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The Sleeply Alarm Clock Wakes You Up And Refuses To Fall Down

From the dynamic and fully-awake mind of Portuguese designer Pedro Gomez comes the Sleepy alarm clock, which stands tall despite groggy efforts to knock it down.

The Doggie In The Window OR How To Attract Customers To A BP Station

A dog in a BP gas and convenience station in Florida is greeting customers at the drive-up window.  She's wearing her uniform, a BP golf-style t-shirt, and even sports a name card --- looks like 'Cindy.' Cindy is a great idea to attract business, and she appears to be enjoying her role.

 

A Social Media Crowd-Sourced Film Documents 'Life In A Day' As Time Capsule

July 24th could be one day in your life like no other. If you were to capture something compelling about yourself on film, movie producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald might edit you right into their experimental documentary titled, 'Life In A Day.' 

Fueled By Social Media,'Groupawn Man' Lives Off The Kindness Of Strangers

There is a man who's traveling across this great land of ours, supplied with a fistful of coupons but nary a penny to his name. His task is to travel to 15 US cites over the course of one year leveraging social media as his sole means of support and sustenance. Is 'Groupawn Man' today's real-life action hero - and will you help him reach his ultimate goal of a $100K Grand Prize?

The Mobile Office Is Perfect For Start Up Businesses

Tim Vinke, a Dutch interior architect, has just the idea for the space-impaired or nomad entrepreneur.  His Kruikantoor mobile office is the perfect answer to a home office or an office on the go.

 

@Earlybird On Twitter Is First To Get Social Media Advertising Worm

It's been said the early bird gets the worm - so hats off to Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb for being the first to tip us off to yet another advertising revenue source for Twitter.  Coming to a Twitterstream near you, get ready to fish where the fishes are - as a new account called 'Early Bird' or @earlybird is going to open for business shortly (excuse my mixed metaphor)!

DailyBooth's Social Network, Ashton & Demi Think You Oughta Be In Pictures

Remember those 25 cent photo-booths at seaside boardwalks where you use to take 'passport-like' pictures of yourself when you were a kid? Think about taking a photo of yourself every day, adding a caption, posting it online - and you will begin to understand the concept behind the new social network, DailyBooth.com.

Sugar Production Hits Sweet Spot Using Only Sun And Science

Typically, bugs in your sugar are bad things, but thanks to the combined efforts the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical school, they might just be helping out. By combining photosynthesis and genetic engineering, the researchers have found a way to produce sugar without a need for that pesky sugarcane.

Self-transforming Matter Uses Origami To Get Its Fold On - Cool Sound Effects Still In The Works

Although Optimus Prime doesn't need to fire up his engines for fear of a Decpticon threat just yet, a team of researchers at Harvard and MIT have taken humanity one step closer to the self-transforming robot concept.

Mark's Work Warehouse Vending Machines Dispense Needed Clothing In Niche Locations

Vending machines that dispense clothing, aren't a new concept, although there are relatively few of them in North America. Mark's Work Warehouse, a Canadian clothing store is taking this idea to an all new level, placing test machines in niche locations to give people the convenience of what they need, where they need it!

Converting Noise To Light No Longer Up In The Air - Is Plane As Day

Aside from ground zero of a nuclear explosion, airport runways are perhaps the noisiest place on earth. But instead of friendly a mascot, they're staffed by surly men with light-sticks and illuminated by the strong and electrically expensive glow of runway lights. Now, designer Jou Hung-Uei has come up with a way to capture that noise and fire up those lights simultaneously.

Electrical Spectacles To Go Both Ways - Are Easily Turned On

PixelOptics, a US-based vision aid manufacturer has now developed a bifocal lens that is able to change its index of refraction with the push of button. Welcome to the future.

Rent Tent, Be First To Purchase iPhone 4G & Live To Tweet & Ustream About It

Airbnb reports iPhone mania is officially under way in front of the Apple Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco. If you can cough up $200 or be the highest bidder, you can be first in line by renting a tent from an enterprising camper who secured the spot early on the Wednesday prior to the launch on Thursday, June 24.

BP Blaster App Allows You To Be Master Of Your Domain

Remember the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" aka "Master of Your Domain," when Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer were tasked with controlling sudden urges? As an analogy to that condition, all of our pent-up anger over the Gulf Oil disaster has no easy or satisfactory means for release. That is, until now. With  the introduction of a new game - Zippi Networks has developed an app to help us vent.

Extra! Extra! eRoll To Give Newspaper New Lease On Life! In Other News, Paper Routes Down 100%

Sure, newspapers are great if you don't mind newsprint-covered hands, folds in all the wrong places and a massive pile of useless paper when you're done. Sounds great. For those a little more forward-thinking, Dragan Trencevski has come up with an alternative - the sleek and slightly saran-wrap-dispenser-looking eRoll.

BeautifulPeople's Social Network Wants To Build A New Master Race

Back in the last century, leading up to and during World War II there was a movement afoot to build a Master Race. It was led by a maniacal leader that convinced an entire Aryan society that they were genetically superior to other races. Today, almost 80 years later a similar mentality exists where a social network's goal is to create more genetically-conceived "beautiful" people.

Tastebuds: Love Matches Made In Music Heaven

Ever individual has a different idea about what they want when it comes to compatibility with a spouse, it can be educational background, favorite types of movies, shared interest in books, a love of the outdoors, or, in many cases, music. There are plenty of dating websites and matchmaking businesses out there that focus on making love matches between those who have shared interests, but now one targets one in particular!

I Am A Stuffed Animal: Go Ahead And Get Stuffed!

At some point in time you've probably thought about telling your dad to get stuffed. Well, that has never exactly been a cool thing to do on Father's Day, at least until now that you can make it a gift!

Pay With A Tweet: New Test Business Concept Accepts Kudos Rather Than Currency

There's no doubt that social media plays a major role in the growth of a business today, but there's one new experimental concept that will either take off, or crash, because it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for business profit.

Mom Inventor Turns Millionaire With Simple Product Idea

Imagine being a stay-at-home mom, coming up with a brilliant idea, creating a quick prototype with a sewing machine, and then generating millions of dollars in revenue from that simple idea? That's what happened to Kim Levine, the creator of the Wuvit