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  • Drug Patents Held Overseas Can Pare Makers’ Tax Bills

    NYT > U.S. Patent Office
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While not as advantageous as an inversion, biotech players are saving on taxes by transferring patents to foreign subsidiaries.
  • Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT

    MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
    Andrew Clark | MIT News correspondent
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Last Friday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, along with a delegation from Slovakia, visited MIT to discuss topics including innovation, entrepreneurship, and online learning. Trained as an electrical engineer, Kiska gained prominence as a businessman in Slovakia’s consumer credit industry. Last March, he defeated Prime Minister Robert Fico in a runoff election to become Slovakia’s president. Also a noted philanthropist, Kiska had no previous political experience before taking office. Kiska and his delegation began their visit with an overview of MIT, including the Institute’s strong…
  • USPTO First To File Roadshows

    The Invent Blog
    stevenipper
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In prosecuting patent applications according to the FITF provisions since March 16, 2013, the USPTO has recognized some complications in the administrative processes as well as a need for a better understanding of the FITF provisions. A link to the information, including contact information and the agenda, can be accessed here:…
  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Inventor Spot - Inventions, Innovations, and Interesting Ideas for the Inventor in All of Us
    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

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    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
 
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  • Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT

    Andrew Clark | MIT News correspondent
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Last Friday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, along with a delegation from Slovakia, visited MIT to discuss topics including innovation, entrepreneurship, and online learning. Trained as an electrical engineer, Kiska gained prominence as a businessman in Slovakia’s consumer credit industry. Last March, he defeated Prime Minister Robert Fico in a runoff election to become Slovakia’s president. Also a noted philanthropist, Kiska had no previous political experience before taking office. Kiska and his delegation began their visit with an overview of MIT, including the Institute’s strong…
  • Hacking for good

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.   Through Tinfoil, Michael Borohovski ’09 and Ainsley Braun ’10 have commercialized scanning software that uses hacking tricks to find vulnerabilities in websites and alert developers and engineers who can quickly fix problems before sites go live. Thousands of startups and small businesses, as well as several large enterprises, are now using the software. And around 75 percent of websites scanned…
  • Making drones more customizable

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    A first-ever standard “operating system” for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for multiple applications. Today, hundreds of companies worldwide are making drones for infrastructure inspection, crop- and livestock-monitoring, and search-and-rescue missions, among other things. But these are built for a single mission, so modifying them for other uses means going back to the drawing board, which can be very expensive. Now Airware, founded by MIT alumnus Jonathan Downey ’06, has…
  • Inventor creates tiny technologies for medicine; awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

    Stephanie Martinovich | Lemelson-MIT program
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sangeeta Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, celebrating its 20th year, honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Bhatia is a multidimensional inventor, with a PhD from MIT and an MD from Harvard University,…
  • Manual control

    Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” (2002) or “Iron Man” (2008). In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through and manipulate visual data on a wall-sized, panoramic screen. We’re not quite there yet. But the brain behind those Hollywood interfaces, MIT alumnus John Underkoffler ’88, SM ’91, PhD ’99 — who served as scientific advisor for both films — has been bringing a more practical version of that technology to conference…
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  • USPTO First To File Roadshows

    stevenipper
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In prosecuting patent applications according to the FITF provisions since March 16, 2013, the USPTO has recognized some complications in the administrative processes as well as a need for a better understanding of the FITF provisions. A link to the information, including contact information and the agenda, can be accessed here:…
  • Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioners

    stevenipper
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale PDF (An Update). ALPB on Acrobat 8: New Examine Document Feature. ALPB on Creating Email Portfolios for Small Electronic Data Discovery Productions. ALPB on Preventing Edits to Bates Numbers . . . now with an Action!. ALPB on Preventing Edits to Bates Numbers applied in Acrobat. ALPB on Can I change the number of digits when I Bates Number?. ALPB on Bates…
  • Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplements

    stevenipper
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the old edition… These compilations are not inexpensive. For instance, a softbound copy of “Federal Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations, 2014 ed.” by Thomson West will set you back $269. Then came the Internet, and the ability to access electronic copies of the statutes online. Many practitioners opted to stop purchasing printed copies…
  • The use of “characterized in that” in claims filed in the United States

    stevenipper
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    PCT Rule 6.3(b) states that: Whenever appropriate, claims shall contain: (i) a statement indicating those technical features of the invention which are necessary for the definition of the claimed subject matter but which, in combination, are part of the prior art, [and] (ii) a characterizing portion-preceded by the words “characterized in that,” “characterized by,” “wherein the improvement comprises,” or any other words to the same effect-stating concisely the technical features which, in combination with the features stated under (i), it is desired to…
  • Upcoming USPTO Webinar: “Patent Litigation Tool Kit”

    stevenipper
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The USPTO has announced a new webinar entitled the “PATENT LITIGATION ONLINE TOOL KIT”: Main street business owners and consumers have received letters accusing them of using a patented invention, along with demands for money to settle the dispute. The USPTO will be hosting a webinar discussing the Patent Litigation Online Tool Kit (please see the attached flyer). The litigation tool kit answers common questions about patent litigation such as: What are my options for responding to the suit? How can I tell whether or not I’m infringing? How do I find a lawyer? How can I…
 
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • 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.
  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

    Alicia Zuberbier
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?
  • Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.
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  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

    Ellen Dudley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.
  • Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

    Ellen Dudley
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 
  • A Baker's Delight: The Infinity Oven is Smoke Free and Fuel Free

    PaulFitzgerald
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A team of engineering students from the University of Cambridge just unveiled a new “freshly baked” invention.Daniel Cox, Keno Marie-Ghae, Leyla Sudbury, and William Hatcher (from left to right in photo) are the inventors of the Infinity Oven, which is a cost-effective solution that allows bakery owners in developing countries to utilize the powers of the sun to bake and even cook in a more sustainable manner – fuel free and smoke free.
 
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  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • 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.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.
  • Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

    Motors.new
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.
  • World's First 3D Printed Car Is Electric, Plastic & Fantastic

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is there a 3D printed car in your future? Local Motors thinks so and their showcase auto, the carbon-reinforced ABS plastic Strati roadster, underlines the fact the future begins right now.
 
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  • THC In Cannabis Has Potential Therapeutic Effects On Alzheimer's Disease

    T Goodman
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Scientists at the University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute have investigated the potential role of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a major component of marijuana, on Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. What is most commonly known as a recreational substance has demonstrated its potential in ameliorating AD and other neurological diseases, perhaps because our bodies produce the substance naturally (endocannabinoids) and have receptors that naturally respond to it.
  • Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks Silly

    Steve Levenstein
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Having solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.
  • Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.
  • Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

    Motors.new
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.
  • Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

    Boomer Babe
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    If you really want to see your close-up work clearly, you probably have at least three pair of eyeglasses with three different sets of prescription lenses. For example, you would need one pair for reading a book or using your smart phone, another for working on your laptop or tablet, and still another to see your desktop screen clearly. And what about distance lenses?
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

    Motors.new
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.
  • World's First 3D Printed Car Is Electric, Plastic & Fantastic

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is there a 3D printed car in your future? Local Motors thinks so and their showcase auto, the carbon-reinforced ABS plastic Strati roadster, underlines the fact the future begins right now.
  • Twitter Outrage: Separating The Tweet From The Chaff, From The Kardashians to Kent State

    Ron Callari
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    The concept of separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’ dates back to Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. In the Digital Age, that parable bears significance when measuring outrage on social networks like Twitter. The microblogging platform has acted as a barometer for our level of emotions when we are dismayed, appalled or shocked by current-day events. But how do we separate the meaningful from . . .
  • 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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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

    Motors.new
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.
  • Toyota's "Well Chair" System Makes Minivans More Wheelchair Friendly

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Toyota has announced an integrated system for disabled passengers that better integrates wheelchairs with a range of its popular minivans. The “Well Chair”, introduced at the 2014 International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.
  • World's First 3D Printed Car Is Electric, Plastic & Fantastic

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is there a 3D printed car in your future? Local Motors thinks so and their showcase auto, the carbon-reinforced ABS plastic Strati roadster, underlines the fact the future begins right now.
 
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  • My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

    Samantha Pankey
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

    Ellen Dudley
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.
  • Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

    Amber Leventry
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.
  • Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

    Ellen Dudley
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.
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  • My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

    Samantha Pankey
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.
  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

    Ellen Dudley
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.
  • Innovative Skirts Made of Mobile Phones–Who's Calling, Please?

    M Dee Dubroff
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Have you ever heard of a skirt made from 35 smart phones? Talk about always being prepared to take or make a call! The Finnish firm, fashion designer, Fyodor Golan, and creative Design House Kin spent three months on this unusual project. Learn more about this fascinating fusion of geek chic, wearable tech and every day fashion.
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  • MOD Duo Wants To Be The Last Music Pedal You Ever Own

    Josiah Motley
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    What if I were to tell you that there was a music pedal out there that could reproduce an unlimited amount of sounds and music effects? Then, what if I were to tell you that the entire thing is open-sourced, meaning developers all over the world can develop effects for that same pedal? Sound like something you would be interested in? If so, make sure to check out the MOD Duo which is currently being funded on Kickstarter!
  • 3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

    Ellen Dudley
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment. 
  • Zotac Zbox Pico Is A Smartphone-Sized Windows PC

    Rey M.L.
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite being barely larger than its own AC adapter, Zotac's latest Zbox system nonetheless runs Windows 8.1 and boasts a respectable array of features.
  • Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

    Ron Callari
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?
  • Is Apple Planning 12.9” iPads For 2015?

    Rey M.L.
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    If the rumours are right, Apple are busy working on a new addition to its popular tablet lineup. But who would need a 13” iPad? The answer might surprise you.
 
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  • Why Wait For 2015 When You Can Have An Apple Watch Today?

    Steve Levenstein
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The new, exciting and innovative Apple Watch won't be available until 2015 but Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji seems to have got his hands on a very juicy prototype. By the looks of it, this new smartwatch sure is sweet!
  • Zotac Zbox Pico Is A Smartphone-Sized Windows PC

    Rey M.L.
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite being barely larger than its own AC adapter, Zotac's latest Zbox system nonetheless runs Windows 8.1 and boasts a respectable array of features.
  • PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

    Rey M.L.
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.
  • Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition Offers Survivability With Style

    Motors.new
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Looking for a motorized bicycle with the looks of a survivalist bike and the guts to back it up? Then look no further than the Motopeds Survival Bike Black Ops Edition, a nifty DIY conversion kit that'll keep you rolling before, during & after the zombie apocalypse arrives.
  • i-Tattoo Electronic Temporary Tattoo Pen For Your Little Rebels

    Serena Dorman
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Love the look of tattoos, but not fond of the pain and commitment that come with it?  Have a little one in your life who would love a step up from temporary tattoo stickers? The i-Tattoo Electronic Tattoo Pen by SpinMaster is a tattoo pen so easy a child can use it, but without the permanence or dangers of contracting HIV and/or hepatitis.
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  • Transparent Bathrooms All The Rage At Chinese College

    China.new
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Inviting friends over to your dorm room just got WAY more awkward! Students checking out the newly built double-occupancy rooms at Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering were shocked to discover the bathroom walls were made from transparent glass – a design feature intended to save electricity according to college administrators.
  • School Running Track Sports Innovative Rooftop Design

    China.new
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A four-story tall Chinese elementary school with space issues and an oval roof solved the former by utilizing the latter, laying down a rubberized rooftop track surface and securely fencing it in.
  • Want To See What The United Kingdom Looks Like Up Close? Just Play Minecraft!

    Nicholas.Greene
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Want to explore the cliffs of Dover? Gaze out over the Scottish Isles? Swim through the English Channel? Thanks to the British Geological Survey you can do all of the above...in Minecraft.
  • Flamingo Rampant Book Club Will Offer Children's Books Reflecting Today's Diverse Families

    Amber Leventry
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Family is no longer just defined as a man, woman, and their kids. Nor is family just one shade of color. Today’s families are a diverse mix of single, divorced, gay, lesbian, and transgender parents raising kids. It’s hard to find a reflection of modern families in children’s books. Flamingo Rampant Book Club wants to change that by offering children’s books that showcase and celebrate diversity, specifically in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) families.
  • Trigger-Happy Russian Strelkov Behind Malaysian Missile & Social Media Strikes

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

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • 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.
  • Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.
  • Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

    Josiah Motley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?
  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
 
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  • Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

    Josiah Motley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?
  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • 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®.
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
  • Whovians Standing The Test Of Time Enter Social Media Era

    Ron Callari
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    How does one explain Dr. Who without taking into account the show’s never-waning popularity amongst it ardent followers. If the etymology of the word “fan” was derived from “fanaticism,” this show has more than it’s share of addicted fanatics. With a lead character who's lived over 2000 years, has died and been reborn 12 times into entirely different bodies (albeit, different actors) and is celebrating his 50th year anniversary. . .
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  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • 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.
  • Next In 3D Printing - Fast, Cheap Orthotics For Disabled Kids

    Ellen Dudley
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Naveed and Samiya Parvez started Andiamo to develop 3D printed orthotics for disabled kids, based on personal experience with their son, Diamo, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Every 6-9 months, he needed a new back brace, and each time he would have to wait 3-4 months for it to be ready. With 3D scanning and printing, the wait time could be reduced to a few days.
  • Innovative Skirts Made of Mobile Phones–Who's Calling, Please?

    M Dee Dubroff
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Have you ever heard of a skirt made from 35 smart phones? Talk about always being prepared to take or make a call! The Finnish firm, fashion designer, Fyodor Golan, and creative Design House Kin spent three months on this unusual project. Learn more about this fascinating fusion of geek chic, wearable tech and every day fashion.
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  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
  • Nissan's One-Off Leaf Pickup Truck Is One Cute Electric Ute

    Motors.new
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Wish there was a pickup truck version of Nissan's zero-emissions Leaf subcompact car? Guess what, there is, though there's only one and Nissan has no current (ahem) plans to produce the cute ute en masse for the masses.
  • Mokulock Wooden Bricks: Not The Green LEGO Blocks You Were Looking For

    Steve Levenstein
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Mokulock's wooden bricks are what you'd get if, say, the LEGO company made and marketed their world-famous bricks a thousand years ago instead of right here, right now.
  • The BioCouture Innovation: Will Bacteria Rule Fashion's Future?

    M Dee Dubroff
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    Will your next pair of shoes be grown rather than manufactured? Environmental challenges and strained natural resources are forcing the evolution of different ways to produce sustainable consumer products. Read on to learn more about one designer's solution that may well shape the future of the fashion world.
  • Squarebar Is Nutrition In An Organic Square

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you on a gluten-free diet? No dairy? No soy? Are you a supporter of the organic and non-GMO movement? Do you try to stay away from high-fructose corn syrup or anything that is full of sugar? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions or if you just like a delicious nutrition bar, you may want to try Squarebar.
 
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  • My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

    Samantha Pankey
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.
  • Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker: Wear It Your Way

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the market for an activity tracker? Well there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you're looking for one that will give you personalized coaching and allow you to make wellness a sort-of game, while giving you the option to wear it anywhere, you'll want to have a look at the Withings Pulse O2.
  • Silicone Lekue Steam Case Cooks Healthy Meals In Minutes

    Kim Patterson
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Lekue Steam Case offers a simple and convenient way to steam or stew food in one relatively small and easy to use case. The steamer case is made of food grade silicone so it can go in either the oven or the microwave and can be grabbed with your bare hands when cooking is finished.
  • Skip Over The Water With Aquaskipper

    Samantha Pankey
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yet another product from Inventist, the Aquaskipper is a water "toy" that will also give you a great workout. Resembling an over sized water spider, the Aquaskipper moves similarly to those bugs, skipping across the surface of the water or gliding in on a wave.
  • SITU Is The Food Scale That Connects To Your iPad

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Food scales are great products for the health and fitness minded or anyone who's thinking about losing weight or even gaining weight. They make it easy for you to know just how much you're consuming. SITU Food Scale ramps up the idea of a food scale. It gives you the nutrition content of the food you're eating as well, and it connects to your smart phone.
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  • Want Honey From Bees Being Raised On New York City Rooftops?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The interest in home farming, or urban farming, has been spreading across the country. In New York City rooftops are becoming gardens, chicken coops -- and even the home of thriving bee hives. The bees gather nectar from blossoms and plants around the city and transform it into liquid gold with their alchemy. You can try some of this precious product with this Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight.
  • Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker: Wear It Your Way

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the market for an activity tracker? Well there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you're looking for one that will give you personalized coaching and allow you to make wellness a sort-of game, while giving you the option to wear it anywhere, you'll want to have a look at the Withings Pulse O2.
  • Store And Transport Over Three Meals At Once With The Innovator 300

    Samantha Pankey
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Are you someone who packs your lunch every day? Are you a health-conscious meal planner? If so, have you found a lunch box or food storage product that fits your needs? Sometimes that can be hard for the lunch-packers of the world, that is unless you're familiar with the Innovator 300.
  • Silicone Lekue Steam Case Cooks Healthy Meals In Minutes

    Kim Patterson
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Lekue Steam Case offers a simple and convenient way to steam or stew food in one relatively small and easy to use case. The steamer case is made of food grade silicone so it can go in either the oven or the microwave and can be grabbed with your bare hands when cooking is finished.
  • SITU Is The Food Scale That Connects To Your iPad

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Food scales are great products for the health and fitness minded or anyone who's thinking about losing weight or even gaining weight. They make it easy for you to know just how much you're consuming. SITU Food Scale ramps up the idea of a food scale. It gives you the nutrition content of the food you're eating as well, and it connects to your smart phone.
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  • 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.
  • Calling All Developers: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Is Now Available!

    Nicholas.Greene
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Good news, everyone! Oculus VR has just recently announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. They've packed in some pretty sweet features this time around; anyone who's interested in making virtual reality games should be very, very excited.
  • The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

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

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

    Rachel Jackson
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    Have an invention or business idea that you think can be successful? Invest in research to save yourself money and energy, protect your ego, and be “in the know”. Be prepared with a solid hold on all the pros and cons surrounding your idea. Here are some resources to help you uncover pertinent facts that will either torch your initial hunches or give them strength.
 
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.
  • My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

    Samantha Pankey
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.
  • Want Honey From Bees Being Raised On New York City Rooftops?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The interest in home farming, or urban farming, has been spreading across the country. In New York City rooftops are becoming gardens, chicken coops -- and even the home of thriving bee hives. The bees gather nectar from blossoms and plants around the city and transform it into liquid gold with their alchemy. You can try some of this precious product with this Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight.
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • 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®.
  • Want A Red Nose Handy Just In Case?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    An Emergency Clown Nose -- it is the sort of thing that everyone should have on hand in their medicine cabinet for those times when nothing else will do. Seriously. After all laughter is said to be the best medicine and it is. This rosy little ball, when placed on the caregiver's nose and used according to directions is very likely to cause waves of laughter especially in small children.
  • Want An Instruction Manual For When You Become A Zombie?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    There are some great books out there with plenty of advice on how to stay safe during a zombie apocalypse, but what about the worst case scenario. That would mean that you have also become a zombie now -- but what is it that zombies do besides lumbering about? That is why you need help like the kind you can get from So Now You're a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead.
  • Want To Scrub Your Nails With An Actual "Nail" Brush?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Being very literal can lead to some great puns and if there is one thing I love it is pun a goo pun. That is why I was immediately drawn to this Nail Brush made from an actual nail. It is just the sort of cool design that is just right for the macho tool guy who feels out of place using one of the dainty little plastic brushes that women buy for the family.
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

    Ellen Dudley
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.
 
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  • Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

    Alicia Zuberbier
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?
  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

    Ellen Dudley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.
  • Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

    Ellen Dudley
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.
  • Next In 3D Printing - Fast, Cheap Orthotics For Disabled Kids

    Ellen Dudley
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Naveed and Samiya Parvez started Andiamo to develop 3D printed orthotics for disabled kids, based on personal experience with their son, Diamo, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Every 6-9 months, he needed a new back brace, and each time he would have to wait 3-4 months for it to be ready. With 3D scanning and printing, the wait time could be reduced to a few days.
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
  • Twitter Outrage: Separating The Tweet From The Chaff, From The Kardashians to Kent State

    Ron Callari
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    The concept of separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’ dates back to Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. In the Digital Age, that parable bears significance when measuring outrage on social networks like Twitter. The microblogging platform has acted as a barometer for our level of emotions when we are dismayed, appalled or shocked by current-day events. But how do we separate the meaningful from . . .
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  • Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.
  • Silicone Lekue Steam Case Cooks Healthy Meals In Minutes

    Kim Patterson
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Lekue Steam Case offers a simple and convenient way to steam or stew food in one relatively small and easy to use case. The steamer case is made of food grade silicone so it can go in either the oven or the microwave and can be grabbed with your bare hands when cooking is finished.
  • Want A Pillow Covered With Rubber Bands?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Pillows make a great decorating accent in just about any room of the home, and they can get pretty unusual sometimes. Perhaps the strangest pillow I have ever seen out there is the Rubber Band Pillow. It rather resembles an overgrown, hairy, terry cloth towel monster from the Twilight Zone. Do do do do, do do do do.
  • Want A Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter For Your Precious Pies?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Making your own pizza at home is a wonderful thing -- right up until you have to cut it. If you are like me you are most likely to end up with a crooked arc rather than a straight line. With a Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter you worries are over and you can cut along a straight line. It is the sort of thing that gadget nerds dream about.
  • Want To Submerge Your Tea In A Yellow Submarine?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    In the land where I was born lived a man who sailed to tea . . . You don't have to be a Beatles fan to get the point of where the idea of a Yellow Submarine Tea infuser came from, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. You can brew your favorite while getting the song stuck firmly in your head. There is nothing like starting your day with a Fab Four earworm and starting to think that you actually do live in a yellow submarine.
 
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

    Alicia Zuberbier
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?
  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

    Josiah Motley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?
  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
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  • Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

    Alicia Zuberbier
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?
  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
  • Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

    Ellen Dudley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.
  • 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®.
 
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  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

    Ellen Dudley
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 
  • 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®.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

    Ellen Dudley
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.
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  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • The New Brilliance Dolphin: Still Cheap But Less Crappy

    Motors.new
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What's in a name? Car buyers scouting out the new Brilliance Dolphin will be pleased to know this entry-level mini car is no longer known as the Brilliance CaCa.
  • New & Improved Toyota Vitz Runs Like A Rollerskate, Fits Like A Shoe

    Motors.new
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The new Toyota Vitz, now in its third generation, enjoys engine upgrades providing higher thermal efficiency while improving fuel economy. Since the Vitz now runs better, the obvious promotional tack was to take it on tour with a gigantic four-wheeled “Yellow SneaCar”.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • 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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  • 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.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
  • Twitter Outrage: Separating The Tweet From The Chaff, From The Kardashians to Kent State

    Ron Callari
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    The concept of separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’ dates back to Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. In the Digital Age, that parable bears significance when measuring outrage on social networks like Twitter. The microblogging platform has acted as a barometer for our level of emotions when we are dismayed, appalled or shocked by current-day events. But how do we separate the meaningful from . . .
  • Want A New Star Trek Movie Funded By Kickstarter?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    It has been nearly 50 years since The Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Rodenberry, had his view of where no man has gone before head out into the minds of the American people. His "wagon train to the stars" television series has spawned a movement of people called Trekkies, several spin-offs and movies, and billions in merchandising. Now a new independent Star Trek film is heading into production thanks to the success of a couple of Kickstarter campaigns -- Star Trek: Axanar.
 
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  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • Silicone Lekue Steam Case Cooks Healthy Meals In Minutes

    Kim Patterson
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Lekue Steam Case offers a simple and convenient way to steam or stew food in one relatively small and easy to use case. The steamer case is made of food grade silicone so it can go in either the oven or the microwave and can be grabbed with your bare hands when cooking is finished.
  • Want A Kit To Help You Survive Public Restrooms?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Public restrooms are the source of a great deal of trepidation for many of us. This is especially true for women since we are always faced with sitting down. You can't be sure that the toilet seat covers have been restocked, that the bathroom has been cleaned often enough, or if they have been cleaned at all. To that end you can purchase a Public Toilet Survival Kit.
  • 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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  • Hang Out In The Trees With Roomoon Hanging Tent

    Samantha Pankey
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hanging tents are fast becoming the new 'it' product for glampers--those who like to camp in style (glamping = glamorous camping). Roomoon is one of those hanging tents, and it promises an experience akin to "soaring through the tree canopies" in a balloon. 
  • Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

    Samantha Pankey
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.
  • Roll Up Sail Turns Your Paddle Board Into A Mini Sail Boat

    Samantha Pankey
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying active. However, every so often the staying active part becomes a little difficult, like those times when you're going against the current, paddling like crazy. With the roll up sail, you can turn your paddle board into a mini sailing vessel.
  • ViewRanger Turns Your Device Into A Backcountry Navigation Center

    Samantha Pankey
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Planning a camping trip? A hike? Need a GPS? No need to spend hours researching GPS devices and hundreds of dollars on the device itself, when you can just download an app. The ViewRanger app can be downloaded onto your smartphone or device, and it turns that device into a back country guide.
  • A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

    T Goodman
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
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  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

    Ellen Dudley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.
  • Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

    Ellen Dudley
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 
  • A Baker's Delight: The Infinity Oven is Smoke Free and Fuel Free

    PaulFitzgerald
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A team of engineering students from the University of Cambridge just unveiled a new “freshly baked” invention.Daniel Cox, Keno Marie-Ghae, Leyla Sudbury, and William Hatcher (from left to right in photo) are the inventors of the Infinity Oven, which is a cost-effective solution that allows bakery owners in developing countries to utilize the powers of the sun to bake and even cook in a more sustainable manner – fuel free and smoke free.
 
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  • Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

    Amber Leventry
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.
  • Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

    Ellen Dudley
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.
  • Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

    Amber Leventry
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.
  • Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

    Ellen Dudley
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.
  • Chinese Public Bus Provides Private Maternity Seat For Breastfeeding Mothers

    China.new
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Bus transportation for new mothers just got easier in Jinhua, China. The city's public transportation authority has unveiled an innovative pilot project that offers lactating ladies a private, curtained space within which to breastfeed their children.
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  • Breed Specific Pet Food: Should You Fall For It?

    Lady Bee
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Purina is the most recent pet food company to announce a line of breed-specific dog foods; Beta™. Although currently the line is available in Great Britain only, I suspect it's just a matter of time before it's available in the U.S,. as are Eucanuba and Nature's Recipe breed-specific dog foods currently.  Royal Canin produces breed specific foods fordogs and cats.  The question is: Should your Terrier be fed differently from a Shepherd?  Your Maine Coon from a Siamese?
  • 16 Best Pet Halloween Costume Winners For 2014: Funniest, Fiercest, Best Proof That Hello Kitty IS INDEED A Cat, & More...

    Lady Bee
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    We really have some great pet costume designs in this year's 8th annual Halloween Pet Costume Competition, and it was a very competitive field.  We have winners in several typical categories, like the Cutest, Funniest, and Best Impersonator costumes, but we added some new categories like Best Prehistoric and Best Proof That Hello Kitty Is Indeed A Cat.... Let's warm up by starting off with the Cutest Pet Costume of 2014....
  • The Noggle Lets Kids Enjoy The AC From The Back Seat

    Kim Patterson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Can't enjoy the icy blast of AC with the kids complaining about the heat from the back seat? The Noggle is an easy to install and easy to use device to get the cool air to the backseat quicker.
  • Best In Show! SmartyKat Feather Whirl Electronic Motion Ball

    Lady Bee
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    There are not many toys that can keep a cat's attention for very long; we cat owners have noticed that once or twice....  But there is something special about the SmartyKat Feather Whirl Electronic Motion Ball that does seem to keep cats interested, and the toy even won the Best In Show Cat Product Award at the 2014 SuperZoo new product show.
  • Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

    Lady Bee
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • 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.
  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.
  • Wayfare Gives You A Pen Pal Right On Your Phone

    Josiah Motley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Show of hands if you had a pen pal at some point during your time in school. Just as I figured, quite a few of you. Wayfare is letting you relive your days of international correspondence with an app that pairs you with someone from the country of your choosing for seven days. An interesting concept, but how well does it work?
 
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  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • 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.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
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  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

    Ellen Dudley
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 
  • 3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

    Ellen Dudley
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment. 
  • Polyester Stinks And Here's A Study To Prove It

    T Goodman
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the 70's fashionable men wore polyester 'leisure suits.'   Fashionable women wore polyester or nylon Emilio Pucci patterned dresses. They were supposed to be cool, but really they were hotter than heck. Then, thankfully, there was a return to natural fibers in textiles - not only cotton, silk, and wool, but several fibers like hemp, bamboo, and soy that were relatively new to the fashion industry.  Now the pendulum is back to the synthetic, and it's not pretty.  As a matter of fact, it stinks!
  • Undercover Colors Nail Polish: Wearable Tech Meets Crime Prevention

    M Dee Dubroff
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Can science combine with fashion accessories to prevent sexual assault? According to one fingernail polish start-up company, the answer, hands down, is yes. Read on for more about this unexpected collaboration.
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  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • Crime-Fighting Accessories: Attractive Wearable Tech Weapons

    M Dee Dubroff
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Security  devices are the latest passengers on the wearable tech bandwagon. Innovation abounds with bracelets and hair clips that double as emergency alarms. Read on to learn more about these new attractive weapons against crime.
  • ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

    Ron Callari
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .
  • The Mink 3-D Make Up Printer: Wearable Tech’s Cosmetic Innovation

    M Dee Dubroff
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Harvard graduate, Grace Choi, has invented a 3-D prototype printer called Mink that enables users to print any form of makeup right from their home. Read on to learn more about this amazing wearable tech innovation.
  • Undercover Colors Nail Polish: Wearable Tech Meets Crime Prevention

    M Dee Dubroff
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Can science combine with fashion accessories to prevent sexual assault? According to one fingernail polish start-up company, the answer, hands down, is yes. Read on for more about this unexpected collaboration.
 
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  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Top 5 Favorite Inventive Makeups At Spring 2015 Fashion Week

    Alicia Zuberbier
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week recently ended in New York City, and the fashion world is all abuzz about the new spring and summer pieces. Yes, the clothes were gorgeous, but let's take a few moments to appreciate the epicness of the makeup. Runway shows are one of the few times makeup artists can go above and beyond tupical beauty makeup, and there were a few shows where they did just that.
  • Are You Getting Enough Sunlight? Find Out With SunSprite

    Ellen Dudley
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Do you spend a lot of time outside? Or very little? How do you know if you are getting all the sunlight you need? SunSprite is a super cool wearable device that measures the amount of sunlight you are being exposed to, letting you know when enough is enough. It's the first solar powered, wearable, light tracker invented by Harvard trained doctors and engineers that can help you to improve your energy, your sleep, your mood, your focus, your eyesight and reduce stress.
  • 10 Beauty Inventions That Need To Exist Now

    Alicia Zuberbier
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    There are tons of clever and helpful beauty products on the market, but there are a few inventions women are still waiting for. Hopefully the cosmetic industry will hear our woes and help us out! Someone invent these products!
  • Hair Brush Phone Case Guarantees You'll Look Great In Every Selfie

    Alicia Zuberbier
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    I'll be the first to admit I love selfies. Maybe that's a bit narcissistic, but I really believe I'm the best at taking photos of me. If you're selfie-obsessed and you want to look your best at any given, selfie-perfect opportunity, a new iPhone case is going to make your dreams come true. A hair brush, phone case hybrid will make sure your hair looks great right before your snap another pic.
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  • Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

    Ron Callari
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.
  • Twitter Outrage: Separating The Tweet From The Chaff, From The Kardashians to Kent State

    Ron Callari
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    The concept of separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’ dates back to Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. In the Digital Age, that parable bears significance when measuring outrage on social networks like Twitter. The microblogging platform has acted as a barometer for our level of emotions when we are dismayed, appalled or shocked by current-day events. But how do we separate the meaningful from . . .
  • 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. . .
  • Breed Specific Pet Food: Should You Fall For It?

    Lady Bee
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Purina is the most recent pet food company to announce a line of breed-specific dog foods; Beta™. Although currently the line is available in Great Britain only, I suspect it's just a matter of time before it's available in the U.S,. as are Eucanuba and Nature's Recipe breed-specific dog foods currently.  Royal Canin produces breed specific foods fordogs and cats.  The question is: Should your Terrier be fed differently from a Shepherd?  Your Maine Coon from a Siamese?
  • 16 Best Pet Halloween Costume Winners For 2014: Funniest, Fiercest, Best Proof That Hello Kitty IS INDEED A Cat, & More...

    Lady Bee
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    We really have some great pet costume designs in this year's 8th annual Halloween Pet Costume Competition, and it was a very competitive field.  We have winners in several typical categories, like the Cutest, Funniest, and Best Impersonator costumes, but we added some new categories like Best Prehistoric and Best Proof That Hello Kitty Is Indeed A Cat.... Let's warm up by starting off with the Cutest Pet Costume of 2014....
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  • My First Football Boots Help Kids Learn Soccer Skills

    Samantha Pankey
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Does your son or daughter want to be the next Pele? Mia Hamm? Or are they into soccer, but you're not sure how to help them develop their skills? My First Football Boots can help with that. These soccer boots were specially designed to help kids improve their dribbling skills.
  • Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker: Wear It Your Way

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the market for an activity tracker? Well there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you're looking for one that will give you personalized coaching and allow you to make wellness a sort-of game, while giving you the option to wear it anywhere, you'll want to have a look at the Withings Pulse O2.
  • Store And Transport Over Three Meals At Once With The Innovator 300

    Samantha Pankey
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Are you someone who packs your lunch every day? Are you a health-conscious meal planner? If so, have you found a lunch box or food storage product that fits your needs? Sometimes that can be hard for the lunch-packers of the world, that is unless you're familiar with the Innovator 300.
  • Skip Over The Water With Aquaskipper

    Samantha Pankey
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yet another product from Inventist, the Aquaskipper is a water "toy" that will also give you a great workout. Resembling an over sized water spider, the Aquaskipper moves similarly to those bugs, skipping across the surface of the water or gliding in on a wave.
  • SITU Is The Food Scale That Connects To Your iPad

    Samantha Pankey
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Food scales are great products for the health and fitness minded or anyone who's thinking about losing weight or even gaining weight. They make it easy for you to know just how much you're consuming. SITU Food Scale ramps up the idea of a food scale. It gives you the nutrition content of the food you're eating as well, and it connects to your smart phone.
 
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  • Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

    Ellen Dudley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.
  • Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

    M Dee Dubroff
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.
  • Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

    Ellen Dudley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.
  • 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®.
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
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  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • 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®.
  • Social Media’s Looks Inside Outlanders’ Shot At Independence? (Update on Vote)

    Ron Callari
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    How does Starz network’s new TV series Outlanders set in the mid 1700s relate to modern-day social media? Well, aside from the trending tweets pertaining to the impending nuptials between the story’s lead characters, it’s really the descendants of those Outlanders and their current pursuit of independence that’s catching all the buzz.
  • Whovians Standing The Test Of Time Enter Social Media Era

    Ron Callari
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    How does one explain Dr. Who without taking into account the show’s never-waning popularity amongst it ardent followers. If the etymology of the word “fan” was derived from “fanaticism,” this show has more than it’s share of addicted fanatics. With a lead character who's lived over 2000 years, has died and been reborn 12 times into entirely different bodies (albeit, different actors) and is celebrating his 50th year anniversary. . .
  • Facebooks’ ‘Mentions Box’ Introduces ‘Video Selfies’ For Celebs At Emmys

    Ron Callari
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Ever since Ellen Degeneres’ creative ‘selfie’ bit was introduced at the last Academy Awards ceremony, the bar has been raised for future hosts’ to use social media in more intricate and creative ways. Mark Zuckerberg and his cadre of coders at Facebook think they have just the thing to go Degeneres one better, when they debut their “Mentions Box” for celebrities during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on August 25.
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  • Want A Red Nose Handy Just In Case?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    An Emergency Clown Nose -- it is the sort of thing that everyone should have on hand in their medicine cabinet for those times when nothing else will do. Seriously. After all laughter is said to be the best medicine and it is. This rosy little ball, when placed on the caregiver's nose and used according to directions is very likely to cause waves of laughter especially in small children.
  • Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

    Amber Leventry
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.
  • Want A Spring Toy That Moves Like Magic But Doesn't Slink?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We have all known the joy of playing with a simple spring through the Slinky, but that isn't the only spring out there that is amazing and magical to goof around with. There is also the Toroflex Kinetic Spring Toy. While this spring can't walk downstairs alone or in pairs, it can do a bit of moving and climbing under the right conditions, When not in use it even stores flat.
  • Here's A Pair Of PlayStation 4 Shoes For $950 - Complete With An HDMI Port

    Nicholas.Greene
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Have you ever wanted to show everyone how awesome you think the PlayStation 4 is? If so, the JRDN 4 X PS4 sneakers are for you. They're branded after the console, and even come with an HDMI port (that doesn't do anything). There's just one small problem...they cost $950.
  • Want To Tell Your Fortune With This Magical Bacon?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Among those of us who haven't given up meat many of us consider bacon the food of the gods. Perhaps that is why there is such a thing as Fortune-Telling Bacon. This product comes from Radiant Farms in Ireland where the Sisters also raise unicorns and dragons for canning. This particular kind of bacon is made from flying pigs and is completely inedible.
 
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  • Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

    Motors.new
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
  • Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

    Motors.new
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.
  • Toyota's "Well Chair" System Makes Minivans More Wheelchair Friendly

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Toyota has announced an integrated system for disabled passengers that better integrates wheelchairs with a range of its popular minivans. The “Well Chair”, introduced at the 2014 International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.
  • World's First 3D Printed Car Is Electric, Plastic & Fantastic

    Motors.new
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is there a 3D printed car in your future? Local Motors thinks so and their showcase auto, the carbon-reinforced ABS plastic Strati roadster, underlines the fact the future begins right now.
  • The New Brilliance Dolphin: Still Cheap But Less Crappy

    Motors.new
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What's in a name? Car buyers scouting out the new Brilliance Dolphin will be pleased to know this entry-level mini car is no longer known as the Brilliance CaCa.
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  • 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. . .
  • Whovians Standing The Test Of Time Enter Social Media Era

    Ron Callari
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    How does one explain Dr. Who without taking into account the show’s never-waning popularity amongst it ardent followers. If the etymology of the word “fan” was derived from “fanaticism,” this show has more than it’s share of addicted fanatics. With a lead character who's lived over 2000 years, has died and been reborn 12 times into entirely different bodies (albeit, different actors) and is celebrating his 50th year anniversary. . .
  • Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

    Ron Callari
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?
 
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  • 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.
  • Acer Chromebook 13 Offers 13 Hour Battery Life, Tegra K1 Processor

    Rey M.L.
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Most Chrome OS laptops use Intel processors. Not this one. Acer's latest packs a power-efficient ARM-based Nvidia system-on-chip, a decent-sized screen, and tablet-esque battery life for a fairly low price.
  • 'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

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

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

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • Want To See It Rain Inside An Airport?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kinetic Rain is an amazing and mesmerizing moving sculpture that has been set up in Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi Airport. The sculpture was created for and was installed as a part of the terminal's refurbishment by the German design firm Art+Com. It comes across as giant raindrops moving in a carefully choreographed dance routine. It has been billed as the world's largest kinetic sculpture.
  • Want Honey From Bees Being Raised On New York City Rooftops?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The interest in home farming, or urban farming, has been spreading across the country. In New York City rooftops are becoming gardens, chicken coops -- and even the home of thriving bee hives. The bees gather nectar from blossoms and plants around the city and transform it into liquid gold with their alchemy. You can try some of this precious product with this Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight.
  • China's Most Watched Intersection Fades To Black

    China.new
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
  • Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.
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  • The Selfie Sombrero Is A Definite Fashion "Don't"

    Jill Harness
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    "You're so vain, you probably want a selfie sombrero," would probably be a line to the classic Carly Simon song if she wrote it in modern times. And indeed, you have to be pretty darn vain to wear something so ugly and so cumbersome solely to take pictures of yourself.
  • Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

    Alicia Zuberbier
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?
  • The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

    M Dee Dubroff
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.
  • Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

    Ellen Dudley
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.
  • Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

    Ellen Dudley
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.
 
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  • How to Set the Retail Price for Your Products — Plus FREE Download

    Tamara Monosoff
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Many of us struggle with setting the best retail price for our products. Here are a few helpful tips including a simple fill-in-the-blank model that I use (free download below). - Find similar existing items in stores and catalogs. Identify the price range and estimate your product retail price within that range (Remember: consumers are price sensitive and product entrepreneurs often think that people will pay more for their unique item. Think again.). - Find other similar existing items on Global Sourcing websites like: www.Alibaba.com and www.GlobalSources.com. This is a great way to come…
  • I Will Never Offer This Deal Again!

    Tamara Monosoff
    21 May 2014 | 9:09 am
    This is it! I am doing something CRAZY and I will never offer this deal again. The self-paced Power Mentoring II program will ROCKET you forward no matter where you are in the product development process whether you are just beginning, or you've been trying to take your sales to the next level.  I am so sure that you will benefit from this program, that I am offering you a 30-Day 100% refund if you are not fully satisfied with what you learn.   In addition to the step-by-step video modules (see below), you will receive the new edition of The Mom Inventors Handbook and The Ultimate Workbook…
  • Complimentary Webinar, Business Tools & Media Update

    Tamara Monosoff
    17 May 2014 | 11:43 am
    Here's a quick recap of some key business growth programs and tools you may have missed. The free LIVE webinar yesterday was awesome! In the first half we talked about market research (it's not difficult if you know how to find the answers), funding (I shared the name of the micro-lender that loaned me $25,000 early in my business), realistic (not pie in the sky) sales planning, and how to use marketing tools to "blow your horn" about your business! But... the best part were the questions from participants that I think you'll benefit from the most. “The LIVE chat was great! Very…
  • Watch VIDEO: Learn How to Set Your Product Pricing so that There is Enough Profit Left Over For You!

    Tamara Monosoff
    8 May 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Complimentary 12-minute video tutorial to help you set the "right" retail price for your product from the start. There are key questions that you need to ask yourself when bringing a product to market: “How do I set the wholesale price of my product?” “How do I price my item for a retailer? “How do I price my item if I add a distributor?” And, after everyone gets a piece of the pie, “Will consumers buy your item at the price point you’ve selected?” These are good questions! In fact, these questions may be the most important questions you can ask because the last thing you want…
  • How Can One Small Shift Bring You Wealth and Happiness?

    Tamara Monosoff
    7 May 2014 | 4:32 pm
    What surprises me the most is that it only takes one small shift to dramatically transform the direction of our lives so that we have more wealth, health and happiness as they are all inter-connected. What's even more interesting is how long we are willing to stay stuck -- sometimes for years. Have you ever experienced this? Have you ever made a shift and then said to yourself "Why didn't I do this five years ago?" I know I have. Sometimes, I've held on so hard to something that wasn't working with the false hope that the outcome would be different if I just kept on trying. My 10-year-old…
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    Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Helping Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Leaders Find Innovation Success

  • David and Googleliath (or VSL vs. Google): A Small Company Fighting a Giant Reminds Us Why Software Patents Matter

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    A small start-up company fighting one of the great giants of all time: it’s a classic story of David vs. Goliath, or in this case, David vs. Googleliath (a.k.a. VSL vs. Google). Googleliath’s Googleplex (source: Wikipedia). Many small companies have claimed that Google misappropriated trade secrets or other IP, but rarely has Google graciously (and accidentally) cooperated in providing smoking-gun evidence the way they apparently did for Vedanti Systems, Ltd. (VSL). In this case, they allegedly left sticky notes on VSL’s trade secret materials showing their questionable…
  • Crazy Over Innovation at Uber

    Jeffrey Lindsay
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    At the Marcus Evans Innovate 2014 Conference in Shanghai today, I met Rosalie Wu, the head of marketing in China for the rapidly growing startup, Uber. Rosalie was Uber’s first hire in China and exemplifies the energetic, entrepreneurial spirit that is driving Uber to global success. She spoke about the development of Uber’s innovative business model and the many innovations they continue to add in their unique approach to “glocalization,” wherein a company going global adapts its products and business model to the unique constraints and opportunities of each local…
  • Alice in Blunderland: The Supreme Court’s Alice Decision Fails to Grasp the Physical Reality of Information

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

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

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    There are places on this Earth where you simply stand, slack-jawed, and pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming – and Singapore's Gardens by the Bay is as surreal a place as I've ever been. This billion-dollar techno-garden theme park is absolutely stunning right through, but the two stand-out highlights are its signature Supertree Grove – a collection of giant cyborg trees – and the Cloud Forest – a gigantic bio-dome that recreates the environment and climate of a mountaintop forest at sea level. As a bonus, there's also the world's tallest indoor waterfall.The jewel in…
  • Ferrari designer unveils plans for luxury Japanese Cruise Train

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Following the success of its Seven Stars Cruise Train, which launched late last year, Japanese railway company JR East has announced plans to create another luxury sleeper train. The exclusive hotel on the move will be designed by renowned Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama, who was behind the Enzo Ferrari and Ferrari P4/5 designs.Set to start construction in 2016, the Cruise Train will cost approximately ¥5 billion (US$50 million) to complete and will accommodate a maximum of 34 passengers in its 10 carriages. The design features a series of private guest suites, glass-walled observation cars,…
  • Fancy a one nighter at Hotel VW California?

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Those wishing to experience a night in a modern VW camper without the usual cost may be interested in the Hotel VW California. Sounding a bit like an Eagles song gone awry, it's actually a marketing stunt by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) and LateRooms.com that offers guests one night in a VW California SE camper van in a select UK location.There are six California SE camper vans in all, each of which has a pop-up roof and sleeps up to four adults. The vans are outfitted with a kitchen area that includes fridge, burner cooker and sink with running water, in addition to beds, integrated…
  • The World's first flying hotel - The Hotelicopter

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

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

    Kerry-Ann C
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    In today’s day and age, everyone is concerned about privacy. And with companies like i-Tunes being able to directly access your hardware (putting a whole album on a variety of iOS devices), it’s a very real concern.   My father once mentioned that he puts tape over the camera lens on his laptop and I, being a young person unconcerned with privacy, laughed at him. But now that I think about it, and if you do 10 minutes of research, you’d find that technology has evolved enough that it is possible. Anyone with a minor level of computer skill can hack into your computer and turn on…
  • Why inkster, Why Now?

    Andrew
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    How can I get discovered as an artist? How do you find inspiration? How do people find artwork? Can I actually make a living selling my art?   Being an independent artist and finding clients has never been an easy feat. That is where the term ‘starving artist’ comes from. Created by two independent artists, inkster sets out to cure that stereotype and give creatives a chance to get discovered.   inkster provides the ultimate experience for emerging artists to network and sell their work. Utilizing the social media features on inkster.com, you can grow your fan base while…
  • Golf Without Obstacles – DV8 Sports

    Kerry-Ann C
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Golf Without Obstacles! – DV8 Sports   A sport may be purely for your entertainment, a way to pass time, or taken to a competitive level. Perhaps, it’s a combination of the above. For many of us who enjoy a particular sport, there rarely are any downsides. Well, there may be a few; convenience to be more specific. It’s not exactly easy to lug around heavy, bulky equipment during your daily happenings. It’s also quite troublesome, and quite frankly, frustrating to pack and repack the equipment required for certain sports; golf being one of them.   Our friends at DV8…
  • Join the #inkster Movement: Free iPad Give Away

    Jonathan Ku
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
      Our partner, inkster is giving away a FREE iPad. All you have to do is sign up with your email. Simple? For sure! You can even increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest with your friends through Twitter, Facebook, Email and even LinkedIn.     Are you ready to join the #inkster movement? We certainly are and signing up on inkster’s website!   “Being an inkster is essentially being an artist or creative individual.” – Rob Anderson     You might be asking, what exactly is inkster?   Well inkster is going to change the way artists use the…
  • The Bike Lift&Carry, for the Urban Cyclist

    Kerry-Ann C
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    A lot of people are moving into large city centers like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver but don’t enjoy relying on public transit to get around. Instead, they utilize the comprehensive bike lance system for exercise as well as convenience. But what if you need to take the subway or carry your bike up or down a set of stairs while shopping or sightseeing? Some bikes are large and clunky while some may just simply be too heavy to carry for the needed length of time. Have you ever wished for an easier way to carry your bike around? Henry Teterin from Kiev, Ukraine, went through the product…
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