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Cool Beans Put The Chill On Watery Iced Coffee

If you like to prepare fancy, chilled coffee drinks for yourself and your guests then you should take a look at Cool Beans from Fred and Friends.  This distinctive ice cube tray features molds in the shape of giant coffee beans.  It is meant to be filled with brewed coffee and then frozen into coffee cubes.

Google TV App Developers Want To See Skin In The Game

Today, when launching a new technological product or advancement, to scale quickly and gain major traction, social networks, tech companies and search firms recruit the assistance of third party application developers. Similar approaches have been successfully undertaken by Facebook and Twitter. It appears Google TV will also be venturing into these waters as they shift the development of Google TV into high gear.

Micello & Point Inside, Mobile Location-Based Services Navigating Indoors

Foursquare and Gowalla have literally put location-based social networks on the maps and Twitter's acquisition of GeoAPI is diligently working on making the microblogging platform a communication center for followers that are within close proximity of each other. With the assistance of GPS devices and satellites, maneuvering outdoors is no longer a difficult task. However when trying to access a similar experience indoors, the necessary geo-location technology is just beginning to emerge.

Best New Products of 2010: The 17 Edison 2010 Gold Awards

There were more gold, silver, and bronze honors awarded at the Edison Best New Product Awards than ever before.  It must have been tough for the judges, who included Thomas A's own grand niece, Sarah Miller Caldicot, to decide on which new products would receive the Gold Awards, but they did - in 15 product categories. In addition, the committee awarded two Golds in a 16th category: The Green Awards

 


Contact Lenses Correct Your Vision Overnight: PauneLens

Before I knew that you weren't supposed to sleep in your contact lenses, I did.  And boy, did it feel fantastic to open my moist eyes in the morning and see clearly without having to search for my specs. Now, a Spanish optometrist has patented a contact lense that can correct your vision problems. And he wants you to wear his lenses overnight!

 


Unique Gifts For Mom's Day To Suit Any Budget and Personality

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t want mom to think you have completely forgotten.  Take a look at this list of unique gifts to fit every price range and type of mom and then get shopping.

The Kug - Kettle & Mug - An Invention We All Can Use

Just yesterday Ben Millett and Alan Harrison, inventors of the Kug, were recipients of the Arthritis Ireland Easy To Use Design Contest for their invention.  As it happens, the pair did design the Kug for persons with arthritis, but in fact, the Kug has a much wider audience.

 


Augmented Reality Flashmobs Bring Hallucinations To Life In Amsterdam

Do you need LSD or just a delusional state of mind? It appears that neither is the case, since all you were required to bring to an Augmented Reality event in Amsterdam was a smartphone.  As a first-time 'flashmob' of this type, AR gatherings like this could become a tourism trend for other international destinations to emulate.

UC Davis Team Wins Microsoft's U.S. Imagine Cup 2010

This past weekend at the new Newseum in Washington, DC, Microsoft sponsored the finals of its eighth U.S. Imagine Cup, one of the nation's toughest student software competitions.  After three days of demonstrating their new technologies, a few dozen team finalists were pared down to one grand prize winner....

 

Things Your Mother (and Patent Attorney) Never Told You

Think your patent will protect you - think again. You may not have the protection you think!

The Egg Cuber Defies Nature

If you love hardboiled eggs but are bored with their typical, ho-hum egg-like shape you may want to look into getting yourself an egg cuber.  This unique little kitchen gadget is meant to turn an average hardboiled egg into something completely unexpected.

Whip Up Some Fun In Minutes With The Babycakes Cupcake Maker

What could be better than freshly baked cupcakes?  How about freshly baked cupcakes that are ready in just five to eight minutes?  The new Babycakes Cupcake Maker is here to fulfill those late-night cravings for sugary baked goodness.

Marty Cooper, The Alexander Graham Bell Of The Mobile Phone Points To The Future

Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone finally proved successful on March 10, 1876, when the first complete sentence was transmitted: "Watson, come here; I want you." Almost 100 years later, looking like an updated version of Maxwell Smart's shoe phone, Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone made his first call using the device, on April 3, 1973 from the penthouse suite of the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Who's Not Evil Now? Facebook's Social Connections vs Google's Hyperlinks

The gauntlet was officially laid down when Mark Zuckerberg announced at his F8 Developers Conference that "going forward social connections are going to be equally as important as hyperlinks were for the Web previously." While Google's brain-trust has been ingenious in perfecting their algorithms over the years, where Facebook may have a leg up in the weeks and months ahead is "stickiness." To fracture an old axiom, "you can lead a horse to link, but you can't get always get him to click." Zuckerberg, on the other hand, thinks his 400 million horses will be prompted by his Open Graph to do both.

Axe Canada's Showerpooling Speeds Past Carpooling To Save The Planet!

Carpooling may save gas, but what about water, our planet's most fundamental resource? Take action. Take your clothes off. And Showerpool. With tips and tools to help keep our planet more and more sustainable, products the world over are looking for new ways to become environmentally friendly. Axe Body Wash, on the other hand  has taken that message literally with the release of their new video "Axe Showerpooling."