Apple Sits In Catbird Seat While AT&T & Verizon Duke It Out Over iPhone 4 Prey

When Apple found another distribution partner in Verizon, it didn't need to do much more than take a step back and watch the two telecom companies go at each other like two veteran wrestlers in a WWE Smackdown. And like humorist James Thurber's story, "The Catbird Seat," Apple is "sitting pretty, like a batter with three balls and no strikes on him."

Stanford Research Team Trying To Repair Broken Hearts

Neurobiologists at Stanford University have created a 'broken heart' that actually floats in a petri dish and beats.  The beats are irregular and slow, like the child's whose skin cells were donated to create the heart.  The child has Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic disease with irregular heart beat as its most serious characteristic. Children with Timothy syndrome have an average life span of 2.5 years.


Love Is Blind... Or Blinding?

Love may be blind, but in this case love is blinding!

Philo's Social Media TV Brings "Ridin' QWERTY" Into The Home

The Urban Dictionary lists "Ridin QWERTY" as the play on words for "riding dirty," and defines it as the illegal act of texting while driving - with Q-W-E-R-T-Y being the first 6 letters on any standard keyboard. Philo, a new social networking for TV fans is taking that concept off-road and moving it into your living room or home office. Commencing on Valentines Day, check your local listings and start 'ridin QWERTY" from your favorite 'coach potato' perch.

Slim, Sleek, & Focussed: Todd Bracher's Biomimetic STICK Lamps

How often is a lamp inspired by an insect and a deep sea fish?  Would you expect such a lamp to exude the elegance of the Stick lamps?  Designer Todd Bracher makes biomimetic design look like a walking stick in the park.

A Back Support That Moves With You: The Hug

Back pain is the most common health complaint in the world.  It seems that nearly everyone you know has, or has had, back problems, whether they come from swinging a golf club, falling off a curb, or sitting at a desk all day. 

Dogs Stay Inside With The Innovative Dog Escape Preventer

When visitors show up at your door, what does your dog do?  Mine, and many others', want to say hello to them, usually by jumping up on them incessantly until they give him the 'proper' hello.  But some dogs use the visitors as an excuse for taking off - off your premises all together....

SolarWindow: 300% More Energy With A Spray On Film

New Energy Technologies Inc. is developing the "first-of-its-kind" solar spray.  "SolarWindow"  is said by the company to enable "see-through windows to generate electricity by 'spraying' their glass surfaces with New Energy's electricity-generating coating."  The film generates 300% more electricity than leading technologies and is 1/10 the thickness of former sprays, allowing for full transparency of windows.

Social Networking Helps Finance PadPivot™ Invention

So many inventors are frustrated by lack of funds to obtain a patent, prototyping, manufacturing and marketing.  For those of you who have been in this depressing relationship with the next great invention, perhaps you will get some inspiration from Bernie Graham, the originator of the PadPivot.



One Liter Limit: An Elegant Faucet Solution To Water Waste

If each one of us uses six liters of water every time we wash our hands, as the designers of 1ℓimit (One Liter Limit) faucet cite, then the 1ℓimit faucet needs to be installed in every bathroom in the world.  1ℓimit is not just a clever means of water conservation, it's a sweetheart of a design!

Achoo! Allergies Shown To Lower The Risk Of Brain Cancer

It's nice to read that allergies are actually beneficial to allergy sufferers in some way.  According to a  study reported in this month's issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the more allergies you have, the less likely you are to get brain cancer!

Google Egyptian Exec Uses Social Media vs Search To Become National Hero

As much as been written about Google lacking the social networking gene, it's ironic that one of Google's executives used social media as his weapon of choice in rallying demonstrators on the streets of Cairo. While Google's "Don't' Be Evil" stance on oppressive countries offered up their Speak2Tweet voice messaging service, their Middle East manager Wael Ghonim became so vocal on Twitter and Facebook that he was actually detained by Egyptian authorities for 12 days in captivity

Diet Soda May Be Deadly

Nothing like a diet orange to wash down some barbecue spare ribs, french fries, and buttered biscuits, heh?  Or a Diet Coke with your Mac & Cheese?  If this sounds like your idea of saving calories, you're a lot like millions of Americans, who believe that because diet soda has no calories, it can't be bad for your diet.  You're wrong.


Tasty Social Media Layer Added To The Mashable Cake?

Social layers are a tricky thing for online news site. Both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today have failed in their attempts, and Eric Schmidt, the now deposed CEO of Google may have lost his job because of it. Mark Zuckerberg back in December admonished Schmidt's attempt at socializing Google with the quip, "Social is not a layer you add- you have to design it from the ground up." Nonetheless, Mashable has thrown their hat into the social ring, complete with badges to boot!

Fight Childhood Obesity When They're Newborns

Childhood obesity ranged from 23 to 44 percent in 2007, depending on the state of residence.  Those rates were 10 percent higher than they were in 2003.  So, it is not surprising that public health and pediatricians, among others, are investigating many ways to control what has reached epidemic proportions.