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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.

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