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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

World Cup's Vuvuzela Is The Sound Heard Round The World

Vuvuzela (pronouced voo-voo-ZAY-lah) is the horn of plenty. Its name in Zulu roughly translates to "making a lot of noise" — and it sure does. This year's World Cup in South Africa is distinguished by a sound not found in too many other destinations. At best, it's been compared to the sound of a herd of elephants - at worst perhaps, "the traffic jam from hell."

Social Media Journalism By Wikileaks' Whistleblower Unfolds In Real-Time

Worthy of a George Clooney spy movie (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, comes to mind), the intrigue of this story is riveting. Unraveling across continents, high levels of government, potential treason and investigative journalism are all intertwined and unfolding in real-time through social media channels that might eventually expose cover-ups in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Vocus Acquires Crowdsourcing HARO's Free Social Media News Service

Today, Peter Shankman, the hard-working matchmaker of reporters and sources, and self-proclaimed 'adventurist' sold his company HARO (Help A Reporter Out) to Vocus, an on-demand software company. A true success story - what outgrew its confines as a small Facebook group, HARO's Web site and newsletter service has expanded exponentially to a mailing list of 100k+ journalists and experts.

One Drink Too Many For Kevin Rose At Diggnation's Bar & Grill

Techcrunch just broke the news that Digg's Kevin Rose is calling its quits with Diggnation, his weekly Web show about picking a topic and then drinking yourself silly trying to explain it. We don't know if this move will lead to Rehab or AA meetings, but it's certainly sending up one more red flag about a company that has been unsuccessfully trying to reinvent itself for quite some time.

Wacky Jelly Bean Company Promises Scented Farts

A company that's currently keeping its name under a guise of secrecy is one that's promising to offer a solution to one of the world's biggest issues. No, we're not talking about the Gulf oil spill, so perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration, but we are talking about another type of gas!

Here You Go: Free Umbrella Giveaways For Acts of Kindness

Some businesses aren't about turning a profit, at least not solely, and that's a business concept that's becoming increasingly more popular around the world. The latest makes an appearance right on time for the Spring season, right when it's needed most, and it's all about kindness!

Inventor Success Stories That Inspire: The Slinky

Every Kid Wanted One: Ever heard of the Slinky? The fun toy that sold more than 250 million units worldwide!The creators of the Slinky were just ordinary people that came up with a simple product idea. And that simple product idea produced more wealth then they could have ever possibly imagined!


Titillating Turbans: Charitable Business Makes Fashion For Cancer Survivors

Some of the most inspiring businesses out there derive from a personal need, and there's one business that provides a great example of this. One entrepreneur decided to start a business based on her own personal demands that she couldn't quite fulfill and has decided to give back to others with more than just her inventory.

UC Berkeley Chemical Biologist Wins 'Oscar For Inventors'

An internationally known chemical biologist, Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, researcher, entrepreneur, teacher, and mentor, from the University of California at Berkeley, has won the most prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for $500,000, dubbed the 'Oscar for Inventors.'  This award recognizes individuals who translate their inventions and innovations into technologies that improve our world.