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Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Virtual Piggy, A Paypal For Minors, Rebrands As Oink After It Buys Domain From Kevin Rose’s Milk

Oink — a user-review app created by Kevin Rose’s startup lab Milk before Milk was acquired by Google and Rose later joined Google Ventures — never made it past its six-month birthday, but today the name and domain at least are getting another lease of youthful life. Virtual Piggy, a payments …

Ahead of Christmas, ZowPow Launches Plush Toy Controllers That Interact With Mobile Games

Like moths to a flame, kids gravitate toward iPad and iPhone games. But for parents that want their children to still be exposed to real-world toys, a new startup called ZowPow is offering a way that they can do both.<p>The company makes plush toys that can control gameplay.<p>One of their very first …

PiixL's SteamOS-compatible Jetpack PC Hides Neatly Behind your TV.

PiixL has launched a slimline PC called the Jetpack that slips in behind a flat-screen TV to act as a SteamOS gaming machine.<p>Rather than going down the dedicated SteamOS console route, PiixL’s machine is an open hardware platform that’s fully customizable by the user, and those fans that you can …

Diplopia hopes to restore 3D vision in adults through gaming

<i>Diplopia</i>, a brick-breaking game designed with the Oculus Rift in mind, aims to help restore 3D vision in adults. With 40 days left on the fundraising …

Online Retail Giant’s Grocery Delivery Service AmazonFresh May Launch in San Francisco Next Week

Another online grocery delivery service seems set to launch in San Francisco, and it’s a big one: AmazonFresh.<p>All signs are pointing to Amazon …

Valve engineer invents new game controllers for your tongue and butt

Just about every console maker has revealed details of odd, inventive controllers that they worked on and abandoned, but rarely do we actually get to see what such novel control schemes look like in action. Though they're personal projects, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has released videos showing off …

iPhone Radio Dock with Hidden Safe Drawer

Play some music and secure your valuables closely at hand with the RadioVault from Cannon Security. This iPhone speaker dock has a alarm clock and an …

Sand Powered LED Hourglass Lamps

Harness the power of kinetic energy and light the room. This Hourglass Floor Lamp design by Danielle Trofe is a four foot tall LED lamp atop a …

Flo n'Go Rolling Fuel Station

Storing gas and filling up your small engines doesn’t have to be a difficult or messy affair. With the Flo n’Go Rolling Fuel Station, it’s simple to …

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Hammock Chair Stand

Take a pair of relaxing hanging hammock chairs anyplace with the Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand. How great would it be to just roll up someplace and …

Mug for Klutzes: Mighty Mug Wobbles but it Won't Fall Down

Did your office vote you “most likely to knock over their coffee cup”? You need the Mighty Mug, the mug for klutzes. The Mighty Mug has a Smartgrip …

Magic Art Spiral Sidewalk Chalk Design Kit

Create incredible geometric chalk drawings easily with the Magic Art Spiral Sidewalk Design Kit. It’s like a giant sized spirograph toy set! Use the …

Pocket Sized iPad/iPhone Projector

Turn your iPad or iPhone into a projector anywhere you go with the iPad Pocket Projector. A free app lets you project a 6″ to 60″ diagonal image onto …

Tokyoflash's Latest Watch has a Breathalyzer Built In

How drunk are you exactly? Find out with Tokyoflash’s newest watch, Kisai Intoxicated. To test your BAC (blood alcohol content), open the cap on the …

A Few Cool Wedding Rings

Who ever said that wedding rings need to be boring or frilly? Or *gasp* non-functional? Easy there Ron Swanson, check out this trio of cool rings we …

Charge Up in the Woods with a PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator

Astute campers will quickly realize that there’s no power outlets in the woods. So how to charge up all those fun electronic devices that you …

Batman Symbol Belt Buckle Speaker

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman….belt buckle….speaker. In true Adam West style, this Batman Symbol Belt Buckle is also a fully …

iPhone Binocular Adapter

Straddling a fine line between really cool and a bit ridiculous (just like us) is the Binocular Adapter for iPhone 5 (and iPhone 4/4S with the …

Swimways Flood Force Water Cannon Shoots Continuously

Reloading is for suckers! Dominate any water fight with the Swimways Flood Force Water Cannon. Just turn the crank and water shoots out continuously. …

Mini Briefcase Business Card Holder

If you want to be taken seriously as a businessman you need two important things: a briefcase and business cards. A suit probably wouldn’t hurt …

Buddy Bumper Ball

Now your kid can REALLY go through life inside a protective bubble. With the Buddy Bumper Ball, you inflate it, slip it over your body and let the …

Graffiti Fish Tank

You may have seen one of those fish tank making reality shows on TV (there’s at least 2 different ones on now!) but you’ve probably never seen a tank …

Bed Risers with USB Power Strip

Every college student and space-starved home dweller knows that the easiest way to make more storage space in a bedroom is with a set of bed risers …

Inflatable Back Seat Car Bed

Back in the old days when everyone drove around in Caddy’s as big as your living room, VW camper vans, and giganto station wagons with wood paneling …

Spidey Sense Shirt Vibrates When Someone's Behind You

You can’t sneak up on someone wearing the Spidey Sense Shirt. This shirt has a clip-on proximity sense with a vibrating motor. If someone comes …

iPhone Cases with Playable Marble Games

Now you can not only play games on your iPhone, you can also play games on the back of your iPhone. With these Puregear Gamer Cases, you can play a …

Lego Slippers

The title is misleading! These are not actually Lego slippers (nor are they the droids you are looking for) but they are Building Brick Slippers. …

Suction Door Holder

Easily open any glass sliding door without using your hands with the Suction Door Holder. Just stick it onto the door with the suction cup and now …