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Invention Of The Week? Clap Balm Is World’s First Hockey Hand Deodorant

Those of us who play hockey share one big thing in common: dealing with that horrid smell that lingers on our hands after a practice or a game. No matter how much we wash our hands after taking our gloves off, that familiar ‘hockey smell” seems impossible to get rid of. However a team of inventors in Canada have found a way for us hockey players – amateur, weekend warriors and professionals alike – to leave our stink at the rink. Quesiton is this: how will this new invention sell on the market? 

James Dyson Award 2016 Top 20 International Shortlist Inventors Announced

Since June, we have been reporting on the exciting rollout and results of this year’s prestigious James Dyson Awards 2016. From vaccine cooling systems to contact lenses that measure glucose levels: these 20 inventions were proclaimed the regional award winners. This year’s James Dyson Award received almost 1,000 entries that are both problem solving and pioneering.

Invention Of The Week? TimeCap Is A Smart 24-Hour Life Recorder

A new wearable camera that just hit the market records your every movement, and what makes this invention extra-special is that it also makes for a cool fashion accessory. Meet “Time In A Wearable." When will you start recording your life story?

Invention Of The Week? Zore-X Revolutionizes Firearm Safety

Okay all you gun owners, hold it right there. A team of inventors based in Jerusalem, Israel, have just developed a unique cartridge-shaped lock that gives you quick access to your pistol and the device even offers tampering alerts. Called Zore-X, this smart lock is probably the coolest gun storage device ever invented.

Luggage That Follows You: Are Fully Autonomous Smart Bags Here?

Tired of pushing, pulling and tugging on your luggage or renting one of those carts at the airport? All that's about to change with the COWAROBOT R1. Find out what it is and where you can get it right here.

Inventors Answer The Call From Gates' Foundation's 'Reinvent The Toilet Challenge'

Sanitation is a global problem affecting billions of people with up to 700,000 childhood deaths a year due to it. Find out who's rising to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenge entitled "Reinvent the Toilet" and where the winning entries will do the most good.

The Invention Of The Dallas Robot Bomb

In the 21st Century, robots have become ever omnipresent in many areas of human endeavor. From IBM Watson’s ability to beat top-ranked contestants on the popular TV quiz show Jeopardy to drones utilized as remote bombers to artificial intelligence taking on a myriad number of human tasks, robots are widely used in such diverse fields as academia as well as on the battlefield. But the robot bomb used in Dallas on July 7 marks the first-time robotic technology has ever been considered for weaponry by a U.S. police force.

New Puma Athletic Shoes Inspired By BMW's Fabric Concept Car

If you've got an entire collection of limited edition kicks, you're going to want to know about BMW's and Puma's new X-Cat DISC sneakers. Find out when they come out (hint really soon), where to buy them and what they're based on.

Invention Of The Week? Brush Your Teeth In 10 Seconds With GlareSmile

A team of inventors in Milan, Italy, have just developed the world’s first electric style toothbrush that will automatically ensure you get the correct brushing technique in just 10 seconds, while at the same greatly improving your overall oral health. The question is, will this new technology have consumers smiling? And is it affordable?

New Holographic Platform From Microsoft To Change The Face Of Computing

Augmented reality has crept into our world. Find out what Microsoft Windows released at the Taipei Computex Consumer Electronics Show this week that will have you air tapping your way through countless virtual scenarios before you know it.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

Invention Of The Week? Make Your Camera Fly With Birdie

There is a new aerodynamic accessory on the market for action cameras like GoPro. Called Birdie, you launch the gadget in the air while your camera snaps all sorts of cool shots and videos, and everyone will enjoy the fact that this new invention is actually much cheaper than most entry level drones out there. So, are you ready to make your camera fly?

Bendable Smartphones And Tablets Are Really Here

On the heals of Samsung's announcement of a foldable smartphone comes their competitor's unveiling of a truly flexible phone that can be turned into a slap bracelet. Find out who makes it and what other tech devices they have in mind for this bendable technology. (VIDEO)

Zenbo, The Cute Little Family Robot With The Touchscreen Face

New, inexpensive home robot just unveiled can do everything Siri and her imitators can do and a whole lot more. Find out who makes this personal assistant/home companion, what it's capable of and how much it costs right here.

New Pebble Core Allows Users To Leave Other Smart Devices At Home

Pebble has created a standalone device for people who want to leave their phones and other smart devices home when out running. It's called the Core, and you're going to be surprised when you find out all the things this tiny gizmo roughly the size of a keyless entry fob can do. Read here to find out.

The Lopifit Treadmill Bike: Walk-Ride Your Way To Better Health

Tired of just walking your way to fitness? Maybe you're not so hot on the idea of just peddling around, either. Mix it up with the Lopifit, a treadmill on a bicycle. Find out how they differ from other forms of exercise and who's got this latest hot ticket item now.

Invention Of The Week? Pilot Is A Smart Earpiece Language Translator

A world without language barriers has finally arrived, thanks to new technology developed by a team of inventors in New York City. You see, Waverly Labs in Manhattan has just created the Pilot, which is the world’s first smart earpiece that translates between users speaking different languages. Will this technology be a hit on the market?

Algae: Saving Plants From Themselves To End World Hunger

World hunger is an increasing concern. Now scientists at Carnegie think they may have found the key to possibly alleviating some of those worries through a protein and enzyme commonly found in algae. Find out what they are, how they work and what impact they could have on feeding the masses by reading further.

Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer Will Blow You And Your Bad Hair Days Away

Dyson has spent $71 million over the last four years developing a very cutting-edge hair dryer. Called the Supersonic, this new invention is getting all sorts of attention. But how much will it cost you to actually own one?

Multi-Directional Impact Protection System Helmets Making Sports Safer

If you play a lot of rough contact sports, maybe you should invest in a MIPs designed helmet. CTE and other traumatic brain injuries are responsible for dementia and a whole host of other unpleasant maladies. Find out how you can strengthen your defense against these injuries right here.

Do More Adventure And Less Editing With Frodo

If you are looking to experience a truly unique wearable, then you will want to sport the new Frodo adventure camera. Hailed as the “GoPro Slayer,” this device is very intelligent on many levels: it is a camera that actually edits videos for you. So, what's your next adventure?

Order Products You Need With Amazon’s Dash Button

Are you running low on laundry detergent? Wait, will you soon be in need of some more Starbucks coffee? The days of worrying about running out of your favorite products for around the house are now a thing of the past, thanks to Amazon’s Dash Button. So, how much does this new technology cost?

PicoBrew Soon To Make Brewing Craft Beer As Simple As Brewing Coffee

A countertop appliance for making individual pints of home brewed craft beer? Yup. Soon all you'll have to do is walk into your kitchen and turn on a small device for a fresh mug of beer instead of coffee. Find out more about it and the awards it's already recieved right here.

HexLox With Magnetic Key Makes It Hard For Thieves To Steal Your Bike

Are you aware of the percentage of bicycle components that are being stolen yearly? Thieves may not get your bike, but they'll strip everything they can carry. Find out how you can reduce your risk with a new product called HexLox and discover who's got a guide for riders to follow right here, right now.

Invention Of The Week? Free Electric: A Bicycle That Will Power Millions Of Homes

Manoj Bhargava is the brainchild of the 5-Hour Energy drink and he has plenty of money in the bank, like around $4 billion. However the self-made-billionaire feels that it is his duty to give back to the world. Through the Billions in Change campaign, Bhargava and his Michigan-based team have just unveiled the Free Electric machine, which is a bicycle that creates energy and powers up homes. What would happen if we all used his machine? Will gyms in our local strip malls someday power up homes too?