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The End of the Wired World


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Wondering what's next for the internet?

Guest Blogger Jefferson Smith lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a political and marketing consultant. In between writing speeches and making democracy safe for all, he obsesses over the latest innovations in electronics and the internet. You can read his personal blog coming soon at www.thinkmatter.org.

Here's his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com

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We may see the end of residential cable and DSL providers within the next decade.


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Innovations for an Easier Life


Regal Pocket DV168Regal Pocket DV168Looking for ways to make your life easier?

Our Guest Blogger, Gloria Campos-Hensley, is from Houston and is fascinated with innovations that make living and working in today's times a little more convenient.

She wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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As a mom, wife, woman, tutor and writer, I am one of the many people always on the look out for any innovation that makes my life easier to manage. I look for products that have more than one function and give me the maximum benefits for my investment. read more »

The Lazy Person's Tools for Pet Care


Dog Powered ScooterDog Powered ScooterLooking for an easier way to take care of your pet?

Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has collected together some helpful finds for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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These days we humans are busier than ever, and we have become accustomed to letting technology handle most of our laborious tasks. We've even begun using it to manage our pets, so we don't have to spend repetitive hours walking, feeding, training, playing, toileting, and locating Fido and our felines?

We can harness their bounding energy, see what they are up to remotely, and train them without even trying. Take a look at these six ingenious ways our pets can survive our neglect and practically take care of themselves. read more »

Bye-Bye, Boring Laundry


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Our Guest Blogger Jule Goag is a shopholic on the lookout for the next deal too good to be true. She loves gadgets, lives in Seattle and wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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Doing laundry is one of my most detested chores. It may not seem so bad, but I don't like things that I have to wait around for. If I try to multitask and go do something else in the meantime, sometimes I forget a load of laundry is still in the wash. I come back hours later and have a load of clothes smelling of mold. read more »

Walk, Walk, Walk Your Bicycle


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The article here the other day on a rowing bicyle in Row, Row, Row Your Bicycle, which to most folks seems like a pretty cool idea, made me think of another variation of the bicycle that I think is pretty novel. read more »

Peer to Peer coming to a Cell Phone near you!


Back in 1999, an eighteen year old college dropout changed the world forever by creating the first peer to peer (p2p) network called Napster. He quickly became the music Industries' boogie monster for creating a place where people could trade music online but music fans loved the idea. read more »

Store Your Food Like George Jetson


Looking for the latest in food storage ideas?

Our guest blogger Imani Peterson has a new find to share with readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Imani is the webmaster of several sites, including Shirtgroups.com and believes the internet is to be molded at will. He is also a graphic designer and a music producer who is currently working with an artist for a future release. Here's his article:

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Do you remember the last time you got some fruit and how quickly it went bad? Many of us choose to bypass perishable items such as fruits and instead settle for chips or cookies. After all, who wants to waste money on something that will rot away in your refrigerator within a few days? Wouldn't you rather your children eat fresh fruits and vegetables rather than junk food loaded with fats and preservatives? read more »

Row, Row, Row Your Bike Gently Down The Street


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Bored with exercise?

Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has provided her find on an exciting new invention for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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What James Bond did for Gadgets


Love the gadgets James Bond has?

Our Guest Blogger Candice Leigh Helfand is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in journalism & Media Studies and is a serious movie buff. In addition to writing for American Inventor Spot, she also writes for the website of the Contemporary A cappella Society of America. In her free time, Candice enjoy singing, performing in community theater and writing on her blog (http://www.xanga.com/jersey_shocker ).

Here's her article discussing James Bond's toys for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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Almost everyone knows what the number 007 represents; that would be James Bond's spy identification number, for those who may not know. His films were filled with gadgets and gizmos that would become the wish and dream of every male (and to be honest, most females) ever to see the films. read more »

Update on the Anecia Survival Capsule (Car Seat)


Its been a few months since the grand finale of the American Inventor show aired (May 19, 2006) when Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer carseat).


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Robots: The Image and The Reality


A big movie fan, our Guest Blogger Candice Leigh Helfand is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in journalism & Media Studies.

In addition to writing for American Inventor Spot, she also writes for the website of the Contemporary A cappella Society of America. In her free time, Candice enjoy singing, performing in community theater and writing on her blog (http://www.xanga.com/jersey_shocker ).

Here's her article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

* * * * * Cartoons and movies have depicted robots as a facet of modern life since the 1950's. Even today, robots are a common plot device in motion pictures. Often times, the robot is included as either an enemy or a friend to humans, with a set of motivations and opinions that one sees normally in humans.Throughout the years, robots have been shown as interactive, emotional characters with specific agendas, other than their programmed or originally intended functions.
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Do You Bamboo?


Our Guest Blogger Tim Dunn lives near environmentally concious Seattle, Washington.

Tim has diverse interests, as can be gathered from his websites, dunnanddunnrealtors.com, seattlemetrorealestate.blogspot.com , freerelationshipadvice.blogspot.com and steelsilhouettes.com.

Here's the article Tim wrote on innovative ecologically friendly products for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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Do you want to help save mother earth?

If so, then make consider making "green" choices when you purchase products large or small. Here is a selection of products that use bamboo, from a computer mouse to a large screen television.


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Gadget Do's and Gadget Don'ts


Our new Guest Blogger Jule Goag is a shopholic on the lookout for the next deal too good to be true. She lives in Seattle and wrote this article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com :

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These days, consumers are inundated with the sheer number of gadgets that are present in the market. How do you know when a gadget is really a good buy? Some items are truly great finds, whereas you wonder what the makers were thinking with other items. Here are some of the most recent gadget do's I would invest in, and the gadget don'ts (are you kidding me?).
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Floor Cleaning Robots are now Saving Lives and Fighting Terrorism


Here's another article from our Guest Bloger Sharon Bender for AmericanInventorSpot.com . Sharon holds numerous scholarly degrees, has served as an educator and is a freelance writer. She loves investigating the latest survival gadgets and technology. Here is her latest:

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iRobot PakBotiRobot PakBotPackBot, an iRobot product goes beyond cleaning floors. It has become a new device that is popular with our U.S. troops who haven’t been able to stop devising new ways to use it. PackBots can do everything from carrying heavy loads to inspecting roadside bombs. The military has purchased two million of them. They are already employed in fighting terror and they can snoop out the opposition without being seen. This saves the lives of our young men and women in the service. PackBots can investigate places a soldier wouldn’t fit like narrow tunnels.



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IDEA Award Winners - Best Products of 2006


Cacoon CasketCacoon CasketThe Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy. Winning the IDEA is a distinction like no other that brands your design as the very best in the business. The 108 Idea winners were in numerous categories such as EcoDesign, Consumer Products and Furniture. (More...)


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Nanotechnology Means Never Cleaning Your House Again : Future Innovation


Hate cleaning your house? Wish there was a way for your house to clean itself? Be patient, as that technology may be available to you in a short five years. Surface coating technology may soon mean dust gets destoryed simply by turning on a light switch. More...
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Room In a Box : Innovative New Housing Option


Do you ever wish you could add another room to your house, without going through all the hassles of renovation or remodeling? I always fantasize about making my living spaces bigger, but I don't want to go through the hassles of hiring a contractor, gogin through zoning and getting approals and shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. It hardly seems worth the effort for just one room.

An extra room would be great, but the options for adding another living space are pretty limited...but now there is a new option to think about. You can get an extra room that's delivered to you in a flat pack, ready to assemble easily and quickly.


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Fingerprint Technology: Innovative Technology


Check out the latest in fingerprint technology. The smartTOUCH™ garage door opener by bioMETRX Inc. (installed on the side of the garage door) allows a homeowner to open their garage door with a touch of a finger. Its weatherproof, shockproof and tamper-proof. The smartTOUCH™ garage door opener currently comes as a hard wired unit, designed specifically to beat the elements for years of reliable service and dependability.
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Innovative Material: Laser Cut Mylar


MocoLoco.com had an intersting feature about conceptual surfaces that they discoverd at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2006. FAF studio has designed some great looking products made of laser cut mylar (using mylar polyster vellum). The fronds have crystals at the end that make them move with the slightest external movement such as a breeze.
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