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This Video Doorbell Lets You Answer Your Door With Your Smartphone
Security

This Video Doorbell Lets You Answer Your Door With Your Smartphone

Richard Branson didn't care that Ring tanked on Shark Tank. He invested millions anyway.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Brilliant Braille Smartwatch Lets the Visually Impaired Feel What Time It Is
Far Out Tech

This Brilliant Braille Smartwatch Lets the Visually Impaired Feel What Time It Is

The groundbreaking haptic wearable also delivers texts, turn-by-turn directions and ebook readouts, all by touch alone.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter
Kickstarter

There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter

Irked by the sound of keys clinking together? So is California entrepreneur Vince Ho.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91
Innovators

Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91

The intrepid Ohio entrepreneur convinced 'Joltin Joe' DiMaggio to stump for Mr. Coffee, even though the legendary centerfielder never touched the stuff it brewed.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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