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Wristphone Gets A Fasionable Design Update - Dick Tracy Finally Able To Express Himself

As phones become smaller and more complicated, one designer has imagined a communications option that not only looks stylish, but brings back a slightly retro-phone feel and ease of use. Enter the Dial(phone).

HuffPo & The 'Wisdom of Machines' Crack Open Semantic Web Portal

Looking forward from the confines of our Web 2.0 perch, we are beginning see signs of the Web 3.0 portal open slightly. While a lot of folks still think semantic technology is a lot of hype based on theories and suppositions attached to artificial intelligence, the reality is "it's in the works" and the Huffington Post is one of the first news outlets to test the waters.

Acquacalda Uses Applied Physics To Create Practical Gadgets

If you are a closet nerd who loves to entertain or a geek who happens to have a lot of friends you are sure to appreciate the One For All, All For One design by Acquacalda.  This unique wine pourer uses the Pascal Principle to equally pour four glasses of wine at once.  In fact, this design is only one in a series of science principle based household gadgets.  

Hold The Pickle, Hold The Lettuce, 4Food Offers Social Media Burgers!

Most of us are now familiar with user-generated content, and how the 'wisdom of crowds' to a large extent determines our 'likes' and 'dislikes' of brand initiatives, products and services. A unique restaurant chain is building on that premise to actually allow customers to assist in the marketing of their fast-food eateries.

Light That Goes Around Corners No Longer Just An Airy Tale

Light travels in straight lines, goes fast, and has virtually no mass. These are properties many of us have held as inviolate since our high school physics teachers first made mention of them, but now scientists have gone and screwed things up. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have managed to create light rays that can travel around corners, and diffuse a hell of a lot less.

Mom Inventor Turns Millionaire With Simple Product Idea

Imagine being a stay-at-home mom, coming up with a brilliant idea, creating a quick prototype with a sewing machine, and then generating millions of dollars in revenue from that simple idea? That's what happened to Kim Levine, the creator of the Wuvit

11 Best Of Neocon® WTF 2010 Design Awards

The Best of NeoCon WTF 2010 furniture is displayed throughout the huge Merchanise Mart and yesterday, 81 awards were distributed ranging from architectural awards to workplace technologies.  Here are 11 of my favorite winners from the NeoCon WTF 2010 competition. (No, it's not the WTF you are thinking; it's the World Trade Fair!)

 

 


The HyGreen System Aims To Dramatically Reduce Infection In Hospitals

The HyGreen by Xhale is a device that detects alcohol-based cleansers that are used in hospitals.  To ensure that hands are properly cleansed between patients, hospital staff hold their soapy hands under the HyGreen sensor and the gadget will clear the worker to move on to the next patient.

Guggenheim Uses YouTube's Social Media Channel As Casting Call For Video Artists

Who would have thought that one's talent at producing YouTube videos could be considered art that's worthy enough of going on exhibition at the Guggenheim? Starting today, anyone with access to a Web cam, video camera or iPhone can submit YouTube video presentations into a video-art exhibition contest conducted by the Guggenheim foundation of museums in partnership with YouTube.

The Derma Roller Uses Micro-Needling To Rejuvinate Skin

The Scientia Derma Roller is a hand-held device that is meant to be rolled over any part of the skin that is in need of some help.  The roller holds tiny surgical steel needles that penetrate the top layer of the skin and reportedly boost the body’s collagen production in the area.

Onion 'Future News' Replacing Social Media News For A Fee - No Joke!

The slogan for a new news format is: "A lot of networks report the news as it happens, but only one has the power to report the news before it happens." The tag line is: "To stay ahead in today's world, you have to know what's going to happen in tomorrow's." Catchy catch-phrases - but is it enough to warrant a price tag?

World Cup's Vuvuzela Is The Sound Heard Round The World

Vuvuzela (pronouced voo-voo-ZAY-lah) is the horn of plenty. Its name in Zulu roughly translates to "making a lot of noise" — and it sure does. This year's World Cup in South Africa is distinguished by a sound not found in too many other destinations. At best, it's been compared to the sound of a herd of elephants - at worst perhaps, "the traffic jam from hell."

Google BrinBots To Transcend Limitations Of Man's Mortality?

A scientific think-tank in the Silicon Valley, funded by Google, run by thought-leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and computing - may be man's answer to Ponce de León 's Fountain of Youth.

Augmented Reality Sunglasses Can Insert Social Networking Into Your Sights

We're slowly becoming familiar with augmented reality as viewed through our smartphone cameras and apps like Layar. What if those same effects were available by just slipping on a pair of sunglasses? The folks at HUD (Heads Up Display) are touting that game-changing, technology as we speak.

Add The Spiral Hot Dog Cutter To Dad's Barbeque Gadget Arsenal

Usually for me hot dogs have to be grilled outside on a hot day and have been cooked in a manner that creates a lot of extra crispy bits.  For anyone who feels similarly about hot dogs, the Spiral Hot Dog Cutter by Wynder may be for you.  This would make a great addition to Dad’s barbeque gadgets, perhaps even as a Father’s Day gift.