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Top 10 Inventions Of 2010: Popular Science's 'Garage Invention' Awards

They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine.  Here are the 10 winning inventions...

 


10 Of The Best Cheap and Easy To Use Solar Chargers

There are a variety of solar charges on the market today for charging a variety of battery types as well as all types of portable electronic. How you choose which charger to buy depends on what you need it for, how strong you want it to be, the price and the size you need it to be. The solar charges below look great and are cheap, all for under $75.

Kisai Round Trip Pocket Watch Spends Less Time In Pockets, More Time Being Awesome

All men love pocket watches. Really, how could we not? They're sleek and stylish, plus they make us feel just that much more like gentlemen. Sadly, finding a well-crafted metal time-teller these days can be a significant challenge, and many of us wish there was a sleeker, sexier version of the tried and true silver circle. Hold on to your top hats, gents, and enter the Kisai Round Trip Pocket Watch – cool like the original, and cooler than you'd think.

6rounds at Google I/O Allows Webchat Developers To Develop APIs In 15 Minutes

As an invited guest presenter at Google I/O this week in San Francisco, 6rounds, the Tel Aviv flash-based social entertainment platform is distinguished as the only Webchat service that is featured as a Google Wave extension. As one out of only six apps to be spotlighted this year, 6rounds is concurrently launching its Developers API at the conference.

Google I/O Rounds Up '6rounds' For Google Wave Spotlight

Google I/O opens Wednesday, May 19, 9AM PT/12 ET. Last year, Google took the tech world by storm in introducing Google Wave with video presentations that were overwhelming as they were lengthy (one weighing in at 80 minutes).

Saturn V 3D Apollo Rocket Puzzle Takes Up Space And Time

From the three tiny astronaut figurines in the Apollo Command Module to the accurately portrayed F1 rocket engines that look ready to fire with a deafening roar, this 1/100 scale Saturn V 3D puzzle from 4D VISION awesomely cuts space history down to size.

Join The Dots Wallpaper Allows Kids To Draw On The Walls

As simple as the concept is, playing connect the dots can keep children entertained for quite a while.  Imagine the fun they would have with this on a much larger scale.  Join the Dots Wallpaper from Cox & Cox allows exactly that.

Toss the Kids An Addictaball And Buy Yourself Some Quiet Time

Kids definitely need time to run and play, but they also need some quiet time now and then to wind down.  It is great to find a calm pursuit that your child has some interest in so that you can both get enjoyment out of the peace and quiet.  If your kid is a game person then the Addictaball may be a great choice.  

Chocolate Bar Puzzle Is Deliciously Difficult

Puzzled over which candy to buy? Chocolate cravings got you going to pieces? Step right up then, 'cause this chocolate candy bar puzzle melts in your mind, not in your hands.

War of Wills - Zynga Refuses To Pay Facebook Credits' 30 Percent Tax

Zynga, the number one online game provider on Facebook is threatening to leave the social network. In a war of wills, Zynga, the popular game developer of Farmville and Mafia Wars is disputing Facebook's requirement that Zynga and other game operators use "Facebook Credits" as the only form of payment going forward, - providing Facebook a healthy 30 percent tax off of every transaction - in essence acting as a broker.