Innovation

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.

10 Positively Inspiring Product Designs Win 2009 IDEA Awards

Emphasizing sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and designs for underprivileged populations, all of the 2009 IDEA winners were deserving of their recognition. Here are 10 IDEA Gold Award winning product designs I think will inspire future product designers and manufacturers.

Sweat Proof Fabrics Biomimic Reponse Of Pine Cone To Humidity

Embarrassing underarm sweat stains on your clothing may soon be a thing of the past. And your comfort moving from arid to humid microclimates, as one does often in urban areas, may improve dramatically... and all with fabrics that biomimic the response of the pine cone to humidity.  Read why the pine cone may be the biomimetic hero of the next generation of fabrics.

Wall Street Journal Gunning For LinkedIn?

As legacy newspapers continue to seek out new ways to survive beyond their antiquated twentieth century business model, the Wall Street Journal has strapped on some big guns in an attempt to build a name in the Wild West terrain of Web 2.0. Leaked rumors indicate its jonesing for a mano-a-mano duel with LinkedIn in an attempt to attract some of that business network's 15 million monthly netizens.

Leap for the Skies with Powerbocks

Enjoy superhuman jumping power and height with these kangaroo-inspired Powerbocks.


Head Operated Mouse Helps The Handicapped Surf The 'Net

The Tracker Pro is the mouse version of the handicapped ramp you see on so many buildings.  It is the access port for disabled individuals to surf the Internet - hands free.  And I like it.

Battle Of The YouTube Videos - Eminem vs Mariah Carey

Social Media has been used for a lot of things, but fueling the the fire of an ongoing feud is a new twist. A singer and a rapper are using the tools of social media to expose their basest instincts.