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I love solving problems and the more innovative the solution the better. Whether it is something to help a difficult medical condition, a way to help with the issues associated with aging, or a way to extend or enhance the use of electronics (along with many other things), I am on the trail.

So what will science, technology, and creativity be bringing out next? I'll be on the lookout for the new, the innovative, and the cutting-edge. If you are looking for smart products that solve everyday problems, stay tuned to this blog and I'll keep you updated.

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Want To Recover That Beloved Lost Toy?

We all had a favored toy when we were children -- one that we would have been devastated to lose. One train company, First Great Western, in England has taken this thought to heart and has created a website where they post the photos of the stuffed animals that have been found lost on their trains. This way children can be united with their lost loves and parents can breathe a little easier.

Want an iPhone Screen That Doesn't Break So Easily? Gorilla Glass May Be The Answer

If there is one concern that all iPhone users share is that of the safety of their phone's screen. To drop the phone in the midst of its use can leave you feeling completely disconnected from society, not to mention in need of a new phone. Corning has developed a new Gorilla Glass that can keep your iPhone safe in a drop from the height of a meter.

Want To Make Your Own Bride And Groom For The Cake?

There are many, many bride and groom figures out there to choose from for the top of the wedding cake. My niece and her new husband used a Smurf couple on theirs. It can be hard to make a choice of the right design to top your cake. There is one other option available to you -- a DIY Wedding Cake Topper Kit. That way you can design the right bride and groom to go with your special day.

Want To Find A Goldfish In Your Cup Of Tea?

Dealing with tea bags can be a bit square, man. They totally look all alike. It's just not my bag. That is all starting to change though. These Goldfish Tea Bags are a unique idea that a company in Taiwan has come up with to make tea time just a little less boring, but just as relaxing. You can even "play" with your tea while it is steeping by making the fish swim around your cup.

Want To Make Fortune Cookies With Your Own Fortunes?

Fortune cookies are something that everyone looks forward to at the end of a meal of Chinese food. It is not so much for the cookie itself as for the message inside. While these can be a lot of fun -- especially if you add the words "in bed" to the end, sometimes they can also fall flat. You can make your own fortune cookies, complete with fortune, with the nifty Fortune Cookie Maker.

Want To Wear A Little Privacy? Try Nutshell

There are times when you just need a little privacy on the fly, no matter where you are. One designer, Eden Lew, at the New York City School for Visual Arts, has come up with a solution that she calls the Nutshell. It is a hood in which you can cloak yourself for a little immediate privacy in the middle of your day. Yep. That's privacy in a nutshell.

Want To Learn To Read Your Own Tea Leaves?

There are many mystical practices out there and the practitioners thereof abound.-- especially where I live. There are psychics, tarot card readers, numerologists, palm readers -- even my next door neighbor is a professional astrologer. With this cool Tea Leaf Reading Kit you can get into the game by learning to read the future in the tea leaves that remain in the cup.

Want To Be Able To REALLY See What You Are Eating?

Many of us are becoming more concerned about the food we put in our mouths -- and not without good reason. From how the food is raised to how well it is cleaned to the safety of the preparation we all need to be concerned that what ends up on our plate is healthy, clean, and contaminant free. For the more paranoid among us one design team has come up with the ultimate tool for food safety checks -- the Magnifying Spoon.

Want To Smell Like A Nerd?

Somehow you never really think of nerds as having a smell unless they forget to shower or get struck by lightning and their pocket protector starts to melt. Granted they aren't generally the sort of people who are going to drench themselves in cloying fragrance either. Some perfumer has decided that smelling like a nerd is something to be desired and has created Eau de Nerd cologne.

Want A New Way To Crack Nuts?

It is that time of year to indulge in the enjoyment of fresh nuts and practice our skills at getting them out of the shell. There doesn't seem to have been much improvement in nutcrackers since Tchaikovsky turned one into a popular ballet -- until now. The Naomi Nut Cracker can take aim and smash your nut in seconds and it is a lot more fun than the old fashioned kind.