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Blade Runner umbrellas for the cyberpunk set

Japanese retailer Sirobako is selling Blade Runner-style LED umbrellas that light up in rainbow colors. Perfect for hunting replicants.

By Jun. 6, 2010


MIT to turn sky into dancing-umbrella light show

What happens when you give hundreds of strangers umbrellas fitted with multicolored LEDs? The sky gets groovy -- and maybe you learn something about networked robots.

By May. 14, 2013


Brolly umbrella leaves your thumbs free for texting

An unusual grip makes the Brolly umbrella a good wet-weather companion for people looking for shelter from the storm and a dry spot to send text messages.

By Feb. 14, 2013


Cute Tokyo Metro posters remind commuters to behave

Passengers might think twice before blaring music, sneezing on strangers, or falling asleep drunk on the subway with these charming posters spotted in Japan.

By Jan. 13, 2014


Nubrella may be world's goofiest umbrella

The Nubrella, now on Kickstarter, wants to offer a hands-free rain-repelling alternative to traditional rain gear.

By Jul. 3, 2013


Twilight Umbrella lets you sparkle in the rain

The Twilight Umbrella comes with sparkling LED lights in white or phasing multicolored lights.

By Jul. 1, 2009


Words power Gears of War: Judgment

A video reveals how two writers shaped Gears of War: Judgment during its development.

By Mar. 4, 2013


Chinese golf resort tees off with world's largest human QR code

It took a Chinese golf resort, 2,000 people, and a hot air balloon to form and test what's being called the world's largest human QR code.

By Jan. 30, 2013


Bottle Cap umbrella--no more pop tops

Unlike conventional dome-shaped brollys, the Bocap Brella looks like an oversize bottle cap that drops vertically at the edge like a skirt.

By Mar. 10, 2009


Kickstarter coming to UK, brace for bonkers Brit projects

Kickstarter, the website that lets people beg for cash for crazy projects, is bound for the UK.

By Jul. 10, 2012