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Wondering what's next for the internet?
Guest Blogger Jefferson Smith lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a political and marketing consultant. In between writing speeches and making democracy safe for all, he obsesses over the latest innovations in electronics and the internet. You can read his personal blog coming soon at www.thinkmatter.org.
Here's his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com
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We may see the end of residential cable and DSL providers within the next decade.
Regal Pocket DV168Looking for ways to make your life easier?
Our Guest Blogger, Gloria Campos-Hensley, is from Houston and is fascinated with innovations that make living and working in today's times a little more convenient.
She wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:
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As a mom, wife, woman, tutor and writer, I am one of the many people always on the look out for any innovation that makes my life easier to manage. I look for products that have more than one function and give me the maximum benefits for my investment. read more »
In terms of video game history, no other character has been more famous than Nintendo’s mascot, Mario. His awesome red hat, handlebar mustache, and Italian name represent a major video game company, as well as millions of dedicated gamers. read more »
SackMasterWe just received an update about Mark Martinez, the inventor of the SackMaster, by none other than bottleslingguy (anyone who visits our site frequently knows who I am talking about). Mark was one of the Final 12 contestants in the American Inventor TV show. The SackMaster is a shovel like device that enables one person (vs the regular two) to fill sandbags. read more »
Dog Powered ScooterLooking for an easier way to take care of your pet?
Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has collected together some helpful finds for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
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These days we humans are busier than ever, and we have become accustomed to letting technology handle most of our laborious tasks. We've even begun using it to manage our pets, so we don't have to spend repetitive hours walking, feeding, training, playing, toileting, and locating Fido and our felines?
We can harness their bounding energy, see what they are up to remotely, and train them without even trying. Take a look at these six ingenious ways our pets can survive our neglect and practically take care of themselves. read more »
Our Guest Blogger Jule Goag is a shopholic on the lookout for the next deal too good to be true. She loves gadgets, lives in Seattle and wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:
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Doing laundry is one of my most detested chores. It may not seem so bad, but I don't like things that I have to wait around for. If I try to multitask and go do something else in the meantime, sometimes I forget a load of laundry is still in the wash. I come back hours later and have a load of clothes smelling of mold. read more »
The article here the other day on a rowing bicyle in Row, Row, Row Your Bicycle, which to most folks seems like a pretty cool idea, made me think of another variation of the bicycle that I think is pretty novel. read more »
Are there times when you don’t understand what someone is saying to you when they talk about video games? Have you ever wanted to better understand the words gamers commonly use? Well, here’s your chance to do just that. read more »
So we all know about the Ipod and how cool it is already.
I’m not going to beat you over the head with something the whole world knows. However, I bet you didn’t know you could give your Ipod a facelift. read more »
Jay LenoEveryone knows what the Tonight Show is with Jay Leno. Do you know what TGIFCon is? TGIFCon is the Toy and Game Industry Foundation Convention and Exposition. It is the annual toy, game and entertainment based educational conference and exposition targeting manufactures, inventors, distributors, entrepreneurs, importers, buyers, media, industry services providers, sales agents and seasoned industry professionals.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the agency's annual Independent Inventors Conference. The event will be held September 8-9, 2006 at the USPTO's Alexandria, Virginia headquarters. read more »
Erik & DanardWe received an American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, the inventor of the CatchVest.
ABC AMERICAN INVENTOR FINALIST ERIK THOMPSON SCORES A TOUCHDOWN! WITH THE INVENTOR SHOW, MR. THOMPSON'S "CATCHVEST" WAS PICK-UP BY THE SHOW AND HE WAS AWARD $50,000 AS AN ADVANCE ON FUTURE ROYALTIES, THE PRODUCT IS BEING ENDORSE BY ALL- PRO WIDE RECIEVER JERRY RICE. read more »
Looking for the latest in food storage ideas?
Our guest blogger Imani Peterson has a new find to share with readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
Imani is the webmaster of several sites, including Shirtgroups.com and believes the internet is to be molded at will. He is also a graphic designer and a music producer who is currently working with an artist for a future release. Here's his article:
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Do you remember the last time you got some fruit and how quickly it went bad? Many of us choose to bypass perishable items such as fruits and instead settle for chips or cookies. After all, who wants to waste money on something that will rot away in your refrigerator within a few days? Wouldn't you rather your children eat fresh fruits and vegetables rather than junk food loaded with fats and preservatives? read more »
Bored with exercise?
Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has provided her find on an exciting new invention for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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Have you seen the new "rowing bicycle?" read more »
Saints Row Video GamePassionate about video games, our Guest Blogger Matt Wood is a young writer from the great city of Seattle, Washington. He is almost always listening to music and his all-time favorite video games include Sim City 4, Halo 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and the classic game Frogger.
Here is his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
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Set to launch in late August of 2006 on the XBox 360, Saints Row is a free roam game set in the sprawling city of Stilwater. In Saints Row, you earn membership into the 3rd Street Saints gang, and struggle for survival against rival gangs and police. Building a reputation for the 3rd Street Saints, you can rise through the ranks and gain notoriety throughout the city. read more »
Do you need relationship counseling? Are the sparks of your relationship slowly becoming dying embers?
My relationship advice to you is try pissing off your mate. Yup, I mean it!
I realized this week that, as a couple, my wife and I were getting along a bit TOO well these days. We've been together long enough to work out many of the kinks, so there is little that creates drama and tension in our lives. We get along well. So, we are not one of those couples constantly shopping for relationship counseling.
But there are times when I want a little fun. I want the sparks to fly.
If you ever feel that your relationship is missing some spark, and you want to have a little fun, I have a few ideas for you to try before you go off looking for a relationship counselor. Just make sure you don't do anything you can't get her to forgive you for.
Here are 10 Great Ways to Really Piss Off Your Woman (or 10 Great Ways to Avoid a Relationship Counselor)... read more »
Innovation comes in many forms. In this case, it comes in the form of a band named OK Go that the first time around had their viral video passed around the world millions and millions of times. Which in turn had kids around the world doing their own version of the video. You can check out the original video here.
Well, here comes round two! OK Go on the Early Show! Tune in tomorrow morning, August 4th at 7:30 AM, to CBS News - "The Early Show" to see a segment on OK Go's "Here It Goes Again" video & YouTube.com! Enjoy! read more »