Innovation

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

Volkswagen Teams Up with Lichtblick to Provide Clean and Affordable Energy

Lichtblick, a German based Energy Company specializing in environmentally friendly systems, has been working on a new in-house energy system that could very well replace large nuclear or coal burning power plants. Even more interesting, is that Volkswagen is now on-board with the business plan and providing funding to get the project moving.

Mavic Magnetic Bicycle Pedals

Mavic's EZ-Ride Evolve pedal system uses magnets to help keep your feet properly aligned while allowing for seamless entry and exit. These could be a good choice for those that aren't quite sold on platform or clipless pedals.

Call For Inventors! Bed Bath & Beyond® Wants Innovative Pet Products For PawsLife™

It looks like the pet product market has not been saturated yet.  Here comes Bed Bath & Beyond with its own pet brand, PawsLife™, and it wants your pet product ideas!

Joe "You Lie" Wilson Under A DDoS Attack!

"Sticks and stones may break my bones," but will "name calling" define Joe Wilson? This South Carolina's congressman knows how to call presidents liars but does he know how to defend himself against a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack?

Top Ten Augmented Reality Devices

Worlds Collide with the introduction of Augmented Reality. Now the latest craze for smartphones, PCs, camera, GPS systems and even eye-wear, AR merges our virtual and real worlds. Its initiated by technology that takes your existing environment and provides an overlay of extra data and information about the things you are viewing. Now us mere mortals can have some of the superpowers we thought were exclusive to the Bionic Man and the Terminator!

Turbine Powered Bus to Clean Up New York

Anyone who has ever been to New York City knows how heavy the traffic can get at pretty much any time of the day. To combat this, the city began developing different forms of mass transit that they hoped would eventually replace personal vehicles inside the crowded city. Among these, was the diesel burning kneeling bus, which has undergone very few changes until just recently when a new turbine powered unit was developed.

Webcycle Makes Internet Users Work Out

The Webcycle makes exercise a mandatory part of surfing the Internet. The faster you pedal, the faster your application runs.

Joe Bike Cash For Clunkers: Trade Your Old Car For 2-Wheeled Transportation!

The cash for clunkers program was extremely popular when it launched in the US, and while it encouraged drivers to trade in an old inefficient vehicle for one a little more environmentally friendly, there's a new company on our radar that takes the concept to the next level.

Mobile Movie Apps Only Lack the Popcorn!

There's been a lot of talk about the Twitter Effect making or breaking movies. Movie makers like Tim Burton are also using social networks to promote movies like Alice in Wonderland while they are still in production. Now mobile apps have become the latest trend used by movie studios to grab the attention of prospective movie-goers in advance of a movie's release.

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

The Sweet Flour Bake Shop: Custom Cookies Based On Demand

Not far from my home town is a simple yet delicious new concept that involves fresh baked goods and some serious decision making. Keep on reading to learn about The Sweet Flour Bake Shop and what makes it so unique.

Twihotels Helps Guests Book & Hoteliers Sell Hotel Rooms

Twihotels, the unique Twitter app that offers post-your-hotel-queries in a tweet format has expanded their hotel solutions for both hoteliers and hotel guests. Known as the first social networking hotel-finder, Twihotels is already enhancing their feature offerings after their recent debut launch in August.

Ethanol Production to Get a Boost From Watermelons

Scaling up the amount of ethanol produced every year is no easy task. Aside from the huge amount of corn needed to produce a decent amount of fuel, the process also requires an almost constant flow of water. While many people are working to solve the issues, others are looking for alternative methods to produce the cleaner fuel. Interestingly enough, that alternative method may end up being watermelons.

More Chinese Farmer Innovations: Baby Buddha Pears!

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you're likely familiar with the unusual phenomenon of inventive Chinese farmers. For some reason, these rural inventors are grabbing more headlines than most Chinese tech companies. Well, here's another distinguished farmer to follow in that tradition.

This particular pear producer isn't going to let any economic downturn get the best of his crop sales. His baby buddha pears are selling like hotcakes, and he's doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. Check the photos: