1 Oct 2006

Happy Birthday Beans

DailyCandy: Greeting cards are so passé. E-cards? Totally tacky. Singing telegrams work only in the movies, and skywriting is bad for the environment. How in the world are you supposed to get your message across? Well, we’re
30 Sep 2006

Game Fitness

Engadget: One day in the future, we’re sure that everyone will be strong, good-looking and above-average. But today, given that 16 percent of American children aged 12-19 are overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control and
29 Sep 2006

Cellphone Watch

UberPhones: Just in case the m300 looks familiar, your brain probably remembered Samsung’s prototype cellphone watch instead which was never released commercially. The m300 GSM cellphone watch is the first one out in the market, with features
28 Sep 2006

USB Feline

Gizmodiva: It’s Kitty’s world, folks. We just live in it. Though for guarding purpose dogs are the best options over cats. The canines are alert and scary (at least when needed) as opposed to the felines who
27 Sep 2006

Touchscreen Menu

FutureWire: Bytes, a new cafe in the UK town of Canterbury (of Chaucer fame), is making a name for itself with its high-tech ordering system. Aside from helping Bytes save money on wait staff and menu printing,
26 Sep 2006

Cool Dental

The Cool Hunter: Who would have thought a dental clinic could be this cool? The 10,180-square-foot clinic (called KU64 after its Kurfürstendamm address) is located in Berlin and was designed by the hot firm, GRAFT, the same
25 Sep 2006

Ads by Consumers

Post-Gazette.com: Maybe the writers finally ran out of ideas for the MasterCard “Priceless” ads. That’s what it looked like earlier this year when they sat an actor down in a chair and had him type out empty
24 Sep 2006

CoolBusinessIdeas Newsletter Issue 31

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24 Sep 2006


Cool Hunting: Fruitree is a concept piece designed by Chia Shee Loh, Antonietta Fortunato and Elena Godenzi. They were motivated to solve the out of sight, out of mind problem with fruit that goes uneaten and spoils.
23 Sep 2006

Artistic Babysitters

Iconoculture: When the choice between babysitters is a 16-year-old with text-message OCD or the Next Big Thing on the New York art scene, parents are keeping Sitters in the City on speed dial. The on-call babysitting service
22 Sep 2006

One Stop Cut

Josh Spears: Would you believe me if I were to tell you there was a place where one could get a haircut, a shave, shop and enjoy a cocktail? Well for you Chicagoans, this might just be
21 Sep 2006

Unmanned Store

KioskMarketplace: Calling Get & Go Express an “unmanned c-store” might be a bit misleading. It not only doesn’t have a staff, but the goods are all stocked in machines facing outward. What’s more, it doesn’t have tobacco,