Innovation

10 New & Exotic Foods Coming To NYC's 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is holding its 55th Summer Fancy Food Fair in New York City this weekend (June 28 - 30, 2009) and my mouth waters just reading about some of the luscious new foods premiering at the event. If you can get there, here are ten tasties I'd love you to try for me! (This list leans to the sweet, I warn you.)

Performance Capture Coming Soon In Tim Burton's 'Alice'!

What do Gollum, Kong, The Silver Surfer, the Polar Express, Beowulf and Benjamin Button have in common? They all utilized the innovative technique of 'performance capture" where an actor's movements and expressions are electronically tracked and translated into computer generated imagery (CGI) to make the real-life actor resonate in a hybrid world of animation.

Umbrella Changes Color When Rain Hits

The Squidarella features a black-and-white London cityscape. When wet, the illustration becomes infused with color.

Feeling Blue? Japan's Got a Beer for That

Feeling blue? Japan's got a beer for that: Okhotsk Blue to be exact, a foamy brew made with water sourced from icebergs, tinted icy blue with seaweed.

As Seen On TV: The Ove Glove Review

We've seen the ads. The Ove Glove is touted as a revolutionary cooking mitt that insures you won't fry your hands when retrieving that big pan of macaroni & cheese from the oven. But does it work?

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?