Inventions The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Inventions en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT Michael Zakkour Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors If you don’t come clean, you might not come away with investors' money, the celebrity branding expert says. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:39:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Engineers Are Developing Tech That Could Make Airplanes More Human Think about airplanes -- covered in skin. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:00:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:05:00 GMT Laura Entis Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product? WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT Jesse Torres When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT Sujan Patel Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning The stigmas surrounding re-wearing clothes -- especially among business people with capsule wardrobes -- are significantly lessening, maker Procter & Gamble said. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:00 GMT Geoff Weiss This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers With a spray of this futuristic wonder cleaner, who needs soap, water and elbow grease? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:39:10 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow From Stuffed Zucchini to Wicked Jack Chicken, Savory Recipes From Entrepreneurs Not only do they run businesses and write. They can cook up a storm. Sample some delightful dishes from our columnists. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT Marjorie Backman Championing Patient-Centered Innovation An often-overlooked source for great ideas are those who live or work on the front lines of health care. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT Louis Foreman Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:26:24 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory' The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:16:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic) A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look. Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Debra Kaye This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats While ethically dubious, the Knee Defender is likely to appeal to business travelers all too familiar with the crammed quandary of flying coach. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:17:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Convincing Naysayers to Adopt New Technology In delivering a business pitch about a novel invention, be sure to bolster your presentation with facts and know your audience. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ron Patch Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic) There are several important factors to consider before you license your invention. Here's a handy overview to help you out. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:00 GMT Nina Zipkin Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT Sam Gaddis