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Weather-Sensitive Chocolate Billboards
Weather-Sensitive Chocolate Billboards
Cadbury's Interactive Marketing Campaign Lets the Goo
Today, Cadbury launches their new unique interactive billboard in downtown Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square that has been constructed to respond to the city’s weather conditions. The billboard, designed… MORE
Animal Balloon Lights
Animal Balloon Lights
Blown Up Lamps Take Lighting to The Next Level
These playful light bulbs were designed by Thelermont Hupton and are called Blown Up lamps. Inspired by balloon animals and other objects, these unique and eye-catching designs are sure to make for interesting… MORE
Manga-Inspired Friendship Dolls
Manga-Inspired Friendship Dolls
Momiji Dolls Are Cute Harajuku Toys for Adults or Kids
Momiji are tiny, colorful friendship dolls that are designed with Japanese street fashion, manga and Harajuku in mind, according to designer Joanna Zhou. Each Momiji doll represents a unique combination… MORE
Personalized Robot Replicas
Personalized Robot Replicas
Little Island Will Create Mini Me Machines
A Japanese company called Little Island has just revealed that they will make a custom robot version of you--for the right price, of course. The doll will be created in your likeness, will be able to… MORE
See-Through Billiards
See-Through Billiards
The Glass G-1 Pool Table Takes Luxury to the Next Level of Fun
Priced at $25,150, you really have to love the game in order to buy this ultra luxurious glass pool table. Made by Craig Nottage, the G-1 table was part of his industrial design course’s final assignment… MORE
Round Rubik's Cubes
Round Rubik's Cubes
The Classic Puzzle Game Gets a Spherical Twist With the Rubik's 360
With a new take on an old classic, the Rubik’s 360 is meant to be unveiled this week in Germany at a national toy show. The new cube features six balls trapped inside three transparent plastic spheres.… MORE
Rotating Home Revolutions
Rotating Home Revolutions
Spinning Houses Considered Next Global Design Wave
While the idea of having a rotating house isn’t a new one, having them commonplace is. It is becoming more and more of an architectural trend to build houses that can rotate and is now being considered… MORE
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Amigurumi Knit Rabbits Inspired by Famous Horror Flicks
Cute is mixed with macabre with these little Amigurumi crochet creations. We've written about Amigurumi--the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures--previously… MORE
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Invention Uses 3-Axis Accelerometer to Control Playback
The concept of a small cube MP3 player has been circulating for a while; however, this little one is unique in that it’s controlled by motion. To skip songs or power it off, just turn the cube onto its… MORE
Prizes For Web Searching
Prizes For Web Searching
SwagBucks.com Lets You Score Big Just by Searching
Ever want to get something out of nothing? Well this time you actually can! Swagbucks.com is a new search engine that allows you to collect prizes JUST from doing what you regularly do on the internet:… MORE
Carnival-Colored Gaming
Carnival-Colored Gaming
Handheld Sony PSP Tastes The Rainbow With 4 New Colours
Keeping up with the times, Sony has just unveiled 4 new “carnival” colours for their handheld PSP system. Named “Vibrant Blue,” “Radiant Red,” “Bright Yellow” and “Spirited Green,” they will be available… MORE
Interactive Tech Tourism
Interactive Tech Tourism
NYC and Google Create NYCGo.com and Tourist Info Center
The city of New York and Google have paired up to bring to the big apple a new high tech tourist center which will contain many interactive Google maps. Visitors can browse the big city on Google Maps-powered… MORE
Career-Boosting Gadgets
Career-Boosting Gadgets
Innovations For Job Seekers In A Bad Economy
No one can resist hiring a person that has a little special something! Check out these six gadgets that could land you a brand new job in the wake of the economic layoffs! 1) Funky business cards: A captivating… MORE
Gummy Bears on Sticks
Gummy Bears on Sticks
The Stick Makes it Infinitetly More Awesome Than its Stickless Counterpart
Are the little gummy bears no longer cutting it? Well, now is your chance to buy a BIG Gummy Bear! If that’s not enough, it comes on a stick. And if we have learned anything from our 200,000 years on this… MORE
Chocolate For Gamers
Chocolate For Gamers
The Chocomiis Turn Gaming into an Act of Love For Valentine's
For a second year, Chocomiis are available just in time for Valentine's Day. Chocomiis are white and dark chocolate duplicates of Nintendo Wii Avatars and comes with a little candy heart attached to their… MORE
Voyeurvertising
Voyeurvertising
Kia Soul Ad Campaign Gives Mobsters a Sneak Peek Inside
Kia has just released a new ad campaign for the Kia Soul that is quite unconventional, and at times disturbing and downright scary. It’s quite a different tactic to take to sell a car, especially with… MORE
DIY Laser Eye Surgery
DIY Laser Eye Surgery
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, At Least If You're Ralphie
Insurance doesn’t cover your laser eye surgery, so why not do it yourself? Check out the Eye Power home laser surgery device, which allows users to correct their vision from the comfort of their own home.… MORE
Spiderman Robots
Spiderman Robots
Tmsuk T-34 Robot Shoots Nets and Makes You Its Prey
There have been a lot of robots lately that are equipped to do human jobs, and the Tmsuk T-34 is no exception. From a remote location, an operator can send the T-34 after you and then fire a net to capture… MORE
Elevators for Extraterrestrial Travel
Elevators for Extraterrestrial Travel
Push-Button Access to Space Stations Now Plausible
A revolutionary new ribbon created by a team at Cambridge University out of a cylindrical strand of carbon now makes the idea of an elevator between Earth and space stations plausible. Such an innovation… MORE
Abacus-Inspired Watches
Abacus-Inspired Watches
The Kisai Keisan Uses Vertical Addition to Tell Time
Tokyoflash released its newest watch today which just may be one in a line of hardly any that is easy to read! The Kisai Keisan has a curvy frame and uses a rippled convex lens that magnifies the lighting… MORE
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Microsoft Unveils the Futuristic New American Home (UPDATE)
Check out the sleek new home that Microsoft and a few other companies have created on the outskirts of Las Vegas. The half-acre-wide home is built just down the street from Wayne Newton and boasts loads… MORE
Double-Wide Home Televisions
Double-Wide Home Televisions
Philips Cinema Announces 21:9 Widescreen TV
If your widescreen TV is just not wide enough and you're always looking for bigger and better home entertainment, Philips is about to bring just that to you with their new 21:9 aspect ratio widescreen… MORE
One-Click Wedding Planners
One-Click Wedding Planners
WeddingWire Places 100,000 Matrimonial Experts at Your Fingertips
Getting married can be one of the most stressful times of your life, but now there is a website that helps make it just a bit easier! WeddingWire.com is a free searchable database of over 100,000 wedding… MORE
Gay Superheroes
Gay Superheroes
Stan Lee Unveils Thom Creed, High School Basketball Player
Stan Lee has recently announced that he’ll be unveiling the world’s first gay superhero in a new UK TV drama that follows Thom Creed, a high school basketball player, who is trying to hide his newfound… MORE
Fashletic Collaborations
Fashletic Collaborations
Puma and Alexander McQueen Team Up for Shoe Line
In this hot time of fashion and accessories, the industry has actually gotten it right this time with this collaboration between Puma and Alexander McQueen--two big names in fashion that will definitely… MORE
Apps for Swingers
Apps for Swingers
‘Sway' from Illusion Lab Lets You Play Like Tarzan on Your iPhone
Sway is the latest release for your iPhone or iPod touch brought to you by Illusion Labs, the makers of the super addictive Touch Grind. In Sway, the goal is to move your character from object to object… MORE
Face-Contour Home Accessories
Face-Contour Home Accessories
Candlestick Sculptures Mimic Human Profile
In the latest of sculpturist Brian Cox’s work, the artist is now turning people’s faces into real-life stainless steel object illusions. These remind me of those once-popular pin-holders which you placed… MORE
Automated Instant Noodles
Automated Instant Noodles
Cup Noodles Vending Machine Gives Ramen Push-Button Simplicity
As if opening the lid of a cup and pouring hot water in was truly too much work, Nissin brings you the Cup Noodles Vending Machine. Ramen is pretty much a staple to the poor Japanese student population--or… MORE
Zip-Up Leggings
Zip-Up Leggings
Zipper Leggings From American Apparel
Yes, these leggings zip from hip to ankle. This is one trend I hope I don’t see too often. American Apparel has recently started selling in store and online Zip-away tights. Leggings can be gaudy enough,… MORE
Porky Accessories
Porky Accessories
The Bacon Watch Ensures You Always Know When It's Breakfast Time
In the latest line of fad bacon products comes the Bacon Watch. Geared towards “bacon addicts only,” the Bacon Watch is pretty typical as far as watches go, with a simple face and band. Its distinguishing… MORE
Telling Time With Images
Telling Time With Images
This Tokyo Flash Watch Isn't Suitable For Math Haters
I came across these snazzy new watches from Tokyoflash, but because it makes me do math to tell the time, I want to kill the designer who probably thought this is the best idea ever. Seriously. I have… MORE