Chain stores favor big-brand products over new no-name inventions. Here are some things to keep in mind when pitching to Walmart or Home Depot.
The fruity invention enlists your nose to fool your tongue, and its makers say it's totally safe.
You won't believe the grimy gunk people used to smear on their eyelashes -- and still do.
Far Out Tech
David Mayman realized the ultimate boyhood dream this week, high above the Hudson River.
In which we unzip the up-and-down origins of the little mechanical wonder that keeps your pants from falling down.
Wacky Business Ideas
A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.
Entrepreneurs dream of bringing to market the next big thing but you can do very well just by recognizing the next big thing and improving it.
With only hours to go, the Misen blade is cutting its way to crowdfunding success.
What sets apart products that succeed from those that don't? Creating cool products that people will want is not enough, not by a long shot.
From biometric-tracking headphones to water-resistant electronic parts, we'd be into a lot of these products. Get on it, Apple.
Take that, dorky gas-guzzling minivans everywhere.
A serial inventor, Thompson both popularized and transformed the bagel.
Ahoy, ocean adventure for all. Meet OpenROV Trident, the sea spelunking hobby bot of your Jacques Cousteau dreams.
A researcher makes the case that for many of us, neuroticism and creativity are two sides of the same coin.