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The Business Of Subscription Boxes Reaches New Highs With PotBox

Subscription box services have been a trend for a number of years, popular for their convenience and the fact that they're like unwrapping a present when the contents are (somewhat of) a surprise. Everything from pet items, to razors, to delectable snacks, and makeup have been sold in this format by businesses that deal exclusively in items that are packed in cardboard and left on your doorstep once a month or so. But, if you think you've already seen it all, you'd be wrong.

Alcoho-Lock: Won’t Let You Drink And Bike

Alcoho-Lock is the world’s first breathalyzer bike lock. Your lock won’t open if you blow over the legal limit. Will this new invention help put the ‘brakes’ on drinking and biking?

No Solar Panels Required With SunPort

SunPort will soon be coming to an electrical plug near you. The device solar-powers anything you plug in.Question is this: how do you get solar power without owning any panels?

CharityWait: Donate To A Cause To Skip Restaurant Wait Times

If you're the type that likes to spend your Friday and Saturday nights at the latest restaurant openings, sampling creative culinary delights from the world's top chefs, then you know your love of food warrants a lot of patience. Reservations during prime hours, especially at the city's hottest spots, are as hard to come by as a winning lottery ticket. Foodies know it's just one of those grin and bare it circumstances to which there are no alternatives - at least not before now.

Invention Of The Week? Golfboard: Surf And Swing

Two entrepreneurs are hoping that their new invention will be a real ‘hole in one’ among golf enthusiasts. Don Wildman, the founder of Bally Total Fitness, and Laird Hamilton, the popular big-wave surfer, have developed Golfboard.So, will there be lots of golfers willing to ‘surf the turf?’

No Regrets: Get A Two Week Tattoo

The body art world has just changed forever. Enter inkbox, which is a new fruit-based tattoo that lasts only two weeks. Question is will this new invention ‘stick’ around for long?

Haz Is A New Smart Umbrella

Be Hip. Be Haz.Haz is a motorized umbrella with all sorts of neat features. Sure, Haz looks and sounds unique. But will it be a hit on the market?

Escape From Casa Loma Tower: Toronto Game Combines History, Theater, And Fun

Escape games are pretty trendy these days, and there are various concepts all around the globe. It's no surprise that these businesses are becoming popular. After all, what could be more fun than going on your own intellectual, "Saw"-style escape adventure that lets you test your wit without losing your limbs? Well, believe it or not, I can answer that question for you.

Invention Of The Week? Cruise On A Floating Hotel

A Serbian architecture and design firm is now offering travelers the best of both worlds: a fancy hotel on the water. Yes, you get to cruise hotel-style while floating down a river. Question is will their invention set sail?

Swap-O-Matic: Whimsical Vending Machine Faciliates Trades

We all have those items that hang around our homes for months or years that collect dust untouched. Sometimes, however, we develop a sense of attachment to those items, and just don't want to see them discarded. Trying to sell pre-loved items to collectors, thift stores, or by holding a yard sale is a whole lot of effort with little payout. This inconvenience leads many of us to hoard things we wouldn't allow to take up valuable space in our homes. A new business concept uses technology to offer a whimsical solution.