lineup is only two years old, but it's already been on quite the roller coaster ride. When the company first announced the tablet/laptop hybrid, reactions were cautious, but also unmistakably intrigued. But that buzz fizzled quickly, as the two 1st-gen models launched with some huge compromises. Less than a year after we saw an improved pair of 2nd-gen Surfaces, can the third time be a charm? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.The big criticism that you might have heard about some older Surfaces, that they don't run full Windows, doesn't apply here. The…
  • Liberty's electric van looks quirky, but promises to "Deliver"

    8 Jun 2014 | 1:04 am
    With swooping curves, a bulbous windshield, and prominent pod-like headlights, the "Deliver" van built by Liberty Electric Cars is certainly a distinctive-looking vehicle. But with a carrying capacity of 700 kg (1,540 lb), a quoted range of more than 100 km (62 m), and a top speed claimed to be in the order of 100 km/h (62 mph), it seems like a practical one, too.As part of that practicality, the Deliver also has a flexible ergonomic cabin that features the removal of the B-pillar on the curb side and the addition of a swivel seat, so that the driver can quickly and easily enter or exit the…
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  • A Happy Conscience and a Larger Wallet! – The Eco-Friendly Desert Shell

    Arvashini Upadhyaya
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
      With increasing environmental concern, we as consumers look for ideas and ways to be as green and eco-friendly as possible. We do things such as recycling, walking instead of driving, and car-pooling. However, we often forget about flushing the toilet. Although a necessity, a large amount of water does indeed get wasted. Here’s an astonishing fact: In September 2002, The National Geographic, reported the average American used 101 gallons of water daily. If we could control the water that gets flushed, imagine how significantly that amount will be reduced!     As we all…
  • Ideas are Meant to be Explored – MAKO Invent’s Free Consultation

    Arvashini Upadhyaya
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo   Our world is driven by ideas. It’s what makes us develop as a society, and what fosters the creation of new innovations. Great ideas should be encouraged, whether it be an invention to make an everyday task simpler, or something that will forever change it’s industry or market as a whole.   Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. They come to you when you’re lying in bed, on the bus, or in a situation where you find yourself stumped and think, “why hasn’t anyone thought of…
  • Wrap Up: MAKO Invent Supports The Next 36 and Venture Day

    Jonathan Ku
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
      Welcome to the fourth annual “Venture Day” hosted by The Next 36. We were invited along with 300 investors, serial entrepreneurs and Canadian business leaders to meet with 23 of Canada’s hottest Startups. I had the pleasure of attending with MAKO’s President, Kevin Mako and Vice President, James Chalmers listen to these Startups compete for external funding. MAKO Invent is proud to be part of the growing entrepreneur industry in Canada and is supportive of programs like The Next 36 and The Next Founders. There was a wide range of businesses created this cohort that solved…
  • Calling One, Calling All! MAKO’s Community BBQ

    Arvashini Upadhyaya
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
      At MAKO Invent, we believe in the work hard, play hard philosophy. Every member of our team plays an integral role in delivering exceptional service, pushing the boundaries of design for our clients. Therefore, we are able to provide a unique, end to end service that continues to produce world class results.   We work hard for our clients to make sure we give them the best possible chance of success. That being said, we also need to let our hair down and get to know our clients as the individuals they are as well. That’s another one of our key philosophies: We view clients as…
  • MAKO Invent Supports Canada’s Hottest Startups

    Jonathan Ku
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
      MAKO Invent is proud to be a supporter of “Venture Day” an event that attracts over 300 investors, serial entrepreneurs and Canadian business leaders. 23 of Canada’s hottest Startups are ready to pitch and compete for external funding after enduring through the intensive programs offered by The Next 36 and The Next Founders. We are excited to be joining Canada’s most promising students who have become high impact entrepreneurs. Venture Day will be open by Reza Satchu the founding chair and co-founder of The Next 36. The keynote speech will be “Lessons…
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