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The solar powered golf cart at Hammacher Schlemmer http://www.hammacher.com/publish/11164.asp
Floating solar farm juices up winery http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9954667-1.html
Profolio solar bag, take solar with you anywhere you need it! http://www.rewarestore.com/product/profolio.html
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Baby monitors have come a long way in the last decade, as manufacturers try everything from designer models to night-vision cameras to distance themselves from the crowd. But BebeSounds has an entirely different way of keeping tabs on your baby--by movement instead of only sight or sound.
The "Angelcare Movement Sensor" tracks movements through a wireless pad under the crib's mattress. The pad's sensors detect movement (or lack thereof) and send the data to nearby transmitters, which in turn provide audio and visual information for a remote device that parents can carry around the house.
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Casio's new BG-2000/2001 series of Baby-G wrist watches continues the cute, colorful, yet rugged theme. Clearly designed with the young female user in mind with its trendy aesthetics, the timepieces are available in three hues: white, yellow and orange. But what's more interesting to us at at Crave is its uber-cool tilt-zoom display, which will automatically enlarge the figures on the watch's LCD screen when angled for viewing. The wearer also has the option to reverse the foreground and background colors and customize the display style. Other features other standard, such as a world time, 100-meter … Read more
A few years ago something like pink and blue thumb drives would have seemed pointless, but they may make sense to hand out as a substitute for traditional cigars now that stogies are being banned from the planet.
The "Baby USB Drives" from Brando could be used to announce the birth of a girl or boy in perfectly acceptable geeky fashion, with pictures of the newborn already loaded on them. (They max out at 2GB and 4GB storage sizes, so don't get too carried away.)
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In baseball, everyone loves to complain about the Yankees. Unless they're from New York. Here in San Francisco, everyone complains about the cost of living and the bad schools. These are safe complaints, and it's fun to preach to the choir.
The blogosphere also has its approved pinatas. Beef about patent trolls, Vista, or the RIAA, and the current in the Techmeme river will pull you along. Me-too posts will pop up and link to you. You'll feel good. You'll be important.
So in the spirit of sharing (and Techmeme baiting), Webware.com has compiled a … Read more
Toys are an important part of being a child. When we get older they become shinier and more expensive, but for many, they're fun to play with for a short time and we lose interest.
To help curb the potential costs and storage required, there's BabyPlays, a service that approaches toy enjoyment in a similar fashion to Netflix. BabyPlays is a subscription service that lets you pick what toys you want delivered to your house each month. Each of the plans lets you receive a different amount of toys. There are no late fees, and when you want … Read more
Updated 3:15 p.m. PDT with Photobucket acknowledging its error and restoring removed images.
Photobucket is removing photos of babies in diapers from the site, saying they violate the terms of service because they depict "nudity."
Diaper company Good Mama Diapers sponsored a diaper photo contest on Photobucket and posted hundreds of photo submissions on the photo-sharing site over the past 10 weeks or so. On Wednesday, Jessica Thornton of Good Mama Diapers logged on to the site and noticed they were all gone.
Thornton e-mailed Photobucket customer support to find out what happened. She got a … Read more