• Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Sometimes, I leave the house wondering if there will be a tsunami.  Or a typhoon with flash flood.  Or if the icebergs suddenly melt while I’m out.  I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I hate getting wet in my best suit.  For those times of unusual paranoia (as a result of bad drugs dreams), I know I will feel safe carrying a Citibot Folding Kayak. Lightweight and convenient, it folds to a large but portable backpack that weighs a mere [...]

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  • KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    Perpetually in search of new theme park thrills?  You just might find it with the KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator, a robotic ride currently being installed for exhibition at the Innoventions Pavilion in Epcot at Disney World, Florida. At first glance, the rig looks like a giant robotic arm that picks you up and hoists you in the air – like you’d expect them to do before hurling you into the distance to meet your death.  Fortunately, it’s not designed to [...]

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  • Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Installing solar panels on your roof is not only eco-friendly, it’s also economical and smart.  But they sure make your house look ugly, with those slabs of black plates killing any curb appeal.  Until now. The Solé Power Tile not only draws energy from the sun like regular solar panels, it’s been fashioned to look like regular clay tiles.  That means you get the same energy benefits with none of the eyesore – great news for many homeowners. Designed to [...]

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  • Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    Law & Order Coloring Book: Why Watch Crime When You Can Color It?

    I love TV crime drama – it’s my guilty pleasure.  The long-running  (19 seasons and counting) Law & Order series has been part of my annual viewing diet for a good amount of time now.  I’ve never been an avid fan, but I do catch it (along with those other spin-offs) whenever I can. Dealing with murders, robberies and other similar cases, without the hip angle other detective shows bring along, it’s not exactly the kind of thing that receives [...]

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  • Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    If any of you millionaire fiends want a little more variety in your space travel options, then your wish has been granted.  A new spaceflight firm, Excalibur Almaz, recently announced their upcoming service that offers orbital tours aboard Cold War-era reusable reentry vehicles. The company, which bought numerous units of the Russian military surplus capsules, Almaz, last August, will be offering week-long trips into orbit by 2013.  Each trip will see passengers ride aboard a service module attached to an [...]

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  • Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Luggage sucks.  In fact, traveling is often a horrendous experience because of it.  From the hassles of carrying heavy bags to losing them at some point during the trip, it makes way for plenty of less-than-ideal situations.  That’s where Zero Baggage wants to come in. The upcoming service intends to revolutionize the travel experience by letting you fly without bringing anything along.  Rather than pack two suitcases full of clothes before every trip, you can put your regular gear together [...]

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  • Charity: Water – Provide Potable Water To The World’s People For Your Birthday

    Charity: Water – Provide Potable Water To The World’s People For Your Birthday

    Are You looking to make a difference in this World, but don’t where to begin?  Well, those born in September can start this coming month by asking their friends to forego their birthday gifts and use the money for charity instead. The year before, Charity: Water’s September campaign resulted in 800 people giving up their birthday presents, asking their friends, family and other acquaintances to donate to the organization instead.  This resulted in close to $1,000,000 of donations that brought [...]

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  • Surf Skiing: Ski The Waves

    Surf Skiing: Ski The Waves

    Skiers have it tough.  Riding next to snowboarders on the slope, they just look dorky.  Vermont resident Jason Starr doesn’t make it any easier with his new invention, called Surf Skiing, which brings the winter sport to the water. Just like skiing, the new activity involves wearing separate equipment for each foot and holding on to something to push yourself on the water.  Instead of sharp skis, you attach two boards to your feet, with a long paddle to propel [...]

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  • Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    Museum Of Image And Sound Will Be Housed In A Wrap-Around Building With A Movie Theater On The Roof

    The Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is about to get a new center attraction that should give the beach area in Rio a much-deserved makeover.  Called the Museum of Image and Sound, the building will come with an odd, zig-zagging form that makes it quite the sight to behold. Intended to house a collection of multimedia objects and installations, the museum will be filled in by seven floors of varying purposes, along with an outdoor movie theater on the roof.  The [...]

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  • Bluelounge CableDrop

    Bluelounge CableDrop

    Is it not just always the case that the things that entertain us most are the simple little ones? Or is that just me and my small mind? One example of that especially when it comes to cool cable management is Cablox. And now, there is also Bluelounge CableDrop. Bluelounge has taken us back to basics for their latest product release. Gadgetry does not always have to be about big, fast, fancy, high end, technologically advanced little gizmos with the [...]

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  • Parking Tickets For The Perenially Frustrated Motorist

    Parking Tickets For The Perenially Frustrated Motorist

    Need some more ways to exercise passive-aggressive behavior on the parking lot? Get a stack of these insult-ready Parking Tickets and dispense them freely among the windshields of vehicles that turn the act of parking into a veritable disaster. The parking lot has really evolved into more than a simple place to leave your car. For the most part, it’s now a battleground for frustration, as you struggle to find space, all while seeing a vehicle every couple of lanes [...]

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  • Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Remember the New York City papercraft models we featured not too long ago? As fun as building those paper skyscrapers might be, they’re not nearly as enjoyable as having an army of paper robots wreaking havoc in their streets. Build Your Own Paper Robots, a hardback volume with an accompanying CD, will show you how to flood it with robot invaders. Authored by Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski (who, as far as we know, are made of flesh and blood), [...]

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  • The Shweeb: Pedal-Powered Monorail Racing

    The Shweeb: Pedal-Powered Monorail Racing

    A “human-powered monorail” sounds like a lot of work.  Set it up as a race, however, with your participants suspended up in the air, and it begins sounding like a lot of fun.  That’s exactly what visitors get with the Shweeb, an amusement park ride out on New Zealand. The Shweeb consists of a series of rails on a set path, with aerodynamic capsules (enough to fit one person) hanging from it.  Each of the carts is fitted with a [...]

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  • River Surfing At Habitat 67 In Montreal

    River Surfing At Habitat 67 In Montreal

    Surfing is one the greatest sports ever. Only  surfers can understand what they get out of paddling out into the shark infested waters and catching waves. These waves don’t even have to be big, just surfable. We as surfers cannot even imagine planning our vacations in landlocked areas.  (disclaimer: I am a surfer and love it). But imagine surfing next to an apartment complex in Montreal. You say impossible, I say Surf’s Up. This actually is perpetual view along Habitat [...]

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  • Have a “Smashing” Time at the Battle of the Oranges

    Have a “Smashing” Time at the Battle of the Oranges

    Had enough of Mardi Gras already? Too many plastic beads stuck at the bottom of a kitchen drawer? Time to look for another spring festival then. If you happen to be taking a trip anywhere near Piedmont region of Italy next spring the Battle of the Oranges is well worth checking out. Once a year the usually reserved people of the Piedmont town of Ivrea go a little bit crazy. As the culmination of a week of Carnival the locals [...]

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  • Jules Underwater Lodge

    Jules Underwater Lodge

    Ordinarily, if you checked into a hotel and found out it was underwater, you’d insist upon your money back and then complain about the flooding to your holiday rep! But visitors to the Jules Underwater Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, actually pay well over the odds for the pleasure of having their accommodation underwater! The Jules Underwater Lodge is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It’s a lodge and it is underwater. In fact, even to get in you [...]

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  • Day Trips to Chernobyl

    Day Trips to Chernobyl

    Forget streets lined with stalls selling tacky pencils, hats and other memorabilia and pricing it at four times what it should be just because it has the logo of some tourist destination on it. This day trip is a little more… well…. derelict. The word ‘Chernobyl’ probably doesn’t strike happiness into the very core of your being. That’s because most of us will be aware of the unfortunate event for which Chernobyl is now most famous: The nuclear disaster of [...]

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  • Rubik’s 360 Ready To Baffle Puzzle Lovers Starting Next Week

    Rubik’s 360 Ready To Baffle Puzzle Lovers Starting Next Week

    Tired of solving Rubik’s Cube over and over? Prepare yourself for a new challenge as the iconic puzzle gets a modern follow-up 35 years after it was first invented. Called the Rubik’s 360, it’s debuting in UK stores next week Ditching the cubic form previously used in Hungarian professor Erno Rubik’s first two puzzles (Rubik’s Cube and Rubik’s Revenge), the 360 uses a transparent spherical design with six tiny domes on the shell. Inside the sphere are two smaller clear [...]

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  • Gengis Khan Warrior Training

    Gengis Khan Warrior Training

    When I take a trip, it’s to treat myself. I relax and take in better weather, beautiful places and a whole lot of fun. But for those of you who prefer a more self torturous approach to your vacations, you might be interested in this. Recently featured in the BBC book, Unforgettable Things to do Before You Die, this Gengis Khan Warrior Training cultural and activity vacation is certainly intensive. Gengis Khan was the founder of the Mongolian nation and actually conquered [...]

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