Lifestyle

Net-A-Porter Makes Sure Travelers Always Dress Their Best!

When traveling for business, you may not be aware of all the events that will make up your journey; or their corresponding dress codes. So you can impress other attendees with your business savvy, instead of causing them to focus on your inappropriate wardrobe choices; Net-A-Porter offers emergency wardrobe solutions with delivery directly to your hotel room.

Remote Plastic Surgery: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6843793 known mysteriously only as a Surgical Instrument, is a highly complicated medical apparatus that entails the principle of remote plastic surgery. No, this is not done via a television remote or on an operating table in the rainforest in southwestern Borneo. It is, instead, a rather silly attempt to perform plastic surgery as a sort of game, like painting by numbers.

Russian Pays For Trademark Emoticon: What Will He Buy Next?

Would you buy an emoticon? One Russian businessman did, and he has trademarked that combination of punctuation marks used to convey a wink in text messages and email. The question is… why did he do it? Read on even though the answer still may not be clear.

Motor-Driven Ice Cream Scooper: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6840754, also known as the Motor-Driven Ice Cream Scooper, entered the world in 2005. Designed for the lazy of both heart and mind, this invention facilitates the handling of frozen ice-cream as if it were a third hand emanating from the user’s chest. Read on, no matter how you may feel about extra body parts.

China's Solar Cell Industry: A Sunny Forecast?

While experiencing a period of stable and rapid growth over the last few years, China’s solar cell industry like so many others affected by this year’s global financial crisis, is now going through a difficult time. What’s in the forecast for 2009? Read on and reach for the sun as well as the sky.

Single And Lovin' It! Another Coffee Company Establishes A Lifestyle

Coffee lovers are feeling the need to be single... at least at their coffee machines. And there's one company in particular that's driving the the single-cup lifestyle. This company makes an automatic single-cup coffee maker (the "razor") and a patented package for the coffee it brews (the "razor blades").

Toothbrush With Enclosed Electronic Game: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6850167 also known as the Brushing Behavior Reinforcement Toothbrush and Enclosed Electronic Game Switch with Grid may or may not be just what the dentist ordered. It’s a reward system for brushing effectively but all in all, that doesn’t change the fact that this is one silly invention.

Sun’s Secrets Explored: New Russian Satellite

A new Russian satellite specifically constructed to observe the sun’s x-ray and gamma radiation will soon be joining two other satellites already in space. Scientists believe this latest technology will reveal a side to the sun they’ve never seen before. Read all about this innovation and this time, you can leave your sun block at home.

Trapping Cow Belches: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6982161 is an odd little baby indeed. Entitled: A Process for the Utilization of Ruminant Animal Methane Emissions, one can only speculate as to exactly where the creative process is headed if this is an example of someone’s brain child. Read on and be amazed at what some people will pay money to produce.

Chinese Innovations in Foreign Countries Thwarted by Red Tape

A draft amendment to China’s patent law is hindering the creativity of Chinese inventors living abroad by making it difficult to legalize the idea without much red tape. Read on and… keep your ideas to yourself.

Footwear with GPS: A Great Idea?

Patent# US 6788200 is designed for those among us who can’t find our way out of paper bags. (You don’t have to stand up. We know who you are.) This Footwear with GPS entered the weary world in 2004, and is perfect for those who can’t tell their left foot from the right. (We know who you are too.) Read on even if you do know where both your feet are.

Mysterious Dark Energy Controls Expansion of Universe

Russian scientists have recently discovered that a mysterious ‘dark energy’ is responsible for preventing galaxy clusters from getting too big. Is this new galactic diet also responsible for the expansion of the universe? Read on, but stay away from junk food and watch out for those clusters!

Tradition Meets Technology In The Dia Rug

The Dia Rug recently received the Red Dot award for best product design in the area of floor coverings, having already won the the Wallpaper* award for best textile in 2006. The design of the Dia is by Magdalena Lubinska and Michal Kopaniszyn, and it is based on Polish folk motifs; but the Dia Rug is an interesting blend of time honored tradition and modern technology.

Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System: Great Idea?

Patent# US6778811 concerns an electronic device concealed within a cell phone, which can shoot a bullet out of the phone’s antennae. This Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System is obviously not for everyone but the question remains: Is it for anyone at all? Read on and …watch out!

'Lady Guard', a Pill to Prevent Peeing

Troubled too often by the need to "go"? Try Lady Guard, a new OTC pill that calms hyperactive bladders and postpones the urinary urge to when it's more convenient.