Innovation

MP3 Pig Speakers Are Bacon For Your Ears

"Speaker-pig, speaker-pig, does whatever a..." Well, you get it. At least, you CAN get it - "it" being this swanky swine sound blaster - for all your MP3 music listening needs.

Bluetooth® Seeks Low Energy Inventions For Its 2009 Innovation World Cup

Submitting an idea to this competition is a great opportunity for those in the healthcare/wellness, fitness, fashion, and sports fields to make an impact on your fields, using Bluetooth's low energy technology, a technology which is now in its infancy.

A Backpack Built For Two: Your Dog And Your Laptop

One in five companies are now allowing workers to bring their pets into the office. Pets At Work, the Hong Kong brand of pet and pet lover products, has created a very clever backpack and pet shelter for those lucky employees, or for those who just like to have their (small) pooches and their laptops with them wherever they go! Here's P@W!

Just Who Is My Lovable Mutt? The Canine Genealogy Test

We love our dogs, pure-bred or otherwise.  But there are good reasons to learn about our dogs' ancestry, even if we can't be formally introduced to the parents.

Twihotels, The Twitter Hotel-Finder Launches

The difficult thing about traveling is finding the right hotel in the right city at the right price! But equally important is securing a hotel you can trust - one that has been recommended by others.

Kumho Releases Fortis Design Study...Off-Road Enthusiasts Rejoice

Many people have been pointing to a future that contains very few Sport Utility Vehicles, and some are going as far as to banish them altogether. Kumho, known for tires and other rubber products, has elected to politely disagree and released an SUV based concept drawing that makes next generation SUV's look slightly more appealing.

Exercise Your Way to a Charged Phone

The Cargador De Celular powers your cell phone, laptop and MP3 player using a very unique form of energy--you. Exercise your way to full bars with this smart charger.

A Kinder, Gentler Mammogram? GE's Mammo NEXT

One of the last things a woman looks forward to is getting a mammogram.  First, there's the stress of wondering what the xrays will show and the Big C is, of course, what we are worried about.  And then, there's the utter (sic) humiliation and pain involved in the process of taking those radio-active pictures!

Google Goes Retro With Billboard Advertising

Something has to be up when Google, salt of the Internet decides to use an antiquated form of 'push marketing' (namely billboards) to spread the word? It appears Google is desperate to be taken seriously in the corporate world, where customers remain reluctant to switch from Microsoft’s desktop Office Suite in favour of a cloudier option such as Google Apps. So Google is taking it to the street with outdoor advertising.

Octopus Tripod For Cameras & Cell Phones - All Grip, No Slip

The Octopus Tripod not only grips your digital camera or cell phone more cuddly than a cuttlefish, it adjusts almost infinitely to give you the best possible angle for all your remote photo shoots.

Contact Lenses Improve Quality Of Life For Animals... Really!

The mother and baby sea lions are performers at Sea World in San Diego.  Mama sea lion was becoming disoriented from blurred vision caused by cataracts, until she was fitted with intraocular contact lenses that enable her to perform again, and to see and be a role model for her newborn.

Click Happens! Young Inventors Wanted For LEGO® Click Awards 2009

Lot's of stuff can "click."  Friends click with each other, teachers can click with their students, and if there's one ingredient missing in the soup and then it's found by the chef, it's a click!  An "aha!" moment, some call it, when everything seems to fit perfectly.  LEGO® is a company that knows about clicks, in more ways than one, and they are looking for young inventors who have had their own clicks.

Pimp Your Brolly With The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle

The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle frees up your hands when inclement weather strikes. Students, shoppers, busy mothers and anyone fumbling for their house or car keys will appreciate this ingenious add-on that grips your shoulder like an angry anaconda in heat.

Mad Men Use Social Media To Promote Old Media

Remember the days of 'push marketing', when the Mad Men of Madison Avenue monopolized what messages were beamed out to the public. Feeding us manageable morsels of propaganda about the brands they represented, they controlled a lot of what we ate, drank, and yes... even what we thought.

At Last, A Matching Snuggie™ For Dogs!

Though I think my dog would die of heat stroke in the Snuggie For Dogs, I feel it my duty to report on its entry into the arena of dog wear.  After all, you might have a hairless dog.