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This Smart Glass Takes The Heat For You

New Green Smart Glass is intended to make getting the perfect cup of coffee both easier and more eco-friendly.

Room With A View – The Hotel Industry Gets Spaced Out

Russian company Orbital Technology adds “space hotel” to its list of under-development projects.

NCIIA Initiates Student Ambassador Program For Inventors & Entrepreneurs

This Fall the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has selected its first Student Ambassador team, a group of exceptional students at 14 universities that are charged with encouraging and leading the creation of socially beneficial technologies and bringing them to commercialization. No easy feat, but the NCIIA will give them plenty of support.

 

FatePod: Connecting You With People You Wish You'd Talked To

You know those people that you meet as you go about your day that you find yourself thinking about again? The person who helped you pick up your dropped change in the supermarket line, the gentlemen that held the coffee shop door open for you, or the person who gave you their seat on the subway? Now there's a site that allows you to do more than think about these people you connected with during chance encounters.

Green Technology is the Future

In the midst of one of the worst economic periods the United States has ever seen and the increasing need for renewable energy sources, green technology will lead the way toward an environmental revolution. Throughout history it has been entrepreneurs and inventors that have pulled economies out of the gutter, not government bailouts or higher taxes. As the future innovators of the world, it is our responsibility to make sure our planet is taken care of, not taken advantage of.

Looking for Investors for your New Invention

Looking for investors for your new invention can be an arduous process - by understanding what potential investors are looking for in a lender, you'll be better equip when pitching your idea. Obviously they expect the details of the business, such as organization, location, marketing strategy and implementation strategy, but investors also have specific key areas they focus on. They want to see that you know the ins and outs of the industry, how your product or service is unique, if you have researched your competition thoroughly, if they can expect a return on their investment, and how soon.

Flatter Me: Complimentary Company For Hire!

You know how they always say that Canadians are polite and friendly? Well, there's a business that's taking that idea to new heights by offering those traits for hire.

Small Business Software to Improve Productivity

Running a business is time consuming. Since time = money, the less time you spend on busy work, the more time you will have for more important aspects of your business. By utilizing the right software programs you can effectively cut costs, increase productivity, and run a smoother operation.

Social Media Screens Prospective Employees & Clients

Be careful what you tweet, Flikr, YouTube and update - less you want to reduce your chances of getting hired or landing your next client. Social media is now officially the extension of one's resume. It adds another layer for discovery by prospective employers and companies. After all, who knows you better than your social networks?

Human Birds Take Flight In The Great White North

Canadians have proven their usefulness once again, with students from the University of Toronto devising the world’s first continuously flying ornithopter.


Pink Kisses: The Business of Breakups!

After a breakup, one of the best ways to feel better is with a little bit of shopping therapy. Pink Kisses is specializes in the business of breakups and helping women pick themselves up for their next conquest.

Visually Impaired Assistant Looks To Give People Second Sight

Aiming to help people who can’t see find a simpler way to get around, designer Noam Klopper has introduced the Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA).

Copper Wiring Lets Owners Listen In On What Their Home Is Up To

Energy efficient homes with sensors in every nook and cranny just got a step closer with the development of a home sensor network using existing copper wiring as an antenna.

Lacie Stackable Hard Drive Aims To Make Space For Form And Function

It’s called the Lacie S2.0, and it’s a stackable external hard drive that both looks great and is user-friendly. Technology FTW. 

Social Media's Privacy vs Intimacy, Facebook vs Chatroulette

While the redefinition of privacy continues to engage debate amongst netizens, this current era of pushing boundaries online is on the surface somewhat of a paradox. While many feel that relinquishing data about ourselves subsequently deprives us of control (i.e. Facebook's Open Graph), there are others that are willing to relinquish control in exchange for a random form of intimacy (i.e. Chatroulette's video chat).

Can Small Scale Really Sell Products to Major Retail?

A common misconception about selling to Major Retailers is that you have to be a large established company in order to sell to them. This is absolutely  not the case! The truth is that there are many small start-up companies with just one product SKU that have gotten their products into Major Retailers. 

Cannabis Catering: "High" Quality Meal Options

There are many businesses trying to capitalize on the up-and-coming industry or legal marijuana. With more prescriptions being issued more businesses keep on popping up and there is one interesting concept we've never seen before!

Snakes And Lattes: The Board Game Cafe!

Today's cafes and coffee shops are typically filled with people stuck on technology who are just trying to take advantage of the free WIFI. There's no sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere, it's all type, type, tweet, tweet, ring, ring (that last one was a blackberry or iPhone notification, in case you didn't know). So, for those that want to get a more old-fashioned coffee shop experience that's focused on bringing together a neighborhood in a social way, there's a great new Toronto business.

Robot Servants? Now Only An App Away

California designers Willow Garage have created a robot for the masses - or at least the first generation of it. Enter the PR2, and start your Frankenstein Complex engines.


Warped Wastebasket Makes Trash More Compactable

New Push-Up concept garbage can aims to make filling it with trash twice as useful and three times as fun. On average.