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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

We Are Approaching The Economic Singularity

<b>The 2014 Strategic Investment Conference: Investing in a Transformational World Stuck in a Liquidity Trap</b> <b><br>The Economic Singularity</b> <b><br>The Minsky Moment</b> <b><br>The Event Horizon</b> <b><br>The Glide Path</b> <b><br>Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Argentina, and South Africa</b><p>I fully intended to write today about a recently released …

Economics

Vault Wallet offers a new home for your credit cards

The idea behind the Vault Wallet is simple. As we inch ever closer to being a cashless society, the design of the wallet needs to evolve to better …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

Blufit: The Smart Water Bottle that Tracks Consumption, Tells You to Drink More..Water (video)

There are myriad of wearable pedometers; Fitbit, Fuelband, Up, and the list goes on. And while those can all track and tell you how many steps and …

Back to School Giveaway: Tokyoflash Tenmetsu LED Watch

Are you ready for back to school season (parents yes, students and teachers, no)? Well one lucky Craziest Gadgets reader will be doing it in style …

Smartphone Wind Speed Meter (Anemometer)

Be a traveling meteorologist with this anemometer attachment for your smartphone. The Vaavud actually works without using any electronics (other than …

Grip Clip Puts a Pencil on Your Glasses

It looks like I can finally ditch the ol’ trusty pocket protector. With a Grip Clip I can snap a pencil or pen right onto my eyeglasses. My …

Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer

It’s the coffee table with the computer built right into the top. Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer is a wooden coffee table with an integrated …

15 Modern and Innovative Integrated Dining Tables.

Collection of 'Modern and Innovative Integrated Dining Tables' from all over the world.<p><b>Dinner Table with Integrated Piano</b>: Designed by Georg Bohle, …

18-Year-Old’s Invention Can Charge Phones In Seconds

Do you remember what you were doing when you were 18? Probably not inventing cool as stuff that’s for sure! This 18-year-old science student created …

Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Home automation is one of those technologies that a lot of people find interesting, but perceived complexity and cost keeps a lot of people from …

Home Automation

Wireless Voice-Controllable Smart Home Project - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Jiayuan Wang and Sheng Zhang from Cornell University built this Wireless Voice-Controllable Smart Home Project for their ECE 4760Final Project.<p>“There …

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Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” What entrepreneurs forget or don’t realize is that most customers are initially wary of any technology, that educating the market on new technology is expensive, takes a long time, and …

Ask Engadget: best slow-motion camcorder for around $200?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Philip, who wants to document his son's baseball adventures. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at <b>ask [at] engadget</b> …

Uh, A Condom Company Just Made Vibrating Underwear Controlled by Your iPhone

So obviously this was going to happen eventually, but that doesn't mean we're ready for it. Durex just announced what it's calling "Fundawear", which …

Even Wringing a Wet Cloth Is Magical in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield continues to make us all insanely jealous of the time he's been spending on the International Space Station with another …

Four of the Five Highest-Paid Execs in the US Work for Apple

If you already feel a little hard done by when it comes to your pay check, brace yourself. Bloomberg reports that four of the five best-paid …

How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be A Bit Of A Jerk)

A new personality test determines the markers of a creative mind.<p>Forget Myers-Briggs. A study out of BI Norwegian Business School has determined the signposts of a “creative” personality. Conducted by Professor Øyvind L. Martinsen, the study posed 200 questions to 481 people. The subjects fell into …

Creativity

Sexy City-Pod

The single-axle Honda type E concept uses similar physical principles as a segway for maximum maneuverability in the urban jungle. The ultrasmall …

Stat EDC Multitools

Trying to maximize the versatility of your pocket contents while maintaining a slim profile can be challenging. Stat EDC Multitools ($70-$110) are …

The Ultimate Tailgate Trailer

Just look at it! The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer from Neiman Marcus will make you the king of tailgate parties.<p>Designed by …

Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowl

Miso Soup Design, bad move releasing photos of the Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowl before you have actual Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowls to sell. Now …

Cyclist Chic: Turn a Wooden Crate into a Cool Cargo Box

Our friends at Dark Rye, an online magazine from Whole Foods, have come up with a project for turning a wooden crate into a retro bike cargo box. It’s a simple, but useful bike mod. The project comes from Dark Rye’s latest “Future” issue. It’s a great read featuring forward-looking innovators in …

The Sun Just Shot Off the Biggest, Most Spectacular Solar Flare of the Year

Early this morning, while most of us were resting peacefully in our beds, everyone's favorite flaming ball of plasma decided to give NASA's cameras a …

The Science of Six Packs

If you've always yearned for a washboard stomach, and you can do a thousand crunches but you still aren't seeing results, you're not alone. But never …

Microsoft’s next Xbox could take over your TV just like Google TV

With its Xbox 360 successor, Microsoft may just one-up Google for once.<p>The new Xbox will reportedly be able to control your television and cable/satellite box, similar to what Google (unsuccessfully) attempted with Google TV, reports the Verge.<p>The console would reportedly connect to your cable box …