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Next Plan for Google Glass? Start Over.
Google Glass

Next Plan for Google Glass? Start Over.

Google's next gen face computer reportedly won't relaunch until it's perfect.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors
Inventing

13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

To be successful in the business of your ideas, follow these observations from an industry veteran.
Stephen Key
Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back
Inventing

Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
Stephen Key
Can't Sleep? This Coffee Should Do the Trick. (Yes, We Said Coffee.)
Coffee

Can't Sleep? This Coffee Should Do the Trick. (Yes, We Said Coffee.)

Talk about a strange bedtime brew -- java without the buzz.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding
Robotics

Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding

The Cambridge, Mass., Indiegogo darling is another major money step closer to making its 'friendly' family robot a reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
CocoJet: 3-D Printing and Hershey's Chocolate, Together at Last
Chocolate

CocoJet: 3-D Printing and Hershey's Chocolate, Together at Last

Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. 3D Systems' new Hershey's chocolate printer is really sweet.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores
Far Out Tech

This Shopping Cart of the Future Creepily Follows You Around Stores

Two engineering students in Israel have developed the ultimate shopping cart for the lazy shopper.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hold the Rocks: This Digital Stick Concept Chills Cocktails Without Ice
Technology

Hold the Rocks: This Digital Stick Concept Chills Cocktails Without Ice

With this slim smart wand in your drink, you could totally chill on the ice.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
100 Engineers Are Trying to Bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream to Life
Elon Musk

100 Engineers Are Trying to Bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream to Life

Thanks to an ambitious think-tank upstart, the bold billionaire's vision for a Jetson-esque 'fifth mode of transport' is inching closer to reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What 3-D Printing Means for the Independent Inventor
3-D printing

What 3-D Printing Means for the Independent Inventor

While this technology was initially limited to R&D labs, now it's pervading almost every industry. A person with an idea can create a prototype of a product with greater ease.
Louis Foreman
This Device Lets Wine Lovers Try a Sample Without Popping the Cork
Inventions

This Device Lets Wine Lovers Try a Sample Without Popping the Cork

Greg Lambrecht's invention is offering wine buffs a taste of what's to come.
How This Mom Got the Kids to Buckle Up While She Launched Their Family Business
Family Businesses

How This Mom Got the Kids to Buckle Up While She Launched Their Family Business

The frustration of fastening the seat belts of three youngsters in the back seat inspired an invention. Now the kids are part of the business.
Daphne Mallory
The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All
Far Out Tech

The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All

Say hello to the slickest little high-tech eye in the sky.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation
Innovation

Take Precautions on the Alluring, Sexy and Mysterious Path of Innovation

Creating the right mindset, understanding the reality of invention, double-checking your ego and developing a sense of timing will help you move from having a worthy thought to fulfilling its promise.
Mike Watson