Invention

Social Media Adds Video Chat & Sean Parker To The Mix?

For anyone that doesn't know the history of the origins of Facebook, this story might have slipped under your radar. But in social media circles, it has some significance. Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who will be portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the upcoming flick, "The Social Network," has indicated interest in assisting the 17 year-old wundkerkind and founder of Chatroulette, Andrey Ternovskiy.

Whiskey Stones Keep Drinks Cool and Potent

Ice cold drinks are perfect for hot summer days and get togethers with friends certainly call for a few special beverages.  The challenge comes in keeping your drinks cool when the temperatures start to rise.  If you are facing this problem then you may want to look into Whiskey Stones. 

Truly An Invention Every Consumer Needs: ANYWAY® Spray

We all have frustrations with gadgets that just don't work.  And we think, 'Some day I'm going to invent a better lightbulb,' or whatever.  Well, finally, someone invented a fix for the d**n bottle spray, which obviously never wanted us to fully use what it was spraying.

Google Pedestrian Remover Remains Virtual - For Now

With online privacy an ever-growing concern, University of California compsci grad student Arturo Flores has developed a way to take the people out of the Google.

Braille Gets A Stylish Makeover With The Haptic Reader

Haptic reader makes non-braille books into something readable for those who know the language of touch.

Toxic Snails Aren't Doctors But Take Your Pain Away - Sans HMO

Turns out that marine cone snails may do more than just sting fish and reel them in for the kill with their powerful conotoxin - the same toxic can mitigate pain in humans, or paralyze your enemies for a hilarious comeuppance.

A Robotic Wheelchair That Will Even Heel For Your Dog

Japan is unquestionably the robot capital of the world.  They've invented robots that shop for you, cook for you, and even clean your toilets.  But this particular robotic wheelchair has a more noble responsibility....

"That's What She Said" Now Coming In Pashto, Dari And Iraqi Arabic

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology try to bring Star Trek's translation technology to the battlefront, pave the way for hilarious mis-communications.

Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?

The Lotus Music Candle Adds The Pyrotechnics Your Birthday Bash Was Missing

So, if you are planning a birthday bash and are having trouble finding something that will really wow the crowd and cap off the event then the Lotus Music Candle may just do the trick.  It combines a unique candle shape with music and pyrotechnics to create a new birthday party experience.

HelloTag Lets The Whole Store Know Those Pants Won't Fit You

In an effort to make department store shopping far more accessible and slightly more embarrassing, designer Moonhawn Lee has invented the HelloTag.

Foursquare's Mile High Check-Ins À La Gogo WiFi

As if there weren't enough bragging rights for checking into restaurants and bars on terra firm, ubiquitous Foursquare has found a way to check you in when you're hovering 30,000 feet above the planet. Starting today, airline passengers who check-in to Foursquare via Gogo's inflight Internet service will earn a "Mile High Badge."

How Sweet Is Froyo - Android's Flash-iest Dessert Du Jour

The latest iteration of Google's Android operating system is going to market as "Froyo," the frozen ice-cream substitute. Continuing its tradition of naming new OS versions as desserts in alphabetical order, the operating system has gone from "Cupcake" to "Eclair" to "Froyo." Experts say that this upgrade, although only a .01 boost to 2.2 is the tastiest to date.

Gulf Tech Oil Spill Expo

The oil spill in the Gulf has reignited a desire by oil companies coastal communities to obtain more and new technology to help with the cleanup. The Gulf Tech Expo in Mobile, Alabama, Aug. 13-15, 2010 is the place for this technology transfer to take place.

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.