I admit it. I love watches. When I win the lottery, I’m going to go buy lots and lots of watches so I can wear something different on my wrist every day. So when I was asked to review The World’s First E•Ink Ana-Digi Watch from Phosphor—I couldn’t wait. Having read all they hype about E•Ink I figured this watch could be cool. But since cool isn’t everything, here’s the skinny on what makes this new watch tick. read more »
Hi All: read more »Well, it's here. Season Two of the American Inventor reality television show is starting tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern (and 8 pm Central time) on ABC. And just like last year, we're going to provide the best, most in depth coverage, provide a forum for commentary, and host live blogs about the show.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As it turns out, it’s also in their DNA.
Thanks to some truly innovative thinking, now your DNA (or that of a loved one if you can get it) can be turned into beautiful works of art. The company that can help you with this nifty little trick is DNA11. read more »
Every now and then, in the course of my endless web surfing, I come across a cool new website find that hooks me for a while. So I thought, heck, why not share them with you all? This will be an “as I find them, I’ll share them” installment. And I welcome your help. If you come across a website that has some innovative technology at use, an unbelievably designed website that is inventive in it’s form, design or function, or some other site that you feel the world will love… email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share it with our ever growing audience.
So… in the spirit of the holiday season (which is apparently upon us by the look of the mall windows) I would like to share a fun little site where you can create your very own snowflake. read more »
Our friends over at DigitalLife fired us an email and asked us to pass this along — they're offering FREE tickets to this year's event (regular price is $15). How do you get them? Easy. Just read a bit further - as in, click "read" at the bottom of this preview and you'll find the link and secret source code. Cool, right?
If you're wondering what Digital Life is here's a taste. Held October 12-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, DigitalLife is the ultimate consumer and technology event. 50,000+ attendees will be able to test drive new and unreleased games, try out the latest consumer technologies, meet celebrities, win prizes, and enjoy all aspects of the digital lifestyle. read more »
The New ipod Shuffle! Unless you live under a rock, you’ve likely heard about Steve Jobs' latest and greatest Apple releases. We could write a brief summary of all the cool features. But frankly, if you want a great summary of the good stuff from people that were actually there, just click here. It’ll fire you over to our friends at Engadget. (Ok… they’re not actually our friends. But they rock.) What we do have is an EXCLUSIVE PHOTO of Steve with his latest accessory – the iPod shuffle. read more »
As gas prices increase, oil prices skyrocket and the general cost of powering our overpowered lives heads northward along comes a solution that has dotted the landscape of the world for eons—Wind power.
So we’ve all heard the benefits of solar power. We’ve seen the photos of the great wind farms out in the middle of nowhere. So it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to make a small, affordable wind turbine available to everyday homeowners. read more »
Aquavista AquariumThey say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well behold, here's something you may or not find beautiful. But it's surely unique.
Take a look. What do you see? Pictures, right? Well, sort of. These are actually wall mounted aquariums. Now personally, I find aquariums beautiful, but to much of a pain in the you-know-what to own. With all the filters and cleaning and what not. But the Acquavista 2000 has taken the aquarium to different level of art. And it's making me rethink the old fish tank. read more »
Innovation comes in many forms. In this case, it comes in the form of a band named OK Go that the first time around had their viral video passed around the world millions and millions of times. Which in turn had kids around the world doing their own version of the video. You can check out the original video here.
Well, here comes round two! OK Go on the Early Show! Tune in tomorrow morning, August 4th at 7:30 AM, to CBS News - "The Early Show" to see a segment on OK Go's "Here It Goes Again" video & YouTube.com! Enjoy! read more »
Food. Let’s face it, it’s awesome. And as such, it’s the inspiration for many an invention. (Just watch late night TV.) Whether you’re a beef eater or a vegan, you love sugar or despise caffeine, there’s one thing we all can agree on. Food makes the world go ‘round. So in honor of the everyday consumable that every human being since the dawn of man has needed… I give you my top 10 food inspired finds. From the dumb to the practical to the delicious—there’s something for everyone. Just like food itself.
Ben & Jerry's Pint Lock10. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY PINT
If you’re one of those types who just can’t part with the last scoop of Phish Food, then you need to pick up this new pint size padlock from Ben and Jerry’s. Just place the lock around the top of the pint, snap it closed, your favorite late night snack will be there when your sweet tooth kicks in. Just make sure not to forget the secret combination. For more info on Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Lock click here .
The Lite Cylinder - Transparent Propane TankWell, the 4th of July has come and gone. I don’t know about you, but my long weekend involved grilling, more grilling and a trip to the local boat store for a fill-up on the propane. You see, propane is one of those thing you just don’t get to see. Until now. read more »
The engineers over at UBC have created a vehicle that can travel from Vancouver to Halifax (coast-to-coast) on one gallon of gas. And although it’s not the fastest car on the block, it proves that somebody out there isn’t trying hard enough to make our everyday cars just a little more efficient.
This vehicle can go coast-to-coast (in Canada) from Halifax to Vancouver on one gallon of gas. That’s roughly 3,145 miles. And for this amazing feat, it has earned first prize at the yearly Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition that was held on June 9th in Marshall, Michigan. read more »
Found this great little video. I believe it's from INPEX. Enjoy. read more »
Ok, so really. When was the last time you looked forward to taking out your video camera to record something? Or for that matter, looked forward to trying to get what you taped off the tape and onto a format that you could watch over and over?
Let’s face it. Video cameras are a huge pain in the you know what to use, especially for all those whip-it-out-and-shoot-before-the-moment’s-gone moments. I don’t know about you, but I can barely remember to keep my video camera charged. And I have no idea where any of the cables are so that I can plug the camera in to my tv and watch stuff. read more »
What would life be without your iPod. Everyone has an iPod and there are tons of accessories to go with your iPod. Here's one that is really valuable for all those people tired of having the headphone wires getting tangled, hitting you in the face or getting caught on something. read more »
Michelle's blog about diamonds reminded me of something I just saw in Wired Magazine. And go figure, I was able to track it down on the web to share with you. Here's the beginning... click through on the end link for the rest of the story.
The New Diamond Age
Armed with inexpensive, mass-produced gems, two startups are launching an assault on the De Beers cartel.
Next up: the computing industry. read more »
Reminder... Doug Hall - Sunday Night, 9PM EST, May7 - LIive Blog Here Only! And Now With Special Guests!by Think Outside T...
Tomorrow night Doug will be back - to answer questions, give you insight, and tell it like it is....LIVE! read more »
DOUG HALL - Blogging Live- Sunday Night 9PM EST - Here At AmericaInventorSpot.com Only - Answering Your Questions Live!by Think Outside T...
Doug Hall will be back LIVE at AmericanInventorspot.com to tell it like it is - this Sunday night, May 7th - for his second appearance.
If you missed it the first time, this is your chance to ask Doug whatever you want. He said this weeks Episode is going to leave fans VERY passionate and wanting to talk/vent. read more »