Miscellaneous

Adam Norton’s Apartment Inside an Armoire

My husband and I bought an armoire a few years ago from a consignments store. We fell in love with at first sight and it appeared to be worth every penny we spent on it (a couple of hundred dollars), but alas when the center right door fell off 3 weeks ago we began to wonder if there was a way someone could restore or recycle it for us. We never imagined turning our armoire into an apartment like Adam Norton did with his.

Veil Coating Turns Your Car Into a Stealth Vehicle

In "Die Another Day," James Bond had an Astin Martin that could turn invisible. While I found this to be over-the-top, even for a Bond gadget, I still thought it was a neat idea. Veil Anti-Laser Stealth Coating doesn't make your car invisible--but it sure does make it difficult to detect with a radar gun.

New Way to Attach Clothing: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6832983 concerns an Article of Clothing with a Novel Attachment Means and this is very true. If you have seen something like this before, let me know, as I would really like to talk to you, and if you haven’t, read on and join the club.

New Long Range Bomber May Be on the Horizon

Technology is now the driving force behind evolution. As new and better things come out, we have to adapt to them and sometimes change our entire lifestyle. One of the best examples of this is how we defend our country. Unmanned vehicles are putting more and more distance between our troops and dangerous situations and the next generation of bombers may adopt the same technology.

Chinese Create Three New Concepts for Cell Phones

This article concerns three really cool innovative concepts for mobile phones, which may or may not be produced in the near future. Suggested by Huawei Technologies, the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China, they collectively promise at least an interesting read.

Abdominal Support: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6846220, which is also known as an Abdominal Support, was originally designed for pregnant women. It could conceivably (although not politely) be used to aid the obese as well. It has its good points and differs in several ways from other abdominal supports that have appeared on the patent horizon over the years. While reading this, if you can think of a way a beer holder can be added to the mix, will you let me know?

Russian Innovation: Once a Fire Extinguisher, Now a Speaker

It is said that the best hardware modders come from Russia. This slang expression is derived from the word modify, and refers to the act of modifying a piece of hardware or software to perform a function not originally intended. Read all about Strannik, an innovative designer who transformed a set of fire extinguishers into a pair of speakers!

Anybody Order a Pocket-Sized Collapsing Star?

The Astro-Blaster Collision Accelerator simulates the destruction of a star. I, for one, like the idea of being able to blow up a stellar object with something that can fit in my pocket...

Black Tissues Are Something to Sneeze At

When it comes to tissues, black is the new white. So say Daishowa, makers of these "dark and disturbing" jet black facial tissues.

New Challenger Gets Old School Look

The Dodge Challenger has become a huge hit with MOPAR lovers in the short time it has been on the market. What is even better is that Dodge has decided to design a Challenger package that is a straight throw-back to the muscle car days and unleash it on the unsuspecting pavement.

A New Spin On Laundry: Brought To You By Laundry Locker

San Francisco's always on the cusp of new, modern trends and when it comes to laundry, this is no exception. I know what you're thinking, laundry? Trendy? Well, it may not win you any prizes for coolness, but the idea is definitely an innovative one.

Possibly the Most Hated Toy Ever - Floam

Floam has an interesting history. It also has the dubious reputation of being one of the most despised creations on the planet.  But why?

Potato Chip Chocolate - Sweet, Salty and Sinfully Good

Chocolate chips, yum... wait a sec, they're not what you think. Forget about cookies, Royce's Potato Chip Chocolate are less about dough and more about DOH!

Nissan GTR Gets Aftermarket Turbo Upgrade....Finally

Ever since Nissan unleashed the GTR on the world, tuners have been trying to push the limits on the all wheel drive beast. While there have been a few minor improvements, no huge leaps have been made until just recently when an American company released a turbo upgrade promising some huge power figures.

Food Containers That Respond To Sound and Light: Great Idea?

Contact Activated Sound and Light Generating Novelty Food Containers, which are also known as Patent# US 6796671, relate to a 2004 invention for those who like a bit of juice with their sweets. Read on for the fattening and shocking truth.