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A Yoggie to Protect your Laptop


A malware creep into your computer simply because it is connected to the home network? It can happen. After all, you never know from where your son might be downloading stuff onto his PC which shares the same network as the malware.

The Yoggie Gatekeeper offers a centralized solution to this problem.Simply place the Yoggie Gatekeeper between the modem and the router and Wow! your home network is absolutely secure. read more »

Drink Coke for Healthier Skin?


For some people, me for example, having nice skin can prove difficult. I can't count the number of times I've been to the doctor for skin related problems. Water and vitamin E help, but they don't solve the problem. It would be nice if something came along that would make taking care of my skin much easier. A few days ago a friend sent me a link to an article about a drink that could help us all have nicer skin.

It turns out that the Coca Cola Company and L'Oreal are pairing up to develop their very own health beverage for health conscious women. It is a health and beauty tea-based ready-to-drink drink that will help us have nicer skin. read more »

Staples Invention Quest: Finalists Announced, Voting Begins


Staples Invention QuestStaples Invention QuestStaples has announced the 15 finalists in its Invention Quest. Five finalists in each of three categories are now up for a grand prize of $25,000 each and a chance to have Staples manufacture and sell their product. You have a chance to affect the outcome (or so they say) as the online voting has begun. Read on to learn about the products that will rock your office world... read more »

Facelift in a Jar : Review of Athena 7-Minute Lift


I gave up on expensive face creams a long time ago. I knew that nothing but Botox® and a plastic surgeon were going to make my wrinkles go away. But while I saved for the eventual nip and tuck, a new generation of miracle creams came about.... read more »

Protecting Your Ideas - Why and How Should Strategies Differ


Want to know what your protection strategy for your idea or invention should be?

Our Guest Blogger, Melvin J. DeGeeter, Ph.D., is the publisher and author of a book titled "Technology Commercialization Manual. Strategy, Tactics and Economics for Business Success." Dr. DeGeeter spent over 16 years in R&D with The Upjohn Company and Monsanto followed by another 16 years at Texas A&M, Indiana University and the University of IL where he was responsible for technology commercialization. He was the founder and owner of Med-Launch Inc., a company focused on asset development and deployment until he retired in 2006. More information about him and about protecting your intellectual property is available at www.tclearningcenter.com . Dr. DeGeeter wanted to share his asset protection tips with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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Perk Up With Perkative


The energy drink Perkative, is currently the most powerfully caffeinated beverage available in the market. Its creators are sure that no other beverage in the market has levels of caffeine as high as those in Perkative. read more »

Camera For The Shutterbug Pooch


A digital camera for dogs to make them feel a part of the "family. When you can have your own camera and the kids can have theirs, why not the dog?

A very pertinent question from dogs and savvy dog lovers alike.The Japanese company, Takara Tomy got thinking on these same lines and has developed the Wonderful Shot, a great dog gift and accessory. read more »

Candy, Baskets and Bunnies: Best Easter Innovations Ever


(c) bbc.co.uk(c) bbc.co.ukNo holiday is quite the paradox as Easter. Where else can you find the mix of religion and rabbits? Of conviction and confection? Of pastels and pennance? For most of us growing up in America, Easter meant one thing...Easter candy! Today we're looking at the top 5 Easter innovations and not surprisingly, candy dominates the list. We'll be exploring the history and ingenuity behind the quintessential Easter products and learning a little about the holiday itself. So call off that dentist appointment and strap yourself in for a hop, hop, hoppin' good time. read more »

Wire Free Blender


Introducing the Breville Cordless Immersion Blender. It is sleek, stylish and an innovative kitchen gadget.

The blender has no wires, yes no wires to hinder movement in the kitchen. So this convenient tool will help you make smooth sauces and soups, creamy shakes, fruit purees lovely mayonnaise etc., all without the hindrance of cords.


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Video Games Launched March 2007


Splinter Cell Double AgentSplinter Cell Double AgentDuring the spring, kids and adults alike are outside enjoying the weather. Whether it be playing catch, playing with your little league baseball team, or working out, most people in the United States are outside enjoying the spring and summer months. Since people are outside, and not inside playing video games, sales in the video ndustry dip during these months. As a result, many game companies hold their games from being released during this time of the year. Each year, however, a handful of game companies take a chance by releasing a game during the spring, and these are the big titles that came out this month read more »

iKaraoke for the American Idol in You


You know you have that X Factor, the stuff American Idols are made of, but the question is how do you find that out without being laughed at by the entire nation?Well! Here comes the super duper iKaraoke to your rescue!

 

The iKaraoke for iPods lets you sing along with your favorite tunes without the mockery and laughter. read more »

Mandylion Password Manager


Password Management had become the bane of my life till I came across this gadget which stores up to 50 logins. That’s right Mandylion Password Manager can securely manage up to 50 logins.
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Have Money to Burn? Pay $68,000 for a Cricket Ball


cricket ballcricket ballThis diamond studded cricket ball will be presented to the Best Indian and Best International players at the 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament which is currently being played in the West Indies. The diamond cricket ball was created by Gitanjali Gems Limited. Each diamond ball is studded with 5,728 pieces of diamonds with a worth of approximately $68,500.

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Sun Jar : To Lighten Up Your Nights


Sun Jar is a jar with all the goodness of sunshine in it.Created designer Tobi Wong, it’s a simple yet stylistic jar which absorbs the sunlight during the daytime and glows incandescently by night. read more »

Lounge it Out in the Sumo Chair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a great way to lounge? Check out the Omni lounge chair by Sumo, a durable, comfortable bean-bag-of-a-chair that's great for, what else? Lounging. Here's my review. Plop down and take a look! read more »

Banking With Clocks – Banclock


The Banclock is a clock. It displays time and rings an alarm to wake you up.

But then, what is so cool or innovative about it?

Well for one, the display or face of the Banclock is like a national debt ticker.

And to make matters worse, the alarm can only be stopped if you feed the clock some coins.

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Would You Wear This? Solar Powered Bikini


If you like the idea of using solar energy to power up your electronics, you may really like the idea of solar clothing.

There is a new solar concept that could help you look sexy and keep you cool at the beach without an effort. What is it? It is the Solar Powered Bikini.

Designed by Andrew Schneider, the Solar Powered Bikini is part of his iDrink line. This standard medium-sized bikini with a USB connection provides new and fun possibilities with solar power. read more »

Water-Safe Baby Carrier


With summer fast-approaching, visions of the dreaded heat and humidity press tightly on my mind, like a hot, wet cloth. Oppressive and uncomfortable, the Midwest summers can nearly kill you or at least obliterate any fun outdoors - especially for my family. We all dislike the heat. Staying at home with the kids, cooped up in the deliciousness of air-conditioning can only last too long. Boredom sets in. Quick as a wink, I'm out the door, having packed everyone up for an afternoon at the pool. I love the water; its blue wetness dazzling in the glaring sun. Watching the children swimming their hearts and summer away is amazing. I love to hear their ecstatic squeals of laughter echoing off the water.
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10 Weird Handbags for the Manly Man


I don't know about you, but I am involved with a woman. That, by definition means that whenever she and I go out together, I somehow end up holding her purse. I don't know what it is with women and their purses. My lady can't go anywhere without it, but then tries to dump it on me every chance she gets.

Waiting around the mall this weekend bored out of my mind, I realised that I really I should be able to do something to make it more fun for a man to hold a woman's purse. I mean, if we men are going to end up holding the darn thing, shouldn't it be something we can have more fun with or at least not be mortified to be seen with?

So here are my picks for the 10 HandBags A Real Man Can Carry: read more »

IdeaWatch 2.0: Money Waiting for an Idea


Is your next great idea all dressed up with nowhere to go? Business plan in hand but no money in your pocket to get it off the ground? Now imagine the opposite problem...tons of money in hand but no one to turn your idea into reality. Ahhhh...the problems of a venture capitalist. Business 2.0 magazine is helping to bridge the gap between startups and investors by presenting 20 real-life ideas that venture capitalists are just itching to fund...to the tune of $100 million. read more »