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5 Beauty Gadgets For Women Over 40 That REALLY Work

If money and time were no problem (and when are they not problems?), we would get professional treatments to keep looking our best.... But thanks to technology we can use modified professional gadgets at home. These five beauty gadgets are my top picks for function and reliability as they actually work as promised. And they make dynamite gifts.

The Ripple Rug: A Truly Innovative Cat Toy

The Ripple Rug, created by Yoda and her human parents, Fred and Natasha Ruckel from the Catskills, NY, provides a place for almost all of a cat's recreational needs - hiding, stalking, surprising, scratching, grooming, and yes, even sleeping. This 3 x 4 foot double-layered rug, is a veritable cat playpen, which aims to keep your kitty from satiating her needs with your Persian carpets, leather sofas, and linen window shades....

Think Your Camcorder Is Fast? This New Camera Records A Trillion Frames Per Second!

As a graduate student, Keiichi Nakagawa wanted to observe the effects of acoustic shock waves on living cells. Unfortunately, even the highest speed cameras available at the time were too slow to capture such events. Now, Nakagawa and other Japanese researchers have developed the right tool for the job: a video camera that can record one trillion frames per second.

Laser Shaver Zaps Hair Down To The Roots

Hair beware, the 'No! No! For Men' hand-held infrared laser shaver will take you back to the future while zapping your roots into the past.

Invention of the Week? Flic is the New Wireless Smart Button

A Swedish inventor has developed a new wireless smart button. Yes, now you can access all your favorite actions with the click of a ‘Flic.’ The invention is getting loads of support on INDIEGOGO, the popular crowdfunding website. Question is, why is it so popular and how will it take home automation and communications to a whole new level?

2016 Chevy Malibu Sheds 300 Pounds, Gains 4 Inches Of Wheelbase

A lighter, longer Chevy Malibu heralds a forthcoming GM mid-size lineup designed to maximize efficiency, economy and aesthetic appeal. In the case of the 2016 Malibu, weight savings of around 300 pounds will transform one of the heaviest mid-size sedans into one of the lightest.

12 Really Gross Disgusting Things You Can Buy On Amazon

Trying to find the perfect gift idea? Over the years Amazon has grown to become the go-to place for just about anything you're looking to buy online. Tube socks?  Turtlenecks?  Turtle food? Amazon has got you covered! Amazon is also home to a plethora of downright gag-worthy products. If you feel like taking a break from the pursuit of the perfect gift and getting grossed out sounds like fun, dig in to this selection of one dozen fresh-from-the-oven batch of nasty. Here's what you definitely don't want to be getting or giving as a gift this year:

How To Say "I HATE You" - The 10 Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Ever

Whatever your individual feelings of the woman who provided you a womb to rest your weary head, you probably know that Mother's Day is coming up and you're expected to give a gift of some type. But exactly what? If you're searching for the perfect gift to infuriate or confound your birth-giver, you've come to the right place. From terrible gifts for great moms to great gifts for terrible moms, we've got you covered.


Top Ten Star Wars Items For Your Kitchen

If you are a Star Wars fan then you can really let your geek flag fly with a wide variety of items to dress up your kitchen in style. From tongs to toasters and cutting boards to cookie jars you can support your choice of the Empire or the Rebel Alliance. May the Fourth be with You!


AeroMobil Unveils the Flying Roadster

AeroMobil just unveiled a prototype of their Flying Roadster, which will hit the market in 2017. It’s a slick looking set of wheels with wings. Can the average person afford one? And will with all the flight regulations, vehicle safety regulations and certifications and licensing, will a set of wheels like this actually take flight?

New Water Purifier Systems: Affordable Options To Bottled Water

Tired of clumsey faucet attachments and the cost of bottled water? A water purifier is an affordable option for safe, clean drinking water that the whole family can enjoy. If you've been looking for a water purifier but aren't sure which one to buy, we've found one that ranks high with consumers and experts alike.

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part III


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

We published Part I and Part II earlier this week. Here's Part III of his article: read more »

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part II


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

Yesterday, we had Part I. Here's Part II of his article: read more »

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

I thought is was one of the best distillations of the challenges of the invention process and it offers priceless advice for inventors. Here's Part I of his article:

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You have a new product idea that you believe would sell very well were it only available on the market -- but you don't have the time or resources to "venture" the product, i.e., to manufacture it (or have it contract-manufactured) and sell it yourself. What now? read more »

Realistically, the best advice you could be given is to forget the idea -- and get on with your life.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Top 10 Best Covert Spy Cameras

Learn more about covert cameras and how to spy with this comprehensive top ten list of tiny spy cameras.

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Make Art Out of Junk Like Steve Oatway

Artist Steve Oatway creates works of art from junk he finds laying around. Not only does he make a living this way being able to express himself creatively, he uses recycled junk which is also environmentally friendly.

Skoda FUNstar Concept Pickup Truck's A Worth See At Wörthersee

Skoda's fun-size FUNstar concept pickup truck is set to be the star attraction at Wörthersee 2015, this year's gathering of all things VW. Though there's only one FUNstar, the perky pick-em-up punches above its weight by showcasing Skoda's surprising styling chops.

Induction Cooking: Which Is The Best Induction Cooker?

Induction cooking is all the rage right now due to its convenience and energy efficiency. With so many of them to choose from, how do you know which one is the best? We've done a lot of the legwork for you in narrowing down which induction cooker is currently the most popular with shoppers and consumer review sites, saving you both time and trouble. Come see what we've found.

Want Something New In A Banana? Well, Stuff It!

For the most part the same old banana is just the same old banana -- that is unless you choose to stuff it. But how does one stuff a banana? It is hardly like filling a cannoli, which is hollow. Enter the DestapaBanana, a gadget that allows you to fill the popular fruit with whatever you can think of -- either solid or liquid. While most people are going to think first of a banana filled with chocolate syrup or chocolate pudding, but there is so much more out there to experiment with!