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Five Things You Can Control With Your Mind

It sounds like something out of the realms of science fiction, doesn't it? Turn on a computer with a thought. Drive a car using brainwaves. Control a prosthetic limb in the same way as you would an ordinary one. As technology advances further and further, we're coming ever closer to unlocking the secrets of the inner workings of the most advanced computer ever made- the human brain. 

This is just the start. 

Social Media 'Sock Puppet' Impostors OK'd By Military

How many remember the flack that emerged when someone impersonated the Dalai Lama two years back leading the Twitter founders to believe they could create "enlightenment in 140 characters" - only to learn he was an impostor leaving them no recourse but to exile him from the site. Well, now the government is condoning this activity as they enter the game of creating 'fake online identities' in hopes of using social media to counter anti-U.S. messaging around the world.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

Social Media Games Win Awards, While Zynga Lacks Skin In The Game?

Do you remember last year this time,  when you were inundated with requests on Facebook by your friends to either help farm a field or join a Mafia family? Zynga and Facebook were not only adding virtual goods to the social media mix, they were taking home hard cash in the millions. The popularity of social media games reached such heights, the "Game Developers Choice Awards" added the category of ...

The World's First Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

If someone were to ask you to name the world's oldest computer, you'd probably mention The Babbage Engine, Konrad Zuse's Z3 or  The UK's Colossus.  If you were asked when humanity built the first computing device, your estimates wouldn't go higher than a few hundred years or so.

What if I told you that there exists a computer system that was operational almost two thousand years ago?


Calling All Inventors: Edison Nation Sets Up $25 Million Innovation Fund For Inventors

Hoping to spur on some closet inventors in the U.S., Edison Nation, the search agent for several large retail outfits, has set up a $25 million fund to help inventors with great ideas fund their development.

Baby Bangs! Let Everyone Know Your Bald Baby Is A Girl

If you have ever had a bald baby girl you know the annoyance of having everyone refer to your little bundle as “him”.  I am not saying that it is always easy to tell if a baby is a boy or a girl just from looking at their face, but for some reason people tend to assume that if a baby has no hair it must be a boy.  With that in mind someone has developed Baby Bangs!.  They are a kind of baby toupee and headband combo. 

Plug.in Laptop Bag Is A Functional But Huge.eyesore

Laptops are becoming ever more prevalent and designer Viola Kosow has created the Plug.in bag as a way to not only carry around your precious electronic equipment but a power supply and other needed items as well, all with a bit of extra functionality.

LunchCommunicator Guilts Kids Who Don't Eat Their Lunches

I have heard many parents complain about how much effort it takes to make lunches every day and how little appreciation they get for that effort.  My mom makes great food, but for some reason when I was a kid I rarely ate the lunches she packed and I was forever trying to hide the fact that I didn’t eat them.  With the LunchCommunicator this deception would be a thing of the past.

Nudge Nudge Link Link - Get Your Emails When You Need Them

Emails getting buried? NudgeMail puts them where you need them, when you need them.

Correct Your Own Posture & Reduce Pain With PostureNOW Invention

... Computer users know more than anyone that bad posture causes pain.  If it works to improve our posture 'permanently,' as it claims, PostureNOW seems to be just what we need.

Powder Vibration Chamber Used In Materials Analysis Wins NASA's Invention Of The Year

NASA has recognized inXitu, Inc. with its 2010 Invention of the Year Award for inXitu's invention of the powder vibration chamber  The chamber is used in inXitu's portable X-ray scattering device (XRD) and represents such a 'leap forward' in materials analysis technology that it has been chosen to launch on the Mars Science Laboratory later this year.

 

 

 

Lawyers Beware: New Software May Replace You.

When you think of a computer or robot putting someone out of a job, what sort of job comes to mind? If you're like most people, it's probably a lower-end career: one which requires minimal education and may or may not involve manual labor (for example, a supply line worker at an automotive plant).A lot of people decry such a situation, but at the same time sit secure in the fact that their own job is safe from such an occurence.

Or is it?  

Get Your Groove On In the Shower with this Water-Powered Radio

The Water Power Radio by H2O will change the way you enjoy your news or music in the shower for the better. The usual waterproof speakers and radios that have been in the market for a while now work fine but with a catch that this all-new innovation doesn't have: they all need batteries to function. Live greener and better and save dollars by tuning in instead with this Water Power Radio.

Wash & Brush Timer Encourages Toddler Hygiene

My three year old seems to understand the purpose behind teeth brushing and hand washing.  Sadly, while she is interested enough to ask a lot of questions, she is too restless and easily distracted to properly get the job done.  The Wash & Brush Timer by IntelliTEC is meant to encourage young children to perform these grooming actions for an effective amount of time. 

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

iWallet Bills Itself As High-Tech Way To Keep Your Money From Going Missing

New from the iWallet corporation is - you guessed it from the name - the iWallet! Playing off of the popular "i" trend, the company has created what it says is a remarkably secure update to the standard wallet concept.


Toepener Lets You Avoid The Bathroom Door Handle

I don’t know about you, but I despise using public washrooms.   It makes me cringe thinking about all of the non-hand-washers who have touched the door on the way out, leaving behind who knows what.  The Toepener is a handle that fastens to the bottom of a door and allows people to open the door with their feet.  

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Carbon Dioxide Eating TREEPOD Gives Shade In Light & Light At Night

Inspiration comes from all corners for the de-carbonizing artificial tree dubbed the TREEPOD.  The idea began with Dr. Klaus Lackner, whose team at Columbia University developed humidity swing technology, a  system of using evaporating humidity in the air to remove carbon dioxide. That invention inspired  the city of Boston...