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  • Who Made That Scotch Tape?

    NYT > U.S. Patent Office
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From slur to solution for cheap and easy repairs.
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    MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available. Attempts have been made over the years to amplify the brightness of these valuable lasers for industrial applications, such as welding and cutting metal. But boosting power usually means decreasing beam quality, or focus. And the beam never gets intense enough to melt metal. Now MIT Lincoln Laboratory spinout TeraDiode is commercializing a multikilowatt diode laser system that’s bright enough to cut and weld…
  • What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

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    stevenipper
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC – go to Settings, then Control Panel, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.” OSX – go to System Preferences, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.” How do you update Java? Go to http://java.com/download When installing the update, keep an eye out for the option…
  • Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

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    Tech Light
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.
  • Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

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    Tech Light
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.
 
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    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Diode lasers — used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications — are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available. Attempts have been made over the years to amplify the brightness of these valuable lasers for industrial applications, such as welding and cutting metal. But boosting power usually means decreasing beam quality, or focus. And the beam never gets intense enough to melt metal. Now MIT Lincoln Laboratory spinout TeraDiode is commercializing a multikilowatt diode laser system that’s bright enough to cut and weld…
  • Startup with MIT roots wins R&D 100 Award

    Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Leslie Bromberg, a research scientist at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, and Alexander Sappok ’09 have been recognized by R&D Magazine for inventing one of the top 100 technologies of the year: the RF-DPF™ Diesel Particulate Filter Sensor. Sappok and Bromberg created the technology, which measures the amount, type, and distribution of contaminants on filters used to reduce engine and vehicle emissions, while Sappok was still a graduate student at MIT’s Sloan Automotive Laboratory. The two first met when Bromberg attended Sappok’s Sloan Lab seminar about his research on…
  • Mental-health monitoring goes mobile

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io sees smartphones as “automated diaries” containing valuable insight into the mental well-being of people with mental illnesses. Smartphones produce significant behavioral data — such as location, calling and texting records, and app usage — that map out a user’s daily patterns. Finding significant deviations in these patterns may signal that something’s amiss, says Ginger.io CEO and co-founder Anmol Madan SM ’05, PhD ’11.  “If someone is depressed, for instance, they isolate themselves, have a hard time…
  • Coolhunting the secrets of success

    Eric Brown | MIT Industrial Liaison Program
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    “I’ve been working on social networking since before the Web was invented,” says Peter Gloor, a research scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Indeed, before the Web, and long before Twitter and Facebook, Gloor was one of a handful of researchers who studied hypertext collaboration networks in order to perceive or corroborate social patterns and trends. His research gelled into something of a theory when he began studying email archives surrounding the development of the World Wide Web. It helped that he had actually been there: World…
  • Making a wire-free future

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More than a century ago, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla proposed a global system of wireless transmission of electricity — or wireless power. But one key obstacle to realizing this ambitious vision has always been the inefficiency of transferring power over long distances. Near the end of the last decade, however, a team of MIT researchers led by Professor of Physics Marin Soljacic took definitive steps toward more practical wireless charging. First, in 2007, the team wirelessly lit a 60-watt light bulb from eight feet away using two large copper coils, with similarly tuned resonant…
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  • What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    stevenipper
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC – go to Settings, then Control Panel, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.” OSX – go to System Preferences, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.” How do you update Java? Go to http://java.com/download When installing the update, keep an eye out for the option…
  • Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    stevenipper
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your docketing plans… In case a reminder is necessary: everyone in your office needs to check their spam folder immediately. Note: it is a good practice to search your spam folder regularly for the magic words “patent” and “trademark” anyway… Here’s how to prevent this issue from happening again. First, search Gmail for…
  • Resource of Note: Legalarium’s TTAB Quotes

    stevenipper
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    A great resource I recently stumbled on is Legalarium’s “Categorized Quotes From Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Since 1998.” The quotes are even broken down by topic. For instance, if you need an overview on everything the TTAB as said about “primarily merely a surname” rejections, there is a page for that. The site is run by patent attorney Bradley J. Levang.
  • Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    stevenipper
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:47 am
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic update, however if you install Java 8 and encounter authentication issues, you will need to revert to Java 7 Update 51. USPTO technical teams are coordinating closely with Oracle and Entrust for a solution. Contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-217-9197 (toll-free) or ebc@uspto.gov if you need further assistance.
  • Pardon the mess…

    stevenipper
    24 Nov 2013 | 3:25 pm
    Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (http://blogs.bnip.com/aip/).
 
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  • Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

    Tech Light
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.
  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

    Michael McParland
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless? Or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.
  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
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  • Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

    Tech Light
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.
  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.
  • Worried Your Kids Aren't Learning Critical Thinking Skills? Tiddlybot Is Here To Help!

    Tech Light
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    One can't be blamed for being a little worried about their kid's education. We aren't exactly living in the ideal eara for learning. With that in mind, it's not entirely surprising that we're starting to see inventions like Tiddlybot - a robot designed to teach children higher-order thinking.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
 
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  • The Business Of Clowning Around: Terrifying Stalker Clowns For Hire

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    We have seen businesses that are scary in their genius, scary in their creativity, and scary in the fact that they're disturbing. While many businesses end up being scary, few actually setup to attain this as the central part of their business plan, it just happens somehow. Since scary isn't generally the intended goal, those monetizing on the terrifying become all the more interesting.
  • Wilshire Gun Range: First Business To Combine Shooting With Serving Alcohol

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    If we've learned anything, it's that the best businesses don't always have to be the most innovative or out of this world concepts. Sometimes, taking a familiar concept that already has mainstream success, and putting a unique spin on it is exactly how some of the best businesses come to be. Other times, businesses take this approach, but get it all wrong.
  • Marijuana Farmer's Market Becomes An Actual Thing In 2014

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    With the nation's ever-evolving marijuana laws, pot businesses are becoming increasingly popular and legal dispensaries are finding their own niches in the industry. The latest trend follows a formula that is tried, tested, and true. It continues to grow in popularity as consumers switch their focus to shopping local.
  • Gory Gourmet: Zombie Food Truck Serves Braaaaiiinnss

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Zombie food trucks are a trendy concept. Most American cities have one, playing on people's love for all things undead. While a zombie food truck is a unique concept in itself, when a business trend is overused, it takes away from the innovation. Standing out from the pack therefore needs a super creative approach to something that already falls into the realm of imagination.
  • I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    29 May 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.
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  • A Really Smart Solution To The Hearing Aid: The Soundhawk

    Boomer Babe
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid.  Well, it's not a  traditional 'hearing aid.'  But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future.  Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen.  Let me explain....
  • LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

    Boomer Babe
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)
  • Not Your Grandmother's Support Hose: 10+ Compression Socks To Knock Your (Old) Socks Off

    Boomer Babe
    28 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the old days - you might not remember them - our grandmas wore 'support hose' to keep the veins in their legs and feet from swelling. Pregnant women were also prescribed support hose to keep ankle edema down.  Today, it's become clear that nearly everything we do with our legs requires some support - whether it's sitting, standing, running, walking, biking, or weight training.  Support comes in the form of 'compression,' compression of veins and arteries in the legs.
  • Must-Have Home Exercise Equipment: The Seated Whole Body Pedaler

    Boomer Babe
    20 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A lot of people prefer to have exercise equipment at home rather than going to a gym.  I'm one of them, as I find I can get more things done in a day if I don't spend extra time driving to a gym and changing my clothes a few times.  There are other reasons, too, especially for having the Seated Whole Body Pedaler in your home....
  • Bad Backs Need Stretching AND Exercise: The Medi-Dyne Corestretch Core Exerciser Does Both

    Boomer Babe
    10 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Most adults have bad backs. We sit too much, stand in one position too much, or suffer from repetitive motion injuries to our backs.  The common exercise wisdom is that to strengthen our backs, we need to strengthen our abdominal muscles, but actually we have to do both - and that means we have to exercise both.  Until now, I had not found something suitable for back exercise, even in the gym, but the Medi-Dyne CoreStretch Core Body Exerciser works and works well. 
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  • Kitty Underwear Offers Snarky Censorship For The Indiscreet

    Fashion Finds
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    There was a time when every magazine at the grocery store checkout was crucifying (or celebrating) a celebrity showing off what her mama gave her to the world. These party animals found themselves getting in or out of vehicles indiscreetly, giving paparazzi a welcomed photo opportunity allowing them to show the world something they've never seen before.
  • Necklace Calls You Automatically So You Can Avoid Awkward Situations

    Fashion Finds
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Awkward situations are well, awkward. And as much as we'd like to envision turning and running away at full speed when faced with one (that can't just be mine), dealing with these things in the real world requires more tact. But there's no rule that says you have to do the mature thing and tackle awkward head on, not when a new accessory gives you the perfect out.
  • First Warning Systems: Bra Detects Breast Cancer In Its Early Stages

    Fashion Finds
    30 May 2014 | 10:38 am
    Many women have a love hate relationship with their bras - they hate how they look and feel without one, but love when they're able to take it off (ladies, you know it's true)! But that could all change with new smart lingerie that will be entering the market, because lifesaving makes feelings of love or hate seem inconsequential.
  • Urban Undercover: Innovative, Multifunctional Emergency Panties

    Fashion Finds
    28 May 2014 | 2:36 pm
    You might have thought that your days of stashing emergency underwear to take with you were left behind shortly after you successfully completed potty training; or so you'd like to publicly admit. In reality, women recognize that emergencies can happen, and preparedness is key for such situations.
  • Vintage Jukebox Clutch Is Retro-Chic

    Fashion Finds
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Marching to the beat of your own drum is a whole lot easier when you can take music with you. These days, portable music players take a minimalist approach, and just don't act like fashion accessories in the ways that they once did. So, it is pretty great that one designer has come up with a quirky yet chic solution to this.
 
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  • Want to Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under One Minute? Here's How...

    John P. Barker
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids.  I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...
  • Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

    John P. Barker
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Make it so!  A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?!  And it actually flies?!?!?  How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?
  • What is the Leia Display System? Well, it's... Cool.

    John P. Barker
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Within the next five years we may have holographic telephone systems akin to the Dejarik game in Star Wars (you know... the one with the little monsters... "Let the Wookiee win").  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!
  • So, Will the Perfect Bacon Bowl Provide Deliciousness? Let's Find Out!

    John P. Barker
    15 Jan 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I love bacon.  I don't mean just "love".  I mean I love it as much as I love cheese.  If cheese and bacon were to get into a fight I would jump in to mediate because I wouldn't want either of them hurt.  I would encourage peace amongst dairy and pork products and usher a new era a prosperity and, yes... love.  Then I would eat them both.  But, I digress.  The idea of the Perfect Bacon Bowl is intriging.  But does it deliver deliciousness?
  • What is the Selk'bag? A Camper's Dream... To a Point

    John P. Barker
    14 Jan 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Until recently I went camping several times per year.  And believe it or not, it gets damned cold in Florida during certain months.  So, when nature calls and you've gotta crawl out of that tent at 3 A,M... well, this is close to an answer to staying warm.
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  • Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
  • Calling All Inventors! NASA Wants Your Ideas For Mindshift

    Myra Per-Lee
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Inventors, get your minds in gear to apply NASA's Mindshift technology to your next invention.  NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has partnered with Edison Nation to identify the best consumer inventions or adaptations of products to use with its powerful mind control tool, Mindshift. 
  • Department Of Agriculture Is Fostering Innovation And Enterprise

    Myra Per-Lee
    27 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For those of us that don't really know what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been up to lately, the Department has announced its innovative initiatives and patents acquired during fiscal year 2013, and I think you'll find some of its activities pretty impressive. And did you know that the USDA might even be a resource to get one of your own inventions off the ground?
  • Calling All Inventors! "Gotta Have It Guy Gadget" Search Is On!

    Myra Per-Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Maybe your must have gadgets are all collecting dust right now, but there are always more ahead to look forward to... And, lo and behold, Edison Nation is always looking for the next one.  This time those folks are looking for a must have gadget for a guy!  
  • Bringing Affordable Light To The Dark Continent

    Myra Per-Lee
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
     One of five inventors of the LEDsafari lamp interviewed an African student who was recently trained to build his own LEDsafari.  The student is very enthused about the invention because it is going to bring affordable light to his continent, giving Africans more time in the evening to study, to discuss, to work, to create... It will make them more productive and, thereby, richer.  A simple, cheap, safe, and environmentally clean lamp, this student hopes, will 'light up the Dark Continent.'
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  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

    Ron Callari
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.
 
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  • Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The Sole

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Running out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.
  • Zoo Jeans Feature Distressed Rips & Tears Made By Lions, Tigers & Bears (Oh My!)

    Steve Levenstein
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A Japanese zoo has come up with an innovative new way to raise funds for the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. Known as the Zoo Jeans project, the charitable initiative invites lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo to fashionably claw and bite denim blue jeans which will subsequently be auctioned online.
  • Portable USB Handy Iron Ceases Unfashionable Creases

    Steve Levenstein
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Iron out the rough spots with the portable USB Handy Iron from Japan's Thanko. Whether plugged into your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile battery, or used “wireless” via three internal AA-size batteries, this snappy new pocket-sized iron is sure to in-crease your chances of promotion!
  • Frito-Lay Japan Butters Up Seafood-Lovin' Snackers With Grilled Scallop Cheetos

    Steve Levenstein
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Frito-Lay Japan's newest Cheetos flavor channels the sublime taste of freshly grilled Hokkaido scallops swimming in creamery butter and full-bodied, fragrant soy sauce.
  • Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

    Steve Levenstein
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.
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  • Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

    China.new
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Storms Onto The Supercar Stage

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, successor to the Italian supercar manufacturer's most successful model, the Gallardo, has been officially launched. The Huracán joins the Aventador LP 700–4 coupé and roadster as the “junior” member of Lamborghini's model line but potential purchasers should still prepare to dig deep – prices start at $275,000.
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The Sole

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Running out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.
  • All-New 2015 Mazda2 To Debut At Paris Auto Show

    Motors.new
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mazda has been teasing us with the prospect of an all-new Mazda2 “supermini” since the Mazda Hazumi Concept model wowed onlookers at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Now Mazda's taking to the auto show circuit once again as the production version of the 2015 Mazda2 makes its debut at the Paris Auto Show.
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  • The Eyes Are In Focus At The Alzheimer's Association International Conference

    T Goodman
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Early detection of Alzheimer's disease and strategies to help Alzheimer's patients lead more fulfilling lives are two areas of emphasis at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, going on now until July 17, 2014.  Three papers, so far, have addressed the eyes and Alzheimer's disease (AD); two that  focused on early detection of AD through an eye exam and one that reported on the importance of cataract surgery to help AD patients remain active and alert.  Following is a summary of these new developments....
  • Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

    T Goodman
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ....These findings are completely novel, establishing a relationship never before drawn between allergies and cancer and even a possible means of fighting cancer!
  • A Stinky, Explosive Gas Shows Hope For Remediation Of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia And Other Major Diseases

    T Goodman
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You are lucky if you've never smelled hydrogen sulfide, a gas most strongly wafting from swamps and sewers. But you probably have smelled it, as hydrogen sulfide is present in flatulence and in rotten eggs. It results from the breakdown of organic matter without the benefit of oxygen. In anything but very tiny amounts, hydrogen sulfide is very toxic, flammable, and corrosive. But researchers at Great Britain's University of Exeter have found some promising applications for this gas when used in small doses and targeted to certain cells in our bodies.
  • Dark Chocolate Improves Blood Flow To Legs, Boosts Walking Ability

    T Goodman
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many studies have shown that dark chocolate has healh benefits, but few have shown such immediate remedial benefits as the study published in the most recent Journal of the American Heart Association.  Could the study, although conducted with peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, also suggest some benefit to athletes, particularly marathoners?
  • Dance Therapy Improves Pain And Gait In Elderly

    T Goodman
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:15 pm
    People with a slow gait are more likely to be dependent on others for care, more prone to falls and the concomitant broken bones, and more dependent on pain relief medication.  Researchers at the University of St. Louis looked into the possibility that dance, a once very popular activity of the elderly (during the 1940's and 50's, for example), might help increase and stabilize gait as well as help reduce pain and stiffness in the hips and legs in older persons.
 
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    InventorSpot - Business

  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

    Ron Callari
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.
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    InventorSpot - Cars and Motors

  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Land Rover Experience Offers Off-Roading On Land Rover's Eastnor Test Track

    Motors.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wonder how Land Rover tunes their vehicles to take on the worst the world can offer? Ever imagine driving one of those vehicles on Land Rover's very own test track in Eastnor, UK? Well stop wondering, quit dreaming and get online to book your very own Land Rover Experience!
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Storms Onto The Supercar Stage

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, successor to the Italian supercar manufacturer's most successful model, the Gallardo, has been officially launched. The Huracán joins the Aventador LP 700–4 coupé and roadster as the “junior” member of Lamborghini's model line but potential purchasers should still prepare to dig deep – prices start at $275,000.
  • Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

    Amber Leventry
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall…
  • Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!
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    InventorSpot - For Kids and Babies

  • You Can Now Skip The Pain With No-Drill Dental Work

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Icon is a health innovation that will literally have you smiling. It is a new type of dental work that treats cavities and white spots with no drilling. That's right, no needles to numb the gums, no high-pitched whining of the drill, no pressure and very little stress.
  • Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

    Amber Leventry
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall…
  • BiKN Leashes Your Kids And Finds The Things You Never Want To Lose

    Amber Leventry
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    As a parent, I want my kids to have some freedom to explore their environment, but they are little and I also want to be able to see them while they roam. I don’t want to hover, but I need visual confirmation that they are safe and nearby. If you’ve ever been at a busy park or a crowded store and lost sight of your young child, you know the panicky and heart pounding sensation of worry. BiKN (pronounced bee’-kin) takes away some of the worry by allowing you to electronically leash, page, and find the things you never want to lose. Like your kids.
  • GetFitsu Is The Card Game That Will Get You In Shape

    Samantha Pankey
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes it's hard to stick to a fitness routine. It's hard to stay motivated and it's hard to fit in time to work out. Working out with others helps. It also helps when the workouts are fun. That's just what the GetFitsu Fitness Card Game promises--a fun workout with friends.
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
 
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    InventorSpot - Apparel and Accessories

  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

    Amber Leventry
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall…
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The Sole

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Running out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.
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    InventorSpot - Computers and Hardware

  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Lumafit: The Fitness Tracker For Body And Mind

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, so to break into that market, a company has to come up with something special. The people at Lumafit have done that in developing a sensor that not only tracks your fitness and gives you interactive workouts, but coaches you in meditation, keeping your mind fit as well.
  • Arcus Not Only Tracks Your Activity But Can Control Your Devices

    Samantha Pankey
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Any 80's babies remember the show Captain Planet? Remember those awesome rings the kids had that controlled the earth's elements (and heart...lame)? Well the Arcus Motion Analyzer is a bit like those rings, but instead of controlling the earth, it can control your Bluetooth devices (and if you have a Bluetooth enabled fan, you could control the wind).
  • Eight Cores, 64 bits: MediaTek's Upcoming MT6795 System-On-Chip

    Rey M.L.
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Device makers will soon have a powerful chip with which to build Android L-based 64-bit smartphones and tablets on. Leaked specs are suggesting a respectable feature set within MediaTek's latest.
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    InventorSpot - DIY

  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!
  • Manicured Lawns On Manicured Nails: A New Kind Of Nail Art

    Alicia Zuberbier
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    The term "manicured" doesn't apply to much other than nails and lawns, but rarely are those two ever combined. That would be weird, right? A lawn full of fingernails might be, but nails with tiny lawns on top sounds adorable, and it is. Give this innovative look a try this summer.
  • Alaska Couple Converts Pickup Truck To World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

    Motors.new
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Restoring an old Mazda pickup truck is one thing, restoring childhood memories is another. Why not both? Fred & Judy Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, answered that question in the affirmative by converting their 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck into running, roadable and VERY red Radio Flyer wagon.
 
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    InventorSpot - Education

  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • CTL Preps “Education” Chromebook Fit For Classrooms

    Rey M.L.
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    With its rugged design and locked-down operating system, CTL's new laptop computer looks ideal for classroom mass deployment. You don't need to be a grade school student to get your hands on one, either.
  • Study Shows 'Cut The Rope' Video Game Improves Executive Function In Adults

    T Goodman
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games.  He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.
  • MaKey MaKey Makes Everyday Objects New Inventions

    Amber Leventry
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Kids have been singing about the Bananaphone since Raffi released a song and album by the same name in 1994. Fast forward 20 years, and Raffi’s silly song doesn’t seem so silly. Eric Rosenbaum and Jay Silver, two very smart and creative guys with MIT degrees, have invented MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that turns everyday objects into computer keyboards or touchpads. Move over Bananaphone, MaKey MaKey can turn bananas into a piano.
  • ImagiPlanks: Outdoor Wooden Building Sets With Endless Possibilities

    Amber Leventry
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:25 am
    ImagiPlanks are wooden building sets made from American Hardwood and treated with a non-toxic, non-flaking environmentally friendly finish. These open-ended building sets are part block, part puzzle and perfect for young builders to take their imaginations outside. Think giant Lincoln Logs. ImagiPlanks can be made into forts, towers, see-saws, benches and so much more.
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    InventorSpot - Electronics and Technology

  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Lumafit: The Fitness Tracker For Body And Mind

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, so to break into that market, a company has to come up with something special. The people at Lumafit have done that in developing a sensor that not only tracks your fitness and gives you interactive workouts, but coaches you in meditation, keeping your mind fit as well.
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    InventorSpot - Entertainment

  • Want To Host Your Own Digital Talk Show? Buy A PlayStation 4 And Sony Can Help!

    Nicholas.Greene
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When the PlayStation 4 first launched, it was considered by many to be a gimmick at best. Sony's looking to change that. Now that it's cleared out some of its more unscrupulous users, it plans to release a free update this summer called "Set Maker." It'll let people host their own talk shows.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.
  • World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

    Ron Callari
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.
  • Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

    John P. Barker
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Make it so!  A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?!  And it actually flies?!?!?  How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?
 
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    InventorSpot - Entrepreneur

  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
  • The Business Of Clowning Around: Terrifying Stalker Clowns For Hire

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    We have seen businesses that are scary in their genius, scary in their creativity, and scary in the fact that they're disturbing. While many businesses end up being scary, few actually setup to attain this as the central part of their business plan, it just happens somehow. Since scary isn't generally the intended goal, those monetizing on the terrifying become all the more interesting.
  • Wilshire Gun Range: First Business To Combine Shooting With Serving Alcohol

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    If we've learned anything, it's that the best businesses don't always have to be the most innovative or out of this world concepts. Sometimes, taking a familiar concept that already has mainstream success, and putting a unique spin on it is exactly how some of the best businesses come to be. Other times, businesses take this approach, but get it all wrong.
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    InventorSpot - Environment

  • Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

    Steve Levenstein
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.
  • Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

    Lady Bee
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!
  • Want This New Invention? A Circular Cubicle Workstation

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:05 pm
    There are times when it is difficult to find a quiet, private space to relax quietly and get something done -- for work or play. The Italian design firm Campeggi has created a new cubicle style that they call Tuttomio and it is something that really turns the old cubicle around. And around. And around. It rather resembles a giant Solo cup that you might play beer pong with.
  • Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets Pricing, 2015 Sales Date

    Motors.new
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It seems the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle concept debuted by Toyota at last year's Tokyo Motor Show was just the great-looking shape of things to come. The production FCV sedan has now been sticker priced and could be yours for the taking this coming April of 2015... that is, if you've got ¥7 million to spend.
  • Do You DeuSEL? This Bus Does, Running On Biofuel Made From Euglena Algae

    Motors.new
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:05 am
    Japan's Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project's rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018.
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  • Lumafit: The Fitness Tracker For Body And Mind

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, so to break into that market, a company has to come up with something special. The people at Lumafit have done that in developing a sensor that not only tracks your fitness and gives you interactive workouts, but coaches you in meditation, keeping your mind fit as well.
  • Fire Up Your Abdominals With ABXCORE

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Numbers don't lie, and the numbers on the ABXCORE may just prove that this device is the most effective ab device on the market. It is certainly more effective in recruiting your core muscles than a conventional sit up, and it puts less stress on your back.
  • Arcus Not Only Tracks Your Activity But Can Control Your Devices

    Samantha Pankey
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Any 80's babies remember the show Captain Planet? Remember those awesome rings the kids had that controlled the earth's elements (and heart...lame)? Well the Arcus Motion Analyzer is a bit like those rings, but instead of controlling the earth, it can control your Bluetooth devices (and if you have a Bluetooth enabled fan, you could control the wind).
  • PocketBands Store Your Keys And Cash

    Samantha Pankey
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's hard finding a place to put your keys when out for a run. Some like to hide them. Some tie them to their shoes, and some will inevitably lose them. PocketBands offer a sleek stylish solution to stowing your keys or cash when out for a walk or run.
  • Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    The idea of wearable computers that challenge current conventions is the driving force behind Artefact's Pilates Shirt. Read on for more about this fascinating wearable tech innovation that monitors muscle movement and body position.
 
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  • Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

    Michael McParland
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless? Or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.
  • Want This New Innovation? Stress Transforming Tea Bags

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    There are many ways to get your advertising message across to the public, but few are as unique as the one that BOH put out for the launch of their chamomile tea. For an herbal tea product that has been around for hundreds of years you have to get really creative to get the message across about just how soothing and relaxing a cup of tea can be. The result was a tea bag imprinted with a stressful image that melts into a relaxing one when dipped in hot water.
  • Dogs Livin' In The Lap-Lap-Lap Of Luxury With The Al Fresco Water Fountain

    Lady Bee
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    For those of you who want to water your dogs and cats in style, here's a sweet-looking modern water fountain that fills the bill with several other advantages besides its sleek, modern design....
  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • Crocs Hamburger Clogs: Fast Food Footwear That's Good For The Sole

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Running out for fast food? Crocs Japan has got the perfect footwear for it! The burger & buns design sported by limited-edition Crocband Hamburger Clogs adds an unexpected aura of good taste to these much-dissed plastic sandals. But wait, there's more: the mouthwatering mocs can be customized with a set of special Jibbitz ideal for fast foodie foot fans opting to make it a combo.
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  • The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

    Nicholas.Greene
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.
  • Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

    Ron Callari
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure huntcreated by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.
  • Research Is THE Key Step To Strengthen Your Business Ideas

    Rachel Jackson
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    Have an invention or business idea that you think can be successful? Invest in research to save yourself money and energy, protect your ego, and be “in the know”. Be prepared with a solid hold on all the pros and cons surrounding your idea. Here are some resources to help you uncover pertinent facts that will either torch your initial hunches or give them strength.
  • 'Small Business Book Awards' Ceremony Goes Virtual This Year

    Ron Callari
    5 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    As a result of the burgeoning digital age, the recent eBook explosion and the opportunity for authors to by-pass the traditional publishing route, a number of Book Awards programs have grown up over the course of the last decade. The 'Small Business Book Awards' is one such platform
  • Beware: Hackers Are Targeting POS Systems

    Diogo Costa
    3 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    POS, acronym for Point-Of-Sale, are the systems or devices that allow for transactions to be performed. In other words, it is the point where the costumer pays to the merchant in exchange for goods or services. Recent news showed that hackers are beginning to target these systems. If there is more than one POS, they are connected in a network, which gives hackers the perfect opportunity to act. Let's get to know the risks and possible solutions.
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  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

    Michael McParland
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless? Or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.
  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • Want This New Innovation? Stress Transforming Tea Bags

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    There are many ways to get your advertising message across to the public, but few are as unique as the one that BOH put out for the launch of their chamomile tea. For an herbal tea product that has been around for hundreds of years you have to get really creative to get the message across about just how soothing and relaxing a cup of tea can be. The result was a tea bag imprinted with a stressful image that melts into a relaxing one when dipped in hot water.
  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
 
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  • Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

    Michael McParland
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless? Or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
  • Need This New Invention? The Fondue Slipper Fits Perfectly

    Laurie Kay Olson
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    It isn't often that cheese fondue inspires much more than dinner. For Tokyo-based designer Satsuki Ohata it was an "Aha!" moment that led to the first truly custom fit slippers ever. Fondue Slippers are created from dipping your feet in liquid PVC and allowing it to dry. This way the slippers come out matching the exact size and shape of your feet.
  • Drying One's Toenail Polish While Driving Is Fine In China

    China.new
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Make that “A Fine”... as an innovative Chinese woman caught red-handed, er, footed while air-drying her freshly-applied toenail polish while attempting to drive must now pay the price. In her defense, maybe she had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
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  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Want To Unlock A New Level Of Immersion In Your First Person Shooters? The ATOC Gaming Gun Has You Covered

    Nicholas.Greene
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Although I enjoy traditional gaming controllers, they aren't so great for immersion. There's no sense that you're actually in the game; you aren't really physically interacting with anything. That's what the folks behind the ATOC Gaming Gun are trying to address - and they're doing a very good job.
  • Programmable Tattoos Combine Tech And Ink: moodINQ Should Be Real

    Alicia Zuberbier
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Tattoos are awesome, but they require committment... a life time of commitment. Whatever you get, you're stuck with, which means that dolphin you thought was a good idea at eighteen will be there when you're eighty. An April Fools joke from Think Geek challenged that. By combining programmable technology and tattoos, moodINQ lets you switch up your design. Get that ink without commiting your life to it. This needs to be a real product!
  • Portable USB Handy Iron Ceases Unfashionable Creases

    Steve Levenstein
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Iron out the rough spots with the portable USB Handy Iron from Japan's Thanko. Whether plugged into your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile battery, or used “wireless” via three internal AA-size batteries, this snappy new pocket-sized iron is sure to in-crease your chances of promotion!
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  • You Can Now Skip The Pain With No-Drill Dental Work

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Icon is a health innovation that will literally have you smiling. It is a new type of dental work that treats cavities and white spots with no drilling. That's right, no needles to numb the gums, no high-pitched whining of the drill, no pressure and very little stress.
  • Heart Mate II Treats Advanced Heart Failure

    Samantha Pankey
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The first of its kind to be approved by the FDA, the Hear Mate II is one of the most advanced devices available for advanced heart failure treatment. For patients who are so sick that a transplant isn't an option, the Heart Mate II could not only mean surviving heart failure, but living a better quality life.
  • The Eyes Are In Focus At The Alzheimer's Association International Conference

    T Goodman
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Early detection of Alzheimer's disease and strategies to help Alzheimer's patients lead more fulfilling lives are two areas of emphasis at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, going on now until July 17, 2014.  Three papers, so far, have addressed the eyes and Alzheimer's disease (AD); two that  focused on early detection of AD through an eye exam and one that reported on the importance of cataract surgery to help AD patients remain active and alert.  Following is a summary of these new developments....
  • Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

    T Goodman
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ....These findings are completely novel, establishing a relationship never before drawn between allergies and cancer and even a possible means of fighting cancer!
  • R2D2's Got A New Job: Zapping Away Deadly Bacteria With UV Light

    Tech Light
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Your next trip to the hospital may have gotten a whole lot safer, thanks to a strikingly familiar robot. Developed at the University of Pennsylvania, Violet is a machine that zaps away superbugs using ultraviolet radiation. Looks like R2D2 found gainful employment after the Star Wars films after all.
 
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  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • New 2015 Lada Vesta To Take On Russian Roads, WTCC Tracks

    Motors.new
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    One of Russia's most highly anticipated new vehicles isn't a tank or a tractor, it's the 2015 Lada Vesta! The stylish sedan will make its debut this August at the Moscow International Motorshow decked in the form of its sportiest variant, a concept intended to compete for the World Touring Car Championship.
  • The Star Cars Of SpeedWeek Are... Studebakers?

    Motors.new
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    While SpeedWeek has changed much since a 1953 Studebaker coupe made its first official run across the Bonneville Salt Flats, one thing remains constant: Studebakers are STILL making and breaking class records a half-century after the company itself went out of business.
  • MG3 Trophy Championship Concept: Like An IROC?

    Motors.new
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Meet the MG3 Trophy Championship, a track-ready concept car built to entice British racing enthusiasts into an IROC-like single manufacturer racing series. Chinese-owned MG brought the two-toned track terror to Goodwood Festival of Speed to show it off... and maybe do a little trolling in the bargain.
  • Alaska Couple Converts Pickup Truck To World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

    Motors.new
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Restoring an old Mazda pickup truck is one thing, restoring childhood memories is another. Why not both? Fred & Judy Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, answered that question in the affirmative by converting their 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck into running, roadable and VERY red Radio Flyer wagon.
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  • Want This New Idea? Book Pillows

    Laurie Kay Olson
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Bibliophiles (book lovers) are all over the place. The most die-hard ones aren't crazy about electronic books -- they want the actual paper and print in their hands. Book lovers can also rest more easily when they can face plant in a pillow that looks like a volume of classic literature. These Olde Book Pillow Classics give new meaning to being able to "sleep on it."
  • Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

    Steve Levenstein
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
  • The SwRing Is Fun For All Kids And Therapeutic For Those With Autism

    Amber Leventry
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Though the SwRing was invented by Emory Clark more than 30 years ago, it is new to some parents and their autistic children. It’s similar to a tire swing in that it swings while spinning in small circles while rotating in larger ones. The SwRing is built as tough and long-lasting as playground equipment, but is safe enough for children as young as 18 months. Kids can climb on, sit in, or stand on SwRings, but it’s more than child’s play. SwRing is fun for all but therapeutic for children with autism and recently won a 2014 Family Choice Award for children’s products.
  • Zen Float Tent: In Home Sensory Deprivation

    Samantha Pankey
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Maintaining health and wellness is about balance. Of course you need your exercise and fitness, but you also need recovery and relaxation. One proven relaxation method is sensory deprivation. Typically, you have to visit a location with isolation tanks to experience sensory deprivation. Or, you could have your own isolation tank--the in home Zen Float Tent.
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  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • You Can Now Skip The Pain With No-Drill Dental Work

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Icon is a health innovation that will literally have you smiling. It is a new type of dental work that treats cavities and white spots with no drilling. That's right, no needles to numb the gums, no high-pitched whining of the drill, no pressure and very little stress.
  • Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

    China.new
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
 
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  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

    China.new
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!
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  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

    Amber Leventry
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall…
  • Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
  • Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

    M Dee Dubroff
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    The idea of wearable computers that challenge current conventions is the driving force behind Artefact's Pilates Shirt. Read on for more about this fascinating wearable tech innovation that monitors muscle movement and body position.
  • Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.
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  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • Dogs Livin' In The Lap-Lap-Lap Of Luxury With The Al Fresco Water Fountain

    Lady Bee
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    For those of you who want to water your dogs and cats in style, here's a sweet-looking modern water fountain that fills the bill with several other advantages besides its sleek, modern design....
  • Land Rover Experience Offers Off-Roading On Land Rover's Eastnor Test Track

    Motors.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wonder how Land Rover tunes their vehicles to take on the worst the world can offer? Ever imagine driving one of those vehicles on Land Rover's very own test track in Eastnor, UK? Well stop wondering, quit dreaming and get online to book your very own Land Rover Experience!
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
 
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  • Land Rover Experience Offers Off-Roading On Land Rover's Eastnor Test Track

    Motors.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wonder how Land Rover tunes their vehicles to take on the worst the world can offer? Ever imagine driving one of those vehicles on Land Rover's very own test track in Eastnor, UK? Well stop wondering, quit dreaming and get online to book your very own Land Rover Experience!
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • All-New 2015 Mazda2 To Debut At Paris Auto Show

    Motors.new
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mazda has been teasing us with the prospect of an all-new Mazda2 “supermini” since the Mazda Hazumi Concept model wowed onlookers at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Now Mazda's taking to the auto show circuit once again as the production version of the 2015 Mazda2 makes its debut at the Paris Auto Show.
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
  • New 2015 Lada Vesta To Take On Russian Roads, WTCC Tracks

    Motors.new
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    One of Russia's most highly anticipated new vehicles isn't a tank or a tractor, it's the 2015 Lada Vesta! The stylish sedan will make its debut this August at the Moscow International Motorshow decked in the form of its sportiest variant, a concept intended to compete for the World Touring Car Championship.
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  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • 'Hang w/' Is Little Bit Twitter, Little Bit Instagram, Little Bit Rap, Little Bit Celebrity Ham

    Ron Callari
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    As social apps continue to proliferate the Web and our smartphones, it's not a great surprise that a platform like Hang w/ -- the latest shiny new thing -- would inevitably roll off a developers' assembly line. Described by some, as a 'melting pot of social networks,' this app (free at Google Play and the App Store) is an intriguing proposition and a nice complement to what went before.
  • Slingshot, Facebook's Answer To Snapchat, Disappeared Itself (Video)

    Ron Callari
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:34 am
    Me thinks Mr. Zuckerberg might have got the premise of Snapchat wrong. The raison d'être for that app is to have outgoing messages disappear seconds after they are received. Instead Facebook's Slingshot itself has vanished from the digital landscape, shortly after its debut.
  • Snapchat, Facebook, Brogrammers & The Art Of Tech Hubris

    Ron Callari
    31 May 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The profile of the techie founder that's evolved over the course of last decade seems to have become a parody onto itself. It's a psychographic composite blend of youthful arrogance, a belief that coding takes precedence over formal education and a lust for unobtainable women. It's a geek's revenge against childhood harassment and their ultimate desire to be rewarded with as much as possible, as quickly as possible.
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  • The Grenade Bag: Wearable Tech’s New Explosion

    M Dee Dubroff
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Check out menswear designer Asher Levine's cool new Grenade Shoulder Bag with adjustable strap. There's more wearable tech here than meets the eye in the form of a Bluetooth device known as Track R. Read on for more information.
  • SaddleBaby Allows For Hands-Free Shoulder Rides

    Amber Leventry
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier enables you to give your child hands-free shoulder rides. It is a harness worn around your chest and has built-in ankle cuffs that keep your child securely on your shoulders, thus freeing your hands to do something else. The cuffs are made with industrial strength hook and loop fasteners as well as industrial strength velcro. The foam saddle is meant to create a more comfortable ride, but SaddleBaby can be used with or without the saddle. SaddleBaby is designed to carry children 2-5 years old.
  • Nexcare Acne Covers Suck The Life Out Of Your Zits

    Kim Patterson
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:02 pm
    There are a ton of creams and washes on the market that claim to combat acne. Some work; some don’t, but they are all kind of a hassle to use. Nexcare has come up with a new kind of acne product that looks to be a lot simpler.
  • Need This New Innovation? Beer Beards

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Is your beer strong enough to grow hair on your chest? No? Then how about strong enough to grow hair on the can? Still no? Then you need to get your can of brew a Beer Beard. With this bunch of bristles your beer can can go totally redneck and stay really cool. Not only that, your beer will really look like it has flipped its wig.
  • Want This New Innovation? Star Trek Boxer Briefs

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:21 pm
    There are times when you can really let your geek flag fly and other times, well, not so much. If you work strategically you can still be in Nerdvana on the sly so that no one will know, unless you tell them -- or give them a flash. The trek to this peace of mind starts with these cool Star Trek Boxer Briefs in the uniform colors of the original series.
 
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  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Want This New Cool Item? Star Trek Guitar Picks

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    Just because you can belt out some cool licks on your guitar doesn't mean that you can't also let your Star Trek freak flag fly! Whether your rock out with an acoustic or electric ax these Star Trek Starfleet Guitar Picks would be just up your Jeffries Tube. Come on all you space nerds and sci fi geeks! It is time to Spock and roll!
  • Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.
  • Want This New Innovation? Water Cake

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
    It looks like a giant drop of crystal clear drop of water -- a shining drop of dew perhaps, or a single tear of joy. It is actually a sweet shimmering dessert that you can only get in Japan. No, it is not some form of gelatin that comes in a package mix -- it is a spectacular delicacy of culinary cunning. It is a Water Cake.
  • Nexcare Acne Covers Suck The Life Out Of Your Zits

    Kim Patterson
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:02 pm
    There are a ton of creams and washes on the market that claim to combat acne. Some work; some don’t, but they are all kind of a hassle to use. Nexcare has come up with a new kind of acne product that looks to be a lot simpler.
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    InventorSpot - Nature

  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • Flux Snowshoe: Inspired By Origami

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What do origami and a snowshoe have in common? Nothing, unless it's the Flux Snowshoe. Designed by Eric Brunt, this snowshoe promises to be less cumbersome than a regular snowshoe via an origami-inspired kinematic construction.
  • DEVOLRO Diablo Toyota Tundra Expedition Truck Unleashes Your Inner Beast

    Motors.new
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    DEVOLRO Performance Cars Studio's motto is “unleash the beast” and with the Diablo Toyota Tundra Expedition Truck the beast isn't just unleashed, it's unfettered, unmuzzled and downright unbelievable!
  • Get Four Tools In One With The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner

    Samantha Pankey
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    We all love multi-function gadgets. Campers and hikers especially like tools that perform more than one function, because it conserves space. The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner is one of those gadgets that can do several jobs, four jobs to be exact.
  • Infinity Hammock Puts A Modern Twist On The Traditional Hammock

    Samantha Pankey
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    The hammock is one of the ways humans have integrated the comforts of home and nature--it's the ideal means to lounging and enjoying the breeze and scenery. The Infinity Hammock puts a modern twist on the traditional hammock and gives your backyard or patio a modern appeal.
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  • Terrified Of Typhoons? This California-Made Seafaring Robot Certainly Isn't

    Tech Light
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    There are some tasks that robots are just better than humans at accomplishing. Apparently, surviving deadly storms is one of them. The research robot known as Wave Glider on Tuesday survived a direct encounter with a typhoon - and a nasty one, at that.
  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.
  • Worried Your Kids Aren't Learning Critical Thinking Skills? Tiddlybot Is Here To Help!

    Tech Light
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    One can't be blamed for being a little worried about their kid's education. We aren't exactly living in the ideal eara for learning. With that in mind, it's not entirely surprising that we're starting to see inventions like Tiddlybot - a robot designed to teach children higher-order thinking.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
 
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  • Worried Your Kids Aren't Learning Critical Thinking Skills? Tiddlybot Is Here To Help!

    Tech Light
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    One can't be blamed for being a little worried about their kid's education. We aren't exactly living in the ideal eara for learning. With that in mind, it's not entirely surprising that we're starting to see inventions like Tiddlybot - a robot designed to teach children higher-order thinking.
  • Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

    Amber Leventry
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall…
  • BiKN Leashes Your Kids And Finds The Things You Never Want To Lose

    Amber Leventry
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    As a parent, I want my kids to have some freedom to explore their environment, but they are little and I also want to be able to see them while they roam. I don’t want to hover, but I need visual confirmation that they are safe and nearby. If you’ve ever been at a busy park or a crowded store and lost sight of your young child, you know the panicky and heart pounding sensation of worry. BiKN (pronounced bee’-kin) takes away some of the worry by allowing you to electronically leash, page, and find the things you never want to lose. Like your kids.
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
  • Pets Honored Through This Thoughtful Memorial: The Farewell Pet Kit

    Lady Bee
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's the goodbye no one wants to say.  When we have to say it, it's usually because we, as adults, have had to take matters into our own hands and provide a humane death for our pet.  It's an ugly experience and we hate ourselves long afterward for being 'humane.'  Then, there's little available to help us grieve.  And how do we help our children deal with, perhaps, the first loss of a close companion?
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    InventorSpot - For Pets

  • Dogs Livin' In The Lap-Lap-Lap Of Luxury With The Al Fresco Water Fountain

    Lady Bee
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    For those of you who want to water your dogs and cats in style, here's a sweet-looking modern water fountain that fills the bill with several other advantages besides its sleek, modern design....
  • Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
  • BiKN Leashes Your Kids And Finds The Things You Never Want To Lose

    Amber Leventry
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    As a parent, I want my kids to have some freedom to explore their environment, but they are little and I also want to be able to see them while they roam. I don’t want to hover, but I need visual confirmation that they are safe and nearby. If you’ve ever been at a busy park or a crowded store and lost sight of your young child, you know the panicky and heart pounding sensation of worry. BiKN (pronounced bee’-kin) takes away some of the worry by allowing you to electronically leash, page, and find the things you never want to lose. Like your kids.
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
  • Pets Honored Through This Thoughtful Memorial: The Farewell Pet Kit

    Lady Bee
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's the goodbye no one wants to say.  When we have to say it, it's usually because we, as adults, have had to take matters into our own hands and provide a humane death for our pet.  It's an ugly experience and we hate ourselves long afterward for being 'humane.'  Then, there's little available to help us grieve.  And how do we help our children deal with, perhaps, the first loss of a close companion?
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  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut Invention

    Michael McParland
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do you get when you fuse a Californian fried chicken king with a global doughnut chain? The answer is the perplexingly named Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Burger. Yes this is a mind-bending one, and something which has America's increasingly more health aware population divided. So is it harmless? Or another contribution to the country's very real obesity issue? Let us assess.
  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
 
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  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

    Ron Callari
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.
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  • Newest Cancer Treatment May Already Be In Your Medicine Chest

    T Goodman
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ....These findings are completely novel, establishing a relationship never before drawn between allergies and cancer and even a possible means of fighting cancer!
  • New AROMAFORK Invention To Transform Eating Experiences

    Michael McParland
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Is taste really enough anymore? Regardless of your answer to this question, it is certainly one which the nostrel-savvy founders of the innovative company Molecule-R would answer with a resounding NO. The AROMAFORK is a new, and slightly crazy food invention and is the result of extensive research into  the complex workings of the nasal passageways. With this device customers can experience an abundance of flavored scents even more intriguing than the invention itself.
  • A Stinky, Explosive Gas Shows Hope For Remediation Of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia And Other Major Diseases

    T Goodman
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You are lucky if you've never smelled hydrogen sulfide, a gas most strongly wafting from swamps and sewers. But you probably have smelled it, as hydrogen sulfide is present in flatulence and in rotten eggs. It results from the breakdown of organic matter without the benefit of oxygen. In anything but very tiny amounts, hydrogen sulfide is very toxic, flammable, and corrosive. But researchers at Great Britain's University of Exeter have found some promising applications for this gas when used in small doses and targeted to certain cells in our bodies.
  • Rice University Researchers Give Big Boost To Solar Power

    T Goodman
    21 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Though great advances have been made to maximize the amount of sunlight that is absorbed by solar cells, the best solution, until now, is a two-step chemical process that enables the cells to absorb 96 percent of the sun's light.  That's an excellent result.  But Rice University chemists have created a single-step process that enables the cells to absorb 99 percent of the sun's light, a process that is not only more efficient than other current processes, but less expensive.
  • Move Over, Star Trek: NASA Is Developing A Fully-Functional Warp Drive

    Tech Light
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:27 pm
    So, uh...Star Trek's warp drives might not be the domain of science fiction for much longer. The company late yesterday unveiled a "warp ship" that can legitimately travel faster than the speed of light. Guess it'll soon be time for us to explore the Final Frontier, won't it?
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  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

    Ron Callari
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The World War II propaganda slogan, "Loose Lips Sinks Ships," was modified slightly to "Loose Tweets Sink Tweets," to better reflect the age of social media. However the meaning behind both mottos is the same - namely, that one does not broadcast intelligence before the facts are proven out. This ominous sentiment was played out once again on the world stage this past week, with horrific results.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • 'Sweat Neutrality' Exercising Net Neutrality's First Amendment Right

    Ron Callari
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:38 am
    Who's sweating Net Neutrality? Most of us would point to the little guy, the billions of netizens who believe the World Wide Web should remain free and equitable to all. Unfortunately, however, they are not the only ones who feel they have a First Amendment claim. There's also the big guys who are balking about their alleged loss of civil liberties -- and like the big bully in the school yard, they're shouting down all those who get in their way. . .
  • Sikorsky's VH-92 Is The New Presidential Helicopter

    Motors.new
    31 May 2014 | 7:22 am
    With the announcement by the United States Naval Air Systems Command that the next generation of Presidential helicopters will be made by Sikorsky, one of the U.S. governments most lengthy and convoluted procurement programs has finally reached its conclusion.
  • Cisco Leads The Charge In The Application Economy

    Ron Callari
    10 May 2014 | 10:44 am
    It's hard to believe that mobile devices while a couple of decades in the making didn't achieve mass adoption until Apple launched their first iPhone in 2007. With it's customer-pleasing multi-touch interface and application distribution platforms, a number of competing mobile operating systems joined the fray quickly to meet the burgeoning demand. Smarphones, tablet computers and other hand-held devices ushered in tech advancement . . .
 
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  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • Programmable Tattoos Combine Tech And Ink: moodINQ Should Be Real

    Alicia Zuberbier
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Tattoos are awesome, but they require committment... a life time of commitment. Whatever you get, you're stuck with, which means that dolphin you thought was a good idea at eighteen will be there when you're eighty. An April Fools joke from Think Geek challenged that. By combining programmable technology and tattoos, moodINQ lets you switch up your design. Get that ink without commiting your life to it. This needs to be a real product!
  • Manicured Lawns On Manicured Nails: A New Kind Of Nail Art

    Alicia Zuberbier
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    The term "manicured" doesn't apply to much other than nails and lawns, but rarely are those two ever combined. That would be weird, right? A lawn full of fingernails might be, but nails with tiny lawns on top sounds adorable, and it is. Give this innovative look a try this summer.
  • Kitty Litter Facial Masks: The Purrfect Way To Clear Pores

    Alicia Zuberbier
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    There's an innovative new way to use kitty litter, and you don't even need to own a cat. If you are a brave soul and will do anything for beauty, kitty litter facials might be the way to go. A bentonite kitty litter face mask is the purrfect way to get clear pores and soft skin.
  • Black India Ink Bath Salts Leave You Clean As A Blank Sheet Of Paper

    Steve Levenstein
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    India ink bath salts from Japan's Kaimei & Co. may be made from calligrapher's ink but fear not, they won't leave your back as blackened as a Louisiana cooked catfish.
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  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

    Amber Leventry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.
  • Chinese Internet Entrepreneurs List Luis Suarez Biting Bottle Opener Keychains

    China.new
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.
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  • Stay Cool While Camping With The Coleman Lighted Tent Fan

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's always good to have a lantern while camping. It's always good to have a fan while camping in the spring and summer. It's best to have both in one gadget. That's exactly what the Coleman Lighted Tent Fan CPX 6 is--a lantern that doubles as a fan.
  • Lumafit: The Fitness Tracker For Body And Mind

    Samantha Pankey
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, so to break into that market, a company has to come up with something special. The people at Lumafit have done that in developing a sensor that not only tracks your fitness and gives you interactive workouts, but coaches you in meditation, keeping your mind fit as well.
  • Fire Up Your Abdominals With ABXCORE

    Samantha Pankey
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Numbers don't lie, and the numbers on the ABXCORE may just prove that this device is the most effective ab device on the market. It is certainly more effective in recruiting your core muscles than a conventional sit up, and it puts less stress on your back.
  • Flux Snowshoe: Inspired By Origami

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What do origami and a snowshoe have in common? Nothing, unless it's the Flux Snowshoe. Designed by Eric Brunt, this snowshoe promises to be less cumbersome than a regular snowshoe via an origami-inspired kinematic construction.
  • Arcus Not Only Tracks Your Activity But Can Control Your Devices

    Samantha Pankey
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Any 80's babies remember the show Captain Planet? Remember those awesome rings the kids had that controlled the earth's elements (and heart...lame)? Well the Arcus Motion Analyzer is a bit like those rings, but instead of controlling the earth, it can control your Bluetooth devices (and if you have a Bluetooth enabled fan, you could control the wind).
 
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  • Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • 'Tweetstorm' Is Trademarked, So 'Timeline Colonialism' Is On The Rise?

    Ron Callari
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    It was inevitable that once the meme 'tweetstorm' was trademarked, 'timeline colonialism' would become Twitter's latest craze. Odd that something as common as sending multiple tweets in succession to make a point needed an identity before it could actually become part of the Twittersphere's zeitgeist.
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  • World Cup's German Soccer Players Were Constructed, Not Self-Made?

    Ron Callari
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    It's no doubt that the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the 'Summer of Soccer.' One has only to look at the viewing audience to get a sense of its immense popularity. The coverage of this year's FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States alone - both on television and online.
  • Y'all Roll Back Now! The Top Ten Cars Of The People Of Wal-Mart

    Motors.new
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:40 am
    Ever wonder how the People of Wal-Mart got to Wal-Mart in the first place? Wonder no longer as we present the Top Ten Cars of the People of Wal-Mart!
  • Social Media Prenups Face Loopholes With Snapchat & MySpace

    Ron Callari
    7 Jun 2014 | 6:39 am
    As soon as a precedent emerges in the social media space, whether it's something as innocuous as sponsored tweets or more critical such as revenge porn, folks look for loopholes to circumvent the action. Such is the case with 'social media prenups,' the latest trend to be embraced by the marriage-isn't-forever crowd.
  • Social Media's Soft Shoe (Sock) Send-off To Mad Men's Bert Cooper

    Ron Callari
    28 May 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Mad Men finale of season seven, part one bid a fond farewell in grand style, to the last of Sterling Cooper's founding partners.  Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes, he also knows how to tug at our heartstrings when sending off memorable TV characters. Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes. . .
  • 'Flash Boys' Forces E*Trade Baby Into Retirement? [Videos]

    Ron Callari
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    Differing from a tangible invention, new virtual tools for traders are shaking up the financial industry. Michael Lewis' Flash Boys -- a top-selling treatise on the state of modern-day Wall Street -- is turning the stock market ecosystem on its head. For those who still think the hallowed halls of the stock exchange is still about alpha-male floor traders whaling in trading pits to 'buy' and 'sell' - think again -- for that world is officially DOA.
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  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.
  • Want To Unlock A New Level Of Immersion In Your First Person Shooters? The ATOC Gaming Gun Has You Covered

    Nicholas.Greene
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Although I enjoy traditional gaming controllers, they aren't so great for immersion. There's no sense that you're actually in the game; you aren't really physically interacting with anything. That's what the folks behind the ATOC Gaming Gun are trying to address - and they're doing a very good job.
  • Want To Host Your Own Digital Talk Show? Buy A PlayStation 4 And Sony Can Help!

    Nicholas.Greene
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When the PlayStation 4 first launched, it was considered by many to be a gimmick at best. Sony's looking to change that. Now that it's cleared out some of its more unscrupulous users, it plans to release a free update this summer called "Set Maker." It'll let people host their own talk shows.
  • A Look At Razer's Moddable Xbox One Arcade Stick "Atrox"

    Nicholas.Greene
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Razer - one of the most widely-known manufacturers of gaming peripherals in the world - had a very exciting announcement to make at this year's Evolution Championship Series: it's released the next iteration of the Atrox Arcade Stick. It looks awesome. 
 
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  • Land Rover Experience Offers Off-Roading On Land Rover's Eastnor Test Track

    Motors.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wonder how Land Rover tunes their vehicles to take on the worst the world can offer? Ever imagine driving one of those vehicles on Land Rover's very own test track in Eastnor, UK? Well stop wondering, quit dreaming and get online to book your very own Land Rover Experience!
  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

    China.new
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Storms Onto The Supercar Stage

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, successor to the Italian supercar manufacturer's most successful model, the Gallardo, has been officially launched. The Huracán joins the Aventador LP 700–4 coupé and roadster as the “junior” member of Lamborghini's model line but potential purchasers should still prepare to dig deep – prices start at $275,000.
  • Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

    Motors.new
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!
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  • Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

    Rey M.L.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.
  • For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.
  • Want To Unlock A New Level Of Immersion In Your First Person Shooters? The ATOC Gaming Gun Has You Covered

    Nicholas.Greene
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Although I enjoy traditional gaming controllers, they aren't so great for immersion. There's no sense that you're actually in the game; you aren't really physically interacting with anything. That's what the folks behind the ATOC Gaming Gun are trying to address - and they're doing a very good job.
  • Want To Host Your Own Digital Talk Show? Buy A PlayStation 4 And Sony Can Help!

    Nicholas.Greene
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When the PlayStation 4 first launched, it was considered by many to be a gimmick at best. Sony's looking to change that. Now that it's cleared out some of its more unscrupulous users, it plans to release a free update this summer called "Set Maker." It'll let people host their own talk shows.
  • A Look At Razer's Moddable Xbox One Arcade Stick "Atrox"

    Nicholas.Greene
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Razer - one of the most widely-known manufacturers of gaming peripherals in the world - had a very exciting announcement to make at this year's Evolution Championship Series: it's released the next iteration of the Atrox Arcade Stick. It looks awesome. 
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  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • Want to Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under One Minute? Here's How...

    John P. Barker
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids.  I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...
  • Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

    John P. Barker
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Make it so!  A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?!  And it actually flies?!?!?  How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?
  • 'Hang w/' Is Little Bit Twitter, Little Bit Instagram, Little Bit Rap, Little Bit Celebrity Ham

    Ron Callari
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    As social apps continue to proliferate the Web and our smartphones, it's not a great surprise that a platform like Hang w/ -- the latest shiny new thing -- would inevitably roll off a developers' assembly line. Described by some, as a 'melting pot of social networks,' this app (free at Google Play and the App Store) is an intriguing proposition and a nice complement to what went before.
  • Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

    Ron Callari
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure huntcreated by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.
 
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  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Shapify Turns You And Your Family Into 3D Selfies

    Amber Leventry
    23 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    I used to scrapbook—yes, I used to take the time to shape photos and place them over decorative and themed backgrounds and then write paragraphs of descriptions on each page. That was well before I had children, when I had time to print pictures and when I had time to sit and look at them. Since photography has gone digital, my hope has been to compile photo books for each year’s worth of photos, but I’m seven years behind schedule. And apparently not up to speed with a new form of capturing life’s moments. Shapify allows you to create three dimensional figurines of you and your…
  • Motion Analysis App, Spark Motion, Will Help You Improve Athletic Technique

    Samantha Pankey
    1 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technique. Technique. Technique. It is so important in any sport or athletic event. Coaches constantly emphasize it and teach athletes how to improve it, and there is no better way to improve technique than to break it down with motion analysis. Spark Motion does just that.
  • Despite Doomed Predictions, Facebook Is Not Dying Out – It Just Has Google-Like Aspirations

    Richard Whelchel
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every time Facebook acquires a new app or drops billions of dollars on someone else's work, the internet becomes abuzz with criticisms, claiming that these moves are a harbinger of the end for the billion-dollar company.  However, the cunning Mark Zuckerberg actually has been planning his next move with these new toys all along; something that goes beyond that big blue social giant that propelled him to success.   
  • 5G Internet is Coming - But How Will We Use It?

    Avon Alexander
    8 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    World governments and technology companies are pledging billions or dollars in to create the next generation of internet. But, they still haven't figured out just what it will be or how it will be used.
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  • Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

    Motors.new
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.
  • Want This New Innovation? Stress Transforming Tea Bags

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    There are many ways to get your advertising message across to the public, but few are as unique as the one that BOH put out for the launch of their chamomile tea. For an herbal tea product that has been around for hundreds of years you have to get really creative to get the message across about just how soothing and relaxing a cup of tea can be. The result was a tea bag imprinted with a stressful image that melts into a relaxing one when dipped in hot water.
  • Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

    China.new
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.
  • Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

    China.new
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?
  • Want This New Cool Item? Star Trek Guitar Picks

    Laurie Kay Olson
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    Just because you can belt out some cool licks on your guitar doesn't mean that you can't also let your Star Trek freak flag fly! Whether your rock out with an acoustic or electric ax these Star Trek Starfleet Guitar Picks would be just up your Jeffries Tube. Come on all you space nerds and sci fi geeks! It is time to Spock and roll!
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  • The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

    M Dee Dubroff
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.
  • Designer Langdi Lin: Fashion Meets Textile Transformation

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Textiles have been woven into the social fabric of every civilization since the beginning of time. Fabrics that move with the body, however, are a modern and highly dynamic aspect of wearable technology.  Read on for more information on this amazing subject.
  • Manicured Lawns On Manicured Nails: A New Kind Of Nail Art

    Alicia Zuberbier
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    The term "manicured" doesn't apply to much other than nails and lawns, but rarely are those two ever combined. That would be weird, right? A lawn full of fingernails might be, but nails with tiny lawns on top sounds adorable, and it is. Give this innovative look a try this summer.
  • Drying One's Toenail Polish While Driving Is Fine In China

    China.new
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Make that “A Fine”... as an innovative Chinese woman caught red-handed, er, footed while air-drying her freshly-applied toenail polish while attempting to drive must now pay the price. In her defense, maybe she had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
  • Kitty Litter Facial Masks: The Purrfect Way To Clear Pores

    Alicia Zuberbier
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    There's an innovative new way to use kitty litter, and you don't even need to own a cat. If you are a brave soul and will do anything for beauty, kitty litter facials might be the way to go. A bentonite kitty litter face mask is the purrfect way to get clear pores and soft skin.
 
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  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

    Ron Callari
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .
  • Get In A Workout At The Office With Cubii

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    As working adults, we all lead busy lives. Sometimes with the responsibilities of work, friends and family, it's difficult to fit in fitness. With the Cubii, you don't have to go any farther than your office to get in a workout. Cubii is the world's first under desk elliptical trainer.
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question

    Ron Callari
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pushing the limits of wearable technology will expand the digital horizon of the Internet of Things. And, telekinesis -- long thought to be a myth reserved for horror movies the likes of Bryan De Palma's 1976 classic, Carrie -- might be the next baby step in advancing this innovative technology. However, as quickly as the software developers at MindRDR launched an app to 'read minds' on Google Glass, the Big G was just as swift to refute the idea.
  • No Robot Army Here: Google Pulls The HRP-2 Robot From The DARPA Robotics Challenge To Focus On Consumer Tech

    Tech Light
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Google is not, in fact, building an army of robots to conquer the world. The search giant today announced that Team Schaft will be withdrawing from the DARPA Robotics Challenge and turning down funding from the defense agency in order to focus on "the development of a commercial product."
  • Want This New Innovation? Safety Bananas

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    It's an old bit of silent movie shtick to have someone one slip on a discarded banana peel and then do a major pratfall.  These days banana peels are out to improve their image by helping prevent slip and fall incidents. They are doing this by creating The Banana Cone -- something to replace those usual wet floor sandwich boards that we have all learned to ignore.
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  • Alice in Blunderland: The Supreme Court’s Alice Decision Fails to Grasp the Physical Reality of Information

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    The recent Alice decision from the Supreme Court threatens patents for many innovators working with computers, software, information, and knowledge–in short, the heart of the modern Knowledge Economy. By waving around the undefined word “abstract”–a word that the Court expressly refused to define–they have ruled that a major part of the economy is simply not eligible for patent protection. An article at the popular IP blog, PatentlyO, seeks to explain if not justify the Court’s ruling. In “Alice, Artifice, and Action,” Jason Rantanen elucidates…
  • Another Surprise from China: The Tralin/Tranlin IP-Backed Financing Results in Jobs and Green Technology for the US

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    In a previous post here, I reported a huge loan to a Chinese paper company backed by its mostly Chinese IP as collateral. The 8 billion RMB obtained by China’s Tralin Paper (Quanlin Paper in Chinese, though they use www.tralin.com for their website), one of the biggest IP-backed loans in the world, not only shows that Chinese IP is coming of age, but is now being used to bring some of their technology to the US and to create over 2,000 US jobs. Tralin Paper, renaming themselves as Tranlin Paper for some reason, has just signed a deal with the State of Virginia, obtaining state support…
  • Another Innovation Knifing: Cutting “Natural Products” Out of the Scope of Patentable Subject Matter

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    7 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the important new antibiotics discovered and developed by pharmaceutical companies in the past few years is Rifampicin and its relative Rifamycin. These potent antibiotics remain key tools in fighting off serious infection. Their story begins with a soil sample taken from a pine forest on the French Riviera in 1957 that was then studied in an Italian laboratory, where unusual antimicrobial properties were observed in a newly discovered bacterium.  eventually an unusual molecule produced by the bacterium was identified, isolated, mass produced–and, yes, patented. Rifamycin was…
  • America’s Anti-Patent Revolution: Stoking the Engines of Innovation Fatigue

    Jeff Lindsay
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    My latest post here at Innovation Fatigue lamented the actions of the USPTO in their apparent war on patents involving natural products. New information makes the story even more troubling than before, indicating that more than just judicial error and bureaucratic blindness was involved. The steps taken appear much more deliberate and political than that, and reflect an increasingly revolutionary attitude toward patent rights holders, where IP is viewed as the problem, not as a vital tool to benefit society. First, new insight into the actions of the USPTO comes from a leaked USPTO PowerPoint…
  • Excluding Natural Products from Patent Protection?

    Jeff Lindsay
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    In response to recent court cases, the USPTO has dramatically revised its approach to dealing with a wide variety of patents. Its new guidelines to patent examiners on subject matter eligibility for inventions involving natural products seem to go way beyond the legal decisions on which they are allegedly based, adding extremely high barriers to patentability. If your invention uses natural products, as almost every tangible invention does to some degree, you now must show that what you claim is “significantly different” that what might be found in nature or from natural…
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  • The World's first flying hotel - The Hotelicopter

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    March 30, 2009 The double deck Airbus A380 has set new high standards for luxury accommodation in the air but, unless you can afford to deck out your own A380 as a private jet, the Hotelicopter concept aims to top this airborne opulence by equipping a four story converted heavy lift aircraft with 18 luxuriously-appointed room hotels.Modeled on the Soviet Mil V-12, the largest helicopter ever built, of which only two prototypes were built in the 1960s, the Hotelicopter company would like us to believe they purchased one of these prototypes in 2004 with the Hotelicopter now ready for its maiden…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:15 am
    Microsoft's Surface lineup is only two years old, but it's already been on quite the roller coaster ride. When the company first announced the tablet/laptop hybrid, reactions were cautious, but also unmistakably intrigued. But that buzz fizzled quickly, as the two 1st-gen models launched with some huge compromises. Less than a year after we saw an improved pair of 2nd-gen Surfaces, can the third time be a charm? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.The big criticism that you might have heard about some older Surfaces, that they don't run full Windows, doesn't apply here. The…
  • Liberty's electric van looks quirky, but promises to "Deliver"

    8 Jun 2014 | 1:04 am
    With swooping curves, a bulbous windshield, and prominent pod-like headlights, the "Deliver" van built by Liberty Electric Cars is certainly a distinctive-looking vehicle. But with a carrying capacity of 700 kg (1,540 lb), a quoted range of more than 100 km (62 m), and a top speed claimed to be in the order of 100 km/h (62 mph), it seems like a practical one, too.As part of that practicality, the Deliver also has a flexible ergonomic cabin that features the removal of the B-pillar on the curb side and the addition of a swivel seat, so that the driver can quickly and easily enter or exit the…
  • Glass-bottom Glacier Skywalk provides new views of Columbia Icefield

    21 May 2014 | 10:08 am
    Back in 2011, the original designs for the Glacier Skywalk received attention after winning the Future Projects Category Award at the World Architecture Festival. Three years on the project is finally complete and the cliff-edge walkway and awe-inspiring observation deck are now open to the public, providing spectacular views of the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies.The Glacier Skywalk incorporates a meeting area, free viewing area, cliff-edge walkway and observation deck. The award winning design features an impressive curved glass-floored walkway, which is suspended 280 m (918 ft)…
  • Can-Am adds an extra pair of wheels to the Outlander ATV

    5 May 2014 | 9:14 am
    If four drive wheels are better than two for off-roading, it should follow that six are better than four. Six drive wheels provide the formula behind the new Can-Am Outlander 6x6 1000 XT work and recreation vehicle. The extra axle sits below a rear bed, creating a workhorse that can haul and speed with a full half-dozen clawing wheels.The Outlander 6x6 was designed to offer "industry-leading power and capacity" in a "no-compromise utility ATV application." It routes output from the 82-hp Rotax V-Twin 1000 engine to all six wheels, muscling up slippery dirt hills, through sticky mud fields,…
 
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  • Hockey Transformed! – BLADETECH’s Spring-Loaded Skates

    James Chalmers
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
      Picture this: Hockey being a game where you are at a reduced risk from both minor and major injuries. You as the player, will also have the ability to play with increased speed, agility, and acceleration. Now more of your output energy will actually be harnessed to propel your body. Less of your hard spent energy will be wasted.. To good to be true? BLADETECH’s spring-loaded skates make it possible for hockey players to achieve all of the above and more.       Using BLADETECH technology, the skates absorb energy created from the impact of the skate hitting the ice.
  • Innovator Dilemma: What do you do with an innovative idea?

    James Chalmers
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    What do you do with an innovating idea that you’ve been tinkering around with? Are you working full-time and ready to quit? Or are you just not interested in committing to launching a business? Inventors around the world face these questions when it’s time to decide what to do with your new product. That being said, Ted Hunter a 62-year-old furniture professor at Toronto’s OCAD University faces this same predicament.   Originally, he started with a challenge to make a new type of laminated skateboard but has now created an innovative woodworking process called “pinching”.
  • iTAP: Sales and Marketing Internship

    James Chalmers
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    MAKO Invent has quickly risen to be a leading full service, end-to-end North American product development firm. Since being founded in 1999, our award-winning industrial, electrical, mechanical, graphic and web / media design teams provide you with the most innovative, cost effective and marketable solutions for your products. We are actively working with private individuals and enterprise level clients across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe bringing new products from Concept to Design, Prototype to Patents, then Manufacturing to Market. MAKO Invent has recently launched…
  • Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner – Ann Makosinski

    James Chalmers
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    A teenager from Victoria, B.C. made headlines recently when her most recent invention was rewarded with the Weston Youth Innovation Award of $2000. Ann Makosinski was presented with the privately funded prize at the Ontario Science Centre on June 17th, 2014 for the expansion on a previous idea that earned her recognition at the 2013 Google Science Fair.   The Invention   Makosinski’s original invention was a flashlight that shows lots of potential for helping people around the world. Rather than rely on the non-renewable batteries that power many of our electronics, the young…
  • What Does Google’s Self-Driving Car Mean For Our Roads?

    James Chalmers
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Google’s Self-Driving Car has been a long work in the process. The system is built on the 2005 robotic car called “Stanley” that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a competition for American autonomous vehicles run by the United States Department of Defense. While the original models had steering wheels and pedals, the latest model that debuted in May 2014 has no emergency steering for human drivers, making it completely autonomous. The build of the car resembles that of a Smart Car, with two seats and no sign of a trunk, and was specially designed to maximize the efficiency of built…
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