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No Gas Guzzlers Wanted -Top 5 Hybrids from the LA Auto Show


As expected, quite a few Hybrids make an appearance at the 2007 LA Auto Show. The interesting part is the companies who brought them. What would you say to a fully decked out Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, or better yet, a combined Hybrid/Hemi drive-train?

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Review of the New Wi-Fire: Extends Wi-Fi Range up to 1000 ft.


The new Wi-Fire Wi-Fi signal booster from hField Technologies is a device designed to boost wireless Internet signals to your computer through the use of a powerful antenna device. The Wi-Fire is designed to sit atop a laptop's display or on a flat surface. The Wi-Fire wireless signal booster is capable of boosting Wi-Fi signals up to 3 times farther than a typical wireless Internet adaptor. What this means is that the Wi-Fire is capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals from up to 1000 feet away, which makes the wireless Internet signal stronger and less likely to drop. read more »

New Amazon.com Digital E-Book: The Future of Reading?


Online retail giant Amazon.com is set to release their version of the largely unsuccessful Sony Reader, called the Kindle. The Amazon Kindle is an electronic book reader which was thought up by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos who says that the Kindle was born from his interest in e-books, and how they could be improved. read more »

New PC Fits in Your Pocket - Nokia N810 Internet Tablet:


Internet tablet mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular because of their small size and ever-growing capabilities. The Nokia N810 was released this week, and this Internet tablet PC only weighs about 8 ounces and is only 5 inches wide. The small size of an Internet tablet, such as the Nokia N810, make them a better choice for traveling professionals who don’t want to lug a laptop around on business trips. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents-Part 5: Smelly Gas No More!


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While there are many instances of farting to be found in great literature (James Joyce, St. Augustine, Dante, etc.), the reality of farting in public is much less noble. That's why I'm recommending you do a bit of damage control before any real damage to your modesty or friends has occurred this year. read more »

Attotechnology Could Illuminate How Electrons Move


 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion of tiny particles such as electrons is impossible to investigate with current technology. That's because electrons, like other subatomic particles, don't move on the time scale of seconds, but of attoseconds--a billion billionth of a second, or 10-18 seconds. read more »

"MC Square" Handheld Relaxation Device Improves Memory and Concentration


A device called the MC Square is new to the United States but has been quite popular in Korea. As a matter of fact, over 1.5 million units have sold in Korea. So what does the MC Square do anyway? No, it's not the name of a new rapper or D.J. The MC Square is a device, about the size of an MP3 player, which claims to promote relaxation, improve memory, and improve concentration through visual and audible stimulation. read more »

Scientists Trap a Rainbow


Scientists have shown how to trap a multi-colored rainbow of light inside a prism. The ability to slow down, stop, and capture different frequencies of light could lead to computers with more memory and much faster Internet speeds. read more »

Civilization IV Beyond the Sword: A Gamer's Review


Cameron Cowan, our Guest Blogger lives in Denver, Colorado. Besides writing, he has an active music career around the city and can usually be found either on the jazz and coffee shop stages of the city or in the mall, his favorite distresser! He wanted to share his video game tips and finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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We all know in the very real world of International Relations, countries aren't always taken over militarily. In the Civilization video game series, the best turn-based strategy game in the world today, this factor has not really taken hold until now with the new game Civilization IV. read more »

Top 5 Debuts of the LA Auto Show


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Yesterday morning, the LA Auto Show unleashed it's secrets upon the automotive world. Companies from all over the globe have come to give us a glimpse of what they have been working on since last year. Here are the top 5 world debuts from the LA Auto Show. read more »