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June, 2007

Brain Reps 1: How to Invent Excuses for Inventing


Peter Mucha, our Guest Blogger, is an online editor and writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who shares more of his zany ideas on stealmyideasplease.com . He thought the readers of InventorSpot.com may enjoy discussing the process of inventing. Here's his article:

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Ouch. Brain cramps, again?! Yeeow. That's what I get. For not stretching my mind first. For jumping right into a drill, still on a full stomach. read more »

Motion Computing Model LE 1700 - Product Review


If you are looking for a light notebook sized Tablet PC with big RAM and the Vista Business operating system, the Motion Computing Model LE1700 may be prefect for you. Rated Four Stars (out of five).
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Chevrolet Captiva Scratch Card - Inventive Marketing


 In Great Britain, to honor the new vehicle, the new Chevy Captiva was coated with that silvery scratch card material with thousands of scratch-and-win panels beneath. read more »


Tokyo Bottled Tap Water Sold to Suspecting Consumers!


Tokyo Bottled Tap WaterTokyo Bottled Tap Water If you or I bottled tap water and started selling it on the street for a buck a pop, that would be a crime. When the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks does it, it's called a public awareness campaign.
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3 Steps To Maximize Your Press Release Placement


Like the poor soul who’s all dressed up with nowhere to go, a good press release doesn't want to sit on your desk.

Though your press release must blare "This is a great story!" its true success is determined by who pays attention to it, who prints it, and who decides to follow up and write a story about your new product or business. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $1.63 Million for a Purse


 

Ginza Tanaka, a Japanese jewellery maker, is famous for making ordinary items out of precious metals and gems.

On June 14, 2007, Ginza Tanaka showcased this diamond platinum bag at a fashion show in Tokyo. read more »

Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"


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Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well.
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Moving Teeth Signal Moving Orthodontist - Inventive Marketing


This local orthodontics office is packing up and moving...literally. read more »

Cell Phone Recycling Drop-Boxes a Golden Opportunity


There's gold in them thar cells! Japanese telecom giant NTT recovered 320 pounds of pure gold from junked cell phones in 2005 and hopes that making recycling easier will increase the glittering haul. read more »

ABC's American Inventor - Episode 4 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap


American Inventor Show Recap

Tonight on ABC's American Inventor we gather around the TV to see the final contestants from Chicago and New York. Last week's hopefuls were as varied as the cities they come from, even though those that made it through certainly weren't the cream of the crop. Hopefully The Big Apple and Windy City are saving the best for last and tonight we will see someone who actually has a shot of winning the whole shebang. read more »

Microwave Turns Plastic Into Oil


This new recycling machine has negligible fuel costs, zero emissions, and can recover extra metal for profit. Fighting global warming has never sounded so easy. read more »

A Rear View - Inventive Marketing


A billboard featuring images of multiple butts “baring” smiley faces will be featured in Times Square in New York. read more »

Sexy "Pink Real Estate Funds" are Viagra(TM) for Japan's Love Hotels



Japanese love hotels enjoy 200% occupancy rates, but crushing mortgages suck up renovation cash needed to attract carnal clientele. Enter "pink real estate funds", white knights who know that when it comes to sex, there's never "no vacancy".
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The 25 Worst Web Sites by PC World


So I thought today I would take an ironic turn and present the 25 Worst Web Sites as decided by PC World. I know my daily blog is dedicated to all things cool on the net, but I also believe it's important to provide those sites that are so bad they make my sites look even better! read more »

Liquid Telescopes Expand Ability to See Deep Space


In this long-term project, researchers have made another optics discovery that could eventually open the doors to objects far beyond what we currently see. read more »

Cold Coffee at McDonald's - Inventive Marketing


McDonald's, one of the world's largest fast food chains began selling plain, vanilla and hazelnut iced coffees at 700 locations in and around Chicago. For the last few months, the drinks have been sold in New York, Boston and a few other major markets.

To promote the drinks, McDonald's, with agency BBD, has displayed coffee mugs frozen in ice in Seattle.

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Reminder: Live Blog of Episode 4 of American Inventor - Season Two on Wednesday


American Inventor Show Recap

Just wanted to remind our readers that Episode 4 of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, June 27, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time. read more »

Roman Arch Kit - A Geometric Wooden Puzzle: Product Review


We went to a children's museum a couple of months ago and it had a roman arch puzzle. If you assembled all the wood pieces together correctly, it could support itself with out any help (like from nails). My kids spent quite a while on it. It was really amazing when it was completed. So when I saw this Roman Arch wooden puzzle available from Edmund Scientific, I thought what a great puzzle for my kids. read more »

"I've Got My Friend in My Pocket" Says Seth


Ever find yourself missing your friend or a loved one? Well now carry them around in your pocket with a personalized doll from Tiny Pocket People! These little dolls are perfect tiny huggable versions of you or friends! read more »

Save The Forests with Coffee


Considering that almost everyone I know is an avid coffee drinker, my distaste for coffee sometimes makes me feel like an outsider. But alas there is hope for me. Finally, a firelog called the Java-Log, allows me a way to enjoy the warmth of coffee with others without sacrificing my comfort in the process. read more »

Japan Goes Koo-Koo for Kit Kat Chocolate Bars

First it was Home Electronics, next it was Cars... now Japan has raised the stakes, aiming for world dominance in Kit Kat chocolate bars.


Three In One: Stove, Refrigerator, and Generator


This quaint-looking device could bring some "essential" ammenities to millions in the world's poorest countries with its cutting-edge technology. read more »

A Different Kind of Hybrid


Think the steam engine is a thing of the past? Think again! Read about Bruce Crower's six-stroke, gasoline/steam hybrid to learn more. read more »

Shoe-Fleur, A Footwear Fantasy

“The print was lying upside down on a table,” he recounts, “and I said — although no one was listening to me — ‘Hey, that looks like a shoe!’”

There began an odyssey, a whimsical, inventive and, in its own way, rigorous fancy of flowers and footwear

Crops Ask For and Receive Water


"I'm Thirsty" is the motto of this product-straight from the corn's mouth. read more »

Espionage 101: Tracer Spy Tool


We all have fantasies of being James Bond. Here's a little help getting started. The Spy Tool by Tracer is a great beginners' kit to starting your career of international espionage.
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Is the 100 MPG Car Almost Here?


The Automotive X Prize promises to bring about real changes in fuel mileage for everyday vehicles in the near future. Read more about it here. read more »

10 TIPS FOR WRITING SUCCESSFUL PRESS RELEASES


Press releases are more formulaic than the modern romance novel... and that's a good thing for those of us who want to keep press writing simple. I'll show you the formula and suggest a few tips to increase your chances of getting your releases published. Oh, did I mention that you should be writing your own press releases? (see 10 Marketing Tips For Inventors And Entrepreneurs )

A 117-year-old silver spoon, innovative at the time, inspired me to write a short press release as an example for you. Can you guess why this spoon is innovative in both concept and manufacturing process? read more »

New Type of Air Disinfector Can Create Fresh Air Indoors


If you’ve ever felt that a deep breath of fresh air is good for you, you may have been closer to the truth than you thought. Scientists have created a device that mimics some key components of outdoor air that also kills the “superbugs” that plague hospitals and kill thousands of patients per year. The invention is currently for sale in the UK, with plans to launch in the US, especially in hospitals. read more »

Wear Your Chair


Ever go to a family gathering or a party and had nowhere to sit except the floor? Well from now on BYOC- bring your own chair or should I say wear your own chair. That's right, wear your chair.

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Hot Wheels Trucks and Matchbox Cars-Inventive Marketing


The children's toy vehicle market has taken "largely" to outdoor advertising. read more »

ABC's American Inventor - Episode 3 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap



 

Welcome back for Episode 3 of ABC's second season of American Inventor! We are right in the thick of the preliminary rounds, seeing some great--and not so great--inventions out there. Last week we got our San Francisco and L.A. winners (Greg Chavez and Ricky DeRennaux), and this week we continue with open calls in Chicago and New York. I'm hoping to see some good stuff tonight from the Northern crowd--a healthy mix of cool and crazy. So let's get started... read more »

TV, Or Not TV: That Is The Question (For Inventors)


Direct Response Television, also called "DRTV" is an avenue of distribution many inventors consider for their inventions, but most don't really know much about.

Our Guest Blogger, Marty M. Fahncke, is President of FawnKey & Associates , a product development, marketing, and business advisory firm. By utilizing Direct Response Television, E-commerce, and many other forms of marketing, Mr. Fahncke has personally developed hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. He had some great advice on avenues of distribution for inventors and other entrepreneurs. Here's his article: read more »

Outdoor Campaigns - Inventive Marketing


According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »

Electronic Wedge Brake Brings Drive-by-Wire to New Level


Will the eBrake replace the hydraulic brake? Siemens VDO Automotive thinks it has the design of the brakes of the future. read more »

Reminder: Live Blog of Episode 3 of American Inventor - Season Two on Wednesday


Just wanted to remind our readers that Episode 3 of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, June  20, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time. read more »

Hypersonic Jet "Breathes" Oxygen To Exceed Mach 10 Speeds


Researchers from Australia and the US have built a hypersonic scramjet that "breathes" in oxygen rather than carrying it as fuel. The group predicts that hypersonic airplanes may be a reality in the near future. read more »

Bringing Cube World To Life


cwcwRemember sea monkeys? Of course you do. Who could forget breeding your own aquatic world only to watch them rapidly perish due to your neglect pet keeping. Anyway, forget the antiquated notion of real live organisms and resign yourself to the idea of your own electronic play friends. Cube World, from Radicagames , is the latest desktop doodad to keep the child-like part of your brain occupied when you should be doing those expense reports.
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Fast Food: The Advertising Versus The Reality


Have you ever received a "less than perfect" looking meal from your favorite fast food restaurant? For example, have you ever received this?


When based on the Arby's magazine ad you were expecting your roast beef and cheddar to look like this?

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Breathing Earth = Reality Check : Says Seth


Ya know how you always hear people talking about someone being born or dying every some-odd seconds? Well Breathingearth.net actually visualizes that "statistic" right on their web-page. I'm still a bit baffled as to how they accomplish such a worldly feat, but it's still cool (and a little eerie) that something happening on such a massive scale can be captured through the magic of theInternet. read more »

The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has a drinking problem... but if you've got a thirst for adventure, it's where you want to be. In honor (or in horror) of these bizarre beverages seemingly not fit to rinse your septic tank, raise a cracked glass to the Top Ten Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks, our first ten inductees into the Soft Drink Hell of Fame... Jeers!

Cell Phone Lighter Fuels Pyromaniac Chat Addicts



The Cell Phone Lighter from Nodaya Denki in Black, Red, Silver, Blue and Green answers the call for a cheap, reliable lighter that looks remarkably like a neat little cell phone.
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Use Biofeedback for your Stress with the emWave® PC Stress Relief System : Product Review


Are such things as ‘at work' stress, and chronic migraine headaches making your days long and painful? Now a biofeedback device for your PC can help you eliminate stress and kill your work disableing pain go away.
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Teleglass T3-F Video Eyeglasses Give HMDs Street Cred



Teleglass T3-F Video Eyeglasses are one of the first Head Mounted Display (HMD) units that allow the user to function normally in everyday situations. Once they catch on, they'll likely do for the eye what the Bluetooth receiver has done for the ear.
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Solar Garden Light: Product Review


It was nice to finally have a chance to try out a solar garden light. I had considering purchasing one when Scientifics sent me one to review. I was impressed by the simplicity of this Solar Garden Light. There really is no wiring or assembly required. All I needed to do to make it work was take it out of the box, push a button to turn it on and then set it in the sun in my garden. read more »

Site Announcements - June 16, 2007


We'd like to share the happy news that Charlie Mann will be joining InventorSpot.com as a new Featured Blogger.

Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He will be writing reviews of computer, electronics, software, and fitness products for Inventor Spot.

His latest book Polar Cap Five has gotten great reviews and is available at national bookstore chains. Autographed copies are available at www.polarcapfive.com for readers of InventorSpot.com.

We're excited to have Charlie join us and we hope you enjoy his articles.

InventorSpot.com Team

Cell Phone Cameras Coach Calorie Conscious Chubbies & Chubbettes



Tempted by that tasty-looking desert but concerned about keeping fit and healthy? Wonder no longer - with a simple snap of your cell phone camera you can enlist a diet expert to weigh in on whether that pie will go right to your thighs.
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Apple Video iPods-Movies in Your Pocket Campaign-Inventive Marketing


Throughout the last decade, we have come to realize that bigger isn't always better in the world of handheld electronics. In order to prove this, and to promote the movie function of their product, iPod ran a "Movies in Your Pocket" Campaign. read more »

Reproduce Almost Anything : Product Review:


Reproduce Almost AnythingReproduce Almost AnythingSo you're at the prototyping stage with your latest great idea, but have no clue how to actually make it? Time to learn a new skill...silicone mold making. This video and workbook give you everything you need to get started on the path to production.
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Plantable Packaging From Cargo


Evangeline Lily mentioned it on Jimmy Kimmel. That's where I heard about it first, and though I initially tuned in to see what Lost secrets she would reveal, which she didn't, I don't regret tuning in or else I would not have learned about this environmentally friendly lipstick. Well, I wouldn't have learned about it as early.
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Anti-Smoking Mat Direct Mail Campaign - Inventive Marketing


As we all know, quitting smoking is hard because nicotine is so addictive. Along with this, we have also learned that anti-smoking advertising campaigns can be very difficult to ignore because of the vast creativity. Take for example, this direct mail piece. read more »

Patently Pointless: Sexual Fitness Machine


A patent has been issued for a new way for couples to fit and get fit together.

Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

Ten Rules Every Inventor Should Know


Want to learn what every inventor should know from an industry expert?

Our Guest Blogger, David Pressman is a patent attorney in San Francisco. He is also the author of the best-selling book and well-known guide for inventors, "Patent It Yourself". He wanted to share some valuable advice with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article: read more »

Gear Box Pen with Memo Pad in Wood Base Drives On The Write



The Princess PI-1118-70 Gear Shift Pen Set with Memo Pad has got what it takes to drive any desk jockey wild!
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ABC's American Inventor - Episode 2 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap


Hi everyone and welcome back for Episode #2 of ABC's American Inventor. As we saw last week, there is quite the spread of wanna-be-inventors this season. Tonight auditions in Los Angeles and San Francisco continue, and I've got an equal amount of hope for some terrible inventions and some great ones. Ya gotta love the bad ones simply for their entertainment value, right? read more »

Update on the Anecia Survival Capsule - Winner of American Inventor Season One


Watching the first episode of the second season of American Inventor this week made me wonder what ever happened to season one's winner of American Inventor? I bet a lot of people are asking the same question.

The grand finale of Season One of the American Inventor show aired on May 19, 2006 and Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer car-seat). read more »

Star Wars Weekend - Inventive Marketing


 

As Darth Vader once said, "Don't underestimate the Force" (of just good, ole' creative advertising). read more »

Say Goodbye to Powerstrips As You Know Them


Powercast is one start-up company that appears to have found the keys to small-company success in a corporate world. Their technology enables literally hundreds of electronic devices to be powered and/or recharged...wirelessly. read more »

Female Robot Makes Science Friction A Reality



The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid...
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Reminder: Live Blog of Episode 2 of American Inventor - Season Two on Tomorrow


Just wanted to remind our readers that Episode 2 of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, June 12, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time.

Remember to join us as Seth Plattner gives you his unique perspective on the show on his live blog event and episode recap every Wednesday during the whole season of American Inventor here at InventorSpot.com at 9 pm eastern standard time.

See you there. read more »

Scientists Get Closer to Having Living Computers


Want to be a cyborg? Your neurons may one day store information as a "cybernetic organism." For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the successful data storage on live neurons.

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'Hanging Harry' Light Pull Reinvents Gallows Humor



Just when you thought it was safe to go to the bathroom again, the 'Hanging Harry' Light Pull arrives to bring the curtain down on party poopers far and wide!
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Marubeni Infotec "Branches" Out With Wooden Keyboards & Peripherals



Marubeni Infotec "branches" out, introducing keyboards & peripherals displaying a variety of attractive wood finishes at Computex Taipei 2007.
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"Wow, The Internet is Old!": Said Seth


Surely since the Internet's comprehensive conception way back in 1996 (over a decade, yikes!) you've had the sudden need to find some random website from years past. But, the only problem is that website doesn't exist anymore and you desperately need to show your friends whatever it was that was so funny it made you blow milk out of your nose. Fear not, Internet Archive is here for ya. read more »

Velcro Reinvented


Can you think of something more universal and handy than Velcro? If you look around your house and your closet, I am sure you can find hundreds of items that use it. Well, soon those items may be replaced by something better. read more »

7 Gadget Gifts to Get Dad to Like You Again


Father's Day 2007 is fast approaching, but fear not - we're certain that a quick browse of our 7 Gadget Gifts to Get Dad to Like You Again will inspire you to gift-giving glory - while erasing memories of last year's lame-o gift!!
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13 Perfect Gifts for the Imperfect Dad


Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy.

Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man... read more »

13 Perfect Gifts for the Imperfect Dad

Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy.

Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man...


Apex Program Gives Free Soda for Watching Commercial


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A soda company in Japan has discovered a way to make people read their ads. Simply give them a free soda. Sound too good to be true? No such thing as a free lunch? Whatever cliche you apply here, you can't do something like this and pretend that it won't affect us, economically and morally. read more »

Israeli Team Develops Robot Helps to Save Lives


Miniature robots can now help with surgery.

Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com

Here's her article: read more »

Intestines Made of Yarn : Wacky Product of the Week


Pink IntestinesPink IntestinesLast week, I shared with you something I thought a bit weird, a knitted Fetus Coin Purse.

This week, I found another knitted bit of weirdness. I present to you for your viewing astonishment inner organs made from yarn. read more »

10 Marketing Tips For Inventors and Entrepreneurs


 

Let's face it. If you're not Microsoft, a rock star, or a presidential candidate you can't afford to hire a public relations firm. And frankly, even if you could afford one, PR firms are not likely to do the down and dirty work you need.

While a stash of dough is always very nice, with or without it you'll need tons of energy, unfaltering passion for your product, and unrelenting perseverance to overcome any obstacles, to be a winner! Here are some things you can do yourself without a big marketing budget. So, let's get going! read more »

Up To You: A New Shopping Experience


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By shopping internationally Up To You customers can expect to be introduced to amazing pieces, while taking an active role in influencing trends and refining a distinct lifestyle.
Is this a shop or something much more?
Read on to know more...
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Direct Mail and the Best Known Cholesterol Drug - Inventive Marketing


 

It is well known that the most difficult part of a sending out direct mail is getting the target to open it; and who would have ever thought that a drug company would be behind this very creative, one of a kind marketing tool. read more »

The Sit-N-Stroll® Deluxe Portable Foot Exerciser: Product Review


 

 

 

The Sit-N-Stroll® Deluxe Portable Foot Exerciser was developed for people whose feet and legs are mobility-restricted due to diabetes or other health impairments... And too, for those of us with lack of mobility due to desk jobs, TV watching, video-game playing, and airplane travel...

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Vote for InventorSpot.com


The Blogger's Choice Awards are coming.  We've been nominated.
Could you please go and register and vote for our site?

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The Axe Effect Spreads to Towels : Inventive Marketing


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Axe is known for its seductive fragrances and packaging and over the years the brand has established itself as one of the leading male grooming brands in the world. What does its' advertising do for the ever so provocative brand? read more »

Breath Powered USB Devices


What would you say if I told you there is a way to charge your cell or other wireless mobile device simply by breathing in and out? The technology exists, making us wonder if we are truly wasting our breath. read more »

Davids & Goliaths : Insider's View of the Geneva Invention Show 2007


The International Exhibition of Inventions for 2007, held in Geneva from April 18 -22nd. It featured over 1000 inventions from around the world and almost 70,000 visitors from 5 continents. Unfortunately, the InventorSpot.com team could not be there to cover the event. Fortunately, we did make arrangements for our Guest Blogger Peter to write about the event for us.

Why the delay in writing about an event that happened in April? Well, it ended up that our Guest Blogger, Peter was a Gold Medal Winner at the Geneva Invention Show.

Here's his truly unique insider's views on the show:  read more »

A Basketball Brawl : Patently Pointless?


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A battle over basketball patents?

Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

Live Blog and Recap of ABC's American Inventor: Episode 201 (Season 2 Episode 1)


Welcome all to my first live progressive blog for ABC's reality show American Inventor. We here at Inventor Spot are glad to see last year's fans back, and hopefully we'll get some fresh viewers as well. read more »

"Organ Regeneration's a Snap!" Said Seth


As I made one of my many daily visits to the NY Times homepage, I found this article by Nicholas Wade about organ regeneration. To say this discovery of being able to regrow cells is big would be an understatement, so I'm doing my best to make sure the public is aware of such a medical advancement that could, and likely will change the face of medical science. read more »

Hang Ten with Quicksilver! - Inventive Marketing


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Did you catch a wave on the way into work this morning?

Quicksilver completely covered multiple bus shelters with posters resembling waves and the ocean. Along with this, they replaced the old benches in the shelters with real surfboards. read more »

Live Blog and Show Recaps on American Inventor Show Starting This Wednesday


Starting with the first episode of American Inventor, I will be doing a live blog along with the show, providing my commentary and observations of this years competitors and their respective inventions. read more »

New Type of Interactive Paper Makes and Plays Sounds


No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »

Paper as Computer Monitor : LG Philips LCD e-paper


 

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For years, scientists and electronics companies have teased us with the idea of paper that works like a display screen. Once we perfect this tech, are we headed for a paperless society?

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AntWorks Ant Habitat : Product Review


AntWorksAntWorksI love to see modern variations of age-old ideas, so I was pretty excited to dive into my AntWorks "space-age habitat for ants" by Fascinations, available from Edmund Scientific. But the whole experience left me digging for more (pun intended).
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American Inventor - Season 2 Starts Tomorrow at 9 PM on ABC


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Well, it's here. Season Two of the American Inventor reality television show is starting tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern (and 8 pm Central time) on ABC. And just like last year, we're going to provide the best, most in depth coverage, provide a forum for commentary, and host live blogs about the show.

Inventor Creates Way to Build Houses with Pollution


Henry LiuHenry LiuA 70-year-old retired civil engineer has built a new kind of brick-stronger, cheaper, cleaner-out of a waste byproduct of coal plants called "fly ash." Henry Liu, the inventor, will be selling the bricks to manufacturers next year, so environmentalists will have a clean option to brick buildings. read more »

Site Announcements - June 5, 2007


We are pleased to announce a new Featured Blogger joining our site.

Amy Gifford is currently living and working in Michigan for a group of nonprofits. She enjoys traveling, working out and reading. Shw will be writing about inventive and innovative marketing, advertising, promotion, retail and business concepts for InventorSpot.com.

We hope you enjoy her articles.

InventorSpot.com Team read more »

Anti-Theft iPod Case Preserves Forbidden Fruit



The Elecom AVD-WLCA5G Anti-Theft iPod Case addresses a very important feature of Apple's revolutionary music storage & playing system - the ease by which they're stolen!
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CHI MACHINES ROCK! - Product Review And Why You Need One!


When you consider that 80 percent of chronic disease, including diabetes, asthma, allergies, headaches, arthritis, heart, lung, and digestive problems are linked to the spine, you or someone you know is likely to benefit from a machine that provides balance and increased circulation to the spine in ways that can't otherwise be obtained - whether it's for prevention of disease or alleviation of current symptoms of disease.

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PUR Flavored Water


Whenever you get thirsty, do you go for the plain water, or is it the Gatorade or soda you seek? Most people, if given the choice will take the liquid refreshment with the flavor. PUR has created a filter that adds the flavor right to your tap, but I wonder if we will lose our taste for ordinary water. read more »

LighTalk II LED Sequential Display Unit Amazes & De-Lights!



Not only can the LighTalk II LED Sequential Display Unit scan, store and display up to eight different images, it's unique Wireless Image Transfer function lets you send your designs to another LighTalk user!
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Most Prolific Commenter Contest


Several months ago, we had announced a contest at InventorSpot.com.

We announced that we would give a fun invention from our Invention Gallery. to the registered user with the most comments posted in the forums and in the blogs from February 15 to March 15.

After announcing the prize, we just plain forgot about this contest until recently. read more »

Spain Invents New Ears For the Eyes


Want to learn about a new hearing solution?

Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com

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Hydrogen-fueled Cars Enhanced with 13 Lucky Enzymes


Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »

Creative Baking with Kids - Dino Puzzle Cookie Cutter


 

 

 

 

 

 

I got this cookie cutter emailed to me by a friend. Normally, I would say, "Big deal, another cookie cutter. " But it is a big deal because I've never seen a cookie cutter like this. The Dino Puzzle Cookie Cutter is a cut above the rest of the cookie cutters out there because it s also a puzzle. read more »

Fashion "Diamond" Ear Drops for iPods - It's A Bling Thing!



Fashion "Diamond" Ear Drops in Heart or Round shapes add luxurious good looks to your listening pleasure!
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iRobot Creat Challenge: Robot Building Invention Contest


Three innovative companies have teamed up to for a competition in innovation with their Robot Invention Contest called iRobot Creation Challenge. iRobot, Tom’s Hardware Guide and Instructables are jointly running the robot invention contest. read more »

Triple Action Solar Car Kit: Review


Triple Action Solar CarTriple Action Solar CarDesigned for children ages 10 and up, the Triple Action Solar Car from OWI is a great introduction not only to the principles of solar power, but also basic electronics, switches and gears.
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Go Green and Make Some Green...Dollars


Preserving the environment may have never been so lucrative. Global electronics distribution company, Premier Farnell Plc., created its first environmentally friendly competition. They are challenging electronics engineers, students, and hobbyists to roll up their sleeves and design an invention or innovation that will help the environment. read more »

Juicy Gossip! - Said Seth


 

Here's a bit of a shameless plug for a fellow friend's shameless website. Great for juicy gossip and funny stories. read more »

Thanko's Silent Keyboard Cuts The Chatter



Silicone springing and anti-resonance technology make Thanko's Silent Keyboard 5 times quieter than a whisper!
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