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Inventors No Longer Dime-A-Dozen: Million Dollar Man Takes Bite Out Of The Sharks

Charles Michael Yim took a very deep breath after scoring big time on the ABC TV show Shark Tank this past week to pitch his latest invention. And while he might have exhaled a whiff of champagne with that sigh of exhaltation, we're sure he drove off under the legal alcohol limit. Why? Because Yim is the creator and developer of the first breathalyzer that interfaces with a smartphone.

Are You A Party Animal? We Have 13 Animal Halloween Costumes For You!

I write about animals all the time, but this week I decided to write about party animals.  Yes, humans like you and me, going to a party, maybe a Halloween party, and acting like animals. Well here are some great animal costumes that will make our acts complete!

A Happy Pet Is A Comfy Pet: SnoozZzone Pet Comfort System For Pet Beds

 

Enchanted Home Pet, best known for its pet replicas of human furniture, has come up with a trio of products that can fit into any pet bed or pet pillow with an opening.  The SnoozZzone 3 Piece Comfort Care Set consists of three interchangeable pads - one for cooling, one for heating, and one to provide greater orthopedic support for your pet - can be interchanged with ease.

 

Creature Comfort: New Sherpa Pet Totes Open Into Blankets

Take your pet on a picnic, to your kid's soccer game, or on a car trip with the new Sherpa Park Tote Pet Carrier.  This clever design has great features as a pet carrier.  Plus, it totally opens into a cuddly blanket for your pup to rest.

 

Ultimate Cat Fashions & Photos Are Back For 2014: The Catclub Calendar By United Bamboo

If you love fashion and love cats and you never miss a chance to see a truly artistic rendering of either or both of them, you will want to purchase, and then save, the 2014 United Bambo Catclub Cat Calendar.   This fourth such calendar published by United Bamboo will be out October 1st and here's a preview and a special offer for early cat-birds....

The New Nikon 1 AW1 - World's First Underwater Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

Nikon recently announced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses that can all be used underwater. It will also be simultaneously launching two dedicated lenses for this camera.

New Twitter Mastermind Unveils Plans For Social Media E-Commerce

While I typically share the more weird and wacky stories that pertain to business, when I read the news that Twitter might start offering online shopping a couple of weeks ago, I decided there's just no way that I can skip opening up the lines of discussion about such a business structure.

'State Of The Art' Indoor Dog Toilet: No Smell, No Mess?

.... State-Of-The-Art claims to contain your dog's pee in a hermetically sealed tank for up to a week and, unlike indoor dog potties that are covered with artificial grass, there's no urine smell emanating through your home from the dog toilet!

Chill Out With New Innovation In Sleep Technology: The ChiliPad

Innovative new sleep technology helps keep sleepers more comfortable at night. Check out this new product to cool things down - or heat them up - in bed.

Drone Delivery Could Be The Courier Industry's Next Big Boom

One of southern China's leading courier companies is testing an 8-propeller robotic delivery drone equipped with a built-in navigation system that helps guide it to each target, er, customer.

Google Glass To Make Visionaries Out Of Small Business Owners

While Google hopes to launch Google Glass by Christmas, there's a lot of speculation as to its acceptance in the business world. Surely with an anticipated price tag of slightly under $1500, at first glance (pun intended), one would think only larger brands would be able to afford this innovative new device.

New Cat Product, New Clever Cat Commercials: Cat's Pride® Fresh & Light® Cat Litter

.... If video commercials do sell product, I predict that even people who don't have cats will buy this cat litter. 

Online Car Insurance's Mascots Flo & The Gecko Are Social Media SuperStars

There's a lively debate as to whether an intangible service as mundane as online car insurance could possibly benefit from the value of social media. However, when these marketers realized that the marketing and selling of auto insurance is no different than the marketing and selling of another intangible product such as hotel accommodations, they quickly seized the opportunity with vigor - and with mascots to boot!

Window Cleaning Robot Alters Your Views In Minutes: The Winbot 7

Dog breath-vapored and finger-printed windows, shaving-creamed and water-spotted mirrors are irritating, but seldom rise to the level of must-clean more than monthly. Actually, I rarely clean the bay windows or sliding door glass unless company comes and the streaking that remains makes me wish I'd left them dirty.  But if I had a robot to clean the buggers, it might just change my view about the whole process. Alas, here's the Winbot 7 by Ecovacs....

Asus Dumps Windows RT

Asus announced that it will no longer sell Windows RT tablets after admitting that the company has lost money on its RT tablets. The move follows a $900 billion Surface RT loss by Microsoft.

Eco-Friendly 'Loving Pets' Bamboo Food Bowls For Dogs & Cats: Review

When is a pet bowl, not just any pet bowl?  When it's a BambuBowl by Loving Pets - a pet food bowl made from a lightweight, renewable, recyclable material that you won't have to recycle for a long, long time....

Need A Hug?: Jacket Simulates The Reassuring Sensation Of A Cuddle

Is there anything better in the world then a nice big hug when you are feeling stressed or sad? Probably not, and that's exactly why inventors decided to create a garment that simulates the sensation of a hug for parents that need to offer their children reassurance from afar.

Julibox: Cocktail Delivery For Experimental Alcohol Consumption

Anyone who engages in occasional (or frequent) alcohol consumption generally has a beverage of choice that is their go-to at home, or at other social events. Generally, deviation from the norm only occurs at restaurants and bars where fancy drink combinations are all too tempting not to swtich things up a little bit. But, drinking out of the house gets expensive, requires transportation planning, and pajamas aren't generally an acceptable wardrobe option. So, for those that want to live on the edge with their drink choices, without ever having to leave the house, there is Julibox.

Cool-it Caddy Icepops Are Really Cool Cosmetic Bags - Literally!

In warm weather makeup can melt, sometimes before it ever gets to your face. Cool-it Caddy Icepops to the rescue! These bags are designed to keep your cosmetics cold for up to 7 hours.

FireWood Faux Fireplace For Smartphones Adds Heat To The Beat

Have smartphone and fireplace, will travel! The FireWood portable personal fireplace runs off your smartphone, adjusts its light when blown on and pulsates to the beat of music played on your phone or MP3 player.