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August, 2006

Digital Dieting



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you already have a weight loss routine in place or if you would like to begin one “Weight by date mobile” is worth taking a look at. This program combines good old fashion dieting and exercise with modern day technology to effectively lose weight. We must work together to do away with Richard Simmons once and for all! read more »

Want to Be a Billionaire? Build Your Own Myspace Type Community


Your own Myspace? Myspace type community at an affordable price. At this point we are all familiar with Myspace.com. If someone you know has never heard of Myspace, chances are they probably still have an outhouse and they think the internet is something to be used in their “cement pond”. read more »

Innovations for the Environmentalists and the Gardeners


Blue Planet ComposterBlue Planet ComposterLooking for a way to support our environment? Our Guest Blogger, Gloria Campos-Hensley, is from Houston and is fascinated with innovations that make living and working in today's times a little more convenient. She wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com: * * * * * Did you know that over 30% of landfill waste could be composted and provide valuable nutrients to plants, but instead the waste is thrown in the trash and sent to landfills? Whether you're an environmentalist, a parent wanting a better world for her children, an avid gardener or just curious, turning waste into compost has become easier for all of us to do. Compost is a mixture of various decaying organic substances, such as dead leaves, cut grass, kitchen scraps or manure, used for fertilizing soil. Many composting products have been made and continue to be improved upon for the kitchen, the restroom as well as the yard. Thanks to these products, composting can be made faster, easier, healthier, smaller cheaper, with NO or little odor. From compost toilets, kitchen scrap bins, to "worm tea" - what was once waste is now nourishing our gardens and our yards.
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Final Verdict: Dead Rising


In the small city of Willamette, Colorado, there’s something strange going on… Frank West, a wartime photojournalist, comes to investigate the city of 53,594 because it has been quarantined by the National Guard. read more »

Weight Loss Gadgets for the Lazy and Unmotivated


Do you need to lose weight? I do. Desperately!

Well, with our advances in technology, I was thinking there's got to be a better way to lose weight and keep it off than the boring old formula of eating less and exercising more. Come on already, aren't we beyond that yet?!

I discovered with a little bit of late night research that with our unbeatable spirit to continue gorging our faces off, there ARE some new inventions to help folks who are inherently lazy still get slim.

Here are some great fitness machines for folks like me who want to be slim, but want to be slim while chomping on our supersized bag of Doritos and watching our favorite game on TV... read more »

New Way to Carry Your Laptop - Pizza Box Case


I am in the market for a travel case for my laptop. It was pretty clear from visting a few stores this weekend that the utilitarian and very boring black bag is pretty much what's available. How amazingly hohum! Why is it that the mass merchandisers all carry the same items?

I decided not to purchase anything and look for some more interesting options on line. How fortunate for me that in checking out one of my favorite websites Attu Sees All this morning, I found an unusual laptop case that I thought was pretty fun. read more »

The Smartest of the Smartphones


Treo SmartphoneTreo SmartphoneWant to know which cell phone you should get?

Guest Blogger Jefferson Smith lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a political and marketing consultant. In between writing speeches and making democracy safe for all, he obsesses over the latest innovations in electronics and the internet. You can read his personal blog coming soon at thinkmatter.org.

Here's his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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I'm the type to obsess over a purchase before I make it. In the case of my cell phone, my obsession recently paid off when I decided to upgrade to the Treo 700w Smartphone, by Palm. read more »

American Inventor Final 12 Update - Darla Davenport-Powell - Inventor of the Here Comes Niya Doll


Darla with Niya DollDarla with Niya DollLos Angeles, CA (8/23/06) — “NIYA SINGS OSAKA’S SONG.” ABC’s American Inventor Finalist, Darla Davenport-Powell is reaching a new world market—Japan. Her multilingual invention, The Here Comes Niya doll speaks and sings in 4 languages-English, Spanish, Swahili and Japanese with well over 100 phrases. The Niya doll is a world traveler that exposes children to different cultures and different lands—fostering global awareness and understanding. Press her knee and the Niya doll says, “Let’s join hands and travel the world together. Ready?”
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Speech to Text helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Due to constant typing and movements of the wrist, frequent internet users need to be aware of the ramifications and learn a few preventative measures when dealing with carpal tunnel. read more »

Art that’s gone to the fishes. Literally.


Aquavista AquariumAquavista AquariumThey say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well behold, here's something you may or not find beautiful. But it's surely unique.

Take a look. What do you see? Pictures, right? Well, sort of. These are actually wall mounted aquariums. Now personally, I find aquariums beautiful, but to much of a pain in the you-know-what to own. With all the filters and cleaning and what not. But the Acquavista 2000 has taken the aquarium to different level of art. And it's making me rethink the old fish tank. read more »

War of the Off-Brand Sodas


BlackcherryBlackcherryWe all love sodas ... with the possible exception of when we brush our teeth and immediately thereafter drink some Diet Coke (inadvertently creating a taste in our mouth similar to that of shampoo mixed with battery acid). Still, the good stuff can become expensive; what can you do? The obvious answer is, of course, to start buying cheaper pop. read more »

What You Need To Be Cool in College


Fart DetectorFart DetectorGoing off to college? Got all the necessary school supplies?

One of my sons is going off to college this year. It got me thinking of what I need to send off with him so that he has everything he needs to be successful in school.

I guess success means different things to different folks. For me, success means the obvious things like my kid does not flunk out. It also means that my kid is popular and know as one of the cool kids and not one of the dorks.

To help him be cool, I came up with some items I am gong to send off with him. I don't think many of the students in his college will have these items, but I am sure they wish they did.

Here's my list of the Things You Can Buy So That You Can Be Cool in College: read more »

The End of the Wired World


Cable SpagettiCable Spagetti

Wondering what's next for the internet?

Guest Blogger Jefferson Smith lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a political and marketing consultant. In between writing speeches and making democracy safe for all, he obsesses over the latest innovations in electronics and the internet. You can read his personal blog coming soon at www.thinkmatter.org.

Here's his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com

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We may see the end of residential cable and DSL providers within the next decade.


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Innovations for an Easier Life


Regal Pocket DV168Regal Pocket DV168Looking for ways to make your life easier?

Our Guest Blogger, Gloria Campos-Hensley, is from Houston and is fascinated with innovations that make living and working in today's times a little more convenient.

She wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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As a mom, wife, woman, tutor and writer, I am one of the many people always on the look out for any innovation that makes my life easier to manage. I look for products that have more than one function and give me the maximum benefits for my investment. read more »

Why Mario is Video Game's Most Beloved Character


In terms of video game history, no other character has been more famous than Nintendo’s mascot, Mario. His awesome red hat, handlebar mustache, and Italian name represent a major video game company, as well as millions of dedicated gamers. read more »

American Inventor Final 12 Update: Mark Martinez - Inventor of the SackMaster


SackMasterSackMasterWe just received an update about Mark Martinez, the inventor of the SackMaster, by none other than bottleslingguy (anyone who visits our site frequently knows who I am talking about). Mark was one of the Final 12 contestants in the American Inventor TV show. The SackMaster is a shovel like device that enables one person (vs the regular two) to fill sandbags. read more »

The Lazy Person's Tools for Pet Care


Dog Powered ScooterDog Powered ScooterLooking for an easier way to take care of your pet?

Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has collected together some helpful finds for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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These days we humans are busier than ever, and we have become accustomed to letting technology handle most of our laborious tasks. We've even begun using it to manage our pets, so we don't have to spend repetitive hours walking, feeding, training, playing, toileting, and locating Fido and our felines?

We can harness their bounding energy, see what they are up to remotely, and train them without even trying. Take a look at these six ingenious ways our pets can survive our neglect and practically take care of themselves. read more »

Bye-Bye, Boring Laundry


WashDryIron Machine
WashDryIron Machine

Our Guest Blogger Jule Goag is a shopholic on the lookout for the next deal too good to be true. She loves gadgets, lives in Seattle and wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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Doing laundry is one of my most detested chores. It may not seem so bad, but I don't like things that I have to wait around for. If I try to multitask and go do something else in the meantime, sometimes I forget a load of laundry is still in the wash. I come back hours later and have a load of clothes smelling of mold. read more »

Walk, Walk, Walk Your Bicycle


Treadmill BikeTreadmill Bike

The article here the other day on a rowing bicyle in Row, Row, Row Your Bicycle, which to most folks seems like a pretty cool idea, made me think of another variation of the bicycle that I think is pretty novel. read more »

Basic Video Game Terminology: What You Need to Know


 

Are there times when you don’t understand what someone is saying to you when they talk about video games? Have you ever wanted to better understand the words gamers commonly use? Well, here’s your chance to do just that. read more »

Professional Logo Designing Made Easy


Today I want to discuss a program I have personally used that is easy, fun and can also make you lots of money. It is the Mega Pack Logo Creator 5 by Laughingbird Software. read more »

Customize your Ipod-New Ipod Wizard



So we all know about the Ipod and how cool it is already.
I’m not going to beat you over the head with something the whole world knows. However, I bet you didn’t know you could give your Ipod a facelift. read more »

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and TGIFCon


Jay LenoJay LenoEveryone knows what the Tonight Show is with Jay Leno. Do you know what TGIFCon is? TGIFCon is the Toy and Game Industry Foundation Convention and Exposition. It is the annual toy, game and entertainment based educational conference and exposition targeting manufactures, inventors, distributors, entrepreneurs, importers, buyers, media, industry services providers, sales agents and seasoned industry professionals.


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USPTO Annual Independent Inventor Conference will be held on Sept 8-9, 2006


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the agency's annual Independent Inventors Conference. The event will be held September 8-9, 2006 at the USPTO's Alexandria, Virginia headquarters. read more »

Peer to Peer coming to a Cell Phone near you!


Back in 1999, an eighteen year old college dropout changed the world forever by creating the first peer to peer (p2p) network called Napster. He quickly became the music Industries' boogie monster for creating a place where people could trade music online but music fans loved the idea. read more »

America, We've Got More Talent!


We are pleased to announce that two more talented writers have accepted our invitation to be Featured Bloggers here at AmericanInventorSpot.com. read more »

American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, Inventor of the CatchVest


Erik & DanardErik & DanardWe received an American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, the inventor of the CatchVest.

ABC AMERICAN INVENTOR FINALIST ERIK THOMPSON SCORES A TOUCHDOWN! WITH THE INVENTOR SHOW, MR. THOMPSON'S "CATCHVEST" WAS PICK-UP BY THE SHOW AND HE WAS AWARD $50,000 AS AN ADVANCE ON FUTURE ROYALTIES, THE PRODUCT IS BEING ENDORSE BY ALL- PRO WIDE RECIEVER JERRY RICE. read more »

Store Your Food Like George Jetson


Looking for the latest in food storage ideas?

Our guest blogger Imani Peterson has a new find to share with readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Imani is the webmaster of several sites, including Shirtgroups.com and believes the internet is to be molded at will. He is also a graphic designer and a music producer who is currently working with an artist for a future release. Here's his article:

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Do you remember the last time you got some fruit and how quickly it went bad? Many of us choose to bypass perishable items such as fruits and instead settle for chips or cookies. After all, who wants to waste money on something that will rot away in your refrigerator within a few days? Wouldn't you rather your children eat fresh fruits and vegetables rather than junk food loaded with fats and preservatives? read more »

Row, Row, Row Your Bike Gently Down The Street


Row BikeRow Bike

Bored with exercise?

Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has provided her find on an exciting new invention for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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Have you seen the new "rowing bicycle?" read more »

Saints Row Is Violence Done Well


Saints Row Video GameSaints Row Video GamePassionate about video games, our Guest Blogger Matt Wood is a young writer from the great city of Seattle, Washington. He is almost always listening to music and his all-time favorite video games include Sim City 4, Halo 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and the classic game Frogger.

Here is his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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Set to launch in late August of 2006 on the XBox 360, Saints Row is a free roam game set in the sprawling city of Stilwater. In Saints Row, you earn membership into the 3rd Street Saints gang, and struggle for survival against rival gangs and police. Building a reputation for the 3rd Street Saints, you can rise through the ranks and gain notoriety throughout the city. read more »

10 Ways to REALLY Piss Off Your Woman


Do you need relationship counseling? Are the sparks of your relationship slowly becoming dying embers?

My relationship advice to you is try pissing off your mate. Yup, I mean it!

I realized this week that, as a couple, my wife and I were getting along a bit TOO well these days. We've been together long enough to work out many of the kinks, so there is little that creates drama and tension in our lives. We get along well. So, we are not one of those couples constantly shopping for relationship counseling.

But there are times when I want a little fun. I want the sparks to fly.

If you ever feel that your relationship is missing some spark, and you want to have a little fun, I have a few ideas for you to try before you go off looking for a relationship counselor. Just make sure you don't do anything you can't get her to forgive you for.

Here are 10 Great Ways to Really Piss Off Your Woman (or 10 Great Ways to Avoid a Relationship Counselor)... read more »

Innovation comes in many forms. In this case, OK Go.


Innovation comes in many forms. In this case, it comes in the form of a band named OK Go that the first time around had their viral video passed around the world millions and millions of times. Which in turn had kids around the world doing their own version of the video. You can check out the original video here.

Well, here comes round two! OK Go on the Early Show! Tune in tomorrow morning, August 4th at 7:30 AM, to CBS News - "The Early Show" to see a segment on OK Go's "Here It Goes Again" video & YouTube.com! Enjoy! read more »

Giant Ice Pack for your Child's Seat - HotSpotMama Find


Seat ChillerSeat ChillerWhen its hot and humid and hitting record highs, what's the first thing you think of? Finding something to cool you down. A nice body sized ice pack sounds good.

Well dealing with the heat is much worse when you have young kids with you. On a hot summer day, you know you're going to hear whinning. Especially when you put the kids into a car. Its almost always 10 degrees hotter in the car. It would be great for their car seats to be nice and cool when they get into it. My prayers have been answered by a company called Kooler Kidz.


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