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September, 2009

Funny Fashion: Hilarious Moustache Bandana

Moustaches are suddenly a thing of fashion. We've seen varieties of jewellery galore (also designed to be held up to the face when an impromptu disguise is needed), some of which is discreet and some of which insights hysterics.  Now there's a new fashion for those who want to jump on the moustache trend in an even more in your face way.

Chedds: One Fare Restaurant Serves Up Comfort Food In Grilled Cheese!

We've seen restaurants that deal exclusively in mac ‘n cheese and PB&J, and now there's another fantastic new restaurant that serves a different type of food. Care to render a guess? No, well then just read on to find out.


Sony DPP-F700 Digital Photo Frame With Printer

The Sony DPP-F700 integrates a photo printer into a digital picture frame, so that viewing and printing your best photos is a snap.

Audi E-Tron Concept Promises 3319lb/ft of Green Excitement

Even the most exotic sports cars available today cannot match the potential acceleration of a high output electrically powered sports car. This is mostly due to full torque available at 0 RPMs. To really drive this point home, Audi has developed the E-Tron, which could easily become the next generation of high end sports cars.

Sci-Fi Surgery On Exhibit: 7 Medical Robots That May Make You Reconsider Your Need For Medical Attention

If you happen to be in London between now and December 23, 2009, you may want to stop by the Sci-Fi Surgery exhibit at the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum. Put on by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the exhibit features some pretty weird medical robots, as well as depictions of medical gadgets from film, anime, and sci-fi literature. Here are 7 robotic members of the exhibit that you just may find visiting your person some day....

Zero-G Remote Controlled Car Tracks Laser Beam

Want a laser-guided wall-climbing R/C car?  If so, here ya go:

Pepsi Azuki, Japan's Weird Seasonal Soda for Has Beans

Pepsi Japan has done it again - the seasonal, weird, limited-time flavor of Pepsi Azuki soda exudes  the rich maroon hue and subtle sweet taste of prepared red Azuki beans.

AT&T To Offer a Satellite Smartphone

Combining both cellular and satellite coverage, the new Genus phone is an exciting hybrid that will provide a new level of service.

Protect Your TV With TV Armor

Just bought a $3,000 HDTV? Consider purchasing a little protection for that valuable screen.

Sexual Satisfaction Plays Major Role In Psychogical Well-Being Of Women

A study at the Women's Health Program at Monash University in Australia explored the links between sexual satisfaction and other aspects of mental health, particularly "well-being" and "vitality."  Don't shy off there, boomers... the research included women aged 20 to 65!

Buzz: Company Makes Caffeinated Breakfast Food For The Coffee Addicted!

Everyone loves a morning cup of coffee, but sometimes one just isn't enough. So you don't need to keep on filling your bladder as a result of too many wakeup beverages, one company that caffeine addicts are sure to love is making other caffeinated breakfast foods.


Garmin Nuvifone Drags Itself to Market

Closing in on two years after its announcement, the Garmin Nuvifone G60 is finally going to be available in less than a week.

Google Wave Wants You!

It's a little bit county! It's a little bit rock 'n roll! It's one over-sized network mash-up! Google Wave is part Outlook, IM, calendar, Twitter, wiki, spreadsheets/docs/presentation, picture sharing, social media, forums, maps and just about everything else on the web, but the kitchen sink! It's what some have called "email on steroids."

Fashion Hit Or Miss? 80’s Revival Fashion Interpreted In Shoulder Pad Tees

The Sam's Town Hotel and Casino Sportsbook is located on the Boulder Strip; the operation itself is on the smaller side compared to some of the massive resorts that can be found in the Las Vegas area. The complex has a unique feel, particularly following the 2007 remodel that incorporated a glass atrium into the building with a glass roof which also lends an element of modernity to the overall effect.

Solar Moving Musical Light For Halloween Décor?

Halloween is upon us and as the time approaches some Halloween celebrating fanatics (people I know personally) will go crazy trying to outdo their neighbor with the best Halloween decor. If only they could get their hands on a SonUmbra. They could take their décor to an eerie level.

VholdR ContourHD Sports Cam Goes 1080p

VholdR has unveiled a 1080p version of its ContourHD wearable sports cam. Now you can get the convenience of the ContourHD in full 1080p.

Fascinating Sandcastle Worm Inspires Biocompatible Glue For Broken Bones

Let me introduce you to Phragmatopoma californica, the sandcastle worm, if you haven't already met. This incredibly self-contained worm, found on the southern coast of California, not only gathers its own materials to build its home, but uses its own bio-produced cement to superglue the materials together, creating its own permanent honeycomb housing - under water!

New Sneakers May Cause Puffy Hair

Adidas has a new athletic shoe line that, if the ads are accurate, may cause serious hair problems.

Samsung to Introduce the Phone Camera

The Samsung SCH-W880 is a whole new combination of mobile phone and camera.

Kutano,Twitter's Super-Charged Search Engine Is Enhanced By Google Sidewiki

Twitter's cool search engine gets an added boost of fire power from Google Sidewiki. On September 29, 2009 both apps joined forces to improve the effectiveness of Kutano's search capability.

Blood Energy Potion, Authentic Looking Synthetic Blood Drink in a Transfusion Bag

Thirsty at twilight - or after reading or watching Twilight? Slake your blood-lust by grabbing a transfusion bag of Blood Energy Potion, the best bloody drink around!

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

7 Classy Glassy Spirited Designs For Your Halloween High By Lolita®

If you're sick of all the schlocky Halloween stuff, take a look at this hand-painted glassware by Lolita®. As if the lady's artistry were not enough to enjoy, each wine, martini, and hot beverage glass comes with one of Lolita's fun spirits recipes painted under the base of the glass. One or two of those will definitely get you in the spirit of Halloween... or something!

Luxurious Headphone Covers With Onboard Storage By Bless Design

Men don't have very many acceptable storage options when they're out and about. The man purse comes with a level of mockery, and overfilling pockets can result in inconvenient bulges or embarrassing plumber's crack. Bless design group has come with a practical and discreet alternative that goes along with an accessory that most men carry with them anyways.

Panasonic Unveils 3D HD Television System

In the next step toward making home 3D HDTV a reality, Panasonic has unveiled a prototype 50-inch display with active shutter eye glasses. Together the glasses and display combine to provide a realistic illusion of a three dimensional picture.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

Pop-Up Bar In Bolivia Is The World’s First Cocaine Distribution Lounge

We've seen marijuana cafes located in California, but on the other side of the globe there's now a bar that's the first of its kind and it serves a drug that is surrounded by even more controversy, particularly as unlike marijuana, there is no talk of move towards legalization.


Wii Louisville Slugger Gets You Swinging For the Fences

A real Louisville Slugger for your Wii. Well, not really that real, but you can swing it just like a real one.

Motion Activated Earbuds From Sony Ericsson Are Controlled By Your Movement

Sony Ericsson's new MH907 headphones provide buttonless control that senses your motion to keep you in control of your music at all times.

Dual Fuel Bus to Decrease Emissions and Increase Public Transit Usage

Even though using public transportation within a city greatly reduces the overall amount of pollution, this doesn’t stop people from demanding cleaner and more efficient means.  A new kind of bus being launched in Britain may be able to provide the perfect solution to such demands, as well as bring a halt to the reliance on diesel.

What The "L" Is Going On With Googlle?

An extra "L" was the tip-off? Or was that part of some cryptic code devised to fool us Google users?

'Under Hair Template' Keeps Japanese Girls Fit & Trimmed

Styling one's personal area is a matter best dealt with in private, but sometimes even the most flexible females need a little guidance. Once again, Japan comes to the rescue, this time with handy little templates shaped like triangles, hearts, 'landing strips' and... a keyhole.

Vintage Cartoon Corset: Whimsical Super Mario Fashion For Women

It doesn't matter which generation you belong to, at some stage, you've probably had a brief love affair with Super Mario when playing on Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 or Nintendo Wii. You might want to show your love through fashion, but cartoon clothing featuring Mario has primarily been made for men, until now.


Spiral Hoop Dance: Teaches The Latest Fitness Craze With An Artsy Twist

Hula hooping has become the latest fitness craze, in part popularized by the Wii Fit fun hula hooping challenge which also doubles as great abdominal activity. But standing in one place swivelling your hips for many minutes on end is far more boring than a run or walk on the treadmill, which is why one hula hoop maker has decided to offer artsy dance classes.

Artisan Cat Furniture, Reasonably Priced, At Cat Above

Original designs in cat furniture are rare and generally expensive.  But by purchasing cat products from the Cat Above, you get reasonably-priced distinctive artisan designs made by true cat lovers, and you help support an inventor, a small business, and your favorite animal shelter.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Haunted House Restaurant: Oklahoma’s Halloween Dining Experience

Halloween is coming up, and I bet I know what you're planning. If you're into the nightlife scene, you're likely to be dressing up as a scantily clad superhero, pirate, or football cheerleader (if you're a woman that is, and maybe even if you're not); or if you're looking for a low key Halloween night, you're probably waiting to fend off the trick-or-treaters with candy. Well, for a unique experience, here's a better idea by way of a unique business that will satisfy your appetite for fear and dinner!


Fashionable Wearable Gadget: Orb Bluetooth Headset Transforms Into Ring

As the ban of cell phones in cars is slowly embraced across North American states and provinces, more people are turning to Bluetooth technology for their hands-free devices. This technology is great, but what if I told you that you could get your hands on a Bluetooth headset that also has an alternative, more fashionable purpose?

Mucking Around In The Latest Muck Boot Fashions For Women

Add a saucy rubber apron to your outfit and you'll be the sexiest mucker around.

As Seen On TV: The Port-a-Book

The Port-a-Book is a multi-purpose stand designed for use with laptops and other materials.  But does it work?

The Feline Rec Room Is Like A Furnished Apartment For Cats

When space is so limited in an apartment, it's hard to fit in all the toys and ladders and cubby holes and beds your cat might prefer if circumstances allowed more room to put them.  But the designers of the Feline Rec Room considered most of kitty's recreational needs when they developed this furnished apartment for your cats.

Lingerie For Men: Male Bras For Men with Gynecomastia

"Man boobs" have been joked about in movies, TV shows and other media outlets; but they can appear as a result of a serious condition called gynecomastia which causes the mammary glands to grow abnormally large in males. This can be embarrassing for men, particularly when they have to shop in women's lingerie stores to find a little bit of support. That's why bras for men have been introduced.


Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

Solar Roadways Creating Solar Paneled Roads: Is it In Our Future?

Can you imagine the energy harnessing potential we would have if the roads we drove on every day were solar paneled?

Top Five Hotel Mobile Apps

Although a little late to the party, hotels are finally jumping on the mobile app band-wagon. The development of free applications can now extend a hotel's service beyond the front desk, beyond its Web site... right onto your mobile device. Since hotel guests are always on the go, whether for business or pleasure, what better access is there than getting one's hotel info right on their smartphone?

Tokyo Game Show 2009 Booth Companions Shatter Stereotypes - NOT!

Come for the gaming, stay for the girls! The 2009 Tokyo Game Show got off to a bang with the Parading Of The Booth Babes, or "Companions" as they're currently called.

5 Of The World’s Most Strange And Unique Hotels

There are lots of hotels around the world that offer comfortable accommodations for travelers, but some of them are far more memorable than others with unique themes, décor, and unusual locations that really stick out in visitors' minds. Here are some of the 5 most strange and unique hotels from around the world.


Who Needs Animals When You Can Grow Your Own Beef? The Cocoon Grower & Cooker

The thought of eating genetically grown veggies is one thing, but meat and fish grown from pre-mixed muscle cells and nutrients...? I just can't bring myself to say hmm...yummy.

OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Google's Sidewiki Profiles Internet Users?

The ubiquitous Google never content to remain idle and like the Pac Man of yesteryear gobbling up everything in site is now setting its cross-hairs on YOU. This time out, they are introducing the Google Sidewicki which will be added to the Google Toolbar and will allow the entire Internet universe to leave comments about pages they surf on the Web.


007 Style Zippo Offers More Than Just A Light

James Bond would be proud to have this lighter in his arsenal of high-tech gadgets...

“I’ma Let You Finish” Novelty T-Shirts Mock The Viral Kanye West Phemonenon

Kanye West's recent MTV Video Music Awards invasion created a media frenzy and went viral with a number of related videos beginning with the opening the rap star used when going onstage to interrupt Taylor Swift's award acceptance speech, "I'ma let you finish..." It's a statement that has become forever imbedded in pop culture jargon and it's also inspired fashion.

Honda Electric Unicycle Concept Gets the Elderly Rolling

An aging population facing mobility issues is the intended target of the Honda U3-X electric unicycle, but the style, design and performance of this "personal mobility" device should appeal to those of ANY generation.

Mobil Tee Vending: Convenient Fashion Dispensing Machines

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; vending machines are the ultimate business of convenience. And as long as people keep developing the technology and making them available on the market; we'll never see an end to the type of products that are dispensed. The latest vending machine will conveniently dispense a fashion product that everyone needs.


What Are BuckyBalls?

What are BuckyBalls?  Possibly the coolest educational toy (and best use of technology as a frivolous time-killer) that I've seen in a while...

IRiver NV Mini Bike Edition--The Navigation System For Your Bike

The iRiver NV mini bike edition is a comprehensive media player, GPS and cycling computer that's perfect for the casual cruiser and smooth-legged cycle demon alike.

Facebook Movie Makes Geekdom Sexy!

From a Harvard dorm room to a multibillion dollar enterprise, the origins of the dynamic trio who created the social network goliath Facebook is virtually unknown to the general public. Sex and the social network  apparently go hand and hand. Who would have thunk?

Tiny Flying Saucer Makes Me Fear Alien Invasion

They're here! They're tiny! And their technology is far more advanced than our own! One look at their tiny flying vehicle has me convinced: the alien invasion has begun...

Melanie Bilenker Hair Jewelry: Artistic Accessories Made from Human Hair

We've seen jewelry made of human hair in the past; it's been woven, beaded, braided and been used as the main medium for many chic creations. But there's a new kind of hair jewelry out there that's far more refined, detailed and artistic than anything we've seen before.

Gizmodo Gallery Gives Geeks Gadget Goosebumps

Gizmodo, the Internet's premiere gadget guide is hosting the second annual Gizmodo Gallery. The gallery, which opened today in New York City and closes September 27, is totally interactive, but it's not online. It's live! And its collection of one-of-a-kind original gadgets are every geek's wet dream.

Ed Hardy Clothing Brand Expands Market To The Health Conscious

Sometimes the most industrious businesses don't just stick to what they know - they expand to capture additional markets and ensure that their appeal reaches a greater scope of clientele. The most recent example of creative branding has occurred with the popular fashion brand Ed Hardy. Keep on reading to find out what they've done to re-invent themselves!


7 Modern Animal Figurines Have Fans, If Not Collectors!

These animal figurines are metal-crafted sculptures that are real breeze-making fans, the kind that won't stick out of your decor like you took them home from the office.

Swift.fm Offers Swifter Music Sharing On Twitter

Do you share music via Twitter? Want more flexibility and functionality in how you share your music with your Twitter followers? Swift.fm can turn your MP3s into a custom radio station for your tweeps, and swiftlisting is reciprocal.

Romanian Medical Center Has Unique Ad Campaign That May Put Them Out of Business

Sick and tired of the current health care situation?  Check out this clever ad campaign for Rosana Medical.  If successful we'll see an example of "If there were more companies like you, there would be less companies like you."

Stray Cat Blues? Housewife's Invention Frustrates Freeloading Felines

Stray cats struttin' all over your garden, messing up your garage? Banish the beasties with this homegrown anti-cat solution developed by a Japanese housewife tired of saying Hello Kitty.

Ashton Kutcher, King Of All Social Media!

A battle with CNN proved he was 'King of the Hill' on Twitter (with now over 3.6 million followers), and an updated version of 'Candid Camera' called 'Punk'd," were some of the initiatives Ashton Kutcher accomplished after starting his own social media company called "Katalyst Media."

Next Fisker Model to Get Plug In Capability...Priced in Chevy Volt Territory

With as much attention as the Fiskar Karma go, it only makes sense that the up and coming automaker would start planning something new. The rumors now are that this next Fiskar model will be a Plug In Hybrid with a starting price somewhere in the $39,000 range.

Hey Wilson Meet Joules and His Electric Tandem Bike

Finally! Finally! There may be a way to escape my husbands desire to ride a tandem bike together. At least I think there may be. Why? An inventor, who needs to be thanked over and over again, has invented a tandem companion. No, she isn't sexy nor alive!

The Coolest Geeky Gadget Prototype: iPhone Compatible GPS Glasses

With some of today's gadgets, it seems like what we though this millennium would look like is finally coming true with the technologies available. The latest innovation is a prototype only right now, but it proves just how far we've come, and will help some wayward commuters as they go as well!


Delicious Dairy Delivery: Milk Made Ice Cream Subscription Service

Daily milk delivery is a thing of the past in many communities, but there's one business that's bringing it back to New Yorkers, but rather than simply offering bottled milk, they've got a milk product delivery service that sends something a little bit more delicious to your door.

Introducing the World's First Photocopier Chair

Japanese avant-garde designer Tomomi Sayuda thought it would be a good idea to build a photocopier into a chair. So did I, in grade school, but Sayuda actually went and did it.

Healthy Or Not? Independent Group Tests Pet Products!

When you buy a bed or food bowls or toys for your pets, you believe that they are safe.  Or maybe you just hope they are not harmful, depending on how skeptical you are.  Perhaps you assume that the government would have recalled a product if it were not healthy for your pet.  Maybe it would, if the government tested all products, but it doesn't.  Who will?  Who does?

Foursquare & Crowd-Sourced Evangelists Tweak Loyalty Marketing

Many brands are trying to harness the power of social media for monetization purposes. Traditional marketing, by itself can no longer achieve the levels of success it reached in the past. However when combining both old and new school, one could benefit from the synergies that are created, and Foursquare is positioning itself to do just that.

Precision Urban Hopper Adds To Military's Squadron Of Ground Robots

This Precision Urban Hopper  "leaps tall buildings in a single bound"  and will indeed be Superman to thousands of real live ground troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.  It is lightweight and small and can easily be carried with the soldiers and deployed when needed to scout out the situations that lie ahead in urban jungles, be they surface obstacles or combat ones.


HP Takes Picture Frames to the Next Level with Dreamscreen

Part picture frame, part home theater system, the new Dreamscreens from HP are one of the coolest accessories ever to grace your fireplace mantel.

'Twitter Wit' Is The New Algonquin Roundtable

Endorsed with a foreword by Biz Stone, Twitter Wit is the new Harper Collins collection of "the funniest tweets of all time."  Satiric humor in 140 characters or less includes one-liners from some of the Twitterati's most famous wordsmiths including Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Fry in addition to many more unknown would-be humorists.

YO2 - Delta: A New Kind of Yo-Yo

The Yo-yo has been around since roughly 500BC.  In all that time I have yet to figure out how to get the stupid thing to glide back up the string.  But... the Yo-yo enters a new era with the advent of the YO2-Delta - a new take on an old toy.

Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsaber Brings Out the Jedi in You!

If you happen to see a crazy, naked guy running around in public swinging one of these things, it'll probably be me...

Green Nail Polish Alternative: Trendy Biodegradable Polish In Fall’s Hottest Colors

Nail polish is often a girl's best friend, but the chemicals don't do our bodies any favorite, and let's not forget the potential impact on the environment. Green alternatives in nail polish are available, but one line is suitable even for the biggest fashionista looking for the trendiest colors for their manicures.

Sleepless In Toothpaste Land? Try Pearly Dreams

"Sleepless in toothpaste land?" may sound like a weird title for a column about a toothpaste. But Pearly Dreams is a weird toothpaste. It's supposed to make you... sleep. There are all kinds of solutions for sleeplessness... tapes, meditation, sleeping pills, sex, supplements, drinking till you pass out.... why not one more?

Portion Pacer™ Helps Avoid Second Leading Cause Of Canine Death: Bloat

I learned something new and important today that I bet most dog owners don't know: Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or bloat in dogs is the second largest canine killer after cancer.  Death from bloat can be painful and truly horrible for dog and owner, so it's good to learn what you can do to prevent it from ever happening.

Could The Fiefdom Of Foursquare Become The New Twittersphere?

Many people have been talking about the next Google (including myself) for the last ten years. Yet they still remain king of the hill. Similarly isn't it daunting to think that in a little over 3 years the microblogging darling of the investment world recently valued at one billion dollars could possibly be supplanted by a location-based game, the likes of Foursquare? Yet, there are those that have jumped on that band wagon.

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

Innovative Fashion Design: Convertible High Heels

Women like heels, but there's a common problem that accessory loves face - their heels just don't like them by the end of the day. Changing shoes for the walk home after a day at the office or a night at the club means remembering and managing to tote a more practical pair around which just isn't always reasonable. Now, an Australian design student has a more functional alternative.


Story Something: iPhone Customized Bedtime Stories for Children

As much as working parents would like to enhance their child's minds and imaginations by reading to them daily, few can find the time to read to their kids as much as they'd like. That's where Story Something, a TechCrunch50 finalist comes into play.

"Underwater Baited Hook" Is World Wildlife Federation's Smart Gear Winner

At the moment an albatross swoops down to the sea for a bit of fish bait, it can go from being one of the most graceful soaring and swooping birds to being "bycatch," the term for an unintended victim of a fishery net that few birds escape.  The winner of this year's World Wildlife Federation's (WWF) Smart Gear competition has tackled the problem of bird bycatch with its invention, for now called quite simply the "underwater baited hook."

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?

OnePure Halal Skin Care Line For Muslim Women

For Muslims who follow the code of Halal, it can be a challenge to find skin care products or cosmetics that don't violate the principles of the Koran. Now, there is a complete line available ideal for Muslim women who want to pamper themselves with high-end products.

Three Square Greetings: Cards For The Incarcerated

We've seen businesses run by prisoners who are currently incarcerated, as well as those that give former convicts a second chance by employing them following their release from the big house. But now there's a special line of greeting cards which is exclusively geared towards those kept behind lock and key.

Accessories For The Shoe Lover: Wacky Footwear Inspired Masks

Shoes are supposed to be worn on your feet, but not according to designer Minna Parkikka who has transformed her love of footwear into another unusual type of fashion.

Brightly Colored Solar Panels With Less Silicon Harness Indirect Sunlight

If you love solar power and solar products, but fear the impact shade from cloudy or dark days may have on your panels, your fears conquered soon. GreenSun Energy Ltd. has found a colorful and innovative new way to harness indirect sunlight.

Beauty In Business: Cosmetic Expiration Reminder Stickers From Beauty Alert

It's a requirement that expiration dates be posted on all perishable products, but there are some items that are lacking these labels even though there's a good chance that they will go bad on the shelf or once they make it home with you.

Oddfellows: Three Inches of Genius

Want a little bit of inspiration while working on your next invention?  These little guys may not help you lift your tools, they may be able to lift your spirits!

FINIS SwiMP3 Underwater MP3 Player Rattles Your Skull

Using bone condution, the latest FINIS SwiMP3 is a waterproof MP3 player that offers superior sound.

Ford Unveils Smallest and Most Efficient EcoBoost Engine Yet

In keeping with their plan to rely heavily on the EcoBoost engine line up, Ford has introduced another variant of the potent powerplant.  This time, the turbocharged engine displaces a total of 1.6 liters, making it the smallest and possibly the most widely used for the upcoming model years.

Hallucinate, Meditate, and Zone Out With Trip Glasses

Having a hard time decompressing from work?  Try zoning out with the Trip Glasses!

Bing Mobile Seeks Coup D'Etat!

While Google's hold on "traditional" search on PCs far exceeds its competition, Microsoft is hoping its new search engine, Bing will soon dominate the burgeoning marketplace of mobile search. Can the little-engine-that-could score a coup d'etat?

WiFi Dowsing Rod Finds Signal Instead of Water

Looking for the best place to set up your WiFi enabled laptop?  Wave this little sucker around...

Fashion For Function: The Totally Wacky Wearable Fart Silencer

This is one wearable item that will go sight unseen (thank goodness), but it's totally hilarious, and will make you feel uncomfortable just to look at it; little less wear it. But do keep on reading, because you can't keep on living if you haven't heard about the wacky, wearable fart silencer.


USB Mosquito Repellant Great for Backcountry Nerds

You already use all sorts of USB devices. Why not repel mosquitoes with one?

Creepiest Company: Ghost In A Bottle, Packages Ghost Busted Spirits

It's a little bit early to be talking about Halloween, but if you're one who wants to prepare to scare the bejeezes out of someone you love, or just give them a novelty Halloween gift they'll never forget, then you'd better check out this creepy company.


TV Outdoors: SunBrite Weatherproof TV

The SunBrite Weatherproof TV has nearly every feature you'd need to enjoy quality television outside. So you can get some fresh air without really lifting a finger.

Nano-Technology Provides Desktop Fountain

Want the best example of nano-technology put to trivial use?  Look no further!  The Nano-Tech Aqua Dance is here!

TV's Going To Pot - Cannabis Planet Launches!

When someone tells you that TV is "going to pot," you can now take them literally, because "all things marijuana" has found a TV channel it can call its own!  It's the latest in a new wave of niche marketing where TV programming is devoted to one topic!

Japan Fights Train Station Suicide with Blue LED Lighting

Feeling blue? Japan's railways and subways have come up with a bright idea to reduce the number of suicides at train stations: eerie blue LED lighting that supposedly has a calming effect on suicidal psyches.

Smoking Ads - Then & Now

It's no secret that the perception of cigarettes has changed over the past few decades.  Gone are the days of gusto smoking cowboys and gimicky slogans.  Now advertisers actually attempt to influence the public to avoid, yet still actively purchase, cigarettes.  Let's take a look at how a few of these ad campaigns have changed...

Janestrap: Sporty Undergarment Beats The Bounce For Busty Women

Women who are well-endowed in the breast department know just what a challenge it can be to exercise comfortably without the inevitable busty bounce that seems to go hand-in-hand with gravity. Fortunately, there's now a solution by way of a sporty undergarment that goes to places the ordinary sports bra hasn't gone yet.

New Gasoline-Diesel Mixture to Raise Efficiency and Lower Emissions without Breaking the Bank

Both gasoline engines and diesel engines have their advantages over the other when it comes to certain applications.  However, they both also suffer from drawbacks that some people find too difficult to live with.  This may all change though, as a new gasoline-diesel mixture is being researched and tested that promises to bring the best of both worlds into the hands of the consumer.

GPS Tracking Of Seniors, Kids, & Others With Special Needs: The eMed-Trac

eMedi-ID, a franchise business that provides personal medical information to first responders via USB devices on their customers' keyrings, has just come out with a new device capable of tracking a person's whereabouts via global positioning satellites (GPS)

Immortality Industry: Secure Storage For Memories and DNA

 Believe it or not, there's an industry being built on our quest for immortality, and one bank is preserving lives with the security of a Swiss bank.

Habitat Turning Hashtag Spam Into 'Green Eggs & Ham'?

The power of social media and real-time search can turn on anyone in a moment's notice when misconduct online takes the spotlight. As evidenced recently by Kanye West, Joe Wilson, United Airlines and countless others, there are no "get out of jail free cards," when individuals and brands misbehave badly. The immediacy and the transparency of social media will catch you every time.

Hearwear: Interactive, Artistic, and Futuristic Clothing And Accessories With Environmental Awareness

Hearwear is more than just fashion, it's technology that puts fashion lovers in touch with technology in a unique way that's also visually captivating.

Modern Day Eco-Friendly Skinny Dipping

If you have ever been brave enough to skinny dip into a body of water or showered in your birthday suit underneath a waterfall, you may just like this eco-friendly concept. It brings water, nature and you into your shower. It's eco-clean.

Conviction Restaurant: A Business Based On Crime

You might have seen the show Conviction Restaurant which aired for the first time this week. From a business stand point, the owners of this restaurant are doing something quite risky. Keep reading to find out how this unique restaurant works, and share your feedback on what you'd think of going into a restaurant with a staff like this.


A Little Bit Of Paradise In Business: Japan’s Indoor Beach

We've all heard that we should stay out of the sun's rays, but that makes it difficult when we want to enjoy a day at the beach. A business in Japan offers a great alternative to fun in the sun outdoors, and is also suitable for all seasons.

Cup Noodle Meets Louisiana Gumbo - That's Hot

Cup Noodle, long stereotyped as subsistence food for college students and basement dwelling bachelor geeks, is getting an extreme makeover, home cooking edition. Maruchan's "New Orleans Style Gumbo Noodle" is the first hot shot in the battle to make instant ramen cool.

12 Revolutionary Innovations Win 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Awards

The technology winners of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) awards do not disappoint.  They impact the world on a global scale or at least very significant parts of it.   Their arrival instigates change; they are watersheds, game changers...  The WSJ winners are all that through their efficiency, their flexibility, and their economy of energy, of expenditures, of time, of personnel, and of materials.  The inventor in all of us should find these 12 winners very inspiring.

Top 10 Dazzling Diamond Fashions: The Coolest Bling You Can Wear

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Well, now diamonds are available in more than just jewelry, so no matter what you love to wear, diamonds can make their way into your wardrobe and believe me, they'll be a focal point.


Oh What Fun It Used To Be To Take A Shower

Remember how much you enjoyed Christmas, until you learned that Santa was really your parents?  Or how much you loved swimming in the ocean, until you saw the movie Jaws?  Well, this news may hit you in much the same way....

"Heil Hitler Kanye West" Lambasted Via YouTube, Twitter & Obama!

When even Hitler disses Kanye West, its fairly obvious that his rabid outburst at MTV's Video Music Awards was as low rank as one could get. Getting chastised by the entire World Wide Web is not an easy task, but apparently a challenge Mr. West thought he was up for!

Recycled Fire Hose Shoulder Bags are Hot, Wet & Green!

Where do old Japanese fire hoses go to die? The answer is Patina Japan, a green company dedicated to remaking and remodeling vintage fire hoses into slick eco-friendly shoulder bags.

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

Volkswagen Teams Up with Lichtblick to Provide Clean and Affordable Energy

Lichtblick, a German based Energy Company specializing in environmentally friendly systems, has been working on a new in-house energy system that could very well replace large nuclear or coal burning power plants. Even more interesting, is that Volkswagen is now on-board with the business plan and providing funding to get the project moving.

Lady Gaga’s Crazy Couture At The MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga regularly finds herself on the pages of both the best and worst dressed lists released by many magazines and publications. During last night's VMAs the artist made at least 3 costume changes (not counting her stage costume during her performance), but one couture outfit was verging more on crazy.


Mavic Magnetic Bicycle Pedals

Mavic's EZ-Ride Evolve pedal system uses magnets to help keep your feet properly aligned while allowing for seamless entry and exit. These could be a good choice for those that aren't quite sold on platform or clipless pedals.

Call For Inventors! Bed Bath & Beyond® Wants Innovative Pet Products For PawsLife™

It looks like the pet product market has not been saturated yet.  Here comes Bed Bath & Beyond with its own pet brand, PawsLife™, and it wants your pet product ideas!

Branded Medical Business: Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Hospital

Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.


The Kate Gosselin Haircut Wig: Find Your Inner Control Freak For Halloween

The "stars" of the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 have been dominating the media because of rumored affairs, child exploitation and divorce, and for those who are jealous of the attention, a new fashion item lets them try to follow in the mother of 8's footsteps.


Cough Please: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 7

The success of Japan Tobacco's Smoking Manners for Adults campaign is debatable, though the Tokyo Subway authority's series of monthly Subway Manners posters proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For JT, however, everything must come to an end - much like lit cigarettes - so let's enjoy ads 61 through 73!

NEW Mafia Wars -The Lehman Family vs The Bear Stearns Family!

While the widely popular Mafia Wars is chewing up the digital landscape by trying to recruit everyone on Twitter one tweet at a time, there are two other nefarious families making the social networking scene. These families, just as ruthless and similar in style to the mafioso have the makings for a great new Mafia Wars game.

Size Of Tiger Brain Challenges Scientific Assumptions About Social Animals

At Oxford University, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) has been studying the brain size of four large cats -- leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers -- in relation to their average overall size. The largest brain by length measurement is the lion's , but the volume of the tiger's brain, contrary to the researchers' expectation, is larger than the lion's brain relative to body size. So what's the big deal?

Joe "You Lie" Wilson Under A DDoS Attack!

"Sticks and stones may break my bones," but will "name calling" define Joe Wilson? This South Carolina's congressman knows how to call presidents liars but does he know how to defend himself against a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack?

Top Ten Augmented Reality Devices

Worlds Collide with the introduction of Augmented Reality. Now the latest craze for smartphones, PCs, camera, GPS systems and even eye-wear, AR merges our virtual and real worlds. Its initiated by technology that takes your existing environment and provides an overlay of extra data and information about the things you are viewing. Now us mere mortals can have some of the superpowers we thought were exclusive to the Bionic Man and the Terminator!

Dead Chihuahua Handbag: A Tribute To The Pet Accessory Trend

The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.


The Interactive Cat Pedicure By The EmeryCat™ Board

A cat pedicure is just the thing for indoor cats, but with the new EmeryCat, you don't have to face a torrent of screams and hisses to clip and sand your cats' nails. Your cat does his own pedicure with this interactive EmeryCat board.

Blue Sky Coffee Shop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary With A Menu

Marijuana might not be legal for general use in North America, but you would be surprised to learn just how big the marijuana industry is; and we're talking about those that are operating legally and even paying taxes on their products and services.


Turbine Powered Bus to Clean Up New York

Anyone who has ever been to New York City knows how heavy the traffic can get at pretty much any time of the day. To combat this, the city began developing different forms of mass transit that they hoped would eventually replace personal vehicles inside the crowded city. Among these, was the diesel burning kneeling bus, which has undergone very few changes until just recently when a new turbine powered unit was developed.

Conceptual Sports Watch

Far better looking than almost every sports watch actually on the market, this concept would be a great addition to your equipment bag.

Solar Power From Space by 2030 Possible?

What would it take to harness solar power from space then beam it down to earth? Money? Years? Super long cables? Solar panel maker Mitsubishi Electric Corp and IHI Corp would like to find out.

Webcycle Makes Internet Users Work Out

The Webcycle makes exercise a mandatory part of surfing the Internet. The faster you pedal, the faster your application runs.

Doodle Your Way To Addiction And Flaunt It With The Doodler’s Anonymous T-Shirt!

Some people just can't stop drawing or doodling, and while it can get some high school students in big trouble, Doodler's Anonymous actually encourages the addiction and honesty.


Joe Bike Cash For Clunkers: Trade Your Old Car For 2-Wheeled Transportation!

The cash for clunkers program was extremely popular when it launched in the US, and while it encouraged drivers to trade in an old inefficient vehicle for one a little more environmentally friendly, there's a new company on our radar that takes the concept to the next level.

Mobile Movie Apps Only Lack the Popcorn!

There's been a lot of talk about the Twitter Effect making or breaking movies. Movie makers like Tim Burton are also using social networks to promote movies like Alice in Wonderland while they are still in production. Now mobile apps have become the latest trend used by movie studios to grab the attention of prospective movie-goers in advance of a movie's release.

Ning Adds 90 New Apps To Social Network Platform!

If you're an active Facebook user and involved in creating groups on their network, you might want to strike out on your own and design a highly-customized standalone site. Business professionals are developing networking hubs while hobbyists are getting their 'Ning' on forming online clubs. The New Kids On The Block have a fan following and College alumni groups have found a new way to keep in touch with their school mates!

Mecha Impression with the Gundam 30th Anniversary 1:60 Replica Model

Can't afford the 60-ft tall Gundam RX-78 Mobile Suit that looms menacingly over Tokyo's Odaiba Island? That's OK, it's not for sale... but a 12-inch tall, 30th anniversary replica model is!

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

Rain Boots & Dog Rescue? däv® And The Dog Whisperer

Who says you can't get some cool duds and donate money to a great charity too? Gals... Here's a chance to get the most dynamite rainwear ever, and fund some really needy dog shelters, without spending an extra dime. Guys... Just get her shoe size....

Looklet: Virtual Studio for Fashion Design With Designer Clothes

If you like the SIMS games and you love fashion; you're going to die for Looklet, a beta website that combines virtual styling with designer fashion.


Mothers against Drunk Driving Aims to Increase In-Car Breathalyzer Usage: Some Worry it will Go too Far

About 13,000 lives are lost each year to alcohol related vehicle accidents and the number of injuries is even higher.  Had the driver been unable to start their vehicle, nearly all of these accidents could have been averted.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is now working with congress to impose new laws that will increase the usage of in car breathalyzers, which some say will become mandatory for all new vehicles. 

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

The Sweet Flour Bake Shop: Custom Cookies Based On Demand

Not far from my home town is a simple yet delicious new concept that involves fresh baked goods and some serious decision making. Keep on reading to learn about The Sweet Flour Bake Shop and what makes it so unique.

Twihotels Helps Guests Book & Hoteliers Sell Hotel Rooms

Twihotels, the unique Twitter app that offers post-your-hotel-queries in a tweet format has expanded their hotel solutions for both hoteliers and hotel guests. Known as the first social networking hotel-finder, Twihotels is already enhancing their feature offerings after their recent debut launch in August.

Ethanol Production to Get a Boost From Watermelons

Scaling up the amount of ethanol produced every year is no easy task. Aside from the huge amount of corn needed to produce a decent amount of fuel, the process also requires an almost constant flow of water. While many people are working to solve the issues, others are looking for alternative methods to produce the cleaner fuel. Interestingly enough, that alternative method may end up being watermelons.

More Chinese Farmer Innovations: Baby Buddha Pears!

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you're likely familiar with the unusual phenomenon of inventive Chinese farmers. For some reason, these rural inventors are grabbing more headlines than most Chinese tech companies. Well, here's another distinguished farmer to follow in that tradition.

This particular pear producer isn't going to let any economic downturn get the best of his crop sales. His baby buddha pears are selling like hotcakes, and he's doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. Check the photos:

'The Good Web' Uses Social Media To Advance Causes

Something is afoot when people begin to distinguish something that is familiar as 'good.' Not inferring that everything that went before it was 'bad,' "The Good Web" looks at the Internet and Social Media with new eyes and places value on using the tools of the Digital Age to create a groundswell of activity to assist with worthwhile causes.

Trendy Or Unnecessary? Pre-Dirtied Shoes From Golden Goose

The pre-worn in look is in style today, from ripped jeans, to shredded jeans, to clothing that looks like it's gotten into a terrible fight with bleach and lost. But there's one trend that I'm not sure I'm sold on.

Human Hair in Solar Panels Make Solhair Power

Another reuse for human hair has been discovered thanks to a young bright man from Nepal. Using human hair, the young man and his friends, invented a method to power more affordable solar panels for their village and hopefully the rest of the world. Is it Solhair Power?

Lexus Reveals Lf-Ch Hybrid Concept: Could be Hinting at Future Styling

Not too long ago, Lexus let it slip that they were working on a hybrid coupe, at the time called the LF-CT, which would likely be competing in the same ring as the recently released BMW 1-Series. Now, they have offered up some sketches of the soon-to-be-revealed concept and given us its true name.

Airline Seating Follows Airline Food... Bye Bye!

Interior designers in the airline industry are clearly charged to create seating designs that work... for the airlines.  Pack 'em in must be the industry's motto now, as designers create drawings of face to face seating (a là city bus), stand-up seating (a là torture chamber), and stacked seating (a là someone sits in the luggage rack).

Mein Kampf Manga Blitzes Bookstores With Comic Nazi-ness

Fancy a little Adolph with your anime? Japan has something for that: a manga comic version of Hitler's guide to world domination. Anybody seen Mein Manga?

This Shower Seat Stayed In School!

... Sure, you can buy about 10 plastic patio tables for the cost... but the Teak Shower Seat is so much smarter.  It stayed in school until it was ready to do the job. 


Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner

Who hasn't wanted to take their air conditioner everywhere they go when the hot, relentless sun is beating down? Traditionally, that hasn't been possible, but this Handycooler goes anywhere you want to take it.

Ewww. Barfing Toothpaste Caps...

Spread Heads inject a little humor into the routine of everyday dental care - and may help coax your kids into having a little fun while brushing their teeth.

9 Ways To Die By Doughnut With Killer Voodoos

When Voodoo Doughnut casts a spell it's the salacious, salivary kind. So temper this read: what you are about to see may make you uncontrollably crackers for a Voodoo Doughnut... and you'll have to drive to Portland, Oregon to get one!

Converse Wool Sneakers: Cool Outdoor Shoes Offer Warmth

It's back to school season and that means it's prime time to shop for fall fashions. This year, if you live in a cool climate, you don't need to shop for boots, because a much more fashionable design now offers warmth and protection from the elements.


Kogi Korean BBQ: Unique Mexican Meets Korean Recipes Powered By Twitter

Twitter is making waves in the restaurant business and helping different companies build not only interest but a following. The latest business to jump on the bandwagon? A Korean BBQ taco truck.

Recycled Roof Tile Birdhouses Not Just For Clay Pigeons

Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi has found a use for previously non-recyclable ceramic roof tiles: each tile becomes the roof of a birdhouse.

Full Hybrid Auris Concept Ready for Market...Could be Priced Lower then Prius

Since introducing the Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system on the Prius, Toyota has been promising to expand the technology to other platforms. The first vehicle in the sights for the next generation HSD powerplant is the upcoming Auris.

Augmented Reality Provides Terminator Eyesight!

Before Schwarzenegger became the governor of California, he was known to don a Terminator costume every now and then and assume super robotic powers in a few movies of the same name. What if humans today could virtually see what Arnold's fictional character saw? 

Fruit Slice Mini Memo Dispensers Sweeten Up Your Desktop

Tired of giving co-workers a piece of your mind? Next time try sending a slice of life - from your desktop Apple or Pear memo dispenser!

100 Years Of Social Media

Social media is not a phenomenon exclusive to our current Digital Age. It has a long tradition and distinct parallels with events in the past that seem to run in 100 years cycles. Editorial cartoons, postcards and even the Industrial Revolution were all forebearers to how we communicate today through social media. 

Party Planning Celebrations For The Bereaved

Funeral homes and funeral planners offer all sorts of celebrations, including those based on Irish tradition that celebrate life with a toast to the dead, rather than having a morose and subdued ceremony. Tonight on ABC's The Shark Tank, a woman pitched a business that would do exclusively this.


9 Most Inventive Flip Flops Of Summer 2009

Summer's coming to a close, and it's time to start reflecting on all of those fond memories of beaches and margaritas, and while we're at it, let's not forget about the fashion. Summer 2009 brought some truly innovative and inventive fashion. A favorite summer staple, the flip flop popped up in a variety of forms that were fashionable, functional and wacky.


Prius 6-Door Limo Goes To Great Lengths For Hybrid Efficiency

Coming after the innovative yet outrageous Prius Hearse, the Prius Limo stretches the concept of hybrid efficiency to new heights... or should we say, lengths.

Innovation Village Doesn't Ask For Money, Just Your Inventions

Innovation Village is a one-eighty from other invention companies.  It develops your inventions without asking you for a dime... if it thinks it can make a big hit with your invention.

Be On The Alert For Highly Contagious H3N8 Dog Flu Virus

Tissue box suddenly empty? It just could be that your dog has been blowing her nose in those tissues and stashing them somewhere. After all, she doesn't want you to alter her lifestyle just because she has the dog flu...

LED Key Lights Locks, Locates Lost Latches

In what seems to be an obvious design decision, Lexon has created a mini LED flashlight that clips on a keychain and... wait for it... looks like a key!

BMW Releases More Information about the Upcoming EfficientDynamics Concept

For the past few weeks or so BMW has been teasing a new hybrid concept sports car dubbed the Vision EfficientDynamics. Now, BMW has finally unveiled the concept and offered the public some highly desired information regarding the new hybrid sports coupe.

Modern & Whimsical Accessories By Fred Butler: Origami Inspired Fashion

Origami has a whimsical quality that can be translated to beautiful fashion, and one designer recently made those creative dreams a reality with accessories that have a modern take on the cultural craft.

HuffPost Social News + Facebook = Strange Bedfellows?

Can online journalism become a social network? With legacy newspapers continuing to look for new ways to reinvent themselves, transforming into online blogs was just the first step. As a result of the Huffington Post's collaboration with Facebook, the next phase in the morphing process appears to be news blog sites melding into social media networks.

Kutano, The Super-charged Twitter Search Engine

How many times do you research online content, and wish you could do a Twitter search to check out what the 'wisdom of crowds' is saying about that same topic? Well, searching by Kutano, with its browser add-on virtually brings those tweets to you without you even leaving those Web pages (sort of like having your digital pie and eating it too!)

Tailored Music: Personalized Love Songs For The Musically Disinclined

Jealous of all of those musicians who manage to woo the ladies by writing and performing their own personalized love songs? Cheesy or not, now it's possible to have a love song written and recorded without any artistic or musical talent.

Magnum PI Inspired Accessories: The Tom Selleck Moustache Necklace

Moustache necklaces have been the big trend; but until recently, the trend has been small and dainty jewelry pieces, at least until someone came up with the bright idea to create a Magnum PI inspired moustache design.

Facebook, So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good-bye!

Do you hear those 'Sound of Music' lyrics emanating from  the hallowed halls of Socialgraphica sending out our early good-byes to Facebook? The NY Times might be right when it talks about its imminent demise. In an article titled "Facebook Exodus" they refer to things falling apart when the center cannot hold the weight. Is Facebook about to implode at the hands of its own critical mass?

Jailhouse Fire: Entrepreneurial Inmates Market Their Brand Of Hot Sauce

It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.


Solar Roads Project Could End US Dependence on Power Plants for Electricity

Solar energy has been at the top of many people's list when it comes to renewable energy sources. While some companies have designed vehicles to run on solar energy, others are still focusing on the lack of a power grid able to handle a significant load increase. A new concept funded by the Department of Energy may be able to offer a solution to this problem.

Jetlev: Amazing Jetpack Company Offers Experiences That Will Blow You Away

A new and innovative company is just getting off the ground, both figuratively and literally. It offers a unique service that is the stuff that dreams are made from, and it will blow you away!


Hottest Men’s Shoe Trend Of The Summer: Sanuk Pick Pocket Sidewalk Surfer Shoes

One of the trendiest styles that have hit the streets this summer are the Sanuk Pick Pocket Sidewalk Surfer Shoes that have become extremely popular with celebrities. If you haven't heard about these, you'll want to, because with summer drawing to a close who knows where these trendy shoes will pop up on sale.


Stroke's Extra Leg: Leg Warmers Designed To Protect Your Pants

The leg warmers of the 80's and the most recent decade where the style has made an appearance are designed more for fashion than function, although they do offer some level of warmth as promised by their name. Stroke's Extra Leg is similar in design, but it serves a very different purpose that is more about function than fashion.

Yucky Or Yummy? Deep-Fried Butter & More At The Texas State Fair

Apparently there's no end to what can be deep-fried.  Just ask state fair concession chefs... or anyone who's ever been to a state fair.  Texas, not just king of barbecue, but ultimate connoisseur of deep fry, has a contest at its state fair, where concessionaires compete every year for best deep-fried concoction.  Stand aside heart valves: here comes deep-fried butter.

Department of Energy Announces $1 Million Prize for New Method to Store Hydrogen

Even the most die-hard fans of hydrogen powered vehicles have a hard time finding a solution to the problem of storage for their fuel. Currently, it requires a high pressure tank and a maze of fittings and lines to ensure the proper delivery in the proper amount at the proper time. However, the Department of Energy (DOE) has just challenged the general public to find a new way to store hydrogen and offered a six digit prize to anyone who can meet this goal.

Small Business Advice: How To Come Up With A Great Business Name

You have a business idea.

Now, you're scratching your head wondering what you should name your small business.It's easy to come up with a business name. I know someone who can spit out business names like a machine gun. Great business names on the other hand? Much harder. There are a lot of factors to consider.

Here are some tips on how to come up with a company name for a small business...

Sample Marketing Comes To Japan Coffee Shop LCAFE!

When you walk into your local coffee shop or café, at best, the only freebies you'll get are the chocolate toppings or other spices available at the station where you have to lid your own drink. Well, not anymore; at least, not if you live in Japan and plan on frequenting LCAFE.


Garmin Edge 500 Cycling Computer Is Friendly On The Wallet

Garmin's new Edge 500 is the latest addition to its cycling line. The GPS computer offers a host of performance tracking while bringing an entry level price tag.

FoxTV + Twitter = Tweet-peats!

Fox TV is the first major network to strike a deal with Twitter to follow tweets while viewing two of their popular dramas. This is an innovative tactic by Fox to attract an audience to watch repeats, programming that tends to draw in low numbers on the Nielsen ratings! Hence the birth of tweet-peats!

YouTube's "All the Kremlin, All The Time" Launches

Joining the likes of the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, the Pope, and the five million pageviews of Dave Carroll's "United Breaks Guitars", Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has launched his own channel on YouTube to grab the attention of the youthful Digerati in his country.

Inventions On A Theme: Jigthings

The first advice given to a new writer is "Write what you know." It should, as well, be the advice given to a new inventor: Invent what you know.

Mercedes Begins Leasing New Fuel Cell Sedan

Earlier this year, Mercedes Benz released information regarding their development of a new Fuel Cell vehicle called the F-Cell. Since then, they have been refining the project and now believe it is ready for small scale production.

America's Best Restrooms...The Top Five Winners Of 2009

You're not alone if you never knew there was an America's Best Restroom contest, but some must of known about it because these winners were voted for by an online public. It may be that you also never heard of the 2009 winner, the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre restroom, or the location of the winner, Branson, Missouri. But now that the theatre has won the America's Best Restroom (ABR) Award, a lot more folks will know about it and may visit it just to use the restroom!

Palm Sized Robot Provides More Than Just Home Security

The SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot may not be the most sleek little device, but it offers some unique features to entice the hobby roboticist in you!

Let's Party Like Its 09/09/09!

What is the significance of 09/09/09 and why is there this slow simmering buzz about it? Well for one, its the last of the single digit dates for this millennium. Next year, we move to double digits with 10/10/10, and September 09,3009 isn't due for another 1000 years.

Be A Football Hero: A Commentated Game Makes You Feel Like A Pro

We've all listened to sports announcers and thought "wouldn't it be cool if he were saying my name as I kick butt at a sport I probably don't play in reality?". Well, short of becoming a professional sports player, that hasn't really been possible until now.

Easter Chic: Couture Bunny Ears Hit The Runways

A new trend is hitting the runways for Fall 2009, and it's one that would have been better suited for spring, because it's pretty Easter chic. Read on to find out what it is, and tell me if it's something that you would wear for more than one holiday season.


Coffee Ground Printer Makes Addicts Feel Less Guilty

Sometimes I come across a green concept that I wish would really be put into practice, like this innovative eco-printer idea. The printer uses ink made from coffee grounds to print text. Sounds pretty neat right?

6 Best Ways To Use A Michael Vick Mask This Halloween

While searching for great costumes for pets this Halloween, I ran across a download of a full-size Michael Vick mask.  With it was a recommendation that the "spooky" mask would make a simple Halloween costume when combined with a "bloody old jersey and a dog leash to accompany..."  Not a bad idea, I suppose.  But there are more ways that animal lovers, especially dog lovers, can use this down-loadable mask for Trick or Treat... Here are Lady Bee's 5 top picks.

Twitsnaps Rewards Users $50 In Happy Hour Contest

Twitsnaps is the leading photo-sharing app on Twitter. Its advanced search, ratings program and 'Hall of Fame' are just a few of the unique features that attracts users to Twitsnaps, over Twitpic and some of the other competitive APIs in this field. Now with its Happy Hour Contest promo rolling out, it will once again distinguish itself from the pack by rewarding users for sharing their photos online via Twitter.

GM Presents Bare Necessities Concepts……Could Become Part of Future Lineup

Recently, General Motors held a press conference to introduce some of the vehicles thy plan on debuting by the 2012 model year.  While there were several all electric vehicles and hybrids throughout the presentation, the upcoming concepts that got the most attention were a pair of vehicles listed as “Bare Necessities.”

Backhanded Tweets From US Open

Twitter, like death and taxes is sort like the "great leveler." Sport figures, celebs and the average Joe's of this world can all co-exist in an environment as equals and communicate with each other in a non-threatening and open way. Well, maybe not at the US Open?

Retro Wearable Wrist Computer: Fashion and Technology Faux Pas Of The 80's

This wearable gadget is about to get you thinking "just look at how far we come", and while retro fashions might be becoming trendy in a very big way, this is one design that should have remained in the 80's.


Niche Health Business: Nutritional Service By Text And Photo

A few years ago Sprint launched a special nutrition service that is unfortunately no longer in operation that helps keep perpetual dieters always on task. Since this business is no longer in operation, it opens up a niche industry void that could use filling.