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by Lady Bee
Affordable Agility Inc. makes agility equipment for dogs - things like pole weaves, tunnels, teeter tots, and other equipment that gives dogs, on or off the circuit, a run for their money. Included in the company's arsenal are water obstacles like the Puddle Jumper and the Aqua Hurdle. But your dog doesn't need to be trained in agility to just want to chill out this summer with a cool splash from the Doggie Drencher between fetches.
by John P. Barker
This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids. I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...
Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.
by Laurie Kay Olson
Many companies have started thinking of how they can use unmanned drones to improve their bottom line, such as using them to make deliveries. Not having to hire drivers and maintain delivery trucks (or pay to outsource shipping) are but two savings. One of the most common daily deliveries being made throughout much of the world is pizza. Companies in at least three of those countries are actually testing the use of drones for active deliveries -- England, Russia, and India.
by Boomer Babe
Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid. Well, it's not a traditional 'hearing aid.' But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future. Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen. Let me explain....
by Alicia Zuberbier
Are you sick of missing text messages and phone calls when your cell is in your purse? Welcome to the world of wearable technology. Ringly jewelry looks like beautiful rings but vibrate or light up when your phone receives a message. You can stay connected while still enjoying the moment. You'll never miss another call with the subtle and fashionable Ringly.
by Amber Leventry
Kids have been singing about the Bananaphone since Raffi released a song and album by the same name in 1994. Fast forward 20 years, and Raffi’s silly song doesn’t seem so silly. Eric Rosenbaum and Jay Silver, two very smart and creative guys with MIT degrees, have invented MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that turns everyday objects into computer keyboards or touchpads. Move over Bananaphone, MaKey MaKey can turn bananas into a piano.
by Rey M.L.
The ailing Canadian smartphone shoppe's next device probably won't appeal to everyone, what with its width-heavy block of a screen and hunched demeanour, but a few key perks keep it interesting.
by Myra Per-Lee
Inventors, get your minds in gear to apply NASA's Mindshift technology to your next invention. NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has partnered with Edison Nation to identify the best consumer inventions or adaptations of products to use with its powerful mind control tool, Mindshift.
by Laurie Kay Olson
It seems that just about everyone is fighting the battle of the bulge. Many of these same people are concerned about the environment. So exactly where do these two aspects of a person meet? Right here with the Bamboo Weight Calculator, also known as the Wooden Weight Calculator. This scale may not be as accurate, but it is far more fun!