Invention

Social Bookmarking Replaces Digg With Foursquare, News With Location

The excitement of Digg recently reinventing itself to resurrect social bookmarking as a viable news service dissipated as fast as it was introduced. Folks have found Twitter and Facebook more reliable resources for gathering and saving real-time news.

Visually Impaired Assistant Looks To Give People Second Sight

Aiming to help people who can’t see find a simpler way to get around, designer Noam Klopper has introduced the Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA).

The Bubble Scrubber Makes Dishwashing Less Tedious

One thing that I absolutely despise is doing the dishes. It would be nice to have something to make the whole process a bit more entertaining.   The Bubble Scrubber by Fred & Friends is part cleaning tool and part toy, which is a very rare combination. 

Non-Invasive Type 1 Diabetes Testing On The Horizon

There is possibly some good news on the horizon for the millions of people who suffer from type 1 diabetes.  Rather than having to continually draw blood for testing blood glucose levels, patients may one day have the option of testing without pricking the skin at all.  Hard at work in the labs of MIT, researchers are developing a method of testing the blood with light. 

Social Media Introduces iTrailer For 'The Social Network' Movie

Without clearing it with Apple, the producers of The Social Network and Scott Pilgrim vs The World have introduced  "iTrailer" - as an innovative means for users to interact with a movie's trailer while the video is playing online.

Philips Creates The Airfryer For Greaseless Frying

It is one of nature’s cruel little jokes on us – the foods that are the most tempting are almost always the worst ones for our health.  Luckily for all of the fried food lovers (and closet fried food lovers) out there, Phillips has created the Airfryer.  This device uses hot air to create crispy fried foods.   

The Digital Peephole Viewer: I Can SEE You Now!

How would you like a peephole that really lets you see who's at your door?  This is one that assures that you will clearly see outside and the person outside will not see you or your shadow to make him aware that someone's peeping at him!  It's the Brinno Electronic PeepHole Viewer, and you don't even have to reach the PeepHole to see who's outside!

 


Chattanooga's Internet Speed, Choo Choos Its Way To Fastest In World!

When trains were the fastest mode of transportation in the country, it made sense that a railroad-line popularized in a 1940s big band song by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra would become world famous. But globally, since that time, you haven't heard much about that quaint little town in Tennessee. That was - until the city's utility company, EPB announced Chattanooga will be competing with Hong Kong in offering the fastest Internet service on the planet.

CoolSculpting Freezes Away Your Excess Fat

While plastic surgery has certainly become quite popular over the years, I think that the majority of people are too afraid to actually go under the knife and risk the potential side effects of many procedures.  Well there is now a new, non-surgical option for those who want to get rid of a little flab here and there.  The CoolSculpting procedure by Zeltiq uses a freezing method to eliminate fat cells from the body.

New Measuring Device Gives You The Finger. Twice!

It's called the Smart Finger, and it makes those little measurements we all take with two fingers actually worth something.

FingerTongs Really Allow You To Be Hands-On In The Kitchen

Have you ever been sautéing something or cooking food on the grill and no matter how much you try to manipulate it around with a spatula it just rolls in a different direction?  It can be an annoying little cooking dilemma, but one that may be solved by having a pair of FingerTongs. 

Social Media's Privacy vs Intimacy, Facebook vs Chatroulette

While the redefinition of privacy continues to engage debate amongst netizens, this current era of pushing boundaries online is on the surface somewhat of a paradox. While many feel that relinquishing data about ourselves subsequently deprives us of control (i.e. Facebook's Open Graph), there are others that are willing to relinquish control in exchange for a random form of intimacy (i.e. Chatroulette's video chat).

Reusable Style Snaps Allow For Quick, No Stitch Hem Changes

Style Snaps are a product that claims to offer a simple, no sewing, no gluing solution to your hemming woes.  These reusable adhesive snaps can be used to change hem length over and over. 

Can Small Scale Really Sell Products to Major Retail?

A common misconception about selling to Major Retailers is that you have to be a large established company in order to sell to them. This is absolutely  not the case! The truth is that there are many small start-up companies with just one product SKU that have gotten their products into Major Retailers. 

The Boy’s Toilet Trainer Helps Your Little Guy Learn To Pee Standing Up

Potty training boys can be a challenge because you have the added task of teaching your toddler how to use the toilet standing up.  For anyone who is about to or currently going through this parenting rite of passage The Boy’s Toilet Trainer is designed to make the ‘standing and peeing’ portion a bit more convenient.