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Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.
Inventions

Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.
Stephen Key
This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep
Business Travel

This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep

Want better sleep when traveling? A Finnish startup wants you to try strapping your head to your headrest.
Geoff Weiss
Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the 'White Cane' a Much-Deserved Upgrade
Far Out Tech

Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the 'White Cane' a Much-Deserved Upgrade

These ‘smart' canes use high-tech echolocation to help the visually impaired get around even better.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)
Far Out Tech

This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)

Anyone who wears this rugged exosuit will be able to lift heavy tools and objects like they're feathers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What's the Best Way to Tap the Crowd to Commercialize Your Invention?
Inventions

What's the Best Way to Tap the Crowd to Commercialize Your Invention?

Understand how patents work and find out the merits of two online vehicles to propel innovative products toward market success.
Louis Foreman
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This Guy Just Made Opening Coconuts a Whole Lot Easier
Inventions

This Guy Just Made Opening Coconuts a Whole Lot Easier

By inventing a low tech cutting device that easily rips through the coconut's fibrous shell.
Coeli Carr
Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City
Internet of Things

Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.
Geoff Weiss
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Where Does Innovation Come From?
Innovation

Where Does Innovation Come From?

A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.
Steve Tobak
It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!
Far Out Tech

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!

Fasten your seat belts and forget about tray tables. This driving-flying machine is ready for takeoff.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Inventors of Low-Energy LED Light
Inventions

Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Inventors of Low-Energy LED Light

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 prize for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source.
Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag
Work Spaces

Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.
Geoff Weiss
A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)
Infographics

A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)

The cell phone is a smidge over 30 years old and the first commercial iteration was priced at almost $4,000.
Catherine Clifford
How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire
Technology Startups

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.
Michael Zakkour