Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Articles at InventorSpot.com

E3 2014: Alienware's Dipping It's Toes Into The Console Space With The Alienware Alpha Steam Machine

Today - just a day before the Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off - Alienware had a pretty exciting revelation for attendees - it's releasing a Steam Machine. Dubbed the Alienware Alpha, this device combines PC-level power with the form factor and utility of a game console, enabling it to fit just about anywhere - like the living room.

How Do You Make A Robot More Human? By Making It Neurotic, Apparently

Although robots are far superior to humans where computational tasks are concerned, they're more or less useless when it comes to emotional ones. That is to say, they're almost universally awful at mimicking humans. Researchers at the University of California think they have a solution - neuroticism.

Need This New Invention? The Tactical Necktie

It is that time of year again. Time to show Dad just how much you love him by buying him a tie. Or should I say yet ANOTHER tie. Surprise Dad this year with the Tactical Necktie with Laser Pointer -- a truly different tie. It is just the thing for survival in the business or academic world. Behind the standard tie look it hides a wealth of functionality.

Love & War: Ferrari 458 Italia Camouflage Edition By Lapo Elkann

Fiat heir and possible future Ferrari boss Lapo Elkann is into camouflage these days, which one might think would conflict with his passion for all things Prancing Horse. Think again: Elkann's military makeover of a box-stock Ferrari 458 Italia – complete with chromed peace sign – would win any fashion war in a heartbeat.

'Sweat Neutrality' Exercising Net Neutrality's First Amendment Right

Who's sweating Net Neutrality? Most of us would point to the little guy, the billions of netizens who believe the World Wide Web should remain free and equitable to all. Unfortunately, however, they are not the only ones who feel they have a First Amendment claim. There's also the big guys who are balking about their alleged loss of civil liberties -- and like the big bully in the school yard, they're shouting down all those who get in their way. . .

You Won't Need A Ping Pong Partner With Newgy Robo-Pong

Whether you're looking for something to entertain the kids or you think you could be the next Forrest Gump of the ping pong world (or Zhang Jike if you want a real analogy), you should check out the Newgy Robo-Pong--a robot that shoots ping pong balls.

Japanese Road Sign Earrings Make Admirers Stop & Look Both Ways

Japanese road sign earrings from Toumei are sold in sets of three so you can mix & match to suit your mood. Wearing them just might create more traffic jams in your personal space.

Turn Dumbbells Into Kettlebells With KettleShell

The KettleShell: it's nothing more than a sort-of handle that looks like a coat hanger. It does nothing more than attach to a regular dumbbell. However that simple design and simple concept transform one piece of exercise equipment into another and expand the variety of exercises you can perform with it, which makes it ideal for those looking to consolidate or save money in their home gym.

Eight Old Chinese Cars You've Probably Never Seen... And Never Will

In a bid to reduce smog in its major cities, China is aiming to “eliminate” more than five million older cars... sort of like Cash For Clunkers but without the cash. What's an older Chinese car look like, you ask? We found 8 examples worth a look-see before they go to the crusher.

LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)

Bentwood Bicycle Evokes The Classic Thonet Cafe Chair

The Thonet Concept Bike by artist Andy Martin may roll on ultramodern carbon fiber wheels but its curved beechwood frame was made by a steam-bending process over 150 years old.

Mercury: New Concept For Line Skating

Line skating is fun and a great way to stay active and in shape. However, like a lot of exercises, the impact from line skating places stress on the joints, particularly the ankles and knees. That's why Pouyan Mokhtarani designed the Mercury, a concept for line skating that could reduce that joint stress.

Social Media Prenups Face Loopholes With Snapchat & MySpace

As soon as a precedent emerges in the social media space, whether it's something as innocuous as sponsored tweets or more critical such as revenge porn, folks look for loopholes to circumvent the action. Such is the case with 'social media prenups,' the latest trend to be embraced by the marriage-isn't-forever crowd.

Brazilian Chicken Cup Noodle's Goal Is To Win Over Your Taste Buds

World cup noodle anyone? Japan's Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen and the cup noodle concept, is celebrating this year's 2014 FIFA World Cup with a samba-rific new flavor: Brazilian Chicken!

15 Minutes Of Play With PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Produces Hours Of Light

The people at Uncharted Play like to integrate play with problem solving--more specifically bringing energy generating products to those off the grid. The Pulse Kinetic Jump Rope is one of those energy generating products. Just 15 minutes of play with the Pulse could mean hours of light or a 50% cell phone charge.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept: The Shape Of Things To Come?

Make no mistake, the ruby-red Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is a statement car. The ruby red souped-up sedan states quite starkly Nissan's desire to join Mercedes' AMG and BMW's M-series in the upper echelon of luxurious performance vehicles.

Built In Japan; Pepper Is A Robot That Knows How You're Feeling

According to Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, the uncanny valley shouldn't exist. Robots should make people smile - they should make humans feel happy and comfortable.

To that end, his company Softbank earlier today unveiled Pepper - a cooing little robot that's capable of understanding emotion. 


Study Ties Entitlement Beliefs To Sexism In Both Men And Women

You may be surprised to know that the prevalence of sexism is greater among the millenial generation than it is or was in the baby boomer generation. Because of the resurgence of male gender superiority as a more prevalent attitude among men and women, social scientists have been examining the trend of late, trying to ascertain why and where these attitudes come from.  A study published in the journal Sex Roles examines the role that the feeling of 'entitlement' plays.

The Smart Dog House You Really Won't Believe! The T-PAI Automatic Intelligent Dog House

.... The climate controlled T-Pai, which will be available in two sizes, small and very small, promises to automatically feed, toilet train, clean-up after, educate and play games with your pup. It will communicate with her when you are delayed or just can't be bothered by your dog.  T-Pai claims to address most, if not all, of the difficulties of owning a dog....

Don't Drive Noisy: Shanghai Authorities To Expand Ban On Horn Honking

“Honk If You Don't Mind Being Fined,” a Shanghai bumper sticker might read. Indeed, horn-honking has been banned on some city streets since 2007 and plans are afoot to expand the “no honking” zone in an ongoing effort to ease noise pollution.