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American Inventor Season Two - Backless Bra Runner Up or True Winner?

In the summer of 2007, Season Two of American Inventor aired. One of its contestants, Elaine Cato, introduced the Six in One Backless Bra. In the season finale of American Inventor, Elaine Cato was announced as the runner up to the Guardian Angel (a fire alarm for christmas trees). Norah Alberto, a Senior Style Director from Maidenform, came on stage and offered Elaine a chance to work with Maidenform. Nine months later and just in time for the spring fashions, Maidenform and Elaine Cato has announced the production of the Breakthrough Backless bra by Maidenform®.


Motorola's New Mobile TV With Touchscreen

With Motorola in the middle of a reorganization, can the company still produce quality, intriguing gadgets and technology aimed at the consumer market? The DH02 mobile touchscreen television is a definite step in the right direction.

Sumo Wrestler's Blog Typifies Japan's Blogging Boom

Blogging is a passion in Japan, to the point that if you DON'T have a blog, you're hopelessly behind the times. With 1.5 million new blog posts every day, even Sumo wrestlers have blogs - at least, top-level wrestler Kotoshogiku does.

Jero Bridges Cultural Divides as Japan's First Black Enka Singer

Jero, an African-American computer geek who found his voice singing karaoke, is parlaying his Japanese heritage into big bucks crooning "Enka" tunes to a legion of graying - and growing - fans.

Pandigital's All-In-One HDTV, Digital Photo Frame, And Cookbook!

The TV set goes, the cookbooks are out. Let's take those barely-magnetized pictures off the frig, the ones you're always picking up from the floor.

Now, that you've made space... Here comes the Pandigital Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame!

The Newseum is Big News

It's big news in Washington DC- the opening of the $450 million Newseum. Just over a month remains before show time when the doors to the 250,000 square foot museum open to the public.

$10,000, a Laptop and More for Redesigned Trash

Ever watched the Design Squad? Design Squad is a kids program on PBS consisting of 8 young engineers. As a team these young engineers take on engineering challenges for an actual client such as Ikea. There are 13 episodes per season. In the final episode the top two contestants compete, "for the Grand Prize-a $10,000 college scholarship from the Intel® Foundation".

Great Invention Idea? Disguise for Baldness. (We've All Seen This One Before!)


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Today dear readers, I am turning my blog over to you. That's because I'm stumped. Is United States Patent 4022227 worthy of a patent? Do you consider this an invention? An innovation? Or did Frank and Donald Smith the "inventors" merely lay claim to something men have been doing for centuries? You decide; then let me know what you think. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Cure Hiccups with a Zap!


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We've all heard that a good fright is one way to cure a bout of the hiccups. Admittedly, that's never worked for me, but I'm not the kind of girl who scares easily. (The nutrition label on a bag of Cheetos notwithstanding.) Well it seems back in 2003, Philip Ehlinger, Jr., in the style of a pre-Discovery Channel MythBuster, or an obstinate inventor, you decide, felt this urban legend was worth validating, so he came up with United States patent 7062320 . read more »

Great Invention Idea? Cure for Numb Thumb!


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If you're anything like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time typing away at your computer. You do so knowing every keystroke brings you one step closer to a carpal tunnel disease diagnosis; every glance at the screen teases your vision with astigmatism. So you buy an ergonomic keypad and mouse pad and you force yourself to look away from the screen every 20 minutes or so. Great! But now there is something else to worry about, something that threatens the great American pastime of television viewing: B.T.N.D. or Button Thumbing Numbness Disorder. Luckily, the cure is not worse than the disease. read more »

8 Video Games You HAVE to Play in '08


Since the Christmas holidays, the world of video games has been fairly quiet. If you are looking forward to a particular game that is coming out in 2008, but you aren't sure what is lined up for this year, this list is for you. read more »

One Cool Ad Campaign: Shark Week


The Discovery Channel provides factual variety programming focused primarily on the themes of popular science, history, and general knowledge about the world. Thesre are usually showcased as documentaries globally. read more »

A New “Guaranteed Buyback” Program Gives Consumer's Cash Back Upon Trade-In of Used Gadgets – Good Deal or Not?


A new company in Los Angeles has started a program that gives consumer's the option to purchase a "guaranteed buyback" on any type of consumer electronic gadget. The company says that this will help the consumer electronic device recycling initiative, as well as put some money back into your pocket. Sounds good at first glance, but is it really a good deal for you? read more »

Mitsubishi Revolutionizes the Television with the Introduction of Their First Laser TV


While many people are still confused about the difference between LCD, plasma, DLP, etc., Mitsubishi is already set to release a new kind of TV to the mix - laser TV. As the name implies, this new TV uses laser technology to produce what may just be the best quality picture ever. read more »

Panasonic Displays the World's Largest Plasma HDTV at CES – 150 inches!


Forget about nanotechnology; when it comes to making TV's bigger is better! Panasonic displayed the world's largest Plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, and it has proved to be a big hit. read more »

Everyday Edisons Is Looking for Modern Inventors for Season Three 2008


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, a nationally televised PBS reality series chronicling modern inventors and the development of their inventions, is kicking off its Season Three casting calls with an Atlanta audition. read more »

American Inventor: Who Is The Real Winner?





Every once in awhile, I run into a three-dimensional, walking, talking and, most of all, hard-working soul, who embodies the qualities that make inventors successful. This time it's Robert ("Bobby") Amore who, with his "Toner Belt," made it to the round-of-twelve in season one of American Inventor (ABC, 2006). Bobby just happens to be one of the few contestants from season one and two who has reached the mass market with his product... now being sold as the "Walk n' Burn." read more »

Great Invention Idea? Kick Your Own Butt Device


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"I Could Just Kick Myself." Well, now you can!

Did your parents ever tell you all you needed was a swift kick in the butt? If you were in grade school around the time I was - back when no one much cared about your self-esteem or your feelings - you might have heard a teacher say these very same words to/at you. Perhaps when you've screwed up, yet again, you've even uttered these words to yourself under your breath. The obvious problem in this last scenario is that people just aren't built to accomplish such a feat. read more »

10 Must-Have Gadget Gift Ideas For Techies Over 40


 

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According to marketing surveys, the over-40 age group represents the largest proportional population of first world countries and it is the most gadget- endowed portion of the population... probably it's their income level. So the challenge for you this holiday is to find some gadgets that the techies on your list may not have.


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10 Must-Have Gadget Gift Ideas For Techies Over 40

According to marketing surveys, the over-40 age group represents the largest proportional population of first world countries and it is the most gadget- endowed portion of the population... probably it's their income level. So the challenge for you this holiday is to find some gadgets that the techies on your list may not have.