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New Western Digital Hard Drives Push Speed Limit

With the industry heading towards Solid State Drives as the storage medium of the future, Western Digital announced today a new line of hard drives, called the Velociraptor. A 2.5" drive that runs cool and fast. Could the Velociraptor buck the trend?

10 Best Beers + 5 Best Breweries, 2008 World Beer Cup Winners

Gold, silver, and bronze medals were won in 91 categories of beer judged in the 2008 World Beer Cup competition held this past weekend in San Diego, CA. Additionally, the five best breweries in the world were named, including the first woman brewer ever to win this award! I'll share the list of best brewers and then a more-or-less randomly chosen top 10 of the 273 individual winners of the 2008 World Beer Cup.

Honda Navigation System Warns of High Crime Areas

Navigation Systems can be a blessing if you are in desperate need of directions or a curse, (In the case of the Nissan GTR.) Either way as more people become dependant on them they will gain more and more capabilities, like Honda's new crime rate detecting navigation system.

No One Wants To Be An Entrepreneur

Statistic: 90 percent of new businesses fail after 5 years.

A New Town in the Sky for London

London is booming- so much in fact that estimates show the city will need to provide enough housing for almost 100,000 people every year up to 2016. Rather than grow out, architects have come up with a radical idea- grow up.

Company Offers Voices from Beyond the Grave

Graveyards are not what they used to be. The Japanese company Ishinokoe, or "voice of stone," recently announced that it would begin offering tombstones that have a Design QR code, which basically looks like a barcode. When a graveside visitor take a photo of the image with their cell phone, he or she is granted access to a mobile site on the Internet that includes photos, a family history and more.

Thai Food Stand Owner Roasts Chicken Using Solar Powered Oven

A roadside food stand owner from Thailand has come up with a bright idea: roasting chicken using only the free power of natural sunlight. If mass-produced, his invention could save energy and reduce costs for millions of food preparers in the third world.

Hey Kids! I'm Having a Mommy Makeover!

Now this is something I've never thought about, but it's good, I guess, that someone has.... A way to tell your kids that you're going to the doctor and coming home with new boobs, a flat tummy, and (why not?) a new nose. These three cosmetic surgery procedures are so common in post-childbirth women, they have their own marketing package -- mommy makeovers.


One Cool Ad Campaign: 1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila takes their ad campaign from the streets directly into your house.

Heart Ailment Diagnosis Could Be Just a Spit Away

A new technology could diagnose ailments using one's...saliva?

Resurrecting the Mixtape

Creating a mixtape has never been easier: search for songs, drag and drop your favorites into a playlist, customize your tape, publish and share with your friends. All online, free and environmentally friendly.


7 New Driver's Watches from TAG Heuer for 2008

When your talking about Automotive Inspired Timepieces, TAG Heuer is almost always somewhere close to the top of the list. Recently, they unveiled 7 new watch designs, 8 if you count the 2 different styles of the same design and they look promising.

Geisha Makeup Makes a Comeback with Natural Kyobeni Rouge

Traditional Japanese makeup as used by high ranking Geisha girls over the centuries is making a comeback, albeit at a steep price. The cost may be worth it though, for nothing quite matches the natural beauty and vivid intensity of classic Kyobeni Rouge.

Scientists Find Mixing is Key to Turning Manure into Biogas

Researchers have taken another step toward turning animal waste into biogas on a large scale.

Farmers have long called the odor of farm waste "the smell of money" in hopes of converting it into a practical energy supply. Animal waste can produce methane, which can be used directly for energy or converted to either methanol or a mix of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This synthetic mix can then be converted to clean fuels.

OnStar Adds More Features...Again

Ever since its introduction, OnStar has been one of the top reasons car buyers opted for General Motors. With so many useful features and day saving abilities, it makes perfect sense. Now, new buyers will be getting even more from OnStar thanks to the addition of 3 new capabilities.

The Ultimate Dry - 10 Great Tampon Ads From Around the World

Tampons have been one of those "hard to talk about" products. But tampon producers have recently used some very creative ways to promote their products. Below are 10 of the best tampon ads from recent ad campaigns:

The Art of Seeing Yourself Differently - As a Carpet, a Boulder and More

Levi van Veluw is an emerging young talent in the Netherlands. His photos are self portraits which are drawn and photographed all by himself.

Sharp Reveals Cell Phone Based on Windows Vista

Intel's Atom processor line isn't due out until later this year. That didn't stop Sharp from revealing a new device, called the D4, based on the new ultra-mobile chipset. The phone is also the first of its kind based on Windows Vista.

Protect Your Identity with FlatterMe

To lose identification anywhere can cause considerable damage but the repercussions of doing so in a foreign country are inestimable. FlatterMe saves you from such a scenario.

Site Announcements - April 19, 2008

We are happy to announce that we have a new writer joining us at InventorSpot.com.

Donna Pacheco is a part-time freelance writer with a strong interest in entrepreneurship. New and innovative technologies excite her and she especially enjoys speculating how they can revolutionize the way things are in a particular field. She believes that everyone can be an entrepreneur or inventor as long as they are equipped with the right tools and mindset. Interested in making the leap from employee to full-time entrepreneur? Read her blog .