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Cisco and iRobot Team Up to Make A Meeting Robot

Robots can do a lot of things, but can they get you out of going to Albany for a really boring meeting? A robotics design team at Cisco, working with the folks over at iRobot, are hoping so. They are developing a bot that is designed to give HD telepresence. It can even drive itself to the meeting (from inside of the office, that is) to save you the site.

Print Your Own Robot For The Mechanical Uprising With My Robot Nation!

Admit it- You’ve always wanted to build a customized robot friend, but the limitations of modern science just keep giving us vacuum cleaners to step around. Thankfully, My Robot Nation found a worthwhile use for 3D printing to give you the robot of your dreams!

8 Unlikely Chinese Celebrity Brand Ambassadors

China presents a lucrative opportunity for celebrities overexposed to jaded First World markets and authorized or not, all sorts of Chinese businesses are choosing their faces to promote their brands.

It’s E3 Eve, Get Ready To See The Future Of Gaming Revealed Live!

Tomorrow is the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, and the big names in videogames will be presenting their latest consoles and software in full force. Lucky for you, I’ve got a cheat sheet for when and where you can watch the action live!

Let The Sun Shine On Intersolar 2013’s Solar Powered Exhibition!

If the future of solar energy makes you all sunny and warm inside, there’s no hotter place to be than Intersolar North America in sunny San Francisco, California.

Game Of 'Social Media' Thrones Positions HootSuite As Benevolent Leader?

Attaching oneself to the popularity of a current cultural phenomenon is a tried and true promotional tactic used as far back by ad execs, the likes of Don Draper and the Mad Men. So, it didn't come as any surprise when someone in the social media space would seize the opportunity to tag on to one of the most popular TV dramas of the day: Game of Thrones.

Rising Stars In Action Sport Industries At The Agenda Trade Show! NYC, Long Beach, Las Vegas!

If you’re ready to see what the latest trends, innovations and fashions are about to hit skateboarding and streetwear, then it’s time to get pumped for Agenda!

Instant Pineapple Ramen: Pineapple Express In A Styrofoam Bowl

The new instant Pineapple Ramen from Tokyo's Papapapa-Pine ramen restaurant may not be as delicious as the fruitful noodle broth served up live and in person, but it's the next best thing to being there.

Program Your Own Bot (for Kids, and Kids at Heart)

When it comes to robots for kids there are a lot of choices. Not all of those choices do much at all. One choice, that is not quite to market yet, is desided to help kids to program in a variety of ways. The programming runs from options with a graphic interface to C++ and JAVA based options.

Weed As A Brand: Starbucks Or Botwin Pot Stores? Fact Or Fiction? [Video]

After eight successful seasons on HBO, the acclaimed award-winning series, "Weeds" ended its run in 2012 with matriarch Nancy Botwin dealing in a world that finally legalized marijuana. With plot lines that followed a mother and widow of two children rise in the weed business, Nancy's chain of pot stores became so overwhelmingly successful by the end of Season 8, Starbucks was written into the script securing a bid to buy them.

Eatwave Vending Machine: Freshly Cooked Food At The Press Of A Button

Vending machines are awesome, in fact, people love to read about them more than any other business idea or technological device (according to a non-statistical, and completely subjective survey conducted by yours truly). Now Eatwave Vending Machine is shaking up everything we thought we could expect out of a vending machine. Vending machines have offered hot food for a while, but not like this.

Invent Affordable Home Security Product, Win $10,000 From Global Security Experts Inc!

The innovators behind the OnGARD Security Door Brace and SMART Dummy Camera are looking to you to invent the next big advancement in home security devices, and are willing to pay big bucks for your best idea.

How To Keep Watch Over Everyone And Everything, From Anywhere

What happens when you take a standard home video camera and enable it to a customized video and alarm management platform built from the ground up?. You get an easy-to-install, souped-up home surveillance system offering a boatload of features that'll help you keep an eye on people, things, and pets. Check it out and see for yourself.

Durian Pizza Picks Up Where Anchovies Leave Off

Shanghai's Blue & Brown restaurant doesn't just sell pizza, they smell it as well! The Shanghai eatery's signature dish, Durian Pizza, is an offbeat treat that aims to please every sense starting with the sense of smell.

Bots Buy More Tickets Than Humans for Big Shows

According to new information, released by the folks over at Ticketmaster, the majority of tickets for the big shows are sold not to human beings, but to robots. These bots without a body seek out hot shows and buy the tickets, possible for the resale of the tickets to other concert goers.

RentAGoat.com: When Business Innovation Meets Low Tech

Using the internet to develop and market an innovative idea doesn’t need to be a hairy experience, but this green landscaping company is the exception to that rule! Let’s take a closer look at RentAGoat.com’s innovative business:

The Caffeine Conundrum Is Addressed By Bottomless Coffee At Cups Tel Aviv

Coffee makes the world go 'round, and it would be a massive understatement to say that American society can't live without their caffeine fix. But, most coffee chains do not accomodate the need for coffee drinkers to be highly caffeinated 24/7 either. While it may not yet be a business structure on this continent, Tel Aviv has introduced a coffee chain that is working hard to keep caffeine addicts fueled and ready for their next fix.

Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Propose Efficient Energy Solutions From Latin America, Win Up To $100,000 Via 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest!

The government of South Korea, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and GDF SUEZ, have pulled together to seek out energy solutions from Caribbean, South and Central American nations, and there are huge cash prizes for the best ideas!

Can Robots Help Aussie Manufacturing?

A white paper put out by CSIRO is positing the idea that robots will be good for the workers in the manufacturing sector in Australia, but the real question is, can it actually happen that way? This piece looks at the state of the industry and ponders how robots might help, without replacing, workers in a flagging field.