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Philips AirFryer

The Philips Airfryer makes it possible to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite foods, like fries, by frying them with a tablespoon or less of oil and draining excess fat during cooking. Rapid Air technology circulates air around the entire unit, heating up to 390 degrees to ensure all food is cooked evenly throughout. Food becomes crispy on the outside and tender on the inside with little to no oil. Product page. Continue reading for another demo video and more information.

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Stem Cell Burger

In 2013, Mark Post's research teach at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands developed a synthetic burger that took eight to nine weeks to grow in the lab. With enough resources, up to 1-million synthetic burgers could be grown at the same time, which would suit the pace of a modern restaurant slightly better. It cost approximately £250,000 to grow two years ago, but now, the team says that this could hit shelves within 5-years, and at a far more affordable price. "I feel extremely excited about the prospect of this product being on sale. And I am confident that when it is offered as an alternative to meat that increasing numbers of people will find it hard not to buy our product for ethical reasons," said researcher Peter Verstrate. Continue reading for a taste-test video and more information.

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Brain Cake

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Halloween is just around the corner, and there's no better way to celebrate the occasion than with a spooky cake. While this may look like a real brain, upon closer inspection, you'll discover that it's just a tasty red velvet cake, smothered with raspberry jam. "My Brain Cake episode was inspired by The Walking Dead premiere this week. Why should humans have all the fun? Zombies deserve a premiere celebration too! I whipped them up a blood red velvet Brain Cake with ropes of brainy fondant and oozing with seedless raspberry jam," said its creator. For those who can't watch the video tutorial above, continue reading for an image version.

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Sippy Espresso Machine

Brewing a fresh cup of espresso coffee on the go isn't the easiest of tasks, that is unless...you have Sippy. This portable machine brews up a full bodied aromatic espresso with a delicious, rich velvety 'crema' top in less than 1 minute. All you'll need is hot water, a CO2 cartridge and your favorite espresso capsule - currently compatible with Nespresso capsules, Hema, or the Coffee Duck). Continue reading for two more videos and the Kickstarter page.

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Moon Glass

Korean design studio Tale have created beautiful ceramic Moon Glasses that show the cyclical lunar faces depending on how you poured your desired beverage - it's even more noticeable with a white-colored drink, like traditional rice wine. Each glass has a bulge that forms a gentle slope, which shifts the liquid into the different phases, and they come in each set of two come in small and large sizes. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Han Solo Frozen in Pop Tart

Instead of freezing Han Solo in Carbonite, Texas-based Falcontoys has frozen the swashbuckling space opera hero in the icing of a confection that bears a striking resemblance to a Pop Tart. While the creation may looks like the delicious processed frosted pastry, it's actually inedible. Priced at $30, the vinyl "Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo" comes packaged in sturdy clamshell plastic, and is for collectors only, or for those who don't care much for collecting, a great piece for display. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Portable Solar Cooker

The GoSun Portable Solar Cooker can cook an entire meal in 10-minutes or less in moderate sunlight, no electricity, fuel, charcoal or even open flames required, just Mother Nature. Temperature can quickly be adjusted from 200°F (93°C) to a maximum cooking temp of 550°F (288°C). Water can be heated and hot meals can be prepared with a little patience even on the coldest winter days. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration.

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Easy Sushi Roller

Easy Sushi is touted as the "ultimate sushi roller" and easily slides right into your pocket (3.5cm in diameter, 24cm in length). Made from food-grade plastic in France, this device creates professional-looking rolls in minutes, thanks to special polypropylene traction film, and can be used by novice to connoisseur. Get one here now. Continue reading for two videos showing it in-action.

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Totoro Cake

For those who have never seen "My Neighbor Totoro", it's basically a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. These fans have transformed some of the characters into beautiful-looking cakes. Continue reading to see more.

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Spin Chill

Spin Chill is basically a nifty gadget that clips onto the top of a warm drink, placed in ice, and spins it, chilling your beverage 20 times faster than normal in 60-seconds or less. In addition to beer, you can use it to chill canned sodas, bottled beverages and even wine. Since the device is water resistant, you can just throw it in the cooler without having to keep an eye out. Get one here now. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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