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5 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products
Patents

5 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products

From biometric-tracking headphones to water-resistant electronic parts, we'd be into a lot of these products. Get on it, Apple.
Laura Entis
Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Scott Shane
How This Light Bulb Makes It Easier for You to Stream Music
Technology

How This Light Bulb Makes It Easier for You to Stream Music

Astro, a New York City home automation startup, just put a bright, new musical Twist on 'smart' bulb tech.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
Stephen Key
Sick of Sitting? Tired of Standing? Take a Load Off With This 'Leaning' Desk.
Inventions

Sick of Sitting? Tired of Standing? Take a Load Off With This 'Leaning' Desk.

Forget leaning in. It's time to lean back. With this recliner behind you, you can slouch on the job like you mean it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Don't Drink Enough Water? This Water Bottle Will Remind You.
Technology

Don't Drink Enough Water? This Water Bottle Will Remind You.

HidrateMe has been called 'the most pointless Kickstarter project yet,' but we think it's a brilliant. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground
Inventing

The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground

Jay Silver's first Makey Makey invention kit raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter. His second kit, called the Makey Makey GO, has raised more than $120,000 so far.
Catherine Clifford
This MIT Grad Is Changing Medicine With a Needle-Covered Pill
Medicine

This MIT Grad Is Changing Medicine With a Needle-Covered Pill

Once he explains how it works, the idea is easy to swallow.
Carly Okyle
6 Crazy Awesome Tech Products on Kickstarter Right Now
Kickstarter

6 Crazy Awesome Tech Products on Kickstarter Right Now

From a $9 computer to a ridiculously smart trash can, here are the coolest projects on the crowdfunding platform right now.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.
Stephen Key
Artificial Photosynthesis Breakthrough Aims to Save Us All From Global Warming
Far Out Tech

Artificial Photosynthesis Breakthrough Aims to Save Us All From Global Warming

This game-changing 'crazy idea' could have us all breathing easier -- fingers crossed.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A Father-Son Team Raises $10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo
IndieGoGo

A Father-Son Team Raises $10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo

The Australian entrepreneurs set out to raise $70,000 for their Flow Hive honey-harvesting system. They have raised 14,720 percent of that goal.
Catherine Clifford
These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory Workers
Far Out Tech

These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory Workers

If you think real-world ants are creepy, wait until you see these artificially intelligent critters.
Kim Lachance Shandrow