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Vodafone shorts finally let you recharge your phone with your butt

Vodafone unveils the first-ever pair of smartphone-recharging denim shorts.

Google's audacious Project Loon wants to spread the Net with high-flying balloons

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane it's... a 3G-spewing Google balloon?!

What has two wheels and flies? This amazing bicycle, that’s what

When we were kids, we were told that flying cars would signify that we had truly reached the future. Although flying cars might still be a few years away, a group of Czech companies demonstrated a prototype of a flying electric bicycle in Prague earlier this week.

It’s polite to point: The coming of ubiquitous gesture control

PointGrab believes their purely software-based approach to gesture control may be the key to bringing this new take on UI to the masses.

Pregnancy Belt lets expecting fathers feel every baby kick

Diaper-maker Huggies is developing a belt for soon-to-be fathers to wear, letting them experience every kick of their new baby in real time.

Terrify your friends and family with homemade animatronic eyes made with Arduino

You know those paintings that show up in nearly every episode of Scooby Doo that follow the gang with suspiciously active eyes as they pass by? How would you like to create your own animatronic eyes and be basically the best neighbor on the block this October?

iSpoon is a tablet stylus that is also a wooden spoon. Yep.

A wooden spoon-stylus? Of course. Because everyone knows the iPad's place is in the kitchen.

Lepsis expands your snacking horizons, turns bugs into tasty snacks

If you’ve made it past the headline, congratulations, we have a real treat in store for you. Here's a piece of gear that turns insects into tasty, tasty noms.

You know you want this Lego binary clock for your desk

Forget a digital clock for your desktop or bedside. Why not have a binary clock, built with Lego instead?

This quadrocopter serves up sushi, doesn't fish for tips

Japanese restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is trialling table service with a difference — food delivered to you via quadrocopter.

Yes, there's a trade show for augmented reality, and its demos are enchanting

From musical pants to stinky phones, this year's Augmented World Expo showed us our wonderful (and terrifying) augmented future.

NASA-themed cufflinks make you the fanciest astrophysicist in the room

Make your suit more appealing while keeping a classy air of geek with these NASA cufflinks.

Ew, ew, ew: RoboRoach lets you control cybernetic cockroaches with your iPhone

RoboRoach could be your first super-gross cybernetics project: It lets you take control of cybernetic cockroaches with an iPhone.

Edible Ewoks guaranteed to make your stomach go 'yub nub'

It might also be better to be an Ewok hater in the face of the Sushiwoks as they're almost too cute to eat.

Lightsaber knitting needles let your balls of yarn battle epic duels

These lightsaber knitting needles are perfect for the crafty, Star Wars nerd.