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Solve A Big Problem, Win The Verizon Powerful Answers Award (And $1 Million Bucks!)

If you can solve a huge problem with the help of Verizon’s broadband networking, cloud storage, wireless capabilities or other technology in the fields of health care, education or sustainability, the communications giant will give you up to 1 million dollars to develop the idea.

Marketing Secrets You May Not Know About Twitter

These days, it is important to market your web presence on Google, Twitter and Facebook. These are three of the most popular and widely used platforms that people use to market their business online. Twitter has a specific advantage over other advertising platforms that many people do not know about.

Interview with Tactical Haptics' Professor William Provancher

At GDC 2013 towards the end of March, an organization known as Tactical Haptics revealed a rather revolutionary new piece of motion control technology. It's called Reactive Grip, and combined with tech such as the Oculus Rift, it could very well revolutionize the way we game. Last week, I decided to track down Professor William Provancher, Reactive Grip's inventor, for an interview about its creation and development.

Is Spam The Easiest And Cheapest Way Of Marketing?

If you have the old mindset that spam email and spam keywords are the best way to make money, then you are living in the past. Sure, thousands of marketers are spamming and making money, but what are they doing wrong? What is wrong with mass marketing campaigns?

What You Need To Know About Search Engine Marketing

I have always wanted to build a website so that I could earn money online just like everyone else seems to be doing these days. I started off by purchasing a domain, finding a suitable place to host my website and then building a website. It was tough at first, but I started to learn the finer points of site optimization. One thing though – I still wasn’t getting much traffic. One day a friend of mine came over and we started to talk about my website and my results.

With $250k On The Line, One Spark 2013 Was An Inferno Of Innovation!

Jacksonville, Florida’s huge crowdsourcing event for inventors, innovators and creative dreamers has come and gone, leaving me to showcase the most popular ideas of the One Spark event.

What Is Next For Xbox? Find Out May 21st!

While we don’t have too much to tell you about the future of Microsoft’s hit entertainment brand just yet, the third in the series of Xbox gaming machines will be revealed on May 21st.

4 Quick Product Packaging Tips That Help To Sell your Product

In the grand scheme of things, packaging your product is equally important as coming up with a unique product that appeals to a niche market. How will you decide to package your product? What you choose can say a lot about your business whether you know it or not.

Developers: DRM Will Never Really Work

There seems to be an elephant in the room in the world of game development. It's a rather ugly creature, painted in shades of moral gray and black; it bellows about piracy and used games whilst boorishly lamenting lost sales and the core gamer's lack of respect for the developer. I am speaking, of course, about always-on DRM. I feel that it's high time this beast was silenced and put out to pasture- and I'm far from the only one.

Are The 9th Annual IMGA Winning Games On Your Mobile Device?

Ever since 2004, IMGA has picked out the year’s most innovative and worthwhile videogames made for mobile phones. With all of the fantastically inventive games in the running, it was a huge competition for gifted game developers who specialize in mobile gaming devices.

How To Find A Decent Web Site Name

One of the most important things you will do for your online business is to choose a name for your web site. It can be extremely difficult to find a name that reflects the business that you do, especially if you have a great deal of competition and most of the names you are thinking about have already been purchased.

Invent An Enrichment Toy For The Hogle Zoo’s Animals Contest! (Video)

Would you like to make a zoo animal’s day even more fun? Create a fresh take on an enrichment toy for Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and you’ll do just that!

Inventing For Android? Keep Security in Mind

The growing number of Android OS based devices that are currently in the hands of consumers, and the security of their personal data, is a growing issue. This piece examines the compliant that was recently filed by the ACLU against major wireless carriers for not updating their security for Android devices, and give inventors advice on adding device level security to apps.

Experience “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” At The Tech

Get ready to play with the sci-fi technology that’s fascinated audiences for decades when the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit lands at The Tech Museum of Innovation starting October 19th in San Jose, California. You don’t want to miss out on hanging out with R2-D2, Chewbacca and Yoda!

Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.