Innovation

Keep Your Hamster Busy In The Habitrail Ovo Maze With Chewable Home

Habitrail loves its hamsters! You can tell by the ingenious activities it creates for them. In the Habitrail Ovo Maze and the replaceable chewable habitats within, it provides your little buddy with outlets for his natural behaviors: chewing, hoarding, burrowing, and even sleeping.

Innovative Car Insurance Company Onna-Onna Alerts Drivers To Bad Weather

Putting a twist on car insurance is Dutch insurance company for women, Onna-Onna. Not only can they help people recover financially from car accidents or other related incidents, they also alert people when it's unsafe to be on the road; decreasing their chances of having an accident.


Torrent2exe Makes Downloading Torrents Dirt Simple

Most of you probably know what torrents are and how to use them, but surprisingly there are plenty of people who still have trouble with them.  Not that you could blame them.  The first trick with getting over torrents is that you have to allow all kinds of firewall access and direct port forwarding on your router, which can be a bit tricky for the novice internet user.  Torrent2exe takes all the guess work out of torrents for beginners and makes a simple executable file that allows the user to download their desired torrent.

The Next Level Of Pedometer

The Radar Tacho RDS II is a radar-based speed monitor that tracks speeds up to 62 miles per hour. The speedometer provides exercise information for all kinds of sport activities like walking, running and bicycling.

KVANT Motorbike Snow-Ready Dirtbike

The KVANT Motorbike is a snowmobile motorcyle crossover that would allow motorcycle enthusiasts to keep riding even in the snowiest conditions. While it looks like the most fun innovation in decades, don't get too attached.

Top Ten Twitter TV Shows (Twitter All Day, All The Time)

Remember when CNN first entered our lives and people were shocked that any network could take on the daunting task of supplying us with a news format 24/7. "Unheard of?" "Couldn't be done?" And yet, here we are some 20+ years later, and CNN has not only sustained itself but was the impetus for other news networks to populate as well. Well,in 2009, the web is currently abuzz with talk of a “Twitter TV Network.” According to Biz Stone, one of Twitter founders, he's "even getting folks asking (him)if they can audition." Could Twitter TV be the next evolution in the short life span of the micro-bloggin' darling of social media?

The Shark Steam Mop: Does It Work? - As Seen On TV

There are some people out there who love to clean.  I'm not one of them.  When I clean it comes in one large burst of energy that leaves me utterly spent--pretty much because I know I'm just gonna slob the whole place up again.  So when I see a product that has the potential to make cleaning easier, I have to check it out.  As See On TV: The Shark Steam Mop!

Scour - The Search Engine That Pays To Play

You've been searching online for years. Google has captured most of your attention. Other search engines like Lycos and AltaVista have come and gone. But did you ever think you could be bought to search? If Scour has its way, the little-search-engine-that-could wants to pay for your loyalty while it tries to steal market share from the Google-Yahoo-MSN triumvirate.

Sunrise, Sunset... Customized With Your Alarm Clock

You're getting very sleepy. The light is dimming... dimming just a little bit more every moment.  Your eyelids are heavy... heavy with sleep.  Put your book down now.  Just let it fall.  The light is getting dimmer....

Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With The NoHands Mouse

Tired of having to move your hands away from the keyboard to take a sip of your tasty beverage?  Well, the answer to this problem is only one click away... A click of your foot, that is.

Curry Hand Grenade Quite A Spicy Weapon

Want to blow up the enemy with deliciousness?  India has developed quite the little grenade that will not only disable the bad guy, but make him tasty...

Bing Redux - Google Killer By Microsoft

On April 4th, in "Bada Bing... is Microsoft putting a Hit on Local Search?" I blogged that when Bill Gates filed a trademark under the name "Bing" for "web sites to link to geographic data, map images, and trip routing" it was Microsoft's attempt to perfect a better "local search" mousetrap than Google. However skeptics quickly associated it with "Kumo" as another failed attempt by the little "M" to ever become a worthy contender of the big "G". Now in and AdAge article published May 25, Abbey Klaasen suggests Microsoft might be sinking $80 to $100 million in a "Bing" ad campaign to go toe to toe with the search engine giant.

Swim Like A Dolphin With Lunocet Swim Fin

The Lunocet swim fin transforms the swimmer into a cross between a mermaid and dolphin providing swimming speed and efficiency never before imagined for land-dwelling species.

Top Ten Social Media Books

It's not a surprise that social media books are prolific! With many being published faster than new Ashton Kutcher Twitter followers, there has been no definitive Top Ten list published to date. With over 17 million unique Twitter visitors and 100 million registered Facebook users (as of this moment in time), I have selected what I think should make a Top Ten list. And perhaps one day when the NY Times Book Review decides to designate their own list, they will agree with my selections. A Readers' Poll is available for you to vote for your favorite at the end of the blog...

"Magical" Russian Steel Could Re-define Global Construction Standards

Could the steel industry go the way of the Dodo?  A new compound developed in Russia may just signal a new wave in the structural support of large construction projects...