Innovations and Breakthroughs

Paul FitzgeraldPaul FitzgeraldWelcome to Paul Fitzgerald's Innovations and Breakthroughs blog at InventorSpot.com. Paul covers the science and technology beats and seeks to deliver to you the scoop on the most innovative inventions from around the world. As an  freelance writer in New York City, U.S., Toronto, ON, Canada, and London, UK, Paul's work also regularly appears in a variety of leading publications that include CNN International Report, The Examiner, the London Free Press, and the Toronto Sun.

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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? 

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?