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Site Upgrade This Saturday


Update: The site is back in service! You may see some ongoing changes through the day and this week as we continue our site upgrade.

Tomorrow, Saturday May 5 at 8am Pacific Time, we are performing a major update to our site. Most of the site will be unavailable for up to 3 to 6 hours after the start time.

If you're unable to get through, please visit again in a few hours. read more »

Driver Tracking Devices - Should We Worry?


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Ever wonder what's the story with driver tracking devices?

S. Daniel Ackerman, our Guest Blogger, is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. You can contact him with love or hate mail (or car or bicycle chat) at sdaniel_ackerman [at ] yahoo.com. He has interesting news in the world of motors to share with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's his article:

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You hear a lot of talk these days about driver tracking devices. What began as anti-theft devices, such as Lo-Jack, is giving way to insurance companies suggesting that drivers install tracking devices in order to receive a discount on their insurance. read more »

Major Decision by Supreme Court Will Impact Future of Patents


The Supreme Court has made a decision that will have dramatic impact on existing patent law. This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in KSR v. Teleflex, which dealt with the design of the humble gas pedal, but has far greater consequences. Teleflex is the latest in a series of cases that look to better define the proper limits and roles of patents read more »

Soltronics Solar Powered Headphone Radio : Product Review


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The radio is so near you, it's on your head! It's AM/FM stereo, has nice cushy earphones, great sound, and an Ni-MH battery charged by none other than the sun!

Unlike your garden's solar lights, you don't have to wait until dark to listen to the SoltronixTM Headphone Radio. The battery needs light to charge, but once it's powered, it will play for hours, day or night, outside or in. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Spend $148,000 on a Handbag


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes.com had a list of the most expensive handbags. The Hermes Birkin in croc porosus lisse scored the number one spot at a cost of $148,000. read more »

Department of Energy's FreedomCAR


 

 

 

 

Curious as to what the Department of Energy is doing to improve car efficiency and emissions?

S. Daniel Ackerman, our Guest Blogger, is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. You can contact him with love or hate mail (or car or bicycle chat) at sdaniel_ackerman [at ] yahoo.com. He has interesting news in the world of motors to share with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's his article:

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A project that everyone should know about is the Department of Energy's FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) and Vehicles Technology Program. read more »

Hybrid Hemi Engines


Waat to know more about the Hemi Engine?

S. Daniel Ackerman, our Guest Blogger, is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. You can contact him with love or hate mail (or car or bicycle chat) at sdaniel_ackerman [at] yahoo.com. He has interesting news in the world of motors to share with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's his article:

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Great Recharging Lamp


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Just plug your iPod, cell or PDA re-charger into the back of our Charging Desk Lamp, then dock your device securely in the base. Instantly you've created a clutter-free home for any digital device and its original charger."

I loved what the site had to say about the lamp, so I read on to discover its actual potential... read more »

Timeless Design in a Bedside Timepiece


If you've ever smashed a digital clock out of frustration ala Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" ("then put your little hand in mine..."), then the limited edition LED Wood Clock by TAKUMI of Japan is the answer to your dreams! read more »

Seth Says: A Better, More Beautiful Way to Online Game


Sometimes you are tired at work (or wherever) and need something of a pick-me-up to go along with that cup of coffee. You think to yourself "I know, I'll jolt my brain with a stimulating game of Collapse or Typer Shark." But sometimes you want the exact opposite, something that will keep your brain active, but on a subdued level. I recently found a website that caters to just such a mood. read more »

Homemade Soda Can Solar Furnace


Sometimes all you need to go green is an active imagination and some common sense. You don't need to have thousands of dollars to invest and you don't need to be an expert in any field either. Take Daniel Strohl, for example, he had inspiration from his father and a desire to warm up his garage. A few soda cans later he has a homemade solar furnace to warm it up.
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Feeding Baby: As Easy As 1-2-3


A cool new product that will make life easier for parents, the Fresh Baby Food Tray is an innovative child care product.

This food tray freezes, feeds into single serving proportions, reduces wastage, stores hygienically without spills and messes and stacks up with economy of space inside the freezer. Is made with food grade plastic and does not pinch the pocket.

What more can one ask for from a simple storage device?

Read on to learn more about the Fresh Baby Food Tray. read more »

Seth Says: Buttons Are Cool (I Promise)


So many choices!So many choices!

 

I'm always looking for ways to spruce up my outfits, and I think the best way to do that is to focus on detailing. Throw on a tie clip, maybe an interesting belt, or, perhaps, a button. Prickie.com has thankfully provided a slew of buttons that I feel comfortable pinning on my blazer or hat just to, ya know, liven it up a bit. read more »

Inventive Product Packaging : T-Shirt Vending Machines


Tokyo TTokyo TEvery time I have seen a T-shirt for sale, its folded nicely in piles. What if you sold them differently? Perhaps insteas of in a store, through a vending machine?
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How to Do Smart PR For Your Product


Bubble Gear BagsBubble Gear BagsOur Guest Blogger, Aneisha Howard, is relentlessly pursuing success with her invention - Bubble Gear, a unique line of trend setting handbags. You can visit www.bubblegearfashion.com to check them out!.

She wanted to share some public relations and marketing tips with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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Scribble Away on the Table


Genius TableGenius TableA table you can write on?

Without feeling remorseful?

Is it possible?

Well, with the Genius Table it definitely can. This table allows one to scribble away without fear of spoiling the surface, ever. You see, the surface can just be torn away.

I must have lost you by now. So just read on to know more about this great lifestyle product.

How have I managed without it till now? read more »

Seth Says...Soothing ApartmentTherapy


Today's post marks the beginning of a daily blog I will run called "Seth's Says...." I hope to bring to my readers a daily dose of cool by providing links to noteworthy websites, designs, fashions and writings. I spend all day at a computer, so why not put all that surfing to use and show you what I find out there in cyberland. Feel free to pass me links you find and I'll give a shout out in my post. Enjoy!

If, like me, you are subjected to the oxymoronic woes of living in a tiny apartment in a big city, take a few minutes a day to visit ApartmentTherapy.com and get some helpful ideas on how to make even the smallest spaces work for you. read more »

Looking for Discreet Protection? Try the Tampon Stun Gun

Ladies can replace that period with an exclamation mark as feminine hygiene goes lethal with The Pink Stinger, a stun gun creatively disguised as a tampon.


Product Review: The JumpSnap


When it comes to a challenge, unless it's illegal or immoral, I'm pretty much willing to accept it.

So, a little over a month ago, after reading my article, featuring the JumpSnap, the jump rope without a rope, Brad LaTour of JumpSnap challenged me to actually give the JumpSnap a try. I was happy to do so and rose to the challenge. After all, what's the worst that could happen? I'd exercise more?

One trial month later, I have to say, it isn't all that bad! But it isn't all that good either. What I mean to say is that I wasn't 100% satisfied. Still, I did see potential in the JumpSnap and believe with a few minor changes I could find myself appreciating this exercise tool and using it on a frequent basis. read more »