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Civilization IV Beyond the Sword: A Gamer's Review


Cameron Cowan, our Guest Blogger lives in Denver, Colorado. Besides writing, he has an active music career around the city and can usually be found either on the jazz and coffee shop stages of the city or in the mall, his favorite distresser! He wanted to share his video game tips and finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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We all know in the very real world of International Relations, countries aren't always taken over militarily. In the Civilization video game series, the best turn-based strategy game in the world today, this factor has not really taken hold until now with the new game Civilization IV. read more »

Top 5 Debuts of the LA Auto Show


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Yesterday morning, the LA Auto Show unleashed it's secrets upon the automotive world. Companies from all over the globe have come to give us a glimpse of what they have been working on since last year. Here are the top 5 world debuts from the LA Auto Show. read more »

New Callpod Dragon Bluetooth Earpiece


A new Bluetooth earpiece from a company by the name of Callpod offers great style and functionality for a relatively small price. The price of this little device is set at $129.95, and you get a decent amount of features for the price. One of the biggest claims that this new Bluetooth earpiece boasts is a maximum range of about 300 feet according the Callpod.

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First MRI of the Brain


Scientists from Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico have recently taken the first MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan of the human brain. read more »

GPS Multi-Sport Training Device Fits On Your Wrist


 

A company by the name of Polar recently announced the introduction of the RS800G3 multi-sport training system with built-in GPS capabilities. The device is about the size of a wristwatch, but it does a whole lot more than the typical watch. read more »

Robot Camel Jockey Wins Invention Prize


A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).

A robot camel jockey, invented by the Qatar Scientific Club, won for Best Invention at the First International Exhibition for Inventions. The robot camel jockey, a seemingly odd invention here in the West, is meant to replace child jockeys in the Persian Gulf. read more »

Second Generation 80 GB Microsoft Zune Review


The much-anticipated wait for the next-generation Zune is now over with the release of the 80 GB Zune in November, 2007. This new Zune sports some nice upgrades over the first generation Zune including more Wi-Fi capabilities, smaller size, podcast support, and larger LCD screen. Microsoft is getting closer and closer to Apple's reign as king of the portable media devices. read more »

Only in Dubai: A VPN as Illegal as Porn


(from ITP.net)(from ITP.net)

On Thursday, the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), an organization that regularly bans websites in the Emirates, declared that subscribing to a UK based Virtual Private Network (VPN) is as illegal as ‘smuggled DVDs or pornography.' read more »

Turn Warm Beer to Freezing Cold Beer in Seconds; Without Ice!


A young 22 year old inventor, by the name of Kent Hodgson, has found a way to almost instantly chill a beverage without using any ice. His relatively simple idea uses liquid CO2 to turn a warm beverage into a cold one within seconds. read more »

A Heart-Powered Pacemaker


Researchers have designed a heart-powered pacemaker. Just as it sounds, the self-powering pacemaker would keep the heart beating by using the person's own heartbeat to power it. read more »