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The E-Tomb - Something To "Like" In A Grave Situation

From designers Huang Jianbo, Zhao Ting, Wang Yushan, Ran Xiangfei & Mo Ran comes an option for the electronically obsessed and recently deceased – the E-tomb.

Should I Manufacture or License My Invention?

I recently attended my local Inventors Association (Inventors Alliance in Northern California) and noticed that Inventors kept asking Andrew Krauss (President of Inventors Alliance) about the differences between Manufacturing and Licensing a product.  New Inventors were confused about what these terms meant and wanted to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding which way to go for their own product.  So I thought I'd take a minute to discuss both options as this comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes as well.


Ergonomic & Electric: A Student Designs A 'Scooter' For Seniors

Thank heavens for grandchildren.  If we didn't have them, there wouldn't be many designers bothering about how new technologies can be applied to the needs of seniors.  Patrick Leyendecker is just one of the many young designers who are trying to moderate the pain and stress that comes with aging and having to adjust one's ways to so many of life's daily needs.

 


Invention Through The Eyes Of The Dean, On Planet Green

Dean Kamen, best known for the invention of the Segway personal transporter, will co-host an 8-part series on invention starting tomorrow, October 22, 2010, for Planet Green on the Discovery Channel.  The series, titled Dean of Invention, was named for and after Kamen, as he is now holds more than 400 patents himself.   Though inspiring for all, Dean of Invention is intended to inspire young persons to enter science and math so that they can be a part of shaping their own futures.

 


Important Considerations For Starting A Business

So you've been thinking about starting your own business. Perhaps it's been a long term goal of yours, or just an idea that came to you recently. Either way, there's some information you should consider before taking any further steps. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself, "What am I good at? What are my talents?" Next, ask yourself, "What am I bad at? What are my weaknesses?" As you evaluate, be honest - if you're not honest you're only doing a disservice to yourself.

X-RAY Phone Gives Inside Scoop On Mobile Calls

The X-RAY Phone from Tokujin Yoshioka lets you see the inner workings of your favorite telecommunications device.

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.

Row, Row, Row Your...Chair?

Salim Nasser, now of NASA, has created a way for wheelchair users to "row" themselves along both efficiently and safely

Analog Wall Clock Goes International With Bend Hand

Designer Giha Woo has created an easy way for humans to broaden their temporal horizons - the Bend Hand wall clock.

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 1

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This is part one of a four-part series that unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually.

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).

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. 

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. 

Inventor Creates Product on Kitchen Counter and Makes Millions!

Imagine coming up with an Invention on your kitchen counter and soon becoming a millionaire and having your Invention sold all over the world!  That's what happened to Debbie Barker, the Inventor of the FlipFold!

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers: What Not To Do (And What 95% Of People Tend To Do!)


Truly An Invention Every Consumer Needs: ANYWAY® Spray

We all have frustrations with gadgets that just don't work.  And we think, 'Some day I'm going to invent a better lightbulb,' or whatever.  Well, finally, someone invented a fix for the d**n bottle spray, which obviously never wanted us to fully use what it was spraying.

Stop & Go Driving Could Be Simplified By A Single Pedal

A Japanese inventor has come up with a unique solution to the problem of drivers mistakenly stepping on the accelerator instead of the brake: combine both functions into a single floor pedal.

Gulf Tech Oil Spill Expo

The oil spill in the Gulf has reignited a desire by oil companies coastal communities to obtain more and new technology to help with the cleanup. The Gulf Tech Expo in Mobile, Alabama, Aug. 13-15, 2010 is the place for this technology transfer to take place.

Social Media To Allow Ask.com Users To Ask More Soul-Searching Questions

Asking a search engine a question doesn't always surface exactly what a online searcher is looking for. Just ask Ask.com. They have been trying to answer that question for almost 15 years. Overshadowed by today's search giant Google, even the mightiest in land has not been able to devise an algorithm that actually answers a question with the most accurate search results.

Rock-Paper-Scissors... All In a Glove

Here's that excuse you've been looking for to play with yourself in public...