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Dual-purpose Japanese bra also grows rice

Just in time for planting season, underwear maker Triumph salutes hardworking farmers with its transforming "rice paddy bra," which turns into a small pot for rice seedlings.

By May 13, 2010

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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

By September 7, 2014

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PC gaming at E3 2014: Picking up where consoles falter

Hardware and software companies are pushing PC gaming as the only place to truly get next-gen visuals.

By June 4, 2014

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Why I want to live in space: Mars One book to show human side

With its upcoming book of essays and applicant letters, the nonprofit trying to colonize Mars seeks a deeper, more communal understanding about what it may be like to travel to the Red Planet and never come back.

By January 21, 2014

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PKparis unveils world's smallest Android flash drive

The tiny K'2 USB key comes with 16GB of storage and a microSD slot for adding even more. But is it really the smallest?

By December 10, 2013

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Japan unveils $800 radiation-proof underwear

If your job is cleaning up nuclear disasters, you might also want to consider a $1,000 anti-radiation swimsuit.

By October 18, 2013

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Knife block with tablet stand is anything but dull

The Victorinox 18-Slot Knife Block adds a tablet stand to an otherwise unexciting piece of kitchen gear.

By July 9, 2013

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The democratization of the drone

Homegrown electronics manufacturer Parallax is empowering a wave of DIY robotics, from flying quadcopters to programmable robots.

By June 22, 2013

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Ears-on with Sanpei Optics' audio sunglasses

Dual-purpose polarized shades currently making a run on Indiegogo combine earbuds and eyewear, which could be especially nice for the active crowd. Crave's Leslie Katz gives them a listen.

By November 19, 2012

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Toot with abandon in odor-eating underwear

Smelling less than rosy down south? Or perhaps you'd like to break wind with wild abandon in public. Japan has your ticket to blissful flatulence.

By November 15, 2012