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Jailhouse Fire: Entrepreneurial Inmates Market Their Brand Of Hot Sauce

It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.


Solar Roads Project Could End US Dependence on Power Plants for Electricity

Solar energy has been at the top of many people's list when it comes to renewable energy sources. While some companies have designed vehicles to run on solar energy, others are still focusing on the lack of a power grid able to handle a significant load increase. A new concept funded by the Department of Energy may be able to offer a solution to this problem.

Jetlev: Amazing Jetpack Company Offers Experiences That Will Blow You Away

A new and innovative company is just getting off the ground, both figuratively and literally. It offers a unique service that is the stuff that dreams are made from, and it will blow you away!


Yucky Or Yummy? Deep-Fried Butter & More At The Texas State Fair

Apparently there's no end to what can be deep-fried.  Just ask state fair concession chefs... or anyone who's ever been to a state fair.  Texas, not just king of barbecue, but ultimate connoisseur of deep fry, has a contest at its state fair, where concessionaires compete every year for best deep-fried concoction.  Stand aside heart valves: here comes deep-fried butter.

FoxTV + Twitter = Tweet-peats!

Fox TV is the first major network to strike a deal with Twitter to follow tweets while viewing two of their popular dramas. This is an innovative tactic by Fox to attract an audience to watch repeats, programming that tends to draw in low numbers on the Nielsen ratings! Hence the birth of tweet-peats!

Let's Party Like Its 09/09/09!

What is the significance of 09/09/09 and why is there this slow simmering buzz about it? Well for one, its the last of the single digit dates for this millennium. Next year, we move to double digits with 10/10/10, and September 09,3009 isn't due for another 1000 years.

Twitsnaps Rewards Users $50 In Happy Hour Contest

Twitsnaps is the leading photo-sharing app on Twitter. Its advanced search, ratings program and 'Hall of Fame' are just a few of the unique features that attracts users to Twitsnaps, over Twitpic and some of the other competitive APIs in this field. Now with its Happy Hour Contest promo rolling out, it will once again distinguish itself from the pack by rewarding users for sharing their photos online via Twitter.

GM Presents Bare Necessities Concepts……Could Become Part of Future Lineup

Recently, General Motors held a press conference to introduce some of the vehicles thy plan on debuting by the 2012 model year.  While there were several all electric vehicles and hybrids throughout the presentation, the upcoming concepts that got the most attention were a pair of vehicles listed as “Bare Necessities.”

Backhanded Tweets From US Open

Twitter, like death and taxes is sort like the "great leveler." Sport figures, celebs and the average Joe's of this world can all co-exist in an environment as equals and communicate with each other in a non-threatening and open way. Well, maybe not at the US Open?

Niche Health Business: Nutritional Service By Text And Photo

A few years ago Sprint launched a special nutrition service that is unfortunately no longer in operation that helps keep perpetual dieters always on task. Since this business is no longer in operation, it opens up a niche industry void that could use filling.

Rocket Tent: A New Level Of Ultralight Four-Season Tent

The Brooks Range Rocket Tent redefines lightweight for winter-ready tents. Consider this one for your next backcountry skiing or mountaineering adventure.

Carry Your Cargo With Bullitt

Looking like a scooter retro-fitted onto a commuter bike, the Bullitt offers generous storage space for all your gear and cargo.

Digital Criminals Preying On Social Networks

Its important to be aware of your surroundings and suspicious activity at all times,whether you are crossing a highly trafficked street in Manhattan or posting your profile to a social network. All the same rules apply and then some. Letting our guard down online creates greater risks as an alarmingly high proportion of users are prepared to be 'friends' on social networks with people they don't really know.

Bunny Petting Cafe Has Rabbit Fans Hopping

Did you hare? Japan's Bunny Petting Cafe is the best thing in ears, and that's fur certain!

Burning Man Bike Camper

This sweet bicycle-pulled trailer was hand-built for self-sufficiency and then put to use at Burning Man. Nearly everything you need rolled into into a clean, portable package.