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Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

The Muse headband has sensors that collect a wearer's brainwaves and then translates the information to binary code.
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

A new patent points to Google charging advertisers based on when users actually look at an advertisement.
Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

A company in New Zealand thinks it's finally time we take our commute to the skies, jetpack-style.
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

A look at three new companies that are pushing their ways to the forefront of 3-D printing.
Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

A taxi company in Los Angeles has found a way to allow passengers to hail cabs through their smartphones, notching a victory in the city's regulatory civil war.
This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

Users can project their desktop onto a flat surface and control it with the Windows Kinect sensor.
Act Now, Assess Later: One Company's Real-Time Transformation

Act Now, Assess Later: One Company's Real-Time Transformation

Translation goliath LanguageLine Solutions needed to make a quick transition into on-demand video interpretation or risk losing market share to its sprightly competitors.
10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

Reaction to the Steve Jobs biopic has been decidedly mixed, with most critics panning the film. Here's what Twitter users had to say on the day of the 'Jobs' premiere.
Watch Out Apple, Samsung Said to Release Smartwatch Device as Early as Next Month

Watch Out Apple, Samsung Said to Release Smartwatch Device as Early as Next Month

Called 'Galaxy Gear,' the wristwatch-like gadget will run on the Android operating system.
Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

The mobile-payment processor has been fined by yet another state for operating without a money-transmission license though it doesn't actually transmit money.
Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire

The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.
Innovation Meets Temptation: SXSW Goes to Vegas

Innovation Meets Temptation: SXSW Goes to Vegas

Entrepreneur Kai Sato reports from the scene of South by Southwest's new startup-focused event, SXSW V2V.
What Can Your Company Learn From Lego?

What Can Your Company Learn From Lego?

Unbridled innovation nearly crushed the Danish toymaker. Everything started to click when it focused on making smaller, more controlled, changes.
Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Forget Los Angeles to San Francisco. Given California's brutal regulatory climate, Elon Musk has a much better chance linking Austin to Dallas, writes Ray Hennessey.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision: High-Speed Pods in Steel Tubes

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision: High-Speed Pods in Steel Tubes

The long-awaited plan to link L.A. and San Francisco is finally unveiled. Will it ever be built?
Hey, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Your Complete Guide to SXSW V2V

Hey, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Your Complete Guide to SXSW V2V

South by Southwest expands to Las Vegas, with a four-day conference devoted to entrepreneurial innovation. Find out what's in store.
The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

No joke, this tech can tell if you've been lying about smoking or eating less.
Striking the Perfect Balance Between Creative Freedom and Realistic Limits

Striking the Perfect Balance Between Creative Freedom and Realistic Limits

Four tips to help you foster innovative product development.
This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

A research project from tech giant Samsung could provide new ways to interact with mobile devices.
Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
The Best and Worst Business Transformations

The Best and Worst Business Transformations

When businesses get stuck in a rut, they are confronted with a stark choice: Change or die. See some major transformations, for better or worse.
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