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Bill Gates Denies Microsoft will Develop Their Own “iPhone-like” Device; Bye-Bye Zune 3 Phone Concept!by Joe Eitel
The chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said in a recent interview that Microsoft will not produce a device to try and directly compete with the Apple iPhone - at least not in 2008. This is bad news for Microsoft supporters and for "Apple-haters" alike. read more »
Is Fido's fur causing you to fret and frown over your furniture's future? Does the care and maintenance of your pooch's pelt leave you pooped and peeved? Well, I've discovered two patents that address some of the hygiene problems facing dog owners - dog hair, dander and fleas - in unusual ways. read more »
While many people are still confused about the difference between LCD, plasma, DLP, etc., Mitsubishi is already set to release a new kind of TV to the mix - laser TV. As the name implies, this new TV uses laser technology to produce what may just be the best quality picture ever. read more »
Turkey is in the midst of building a rail tunnel and a vehicle tunnel that will connect Asia and Europe through the Bosporous Strait. While the rail tunnel is expected to be completed in 2009, the vehicle tunnel will be taking bids shortly, and its expected completion date is 2011.
The ultimate in crappy activities for growing minds, Baby Bush Toys reigns supreme as an Internet store that doesn't sell anything. read more »
While Feng Shui used to be frowned upon in communist China, those same officials that once disdained experts of this ancient craft are now turning to them for job security. read more »
The New Motorola ROKR E8 is a cell phone like no other. With its innovative design, music player, web browser, camera, and Bluetooth support, it's sure to start 2008 off with a bang. read more »
Some people may have already heard about the Slacker software service which allows you to create your own customized radio stations on your computer, but now you can transfer those customized stations to the Slacker Portable Player to listen on-the-go. read more »
Tony Fulford, our Guest Blogger, is an independent inventor dedicated to enhancing and protecting America’s unique natural resource…the small independent inventor.
We asked him to help us raise awareness about proposed changes to the U.S. Patent Laws that some argue could serve to destroy the small independent inventor. Here's his article:
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Big CAN be beautiful when it comes to solar power. At over 1,000 feet wide and 120 feet tall, the Solar Ark's flowing design and unique features make it anything but an eyesore. read more »
Whether you're a professional DJ or you throw a house party every now and then, the Pacemaker may be the DJ system that you've been waiting for. This DJ system is different from any other system on the market, because it's small enough to fit in your pocket and can be used in conjunction with the DJ equipment that you already have. See the video here... read more »
The Kids City, the very first in China, will open its doors to children aged 5-10, giving them an opportunity to live a "day in the life" of their dream jobs. read more »
Forget about nanotechnology; when it comes to making TV's bigger is better! Panasonic displayed the world's largest Plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, and it has proved to be a big hit. read more »
Everyday Edisons, a nationally televised PBS reality series chronicling modern inventors and the development of their inventions, is kicking off its Season Three casting calls with an Atlanta audition. read more »
The compounds in cannabis are already known to alleviate the pain from cancer and other illnesses, but now some studies have found that cannabis may also stop tumor cells from growing and getting out of control, as normally happens in untreated cancer. read more »
Robocup, a worldwide initiative to get a team of humanoid robots prepped and able to defeat a human world champion soccer team by the year 2050, has been getting a lot of attention around the globe. Now China is starting to show distinct interest, with the continual development of the Robocup China Committee. read more »
Every once in awhile, I run into a three-dimensional, walking, talking and, most of all, hard-working soul, who embodies the qualities that make inventors successful. This time it's Robert ("Bobby") Amore who, with his "Toner Belt," made it to the round-of-twelve in season one of American Inventor (ABC, 2006). Bobby just happens to be one of the few contestants from season one and two who has reached the mass market with his product... now being sold as the "Walk n' Burn." read more »
This new "sleep station" will give people no reason to get out of bed in the morning. The Starry Night bed, as it's called, contains enough features to allow you to stay in bed all day and surf the Web, watch movies, or listen to your digital music collection with its built-in surround sound system. You won't believe some of the features that this "super bed" sports, and it all comes with a hefty price tag. read more »
Nowadays, the word "automatic" appears in front of almost everything we touch. Today a brief stroll around the aisles of most stores reveals a culture that can no longer, is no longer, interested in doing things the old-fashioned way: manually. Disagree? Then take a look at United States patent 6471679 . read more »
Last year in celebration of 15 years of business TAXI and its executive creative director Steve Mykolyn decided to give back to the community. Steve came up with the 15 Below project and recruited Lida Baday, Canadian designer, to design a coat for the homeless. She designed the 15 Below jacket. read more »
In many ways, Apple does a firm grip on the MP3 player and digital music market with its iPod and iTunes empire. Some people believe that Apple has been unfair in these respective markets from a consumer standpoint, saying that Apple overcharges for iPods and also for music at iTunes. read more »
The DYMO DiscPainter is a very cool device that will appeal to some people, while others will find the cost of operation to be unjustified. This little printer is a must-have for budding musicians, photographers, business professionals, and amateur cinematographers. read more »
The skyline of Japan's Inazawa City has a whole new look today, dominated by the Solae Elevator Testing Tower. A true triumph of architectural design, Solae is not only sleek and stylish but at 567 ft high, is the world's tallest elevator testing tower. read more »
Today's generation of tykes are all over the fashion scene, thanks to the wit of Generation X fashion designers wanting cute baby apparel choices for both their own kids and for a lucrative business opportunity. read more »
We all know that in today's world you are either a fan of Apple products like the iPod Touch, iPod, or iPhone, and for those people who don't swing Apple's way, you go with Microsoft stuff- most recently the Microsoft Zune. The Zune 80GB is a very popular MP3 player, but it doesn't have near the functionality of the iPhone - so doesn't it make sense that the Zune 3 should be iPhone-like? read more »