New Ideas and Trends

Curious about the latest trends and new ideas affecting your world? Want to learn about innovative new business ideas or the most creative ads and marketing for new products?

Please visit us here to gain insights into the most interesting and cutting edge new ideas and trends in marketing, advertising, social media, technology, culture and the world around us.

Subscribe here to get our latest "New Ideas and Trends" articles.

From Afghanistan To Corporate Greed,Cartoonist Kickstarts His Way Into 21st Century

Political cartoons have distinguished Matt Bors from the pack of modern-day cartoonists. While comics with a message have been around since the Yellow Kid in the early 1900s, most cartooning is created for the quick chuckle versus the reflective guffaw that comes from satirical illustrations.

Baby-shaped Pears Add Human Element To Chinese Supermarket's Produce Section

Baby-shaped pears or a pair of babies... why not both! Chinese fruit farmers are using molds to produce cute but creepy pears that look just like babies: peaceful, serene, closed-eyed visages and all.

Video Cracks Code to Apple’s Innovation

How innovative is Apple, really? The "3 Ways Apple Actually Innovates" video takes a different approach to this question in little more than a minute.

Is Your Invention The Next Biggest Thing? Prove It At The Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing Contest!

If everything is already bigger in Texas, your invention has to be absolutely epic to win the Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest!

Deep Sea Turns Virtual Reality Into Virtual Terror

Human beings have a primal, unshakable fear of the unknown. It's something that's been hard-coded into us by evolution: back when we were all living in the treetops, the dark places of the world held a whole host of predators ready to tear us limb from limb; the deep night was one of the most dangerous times of day. The most skilled, masterful horror artists use this fear to great effect: the human imagination is, after all, an incredibly powerful tool. In other words, the less you see of something, the more frightening it is.

That's the whole basis of the virtual reality game "Deep Sea."

To H20 Or Not To H20, Matt Damon's Conflicted Water.org Charity Strike [Videos]

“Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind?” Matt Damon asked a room filled with reporters. The answer? “The toilet.” But how serious is this actor in requesting the world to relinquish use of the most important innovation known to modern man?

What Empathic Smartphones And Smart Cameras Tell Us About Ourselves

With the announcement of the Xpression, a new mood-sensing app, is the field wide open for advancements in mobile technology on a science fictional scale?

Infrastructure Scaling: The NewsBlur Story

With Google Reader shutting down, NewsBlur saw its daily users go from 1,500 to 50,000. They did not scale well, and now they posted some lessons learned from the event, and what others should know when they start a new online service.

Aussie Businesses Up Tablet Use

According to a forecast recently put out by Roy Morgan Research the use of tablets in business in the nation of Australia is going to go up over the next 12 months, both in the number of businesses using the tablets and the actual number of tablets being used. Gains as large as 50% are being estimated in some cases, though data varies by industry.

Engineering Students Unite To Save The World, One Invention At A Time – Enter To Win The James Dyson Award 2013 Competition!

Since 2010, the James Dyson Award has prodded engineering and design students from around the world to create and share their unique innovations with the ultimate goal of solving problems, and they're gearing up to see what 2013 has to offer the planet...