The thumbtack, or 'drawing pin' as it was first named by the British, was invented more than a century ago. It is so simply designed, it's hard to think of how it could be improved... unless you happen to stick a few fingers into a box of these pins to try to pick one out just one from the pack. Ouch!
Along with all of the other rumors surrounding next-gen game consoles comes a hint that Microsoft is planning a smaller, cheaper Xbox for 2013's holiday season.
Good news for all of you who've been sitting on your brilliant inventions! National casting calls have just been announced for the second season of Invention USA which airs on The History Channel. There are just a few, but important steps, to apply for an interview by the show casting directors and the hosts of Invention USA, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Garrett Lisi.
Hard drives may be slow and fairly unreliable compared to the newer flash memory, but there are people out there that adore them anyway – and you can bet that those people move small data from computer to computer using one of these shiny little things...
Western Digital, clearly serious about the enterprise storage market, has announced a new batch of its S25 series of 2.5” hard drives, boasting capacities up to 900GB, amongst other improvements.