New Business Ideas

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Bibliobath: Company Turns Classic Literature Into Waterproof Books

The season of reading has arrived! With kids out of school, there's less homework and more time to journey through fantastical worlds simply by turning pages. Summer reading isn't just for kids either; summer vacations that bring you to the beach or cottage create the opportunity for you to catch a break from the craziness of daily life, which is perfectly complimented by reading. However, summertime reading does pose some hazards that one company hopes to address.

Dreambox: 3D Printer Vending Machine

I don't know about you, but 3D printing is one of those technological developments that I just can't quite wrap my head around. Don't get me wrong, I follow the concept, I just have a hard time accepting that 3D printing has become a thing while we're still driving vehicles that stay on the ground. At least at this stage, 3D printing isn't a fixture in every home (so I've got time to come to terms with the whole thing); but there is a business aiming to make it more accessible to the masses.

Invention Of The Week? Gadget Helps Blind People ‘See’ Through Their Tongues

We don’t see with our eyes, we see with our brains.The BrainPort V100 is new technology that will soon hit the market.How will it help blind people see again? And will anyone really be able to afford it?

Fashion Footprint: Clothing, This Is Your Life

Meet Norwegian diplomat turned social entrepreneur, Mariam Naqvi who has  founded Fashion Footprint, a fashion traceability app that can scan clothing  and provide ratings information on everything from factory safety to workers' health.

OWOW, Writing Hit Songs Just Got Easier

So, are you getting ready to write the next big chart-topper?If so then you will want to try out OWOW, which is a new breed of musical instruments. It’s easy to use too. Question is, will it be a 'hit' when it launches on the market?

Unusual Japanese Restaurant: Serving A Horse Meat Exclusive Menu With Surprising Ingredients

The latest unusual business concept I've come across, not only fits perfectly with the type of ventures I normally feature on this column - but it also happens to be related to a topic I'm personally passionate about; horse slaughter. Strengthen your stomachs, readers, and prepare yourselves as we look at this unusual restaurant from a more serious perspective.

Tara-X Provides Shelter For Earthquake Survivors

The amount of catastrophic earthquakes is on the rise around the globe. This we all know. However an inventor from Germany is coming to the rescue with Tara-X – an emergency shelter that is dropped from an airplane.

Will Facebook Own Your Faceprint?

Just when we thought Facebook could not possibly take any more liberties with our privacy rights . . . oops, they did it again! For those who might not have heard, three years back when Facebook was on a buying spree, it picked up, an Israeli facial recognition technology for the paltry sum of $100 million [chump change in comparison to the acquisition of WhatsApp for a cool $19 billion]. This week . . .

Invention Of The Week? DADSS Car System Won’t Let You Drive Drunk

Pretty soon the car you own won’t start when it knows you are drunk.Yes it’s true, the Driver Alcohol Detection System For Safety (DADSS) will soon be installed in new vehicles. Question is will this new technology put an end to drunk driving for good? And will it save over 10,000 lives a year in the USA?

Doll No Mori: Intimate Relationship Rentals Of The Plastic Variety

Who needs to form real relationships based on common interests and connections when you can rent someone or something to fill just about any role in your life? We've seen rental people that are living, and while this next business creates an alternative with semi-functional organs, it beating heart definitely isn't one of them.