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Are iPhone & iPad Jailbreaks Legal Or Illegal?

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone, iPod Touch (and now iPad) users to run any code on their devices as they choose, as opposed to only the code authorized by Apple. Once jailbroken, Apple-device users are able to download a multitude of applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, as well as illegally pirated apps. Regarding the practice - Apple says "no way" - while Hackers say, "way'!!!

R2 (without the D2) - First Humanoid Robot To Take Giant Leap For Mankind

NASA is coming close to giving birth to its first humanoid robot who will eventually call the International Space Station home. The launch of the 'android' (no, not the Google smartphone) in partnership with General Motors have designed Robonaut2 with a wide array of sensors and dexterous five finger hands to work along humans in space, or by itself in missions too dangerous for astronauts to handle.

The Demy Kitchen Safe Touchscreen Recipe Reader Saves Your Laptop

With all the splashing, grease splatters and kids running by, laptops may not last long if they are regularly brought to the kitchen for reference.  The Demy Kitchen Safe Touchscreen Recipe Reader was made for just such a purpose.  With the ability to hold 2500 recipes on a 5x7 device that is splash resistant and easy wiped down, this gadget is a much better kitchen choice than a laptop.

Wearable Social Networks or How To Dress For Access

'Facebook Fashion' of sorts has been introduced by Electrifoxy.com, a company that has actually hot-wired garments to 'poke' a friend, 'accept' a friend's request and receive notification alerts all from the comfort of the clothes on your back. In the development genre of 'gesture' technology, Seattle designer Jennifer Darmour gives a whole new meaning to 'good vibrations.'

Can iPhone 4G Knock Heads With Nokia & Nexus?

Following the release of iPhone's 4.0 operating system and competitors like Nokia's smartphones and Google Nexus nipping at it's smartphone heels, what's a company like Apple supposed to do? Release a more powerful smartphone, that's what!

Call For Inventors: Please Invent New Toothpaste Dispenser For Colgate!

What's the main royal pain in your morning and evening bathroom regimens?  Never mind, I'll answer that for you.  It's the gunking up of toothpaste on top of the toothpaste tube so you can't squeeze any more of the stuff out until you cut off the top of the tube!   Here we are in the 21st century performing all kinds of technical wizardry and we still can't get the darn toothpaste out of the tube!

 


Golden Age Of Islam Presents World With 1001 Inventions

If 1001 Arabian Nights provided us with a romanticized and idealized version of the Arab world, 9/11 was certainly a stark wake-up call to a harsher view of Muslim life. Over the last 10 years, processing these two extremes has been difficult for many of us. With that said, an exhibit like the one featured at the London Museum of Science and Industry is sure to open our eyes to the great contributions made by Islamic civilizations over the course of the last millennium.

Save The Rest Of The Roll With The Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser

Paper towels are a kitchen (and other room) essential.  The thing is that so many of the clean-ups that you want to use paper towels for are ones where your hands are already covered in grime and goo.  The Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser holds a roll at a time and dispenses the pre-set amount of sheets with a wave of the hand. 

The JetBib Helps Give Baby Food A Smooth Landing

Feeding a baby is a messy job, but somebody has to do it.  Rather than wear a wetsuit next time you are feeding your little one you may want to try the JetBib Feeding System. 

The Gyro Bowl Stops The Spills

If you live with a toddler you probably also live with a lot of crumbs.  The kid-proof Gyro Bowl is made to keep snacks neatly encapsulated until a little hand reaches in and takes some out.

The Chilipad Maintains Your Perfect Temperature All Night

The ChiliPad is here to save you from annoyingly restless sleeps.  This innovative mattress topper can be set to the temperature you like to sleep at and it will regulate the temperature under the covers all night.  It even comes in a dual zone model so that you and your partner can each set your own ideal sleep temperature. 

Call For Garage Inventors: Race Your Alternative Energy Car Through Whiting, Indiana!

Really.  This contest is literally for garage inventors. This August, Whiting, Indiana will host the first annual alternative-powered five-mile car race through the town.  The contest is called the Alternate Power Initiative, and its sponsors, the city of Whiting and British Petroleum (BP) Whiting Business Unit want independent American inventors to design the vehicles.

 


Give Your Face A Workout With The FaceTrainer

The FaceTrainer is an interesting anti-aging product that promises to reduce sagging and wrinkles and improve skin tone and color.  Very much the way that one would train other parts of the body at the gym, the Face Trainer is supposed to be used as a work-out device.

A New Packaging Idea for Sneakers

Will shoe boxes soon be a thing of the past?  If so, where will I keep my action figures???

The EsPRESSivo Concept Take Portable Coffee Making To The Next Level

Anyone who has ever had campfire coffee will attest to its inferiority.  Many things taste better when you are roughing it; coffee is not one of them.  Shao-Lun Chao has created a coffee maker design that may satisfy your desire to get back to basics while simultaneously soothing your yearning for a fantastic cup of java.