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Gift of the Day: Dog Owners, Rejoice! The Hands Free Pooper Scooper is Here

There’s a lot of upsides to owning a dog: Unconditional love and support, constant cuddling, a catch partner. But there’s one big downside, and then you have to pick up that downside.

Which brings us to this, the best holiday gift, maybe, ever devised. Yeah, that’s right, get lost, Tickle Me Elmo.

via Cheezburger

The Piqapoo clip attaches to a small, disposable bag to your dog’s tail. Then, when your dog needs to go, they can make it happen directly into the bag. No bending, no dirty sidewalks, just one sad dog with a bag attached to its tail.

Needless to say, Twitter is lining up to get one. Check out what people are saying:

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Via Anki
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The good people over at Anki went and created the hybrid Wall-E/NEPTR self-aware robot of our dreams in Cozmo! Billed as "High-tech, not technical," and controllable through both your iOS or Android device, they currently Pre-Order for $159.99.



The little bugger is billed to play games, have unlockable levels, elicit multiple emotions, and be generally playful and mischievous with you.



Let's see what we can do with this little guy...


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Why? We don't know. The makers of 'Chambong' say that it's awesome but it doesn't seem like they've done any studies that substantiate that claim. If you're wondering how it even came about, we do have the answer to that one according to their website:

The origins of the first Chambong came about in early 2014, during a moment preempting the Super Bowl. We had an epiphany the week prior of the big event to create a “Super…Bowl.” The resulting device of our imagination harnessed an ability to hold an extraordinary amount of cannabis, however was sadly non-functional as a smoking apparatus. Fortune would prevail several evening later, while onlookers examining the piece remarked at how it looked like a fantastic wine “shooter”.  They promptly filled it with Champagne and experienced the resulting magic…And thus was born the glory that is — The Chambong.


And their reviews are pretty good/weird. 



inventions housing pods A Man Built Himself a Harry Potter-Style Cupboard to Avoid Paying San Francisco Housing Rates
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San Francisco has a reputation for high priced living.  Peter Berkowitz thought, why rent a room when I can build myself a Harry Potter cupboard to live in and pay much less to set up in someone's dining room? 



It's actually a pretty sweet setup with a cozy bed, a "skylight" for reading and nightlights all around the roof. He pays $400 a month for rent and the cost of the pod itself ended up being $1300, bring his total monthly costs to about $508 for a year according to his website



If you're in the San Francisco area and you would like to live in a professional quality fort that would make kid you super jealous, Berkowitz is available for consultations. He's charging a "very reasonable price" to help anyone who wants to build a pod for themselves and says he's, "I'm more interested in getting good at building pods than in making money at this point".  
Totally Necessary Invention of The Day: Domino's Creates an "Easy Order" Button For Your House
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Looking to shave a few seconds off your pizza order? Well, you're in luck.

Domino's is testing out a new "Easy Order" button in the UK. And if you're really, really into pizza—this might do the trick for you.

From Engadget:

The Easy Order actually comes in two forms: a physical and a virtual button. The physical option is provided by Flic and is a tiny magnetic button that can be programmed to do a number of different things. We've seen it used to control various phone functions, like snoozing an alarm or taking a photo, in the past, but Domino's will pair it with an app over Bluetooth in order for it to become your pizza delivery companion. Simply save your address and payment details on the Domino's website or app and select your favourite order -- the rest takes care of itself.

We're one useless invention away from Smart House.

Next Purchase of The Day: You Need This Bear Sleeping Bag to Survive The Winter
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Need. Not want, NEED.

A sleeping bag that resembles a ferociously comfortable-looking bear is making the Internet rounds today because we are all cold and need to experience the sweet warmth of a bear's insides.

The sleeping bag in question was created by Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa and is called the "Great Sleeping Bear."

If you want to own this fabulous frock, it is going to cost you.

The things are going for $2,350. But, clearly it is totally worth it.

Get yours here.

Good Idea of The Day: Facebook is Testing a Program That Helps You See Less of Your Ex
Via Facebook
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Breakups undoubtedly suck.

And seeing your ex in your Facebook Newsfeed continues to suck for many months after going through a tough breakup. But Facebook wants to ease that pain.

The company announced today a new feature that would soften the blow of any exposure to your ex on the platform.

When a person changes their relationship status on Facebook a series of options will appear.

You can limit what your ex-partner sees (photos, videos and status updates) and what you see from their profile.

"This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives. We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control," Facebook said in a blog post.

Sounds great, Facebook. Now can you delete all those couple's Instagram pics for us?

Invention of The Day: This Case Turns Your Phone Into a Powerful Vibrator
Via izivibe
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Now you can polish your pearl while playing Candy Crush.

Well, you could do that before—but not with one device!

IZIVIBE announced today that the company has created a phone case and mobile app that doubles as a personal vibrator.

The phone case is made from 100-percent medical-grade silicone and has seven different vibration settings, the company's website says.

And couple can play together through a mobile app on iPhone and Apple Watch.

We are truly living in the future.

Just be sure to listen to this when breaking out your new phone case.

Product of The Day: This New Keyboard Puts Emoji Closer Than Ever
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Finally—a dedicated poop key!

Because the workforce is now mostly made of Millennials and our language has devolved into tiny cartoon symbols, Austin-based company EmojiWorks has created an emoji keyboard.

That's right. We've come to this, Internet.

There are three versions of the keyboard, which connects through Bluetooth making it compatible with Mac, iOS and Windows. Here are the specs:

The Emoji Keyboard contains 47 emoji right at your fingertips, including the most common emoji, plus the thinker, taco, unicorn and robot from the recently released iOS 9.1 update. The Emoji Keyboard Plus has double the emoji plus more from iOS 9.1, including the middle finger and hot dog. The Plus also has skin tone modifier keys. The Pro model has everything the Plus has, but with more than 120 emoji.

The keyboard works just like a traditional caps locks key would. You just push the "emoji" button and choose the character for your situation.

Emoji keyboard starts at $89.95 and will start shipping in December.

Via Indiegogo
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It takes some balls to carry this backpack.

This giant realistic scrotum backpack was spotted about a year ago and posted to Reddit. "I want one of these," said no one.

So the creator decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to mass produce these testicular totes.

Daniel Bitton has started an Indiegogo campaign to bring more of his "Scrote'n'Totes" to life.

"As a result, out of a sense of profound humanitarianism, I and several friends have had to interrupt our lives in order to fully dedicate our lives to the production of lifelike, hideous, giant scrotum backpacks," he writes.

The Scrote'n'Tote will come in both dark and light colors, and will retail for $120 once funded.

However, only $41 of the $33,000 needed to fund the project has been raised so far. So if you want a Scrote'n'Tote, you better crack open that piggy bank.

Build of the Day: Man Creates Drivable, Adult-Size 'Little Tikes' Car
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Here's something to make you smile.

A British man has created a drivable, adult-size version of the classic Little Tikes car. And it could be all yours if you get the winning bid on Ebay.

The colorful car was created by Mechanic John Bitmead and his brother Geoff back in 2013, and has been used to raise money for children's charities across the country.

The car is listed at £21,500, or $33,264, and has about 5,000 miles on it.

Pizza pouch answers the question no one asked.
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Have you ever been just hanging out and had an immediate urge for a cold, stale slice of pizza that you have to remove from a plastic pouch?

Have you ever wanted an edible necklace of old pizza?

Have you ever wanted other people to know that you have an uncontrollable need for pizza and absolutely no patience?

No. The answer to all of these questions is 'no'.



But still, if you want to buy a pizza pouch, you have that option as a free, individual human.

As described on the website:

No one should ever be without pizza. Sadly, (often tragically) pizza is not always available for immediate hand-to-mouth consumption. Prepare yourself. Keep and carry a backup slice with this specially designed Pizza Pouch. A durable zip-lock sealing neck-strap pie slice device. Always fresh and ready. BONUS: Just wearing this Pizza Pouch will instantly make you more popular and attractive. It's a bold (and delicious) fashion statement. Portable pizza. The best invention since delivery. * Please Note: Due to the sudden (understandable) popularity and limited stock on hand, these may not ship until October 18. Be patient. Be strong. They will come.





Seriously though, if you put a slice of pizza in that thing and it's even just a little bit warm, won't all the cheese and toppings pull off of it when you shove your greasy, greedy hand into it to dig it out?

I'm buying three.

One for me. One for a Christmas present. One as a spare for me.

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To mark the release of "Far Cry 4", Ubisoft asked British inventor Colin Furze to build a weaponized, motorized rickshaw, or what is also known as a Tuk-Tuk.

After installing a Honda CBR600 engine to a rickshaw he bought off eBay, Furze added some AK-47s on the side, a set of uzis that pop out of the front and a flamethrower on the back, among other modifications.

You can check out some of his other inventions on his site, including an ice bike, a fireworks safety suit and automated Wolverine claws.

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Cycling is becoming more and more popular around the world as a daily mode of transportation. That means there are more bicycles sharing the road with motor vehicles, increasing the risk of car/bike accidents.

If you want to stay safe, but hate the idea of wearing an awkward and bulky helmet, Hövding has come up with an amazing alternative that protects your head while allowing you have a comfortable ride.

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With this invention, you can scare all the trick-or-treaters with decorations at your house and then chase them down the street with them.