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Forget Everything You Know About Food: Philips Has Redesigned It

Yesterday, I wrote about the Electrolux Design Lab concept for 2050, Heart of the Home.  To give you an idea of how out there Heart of the Home is (and I mean that lovingly), the kitchen's pots and pans are traced into existence with an index finger, and they don't need to be washed or stored, just erased! 

Now, wait until you see what Philips Design has cooked up for 2050! 

 

Targeted Ultrasound Tested As Stroke Prevention Method

The large helmet is the ExAblate 4000, a magnetic resonance guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device, by Israel's Insightec.  ExAblate 4000 has been tested successfully to isolate and destroy the smallest of tumors in the brain, without affecting the surrounding tissues or bones.  Now, researchers are looking at the technology to do the same with blood clots that can lead to stroke.

 


Tablet Wars: iPad vs HP Slate vs JooJoo vs Dell Mini 5 vs Archos7 vs Notion Ink Adam

Not since the MP3 Wars of the last decade has there been as much excitement over the launch of a new type of hand-held device. It's a little odd to be talking about the Tablet Wars in advance of these products actually hitting market. - but in today's digital world, that's how fast things are moving. Which makes our job of forecasting a front-runner - a wee bit of a challenge. Pre-orders would be an indicator, but those numbers are being held under close wraps.

The 12 Best Toys Of 2010: Toy Industry Awards

It's that time of year again. The Toy Industry Association (TIA) just hosted its 107th Toy Fair at New York City's Javits Center, and the TIA has presented its 2010 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.  This year there were 12  toys that received TOTYs in 13 categories of awards.  The Grand Prize winner this year, was also a winner of two individual category awards in this years competition!

Electrolux Design Lab 2010: The Second Space Age

What will life be like when space becomes our most valuable commodity?  This is what is predicted for the year 2050.  How will we use our living spaces, our kitchens, and domestic spaces, as space becomes an every more valuable commodity, especially in urban areas?  This is what the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 competition wants to know from today's design students.

Call For New Products! The Next BIG THING In 2010

Calling all inventors, product designers, fashionistas, and anyone else who can come up with the next consumer must-have.  The Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale marketer, is searching for The Next BIG THING.

SpaceX & Real Iron Man To Fly To The Moon (Don't Tell Kevin Smith)

Rocket Man and entrepreneur Elon Musk heads up SpaceX, a spaceship manufacturer that promises to provide space travel aboard its Falcon 9 rockets at a mere $20 million a seat. While the seating accommodations will be spacious, we don't believe heavy-weight film director Kevin Smith will consider purchasing two seats since he's use to paying under $100 dollars for all his flights.

Yamaha Wants To Stick You In A Wheel To Save Space

Yamaha's Wheel Rider design for commuters puts you inside of a wheel in a Tron-esque minimal-space vehicle.

Call For Inventors! New Eco-Friendly Garden Products

Ball Horticultural Company is looking for new environmentally friendly products that make gardening easier, save time, and help the gardener accomplish his goals successfully.  The company has enlisted Edison Nation to help "weed out" the weak applications.

Call For Inventors! New Air Purification Technologies

Intellectual Ventures is seeking new solutions for reducing pollution, particularly in air filtration systems that eliminate chemicals and infectious agents in confined spaces, like hospitals, businesses, homes, and transportation systems. It has teamed up with Edison Nation to help it find just the right ideas.

Google To Offer Translator Phone?

In the future, it may be possible for you to speak in a foreign language without ever taking a day of lessons.

TED-Heads vs TED-Feds

The Annual TED Conference taking place February 9-13 in Long Beach, California has an elitism about it.  If you have $6000 to spend on an event - If you are an expert in the field of technology, entertainment or design - if you know how to deliver information in a new and innovative fashion - and of course there is that little matter about being invited - you might be worthy of  being considered a TED-Head with TED-Cred. If not, join the rest of us -  the club of TED-Fed D-Listers who can only witness the affair from afar, like a kid with no funds peering into the window of a candy store.

TV Adds 3D, Subtracts The Glasses

A company from Singapore has announced 3D TV technology that boasts 64 viewing angles without requiring accompanying glasses. It'll be debuted next month.

Popular Science 2010 Invention Awards Now Open For Entries

Remember James Peret? He's pictured here, eating fried fish cooked in the oil that Peret recycles to heat his fish restaurant.  Peret and his invention, the Vegawatt was one of the 10 top winners of the 2009 Popular Science Invention Awards.  Well, now Popular Science is looking for the best 2010 inventions; that's right, PopSci is looking for you!

Takara Tomy Invents An RC Car That Runs On Soda

Japanese toy makers Takara Tomy has announced a prototype for a remote controlled car that runs on sugary fizz.