Innovation

New Spin on Skating: The Stepboard

The Stepboard replaces the traditional foot push-off of a skateboard or scooter with step-based forward motion.

Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life Saver

Pills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.

Solar-powered Tent Lets You Light Up Your Night

The Orange Concept Solar Tent uses photovoltaic fabric to capture the energy of the sun. A wireless hub with touchscreen LCD allows you to manage your energy consumption.

Top Ten Real-Time Search Engines

With Google and Facebook racing furiously to enter into the real-time search market, Twitter remains dominant on the world stage as to how news is obtained and consumed by the "wisdom of the crowds". From the immediacy of an airplane losing control over the Hudson River to the horrific moment-by-moment cries of revolt on the streets of Tehran, real-time search has dynamically changed news dissemination.

Samsung Innovation Quest 2009 Now Open For New Widgets!

Samsung's Innovation Quest (aka Samsung IQ or SIQ) is now open for competition, this year being devoted to building the Samsung's new GT-i8910 home screen widgets. Samsung is also being innovative by giving you lots of resources and technical tools that were not available in prior years -- including teaching you all about widgets!

Magnetic Nanoparticles Used To Draw Cancer Cells Together

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a fascinating study using magnetic nanoparticles to gather metastasized cancer cells to a central location, thereby curbing metastatic spread of the disease.

PopIxy: The Tabbed Search Engine

Back when Firefox first came out with tabbed browsing, it rocked the internet world.  No longer were people managing huge clusters of browser windows.  They now could keep things organized by tabs and move quickly between them for a truly powerful surfing experience.  Now there's a tabbed search engine that aims to impress you in the same way.


Top Five Strollers For Parents On The Go

Life doesn’t have to stop once you have your baby, and manufacturers from Graco™ to Jeep™ are making that an even truer statement with their production of baby strollers perfectly suited for travel wherever you go.

Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.

Zap Germs Before They Zap You With A Magic Germ Wand

The Pocket Sized Germ Eliminating Light is the ultimate magic wand with the ability to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses, and mold in 20 seconds.  It's UV-C light is used in hospital settings to sterilize surgical instruments, so you know it works... because no hospital is interested in law suits, right?

Free iPhone App For The Mobile Dog: Eukanuba's OFF LEASH

Buddy's getting restless.  He's been crated in the back of the car for two hours and that's a long time for a dog to be cooped up; but where can you stop to get him some exercise?

Tweezed Eyebrows Are Out! Adorn Your Eyebrows With Chic Jewels Instead

It's hard to keep up with the fashion and beauty trends of eyebrows; one year over-tweezed eyebrows seem to appear on the faces of all the models in the magazines, which the next year the natural look is in. What's next? Jewelry adorned eyebrows? Designer Kanch Panjabi seems to think it's the next big fashion trend.

Japanese Replica Taxi Meter Shames Free-Riding Freeloaders

Freeloading friends making you feel like a taken-advantage taxi driver? Spoiled teenage kids too lazy to take the bus? Don't be a crabby cabby, get even - and get a fake (but oh-so-real-looking) taxi meter!

Anti-Restaurant Charlie’s Burgers: Covert Restaurant Operation With Invite-Only Guest List

At Charlie's Burgers, which is located right in my neck of the woods in Toronto, it's about the dining experience as well as the covert manner that guests have to go about getting there. It's an exclusive dining experience, which will certainly be memorable to diners; but only to those who are fortunate enough to receive an invitation.


SmartBall Gives a Radar Speed Reading

SmartBall provides an LCD speed read-out so that you can quickly gauge how fast you just threw the ball.