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  • Listening to Bad Pitches and Asking One Question Too Many

    NYT > U.S. Patent Office
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Akos Jankura is a host of the radio show “My Cool Inventions,” where he helps inventors develop their ideas. On the road, however, he hears even more.
  • Fighting inefficiencies

    MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
    Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small companies that aim to do so. Even while meeting at a small coffee shop, he is quick to point out a simple fix to a problem that the shop’s proprietors may not even know they have: Many restaurants and workplaces with shift-based scheduling rely on clunky spreadsheets, email lists, or phone calls to coordinate employees who pick up and drop shifts at the last…
  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Inventor Spot - Inventions, Innovations, and Interesting Ideas for the Inventor in All of Us
    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

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    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • World's Fastest Hotel Looks A Lot Like Vagrant Life

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    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    We've seen hotels all around the world that provide a unique, sometimes terrifying environment for patrons to rest their weary heads. Let's be honest, sometimes we've just go to wonder why anyone would willingly pay money to stay in some of these establishments (for a whole variety of reasons), but the latest tops that list.
 
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  • Fighting inefficiencies

    Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small companies that aim to do so. Even while meeting at a small coffee shop, he is quick to point out a simple fix to a problem that the shop’s proprietors may not even know they have: Many restaurants and workplaces with shift-based scheduling rely on clunky spreadsheets, email lists, or phone calls to coordinate employees who pick up and drop shifts at the last…
  • Faculty Highlight: Vladimir Bulovic

    Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Imagine hearing aids powered by see-through solar cells coating your eyeglasses, tiny switches operated efficiently by squeezable molecules, and television displays as colorful as nature operating at a fraction of today’s energy consumption. These are just some of the visions being brought to life in the laboratory of MIT Professor Vladimir Bulović. “Basic science discoveries lead us to devices that can exceed the state-of-the-art performances,” says Bulović, the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology at MIT's School of Engineering. An entrepreneur with multiple startups,…
  • Inventing “civilization 2.0”

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business. On Saturday at the MIT Media Lab, a host of entrepreneurs and executives converged at a student-run conference to discuss how they’ve leveraged these technologies, and others, to improve business, human interaction, and urban planning — and to inspire others to do the same. “In a nutshell, it’s about making ‘civilization 2.0,’” said Kevin Yu, a…
  • Deshpande Center call for proposals

    Michelle Grdina | Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation is pleased to announce its latest call for project proposals. The center's grant program is open to all MIT faculty with principal investigator statusand provides significant benefits, beyond just funding, for its recipients. We are seeking both earlier-stage proof-of-concept research project ideas with broad potential impact, and later-stage innovations that faculty inventors are eager to see commercialized. MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation Fall 2015 Grants Pre-proposals are due April 3 at 5 p.m. The center supports…
  • Consumer-friendly makers

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Entrepreneurship can sometimes take people down unexpected paths. Just ask the two co-founders of MIT Media Lab spinout Sifteo: Their success in rapidly commercializing their popular “smart” gaming blocks recently led to an acquisition by 3D Robotics (3DR) to help build the company’s newest consumer drones. In 2011, alumni David Merrill SM ’04, PhD ’09 and Jeevan Kalanithi SM ’07 had turned a Media Lab project into a popular gaming platform, Sifteo Cubes: plastic blocks, about an inch and a half on each side, equipped with color touch displays. Sensors detect the blocks’…
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
 
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Wink and Zoom In: Swiss Researchers Develop High-Tech Telescopic Contact Lenses

    Paul Fitzgerald
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    All eyes were on a team of researchers who unveiled their new high-tech contact lenses earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in San Jose, California. Optics specialist Eric Tremblay and scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland had the chance to show-off a prototype of their telescopic contact lenses - an invention that will certainly offers plenty of hope for nearly 300 million people worldwide who are visually impaired.
  • Best New Inventions? Five Of The Best Kickstarter Projects

    Paul Fitzgerald
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Kickstarter is renowned as a leading crowdfunding platform, and they help turn amazing creative projects into reality. Kickstarter has received well over $1.5 million (USD) in pledges from nearly 8 million backers to fund 200,000 innovative projects.  There's been a ton of coverage on many of the invention ideas on Kickstarter. InventorSpot wanted to distill it down by highlighting a few of our picks for the best new inventions being showcased on Kickstarter in the past few months.
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  • World's Fastest Hotel Looks A Lot Like Vagrant Life

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    We've seen hotels all around the world that provide a unique, sometimes terrifying environment for patrons to rest their weary heads. Let's be honest, sometimes we've just go to wonder why anyone would willingly pay money to stay in some of these establishments (for a whole variety of reasons), but the latest tops that list.
  • A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 
  • Invisible Girlfriend: Helping You Fake Your Digital Relationships

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Pretending to have a significant other is an activity that we, as a civilization, have been participating in for years for a whole variety of reasons. Beyond businesses that fall under the "escort" umbrella, this isn't the first time we've seen a business that aims to capitalize in the industry of romantic deception. 
  • Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.
  • Organic Lingerie: Unwanted Christmas Trees Find New Life In Lingerie

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
 
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  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • 7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

    Boomer Babe
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.
  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

    Boomer Babe
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 9 gifts that will be appreciated.... 
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  • Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

    Myra Per-Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.
  • Calling All Inventors! Submissions Open For The 2015 James Dyson Award

    Myra Per-Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    College students and recent graduates are invited to submit their problem-solving designs and inventions to the 2015 James Dyson Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate design and/or engineering students, as well as those who have graduated from a design or engineering program within the past four years, are invited to enter this world reknowned competition. Get further details....
  • Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

    Myra Per-Lee
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your…
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

    Myra Per-Lee
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
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  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

    Ron Callari
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.
  • Mercedes-Benz SuperBowl Ad Inspires Tsū Tortoises & Hares

    Ron Callari
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Aesop’s classic fable of the tortoise and the hare not only gets a modern-spin in its lead-up to Super Bowl XLXIX, it has also inspired users on a young upstart social network to examine who they most identify with. With six major automakers scheduled for million-dollar TV commercials for this year’s big game, Mercedes-Benz led the pack by fully revealing a minute-long commercial for the games.
  • Tsu Welcomes Arabian King Of Morocco To Its Paying Platform

    Ron Callari
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Not that this Royal needs any more riches added to his country’s coffers, this month, Roi Du Mohammed VI, His Majesty the King of Morocco selected Tsu as a viable social network for communicating to the world. And not only did his entourage follow in lock-step, the Monarch has amassed almost 30,000 followers in a little over two weeks.
 
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  • Wasabi & Beef Doritos From Frito-Lay Japan: Shut Up & Take My Money!

    Steve Levenstein
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Could new Wasabi & Beef Doritos be a snack fit for a king? Frito-Lay Japan hopes to drive the point home by dubbing these meaty dippers “Royal Rich Taste Tortilla Chips”. Ditch that turkey drumstick, Henry, there's a new aristocratic snack in town – for a limited time only.
  • It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6

    Steve Levenstein
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.
  • Hello Kitty High-Tech Heated Toilet Seat Will Warm Your Heart

    Steve Levenstein
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Hello Kitty fans and collectors who think they have it all can add one more item to their bucket list: a high-tech, full-featured, officially licensed Hello Kitty toilet seat that's guaranteed to warm your heart... and some other places too.
  • When It Comes To Cute Food, You Can't Beet Pink Curry

    Steve Levenstein
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    Welcome to Japan, where the burgers are black, the beer is blue and the curry is pink... at least THIS curry is, thanks to a special recipe that employs pink soy sauce tinted with beet extract. Dwight Schrute would surely approve.
  • Siretoco Baby Panda Donuts Could Be The Cutest Donuts EVAR!

    Steve Levenstein
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:04 am
    Now you can face your inner panda and eat it too, thanks to Siretoco Donuts and their sweet Panda-tastic variation on Toad In The Hole. Not only are the donuts delicious, they provide full value for your dollar since you're not paying for empty space.
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  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • Want Cool Multifunctional Furniture? Get A Book

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    There are times when it would be so handy to have a few extra tables or chairs around the house to use while entertaining or for special occasions. The problem is that all that extra furniture takes up room -- a lot of room. Sure, you can buy stackables, but what if you could just store them on a shelf with your books? With Bookniture the possibility is nearly here.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
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    InventorSpot - Boomers

  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • 7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

    Boomer Babe
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.
  • Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

    Boomer Babe
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.
  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

    Boomer Babe
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 9 gifts that will be appreciated.... 
 
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    InventorSpot - Cars and Motors

  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Nissan Leaf Absorbs UV Light By Day, Glows In The Dark At Night!

    Motors.new
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.
  • Rolls-Royce's First SUV To Reach Showrooms By Late 2018

    Motors.new
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    Rolls-Royce has officially confirmed longstanding rumors by announcing the forthcoming debut of the company's first SUV. If the words “sport” and “utility” seem rather uncouth, fear not: RR has code-named it “Cullinan” (after the famous 3,000 carat diamond) and is disdaining the term SUV in favor of “high-bodied car”.
  • Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

    Motors.new
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified and armored Ford F-550 Super Duty truck is ready to put the bite on fomenters of urban unrest.
  • Plastic Fantastic! The 2014 SPE Innovation Award Winners

    Motors.new
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    For 44 years the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE for short) has recognized manufacturers for the Year's Most Innovative Use of Plastics via the annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Let's take a closer look at the category and Grand Award winners for 2014.
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    InventorSpot - For Kids and Babies

  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • 7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

    Amber Leventry
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.
  • Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

    Amber Leventry
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.
  • Want Dolls To Look More Realistic To Girls? Check Out The Tree Change Dolls!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    One of the problems that has been facing women for years is the unrealistic images we have been faced with all around us. It ties into the poor self-image that many of us have because we don't measure up to the impossible. One woman in Tasmania has taken to adopting old dolls (mostly Bratz dolls) and giving them what she calls a "make under" so that they look more like real girls. She is taking the world by storm.
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    InventorSpot - Apparel and Accessories

  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Want Shoes From The Stars? Wear Meteorites

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Some women are totally obsessed with shoes and end up with huge collections of them in every shape and style. How many of them would go for these odd-looking high heels which were designed to resemble meteorites -- or space debris that has fallen to Earth. The idea behind these shoes came from the recent landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P.
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
  • 7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

    Amber Leventry
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.
 
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  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Silverstone Launches 500w SFX Computer Power Supply With 120mm Fan

    Rey M.L.
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Silverstone has extended the SFX PSU form factor, letting it take a 120mm fan instead of an 80mm one, and has put out a beefy 500w model to catwalk the new size. Don't rejoice yet, though, small form factor PC users: make sure it'll fit in your case first.
  • Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

    Rey M.L.
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.
  • Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

    Rey M.L.
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • Silverstone Launches 500w SFX Computer Power Supply With 120mm Fan

    Rey M.L.
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Silverstone has extended the SFX PSU form factor, letting it take a 120mm fan instead of an 80mm one, and has put out a beefy 500w model to catwalk the new size. Don't rejoice yet, though, small form factor PC users: make sure it'll fit in your case first.
  • JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

    Rey M.L.
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.
  • Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

    Rey M.L.
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.
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  • Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

    Amber Leventry
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.
  • Fuhu Prepares Massive Android Tablets For Kids, Adults

    Rey M.L.
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    10” touchscreen not enough for you? How about a 65” one? Indeed, Fuhu is adding four new whiteboard-sized models to its Nabi Big Tab lineup of oversized slates. The devices contain the latest core-logic from Nvidia and aim to be the perfect media hubs for your digital home.
  • The Perfect Gift For A Hobbyist: A Handheld Digital Microscope

    Must Love Gadgets
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you have family members or friends who are collectors, lovers of small objects, crafters, or electronics dabblers, they might just consider the 500X Digital Microscope a necessity. Certainly, it will be one of the best gifts they will ever receive....
  • Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

    Amber Leventry
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
  • What Makes A Baby: A Book To Answer An Old Question In A New Way For All Families

    Amber Leventry
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you will likely be asked, “Where do babies come from?” The stork; a wild night of booze and poor decision making; or a grunt and shrug are not acceptable answers. While the middle explanation may be applicable, the truth is that it is hard to answer a perfectly simple and innocent question with a simple answer. Yes, babies come from the combination of a sperm and egg. But not all babies come from sex. What Makes a Baby is a book for all families that tells the biology of baby making with the opportunity to talk to your kids about where they…
 
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    InventorSpot - Electronics and Technology

  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Coolbox Is The World's Smartest Toolbox

    Josiah Motley
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Take your toolbox to the next level. With the Coolbox, you get your storage capacity found in a traditional toolbox, but a plethora of additional features to help you with your tasks. They've packed a bunch of extras into this box to help with your next hands-on project.
  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
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  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6

    Steve Levenstein
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.
  • Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.
  • 5 Inventive DIY Football Themed Party Ideas That Will Have You Cheering

    Serena Dorman
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Want to throw an epic football themed party?  Inventor Spot has you covered with these 5 all star DIY super bowl party ideas and a little bonus at the end.
  • Want A New Piano? Why Not Get A Space-Age One?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Pianos . . . the final frontier . . . Okay, maybe not. But this piano is the newest and most major change since the instrument was first invented over 300 years ago. It is the Boganyi Piano or as some are calling it "the bat piano" since it looks like Batman would play it in the Bat Cave. Almost every one of the nearly 18,000 components has been rethought and redesigned for a "sound beyond time."
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    InventorSpot - Entrepreneur

  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
  • Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

    M Dee Dubroff
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.
  • Custom Cameo Corsets: Creepy Works of Art

    M Dee Dubroff
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    Dallas-based fashion and accesories designer, Louise Black, marches to the beat of her very own drum. Her beautiful designs are edgy, unique and a bit creepy too. Read on for more on this amazing artist and her unusual work.
  • Get Your Cosmetic Drink On At The Lip Bar

    Alicia Zuberbier
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The twenty-something woman loves to things: Getting drinks with her girls and makeup. What happens when those two meet? Introducing the Lip Bar, where cosmetics are sold like cocktails and lipsticks are named after our favorite alcoholic beverages. Yum!
 
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  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
  • Plastic Fantastic! The 2014 SPE Innovation Award Winners

    Motors.new
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    For 44 years the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE for short) has recognized manufacturers for the Year's Most Innovative Use of Plastics via the annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Let's take a closer look at the category and Grand Award winners for 2014.
  • Want Dolls To Look More Realistic To Girls? Check Out The Tree Change Dolls!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    One of the problems that has been facing women for years is the unrealistic images we have been faced with all around us. It ties into the poor self-image that many of us have because we don't measure up to the impossible. One woman in Tasmania has taken to adopting old dolls (mostly Bratz dolls) and giving them what she calls a "make under" so that they look more like real girls. She is taking the world by storm.
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  • Want Performance Results? Step Up Your Training With The BSX Insight

    Samantha Pankey
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There's a saying that I absolutely love: "Work smarter, not harder." I love it as it applies to nearly everything, especially training for sports and physical performance. The BSX Insight is a "work smarter" product. This wearable device gives you a glimpse inside your muscle, measuring your lactate threshold, so that you absolutely know how much effort you're giving in a training session.
  • The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball Is A Soccer Ball And A Coach

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Smart technology is being integrated into just about every aspect of our lives and sport is seeing some great products come of it. The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is one of those products. It employs a sensor package to coach you through dead-ball kick training.
  • Fly High Above The Water With The Jetovator

    Samantha Pankey
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    From the sister company of Seabreacher, comes a water sports accessory that will send you flying high above the water. The Jetovator attaches to a personal watercraft (PWC) and utilizes water thrust to propel above the water and maneuver in all directions.
  • ATHOS Biometric Apparel Reads Your Muscles' Effort When Training

    Samantha Pankey
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Wouldn't it be amazing if you could tell how hard your muscles were working while you trained? With the ATHOS Biometric Apparel, you can. This sort of instant feedback is very beneficial in producing results, whether you're strength training, doing cardio or just want to look good in your bathing suit.
  • The EVO ONE Ball Combines Sport With Technology To Create A New Basketball Experience

    Samantha Pankey
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Basketball players work on their shot constantly. Shooting is the most practiced aspect of the game, and yet good shooters only make about 50% of their shots in game play. The EVO ONE Ball can help improve that percentage, by teaching optimal backspin--that's right, this revolutionary ball is also a virtual coach.
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • Wasabi & Beef Doritos From Frito-Lay Japan: Shut Up & Take My Money!

    Steve Levenstein
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Could new Wasabi & Beef Doritos be a snack fit for a king? Frito-Lay Japan hopes to drive the point home by dubbing these meaty dippers “Royal Rich Taste Tortilla Chips”. Ditch that turkey drumstick, Henry, there's a new aristocratic snack in town – for a limited time only.
  • Want To Have Honey On Tap? With The Flow Hive You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    It is the sort of thing that you would think would be in a cartoon -- a tap in a beehive that you can turn on to get some honey out of it. It isn't a cartoon, nor is it a dream. It is a new invention from Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son team of beekeepers from Australia. The hive is barely inconvenienced by this new spigot that collects the honey without all the expensive equipment and time consuming work currently used.
  • Want To Enjoy Your Food More? Get A Dog Nose

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Woof! It is well known that dogs have a far superior sense of smell to that of humans. There is now a product coming on the market that will help you have more of a canine sense of smell so that you can taste your food more fully. It is called the Olfactic Dog Nose. You soak it in warm water and wear it for about ten minutes before eating, which is fine if you don't mind looking like some strange Goth clown in the restaurant while waiting for your meal.
 
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  • Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

    Myra Per-Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.
  • Calling All Inventors! Submissions Open For The 2015 James Dyson Award

    Myra Per-Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    College students and recent graduates are invited to submit their problem-solving designs and inventions to the 2015 James Dyson Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate design and/or engineering students, as well as those who have graduated from a design or engineering program within the past four years, are invited to enter this world reknowned competition. Get further details....
  • Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

    Myra Per-Lee
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your…
  • Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

    Myra Per-Lee
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....
  • Innovative Video Conferencing Platforms Can Help Your Small Business Save Money And Grow

    Brilliant
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    While some businesses struggled with the recent economic downturn, savvy business owners flourished and used tough business conditions to expand their businesses. One way that business owners can get a competitive advantage and grow their businesses is to look for smart ways to save on business costs. One area of opportunity to save is to be smarter is using business communication technologies like video conferencing.
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Want Your Water To Do New Tricks? Get A Swirl Tap

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    When you turn on the faucet in the bathroom water comes out. It is hard to imagine that the water would ever look any different, but one designer did have that much imagination. Simin Qiu, a product designer in London, was able to envision a water faucet that delivers the goods in a cool lattice pattern by swirling the water in two different directions. So he created the Swirl Faucet.
  • Want Shoes From The Stars? Wear Meteorites

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Some women are totally obsessed with shoes and end up with huge collections of them in every shape and style. How many of them would go for these odd-looking high heels which were designed to resemble meteorites -- or space debris that has fallen to Earth. The idea behind these shoes came from the recent landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P.
  • Want Cool Multifunctional Furniture? Get A Book

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    There are times when it would be so handy to have a few extra tables or chairs around the house to use while entertaining or for special occasions. The problem is that all that extra furniture takes up room -- a lot of room. Sure, you can buy stackables, but what if you could just store them on a shelf with your books? With Bookniture the possibility is nearly here.
  • Want A Pool For Your Home? You Could Hide One In Plain Sight

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    So you want to install a pool. And you want to install a nice patio for entertaining. The problem is that you only have space for one. Wait! That really isn't a problem with Hidden Water Pools. With a cool bit of tech sleight of hand your pool can be cleverly concealed beneath that dream patio. Sure, it is going to cost you more but there are ways that a pool like this will save you money to help offset the additional costs.
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  • Pixelated Hair: The Bizarre Hair Color Trend For 2015

    Serena Dorman
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    We went through the ombre phase, pastel colored locks, and the gray craze.  Take a peek at the bizarre new hair trend for 2015: pixelated hair.
  • Want To Enjoy Your Food More? Get A Dog Nose

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Woof! It is well known that dogs have a far superior sense of smell to that of humans. There is now a product coming on the market that will help you have more of a canine sense of smell so that you can taste your food more fully. It is called the Olfactic Dog Nose. You soak it in warm water and wear it for about ten minutes before eating, which is fine if you don't mind looking like some strange Goth clown in the restaurant while waiting for your meal.
  • Want To Make Sure You Get Married? Marry Yourself

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    The people who are still arguing over the right for gay people to marry one another are living in the past. The recent news out of Houston about single woman Yasmin Eleby married herself in a big wedding. There seems to be a growing trend of women choosing to marry themselves rather than continue torturing themselves in the search for Mr. Right. Of course this isn't at all legal, but these women are making a rather firm statement about the modern state of relationships.
  • Give Your Valentine A Bronzed Sculpture Of Your Anus This Year

    Serena Dorman
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and people are scrambling for unique, creative gift ideas for their significant others.  What could be more unique and creative than a bronze sculpture of your anus?So you want the perfect gift to symbolize the deep intimacy between you and your partner.  I think deep and intimate are the perfect words to describe British artist Magnus Irvin’s anus art.
  • 10 Fun Kitchen Gadgets for Horror Lovers That Are To Die For

    Serena Dorman
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    If you’re a lover of Halloween, scary movies, and all things freaky, gory, and bizarre, check out these 10 must have kitchen gadgets for horror lovers. These products are a scream.  Read on...if you dare.
 
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  • Coolbox Is The World's Smartest Toolbox

    Josiah Motley
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Take your toolbox to the next level. With the Coolbox, you get your storage capacity found in a traditional toolbox, but a plethora of additional features to help you with your tasks. They've packed a bunch of extras into this box to help with your next hands-on project.
  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • 10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

    Brilliant
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.
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  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • Want To Sell Your Poop? You Can -- No Sh*t!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Of all the things you can donate from your body donating your poop is not the one that is the first to come to your mind. This is a real thing and has a medical use as strange and disgusting as it may seem. OpenBiome is a nonprofit company that is actually paying people for their fecal matter. You can earn up to $13,000 a year if you qualify. So apparently you can take your end result all the way to the bank.
  • 7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

    Boomer Babe
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.
  • Surgery Selfies Making The Rounds At Chinese Hospitals

    China.new
    25 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    So-called “Surgery Selfies” - group photos of doctors, nurses and even sedated patients in operating rooms – have become somewhat of a trend in China though not everyone thinks turning successful medical procedures into Kodak moments is a good thing.
  • Leak Free: Business Has A Simple Solution To Feminine Hygiene Worldwide

    Beth Graddon-Hodgson
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The unique needs of a woman are not always recommended by men, but that matters less when there are businesses working hard to make our lives easier. A startup with the desire to better the lives of women around the world is also choosing to give back, proving they're not just about tapping into the revenue in the market.
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  • Want Your Water To Do New Tricks? Get A Swirl Tap

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    When you turn on the faucet in the bathroom water comes out. It is hard to imagine that the water would ever look any different, but one designer did have that much imagination. Simin Qiu, a product designer in London, was able to envision a water faucet that delivers the goods in a cool lattice pattern by swirling the water in two different directions. So he created the Swirl Faucet.
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • Want A Pool For Your Home? You Could Hide One In Plain Sight

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    So you want to install a pool. And you want to install a nice patio for entertaining. The problem is that you only have space for one. Wait! That really isn't a problem with Hidden Water Pools. With a cool bit of tech sleight of hand your pool can be cleverly concealed beneath that dream patio. Sure, it is going to cost you more but there are ways that a pool like this will save you money to help offset the additional costs.
  • Want To Have Honey On Tap? With The Flow Hive You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    It is the sort of thing that you would think would be in a cartoon -- a tap in a beehive that you can turn on to get some honey out of it. It isn't a cartoon, nor is it a dream. It is a new invention from Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son team of beekeepers from Australia. The hive is barely inconvenienced by this new spigot that collects the honey without all the expensive equipment and time consuming work currently used.
  • 10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

    Brilliant
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.
 
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Coolbox Is The World's Smartest Toolbox

    Josiah Motley
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Take your toolbox to the next level. With the Coolbox, you get your storage capacity found in a traditional toolbox, but a plethora of additional features to help you with your tasks. They've packed a bunch of extras into this box to help with your next hands-on project.
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • Wasabi & Beef Doritos From Frito-Lay Japan: Shut Up & Take My Money!

    Steve Levenstein
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Could new Wasabi & Beef Doritos be a snack fit for a king? Frito-Lay Japan hopes to drive the point home by dubbing these meaty dippers “Royal Rich Taste Tortilla Chips”. Ditch that turkey drumstick, Henry, there's a new aristocratic snack in town – for a limited time only.
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  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • Want To Have Honey On Tap? With The Flow Hive You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    It is the sort of thing that you would think would be in a cartoon -- a tap in a beehive that you can turn on to get some honey out of it. It isn't a cartoon, nor is it a dream. It is a new invention from Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son team of beekeepers from Australia. The hive is barely inconvenienced by this new spigot that collects the honey without all the expensive equipment and time consuming work currently used.
  • Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

    Myra Per-Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
 
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
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  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • 2016 Ram Laramie Limited Keeps On Truckin' With Bold New Badging

    Motors.new
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    The Ram full-size pickup truck from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is coming off its best annual sales in a decade so you might have noticed more of these boldly styled trucks on the road. Just in case you haven't, the upcoming 2016 Ram Laramie Limited boasts badging that's simply impossible to ignore.
  • 2015 Vauxhall Corsa's Optional Camouflage Net Tones Down Bright Bodies

    Motors.new
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    You'll wonder where the yellow (and red, orange or green) went thanks to an optional camouflage net car cover designed for the new 2015 Vauxhall Corsa. The British carmaker describes the net as an “essential accessory” that could save owners of brightly-colored Vauxhalls from being accused of “ruining” tourist snapshots of national historic sites.
  • Panasonic Magic Mirror Offers Tough Love About Your Look

    Kim Patterson
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Taking criticism on your appearance is never easy, but getting it from someone you care about can be excruciating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same honest viewpoint from a cold, unfeeling machine? The Panasonic Magic Mirror can do just that.
  • Hot Flash or Cold Chill?: High-Tech Jackets Adjust To Temperatures

    M Dee Dubroff
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    Are you always cold when everyone around you is hot and vice versa? Personalized temperature control is now in the hands of the wearer of this amazing high-tech jacket. Read on to learn more.
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  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

    Rey M.L.
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.
  • Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

    M Dee Dubroff
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.
  • The Lepow Convertible Hi Smart Bag: Who’s Calling, Please?

    M Dee Dubroff
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    Meet the HiSmart Bag created by Lepow, a company known for its design and creation of everyday technologies. It has the distinction of being the world's first connected  convertible messenger bag/backpack that is both fashionable and high tech.
  • Is The New Social Network Tsu An MLM?

    Ron Callari
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Social media’s shiniest new thing is relatively new. If you were to conduct a Google or Bing search, you might have to wade through results for a telecom company’s stock ticker (TSU) or Texas Southern University, before you surface Tsu.co. But that will change if this social network’s monetization scheme takes hold and starts attracting those social networkers who are tired of the current cast of big players taking home . . .
 
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  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

    M Dee Dubroff
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.
  • Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.
  • Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

    M Dee Dubroff
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.
  • The Armills Bracelet For Men: For Elitist Tastes and Deep Pockets

    M Dee Dubroff
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    Although an unlikely pair, the blending of Pininfarina, the independant Italian car design firm, with Christophe and Company, has created a unique, sleek, high-tech men's bracelet comprised of luxury gems and advanced engineering. Read on to learn more, even if, alas, this bracelet is financially out of reach.
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  • 10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

    Brilliant
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.
  • Want To Propose To Your Sweetheart? Do It With A Flipbook

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    There is something about getting ready to pop "the question" that really sends some men into a sweat wanting to do something grand and memorable. Sometimes small and memorable can be just as romantic. Chicago-based artist Ben Zurawski creates awesome custom-made flipbooks for a variety of occasions -- most notably for marriage proposals.  These little books can even include a space for the ring at the back of the book.
  • Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.
  • FanTunes Speaker System: Combination Of Replica Helmets And High Quality Sound

    Samantha Pankey
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you're a loyal fan to a football team, then odds are you have your team's memorabilia around your home. FanTunes Helmet Speaker System could be a great addition to your collection and an added bit of character to your man-cave or office.
  • Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

    M Dee Dubroff
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.
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  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • Fly High Above The Water With The Jetovator

    Samantha Pankey
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    From the sister company of Seabreacher, comes a water sports accessory that will send you flying high above the water. The Jetovator attaches to a personal watercraft (PWC) and utilizes water thrust to propel above the water and maneuver in all directions.
  • GoSun Stove: Bring It Anywhere And Cook Just About Anything Under The Sun

    Samantha Pankey
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    How would you like to have a hot meal anywhere you go? On a picnic, in the backyard, camping, on a hike? With the GoSun Stove, you can cook anything under the sun, literally. Anywhere there is sunlight, the GoSun Stove can harness that energy and cook a meal. 
  • The Huba Mountain Shelter Leaves No Carbon Footprint

    Samantha Pankey
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Based on traditional Alpine architecture--a sort-of modern twist on the chalet--the Huba Mountain Shelter was designed, by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, to be completely self sufficient. It is a compact structure that minimizes its impact on the surrounding environment.
 
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Wink and Zoom In: Swiss Researchers Develop High-Tech Telescopic Contact Lenses

    Paul Fitzgerald
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    All eyes were on a team of researchers who unveiled their new high-tech contact lenses earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in San Jose, California. Optics specialist Eric Tremblay and scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland had the chance to show-off a prototype of their telescopic contact lenses - an invention that will certainly offers plenty of hope for nearly 300 million people worldwide who are visually impaired.
  • Best New Inventions? Five Of The Best Kickstarter Projects

    Paul Fitzgerald
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Kickstarter is renowned as a leading crowdfunding platform, and they help turn amazing creative projects into reality. Kickstarter has received well over $1.5 million (USD) in pledges from nearly 8 million backers to fund 200,000 innovative projects.  There's been a ton of coverage on many of the invention ideas on Kickstarter. InventorSpot wanted to distill it down by highlighting a few of our picks for the best new inventions being showcased on Kickstarter in the past few months.
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  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • 7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

    Amber Leventry
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.
  • Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

    Amber Leventry
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.
  • MonBaby Smart Button Monitors Baby's Sleep and Breathing Patterns

    Amber Leventry
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    Each year nearly 4,000 infants 12 months and younger die unexpectedly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one type of these sudden and unexpected infant deaths and is the third leading cause of infant deaths in the United States. While SIDS cannot be explained, other sleep-related infant deaths caused by accidental suffocation and strangulation can be prevented through proper education of safe sleeping environments for infants. The MonBaby baby monitor is a wearable smart button that will allow parents to track their baby’s…
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
 
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  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

    Rey M.L.
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.
  • LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

    Ron Callari
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.
  • Will Tsu Become The Next Paypal?

    Ron Callari
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may be profiting from all that user-generated content users post on their networks daily — but are you? Yes, they have all provided us with some fun and engaging ecosystems to strut our stuff, and ofcourse there are cost factors attached to all that development. But at the end of the day, do our images, bon mots, intellectual property and reputations hold no value at all?
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  • Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

    Myra Per-Lee
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your…
  • Want To Un-Boil An Egg? Science Has Figured Out How

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    You can't un-speak words and you can't un-ring a bell, but apparently you can unboil an egg -- well, sort of. Chemists from the University of California at Irvine and the University of Western Australia have found a way to return egg white proteins back to their original form that only takes a few minutes. Okay, this isn't something they were doing for fun just to prove that it can be done, though that would totally rock. This new technique has the potential for a wide range of applications from food production to cancer research.
  • Platinum Metal Can Fight Aging: La Prairie Eye Essence

    Alicia Zuberbier
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Platinum is one of the most precious metals, valued for its shine, resistance to corrosion and rarity. Platinum is now even more precious to those of us fighting the signs of aging. La Prairie has discovered a way to use the metal in their latest serum, Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare. But is this over-the-top expensive product worth it?
  • Wearable Biospheres: Creepy Spacesuits For Extra-Terrestrial Travel

    M Dee Dubroff
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Considering a trip to distant planets? Lacking a serious spacesuit? Check out this new way to insure you can bring along an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water; that is, if you don't mind wearing a creepy, bateria-filled 3-D printed vest!
  • Space Tea Lets You Taste The Universe, One Cup At A Time

    Steve Levenstein
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Space Tea is formulated to exude the fragrance of the universe, which if you weren't aware reeks of raspberries and rum. The herbal infusion also seeks to evoke for Earthbound imbibers the unique sweet smell spacewalking astronauts have noted upon their return to the International Space Station.
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  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

    Motors.new
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified and armored Ford F-550 Super Duty truck is ready to put the bite on fomenters of urban unrest.
  • Want Police To Catch More Texting Drivers? Now They Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    One of the greatest dangers we face on the road today is texting drivers. We live in a culture that has convinced us that we not only can multi-task, but that we must. This lulls us into the belief that we can really do two things at once no matter what it is. Technology is coming up with a device similar to a radar gun that will allow police to detect people texting while on the move.
  • LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

    Ron Callari
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.
  • Beta Brand Jeans: Sons of Innovative Britches!

    M Dee Dubroff
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:22 am
    Is your credit card safe in your pocket? Could it be safer? According to the new jeans developed by San Francisco-based Beta Brand, the answer is yes. Read on for more about these amazing high-tech, stretchy denim jeans.
 
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  • Pixelated Hair: The Bizarre Hair Color Trend For 2015

    Serena Dorman
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    We went through the ombre phase, pastel colored locks, and the gray craze.  Take a peek at the bizarre new hair trend for 2015: pixelated hair.
  • Your Thermochromic Nails Can Change With The Temperature

    Alicia Zuberbier
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    They say cold hands mean a warm heart, but with a little bit of a special nail polish powder, cold hands can also mean a changing nail color. Thermochromic pigments change with the temperature, so no matter where you are, your nails will look fresh and new.
  • Custom Cameo Corsets: Creepy Works of Art

    M Dee Dubroff
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    Dallas-based fashion and accesories designer, Louise Black, marches to the beat of her very own drum. Her beautiful designs are edgy, unique and a bit creepy too. Read on for more on this amazing artist and her unusual work.
  • Get Your Cosmetic Drink On At The Lip Bar

    Alicia Zuberbier
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The twenty-something woman loves to things: Getting drinks with her girls and makeup. What happens when those two meet? Introducing the Lip Bar, where cosmetics are sold like cocktails and lipsticks are named after our favorite alcoholic beverages. Yum!
  • Panasonic Magic Mirror Offers Tough Love About Your Look

    Kim Patterson
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Taking criticism on your appearance is never easy, but getting it from someone you care about can be excruciating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same honest viewpoint from a cold, unfeeling machine? The Panasonic Magic Mirror can do just that.
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  • 10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
  • It's Time For The Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6

    Steve Levenstein
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Will you be ready when Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean arrives in Hill Valley later this year? No? Better make like a tree and get out of here – but don't leave without your Back To The Future II DeLorean Time Machine “Crazy Case” for iPhone 6.
  • 10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

    Brilliant
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.
  • Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

    M Dee Dubroff
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.
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    InventorSpot - Fitness, Sports and Outdoors

  • Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair Is Flippin Genius

    Amber Leventry
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you are a parent of young children, and willing to go out with your children, you have done two things: changed your baby on a floor because there was not a changing station available, and you have reluctantly held your baby while trying to enjoy a meal out because the one high chair in the restaurant was being occupied—or that one high chair was grosser than the dirty diaper you changed on the floor. The Ciao! Baby portable high chair solves one of these problems. And it’s flippin genius.
  • Want To Be Able To Pee Standing Up, Ladies? With Pee Pocket You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    There is little that women envy men for. But when we are out in the wilderness or faced with disgustingly dirty toilets we really wish we could pee standing up. Sure there are devices out there that we can use, but they tend to be bulky and potentially messy. With The Pee Pocket we can carry it easily and discreetly and dispose of it neatly afterwards. It is the perfect tool to make potty breaks a little less stressful.
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • Want Performance Results? Step Up Your Training With The BSX Insight

    Samantha Pankey
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There's a saying that I absolutely love: "Work smarter, not harder." I love it as it applies to nearly everything, especially training for sports and physical performance. The BSX Insight is a "work smarter" product. This wearable device gives you a glimpse inside your muscle, measuring your lactate threshold, so that you absolutely know how much effort you're giving in a training session.
  • The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball Is A Soccer Ball And A Coach

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Smart technology is being integrated into just about every aspect of our lives and sport is seeing some great products come of it. The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is one of those products. It employs a sensor package to coach you through dead-ball kick training.
 
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  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Blue Jeans Meetings Is More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

    Ron Callari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.
  • 8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

    Boomer Babe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy…
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
  • 9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Brilliant
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.
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  • Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

    Rey M.L.
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.
  • Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

    Amber Leventry
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.
  • Want Dolls To Look More Realistic To Girls? Check Out The Tree Change Dolls!

    Laurie Kay Olson
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    One of the problems that has been facing women for years is the unrealistic images we have been faced with all around us. It ties into the poor self-image that many of us have because we don't measure up to the impossible. One woman in Tasmania has taken to adopting old dolls (mostly Bratz dolls) and giving them what she calls a "make under" so that they look more like real girls. She is taking the world by storm.
  • Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

    Rey M.L.
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.
  • Fuhu Prepares Massive Android Tablets For Kids, Adults

    Rey M.L.
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    10” touchscreen not enough for you? How about a 65” one? Indeed, Fuhu is adding four new whiteboard-sized models to its Nabi Big Tab lineup of oversized slates. The devices contain the latest core-logic from Nvidia and aim to be the perfect media hubs for your digital home.
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Nissan Leaf Absorbs UV Light By Day, Glows In The Dark At Night!

    Motors.new
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.
  • Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

    Motors.new
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.
  • 2015 Vauxhall Corsa's Optional Camouflage Net Tones Down Bright Bodies

    Motors.new
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    You'll wonder where the yellow (and red, orange or green) went thanks to an optional camouflage net car cover designed for the new 2015 Vauxhall Corsa. The British carmaker describes the net as an “essential accessory” that could save owners of brightly-colored Vauxhalls from being accused of “ruining” tourist snapshots of national historic sites.
  • Salamander Amphibious Concept Motorized Trike Treks Over Land & Sea

    Motors.new
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The innovative Salamander Concept trike from Philippines-based H2O Technologies was designed for regions subject to frequent flooding... the Philippines, for example. Two three-wheeled prototypes powered by gasoline and electricity respectively demonstrate the company's technology while retail sales could begin as early as 2016.
 
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  • Inno3D Tops GeForce GTX 980, 970 Graphics Cards With Quad-Fan Cooler

    Rey M.L.
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nvidia's Maxwell architecture runs relatively cool, but that didn't stop Inno3D. Its iChill GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Ultra cards vaunt a massive triple-slot cooler with four fans. If nothing else, these things should run relatively cool despite their healthy factory overclocks.
  • Goji Play Turns Your Workout Into A Game

    Samantha Pankey
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I have never been a fan of cardio equipment. However, with my training routine, sometimes I have to suck it up and use the bike or treadmill. For those, like me, with cardio-equipment-ADD or those who just can't get motivated to workout, the Goji Play is a dream come true.
  • Eight Amazing Valentine’s Gifts For The Gamer In Your Life

    Nicholas.Greene
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Valentine's day is just around the corner - ‘tis the season for sweet, sweet romance. We'll help you make things a little sweeter, with a few gift suggestions for the lovely gamer in your life.
  • The Weird-Looking Woojer Adds Haptic Feedback To Whatever Game You Play

    Nicholas.Greene
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    At first glance, Woojer doesn't really look like much. It's a small box, weighing only 2.5 ounces. Big things definitely come in small packages in this case, though - the haptic feedback provided by Woojer is impressively powerful, creating a deep rumbling that can be felt through one's entire body.
  • This Incredible 15-Pound Replica Of Halo's Plasma Rifle Costs $600

    Nicholas.Greene
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A company by the name of TriForce has just revealed something that should prove incredibly exciting to fans of the Halo franchise - they've created full-sized models of one of the game's most iconic weapons, the Plasma Rifle. No, they don't fire real plasma.
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  • Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

    Ron Callari
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.
  • Will Tsu Become The Next Paypal?

    Ron Callari
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may be profiting from all that user-generated content users post on their networks daily — but are you? Yes, they have all provided us with some fun and engaging ecosystems to strut our stuff, and ofcourse there are cost factors attached to all that development. But at the end of the day, do our images, bon mots, intellectual property and reputations hold no value at all?
  • Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

    Ron Callari
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with its iPhone 6 iteration -- because, Microsoft has been laughing all the way to the bank with its latest Windows smartphone commercials for the new HTC One®.
  • Is There A Place For #Hashtag Meditation In The Twittersphere?

    Ron Callari
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    #Hashtag Meditation! Even those two juxtaposed words sound like an oxymoron. How does one hashtag a meditative state, when one activity underscores action and the latter centers on reflection. Well, for one, if Twitter has taught us anything, it’s made us rethink how we express ourselves. It’s caused us to distill big ideas down to 140 characters. That action in and of itself puts us in a contemplative mode of thinking.
  • One-Stop-Shop On iPhone 6 & Twitter

    Ron Callari
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    The old AMEX ad slogan of ‘don’t leave home without it’ is apropos when referencing the new social trend of ‘instant purchasing.’ Within the very same week, both Apple and Twitter have devised new mobile e-commerce options. The stickiness of making a purchase without leaving the confines a social network or opening up several apps on your smartphone is appealing to the no-nonsense digerati who gravitate towards. . .
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  • JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

    Rey M.L.
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.
  • Want To Recover That Beloved Lost Toy?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    We all had a favored toy when we were children -- one that we would have been devastated to lose. One train company, First Great Western, in England has taken this thought to heart and has created a website where they post the photos of the stuffed animals that have been found lost on their trains. This way children can be united with their lost loves and parents can breathe a little easier.
  • Want To Pick Your Own Food In The City?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    For some people food can be a scarce commodity. Yet even in the cities there is food all around us that goes uneaten every year. A new website called Falling Fruits has been set up to help map the places where these foods are in public places and can be legally picked and consumed. It started out as a venture by Ethan Welty, a University of Colorado graduate student, to keep track of these foods for locals in Boulder, Colorado, and is now worldwide.
  • Having A Bad Day? Find A Stranger To Cuddle With Cuddlr App

    Ellen Dudley
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Cuddling is good for your health, and now you can do it with strangers with new app for iPhone, Cuddlr. It's intended to connect you with consenting adults for safe, fun, non sexual snuggling. There is some logic behind it: cuddling has been said to release Oxytocin, the hormone that helps people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.
  • GlobeIn Brings Artisans From All Over The World To Your Fingertips

    Josiah Motley
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    What do you get when you combine the homemade selling power of Etsy and the global small-business support of Kiva? Sprinkle in a little bit of Deepak Chopra and a subscription box similar to Birchbox and you're left with the iOS app, GlobeIn. At its core, GlobeIn is a very human driven app lets you purchase handmade items from artisans in developing countries.
 
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  • Want Wine To Be in Your Stars? Try An Astrologically Produced White

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you are looking for the perfect white -- say a nice Sauvignon Blanc -- you want to know that every possible step was taken to ensure the quality and taste. With Loxarel's Cora you can. Biodynamics have been employed in the making of this wine from planting to the finished product. That includes making sure that even the stars and planets were consulted astrologically at each stage in the process.
  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Want Your Water To Do New Tricks? Get A Swirl Tap

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    When you turn on the faucet in the bathroom water comes out. It is hard to imagine that the water would ever look any different, but one designer did have that much imagination. Simin Qiu, a product designer in London, was able to envision a water faucet that delivers the goods in a cool lattice pattern by swirling the water in two different directions. So he created the Swirl Faucet.
  • Want Shoes From The Stars? Wear Meteorites

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Some women are totally obsessed with shoes and end up with huge collections of them in every shape and style. How many of them would go for these odd-looking high heels which were designed to resemble meteorites -- or space debris that has fallen to Earth. The idea behind these shoes came from the recent landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P.
  • Want To Be Able To Pee Standing Up, Ladies? With Pee Pocket You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    There is little that women envy men for. But when we are out in the wilderness or faced with disgustingly dirty toilets we really wish we could pee standing up. Sure there are devices out there that we can use, but they tend to be bulky and potentially messy. With The Pee Pocket we can carry it easily and discreetly and dispose of it neatly afterwards. It is the perfect tool to make potty breaks a little less stressful.
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  • Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

    Motors.new
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.
  • Is It a Comet or an Asteroid?: No, It’s Studio Swine's Meteorite Shoes

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Inspired by the European Space Agency's landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P in November of 2014, London-based Studio Swine created these high-heeled Meterorite shoes as part of a project for Microsoft. Read on, even if wearing these monstrous shoes is probably the last thing you would ever do!
  • Want Shoes From The Stars? Wear Meteorites

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Some women are totally obsessed with shoes and end up with huge collections of them in every shape and style. How many of them would go for these odd-looking high heels which were designed to resemble meteorites -- or space debris that has fallen to Earth. The idea behind these shoes came from the recent landing of the Philae lander on Comet 67P.
  • Want To Be Able To Pee Standing Up, Ladies? With Pee Pocket You Can

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    There is little that women envy men for. But when we are out in the wilderness or faced with disgustingly dirty toilets we really wish we could pee standing up. Sure there are devices out there that we can use, but they tend to be bulky and potentially messy. With The Pee Pocket we can carry it easily and discreetly and dispose of it neatly afterwards. It is the perfect tool to make potty breaks a little less stressful.
  • Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

    M Dee Dubroff
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.
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  • Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

    Myra Per-Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.
  • Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

    Rey M.L.
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.
  • Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

    Myra Per-Lee
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your…
  • GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

    Rey M.L.
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Great things have been done with the Raspberry Pi's meager specs. For DIY'ers who just need more, though, the Gizmo 2 single-board computer squeezes an AMD dual-core processor and Radeon graphics into similar dimensions, while keeping the prerequisite array of hobbyist interfaces besides somehow adding many new ones.
  • Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

    Rey M.L.
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.
 
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  • The Dangerfield Theory of Innovation and IP in China

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Rodney Dangerfield’s 1980 comedy album No Respect, an image that describes Chinese IP and innovation in the eyes of the West. From Wikipedia, licensed under Fair Use. In a few days, I’ll be speaking about IP and innovation in China at the RISE 2015 conference in Miami, Florida, sponsored by INDA (a professional organization for the nonwoven fabrics industry). In my presentation, I’ll be sharing my “Dangerfield Theory” of IP and innovation in China. The Dangerfield Theory is based on comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who famously and repeatedly complained that he got…
  • The Anti-Patent Revolution in the United States

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Decapitalizing IP value with our current revolution Many intellectual property practitioners worldwide are scratching their heads over what is happening to IP in the United States. There’s a revolution underway that over the past few years seems to have steadily eroded the value of patents and any semblance of predictability and order in the law. Patents can still be valuable, if you are lucky and have the right connections. For ordinary people and companies, patents, once the great equalizers against big companies, are now an unreliable tool. The erosion of IP rights is becoming a…
  • Simple Steps Can Dramatically Increase Participation in Innovation

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    At the IP Business Congress Asia 2014 (IPBC Asia 2014), a collection of IP experts from around the world are here in Shanghai, China sharing best practices and advice to help fellow IP workers. Yesterday during a panel discussing ways to build a world-class in-house IP team, a comment from the audience provided a valuable example of how management can stimulate innovation in a company inexpensively. At Aruba Laboratories, a social event was held in which a number of people cam wearing a T-shirt that said “Thought Leader.” Before the event, such T-shirts had been ordered for every…
  • Unpatentable “Abstract” Claims in US Patent Law: How To Know It When You See It, Thanks to Abstract Art

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The US Supreme Court recently ruled that “abstract” concepts are not eligible for patents. The 2014 case, Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Intl. or more simply Alice, is said by some to mean the death of thousands of patents if not entire industries. Critics such as Gene Quinn say it is unworkable, vague and indefinite, giving judges and enemies of patents a capricious tool to assault patents for software and other fields. One of the alleged problems with the Supreme Court’s ruling is that they expressly refused to define the word “abstract” because, of…
  • Monopolies vs. Health Care Innovation: What Happens When Incumbents Decide Who Gets to Compete?

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Monopolies can innovate, just like elephants can play tennis. The results usually just aren’t very elegant or successful. Competition, on the other hand, is famous for driving innovation. Even in state-owned monopolies, like NASA’s initial monopoly on space exploration in the US, it was competition between nations during the rush to outer space and then competition between suppliers of technology that inspired the hundreds of inventions and innovations that NASA can proudly boast. But without the incentive to do better and stay ahead of competitors, innovation is slow and clumsy.
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  • Reclaimed Modern home hits near net zero

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    When we think about sustainable homes, we tend to think about energy usage. A new home in Columbia City, US, can claim to not only be energy efficient, but to make sustainable use of materials. Reclaimed Modern has near net zero energy consumption and is built using reclaimed metal, wood and concrete.Designed by architecture firm Dwell Developments, Reclaimed Modern covers 3,140 sq ft (290 sq m) and houses four bedrooms. It has a detached garage and rooftop deck from which there are views of Seattle, Columbia City and Lake Washington. Much of the building's character, however, comes from the…
  • Olive oil ingredient leads cancer cells to their death

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    An ingredient found in extra-virgin olive oil called oleocanthal has been known as a compound capable of killing a variety of human cancer cells, but how this process actually played out was not understood. Now, a team of researchers has uncovered not only how oleocanthal destroys cancer cells, but that it is able to do so while leaving healthy cells unharmed.Paul Breslin, a professor of nutritional sciences at Rutgers University, had thought that oleocanthal killed the cancer cells by targeting a key protein in cancer cells that triggers apoptosis, a process that sees dangerous or damaged…
  • SOLAR-POWERED TREES

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    eTree is a social enterprise which aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, to create a link between the community environment.All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities. Thanks to an imaginative idea from an Israeli company called Sologic, solar-powered trees are taking root to raise environmental awareness while providing green energy.The eTree comprises a metal trunk that branches out to support solar…
  • KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The idea of spending a night on a plane might be a nightmare for anyone who has flown a long-haul flight in Economy class. But KLM is offering an upgrade that is much more attractive – even if it doesn't get off the ground. The airline has transformed one of its grounded McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft into a luxurious apartment. Dubbed Airplane Apartment, this novel conversion offers four guests a unique overnight stay without the turbulence.The retired KLM aircraft which successfully charted 3,675 flights, is now located next to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and has received an…
  • LENOVO Yoga Tablet

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Lenovo Group Ltd. (stylized as lenovo) is a Chinese multinational computer technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers,smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. In 2013 Lenovo was theworld's largest personal computer vendor by unit sales. It markets theThinkPad line of notebook computers and the ThinkCentre line of desktops.Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and…
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  • An Event Set to Inspire Inventors and Inventions

    Elio Di Gregorio
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
      We are always pleased to hear about events going on in the Toronto area that will help bring awareness to inventors and inventions. Sometimes all it takes is that story of someone else’s “what if” idea to inspire an aspiring inventor or entrepreneur. The GTA chapter of the YPO-WPO (Young President Organization – World Presidents Organization) has teamed up with the Ryerson Digital Media Zone to bring an inspiring event for members of the organization. This event, “Ignite your Innovation”, is taking place today at 3:30 pm at The Carlu Hotel in the core of downtown Toronto.
  • Invention Development Company Opens Office in Austin, TX

    Kevin Mako
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
      MAKO Invent prides itself on helping as many aspiring inventors from coast to coast as possible. As an invention development company, it is integral to our success to be based in innovative and fast paced cities. Having offices in both Toronto and Austin has been a great asset in helping people bring their “what if” idea to life. Both of these cities are the perfect fit for MAKO, as they are home to so many creative minds and startups. These two offices have also allowed us to serve clients to the best of our ability and bring innovative products to the marketplace through our…
  • Win Big by Making Prototypes

    Elio Di Gregorio
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
      Making prototypes is an important stage in product development. A prototype marks progression from your idea being a concept in your head or drawn out on a napkin to a tangible product in your hand. Making prototypes is a very important stage in product development as well because it teaches you how your product works and allows you to make alterations before moving forward into sales or manufacturing. Learning about making prototypes is exceptionally useful for students who are looking to go into the product development field in the future. MAKO Invent is helping students doing…
  • Our Product Development Firm is Growing!

    Stefano Incardona
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
      MAKO Invent is extremely pleased to announce and welcome our newest team member, Luther Yap, Senior Industrial Designer, as our product development firm keeps on growing!   “It is a huge week at MAKO as we welcome Luther to the team. With over 20 years of industry experience, Luther is definitely a veteran in the Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering Industry. As MAKO continues to grow it is imperative that we are able to attract and employ the best talent available. Luther joins an already world class design team and is yet another professional that will help us change…
  • Prototype to Production – The Next Stage

    Elio Di Gregorio
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
      Taking a prototype to production can be an extremely tricky task for any company. Building a prototype can take an enormous amount of patience, funding and hard work. There are also a number of decisions that need to be made to finalize the decision to take the prototype to production. At MAKO Invent we understand the implications with taking a prototype to production. The innovative team behind Photon Elephant is looking to take their prototype to production in order to make 3D printing a little less complicated.   Photon Elephant is a software/hardware bundle that operates a 3D…
 
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