12 Jun 2007

Onscreen Retail

TrendCentral: While websites such as SeenON! have touched on the idea of purchasing show-based product, ICE is different in that it essentially turns any footage, ranging from live TV shows to DVR’d movies and even DVDs and
10 Jun 2007

Media Market Value

Springwise: Think consumers can predict the next big book, CD, television show or movie better than top producers and publishing houses can? Media Predict challenges users to put their virtual money where their mouths are with an
10 Jun 2007

CoolBusinessIdeas Newsletter 45

New Business Ideas/Opportunities Featured In This Issue: TECHNOLOGY Energy Tent If you don’t like to rough it, can’t do without the conveniences of home, or just need a base camp to recharge your camera or MP3 player
8 Jun 2007

Home of Fan Fiction

TrendCentral: Fan fiction has long been thriving online in places such as LiveJournal, and now a new online community called FanLib is serving as a hub for all things fan fiction. Site users can post their own
8 Jun 2007

Energy Tent

Cool Hunting: If you don’t like to rough it, can’t do without the conveniences of home, or just need a base camp to recharge your camera or MP3 player after a day on the trail, the Eureka
7 Jun 2007


Iconoculture: It’s not Wikipedia, it’s a videopedia. At 5min.com you can learn everything from how to make an origami barking dog (useful!) to how to spackle a wall (frivolous!) to how to pour beer (necessary!). 5min’s video
6 Jun 2007

Green Track

Trendwatching: UK supermarket Tesco plans to introduce carbon footprint labels on all 70,000 products it sells to allow shoppers to compare carbon impacts. Implementation will take a while: the company is currently investigating how to develop a
4 Jun 2007

Rugged Laptop

Crave: Mobile computing can be a haphazard business, and new notebooks from General Dynamics and Panasonic give their owners permission to drop them (from a reasonable distance) as often as they like. General Dynamics’ GoBook MR-1 claims

Free Reports from CBI

3 Jun 2007

Green Milk Bottles

Springwise: Designed and manufactured in Britain, Greenbottle is a biodegradable milk bottle that uses a smart two-part system to aid recycling. The bottles are composed of a cardboard outer manufactured from pulped, recycled cardboard, which is lined
2 Jun 2007

Driving Ability

Iconoculture: Kids with disabilities who can’t maneuver joysticks don’t have to miss out on the fun of radio-control cars. Dream-Racer builds technology that enables kids to “drive” the cars using simple body movements instead of joysticks. The
31 May 2007


BusinessWeek: Anyone who wants to join Xianz, a Christian social network, needs to abide by a set of rules that read more Ten Commandments than terms of use. Rule No. 2, for instance, bars cursing and “derogatory
30 May 2007

Paper Thin Video

USATODAY: In the race for ever-thinner displays for TVs, cellphones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all — a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video. Sony released video