Invention

Social Networkers Panic In UK, While Zuckerberg Panics In US

While Mark Zuckerberg is panicking in the US over privacy issues and a new movie portraying him as a social networking version of Ivan the Terrible, Facebook users across the pond have cause for another type of panic. This week it was announced that Facebook in the UK will allow a "panic button" application on its site to ward off cyberbullying and sexual predators.

Blackberry Tablet Is "Flashing" Its Way Into The iPad Marketplace

The writing is on the wall... er, tablet. Secret is out. Blackberry is use to going mano a mano with its number competitor Apple. RIM, Blackberry's manufacturer has been competing with the iPhone for several years now, but breaking out and developing a whole new product line is quite aggressive for the company. Nonetheless, entering stage left is the new Blackberry Tablet. Start queuing up!

The Kickbee Gets Your Unborn Baby Into The Social Networking Scene

In today’s busy world there are a lot of reasons why partners do not get to spend as much time together as they would like.  When you and your significant other are expecting a baby it can feel even more discouraging to be missing that time together. The Kickbee is an innovative band that is meant to be worn around the belly of the expectant mother.  Once motion has been detected the device wirelessly sends out the baby’s first Twitter messages of, “I kicked Mommy”.

Beer Bands: Not Quite Like Beer Goggles, But Still Fun

With summer comes summer parties and with summer parties comes beer...and coolers...and ciders.  Summer parties can be a great time, but in the midst of all the revelry sometimes drinks get mixed up or tossed out. Now there is a fun new way to help prevent this misfortune.  Beer Bands by Fred and Friends are colorful, stretchy rings made to fit around your beverage bottle or can.

The Epistick Traps Unwanted Hairs By The Springful

Ah, there is nothing quite like ripping hair out from the root.  Whether you are tweezing, waxing, threading, pulling off an adhesive bandage or using some other gadget, the pain is inevitable.  For those who regularly use these methods, the Epistick is yet another choice in the facial hair pulling area.

The Sleeply Alarm Clock Wakes You Up And Refuses To Fall Down

From the dynamic and fully-awake mind of Portuguese designer Pedro Gomez comes the Sleepy alarm clock, which stands tall despite groggy efforts to knock it down.

The Bomo Baby Carriage Puts Your Baby In The Driver's Seat

Out of Korea comes the Bomo Baby Carriage.  This gadget looks kind of like an infant car seat on top of a padded sled.  What it does is follow you from room to room, while your delighted child (see picture) rides in the driver’s seat.

New System To Help Agitated Traffic Put It In Park

n an effort to curb road rage and get drivers up onto a median of potential satisfaction, the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain has created a system that not only detects open parking spaces, but transmits their location information to properly equipped vehicles.

The Musical Cake Tray: Saving The World From Horrible Birthday Singing

We’ve all been there.  You are at someone’s birthday party and they bring out the cake and everyone just mumbles their way through the “Happy Birthday” song hoping that no one will notice their terrible singing skills.  Well, with the Musical Cake Tray by Deni no one has to sing if they don’t want to.  This multi-tasking cake plate plays “Happy Birthday” and even helps you to cut perfectly even cake slices. 

Heated Nanoparticles Offer Resonating Explanations For Why "They Made Me Do It"

Heatedly roaming the halls of the University of Buffalo, two scientists have been working on a way to remotely control cells and tiny microscopic worms. Thanks to the use of nanoparticles, magnetic resonance fields and a whole lot of awesome, they've found it.

Have iPad, Will Travel, Airlines & Apps Take To The Friendly Skies

In a post titled, "Which Airline Will Be The First To Offer Passengers Inflight iPads," I polled my readers two months ago as to which airline they thought would be the first to embrace the iPad as part of their inflight entertainment system. Just this month, the Australian budget airline Jetstar Airways was named the first.

The StressEraser Soothes Away Tension Without Medication

If you tend to get stressed out quite easily there is a health gadget on the market designed to help calm you down without the use of medication.  The StressEraser is a small device that clips on over one of your fingers and measures your heart rate variations.  The device then basically coaches you into a relaxed breathing pattern. 

Under Pressure, Xenon Difluoride Gets Itself A Semi-Charged Kind Of (Battery) Life

Through the science and wonder of slowly crushing things into smaller things, scientists at Washington State University have created a tiny battery that is second only to the big, dangerous Kahuna of nuclear power when it comes to the storage of mechanical energy. 

The Ribbon Ceiling Fan: The Coolest Next Generation Air Cooler

A design student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia not only came up with an aesthetically pleasing design for his Ribbon Ceiling Fan, but a more functional technology than typical blade fans.  The Ribbon Ceiling Fan recently won an Australian Design Award in the student design category.

Fueled By Social Media,'Groupawn Man' Lives Off The Kindness Of Strangers

There is a man who's traveling across this great land of ours, supplied with a fistful of coupons but nary a penny to his name. His task is to travel to 15 US cites over the course of one year leveraging social media as his sole means of support and sustenance. Is 'Groupawn Man' today's real-life action hero - and will you help him reach his ultimate goal of a $100K Grand Prize?